Villa Meli

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Modern Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Wheelchair Access


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Located just outside the Krka National Park, about 20 minutes drive from Šibenik, Villa Meli enjoys proximity to the countryside and all the attractions of this vibrant coastal city. Featuring an exceptional pool terrace, this peaceful 6-bedroom property lies in a beautiful 2000 sq m garden.

Around the large swimming pool, you’ll find a seating area and an array of sun loungers to relax on, while the covered part of the terrace features a lovely dining area. A barbecue and a play area can also be found in the villa’s expansive grounds. Bikes are also available so you can discover the area on two wheels.

Villa Meli is suitable for up to 12 guests. As well as the superb outdoor areas, you can enjoy some beautifully styled rooms inside. These include a well-equipped dining area with a wooden beamed ceiling and a cosy lounge with comfortable seating and satellite TV. Similarly elegant, the kitchen is equipped with a large fridge freezer and oven, dishwasher and coffee machine. With air-conditioning and lots of natural light, these rooms all form part of one bright and airy open-plan space.

Ideal for families and large groups, the villa offers six bedrooms, including five doubles, one twin room and three bathrooms. All the villa rooms are on one floor, so it’s easy to access the outdoor areas. Children and pets are welcomed at Villa Meli.

This part of Croatia has some wonderful sights to explore, with the stunning waterfalls one of the main attractions of Krka National Park. This picturesque region is perfect for walking or cycling, while a boat ride along the River Krka will lead you to the old city of Šibenik.

The city’s best-known landmark is St James’ Cathedral, which holds UNESCO World Heritage status and is constructed entirely from stone sourced from nearby islands. Around halfway between other must-see cities, Split and Zadar, Šibenik’s impressive Old Town is home to numerous fascinating buildings. The city’s restaurants excel in showcasing fine Croatian food and wine.

Šibenik is just a short drive from good beaches and serves as a departure point for pretty islands like Prvić and Zlarin. It’s also well placed for visits to the lovely medieval town of Trogir, and Primošten where the finest local wine is produced. The Kornati Islands National Park, consisting of 140 uninhabited islands, is another local highlight.

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What you should know…

  • A minimum stay of 7 nights applies
  • This is a non-smoking property
  • No events or parties are permitted at Villa Meli

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Satellite TV TV Wheelchair Access

The Villa

Villa Meli is a home on a huge for up 12 people, with 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms


- Fully equipped kitchen with dining area
- Living room
- TV room with lounge area
- Five bedrooms with king size beds
- Twin bedroom with two single beds
- Three family bathrooms

- 2000m2 garden
- Swimming pool  with sun loungers and parasols
- Outdoor shower
- Covered barbecue with dining area

- Air conditioning
- Wifi
- Hairdryer
- Coffee machine
- Satellite TV
- Laundry facilities
- Sauna
- High chair


About the surrounding area of Villa Meli
<1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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A city full of historical sights, Šibenik is a fine place to discover the real Dalmatia. Located close to the magnificent Krka National Park and roughly halfway between Zadar and Split, it’s also great for taking a trip to nearby islands or the resort of Vodice with its many beaches.

The Old Town is the part of Šibenik you will want to concentrate on. The city’s finest attraction is undoubtedly the World Heritage Site, St James’ Cathedral. Made entirely of stone, the cathedral dates back to the 15th century and is a fusion of Gothic and Renaissance architectural styles. Its most notable feature is depicting 71 faces on the back wall, some rather grotesque – all were based on real citizens.

Another nod to Šibenik’s past comes in the form of its four forts – St Michael’s, St John, Barone and St Nikola. You will need to take a boat to reach the last one, but the other three are all accessible on foot from the city centre. St Michael’s Fort has been restored in recent years and now features an open-air theatre. You can also discover the origins of the city at this important landmark. In summer, the nearby Barone Fort doubles as an open-air cinema.

Look out for the St Lawrence Monastery, too – its beautiful garden, laid out in medieval style, is a lovely place to stop. Filled with herbs, fruit trees and colourful plants, local schoolchildren regularly maintain the garden.

Close to the cathedral, you’ll find the Šibenik City Museum, housed in the Rector’s Palace. Also not far away is the Aquarium Terrarium, with tropical fish, lobsters, an octopus and even some lizards. Visit the city in summer, and you may catch the annual International Children’s Festival, which Šibenik has hosted for more than 60 years – much of the action takes place on the streets so that you may stumble upon musical performances, theatre, dance and all sorts of other family-friendly entertainment.

