Eco Villa CasaMenta 

...a green and healthy place to stay

CasaMenta is a harmonious eco-friendly Villa in Istria with uniquely decorated interior, where the focus is on the personal experience.  

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We have created a sustainable and holistic home, where you can sleep peacefully, recharge spiritually and gain an insight into our local life. Dedication to environmental and social impact is our promise:  

  • Casa Menta is a plastic-free home, where we recycle and compost.

  • We support small local food producers.

  • Our furniture is made of wood and includes antiques.

  • We use eco-friendly cleaning products and cosmetics.

  • Bedding, pillows, and blankets are made from antiallergenic natural fibersfree from harmful chemicals.

  • Water is very precious in Istria. We have smart solutions for saving water.

  • Our house uses a solar system for heating water and indoor spaces. 

A yearly audit of cleaning products, cosmetics, and resource consumption by the Eco Domus certification program confirms that our villa embodies the eco standards.

 

Facilities

... spacious, comfortable and immersed in picturesque village

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The house was built in the 1920s and renovated in the 2000s, preserving the traditional Istrian architecture.

The interior is decorated in an eclectic mix, where modern design is combined with beautiful antiques.

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Eco Villa CasaMenta is situated in the charming small village of Marčana in South Istria. It is available for up to 6 people  

(2 bedrooms), with a large and fully fenced courtyard.

The interior has plenty of natural light and the balcony overlooking the garden is spacious enough to host sunset dinners. The house has unique charm and provides both privacy and the ultimate local experience.

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1st floor

  • Kitchen​

    • Dining table

    • Coffee machine

    • Stovetop

    • Oven

    • Kitchenware

    • Dishwasher

    • Microwave

    • Refrigerator

    • Kettle

  • Living room

    • Smart TV

    • Satellite channels

    • Sofas and couch (sofa bed for two)

    • Desk

    • Iron and ironing board

  • Bathroom 

    • Towels

    • Washing machine

    • Shower

    • Shower Chair

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2nd Floor

  • Bedroom "Sea" ​​

    • Wardrobe/Closet​

    • Safe

    • Tabouret

    • Sofa

    • Cosmetic table

    • Cosmetic mirror

    • King sized bed

    • Child crib (optional)​

  • Bathroom "Sea" 

    • Towels

    • Jacuzzi Bathtub

    • Bathrobe

    • Hairdryer

    • Shower Chair

    • Bidet

  • Bedroom "Lavender"

    • ​Wardrobe/Closet

    • Safe

    • Cosmetic mirror

    • Tabouret

    • Cosmetic table

    • Bedside table

    • King sized bed

  • Bathroom "Lavender"

    • Towels

    • Bathrobe

    • Hairdryer

    • Shower

    • Shower Chair

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Pool & Sundeck

…sunkissed area created for enjoyment and relaxation

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Surrender to a new way of mindful living. The peaceful tranquility of the swimming pool area is being enhanced with the flowers, aromatic herbs, and the gentle waterfall.

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  • Private pool

    • Deck chairs

    • Sun deck

    • Parasol

    • Shower

    • Toilet

  • Terrace

    • Coffee table

    • Sofas

    • Parasol

    • Pillows

  • Kitchenette

    • Electric stove

    • Kettle

    • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette

    • Toaster

    • Sink

    • Kitchenware

  • Outdoor dining area

    • Wooden table and benches

    • Pillows

    • Refrigerator

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Organic garden & Barbecue

...pick our nutrient-rich produce and enjoy delicious meals

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We grow organic fruit, vegetables, and herbs in our garden throughout the year. You are welcome to pick our produce and try healthy grilling recipes. You can also buy organic products from the small, local businesses in our surroundings.

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  • Garden area​

    • Mediterranean aromatic herbs

    • You can pick fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, mint, basil, parsley and much more.

  • Barbecue area

    • Stone table

    • Stone benches

    • Pillows

    • Barbecue utensils

    • Sink

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Private Wellness & Spa

...recover your balance and maintain your wellness routine

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Life is made up of moments. Time flies as we are busy making plans, going places, helping others, and sometimes forgetting ourselves. Take a break and make time.

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In CasaMenta wellness you will find a relaxation lounge with Finnish sauna and steam room. Here is also the opportunity for massage treatments with our skilled therapist. The essence of mint is turned into an extraordinary ritual that embraces your body with delicate movements for a deep and rejuvenating massage. 

