Stone Villa With Swimming Pool - Rest, Peace And Quiet!
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Minimum 2-day vacancy between guest stays
Enhanced cleaning practices
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Cleaned with disinfectant
Wow.....where to start?
Following a sticky start with flight problems/ cancellations & flight diversions we arrived at 3am but this did not prevent us from receiving a warm welcome from Marco who kindly met us at the taxi drop off point and took us to the villa. We were originally booked to arrive at lunchtime so it was incredibly kind of him to wait up for us to arrive at the later time. Upon our arrival at the villa there was supper waiting for us of bread with sliced meat and cheese accompanied by a carafe of wine.
First and foremost we'd like to thank Vladimir and his parents for such a welcoming stay. The villa is immaculate and in a lovely peaceful location, perfect for a relaxing family break. The villa is split into 2 apartments which was ideal for our party of a grown up family. Each of the apartments has it's own living space of generous sized rooms which fitted our needs perfectly whilst also allowing space for the full group to be together. The downstairs apartment is ideal for those who find stairs difficult as the living space is all on one level apart from a couple of steps from the dining kitchen area to the bedroom. This apartment offers a walk in shower which again was useful for those of us with mobility issues. The outside garden area is clean and well kept with flowers, a small lawn and trees. The outside lighting in particular is a nice touch especially for outside dining and which allowed us to make use of the BBQ in the evening. The pool was lovely and clean as were both the garden and patio areas. The pool offered a refreshing swim and the quiet location allowed for a peaceful sunbathe. The quiet rural location means that a car is essential and there is a designated parking space just outside the villa.
We flew to Split although Zadar is a little closer and for future visits we would probably use this airport instead. The well maintained roads ensure that either transfers are quite easy with the directions given by Vladimir before our arrival. He also provided us with suggestions of where to visit and with this being our first visit to Croatia, proved to be most useful. Although the beaches were stony not sandy (beach shoes essential), the sea was crystal clear and many of the beaches we visited had restaurants open even though it was late season. Some are less than 30 minutes’ drive from the villa and those that we visited were not overcrowded. Our first visit to Croatia did not disappoint. Thank you, Alison, Gary, Hannah & Daniel
Perfect accommodation with delightful hosts
This was a great place for a family holiday-location, weather, comfort, villa layout and villa facilities . However the first thing we would wish to highlight was how we were hosted. Vladimir provided perfect reassurance through the booking process (esp when glitch happened at our end) and clear instructions for how to get to the property. He also provided detailed advice and support on activities we could access from Cista Mala. While we were there it was Vladimir's parents who provided the welcoming committee. They were delightful and made us feel at home, immediately.
The accommodation was clean and very well equipped for comfort and for self catering. The bonus of air conditioning was fantastic given the afternoon heat. The pool was a good size for fun and exercise and was kept clean by Vladimir's father who also tended the garden (tomatoes, figs etc.). Several options for where to sit and eat upstairs, downstairs inside and out.
The Villa is situated in a small hamlet with a small supermarket a couple of miles away in the next village. So, nicely remote but with food options. The activities and places to visit (and larger supermarkets) are all within 20-30min drive and easy to get to on good quality (and mostly quiet) roads. Two lovely national parks (Krka and Kornati) very close and trips to beaches easy especially in island of Murter. Sibenik is a lovely old town with good dining options and lots of mediaterranean atmosphere. Would highly recommend.
Schöner entspannter Urlaub in einem tollen Haus
Wir (1 Erwachsener und 3 Kinder) waren in der Zeit vom 30.06.-07.07.19 zu Gast bei Vladimir und seiner Familie und können uns den anderen Bewertungen nur anschließen. Es ist ein tolles Haus in einem kleinen Dorf, sehr ruhig und gemütlich, liebevoll renoviert, es war eine tolle Woche. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Wer Ruhe sucht, ist hier genau richtig und die Strände auf Murter sind wirklich schön und schnell zu erreichen. Für die Kinder war der Pool natürlich ein Highlight, auch Abends um 22.00 Uhr. Vladimir hatte eine Menge guter Tipps für uns und die Kommunikation über WhatsApp lief reibungslos. Danke an Marko für den herzlichen Empfang und die Betreuung vor Ort. Wir können das Haus nur weiterempfehlen. Danke für diesen entspannten Urlaub.
Adrian, Julian, Emma und Beate
Serene and Stylish!
Cista Mala is a stunningly surreal village of charming stone villas; rich with an abundance of various wild growing herbs and fruits. As well as, warm and inviting residents, full of character and history.
Our wonderfully inclusive hosts Marko and Lenka, made us feel more like we were family friends, rather than new acquaintances.
Greeting us with a traditional welcome meal, from the first day; they continued to treat us during the rest of our stay, with insight on how to acquire the best local cheese, wine and produce. They also recommended the best attractions and excursions, in the area.
Marko and Lenka, are a gracious and genuine couple, whom we intend to visit regularly.
The villa itself is appointed very tastefully, with everything you could need to feel the comforts of home. So much so, that you may want to stay on the property during your entire stay! ...To enjoy lounging by the pool, preparing meals on the open fire grill, appreciating the peaceful, unspoiled nature all around, or simply gazing at the starry skies on balmy Croatian nights. ....Highly Recommended!
