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Anke Froehlich

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, German, Croatian

Luxury villa with pool, few steps away from the sea, quiet & privacy

33 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Brac - Lotus Villa

Situated in quite & private bay, beach with private platform, 8-10 people, pool

Lotus Villa is nestled in the quiet, desirable Duboka Bay, overlooking the Adriatic Sea and nearby islands. The peaceful surroundings and the spectacular Duboka Bay with its clean and clear turquoise water, makes Lotus Villa an ideal location to escape your everyday life. Returning to this place after a day full of water activities, excursions to Milna, any other historical village on Brac or one of the neighbouring islands, will make your holiday a unique experience. The property composes of a main house and a cottage and was designed for easy indoor – outdoor living. It offers two levels of luxurious family living, comprising 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a spacious dining and living area and spectacular sea -views. Close to the villa, there is also a cottage providing an additional double bedroom. Not only does Lotus villa make a wonderful holiday for a larger family or group of friends but it should also be considered as a suitable venue for special occasions.

Activities: Brac - Milna: Come and join us in September and October. Croatia's most beautiful months... Island life returns to a slower pace. Enjoy gorgeous temperatures, dive into clear sea water heated by the hot summer. A great time to experience island life. Join us and locals as we harvest the grapes in September and the olives in October. Come with us on a local wine tasting tour. A day to remember, where you get to pick your own olives, see them pressed and then take home a bottle of 'extra virgin olive oil'. And there is much more - How about an Island tour with a personal guide? - Go on a day trip to Dubrovnik? - Visit a Stone Mason artist at work? Feeling energetic? How about trekking? Stroll through nearby villages or walk to the highest point at Vidove Gora 778 m? - Or use our Kayaks for free to explore the surrounding bays? If you like more information, please contact us.

Duboka Bay: The peaceful surroundings and the spectacular Duboka Bay with its clean and clear turquoise water, make Lotus Villa an ideal location to escape your everyday life. Returning to this place after a day full of water activities, excursions to Milna, any other historical village on Brac or one of the neighbouring islands, will make your holiday a unique experience. Be assured, Lotus Villa will create a special place in your heart.

Brac: Brac is the largest of the Dalmatian Islands and easily accessible from Split. It has numerous old fishing villages, crystal clear waters, white pebble beaches and a good transport system. Because of its rich history, each place offers you a look at a little bit of the past while enjoying its natural beauty and modern day amenities. The island offers a marvellously indented coastline in all its magical colours and soothing sounds of silence. The varied and picturesque landscape, the mild climate, the homely atmosphere and the light-hearted mood of the local people will make your holiday on island Brac an unforgettable experience. Feel the real Mediterranean beauty and the unspoilt Adriatic coast. Truly the best that Croatia has to offer!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anke Froehlich (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, German, Croatian

Reviews

4.8
based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury villa with pool, few steps away from the sea, quiet & privacy
average rating of 4.818182 based on 35 reviews
3

Lovely house in a lovely location, but ......

  • 3 of 5

We had a lovely stay in the house. It was very well equipped, very spacious and overall very comfortable. Lots of shade around the pool, including a lovely gazebo. There's a great wood-fired BBQ, table-tennis table, and 2 double kyaks tied up on the rock pontoon. We thought Milna was terrific, with a reasonable array of restaurants - although haut-cuisine should not be expected.

Stipe and Nora, looking after the house (they don't live on-site) were very accommodating, although we made little use of their services.

There were a few downsides to be aware of if considering a booking:

Although property tile indicates "a few steps from the sea", it is in fact down a continuation of the steep hill from the road. There is a tiny stony beach, but to reach the pontoon (where the kyaks are located plus sunbeds), it is then a difficult walk. Not that long, but its an uneven, rocky and narrow path - totally unsuitable for buggies and the less able.

The steep hill from the road is really very steep. We walked up it a couple of times so that we could walk to MIlna (25 minutes), but it would again be a severe challenge for anyone pushing a buggy, less able, or with a heart condition ! Even driving up it was a challenge to our car, requiring a bit of a run up to make it without stalling.

The house is "green", insofar as it is solar powered. The drawback is that to run any major appliance, a diesel generator needs to be started. Whilst this wasn't a huge issue, it was irritating to have to turn on the generator just to grill a piece of toast ! And a bit noisy, although the generator is located in an outbuilding with some sound-proofing.

