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Villa Oliva - Heated Swimming Pool, Stunning Sea View, No Neighbours, Peaceful!

Overview

Property

Updated: 31-Oct-2016
4 bedroom villa with pool, stunning sea view, no neighbours, peaceful holiday

Villa Oliva, a jewel in a picturesque village of Podgora is situated on the coast of the Adriatic sea. This unique location, a heated swimming pool with stunning sea and mountain views fascinate every visitor. Dalmatian stone house, renovated in a cosy and rustic fashion is embraced by tranquil olive trees wherever you look. It's situated on a private property of 6000m2. There is no house close by to disturb you in your peaceful holiday.

Villa Oliva has four double bedrooms with its own air conditioning. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a cosy living room with TV/SAT are located on the first floor. On the ground floor is a spacious living room with TV/SAT, a beautiful kitchen and the fourth bedroom with a bathroom.

In front of the villa is a large terrace with the swimming pool, outside shower, barbecue area, laundry room and the parking. There is a small organic garden where you can pick some fresh vegetables.

Although the villa is in the middle of the nature, WiFi covers all over the place.

Pets are welcome to play around the olive grove.

Every part of the villa has a special touch to it and we are glad to make you feel like at home!

ABOUT DALMATIA REGION:

Dalmatia is the unique and vivid part of Croatia. Few regions in the world with such huge cultural heritage like Dalmatia can offer the cristal clear sea and a splendid view on cultural landmarks or only few feet away from them. More than 100 mostly pebbled beaches are streching for some 40km along the costline of magnificent Makarska Riviera at the foot of Biokovo mountain. Most of these beaches are equipped with sunbeds, all kinds of water sports and aqua parks for kids. Nature park Biokovo is an impressive mountain brimming with life and full of peculiar karst formations. Dalmatia has the healthiest and liveliest cuisine in Croatia, with a touch of extra virgin olive oil.

Podgora is a beautiful small town on the coast of Makarska Riviera which offers peaceful and harmonic holidays even in the middle of the summer. It is a hidden ace situated in the heart of Dalmatia and a great choice to truly explore the main atractions of the region.

UNESCO World Heritage sights:

- Split old town (70 km)

- Dubrovnik old town (150 km)

One day trip with the boat to the islands Hvar, Brač, Mljet or Korčula

For adventurers:

- The river Cetina (50 km)

- National park Krka (150 km)

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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Speaks English, German, Croatian

9 Reviews

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based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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An amazing week!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about Villa Oliva. It truly was a dream vacation. Vedrana and Milan were excellent hosts. They have thought of every amenity you should need, and more. The house itself is comfortable, roomy, well-appointed and so clean. We loved the 'outdoor barbeque', the pool, and the outdoor patio in general. Having coffee every morning, overlooking the town of Podgora and islands was amazing. Their recommendations for restaurants and tours were perfect. They really know the area - helped us with taxis, reservations, etc. There are olive trees all around the property from which they make their own olive oil, and a little garden where you can pick tomatoes and peppers in season. You can walk up to the old town center of Podgora easily from the house. Walking into town takes about 20-25 min., and taxis back up are no problem. The town of Podgora is charming, and has lots of restaurants and bars. The beach is not as crowded as Makarska. We loved the 'Ranc' restaurant in Tucepi (town between Podgora and Makarska) - dining under the olive trees. I can't say enough about our whole experience at Villa Oliva. Again, I can't thank Vedrana and Milan enough for all their help and information. They really know how to make a vacation special. I really appreciated their attention to every detail. I would highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best holiday ever?

  • 5 of 5

I'd have given this place 10 stars if the system had allowed. After a difficult few months, we needed a special holiday and Villa Oliva gave us exactly what the doctor ordered. We have nothing but the highest praise for Villa Oliva, its setting and our hosts, Vedrana and Milan. The villa was perfect for the 5 of us and could have taken more quite easily without feeling cramped in any way. The heated pool was a luxury at beginning and end of day before and after our days out and the setting of the villa amongst the olive groves and other fruit trees was a joy. The views over the sea and islands was always stunning. Don't forget to ask where you can get the spring water. Beautiful to drink. This was our 3rd consecutive year on this stretch of coast and we feel very at home in Podgora and its surroundings. Podgora is a family resort and not the place for clubbing or late nights in the bars but the town and villa are perfect if you're after a stress-free and relaxing break in beautiful surroundings. For the late birds there is Makarska a few miles up the road if needed. The walk from the villa to Podgora is all downhill and very pleasant down the mountain trail in the cool of the evening. Bit harder walking back tho' but local cabs help cover that... Every year, including this year, we find the local restaurants very good in quality and value. Konoba Klemic on the seafront our favourite. If you tire of the seafront / beach etc, there are some very pretty, simple resorts up and down the coast and enough activities to keep one occupied., eg scuba, bike riding, sea attractions, canoeing in the mountain rivers, boat tours etc

