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Villa Manda

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Split | Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10

Rates: from £8,586 per week

This villa literally ticks all the boxes: Waterfront location with beaches nearby - check! Walking distance to shops and restaurants in town centre - check! Large swimming pool surrounded by lush lawns - check! Great for families with children - check! Wellness area with sauna, gym and Jacuzzi - check!
Villa Manda, located in one of Split's most privileged seaside districts, used to be the noble residence of former political luminaries before being carefully converted into a luxury holiday home with all modern amenities imaginable.

The historical value of Villa Manda is one reason for it to be listed with Croatia's Cultural Protection Institute, and while sensibly preserving some of the original aura, the current owners also tastefully introduced design elements of more recent periods and genres. So is for example; the interior of the dining and living areas were inspired by the art deco movement, contrasting with the ultra-contemporary design of the kitchen or that of the separate apartment. The owners had clearly multi-generational families or a large group of individuals in mind when furnishing the house as with its eclectic elegance it now caters for various tastes and preferences. Villa Manda is also ideal for those wanting to avoid any hassle with renting cars as it is not needed when staying in walking distance to the town centre with its thriving café culture, countless restaurants and colourful souvenir shops. And why drive miles on end to sandy beaches when the nearest is less than ten minutes away by foot?! With such an oasis-like garden and magnificent sea views, you might even prefer to simply stay in resort and enjoy the privileges of your luxury holiday home.

accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor:

  • Grand entrance hall with marble floors. Guest W.C.
  • Fully-equipped modern kitchen.
  • Art deco inspired dining room, seating up to 10. Doors to terrace and garden.
  • Sitting area with leather sofas, TV and sound system.
  • Study with desk and printer.
  • Small fitness room with gym equipment. Sauna.
  • Laundry facilities.

First Floor:

  • Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with 1.80m bed, TV, sea view from shared terrace and en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and separate shower.
  • Bedroom 2: with 1.80m bed, TV, sea views from shared terrace and en suite bathroom.
  • Bedroom 3 & 4: with 1.80m beds and shared shower room. One of the rooms has a private balcony and the other a small winter garden.

Separate Apartment:

  • With separate entrance and also connected with the villa's main entrance hall via an internal staircase.
  • Contemporary open-plan sitting are and modern kitchen. Terrace doors to pool area and garden.
  • Bedroom 5: with 1.80m bed and separate shower room.


  • The property is equipped with CCTV cameras (outside) and a house alarm for guest security.

Split summer festival – a festival dedicated to the arts, such as theatre, dance, music etc. Usually runs from June to August annually.

Ultramusic festival – annual outdoor festival and is one of the biggest EDM and house music festivals in the world. Taking place in July annually.

Mediterranean film – Hosted in the open air location of famous Bacvice beach and has become one of the best and most popular cultural events on the Adriatic. Runs the 1st two weeks of June.

Sustipans night dream – enjoy dancing under the moonlight with a garden picnic to Amira Medunjanin, and the famous Croatian band Jinxi as well as different DJs. Takes place early July annually.

Activities in and around Split

Explore the Old Town on your tour today with your private guide which is home to the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian which was built in 295 BC. The historical ancient city now hosts the recently opened Archaeological museum.

Sail by private boat accompanied by your guide over to one of the many islands you can visit, such as; Hvar where you can explore and relax on the island. With its wealth of wild flowers and bountiful fields of scented lavender and rosemary, is a nature-lover's paradise.

Explore the Games of Thrones famous filming sites with your expert local guide throughout Split and the surrounding areas.

Tour Krka waterfalls and area with your local guide where you may like to enjoy a boat ride to the isle of Visovac to visit the Franciscan Monastery and discover this area from a local's point of view

Travel to Trogir for a full day with your guide for a tour. Trogir is known as the 'Jewel of the Adriatic'. The city is renowned for the beauty of its buildings and fortifications, and is considered to be the best preserved Romano-Gothic complex in Central Europe.

Enjoy a private boat over to the island of Brac with your private guide which is famous for white limestone, vineyards and olive groves. From the top of the island one can enjoy beautiful view at the islands Hvar, Korcula and Vis and sometimes even Italy can be seen.

Due to their unique evolution and beauty, the Plitvice Lakes have been included in the UNESCO Register of World Natural Heritage. This scenic region is made up of five miles of shimmering turquoise lakes and cascading waterfalls that are linked by emerald forests and meadows of wild flowers. This can be explored with your local expert guide for a full day form Split.

Marjan Hill Hike - discover Split`s largest and most beautiful park by hiking through its cool pinewoods and rest in the shade of medieval churches with your hiking guide.

City bike tour - Take in the local lifestyle, history around their city by bike by a local cycling guide. Leaving the crowds of the centre, venture farther afield and loop around Marjan Hill where you can enjoy panoramic views of the town and islands.

Marjan peninsula paddle – embark on an adventure to watch the sunset from the water, around Marjan peninsula with your expert local guide. Paddle from secluded bays in shaded pine forests to pebble beaches, stopping for a dip along the way.

Šolta cycling food tour - gourmet food and cycling experience on the beautiful island of Solta whilst visting local wineries and taverns with degustation of their authentic island specialities.

