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Manuela Vela

Member since: 2012
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Speaks english, german, croatian

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

19 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Podgora holiday villa

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.

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Manuela Vela (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks english, german, croatian

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.

Manuela Vela purchased this villa in 2005

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveller reviews

Holiday villa with a pool and a great view of the sea - best price guarantee
average rating of 4.894737 based on 23 reviews
5

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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4

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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5

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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5

Nice place

  • 5 of 5

The location was superb and the owner was amazing! The house was very clean and the view was wonderful. I advice this house!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jerome and co, thank you for your incredible review. I hope that you enjoyed our house and welcome you as our guests again :) !!! KR, Manuela
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5

Top Ferienhaus mit geschmackvoller Einrichtung

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren zu 6 Personen und haben die ruhige Lage des Ferienhauses, ca. 2 km vom kleinen Badeort Podgora entfernt und mit fantastischem Blick in die Natur und auf das Meer sehr genossen. Die Zimmer sind individuell und sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, 2 Zimmer haben direkt ein eigenes Bad mit Dusche und WC, 1 Zimmer hat das Bad mit Dusche und WC eine Etage tiefer und ist von der Wohnküche aus zugänglich. Von der Wohnküche kommt man auch in den schön angelegten kleinen Garten. Ein Auto ist erforderlich, um die schönen Ziele in der Umgebung erreichen zu können. Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Die Vermieterin ist sehr freundlich und spricht fließend Deutsch.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ich bedanke mich fuer Ihre tolle Bewrtung und hoffe das ich Sie bald wieder begruessen werde :) !!!
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5

Traumhafter Ausblick und herzliche Gastgeber

  • 5 of 5

Villa Lavanda ist ein wunderschön wieder hergerichtetes 105 Jahre altes Steinhaus, das entsprechend der Anzeigenbeschreibung am Hang oberhalb Podgoras im eigentlichen alten Ortskern liegt.

Die Angaben zum Haus und die Fotos in der Anzeige stimmen 1:1 mit der Realität überein.

Da wir uns den Luxus gegönnt haben, das Haus nur zu zweit zu bewohnen, konnten wir jeden Abend wählen, von welchem Balkon wir uns den Sonnenuntergang bei einem Glas Wein anschauen wollten. Die Villa liegt günstig, um sich Split, Dubrovnik oder Mostar anzuschauen. Direkt oberhalb der Villa, nur ein paar km entfernt, befindet sich außerdem der Eingang zum Biokovo - Nationalpark.

Dank der herzlichen Gastfreundschaft von Manuela, die uns mit so herrlichen Dingen wie selbstgemachtem Likör und selbstgemachter Marmelade sowie jeder Menge hilfreicher Tipps versorgt hat und ihres Mannes Pero, der uns auf einen unvergesslichen Bootsausflug mitgenommen hat, haben wir einen erholsamen Urlaub verbracht.

Einziger Wermutstropfen: da wir in der Hauptsaison geurlaubt haben, war es ziemlich heiß und vereinzelt in der näheren Umgebung etwas lauter.

Aber da diese Dinge zum Sommerurlaub dazu gehören, können wir dieses herrliche Feriendomizil nur uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen. Wir werden sicher bald einmal wiederkommen! Vielen Dank , Manuela und Pero!

Kerstin & Henning

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ich bedanke mich fuer Ihre tolle Bewrtung und hoffe das ich Sie bald wieder begruessen werde :) !!! Antwort bearbeiten
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Split-Kastela
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Podgora
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Makarska
Nearest Golf
65 Kilometres
Split
Nearest Train
65 Kilometres
Split
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Tunnel Sv. Ilija
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
Podgora
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Podgora
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!

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Podgora, Croatia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
winter season
1 Dec 2016 - 10 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$143
 
 
preseason
11 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$172
 
 
preseason 1
1 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$212
A$1,485
 
 
preseason 2
13 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$258
A$1,806
 
 
preseason 4
3 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$287
A$2,006
 
 
preseason 3
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$430
 
 
high season 1
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$487
 
 
high season
15 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$530
 
 
high season
19 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$430
 
 
high season
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$373
 
 
postseason
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$287
 
 
postsaison
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$215
 
 
postseason
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$185
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$430

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

HEIZKOSTEN sind nicht im Preiss und werden extra berechnet.

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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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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