Villa Podelina

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
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Overview

Pool Modern Beach Nearby Walk to Village

Nestled in the hillside behind the village of Sumartin on the island of Brac sits Villa Podelina. This four-bedroom villa is set over two floors can sleep up to ten guests in style. With the living areas found on the first floor, guests can enjoy easy access to the private swimming pool and make the most of the stunning countryside views.

Guests enter the home from the first floor, walking past the infinity pool and towards the main house. The vaulted ceilings of the open-plan space make the room feel bright and spacious. To the side you will find the living area, with a large L-shaped sofa and a television mounted on the wall, you can unwind in comfort at the end of long days relaxing by the pool. The large sliding doors allow guests to truly enjoy indoor-outdoor living and maximise the views from the terrace.

The other side of the open-plan space is home to the dining area and kitchen. Seating six guests at the dining table plus a further four at the breakfast bar, there is space for everyone to dine in style. The kitchen is sleek and modern with white counters and cabinets and is fully equipped with all you could need to cook a feast for your loved ones.

Off the living area, you will find the first of the four bedrooms. Benefitting from sliding doors out to the terrace and it's own en-suite bathroom, this bedroom boasts a queen-size bed and would suit those looking for their own space. The remaining bedrooms are on the ground floor and all enjoy sliding doors out onto the terrace. Two of the bedrooms are home to further queen-size beds and offer modern en-suite bathrooms for added privacy. The final bedroom has two bunk beds and has use of a good-sized family shower room on this floor. This bedroom can sleep up to four guests and would suit any younger children in the group, creating that sleepover feeling!

Outside, you will find the private infinity pool and a spacious upper terrace. Sun loungers line the pool, allowing adults to relax while the kids splash around in the pool. The terrace extends towards the house where you will find an outdoor dining area covered with a pergola, providing much-needed relief from the heat of the sun. On the lower terrace, kids will be pleased to know that there is a trampoline that will provide hours of entertainment - it is even fenced for added peace of mind.

Just in front of Villa Podelina is a gorgeous olive grove and small vegetable patch, where guests can pick their own homegrown vegetables when in season, including tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and more - produce doesn't get much fresher than this!

When you need to stock up on a few more supplies, the town of Sumartin in 1 km away and offers a selection of amenities, including restaurants, bars and supermarkets, to name but a few. There is also a selection of hidden bays around the town offering pebble beaches if you fancy a day out from the villa.

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What you should know…

  • Pool heating is available upon request during May, September and October
  • The bunk bed room is better suited to children
  • Many of the bays and coves near Sumartin are pebble beaches so you may need to travel a little further for sandy shores

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV Table Tennis

The Villa


Villa Podelina is located on the outskirts of the village of Sumartin on the island of Brac. Inside, there are 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, accommodating up to 10 guests.

Ground Floor
- Laundry area
- Bedroom with queen-size bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with queen-size bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two bunk beds (sleeps 4)
- Shower room

First Floor (Pool Level)
- Fully equipped open kitchen
- Open-plan living and dining area
- Bedroom with queen-size bed and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool* (9m x 4m)
- Terrace
- Sun loungers
- Outdoor dining area
- Barbecue
- Vegetable garden
- Olive grove

Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Wi-Fi
- Television
- Xbox
- Table tennis
- Darts board
- Trampoline
- Dishwasher
- Coffee machine
- Washing machine
- Dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Hairdryer
- Cot upon request
- Parking


*Pool heating available upon request, see T&Cs.

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Podelina
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Boat Trips
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Villa Podelina is located just outside of the town of Sumartin on the eastern coast of Brac. Most easily accessed from the mainland via a ferry to Makarska, Sumartin is a small town with a rich history and has now become a popular spot for tourists.

Sumartin was established in the 17th Century, and even today the Franciscan monastery still stands, where there is now a neighbouring museum where you can learn more about the history of the island. Sumartin is also home to a number of convenient amenities, including supermarkets, bars and restaurants, all serving a range of foods and cuisines to suit all taste buds.

