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Modernist beach villa with quiet Mediterranean terraced gardens

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,390 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Beachfront villa with 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 700 sqm of terraces and gardens


THE SPOT resides on the beachfront, nestled in a private Mediterranean garden spreading over more than 1,000 square metres at the end of one of the most beautiful beaches of Central Dalmatian mainland, in the quiet and charming coastal village of Zaostrog on Makarska Riviera, half way between Split and Dubrovnik. Visitors to Dalmatia often head straight to the islands, but Makarska Riviera is home to some of the country’s loveliest stretches of beach.

Zaostrog encircles a deep sheltered bay with the dramatic Viter Peak (770 metres), a part of Mount Biokovo, at its back, sheltering the village from harsher inland climate. The main draw here is the magnificent shingle beach, which shelves into the clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. Zaostrog’s beach is a long, curving stretch of pebble backed by a shaded walkway populated by several cafés, restaurants and ice-cream parlours.


This beautifully designed property, furnished to a high standard, suits the more discerning customer looking to experience the charm of the unspoilt Mediterranean, yet is within easy access of some of Dalmatia’s hottest locations, like Split and Makarska, Hvar and Dubrovnik, or the Adriatic islands, as well as the best restaurants and tourist activities Central Dalmatia has to offer.

Set on an exquisite long pebble beach extending directly along its front, the villa offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Biokovo and a distant view of Pelješac Peninsula and most famous Croatian islands of Korčula, Hvar and Brač.

The villa is surrounded by terraced gardens on different levels furnished for outdoor dining and leisure. A separate BBQ House at the back has an open fireplace and yet another intimate dining area.

The entire property is fenced and child-friendly.

Natural drinking water straight from the mountains is available at a nearby spring located just next to the property, only a minute’s walking distance from the house.

Architecture & Design

Designed by legendary Ivo Vitic, one of the fathers of Croatian postmodern architecture, THE SPOT is a prime example of early 1960 Dalmatian modernist architecture. This architectural jewel, fully renovated in 2014 and furnished with authentic pieces and artwork, is without a doubt one of the finest properties available to rent in the area.


THE SPOT is ideal for groups, couples and families and can easily accommodate up to 10 adults. Its location offers plenty of privacy and peace.

The villa has 5 bedrooms, 3 with a sea view (2 doubles) and 2 twin rooms, and 2 modern bathrooms.

Opened in July 2014, THE SPOT grants special promotional discounts.


Zaostrog is located on the coastal road D8 Split-Dubrovnik, about 1 hr 30 min drive from Split or Dubrovnik airport.

There are regular long-distance buses along the coast from Split to Ploče and Dubrovnik, and local buses between the villages of Makarska Riviera.

The property is easily accessed by the villa’s gate from the quaint local coastal walkway, which opens into a private courtyard with its own garage that accommodates 1 car and additional 4 parking spaces, all available free of charge to guests only.

Ferries depart daily to the island of Hvar from neighbouring village Drvenik, to Pelješac Peninsula (from where the island Korčula is reachable) from nearby Ploče (less than 20 min driving distance) and to Brač from nearby Makarska (less than 30 min driving distance). Split, Međugorje and Dubrovnik are all just an hour’s drive away from THE SPOT.

The villa

The villa’s total surface area of more than 300 sqm is divided into two levels. The ground floor is accessed by two entrances and consists of a hallway with 3 cosy bedrooms (2 with a sea view) that sleep up to 6, a modern bathroom and a wide stairway leading to the grand first floor.

Most of the first floor is taken up by the magnificent spacious lounge, complete with a large open fireplace and dining area, whose four French doors open out onto the huge balcony providing a spectacular view of the sea and the islands of the Adriatic Archipelago.

The first floor also accommodates the master double bedroom with a sea view, one twin bedroom and a splendid bathroom with a tub.

The lounge opens out into a studio area and a large, fully equipped hi-tech kitchen with an induction cooktop, refrigerator, oven and microwave oven, dishwasher, espresso machine, toaster, mixer, citrus press and hand blender and all other conveniences.

The back kitchen door opens out onto several garden terraces, accessible also from the front and the side of the villa, all on their own levels with outdoor dining and BBQ facilities, surrounded by rows of lavender and oleander shrubs and tangerine, citrus, almond and olive trees all around the villa, plus rosemary, thyme, mint, sage and basic plants. Pick your favourite to add the special tang to any dish of your creation!

Free WiFi access is provided on the entire property. THE SPOT is equipped with an air-conditioning system and motorised remote-controlled blinds, a state-of-the-art Sonos wireless HiFi system that allows you to listen to your music collection in any room in the house, and a 50-inch Internet-ready LCD TV. Complimentary use of THE SPOT’s two bicycles is available to the guests at all times.

Contact us for any combination of dates. Rates and dates for certain periods are negotiable.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Croatian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Luka

My name is Luka and I am 39 years old.

Luka purchased this villa in 1966

Why Luka chose Podaca

This house is one of the prime examples of Adriatic Coast modernist architecture of the early 1960s in Dalmatia, passed down through generations in my family. It is the work by legendary Croatian architect Ivo Vitić, one of the creators of the Croatian postmodern architecture.

