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The location of this property was great as it is in a smaller village. The pool was refreshing for our children and the unit was spacious. We were disappointed that the unit was advertised as a non-smoking unit but it was obvious that someone had smoked heavily in one of the bedrooms.
Venisce is an absolutely magical hidden gem about an hour up the coast from Split.
We wanted to stay in a more countryside location rather than in just the city again.
We couldn't imagine a place as pristine and charming as Vinisce still existed. You feel your stepping back in time in this remarkably unspoiled jewel of a Seaside fishing village.
The drive in by car was a fantastic adventure on its own .... with stunning vistas of the sea below on the way down into Vinisce.
When we found Mate's (the owner) place it was if the interior of the apartment was brand new. Turns out that we were the first guests of this owners newly renovated place.
Everything was clean and spotless. There were 3 spacious bedrooms all with good new mattresses a large kitchen area with all new appliances and 2 bathrooms both with shower options. While this apartment might not get the highest upscale rating on some websites .... it should be noted that everything is in excellent condition and the place was absolutely spotless. Plus with all the rooms there was more space than we knew what to do with.
The jacuzzi on the very large deck was a fabulous bonus and we used it every evening we were there. The water in the hot tub was perfectly clean (with NO over use of chemicals) and it overlooked the bay of Venisce.
As far as the hosts go ..... well lets just say we have been travellers for decades now and I can't remember such warm and kind and generous people. Their hospitality was over the top and we took the opportunity to meet them not just once but at 2 invitations to eat something with them. Absolutely the best hosts ever.
The Village of Venisce is like a special secret cove with its hidden location on a small bay of the Adriatic Sea. Not so secret that a number of Europeans from Germany and the Scandinavian Countries seem to come to this place and stay for several weeks at a time or the entire summer. But these vacationers all seem more like summer residents than tourists and this enables Vinisce to keep its small old time Seaside Village charm rather than being a crowded or noisy touristic place.
The Town itself has at least 6 restaurants - all quite good and reasonable, as well as at least 3 well stocked markets complete with wine and beer.
The hosts have 2 bikes to use and we took them out each day on little discovery trips around the town.
There is also a place to rent boats were we rented a paddle board for the day.
The water of the bay was surprisingly warm and we swam everyday .... its easy to get in the water just out from the apartment.
There is a little road in front of the apartment that is part of semi-circle around the bay and seems to lead to everything you need or want to see in the town. But it is not a busy road in any way ... with only about one vehicle or less on it per hour. Mostly everyone is walking.
In Summary .... If I could I'd give this place higher than a 5 star rating ....
like a 7 out of 5.
Everything .... the Location .... the Town of Venisce ... the Beauty of the area's Bay ... and especially the Hosts were all beyond our highest expectations.
We Absolutely Loved It Here
Wayne C Dickau (Toronto, Canada)