Villa Iyla

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5


Pool Villa/House Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village


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The super cool, pristine Villa Iyla is perfect for families or groups of friends. It offers some fantastic treats, including a Finnish sauna, gorgeous sea views, four sensational bedroom suites and lavish living space.
This gorgeous property sits proudly in the small coastal resort of Duce, very close to Omis. It is just 250m from a breathtaking sandy beach, just the other side of the Cetina River to Omis. Duce has evolved from six settlements between the foot of the majestic Mosor Mountains and the sea. The splendid location of Villa Iyla means you can walk to the beach, small marina, mini markets and the charming restaurants and bars of this very charming town. The fantastic UNESCO world heritage Split is no distance away, and you can visit the picturesque villages of Jesenice and Podstrana on the way. The thrilling adventures of the Cetina River add fantastic contrast to relaxing beach days and visits to historic towns.
Villa Iyla is a new, contemporary property with outstanding entertainment spaces and a luxurious finish. It comes with a gym for those that want to keep up their fitness levels, a gorgeous swimming pool with hydromassage and the Finnish sauna for a touch of pampering. Its sea views are incredible. The villa’s dreamy spaces are drowned in natural light by huge picture windows and floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
The main living space is an open plan in design. There are cool, elegant colour palettes throughout this villa, with feature walls and contemporary furnishings offering a vivid blue colour splash in most rooms. The living area enjoys a lavish blue sofa arrangement and blue upholstered chairs around a modern dining table, enjoying the seascapes beyond. A large smart television is provided for your entertainment, and an attractive blue dresser contains a great selection of glasses to try out the delicious local wines. The glossy white, contemporary kitchen is presented with all the appliances you could need for your self-catering holiday, including a Dolce Gusto coffee maker. Doors open from the living space to the terrace and swimming pool.
The first floor of Villa Iyla is home to two bedrooms, both with sumptuous kingsize beds that are beautifully dressed to offer the sleep of kings. Both offer a smart ensuite shower room and a balcony with sea views. A few steps take you to the useful laundry room with a washing machine, dryer and ironing corner.  
The final two-bedroom suites are found on the second floor. Again, these boast lavish kingsize beds with carefully selected mattresses, a shared balcony looking out to sea and pristine shower rooms. Both boast televisions and spectacular views.
Outside you will enjoy the 8m x 4m swimming pool with its hydromassage and gorgeous vistas, a sun deck area where you can enjoy your holiday books while catching the sun’s rays and enjoy your holiday books, an alfresco lounge area perfect for pre-dinner drinks and watching the sun go down. The summer kitchen is beautiful and very cool. There are a few strategically placed olive trees that look stunning in amongst all of this, especially at night with the mood lighting.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • There is plenty of parking at the villa
  • Guests enjoy use of a Finnish sauna, a gym with a treadmill and the wonderful pool with hydromassage
  • Every bedroom offers a kingsize bed

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Satellite TV Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Seaview

The Villa

Villa Ilya is a spacious 4-bedroom villa located in a small coastal village, Duće. The villa offers sea views, fitness room, sauna and is just a short walk to sandy and pebble beaches and restaurants.

Ground Floor
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Dining area with seating for eight people
- Living room with comfortable sofas and flat screen TV
- Guest toilet

First Floor
- Two bedrooms with king size bed, en suite bathroom and shared balcony
- Laundry with a washing machine, dryer and an ironing corner

Second Floor
- Two bedrooms with king size bed, en suite bathroom and shared balcony

Lower Ground Floor
- Finnish sauna, a treadmill, a walk-in shower and a separate toilet.

Exterior Grounds
- Private heated swimming pool (8m x 4m) with hydromassage
- Sun deck area with 6 deck chairs
- Comfy lounge corner
- Outdoor shower
- Outdoor dining area with a dining table for 8 people with a barbecue, a TV and a fridge

Additional Facilities
- Air Conditioning
- Wi-Fi
- Heating
- Washing Machine
- Tumble Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron and Board
- Private Parking

