Amazing house with artistic touch.
Situated on the coast of the Croatian peninsula, Istria - Terra Magica.
Stay in Villa Besida and experience the magical atmosphere of Istria, a land of ancient & medieval scenery and contemporary festivals.
"Vila Besida" - where you will come to your senses
A luxuriously refurbished stone house “Vila Besida” for peaceful and inspiring vacation situated in an Istrian village Peruški.
If you search "Kuca stvorena za bezbrizan odmor Besida" on the Internet, you can see more professional images in the gallery of the magazine article about Villa Besida.
"We have spent most summers in the past decade at Villa Besida, observing how this family has lovingly restored and developed the house, with exquisite taste. There is nothing more perfect that the evening view from the terrace. The village is on the south-east coast of Istria, with the more touristic areas a short drive away. Perfectly suited to our family, which includes two children now aged 10 and 12. We cannot recommend it highly enough."
B.S. and family (UK)
ABOUT THE ACCOMODATION
There are 6 rooms at your disposal. One of them is a large room for 2-4 persons with en-suite shower room and there are 5 double bedrooms. Two of them have toilet ensuite, for the rest, there are 4 separate bathrooms available, three with a shower, and one of them with a traditional bathtub as well.
The house has two 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. Three terraces with a breathtaking view of the Istrian coast are smartly distributed on all levels and sides of the house. Tavern for evening entertainment, a barbecue and a large garden surrounding the house (300m2) where you can relax, sunbathe, play sports etc are crucial elements of a relaxing vacation.
BUT WHERE'S THE POOL?
We tend to be as much Earth friendly as possible.
That is one of the reasons why we have decided to invest our future funds in renewable sources of energy instead of investing in a pool. We believe that anyone coming here can enjoy nature without the pool and that swimming in the amazingly clear sea on the nearby secluded beaches is a more valuable experience.
The guests have access to all amenities and areas of the house during their stay except for 2 storage rooms for staff.
Interaction with guests
I communicate with guests over e-mail or phone to make sure that everything is going on fine and to check if they need any help. There is always someone who will greet the guests on their arrival and departure. Of course, I am always at disposal if any help or assistance is needed.
Be Earth friendly - do not waste more than you really need.
Owners of Vila Besida have created these safety instructions to provide basic advice and help you to avoid some of the holiday health and safety risks that may cause injury and illness. Please follow these instructions to avoid potential risks before they have a chance to ruin your break.
Check it out
When you arrive at Besida, take the time to walk around and evaluate the property. If you have small children or elderly relatives, look for accidents waiting to happen. For example, are there steep or uneven steps? Holes or pits or low beams in the garden or immediately surrounding the property?
The safety of your belongings is important. When leaving the property check that all windows and doors are locked securely.
Fire, what fire?
Fires are a major threat to properties. The best way to protect yourself and your family is to be extra vigilant and avoid potentially hazardous actions. During the summer, surrounding grass and plants are dry and extremely inflammable, be careful when lighting any fire.
* UNPLUG THE ANTI-MOSQUITO DEVICE EVERY MORNING TO PREVENT DANGER OF FIRE
* SMOKING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED INSIDE THE HOUSE.
* OUTSIDE THE HOUSE, SMOKING IS ALLOWED AT YOUR OWN RISK, MAKE SURE YOU USE THE ASHTRAY AND EXTINGUISH YOUR CIGARETTE TO PREVENT FIRE.
* BARBECUE ONLY IN AN OUTSIDE FIREPLACE, AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE EXTINGUISHED THE LIVE COAL WHEN FINISHED.
* DO NOT LEAVE BURNING CANDLES UNATTENDED.
* MAKE SURE YOU HAVE TURNED OFF THE GAS EVERY TIME YOU FINISH COOKING.
Which way is out?
Should a fire occur in your own house it is highly likely that you would know exactly what route to take by instinct. In your holiday home, this will not be the case. In the confusion of a smokefilled and unfamiliar environment it is possible that valuable time could be wasted taking the wrong route to escape the building.
Take a few minutes to evaluate the quickest and safest route out of the building, avoiding areas with a lot of electrical equipment. Locate the fire extinguisher in the house.
Do not bring food into the sleeping rooms - remains of food attract bugs and insects.
For the same reason, please do not leave the dish dirty for longer time, especially when you end your holidays in the villa.
Please turn the air-conditioning off when leaving the premises.
Do not waste water.
By using your common sense and taking a few precautions, you can protect yourself and your loved ones from danger and hang on to your possessions.
From Jul 8 - Aug 18, 2018 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
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.