Dreamiest luxury villas in Croatia with a private pool

Are you organizing a trip to Croatia? Then this curated list of Croatian luxury villas with a pool is for you!

Croatian resorts tend to be packed in summer and prices are through the roof. If you’re looking for a carefree trip away from the crowds, then the privacy of a beautiful villa is what you need. And in a country blessed with sunshine, you might just as well make it a Croatian villa with a swimming pool.

Last summer, we spent part of our Croatia itinerary in a brand-new luxury resort in Makarska. While it was certainly a pleasant experience, we longed for more tranquility. That’s when we decided that, next time, we’ll be booking a private villa in Croatia with a pool.

Soon after, we started researching Croatian luxury villas resulting in a personal selection of accommodations with private pools. It’s a mix of luxury seafront villas on the islands and private villas near the most enchanting old town centers. And now we can’t wait to share this curated selection with you!

So, are you ready to discover some of the most beautiful villas in Croatia with a private pool? Let’s dive in!

Ready to dive in? Here are 23 of the most fabulous Croatia villas with pools organized by location.

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Best luxury Croatia villas with pool

Before we dive in, we’d like to let you know that you’ll find a map at the end of this article. It indicates all Croatia villas with private pools that are mentioned in this article.

Note that these exclusive Croatian holiday homes are in high demand. So, we’d strongly recommend booking early.

Because you probably already have a region in mind for your Croatian escape, we grouped the pool villas by region.

One more thing: In addition to turning to Booking.com, Expedia, and Hotels.com, we love Plum Guide for finding that home-away-from-home. Their selection of impeccable holiday villas is highly qualitative and the booking process is effortless.

But most of all, and unlike Airbnb, they don’t leave you hanging when the host cancels your stay. Plum Guide will look for an alternative and even add in an upgrade if inventory allows. So, all luxury villas in Croatia with a private pool in our selection will show a booking link for Plum Guide in addition to booking links to other booking sites.

Best villas with pool on the Dalmatian islands

Let’s kick off this list of best villas in Croatia with one of the dreamiest travel destinations. The Dalmatian islands are synonymous with coastal panoramas, crystal-blue waters, historic town centers, and luxurious dwellings. Hvar, Brač, or Korčula, which of these idyllic islands is calling your name?

1. Villa Feodora Grande on Korčula island

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One of the most sensational beachfront Croatian villas with a pool is located on Korčula island.

This four-bedroom home is located just a short drive away from the Old Town. Tucked away in a sheltered bay, the hill-perched house overlooks the crystal-clear sea waters.

This exquisite house comes with private mooring as well as a private beach area.

Inside, you’ll find the most elegant and cozy decor with high-quality finishes.

The 1st level gives out to a shaded patio with seating and a dining area. A beautiful heated pool is located at the ground level. Near the sea, you’ll find another comfortable seating and dining area that’s equipped with a bbq.

2. Heraclea House on Hvar island

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While most Croatian holiday homes are rather large, there are also small villas in Croatia that are perfect for a single family. This is one on Hvar island is one of them.

And it’s not just another house, it’s an actual heritage monument that was built in 1612 and has been carefully restored. The stone beauty is equipped with all modern conveniences, including a wellness area with a hot tub, sauna, and massage room.

The Gothic-style pool house has sliding doors. As a result, it can be used both as an indoor and outdoor pool.

Retreat to the gorgeous lavender bush-dotted Mediterranean garden where you can relax in the shade of citrus and fig trees.

And if that’s not remarkable enough, the proximity to the Hvar landmarks is. This unique home is located in the historical heart of Hvar town and the stone balconies even offer direct views of the harbor and the Riva. The beaches are just steps away.

3. Villa Petra on Brač island

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Next on our list of beautiful holiday villas in Croatia with a private pool is this modern retreat on Brač island. It sleeps twelve persons and features a spacious garden and outdoor dining area overlooking the sea.

This property consists of two separate dwellings connected by an inner courtyard with a swimming pool. Its clever layout makes this the perfect place to stay for two families. Pets are just as welcome.

This pool villa’s beachfront location only adds to its appeal.

The convivial restaurants and cafés of Bol’s enchanting town center are located within walking distance. The same goes for the iconic Zlatni Rat beach, also known as Golden Horn beach.

4. Villa Korčula Grandeur on Korčula island

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Here’s one of the most sensational villas in Croatia on the beach on our list. This sophisticated four-bedroom modern home is spread over three levels. The luxurious finishes and unique materials make it a wonderful place to retreat to.

