Villa Doria

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5


Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach


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The stunning, beachfront Villa Doria enjoys a beautiful location in Turanj, between Zadar and the fortress city Sibenik. The villa is immensely stylish and offers exceptional indoor and outdoor space. The sea is just a few steps from the gate at the bottom of the villa’s garden. How special is that! Many of the rooms in the villa enjoy sensational vistas of the sea and the offshore islands, even more special at sunset. With 4 stunning bedroom suites, this special villa sleeps 8 guests very comfortably and you have use of a sofa bed should you have two extra guests.

Turanj is an authentic Dalmation tourist resort on the northern side of the Pasman canal. It is located in the centre of an archipelago of 16 islands, a true paradise for those who love to discover hidden coves and private beaches. With the crystal clear, azure waters of the Adriatic on the doorstep, Villa Doria enjoys a wonderful, idyllic spot.

Villa Doria is a dreamy Croatian gem featuring contemporary architecture, trendy furnishings and exceptional fittings. The living spaces are open plan in design with a modern, dazzling white, sociable kitchen featuring exceptional appliances and a breakfast bar, a dining area with a table that doubles as a fun pool table and a delightful lounge with a gorgeous, contemporary fireplace, a huge television and sumptuous furniture. Guests enjoy fabulous views and access to the wonderful terrace, pool and Mediterranean garden. The villa also boasts a media room with a massive television and gaming, perfect for teens.

Villa Doria boasts 4 gorgeous bedroom suites, two with kingsize beds and two twins. The twin beds can easily be put together to make large kings. Throughout the villa you will find lovely natural colour palettes with occasional colour pops. The five bathrooms are all exquisitely tiled and enjoy top-notch fittings. There are four shower rooms and one bath.

Guests delight in the exceptional outside spaces. Luxurious sun loungers and parasols surround the beautiful pool plus there is a wonderful alfresco lounge area and alfresco dining. The outdoor kitchen with its grill and large preparation area is excellent and very attractive. You can buy fish from the local fishermen to cook on the grill. Though the interior of the villa is beautiful, you will want to be spending most of your time here for sure. The garden borders are very pretty with lovely planting as well as a grassy bank before you meet the sea. It really is a beautiful place to relax, enjoying the superb vistas. Villa Doria is thoroughly recommended for a family or friends holiday.

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What you should know…

  • The villa has direct access to the beach from the bottom of the garden. Please take care with children
  • Guests are welcome to use the villa sofa bed for 2 extra guests, probably children
  • The dining table doubles as a pool table for your entertainment

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hairdryer Satellite TV Beachfront Waterfront

The Villa

Villa Doria is a beautiful, contemporary four-bedroom villa in Turanj, between Zadar and Sibenik.

- Fully equipped kitchen
- Open plan living  and dining area with access to terrace
- Two double bedrooms with king-size bed
- Two twin bedrooms with two single beds
- Five bathrooms (four shower rooms and one bath).
- Media room

Exterior grounds
- Swimming pool with sun loungers and parasol
- Outdoor shower
- Garden with gate to beach
- Outdoor dining area
- Outdoor kitchen with barbecue

- Air conditioning
- Pool table
- Sofa bed suitable for two guests


About the surrounding area of Villa Doria
Walk to Beach <1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Seafront
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Turanj is an delightful, attractive Dalmation tourist resort located in the centre of an archipelago of 16 islands, a true paradise. The town is named after the remains of a Medieval fortress which still enjoys its well preserved tower, main gate and some of the walls. Turanj is well-connected with other Dalmation resorts.

The richly historic Zadar is stunning. Visitors enjoy the natural phenomenon of two equally beautiful and yet so different blues, the beautiful, crystal clear Adriatic and its Vrana Lake with its ornithological reserve. Zadar’s renowned sunsets are spectacular and to celebrate them, a ‘Monument to the Sun’ was built on the edge of the waterfront. It is an all day 22 metre disc which soaks up the solar rays ready to dazzle visitors with coloured light patterns as night falls. The Sea Organ is an art installation formed by cleverly cutting steps into the promenade. The underwater pipes make musical sounds as if each wave is sighing! You must visit!

