NORTHERN AND CENTRAL DALMATIA
It was a nice quiet place with a great view.
Stayed October 2011
We loved the location. Owner was very helpful. One criticism that may help further rentals though - The property is really quite difficult to find until you know where it is! We were lucky in the end as the owner met us later in the day and lead the way there. We found them very generous spirited. Great weather, beautiful sea, friendly people, beautiful national parks, great fresh produce market in Trogir.
Stayed May 2011
Prior to our departure staff were very helpful and prompt in dealing with replies. Thank you. The girls who waited for us on arrival and communicated with us during our stay were fantastic. Very pleased with their helpfulness.
Better bed linen could have been provided and maybe some replacement linen so that we could change this mid-week. The property was in a remote area but the location in the bay was lovely. It was peaceful and quite. As the property was quite remote some basic items such as bread/milk/laundry detergent at the property on arrival would have been welcomed.
Impressed with: Beautiful sea
Not impressed with: Lack of choice in restaurants.
Favourite villa moment: We just enjoyed being by the sea in a peaceful location.
Stayed July/August 2014
Fantastic property with a very helpful and friendly owner. Extremely helpful.
Impressed with: The unspoilt coast.
Not impressed with: The food.
Recommend: Enjoy lazing in the bay.
Favourite villa moment: The lovely reception from the owner.
Stayed June 2017
The villa was located in a beautifully secluded bay and all the necessary equipment was provided. The owner was amazing kind and relaxed and even did 2 car journeys from Trogir to take me and my friends to the villa as we had no car. A meal had also been prepared for our arrival.
Impressed with: The water is so clear and the people are very kind and accommodating.
Recommend: Lanterna restaurant on the bay. It was delicious!! Also great for sunset cocktails.
Favourite Villa Moment: Having meals and relaxing on the large terraces with beautiful views. Doing little day trips on the fishing boat.
Stayed June 2016
Owner is great.
Impressed with: Ocean/Climate
Not impressed with: Presentation of towns
Recommend: Lanterna restaurant
Favourite villa moment: Swimming
Stayed September 2015
The property was very comfortable, but would have liked to have 2 twin beds in the second bedroom instead of double as I had two teenagers. The smaller double bed was slightly too small. Mirrors in the bedrooms would be great. Also air conditioning in the living room was great but fans were a must in the bedrooms.
Apart from that the villa was lovely especially around the swimming pool area.
The owner and his family were a delight and very helpful. He gave us lots of information and was very helpful.
I googled villas in Croatia and your site looked the most interesting as you mainly deal with Croatia. I am impressed with the service and suggestions made when I first called up to say that we had never visited Croatia before and gave the budget that we had. Villa Vinisce was perfect for what we wanted.
Impressed with: Loved the weather obviously! The people very friendly and can speak English. Great value for money. The motorways are exceptional. Needed more time to explore the cultural delights of the country
Not impressed with: Don’t think there was anything that we did not like about Croatia!
Recommend: Have to say that we were disappointed with the restaurants in the harbour. But recommend the restaurants in Trogir. La Dalmatia was brilliant. For a great shopping experience in the "cool". The Mall in Split was brilliant!
Favourite villa moment: Favourite villa moments were discovering we had a tortoise in the garden, which we fed every day. Also the fig trees in the garden were overflowing with fruit. The pool was a godsend and a delight
Stayed July/August 2017
Nice house. Really lovely. We had a great time. Beautiful house and pool. People in the bars and restaurants also very friendly. Owner was always happy to help with anything. Could not have been more helpful. Allowed us in early. Very good service. Thanks very much.
Impressed with: Cheap and nice weather.
Not impressed with: No sand on the beaches
Recommend: We ate at each of the four restaurants in the village and all were nice.
Favourite villa moment: Sitting beside the pool in late afternoon relaxing and splashing around.
Stayed May/June 2017
Booked because of Price / knowledge of Croatia
Directions by car were very good until the last 1/4 mile. Needs careful look at road signs, to make correct turns etc. (when you know, it's easy)but first time is not so !
Emailing owner is excellent as he responds quickly. However, trying to phone is not so easy. If guest do not have mobile phone or access to wi fi there could be a real problem.
A microwave oven is advisable. (the owner says he will see to that )
There is an outside kitchen which is good (no mention of it in details)
Impressed with: Clarity of sea water, historical sights & recent history...it's people.
Not impressed with: Some locals can be less responsive to visitors but they have undergone troublesome times. Give them time.
Recommend: Excellent position for historical sights. Split, Trogir and Sibenik Mastrinka. Restaurant has been overlooked by others I fear. The food is excellent the service is personal and family oriented. Wine is home grown and made and is exceptional.
