Villas & apartments in Croatia with early booking discounts – book now for next year and secure your preferred dates.
Villas & apartments in Croatia with early booking discounts – book now for next year and secure your preferred dates.
Fair-Excellent. A working shower and better washing machine. (Recommend) Visit old Trogir, old Split and although not in the area Plitvice Lakes were amazing.
Favourite villa moment: Children playing in paddling pool.
Impressed with: It is our second time. The weather, idyllic setting and beauty.
Stayed June 2012
Apartment 2 was great. Very quiet, scenic, tidy with beautiful landscaping. Host was very good, very helpful, and friendly. Good language skills in English. Would highly recommend for anyone wanting a base near seaside in North. KRK Island is nearby but need to plan long drives to Istria, Lakes, etc. as they are distant. So best if you want place on seaside to relax, stay put with maybe closer area visits instead. Not sure we would book one place again but maybe stay in several for two nights each so we better see country. Like apartments versus hotels but to ease travel would prefer to stay several places versus so much daily driving. (Restaurants) We liked Nada on Vrbnik on KRK Island and Francopan locally. (Enjoyed) Just relaxing out on grounds in sun with sea facing
Impressed with: Beautiful country. Friendly people.
Not impressed with: Graffitti and satellite dishes on historic bldgs.
Stayed May 2012
Caretakers were fine, not overly helpful but did the necessary. There was no brief though on what to do with the rubbish, we kind of figured it our ourselves.
It would have been nice to have some sun loungers on the veranda and the outside chairs, or rather the cushions for them, were in a pretty sorry state.
Impressed with: Some of the beautiful scenery in southern Dalmatia
Not impressed with: For us most of Croatia was too touristy. Despite the scenery and weather being stunning, we are not sure if we can put up with the masses of people again. Maybe out of season yes, but not during peak season.
Recommend: Hire a small boat to explore the coastline.
Favourite villa moment: Sunset - great views.
Villa Comments: Sun loungers were in the garage so we don’t know how they didn’t see them. As for the garbage, it could happen we forgot to mention that but it is also written on the villa instructions given to guests which also includes local recommendations. All guests have our contact details and are advised to contact us if they need any help or assistance. We are sorry we were not made aware whilst guests were staying at the property as we could have rectified the situation.
Stayed August 2015
Impressed with: Views, wheater and food :)
Favourite villa moment: Everytime we woke up, the view was amazing :)
Stayed July 2015
An information pack in the property with useful information about the apartment (e.g. to tell us how the kitchen hot water is heated, as we had to work this out for ourselves) and information on local facilities. Shower heads need to be cleaned/replaced. A follow up visit by agent within first few days would have been helpful. We would have liked a clean half way through the 2 weeks - this is normal in holiday properties.
We suggest you or the owner gives the property a thorough clean/check before the start of each season. For example, we had to wash all items in the kitchen before we used them because they were dirty and the hot water in the bathroom sink did not work initially. We liked the double bed - it was a good size and comfortable, but the screws used in its construction need to be tightened - they are loose and are noisy.
Impressed with: Scenery. Good value. Friendly people. Good quality roads.
Not impressed with: Food, with the exception of fish and seafood which is excellent.
Recommend: Restaurant by the sea at Perna (not sure of the name but it has the fish picnic boat). Villa Antonio Hotel -very friendly. Good buffet and lovely pool. Dubrovnic - worth the trip even though it is crowded. Ston and its wall. Ferries to Korcula are excellent. Ice cream shop in centre of Orebic where all the locals go.
Favourite villa moment: Sitting on the terrace looking at the view and watching the boats etc - amazing.
Stayed July 2015
Villa Comments: We never had any complaints about the cleanliness. I have to admit that when we go to inspect the house before guests arrive, we are not checking each plate or spoon but overall the house looked spotless. When I was taking them to the house I gave them additional clean linens and towels as they were staying for two weeks and showed them around the house. They were asking about the pool, were quite impressed with the ambience and charm of the house. I also gave them instructions to the nearest beach, supermarket and other basic information and suggestions like every time. They were also informed that there is no half stay cleaning but that we will organize a cleaning lady for them if they wish – they said it is not necessary.