Not the fault of our hosts in any way, but a big downside was the abundance of cats that would appear at every meal-time. We were not sure if these were strays, or belonged to people across the way, but they were persistent despite being chased away on sight.

Would we stay there again ? Probably not. We prefer to walk to the nearest village and restaurants, and whilst this was possible it was a long way (25 minutes each way - and that hill before you get started !!)

Would we recommend the property ? With the above downsides and caveats taken into consideration, yes we would. The house is everything the brochure says - although the distance from the sea does stretch it a bit. We had a fabulous time, and if you want to just stay in and around the house, its perfect.

The Barlow family (UK)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are always trying to really take reviews personally and change things when it might be usefull for other guests. I always tried to discribe our property and the bay as accurate as possible. I am sorry to hear that you had some issues. I will know change and add some commensts into the text discriptions and also add a picture where new guests can see the steep path down to the bay. The meters are quite correct if you consider the little beach as the closest point from the house to the water. I know that our bathing platform is at the top of our lttle bay far more away than the little beach. There is already a picture online that is taken from the bathing platfrom backwards into the bay/house. Already from here you can see the distance to the house. I also just added the comment that the house is not suitable for elderly people and small children. I really hope that makes it more clearly. We still hope that you have enjoyed your stay and if you might come back one day the cats will be gone. They belong to one of our neighbors and I guess they were just hungry. Unfortunately I cannot do anything against it but I will try to talk to our neighbor about it. We will buy a little cat disturb machine that gives a signal (not hearable for people) on a high frequence and cats do not like it and hopefully won't come back. Some of our guests are also feeding the cats. Regarding the distance to Milna and Restaurants in Milna: We really recommend all guests to rent a car, to avoid the walking into town. A lot of people like it but not everyday. It takes less than 5 minutes by car and nobody has to walk up the path to the main street into Milna. Croatia is been know as a laid back and quite simple place, so food is served in a basic form and I personally really like it. If you will return to croatia one day to a differnt place you will find similar food everywhere on the coast line and the islands. Unfortunately it is not too fancy here but that makes it also quite attractive and different to other places. Regarding the generator. Unfortunately but some applaince just need so much energy that our solar system cannot handle it at the same time. Our house will be connected to electricity soon. In the meanwhile I will inform our guests more detailed about it. So, I really hope you did enjoy our beautiful island and bring positive memories back home. All the best, Anke
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Lovely week in Croatia

  • 4 of 5

We really liked Croatia and very much your house!! The house was really nice with all the facilities you can need. We were also very happy since the weather turned out to be just fine that week. I must also say that Spike was very friendly and recommended restaurants etc.

We will for sure come back to Croatia and also recommend our friends to rent your house :-)

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic location and Villa

  • 5 of 5

I sayed at this wonderful villa with a group of 8 friends to celebrate my 50th Birthday. We could not have wished for a better stay. The villa is simply stunning and the Island itself is extraordinary.

The villa staff were very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. On the evening of my Birthday they cooked a croation style BBQ for us with local salads that was delightful.

I would not hesitate to recomend this villa to anyone considering a stay on the island and would like to return and enjoy another stay myself.

Mark From the UK

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that the villa and our island meet your expectations and we hope that we can welcome you back sometime in the future.
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5

Outstanding Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family have just completed the most wonderful holiday at the Lotus Villa. Coming all the way from New Zealand it was very important to have a beautiful place to stay and not to be disappointed from viewing on the internet, so it was with great pleasure that we arrived on the island of Brac to find this amazing Villa. There was not one thing that was not perfect from the communication with the owners to the staff – nothing was too much trouble.

The house couldn’t have suited us better with adults and children alike – there was something for everyone and lots of lovely spaces . The pool was wonderful , the house beautiful and the position of the Villa just stunning.

I would definitely recommend Lotus Villa to anyone that is making a trip to the beautiful Croatia – you won’t be disappointed – it was an absolute highlight for us – a big thank you to the owners for sharing your beautiful piece of paradise. I would love to come again one day.

Kindest regards from New Zealand

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you and the other part of your family (from England and Australia) at our place. I was very glad that the weather was still perfect early october and also that you got to know that lovely country with it's beautiful islands. We would like to see you again...:-)))) All the best and regards to Aotearoa. The owner.
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5

Fabulous holiday - Fantasztikus nyaralás

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful relaxing holiday a tranquil peace of paradise

Lotus Villa is exactly as described and shown in the pictures - beautiful! What a wonderful internet find! We must have looked at 50 properties on-line and chose this one because it looked so delightful. Everything is provided for a wonderful comfortable stay.... The house has been very thoughtfully designed... and the owner's personal style shines through.. it is so welcoming that you feel at home as soon as you arrive.

