Villa Stara

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 7

Overview

Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach All Bedrooms En-Suite

This stunning beachfront villa boasts uninterrupted sea views, a private swimming pool and seven bedrooms accommodating 14 guests in style. Located less than an hour's drive south of Split, near the village of Bajnice along the Dalmatian coast, Villa Stara offers a wonderful Croatian seaside retreat for those who travel here.

The small village of Bajnice is located around 10 miles south of Split. Once a quiet fishing village, Bajnice has slowly started to merge with its neighbours to create a steady flow of settlements along the coast. Much of the coastline here is dotted with narrow pebble shores, so for a larger beach, it is best to head towards the town of Podstrana to the north of the village.

Upon entering Villa Stara, you are welcomed into the ground floor where you will find a semi open-plan living and dining room. Tucked over to one side is the living area, boasting three large, vibrant yellow sofas centred around a wall-mounted television, this is the perfect place to snuggle up and relax in the evenings. To the other side of this space and stretching the length of the room is the impressive dining area, seating twelve guests around the grand wooden dining table. The kitchen is located in a separate room and boasts doors leading out to the private pool terrace. The kitchen is modern and bright, with crisp white cabinets and rich, wooden worktops that are equipped with all you could need to cook up a delicious homecooked meal.

Also on the ground floor, you will find a snug TV room. Providing yet another space to relax and unwind, this space would suit any children in the group looking to chill out on comfortable sofas in their own space. The games room in the garage will also be a hit with kids. Equipped with a pool table, table tennis and darts board, this is the perfect place to strike up some friendly competition. And when you feel like working up a sweat, there is even a small home gym at Villa Stara!

All of the seven bedrooms at Villa Stara are located on the first floor. Each of the modern bedrooms is stylishly decorated, offering air conditioning for added comfort as well as their own en-suite bathrooms for extra privacy. Six of the bedrooms even boast their own balconies to enjoy the lovely sea views. Of the bedrooms, four are home to good-sized double beds, two with two single beds and one with a double bed and an additional single bed, so there is plenty of space for a large family or group of friends.

Sitting just metres from the sea, Villa Stara is a great choice for those looking to enjoy their own private swimming pool while being able to easily head to the sea for a refreshing swim in the Adriatic Sea. The 36m2 private pool sits to the side of the villa and is surrounded by a spacious terrace dotted with sun loungers, so adults can keep an eye on the kids in the pool while they relax in the sun. To the front of the outside space lies a small lawned area, providing further space to enjoy the sunshine and drink in the sea views. Next to the villa, there is a partially shaded outdoor dining area and barbecue so you can enjoy alfresco dining throughout your stay.

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What you should know…

  • Pool heating is available upon request
  • The minimum age of the primary renter must be 25
  • With Wi-Fi and air conditioning available throughout, you can relax in comfort at Villa Stara

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV Gym/Fitness Room Games Room Indoor Games Table Tennis Table Football Beachfront Waterfront

The Villa


Villa Stara sits just behind a small pebble beach, perfect for when you feel like a swim in the sea. There are 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, accommodating up to 14 guests.

Ground Floor
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Open-plan living and dining area
- TV room
- Gym
- Guest W.C.
- Games room in garage

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with one double bed, one single bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with two single beds and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool* (9m x 4m)
- Outdoor shower
- Terrace
- Lawned area
- Sun loungers
- Outdoor dining area
- Barbecue
- Access to beach

Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Wi-Fi
- Television
- PlayStation
- Table tennis
- Pool table
- Darts board
- Washing machine
- Iron and iorning board
- Hair dryer
- Dishwasher
- Coffee machine
- Cot and high chair upon request
- Parking


*Pool heating is included upon request, please see T&Cs.

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Stara
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Seafront
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Villa Stara is located right on the beachfront outside of the small village of Bajnice south of Split. Bajnice was once a quiet fishing village but has slowly grown over the years to merge with its neighbouring villages to create a long stretch of residential areas along the coast. The coastline along this area of the Dalmatian coast is mostly home to narrow pebble beaches, but for larger, more accessible beaches head north to Podstrana.

The beaches surrounding Podstrana stretch for 6 km along the coast, and although mostly pebble beaches, they are home to crystal clear azure waters and wide stretches of pebble shores, making a beach trip well worth a visit. On some of the beaches, watersports are available, including windsurfing, sailing, waterskiing. For kids, there are even a few playgrounds nearby to burn off any extra energy and make some new friends.

Podstrana is home to a few stores and a food market selling fresh, local produce, which are a great way to stock up on essentials before heading to your villa. Dalmatia is a region known for its gastronomy, and in Podstrana, there is an excellent selection of local taverns, restaurants and cafes serving a range of cuisines. From Italian to Croatian and even more international flavours, there is something for everyone no matter your preference.