On their voucher there was my mobile phone number and I told them not to hesitate to call if they have any additional questions or need any kind of assistance. We don’t go to visit guests after arrival – only on their request. Now I can only say that I’m sorry they didn’t contact me with this while they were here – we would take care of it right away.
No one complained about loose screws, shower heads or hot water but I’ll go and check it out and replace/fix what is needed. The previous guests didn't mention anything about the shower heads. The main issue here could be low water pressure in high season but we will double check everything. I apologize for the inconvenience this might cause you.
The apartment was very dark and the lights in the room were not very cosy. Owner was very helpful.
Not impressed with: Food, unfriendly people
Property response: I suppose that they were very dissapointed about the weather, it was raining all the time the whole week, very cold, they had heating on. Regarding the lights: there are 2x ceiling lights ( each with 3 bulbs in) and a lamp beside the sofa bed in the living room, again such a ceiling light and two lamps on each side of the bed in the bedroom...There is also a neon over the sink and one over the electric hob.
Stayed May 2013
It was perfect for our needs, demands and wishes. The only things are: - it is situated in the middle of industrial harbours which does not give the best feelings. But you do not feel any impact in the quality of the environment In general it was a very beautiful villa with an amazing pool and private beach!!! Thanks for this proposal. I already recommended you to several of my friends.
Impressed with: Sealine Nature Food
Not impressed with: People Cleanliness of the country
Recommend: Pizzera Petrus Restaurant Kokaban (or similar) was an excelent seefood restaurant both directly in the town
Favourite villa moment: Relaxing at the pool or beach. It was so quite - no Mallorca-beach-feeling at all. Perfectly for coming down from the stress.
Stayed August 2012
Excellent. A lovely setting with great access to the sea. The owners could not have been more helpful. They were horrified that one of the air conditioning units was not working (the apartment had one in every room) and immediately arranged for it to be repaired, despite it being a Sunday.
Impressed with: Beautiful coastline, very good value for money.
Not impressed with: Some traffic congestion on the main roads on Saturdays.
Favourite villa moment: Early morning snorkel in the sea!
Stayed July/August 2012
Excellent. Very kind manager that lived there, she was fantastic.
Stayed November 2011
It was beautiful and the accommodation and location were really lovely. (The) dramatic landscape and the people were so friendly the weather was amazing. A great place to holiday, still unspoilt and relatively cheap.
Stayed August 200
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
Thanks for everything we are just back and had a fabulous holiday. Your company made it all very easy and stress free, and the apartment was perfect, so close to everything and gorgeous location. The family themselves were brilliant, couldn't have been more helpful. We will have no hesitation recommending your company and the apartment itself.
Stayed August 2015
The owners were outstandingly obliging and could not have been more helpful.
Impressed with: The scenery, friendliness of the locals, value for money
Stayed August/September 2012
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
It was an absolute delight to stay there. It is a spacious and comfortable property. There is little outside space although the roof terrace is fine. And it is literally just across the road from the nearest beach. The only problem we had was with ants in the kitchen, so food needs to be sealed away.
Caretaker was - very friendly. She met us from the ferry and showed us the way to the villa.
Reason we booked: The villa itself and the comprehensive information about it on the website
I had assumed we would be able to get hold of the necessary Euros for the deposit with ease but that wasn't the case, so I think you should either make it clear we need to take Euros with us or accept the local currency.
Impressed with: The sea is the clearest I have ever seen.
Not impressed with: Everyone smokes and all the taxi drivers text constantly as they drive even round the hairpins!
Recommend: All the recommendations in the owner's guide were excellent. We particularly enjoyed the Military Tour which gave us such a good history of the island as well. If you pick the latest tour, you also get to sea the sunset from the highest point of the island.
Favourite villa moment: Swimming in the cool silver early morning before the short walk to buy breakfast bread and pastries at the bakery.
Stayed July 2017
Information about the hot water tanks would have been useful to us. We don't have that system in Sweden. Would have been nice to have seatings for all eight persons by the TV.