What makes this villa unique

THE SPOT is furnished to a high standard and resides in a private garden spread on over more than one thousand square meters, just at the end of one of most beautiful beaches in the entire Dalmatia, with a spectacular Adriatic archipelago view. Its location provides privacy, intimacy and peace.

Guestbook comments from the manager

As we have just returned from a fabulous holiday - it was everything as promised and more! The location was just amazing! Days seem to slow down when you are staying there. I would recommend to anyone wanting a comfortable villa for the most relaxing holiday. We will definitely return.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Podaca in Municipality of Gradac

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3390 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1st floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Complete with toiletries, hair dryer, double sink, Hansgrohe sanitary fittings
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1st floor Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Downstairs Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Downstairs Third bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Suitable as a kids bedroom
    Downstairs Second bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Suitable as a kids bedroom
    1st floor - Second bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(10 traveller reviews)

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Modernist beach villa with quiet Mediterranean terraced gardens
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Best vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

The villa exceeded the high expectations we went there with and there was plenty of room for all 10 of us to eat, sleep and relax comfortably together.

We could have happily stayed in the villa the whole 7 days and never go out. It was like a home away from home.

I cannot rate this villa and the service the owners provided highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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More spacious than we expected

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family and cannot speak highly enough of the villa. There is so much to do in the village with an abundance of good restaurants.

Sitting watching the sun set with a glass of wine on the terrace was one of the highlights of the holiday and the views will stay with me and my family for a long time.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
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Beautiful villa with spectacular views only few st

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we were absolutely amazed! It is the most beautiful house we ever visited on the coast!! We couldn't believe it and the host was so warm and welcoming. Throughout the week they helped us and would be there for anything we needed. The fantastic views will inspire you to take some photographs, and the sights that you will capture will continue to amaze you over and over again. Terraces with tangerine trees and wonderful gardens, is ideal place for relaxing and exploring the beauties of this place. There were so many different areas to sit and eat to get the most out of the day You can arrange for well known local chef to deliver all sorts of amazing Mediterranean food right to the house. This was a great help for us on the first day as we were just settling in and didn't have time to get food. The villa is not very far from the village at all, a really nice walk down. I would absolutely love to come back here! And I have been recommending it to all my friends!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Wonderful quiet family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have recently spent 10 days at this wonderful house together with our two kids. The villa is beautiful and well maintained, you can see that the owners really love this house and have taken good care of it. It is decorated with taste and attention to detail, no object is out of place and nothing is missing. What I appreciated immensely is that it was impeccably clean, even in not so obvious places as the kitchen drawers and cupboards. Is was definitely the cleanest

rental house in which I've ever been.

We only used the top floor which has the master bedroom and a second bedroom almost as spacious. The living room is the nicest place to be in the house, it is very spacious, lots of light and a balcony from where you can watch the sunset over the sea. The ground floor is cooler (Croatia can be extremely hot in July), though some people might complain a little too dark.

The kitchen had everything you needed - saucers, glasses, pans, toaster, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine. Everything was new or almost new.

The garden is on various levels and has lots of shade. The inner courtyard behind the house is a great place to have dinner in privacy. There is also a barbecue, sun umbrellas and folding chairs you can take to the beach.

The owners did everything in their power to make us feel welcome. They expected us with a nice cold prosecco :) and provided every info we needed regarding the region and things to do.

The house is directly on the beach - you have only to cross a small street which has little traffic. The beach is not private but since it's at the edge of the town the only people coming to it are those from the two-three holiday houses nearby. There is a bakery 15 meters from the house open all day.

Zaostrog itself is a small town 10-15 minutes walk away. It looked like the usual holiday spot with a few terraces - nothing fancy or elegant however. There are a

couple of places you can eat - we enjoyed most the villa Paskal which is halfway to the town and has tables overlooking the sea. The fish & traditional Croatian food were good, though not gourmet. The pizza place in town was also good for the children, esp at lunch. There is a medium-sized Konzum supermarket in Zaostrog which has everything you need.

We had a wonderful time at The Spot and would definitely recommend this villa to any family / families looking for a relaxing holiday in a quiet place.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa has a very spacious layout. We had a choice of three amazing terraces for drinks every evening, watching the sun setting over the mountains. I would recommend this villa very highly and the surrounding area has plenty of great restaurants and beautiful beaches.

The spacious rooms are all equipped with spotless bathrooms, functional and modern design.

Cleanliness is exceptional, open areas equipped with outdoor furniture.

On our first morning we woke to glorious sunshine, which stayed with us for the whole of our one week stay, and a magnificent view over surrounding islands and mountains.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
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Fabulous family holiday

  • 5 of 5

It is a superb villa, with high quality furnishings and crisp white linens. The attention to detail is what makes this a beautiful home with high quality fittings and also it is spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable.

There are mandarins and lemons growing in the gardens of the villa, which we found quite cool and very 'Mediterranean'.

A fantastic villa with all the comforts, the latest appliances, dishes and utensils for every need.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
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Nearest Airport
88 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Cafe bar with illy coffee
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Drvenik - ferry to island of Hvar
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Paškal restaurant
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
In front of the villa
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £215.3
Pet Fee £13.18
Damage Deposit £439.4

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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