In the press

Sunday Times

30 Dec 2018

Croatia was featured in the Sunday Times "19 Trips for 2019" published on 30 December 2018 and Croatian Villa  Holidays was listed for villa holidays on the islands of Brac and Korcula. We have many excellent villas on these islands. Villas to suit every need. Simple or sophisticated, sea front or secluded, rustic or contemporary. Browse our villas on Brac island and villas on Korcula island
Sunday Times

The Times

03 Feb 2018

Our spectacular Villa Dubrovnik View was included in the Times' 50 Best Villas in the Med. This two bedroom villa with pool is perched on the cliff edge with the classic view towards Dubrovnik Old Town. Situated between the best hotels and most expensive real estate in Dubrovnik this perfectly affordable villa provides a view and a holiday you will never forget.
The Times newspaper 03-02-2018

Sunday Times

26 Feb 2017

The Sunday Times named our delightful Dream Villa among Europe's Best 50 villas. Despite its well deserved place in the top 50 this pretty villa is within budget for couples or small families. The villa nestles between a steep vine clad hillside and a secluded beach whilst being only a short drive from the buzz of Bol town with restaurants, bars and the lively Golden Horn ('Zlatni Rat') beach.
Sunday Times newspaper 26-02-2017

Sunday Times

21 Feb 2016

Our Gorgeous beach front Summer Villa was selected for the Sunday Times Best 50 Villas. This charming two bedroom stone built villa on the island of Brac fronts directly onto the beach in a delightfully secluded bay and yet is only 20 minute walk to the centre of Supetar a lively harbour town with an abundance of restaurants and cafes. Brac island is easily reached by regular ferry service from Split. Easyjet, Jet2 and German Wings fly daily to Split.
Sunday Times newspaper 21-02-2016

Sunday Times

10 Jan 2016

Our villas have once again been included in the Sunday Times' annual round-up of Best Holidays of the year! Amongst the selection of recommended beach holidays was Villa Negroponte, a four-bedroom lighthouse set amongst pine-scented forests on the southern tip of the Istria peninsula. With direct access to crystal clear waters, an acre of walled garden and use of the owner's jeep, prices start at just £190pp per week.
Sunday Times newspaper 10-01-2016

Good Housekeeping

07 Dec 2015

Good Housekeeping magazine included our gorgeous Villa Mimosa in 'The Unexpected Med', a feature on six of the top holiday spots for sparkling seas, sunshine and cheap flights. The 3-bedroom villa has a pool and is within walking distance of the beach, shops and restaurants on the unspoilt Peljesac Peninsula.
Good Housekeeping Magazine Jan 2016 edition

AOL Travel

29 Jun 2015

Local festivals and truffle-laden menus are just part of the attraction of a September holiday in the Croatian region of Istria. AOL Travel gives the lowdown on the best September holidays, including a stay at our Casa Celestina.
AOL Travel website 29-06-2015

Sunday Times

17 May 2015

Villa Danielsson, a five-bedroom villa with pool that overlooks a pretty Istrian village, was included in the Sunday Times' round-up of 'killer villas' that still have availability this summer.
Sunday Times newspaper 17-05-2015

Daily Mirror

18 Apr 2015

There is plenty of swimming, scuba diving and kayaking at Tropical Cottages, a unique cluster of villas set amidst gorgeous gardens on a private island close to Hvar. The villas were recently featured in a Top 10 Croatia Getaways article in the Daily Mirror.

Mail on Sunday

29 Mar 2015

The beaches and Venetian-era port towns of Istria are just one half of the story. Find out all you need to know about the area around Medulin in Istria in this review by Mail on Sunday journalist Jenny Cowley. To find out more about Villa Zephyra, click here.
Mail on Sunday newspaper 29-03-2015

Sunday Times

22 Mar 2015

Save time and get the best self-catering ideas from The Sunday Times' review of Europe's 30 hottest villas which includes our picture-postcard hilltop Istrian cottage, Casa Celestina. Terraces overlook a rolling landscape of vineyards and olive groves and inside, there are rustic stone walls and beamed wooden ceilings.
Sunday Times newspaper 22-03-2015