Impressed with: Helpful people and wonderful water to swim in.
Not impressed with: Mosquitos
Recommend: Visit Komiza town too, very nice. We went to a very good pizza restaurant in Vis town, don't remember the name, but it started with a K :)
Favourite villa moment: Grilled fish on the roof one evening.
Stayed June 2016
We were very happy with both Villas VS001 and VS008 18-24 Sept 2012. Hosts were excellent, no complaints at all. Should we do another cricket tour to Vis, I will come back to your site, and would recommend the company.
Croatian Villa staff were very helpful at all times. There was one issue where a PDf was sent for one villa and not for the other. It turned out that you don't use the PDf anymore. But it did provide a bit of confusion. Nevertheless, your staff were very helpful and sorted it all out.
Thanks for everything, we had a great time.
Stayed September 2012
Fantastic properties and friendly owners. We did not realise how beautiful everything was so I guess I’m saying your website did not give us the true picture!!
Stayed July 2009
Property was lovely.
Property was lovely, perfect size and set up for three couples, even had a fourth couple for one weekend.
Stayed May 2007
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
Owner was lovely and very helpful. The sun terraces and views were fantastic. Bedroom furniture could do with an update as could the shower but overall it was lovely. She was always available to answer any questions and was particularly helpful when two of our party got lost trying to find the villa!
Impressed with: The scenery and the peace and tranquillity. The wonderful architecture in all the villages.The wine!!
Not impressed with: Split Airport- far too busy.
Recommend: The entire Island is wonderful. Supetar and Sutevan in particular. Very handy location for nipping over to Split for the day too.
Favourite villa moment: The views. Impossible to describe them particularly at sunrise and sunset. The smell of the Rosemary bushes. Being able to walk down steps and swim in the clear water. Fabulous.
Stayed August 2017
Good selection of Croatian villas. Owner was delightful. Made Creme Caramel and pancakes for us on several occasions.
Impressed with: Beautiful coastline, sea and towns. Good food and friendly people. Good value.
Not impressed with: Lack of sandy beaches.
Recommend: Restaurant Dalmatino in the village was very good. Restaurant Slika in Milna did great pizzas. Milna and Sutivan best for shopping.
Favourite villa moment: Evening sunsets and the view were stunning.
Stayed July 2016
Owner was fantastic. Generous with food provided (egg custard on arrival, her now famous pancakes during our stay, as well as some cold beers, milk, juice and fruit). She also went out of her way to find and lend us some ice blocks to use, clearly borrowing some from a neighbour when she could not find her own. Always available, never intrusive, the perfect combination. Many thanks to her.
Found attractive property online. Responsive online and on phone. Air-conditioning in the bedrooms would certainly be welcome, but otherwise it was superb, thoroughly enjoyed and would love to return
Impressed with: Inexpensive, friendly, great weather, unspoiled, good food...
Not impressed with: Dog mess in Split.
Recommend: We had a good meal in the first of the two restaurants in Bobovisca. Loved Milna: charming, unspoiled but with excellent choice of restaurants and bars, great vibe and inexpensive. We hired a small boat with outboard for a day (kn500) which gave us a hugely enjoyed day from a different perspective (Stanko was excellent, has a couple of new boats and was very accommodating, providing fishing equipment for our children without any charge: 00 385 989 739 599). We visited Bol and Zlatni Rat just before peak season and were really impressed. Beautifully clean and relaxed. Also enjoyed brief visit to Sutivan.
Favourite villa moment: Just spending time around the villa and pool, enjoying the outdoor eating area and bbq. Those views...
Stayed June / July 2016
The property owner was very helpful and accommodating. Very good customer service. Thank you!
