Varos Palm Garden Villa in the Historic centre, with a swimming pool
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About Michael Stift
Dear Split holidaymakers, I am the owner and renter of the Varos Palm Garden Villa in Split - and would like to say a few words about me: I had a top management position in large firms and have founded a consulting firm that helps companies acquire or sell other companies. I travel a great deal with my work and see many countries and cultures. In my private life, I stay in Croatia. I have been coming to this country for more than two decades and know my way around Dalmatia very well. Over several years, I have travelled to every nook and cranny of this region by land and by sea - by sailboat, motorboat, car, motorcycle, and bike. I am delighted to be able to recommend particularly beautiful places to you.
Michael Stift purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Michael Stift chose Split
I bought Varos Palm Garden Villa because I fell in love with the house, the property, and the neighbourhood at first sight. The house was in a frightful shape - hardly inhabitable. I hired an architect who had previously worked with the restoration of historical monuments and had him carefully take the house apart, right down to the foundations. Then, I had him build it again, as much as possible with the old stones and true to the original design. Of course, we used the latest technology - from the wiring to the internet cables and air conditioning throughout the house, all while remaining true to the original style of the 350-year-old city house. It was a difficult process, as the house is in a part of the city where they can only be accessed on foot. All the building materials had to be transported to and from the site without a construction vehicle. You will see that everything has come together superbly: An old house with all its former charm, but with first-class quality and modern technology that remains in the background.
What makes this Villa unique
The special advantages of our house lie in the combination of the following attributes: - Historic old city location only a few minutes from all the tourist attractions, restaurants, and bars - Very peaceful location, 50 m away from the tourist thoroughfares in a peaceful corner - Main house with two bedrooms, three other bedrooms, all separately accessible and with their own bathrooms and WCs - A lovely, absolutely private and fully-enclosed garden with a swimming pool - Complete child safety, given that the location can only be entered and exited via a narrow door - Handicapped access via two ground-level bedrooms - Well-furnished with tasteful furniture and architecture true to the original - Internet and TVs in every room - Beautiful covered terrace with a 10-person stone table - Large grill on the covered terrace with shelves and washbasins - Palm gardens with lounge furniture that are perfect for lying back and relaxing - And so on, and so forth
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
The accommodation was superbly located in the old town with all areas accessible. The rooms were well set out and each en-suite was appointed with good facilities. The outside area was a bonus and was properly represented by the photographs.
we had good service from the accommodation manager who responded on each occasion promptly and the owner also responded to our enquiries within 24 hours which was impressive.
We were a party of 7 adults and the facilities met all our needs during our week stay.
Dear Sheila - I am glad that you had a good time in my house and that you found my accommodation manager helpful on all your needs. For me it is always top priority to stay in contact with my guests - especially with the first guests in the season because after the winter we always refresh the house with some new equipment and small renovations and then we are especially glad to know if something is missing. Thanks again & please come back! Michael.
Beautiful house, wonderful location
The house is beautiful, has plenty of space with each bedroom having own bath room facilities.
It was immaculately clean with everything you need. The wifi was a bonus, my daughter was able to have contact with friends back home.
The pool was a godsend as it was so hot during our first week, so spent a lot of time in it. My kids loved it.
The house is situated right in the centre of Split, which is a stunning city. We enjoyed wandering around and found some excellent restaurants.
Neighbour was very friendly and we enjoyed trying to make conversation with her.
The only downside was the mosquito bites, which we all had.
Would definitely return, and would recommend to everyone.
thank You so much for your nice comments - I am glad you liked it in Villa Varos !
The Location of our house in the vbery Center of the twon is definitly a Bonus - especially because the house is not only in a very central, but also in a very quiet place. The privacy of house and garden and the Swimming pool are always a great Feature for us when we come back after a full day of activities.
The mosquitos are bad sometimes along the whole coastline of Dalmatia during August - but we have developed a strategy for this Problem: Cloes the sleeping rooms (doors and windows) before it gets dark and turn the Aircondition on (the whole house is fully airconditioned) - then you will be save when you go to sleep after a nice evening on our terrace or in a restaurant in town.
I hope you will come back - you are always welcome !
Best regards, Michael
Villa Varos - even better than expected!
We were a group of 8 norwegian adults who were so lucky to be able to rent Villa Varos for our mini-holiday. This house was just so great - even better than we hoped for!
5 big bedrooms with privat baths, nice kitchen and livingroom. The garden area with the pool was just so great and we spent many hours relaxing there.