The island of Brac has been a popular holiday spot for a number of years, offering an island oasis for those that make the journey here.The island is most commonly accessed from Split airport via a ferry to Supetar on the island's north coast. Supetar is Brac's largest town and offers a horseshoe-shaped beach and a great spot to stock up on supplies before heading to your villa. There are smaller towns and villages dotted around the island that are wonderful places to explore in the evenings as you head out for dinner.

Many of the beaches on Brac are pebbly or rocky, but there are a few sandy spots. Zlatni Rat, or Golden Horn as it is known, is a spit located on the southern coast of Brac near the town of Bol. The beach is largely pebble but is thought to be one of the best beaches in Croatia, and its unique shape makes it popular with tourists. Lovrecina is home to the only sandy beach on Brac and is located between Postira and Pusisca on the north coast of Brac. And nearby, there is an archaeological site of a 6th-century Christian basilica, so why not combine your beach day with a bit of history and culture!

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Split Airport

(111 km (via ferry))

Nearest Village Sumartin

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City Povlja

(9 km)

Nearest Restaurant Konoba Bernardo

(500 m)

Nearest Beach Sumartin Beach

(1 km)

Nearest Supermarket Studenac

(500 m)

Nearest Ferry Port Sumartin Ferry Port

(600 m)

Region

The sun-kissed island of Brač, situated off Croatia’s stunning Dalmatian Coast, is much more than just a destination; it's an intriguing tapestry of culture, nature, and history. Brač is an island where the past and present seamlessly intertwine, and the beauty of the landscape is as enticing as its history is enthralling.

Located on the north coast of Brač, and connecting it to the mainland, is the port town of Supetar. It provides a warm welcome to the island, offering an array of cosy cafes serving up strong Croatian coffee and freshly baked pastries. The town’s palm-fringed promenade is a delightful spot for a stroll, and the Romanesque architecture and historic churches are testaments to its enduring history.

Just 40 minutes away, on the south coast of the island, is the idyllic town of Bol, renowned for its beautiful beaches. The most notable is the picture-perfect Zlatni Rat, known as the ‘Golden Horn’ - a stunning natural phenomenon that shifts shape with the tides and winds. The waters here are a dazzling shade of blue, offering a perfect setting for a day of relaxation and water sports.

The Bol Marina is lined with vibrant cafes and restaurants, the perfect place to delight in the local cuisine, including fresh seafood and exquisite Dalmatian wines. Walking along the charming seafront, you'll be immersed in the island's culture, with the scent of lavender lingering in the air from local shops selling handmade products.

Often listed as one of the prettiest towns in Europe, Pučišća is a small coastal town with a big personality, known for its white limestone and beautiful bay. As you wander through the town's enchanting streets, you'll encounter architectural gems built from the island's famous white stone that has been used in iconic structures worldwide, including the White House in Washington, D.C.

For the nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers, Brač offers an array of adventures. From windsurfing and scuba diving in the crystal-clear waters, to hiking the island's trails and cycling through the picturesque countryside, there's no shortage of activities to keep you engaged. A visit to Vidova Gora is an absolute must for any active traveller after their adrenaline fix! As the highest peak of all the Adriatic islands, it offers a breathtaking panorama of Brač and its surrounding islands. The hike to the top is an invigorating experience, rewarding you with unobstructed views of the island's diverse landscapes.

Brač is perfectly situated for island-hopping adventures. A short ferry ride will take you to neighbouring islands like Hvar and Vis, each boasting their own personality and offering a unique experience. From the vibrant nightlife of Hvar to the unspoiled beauty of Vis, these nearby islands complement a trip to Brač with additional cultural and natural discoveries.

A trip to Brač is an immersive experience that allows you to embrace a piece of Croatian history, savour the delights of the Mediterranean, and connect with the soul of an island where time seems to stand still. It's an island that will leave you with lasting memories, longing to return to its irresistible allure.

Check out our top 5 reasons to visit Brac

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

There is so much for kids to enjoy at Villa Podelina, they will never be bored. The swimming pool is always a hit and will provide hours of splash-filled fun. The olive groves to the front of the villa are the perfect place for a game of hide and seek, and when in season, kids can learn to grow their own vegetables from the villa's own kitchen garden. If you need to burn off any extra energy, then the trampoline is the perfect place to bounce away to your heart's content, and it is even fenced for added safety.