Oase der Ruhe abseits des Touristentrubels
Wir verbrachten zwei außerordentlich ruhige und erholsame Wochen im Ferienhaus von Vladimir. Seine Eltern, die im Nebenhaus wohnen, halfen uns in allen Angelegenheiten sehr gerne weiter. Hier besonderen Dank an Marko, der uns mit regionalen Produkten aus der Umgebung versorgte. Nicht zu vergessen die Trauben, die wir am Haus reichlich ernten konnten. Ein besonderes Erlebnis war das leckere Abendessen mit Muscheln, das die beiden für uns kochten und uns damit überraschten.
Das Haus mit den beiden abgeschlossenen Wohnbereichen ist ideal für zwei befreundete Familien. Die Räume sind liebevoll dekoriert und sehr sauber und ordentlich. Es gibt unterschiedliche Sitzmöglichkeiten rund um den schönen Pool. Das Grundstück ist komplett abgeschlossen, wichtig für Hundebesitzer!
Im nächsten Ort, ca. 2 km entfernt, gibt es ein kleineres Geschäft für den alltäglichen Gebrauch und die morgendlichen Frühstücksbrötchen. In den größeren Orten wie Vodice und Sibenik gibt es genügend Möglichkeiten in Supermärkten, regionalen Märkten oder kleineren Geschäften einzukaufen.
Für einen Tag am Meer können wir die Insel Murter mit vielen idyllischen Badestellen empfehlen. Hier konnten wir uns auf die ausführliche Beschreibung von Vladimir verlassen, der uns per WhatsApp mit Strand- und Restaurantempfehlungen super versorgte.
Insgesamt können wir das Haus und die Betreung uneingeschränkt empfehlen, da wir herzlich und außergewöhnlich freundschaftlich empfangen wurden. Danke!
Thank you for the beautiful and detailed review. We were all happy to have you as guests and it was a pleasure for my parents as well as for me to give our best and make your holidays memorable. It's a great feeling for my family to read the reviews from satisfied guests. Makes all this definetly worth and motivates us to continue even better as it's a trully wonderful experience.
All the best from all of us!
Cista mala is a typical village of the Dalmatian hinterland. "Strategically" close to all major tourist sites in the region. All attractions and sites worth a visit (villages, towns, beaches, National parks etc.) are located within a 20 km radius of 360 degrees from Cista mala. Whether it's the beach (Muter, Tribunj, Vodice, Jadrija, Pirovac, Sibenik, Solaris etc.), or two of the most famous National parks, Krka and Kornati, all are available within about 15 minutes drive. The roads are excellent and everything is very well connected. This of course means that to stay at kula Milica, you need a motor vehicle. It takes about 15 min time but the benefits are immeasurable. Peace and quiet, is a guaranteed notice from the moment you get there, with the only sound you'll be hearing is the sound of birds and sheep bells (specially morning and the time of sun setting). But all this peace can turn the passive mode into active in no time as nearness of all main attractions lets you choose various kinds of activity. Weather it's beach activities with swimming, snorkeling, diving, sailing, windsurfing, and much more; National park exploration, cycling trough the rural or costal area or just city-walks exploring in Zadar, Split or Sibenik. So feel active while being passive because in Cista mala, Kula Milica - you are always more than welcomed!
Beach in the area:
MURTER (a definite recommendation is island of Murter - small bridge connects it to the mainland -Slanica, Podvrske, Čigrađa and many more…) - 18 km
TRIBUNJ (17 km) - Zamalin
VODICE (14 km) - Blue beach
PIROVAC (14 km) - Starine
SIBENIK (22 km) - Banj
SOLARIS (28 km) - Bijela plaža (the White beach)
JADRIJA (22 km)
NATIONAL PARK KRKA - LOZOVAC (20 km)
NATIONAL PARK KORNATI (boats - Vodice, Murter)
NATURE PARK VRANSKO JEZERO (20 km)
ZADAR (60 km)
NATIONAL PARK PAKLENICA (67 km)
SPLIT (87 km)
About Vladimir Popovic
Hi, my name is Vladimir. I live in Zagreb, capital of Croatia but was born in Sibenik. I enjoy people, travel and open air activities. I love my country, especially the region of Dalmatia and tend to share the best of it with people who explore it. In Zagreb I also work in tourism sector and I'll definitely do my best to make your stay here purely enjoyable memory.
Why Vladimir Popovic chose Vodice
The house you're just looking at is my fathers birth home. It's a family house from more than 200 years. We love the idea to renovate and make it a traditional style vacation home not just for us but anybody that seeks a true vacation and rest from the everyday life. Take a pause in peace and quiet from the moment you get here. The only sound you'll be hearing is the silence. The village is rich with various typical rural dalmatian fruits and products. Mulberry, figs, grapes, briar, pomegranates, olives, cheese, wine and much more are just some of many things that are at your reach during the stay. Probably you'll discover them yourself while exploring the village area.
What makes this Villa unique
Isolation for your family Peace and quiet Traditional stone and wood house ambient Swimming pool Good food, fruits and wine, all natural 2 national parks in less than 20 min drive reach Many beach destinations with 15min drive Rest and charge yourself Feel passive in being active!