There are some lovely rustic villas in Croatia – from Dubrovnik’s Konavle region just south of the beaches of Cavtat Bay, to the region of Istria in the north of Croatia which is often referred to as ‘Croatia’s Tuscany’. Following hot on the trail of Istria but in the southern, Mediterranean part of Croatia, Konavle was traditionally the area of the rich landowners and is now Dubrovnik’s lush wine and olive growing area. With a burgeoning gastro-trail opening up in the form of gorgeous domestic, organic eateries, and the redevelopment of it’s beautiful old stone summer houses, it is the new place to find a sumptuous rustic villas in Croatia.
Sleeps 8 | 4 Bedrooms including Guest cottage | Pool | Walk to the Beach
Beautiful old stone family house with pool & lovely gardens situated 15 minutes walk from the beach with activities nearby too
VILLA LUCIA – KONAVLE, DUBROVNIK RIVIERA
Villa Lucia is a two hundred year old family home situated in the village of Popovici, in the area known as Konalve, often likened to Provence.
Sleeps 6 + 2 | 3 Double Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Pool
A beautiful, rural style villa, just a short drive from the beach
Villa Julia Konalve Dubrovnik Riviera
Villa Julia is in a perfect location – close enough to the countryside of Konalve for horse riding walking and cycling, and just a short drive from the sea, water skiing, boat hire, wind surfing, fishing etc.
Sleeps 6 + 3 | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Pool
Off the beaten track in a peaceful location yet only a short drive to Trogir Old Town & beautiful bays like Marina & Seget Vranjica
Villa Katarina Seget Vranjica, Trogir, Split Riviera
Set in the small village just a bit back from the coast in the hills just 8km from the Unesco heritage site of Trogir, Villa Katarina is the perfect place to escape from the crowds.
Sleeps 6 + 2 | 3 Bedrooms | Pool
Wonderful location above the olive groves & vineyards with views to the pretty town & bays of Jelsa Bay below
Villa Celina Jelsa Bay Hvar Island
Set above beautiful bays, with the bluest water, Villa Celina is perched on the edge of the hill, this 300 year old stone house makes an ideal retreat.
Sleeps 5 | 5 x Single Beds | 1 Bathroom
A very pretty stone cottage with lovely interior & gardens close to some wonderful coastline
Villa Enia Ivan Dolac Hvar Island
Tucked away in a small bay just west of Ivan Dolac is this lovely stone cottage, the slopes of the bay are covered in Vineyards and the cottage itself rests just 150m from the sea.
Sleeps 10 | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms | Pool
A newly renovated villa, with a large garden and new pool, perfect for a family holiday
Villa Casamont Near Rovinj Istria
Tucked away, just a short drive from the sea at Rovinj (8km), Villa Casamont is a lovely, recently renovated, 5 bedroom, well appointed property.
Sleeps 9 + 3 | 5 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Pool
“We had a fantastic time and look forward to returning – villa was beautiful and very clean”
Villa Tia Skrip Splitska Brac Island
Villa Tia is a charming, beautifully renovated old stone villa in one of the oldest villages on the Island of Brac, just a few minutes from gorgeous Splitska & pretty beaches.
Sleeps 16 | 2 Houses Sharing a Pool | 8 Bedrooms | 7 x Bathrooms | Pool
Perfect for a large family or group of friends, with lots of activities to keep everyone occupied
Villa Isabella Liznjan Istria
The delightful Villa Isabella is well positioned, yet tucked away at the edge of the village of Liznan near Pula – comprising two houses with a shared pool, it is large enough for family groups and friends.
Rustic Villas in Croatia
The Konavle region of the Dubrovnik Riviera was once the area where the rich landowners of the Dubrovnik Republic has their beautiful summer houses and it retains its high end air with wonderfully picturesque cypress trees, very reminiscent of Italy with vineyards and olive groves covering much of its surrounding areas. Konavle runs down the coast just south of Cavtat Bay and has some impressive and pretty beaches like at Pasjaca and Molunat whilst not being far from those in Cavtat itself.
There are also some beautiful rustic villas in Croatia on the Dalmatian islands such as Hvar Island, Brac Island and Korcula Island – these Croatian islands are retain their provincial air and, of course, this authenticity is what is so attractive about them. Ask us to recommend some ideas…
The Istrian Peninsula is the continental part of Croatia and is well known for its rolling hills, green countryside and pretty hilltop villages. There are lots of lovely locations in traditional villages in the countryside and also on the sea but most of the rustic Croatia villas are more inland. They are mostly old stone and built in the traditional style with large gardens and pools so if you are more focused on the villa rather than the location, and like traditional and rustic, then this area would certainly be worth a look. Obviously with more rustic villas the locations do tend to be more inland and less on the sea and this is the case in Istria – you would be likely to need a car with many of the rustic villas in Istria but are never too far away from the coast since it Istria is a peninsula so there is coast all around. There are also rustic villas in Croatia closer to the coast here too but they do get booked early due to their good locations so worth booking ahead of time.