Favourite villa moment: The peace and quiet and overlooking a large forest with distant views of the harbour.
Stayed September 2016
Villa Comments: Microwave will be added for 2017
The Villa was fantastic. The location of the villa was even better. A coffee in the morning on the beach with clear turquoise water is to dream of. The kitchen utilities were adequate to our needs. This truly a great place and we would recommend this to all. Caretaker / Owner and her Son was of great help. They surprised us with some bread, cheese and wine when we arrived as it was late. And they were very friendly and helpful.
Impressed with: The scenery was great.
Not impressed with: The locals where not very tourist friendly.
Recommend: Em-Ka restaurant was surely best priced, walking distance and had an amazing view of the sunset.
Favourite villa moment: Every Sunset.
Stayed June 2014
Clearer information about departure time would have been helpful. Your website states that villas need to be vacated by 11am, but our housekeeper wanted us out before 10am.
Fantastic location, right on seafront. Very spacious and comfortable, although decor and equipment was a little dated, and kitchen cupboards smelt musty.
Local contact and housekeeper were very friendly and helpful. Very efficient, helpful service. No problems.
Impressed with: Beautiful scenery and coastline. Fascinating historical towns and cities.
Recommend:Prsac Restoran in Razanj was outstanding. We enjoyed an excellent meal in the capable hands of our host.
Favourite villa moment: Relaxing on the terrace and in the shady garden, dipping into the sea to cool down when required. Wonderful!
Stayed August 2013
The property is absolutely wonderful, comfortable, and attractive. The location is outstanding. This villa delivered everything we hoped for, and more. The beautiful beach with its clear sea right outside the front gate was quite magical. The facilities: good comfortable bedrooms and very good bathrooms (great showers). The kitchen is adequate, though a bit basic. Washing machine was very useful and much appreciated. The BBQ - just great.
Baby cot was not available in spite of checking with you that it would be there. The owners did eventually produce one, though the communication was a bit challenging. There are basically 3 things that would be very useful to have in this otherwise wonderful place: - air condition units (one in the main house and one in the annex would do) - microwave oven (quite essential these days) - Wi-Fi (this would upgrade the villa and make life a lot easier) These three additions would make the stay absolutely perfect, and we would not hesitate to book the same place again and again. A house handbook would be useful: - welcoming message - instructions & recommendations - local transport (e.g. boat taxi service) - more info on local shopping, and on cafes and restaurants - places of interest etc. Perhaps a Visitors' Book would be useful for us to leave a message, which would have been highly positive, if we had the chance.
The booking process was remarkable impersonal, very much focused on the process as business transaction. The first communication told me nothing about the place I have booked, but told me a great deal about how I should pay and when, and about the penalties should I fail to observe each step on time. Not very friendly, which is a shame. On the other hand, everyone I spoke to on the phone was very friendly and helpful.
Impressed with: Above all the clear sea. The old city of Trogir.
Not impressed with: Surprising lack of cafes and restaurants in many beautiful seaside villages. Oddly unattractive architecture when it comes to present developments. There is a feel of post-communist awkwardness in the way they manage their tourist industry.
Recommend: There is a basic, reasonably stocked supermarket in the village, but tends to be more expensive. We would recommend a supermarket on the way to Rogoznice by car. Also, would recommend taking a boat taxi to Rogoznice, where there are many good restaurants. Also, for those looking for fresh fish - early morning directly from fishing boats at the car park by the bridge. A drive to Trogir is a must. It is an old historical town - just beautiful. There is a big market, and many good restaurants on the island.
Favourite villa moment: We had memorable and outstanding moments daily. Early morning swim, watching the sunset, using the barbeque, snorkelling and finding an octopus.....
Stayed July/August 2013
We enjoyed the stay. Communication with owner was great, we also received few tips what to visit and where to buy things...
Recommend: Trogir area is great to visit
Favourite villa moment: Arrival and the excitement from the property.
Stayed August 2016
Impressed with: Excellent food, both in terms of quality and value for money. Quiet roads and relaxed atmosphere
Not impressed with: Graffiti in Split
Recommend:Excellent restaurant in village, a ten minute walk from the villa. (Restaurant Lada). Worth visiting Trogir, palace gardens and Split
Favourite villa moment: Views from villa out to sea and easy access to swim across the bay and sit by the sea edge
Stayed June 2014
We had a power cut and had no electricity for almost a day - luckily the villa had a gas stove and we could boil water and cook on there. But we would have appreciated if the owner had come round to talk to us about it in the morning and apologise and advise what the status was, instead of leaving us with no idea of what was happening and how long it would be out. Would have liked extra blankets as we were cold and they only had thin summer bedding on the beds.
