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private beach
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Split, Split-Dalmatia County, Dalmatia

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DanHampt0...
Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Exceeded all our expectations”
Reviewed September 20, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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My girlfriend and I visited Vela Sollis for a week and despite having returned only this morning, we have already recommended the trip to friends and family! The pictures do not to the apartments and facilities justice - as well as being all well maintained, clean and spacious, Vela Sollis felt modern without not fitting into the non-touristy Croatian setting. Being only 25 minutes from Omis (which has the river Cetina, a fortress, beaches, restaurants etc), 50 minutes from Split Airport and just over 1 hour to Krka National Park meant we were able to mix in a relaxing holiday snorkelling and swimming with seeing the tourist bits that drew us to Croatia. We would definitely recommend getting a car if you were planning to stay at Vela Sollis as it makes seeing more of Croatia far easier! Having said this, in the week we stayed alone we managed to find 3 local restaurants that ran free pick-up and drop-off services which was ideal for evenings out.

What really impressed us about Vela Sollis though was how helpful and friendly our hosts, Ana and Josef, were through our stay! From the bottle of wine on our first night in the apartment to taking us on a speedboat tour down the coast to a cliff-jumping spot to even offering us to stay another night, they were the defining feature of the holiday that made us want to return.

We will no doubt be continuing to recommend Vela Sollis and will hopefully be returning in the future as there was so much more in the local area we didn't have time to explore!

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Liked best: Location felt like we were on a private spot of the coast with nobody else around but we were still within walking distance of the village itself and a 5 minute drive of supermarkets and restaurants
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Sep 20, 2015
We are very happy to read your feedback and feel that you really enjoyed your stay at Vela Sollis.
Your words gives a lot of energy and ensure that we are on the right way with our idea to make our guests happy and enjoy their Vacation at our Villa.
Best wishes and we are looking forward to see you again soon.
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Judit P
Budapest, Hungary
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Simple Breathtaking”
Reviewed June 30, 2015 for a stay in September 2014
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Elegantly furnished, spacious apartment, well equipped kitchen, nice balcony, from which the view is amazing! We really enjoyed the sauna and the pool when it was raining.There are some steps leading to the sea, a bit of exercise, but definitely worth it. The sea shore is rocky, but you can find small pebbled bays as well.
The hosts were really nice and friendly. I definitely suggest the place for everyone, even for families with small kids as you can find small,shallow and protected bays for toddlers as well. Though not recommended for people with walking disability or in wheelchair because of the many steps leading to the apartment and the sea.
I have been going to Croatia on holidays since I was 12, and most of the times we have stayed in apartment, and I can say this apartment was one of the best we have ever stayed! :)

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Liked best: location, the seashore, the sauna and the pool
Liked least: the smaller bedroom was not so comfortable
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Guy B
Stockport, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Quality, serene apartments.”
Reviewed June 21, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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If you are looking to explore the beautiful and fascinating Split area of Croatia then this is a great base. The apartments are situated on the coastal road between Split and the Makarska Riviera, with Split and airport being around 45 minutes to an hours drive away, and our favourite town Brela with its lovely beach and restaurants a short 10 minute drive. The apartments themselves are large and well equipped to a high standard. Each apartment has a sea view to die for, and views of the beautiful neighbouring island of Brac. There is also a small indoor pool and gym/sauna area on the ground floor. The helpful owners Josip and Ana have put a lot of thought into the development and have landscaped the path down to the small rocky beach where you can relax by a crystal clear sea in deck chairs and hammock. Next door is a larger pebbly beach which was great for the children. As a family we enjoyed paddling around on the kayak and Josip and the speedboat could also be hired to visit Brac. Boat trips can also be made from Brela, and several restuarants operate a free taxi service so you can leave the hire car. I would recommend Konoba Ivandica Dvori in Brela with its wonderful terrace and mountain/sea views. This is NOT a lively busy development but if you like a peaceful and relaxing environment and can hire a car to explore the local area then these apartments make a delightful base.

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Nicola C
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Fabulous location with breath taking views”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Ana and Joseph are very nice and helpful with a wonderful warm welcome!

The apartment is a beautiful, clean, very big balcony. View from the balcony is breath taking. Private beach, pool - what more can you ask for

Thank you so very much for a very enjoyable week.

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Liked best: The personal touch
Liked least: very step hill to beach
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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477Kristi
Parnu, Estonia
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“The ideal place for a vacation”
Reviewed June 25, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Apartment is a beautiful, clean, very big balcony. View from the balcony is breathtaking. Private beach, pool - what more can you ask? :)
The hostess is very nice and helpful. and their home made wine is just perfect!!

Thank you very much!!!

Kristi, Alari and kids

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Liked best: everything was perfect
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Richard H
Walsall, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Stunning views, great hosts and lovely apartments”
Reviewed June 9, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We were well looked after by the hosts and the facilities - pool and private beach - are amazing. Lots of steps but this is Croatia so thats what you get. Free transport to and from the local restaurants which were very reasonably priced with great food. Would recomend a day trip to Dubrovnik and Trogir and the scenery on the Croatian coastline is amazing

Traveling group: Friends
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Gayle G
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Children declare, "Better than the Park Plaza!"”
Reviewed October 13, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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When you rent this apartment, not only do you get a great location right on a quiet, private beach, but also a local family that will do everything to ensure that you have a great time in Croatia. The apartment is managed by three siblings. Josif took my ten-year-old son out for a kayaking trip, and Anna arranged a play date between our nine-year-old daughters. We were also greeted by Georg who brought us grapes from their vineyard and a local cherry liquor. Anna also agreed to mail our postcards for us since we left on a weekend and all of the post offices were closed.
The weather was less than perfect the week that we were there (the first rainy week in four months), so we were very happy to have the indoor pool. There are huge glass sliding doors that open toward a fantastic view of the Adriatic directly below.
The location is somewhat secluded in comparison to the nearby tourist beaches (a plus in my opinion). You will definitely need a car to get around. The apartment is also built into a hill, so there are many steps to navigate up to the car and down to the beach. This is NOT for the mobility impaired. The kitchen is small but functional. The high speed internet works great.
From this location, we took day trips to Split, Dubrovnik, Trogir, Makarska, and Mt. Biokovo National Park (highly recommended). We ran out of time, but it is also close to the ferries to Brac and Hvar Islands.

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Liked best: The owners, the location and the indoor swimming pool.
Liked least: The pillows were too firm for my liking.
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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