Villa Arthur close to Split

House - Entire home/apt · Podstrana, Split-Dalmatia, Croatia

Perfect choice for families who are traveling with car and kids and dogs!
Old village of Podstrana is upper village just 20 from Split port! View is amazing from above.
For all nature lovers and travellers.

The Space

Perfect retreat luxury home at west side of village Podstrana gornja at 310m height above sea level with amazing view on central dalmatian islands and on Split town. Air is fresh and clean up there.
Only 10km/15min ride by car from Split. Large garden of 900/square meters with garage place, terrace 30sq.m. see view, fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, TV, DVD and stereo at living room and one double bedroom.
Prefect for families with kids. Two bikes in garage available for use. Beach is 3km down hill road. House is located at silent and peaceful surroundings. Garden planted with dalmatian herbs and olive trees.
Notes: Need to have a car. Water is from well for shower and washing dishes only, for drinking need to buy water.
In village you have small shop with bred and basic needs. Large shop is down the road, sea side named STUDENAC.
Activities: hike to the next villages and track for cycling. For eating, have a great tavern in the village called konoba Kod Nikole(have to order before!) and restaurant Argola in village close by. Trip to the islands from Krilo Jesenice port with old boats or from Split ferry port. Minimum stay is 7 days. (website hidden)

The Neighborhood

village nature, mountain tracks for walk and bikes, amazing view

Getting around


Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Weekly Price: $1161 /week
Monthly Price: $2387 /month
Cleaning Fee: $71
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
  • The apartment was not the one we had booked. It wasn't even anywhere near the same standard as the one in the listing. "Beautifully designed luxury flat" - the only part of that description that was correct was that it was a flat. It also wasn't near the location specified, The only thing the flat did have that was correct was two bedrooms.

    The guy we were meeting was late, and just moaned he was very busy and he didn't like Split. When we queried about the property after seeing it, he didn't seem that interested, say that this was all there was.

    We were lead to believe the checkout time was flexible. However, on the last day we got a knock on the door at 11am saying we had to leave. We only had 30 mins to get ready and pack.

    Looking at the other reviews, this seems to be common practice, where you book one place, and get given a completely different, substandard one.

    July 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 5 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    May 2013
  • The reservation was canceled 18 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    May 2013
  • Split is a beautiful old city. The coast is lovely. Swimming fantastic. The apartment is in a good location in the old town. Very narrow warren of streets - easy to get lost and very hard to find the apartment at first. Great bakery and supermarket only a few minutes walk. Only 5 minutes walk to the port and the palace once you know your way around. About 20 minutes to a lovely place to swim. I was there at the end of September. It was very hot and the real spoiler for me was the mosquitos. I used a plug in repellant and it didn't work. I still had over 100 bites. Of course this isn't the fault of the apartment! However, although Rahela has made lots of lovely touches, and I liked the furniture, I do think the photo makes it seem bigger and lighter. It is dark downstairs, and the bathroom is very small indeed and rather dismal. The bedroom is bigger and lighter and nice. I found the bed very comfortable. I was staying there alone and I didn't feel entirely safe. The metal gate to the entrance is useless - I could have climbed over the side at the end myself. I couldn't get the window to the kitchen to close quite entirely. I didn't like to leave the bedroom windows open at night because the upstairs is actually only a few feet from the ground at the back (build into a hill), and anyone could climb in. Therefore very hot and very bitten at night. I didn't meet Rehala but her friend was there to meet me at the apartment when I arrived. I largely ate in - the kitchen is very well equipped. I tried local resteraunts but the food was over priced and I can get the same dishes, but much much better cooked for half the price here in Hackney!

    October 2012
  • I did not stay at the Cozy retreat. There was a problem with the suite the day of my arrival. Rahela was busy dealing with the situation and couldn't meet up for a couple hours after our initial meeting time.
    The new place she took us to was this
    As you can see, still a very nice pad. It was bigger than I needed but not such a bad problem. There was a lot of natural light in the main kitchen area and it was a tremendous location. The chandeliers were cool too.
    I was planning to book longer, but couldn't reach Rahela until the day of my checkout.
    Rahela is very pleasant to talk to and is very knowledgeable about the area, restaurants, things to see.
    Thanks for accommodating me for the short time I was there :)

    September 2012
  • The stay was ok.
    The bathtub was way to small, so was the bathroom (You could not be two in it at the same time). The place is cute but way smaller than it looked in the pictures.
    The real downside was the bed: really really hard, impossible to sleep in (and we are young and not really caring about comfort, but this time it was incredibly hard).

    The plus were the location, everything is close, and the wifi and the calm of the neighbourhood. Rahela was adorable and helpful, showing us great places and restaurants.

    We would certainly not come back, as we were looking for something comfortable and we agreed to pay a little more than our budget allowed for this and it was not worth it.

    September 2012
  • Everything was perfect. Highly reccommended.

    August 2012
  • Wir sind nur eine Nacht geblieben und erst am späten Abend angekommen, doch die Geschwister von Rahel haben uns sehr herzlich empfangen. Das Zimmer ist sehr gemütlich und die Betten waren auch sehr bequem. Die Aussicht aus dem Fenster war ganz wunderbar - direkt zum Meer. Das Haus liegt inmitten diverser Sportanlagen und deshalb gibt es auch viele Parkmöglichkeiten. Die Altstadt ist in 20 Minuten zu Fuß zu erreichen. Wir können Rahela und ihre Familie als Gastgeber nur empfehlen.

    August 2012
  • We didn't get the reserved apartment for obscur reasons.
    We reserved this appartment with a balcony and nice decoration.
    Instead, we get a old fashion apartement without any balcony :(
    Rahela was kind but didn't respect the reservation, it looks like she had a problem with the last client...

    August 2012
  • We had an excellent stay for a week at Rahela's house. The house is well positioned for all the attractions of Split and Rahela was an excellent host. Rahela provided some really useful information for us and we tried some of her recommended restaurants which we can report were excellent.

    Thank you for an great stay.
    We will return here if we are back in Split.

    July 2012
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