Inside, the air conditioning will provide relief from the heat of the Croatian sunshine. Older kids will be pleased to know that Wi-Fi is available at the villa, so they can post all their holiday snaps straight onto social media. And any gamers will be delighted with the selection on offer at Villa Podelina. Not only is there an Xbox and a television to keep up with the latest films and TV shows,  to keep kids of all ages entertained for hours. There is also a washing machine and dryer for sorting out any messy holiday mishaps, and a cot is available for the youngest guests - everyone has truly been catered for at Villa Podelina!

Brac is one of the best Dalmatian Islands for kids. During the summer months, a number of events and activities are available for kids, including workshops, film festivals and excursions - there is even a build-a-boat workshop! Nature Park Sutivan is home to a wide variety of wonderful animals and has a large botanical area where kids can learn all about local plants. Head to Lovrecina for a day out. This area is located between Postira and Pusisca and is home to the only sandy beach on Brac!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Darts
  • Trampoline
  • Board games
  • Pool inflatables
  • Heated Pool
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Babysitting Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €500 to be paid in cash upon arrival and later refunded, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €50, to be paid at time of booking. 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.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, included in the rental price
Minimum stay 7 nights from July to August
5 nights during all other periods.
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Pets are not permitted
Smoking Allowed? Smoking and vaping are not permitted
Pool heating charge? Pool heating is available upon request at time of booking and is included in the rental price. Pool heating is available in May, September and October only. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Tax Tourist tax is not included in the rental price, paid upon arrival:
Daily tax of €1 per person per day
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs The villa is available from May to October

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £2,945 £4,123
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 16th 2024 £3,683 £5,155
Jun 16th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £4,045 £5,663
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - £6,696
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 15th 2024 £4,051 £5,672
Sep 15th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £3,166 £4,432
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 8th 2025 £2,859 £4,002
Apr 8th 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 £2,582 £3,615
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £2,945 £4,123
May 31st 2025 - Jun 15th 2025 £3,683 £5,155
Jun 15th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 £4,045 £5,663
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 - £6,696
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 14th 2025 £4,051 £5,672
Sep 14th 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 £3,166 £4,432
Sep 30th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 £2,859 £4,002

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €3,219 €4,506
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 16th 2024 €4,025 €5,635
Jun 16th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €4,422 €6,190
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - €7,319
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 15th 2024 €4,428 €6,199
Sep 15th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €3,461 €4,845
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 8th 2025 €3,125 €4,374
Apr 8th 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 €2,822 €3,951
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €3,219 €4,506
May 31st 2025 - Jun 15th 2025 €4,025 €5,635
Jun 15th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 €4,422 €6,190
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 - €7,319
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 14th 2025 €4,428 €6,199
Sep 14th 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 €3,461 €4,845
Sep 30th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 €3,125 €4,374

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $3,482 $4,874
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 16th 2024 $4,354 $6,095
Jun 16th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $4,783 $6,696
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - $7,917
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 15th 2024 $4,790 $6,706
Sep 15th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $3,744 $5,241
Oct 1st 2024 - Apr 8th 2025 $3,380 $4,732
Apr 8th 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 $3,053 $4,274
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $3,482 $4,874
May 31st 2025 - Jun 15th 2025 $4,354 $6,095
Jun 15th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 $4,783 $6,696
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 - $7,917
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 14th 2025 $4,790 $6,706
Sep 14th 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 $3,744 $5,241
Sep 30th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 $3,380 $4,732

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.

Reviews

  • Best Villa in the world!

    on 22/08/2023

    Outstanding location - peaceful, amazing views and yet a short walk the beautiful town. A very high standard of furnishings - all shower rooms were great and a well equipped kitchen. Outdoor eating, pool area and gardens just lovely.

  • Fantastic

    on 22/09/2022

    We had an excellent time at Michelle's and her husband's villa. Communication was very straightforward both during arrival and on site and the two were always available and flexible for us. The house is perfectly located, fully equipped and offers a lot of privacy for a relaxing time. You can walk to the sea and the city or enjoy time by the pool. We highly recommend a reservation and would come back anytime.

