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Unique, Contemporary, Spacious, Architect Designed Villa with Panoramic Sea View

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Unique, spacious villa 30 metres from beach, large terrace with sea views, sleeps up to 8

Malo Blue is a spacious, unique, architect designed villa with panoramic sea views over the Adriatic to the island of Brac.

Malo Blue featured in the programme 'Homes by the Med' which aired on the channel More 4 on Tuesday 21st March 2017. It is the last house in the programme.

As Malo Blue is a villa and not inter-connecting apartments there is a spacious kitchen and communal areas which is more than enough for groups of 8 people. The villa is surrounded by a large private garden which offers privacy and space. There are a couple of undercover parking spaces off the road at the back of the garden. Situated on a private leafy path the villa is just 30 metres from the secluded Tice beach in Stanici and a further 5 minute walk further along the beach to the main Stanici beach (there are no roads to cross to reach the beaches). Malo Blue is 100m from grocery stores and restaurants in the village. The villa can be approached through the garden from the parking spaces or through a gate off the path to the beach. A wrought iron fence runs around the garden. There is a distinctive well lit entrance corridor, which is a great space to leave beach paraphernalia and offers privacy. At the end there is a wide front door which opens onto a spacious hall with a fitted cupboard, bookcase and side table. The hall opens onto the kitchen area to the right. Here the ceiling rises to the full height of the villa. A gallery landing looks down onto the dining area where there is a large table seating up to 10. A window runs from floor to ceiling flooding the room with light and offers a view of the BBQ and sea beyond. There is a hob, oven, two fridges and small freezer as well as dishwasher and microwave. Shelves, drawers and cupboards house the kitchen equipment. A chimney breast partly divides the kitchen area from the sitting area. This gives the impression of being separate spaces whilst still being able to see and chat to anyone in the living area. Three wide wooden steps on the left of the chimney breast lead to the sitting room. At one end there is a brick open fireplace and at the other end french windows which lead onto the dining terrace. There is a large L-shaped sofa, a two seater sofa, stool and coffee table in the living area. The terrace has a shade canopy of bougainvillea and runs the full length of the villa and round to the kitchen and BBQ. There is a dining table and chairs as well as chairs and low table and sun loungers on the terrace. Steps by the BBQ lead down to a shady covered area under the terrace and a room where beach toys, extra chairs and suitcases can be stored. Off the hall is one double room with a king size bed, fitted wardrobes, sea views and French windows leading onto the dining terrace. The ceiling rises from normal height by the French windows to almost full building height at the other side of the room. There are two further bedrooms both of which are twin rooms. They are both identical in size and layout with fitted wardrobes, sea views and access onto a terrace. Both rooms are spacious enough for a camp bed or cot in addition to the twin beds. The twin room on the ground floor leads off the hall and has a French window which accesses the terrace to the side of the house by the BBQ. A large shower room is to the left of the front door. Both shower rooms have good water pressure, an independent water heater, a wall heater, loo, basin, bidet, cupboard and a window. A wide spiral staircase leads to a spacious first floor landing which has a fitted cupboard, book shelves and a semi-circular gallery which looks over the dining area. Off the landing is the second shower room, it is identical to the one on the ground floor but for the inclusion of a washing machine. Next to the shower room on the landing there is a door off to a part covered terraced which is good for drying beach clothes etc. Clothes horses are provided. The second twin room is opposite the shower room and has a French window which opens onto a small balcony with views up and down the bay. All bedrooms, living and kitchen areas have sea views. Malo Blue was originally designed and build in the 1970's. It is one of a kind. Commissioned by a Macedonian sweet manufacturer it was the first commission for a recently qualified architect from Sarajevo who is now a well know architect in Split responsible for the design of many public buildings and shopping centres. It has been completely refurbished to a high standard and offers stylish and spacious open plan living, with areas where guests can find privacy.

