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The Best Croatia Family Villas to Rent Around Split

by Saron Lease 18th January 2023

Croatian villa holidays are awesome in the Split region and a good selection percentage of family friendly villas in Croatia are in this area. This part of Croatia is brimming with interesting places, activities and excursions as well so as far as a family villa holiday in Croatia goes, it a place that ticks all boxes usually for all age groups.

Why is Split a Great Location to Rent a Croatian Villa?

Split old town is a fabulous place to explore but don’t spend too long there!  The national parks Plitvice Lakes and Krka Waterfalls are on your doorstep here so sightseeing-wise, you’re spoiled for choice. You are also at the gateway to the islands so hopping on a boat to explore is a must – this is the way to explore what Croatia is all about. Stunning scenery and somewhere for everyone, head for the main little beach town of Okrug Gornj for great family beaches and inflatables in the sea, or get the best of both worlds at Slatine Bay up the coast. It’s just 5 minutes drive from the old town of Trogir but more chilled out and near beautiful unspoilt beaches that run to the end of Ciovo Island. Okrug and Slatine are both easy to reach with frequent water taxi’s to Trogir and Split old town. Further up the coast is the pretty town of Marina with its bobbing boats and holiday atmosphere, or just a few minute’s drive from Marina, immerse yourself in the stunning scenery of Sevid. Of course you can also take an array of boat trips to Dalmatian Islands from Split and Trogir – venture to Hvar Island and the exciting Blue Caves of Vis… Split and Trogir area villas are in a great location to suit all interests.

Some of the Best Croatia Villas to Rent Around Split


Palm Tree Villa – This is definitely one of our favourite villas to rent in Croatia – we love it. As beach villas in Croatia go, it’s got everything. It’s about 20 minutes transfer from Split airport, right on the sea edge, with a gorgeous garden, Jacuzzi, and pool plus has kayaks and a games room on the beach. It is walking distance to a grocery shop which has a good selection of day to day items and food, fresh bread, meat, veg, cheese, wine etc and you’re also within walking distance of cafe bars and restaurants. It’s a super multi-generation villa with things to do for everyone.

It is also close to Trogir Old Town which is gorgeous – this is our favourite stretch of the island from Slatine Bay  to Arbanija the beaches are not so busy and with a water taxi connection on Arbanija beach to Trogir Old Town and from Slatine to Split Town it’s the ideal location and there’s a bus stop outside the shop. There is also beautiful coastline and beaches on the other side at Slatine Bay. The Concierge service can help organise everything from a night out in a special restaurant to a boat trip around the island or a visit the stunning Krka Waterfalls. Concierge Services in Split & Trogir



Or Villa Francesca is another large family holiday villa in Croatia with pool. With 6 bedrooms, a decent sized pool and a children’s playground, it is set between Trogir & Split bit further back from the beach (900m) as it’s in a residential area but really nice and well equipped. The rooms are arranged to fit a mix of ages over three floors with three double bedrooms, two twin rooms and a triple (double and a single) there are five bathrooms also as well as a gym & sauna area. Outside is a decent sized pool, sunbathing terraces and large garden/play area. Another very good villa for multi-generation groups.



Near the beach, for the discerning family traveller, as Croatian villas with pools go, Villa Marissa is an eye catching villa in Croatia with pool. It also gets very good reviews. With its roof top terrace and super sea views, its vicinity to the popular, family friendly beaches of Okrug Gornji, and the Old Town of Trogir, it’s a popular Split villa holiday choice. A super small family villa which also has a boat mooring available.



Villa Pearl is in an enviable position, tucked away close to the sea edge and beach with a fabulous promenade along the sea front featuring a section of restaurants and cafe bars. There are also water sports to try and this villa also has a boat mooring if you’re feeling nautical! As far as villas in split Croatia go, this is good value.



Contemporary family villa Villa Lendra is only 200m from the main beach and beach bars of Okrug Gornji and is one of the nicer villas to rent in Croatia for families with older children who want a stylish base and to be near beach bars and restaurants in the area…

Just a little way from the hustle and bustle of Okrug Gornji is 4 bedroom Villa Angela, a newly built villa with sea views in Okrug Donji. Restaurant, shop and beach all within walking distance, and just a water taxi or bus ride away from stunning Trogir old town.


Villa Marina Beach has a lovely garden and BBQ with a little marina and town just a short walk, is close to the beach also. Very nicely done with Trogir and Split within easy striking distance.

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