Very nice apartment in Premantura
We stayed for just under 2 weeks in August 2016.
First off, it was a little difficult to find as the addresses in Premantura are, ahem, a little basic. On (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps and internally, the apartment block is known as Villa Milvi. When we got the taxi driver to call Luciano, who manages the apartments, it was a little difficult to get directions as Luciano only speaks Italian and not Croatian.
So we had a slightly odd situation of a AirBnB host, Nadja, an Austrian living and working in Trieste, who has never used the airport at Pula, listing (in German) and letting properties on behalf of (?) the Italian owner/manager? (Who has his name and telephone number written on tape over the original name plate…) Oh, and everything priced in €uros (not Kuna). All slightly odd.
And, the listing needs to be updated, as it sadly no longer has a “Sea View”. A new apartment block has been built directly in the line of sight…
The apartment is well appointed. Two large bedrooms, one en-suite, have comfortable beds. As is often the case, the kitchen lacked a pair of scissors. Otherwise it was well equipped and as well as enjoying some of the very reasonable eating out available in the village, we managed to cook ourselves some simple meals in the apartment and ate outside on the large balcony.
The location of the apartment is ideal being just a couple of minutes from the village centre and similarly from the entrance to the Kamenjac nature reserve. One can also access the sea through the nearby campsite in about 5 minutes. (Although officially you are supposed to pay as a visitor, there is no control over pedestrian access.)
The Kamenjac park is a delight – and surpassed our expectations with its clear blue sea, rocky coves and beautiful views. (The Safari Bar and the nearby cliff jumping is a must try!)
Premantura village had free professional entertainment on a couple of evenings. (Bonus!) It has copious eating opportunities and a nice little supermarket. And the apartment is an ideal base from which to explore the wider Medulin area. (The bus service into Pula is perfectly reasonable, also. Easy getting around by car, too once you’ve left the car-chaos of the village!)
We did have a few mosquitos, so going prepared would be a help. The Internet access was good, we even managed to rig up a bit of iPlayer access to watch the Olympics while we were there. And we managed without paying an expensive €8 per day charge for the air conditioning which was in the main room, not the bedrooms where you need it!
Luciano is a friendly host. He provided fresh bed linen and towels after a week. He helped us with using the washing machine.
We would happily return to the village and the apartment – and are happy to recommend them both!