Charwat Family from Vienna, Austria.
So I am Lina, proudly the wife to my husband Thomas and a lucky mother to our 2 Perfect Boys! Also, proud to admit openly, I was just diagnosed with Adult ADHS weeks before our trip because believe it or not I tried to jump off our flat balcony, stupid me! ....Why This for an opening of a Review? Well, for anyone who knows or heard about ADHS, will understand that this is the fastest and clearest way to recommend your stay at Villa Arc with Mladen and his loveliest Family because I have spent DAYS looking like crazy for that Perfect Place by the sea knowing it must be out there somewhere! With ADHS, not much is ever good enough really, that is the curse and a Blessing, but to my surprise I came across Villa Arc with those great sea views and Mladen who never says 'No' to his guests, no matter what they wish for!!!! Still not sure? Keep reading please...
Waking up to the Sound of the sea is what I ,myself, and my shocked (after balcony) Family needed more than medication! To make it complete, Mladen answered my call at 22:00pm and just said: you only have to tell me what you wish for your stay and I will arrange it, Lina! So I said I'd like a Baby bed, Mladen said: 'You got it, I will buy it tomorrow just for your Baby!" He did!
I don't know about the rest of travellers, but for me personally, it doesn't get easier to relax and enjoy my Holiday than to have the sea and an owner right there available for you day or night, email or phone. I really hate sitting in front of PC, looking endlessly at pictues that tell me nothing about where I am going! Mladen knows what People Need and he will do All Possible to provide it for your stay! Arc is wonderful for couples or Family! Rooms have Outstanding closeness to the sea, the house is also surrounded by trees, you can listen to crickets 24 hours a day!
What else? Well, you can go down to the blue sea in 5 minutes (a bit wild though for small Kids), and when you wish for just the usual comfort beach zone, then you are 10 min. drive from a perfect Radison Beach area with wonderful Swimming area, Snack bars, white beds (60 kuna for 2 beds and umbrella for a day, but in reality many times you get lucky and noone Comes to even ask for Money ;)! The Stobrec itself is charming town anyhow, have breakfast in Orbis cafe (we Did all 2 weeks!) and go to Margarita Pizzeria (but ist a full menu place, not just pizzas) for dinner (they cook Great there and Prices are good too, plenty of space for Kids to run around while you eat. Another great place for sea-food Lovers is Konoba Nikolaj (but this one's pricy). Ask Mladen anyhow about Radison Beach or where to eat, he knows best; and also he can provide you with a portable beach Baby bed/tent/umbrella so that you can stay all day at the beach and your Baby gets his rest too! Trust me, it is worth it! , Noone thinks of that but Mladen does!
Location of Arc: Close enough to Omish ( definately go there and try out Flinstones Restaurant, great with Kids and the drive to it is picturesque and Relaxing). I would not stay in Omish though, its a bit boring, too crouded and noisy. So again Arc wins! Split is great and Close when you crave for some night City action, they have wonderful City square where Kids can run, Dance, you sit on the steps and just enjoy Being Alive!!!! But it is always nice to know you have a quiet place by the sea to go back too: Arc! Trogir is just 25 min drive from Arc and I ,personally, found it the best place to go at night with Kids!
When you wish to stay home, put your Kids to bed, take the Baby Radio phone with you ( our kids are 1 and 7, Baby hone is great to have still), and just go upstairs to the terrace: Lounge on a beach chair, drink wine, hug, spend time alone, ist also your vacation as a couple, dont Forget to be in love), so hug each other and just Count the stars, look at the City spread over mountains on 1 side and the sea with the Island of Brac right across from the Villa!
What else? Rooms are perfectly equipped, decorated, clean and if something is missing, don't be shy, just tell Mladen, he loves requests ;)
So to sum up: Every Minute you spend looking for a great vacation place in Croatia after reading my Review, will be the Minute you waste that you could rather spend packing up and just getting over here :) I have wasted days of those minutes, I could have spend 4 extra days Relaxing if I had found the Arc sooner :( So I wish you and your Family the same wonderful vacation at Villa Arc, by the way, Mladen even helped me wash our car, but come on, guys, he is just too nice to ever say 'No', so please don't abuse his kindness please ;) He picks People from Airports too (we saw) , he is just happy to make People happy I think.
Warm wishes to all, Charwat's wife, Lina, by the way, I am not easy to satisfy (ask my husband ...) But, Mladen gets 90% from me, only because with ADHS Lady, not even her husbands can get 100% even though he deserves 300% (tsch, dont tell me or he will stop trying :) ok ;) so 90% is as good as gets! Hahaha I feel relaxed after our stay at Arc, and I stopped taking my Anti-depressants, that must Count for something! Come on, get packing already!!!!!! NOW! Stobrec and Villa Arc is awaiting with a smiling owner at the door!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Isolated and secluded by the sea, Villa Ark offer an intimate ambiance and a sense of privacy in complete harmony with its setting by the sea. Waking up with a soothing sound of the waves, dinner with loved ones with stunning panoramic view of the sea and nearby islands and direct access to the beach and pool through the pine and olive trees will make your enjoyment complete.Thoughtfully designed and comfortable apartments, the maximum attention and unreserved commitment to every guest is our approach to make your stay with us exceptional. about destination: On the peninsula east of Split, only 5km from the Palace, in the delta of the river at the site of the ancient Zrnovnica is located Stobrec, once a small fishing village, today the administrative part of Split. Surrounded by the islands of Brac, Hvar and mountain Mosor offers ample opportunities for a pleasant holiday. Widely known Stobrec sandy beach in the center of the village equally attracts families with children as well as romance.Traditionally rich and varied gastronomic offer authentic Mediterranean cuisine. In the center of the small green market it is possible to obtain the local fruit and vegetables as well as the daily catch of fish. Stobrec leisurely walk along the sea promenade you come to camp and sports fields. They are especially great opportunities for sport and recreation of the long stroll to the tennis courts, golf, soccer, basketball, handball, bowling. Split, a 1700 year-old city by the sea where the Roman Emperor Diocletian built his spectacular Palace - today a UNESCO World Heritage site that offers you world-class meeting and convention facilities and the unparalleled opportunity for delegates to experience the richness, beauty, history and culture of our fabled Adriatic coast. additional directions to getting here: In less than three hours, you can fly directly to Split from all major European capitals. Our modern multi-modal transportation system connecting bus, ferry, train and airport ensures that your can arrive with the least amount of stress. Villa Ark can be reached highway passing south of Zagreb with 4 national parks and close to the target Trogir and Split. If however you are traveling by air transport before landing at the airport Resnik (25 km), you can expect a magnificent and unforgettable view of Trogir, Split and the central islands. To Ark you can come by taxi, bus or our shuttle service. ... more less
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