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Nothing short of amazing!
Just returned home after a week in this amazing house. Owner arranged pickup at the airport (but only because we were too many to fit in his car). Took us to supermarket and private city tour on arrival. Everything was as described and in perfect shape. Can’t recommend this house and the hosts enough. For the guys: It is also the most romantic place to propose to your girlfriend. Split has some pretty amazing places that can help you arrange the setup 🙂 !
15/7/2023 at 2:28 PM
Superb accommodation
We were a group of six adults looking for a comfortable villa with private pool in a relatively quiet location and a few restaurants nearby. Villa Lukas was the perfect choice. Mate, our host, was helpful in organising our airport transfer and we were extremely appreciative of his kind offer of a supermarket run so we could stock up on essential items for our stay. We did a mixture of eating out and self cartering, so further trips were made to the supermarket on foot as it was only a 10 minute stroll to the nearest one. The kitchen was well stocked with all the necessary crockery and utensils. Accomodation has an excellent layout with three good sized double bedrooms and a large open social living room/kitchen dinner. The pool area was also excellent with enough comfortable sun beds for all of us plus two outside eating areas. The icing on the cake was the use of a large six seater hot tub, perfect for an evening in to just chill out. We hired a car for a couple of days to explore the local area and would recommend a trip to Krka national park and also Split marina for a stroll around the old town area which has beautiful buildings and quaint alleyways. Plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from. All in all, a wonderful holiday at a great location and superb host. Thanks Mate !
18/9/2023 at 2:28 PM
Great house for great holiday
Have just returned from 2 weeks holiday in Mate's villa and if I could give the villa 6 stars I would! The villa is exactly as it looks and have to say SPOTLESSLY clean and believe me I checked and couldn't find any dust anywhere! The Villa is stocked with everything you need for your stay plenty of towels, bed linen, pillows an absolutely fantastic outdoor space plenty of sunbeds, 2 tables to eat al.fresco ,an outside shower nice big pool darts golf plenty ro keep you entertained and a great BBQ area too!! Mate was a fantastic host he was always at hand and gave us some great recommendations for restaurants for various things and we ate at them all and never had a bad meal! Villa is about 15 mins from the airport great for transfers about 20 mins from Split and Trogir and not expensive in a taxi but Kastel has everything you could want so you don't need to go far! If you want to wake up with the mountains on one side the sea on the other then I'd highly recommend Mate's villa!! Thanks so much Mate for having us we will definitely return!
28/9/2022 at 17:53 AM
Andy, linz, joe, lisa
Gorgeous coastal home, great location
This property had everything our family needed for a fun and relaxing vacation. Home and property were well maintained and provided a beautiful view of the sea. Spacious, light, and airy the kids loved the amenities of pool, mini golf, and trampoline. Property provided easy access to Trogir, Split, and beaches. Mate was helpful in coordinating a boat excursion for us which the family loved. Highly recommended stay.
12/7/2022 at 17:53 AM
Jeff S.
We had the most fantastic time staying here as such a beautiful villa with so many facilities. We had a family reunion and there was plenty of space and things to do for all ages. We thoroughly enjoyed being by the beautiful pool with the view of the sea on one side and mountains on the other. The house itself was glorious with colourful rooms and a kitchen that had everything we could possibly need. We even had a bbq in the little fire hut which was great fun. Mate and his family were so helpful as picked us up from Split and showed us all around the immediate area so we could find the supermarkets and restaurants which were a few minutes away. We did walk along the pretty coastline, saw the local museum and had coffee on the beach. As well as eating dinner at the local restaurants which were great. But most of the time we stayed at the villa as so lovely. We would love to come back again but next time would stay longer. We would highly recommend!!
23/5/2022 at 17:53 AM
nicola b.
What a great holiday!
We arrived in Split early in the morning and Mate was at the airport to greet us. He dropped us off in Trogir for a few hours while the house was being cleaned and took our bags back with him. He even came and picked us up when the house was ready! The house is exactly as the pictures show - 3 lovely great big bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. The whole family fell in love with the couch in the living room. Pool and hot tub we warm and we were in them every day! The beach is a 2 min walk. We went right at the end of the off season so quite a few places were closed - but we had enough open to make a great stay. Highly recommend the local restaurant "Balenta Skola" - really nice food and the wait staff were really welcoming. I have recommended this property to friends and will be back 🙂
01/11/2021 at 11:03 AM
Nicole B.
