Villa Josephine

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2


Pool Villa/House Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Hot Tub All Bedrooms En-Suite


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The charming Villa Josephine is located in the village of Bičine, just 2km from the beautiful riverside town of Skradin. A rustic 2-bedroom holiday home which can accommodate up to six guests, it features a gorgeous pool and terrace with many additional features.

You will enjoy a hugely relaxing break at Villa Josephine with a heated pool, hot tub and sauna all waiting for you. The outdoor areas provide the perfect opportunity to spend time together or alone, with a dining area, summer kitchen and barbecue great for entertaining, and sun loungers perfect for me-time.

Inside, the house remains as rustic and characterful as it was when built, but with some great modern additions. You have a living area with comfortable seating and satellite TV, plus a well-equipped kitchen and dining room. High-quality furnishings and décor make the interiors both luxurious and welcoming.
The two double bedrooms each have a bathroom of their own, with the sofa-bed in the living room able to accommodate an extra two guests if required. An adjacent three-bedroom villa can also be rented at the same time if available, an ideal arrangement for larger groups.

Villa Josephine offers a wide range of additional services. A maid service, pool cleaning and gardening are included, and others such as a chef, butler or the arrangement of tours, car hire, transfers and similar are available on request.

Skradin is a stunning destination with a chilled-out marina and riverside restaurants providing just the right ambiance. The town’s little streets and passageways are a pleasure to explore, and there is plenty of green space to relax in too – not to mention that it’s the gateway to the wonderful Krka National Park. Just 25 minutes’ drive away, the larger town of Šibenik is also one not to miss. It comes alive in summer with great festivals, and attracts visitors all year with its centrepiece, St James’ Cathedral.

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What you should know…

  • Please advise in advance if you will require tailored services such as chefs, transfers or excursions
  • Smoking is not permitted at this property
  • Pets are welcome by prior arrangement only

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Bicycles Provided Outdoor Games Heating

The Villa

Villa Josephine is a rustic 2-bedroom holiday home which can accommodate up to six guests, with a georgeus pool and terrace with many additional features.

- Fully equipped kitchen
- Dining room
- Sitting room with sofa-bed for two additional visitors
- Two double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Heated pool with jacuzzi
- Sunloungers and parasol
- Shower and toilet
- Outdoor kitchen with barbecue
- Poolside dining area
- Parking

- Air conditioning
- Wi-Fi
- Satellite TV
- Sauna
- Bicycles

*Pool heating included upon request, see T&Cs

***Villa Josephine is the smallest of two houses. For bigger groups, it is possible to book Villa Klementina, next door villa with three bedrooms


About the surrounding area of Villa Josephine
<1hr to Airport Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The small town of Skradin lies at the entrance to the Krka National Park, famed for its magnificent waterfalls. The town packs in some impressive sights of its own, and the view from the bridge which crosses the River Krka is one. The whole town is designated as a protected cultural monument, and it will be easy to understand why as you potter around its charming centre.

The town lies close to the river where a marina and a host of waterside restaurants can be found. This is perfect country for walking or cycling, and it’s easy to take a boat trip too. The river will eventually lead you south to the stunning town of Šibenik, around 20km away. This is a trip you should definitely make, with its medieval centre the part of town to see. Make the climb up to St Michael’s Fortress to get a bird’s eye view.

Also in Šibenik, the elaborate St James’ Cathedral holds World Heritage Site status, and was constructed entirely from stone sourced from nearby islands such as Brač and Korčula. Worth a visit too are the Mediterranean Monastery Gardens, a fun aquarium and the Šibenik City Museum. In summer, the town hosts some great festivals, including the International Children’s Festival, which brings music, dance, children’s theatre and film to Šibenik.

It’s a little over an hour to Split and Zadar – Šibenik lies roughly halfway between the two. In Split, there’s Diocletian’s Palace and much more of historical note, while Zadar is becoming known for unique attractions like the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation – both truly memorable experiences.

Read more about Sibenik

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Split Airport

(45 km)

Nearest Town/City Sibenik

(22 km)

Nearest Supermarket Konzum

(500 m)

Nearest Bar/Pub Bar & restaurants

(3 Km)


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

Villa Josephine is the perfect villa for a smaller family to enjoy southern Croatia, with virtually everything the kids could want. From the delightful pool and terrace to the sauna, barbecue and garden, it’s good times all the time here.

Be sure to take them to Krka National Park, the ideal place to get back to nature, or to Šibenik to see the cathedral or the aquarium, depending on their tastes.

