This July it was the 3rd time that we spent a holiday at Casa Marsic. It is like a paradise! The appartment is designed, furnished and equipped with care and the owners paid attention to every small details. Everything is so clean and new that you have a feeling that you are the first who use the appartement. The house located in a beautiful, quiet green area with a breathtaking view. The surroundings reminded us Tuscany. Hammocks and deck chairs is waiting for you in the garden.
Vlado and his family is a fantastic host, they know exactly what guests need and they also give little suprises (e.g. a bowl of figs from the garden, a plate of freshly baked cake). Vlado brought us to a vine tasting, so we can discover a very good vinery of the region, and they have their own olive oil!
It is a perfect place the discover the inner part of Istria, the beautiful, small ancient towns (do not miss Oprtalj which is in walking distance and Groznjan) and you can reach the seashore in 30 minutes driving.
Casa marsic has everything you need. The views are stunning and the garden beautiful. It was very peaceful and relaxing, especially lazing in a hammock. The owners are very helpful, kindly providing wine and fruit from the garden and we had homemade biscuits. The dog Jakey was very friendly too. The location was perfect with the small charming town of Oprtalj nearby which had a few very reasonably priced restaurants. Also Motovun, was a lovely hilltop town within a short drive and Groznjan was great with its shops full of local crafts. Casa marsic was the perfect place to return to each day. The owner produces Casa marsic olive oil and we were given a bottle each at the end of our stay. This is the perfect place to stay and I hope to return one day.