About this listing
Welcome to Apartment Lila, spacious holiday home situated only a stone's throw from the beach(25m), at the end of a peaceful neighbourhood, yet close to city center (5min)! We are looking forward to meet you and provide you a memorable vacation.
The apartment is situated in a family house located at a wonderful bay in Pula - you can enjoy a nice location at the end of the small and quiet neighborhood, yet close to the city centre and very well connected to the public transport (bus station 2 min away). The Pula Airport is 10 km away.
Apartment is spacious and has a magnificent view. It consists of:
2 BEDROOMS - each of them has a double bed and a single bed;
LIVING ROOM with sofa that can be stretched into bed.
FREE parking space is available right in front of the house!
Groundfloor apartment has its own independent entrance and in front of the apartment there are two dining tables provided for outdoor brunching/dining.
Being directly in the garden enables you to enjoy blossoming flowers and pick up fruits of the trees, and also use its units (barbecue zone and shower) in agreement with other guests.
You will find three nice restaurants in a walking distance (2-8 minutes), as well as gelateria, mini market, bakery, and a nice beach caffe, all of which you can reach in only few minutes of walking.
In front of the house you are overlooking playground for kids, and a beach volleyball terrain. For sports fans, there are tennis yards and summer sports center (windsurfing, snorkeling...) in the next bay.
Other Things to Note
Please bare in mind that we take the Security Deposit of 100 EUR upon your arrival and returning it back to you upon establishing everything is alright at the check out!
We expect our guests to respect the house and space they are surrounded by.
It was very nice staying at violetas house. The house is very close to the beach which was really nice for having a shower after a swim in the sea or having cold beverages right out of the fridge because the apartment was so close.
Its also not so far from the city center, like 30 min by foot or 10 min by bus.
The apartment is very clean and tidy and is equipped with everything you need. There is even a bbq grill in the garden for use.
Hands down amazing, we were a group of 13 and we felt RIGHT at home. Cant thank Violeta enough for allowing us into her home! :)
I absolutely loved staying here! Violeta and her family were perhaps the most friendly hosts we've had yet! They were absolutely wonderful and went out of their way to ensure we had an amazing stay! Ocean view with park was perfect for the little ones! Great getaway! We will be back!
Positiv: First of all the house is actually near a nice bay in Pula 2nd there are a few really nice restaurants in the area. Also the sea is really just 25m away.
Negative: The rest of our stay to be honest was really disappointing in the groundfloor apartment (to be fair, we are just refering to the groundfloor apartment, maybe the other ones are much nicer). In the bathroom everything is rusty and old, and it also was a little dirty. They offered us this apartment for two families (including 4 grown ups 2 babies and 1 kid - knowing this in advance) ..but the kitchen only offers space for not more than 3-4 people maximum. The mattresses in both bedrooms are unbelievable old and uncomfortable. We didn't really have a relaxing and joyful experience in this apartment as everything is old and used, but unfortunatly not with a charming retro-chic flair. If it´s raining we wanted to go somewhere else, as it was a little depressing staying in this flat. When we arrived there, the dishwasher was broken and to be fair they fixed that after just 2 days. But the fridge is also in a bad condition (it doesn't close properly) and the receiver for the TV was also not working. So after complaining again, they gave us a new one quickly, but we had to program it by ourselfs and in the end we were only able to watch one single program. As a guest you would expected the owners to take care of that.
As the house is quite old the walls are very thin and when someone in the upper apartment is walking around (even worse when they are wearing high heels) you hear every step and every single move at night. The hosts are friendly but sometimes we had the feeling they just want to hide all the missing standards and quality with friendly small talk. When we complained about something they told us nice stories about what happened to them. We personally felt like they didn't care too much about us having a great stay and we're not sure they would like to sleep one night in their groundfloor apartment.
I don´t know how they can rent this apartment for 1000 Euros for 8 nights. It is just embarrassing. This is a little disrespectful towards their guests, how can you offer this standard and quality ?
We are coming to Croatia for the past 15 years and we know that the standards there are different to other Countries, and that mostly it is quite overpriced for what they are offering. So the expectations weren't so high to begin with, but this place was still a very unpleasent surprise to us.
Conclusion: you can get better places in Pula for your money,
If you don´t care about a minimum standard .. stay
Thank you for the review, but I just want to clarify few things as I genuinely care about my guests and always try to make their stay pleasant. Therefore, your review doesn't seem to give realistic picture of my work.
1. This is the first time ever that someone had a bad experience (we have been renting for more than 20 years) and you can see all the other reviews on Airbnb, just like you can see the photos showing the house is not new. However, I personally always double check in order to make sure all the apartments are clean.
2. I am sorry if you, your family or friends got the impression that me or my family were dishonest towards you. In comparison to being accommodated in a hotel, a part of Airbnb experience is to have a personal contact with a host every now and then, which is why me and my family opted for Airbnb in the first place.
Truth is, I didn't offer you this apartment as you found it and booked it yourself. Regarding kitchen, I am sorry that you had bad weather conditions that made you stay in apartment - which at that moment seemed to you as too small, while you were the one who chose it among all the others, trying to get a discount and asking if you can also bring a dog on top of it – which I agreed with. Nevertheless, you had two tables for dining outside in a garden at your service.
3. The dishwasher wasn't broken before you came. Unfortunately, these things happen and since it was Saturday when it happened, we couldn't get the needed part before Monday - so instead of fixing it, we brought you a brand new dishwasher on Sunday.
4. As the house is quite old, the walls are very thick, therefore it is impossible to hear someone walking in high heels (plus, I am pretty sure that the guests in the apartment upstairs that went to the festival did not wear heels as the event was situated in nature).
My working motto is to always make my guests satisfied, so I am very much sorry that you didn't say anything sooner - if you had told me right then and there that you are not satisfied, I would give you your money back and help you find another apartment.
I wish you more pleasant experiences in Croatia in future, hopefully next time you will book bigger apartment that will suit your family’s needs better.
It was wonderful place right next to the Adriatic sea. Cosy atmospher, always carefull and thoughtful Violetta (the house-maker). I'm sure be back!!!
This host has 65 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews