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Villa Marchelina Grubine - Beautiful stone villa

People10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa Marchelina Grubine - Beautiful stone villa

Villa Marchelina, beautiful stone villa with pool - located in Grubine, in intact piece of Dalmatia, near the town of Imotski (Hinterland). It's completely made of stone and can accommodate 10 people. It has everything that you need for perfect holiday in peace and quiet.

Pool with comfortable pool beds and parasols. Kids friendly with big playground for them (trampoline, swings, slides, kids house, ball, etc), and for adults a wine shop with various sorts of domestic wines and liqueurs.

Villa Marchelina is located in the geographical and historical region of Dalmatia known as "Dalmatian hinterland". Although Dalmatia is established as a tourist flower of the Mediterranean, this part of Dalmatia didn't hit the so-called flood of mass tourism, which brings some negative effects such as excessive accumulation of concreting space or accumulation of accommodation and offer, which has elements of kitsch. Therefore, it is quite logical that the foreign tourists have discovered this intact piece of Dalmatia and it's always pleasant surprise.

Villa Marchelina is placed in this untouched piece of Dalmatia, near the town of Imotski, known for its natural beauty, tangible and intangible cultural heritage and other characteristics. Only 7 kilometers from the house there are two famous lakes, Blue and Red (Red Lake is the deepest lake in Europe and second in the world after Lake Baikal in Russia). Between lakes and villa Marchelina you can find karst fields with river Vrljika and other natural beauties of Mediterranean flora and fauna. This area is characterized by excellent positioning, so that the house is very near the famous tourist destinations like:

- an hour drive to Split, Trogir, Medjugorje, Mostar (border with Bosnia and Herzegovina is only twenty kilometers),

- two hours drive from Dubrovnik and Zadar

- half an hour driving to the Makarska

- to the amazing beaches of Makarska Riviera is a mere twenty minutes (trough the tunnel St. Ilija - mountain of Biokovo)

Transport connections are excellent because the villa leads to the state road, which is only ten kilometers to the south-west connecting the main state highway.

The villa was built thirty years ago and it's entirely, manual and intellectual, work of a family that is woven into it all their effort and knowledge. The owner of the villa is an artist, a painter and sculptor, a lover of stone heritage, who with the help of his wife and children (who have inherited the same artistic line) for years have built a house and edited the corresponding space, incorporating in it all of them self's. Each part of the villa, from its stone casing, outside decorations, its interior decoration, to the environment bears the stamp of the manual labor of the family.

Technically villa is divided into three parts. 1st part is residential area. It makes the main building which has a closed garage and cellar. The ground floor has living space with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and it's almost entirely decorated with handmade furniture and it has lots of art works and other interesting details (carved stone windows, art nouveau chandeliers older than 120 years, the fireplace of carved stone, etc.). On the ground floor of villa we have family library with more than 3500 books. Located on the 1st floor of main residential area it's a modern two-bedroom apartment with a large terrace overlooking the entire property.

The special part of the villa, the 2nd part of villa, is the small one room house, separated from the main house by the lawn. That small house is built entirely of local stone (including the roof) because the goal was to create a building that will follow the architectural heritage of the "Mediterranean as it once was". In addition to the room with a toilet in the attic, this building has rustic wine cellar with local wines and brandies that are entirely authentic, homemade products.

Entire property have more than 4.000 square meters of landscaped land, with a large parking lot, lawns, vegetable garden, fountain, pond made of natural stone, orchards, a mini golf court, space for table tennis and other sports like darts and table soccer.

Special attention was paid to the pool and the environment around the pool. In addition to the arbor and large space for sunbathing and relaxing on a stone beach around the pool, we have a large grass area by the pool, which is used for recreation and play, adults and children, and includes a tent, a house for the kids, swings, trampoline, slide, goal, etc.

Since the whole villa is trying to fit in with the natural environment and live in harmony with it, our family will always edit living space in order to further illustrate the maximum value of the villa witch is peace that is woven into the very essence of villa Marchelina.

Just peace and idyllic natural surroundings provide a contrast today's busy world, and this is the main guiding principle of the villa Marchelina in its intention to make your holiday a real holiday.

More Details

Property Manager
Dino Zukić
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, German, Crotian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2018

About Dino Zukić

Manager of Imota Touristik with economy degree from University of Split. Family guy that loves sports, adventures and my beautiful country side of Imotski... the best place for family holidays.

Dino Zukić purchased this villa in 1985

Why Dino Zukić chose Municipality of Podbablje

Beautiful stone house with pool and beautiful surroundings and amenities. You can find everything you need and more.

Pool with sunbeds, bedroom on pool. outside shower, arbor, wine celery, big children's playground with trampoline, swings, teeter, goal and small children's house with table and chairs, children's tent, etc.

In side of house: big living space, fireplace, 6 bedrooms, 3 kitchens, 5 bathrooms, tv's with 100 programs, WiFi on all property, parking space, fireplace, big grass garden, waterfront, view on town of Imotski.

Overall, a best place for your holiday.

What makes this villa unique

Villa is completely made of stone, inside is antique furniture (like chandelier from year 1890. or small chairs from year 1920.).