The location couldn`t be better - right in the middle of the old-town and just a couple of minutes walk to the waterfront.
If you need a place to stay in Split, we would reccommend Villa Varos!
We hope to be able to come back some time, as we felled in love with the town and the house:)
Thank you so much for this great comments - we really hope that you will come back some time.
I must say that we are extremly lucky so far with our guests: All our guests have treated our house like it would have been their own property - if someone ever broke a glass or a plate he has always replaced it before he left. In this way our Equipment today is even better than wehn we started - without us having to replace things.
Thank you for being our guest in Villa Varos ! - And come back soon please.
Fantastic Family Holiday
As said in the title, its such a beautiful place to stay with pictures that don't do the place justice.
I couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for our week family holiday.
All rooms are a very decent size and some even with en-suite!
I would most certainly recommend this villa to a friend or family and I am considering going there again myself!
The are is a lovely little town with a fabulous tourist marker where we had lots of fun bartering with the sales men and women!
There was also a lovely little beach about a 15 minute walk from the villa with clear waters.
The property was very clean and everything was in working order, however we did have a problem with the WiFi but that was the least of our concerns on holiday!
The villa is so discreet and we were all little concerned walking down a small lane with buildings falling apart around us but when we walked through the gate we were nothing but pleased from then on!
I would recommend coming with a large group of people and renting the whole place as I don't know if I would have liked sharing with strangers.
The BBQ was also a favorite amongst my family as well as the cheap wine available in most shops around.
Food to buy in supermarkets was of a similar price to home in the UK but affordable!
We all enjoyed looking after the little kittens and cats that are also looked after and loved by the community.
About 100 meters from the villa there was also a lovely little nail salon with cheap prices.
Taxi drivers are pleasant and there is a taxi rank about 300 meters from the villa.
All in all It's a beautiful place that I recommend paying a visit too for anyone!!
Thank you very much!!!
Thank you for this nice comments - I am very glad that you liked it.
We have many families and groups of two families (we have 5 double rooms, 4 of them with en-suite bathrooms) that come to our house and find it perfect for a family holiday with or without children. Also we have had a number of "Girls-Groups" of various ages that found the place perfect for them.
If there is any kind of problem - like WIFI above - please dont hesistate to contact either me or my propoerty manager - we can most propably fix it immediately. For example for internet-connetion there are cables in every room because we know that sometimes WIFI is a problem - but cable always works.
We tried to rebuild our 300 years old house in a way that the style and the materials are completely according to what the munument protection department wanted from us - but all technic and appliances in the house are according to the highest standards available today.
I am glad that this has worked out and our guests really like it.
Thank you again for your nice comments - and a nice holiday to all guests who read this !
Michael (owner of Villa Varos)
Skjermet og sentral beliggenhet
Et opphold her kan absolutt anbefales! Kort vei til severdighetene i Split, og det yrende gatelivet. Deilig å ha en fredelig bakhage med basseng etter å ha trasket rundt i varmen. Her fant vi roen. Vi var 8 damer på tur, og husets størrelse passet oss godt. Noen av rommene har tilkomst utenfor selve hovedhuset.
Die Karwoche in Split
Ich war schon öfter in Split, und kann dieses Haus nur empfehlen ..Man ist mitten im Geschehen, und trotzdem sitzt man in Garten und kann den Möven lauschen.
Das Wetter hat auch dieses mal keine Wünsche offen gelassen.
Ich (wir) komme (n) mit Sicherheit wieder.
Our historic villa is in the centre of the old city in the pedestrian zone near Diocletian's Palace. Everything is a short walk away: The waterfront promenade is three minutes away, as are the fish market and Diocletian's Palace - as well as the other attractions that the old city of Split, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has to offer. In spite of its central location, the house is absolutely peaceful and you can sit in the garden without being disturbed by noise or visitors.
Our house is 300 years old - however, it was completely renovated and newly built with all the modern amenities. There is a 200-sq.m garden with a swimming pool and tropical plants - a one of a kind refuge in the middle of the old city - restored in the model of the World Heritage Site - but with modern amenities - with satellite TV, internet, and modern bathrooms
Our house has five bedrooms, each for two people, as well as a beautiful living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, a covered terrace, a garden, and a swimming pool.
Our villa is perfectly suited for families who love gardens, peacefulness, and the privacy of the property - right in the middle of the old city. It is less-well suited for groups of young people who want to play music and party in the house. This is because our house is in a peaceful part of the old city and very loud music is frowned upon after 10 PM.