Caretaker was very helpful, but he liked to come over quite often to talk.
Comments from villa: The lack of blankets was our error. The day before guests arrived the weather was hot and 30 degrees, so we did not think to leave thick blankets at the villa. Then a storm came unexpectedly. When we spoke with the guests about this we did explain why the lack of blankets occurred and were sorry
Stayed May 2013
Everything we wanted was very well catered for. Villa owner was on site and was full of useful information for activities and restaurants. Even organized a cleaner daily 😊
Impressed with: Clean, friendly and value for money.
Not impressed with: They do like to charge for everything!
Recommend: Boat hire from Split – Bit expensive as there was a lot of us but worth it for the day. All the local restaurants were very nice and friendly.
Favourite villa moment: Watching the sun set every evening with large G and T’s!
Stayed July 2017
Fantastic position with great views from the balcony and easy access to the sea from garden. Nice location with good access to Trogir, Split and surrounding area. Water taxi nearby which takes you into Trogir. House is split into two apartments which can be rented separately or together. Recommend taking the whole house as middle/upper floors are the best.
Owner very helpful and on hand to deal with any queries. Would definitely recommend staying here.
Good website, comprehensive information on villas and general ease of use.
Impressed with: Some interesting places to visit and fantastic sights around the coast & islands.
Not impressed with: People can be sometimes a little abrupt.
Recommend: Water taxi into Trogir from nearby campsite (10min walk). Kn 50 return fare. Krkla National Park (about 1 hour away). Primosten very picturesque and worth visit/lunch
Favourite villa moment: Early morning swim plus breakfast on the balcony. Sea is tranquil and crystal clear first thing.
Stayed July/August 2017
Just wanted to thank you for a fabulous holiday in TG001 villa near Trogir
The villa was clean and modern with spectacular views of the sea from both balconies.
The sea is so clear there and we could reach it in minutes via the garden.
The area is quiet not overrun with tourists but an easy walk to the village and the boat taxi to Trogir
We hired a little boat from the village rental place and went exploring anchoring in a deserted bay for snorkelling
The caretakers were delightful. We had a problem with the fridge, drains in bathroom and Satellite tv and struggled to reach her by phone but once you got hold of her they came straight away to fix it.
Theres a new Studenac supermarket opening this weekend up the road behind the villa so that will be handy for your future guests
Also Baldo from the taxi firm Ivan Golez speaks great English and was really helpful he took us to Krka and waited all day to take us home bless him.
We did find he was not there to meet us from the plane but I rang Davorka and she sent him to get us- apparently he had arrived to get us at 11.30 in the morning instead of evening.
Also thankyou for the breakfast welcome pack and letting us stay till 7pm on Saturday which made our late flights much less stressful.
I would definitely travel with you again and recommend Croatian Villas to friends.
Croatian Villas comments Understand the shelves broke in the fridge and there was a plumbing issue in one of the showers, both of which were fixed once the caretakers were advised of the situation. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.Stayed June 2017
Good website, very good descriptions of the property. In a very quiet location, but excellent for total relaxation. You do need a car as there isn't a shop in walking distance.
Impressed with: Great weather, decent food and a lot more history that I expected
Not impressed with: So many mosquitoes!
Recommend: Trogir is the nearest largest town and there is plenty of restaurants there, but is around 25mins drive away.
Favourite villa moment: Relaxing by the private pool overlooking the sea
Stayed June 2017
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE 3 YRS AGO - GREAT SERVICE. FIRST CLASS THROUGHOUT – thanks. TG044 Apts were first class too - thanks for sorting this out also.
Owner was fantastic throughout.
Impressed with: Pace of life, people, coastline.
Not impressed with: Split crazy drivers!
Recommend: Sevid needs to have a couple more restaurants as it is far too quiet. Please do NOT recommend the Lanterna location is superb but the service was terrible and far too expensive for the quality of food. Tell guests that they will need a car if eating there.
Favourite villa moment: Everything - but looking out across the pool over the sea was memorable as to was the air conditioning which worked superbly throughout our stay. A huge thank you for helping us sort our holiday. I look forward to using your services in the future.
Stayed July/August 2016
The property was great with amazing views across the bay with the pool directly in front of the property. Lots of areas to sit out around the property.
Owner was excellent in all respects. He responded immediately to texts about our arrival and met us as arranged. He let us know each time when he was coming to clean the pool and offered to come an additional time after a storm. Wine awaiting our arrival and no deposit required. We did break a cup and when we told Nikola this was 'no problem'.