Those looking for aquatic fun should head to Solaris Aqua Park, which is home to six exhilarating water slides, a wide range of waterfalls, pools and, of course, the relaxing Lazy River. If you are looking for some respite from the sun, the Aquarium is a perfect escape. There is a notable reptile and lizard section too, if you’re looking to scale back on the fish displays!

The Sibenik Falconry Centre is located further inland. This organisation’s aim is to care & rehabilitate injured birds and educate people about wildlife conservation. Demonstrations and interactive exhibitions are held during the day, so check out the timetable.

If the children are more interested in playing the sun, Happy Horse Farm will be an exciting prospect. Horse and pony rides can be arranged, as well as cart rides. If you and your children haven’t been riding on the beach before, this would be an experience the family wouldn’t forget.

If you are travelling around June & July, keep your eyes peeled for The International Children’s Festival, which is held in Sibenik. Workshops, open air theatres and performers fill the streets for a few weeks and kids are captivated.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Outdoor Games
  • Fenced Grounds


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.



Event information

Property owner: Maja Pulic

How long have you owned the property? The properties have been in our family for more than 130 years. Maja also owns Villa Klementina.

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with? The original and traditional dalmatian stone features of the property. 

Are there any interesting stories in its history? Croatian writer, Nikola Pulić was born here in 1926.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do? Visit National Park Krka

Really eat? Skradin risotto, Skradin cake, Meat under the bell and black risotto!

Really see? Krka National Park, Kornati National Park, Prokljan Lake, Šibenik, Zadar... there are too many to list!

What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area? I always recommend a visit to a local winery.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €250 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.
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 5 nights
Changeover day Flexible
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
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 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - May 11th 2024 £1,377 £1,927
May 11th 2024 - May 19th 2024 £1,377 £1,927
May 19th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £1,573 £2,202
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £1,868 £2,615
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 £2,163 £3,028
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £2,360 £3,303
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £1,868 £2,615
Oct 1st 2024 - Jun 13th 2025 £1,573 £2,202

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - May 11th 2024 €1,505 €2,107
May 11th 2024 - May 19th 2024 €1,505 €2,107
May 19th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €1,721 €2,408
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €2,043 €2,860
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 €2,366 €3,311
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €2,581 €3,612
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €2,043 €2,860
Oct 1st 2024 - Jun 13th 2025 €1,721 €2,408

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 11th 2023 - May 11th 2024 $1,622 $2,270
May 11th 2024 - May 19th 2024 $1,622 $2,270
May 19th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $1,853 $2,594
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $2,201 $3,081
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 $2,548 $3,567
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $2,780 $3,891
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $2,201 $3,081
Oct 1st 2024 - Jun 13th 2025 $1,853 $2,594

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.


  • Everything was perfect

    on 24/08/2023

    We booked here to have a few days of complete relaxation and to visit Krka National Park. This place was perfect for both. Everything about this property was exceptional. The indoor and outdoor spaces were very beautifully done and to a very high standard. Wished we had booked longer as it was such a beautiful retreat.

  • Would 100% recommend

    on 03/08/2023

    Beautiful and clean Villa with great facilities. The host was also incredibly welcoming, friendly and helpful. Would 100% recommend.

  • Our expectations were fully met and 5 stars are earned

    on 25/07/2023

    The Villa was well furnished, from the Nespresso machine to the fridge with ice maker, everything there that you need for a relaxing holiday. The ambiance is just beautiful. Particularly noteworthy is the pool area, which is just fantastically beautiful. In the outdoor area there is also an additional shower with toilet, very clean, modern and well maintained. The outdoor kitchen was great, actually you do not need the villa at all ;-) Our expectations were fully met and 5 stars are earned. And then there was our charming hostess, we were already spoiled with local specialties on arrival and in between. She was always approachable to us and soooo welcoming, if possible I would also award her 12 stars. All in all, a perfect holiday and we will definitely be back.

  • Amazing!

    on 17/07/2023

    Absolutely amazing villa and welcome.

  • Excellent

    on 15/07/2023

    Excellent host and facilities. She was responsive and kind - went over and above what was required.

  • Looking forward to coming back!

    on 06/06/2023

    What a fantastic stay! The villa is beautiful inside and out. The kitchen was so well equipped, the best we’ve experienced on our travels. The outside space makes for a relaxing holiday, we loved using the sauna once the sun went down. Set in peaceful Bicine, it’s just a short distance from Skradin with it’s picturesque marina, restaurants and small supermarkets. We appreciated the personal touches and the host warm welcome, looking forward to coming back!

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