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Property type:Vacation home
Occupancy:6 persons
Location:Croatia > Dalmatia > Makarska

Contact person:Ivanka Drvis
Phone no.:+385 (0)91 2502583
Advertised here since November 2012
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Vila bez prisustva vlasnika

Description of vacation home
Perfect for family holidays where privacy, pristine undisturbed environments and warmth of an old family house are important. House is located on the hill side, in the old village of Podaca – fresh breeze from the sea makes the whole hill side much more pleasant in summer. Stunning views to wake up to, bird song and smell of Mediterranean is all you will find there. There are no neighbours as this is the only house in the village renovated and inhabited, so it is a great place for families with children and pets. There are number of fruit trees (figs, mulberry, almonds, grapes etc) ready for picking (depending on season), there are no chemicals used to aid their growing. House has been built, extended and renovated by every generation of the same family. For example, the owner’s grandfather added a new wing after his gold mining trip to Alaska. Current owner added her touch by adding balconies and modernizing the house. She took care of the old house and with environment in mind, by installing solar collectors and water tanks. House is actually a line of detached traditional Dalmatian stone cottages, where extended family lived. Two of the houses are connected with an traditional open fire place accessible from both sides to create a single, spacious residence. House has two floors. On the ground floor, there is a toilet, kitchen with dining area which flows into the living area with formal dining and sofa bed. From this room stone stairs lead to two bedrooms (each with their own private balconies with shade), two bathrooms (each with a bathtub), and family room (second living area) with sofa bed which can be used as a third bedroom if needed. In Bedroom 1, there is King size bed (180x200cm) and a single bed, Bedroom 2 contain Queen size bed (160x200) plus a single bed. All rooms have wardrobes and desks and chairs/armchairs. Outdoor areas include plenty of parking – enough for 3 cars, and a terrace spanning the whole length of the house (at least 15m) with dining tables, lounges and chairs. Outdoor terrace has a natural shade provided by grape vines, as well as sunny spots. There is external shower installed in one of the old ruins, where the owner sympathetically preserved the feel of the old building. There are excellent walking trials in all directions, as well as dirt roads perfect for mountain bikes.

Villa Anka is found in the picturesque village of Old Podaca which is nestled at the foot of the Biokovo mountain range, 350 metres above sea level. The village is now completely deserted and you, as the guests of Villa Anka, will be the sole inhabitants of this special place. Sitting on the terrace under the grapevines and watching the sun set over the Mediterranean, you can now begin to relax far from the madding crowd. Up here the air is fresh and clean, redolent with the fresh smells of herbs and pine forests. The only disturbance in the stillness will be the calming sound of birdsong.

Despite this splendid isolation, the pristine Adriatic with its magnificent bays and beaches is just over a kilometre away, as are bars and restaurants, a supermarket and post office, as well as the main bus route along the Dalmatian coast which enables access to the prime tourist sights of the Adriatic. Even though Villa Anka is far removed from the hustle and bustle of the 21st century, the farmhouse can be easily reached by a sealed road directly from modern day Podaca, which is now situated on the main highway and lies halfway between Split and Dubrovnik.

The old village of Podaca was abandoned after a major earthquake in 1962 when its inhabitants, like those in similar settlements up and down the coast, moved down to the seaside. The original village is considered to be the most significant historic village in the area. In the centre of the town is one of the most important pre-Romanesque churches in all Dalmatia, the church of St. John the Baptist which was built in the 11th and 12th centuries. Beside it stands the Baroque parish church of St. Stephen the Martyr, consecrated in 1762 and built on the site of the remains of the similar church that existed even before the arrival of the Turks in 1499. The church tower was built in 1888 by a rich villager who was one of the builders of the Suez Canal. Medieval tombstones were incorporated into the base of the tower but one is still to be found in its original position next to the church. At the old approach to the village stands a round stone tower on the cliff edge. This tower was built in the 15th century to protect the village from the Turks. Part of the original ramparts can still be seen today. In addition, dotted around the village, are four small chapels dedicated to the Virgin Mary built between 1881 and 1901 and where locals still place fresh flowers.

Free access to the Biokovo Nature Park is available to you directly from Old Podaca. The Park was gazetted in 1981 due the its extraordinary biological diversity and unique geology. Within its 19,500 hectares there are many kilometers of mountain trails for walking and cycling.

Villa Anka is let as an ecologically clean house
The farmhouse can accommodate up to 8 people and there is plenty of parking
A special feature of Villa Anka is that pets are most welcome

Facilities include:

Eat-in kitchen with fireplace, gas-cooker and running water
Dining-room with fireplace
Large covered terrace with views to the islands of Korcula and Hvar
Two bedrooms, sleeping up to three people each, with balconies looking over the sea
One extra bedroom which sleeps two
Two full bathrooms and one guest bathroom
In addition, there is the unique indulgence of ......... an outdoor shower

Although Old Podaca has no electricity, Villa Anka has its own ecologically friendly solar power supply
Television is provided, with telephone and internet available on request

Welcome drinks and local home-made delicacies are provided on your arrival as well as a complimentary bottle of local wine.

You have exclusive use of Villa Anka’s vegetable and herb garden for freshly picked organically grown produce. In addition figs, grapes, almonds, pomegranates, and more can be had for the taking, plucked straight from trees surrounding the house. There is also the option of buying local wines and home-made products sourced for you by the mistress of the house. Her family have lived in old Podaca for generations and her local knowledge is at your disposal for the duration of your stay. She is also an expert regional chef and will provide you with an authentic Dalmatian feast to highlight your stay, should you wish.

House info

House size:170 m2
Living room1 :170 m2, Bed, Ability to Cook, Dining Nook, Fireplace, Laminate/Parquet Flooring, Tiles, Ventilator, Tv,
Kitchen :20 m2, 4 seats, Fitted Kitchen, Oven, Kitchenware and Tableware Available, Refrigerator, Freezer, Coffe Maker, Gas Stove,
Bathroom1 :6 m2, Bath Tub, Sunlight, Only WC, Wash Basin, Mirror,
Bathroom2 :6 m2, Bath Tub, Sunlight, Only WC, Mirror,
Bedroom1 :20 m2, 1 Double Beds, 1 Single Beds, Dimmable, Reading Lamp/Light, Bedside Table, Ventilator,
Bedroom2 :12 m2, 1 Double Beds, Dimmable, Reading Lamp/Light, Bedside Table, Ventilator,
Bedroom3 :18 m2, 1 Double Beds, 1 Single Beds, Dimmable, Reading Lamp/Light, Bedside Table, Ventilator,
Miscellaneous :Garden Grill, Garden Furnishings, TV, Balcony, Terrasse, Veranda,
Pets allowed:Yes


Flughafen :Split100 km
Dorf :0 km
Sehenswürdigkeit :0 km
Dorf :staro dalmatinsko selo0 km
Diskothek :PINETA, Gradac5 km
Tauchen :Grdac5 km
Angeln :sa lokalnim ribarom u Zaostrog3 km
Fitness :Makarska33 km
Bootsverleih :Gradac5 km

Price info

10. June 2017 - 1. June 201795 €
1. July 2017 - 31. August 2017115 €
1. September 2017 - 17. September 201795 €
Discount:Long-term, more than 14 days = 10% Discount (6/1/2017 - 9/30/2017)
Included:Electricity, Gas, Heating, Water, Towels, Bedlinnen, Wood for stove, Parking, Tax, Cleaning,
Payment:IBAN, Cash, Prepayment With0% Discount,
Minimum stay:5 days
Arrival:Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,