Contemporary Croatian Villas with Sea Views
by Saron Lease, 21st September 2023
Probably the phrase most used about Croatia is that it’s the “Mediterranean as it once was” and indeed the Croatian coastline is so charming that each old stone town is a new favourite. But Croatia is also emerging as a haven for contemporary villas – and some stunning properties are popping up. Modern architectural designs perfectly set off the natural beauty of the locations themselves with villas often being situated on the sea edge in wonderful coves or vibrant bays. Have a look at a selection here…
Villa Opus, on Korcula Island, is one such villa – located just 5 km from Korcula town it has a luxury design, spectacular views and direct sea access. With views to the Peljesac peninsula there is plenty to wow you from the huge windows. Korcula Island is real getaway and is fast gaining a collection of luxury and contemporary villas. Easy to get to from Dubrovnik or Split, the island has retained its authenticity and beauty and has a draw for those who want to escape the stresses of everyday life. With a myriad of little coves and pretty little towns, good restaurants are establishing themselves. Korcula Town is well known and an easy hop from Orebic on the Peljesac Peninsula but there are lovely locations all over the island with their own merits.
Another island taking the lead with contemporary Croatian villas with sea views is Brac Island – take Villa Oceana as an example. It is right on the sea edge, just outside of Sumartin. Larger Villa Mila is next door along with Villa Stara and Villa More, and all have beautiful views of Sumartin itself with Mount Biokovo on the mainland just behind. The villas are ideal for family holidays or groups of friends who want to spend time together while enjoying the natural bounties and delicacies of Brac Island.
Those who prefer more entertainment and activity can easily visit Croatia’s most famous beach, Zlatni Rat Beach or Bol Town, which has a lively nightlife and plenty of sporting activities. There you’ll find beach-side Villa Bougainville, a large villa perfect for a group who like to mix water sports, relaxation and club life into their Croatia holiday.
On the Split Riviera, Palm Tree Villa is a contemporary beach house on the sea edge. It’s a stone’s throw from the atmospheric Trogir Old Town with its little lamp-lit streets full of gorgeous little shops to meander around. With new eateries on the scene like high end Restaurant TRS (listed in the Michelin Guide) or Restaurant Don Dino, Trogir Old Town is going up a gear in the foodie credibility stakes and as the gateway to the Dalmatian Islands, this is a vibrant place to be all round. Trogir is the main villa area of the Split Riviera so expect family beaches, off the beaten track beaches, cool beaches – it’s all covered. Palm Tree Villa has two huge palm trees which testify to 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!
Villa Turquoise has 3 en-suite bedrooms (2 doubles and one which can also be a twin). Plus it has a sofa bed and a single fold up bed for the living room if you need extra flexibility with sleeping arrangements. It has fabulous sea views from every room, together with a great dining terrace for eating alfresco. It was newly renovated for 2022, so has contemporary styling throughout. It’s had rave reviews and you really don’t need a car here – everything is walkable. Mlini is a very good location as it has a good range of water sports on offer, whilst having a variety of beaches, restaurants, café bars and a good-sized supermarket, plus 4 children’s play areas dotted around the bay, all within an easy walk from the villa, so a good choice I’d say. Mlini also has the water taxi from the harbour, plus there’s also a good bus service that serves Dubrovnik and lovely Cavtat (No 10).
Beach Villa – incredible location and views – very close to Dubrovnik. 50m to bus stop and walkable to a restaurant and a really great villa manager that is available for guests.
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