Take a dip in the wonderful pool to cool off on a hot summer day. A sundeck is carved out of the rock so that you can easily reach the sea.

Guests are also free to use the kayaks to explore the shoreline.

The villa also comes with a boat mooring so that you can book yourself a private island hopping trip without any hassle.

5. Luxury Villa Hvar Deluxe Palace II on Hvar island

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Next on our list of luxury villas in Croatia with a pool is this stunner on the island of Hvar.

Each of the five bedrooms in this holiday home comes with its ensuite bathroom. There’s also a wellness area with a gym, sauna, and massage room.

The outdoor space features a gorgeous pool, a barbecue, a dining area, and spectacular coastal panoramas of the Pakleni islands.

And the fun doesn’t end there because your host will gladly cater to your every need. Continental breakfast, car, or bicycle rental are just some of the options available to you.

This beautiful pied-à-terre feels private and exclusive but you’ll find plenty of action within walking distance. Podstine beach and the picturesque Old Town of Hvar are just steps away.

Oh, and just in case this particular villa wouldn’t be available on your preferred dates, then you might check out these similar listings down the street: Luxury Villa Hvar Deluxe Palace I & Villa Harmony.

6. Villa Ventula on Brač island

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Looking for a Croatian holiday villa with a pool, hot tub, and sea views? Then check out this amazing three-bedroom home on the island of Brač.

It’s a traditional house that has been updated in a sober and rustic style, forming a calm canvas that highlights the spectacular panoramas.

The patio is where you’ll be spending most of your time. It has a shaded terrace, a beautiful seasonal pool, and an inviting jacuzzi. Indoors, you’ll also find a sauna and steam room.

This understated villa is located within walking distance of Bol.

7. Villa Soul Sisters on Korčula island

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Let’s hop over to another Dalmatian Island for two spectacular Croatian oceanfront villas with a pool.

These twin houses are located on idyllic Korčula island and are just a 10-minute drive from the historic city center.

The houses are meticulously decorated in neutral tones with a dash of color here and there. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, a gym, and a sauna each, these pool villas offer plenty of space to relax.

The eye-catching heated saltwater infinity pools offer the most amazing sea views. There are multiple terraces, including one with a hot tub and one with an outdoor grill, as well as a rooftop solarium.

Bikes are made available allowing guests to explore the island.

Best mainland Dalmatia villas with pool

The Dalmatian coast runs from Dubrovnik in the south to Zadar in the north. It includes several iconic cities such as Split and Šibenik, convivial towns such as Trogir, Omiš, and Makarska and natural wonders such as the Krka waterfalls. From luxury villas in Dubrovnik to beachfront properties in Split and beyond, here’s a selection of some of the most beautiful villas to rent in Croatia with private pool.

8. Villa Filia Luxury Pool Villa in Dubrovnik

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Escape the crowds in this amazing villa with a pool that looks out over Dubrovnik. This centuries-old property is set high above the Old Town. It has been completely renovated with respect for its historic elements.

This four-bedroom villa is ready to accommodate up to 8 guests. On the second floor, you’ll find the master bedroom with its adorable balcony overlooking Dubrovnik Old Town.

The sun-drenched courtyard is equipped with a private swimming pool and an outdoor living area with bbq and designer seating.

This amazing Croatian pool villa is the perfect place to retreat to after a busy day of exploration. It’s also located within walking distance of several beaches.

9. Luxury Villa 7th Heaven in Split

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Can’t get enough of sea views? Then here’s another Croatian pool villa that’ll blow you away.

This four-bedroom property is located in the Klis hills and overlooks the beautiful city of Split with its spectacular Roman palace. From sunrise to sunset, the floor-to-ceiling windows guarantee you won’t miss a thing.

The inviting outdoor patio features a heated swimming pool, dining area, and bbq. This family-friendly villa even has a spacious garden with a basketball hoop.

Split is just a short drive away and from there you can easily hop on the ferry to explore the most idyllic Dalmatian islands. This home is perfect for those who want to enjoy the city’s central location in a more comfortable setting.

10. Luxury City Villa in Trogir

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This meticulously designed black and white villa is located near Split, in the enchanting city of Trogir.

With its five bedrooms and four bathrooms, it sleeps up to ten people. The bedroom balcony overlooks Trogir bay and Čiovo island.

The home features a fitness room, a small playground, and a seasonally heated pool in a Mediterranean herb garden. Although there’s free onsite parking – which is a bonus in Trogir, especially during summer – you really don’t need it.

