About the property
- Villa2690 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 bedrooms with king size beds, 3 full size bathrooms, sleeps 6 adults 2 kids
Villa By The Sea, Villa Air, the perfect jumping off point to all the beautiful islands, is ideally situated between the fabulous, energetic city of Split and the gorgeous, seaside town of Trogir. This unique, spacious, light-filled residence has panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea, the seven Kastela, Split, and Ciovo, with a stone stairway allowing access to the pebble beach below, where you can sunbathe, swim, and sail.
Surrounded by its own gardens of oleander, lavender, rosemary, fig and olive trees, this luxurious yet minimalist 3-bedroom villa is truly a retreat for those looking to get away from it all.
The house is behind its own charming gate, with a large car port. The enormous wraparound, covered terrace, is ideal for al fresco dining or just relaxing while enjoying the sea views. There's a large living/dining room with cathedral ceilings and a fireplace, as well as a fully-equipped, modern kitchen with Bosch appliances.
You will be welcomed at the villa by your host. He can also help organize excursions, cultural and recreational visits, if you so desire.
The location of the house is remote and quiet (toward the end of a quiet street). About 200 meters away is a little cafe/bar, another beach, a fishing port, and a docking site for European Coastal Airline Hydroplane (a short flight can take you to the Dalmatian islands--you can check their Facebook page for more information).
Recommended visits from Villa include: Primosten (33km), Krka National Park (50 km), Kornati National Park (Archipelago), Paklenica Park (130km - a paradise for climbers and hikers), Solin/Salona (15 km), Klis (34 km) with its 7th century fortress, and Medugorje (150 km) Catholic pilgrimage. Of course, Split, Trogir, and the often overlooked Seven Kastela are highly recommended.
owner Nada I.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, croatian
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 31, 2018
Why owner Nada I. chose Kaštel Štafilić
The villa has one of the best locations on the Dalmatian coast, conveniently situated between the UNESCO Heritage sites of Split and Trogir (both easily accessible by car or bus). It is perfect for hosting events, family vacations, and exploring the local culture and sites. The location on the water offers unparalleled views of Split as well as a fantastic night sky for stargazing enthusiasts. There are many convenient options to explore the labyrinth of islands, particularly the hydroplane which is within reasonable walking distance from the villa. Schedules run more frequently in the summer months. The UNESCO designated city of Split is the largest on the Adriatic coast and retains thousands of years of several cultural influences. Gothic cathedrals and Renaissance palaces line the seafront which is the best jumping off point to the neighboring islands.
What makes this Villa unique
There are two supermarkets only 5-7 minutes away (driving). Split airport is conveniently close, meaning you will reach your destination quickly and without much hassle. Despite the proximity to the airport, it is a quiet haven since the flight path is never overhead. Furthermore, the villa is located directly on the beach, so if you are seeking a beach-side retreat with easy access, this is a perfect choice for you. The many spaces of our home afford plenty of options for a private time out. Finally, no vacation can be restful without a good night of sleep...which is why we make a point of having quality king-size mattresses in all 3 quiet bedrooms.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
I'm posting this review a year late. As the anniversary of my vacation here approaches, I can easily say this was the best vacation I ever took, and I'm not a person who uses superlatives lightly. Our 3 year old daughter (was 2 at the time of our visit) constantly asks to go back to the house by the sea. The pictures of the view do not do it justice. The color of the Adriatic is bright blue matching the blue skies, and the green of the garden and the mountains in the background provide such a stunning contrast. Thanks to the easy access to a secluded beach, I had relaxing, quiet mornings (before my family joined me) wading in the water and taking in the view of Split just after sunrise. I do recommend any visitors bring water shoes/sandals if you have more sensitive feet, even though there are sandy areas depending on the tide. I should note that our daughter had no issue with the pebble beach and in fact absolutely loved it. There are no strong tides or big waves either which made the whole experience feel safe, calm, and very family friendly including for small children. The owner and manager were fantastic to deal with. As other reviewers have noted, the home was extremely well maintained, clean, and comfortable. The airport and hydroplane proximity offered convenience while not sacrificing quietude and calm. Split and Trogir were beautiful places to explore the rare times we decided to leave the home.
We hope to be back very soon!
It was a pleasure to have you at our place. Thank you so much.
Very nice and relaxing place
We loved this villa very much, first of all right next to the sea, less people on the beach than anywhere, all the amenities are provided, we didn't need to buy anything extra just food. The villa is in a very good condition, clean and spacious, each room has air conditioner which was very important for us.
Dear Batyr, Thank you for your review. Since you mention possibility of coming back next year for longer period please let me know ahead of time. We would love to have your lovely family back.
Excellent and perfect property!
We just loved our two weeks stay in this modern and spacious villa, just in front of a great and uncrowded beach. The high comfort of this property, the phantastic view and the clear see beneath your feet gives you anything you need for a relaxing and unique summer-holiday. Absolut perfect for a family like us, with children between 5 and 18 years of age. The nearness to the airport is no problem at all. What you mainly hear is the nice sound of the whims. The reservation-process and care of the owners as well as their local representative was very pleasant, uncomplicate and obliging. We say our warmest thanks to them and hope, to come back to this small paradise once again!
