THE SPOT resides on the beachfront in a private Mediterranean garden spreading over more than 1,000 square metres at end of one of the most beautiful beaches in Central Dalmatian mainland, in the quiet and charming coastal village of Zaostrog on Makarska Riviera, half way between Split and Dubrovnik. Visitors to Dalmatia often head straight for the islands, but the Makarska Riviera is home to some of the country’s loveliest stretches of beach.
Zaostrog itself is built around a deep sheltered bay, and backed by the dramatic rocky height Viter (770 metres) of Mount Biokovo, which acts as a buffer from the harsher inland climate. The main draw here is magnificent shingle beach, which shelves into the see-through waters of the Adriatic Sea. Zaostrog’s beach is a long curving stretch of pebble, behind which runs a shady promenade with several cafés, restaurants and ice cream parlours.
This immaculately presented property, furnished to a high standard, suits the more discerning customer looking to experience the charm of the unspoilt Mediterranean, yet is within easy access of some of Dalmatia’s hottest locations, like Split and Makarska, Hvar and Dubrovnik, or the Adriatic islands, as well as the best restaurants and activities Central Dalmatia has to offer.
Occupying an exceptional position on a thousand-metre-long pebble beach extending directly along its front, the villa offers spectacular panoramic view of Mount Biokovo and a distant view of Pelješac Peninsula and most famous Croatian islands Korčula, Hvar and Brač.
The villa is surrounded by terraced gardens on different levels furnished for outdoor dining and leisure. A separate BBQ House at the back has an open fireplace and yet another intimate dining area.
The entire estate is fenced and children friendly.
A natural spring flowing with drinking water from the mountain is located just next to the property, within only a minute walking distance from the house.
Architecture & Design
Villa THE SPOT is one of prime examples of Adriatic Coast modernist architecture of early 1960s in Dalmatia. This work by legendary Croatian architect Ivo Vitić, one of the creators of the Croatian postmodern architecture, is completely renovated in 2014 and furnished with authentic period pieces and artwork. It is without a doubt one of the finest properties available to rent in the area.
THE SPOT is ideal for group of friends, couples and families and can easily accommodate up to 10 adults. Its location provides privacy, intimacy and peace.
There are 5 bedrooms in the villa – 3 are with a sea view (2 doubles) and 2 twin rooms – and 2 modern bathrooms.
Opened in July 2014, THE SPOT offers special promotional prices for accommodation.
Zaostrog is located on coastal road D8 Split-Dubrovnik, about 1 hr 30 min drive from Split or Dubrovnik airport.
There are regular long-distance buses along the coast from Split to Ploče and Dubrovnik, and local buses between the villages of the Makarska Riviera.
The facility is easily accessed by villa’s gate from the quaint local coastal walkway, which opens into a private courtyard with own garage for 1 car and additional 4 parking places, all available free of charge to guests only.
Ferries depart daily to the island of Hvar from neighbouring village Drvenik, to Pelješac Peninsula (where from island Korčula is reachable) depart from nearby Ploce (less than 20 min driving distance) and to Brač depart from nearby Makarska (less than 30 min driving distance). Split, Međugorje and Dubrovnik are all just an hour’s drive away from THE SPOT.
The house stretches on more than 300 sqm on two levels. Ground floor is accessed by two entrances and consists of a hallway with 3 cosy bedrooms (2 with a sea view) to accommodate up to 6 persons, a modern bathroom and spacious stairs leading to the grand first floor.
The magnificent lounge on a first floor, complete with large open fireplace and dining area, spreads over 50 sqm and boasts four French doors opening out onto a sea facing huge balcony with spectacular Adriatic archipelago view.
This floor accommodates the master double bedroom with a sea view, one twin bedroom and a splendid bathroom with a tub.
The lounge further opens out into a studio area and a large, fully equipped hi-tech kitchen with induction cooktop, refrigerator, oven and a microwave oven, a dishwasher, washing machine, espresso machine, bread toaster, mixer, citrus press and hand blender etc.
From the kitchen a back door opens out onto several garden terraces, accessible too from the front and side of the villa, all on their own levels with outdoor dining and BBQ facilities, surrounded by rows of lavender and oleander shrubs and tangerine, citrus, almond and olive trees all around the villa and rosemary, thyme, mint, sage and basic plants. Pick your favourite to add the special tang to any dish of your creation!
Free WiFi access is provided on the entire property. THE SPOT has air-condition and is equipped with motorised remote-controlled blinds, top quality Sonos wireless HiFi system that allows you to listen to your music collection in any room in the house, and a 50-inch Internet-ready LCD TV.
Two bicycles are at disposal to the guests. Guest Access- direct access to the beach,
- terraced gardens on different levels furnished for outdoor dining and leisure all around the house,
- a 50 sqm living room area with four French doors opening out onto a sea facing huge balcony with spectacular view,
- outdoor BBQ facilities,
- rows of lavender and oleander shrubs and tangerine, citrus, almond and olive trees all around the property Interaction with GuestsGuests will be greeted on their arrival and departure. The owner doesn't live in the house. The NeighborhoodA ferry line from Drvenik, just next to Zaostrog, can take you to the islands of Hvar and Korčula on a daily basis, as well as to Brač from the nearby Makarska (20 min drive). Split, Međugorje or Dubrovnik are reachable in approximately one hour by car. Getting Aroundd Other Things to NoteTHE SPOT has free WiFi in the entire property, air conditioning, motorised remote control blinds, top quality Sonos wireless HiFi system which enables listening to your music collection in any room in the house, as well as a 50-inch Internet-ready LCD TV.