So, Villa Oliva is one of my favourite holiday locations and was perfect for us this year. I must add that Vedrana and Milan the owners / hosts were outstanding. Their attention to ensuring we had as good a holiday as possible was incredible and we are tremendously grateful to them for all their help, support and particularly their great company (and their cherry brandy!!). Finally, head up the mountain to Old Podgora and All Saints Church. A stimulating walk in every respect from the villa and brings things into perspective. The whole package here is just wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect family break

  • 5 of 5

We arrived very late on the first night of our stay but were met by Milan and Vedrana who welcomed us very warmly and made sure we settled well for the night. They returned the next morning to inform us of all things related to the house, Maskarska area and beyond. They were perfect landlords in that they were available when required and also helped retrieve our lost luggage from the airline.

As for the villa, it is in a beautiful location with great views, tastefully refurbished and decorated to a high standard whilst also very secluded. The house has lovely touches such as the bbq that uses olive wood rather than charcoal, a vegetable garden which you are encouraged to use and olive oil made from the trees around the villa. Podgora is walkable and which we did for dinner one evening with a 10 and 4 year old so no issues for active families. There are local taxis available but the local restaurant 'Roko' drove us home one evening aftee our youngest fell asleep(very nice local people). We had a sedate relaxing week and our days were mixed between local beaches and lying by the villa pool. Watching the sunset over Hvar with a glass of Croation red wine whilst sat by the villa pool will be a lasting memory. Dubrovnik is a trek but a must though.

Both children and adults had a very relaxing and enjoyable week. We'll be coming back next year.

Thanks to Milan, Vedrana and Jimmy!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful hosts, fantastic property!

  • 5 of 5

Do yourself a favor and stay here! We were two families with five children on our first trip to Croatia. We could not have been happier with our experience. Podgora is a charming village within comfortable travel distance of Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Brac. The local beaches and restaurants were lovely and quite good. The house itself is very high quality and is surrounded by a large, beautiful property that offers much privacy and enjoyment. Finally, Milan and Vedrana are among the best and most professional hosts we've encountered. They go above and beyond in looking after their guests and are extremely friendly. We now consider them friends and hope to be able to visit them again sometime.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A very tranquil and relaxing holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week staying at Villa Oliva. The villa is excellently equipped and furnished, in a very peaceful location with fantastic views. You are not overlooked at all with no immediate neighbours. Podgora is a great little town with really good beach front bars and restaurants. If you're feeling energetic it is within walking distance if you take the short cut paths. Even getting back up the hill was manageable in about 25 mins with a seven and ten year old.

There are also some great restaurants in Makarska and the beaches at Punta Rata are amazing.

Vedrana and Milan were really friendly and accommodating (even after we turned up very late on our first day). Nothing was too much trouble and they had excellent recommendations for local bars, restaurants and activities.

All in all a great break and we will definitely be back!

The Howards.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unforgettable holiday!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is lovely! It had everything we hoped for. Ladies really liked the decoration of the house and kitchen. We had a wonderful time with our family. Spending the time around the pool and enjoying the spectacular view was amazing. The best thing about this villa is complete privacy. All you hear is sound of the nature. Podgora is also a lovely town, with beatiful and clean beaches. The owners Vedrana and Milan were very helpful and nice.

Thank you for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Split at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Podgora at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Makarska at 10 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Split at 70 Kilometres Nearest Train : Split at 80 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Podgora at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Podgora at 3 Kilometres Car: necessary

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
White 2016 / 2017
29 Oct 2016 - 12 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£505
for 3 nights
From
£168
 
 
Blue 2017
13 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,177
for 5 nights
From
£235
£1,648
 
 
Green 2017
27 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,766
for 7 nights
£1,766
 
 
Yellow 2017
10 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,060
for 7 nights
£2,060
 
 
Violet 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,472
for 7 nights
£2,472
 
 
Orange 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,766
for 7 nights
£2,766
 
 
Red 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,178
for 7 nights
£3,178
 
 
Orange 2017
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,766
for 7 nights
£2,766
 
 
Violet 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,472
for 7 nights
£2,472
 
 
Yellow 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,060
for 7 nights
£2,060
 
 
Green 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,766
for 7 nights
£1,766
 
 
Blue 2017
7 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,177
for 5 nights
From
£235
£1,648
 
 
White 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£631
for 3 nights
From
£210
£1,471
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £420

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

- Renovated old dalmatian stone house with swimming pool and stunning sea and mountain views - Private property (olive grove) of 6000m2 - No neighbors - Organic garden where you can pick fresh vegetables

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 150 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • * For stay longer than 1 week, the price includes regular cleaning and changing sheets and towels on Saturday

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