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Pool Area
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Garden view on town Split
Recreation zone
Garden area
Pool area
First floor apartmenMaria" (1st floor) Lounge
Resident unit 'Maria' (1st floor) Terrace
Resident unit 'Maria' (1st floor) Kitchen
Resident unit 'Maria' (1st floor) Bathroom
Resident unit 'Maria' (1st floor) Master Bedroom
Resident unit 'Maria' (1st floor) Secondary Bedroom
Penthouse unit 'Lucia' (Top floor) Terrace
Penthouse unit 'Lucia' (Top floor) Lounge
Penthouse unit 'Lucia' (Top floor) Kitchen
Penthouse unit 'Lucia' (Top floor) Master Bedroom
Penthouse unit 'Lucia' (Top floor) Secondary Bedroom
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7 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Podstrana, Split-Dalmatia County, Dalmatia

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1987Oli
1 review
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“I want to do it all over again!”
Reviewed 16 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We have recently come back from an amazing stay at Villa Maria, we were fortunate to stay in two of there self contained apartments, both a very well set up and finished to a high standard and the villa is beautifully situated. Our stay was made even better by how Silvio and Joseph really went out there way for us, recommending places, booking places for us and taking us to and from Split. You won't be disappointed if you go here.

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eloiseals...
York, United Kingdom
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“Highly recommended! Beautiful villa and super friendly & helpful hosts”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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I cannot speak highly enough of this beautiful villa and lovely hosts.
We began our stay at Villa Maria with Silvio and Joseph very kindly picking us up from Split and driving us to Podstrana. We were a little before our check in time so we enjoyed the view from the sun terrace and Silvio brought us all a cold beer. The apartment was very clean and well presented, not to mention HUGE!
Once we'd settled in and unpacked, Joseph to us for a short drive, showing us the local beach, hotel and sandwich bar with "the best chicken sandwiches in the world". He also took us to the local shop to pick up some groceries so we didn't have to walk back up the hill with them.
We enjoyed our stay immensely, relaxing by the pool, going to the local beaches. On the last day Joseph also drove us an hour away to the national park where we got a boat to the beautiful waterfalls. He then drove us back, stopping off again at the local shop; all this for a very reasonable price in comparison to the bus tours from Split.
I would recommend this villa to anyone, the hosts are so friendly and helpful, but also give you all the space you need. And the location is stunning.
*****5 Star!

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Mattress
Travelling group: Friends
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janda007
uk
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“Great place for families, we loved every minute!”
Reviewed 4 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We have recently stayed at the Villa Maria as a group of 3 families with 2 adults and 2 children each, and we took all 3 of the apartments.

During booking and afterwards Silvio made things very easy for us, he always answered emails promptly and gave us lots of good advice. We were picked up by him at the airport and it’s an easy 25 minute drive to the Villa.

All the apartments were spotlessly clean and we had everything we could need including towels, hairdryer, and toilet rolls as well as some of the cooking basics such as oil, salt and sugar. We also had a bowl of fresh fruit, water and some local wine which was very thoughtful.

On the first afternoon Silvio took the husbands on a small tour of the local area explaining where everything was and also on a trip to the supermarket so we could stock up for the first few days before our hire care was arranged.

The area is very beautiful and the views from the apartments are idyllic especially from the top floor. It’s a 10-15 minute walk downhill to the local beaches, restaurants, money exchange and supermarkets. The bakery is just a few minutes down the hill, great for morning croissants! The beaches are pebbly/stony but you can hire sunbeds and parasols for the day very cheaply. Ice cream shops are also on hand and they are very cheap compared to the rest of Europe!

The walk back up to the Villa is not too bad, quite gentle until the last few minutes when it gets a little steep but all our children managed it without moaning and groaning as we suspected they might. (The youngest was 8).

The pool and games areas are great and the children spent many happy hours down there, sometimes we played with them but it was perfectly safe and often we kept a watchful eye from the balconies.

Silvio and his family who live on site were so welcoming to us, nothing was too much trouble and you felt they genuinely enjoy hospitality. Mrs Maria made us a cake one day and then a few days later she made another one for one of our children’s birthdays, it was delicious. Anything we wanted to arrange locally such as boat trips, or white water rafting on the Cetina River (recommended) Silvio helped us to organise by phoning ahead.

We loved the waterfalls at the Krka National Park, the island of Trogir, Split (Dioclecian’s Palace) and also the fort at Klis where they are filming for the next series of Game of Thrones.

We had a really enjoyable 2 weeks at Villa Maria and were very sad to be leaving the good friends we made there. I hope we will go back again soon.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The mosquitos
Travelling group: Young Children
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Claire F
Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Met all our family needs - brilliant”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We booked all three villas nearly a year in advance. Silvio was very helpful during this process and throughout answering any of our questions including transfers to/from the airport for all 14 of us. On arrival we had a full tour and we were all over whelmed with our villas and of course the views! Each villa was very clean, well stocked with everyday items (kitchen, bathroom towels and beach towels etc) a welcome fruit basket and a bottle of wine. Silvio also took three of our group to the supermarket (3 trips in total) and pointed out local places, what to see etc.
We had three families in our group, and the house suited everyone of all ages, either with the pool (which was cleaned every morning), dining area with BBQ ( which we used and was amazing) the sun deck and then the play area with basketball, table tennis etc I can't remember hearing the words "I'm bored" once from any of the 7 children!
We did use the bus, which the stop is at the bottom of the hill and visited Split and we also walked into town too. Both worth a visit, along with the chicken sandwiches which were as good as everyone says!
I think I should say about this hill, yes it is steep in places and walking during the hottest part of the day with children can be hard (take water) But it really ain't that bad and it didn't put anyone off including the children if we were going out. The hill is worth it, as the view really are stunning.
Lastly I have to say we were so well looked after by Silvio (who arranged my suitcase to be delivered to the villa after it was misplaced at the airport when we arrived) and then by his Mother in law Maria - what a lovely lady! Maria doesn't speak much English but that didn't stop her from going above and beyond for us all- which included making a birthday cake for my Son's birthday, bringing out fresh melon, figs, tomatoes and cucumber from their garden during the week. Also Maria's husband who also doesn't speak English but took one of our youngest group (4) to help pick the vegetables everyday. The whole family are lovely and really go the extra mile to make you feel welcome but also not to make you feel you are being watched or uncomfortable. We really did have an amazing holiday - thank you

Only tip- we were eaten alive due to Mosquitos (Maria even gave us some bite relief gel to help) so take lots of stuff with you, you can buy it there too.

We all said even before leaving we would love to return and hopefully we will. I would highly recommend this villa

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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Shauly
Givatayim, Israel
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“The perfect place for my family”
Reviewed 17 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

All you need at your dream vacation: a beautiful, big, clean, well equipped apartment with stunning view ; Beautiful pool and lot of outdoor activities (table tennis, basketball, trampoline and more); A very good WiFi connection and coverage. and the most important - wonderful, warm, friendly and resourceful hosts (all of Silvio's family) .

I wish we had more time there.

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Liked best: The hosts, Silvio and all of his family
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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