Wunderschöner Urlaub
Die Unterkunft verfügt über alles was man im Urlaub gerne hätte. Sehr sauber, die Vermieter sind sehr nett. Der neue Griller wurde gleich verwendet, richtig toll gemacht. Pool und Whirlpool einfach ein Traum, der Weg zum Strand zu Fuß mit Kindern gar kein Problem gleich um die Ecke. Haben auch eine Private Bootstour gemacht die uns der Vermieter organisiert hat. Wolln auf jeden Fall wieder dort hin.
31/08/2021 at 7:17 PM
Sarah K.
Lovely House
I spent a week with 7 friends at Mate and it was a very nice vacation. The house is located in a quiet area without much disturbance and is not far from Split, the airport or the National Park Krka. It is also only a 5 minute walk to the beach, so a perfect location. Mate picked us up from the airport along with a van transport which was very cheap for 8 people. We used the van shuttle for the whole vacation, which is highly recommended as it gives you more flexibility. The drivers were all very nice as well. On the first day Mate took us to the supermarket so we could do some shopping and then showed us around the city and gave us tips on where to eat. The house itself is perfect and has everything you need. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need and the rooms are all big enough. The garden was the highlight for us. The pool is very large and the jacuzzi was also very pleasant. There was free wifi which worked very well. Although Mate and his family live in the upper apartment, we still had our privacy. We were also very happy to have a contact person on site.
17/07/2021 at 10:51 AM
Sarah R.
Beautiful and serene! Thank you!
Had an amazing time staying here with my family. Mate was a lovely and gracious host. He took us for a tour of Kastella and to the grocery store upon arrival. He also helped arrange an awesome sailing day and bike rentals. The villa is spacious, perfectly clean, very well designed and comfortable. The pool and grounds are gorgeous. Ocean views and close to seaside and great local restaurants. Great for families or friends looking for a relaxing and luxurious vacation. Close to Split and Trogir. Would return again in a second. Loved it!
15/09/2018 at 10:47 AM
Margaret H.
Great villa and absolutely brilliant help and support from villa owner
Spacious and clean villa . amazing help from villa owner - met us in Split, very helpful advice and information and further help when returning to the airport. Villa slightly set back from the sea front with good but limited views of the sea; however very well situated for visits to other parts of Croatia.
10/07/2018 at 4:02 PM
Colin D.
Outstanding villa, pool and views!
We loved our stay at this villa. The villa is spacious and modern. Air con in every room was very welcome as the weather was so gorgeously hot! The pool with its views of the sea and mountains is fabulous. We had a totally relaxing week. Although we had a car to explore, it was also nice to be able to walk to local bars, restaurants and beaches. Mate was very helpful showing us the local area so we got our bearings but also respected our privacy. Would stay again if we were to visit the area again in the future.
24/08/2017 at 12:34 PM
Wendy W.
Out of 5.0
Perfect place to stay!
We’ve just come back from a week’s holiday in this beautiful villa. The villa itself is really spacious, modern and clean and the air conditioning throughout was very welcome in the recent heat. The pool and grounds were beautiful and private. We made great use of the pool and also visited the nearby beach for swimming. The villa is in a great location with beach and restaurants within walking distance, great for teenagers to explore by themselves and also an easy drive to Split and Trogir which are both beautiful. The host Mate is wonderful and drove us around the area on our first day to show us the local shops, restaurants etc, organized a boat trip for us and helped us in every way he could while at the same time giving us complete privacy in the villa and grounds. A great time was had by all the family and we didn’t want to leave. Thank you for the wonderful stay. .
15/07/2023 at 6:35 PMh
For sure I can recommend to my friends 😊
Nice and quiet place, very good for families with small children, close to Split but not so crowded like in the city. All kind of shops available in short distance. Very cozy and comfortable place. .
13/08/2023 at 6:35 PMh
Perfection place to relax and visit Croatia
We had a great time staying in Kastel. The accommodation was better than the pics could make it. We visited both Trogir and Split and spent a day Island hoping. Mate was a prefect host and took around the local area showing us the best places to eat, drink and were the supermarkets were. I think the villa is prefect for families and we would love to return again. .