This Croatian pool villa is located close enough to reach all of Trogir’s must-sees by foot: the UNESCO-listed Old Town center, the popular fruit market, and the local beaches. And if you like to explore more of the area, then you can always hop on one of the villa’s bikes or book yourself a boat trip from the Trogir Ferry Port.

11. Villa Zvizdan in Makarska

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On a mountain slope in the picturesque village of Veliko Brdo near Makarska, you’ll find two fantastic private pool villas.

Two attached units are built side by side, each one featuring three sleek yet colorful bedrooms and three bathrooms. Each house also comes with its own private heated swimming pool.

The patio offers wonderful views over the Makarska Riviera and the Pelješac peninsula as well as the Brač and Hvar islands.

Everything you could wish for is located in the direct vicinity. From the charming streets of Makarska with its lively cafés and restaurants to some of the most amazing beaches in Croatia.

The majestic Biokovo Nature Park, on which slope this villa was built, is just a short drive away and we’d certainly recommend a visit.

12. Villa Touran in Dubrovnik

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Dreaming of watching the sunset over the islands from your private pool? Then this 5-bedroom villa is for you. It’s located just north of Dubrovnik, in a little town called Orašac.

This spacious luxury seafront villa with a pool is the perfect place for a family-friendly stay on the Dubrovnik Riviera.

The fabulous infinity pool looks out over the Adriatic Sea and the Elaphiti Islands.

Several public beaches can be found just a short walk away from the villa. And if that’s not enough, guests of this pool villa are also given free access to the sandy beach of a nearby resort. The exclusive Sun Gardens Dubrovnik is known to be one of the best European resorts for families.

13. Casa Sol in Zadar

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Next on our list of dreamy villas with a pool in Croatia is this fabulous home near Zadar. It’s a heritage house that has been lovingly restored to a modern and sophisticated haven of tranquility.

Each of the four bedrooms has its ensuite bathroom for maximum comfort. The decor combines neutral tones with wooden accents and modern finishings.

Outside you’ll find a gorgeous sundeck with a private pool and an outdoor kitchen equipped with a Green Egg barbecue. The patio also connects to the wellness area with a sauna.

This pool villa is located in the Brodarica neighborhood, which is just a short drive or half an hour’s walk from Zadar. Several beaches, such as Borik beach, can be found within walking distance of this beautiful property.

14. Villa Diocletian in Split

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This beachfront villa is located in one of the most exclusive places to stay in Split. With its five double rooms, three of which come with a private bathroom, this home is grand and incredibly spacious.

Not one but two kitchens are available, which makes this Croatian pool villa an holiday home in Split for two families who value some personal time as well.

The home features a magnificent garden, a stunning seasonal pool, and the most amazing views over the Adriatic. What an amazing place to spend a lazy afternoon.

All within walking distance are the historic heart of Split, the verdant Marjan Forest Park, and some of the best beaches in Split. Bikes are available to explore the wider area.

15. Villa Vega in Dubrovnik

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Check out the amazing views from this dreamy Croatian pool villa! It’s nestled on a hill overlooking the Old Town of Dubrovnik and the South Dalmatian coastline.

This fabulous Croatian holiday features three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

But the patio is where you’ll spend most of your time. It has a shaded dining area with barbecue facilities, a cozy seating area, and a series of comfortable sun loungers. Catch a glimpse of the cable car as you take a dip in the beautiful panoramic pool.

Location-wise, this is as good as it gets. Dubrovnik’s Stradun promenade and several city beaches are located within walking distance.

Best villas with pool in Istria

Villa holidays in Croatia are perfect for travelers who appreciate the tranquility and comfort of a home away from home. There are many exciting places to discover along the gorgeous coastline of the Istrian peninsula, Brijuni National Park for one. The region is also home to enchanting towns such as Rovinj, Pula, and Poreč. The following Istria villas with pool form the perfect travel base to combine exploration with relaxation.

16. Villa Nikole in Poreč

One of the most beautiful Istria villas with a pool and hot tub
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This prestigious Croatian villa with a pool is located on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula.

The elegant decor will make you feel at home in no time. This home features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a dining area that gives out to the sea view patio. No better place to relax under the Mediterranean sun.

The focal point of the manicured garden is the pool with a whirlpool.

The property feels very private and you really couldn’t tell that Poreč Old Town, its lively restaurants, and scenic beaches are just steps away.

This makes it the perfect Croatian villa with a pool for families with kids who like to be close to everything without compromising on privacy.

17. Luxury Villa Porto Bus near Rovinj

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This holiday villa is a bit different from the others on this list. Instead of it being an individual house, it’s part of a luxury glamping resort.

