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Holiday villa with a pool and a great view of the sea - best price guarantee

Bedrooms 3
Space 170 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Holiday home with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool, garden, and grill

The lovely Dalmatian villa is located in the middle of Dalmatia between Split and Dubrovnik in the Makarska Riviera, in an idyllic town on the slopes of the Biokovo mountains, with a breathtaking view of Podgora and the islands around it. It is about 300 m above sea level. In the background, the massif of the Biokovo Range extends with its steep slopes and the gentle foothills, full of green olive and fig trees. Go biking or hiking through the Biokovo Natual Park, some 2 km away. Just relax and soak in the town's atmosphere, surrounded by the aromas of lavender and rosemary. Enjoy the lovely sunsets and the starry night sky far away from the tourist masses. In this idyllic town on the slopes of the Biokovo Mountains, you can enjoy the pool or the four balconies with a view of the sea. It is situated in a peaceful surroundings, not far from the town church, and was built in 1905, and subsequently renovated with much attention to detail. The rooms are large, with traditional stone walls that give off a special ambiance. Each room has a balcony or terrace, where you can enjoy a sunset with a good glass of wine. The large, rustic kitchen is on the ground floor, with a lovely garden and a 25-m2 pool and recliners. With a gorgeous view of the sea, 4 sunny terraces, a private garden with a pool and grill, we offer you peace and relaxation, near the beach and the Biokovo Mountains Natue Park. You can reach the fishing town of Podgora in 5 minutes by car or scooter. With its idyllic harbour and extensive stony beach, it offers chic cafés, restaurants and plenty of shopping options. The beach, 2 km away, offers plenty of water sport possibilities. You can go sialing, paragliding, water-skiing, rent a boat, or just go swimming or laze around in the sun.

Manuela Vela
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, german, croatian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

About Manuela Vela

My name is Manuela, and I live in Croatia, the most beautiful part of the earth! I grew up in Germany, where I went to elementary school. In my free time, I like to paint, read, and -above all- travel! I love old things and make my living renovating them. Many of the items are on display on the house for you to see. My entire family works in tourism. As well as Villa Lavanda, we rent seaside apartments and own a ship with which my husband and son lead day trips to the islands of Hvar and Brac. Of course, our own guests get 10% off these tours. We love nature and produce out own hand-picked olive oil, wine, schnapps, and local liquor.

Why Manuela Vela chose Makarska Riviera

Villa Lavanda was an inheritance from our grandfather. He spent his entire life in New Zealans, working as a Gumdigger to build the property. My husband and I have lived in the house and have renovated it with plenty of love. You'll notice :)

What makes this villa unique

Villa Lavanda is in the area of some of the best-known tourist attractions of the area: Dubrovnik, Split, Mostar, Zadar, Krka waterfalls,the Biokovo Mountain natural park, and Hvar, Brac and Korcula Islands. Our house is just a couple minutes' drive from the sea, yet in a very peaceful and romantic area. It is not far from the town church, and was built in 1905 and renovated with much attention to detail. The rooms are large, with traditional stone walls that give off a special ambiance. Each room has a balcony or terrace, where you can enjoy a sunset with a good glass of wine. There is also a lovely new pool with enough recliners.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Podgora, Croatia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , In the bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , In the bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , On the ground floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Kitchen: the kitchen is on the ground floor and is rustically furnished. However, it has all of the modern appliances such as a microwave, freezer, radio, CR player, gas/electric stove, and coffee machine. There is a large, solid olive-wood table that offers space for 6 people. Under the hand-finished stairs, there is also a small bathroom. Living room: the living room is on the first floor, and has a bookshelf, a fan, and satellite TV. The balcony boasts a special view. First bedroom: the first bathroom is on the ground floor next to the living room and has a double bed, air conditioning, and a spacious sunny terrace. Second bedroom: the second bedroom is on the second floor, and has a double bed, fan, balcony, and an en-suite bathroom. Third bedroom: the third bedroom is in the attic and has a double bed, air conditioning, bathroom, and a balcony with a breathtaking view of the entire Riviera.


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Holiday villa with a pool and a great view of the sea - best price guarantee
average rating of 4.909091 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful house in the hills above Podgora with pool and view of the sea.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fabulous week in this house in the hills above Podgora. Manuela was extremely welcoming and there was a plate of cold meat, cheese, olives and fig chutney in the fridge as well as a bottle of local wine for our first evening. She checked in on us during the week to make sure everything was ok. The house is beautiful, spotlessly clean, air-conditioned and tastefully decorated and we made full use of the pool and BBQ. All the bedrooms have balconies - the perfect place to watch the sun setting over the sea. There is a trampoline for younger children. We went to the local beach (we preferred the beach at Tucepi), as well as driving to Split and Mostar for a couple of day trips. We also went on a fish picnic to the islands of Hvar and Brac. On our last morning Manuela came to say goodbye and we left with two more pots of homemade chutney. Thank you Manuela for a great week.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Perfect retreat in the hills. Family all loved the house and the welcome from Manuela. Beautiful views of the sea, garden and lovely swimming pool. Podgora has plenty of restaurants and bars to enjoy. And location is easy from Split and it's possible to visit Mostar, which we particularly enjoyed, and Dubrovnik. Croatia and Podgora we will return to for sure.

