Villa "Magnolia" is one of numerous Art Deco villas in Veruda residental area that built for Habsburg Empire Navy officiers and noblilty from 1860 to 1918. Pula town flourished two times in its 3000 yrs history: Ancient Roman Empire (1st .c. BC - 5.c.) and Habsburg Empire (1850-1918). Today you are still able to admire remains from both glorious periods when walking or cycling the shady streets. Pebble & rocky beaches, sport yards, marinas, beach-bars etc. are settled close to pine-tree woods just under 20min walk from the villa. "Magnolia" was built in 1912/1913 for Julius Riedlein, Empire Navy officier, his wife Eugenia Luppis and daughter Ingrid. Ingrid's children are living in Italy today.
Villa has preserved its cosy rooms, elegant hall with original Austrian larsh wood stairs, original wooden doors and panelling, twin-stone walls, shady park & fountain. However, villa is adapted for comfortable modern life.
Trivia: Villa Magnolia had eminent neighbours. Next door neighbours were the families of Captain Georg von Trapp ("Sounds of Music") and Admiral Nicolas von Horty.
I am proud to welcome guests from abroad who appreciate and enjoy the mastery and beauty of artistic handworks presented in Vintage Villa Magnolia Holidays Apartment or private rooms.
We have lived and cared for the Villa for over 40 years, trying to preserve as many of the original look and spirit as possible.
Elevator in building
Prices & Terms
For unspecified periods base price of € 180.00 / night applies.
Fees & terms
Fee for extra guests: 20.00 €/night for each guest after: 6
Cleaning fee: 30.00 €
Check-in after: 14:00 h
Check-out before: 11:00 h
Cancellation policy: Strict: 50% refund up until 1 week prior to arrival, except fees
Occupying two upper floors in original Seccesion villa from 1913., the apartment consists of an entrance hall, living room and kitchen on the first floor, and 3 bedrooms with A/C on the second floor:
"CAMELIA" (30 m2 ) : double bed (160 x 190cm) / ensuite bathroom (shower, WC, sink) and A/C.
"IRIS" (30 m2 ) : 2 single beds (120 x 200cm) / private bathroom on the hall near the room (shower, sink, WC, washing mashine).
"MIMOSA" (14 m2 ) : double bed (140 x 200cm) / private bathroom on the hall near the room (bath, WC, shower, sink) with access to the cosy balcony.
Bath-robes, towels & beach towels are included. Guests are welcome to spend their time in the garden and use the gazebo and dining table. There are also breakfasts tables on the porch & terrases in the garden or on the balcony.
Rooms can be also be rented individualy , the kitchen, living room & garden are shared between occupants.
KITCHEN (14 m2) : recently renovated and equipped with modern appliances, including a water filter with naturally purified tap water. Microwave oven is not available.
LIVING ROOM (30 m2) : recently renovated, furnished with original La Belle Epoque dining furniture & wine cupboard. SAT TV, Wi-Fi are available to all our guests.
Cleaning & disinfection is done by steam-vacuum machines.
We believe that holidays should be exciting and adventurous but also relaxing. Our guests may wish to try holistic treatments by our resident therapists, Nina and Simi. Both are qualified and experienced.
Nina is a Shiatsu practitioner and Yoga teacher with 20+ years of experience, and Simi is a Reflexologist, practicing for over 7 years in Great Britain.
Our guests can choose from Yoga lessons, Shiatsu treatments, Acupressure massage, meditation, Reflexology...
Villa is located in a quiet area, you can find all the amenities within a short walking distance: Pubs, beach-bars, local vine-shop, pizzeria, restaurants, coffee, shops, markets, open green market, cosmetic shop, pharmacy, banks, post office, local bus stations (11,00 kuna ), beauty salons, medical care etc. Town centre is a comfortable walk away, so you can safely leave your car and explore the surroundings on foot.
Tourist informations :www.pulainfo.hr
Interaction with guests
Other Things to Note
Guests will receive a Wellcome Basket with locally grown organic food on arrival.
City tax : 1,00 euro /person/day is not included in the accomodation price.
Villa Magnolia is located in a suburb of Veruda, with easy access from airport by circular road (10 min drive), and within walking distance to the beaches and city town. Veruda is a quiet residential area, where elegant villas from Austrian Empire times mix with contemporary buildings.
Coast is full of little bays, pebbly beaches and shady pine woods, popular with joggers and dog walkers or cyclists. There is a jogging path with sea view and exercise spots along the way, as well as tennis courts, pontoon pool and beach bars and marinas - all on thr walking distance (20 min - 40 min).
Sport lovers will appreciate the nearby stadion, history lovers will love exploring the nearby Forts and marine graveyard from Austro-Hungarian Empire era, and pary goers will love the beach bars, concerts in Pula Amphitheatre and neighbourhood (Outlook and Dimensions are especially popular), and there is plenty for "culture vultures", too.
Local bus stops nearby (end of the road) and runs between beaches and city town.
Train station and coach terminal are located near Amphitheatre and there are many taxis, too.
There are boats and ships in the town marina, located near the shipyard, where you can take a day trips to nearby Brioni islands, Lim "fjord", coastal towns or Venice, Italy.
By road you can easily drive to the motorway called Istrian Ypsilon, which forks towards Italy and Slovenia on the west, and towards Dalmatian coast of the east side. Parking in the tow centre is mostly payable and crowded, but your car can be parked on the private parking of the villa.
After 11:00 pm until 7:00 am the noise should be kept to minimum.
We appreciate careful and gentle handling of equipment and furnishings in the house.
Absolutely no smoking inside the house. Please use the porch at the entrance.
If you are bringing pets, please observe that the other guests are not disturbed.
Arriving by car:
take direction Verudela if you are driving by highway, at trafic lights turn right (direction "centar"). When you arrive to "Cacadu" bar take the right turn, drive slowly and take the third right road (between an ice cream kiosk and yellow villa).
Arriving by coach:
At the coach terminal (Autobusni kolodvor) take a taxi or a local bus 3a or 4, direction Veruda or Verudela. Look out for a market and a blue shop building on your right side (ask the driver to let you off at Veruda market).
Exit the bus, cross the road and turn left. Pass the yellow villa on your right and turn right. Walk along the Zoraniceva street almost to the end. Villa Magnolia will be on your left side (No 15).
Tickets for local buses can be purchased from the driver and cost 11,00kn per person.
Arriving by plane:
At the airport you will find buses running to the town centre and plenty of taxis. You can also hire a car at the Airport or pickup a reserved car. Each flight has public bus driving to the Autobusni kolodvor.
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