Located on the sea in the town of Jelsa, in a pine covered area where the breeze is blowing just right during the summer months. This quaint villa with one bedroom plus a living room with a queen size convertible sofa/bed and one bath is the best place to take you away from it all. Relax to the sound and view of the sea, cicadas, birds and breathe the clean air scented by pine, lavender and rosemary. This private three room house offers you one of the best locations on the island with a private gated yard, a view of the sea, one bathroom and shower, a kitchen, living area and a large shaded terrace for outdoor dining. There is also an outdoor fireplace for grilling and an outdoor shower. The main room opens to a view of the sea with a sofa that pulls out to be a queen size bed. The bedroom has two twin-size beds. The house is less than 30 meters to the sea and a 15 minute walk to the town of Jelsa and a 20 min walk to Vrboska, another fishing village. Many activities await for the outdoor or seafaring enthusiast. You can rent boats, bikes and scooters in Jelsa and there are many tours for sightseeing available. Nightlife is lively during the summer months with concerts and festivals along the port of Jelsa which includes fine dining or pizzerias and several bars and discotheques to choose from. There is a public bus offering transportation to Hvar town daily. Jelsa has the best and most beautiful beaches on the island with lots of sandy coastline for children. There are so many opportunities to explore the many hidden treasures on this island or beyond. It is just a short trip to the southern side of the island via the tunnel near the town of Pitve. Bike and kayak rental available upon request.
Some of our favorite restaurants in and around Jelsa: Napoleon, Konobo Nono (near the main church), Hit for cevapcici (grilled meat), Skojic for pizza in Vrboska, and a must see restaurant with an amazing view is Dvor Dubokovic in Pitve, just outside of Jelsa. The town is very quaint and located right before you reach the tunnel to the south side of the island. Enjoy!
Interaction with Guests
Please confirm with our property manager your arrival time to the island. We ask that you please contact Stipe once you have boarded your ferry so he can arrange to meet you at the ferry and direct you to the house.
The town of Jelsa is family friendly with many activities for children. The neighborhood of Vitarnja, just a 15 min walk from Jelsa town is quiet and shady with pines covering most of the coastline. The shade is a much savored retreat from the heat during the middle of the day. There is a nice breeze on this side of the island and you will find it easy to take a nap here. A local neighbor told me that the pines emit a special scent that induces sleep. Enjoy the vibe of the island and come to Vitarnja for rest and relaxation.
Among the top ten most beautiful islands (Conde Nast), one of the world’s sexiest islands (Forbes Magazine), the sunniest island in the Adriatic and the new St. Tropez; it is not difficult to find superlatives about Croatian’s premier island, enjoying a boom after the recent glitzy facelift to Hvar Town.
Secluded bays on Hvar
While the celebrity yachts of the likes of Bernie Ecclestone, Bill Gates and Roman Abramovich may grab the headlines, there is so much more to the island of Hvar than the exclusive party atmosphere of the main town, and one of the island’s strengths as a tourist destination is the sheer diversity on offer, with something to cater for every type of tourist.
Hvar Town – home of the oldest organised tourism in Europe – has plenty to offer in terms of nightlife, beaches, cuisine, history and culture, as well as easy access to the stunning Pakleni islands a short water-taxi away, but the real diversity of Hvar can be found all over the island.
Archaeology buffs can delight in the ancient settlement of Stari Grad, dating back to 384 BC, and the immaculately preserved (and UNESCO-protected) Stari Grad Plain, or explore the delights of the Neolithic caves such as Grapceva. Lovers of tradition will find plenty to enthral, most notably the Easter Procession, a 500 year-old tradition of carrying the cross through the night on Maundy Thursday.
Hvar is a sailing paradise, with an endless stream of hidden bays and small islands to discover. With two ACI marinas and plenty of mooring space in the main towns, the island is a must-stop on an Adriatic sailing holidays. There are regattas, sailing schools and other water sports, such as sea-kayaking, on offer, while the range of pristine beaches – naturists, family and hidden – are an obvious attraction.
Hvar is a very popular year-round destination for cycling holidays, one of a range of activities adding to its diverse appeal. Rock climbing, hiking and off-road safaris for those looking to discover the more hidden parts of the island. The inaugural Hvar Half-Marathon takes place in August, as does the annual Faros Swimming Marathon.
Fine wine and fine dining are an important aspect to any holiday, and the winemakers of Hvar do not disappoint. Whether it be an organised wine tour, an impromptu drop-in or a bottle of the local red in a waterfront restaurant, the quality of the local wine, spearheaded by internationally recognised vintners such as Andro Tomic and Zlatan Plenkovic, is an added flavour to any trip to Dalmatia.
The range of Dalmatian fish and meat dishes, all served up with the freshest local produce, will ensure a gastronomic feast that will linger in the memory. Old stone waterfront restaurants serving up traditional local fare, washed down with the finest island wines against a backdrop of Dalmatian acapella music is an endearing memory in the minds of many visitors.
Away from the crowds, yoga and meditation, painting holidays, discovering the island’s flora and fauna or taking part in the olive, lavender or wine harvests offers an opportunity to discover more of Hvar’s nature. And for those looking to detox from stressful lives, very little can beat the sunny relaxation of people watching on a pretty Dalmatian square over a coffee and strudel (or something stronger).
A backdrop to every visit is the wonderful climate, described as one of the healthiest in Europe. So convinced were the Austrians in the nineteenth Century that they helped found the Hvar Health Society in 1868, the first organised health holidays in Europe. Whether or not the much-touted promise of a free night’s accommodation in the event of snow still holds or not is unconfirmed, but one thing is sure – a holiday on Hvar is a magical experience in one of the world’s most stunning settings.
Jadrolinjia is the ferry. Public bus in the center of town goes to Hvar and Stari Grad daily. Taxis for hire near the main park on the riva.
Other Things to Note
Please remind Stipe to show you how to operate the keys to the house, stove and water heater upon arrival. Instructions for the washing machine are taped onto it in English.
Two adult sized Gary Fisher Mountain bikes are for rent at $10/day each. Kayak rental is $15/day. Please take trash to the container on the street daily and do not leave food outside overnight since there are many stray cats in the neighborhood. Please respect our neighbors and do not play very loud music at night.
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It’s a nice simple house under pine trees near the beach and has a very nice shaded terrace. It’s perfect located between jelsa and vroboska, not far to the next market and bakery. So it’s very easy to enjoy the breakfast on the terrace perfectly. The garden is also very nice and there is a shower outside, which is great if it’s very hot. Stipe helped us with any question we had. The simple house has anything you need for a nice, quiet and relaxed holiday. Only the beds in the bedroom are too small, we used the big couch-bed in the living room. We loved our holidays there very much and I think we will go back some times! Thank you very much for everything!
Small house near the sea in villlage (website hidden) is under pine trees and it was summer breeze from sea.If you look simple escape,this place is perfect.Also Sarah arranged person to help when we arrived.There is many beaches around and they were not too crowded.I think we will go back again.
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I cannot live without sunshine, clean water, exercise/yoga, clean air and fresh organic produce and an excellent bottle of red wine and dark chocolate. I love to travel especially to places with beaches and to islands! My favorite place in the world is Hvar Island in the Adriatic Sea, Croatia! I am currently enjoying the creative sounds of Deep House Music and my up and coming DJ husband. I have two children who also love to travel. I love Mediterranean style cuisine and sushi. I don't watch TV very often but I love a great movie. "Carpe Diem!"