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About Stephane Dekerle
Stephane Dekerle purchased this Villa in 2014
What makes this Villa unique
Excellent combination between a quiet environment, a beautiful view of the bay of Trogir and the proximity to the restaurants, the night-life, tours and the marina.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Lovely and large villa in a fantastic location
The Villa is at the top of a hill looking down over the bay of Trogir. It is quiet and secluded and has lots of space inside. The views from the terraces are wonderful. Initially wasn't sure of the dark blue walls/décor because when you first enter from a bright day it seems gloomy. However, on days when the temperature hit 35-40 degrees the dark interior of the villa was cool and welcoming. Great option to book a chef to serve dinner for the first weekend and the manager sent great whats app communications in the run up to the visit. I can fully recommend this villa and in our opinion Trogir was nicer than Split and a wonderful place to go for dinner in the evenings.
The quest for the perfect holiday accommodation is always tricky if not impossible! Looking for a place where you really can wind down and leave the day-to-day behind you can be very challenging with some remaining unknowns.
With Villa Amarina we have found such a perfect place and we have enjoyed it to the last bit! The villa is spectacular!! Very warmly and tastefully decorated, amazing location allowing an unique view of the bay of Čiovo, very quiet yet close to the wonderful city of Trogir...you have it all!!
Additionally to that you have a great team on call for anything you might need. Stéphane, the owner, is super responsive and anticipates his guests needs which is so refreshing and makes the difference.
We will be back for sure and we can only recommend Villa Amarina!!
thanks Sasha for these nice words !
Beautiful house in a charming town
Our group of 10 (two families with two children each, plus another married couple) just returned from a week stay at Villa Amarina and we couldn't have been more pleased.
First of all, the house is fantastic. The entire house has been recently remodeled to a very high standard. The kitchens (yes, two full kitchens) and bathrooms are modern and well appointed. The bedrooms are decently sized and very tastefully decorated. There is air conditioning throughout the house, with individual thermostats in each room. There is a large sauna and steam room just inside from the pool deck. The best part, however, is the view. Having coffee in the morning, eating dinner outside, or glass of wine at sunset while looking out at the sea and the islands is a sublime experience.
Anna, the concierge, was very helpful. She helped us book two dinners at home prepared by local chef Tatjana. Gordana, who comes each day to clean, is also a wealth of information about the area.
Trogir, the UNESCO listed local town, is both beautiful and pleasant to walk around. The local beaches (we went mostly to Okrug Gornji) are great and populated mostly by Croatians. The Adriatic is very clean and refreshing to swim in on a hot day. The restaurants we went to were mostly very good. Fresh ingredients, interesting local dishes, friendly service.The prices are more than fair. A half liter local beer in a bar on the beach costs just a few dollars. The locals we met couldn't have been nicer. The Dalmatians don't seem to be jaded by foreign tourists yet, and were always willing to talk and give advice. If you take a few minutes to learn a couple of words of Croatian it goes a long way. The sunset cruise around the islands that Anna arranged for us was a highlight.
Make sure to visit Primošten, about a 45 minute drive to the north.
Just a few words of caution. The house is on the top of a very steep hill, so a car is really a must if you have anyone in your group who is not extremely fit. There can also be a lot of traffic getting to and from the house. The house is on the island of Ćiovo, which is connected by a two lane bridge to mainland. The bridge is a bit of a choke point for traffic, so leave enough time if you have to be somewhere on time.
All in all, Villa Amarina is certainly one of the best properties we have ever rented, and this part of the Dalmatian Coast is not to be missed.
thanks for your compliments, they give us even more motivation to maintain a high standart in welcoming our guests, you deserve splendid holidays !
Kindest regards and looking forward to welcome you again
Stephane on behalf of the whole team
Beautiful house for luxurious holiday
We spent a wonderful week in this very beautiful well kept house that is situated in a peaceful place on top of the hill. There was plenty of room for two families with altogether five children and all facilities were excellent. Our children preferred the pool but there was only ten minutes walk to the nearest beach and a longer beach was also nearby. We visited often in a simple restaurant (pizza, pasta, grilled meat) down the hill and purcased simple groceries from the grocery store opposite to it. Charming Trogir is from 20 minutes walk from the house and there were plenty of other restaurants. We really enjoyed our stay and the owner was very helpful and responded quickly our emails. The only thing that should perhaps be considered beforehand is that the house is really on top of the hill and all routes there go really deeply upwards. It was really hard work (and exercise :)) climbing up there especially with trolleys and we could not have managed to get our water bottles and groceries there without a car. So renting a car or organizing a food delivery by the owner is recommended.
A great beatiful house with very helpful owner.
It is spacious and very well laid out. Perfect place to spend family holidays. Hope to back soon.
Прекрасный дом, очень уютный, все продумано.
Идеально для семейного отдыха. Очень гостеприимный персонал. Надеюсь вернуться в ближ. время
Thanks a lot Ekaterina :) !
Great house, great location, great service
We had a nice stay in this beautiful house. Everything was clean and there was enough room for our four families. Also, the view is amazing! Only drawback was the pool heating not working. But we don't blame the owner for that problem since it was very hot the weeks before so probably nobody noticed it until our stay. Would definitely book this house again!
Thanks a lot for your stay, your confidence and your nice words !
Trogir offers many services and shops; Split is a large city nearby, which complements the local supply.