The villa was built thirty years ago and it's entirely, manual and intellectual, work of a family that is woven into it all their effort and knowledge. The owner of the villa is an artist, a painter and sculptor, a lover of stone heritage, who with the help of his wife and children (who have inherited the same artistic line) for years have built a house and edited the corresponding space, incorporating in it all of them self's. Each part of the villa, from its stone casing, outside decorations, its interior decoration, to the environment bears the stamp of the manual labor of the family.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Municipality of Podbablje around the Split-Dalmatia County

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , With washbasin
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , With washbasin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , With washbasin
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , With washbasin
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , With washbasin
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Crib - optional
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Child bed - optional
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Child bed - optional
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom on th pool
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Security deposit payed on arrival - 300€ - and returned on departure day (after house inspection). We are always at your disposal, for your every need. If you need anything just make a call :) Trips, excursion, rent-a-car, rent-a-boat, rent-a-van, visiting wine celery, food and drink, sports, massages, etc... We are here for you.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
5

Beautiful relaxing villa in idilic position

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the villa for 10 days for our ruby wedding Anniversary with our family. The villa suited all our needs for a family of 7, it is very spacious and had everything you needed. The pool was lovely and the paddling pool was perfect for our 17 month granddaughter. Luca and Jelena were excellent hosts and was on hand if you needed anything. On our Anniversary they brought a cake for our celebration made by Luca’s mum which was delicious. You need transport to stay at the villa but driving in Croatia is not a problem and it gives you the opportunity to see more of Croatia. Dino was very helpful prior to travelling and always responded straight away. He sent a video on how to get to the property once you are near which we found most helpful even though we had a sat nav. Would recommend this property as it’s perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice villa in peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We were warmly welcomed by Lucca and shown around this wonderful property which is only 15 minutes from the beach in a beautiful valley in the mountains. The villa was very clean and comfortable and the pool area was spectacular. The owners have poured their hearts and souls into this place. We loved staying there and were furtinate enough to visit when Croatia made it to the World Cup final. We really enjoyed our stay - thanks for everything and best of luck for the future! John, Michelle and family.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A real gem of a find! This is probably the best villa with pool that we have ever stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

Situated in a quiet location, this villa offers privacy and space for those who want to get away from all the hustle and bustle of daily life. A hire car is, however, essential. It is within easy driveable reach of the coast and the seaside resort of Baska Voda.

The main house has a three bedroomed apartment downstairs and a separate two bedroomed apartment upstairs, with its own entrance.

The outdoor space offers a variety of locations to eat, as well as a fantastic poolside area with its own two bedroomed apartment. For children there is a well equipped play area as well as a child friendly pool next to the main swimming pool with an all round depth of 1metre 60. As a non-confident swimmer, this small pool was ideal. There are no overlooking properties and the pool lights in the evening are really magical. Luca, the owner, could not be more helpful and speaks very good English. The villa is awash with artwork - sculptures and paintings - from what is clearly a very talented family.

Imotski is the closest town, a ten to fifteen minute drive away. Do eat at the Venezia Hotel for very reasonably priced food and an outdoor terrace with magnificent views.

I cannot recommend this villa more highly.

Thank you Luca for allowing us to stay in your very beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Kjempe flott!

  • 5 of 5

Vi hadde noen kjempe flotte dager her! Huset og uteområdet er nesten finere enn på bildene. Vertskapet var hele tiden utrolig hjelpsomme og trivelige. Ungene (og de voksne) elsket bassenget og uteområdet:)

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wir haben die Zeit bei Luca genossen. Luca war sehr gastfreundlich

  • 5 of 5

Luca und seine Familie waren sehr gastfreundlich und haben uns sehr aufmerksam betreut. Das Quartier ist sehr familienfreundlich mit allem was den Urlaub zu einem tollen Erlebnis werden lässt.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Eine tolle Unterkunft für eine erholsame Zeit

  • 5 of 5

Die Besitzer sind wahnsinnig zuvorkommend und gastfreundlich, das Haus bringt alles mit, was man für einen schönen Aufenthalt braucht. Wir haben wunderschöne Abendstunden am großen Steinofen beim Kochen/Backen/Grillen (es geht alles damit!) und Wein schlürfen verbracht und haben uns sehr gerne in der Mittagssonne am Pool abgekühlt. Für Kinder ist der neue Kinderpool und der riesige Spielplatz dahinter ein wahres Paradies. Nahegelegenen Strände und Split sind gut zu erreichen und Verpflegung findet man im nicht weit entfernten Imotski. Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit und würden Villa Marchelina jederzeit weiterempfehlen!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Split
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Caffe Bar Ćilin Ćemer
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Makarska
Nearest Golf
80 Kilometres
Split
Nearest Train
80 Kilometres
Split
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
Zagvozd
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Imotski
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Adriaski
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Baška Voda
Car: recommended

Everything you need is close to you. Just contact us and we'll arrange everything for you. We are at your services all time.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Municipality of Podbablje,

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
1 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 7 nights
From
£180
 
 
High Season
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,820
for 7 nights
From
£260
 
 
Low season
31 Aug 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 7 nights
From
£180
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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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