Split is one of the largest cities in Croatia and is the gateway to many of the Dalmatian Islands. Always busy with the hum of activity, Split is a great way to understand Dalmatian life as it truly is. Diocletian's Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most impressive Roman Monuments, and the Cathedral of St Domnius boasts a unique octagonal shape and is one of the best-maintained Roman buildings standing in the city. You can also easily catch a ferry or catamaran to one of the popular islands such as Hvar or Brac for a day trip to explore the coast.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Split Airport

(30 km)

Nearest Village Jesenice

(2 km)

Nearest Town/City Split

(14 km)

Nearest Restaurant Pansion Marinac

(400 m)

Nearest Beach Small Beach

(100 m)

Nearest Supermarket Studenac

(1 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Split Ferry Port

(14 km)

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

There is plenty to keep kids entertained at Villa Stara. The private swimming pool will definitely be a hit and will provide hours of fun for the whole family. The lawned area to the front of the outside space provides the perfect place to run around and play. And for those feeling brave enough, the sea is just metres away and is always great fun to swim in the waves and explore the underwater world.

Older kids will be pleased to know that Wi-Fi is available throughout the villa so they can keep up with their friends at home and post their holiday pics onto social media. There is even a PlayStation 4 in the TV room so gamers will be more than happy. The games room in the garage is equipped with a darts board, table tennis and pool table and offers the perfect opportunity for a little friendly competition.

Sleeping arrangements will be a breeze to organise, as each of the bedrooms is home to its own en-suite bathroom, so there is no need to argue over the best bedrooms. The two twin bedrooms are perfect for friends or siblings to share, and the triple bedroom will suit parents travelling with a small child. For the youngest guests, a high chair and cot can be provided upon request, so they can enjoy the holiday as much as you!

The nearby town of Podstrana offers a range of facilities and activities for families. Although largely pebble, there are a number of beaches surrounding the town with crystal clear waters and shallow areas that would be great for kids. During the summer months, there are a range of festivals that occur in Podstrana celebrating all things musical, literary and dramatic which include dances, art shows and poetry gatherings that are an excellent way to immerse yourself in the local culture. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Darts
  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis
  • Table Football
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront

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 €500 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
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.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen and bath towels are included in the rental price. Please bring your own pool towels
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, included in the rental price
Minimum stay 7 nights during peak season
5 nights the remainder of the year
Changeover day Saturday during peak season
Any day the remainder of the year
Pets welcome? Pets are not permitted
Smoking Allowed? Smoking and 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 Tourist tax is included in the rental price
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Events and parties are not permitted
Other 2 The minimum age of the primary renter must be 25

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - £5,533
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - £6,270
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - £7,254
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - £8,483
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - £9,835
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - £11,065
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - £9,835
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - £8,483
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - £7,254
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - £6,270
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 - £5,533
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 £3,425 £4,795
Oct 12th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 £3,425 £4,795
Mar 29th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 £3,425 £4,795
May 3rd 2025 - May 17th 2025 £3,425 £4,795
May 17th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - £5,533
May 31st 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - £6,270
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 - £7,254
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - £8,483
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - £9,835
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 - £11,065
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - £9,835
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - £8,483
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - £7,254
Sep 13th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - £6,270
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 - £5,533
Oct 4th 2025 - Oct 11th 2025 £3,425 £4,795
Oct 11th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 £3,425 £4,795

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - €6,047
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - €6,854
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - €7,929
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - €9,272
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - €10,750
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - €12,094
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - €10,750
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - €9,272
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - €7,929
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - €6,854
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 - €6,047
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 €3,744 €5,241
Oct 12th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 €3,744 €5,241
Mar 29th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 €3,744 €5,241
May 3rd 2025 - May 17th 2025 €3,744 €5,241
May 17th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - €6,047
May 31st 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - €6,854
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 - €7,929
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - €9,272
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - €10,750
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 - €12,094
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - €10,750
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - €9,272
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - €7,929
Sep 13th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - €6,854
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 - €6,047
Oct 4th 2025 - Oct 11th 2025 €3,744 €5,241
Oct 11th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 €3,744 €5,241

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 23rd 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - $6,542
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 - $7,414
Jun 15th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - $8,577
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - $10,030
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - $11,629
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 17th 2024 - $13,083
Aug 17th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - $11,629
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - $10,030
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - $8,577
Sep 14th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - $7,414
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 5th 2024 - $6,542
Oct 5th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 $4,050 $5,670
Oct 12th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 $4,050 $5,670
Mar 29th 2025 - May 3rd 2025 $4,050 $5,670
May 3rd 2025 - May 17th 2025 $4,050 $5,670
May 17th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - $6,542
May 31st 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - $7,414
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 - $8,577
Jun 21st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - $10,030
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - $11,629
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 16th 2025 - $13,083
Aug 16th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - $11,629
Aug 30th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - $10,030
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 13th 2025 - $8,577
Sep 13th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - $7,414
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 - $6,542
Oct 4th 2025 - Oct 11th 2025 $4,050 $5,670
Oct 11th 2025 - Nov 24th 2025 $4,050 $5,670

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

  • Luxury in Podstrana!

    on 26/09/2019

    Best House in Podstrana. Big pool, waterline next to House

  • Wonderful!

    on 15/08/2019

    Villa was superb - luxurious, clean, modern.
    Pool - amazing!
    Location - well, 5ft from the sea, can't ask for better.

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