Villa Esse

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


Pool Modern Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite


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Located in Podstrana, between the famous town of Split, and the small town of Omis, stands Villa Esse; a luxurious 4 bedroom holiday villa that accommodates up to 8 guests and features a private swimming pool, sauna and gym. Contemporary in design, fully air-conditioned and spacious throughout, the ground floor features an open-plan living and dining area with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that showcase spectacular views of your private pool area and across the Adriatic. The decor is modern and fresh in tones of white and soft grey with accents of teal and warm wood, and there are mod cons such as a flatscreen TV, WiFi and a PS5 for guests to enjoy.

On the ground floor you’ll also find your fully-equipped kitchen that includes a wine cooler, Nespresso and microwave, as well as all the basics that you would expect for creating family breakfasts and wonderful evening meals. There is a separate toilet on this floor, as well as one of the double bedrooms, which features a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite bathroom with shower and a TV.

You’ll find a further 3 double bedrooms on the first floor, all decorated in the same clean, neutral tones as the rest of the villa, and also featuring walk-in wardrobes, TVs and ensuite bathrooms with shower. Two of the bedrooms open out onto a private terrace, complete with comfy outdoor furniture and pool or sea views - the perfect place to enjoy that morning coffee or evening glass of bubbly in peace and quiet.

If, for you, a holiday is no excuse to not stay in shape, Villa Esse has got  you covered! The lower ground floor offers a Gym with a treadmill, a punching bag, weights and a yoga ball. There’s also a TV down here to enjoy while you’re working out, a shower, and a Finnish sauna, for the ultimate in post-workout relaxation.

The grounds of Villa Esse are just as impressive as the interior, with a private pool with hydro massage, a sun deck area with 8 deck chairs and a lounge area, as well as a covered outdoor dining space with a traditional barbecue and a TV. The villa is completely fenced and equipped with video surveillance for your privacy and safety, and offers a garage space and parking for 3 cars. 

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What you should know…

  • The pool isn’t fenced off, so parents will want to make sure small children are well supervised 
  • There is one double bedroom on the ground floor, and 3 double bedrooms on the first. 
  • You are located just 250m from the beach

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Cooling Jacuzzi BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Heating

The Villa

Villa Esse is a 4 bedrooms luxury villa with private heated pool, gym, sauna and sea views.

Ground floor
- Open-plan living and dining area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Stylish dining area
- Guest toilet
- Double bedroom with a double bed, walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom

Lower ground floor
- Gym room
- Finnish sauna
- Shower

First floor
- Two double bedrooms with a double bed, walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom
- Two double bedrooms with a double bed, walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom and terrace

- Private pool (9m x 3,5m) with a hydro massage
- Sun deck area with 8 deck chairs at the
- Lounge area
- Dining area with traditional barbecue 


About the surrounding area of Villa Esse
Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Esse is situated in a quiet area above a coastal road along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Dalmatian coast. Just 250m from the beach, several shops, and restaurants, the villa is ideally located for both those who want to stay put, and those who want to travel further afield during their stay.

The whole region is well known for its gastronomy, and Podstrana is no exception. Dalmatian cuisine combines Mediterranean recipes with local and fresh ingredients, and in Podstrana you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of fish and vegetable dishes, risottoes, peka and pasticada, as well as fabulous prosciutto, olive oil, bread and cheese

The towns of Split and Omis are easy to reach from here, where you’ll be able to take part in all kinds of activities such as golf, tennis, canoeing, rafting and horseback riding. Split is a favourite destination for Game of Thrones fans, where you’ll recognise several famous locations from the popular TV show. Official tours are available - although you’ll want to book in early to avoid the crowds.This buzzing and exuberant city blends modern and traditional styles, and is the perfect place to visit if you want some contrast to the sleepier atmosphere of Podstrana. Inside the impressive Roman monument of Diocletian’s Palace you’ll find dozens of bars, restaurants, and shops to visit, and down at the bustling waterfront you will find fresh seafood served daily.