*Pool heating included upon request, see T&Cs


About the surrounding area of Villa Iyla
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Boat Trips
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Villa Iyla enjoys a wonderful location close to Duca's sandy beach, restaurants, shops and mini market. This golden stretch of sand is 5km long. The fabulous attractions of Omis are just 2.5km away or five minutes in the car.
The scenic 'Pirate' town of Omis is located at the mouth of the Cetina River. The Omis Riviera is often considered one of Croatia's best-kept secrets. The coastline is dramatic, with sharp, jagged mountains breaking up the scenic picture. This little town packs a punch with pretty sandy beaches for relaxation, historical buildings and activities such as biking, kayaking, rafting, canyoning, rock climbing, and ziplining. It also boasts an incredible dining scene. Omis is brimming with ancient buildings and churches, including the 13th-century Fortress Mirabella and 15th-century Fortress Starigrad, also known as Fortica Fortress. The Omis Summer Festival is magical, with Capella singing in the churches and squares around the town. There is also a lot of pirate entertainment. Omis enjoys a number of beaches, including Velika Plaza and Bacvice in the centre of the town and Slavinj and Brzet Beaches, roughly ten minutes from the centre. The popular Camp Galeb Beach is on the way towards Split, not far from the villa. Many posters and advertisements for Croatia show the amazing Zlatni Rat Beach on the island of Brac, one of Croatia's best beaches.
The stunning town of Split is only 25km away and is a must-visit! The Diocletian's Palace is a fantastic landmark built in the 4th century. It contains a military camp, the magnificent Golden Gate and a villa where the Roman emperor Diocletian retired. For the most fantastic view of the city, you should climb the bell tower of Saint Domnius Cathedral, which dates back to the 7th century. It is the most well-preserved temple in Europe. If you do not have much time in Split, you should take a walking tour with a guide to ensure you do not miss anything. Split's Riva is the perfect place for an evening stroll. You can admire the wonderful boats and stop at the cosmopolitan cafes and bars. Palm trees line the Riva adding to its atmosphere.
As well as wonderful cuisine, Croatia is known for its excellent wines. You can visit the Putalj Winery for an authentic wine-tasting experience during your holiday. It is only twenty minutes from Split. If you book in advance, they may even be able to pick you up.
The beautiful Makarska Riviera is 38 miles long, starting at Brela in the north and ending at Gradac in the south. It offers stunning beaches, including Punta Rata. The Riviera is popular for its ice cream parlours, nature park, nightlife, harbour, beach, shopping and dining. Kacic Square is overlooked by the majestic Baroque Church of St Mark and is brimming with buzzy restaurants, cafes and bars. It is vibrant and lively, with entertainment and a daily local produce market. The pretty harbour is lined with lively restaurants and offers day trips to Jelsa on Hvar and Zlatni Rat Beach in Bol on Brac.

Read more about Omis

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Split Airport


Nearest City Split


Nearest Town Omiš


Nearest Beach Duće beach


Nearest Restaurant Shooko Beach Bar


Nearest Supermarket Studenac Market



The Dalmatian coast is a veritable treasure trove of stunning landscapes and historic towns, and Omis, situated halfway between the famous port city of Split and the energetic town of Maksarka, is no exception. With its rich history, scenic backdrop, and a plethora of attractions, Omis stands out as a unique and captivating destination for those seeking to explore the charm of Croatia. The town's history is deeply intertwined with its dramatic geographical setting, which is dominated by the imposing Cetina River Canyon and the Mosor Mountain Range.

The old town of Omis, with its narrow cobblestone streets and stone houses, is a place where history and culture converge. It’s a charming place to explore on foot and soak up the local way of life. There are a number of historic churches that you’ll come across while exploring - the Church of St. Michael, the Church of St. Peter, and the Church of St. Rocco, which all showcase intricate architectural details and a sense of reverence. The old town is also home to an abundance of restaurants, cafes, and local shops, it’s an excellent spot to savour authentic Croatian dishes and find unique souvenirs.

One of the most prominent historical attractions in the town is the Mirabella Fortress, often called Peovica. Perched high on a rocky outcrop, this fortress was built during the 13th century and was used as a hideout by the notorious Omis pirates who terrorised the Adriatic Sea. Today, visitors can climb up the steep path to the fortress and enjoy panoramic views of the town, the coast, and the surrounding landscapes.

Omis boasts a pristine stretch of coastline with a variety of beaches, each catering to different tastes. One of the most popular is the sandy beach at the mouth of the Cetina River, offering calm waters perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Adventurous spirits may prefer the pebbly beach of Brzet, known for its perfect conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Just a short drive from Omis, there's the small village of Stanici, which is renowned for its unspoiled beaches and crystal-clear waters. It's a serene place to relax and escape the crowds often found in more touristy locations.