The Practical Stuff. After our last holiday in rented accommodation before we bought Malo Blue, I complained to my husband that lovely as the setting etc. may be, we still have to do most of the usual chores I do at home (cooking, shopping for food, deciding what we are going to eat, washing up, washing etc.) but with less facilities! I have equipped Malo Blue so I and I hope you don’t feel like this. There is plenty of cooking equipment, serving platters, sharp knives (no beating food into submission), and cutlery and crockery for all ages. There are relevant cook books (I find Jamie Oliver amongst others is great) for simple and delicious meals using the ingredients you find here. This I hope eliminates brain racking. There are two fridges so cold drinks or fresh food is not a decision you will need to make. Similarly there are lots of ice cube trays. There are cool bags and ice blocks for supermarket shopping and picnics on the beach and shopping bags. We have lots of drying rack space for beach towels and washing. We are generous with towels and provide beach towels which I hope makes packing easier. There is a room under the terrace for beach stuff, windsurf boards etc. so you don’t feel like you are creating an obstacle course bit by bit in the house as beach stuff is just dumped. There are a number of seating areas so you are not constantly clearing tables just so you can sit down with a coffee or glass of wine or to look at the view. There are so many DVD’s for all ages you won’t even get through a tenth of them but there will be plenty of choice for all ages. There are books and magazines so if you forget yours there should be something to read. Similarly we encourage guests to leave their magazines.

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Mrs Jane Lampard
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

About Mrs Jane Lampard

We are a family of 4 who live in England. My husband is a dentist and I juggle part time marketing work with children. We have both lived abroad, love to travel and are keen for a bit of adventure. From very young both my children have backpacked with us. As well as having other holidays and adventures, we still go to Croatia every year, not because we feel we ought to but because we all still love it. Apart from the location, climate and culture, we love the fact we are part of a Croatian community on our beach hillside in Stanici. We have Croatian friends. My children go on fishing and boating expeditions with theirs and my husband plays annual Croatia vs. England tennis matches with neighbours and their family. It is more than just a holiday.

I have equipped the house well as there is nothing more irritating than having to have a rota for use of a plate or teaspoons because there aren't enough! We love our house and feel very lucky to have found it, we genuinely want people to enjoy their holiday at Malo Blue.

Mrs Jane Lampard purchased this villa in 2003

Why Mrs Jane Lampard chose Split area

We found Malo Blue after a backpacking adventure along the Dalmatian coast in 2003. My children were then 4 and 3 years old. We had arrived in Split with only the outline of a plan and nothing booked apart from a car. We loved every moment and a chance stay at a very charming retired submarine engineer's apartment led to us finding the villa and buying it. When we found it it had been shut up for almost 10 years after the death of the owner. The villa was almost hidden by the overgrown garden. Although we had no idea how to buy a house in Croatia, and spoke no Croatian we knew if we didn't go ahead and try and buy it, it would be a big regret. Even in its sorry state it was obvious that it had been the vision of a creative architect. Having bought it we were lucky enough to track down the architect. It had been his first commission on qualifying. He had since moved on to much larger projects. He helped us restore it to its former glory. It is a ridiculous waste of space, it should have 5 bedrooms not 3 but all the lovely communal space just adds to its appeal and the experience when staying there.

