Villa Oceana, Sumartin Bay, Brac Island
Villa Rubin, Sumartin, Brac Island (186)
Villa Rubin, Sumartin, Brac Island (174)
Villa Rubin, Sumartin, Brac Island (156)
Villa Rubin, Sumartin, Brac Island (90)
Villa Rubin, Sumartin, Brac Island (88)
Palm Tree Villa, Slatine, Ciovo, Trogir, Split Riviera (20) Aerial
Palm Tree Villa, Slatine, Ciovo, Trogir, Split Riviera (13)
Palm Tree Villa, Slatine, Ciovo, Trogir, Split Riviera (84)
Villa Opus, Near Korcula Town, Korcula Island (4)
Villa Opus, Near Korcula Town, Korcula Island (6)
Villa Opus, Near Korcula Town, Korcula Island (15)
Puntinka Beach under Villa Mirela Godistar Tika near Panorama
Villa Godistar, Sumartin Bay, Brac Island (4)
Villa La Salsa, Pjescana-uvala, Near Pula, Istria TH

Contemporary Croatian Villas with Spectacular Sea Views

by Croatia Gems, 7th February 2023

Probably the phrase most used about Croatia is that it’s the “Mediterranean as it once was”. Indeed the Croatian coastline is charming, however the country is also emerging as a haven for contemporary design. Some stunning in Croatian villas are popping up. Modern architecture perfectly set off the natural beauty of the locations as they are moulded into the landscape. They are often situated on the sea edge in wonderful coves or vibrant bays.

Korcula island

Villa Opus, on Korcula Island, is one such notable luxury Croatia villa – located just 5 km from Korcula town. Superbly designed, spectacular views and direct sea access. Surprisingly easy to get to from Dubrovnik or Split, the island has retained its authenticity and beauty with a myriad of little coves and pretty little towns, and some good restaurants.

Peljesac peninsula & Hvar island

Just a short ferry ride from Korcula island takes you to the Peljesac Peninsula. Landing at Orebic, famous for its water sports, travel on to the very tip of the peninsula to find Villa Coral. Whilst an unassuming but modern small villa, it has lovely views of the tranquil bay. Proceed with your island hopping from Korcula to Hvar island where you’ll find a host of villas worthy of this article. One such is 4 bedroom Villa Champagne, a super contemporary villa in sought-after Hvar town, with outstanding views of the busy bay.

Brac island

Another island taking the lead with contemporary Croatian villas with sea views is Brac Island. Here the coastline’s topography is more amenable to beach villas. Two such contemporary beach villas are the beautiful luxury villas are found in the exclusive Puntinak area just outside Sumartin. Four bedroom Villa Oceana and its 6-bedroom neighbour Villa Mila are right on the sea edge, with their own jetties   They have stunning views of Sumartin itself with Mount Biokovo on the mainland in the distance. In the same Puntinak corner and a little more modest, is Villa Godi Star.  The holiday villa is a comfortable modern 5-bedroom villa with dramatic sea views.

Split riviera

Here our favourite contemporary Croatian villa and another of the sought-after beach villas in Croatia, has to be  Palm Tree Villa. It is just a short drive or water taxi from charming UNESCO  Trogir Old Town. Palm Tree Villa has two huge palm trees in the garden, testifying the time the villa has sat on the sea shore. Its immediate area has pretty beaches and beach bars if you can bring yourself to leave the confines of this perfect spot! Finally, if you need some extra bedrooms, up the coast at Primošten is 7-bedroom Villa Rosa. This is a spacious villa which maximises the sea views which are framed through the unusual arched windows, and from the terrace.


Most of the sea edge locations are taken up by hotels in Istria, however an exception is Villa La Salsa. It overlooks a tranquil bay and is right beside the little harbour in Pjescana Uvala.


Discover more villas in these locations. Or search for villas by size and dates, and also check our our ‘By Request only’ portfolio. Alternatively, give us a call or send an email with what you’re looking for and we’ll help find you a lovely villa.

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