Impressed with: Friendly people, reasonable prices (pre Brexit!) and a beautiful coastline.
Not impressed with: The architecture and unfinished buildings.
Recommend: We enjoyed exploring the small towns nearby especially Primosten and would recommend a day trip to the Krka National Park to see the waterfalls
Favourite villa moment: Barbecuing each evening in the special Dalmatian Komin or as my husband calls it the -'smoke house'.
Stayed June 2016
Fantastic location and fabulous villa. Kitchen could have had a few more items - maybe a few small welcome pack items like bin liners and olive oil and coffee filters but overall fantastic place and lovely owners.
Lovely people who really took care of us and gave us leaving gift which was very thoughtful.
Impressed with: Unspoilt, clean and crystal clear water
Not impressed with: Airport
Recommend: Lovely grill place in Vinisce with really fresh fish and lots of fab ice cream places
Favourite villa moment: Snorkelling in the bay, boat trips, catching an octopus and it escaping back into the sea, glass of wine with the fabulous view and sunsets
Stayed August 2016
The villa was fabulous & the views are amazing. Taking tea towels & oven gloves was essential, but otherwise the villa was well equipped and wifi was very quick & efficient. The directions need updating as there is now a roundabout coming out of the airport, so it was a bit confusing with existing directions! Lovely people couldn't fault them at all.
Impressed with: The history is very interesting and we loved the landscape & people.
Not impressed with:
Recommend: We loved Trogir, much better than Split and closer, great market daily and lovely restaurants within the walled town. Vinisce also has some good restaurants and is a lovely walk from the villa (one way probably enough!)
Favourite villa moment: Waking up and walking down to the jetty, diving off & swimming in the crystal clear water then going back to the villa to sit on the balcony for breakfast - bliss!
Stayed June 2015
Excellent. Would have been helpful to have few extra items in the kitchen: Oven gloves or cloth/mit for handling hot items in oven Tea towels/drying up cloths Box of matches. Would have been helpful to have few extra items in the kitchen: Oven gloves or cloth/mit for handling hot items in oven Tea towels/drying up cloths Box of matches
Impressed with:Beautiful clear, warm turquoise sea to swim in Lovely Venetian style architecture in some places Split & Trogir were lovely towns Friendly, welcoming locals Beautiful unspoilt views
Not impressed with: Poor beaches, lot of sea urchins Generally poor sea access - concrete piers at best
Recommend: One item that was missing was any bar/shop/restaurant in Ljubljeva We recommend Cupernica restaurant in Vinisce - great menu, tables right on the water & v friendly staff
Favourite villa moment: Swimming, both in the pool and the sea at the bottom of the well laid steps down from the house
Stayed August 2013
Croatian Villas offered very good villas in the price range and standard we were looking for.
Impressed with: Peoples kindness and service mindset. The beautiful nature, old cities and clear clean and lovely water.
Recommend: Antonijos Fish restaurant in Rogoznica
Favourite villa moment: At Midsummer Eve, we came back from the restaurant in Rogoznica and we pranked the kids by jumping in the pool with all our clothes on. Fun moment for the kids!
Stayed June 2016
The owner of the property are next door and help given was brilliant just nice people did whatever to make our stay the best .The setting is fantastic the closeness to so much is perfect. It was our first time to Croatia we have got such high phrase for how we were looked after.
The pool well clean the grounds immaculate. You long for anything. Totally the best help you would ever need. Friendly nice had drink as friends .
Impressed with: Just the place safe clean good food and wine
Not impressed with:
Recommend: Lada restaurant in town square good service food sea food tops
Favourite villa moment: Using the pizza oven at night BBQ . Swimming. interacting with our Landlords . Parking our car with lots of space . Walking around the town.
Stayed May 2015
Villa location was stunning and the whole week was amazing. Owners were fantastic and were great hosts.
Impressed with: Friendly people, weather, cleanliness of the towns, beaches and the sea.
Not impressed with: The airport at Split, needs to expand quickly to cope with the arrivals and departure volumes.
Recommend: The 2 local restaurants in the village as well as the bar are good.
Favourite villa moment: Waking up to the peace and quiet of the location.
Stayed June 2013
The most charming owners and so helpful. They were delightful. It is gorgeous. Tiny bit noisy in the evenings because of the live music played in Legends pub, but it ends by 12.30 latest. No noise from restaurant. I did let you know that we had decided to hire a car and you did not pass this information on to the owners. As it turned out, they gave us their own parking space but had that not been available, this could have been a problem.
Croatian Villas agent was charming and helpful.
Impressed with: The beauty of the place.