The city is full of excellent restaurants which showcase the best Adriatic cuisine as well as many others. The region is a major wine producer, so look out for the highly-rated local red, babić. An excursion out of town to the Baraka Winery will allow you to learn more about Croatian wine, or you could enquire about the list on offer at eateries like Michelin Star Pelegrini. Not only is the food top-notch and the wine expertly selected, but it also has one of the best views of the cathedral you’ll find.

For a day out admiring Croatia’s natural beauty, it has to be Krka National Park. Easily accessible from Šibenik, the park has 17 dramatic waterfalls, biking and hiking trails and endless areas of the countryside – it would take days to see it all. Still, guided tours are available to show you highlights like Visovac Island, the impressive Roški Slap waterfall.

Read more about Sibenik

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Split Airport

(60 km)

Sightseeing Krka National Park

(14 km)

Nearest Beach Banj Beach

(16 km)

Nearest Beach Banj Beach

(16 km)


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

There is plenty for the kids to enjoy around Šibenik, with lots to see and do within a short drive of Villa Meli. One of the best-loved family destinations is the Aquapark Dalmatia water-park which lies around 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre. Located at the Solaris beach resort, the park is open to all and has a great range of slides and pools, as well as a lazy river which has a surprise in store. There is also a special zone for the youngest children.

Also worth a look is the city centre Aquarium Terrarium with its many sea creatures native to the Adriatic. Young kids will love this place – it’s just a couple of minutes from St James’ Cathedral, so if you’re visiting this landmark it’s easy to combine the two. If they are more into birds than fish, there’s a chance to learn falconry at the Sokolarski Centre in Dubrava, about 10 minutes from Šibenik. This rescue centre in the woods cares for hundreds of injured birds before returning them to the wild and provides educational tours.

A short drive from the city, Plaza Banj – or Banj Beach – has a huge array of facilities, offering everything from beach volleyball and basketball to a skate park, children’s playground and an open-air cinema. With cafés and restaurants too, there’s enough here to keep everyone happy for hours.

Nature-loving kids will be in their element at Krka National Park, a vast area of natural beauty which is easy to reach from Šibenik. It’s worth planning your trip to get the most out of it, as there is a lot here – guided tours can show you the best bits, which include some spectacular waterfalls, Lake Visovac and the River Krka itself.

The Barone Fort is another nice place for kids – there is a lovely ship-shaped playground which enjoys some amazing views out to sea, and there’s a café and plenty of room to run around and play. All the city’s fortresses are worth visiting, and often hold outdoor events. Teenagers may be surprisingly interested in the city’s historic sights, at least if they are fans of Game of Thrones – like many of Croatia’s cities, Šibenik featured as a filming location. Amazing buildings like the Old Town Hall and St James’ Cathedral certainly exude star quality.

For an interactive look at the area’s past, the Dalmatian Ethno Village can be found at the Solaris resort to the south of the city. With cobbled streets, an old watermill, craft and cooking demonstrations, it’s all about local traditions and will be just one of the memorable experiences they take home from Šibenik.

Kids Activities Close-by

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


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 €400 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 7 nights
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & vaping are not permitted.
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 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 - - - - £2,559
Jan 1st 2024 - May 15th 2024 £732 £1,097 £1,463 £1,828 £2,559
May 15th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 - - - - £3,069
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jun 17th 2024 - - - - £3,393
Jun 17th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - - - - £3,950
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 28th 2024 - - - - £5,115
Aug 28th 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 - - - - £3,950
Sep 16th 2024 - Jun 12th 2025 £1,129 £1,693 £2,258 £2,822 £3,950

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 - - - - €2,799
Jan 1st 2024 - May 15th 2024 €800 €1,200 €1,600 €1,999 €2,799
May 15th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 - - - - €3,356
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jun 17th 2024 - - - - €3,710
Jun 17th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - - - - €4,320
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 28th 2024 - - - - €5,593
Aug 28th 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 - - - - €4,320
Sep 16th 2024 - Jun 12th 2025 €1,235 €1,852 €2,469 €3,086 €4,320

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 10th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 - - - - $3,015
Jan 1st 2024 - May 15th 2024 $862 $1,293 $1,723 $2,154 $3,015
May 15th 2024 - Jun 3rd 2024 - - - - $3,616
Jun 3rd 2024 - Jun 17th 2024 - - - - $3,997
Jun 17th 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - - - - $4,654
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 28th 2024 - - - - $6,026
Aug 28th 2024 - Sep 16th 2024 - - - - $4,654
Sep 16th 2024 - Jun 12th 2025 $1,330 $1,995 $2,660 $3,325 $4,654

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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