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Croatian Villas was the foundation stone of Authentic Villa Holidays (AVH), an independent company specialising in quality villas and apartments with a difference.

Established in 2002, Croatian Villas have helped thousands of clients to enjoy a unique holiday, soaking up a truly authentic experience. This success was achieved by us taking to the road and travelling throughout the country to personally source and select properties that offer the very best of the local lifestyle. We maintain this today, continually adding to our impressive portfolio.

This successful formula resulted in customers asking us to source similar exceptional experiences in other destinations and AVH was born to ensure every destination achieved the same high standards originally set at Croatian Villas.

Why Book With Authentic Villa Holidays

After more than a decade of helping thousands of valued customers find a perfect villa holiday, we understand what you’re looking for. Your valued feeback over the years has ensured that we work to your specific needs. You’re not only looking to unwind and relax but you also want to indulge your fascination with the cultures and traditions of your holiday destination – to get as close to the local way of living as possible, to try, taste and smell all that your holiday has to offer.

That’s why our team personally hits the road in every holiday destination, visiting and selecting properties to suit your taste and style. We look for comfort, location and easy access to a beach or pool. We look for properties for couples, friends, families with children, multi-centre touring clients, family/friend get togethers as well as offering a dedicated service for special occasions, celebrations and large group holidays (50+).

We know you require more than just a villa holiday. You want lasting memories of stunning scenery, amazing architecture, charming villages and dazzling markets. You want unique places to stay, full of charm and character as a backdrop to your morning coffee, and your glass of wine at the end of the day.

It is part of the AVH experience for our guests to meet the local property owner or caretaker, personally approved by us so we know they will go out of their way to give unbiased tips and recommendations to help you soak up the local way of life.

Since we know each villa and surrounding area intimately, we can ensure you get the best from your holiday. Our relationships with local business owners means we can also source any additional services required, including car hire, boat hire, insurance, day tours, and even a personal chef!

Authentic Villa Holidays, creating holiday experiences with lasting memories.

“We prefer companies with local knowledge and access to unique places to stay. Croatian Villas did a perfect job in recommending villas to us based on our personal preferences/taste. We would definitely use you for future trips.”
Couple travelled September 2013. Croatia

“What a gem of a property! I had a great experience.”
Group of friends travelled in August 2014. Croatia

“The owner was wonderful from the moment we met her, very helpful in showing us the property and where everything was etc. She supplied us with figs and other vegetables from her own garden throughout the week which were delicious!!!! We really enjoyed meeting her, and she told us much about the history of the village etc. which was fantastic. I think if all of the owners of your villas are as accommodating as ours was, then you have a great thing going.”
Family with children travelled in September 2014, Croatia

“This was our first visit to Croatia, the villa we rented was totally as described, extremely clean and ready for us when we arrived. The owner was happy to allow us to enter the property a little earlier as we had two young children with us. He could not have been more helpful throughout our stay and even helped us with restaurant recommendations and bookings also giving advice on places to visit. The location of the villa was perfect, set just outside a small village overlooking a small group of vineyards, away from the crowds but close enough to the beach to get our seaside fix just 5 minutes away! “
Family with children travelled in August 2014, Croatia

“Villa was brilliant – stylish, equipped to a very high standard, beautifully laid out, and extremely elegantly designed. Proximity to the beach and little beach bar were an asset with young children and the spaciousness never made us feel crowded even though we were a large group. The separate building for my daughter’s family and her 3 young children were an added bonus. The surrounding garden was beautiful and use of the vegetable garden with picking our own tomatoes was a delight. This is our second trip with a big family group to a large villa and both have surpassed our expectations. Keep it up guys, we’ll be back!”
Special Occasion group family holiday August 2014. Croatia

“We thought the quiet village and the villa were really good. We loved the goat herder coming past a couple of times a day with the goats to milk, bells ringing as they went.”
Group of adults stayed August 2014, Croatia

“The owners were amazing! Couldn’t do enough for you. We were given fresh vegetables, homemade olive oils, even an octopus salad! The owner’s son and his wife spent time with us in Split to show us around. They even took us to their home and gave us food and drink. We were bowled over by their hospitality. At the same time they managed to maintain our privacy and were very respectful of our time and space. Lovely people.”
Family with older children travelled in August 2014, Croatia


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