Not impressed with: I think Croatia needs to be careful with their new hotels as they seem to be large block like structures and not in keeping with the beautiful surroundings.
Recommend: We loved Trogir. We thought that two restaurants were especially good. 'Toni' and 'Marina' and both have a gorgeous position.
Favourite villa moment: Throwing back the shutters each morning onto the beautiful view, or possibly sipping gin and tonics on the balcony in the evenings and watching the world go by!
Stayed August-September 2015
Property itself was lovely and suited our needs but the area in which it was located was a little run down, close to a rundown area of blocks of flats and lots of graffiti.
Owner was very helpful and allowed us to stay an extra 2 hours on check out day despite new holiday makers arriving the same day
Impressed with: Lovely friendly people and low cost of eating out
Not impressed with:
Recommend: Rented a private powerboat through Waterworld Croatia with Peter and had the most amazing days with him Would thoroughly recommend him.
Favourite villa moment: Powerboat with Waterworld Croatia based in Split
Stayed September 2015
Good-Excellent. The wifi stopped working day 2 which was somewhat annoying
Recommend: Boat trip to Trogir (as opposed to walking in the heat on the roads without side walks)
Favourite villa moment: Poolside with the kids
Stayed July 2015
Villa Comments: The problem with the WiFi was due to the internet provider. It was corrected within a day.
Good-Excellent. Garbage disposal was not that well organized or at least not communicated very well. And as a hint; I don't recommend leaving the garbage bags outside, even inside the property walls - the animals will find them...
Impressed with: The weather, the people (and the service culture), the sea and the beaches. And the villa was better than we expected - it really was like in the pictures! Usually the pictures make them look better.
Not impressed with: There really isn't anything, or them we just didn't come by any "bad" things.
Recommend: T.R.S. restaurant (in Trogir) was very nice. - Bura Line between Trogir and Split was handy. - Trip by rented cars to Krka
Favourite villa moment: The pool was very nice, especially for the children, although they were pretty young. - You were able to organize a chef and it was great! I can highly recommend him (Stanko Kolic) for others staying in the villa. But you should also know, that the cost was like three times more what we expected, but then again, so was the quality of the food. He charged 200€ for the service (we agreed 150€, but he said that he needed a helper, so it was 50€ more) and he charged the food by person and by course. Meaning, that he also had quite a profit in the food as well, and not just for the service. Before hand we thought he would just bring the receipt from the groceries that we would pay for him + the 200€ service. In the end the total cost was 750 for nine people... He said that the fish we had was very expensive. But as I said, the dishes were great and so we also booked him for another night - this time I negotiated the price before. But although I was pretty clear on the expense: "The total cost of the service and the food should not be more than 400€. Can we agree on this?" -> "Yes". Well, the bill for the other dinner (for ten people) was 660€... We didn't want to start a fight about it (or even mention the issue for him), not least of all because there was a small language wall, but also because we didn't want to ruin our own holiday mood. The cost it self wasn't the problem, it was more a matter of principle. Well, long story short. The chef was great, but expensive.
Stayed June 2013
Location of villa was perfect. Being able to jump into the sea (literally) from the sunbathing area was perfect. We really appreciated being able to all choose what to do - swim, lounge in the sun, sit in the shade, easy access to food and drink from the villa - without having to go out to look for a beach. Very slight downside was lack of any local shops meaning we had to plan for breakfasts etc the night before and visit supermarkets.
The owner was very friendly and eager to help. Very easy to contact with immediate reply to a query about DVD player.
Impressed with: Clear blue water of the sea. General cleanliness. Cost of food, drinks, meals etc very comparable to UK
Not impressed with: Overcrowded airport at Split. Delayed flights stacking up meant lots of people waiting to board, sitting on the floor, very stuffy.
Recommend: We visited Krka National Park - lovely to swim in the river near the waterfalls (1 hour drive away) and Plitvice National Park (3 hour's drive) Stunning scenery tho' Plitvice was a bit too crowded by the selfie stick brigade. Trogir nearby was lovely to stroll around with good markets. Split busy and crowded. Awkward drive in to centre - sat nav very useful for this.
Favourite villa moment: Finding that we also had resident pet tortoises - very easy to look after, they added to the experience. Being able to swim straight from the villa in the fantastically clear blue water
Stayed July 2016
Since we stayed there during a very hot season coinciding with no wind, the bedrooms were very hot through the night. But we realize that this kind of heat is rare.
