The Besida Residence

istria, croatia
6 bedroom - 4 bath
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€472 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

This stone villa with sea views is great for a large family getaway, and is in a peaceful village a short drive from local beaches. With 6 bedrooms there is space for all the family. There is a beautiful master bathroom with traditional bathtub, and 4 separate showers. Two kitchens with exits to terraces make for a lovely evening gatherings around the table. The big lawn in front of the house is ideal for kids. The house is in a great location at the end of a peaceful village, offering space to socialize with family and friends under a sky full of stars, where the scent of herbs mixes with a fresh breeze from the sea.

Why Kids Love it

The house has plenty of books and toys for kids and a large living room where they can play. There is an outdoor space with a trampoline and lots of room to play various sports, especially on the lawn in front of the house. A crib, high chair and baby bath are available on request. Kids can explore the nature around the house and get adventurous on the nearby beaches. Kid-focused activities nearby include a water park just south of Pula, a 30-minute drive away. Swimming in the clear sea on the nearby secluded beaches is a wonderful experience. Beaches are 15 minutes by car or a 35-minute walk through the woods.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 days. A car is a must. There is enough parking space in the yard. The owners try to keep the house as eco-friendly as possible. There are 3 sets of stairs in the house - some tricky for a toddler to navigate - and small children should be accompanied by adults. Some steps and low walls outside and around the property mean they may need supervision in the garden also, and on the terraces around the house.

About the Location

The residence is in the village of Peruski on the eastern side of the Istrian peninsula. Istria is a land of ancient and medieval scenery and beautiful landscapes with vineyards and top hill towns. The location is ideal for those looking for adventure in nature, a peaceful retreat, for advanced cyclists and scuba-divers and for those who like to take long walks through the woods to the sea. Everything is within a 15-minute drive (including the airport, supermarkets and big cities).

Accommodation Details

This rural house has 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and is split across 3 floors. The master bedroom sleeps 2-4 people and has an ensuite shower room; there are also 5 double bedrooms, each sleeping 2. One bedroom has 2 twin beds while the others have either a queensize or fullsize/double bed. Three of the 4 bathrooms have a shower; the other has a large tub. The house has 2 kitchens and a small living room with an authentic Istrian fireplace. There is also a large living room (7x6m) that can be used as a conference room or for similar activities. There is a 300sq m garden plus a barbecue and communal lounge space for evening entertainment.

Style Notes

Classic rustic chic. This refurbished stone house has creative touches and attention to detail to create a home from home for a larger family group. Three terraces offer a breathtaking view of the Istrian coast on all levels and sides of the house. With comfortable living and lounging spaces and room for children to roam, it has plenty of family appeal. Artistic touches including vintage typewriters, chandeliers, Venetian masks and gardens with banks of lavender make it a special place to stay. We love the large bathtub, the exposed brickwork walls and the outdoor seating and dining areas.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 king
3 queen
1 full / double
2 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Dahna B.
Member since April 26, 2016
We are a family who restored the house the way that will make us and everyone staying at Besida feel even better than at home. We wanted to make it cozy, visually appealing and, above all, we wanted to make it a relaxing and inspiring space. Although we live in central Croatia, we have always loved visiting Istria because its people, landscapes, and magical atmosphere always boost our spirits and help us unwind and enjoy life. This house was ideal because it is situated near the sea, airport, highway and a short and pleasant drive away from almost every Istrian attraction, festival or charming location. We fell in love with the house because it is a stone house that carries the aura of old and romantic rural Istria but with adaptation we added a modern and artistic touch to it with all the necessary modern appliances and carefully decorated interior. Every room has a terrace with a sea view. The air is fresh with a scent of wild herbs. The night sky looks a lot better than even the most precise HD presentations of stars. People coming from towns and light polluted areas could not believe we were standing under the same sky.

Istria, Croatia

Water fun and passport stamps

In the far northwest of Croatia, this heart-shaped peninsula is known as one of the country’s top summer destinations for good reason. With beaches, countryside and charming hilltop towns, it has plenty to delight families. Splash in water parks, explore the Adriatic in a semi submersible or add stamps to your passports on an easy day trip to Venice and Slovenia.