In Split you’ll also find the famous Bacvice Beach - popular thanks to its long sandy shallows and its close proximity to the city centre, where you can grab a beverage or do a spot of shopping. Another fascinating attraction to visit if you’re in the area is St. Domnius Cathedral, the oldest Catholic cathedral in the world, completed in the 7th century AD. For the best views of the city visitors will want to climb the Bell Tower and drink in the stunning panoramic views.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Split Airport

(30 km)

Nearest Town/City Podstrana

(8 km)

Nearest Beach Pebble stone beach

(250 m)

Nearest Supermarket Minimarket, Studenac br. 254

(250 m)

Nearest Restaurant Pansion Marinac

(250 m)


The city of Split, with its magnificent historical sites, scenic coastal vistas, and a welcoming local atmosphere, is a must-visit destination for travellers in search of the perfect balance of culture, relaxation, and adventure. Nestled along the captivating Dalmatian Coast, it’s a vibrant mix of modern life and ancient history, making it a thriving hub for both locals and tourists.

The heart of Split is the historic Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that stands as one of the best-preserved Roman monuments in the world. Built for the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 4th century, this massive complex now forms the nucleus of the city. Within the palace walls, you'll discover a labyrinth of narrow streets, charming squares, and historic buildings. The Peristyle, an open-air courtyard, is a central gathering place, and both the Cathedral of Saint Domnius and the Temple of Jupiter showcase remarkable examples of ancient architecture. Strolling through the ancient streets, you'll come across quaint shops, lively cafes, and local markets.

The Riva promenade is the city's vibrant waterfront hub. Lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops, it's the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely stroll, sip a coffee, or dine while overlooking the stunning Adriatic Sea. The palm-lined promenade offers a lively atmosphere day and night, with street performers and events throughout the year.

Just a short walk from the from the centre of Split is Marjan Hill, a pristine nature park that offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling city streets. The park features lush greenery, jogging trails, and stunning viewpoints overlooking the city and the sea. It's an ideal place for hiking, picnicking, or simply enjoying the natural beauty of the Mediterranean.

The Split region offers a variety of beautiful beaches. Bacvice and Ovcice are two popular choices conveniently located near the city centre. The sandy shores are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and trying your hand at the local beach sport, picigin. Exploring further along the coast, you'll find numerous rocky coves and pebble beaches, each with their own unique charm.

For adventure seekers, Split offers a wide array of outdoor activities and water sports. From kayaking and paddle-boarding to sailing and scuba diving, there's something for everyone who wants to experience the Adriatic up close. Split is a great base for taking boat trips to the nearby islands, where you can explore underwater caves and secluded beaches.

Croatian cuisine is known for its fresh, local ingredients and Mediterranean influence. You’ll be able to savour delicious seafood, grilled meats, and traditional recipes. To experience authentic Croatian flavours, visit the local konoba (taverns) that serve traditional dishes like pasticada (a slow-cooked beef stew), and peka (baked meat and vegetables). Pair your meal with local wines and olive oils for a complete gastronomic experience.

Split is a city of remarkable beauty and historical significance. Whether you're exploring ancient streets, soaking up the sun on pristine beaches, or indulging in delectable local cuisine, Split promises an unforgettable experience. Its blend of stunning natural landscapes, ancient history, and a welcoming Mediterranean lifestyle makes it a destination that offers something for every traveller.

Find out more in our Dalmatian Coast Travel Guide


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

Villa Esse makes for wonderful family accommodation, with plenty of space both inside and out, a private pool to enjoy, and peace of mind in the form of fenced in grounds and video surveillance. If you’re staying with very young children it’s important to be aware that there are a couple of first floor terraces, stairs both indoors and out, and that the pool doesn’t have a fence or barrier. It is, however, easily accessed by steps rather than a ladder, so well-supervised children will have no end of fun splashing about to their heart’s content. It’s also important to know that all 4 bedrooms are doubles, and that one of them is located on the ground floor - so if you are a large family it might not be possible to all be sleeping in the same vicinity. 

The villa is well-equipped for young guests, with TV’s in every room, WiFi, air conditioning and even a games console. There’s also a highchair within the villa, and plenty of shaded outdoor space in which to eat and relax.