Impressed with: The clear sea (and rakija)
Not impressed with:
Recommend: Due to the heat we didn't get to see any of the sights we had planned, except Trogir
Favourite villa moment: Picking a warm tomato for lunch at the terrace overlooking the bay
Stayed July 2015
Really well equipped with TV, movies, Wifi, etc. Nicely decorated and wonderfully situated by the sea. Owner…great sense of hospitality and welcome. Easy to contact by SMS when there were any minor issues, with quick replies
A welcome basket of food would have been a really nice touch after the long journey from the airport and hungry tummies after the flight! There were two beers which was great but not for kids...
Impressed with: The clean sea water and amazing coastline
Not impressed with: Erratic dining experiences -- pretty hit and miss
Recommend: It’s pretty remote. Enjoyed dining at San Marco, a restaurant in Rogoznica, a few times -- great grilled fish platter and family-friendly menu
Favourite villa moment: &Sunsets and swimming all the time
Stayed June 2013
The villa was particularly good. Marija was a great help and very kind!
Would have been useful to know that the first villa didn't have drinking water. Wouldn't have put us off but would have bought water on the way there along with our other provisions.
Impressed with: People very friendly and helpful, beautiful scenery and relatively inexpensive.
Not impressed with: Driving a bit scary in places. Having to drink bottled water in Sevid villa.
Recommend: Trips to Plitvice and Krka national parks very good. Also, Whitewater rafting on the Cetina at Omis. Trogir our favourite town. Fantastic old town and lots of good restaurants overlooking the water.
Favourite villa moment: Villa in Omis - fantastic view and from the kids point of view rescuing a bat from the swimming pool, letting him dry out and watching him fly away.
Villa Comments: Water supplied is drinking water but can come out quite warm during the hot weather so guests are advised it would be better to purchase bottled water. When guests arrive at the villa they do receive some beverages (water, coke, beer, milk, fruit juice) to get them started.
Stayed August 2012
Unique hospitality and cordiality of the owners!
Impressed with: Hospitality and cordiality of Croatians
Not impressed with: Bad food at the restaurants
Favourite villa moment: Night family grill.
Stayed July 2012
Booked 2 property (TG005 and BC021) Both excellent thanks. The owners were very accommodating in both Villas. More info on ferries to Brac at the end of the holiday in order to get our flight out of Split . We managed to get on the first ferry at 5 am in order to catch our flight at 11:00 .
Cheaper than James Villas
Impressed with: Too much to list -all good
Not impressed with: Nothing
Recommend: Too many to list
Favourite villa moment: All of it , we will use you again . We loved Croatia !!
Stayed August 2017
We had a fantastic holiday and the location was amazing. Jade was very helpful in suggesting options when I e-mailed with my criteria (dates, guests, budget, etc). The one thing that we did not receive were recommendations of things to do in the area, for example you could give suggestions of things to see or places to go within a 1 hour radius. There was also very little help in actually finding the villa. There was a small hand draw map which showed the villas location once you had found Seget Vranjica, but no directions on how to get to the village. We were navigating our way down from Rijeka airport and we did not have a sat nav and we had struggled to buy a Croatian road map both on online before we went and once in Croatia. We enjoyed the challenge and found it eventually but not without taking a few wrong turns and ending up in Trogir and then over shooting the other side before we worked it out. I just think some directions from the different airports as to even which motorways to take would be helpful.
The apartment was great and the location was spectacular. The only issue we had was that there was no oven, just 2 hobs and a microwave so we were unable to cook meals ourselves.
Impressed with: The scenery.
Not impressed with: Nothing disappointed us, apart from the very limited signage to Rijeka airport from E65/8 road.
Recommend: Ribar restaurant just on the waterfront was wonderful, we ate there 4 times in a week!! Rogoznica was 20 minutes’ drive away and a lovely town with lots of big yachts! Further up the coast was the picturesque town of Primosten, well worth a visit. The Lakes National Park in the north East is well worth a visit, although you can’t just walk or drive around to see it, you have to park and pay 15 euros to get inside to see any lakes. There are lots of different walking routes around the park ranging from 1 hour to 6 hours so you can pop in for an afternoon or spend a whole day there
Favourite villa moment: The stunning view every day, we never tired of it and we couldn't believe how lucky we were with the location.
Stayed September 2013
An absolutely amazing view and location.
Stayed September 2010
It was a wonderful place to stay - the location was just perfect with the sea just outside our door and the village itself was lovely. It was very near to Trogir which was gorgeous. Owners were exceptionally helpful and welcoming - it was like going to stay with family.
Impressed with: The scenery.
Not impressed with: It was more expensive than I thought it would be.
Recommend: Obviously Krka waterfalls, Trogir, Split, Cetina gorge. Local beer cheap and very drinkable!
Favourite villa moment: Getting up in the morning and seeing the sea outside, going down and jumping in before breakfast.
