Farmhouse Pod Okicem

An authentic jewel of rural Croatia

Discover this authentic jewel of rural Croatia. The family-run Rural Tourism & Campsite Farmhouse Pod Okicem is set in Samobor Highlands in the northwestern part of Croatia, near the Zagreb City.

This detached farmhouse is originally called ''Etno kuća pod Okićem''. With its well-preserved authentic rural architecture and the ethnic collection, it is a truly small ethnological museum!

The small apartment for up to 2 persons (which is the only apartment in the house) has own kitchenette and balcony with the amazing view of Zagreb City. Sleeping in an authentic environment of a traditional rural farm, at the foot of the medieval Old Town of Okić and on the border of the Nature Park Žumberak - Samobor Highlands is an exceptional experience.

The authentic ambience of the Farmhouse Pod Okicem with its own 3.000 m2  of ground & campsite, offers its visitors the presentation of the heritage collection, children's excursions and educational workshops, team building activities, camping, preparation of homemade food for social gatherings, house rental, …

There is a possibility to arrange just lunch in this rural oasis in the middle of nature, where you can enjoy local dishes prepared according to old recipes and made of natural ingredients from the region. Minimum group size: 20 guests.

TOP 5 reasons to stay in Farmhouse Pod Okicem

  1. Great location in the middle of nature, surrounded by the Nature Park Žumberak - Samobor Highlands, and close to the Croatian Capital City of Zagreb. Ideal for active holidays, especially hiking and mountain biking tours.
  2. Sleeping in an authentic environment of a traditional rural farm.
  3. Possibility to rent the whole property for social gatherings and sports activities, both the grown-ups and children.
  4. The property is developed for use as a mini camping site offering 6 pitches for tents and 2 for caravans (smaller dimensions up to 5 meters).
  5. Town of Samobor – a picturesque medieval town with well-preserved townscape and long tourist tradition settled on the eastern slopes of Samobor Highlands and only a few kilometres from the Croatian-Slovenian border. A stroll through the Baroque centre settles an impressive image of history. 

Accommodation: Ethno House pod Okicem, studio apartment type A2, 25 m2

Service: self catering apartment (breakfast on request)

Equipment and amenities of the apartment:

- small attic studio apartment for two persons

- balcony with the most amazing view of Zagreb

- equippedkitchenette (two-rings stove, fridge)

- bedroom with double bed

- bathroom (shower, toilet, hairdryer)

- TV and free WiFi

- heating on electricity


  • The smoking in the house and apartment is not allowed.
  • Bed linen change and clean towels after every change of guests. The towels can be changed during the stay on request (surcharge).
  • The owner doesn't live in the Farmhouse Pod Okicem.
  • Breakfast (on request): homemade cheese, eggs, jam, bacon, ham, apple juice, ajvar, seasonal vegetables.

Equipment and amenities of the household:

  • WiFi connection (free of charge).
  • Terrace with sitting furniture.
  • Football field.
  • Free private parking place.
  • Outdoor barbecue.
  • Possibility of delivery of basic breakfast items (bread, milk …)
  • Ethno collection / Ethno museum  - presentation of the heritage collection.
  • Children's excursions and educational workshops.
  • Preparation of homemade food for family celebrations and other social gatherings.
  • Organizing team building activities.
  • Business meeting rooms.
  • Possibility of renting the whole house.
  • Camping site.
  • Renting the whole property for social gatherings and sports activities.
  • Pets are welcome (extra charge).

Price information & additional costs:


1 night stay

2 night stay        (and longer)

01.04. - 31.10.

59,00 €

40,00 €

01.11 - 31.03.


59,00 €

  • Price for apartment per night.
  • Minimum stay in winter season (1.11 - 31.03.): 2 nights.
  • Maximum occupancy 2 persons.
  • Included in rental price: bed linen, towels, final cleaning, wood for BBQ.
  • Mandatory extra costs (payment on spot): tourist tax adults 4,00 kn per person / night; children (12-18) 2,00 kn per person / night.

Additional costs (payment on the spot):

  • Breakfast
  • Pets: 2,00 per day.
  • Change of towels during the stay.

Payment on the spot is only possible in cash.

Check-in: from 16.00 – 22.00                     Languages spoken by the host:

Check-out:  until 10.00                                Croatian, English

Recommended day-trips and activities

(distance from the Farmhouse Pod Okicem):
City tour of Samobor (8 km) - a picturesque medieval town with well-preserved townscape and long tourist tradition. The prevailing Baroque architecture, ruins of the castle Stari Grad (nice view from there), and the Gradna stream which flows through the town attract visitors enticing them to extend their stay. Town of Samobor is reputed for the delicious cream cake called “kremsnita”. You can't really experience Samobor without tasting the legendary Samobor's „kremsnita“.

The visit to the Filipec Cellar in Samobor (9 km) - the local people are proud of the original Samobor's products Bermet and Samobor Mustard. For generations, the Filipec family has cherished their tradition of preparing them. Bermet is a red aromatic wine made from selected sorts of grapes, wormwood and southern fruit. Samobor Mustard is characterized by a sweet and spicy taste and strong smell. These products are an unavoidable part of Samobor's gastronomy. There is a possibility to arrange a tasting of these products in the Filipec Cellar, as well as their wines Sivi Pinot (Gray Pinot), Rose Tia and Cuvee Roko (Cabernet Sauvignon, Black Pinot, Frankovka and Zweigelt).

Nature Park Žumberak – Samobor Highlands - the mountain area of Žumberak and Samobor Highlands is one of the least inhabited areas in Croatia. The nature park is the hiking paradise and popular excursion spot. About 200 km of marked hiking trails and a large number of mountain huts with an authentic gastronomic offer.

Some of the marked trails:

A)   “The Prince's Path” inclusive two different archaeological sites located in the Archaeological Park, the one from the ancient Iron Age in Budinjak and the other from the Roman period in Bratelj.

B)   Educational trail "Okićnica", 2.5 km long, through ten instructive stories tells the story of the Old Town of Okić and its historical importance for this region.

C)   The hiking trail to Japetić (879m) - the highest peak of the Samobor Highlands. 

Paragliding - there are two registered flying terrains in the area. Starting point 1 is just below Mountain Lodge „Žitnica“ on the Japetić. The start is spacious and long so it is suitable for beginners. Starting point 2 is on the top of Plešivica.

The mine "Sveta Barbara" (Saint Barbara) is located in the village of Rude, 5 km southwest of Samobor and 12 km from Holiday Home Wixa. In the mine visitors can visit centuries-old 350 m trenches. Nearby there is a 1.5 km long mining and botanical educational trail. 

Grgosova Cave (14 km) - the most beautiful cave of northwestern Croatia, located in the village of Otruševec. It was declared a protected geomorphological monument of nature. The visits are possible on request. Next to the cave is the family tavern “Grgos Cave” with traditional specialities.

City tours of Zagreb - the best way to discover the real treasures of Zagreb, the Capital City of Croatia, its streets, secret impasses, courtyards and gardens are on foot, starting from the City Center (Ban Jelacic Square, 30 km from House Wixa). Check our Must-See List of best sights.

Any of the recommended trips can be booked through Just give us a call or drop us an e-mail at . Our local experts will design for you a tailor-made itinerary.

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