My family and I were looking for something away from the hustle of Pula, but wanted to stay somewhere close enough to town for all the conveniences and to see the sights of course. We also didn't want to drive too far to the beaches. We chose this vacation apartment home because it was in a quite location and there is a big yard for the kids to play and a large covered grill terrace/patio. What we experienced did not disappoint!
The covered grill/patio had plenty of eating space was really perfect. We were a family of 4 with two small children (4 and 2 years old) and my husband's parents. There was plenty of room for all of us inside and out.
We were greeted by the Tripadvisor contact/ower and she was very friendly and also full of loads of information about the surrounding area. Her english is also great, and we had no communication problems. She was extremely helpful with organizing information about sandy beaches, places to eat, things to do via email before we arrived and had google maps marked up with the various grocery shopping locations as well as the above mentioned places that she had sent via email. She also spent at least a half an hour showing us the apartment house and explained further how to get places once we arrived.
Shortly after the owner left, her father, who lives next door, stopped in with a bottle of schnapps! He really made you feel welcome and also spoke English very well. They even gave us some vegetables from their garden to grill and some lettuce to make a fresh salad! The hospitality you will experience is really first class and they will take you in like family. We definitely will be coming back some day!
There was one problem that occurred the first night of our stay, but was quickly resolved. The shower-head broke off and it was like finishing my shower in a fountain! I had to send the owner a text message at 22:30 at night to explain what happened. She said they would have someone over the next day to resolve it. We left early to head to the beach, but when we got back everything was fixed and we had no further problems. We were the very firsts guests to stay here and the vacation home is brand new, so It was really not a big deal that there were still a few bugs to work out.
The kitchen was adequately equipped, but I would recommend bringing any of your favorite knives or specialty utensils that you use often to make chopping/slicing/peeling veggies/fish/meat a bit easier, but what they have will do. Also, as you can seen in the pictures, the outside flooring is all stone work and our kids had a few falls. You just have to be a bit careful with the little ones.
The highlight of our trip was visiting Brijuni National Park. It is only about a 15-20 min drive to the ferry and is absolutely worth the visit. I would recommend spending the extra money to get an official tour of the island. It's a very fascinating place and we took an extra walk back after the train tour around the island to visit the Roman village located on one of the island's bays. It is really stunning to see these ancient ruins in person and in such a beautiful setting.
I also would not miss the Pula Colosseum or Premantura peninsula.
All in all it was a great experience at this vacation home in Muntic. You will definitely enjoy your stay!