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Villa apartment With Stunning Sea Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa Apartment in Trogir, Dalmatian Coast, Croatia - 80m From The Sea And 10 Mins To Trogir

Villa Melissa is situated on Croatia's Dalmatian coast on the island of Ciovo, just 10 minutes from the beautiful town of Trogir. Known as ‘little Venice’ and considered to be the cultural centre of Dalmatia, this spectacular town was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1989. The apartment has a balcony, air-conditioning and panoramic sea views and fully equipped to 3 star standards. The villa itself is 80 metres from the waters edge and a short walk from a shop, post office, restaurant and beach. Regular buses operate the short trip to Trogir and Split airport is just 20 minutes away.

Anthony Thompson
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Anthony Thompson

I live in Finland with my wife and two young children. I work as a musical instrument maker and repairer and we purchased Villa Melissa in 2003.

Anthony Thompson purchased this villa in 2003

Why Anthony Thompson chose Ciovo

We love the Dalmatian coast and wanted to own a property that we could use for holidays and make a small income from.

What makes this villa unique

We only rent the upstairs apartment. The bottom apartment is for our use during the off season, this means that guests between May and September get the villa and garden to themselves.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Okrug Donji on Općina Okrug

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The bathroom has with shower, sink and WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: bedrooms sleeps 4 Notes on bedrooms: The apartment consists of two bedrooms - a double and a twin both with wardrobes and sea views. The double bedroom has a door leading to the balcony.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: The apartment is equipped with heaters and air-conditioning and the accommodation is child friendly although care should be taken on steps and balconies. There is only one rental apartment in Villa Melissa which means that guests staying between May and September will have the villa and garden to themselves. Outside: Villa Melissa is surrounded by private gardens with fruit trees and a short walk down 156 steps takes you to the waters edge. The apartment has balconies to the front with lovely sea views stretching from Trogir to the north. To the rear is a dining terrace, there is also a a further terrace with sea views and a BBQ area. Utility Room: Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and bedlinen are provided, there is a washing machine for the use of guests.


4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Villa apartment With Stunning Sea Views
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

A little piece of peace

  • 4 of 5

The air of peace at Villa Melissa is truly magical. Set in a delightful garden, edged by pine trees and with spell-binding sea views, there are plenty of balconies and terraces to sit and absorb the atmosphere. We saw a pod of dolphins, one morning.

The apartment itself is small and basic but clean and entirely adequate. Steps lead down to a series of swimming platforms which felt like our own private sun-bathing spot - the Adriatic, our own private pool!

Okrug Donji is small and basic, too. But the local shop sells a surprisingly large range of goods and the bar on the little beach is a lovely spot to watch the sun go down. Donji is slightly isolated, but not far from Okrug Gornji, with its bars and restaurants, and Trogir. We travelled by public transport and, once we'd mastered bus timetables, we travelled quite well.

Anthony and Mia were so helpful and contributed to a lovely holiday.

I do hope to have the privilege of staying at Villa Melissa again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simple, tranquil apartment with great views

  • 5 of 5

Villa Melissa is a lovely base to stay for a week or two, provided you are OK with steps. It is on an island which is easily reached by road from Split airport and has views across a strip of the Adriatic to the mainland. There are two balconies and two terraces, so you can always find somewhere to sit in shade or sun, and if it happens to be pouring you can always lie in bed and watch the thunderstorm over the sea. In one direction the view is over the sea to the shipbuilding yards in Trogir, in the other the slopes of the mainland with terracotta roofs and church steeple. At night, apart from the occasional party boat, it's very quiet and still - just the birds, the call of the Scops owl and the lights over the sea.

There are steps down to the sea, passed other villas, or you can take a short walk to the quiet local beach. There's another good quiet beach, with a restaurant with fantastic views (Konoba Draga) about 10mins drive away, and busier beaches also within easy car/bus reach. Good swimming. It's a good base for trips to Trogir, Split and the Kastel towns.

The property is simple, clean and well-maintained. The inside kitchen, bathroom and living spaces are small but have everything you need. Lovely terraces and balconies outside, with gardens on at least three levels. Anthony (the host) gave us good tips by email, and Mia (the manager) was welcoming and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming apartment with stunning sea view

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Croatia and we were lucky with both the weather and accommodation. The apartment is nicely laid out similar to a seaside English chalet, with two bedrooms. There was also a pleasant dining conservatory underneath the apartment.

However, what really made our stay was the superb terrace and balcony areas and the simply amazing sea view that accompanied them.

The apartment itself is just 105 steps up from the sea (my son counted them!) and Okug donji village has a nice beach and shop nearby. The caretakers spoke little English but were friendly and lived just two minutes away. All in all, very satisfied and would come again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
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For a quick dip the sea is just a min walk away down some steps, however there is a pleasant beach with bar approximately 10 mins walk down the road. A little further away are a number of little coves and beaches.


We are ideally situated just 20 mins drive from Split airport and for those arriving by ferry we are about 45 mins from Split port. Car hire is easily available from Split airport however regular buses service the journey from Okrug Donji to Trogir.


The villa is approx 10 mins by bus/car from the medieval city of Trogir, which links to the mainland via two bridges. Known as 'little Venice' and considered to be the cultural centre of Dalmatia, this spectacular town was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1989. A further half an hour journey takes you to the city of Split, known for its ancient Diocletian Palace (UNESCO), and a great place from which to explore islands such as Brac and Hvar.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Okrug Donji, Dalmatian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings requests can be made by email. We require a 25% deposit to secure a booking with the remainder of the balance being paid no later than 8 weeks prior to your arrival.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per night in euros.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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