Impressed with: Great vacation by the sea, nice people, lots of interesting sightseeing
Recommend: Slano - Maestral restaurant
Ston - restaurants, wine bar and bakery in town center
Ston - Butcher shop by parking lot (very good meat)
Ston Mali- Kapetanova resturant, Vila Koruna restaurant
Konzum supermarkets everywhere
Favourite villa moment: Dinner with family outdoors and swimming in ocean
Stayed July/August 2017
Alex has been very helpful, answering all my queries quickly and sorting things out for me
The property is generally delightful - the bedrooms and en suite bathrooms are all beautifully fitted out, as is the living room. We did not need the sauna,"spa" or gym in temperatures of 30+! The kitchen is very well fitted out, the a/c is brilliant and all the outdoor seating areas are large and very comfortable. The pool is great, but the jetty is superb for diving and swimming - just have to be careful of the sea urchins!
Owner was extremely helpful and wanted to do all he could to make our stay in his villa memorable: he organised a small boat for us for 4 days and took my sons to collect it from Slano, he brought us fresh fish from the fishermen, which he picked up at 7 am. When we had a problem with an a/c unit he came immediately to fix it and frequently asked if there was anything he could do for us - a charming and delightful young man.
Impressed with: All the people we met were very helpful and proud of their country. They truly wanted visitors to enjoy it. The scenery is breathtaking - both from the sea and on the coastal road English is spoken everywhere and the children learn it at primary school.
Not impressed with: The lack of investment in the infrastructure and the poor state of the economy. Apparently there is huge unemployment and disappointment that there has been so little help forthcoming from the EU.
Recommend: Obviously a trip into Dubrovnik is essential: we were advised to arrive after 4 pm, when all the cruise ship passengers have left and it is cooler. We drove straight up to the fortress, visited the War museum (fascinating) and went down to the city on the cable car, which is open until midnight. There is time to walk the City Walls, wander and have a meal before returning in the cable car to our free parking spot.(parking in Dubrovnik is difficult and terribly expensive) We loved having the small boat, with out board motor and sun awning, seating about 8 people, (which Alex and Ante organised for us) and visiting small coves for snorkelling. A lovely lunch spot is Luka's in Kobas, near the southern end of the Peljesac peninsula (turn left out of Ston) it is on the quay and we were able to swim between courses. No credit cards and quite expensive. Bakus in Ston has good food and is good value. The little kiosk on the way to Mali Ston is great for oysters. Gastro Vista on the road to Majkovi (Ante has details) has wonderful views and lovely food cooked on a wood burner. (no credit cards) We did our large super market shop in Konzum - 10 minutes out of the airport, which was useful as the small shops in Slano and Ston are limited
Favourite villa moment: Many lovely moments, but perhaps the favourite was sitting in the garden at night star-gazing and counting shooting stars, with no light pollution - and a glass of Sljivovica (plum brandy)
Stayed July 2016
Idyllic setting in a very quiet, almost private, bay with plenty of space both inside and out and with its own access to the sea for swimming and snorkelling. The location is perfect for those wanting to be away from the hustle and bustle of a city, but only 40 mins drive north of Dubrovnik and just 15 minutes from the walls of Strom. The villa itself is very well appointed with sauna, games room and gym. There is even a wine fridge stocked with local wines which can be purchased, making sampling very easy! Each bedroom has a very modern en suite/ wet room and is air conditioned. The villa wifi proved itself to be very reliable after a slow start on the first day. Plenty of balcony and outside terrace space, both covered and open with bbq facilities available. All in all, a great place to stay, chill and relax, but within easy travel of Dubrovnik along the spectacular Croatian coastline.
The owner is a really nice guy who can't do enough to help you with advice and recommendations and even willing to acquire fresh fish from a local fisherman if you fancy it.
Impressed with: Beautiful scenery, very friendly people and reasonable prices, even for 'touristy' Dubrovnik.
Not impressed with: Nothing
Recommend: Bakus restaurant in Ston served fantastic food with a great variety on the menu including local seafood and was also great value. All the coastline was a delight, but a drive up to the island of Korcula is worth the trip and a visit to the walls of Strom a must on top of the obligatory Old town Dubrovnik. If you get the chance, drive up to the top of the cable car for spectacular scenery.
Favourite villa moment: The tranquil setting of the villa is my abiding memory. Sitting outside by the pool with a glass of rosé taking in the beautiful sea and island views as the evening falls!
Stayed June / July 2016