Just stayed at Villa Ivana this month and wanted to pass on my recommendations. It's a 4star villa ewith apartments, studios and rooms. The location is fantastic on the Puntamika peninsula overlooking Zadar old town.
It's approx 3km from the old town which takes 30-40 mins to walk. There is a bus stop about 200 yards from the villa though which costs around £1.50 return. Tickets are bought from the newspaper stand.
Most accomodation is in Diklo or Borik which are a bit further around the peninsula which means you don't get a view of Zadar so Villa Ivana has a prima location. They provide a great breakfast and their advice on great restaurants and places to see is invaluable.
We had a late flight home bit they held on to our bags and had a shower room to freshen up after a day at the beach, couldn't ask for more.
The beach is about 7metres from the front door! Its stony as are most Zadar beaches so I would recommend taking something to wear on your feet in the sea.
All in all, a fantastic holiday location and we will definitely be returning.