The Villa owner and host were on hand to greet us and treated us to a lovely welcome reception on the deck. Oh what a view!! What followed was an amazing two week holiday in this beautiful villa. The villa itself is immaculate, as is the pool. So well equipped and appointed, every amenity we could possibly need. Not only beautiful but spacious, lots of room inside and on the big decks for entertaining and gathering and lots of room to escape for quiet relaxing time. The villa felt like home. We were delighted with the location, it was perfect. Situated in the quiet neighbourhood of Podstrana, a few minutes walk to the public bus stop and an easy short ride to Split in one direction and the beautiful town of Omis in the other. The beach is a few minutes walk away, there's several local restaurants along the beach, a bakery and small grocery store (perfect for essentials) also a few minutes walk away. Our villa host Ivo was amazing....so helpful in every respect and he arranged several outings for us that were truly amazing. He was so helpful to us, including guiding us through the bigger grocery store. We learned so much about Croatia and the culture from his knowledge. Thank you Grgo and Ivo for ensuring our holiday was a memorable one, in your beautiful country! We certainly hope to return .
What an amazing location. The views are amazing, Only 10 minute bus ride into Split. The beach is right across the street. The villa itself is just amazing with plenty of space to entertain in as well as lots of space to curl up and relax. After touring around for the day it was fantasic to come back and swim in the amazing pool. The owner and host were so accommodating and helpful with our entire stay at the villa...even helped with our grocery shopping! We will be sure to come back again.
Our first impression on arrival was amazing. The owner and Villa host were both there to meet us and greet us with some local refreshments. From the time we booked until we left the Villa all our needs were taken care of in such a professional manner. The location in Podstrana we thought was perfect. Out of the hustle bustle of Split but only a 10 minute bus ride from the Villa. Everything is so accessible from the Villa and whatever you want to do, can easily be arranged with the Villa Host or the owner. They are truly genuine people that want your experience in Croatia to be amazing and memorable. The Villa is stunning and so comfortable. Felt like home. Will definitely go back. I would also recommend looking at the tours that they offer through the Villa, as we found out that meals and excursions out and booked separately can be expensive. The owner and host are a wealth of knowledge and set us up with some amazing days in Croatia.
Wow - what impressed us. To begin with, the staff were all so friendly and could not do enough to make us feel comfortable. The view each morning was incredible as were the Croatian sunsets in the evening. We could walk to the beach which was a real plus that we did not expect. Being a travel agent, I would refer my clients to Villa GG and only hope I can return to there special Croatian home someday!!!
We are just back from Villa GG having spent a week on this superb accommodation. As a party of 21 adults ranging from 20 to 70 we took all three floors which comfortably catered for us. The facilities are first class and the staff go out of their way to ensure you have a great time and will arrange transport and trips if required. Thanks Villa GG we had a brilliant time.
This was the holiday of a lifetime for our large family party of 14 adults, 2 teenagers and 2 babies, occupying the whole villa for a week.
Communication with Grgo was excellent from the very beginning, with rapid response to all our queries and a great willingness on his part to adapt to our wishes and requirements. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble.
Of course we had a pretty good idea what the villa would be like from the photos on the website, but the reality was if anything even better - immaculate throughout, and with wonderful views across the sea to Bra? and Split. Grgo and Ivo were there to welcome us, with a friendliness and concern for our comfort that characterised the entire week. We don't want to say too much about the details of their welcome, but it got the holiday off to a flying start.
On the following day Ivo took some of us shopping to a local supermarket, patiently guiding us around, translating unfamiliar ingredients and pointing out good bargains, and on other days he took us to his recommended fish and meat suppliers, so that the catering that had been a slight concern was very straightforward. He dropped in to see us every day to clarify arrangements, offer advice or just to make sure that we had everything we needed and his calm friendliness was very welcome. We also saw Grgo regularly, and his professional help and reassurance was greatly appreciated when we had a minor medical emergency.
The villa was so comfortable, and the pool so convenient, that it was sometimes difficult to tear ourselves away, but the beach (stony, of course) was only 5 minutes walk (though 10 minutes on the way back up!) and the swimming was wonderful. Many of us made the easy bus journey into Split (try to pick a day when there are no - or fewer - cruise ships in port). One of our number went climbing with a guide organised by Ivo.
We also chose Grgo's 'Classic' package of activities. This is a very good arrangement as events can be organised in advance with minimum fuss - and the lucky holiday makers merely turn up and enjoy the smooth running operation that has been prepared for them.The boat trip to the islands, with the experience of swimming from the boats in the crystal clear water, was one that none of us will forget. And the Dalmatian dinner, that our hosts turned into a birthday celebration for our son, was similarly a magical experience. They even laid on a new moon!
Our group was made up of babies in strollers and some seniors with walking problems so the trip to Krka was a little less successful. In August the park is hot and quite crowded which made moving around difficult. But the area is very beautiful and swimming in the river below the falls was a great experience for many in our group. A special mention must be made of the massage included in the package! It was of the highest quality (says the recipient, herself a masseuse), and we were only sorry that we didn't think soon enough about booking massages for other members of the party.
All in all, Grgo and Ivo gave us a wonderful holiday. Our taxi driver taking us to the villa from Split airport said "Oh you are so lucky, the villa is fantastic and those guys are the best hosts in Croatia!" We are convinced he is right!
We were part of a large family group of fifteen, ages ranged from 5-86 years! We were looking for a villa holiday with a difference, and Villa GG fitted the bill perfectly!
From the moment we stepped off of the plane, to going back home we had the most amazing service from GG and Ivo looked after us impeccably.
We arrived at the villa to a reception on the top floor where the table was laden with local meats, cheeses, breads, olives, and drinks including local wines, beers, liqueurs and soft drinks.
(Despite our late arrival due to flight delays!)
The apartments had everything we could need for our stay, the pool was a hit with everyone as the temperature reached 41c in the first week!
Ivo arranged our trips to Krka National park, Island trip on a Catamaran, Tour guided trip of Split, and a trip to a Mountain Restaurant we had seen on a Rick Stein programme!
We had a few medical issues during our stay, which were dealt very professionally by GG (who has medical training) which involved two trips to the ER! Being used to the British NHS, we were amazed when our 'Patient' arrived back at the villa 45 minutes after treatment!
We had a fabulous family BBQ using the wood burning oven in the garden which we ate on the top floor whilst watching the amazing sunsets over the Adriatic Sea!
We have been back home a week now, and we all wish we were at Villa GG.
Thank you GG and Ivo, for the best holiday EVER!!