  • Just amazing

    on 18/09/2022

    We loved our stay here so much. The views are even better once you are there. There is such a feeling of calm and peace, it’s so relaxing. The villa is very well set out with everything we needed. It’s impeccably clean. Very importantly we slept so well here as it’s so quiet, But you are only a 10 minute walk to the very pretty port with restaurants and a small shop. Brac is a beautiful island. We took a boat out to explore the hidden coves and across to the island of Hvar. Michelle and her husband gave us excellent advice on this which we were extremely grateful for. Michele is really friendly and her communication was excellent. We were sad to leave here and would highly recommend!

  • Really nice villa

    on 03/09/2022

    We were a group of 10 and enjoyed our stay a lot. Great location, quiet but not too far away from the village sumartin for groceries, really nice inside just like the photos. The host really nice and welcoming and we really recommend this place.

  • Wonderful Stay

    on 22/07/2022

    A really wonderful stay. At arrival Michelle met us at the ferry and helped us with our bags back to the villa. They prepared a lovely spread of bread, local anchovies, cheese and cherry liqueur while they checked us in and showed us around and then left us to it.

    The villa itself is located very well, the view down to the town from the terrace and pool is beautiful. Sumartin (the local town) is an easy (if hot) walk away and provides everything you really need, while it's not big it has a few restaurants, a bar, a bakery and a small supermarket.

    The villa itself is very well furnished and has everything you need including a well equipped kitchen. It's clear the house was built to be lived in and that really shows. The whole trip was very relaxing and just what we wanted, Michelle and Fabijan are great hosts and very easy to contact and communicate with, I would recommend the Villa to anyone.

  • Superb hosts!

    on 07/07/2022

    Easy living house and beautiful town. Lovely private location amongst the olive trees, but also easy to travel anywhere on the island for entertainment.

  • Amazing Time

    on 31/07/2021

    We had an amazing time staying atVilla Podelina. The space worked perfectly for our two families, four adults and six children ranging from three to thirteen. The kids loved the pool and trips to stunning Sumartin beach. I can recommend the breathtaking views from the house of the ocean , lovely restaurants only a short walk into town and the boat trip arranged by Michelle to visit hvar and zlatni rat. Michelle was the perfect host and always happy to help with questions, transfers and local tips. Definitely recommend as an experience and feel positively refreshed after staying in such a peaceful and beautiful place.

  • We’d Love To Go Back

    on 22/08/2019

    Two families (4 adults and 5 kids) have just spent a week at Villa Podelina and are already talking about how we’d love to go back! The villa is wonderfully comfortable, well-equipped and the views from the pool and terrace are stunning. The local town of Sumartin is a short walk away with beautiful beaches, a supermarket and great restaurants. There’s so much to see on Brac, but we loved our days and evenings hanging out at the villa too. Michelle and Fabijan were brilliant hosts and a day on the boat with Fabijan visiting Hvar and the secluded coves of Brac was everyone’s highlight

  • Reccomended 100%

    on 21/08/2019

    The villa is really fantastic, so much better than what I expected. The rooms are beautiful and each with huge bathroom. The villa is totally new refurnished and you have all comforts. The view and the pool are really amazing. The house is sorrounded by olives and it looks a corner of pardise. Also the location in Sumartin is perfect, which for me is certainly the cutest town of the island and the closeby beach is wonderful. The hosts have been extremely nice and helpful for everything. Reccomended 100%.

  • Gorgeous Villa, Sparkling Clean

    on 18/07/2019

    2 families, 10 of us in total stayed at Michelle and Fabijan’s place in July. The villa was gorgeous and sparkling clean. They were fabulous hosts, going the extra mile to organise boat trips, giving local advice and sharing some homemade cherry brandy with us! The pool was fantastic, it was hard to drag the kids away at the end of the day. The little touches, like being able to pick our own vegetables from the garden, and games and books, were appreciated. The location is great, really quiet but with everything you need in walking distance. The local village was lovely, with great places to swim and connections to havr as well as a ferry to the mainland. We had a wonderful time and would love to come back. read less

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