Time Zone
GMT +1 hour


Currency Information
The Kuna (Kn, HRK) is the official currency of Croatia. One Kuna equals 100 Lipa.
Notes are available in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 kn.
Coins are available in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 lipa and 1, 2, 5, 25 kn.

Money Matters
Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure.

Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping in Croatia
The Croatians are fairly relaxed about tipping etiquette. However service is not usually included in restaurants and it is common practice to leave the spare change, or up to 10% of the total in a smarter restaurant. Tipping taxi drivers in Croatia is not expected, but if it was a pleasant ride then rounding up the amount would certainly be appreciated.

Tipping In Restaurants: If service was good a 10% tip is appropriate. Beware there may be a cover charge for bread and water. In bars, simply round up the total amount.

Arrival & Departure Formalities
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have: • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
• Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

Weather on the Dalmatian Coast
The Adriatic coast enjoys a Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. Summer temperatures range from 22 to 26°C in the continental region, 15 to 20°C in the mountain region and 26 to 30°C in the coastal region. Winter temperatures range from 5 to 10°C in the coastal areas.

Health Considerations
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

Electricity Supply in Croatia
Electrical service in Croatia is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz - a converter/adaptor may be required.

Driving In Croatia
Minimum driving age is 18.
Passport or national ID as well as driver's license, insurance papers and ownership papers must be carried all the time.
An international driving licence is not required for European citizens. Your locally issued driving licence, as long as it is accompanied by the passport, will suffice.

Fuel: Unleaded petrol (95 and 98 octane), diesel (dizel) and LPG available at most filling stations located on motorways. It is forbidden to carry petrol in a can. Credit cards accepted at filling stations; check with your card issuer for usage in Croatia before travel.

Speed limits:
In built-up areas 31 mph (50 km/h), outside built-up areas 55 mph (90 km/h) but 68 mph (110 km/h) on expressways and 80 mph (130 km/h) on motorways, unless otherwise indicated by road signs.

All motorists under 24 years of age must not exceed: 49 mph (80 km/h) on normal roads outside built-up areas: 62 mph (100 km/h) on expressways and 74 mph (120 km/h) on motorways.

Passengers/children in cars:
Children under the age of 12 cannot travel as a front seat passenger, with the exception of a child under 2 years seated in a suitable child seat. The seat must be fitted facing in the opposite direction of travel with the passenger airbags turned off.

Drinking and driving:
Strictly forbidden for all drivers less than 24 years of age i.e. nil percentage of alcohol allowed in driver's blood. Legal limit for drivers 24 years and over; alcohol in drivers blood is 0.05%, exceptions to this rule apply to professional drivers. Tests for narcotics may be performed, if tests prove positive severe consequences include confiscation of vehicle, severe fine and removal of driving licence. It is prohibited to drive after taking any medicine whose side effects may affect the ability to drive a motor vehicle.

The police officer will impose a fine on the spot; the fine must be paid within eight days at a post office or bank. The police may hold your passport until evidence of payment is produced. The driving licence of a foreign motorist can be suspended for up to 8 days for driving with excess alcohol, driving without prescribed medical aids e.g. glasses, driving in a state of exhaustion or whilst ill. The licence must be collected within 3 days of the end of suspension. Illegally parked cars can be wheel clamped.

Safety & Security
• Crime levels are low and violent crime is rare.
• Take care in busy tourist areas, where pickpockets are known to operate. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Don't leave valuables unattended, particularly on the beach. Use a hotel safe if possible.
• Report all incidents of crime to the local police station and get a police report.


Villa Manda is located in one of central Split’s most exclusive residential areas called Meje, at the foot of the Marjan Hill. The villa is only a 10-minute walk from Split’s waterfront promenade and the Diocletian’s Palace. Numerous restaurants, cafes, bars and shops can be found here.

The villa grounds border on to the waterfront (separated only be a narrow public footpath). The nearest pebble beach is approx. 150m away, the nearest sandy beach approx. 500m. The nearest tennis courts can be found approx. 50m away from the house. Split airport is approx. 20km away.

* Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Availability Information

  • Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available on request. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.

  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0845 618 2205.


  • Cost of utilities such water, gas and electricity.
  • Daily maid service.
  • Starter set of pool towels, household and bed linen.
  • Final cleaning.
  • Daily grocery shopping service (excluding the cost of groceries).
  • Wi-Fi internet.
  • Full air-conditioning.
  • Central heating.
  • Private swimming pool (approx. 12x6m) with separate jacuzzi.
  • Tourist taxes.

Extra Services

  • Please contact your A&K Villas Travel Consultant for information on for example chef service, transfers, car rental, day excursions, restaurant reservations, etc.
  • Please note that in case of cancellation all confirmed services are non-refundable.

  • The property is equipped with CCTV cameras (outside) and a house alarm for guest security.

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Central Heating
  • Coffee Machine (Espresso)
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • Gym Equipment
  • Internet Access (Wireless)
  • Jacuzzi (Private)
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Security (CCTV)
  • Swimming Pool
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine & Dryer


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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

Call 01242 547 705 to speak to a specialist Enquire

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