Wir haben in diesem grosszügigen und äusserst komfortablen Haus einen traumhaften Sommerurlaub verbracht. Einen perfekten Kieselstrand - welchen nur Einheimische kennen - mit klarem Wasser direkt vor den Füssen (ideal auch für Kleinkinder!). Super Sicht auf die Bucht sowie auf die Stadt Split (ca. 20 km entfernt). Der nahe gelegene Flughafen störte in keiner Weise. Ideal gelegen auch für Ausflüge in die absolut sehenswerten Städte wie Trogir und Split. Ein Ort also, wo man jederzeit gerne wieder hingeht, mit einer sehr angenehmen und zuvorkommenden Vermieterin. Für uns war es Sommerurlaub pur!
Thank you very much for your review and I hope you will be back soon with your lovely family.
Luxury on the beach
Our stay here was unbelievable! The house was immaculate and provided a level of accommodation that felt both sophisticated and comfortable. The garden was pristine and well manicured. Our children enjoyed playing on the beach that is accessible by stairs from the garden - they spent hours exploring the sea urchins, crabs, and sea snails in the clear water. Lazy afternoons spent in the shade of the veranda put the whole family into a relaxed mood where we were able to reconnect. This was heaven and we hope to return here soon! Thank you for sharing your home with us!
Beautiful house on the sea - great for swimming and visiting the area.
We stayed here for just under a week in the beginning of August 2015. We were very happy with the overall experience. Although we were a little concerned about the proximity to the airport, in the end this was not an issue and really did not bother us. The view is stunning with the sea underneath the house and a private entrance onto the beach. It was such a real pleasure to swim every morning before our breakfast - with no one to disturb us. The house itself is very well thought out - extremely comfortable and airy. There is one very large and bright living space. There are only three bedrooms, but all to a high standard with modern equipment. There are plenty of areas to sun bathe around the house, and if it gets too hot, the AC in the house works very well. The kitchen is also well equipped and a pleasure to use.
Ideally you would need a car or a scooter - its 4km to Trogir, similar to Kastel, and 18km to Split which is extraordinary and worth a few visits. We liked Kastel as its quite authentic with fewer foreign tourists. Trogir has a good food market and beautiful cathedral and town center. There is a great mix of great sea and historical sites to visit.
We would hope to come back again some time.
Thank you for your review. I do hope you will come back. It was a pleasure to have you at our place.
Another Great Stay at the Villa by the Sea
The first time we stayed at this property in 2012, we thoroughly loved it and resolved to return again someday. This year, we finally got around to it and enjoyed another great week in this truly singular house. It is spacious, well-kept and well-equipped, provides stunning views and is perfect for a family looking for a base to enjoy and explore the beautiful Croatian coast. Since the house is right on the water, you can access the beach any time while enjoying the privacy and comfort of your own property. It was very warm during our stay, and we appreciated the well-functioning air-conditioning very much.
It should also be noted that the owner was very helpful and accommodating and took great care to ensure that our stay was enjoyable. Also, the local property manager is very pleasant and provided great help.
As long as this property can be rented, it is definitely on our list for a return visit.
Thank you so much for the kind review and for taking such a good care of our garden. You are welcome to our place anytime!
Villa Air is ideally situated in Kastela, between Split and Trogir. Split, a stunning city full of ancient masterpieces (one of which is the former summer palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian), is an urban mecca where tourists flock to see ancient ruins and experience a vibrant nightlife and cafe culture. Trogir is a quaint and beautiful seaside town built by the ancient Greeks over two thousand years ago. Both cities are UNESCO heritage sites. The nearest shops and restaurants are in Trogir (a short 5-10 minute drive), where one can find an abundance of restaurants that offer gourmet Dalmatian cuisine. There is also a bustling open fish market and a farmers' market offering organically-grown fruits and vegetables, local cheeses, as well as various pizzas, sandwiches, and baked goods. You truly can't find a more perfect location for this villa. It's close enough to energetic towns where you can sip a leisurely espresso and people-watch, yet it is the perfect refuge if you simply want to spend your time relaxing by the sea, away from it all. Speaking of 'getting away from it all,' a mere 10 minute walk from the house you'll find Europe's first ever hydroplane service, with a plane taking off five times throughout the day, connecting you to Jelsa, Hvar in 13 minutes for the price of a ferry from downtown Split. Also here is another beach, with two cute cafes, one with gelato that is delivered to them every morning from the best gelato place in Trogir. Enjoy a quick swim or sip a cappuccino while you wait for a hydroplane to take you to one of the most beautiful islands in the Adriatic. This amazing villa has it all.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
THERE IS A MINIMUM OF SEVEN DAY STAY FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS FROM JUNE - SEPTEMBER Refundable Security Deposit $ 500 in cash will be asked at the arrival and returned to the renter on the departure date if no damage is done at the villa. The deposit and balance payment could be paid by bank transfer or by credit card with Home Away direct payment. The additional services should be paid locally. Daily maid service available at additional cost. The coast of electricity, water included.