5 Great Villas for a Family Holiday in Croatia

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    Whether you’re thinking of a last-minute September escape or planning ahead to next summer, the villa experts at Orvas Villas have picked their top five villas for a holiday with the kids in Croatia.

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    Summer may be on its way out here in the UK, but with temperatures till soaring well into September on Croatia’s Adriatic and coast, there’s still plenty of time to pack your bags and head out on a much-needed family vacation.

    With a sprawling coastline, idyllic islands and a jaw-dropping landscape, Croatia is a full of hidden hotspots for the whole family to discover. To help you make the most of your Croatian adventure, Orvas’ luxury collection of seaside villas come with spectacular views and private pools come as standard. So you’ll also have your own space to relax and unwind while the children splash around to their hearts content. Plus with airport transfers and babysitting options available, your family holiday is all set to run as smoothly as possible.

    Five Child-Friendly Villas for a Family Holiday in Croatia

    While the kids may have kept you busy during the summer holidays, the team of villa experts at Orvas Villas have hand-selected the best villas for a family holiday in Croatia. Now all you need to think about is which one of these fabulous five to pick (and what to pack, of course).

    Villa Mir Vamiorvas_villas_villa_mirvami_sumartin (5)_6708

    Mir Vama means ‘peace to you’, which is exactly how you will feel during your stay;peaceful and calm.

    Surrounded by lush greenery and a breath-taking view over the Adriatic, this villa is the perfect choice for a luxury family holiday to Croatia.

    The villa is just a short walk to the sea. Villa Mir Vama is ideally located near the Sumartin port on Brac Island, where you will also find bars, shops and traditional Croatian restaurants that benefit from freshly caught fish and home-prepared dishes. Surrounded by greenery and vast outdoor space, you’ll find an abundance of hiking and biking opportunities.

    The port of Sumartin is the perfect base for day trips to other Croatian locations. Makarska is a short distance from Brac and the island of Hvar can be found to the south.

    Book your stay at Mir Vami here

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    Not just great for the kids, Villa Vjeka is also pet-friendly. Situated on Brac Island, it is an authentic part of Croatia, with a stunning beach and sea, traditional Croatian restaurants and a tranquil atmosphere that is ideal for a relaxing luxury holiday.

    In this villa, you can enjoy the pool that dominates the outer part of the villa or visit the nearest beach which is only 200m away.

    As well as the pool and outer decking area, there is also a garden just outside of the villa that was built to help keep children entertained with swing sets and play areas.

    This traditional Dalmatian stone house is furnished with traditional wooden furniture from the early 20th century. It evokes a homely feel, whilst still being modern and providing all you need to make your stay in our villa one you will never want to leave. The modern bathrooms and kitchen mean you won’t find anything lacking in this villa, with the outdoor cooking area perfect for those warm Croatian nights with your loved ones.

    Book your stay at Vieka here

    Villa Vicina

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    With this authentic Croatian villa you can see, taste, hear and touch the real essence of Brac Island.Situated in the middle of the town Milna on Brac Island, this villa rental in Croatia is just 80 meters away from the sea. Villa Vicina is protected with traditional high stone walls and mature fruit trees and offers complete privacy to guests.

    This stone villa is 200 years old, extensively renovated in recent years and tastefully decorated so you can enjoy your Croatia holidays to the fullest extent. It is set in over 600 sq meters of private land with beautifully maintained gardens that are home to olive, almond, bearberry, lemon and orange trees that provides welcoming shade during hot summer days and an authentic homegrown feeling.

    During your stay, the owner can arrange a boat trip to Villa Vicina’s secluded beach, which will be entirely yours for the duration. There are table and chairs, deckchairs and stone benches with easy access to the crystal clear sea water. Private boat mooring is also available.

    Milna is the perfect location to explore the various other Croatian islands that surround it including Hvar, Split or Dubrovnik. There are various day trip options available that allow you to explore these other areas at a reasonable price, often reached by speed boat or catamaran. 

    Book your stay at Vicina here 

    Villa Makarac

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    Villa Makarac, is perfect for those looking for affordable, but beautiful accommodation. It is located in the somewhat isolated area of Makarac in Milna on Brac Island which is accessible only by a private road and offers full privacy during your stay. The villa, also with a private cool, is surrounded by lush Mediterranean greenery and is located just 140 meters away from the nearest beach.

    This charming villa is the ultimate choice for a dream holiday with your children, complete with everything you could need to enjoy and relax to the fullest.

    The outdoor area features a nice veranda on stone pillars, bringing shade to escape the sun. Also outside is a stone barbeque, an outdoor kitchen, a shaded dining area for 8, deck chairs surrounding the pool and an outdoor shower as well as the private pool.

    Local restaurants, supermarkets, cafes are a short distance away and can be reached by car. Brac Island offers the perfect base to explore the rest of Croatia, with regular ferries and boats going to surrounding areas such as Makarska and Split.

    Book your stay at Makarac here 

    Villa Zupa


    Although situated on a road with easy access into town, the house is located in a secluded place surrounded by mountains and green areas, for ultimate have peace and tranquillity.

    The interior is decorated with special care and excellent taste: a dining room, kitchen and living room are one spacious room. Wooden furniture and a blue leather sofa that can accommodate two people, two-seater and armchair makes villa a family home, best for families with small children, or groups of friends.

    On the ground floor is room with a double bed and en suite shower room and a bathroom as a separate unit. On the first floor, which boasts a balcony overlooking the mountain and its foothill, there are two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. One is with a double bed and the other with twin beds, which can be connected. The villa can accommodate up to 8 people.

    Book your stay at Zupa here

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