Stayed July 2013
It was extremely hot at night. The air conditioning was only in the lounge and we would have benefitted from a fan in each bedroom. But the advantages definitely outweighed the disadvantages and we would very much like to go there again.
The owners were delightful; they made us very welcome, even though we arrived late due to flight delays. They welcomed us with beer and one day even brought us food.
Impressed with: The beauty, the cleanliness and the roads.
Recommend: Krka National park is beautiful. The wooden walkways are well maintained and the waterfalls into a lake where you can swim were fantastic. Beware of the underwater rocks though; it is quite tricky traversing them to get to the deeper water. Trogir is a beautiful harbour where you can eat and watch the world go by. St Dominik's restaurant was fab.
Favourite villa moment: Looking at the view from the balcony each morning. Glorious. Plus being able to jump into the crystal clear water and cool off.
Stayed July 2013
Perfect location - very clean - unfortunately no air conditioning in main bedroom but we got by.
The owners of the property went beyond the normal perimeters of looking after us - I have never met such a lovely couple who went all out to make our stay as enjoyable as possible and more. They were happy to give their all and made our holidays one of our best. Thank you.
Impressed with: Value for money Cleanliness Friendly people The masses have not got there yet.
Recommend: Ribar bar in Seget good quality and value for money. Mountain Bike hire in Trogir located near the wooden bridge - very helpful and can deliver bikes to the apartment.
Favourite villa moment: The location.
Stayed July 2013
We have just returned from our holiday in Croatia where we stayed in two of the properties handled by you.
Both places we stayed were really good but particularly the one in Seget Vranjica where we spent the first week. The apartment was absolutely fantastic with excellent terraces to front and side, in a superb location. The owners were kind and helpful and made the whole experience perfect. We just wish we had stayed there longer.
When you go self-catering you always take a bit of a chance on the quality of accommodation. On this occasion it was just brilliant.
Stayed June 2017
It is comfortable, has character, beautiful views and immediate access to the sea. A folder with local information and helpful tips about the property would have been useful. We found owner very friendly and kind. It helped that we spoke German and Italian as she explained she does not speak much English.
Impressed with: The beauty of the coast and the friendliness of the people.
Not impressed with: The outskirts of the towns and the utilitarian buildings.
Recommend: The Ribar in Seget Vranjika is excellent - good value for money, lovely food including very good grilled fish. Also friendly and relaxed. In Trogir, which is a fascinating old town, we liked the restaurant Vranjaka. Visiting the Krka National Park is worth doing, and swimming under the waterfall! if possible, eat beforehand as the restaurant there is rather busy and uninspiring. Split and the Diocletian Palace is definitely worth a visit. We had a lovely meal there at Kod Joze.
Favourite villa moment: One of many favourite villa moments was getting up in the morning and going down for a swim before breakfast.
Stayed September 2015
Impressed with: Beautiful coastline, wonderful historic sites, great sea-swimming, charming, friendly & helpful people.
Recommend: Very well situated for the beautiful town of Trogir, the sights of Split & ferries to the Dalmatian islands.
Stayed July/August 2015
Property is great, absolute bargain for what it is. Views are great, used the pool and BBQ for most of our stay! Information about closest shops etc would have been helpful. Owners were very helpful and prompt.
Impressed with: Sunny, affordable, lots to do.
Stayed June 2016
Very helpful in assisting with our villa selection and communicating with the owner regarding our specific requirements.
Map of the immediate area showing shops/facilities would've been very helpful. There could've been some information on the condition of the road leading up to the villa - part of it could not be navigated without doing a three point turn at the edge of a precipice which could be extremely daunting to a nervous driver. An itemized list of facilities available in the villa (such as coffee machines etc - see below) would've been appreciated.
We enjoyed our stay in this secluded villa with amazing views of the town and Split and generally well-stocked for self-catering. A few small things were missing which would've made the stay quite a bit easier: there were no instructions on the (rather complicated) hot water system except (we think) in German which we could not translate. There was a lack of basic self-catering provision such as bin liners, toilet rolls and washing up liquid. There were dishwashers and washing machines but no detergent, coffee machines but no capsules or instructions. A map and list of facilities in the local area would've been very useful. There was a wasps nest in the guttering next to the upstairs balcony which meant at times we were inundated with flying pests and couldn't use the outside space as much as we would have liked and wasn't ideal with a toddler around. An iPod cable to the amazing stereo system would've been great.
The caretaker was very helpful upon our arrival, provided cot as requested and visited to clean pool etc during the week. When we initially called the number provided for the caretaker, we got through to a Croatian woman who could only attempt to communicate with us in French which, despite several of the party speaking basic French, proved impossible. This was extremely frustrating and stressful when we were keen to just get to the villa after a long day of travelling.
