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St Joseph’s

St Joseph’s

Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia Stylish hotel occupying a 16th-century building in a peaceful side street of the medieval Old Town Tucked away in the heart of Dubrovnik, St Joseph’s is owned by a charming family who are originally from the region but have spent 2 decades living in London. This means that while they can […]

Villa Viganj

Villa Viganj

Viganj, Peljesac, Croatia Renovated 16th-century stone villa with a pool and spectacular sea views, on the Peljesac peninsula in Dalmatia (sleeps 4-10) Peljesac peninsula is known throughout Croatia for its excellent red wine (Dingac), and its fresh oysters and mussels, served in local restaurants. Here, the sleepy village of Viganj, looking onto the narrow Peljeski […]

Stone Cottages Hvar

Stone Cottages Hvar

Hvar, Croatia A cluster of stone cottages forming a gorgeous residence with pool, on a remote hillside overlooking Hvar’s south coast (sleeps 8-10, self-catering) The island of Hvar is best known for its lovely Venetian capital, Hvar Town, where you’ll find some of Croatia’s smartest hotels and most glamorous nightlife. But head away from the […]

Hotel Podstine

Hotel Podstine

Hvar, Croatia A romantic seafront hotel and restaurant in a secluded bay, 20 minutes’ walk along the coast from the gorgeous town of Hvar Of all Croatia’s stunning Dalmatian islands, few have attracted more interest than Hvar – and in particular the postcard-pretty town of the same name. Recent visitors include John Malkovich, Roman Abramovich […]

Adriana Marina Hotel Spa

Adriana Marina Hotel  Spa

Hvar Town, Hvar, Croatia Sophisticated design hotel on the waterfront in Hvar Town, with one of Croatia’s most luxurious spas A 16th-century cathedral presides over a large paved piazza; wooden fishing boats and sun-kissed yachts sway gently to the ebb and flow of the tide in a Venetian-built harbour. Views don’t come much better than […]

Dubrovnik Boutique Apartments

Dubrovnik Boutique Apartments

Dubrovnik, Croatia Three stylish self-catering apartments in a carefully restored 17th-century townhouse within the medieval walls of Dubrovnik’s Old Town (each sleeps 2-4) Medieval carved stonework and contemporary oil paintings come together here, to provide a homely base for exploring Dubrovnik’s magnificent UNESCO-listed historic centre. The 1-bedroom abodes are hidden away on a peaceful side […]

La Villa

La Villa

Lopud, Croatia A homely, 16th-century seaside villa on a tiny car-free island, an hour’s ferry ride from the walled city of Dubrovnik Scattered in turquoise seas off Dubrovnik, Lopud is one of the largest of the gorgeous, green Elafiti islands. The only settlement unfolds as you enter a deep bay, guarded by a small Gothic-Renaissance […]

Hotel Balatura

Hotel Balatura

Near Rijeka, Croatia A small, friendly, family-run hotel with bohemian décor, in a peaceful village between the sea and mountains In the sleepy village of Tribalj, backed by the karst hills of the Vinodol valley, and 6km inland from the seaside resort of Crikvenica, lies Balatura. The 300-year-old traditional stone farmhouse has belonged to the […]

Villa Meneghello

Villa Meneghello

Hvar Island, Croatia Gloriously arty villa (for 10-16; can be divided into 2 apartments) on the sunny Dalmatian island of Hvar The Meneghello family have built a great reputation for creating bohemian-style villas set amidst lush botanical gardens. Their artistic retreat on the islet of Palmizana is one of Croatia’s most idyllic island hideaways, and […]

Palmizana

Palmizana

Sveti Klement island, near Hvar, Croatia Bohemian retreat nestled in lush botanical gardens on a tiny island in the Adriatic Sea (10 minutes by boat from Hvar) This is art and nature in perfect harmony, an Arcadian idyll on a Dalmatian island. Professor Eugenio Meneghello bought a 300-hectare wilderness in 1906, complete with 2 pebble […]

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Guide To Villa Rentals in Croatia for Beginners

Well! There is a large number of holiday villas in Croatia. You’ll find many of these villas to rent in scenic countryside, especially in Istria, a northern Adriatic region. However, you can find some villas in the center of towns, and even fewer you’ll find at the beachfront, particularly in central and southern Dalmatia. Reasons […]