Villa Gara

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Sleeps: 6 - 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2

Overview

Pool Villa/House
Great Value
Ideal for Kids Hot Tub Walk to Village

Enjoying gorgeous views of the sea and surrounding islands, the magnificent Villa Gara sets you just a short drive from the city of Split and the beaches of the Dalmatian Coast. This beautiful villa, built by the owner himself, has lots to look forward to, including a heated outdoor pool and a luxurious hot tub.

In the peaceful setting of Gornje Sitno, the villa occupies a quiet, elevated position close to mountain trails, yet is just a short walk from the nearest shop and restaurants. The outdoor terrace is sure to see plenty of you, day and night, with the 36 sq m pool surrounded by sun loungers and accompanied by an outdoor shower. The area is particularly enchanting when lit in the evening, with the hot tub enjoying a very special view out to the Adriatic Sea.

A covered terrace situated between the pool and the indoor living area gives you a lovely place to dine while enjoying the views and the sunshine, and there’s even a hammock to chill out in. A children’s play area, barbecue and a seating area on the upper terrace add yet more charm to Villa Gara – and you may also get to enjoy the super-local, fresh produce of the vegetable garden.

Inside, you have a living room with fireplace, TV and sofa-bed, and a comfortable dining area with seating for six. The kitchen is just steps away, and provides a large fridge freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and everything else you may need. There is also a bathroom on the ground floor.

Upstairs, you have two double bedrooms and a twin room with bunk beds, as well as another bathroom and the upper terrace –a fine place from which to watch the sun set, and with space to sit down for a drink too.

Just over 20 minutes’ drive away, the city of Split is likely to be one of your must-do excursions, with its historic icons, beautiful parks and romantic waterfront among the many reasons to visit. Not too far east, you also have the riverside town of Omiš, full of thrilling sporting adventures and with great beaches along the coast in both directions.


Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • No parties or events are permitted at Villa Gara
  • Smoking is not permitted at this property
  • A car is recommended for getting around the area – parking for two vehicles is available at the villa

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner

The Villa

Villa Gara was  built by the owner himself, has lots to look forward to, including a heated outdoor pool and a luxurious hot tub.There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and it can accommodate up to 6+1 guest.

Interior
Ground floor

- Fully equipped kitchen
- Living room with sofa bed
- Family bathroom with shower

First Floor
- Two double bedrooms
- Twin bedroom with bunk beds
- Family bathroom with shower
- Terrace

Exterior
- Swimming pool
- Playground for childrens  with slide and swings and trampolin
- Outdoor furniture
- Outdoor shower

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Gara
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Croatia’s second city, Split rivals many capitals when it comes to historic and cultural must-sees. Likely to be on your list are Diocletian’s Palace and Saint Domnius’ Cathedral, but there is so much more, with no shortage of beautiful squares and buildings, plus the Riva waterfront and breathtaking Marjan Hills. The coast which stretches out east of the city has many more delights in store, including scenic Stobreč and Jesenice.

Perched on the Adriatic, Split boasts beautiful sunsets, exciting cuisine, great art and tons of history. Among its big draws are the Split Gallery of Fine Arts, Archaeological Museum and the Mestrovic Gallery, showcasing the work of the country’s greatest sculptor.

Right on the tip of the peninsula, the expansive green spaces of the Marjan Forest Park are another great reason to visit, while tours out to see the wonderful waterfalls of Krka are also justly popular. The Roman ruins of Diocletian’s Palace are perhaps the Split’s best-known attraction, and guided walking tours of this and other local landmarks are a great way to get a feel for the city. Look out too for Republic Square, where many cultural events take place, and Split’s main beach, Bacvice. You will probably spot some people standing in the water playing the famous local ball game, Picigin.

Within a 30-minute drive of the city are Stobreč, Podstrana and Jesenice. All are worth stopping for – as the beauty of the Adriatic is always worth admiring. Look out for the wooden ships at Jesenice, which can take you on a pleasurable journey, perhaps towards nearby Omiš or the island of Brač. If you make it to Omiš, just a little further, you’ll be in the adrenaline sports capital of the area, with spectacular zip-wire and water-sports adventures all part of this historic town’s modern-day appeal.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Resnik - Split

(37 Km)

Nearest Village Village Gornje Sitno centre

(200 m)

Nearest Train Station Split

(20 Km)

Nearest Beach Sand Beach

(13 Km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurant

(300 m)

Region

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

Kids

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

This might just be the perfect villa for those with a young family, because everything they could want has been thought about. Outside, as well as the wonderful pool, there’s a play area with a slide, swings and see-saw, and a big trampoline, and inside you have satellite TV, DVD, PlayStation, a music system and great Wi-Fi. There are books and toys too, and a high-chair available for the very youngest.

