The Villa Soulavy seems to still be a little known secret and we are really happy that we discovered it! We found it on booking.com but you will find more info on their own slightly quirky website: villasoulavy.hr
We stayed here for a couple of nights late in May 2012 and it was an oasis of peace during our travels around Croatia; we wished that we could have stayed for longer. Our host Dario (and his family) could not do enough for us and made our stay very special.
The villa was built in the 16th century and the current owners bought it 7 years ago. They are proud of the house’s history and there is a plaque on the gate explaining how it came to be a holiday house over 100 years ago. They have sympathetically restored the villa and the rooms are light and airy with high ceilings, shuttered windows and views over the sea. Our bed was enormous and blissfully comfy and our apartment had plenty of space to spread out.
There is a shady garden and seating area with a fountain and barbecue facilities in front of the house - which is a lovely place to eat breakfast (at 5€ per person daily) or to sit and drink Dario’s home made wine! And the water is just a few metres away with a lovely stroll along the water’s edge to the nearest of the kastela/castles.
The location is great if you want to explore. Kastel Luksic is one of a series of small seaside villages/ports collectively called Kastela on the map. It is between Trogir and Split which makes it a perfect location for visiting both.
We loved our stay at the Villa Soulavy and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for somewhere with a bit of character, i.e. not an anonymous chain hotel. Dario and his family will do their best to meet your needs and to ensure that your stay with them is exactly what you want it to be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Šoulavy is 16th century Dalmatian stone made villa built by the sea in the center of Kaštel Lukšić. It is cultural monument presenting traditional Dalmatian architecture and has the historical background. Villa Šoulavy is pioneer of tourism in Kaštela with more than 100 years of tradition. If you are visiting Dalmatia and Kaštela, Villa Šoulavy is beautiful place to stay in. Our doors are opened for guests during a whole year.Villa Šoulavy is surrounded by pebble Šoulavy beach and beautiful century old trees of Šoulavy park which makes Villa desirable place for your vacations. Fresh air, smell of the sea and shade of trees will make you feel relaxed. ... more less
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