English Office

Saron Lease

Company Founder & Director

Originally a linguist, Saron loves travel, exploring different cultures and getting behind the scenes of a place. One of the first companies to rediscover Croatia & an early pioneer of villa rental there, she now alternates between spending time at the office in the UK and out in Croatia. Married to Mario, a Croatian, she loves the beauty and simplicity of Croatia and loves nothing more than exploring Croatia to find new and special villas & locations.

Mario Golemac

Villa Portfolio Manager

Croatian National, Mario, is based on the UK office and uses his multi-lingual skills daily to communicate with villa owners, reps and suppliers to keep operations running smoothly. Manager of our villa portfolio, and married to Saron, he is the first stop for new villa owners and ongoing owner liason. When he’s not busy in the office, Mario tries to escape back to the heat of the Croatian climate as often as possible to his favourite beach in Dubrovnik.


Denise Whittam

Sales & Booking Consultant

Denise looks after our guests from the minute they call us looking for a villa to their arrival in Croatia and works tirelessly to ensure guests choose the right property in the right location for them, and that they have everything they need. Denise has the uncanny knack of knowing exactly which property is just right and knows the areas and villas well. A member of the team since the beginning, she has a wealth of experience and is definitely a precious gem to all of us here and guests alike.

Denise Whittam - Croatia Gems Villa Sales & Booking Consultant

Helen Lease

Sales & Booking Consultant

Depending on the time of year, Helen can be found collating new villa photos or contacting guests regarding their transfers, requesting and checking guest feedback or organizing guest arrivals. She is meticulous with high standards! When she is not in the office, she can be found at various cultural events, seeing the latest film, doing a spot of gardening or planning her own next trip to Croatia!

Helen Lease Croatia Gems