What makes this villa unique

Everyone who walks through the front door of Malo Blue - looks up and says WOW or COOL ...depending on their age! Even the entrance tells you that there is nothing run of the mill about the villa. It is a unique and striking house. There is a ridiculous waste of space with dining and living areas which have ceilings the full height of the building, a gallery landing, a wide spiral staircase in a 'turret' at the back of the villa. All of this lovely space adds to the experience of being by the sea. There are sea views wherever you look and a real feeling of space. The sea is so close and inviting, even if you don't consider yourself a water baby! My children live in it. The views of the sea and island from the villa means there is always something to watch. Even when you leave the villa, the feeling of somewhere special continues, the area is a leafy hillside leading to the sea and the pride and joy of its Croatian residents. All the properties are well kept with lots of plants and colourful flowers. A good beach bar, local shops, a beach at the end of the steps. It has a simple appeal and you don't need to be super organised or do everything together for a great holiday. Without asking we find all childrens' electrical entertainment left on the mantelpiece for the duration of the holiday. For the more active and adventurous or for those families with very active children there is a brilliant windsurfing school in Omis. The bay is perfect as it is shallow and the water is clear. The instructors are excellent and there is equipment for all ages. For the more adventurous there is kite surfing. For spectators there is somewhere to have a coffee, drink or ice cream. There are also a couple of tennis courts not far from the windsurfing in Omis.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our first visit to Croatia and your villa is our first stop. We are very impressed it is most unusual and very well equipped. You would never get planning permission for this in an English village! We took your advice and did the boat trip up the Gorge at Omis, most enjoyable and fantastic scenery. All the local people have been extremely friendly. Thank you for a brilliant start to our holiday.
Aug 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Stanići in Dalmatian Mainland

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Water pressure is good
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Water pressure is good
  • Downstairs bathroom with large shower cubicle, good water pressure, wc, bidet, basin, cabinet. Upstairs bathroom with large shower cubicle, good water pressure, wc, bidet, cabinet, washing machine.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , A large bedroom with plenty of space for a cot or camp bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , A spacious twin room with space for a cot or camp bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Identical size to the other twin room
  • All bedrooms have sea views and French windows leading directly onto a terrace or balcony. All bedrooms have built in wardrobes and drawers. Extra beds are available and good quality cots can be provided
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The property is cleaned once a week and linen and all towels are changed. Washing powder is available for guests. Washing up liquid, tea towels and dishcloths are also provided. There is a large room under the house to store suitcases, beach toys etc.

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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


Malo Blue

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this lovely house. The location is beautiful, overlooking the sea, and just a short walk down the steps to a small, but quiet and peaceful beach. The sea was incredible - clear, blue and full of fish. The house was very well equipped, clean, and interesting in its architecture. Very easy to get around on the bus and we travelled the short distance to the nearest town,Omis, every other day. Jane has been very helpful and accommodating in all our requests and questions. We hope to return very soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful villa and home

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning the organisation of our stay was brilliant. The welcome from the housekeeper and her family was wonderful and we fell in love with the villa and its location very quickly. Sitting by the sea surrounded by local people was perfect. Really enjoyed Omis and the Cetina gorge. Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing villa, good location

  • 5 of 5

Malo Blue was clean and very well equipped, though the weather wasn't good enough for us to use the terraces or BBQ - next time!

Mrs Lampard gave us prompt friendly customer service and many good tips.

Omis is close and good for supplies, we liked the small seaside town of Brela and the restaurant Feral and the KRKA national park is an unmissable day trip.

We combined a stay at Malo Blue with a 5 night trip to Dubrovnik, flying in and out of Split, this worked very well.

The Croatian people are very friendly and helpful and Croatia is good value for money.

Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Review for Malo Blue June 2016

  • 5 of 5

The house is as described. It is a beautiful designed spacious 3 bedroomed villa with lovely views over the Adriatic towards Brac. The owners have some local Croatians friends who live nearby who look after the property between lets so it is always left clean and tidy for new visitors. The beech is down a private path by the house and may not be suitable for the elderly as there are over 150 steps. Although for those who make the effort there are some lovely views and walks, plus of course the opportunity for swimming in the clear crystal blue waters. We ate twice in a restaurant called Marbella in Omis. The nearest major town to Stanici. The food and service is excellent and good value for money. We went on a boat trip to Brac and Hvar from Brela, a lovely little resort some 10 miles south of Stanici. We also went White Water rafting as organised by the Tourist Information Office in Omis. An excellent trip out for the whole family. We saw Turtles, River snakes (Only small ones!) and an Eagle! The views are spectacular and the rapids aren't too bad.