The Guardian

07 Mar 2015

The Guardian's selection of 40 top villas in Europe features two of our properties - Villa Varadella, a former lighthouse in Istria, and one of our newest additions, Villa Vineyard View, a two-bedroom villa on a wine estate in Slovenia.
The Guardian newspaper 07-03-2015

AOL Travel

23 Feb 2015

AOL Travel's round-up of best beach destinations for 2015 includes our unique Beacon Retreat, a stunning lighthouse for eight surrounded by a pine-scented wool and with direct access to a private beach.
AOL Travel website 23-02-2015

The Sunday Times

22 Feb 2015

Our Villa Bronzino was amongst the recommended holidays in the Sunday Times 'Under £500 summer holidays' feature accompanied by a huge photo of our favourite beach, Zlatni Rat on the fabulous island of Brac. Stay in the pretty stone villa for five for under £137pp per week.
Sunday Times newspaper 22-02-2015

AOL Travel

04 Feb 2015

Get ready for Valentine's Day with AOL Travel's collection of romantic holidays for two, including our Casa Celestina in Merisce, Istria.
AOL Travel website 04-02-2015

Daily Telegraph

10 Jan 2015

The Daily Telegraph's comprehensive summer holidays guide to Croatia including advice and information by Croatia expert Jane Foster on how to book the best Croatian self-catering holiday. Croatian Villa Holidays offers one of the largest selections of properties, together with specialist knowledge of the holiday homes and destinations.
Daily Telegraph newspaper 10-01-2015

The Times

22 Nov 2014

Travel tips from The Times on 22 November included our new collection of lighthouses, on the mainland and on several islands, with a photo of Beacon Retreat, a stunning property near Zadar.
The Times newspaper travel 22-11-2014

The Guardian

09 Oct 2014

In an article on the 20 top family villas in Europe, the Guardian recommends booking Grand Vista, a high-spec villa for 12 in rural Istria.
The Guardian newspaper 09-10-2014

The Times

14 Jun 2014

Wine-tasting in Istria and a stay at rural Casa Celestina makes an excellent value-for-money holiday.
The Times newspaper June 2014

Daily Telegraph

14 May 2014

Villa Marlera is one of 20 Amazing Summer Holidays selected by the Telegraph travel section.
Daily Telegraph newspaper 31-05-2014

The Times

05 Apr 2014

The Times’ Travel Doctor recommends Villa Zinnia for its good value and proximity to the village of Liznjan and the beach.
The Times newspaper travel doctor 05-04-2014

Mail on Sunday

30 Mar 2014

Late offers and Spring savings at selected villas, including Villa Mimosa.
Mail on Sunday newspaper 30-03-2014

The Guardian

01 Mar 2014

Pretty Villa Bronzino, on Brac, is one of the recommended Bargain Beach Holidays in Europe featured in the Guardian.
The Guardian newspaper 01-03-2014

Sunday Times

12 Jan 2014

Our lovely Villa Mimosa was included in the Sunday Times’ must-read Ultimate 100 Holidays for 2014 holiday planner.
Sunday Times newspaper 12-01-2014

The Guardian

11 Jan 2014

Jostling for position in a round-up of 100 Great Beach Houses is our hideaway Dream Villa on Brac.

The Times

11 Jan 2014

Along with 49 other fabulous villas, Villa Solaris in Montenegro is rated as one of 50 Top Mediterranean Villas.
The Times newspaper 11-01-2014

Family Traveller

31 Oct 2013

A selection of our [Family Traveller] top family-friendly accommodation is featured on this one-stop shop holiday planner.
Family Traveller website 31-10-2013


11 Jul 2013

PassportsandPushchairs visited Croatia on a family holiday, stopping off in Dubrovnik and on the island of Brac. First stop was Bracwhere they stayed at the idyllic Dream Villa, a hideaway cottage with its own beach, just round the bay from the famous Zlatni Rat beach. Next they moved on to Dubrovnik where Villa Maestral proved to be the perfect spot for exploring the city whilst still enjoying pool time with the kids.
Dream Villa