ReviewsDiana Hubrecht UK , August 2014
""We had a simply amazing time at Casa Sienna . What a wonderful place, gorgeous views and splendid relaxing surroundings with lots of lovely places nearby to enjoy. We used the bikes to do a bit of exploring locally. The ride up to Vhr was great and the ride back down even better l! Thank you for your lovely villa, refreshing pool, delicious figs, as well as your excellent advice and service."
The house is great, all very new and fully equipped. The garden and surroundings are very beautiful and very quiet, perfect to relax and get away from everything. The pool is lovely with saline purification. We really enjoyed our holidays in this house in Istria. Thank you very much Istria Deluxe staff, everything was perfect and the amenities was delicious. "
"I spent a wonderful week in Casa Sienna with six friends last Autumn. Within minutes of arriving at the villa, I felt part of something magical. The sun shone, the pool glistened, and we walked down to dinner at one of the most incredible restaurants I have ever experienced. The days that followed merged into a haven of relaxation. The group split up each morning to explore Istria and play golf, tennis and sail. By mid-afternoon, we'd gather by the pool and doze in the freshest air imaginable. I can't wait to go back again."Vincent Procacci, New York, Casa Sienna , 28 May-4 June
"Our stay at Casa Sienna was outstanding. The villa was stunning We really enjoyed day trips to Pula, Motovun and Rovinj. And, of course, the town of Buzet and the village of Sovinjak were both beautiful. But the two real highlights were the private chef that we arranged to come to the villa, and our visit to Restaurant Toklarija in the village next to Sovinjak. My wife and I consider ourselves foodies, and one of the things we absolutely love is unpretentious, traditional food that uses fresh local ingredients and is prepared with love and soul. Both experiences were absolutely wonderful. The chef came to our villa from the nearby village of Vrh, and prepared a fantastic meal consisting of local ham (proudly cut by hand, because, we were told, the machine ruins the taste), fresh truffles over homemade pasta, fresh homemade bread,local Istrian ox stewed in a clay pot with local vegetables, and olive oil chocolate cake. All of it was accompanied by wonderful homemade wines and freshly pressed olive oil. The food was amazing,but the experience of sitting out on the terrace in the evening made it even better.
Restaurant Toklarija was a similarly wonderful experience. The restaurant is literally less than a kilometer from the villa, so close you could possibly walk to it. The feel is so intimate, it feels like you've been invited to someone's house. We went for lunch, and spent a lazy afternoon sitting at a table in the tree-shaded back garden as course after course of delicious local Istrian dishes came out. All of it was paired with wonderful Istrian wines. Occasionally, the chef or an older woman who we guessed was probably his mother would come out, pour more wine chat for a while, and then head into the garden to pick more herbs or vegetables for the next course. We turned up at around noon, and it was around 4:30pm when we finally left. It was just a wonderful day relaxing and eating and enjoying the food, wine and culture of Istria."
"We had a wonderful memorable time in Croatia and thoroughly enjoyed staying at Villa Sienna. Truly magnificent medieval villages are within easy reach by car and the villa itself is comfortable and well appointed, with great views of the stunning surrounding countryside. There are heaps of things to do with the kids, whether snorkelling in the very clear coastal water or racing around in go-karts. For adults, a trip to the nearby health spa is a must where the “Magic Honey Massage”, which involved being coated in oil and honey and wrapped in cling film was an unexpected treat. The food is excellent, particularly if truffles are your thing, though I would recommend staying away from the tourist menus in the coastal towns. Olive oil can be bought from the local farms and is some of the very best in Europe. Overall, a hugely successful holiday in unspoilt and peaceful surroundings – who could ask for more?"Bernt Sandell, Casa Sienna , 17-31 July 2010
"We had a very nice stay in Casa Sienna, its a lovely house in a nice area and should we visit Istria again I'm sure one of your houses will be of interest. Istria is a great alternative for people who like Tuscany and Provence, similar lovely environment and nice villages."