Impressed with: Friendly people, cheap food and booze, lovely seafood, generally great value, beautiful views.
Not impressed with: Road signage was confusing, mosquitos were annoying, sudden torrential downpours/hail storms and strong winds were unexpected.
Recommend: Restaurant Rus in central Zrnovnica was good for a local meal and the owner was extremely friendly and helpful, 0.5 hr walk from villa. Further out, Krka national park was an amazing day trip to beautiful islands, lakes and waterfalls, about 1.25 hours drive from the villa. Omis and Ciovo were great for sun bathing and swimming, and konoba duga restaurant on Ciovo was amazing for steak and seafood.
Favourite villa moment: Frolicking in the pool on hot sunny days
Croatian Villa Comments: detergents, bin liners, toilet rolls are generally not included with self-catering properties. These need to be purchased although often items such as washing up liquid are left behind by previous guests. A list of amenities and appliances are included on every villa page.
Stayed September 2013
Location was rated as Fair as the Villa is quite remote up very steep hills, not for the feint hearted, you really do need to drive everywhere, especially to the shops to pick up basic supplies. For our needs that was ok but for those who might want to stroll to a village or a busier night life it's not really available unless you get taxis to and from the villa.
Caretaker was very helpful, helped arrange for taxis (not easy trying to describe where the Villa was located) and was on hand to help with other queries. She provided a nice welcome after a long day of travelling and was also very helpful when we needed to pick up mosquito bite cream.
Impressed with: Beautiful scenery, very welcoming people, variety of things to do, national parks, historic towns, boat rides all within easy reach by car.
Not impressed with: Not really Croatia fault but hiring the car at the airport took time and meant the start of the holiday was perhaps more stressful than it could have been
Recommend: Restaurant Rus was very nice, the food was good, the staff very welcoming and the portions are generous, especially the Jumbo pizza! Krka National park was a good day out, better to book boat rides as the park is popular and the trips sell out early in the morning.
Favourite villa moment: Relaxing by the pool, the sun hits the pool all day so it perfect for the sun worshippers and with a big umbrella handy for those who like to sit in the shade.
Stayed August 2014
Had read about the company in The Times. The road leading to the property is extremely steep and narrow, a nervous and/or inexperienced driver would have serious problems negotiating the route. Owner was delightful, willing to do anything to make ones stay comfortable.
Impressed with: Beautiful coastline, wonderful contrasting mountainous interior, many cultural sites of interest and a friendly population.
Recommend: Loved the towns of Trogir, Sibenik, the island of Brac, the national park Krka.
Favourite villa moment: Views of the island of Brac from the terrace.
Stayed June 2016
Excellent-Good. It really is quite remote confident driving skills necessary. Very nice people, very kind and helpful.
A very friendly service, personal care taken and direct phone conversations (with Croatian Villas) which I appreciate.
Impressed with:How easy and pleasant it is and friendly people. Also the landscape and sea incredibly beautiful
Not impressed with: Mosquitoes.. but they are an international nuisance.
Recommend: Day trip to Orsi evening dinners at the beach restaurants
Favourite villa moment: The thunderstorm at night.
Stayed August 2013
We hugely enjoyed our time at the Villa. It has a wonderful location on terraces on a hillside. Visitors should ideally be aware that (a) the road to the property is steep and narrow so ideally the car should not be too wide or (especially) long to aid turning, (b) there may be friendly cats which could be a problem to someone allergic to cat hairs and (c) there is another house immediately behind the villa, though the occupiers were very quiet and discreet and we never even met them.
Owner was exceptionally helpful. She guided us to the property, gave us a free supper on arrival and helped us with places to see and restaurants to try. She was most friendly, helpful and welcoming.
The only problem was that the directions for meeting the owner to find the villa were misleading. They described a turning opposite a hotel which was actually more than a mile from the turning. As a result we had a difficult time finding the owner until a local restaurant gave us a map. Like the owner herself, we strongly recommend you to supply a simple local map to help those arriving - and certainly to change and expand the directions.
Thank you very much for facilitating a great holiday.
Impressed with: Combination of warmth, friendly people, islands, good food and old towns and villages.
Not impressed with: In major tourist sites like Split and Dubrovnik it is as expensive as France or Italy.
Recommend: Sitting on the terrace in the shade of kiwi plants looking at the view.
Favourite villa moment: Sitting at night on the top patio, proximity to the sea, spaciousness of the facilities
Croatian Villas Comments: We have updated the directions as per your suggestion.
Stayed August 2013