The welcome from the villa's owner was fantastic - getting some of the logistical aspects taken care of (shops, restaurant, wifi and best beaches). A walkabout the property confirmed we had made a great choice. The villa is furnished to a very high standard and provisioned with everything you might need in the kitchen and other areas.
The villa is spread over 3 levels; the basement is a gym to rival many a hotel, the ground floor has two double rooms and the main kitchen, whilst the first floor has another two double rooms and a lounge area.
The pool is climatically controlled and perfect for the family to splash about in. The outdoor kitchen / BBQ area was wonderful for those few nights when we decided to not go out.
The whole property is surrounded by peach, plum and fig trees, as well as both red and white grapes on the vine - there was no need to buy fruit in the supermarket!
The location of the villa is approximately 20mins drive from central Split - meaning you are close enough to be close, but at the same time can enjoy the more relaxed pace of life of the coastal towns.
Definitely an excellent place for us and certainly somewhere we would be very happy to return to in the coming years.
Villa mermaid is a real showstopper. It have everything you would ever want. A big pool with a lovey view. Huge bedrooms all with big en suite bathrooms. Spacious lounges, kitchens, garden areas and open planned living rooms. With multiple balconies we could not have asked for anything else and not to mention the state of the art gym in the basement! I would 100 % recommend this villa to anyone and I will definitely be staying here again. Cannot express how impressed I was was with the whole place. It was spotless and it was lovely to park on the big double drive and be greeted by a lovely young mate who checked us in and offered us great advice on the local area. 5 stars and cannot wait to return. The whole experience was an absolute pleasure.
Villa Mermaid is a standout villa which is in a great location and only a 5 minute journey from Split, with wonderful views of the sea and town.
My family and friends had stayed in the villa three years ago experiencing the high standard well kept and incredibly clean villa. We returned again last October to find that the villa had now got even better, with the pool being heated. The villa has lots for the kids and adults to keep them occupied. There is so much space for everyone; you never get on top of each other, plus lots of balconies for some quiet time if needed.
There is a lovely BBQ area, surrounded by fruits; the owners engorged you to eat. The villa has two kitchens, very useful. If you like going out to eat then there are some really good restaurants just on your door step with great views of the sea. There is a small shop nearby, which has plenty in it and has its own bakery.
Location wise, there is plenty to do with boat trips, hiring ski jets and hiring your own boat for trips to other islands. Split is very historic and beautiful city once ruled by the Romans. Again you can find fantastic restaurants with the meals being reasonably priced.
Villa mermaid is really a fantastic villa; you get what you pay for and more. The owner is very helpful and couldn't do enough for us. Any help needed they are just a call away and will come round to help if needed; nothing is too much for them.
Villa mermaid is well appointed great range of facilities and very comfortable. ideal for our family. However we could have done with proper instructions on how to use TV and the lighting.
The main complaint and its not within the control of the owners are the Church bells, not only do they keep the time but at 6.00am the ring for over 2 minutes.
The area of Podstrana and the houses around the Villa are not in great condition and detract from the overall experience.
We spent 11 nights in this Villa. We expected to spend every night out eating but instead spent more time using the excellent facilities of the villa.
A lot of thought has gone into this villa, absolutely everything has been catered for, right down to little things like brand new toilet brushes for each new set of guests, that is different class and hospitality.
Great games facilties like pool table, darts and table tennis table for when the sun got too hot. Call me sad if you like but we used the gym every day, it was too good not to. The gym was bigger than most hotel gyms with free wights, multigym, treadmill, bike, and a large matted area.
The quality of finish is second to none, everything is top quality.
By far the biggest WOW was the pool which had the most amazing view. The gardens were lovely and we were told by the owners to help ourselves to all the fruits in the garden of which there were plenty so this coupled with the smoothie maker was a great combination.
My kids aren't small but there is a great play area for small children. The barbecue was huge and was in a separate contained part of the garden.
The beds were massive, all of them, the doubles were like triples. All of the televisions were 3d and there was internet on tap on all floors
I really cant say anything negative about this property. We met the owner who was such a host, nothing was a problem.
Would thorughly recommend this to anyone whether families or couples.
Our family of 9 (7 adults and 2 babies) traveled to Split for a two week vacation. We stayed at villa Mermaid the entire time. The home was perfect. It was bright, sunny, modern and filled with every convenience. The views from the pool are amazing...both sunsets and sunrises. The home has a Croatian cell phone and hot spot for the use of its guests.
The owners Tanja and Kris could not have been more accommodating . They made sure we were happy and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. From a welcome gift of food when we arrived to cooking us an amazing Croatian bar b q on our final night.
The home is a quick drive to downtown Split and centrally located for day trips up and down the coast. The town of Podstrana has lots of restaurants, groceries beaches and views.
We could not recommend this home and its owners more highly.
A fabulous villa, in a great location, with wonderful views. Everything was incredibly clean, and well looked after. The owner is unbelievably dedicated to this villa, and couldn't do enough for us. The pool was beautifully clean, and there was no shortage of towels and bedding.
There is so much space for everyone. We had 10 in our group, and we were never on top of each other.
There is a lovely BBQ area, surrounded by fruits, which we ate to our hearts contempt (fresh grapes, strawberries, figs, blackberries and pears). Delicious! There is a little children's playing areas, which we didn't use, but was a great thought for kids.
We ate in the villa quite a bit. Two kitchens, which was very handy for our big group. Also having a second fridge was great for the beer!! Slightly limited on chopping boards and mixing bowls, but better than most villas you go to!!
Location wise, there is plenty. Great restaurants, in fact so many we didn't get a chance to get to half of them, a small shop nearby, which stocks plenty. Has its own bakery, which was handy. We went into Split quite a bit, which was very historic, and had some great meals there. We had a few day trips to Krka waterfalls (beautiful), Pltivice National Park, Omis, white water rafting, and went to a nearby hotel and hired jet skis (great fun).
I can't compliment the villa enough. If you really want a small piece of paradise get yourself over there!
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