Balini: a traditional stone house with swimming pool and breathtaking view
For those of you who seek a dream holiday house in a secluded paradise in Istria (Croatia), within a pure Mediterranean surrounding, where the air is pure and the nights are without noise, having a magnificent view on the ancient hilltop town Motovun, then Balini is the place to be.
This four star accommodation has a swimming pool, barbecue and a spectacular view on Motovun. It is ideal for a really luxury holiday in Croatia surrounded by pure nature. All who have been there confirm that pictures are unable to catch the beauty of this place.
For the more sportive amongst you, Balini is situated along a well-known mountainbike track and close to the Parenzana. This last route for biking and hiking follows the old railway track between Trieste and Porec. The old tunnels and bridges in a breathtaking scenery make this a unique experience. It follows a trail from the sea, to the inland hilltop towns, back to the historic city of Porec at the coast.
It offers a comfortable stay for 2 to 6 people, though using the 3 settee-beds Balini can house up to 10 people. Free wifi and AC are available.
Prices and conditions
Rent per week House Balini
|The whole house (max 10 people)|
|Period||Price per Week|
max 6 persons
|15-04/31-05||€ 1.200||€ 100|
|01-06/14-06||€ 1.500||€ 100|
|15-06/07-09||€ 1.750||€ 100|
|08-09/31-10||€ 1.200||€ 100|
The whole house for you alone?
The whole house has two separate filly equipped apartments on 3 floors. It can accommodate 6 people in all comfort (3 separate bedrooms), plus 4 people on two settee beds. Thus the maximum capacity is 10 people.
Outside the highseason you can rent only the upper appartement (max 4 + 2 persons). In case you are interested, please contact us for the applicable prices and conditions. Do realise that even in this case, we will not rent out the appartment downstairs, so as to guarantee your privicy.
• Prices include:
gas and water, cleaning, wifi, use of bed linen, bath towels (not beach towels) and tea towels, use of the swimming pool and garden furniture, information package, property cleaned and prepared for your arrival with beds made up.
• Prices exclude:
electricity, which is to be paid based on the real electricity consumption (1 Kuna/KWh or about € 0,13/KWh); beach towels, breakfast or any other catering (can be ordered separately), tourist tax (1€ adult/day and 0,5€ child above 11 years/day), travel arrangements to and from the property, travel insurance, other services.
• We accept reservations of minimum 4 days. Checkout 10h00, arrival between 16 and 19h00.
• In case you rent two or more weeks we apply a discount of 5%. For periods less than one week please contact us or telephone us (+32 - 475 - 969865).
• After your booking you will have to confirm your reservation. For this we do request you make an advance payment of 20% of the total amount. Once we receive this payment on our account, we will send you a mail confirming your reservation and indicate these dates on the calendar as "full". We would also like to receive an indication of the composition (adults/children) and number of the group. At least 30 days before your arrival, we need to receive the full amount. At arrival we will ask for a guarantee of 250 €.
• In case of cancellation less than 30 days before arrival we count 100% of the renting amount.
• Dogs are allowed, but need to be announced at booking. An extra 40€ will be billed.
• No smoking allowed inside the house.
The house has three floors and consists of two separate units or apartments. However we rent this house only to one family or group at the same time. So you rent either the whole house or only the upper apartment (not during July and August). In any case, there will be no other guests in the house. This guarantees your privacy and rest.
• Lower apartment (not rented out separately)
The apartment (60 m2) at ground floor level is foreseen for maximum 4 guests. It is situated next to the swimming pool and covered terrace. Inside there is a living/dining/sleeping area with open kitchen. A large open fireplace is dominantly present. There is a double bed, a settee-bed for two, table for four and a fully equipped kitchen. An electric heater is available. There is a bathroom with a large shower. It is also here that there is a washing machine.
• Upper apartment (not rented out separately in July and August)
The two upper floors (120 m2) form a separate apartment, which can host up to 6 guests. On the first floor we find a living/dining area with open kitchen. There is a settee-bed, table for eight, a wooden stove and a fully equipped kitchen (including a dishwasher). A small TV, CD/radio set and electric heater are available. At the same floor there is a small bedroom with a bunk bed for two and a bathroom with shower. Upstairs there is a very large romantic bedroom, having its own private terrace. From this terrace you have a spectacular view over the valley (270°). This room also has its own bathroom with shower.
• House facilities
In the beautiful Mediterranean garden there is a swimming pool of 4 by 8 meters and an outside shower, as well as a large traditional barbecue (BBQ). The garden is designed by a local garden architect and offers various terraces and quiet corners. Relaxing chairs let you enjoy reading a book or taking a sunbath. An additional terrace with pergola invites you to dream away, enjoying the breathtaking panorama overlooking the Mirna valley with Motovun.
In front of the house there is a private parking.
• Shops and other facilities
Small groceries are available both in Oprtalj (3 km) and Livade (5 km). In Oprtalj and Livade you also find restaurants, shops with local products and a post office. There are larger well-stocked department stores in Buzet and Buje, both at 20km. In Buzet there is also a medical centre, in nearby Motovun a pharmacy.
• Information on the location
Balini is a small hamlet with four houses, nested at the point of a small plateau overlooking the Mirna valley. The Adriatic Sea is at only some 20 km. From the house you have a spectacular view on the ancient hilltop town Motovun, a major tourist attraction in Croatia. In Balini only our house is inhabited. Vineyards, olive tress and pure nature surround the house. Fifty meters from the house you walk into the woods. Early in the morning deers may pass the vineyards and olive plantations next to the house. In springtime the nightingale sings you asleep. For more information, click The region.
In any case, we will send you an information package by e-mail once your booking is confirmed. At arrival in the house you will also find a folder with detailed information on the house; what to do and see; what in case of an emergency; and with contacts and useful telephone numbers.
For more information, please Contact or phone us (+32 - 475 - 969865).