 

We are committed to generating the lowest environmental impact by using aromatic oils from herbs that grow in Istria, premium quality cotton towels, and natural recycled paper.

​Facilities:

  • Entrance hall

  • Toilet for guests​​

  • Toilet for personnel

  • Fitness room

    • Multifunctional orbitrac​

    • Yoga set

    • Sauna​​

  • Veranda

    • Massage bed

    • Tea/Coffee table

    • Indoor sofa

Notice:

  • using the Spa area is free of charge for multifunctional orbitrac or as an area for self-guided yoga or relaxation

  • for the use of sauna or massage please inquire about the price

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Culture & gastronomy

...include all 6 senses to experience our destination 

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​Explore the historical heritage of Istria through the offer of sophisticated cultural sights, eco-museums, and collections. Indulge your senses with the rich gourmet delicacies of local producers. 

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The essence of the Istria region is in beautiful nature, pleasure of tasting excellent dishes, enticing wine experience and unforgettable socializing moments. Immerse yourself into activities that will show you our destination from a local's perspective.

Find out more at www.istra.com

 
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Outdoors & Sea
...escape where the Wi-Fi is weak

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Nature can heal and soothe you in all seasons, whether by saltwater swimming or pine forest bathing. Unplug to recharge and explore less-known eco-friendly beaches & thematic trails in our surroundings.  ​

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There are plenty of fabulous options for outdoor activities you can enjoy in Istria!

You can find several fantastic natural beaches near our house that offer tranquility and crystal clear sea! Also, you can find great outdoor activities in our neighborhood, like adventure park  Glavani Park and horse riding location Ranch Barba Tone. 

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For more activities find out more at www.istria-outdoor.com

 

Rates & Availability

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As a year-round holiday home, CasaMenta provides its offer according to the season, from blossoming spring and relaxing summer into harvest autumn and magical winter wonderland.

 

Book your stay via this website and from the very start you’ll have direct contact with Marli,

the owner of Casa Menta.

 

 

Reviews

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About us

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Welcome to our home!

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Hello, my name is Marli and I would like to welcome you to Marčana, Istria! I am emotionally connected to this little place because my family has lived here for over 250 years.

When my husband and I got married in 1990, we decided to stay here, to start our family and to renovate the old house and build our home here.

After, in 2011 we started renovating the second part of the house and so CasaMenta was born!

 

We designed every detail with our guests' comfort in mind. Although my husband and I are dedicated to our professions, me as a university professor and him as a doctor, we are also engaged in many local activities with individuals, groups and organisations that are eco-friendly and socially responsible.


We hope that you will deeply enjoy our house, our garden, and all of its amenities, just as we do. 

 

And as my family and I live right next door, we will always be available to you should you need ideas, advices or just a local chat!

Here is a tip! Our beautiful, natural and peaceful beaches are not crowded, even in the high summer season. And there are forests, fields, olive groves and paths ideal for deep  relaxation... 


Choose CasaMenta for your spring, summer or autumn holiday. We guarantee an authentic, comfortable and eco-friendly stay!

Marli & family

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During restoration works in 2011.

Etymology of "CasaMenta"

The name "CasaMenta" is a wordplay. The word casa in Italian means home, while menta means mint, and our garden is

bountiful with it. On the other side, casamento is Italian for mansion, and considering the likeness of the estate, we thought it would be fun to call it that way!

Mint is an aromatic herb and has healing properties.  

Its scent energises and relieves fatigue!

Enjoy our beautiful aromatic garden, take deep breaths of fresh mint scented air or have a relaxing massage with mint essential oils!

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Location

ISTRIA, CROATIA

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DISTANCES TO:

Beach:   9 km

Petrol station:   10 km
Electric charging station:  9 km

Local shop:   50 m

Supermarket:  10 km

Town of Pula:   9 km

Town of Rovinj:   33 km

Town of Poreč:   51 km

City of Zagreb:   260 km

National park Brijuni:   16 km

Učka Nature Park:   67 km

National park Plitvice Lakes:   270 km

Airport of Pula:   10 km

Airport of Trieste (I):  157 km

Airport of Ljubljana (SLO):   219 km

Airport of Venice (I):  267 km