Villa Solin was just what we hoped it would be, this is a great family villa, everything was clean and fresh. The pool, gym, hot tub and the sauna were amazing. We spent most of our days outside by the barbecue and pool after a day out. The hosts were very accommodating but also left us to ourselves. The location is central to everything.
Places to visit: national Park KRKA (take swimwear or wear underneath clothing)££,
Castle Klis (40 Kuna) this is only 15 mins away.
Roman relics Solin £,
Trogir: you need to park just outside Trogir no vehicles allowed in the town.
We also went on a all day speedboat tour which Marina and Marijana booked for us.
Envy tours: Blue Caves,Green Caves, Stiniva beach, Budikovac, PKleni Islands, Hagar and back to split 100 euros, its a long day but worth it!
Split is a beautiful place and the people are so friendly.
Finally, Lidl is 15 mins away from the villa, there is no where close by to shop. Getting to the villa is ok, when you're close you will take a sharp left off the main road, You will go to the top of the road, (our sat nav worked until we got to Ante Starcevica, (the top of this road), we were told to go left at this junction, you need to go right, the house numbers helped us to realise this, there is a sign 'Villa Solin' on the left, quite a way down, if you go past a large villa on the right on a hill, which has a luminous pink porch you have gone too far!!! We will visit again
Off the beaten track offering solitude, with picturesque views from each different floor level, this villa was superb. The modern facilities were fabulous, with a hot-tub, gym and pool table and bathroom in the basement, open plan kitchen/ dining and living area with superb balcony on ground level, and on the first floor 5 bedrooms, 1 with en-suite shower room, as well as a very spacious family bathroom with double sink, urinal, toilet, bidet and jacuzzi bath. Fixtures and fittings were of a good quality. The kitchen was well stocked with crockery, cutlery and glassware as well as utensils. The pool was a good size, and a nice temperature, with a lovely patio area to enjoy the sun on loungers (with parasols) and adjacent barbecue area with sink and large table with a drinks fridge easily accessible on the inside landing. The ping-pong table was located in the garage area. WiFi was available throughout the property. Externally the driveway allowed at least two cars with the gates shut, and exterior to the basement there was a grassy area, ideal for the kids to play.
A few improvements could be made, but these are minor: Directions from the airport and A1 (from Zagreb or Dubrovnik) rather than just the address and navigation point would have been useful to allow us to arrive less stressed! As we were two families with two cars it would have been great to have more than one set of keys, as this caused us to travel in convoy.
On booking we were asked for 1/3 upfront payment to confirm the booking, all correspondence in relation to this was very pleasant. We emailed to request different bits of assistance before our stay, (eg buying a few items etc, which was offered, however we didn't take up their offer to do so, as we felt we were putting our hosts out). The hosts were able to organise a cleaner for a couple of hours a day at an extra charge. We left a cash deposit – however this was in Euro’s so not ideal for us – as we returned home with the deposit, so being able to use our home currency might have been better? Our hosts were available by phone and able to pop in to solve problems as they arose (hot tub / internet and TV service loss), as well as check the chlorine levels in the pool so once we’d arrived the service levels were fantastic.
There are several supermarkets close by, shops (eg pharmacy and bakery) and mini-supermarkets in the local neighbourhood up or down the hill, or Tommy’s Hypermarket or the ‘budget’ Lidl in Solin itself.
There is so much to see in the locality and for day trips. You would be well located to enjoy amazing boat trips (which we joined from Vranjic – a 10 minute drive with easy and free parking), or to Split and it’s beaches (15 minutes) or the National Park at Krka, an hour away. Having a welcome pack would have been useful, detailing what to do with the bins, instructions and local information. We left pieces we had gathered for other guests, but it would have been great to include a pack detailing local attractions, such as the Castle at Klis or the Roman relics in Solin, both just 5 minutes away by car. You would need your own transport to fully enjoy staying here, however it is on a bus route. A taxi into central Split will cost 150 – 200 Kuna, dependent upon the number of people.
A fabulous base to either explore the local area or to kick back and relax at ‘home’ we would not hesitate to recommend this place.
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Beautiful villa, stunning views, great facilities. Lovely helpful owners. Plenty of room, great pool area, jacuzzi, sauna and games and gym room excellent.
There are 4 double rooms, with double /King sized beds, 2 of which have a fold out sofa bed. That can only remain in those rooms. The other 2 rooms are smaller and beds don't separate, so our 18 year old son and 13 year old sister had to share a bed!!
There is a huge sofa in the lounge, but as it's all open plan with the kitchen and dining room. So ok of your the first one up!!
I would say it's probably best to have a car, a taxi down into split was about £14 - 16. And about 20 mins. You'll
Definitely need a sat nav to find it as the villa has no house number on at its just up a small side road /track too!
It's a great Base to explore Croatia, but nothing in walking distance to take a wander and have a drink or meal.
Just wanted to suggest to owners that perhaps the option to arrange a small welcome pack of milk, water, bread, tea and coffee would be nice. And perhaps a welcome booklet with nearest local shop, pharmacy, a guide to where is nice to eat etc, or maybe a guest book for them to comment on places of interest, nice restaurants, use of public transport etc.
All in all, a great holiday xxxx