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Ekodrom Estate - Mandala house

Entire cottage hosted by Marko
8 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
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Ekodrom Estate is located in central Croatia, just an hour from Plitvice Lakes national park. It's surrounded by orchards and forests with spectacular views of the starry sky. We offer our guests one of the most unique accommodations in this area, enjoy all modern commodities in our recently renovated traditional wooden houses.
A great place to spend holidays, quiet nature far from the noise of bustling cities but close enough to rivers Mrežnica and Korana with lots of swimming spots.

The space
SPACE
The Mandala House is a spacious and comfortable house with an open space concept. On the ground floor there is a fully equipped kitchen connected with a dining area and the living room.

From the sunny and airy ground floor you can step into the beautiful terrace over-viewing the plum orchard. The covered terrace is turned south so there is a lot of sunny spaces and enough shade where you can enjoy in hammocks or dining outdoor.

Downstairs the bathroom with a walk in shower & toilette is also located, along with a double bedroom and an additional toilette.

In the living room there is a couch that can transform into a double sofa bed, a laptop friendly working space and a fire place. On the first floor there are two spacious double beds and a shared toilette. The view from the balcony is breathtaking and soothing.

The kitchen is equipped with basic cutlery, silverware and cooking essentials, a refrigerator & mini freezer, stove & oven and electric kettle.
Guests can also use the common outdoor BBQ just a few steps away.

The house is supplied with electricity, underfloor heating, running water, free Wifi connection and linens & towels.

There is also a washing and a dryer machine which you can use with hosts' assistance.

Parking places are just over the road. The estate is located in an isolated and very quiet area since the road ends 500 meters from the house and there is almost no traffic.

Next to the Mandala House is another wooden house where the hosts are staying; so if you need any assistance we are right there for you but also we know how to appreciate your privacy if that's what you prefer.

The house is located 10 km from the city of Vojnić where you can find basic things like the post office, ambulance, shops, bars and markets. For more extensive shopping we advice you to go to the city of Karlovac which is 25 km away.

HISTORY
Ekodrom Estate is an ongoing project which started in 2012 with the founding of the Ekodrom Association and planting organic plum trees on 7 hectares of land.

The Association was started by a group of friends with the goal of exchanging knowledge about sustainable living in rural Croatia. Part from that, Ekodrom organized many projects and workshops like Ekodrom festival, carpentry workshops, organic gardening educations, music and yoga lessons, etc.

In the last three years one property of two was completely renewed and turned into the Ekodrom Estate tourist platform. It is our wish to offer our guests an amazing stay in this beautiful countryside as well as offer them some knowledge about living in such environment throughout various activities and workshops.

On the farm you can enjoy activities like picking mushrooms in a nearby forest, learn about organic orchards, apply for cooking, music or yoga workshops etc.

The property consists of 4 houses which used to belong to Grandmother Ljuba who spent her life in Bukovica. One house used to be a barn and other two were cattle stables. With great joy and many hours of work we turned this traditional constructions into modern houses in an amazing environment which offered a peace of mind to every visitor so far!

THINGS TO DO
Although central Croatia is less popular among tourists than the Adriatic coast, there are many interesting places to visit and fun things to do. The city that “lies on four rivers”, Karlovac is half an hour away by car. Rivers Korana and Mrežnica offer many locations for swimming and water sport activities. Very popular national park Plitvička Jezera is just an hour away by car. Also, there are places close by where you can go horse riding or biking.
At our place you can enjoy nice walks in the forest, picking mushrooms and edible plants, learning about organic farming, preparing delicious food on a big barbecue or just chilling if that’s your thing.

In the near future we plan to offer our guests a chance to be part of various activities and workshops organized by professionals so they can make the best of their stay!

Guest access
Entire house with a big terrace, garden area and the plum orchard. An outdoor BBQ is just a few steps away and is shared with the host and other guests.

Other things to note
A perfect place to reconnect with nature. We don't have TV and WiFi is sometimes interrupted due to the isolated location. A perfect opportunity to recharge batteries and enjoy the quietness of the countryside.
From the main road there is 1,5 km to our place on macadam road that can be muddy or dusty depending on the weather conditions.
We have a cat Šlapica and a dog Azra who are also enjoying our guests!
Ekodrom Estate is located in central Croatia, just an hour from Plitvice Lakes national park. It's surrounded by orchards and forests with spectacular views of the starry sky. We offer our guests one of the most unique accommodations in this area, enjoy all modern commodities in our recently renovated traditional wooden houses.
A great place to spend holidays, quiet nature far from the noise of bustling cities…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 double beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Air conditioning
Hot tub
Indoor fireplace
Dryer
Washer
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Bukovica Utinjska, Karlovačka županija, Croatia

Very quiet area with only a couple of houses on the neighbouring hills. An organic plum orchad and forests surround the estate. It is only an hour away from Plitvice and Zagreb.

Hosted by Marko

Joined in February 2014
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Some 8 years ago I moved to a countryside in central Croatia and started Ekodrom project with a couple of friends. We started with growing organic plum trees on 7 ha of land and continue with founding Ekodrom association which has a goal of combining and sharing knowledge about sustainable life in rural areas. I like to travel and meet new people as well as hosting people on our Ekodrom Estate!
Some 8 years ago I moved to a countryside in central Croatia and started Ekodrom project with a couple of friends. We started with growing organic plum trees on 7 ha of land and co…
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Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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