Car is necessary. We had a great long weekend, also because we could ask the stuff for almost anything, nothing was too much for them. Thank you. Family Gondy and friends

Fantasztikus napokat töltöttünk el a mesés Lotus Villában, ami teljes mértékben azt adta, amit a képeken láttunk. Rengeteg keresgélés után találtuk meg a Lotus Villát, aminél jobbat nem is találhattunk volna.Minden biztosított volt a tökéletes kényelem eléréséhez. Azonnal otthon éreztük magunkat a házban. A ház személyzete is rendkívül kedves és segít?kész volt, mindenben próbált a kedvünkre tenni. Köszönünk mindent!! a Gondy család és barátok

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It would be great to welcome you again. Hopefully you can stay longer next time. All the best.
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5

Perfect Spot for a relaxing beautiful vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from a beautiful relaxing vacation were we spent 4 nights in this stunning villa.

It was recommended to us by a friend and it fulfilled all are expectations and more. The location is unique, the view and the bay simply remarkable.

The staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and most importantly discreet. Thanks for the very helpful recommendations for places to eat and organizing the boat excursion to the island Hvar.

The pool is so nice. It’s remote and very quiet; you can just sit back and truly relax. The kids really loved the pool, and had a fabulous time.

Also I would like to thank the staff for the lovely BBQ they prepared for us, it was very yummy!

I would love to visit again soon, and would recommend it to anyone. It was truly an unforgettable vacation!

Regards from Greece.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
International Airport Split
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Fischerdorf Milna
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Car-Ferry Supetar-Split
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Split
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Split Dugopolje
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nachbarbucht
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Duboka Beach
Car: recommended

The lovely fishing village of Milna is just 2.5 km away. It offers a range of cafés, restaurants, konobas, art galleries, wine shops and a local farmer market. Enjoy a good cup of coffee while watching sailing boats entering or leaving its beautiful marina. It is a real pleasure. Come and join us in September and October. Croatia’s most beautiful months. Island life returns to a slower pace. Enjoy gorgeous temperatures, dive into clear sea water heated by the hot summer.

Other Activities: Kayaks for the whole family are provided free of charge, private bathing platform with sun loungers and boot mooring.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Milna, Brac

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2016 Saison D
10 Jul 2016 - 21 Aug 2016
1 night minimum stay
£720
for 1 night
£5,037
 
 
2016 Saison E
22 Aug 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£3,856
for 7 nights
£3,856
 
 
2016 Saison F
10 Sep 2016 - 17 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,320
for 7 nights
£2,320
 
 
2016 Saison G
18 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,168
for 7 nights
£2,168
 
 
2017 Saison A
1 Feb 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,506
for 7 nights
£2,506
 
 
2017 Saison B
4 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,953
for 7 nights
£2,953
 
 
2017 Saison C
25 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,796
for 7 nights
£3,796
 
 
2017 Saison D
9 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£5,037
for 7 nights
£5,037
 
 
2017 Saison E
27 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,856
for 7 nights
£3,856
 
 
2017 Saison F
10 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,489
for 7 nights
£2,489
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£814
for 3 nights
From
£271
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £127

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Brac on Dalmatian Islands

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 260 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Linen, towels and beach-towels are provided. Lotus Villa has tried to respect the beauty and nature of the area by utilizing solar power with a generator backup. The generator has to be used for large appliances such elec. oven and dishwasher.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Cottage
  • The villa comprises 5 bedrooms in total; 4 double, 1 twin and 1 cots, 1 of the bedrooms with en-suite facilities. The property also has 1 single sofa bed, 2 double sofa beds located in the living room. This gives room for up to 10 people. Bed linen is provided for your use.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outdoor: Lotus Villa is surrounded by 600 m2 of carefully planned and designed Mediterranean gardens with cosy resting spots to enjoy every corner of it. Sunbathing along the pool side, sprawling on a lounge chair or dining on the BBQ terrace are some of the activities you will enjoy. Outdoor terraces and gardens with sea view. Outdoor BBQ area, outdoor dining areas with a dining table for 12, Outdoor Pool (6 m x 4 m) with deck chairs. Secured parking for 2 cars. Kayaks for the whole family are provided free of charge.

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