For children, holidays are all about the beach, and luckily for guests at Villa Esse there’s one right on your doorstep. The beach at Podstrana stretches for over 6km, so you’re bound to find an uncrowded spot. It is mostly pebble, but with some small sandy areas - offering the best of both worlds. Beach shoes are recommended on most beaches in the region to protect little feet, and they are available readily and cheaply in many of the shops you’ll find in the area if you haven’t brought your own. The water here tends to be fairly shallow, ideal for kids, and is beautifully clean and crystal clear. Natural shade can be hard to find, although there is always the possibility of renting parasols as well as sun loungers along many stretches of the beach.

You’ll find no end of cafes and restaurants in Podstrana, catering to all tastes, with dishes prepared according to local recipes. With a choice of local taverns, seafood restaurants and pizzerias you’re sure to find something to tempt even the fussiest eater.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Cooling Jacuzzi


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 €600 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? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 7 nights June to September, all other periods 3 nights.
Changeover day Saturday June to September, flexible all other periods.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & vaping are not permitted.
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 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £2,279 £2,735 £3,190 £3,190
Mar 30th 2024 - May 4th 2024 £2,367 £2,840 £3,313 £3,313
May 4th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £2,542 £3,050 £3,558 £3,558
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £2,805 £3,366 £3,926 £3,926
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - - - £4,294
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - - £4,662
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - £5,276
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - £6,135
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - - £7,116
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - £6,135
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - £5,276
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - - £4,662
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - £4,294
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 £2,805 £3,366 £3,926 £3,926
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 £2,542 £3,050 £3,558 £3,558
Oct 12th 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 £2,367 £2,840 £3,313 £3,313

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €2,496 €2,995 €3,494 €3,494
Mar 30th 2024 - May 4th 2024 €2,592 €3,111 €3,629 €3,629
May 4th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €2,784 €3,341 €3,897 €3,897
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €3,072 €3,686 €4,300 €4,300
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - - - €4,704
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - - €5,107
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - €5,779
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - €6,719
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - - €7,794
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - €6,719
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - €5,779
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - - €5,107
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - €4,704
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 €3,072 €3,686 €4,300 €4,300
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 €2,784 €3,341 €3,897 €3,897
Oct 12th 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 €2,592 €3,111 €3,629 €3,629

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $2,695 $3,234 $3,772 $3,772
Mar 30th 2024 - May 4th 2024 $2,798 $3,358 $3,917 $3,917
May 4th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $3,006 $3,607 $4,208 $4,208
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $3,317 $3,980 $4,643 $4,643
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - - - $5,078
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - - $5,513
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - $6,239
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - $7,254
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - - $8,415
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - $7,254
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - $6,239
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - - $5,513
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - $5,078
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 $3,317 $3,980 $4,643 $4,643
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 $3,006 $3,607 $4,208 $4,208
Oct 12th 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 $2,798 $3,358 $3,917 $3,917

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.


  • Beautiful Villa!

    on 11/09/2021

    We had an amazing stay and were very comfortable in Villa Esse. It’s about 5 minutes away from the beach by foot. From the Villa you have a perfect view that allows you to take in the spectacular sunsets. The pool is very relaxing and perfect for a chill day. In September just a little bit to cold. The house was very clean. Our host did a great job, she was always there for us.

  • Wonderful

    on 31/07/2021

    We enjoyed a great vacation at this beautiful and modern house. The owners are very kind and we were able to contact them via WhatsApp at ever time. The pool is beautiful, the fire place is perfect for BBQ and the kitchen is equipped with the most important things. Every room has an air condition and own bathroom. The beach and a very small supermarket is just a 5 minute walk away. If you stay at the villa you should ask the agency for the contact to the Chef Martin Nane Grubiša. He came to our house and served us a perfect dinner. We also went to his place at the beach for one more dinner.

  • A lovley stay!

    on 03/07/2021

    We had a lovely stay at the Villa Esse. The house is very big with a lot of space, and a very nice and luxury interior, inside it was probably the best house we have ever been in. Also outside you've got a very nice pool and enough space. For having dinner outside, the fireplace is maybe too hot in Summer, we only had breakfast there. The way to the closest beach is only 5min by foot. The owners are very kind and care for everything you need, they even filled the refrigerator before we arrived late in the evening. Recommend!!!

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