This home is perfect for families who prefer the privacy of their own seafront Croatian villa with a pool and garden whilst still being able to enjoy resort-style facilities.

The villa is stylish and bright, the kitchen is well-equipped and there are two bedrooms plus a sofa bed in the living room. Two sun-drenched terraces and a private heated swimming pool are part of the outdoor space.

Airport shuttle service is offered free of charge. Even a golf cart is included in the price. No better way to explore the well-maintained resort grounds with a communal pool, restaurant, bakery, and mini-market.

The villa is located between Rovinj and Pula and many other Istrian tourist sites are just a short drive away.

18. Villa Magica near Pula

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Families will love this beautiful Croatian villa in the Istrian countryside. It sleeps up to 8 persons and features a spacious and fenced garden with a play area.

Another highlight is the beautiful private swimming pool.

Its central location on the peninsula’s southern tip makes this Croatian pool villa the perfect travel base to explore the wider region.

19. Villas Debora and Chiara near Labin

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More Istrian family-favorites can be found near the towns of Labin and Rabac. Villa Debora and Villa Chiara are two cheerfully decorated twin villas on a pine-tree-dotted slope overlooking the Raša Riviera.

Each of these Croatia villas with a pool comes with four double bedrooms, three of which offer balcony access.

Kids will love the outdoor area, which is equipped with a foosball table, a table tennis table, a slide, and a swing. A private garden and a private swimming pool complete the picture.

Best Central-Croatia villas with pool

Between the touristic regions of Dalmatia and Istria, there’s the lesser-known Central-Croatian region. From the Kvarner Gulf with Opatja town to Plitvice Lakes National Park and Krk island, the area is dotted with exciting gems. And, of course, you’ll find several gorgeous Croatian villas for rent here too. Let’s have a look at some of the region’s most beautiful properties.

20. Villa Jelena in Novi Vinodolski

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Next on our list of luxury Croatian villas is a true gem. It’s a coastal farmhouse that has been in the owner’s family for generations. You can tell from every detail that this rustic property has been lovingly restored and refurbished.

It’s equipped with all modern conveniences, such as air conditioning throughout and an audio system, and sleeps up to six people.

This enchanting villa is located on a private estate that’s just as impressive as the house. Hundreds of olive trees dot the grounds that overlook the bay of Dumbocca known for its crystal-clear waters.

The pergola features an outdoor dining area, and a heated pool. It’s the perfect family villa.

Note: Because this is a self-sustaining property, large electricity consumers have been kept to a minimum. As such, there’s no washing machine. But don’t despair, because the hosts can arrange for a laundry service.

21. Luxury Villa Milly on Krk island

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Next on our list of handpicked villas with a pool is a modern home that sleeps up to eight people. This bright, white villa is located on Krk, the largest island in the Northern Adriatic Sea.

Not only does it come with a beautiful outdoor pool but it also features an indoor pool and a sauna. The wine cellar is stocked with local wines for you to enjoy and the kitchen is the perfect place to unleash your inner chef.

Due to its central location on the island of Krk, it’s recommended to have a car at your disposal. The village of Krk and the island’s most beautiful beaches are all just a short drive away.

22. Villa Rita II in Senj

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If you’re looking for one of the finest Croatian villas with pools by the sea, then this one might be it.

This three-bedroom villa is located near the villages of Starigrad and Stinica in Central Croatia. It offers three well-appointed bedrooms, each one with direct access to the terrace.

Dream away and take in the views over the islands of Rab, Pag, and Mili Losinj from the seasonal pool, the hammock, or the hot tub.

Not only is this cozy home family-friendly – darts, PS4, table tennis, and foosball table are all available – it’s also one of the few pet-friendly villas on this list.

23. Villa Medveja near Opatja

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Last but not least on our list of amazing Croatia villas with a pool is this beauty. It’s located in Kvarner bay, just a short drive from Opatja and close to the Istrian border.

With its two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this may be one of the smallest holiday homes on our list but it’s perfect for a family of four. The style is sleek and modern with luxurious finishes throughout. A wellness room with a sauna and hot tub offers panoramic views.

The seasonal outdoor infinity pool is heated and overlooks a beautiful pebble beach and the Adriatic sea. Plenty of hiking trails can be found near this home.

Croatian pool villas on the map

For your convenience, we created a map indicating all Croatia villas with pools mentioned on our list.

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That concludes our list of fabulous Croatia villas with a pool. We can’t wait to find out which one caught your eye! Feel free to share your travel plans with us in the comment box.

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