Town is a quick drive down a steep hill but os also walkable just about if you are fit to walk back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The villa is beautifully presented and has the most amazing views. The pool is a fantastic bonus.

  • 5 of 5

As a family of 6 we had plenty of space and all our needs were catered for. Fantastic location with breath taking views. Manuela was very welcoming and helpful. We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the excellent review. I'm glad you had a great time in our villa and hope to welcome you again :) !!!
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As advertised...

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable and well appointed house. Great pool. Didn't realise the neighbours would be so close but they were quiet so no issues. Owner charming, discreet and very helpful - particularly with help about local amenities. Got bitten quite a bit but was probably just unlucky!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review - hope next time will be better ;) !!!
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Dejligt sted

  • 5 of 5

Idyllisk 😊Elsker det sted

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superurlaub bei Manuela & Piero in Kroatien

  • 5 of 5

Die Villa Lavanda ist eine sehr schöne und individuelle Unterkunft in Podgora. Manuela hat ihr Kleinod mit viel Liebe und Herzblut eingerichtet. Jedes Zimmer ist eine Entdeckungsreise für sich. Nicht zu verachten, ist der supertolle Pool, der auch an kühleren Tagen von unseren Kindern regelmäßig genutzt wurde.

Alle Angaben und Fotos im Online Inserat sind nicht beschönigt, sondern auch wirklich so.

Ein ganz besonders lieben Dank gilt Manuela für ihre Gastfreundschaft. Die Begrüßung und der Will-kommensgruß mit Wein und Frühstücksstarterpaket war wie nach Hause kommen. Auch die tolle Bootstour mit Pero auf die Insel Hvar, zählt mit zu den Highlites unseres Urlaubes.

Wenn man in Dalmatien Urlaub machen möchte, sollte man das unbedingt bei Manuela und Pero in der Villa Lavanda tun. Sollte da schon belegt sein, kein Problem.

Die Beiden haben auch Appartments im Angebot.

Podgora ist klein und überschaubar.

Es mangelt aber nicht an Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Restaurants. Besonders zu empfehlen sind unser Favorit "Roko" und das Obala. Die individuellsten Souviniers kauft man übrigens neben dem Restaurants Roko. Wir kommen gerne wieder.

Hvala i dovidenja.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Doreen, ich bedanke mich fuer die tolle Bewertung !!! Es war ein Vergnuegen mit Ihnen und Ihrer tollen Familie. Ich hoffe das Ihnen unser Haus in schoner Erinnerung bleibt und das wir Sie bald wieder begruessen koennen :) !!! Fuer nachsten Sommer planieren wir viele Neuigkeiten :).
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
65 Kilometres
Nearest Train
65 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Tunnel Sv. Ilija
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Podgora is in the heart of Dalmatia in the most ecologically lively part of the Dalmatian Adriatic, with the clearest water and the cleanest beaches. Podgora and Dalmatia are connected by various motorways to all European countries. By plane, you can come from the Split or Dubrovnik airports, which are just 1.5 and 2.5 hours away, respectively, on the Adriatic motorway. By car, the newly-built highways from the Croatian border from Rijeka and near Dagreb towards Dalmatia/Split, taking the Sv. Ilija tunnel. From there, it is about 30 minutes to Podgora. An alternative is a journey by ship with the car ferry from Rijeka to Split. The ferry leaves Rijeka in the night and comes to Split in the morning, where you’ll then have a 1.5-hour drive to Podgora. There are other road connections to Split via Italy. In any event, you can reach Podgora from Rijeka via the famous Adriatic motorway. This motorway is well-built and runs along the coastline with fantastic views from Rijeka to Dubrovnik. With excellent road signs, it passes by islands, mountains, beaches, and picturesque towns directly from the Makarska Riviera under the Biokovo Mountains, and then to your destination, Podgora. The famous monument of seagull wings indicates that you've reached Podgora!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee A$29.66 per person per night
Damage Deposit A$444.94

NEBENKOSTEN wie: Strom, Wasser, Touristen Taxe, Klimaanlage, Bettwaesche, Handtuecher und Endreinigung im Preiss!!!

HEIZKOSTEN sind nicht im Preiss und werden extra berechnet.

KAUTION wird verlangt.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.