Villa Joy

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5


Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

So named because this villa will bring joy to your family or group, Villa Joy splays across two levels and is able to house eight guests with its four en-suite bedrooms with their curved roofs and wooden flooring. This is a classic Dalmatian property making use of local stone and beautifully blends traditional materials with all the mod-cons that bring the comfort and sense of home that travellers adore. We know that when you open that front door, you want to feel like you can settle in straight away.

Located in Vinisce, celebrated as a humble fishing village with a picturesque harbour, you’re also in close proximity to Trogir, an old town with UNESCO status. Split airport is also a mere 30 minutes away, making Villa Joy ideally positioned for your arrival, trips to the beach and of course to the cafes, restaurants and supermarkets that abound in the area.

Sea views are available from each bedroom and each also boasts its own balcony, a wonderful way to start the day with some fresh air, a meditation, cup of tea or a journaling session.

The pool is peppered with sun loungers and the villa includes a BBQ for families who wish to replicate this wholesome family experience. The beach is nearby which allows for plenty of sunset walks. You can fall asleep to the gentle lull of the sea, and look out at the stars before bed. Beautifully set on the beachfront, you can get to the sand and sea as soon as you wish. With a kitchen and indoor dining area, the beauty within is parallel to the beauty outside. Even if you spend your holiday enjoying roaming in your villa without exploring beyond, you’ll find yourself in paradise.

The neighbouring area is quiet which brings peace and privacy to families. The property owner discretely lives on site.

The property itself is traditional and authentically Croatian which is all part of its charisma, but you’ll find everything you need for a completely modern stay. The views are unbeatable, showing the Adriatic and the red tops of the neighbouring properties. These are views worth waking up (and staying up for.)

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What you should know…

  • The house owner lives on the property, but will not distract from your privacy.
  • The pool can be heated on request. Please let the house owner know if desired.
  • You may wish to monitor young children with access to balconies.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Beachfront Waterfront

The Villa

Located in a small fishing village, the villa is the perfect place for a getaway with family and friends, the ideal location making the villa only steps away from the beach, supermarket, restaurants and bars.

Interior Grounds
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with two twin single beds and en-suite bathroom
- Open plan fully equipped kitchen
- Dining and living area
- Family bathroom

Exterior grounds
- Private pool
- Loungers
- Barbecue
- Dining area

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- Heating
- Hairdryer
- Oven
- Linen
- Towels
- Bathroom essentials (shower gel, shampoo and conditioner)
- Coffee machine
- Microwave
- Mini fridge
- Boat mooring


About the surrounding area of Villa Joy
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Seafront
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The villa is located in Vinisce, a picturesque fishing village with a lovely harbour. It’s a quiet area, but there’s still lots to do. You can rent your own boat via the harbour and explore the local area by sea – a very unique and magical experience especially given the clarity of the water. There are numerous sandy and pebbled beaches for days of luxuriating and swimming, and the gentle pace of village life is enjoyable to take in. This is a place where relaxation, rest, swimming and eating reign supreme so be prepared to adopt a slower way of life – the locals will show you how.

You’re also very close to Trogir, an old town registered with UNESCO. From here you can enjoy the unique architectural melee and pretty cathedrals and castles that make this area so inviting. If you want to get a taste of culture, art and history, you’ll find that here.

You may also wish to explore nearby Marinska Kula, a tower built in the 15th century to defend the channel between the marina and mainland.  The village of Marina’s beach front is the best place to venture for a swim if you’re so inclined.

Krknjasi Bay, or Blue Lagoon as it’s otherwise known, can be walked to, although the walk itself is long. Visiting by car is best. Swimming shoes are advised due to the rocky terrain but the water itself is the selling point for those who enjoy swimming and snorkelling – its beautiful translucent water can be hard to replicate elsewhere. It’s also a wonderful area to explore by boat.

For those intrigued by fishing, there are many fishing expeditions, with Seget Nautica Boat Tours being a great agent. Kayaking is also recommended, anything that gets you closer to that water!

You may also choose to visit further afield and head to Split, with its endless opportunities for art, history, culture and food, as well as its beautiful waterfront, a perfect spot for people watching and allowing the world to go by.

Day to day, your closest locations are quaint local villages, ideal for those who want to escape the rush and crush of ordinary life and enjoy something that feels like it could be from another world.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Split Airport

(26.6 km)

Nearest Town Sevid

(12.9 km)

Nearest Restaurant Babi (riba)

(500 m)

Nearest Supermarket Studenac Market

(140 m)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Vinisce, the fishing village where you’ll be based, has a population of under 1000 people and is incredibly safe. Other than fishing, it’s renowned for tourism, and your family will be welcomed here. Exploring the local area with children is secure, take them to see the pretty harbour and rent a boat so that you can get out on the water as a family.

There are many beaches in the area, some sandy and some pebbled, so shoes are recommended. Swimming, donning goggles and a snorkel is a great way to spend time as there’s such rich aquatic life beneath the water. Walks, restaurants, swims and relaxation is what Vinisce is all about and you may find the gentle pace feels almost like a lullaby to young children.

If you want to explore further afield, renting a car and exploring Trogir is worthwhile, blessed as it is with castles and cathedrals. Other points of interest include Marinska Kula, close to the village of Marina. You can head to the beach front for a meal and swim with your little ones.

Krknjasi Bay, or Blue Lagoon as it’s otherwise known, is best travelled to by car or boat if you’ve young children as the walk there and back can be strenuous. The water is absolutely divine, but children should wear life jackets in the water whilst they explore.

There are ample opportunities to take boat trips and fishing expeditions, as well as to indulge in kayaking or other water sports. It’s really about being open to all the ways you can get out on the water and embrace village life.

If the pace of life feels too slow, you may wish to take a day out to enjoy Split, which is home to a great deal of restaurants, beaches, culture, art and a great waterfront. If you want to go further afield still, you could head to Dubrovnik if you’re prepared for an early start, and show your family the famous walled city.

Slow and steady wins the race when you stay here. Take your time to sync with the pace of local life and go with the flow.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront


 At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following: 

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pool towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? Included in the rental price.
Tax Included in the rental price.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Apr 6th 2025 £2,689

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Apr 6th 2025 €2,913

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Apr 6th 2025 $3,050

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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