The Cetina River is a defining feature of Omis, and one of the most exhilarating activities here is to take a rafting excursion along its emerald waters. The river cuts through the impressive Cetina Canyon, creating a thrilling white-water rafting experience that appeals to adventure seekers and nature lovers alike. The journey offers panoramic views of the rugged cliffs, lush forests, and the charming villages that dot the landscape.

The nearby Biokovo Nature Park is an outstanding natural attraction. The Biokovo Mountain Range, part of the Dinaric Alps, offers incredible hiking opportunities, with well-marked trails leading to panoramic viewpoints where you can marvel at the Adriatic Sea and the islands scattered along the coast. The juxtaposition of the rugged mountain terrain and the azure waters is simply stunning and will leave a lasting impression.

The history, natural beauty, and cultural vitality of Omis combine to create a destination that is rich in character and charm. Whether you're seeking adventure on the Cetina River, exploring the medieval fortresses, or simply savouring the local cuisine, Omis has something to offer every traveller who ventures to this utterly enchanting corner of the Dalmatian coast.


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

Villa Iyla is brilliant for a family holiday. The living space is wonderful and incredibly spacious. The pool is idyllic, enjoying splendid views and lots of space. Children love the location being so close to the beach.

Children love spending a day on the Cetina River. There are many thrilling adventures to be had depending on age. Older children will enjoy canyoning, rafting and ziplining. The 2km of ziplines crossing the canyon can travel at speeds up to 65km an hour. Qualified instructors take the young ones tandem on the zipwires. Children also enjoy rock jumping, swimming, kayaking and paragliding.

Harry Potter and Game of Thrones fans adore the historic town of Split. They recognise the cellar in the Diocletian’s Palace where Deanerys kept her dragons and other locations around the town. The Klis Fortress on the hillside overlooking Split was used in Game of Thrones. Children enjoy climbing to the top of the bell tower of St Domnius Cathedral. If you pass the towering statue of Gregorius of Nin they say it is good luck to rub his big toe! Jezinac Beach and Sustipan Park are popular with families.

The Plitvice Lakes National Park was granted UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. It is a memorable day trip. With sixteen stunning lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, the park is absolutely stunning. The park is home to deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare birds. Don’t forget to take your swimming costumes as you can swim in the lakes.

Another fantastic day trip is to the sensational Krka National Park. You take a boat ride through the park and can swim, stand under spring water waterfalls and jump off rocks. The scenery is spectacular with top attractions including the magnificent Skradinski and Buk waterfalls. You can also visit the small island of Visovac and the Roski Slap waterfall. Tickets can be bought in advance or at the park. The tickets include the boat trip from Skradin to Skradinski.

Makarska is very popular for its ice-cream parlours, beaches, harbour and the Makarska Observatory where small children can observe the clear skies and planets through the telescope. Boat trips can be taken from there too.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool


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 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after 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.
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? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay 7 nights from 03.06 to 15.09. 5 nights during all other periods.
Changeover day Saturday from 03.06 to 15.09. Flexible during all other periods.
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & vaping are not permitted
Pool heating charge? Pool heating is available upon request at time of booking and is included in the rental price. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
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 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £1,675 £2,345
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £2,028 £2,839
Apr 27th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £2,292 £3,209
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £2,601 £3,641
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - £4,073
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - £4,566
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - £5,060
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - £5,553
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - £6,294
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - £5,553
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - £5,060
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - £4,566
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - £4,073
Sep 21st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - £3,641
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 £2,601 £3,641
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 £2,292 £3,209
Oct 12th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2025 £2,028 £2,839

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €1,824 €2,554
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €2,208 €3,091
Apr 27th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €2,496 €3,494
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €2,832 €3,965
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - €4,435
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - €4,972
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - €5,510
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - €6,047
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - €6,854
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - €6,047
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - €5,510
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - €4,972
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - €4,435
Sep 21st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - €3,965
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 €2,832 €3,965
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 €2,496 €3,494
Oct 12th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2025 €2,208 €3,091

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $1,989 $2,784
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $2,407 $3,370
Apr 27th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $2,721 $3,809
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $3,087 $4,322
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - $4,835
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - $5,421
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - $6,007
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - $6,593
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - $7,472
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - $6,593
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - $6,007
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - $5,421
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - $4,835
Sep 21st 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 - $4,322
Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 $3,087 $4,322
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 $2,721 $3,809
Oct 12th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2025 $2,407 $3,370

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.


  • Lovely villa

    on 23/07/2023

    Lovely villa and very good welcome pack and greeting from owner. Very well equipped property. Perfect!

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