Our family had a marvellous time at Villa Smague just outside Zadar. The villa itself lived up to the photos on its website and was as wonderful as we had imagined it would be. It’s located right by the seaside promenade, so the sea is literally only a few metres away from the garden. Beyond the villa and the village where it’s situated, one is spoilt for choice. Obviously there’s the sea with its beaches and islands, but nice cities, hiking trails, national parks and more are not too far away by car.
There were six of us - including two small kids (4 years and 18 months) and two parents-in-law - which was quite a perfect size for a comfortable stay at the villa. There are plenty of toys and books in the house that our kids enjoyed. In short, it’s an ideal place for a relaxed family holiday filled with different types of activities in and around the house (it’s probably best with kids who are above two years, since there are a couple of stairs in the living room). So we’ll definitely make sure to return in the future