Two of the most famous national parks of Croatia are within easy reach of Villa Doria. The breathtaking Kornati Archipelago National Park has so many reefs, headlands, islands and bays. It is so stunning to visit on a boat with plenty of opportunity to swim and snorkel. The second national park is the famous Krka National Park with its stunning Skradinksi Buk and Roski Slap waterfalls. Extending along the 73km Krka River, the park runs from the Adriatic near Sibenik inland to the mountains of the Croatian interior. It is a magical place of gorges and waterfalls, with the river gushing through. Visitors take a boat ride to explore the park. Don’t forget your swimming costumes as you can swim below the waterfalls as well as enjoying the wooden promenade walk. You will also pass by the magnificent Visovac monastery, located on an island in a magical setting.  

Vodice, south of Turanj enjoys many cafes, restaurants and. If you are interested in the heritage of Vodice, you might want to visit the lovely Church of the St. Cross which was built in 1746 or the Church of Our Lady of Carmel.

Sibenik is the city of fortresses with two UNESCO heritage sites, Game of Thrones locations, beautiful beaches, an excellent dining scene and a gorgeous old town. Sibenik was first mentioned in 1066 though most of it was built during the Venetian rule between 1412 and 1797. St James Cathedral is a beautiful masterpiece of Venetian art built in the 15th century. The town’s fortresses include St John’s Fortress, Fortress Barone, St Michael’s, the oldest and most famous and the scene of many summer performances and festivals and St Nicholas. St Nicholas is reached via an official boat tour from Riva which includes a boat ride through St Anthony’s channel. It is another Game of Thrones location.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Zadar Airport

(20 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Split Airport

(113 km)

Nearest Town/City Zadar

(19 km)

Nearest Village Turanj


Nearest Beach Beachfront villa
Nearest Supermarket Plodine Supermarket



The Zadar region, anchored by the vibrant city of Zadar, boasts a rich history, breathtaking natural beauty, and a cultural tapestry that dates back millennia. Situated along Croatia's stunning Dalmatian coast, and shaped by the dramatic Velebit mountain range, Zadar is a unique destination offering a captivating array of experiences.

Zadar city is known for its ancient Roman ruins, white sand beach, and rugged coastline. Take a wander through the world of the Old Town's labyrinthine streets, which are a wonder to explore, brimming with historical treasures. Make sure to stop at the Church of St. Donatus, an architectural masterpiece and a prominent example of Byzantine construction and one of the most famous pre-Romanesque churches in Croatia.

Zadar's architectural prowess isn't limited to its historical buildings; it also embraces modern art installations. The Sea Organ, designed by architect Nikola Bašić, is an ingenious creation consisting of underwater pipes and chambers that produce hauntingly beautiful sounds as the waves of the Adriatic Sea wash over it. It's a serene place to watch the sunset, often accompanied by an equally impressive light show from the nearby Greeting to the Sun installation, which comes alive with vibrant colours after dusk.

The city's waterfront promenade, dotted with cafes, bars, and restaurants, provides the perfect setting for relaxed evenings. You can pass away the hours while savouring a leisurely meal and enjoying the sea views with watch boats sailing past. Don't forget to sample the local cuisine, which includes fresh seafood, pasticada (a traditional beef stew), and the world-famous Pag cheese. Pair your meal with a glass of local wine or rakija, a strong fruit brandy, to complete the culinary experience.

The Zadar region is renowned for its proximity to a collection of stunning islands, each with its own unique character. Ugljan, often referred to as the "Green Island," is known for its lush vegetation and charming fishing villages. The island offers a serene escape from the bustle of city life, with numerous opportunities for hiking, cycling, and exploring unspoiled beaches.

Dugi Otok, or the "Long Island," is a true gem of unspoiled natural beauty. The island is known for its rugged coastline, pristine coves, and the famous Saharun Beach, with its white sands and crystalclear waters. It’s also home to Telascica Nature Park, a protected area that encompasses stunning cliffs, saltwater lakes, and a diverse range of flora and fauna.