Villa Gara has beautiful mountainous surroundings, and offers the use of a pair of mountain bikes to go exploring on. The coast is lined with peaceful beaches and nearby Omiš offers zip-line adventures, river rafting, pirate escapades and all sorts of other family fun. In Split, don’t miss the frog museum, semi-submarine, aquarium and an amazing chocolate shop owned by the city’s first punk – plus family beaches like Znjan with paddle boats, bouncy castles and lots more.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds

Extras

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 €200 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Linen and bath towels included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Pets not allowed
Changeover day Saturdays from 24th June to September
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Minimum stay 7 nights from 24th June to September, 5 nights from October to April
Heating costs included? Included in the rental price
Tax Included in the rental price
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - £2,502
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - £2,807
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - £3,203
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - £3,527
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - £3,203
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - £2,807
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - £2,502
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - £2,246
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 - £1,465 £2,050
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 - £1,373 £1,922
Oct 12th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 - £1,190 £1,666
Mar 29th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 - £1,190 £1,666
May 3rd 2025 - May 17th 2025 - £1,373 £1,922
May 17th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - £1,465 £2,050
May 31st 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 £1,285 £1,606 £2,247
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 - - £2,503
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - £2,811
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - £3,203
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 - - £3,528
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - £3,203
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - - £2,811
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - - £2,503
Sep 13th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - £1,605 £2,247
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 - £1,465 £2,050
Oct 4th 2025 - Oct 11th 2025 - £1,373 £1,922
Oct 11th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 - £1,190 £1,666

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - €2,755
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - €3,091
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - €3,528
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - €3,884
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - €3,528
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - €3,091
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - €2,755
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - €2,473
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 - €1,613 €2,258
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 - €1,512 €2,117
Oct 12th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 - €1,311 €1,835
Mar 29th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 - €1,311 €1,835
May 3rd 2025 - May 17th 2025 - €1,512 €2,117
May 17th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - €1,613 €2,258
May 31st 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 €1,415 €1,768 €2,474
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 - - €2,757
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - €3,095
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - €3,528
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 - - €3,885
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - €3,528
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - - €3,095
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - - €2,757
Sep 13th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - €1,768 €2,474
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 - €1,613 €2,258
Oct 4th 2025 - Oct 11th 2025 - €1,512 €2,117
Oct 11th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 - €1,311 €1,835

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 18th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - $2,958
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - $3,319
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - $3,787
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - - $4,170
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - $3,787
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - $3,319
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - $2,958
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - $2,655
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 - $1,732 $2,424
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 - $1,624 $2,273
Oct 12th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 - $1,407 $1,970
Mar 29th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 - $1,407 $1,970
May 3rd 2025 - May 17th 2025 - $1,624 $2,273
May 17th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - $1,732 $2,424
May 31st 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 $1,519 $1,898 $2,656
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 - - $2,959
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - $3,323
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - $3,787
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 - - $4,171
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - $3,787
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - - $3,323
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - - $2,959
Sep 13th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - $1,898 $2,656
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 - $1,732 $2,424
Oct 4th 2025 - Oct 11th 2025 - $1,624 $2,273
Oct 11th 2025 - Dec 20th 2025 - $1,407 $1,970

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

  • Stunning location, wonderful hosts

    on 02/10/2021

    We absolutely loved our time at Villa Runje. We had never been to Croatia before so we didn't know what to expect, but we were put in touch with Marija, the villa owner, about two weeks before we travelled and from that time onwards she became our ever-present helpline for all questions we had; from whether to hire a car, to the available excursions, to what type of plugs they have. She answered promptly and was so friendly that by the time we arrived at the villa I felt I already knew her personally. This is a great feeling when you are in a strange country and totally put us at ease.
    The owners were waiting for us when we arrived and live just up the road so they are on hand for any potential issues. But we didn't have any issues as the villa is beautifully presented, immaculately clean and full of anything you might need. They have paid huge attention to detail and the place is very cosy and full of character unlike some holiday homes. The villa has a spectacular view of the islands. It is tucked away in a lovely village and takes about 20 mins to drive to from the nearest town so I would definitely recommend hiring a car. The village is authentically Croatian and the village shop is well stocked and has very friendly English-speaking management.
    The villa has a personal touch without being cluttered. The terrace is the perfect place to have most meals but there is also an internal dining table. There is a very large flat screen smart TV. The sofa is also a sofa bed. The kitchen has everything you could need. There is a washing machine. Upstairs both double bedrooms have comfortable beds and amazing views of the coastline. There is ample cupboard space and another room with bunk beds. The bathrooms are modern and have very good water pressure. There is an upstairs roof terrace.
    The real highlight of the villa is the beautiful garden with a well-kept and very clean heated pool and hot tub. This is the perfect place to retire to after a day of sightseeing or beach and there is nothing better than a couple of hours in the hot tub as the sun goes down slowly over the water. The sunsets were incredible. There is also a traditional barbeque and play area for children.
    The local restaurants are very good value for money and serve good quality Croatian food. Everyone was very friendly.
    All in all we had a lovely time, we felt we got to know the 'real' Croatia and we found our stay very relaxing but also there was so much to do that we will be going back as soon as we can. Thanks Mare and Zdenko for your great hospitality.

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