I would thoroughly recommend Croatia for a family holiday. Partly because there are loads of activities to do but also it is still relatively cheap, and because there is little industry everywhere appeared to be very clean. Customer service in all the restaurants we visited was first class, and the Croatians seemed to want to please the visitors. The weather was ideal, between 26 and 28C most days, although we did have a heavy thunder storm while visiting split.

Malo blue is exceptional, and is an ideal location for a family holiday. If you are planning to visit I'm already envious!

The Hayward family Weston-Super-Mare. June 2016

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were lovely guests, thank you. So glad your first trip to Croatia was such a success and you felt it was a great location to entertain teenagers and adults without costing a bomb. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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The Best Holiday Ever

  • 5 of 5

The property was a fantastic place to stay. We are a family of seven. Two adults, four teenage children and Granny. The views are outstanding and the villa has EVERYTHING you could want even the beach towels are provided! We loved the fact the sea is so close for pre breakfast swims. The water is crystal clear. The beach/bar are a very pleasurable 10 minute walk along the water front. The Croatians are extremely friendly and the food delicious and very good value. We hired a boat and went to the island opposite for the day which was wonderful. We also went white water rafting, with 75 year old Granny, and loved it. Saw a snake, turtle and kingfisher. Really couldn't fault anything, just wish we'd been able to stay longer. Lets hope we can return one day. Thank you Lampards for such a wonderful villa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had such a good time and are welcome back any time.
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Super Ställe

  • 5 of 5

Första gången jag var här var tillsammans med ett gäng tjejkompisar. Året därpå tillsammans med farföräldrar, 4 vuxna och tre pojkar,tre till 12 år gamla. Huset passar perfekt för detta. Det är rymligt och bekvämt. Badrummen är rena och att tvätta, torka handdukar, laga mat och ta sig en tupplur för farfar är lätt.

Huset bjuder på hemkänsla som att börja morgonen med kaffe på verandan samt att avsluta dagen med en god middag och ett gott vin.

Huset har allt man behöver. Barnen tävlade varje dag om vem som var snabbast uppför trapporna från stranden till huset, även vuxna.

Med bil kan man lätt göra utflykter, heldag eller halvdag. Massor att göra. Det är lätt att parkera. Här finns bra supermarket samt bageri och frukt och grönsaker. Suveränt med restauranterna på beacherna och bra priser.

Topografin är oslagbar. Att ligga i turkosblått vatten och titta upp mot bergssluttningarna klädda i tallar känns vilsamt. Det är svårt att inte börja nynna ".. blå, blå himl..och vatten"!

Kom ihåg att köpa mat från havet och glassen!

Slutligen vill jag nämna att ägarna är väldigt hjälpsamma.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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"Guests went here and said it was great, although not cheap! We keep meaning to do it......w..."
Restaurant Babilo-Omis
"Very good food, reasonably priced and open all year round. A varied menu and excellent take..."
Konoba Feral
"This is our FAVOURITE restaurant almost ever! It is on a little harbour the inside is nicel..."
Croatia Rafting
"Rafting on the Cetina river is a great day out. It starts and finishes in Omis. The Cetina..."


Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
April sunshine and sightseeing
1 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
May 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
May & June 2017
27 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
June 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Last week of high season
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Autumn sun
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
Sightseeing and activity break
14 Oct 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £1.00 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Please feel free to contact me about car hire, flights, travel times, more guests testimonials etc.. or if you are considering a multi location trip to Croatia. If your flight arrives early in the day, I can suggest an itinerary to keep you entertained until 4 pm when the villa will be ready for you. Also if it is considerably cheaper to get a flight the day before the start of your booking or leave the day after your booking finishes I can recommend great places to stay for a night.
If you are a group too large for the villa, I can recommend apartments a matter of moments away.
In high season Saturday is changeover day. However there is flexibility outside of July and August, or in case of short notice availability in July and August. Arrival is from 4 pm and departure at 10 am to allow for cleaning.

Notes on prices:
Out of season there are discounts for a couple renting the villa
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.

Guests pay a 35% non refundable deposit to secure the property. The balance of payment is due on arrival.

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