Back on the mainland, and just a couple of hours out of the city you’ll find one of the most renowned natural attractions in Croatia, Plitvice Lakes. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the park is a land of cascading waterfalls, interconnected emerald lakes, and lush forests, with a network of well-maintained trails that guide visitors through this natural wonder. Wooden boardwalks allow you to get up close to the waterfalls, making it a family-friendly destination.

The Zadar region offers more than just natural beauty. The local markets, such as Zadar's Green Market, provide an opportunity to immerse yourself in Croatian culture. Here, you can explore stalls filled with fresh produce, local crafts, and artisanal products, experiencing the flavours and craftsmanship of the region. Zadar is also home to a variety of unique traditions and cultural festivals. Local celebrations, like the annual regatta of traditional boats or performances of 'Klapa' a cappella singing are both integral parts of the region's cultural identity.

The Zadar region is a microcosm of Croatia's diverse and enchanting way of life, with something to offer everyone that visits. It's a place where history, nature, and culture converge to create a harmonious and multifaceted destination. Whether you're hiking through national parks, swimming near waterfalls, exploring ancient cities, or savouring traditional cuisine, the Zadar region promises an unforgettable experience for all. To visit Zadar is to step into the heart of Croatia and experience its multifaceted charm.


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

Villa Doria is a wonderful choice for a family holiday. The villa is spacious and enjoys a media and gaming room which is sure to be a hit. Children can relax at the end of a busy day watching a film or enjoying a game while the adults chat. The pool table is also very popular and the garden is a real delight with a brilliant swimming pool and plenty of room to play. You cannot really beat having a beach at the end of the garden!

Sibenik is great for an excursion with its fabulous fortresses, beautiful beaches and a fun aquapark for children is the Solaris Beach Resort. There are also Game of Thrones locations to look out for. The Aquarium in Sibenik is fun if you want to escape from the sun for a bit. There is a notable reptile and lizard section and children can handle snakes. They also enjoy watching the animals being fed. Thrill seeking teenagers love watching and may even want to take part in the bungee jumping that takes place from Sibenik Bridge during the summer. Every June, an International Children’s Festival takes place in Sibenik, a tradition that has taken place for more than 50 years. The festival lasts for 2 weeks and offers numerous events for children and young people.

Happy Horse Farm offers horse and pony rides 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.

Children absolutely adore their visits to the waterfalls at the Krk National Park. The boat ride is delightful and the waterfalls, gorges and the canyon are amazing. Children love jumping in the water and standing under the waterfalls.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront


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 €500 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
Minimum stay 7 nights June to September, all other periods 5 nights.
Changeover day Saturday June to August, flexible all other periods.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
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 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - May 11th 2024 £3,358
May 11th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £3,732
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £4,479
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £5,601
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £6,722
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £5,601
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 £4,479
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £3,732
Sep 28th 2024 - Aug 27th 2025 £3,358

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - May 11th 2024 €3,653
May 11th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €4,060
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €4,873
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €6,094
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €7,314
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €6,094
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 €4,873
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €4,060
Sep 28th 2024 - Aug 27th 2025 €3,653

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - May 11th 2024 $3,953
May 11th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $4,394
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $5,274
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $6,594
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $7,915
Aug 24th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $6,594
Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 $5,274
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $4,394
Sep 28th 2024 - Aug 27th 2025 $3,953

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.


  • A dream house with sun downer!

    on 04/06/2022

    The house is top notch. It's just all right. You will experience fantastic sunsets that you can celebrate directly from the pool. The outdoor kitchen is first-class and the roofing of the outdoor area, which was subsequently installed by the landlords, provides pleasant shade at all times, so that you could eat outside at any time of the day. Roberta and Denis have set up the kitchen so that you can feel like you are in your own. Take only the essentials to wear, washing machine and dryer are of great quality. What else?! Comfortable beds, fancy bathrooms, clean pool, 2 bicycles (good for breakfast bread shopping) and very nice landlord!! We are already planning the next vacation!

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