30/06/2023 at 8:15 PMh
Perfect family holiday
A real treat to go back to Villa Lukas for the third time after a 5 year break. Mate and his family could not be more accommodating and helpful. They are completely unobtrusive but always there to offer support and answer questions, arranging transport and helping with any issue - the perfect host. The Villa is spotlessly clean and immaculately presented. The air con is so necessary as the temperatures during our week were a constant 36 degrees and beautiful. The pool area, hot tub and other facilities were so good and its really good to see how much has been added over the years since we first came to the villa. It has been done with so much thought and consideration for what guests look for. The Baletna Skola is just great still - we ate there so much - and they remembered us after 5 years (not sure that is a good thing) but it says a lot about the type of service that you get in this part of the world. We also went to B-Cool for lunch and cocktails on the beach just 5 mins walk away and visited Mala Mora which was recommended by Mate and also very good (if not a little more expensive). Overall, we could not have asked for a better break - we came to relax and not do much and we achieved this in a wonderful environment and villa. Thanks Mate we will be back .
08/07/2022 at 6:25 PMh
Paul, Karen, Ellie and Sam
Perfect family getaway
We spent 10 days at Villa Lukas and we truly enjoyed it. Communicating with Mate was easy and he arranged everything for us what we needed travelling with two small children (cots, high chair and even toys for our son). The grill outside was amazing! grilling fish and meat with olive tree was one of the best thing for us. A few nice restaurants were also a walking distance and a grocery store. Although weather was quite windy in the beginning of October, the jacuzzi in the garden was just perfect. If you are searching a villa ideal for family vacation we highly recommend Mate's place.
22/10/2021 at 5:50 PM
Topi M.
Perfect House near to the beach and Split
I usually don't spend much time in the accommodation when I'm on vacation. This time was different. The pool, the garden area, the mini golf field and the large barbecue ensured that I and my friends spent a lot of time in and around the house and in the water. And the hot tub! Mate is a super host and was able to answer any questions we had. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone who wants to see something of Split and the surrounding area, but wants it quiet at home and also likes to spend a day or two at home.
23/08/2021 at 8:29 AM
Julian K.
Supergutes Haus mit wundervollen Gastgebern
Dieses Haus hat mehr Sterne verdient! Es ist sehr durchdacht eingerichtet. - viele Ablagemöglichkeiten, - jedwedes Küchenutensil ist vorhanden, - Gläser, - Besteck und Geschirr für mehrere Mahlzeiten am Tag, - sehr gute Betten, - 2 große Badezimmer, jeweils mit Toilette, - jeder Raum klimatisiert und - die Außenanlagen sind ein Traum! Viele Liegen mit Beistelltischchen, mehrere Sonnenschirme, ein relativ großer Pool, ein wunderbarer Whirlpool, Minigolf, Trampolin, Schaukel und Meerblick. Morgens kann man auf der dann noch beschatteten Terrasse frühstücken. Die Vermieter sind superfreundlich und hilfsbereit. Nach unserer Ankunft wurden uns auf einer viertelstündigen Autotour die Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, der Hafen, Strände und Restaurants gezeigt. Sie bewohnen die obere Etage, ohne dass man sie bemerkt oder sich gestört fühlt. Fragen wurden umgehend beantwortet. Die Umgebung besteht aus teils neueren, teils älteren Häusern. Keine großen Hotels. Die nahegelegenen Kieselstrände sind sehr schmal, aber gut nutzbar. Das ebenfalls in kurzer Fußdistanz liegende Restaurant ist sehr zu empfehlen. Alles in allem haben wir uns in dem Haus sehr wohl gefühlt und können es absolut weiterempfehlen.
04/08/2020 at 9:05 AM
Siegfried B
Fabulous Kastela holiday!
This was the loveliest apartment that we have ever stayed in. Gorgeous pool and hot tub! Mate was a fabulous host helping in every way he could. Thank you!!!
24/08/2019 at 2:41 PM
Beverley M.
Excellent Villa, nice pool, well situated, friendly and helpful Owners
The owner was very friendly came out to help us find the villa and gave us a little tour of the area. The villa itself is modern, light,airy and very clean. It has a very nice pool, sundeck and terrace with a view of the sea. The beds are also very comfortable. The villa is well situated to explore Split, Hvar, Kastela and Trigur. It is also only a few miles to the airport.
02/09/2018 at 4:10 PM
Clive W.

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