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Modernist beach villa with quiet Mediterranean terraced gardens

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,390 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2017

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Podaca in Općina Gradac

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3390 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • 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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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 £216.11
Pet Fee £13.23
Damage Deposit £441.04

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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