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Seaside cottage with beautiful views from every room & wrap-around terrace

Overview

Property

Updated: 27-Aug-2016
4 bedroom cottage with beautiful views & pretty courtyard

Farniente Beach Cottage rests just above Duboka Bay in a natural Mediterranean garden with lovely views from every room and wrap around terrace. Stairs down to the sea, private swimming platform, kayak & boat mooring are just a few steps from the gate.

Built in an L shape, the central patio is perfect all day long – coffee in the morning, sun bathing in the afternoon and dining al fresco while watching the sunset. The effect of the design is a feel of French country home with central but open courtyard to take maximum advantage of the 180 degree views of the sea and nearby islands.

The private master cottage has 2 bedrooms, both with en suite shower rooms, a small central sitting room and patio off the master bedroom with beautiful view over Duboka Bay. The family cottage has a double bedroom, single bedroom with en suite WC and central kitchen – all opening onto the patio. The large outdoor stone shower is the coup de grace for outdoor living at this typical Dalmatian holiday cottage.

A short path leads to the bay, where you have a private swimming platform, kayak, umbrella and lounge chairs.

Farniente Beach Cottage is a solar home designed to respect the nature and beauty of our island and to preserve the environment.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

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Speaks English, Croatian

6 Reviews

4.3
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

4

Beautiful palce

  • 4 of 5

This is one of the most tranquil beautiful places to stay. We had a lovely week swimming and kayaking and just chilling out in this corner of paradise. Had a great day hiring a RIB to Havar. Maria the 'house keeper' was great at helping us orgainse things. Favourite evening: eating in local restaurant across the bay via taxi boat.

Happy memories

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Sommer 2016

  • 5 of 5

Thank you!!!

Our Sommer 2016 in Milna was wonderful in a wonderful house with nice People.

Thanks we came back

fam. Buric

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Farniente cottage. We stayed for one week. I celebrated my 30th birthday with family and friends there. The view is spectacular and the private bathing platform the jewel of the property. The cottage itself is quite basic so don't expect too much in terms of interior and comfort facilities (like pool, air condition etc...). But we liked the simplicity of it. It's perfect for relaxing and if you want it quiet and peaceful. Also our 2 year old son loved to play on the terrace etc... The bay where it is situated is beautiful and lies in the middle of trees. (take mosquito protection with you). The communication with Adriatic Experience went very smooth and always with fast replies.

It would be great to have a boat or kajak in the future. Thank you! It was wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for choosing our house for your summer holidays with your family. We are very glad you enjoyed our house, our bay and the staff working on it.
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No breeze/ventilation/AC = not good for Summer

  • 2 of 5

Croatia is a wonderful country to visit. Brac is a rustic island. Milna (closest town) is a pleasant village with everything you may need.

Farniente is located just outside of town on a beautiful cove---the photos are accurate in their beauty of the location.

However the villa itself is not at the level we expected for the cost. Most importantly, it does not have air conditioning or fans or sufficient ventilation to be comfortable in the Croatian Summer. On arrival, it was 38 celsius (100 fahrenheit). If you enjoy camping in the desert, you will enjoy this. We did not.

We requested assistance of the booking agent, Adriatic Experience. And, to their credit (as during the booking and planning process) they were prompt in their response. Unfortunately, we were told the owner was unwilling to make any accommodations other than provide a single fan (although there were 4 of us) and a token bottle of champagne.

Given we have small children, we didn't consider it safe to sleep at the property and were offered new properties (including agent markup). We ended up independently renting a condo at the Illyrian Resort with a/c (at 114 Euro per night) down the road. Not as picturesque but perfectly functional and very pleasant staff but most importantly safer given the temperatures.

The Villa itself appears to be an old fisherman's house. Each of the rooms are tiny and, while there have been some efforts to update, it is not yet much beyond its original. Again, entirely pleasant with the right weather and with more rugged expectation, but not at this price. The photos have been very well taken to highlight the best of the place but hide some of the rough corners.

In summary, unless they make improvements to the ventilation or add air conditioning and further update the property or dramatically reduce the price to be more consistent with the value, I would recommend you look elsewhere.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay at our cottage. We strive to accurately represent the property so our guests will enjoy their holidays, as described. We renovated the cottage for our family and have been enjoying it since our 3 children were babies. Our goal is to give guests an unspoiled, seaside Croatian experience "of a typical Dalmatian holiday cottage" (as described in our advertisement) and to make it fun with bikes, swimming platform and other niceties. In your conversations with Adriatic Experience regarding the cottage, you acknowledged that it was as advertised, so we are surprised that you are now saying it was not as you expected. To quote an email from you directly to Adriatic Experience, " While Farniente is as beautiful as described, the temperatures at the moment are most uncomfortable, especially for my kids. I had not considered the potential heat wave when booking to be sure." Normally the cool breezes from the sea make the cottage very comfortable due to its open design. This unprecedented and unexpected heat wave, which has hit most of Europe this summer, is entirely beyond our control. The suggestion to upgrade with air conditioning is not a viable option because the cottage is 100% solar (as clearly advertised). All the houses in the bay are solar as there is no electrical grid power in the area. This is the first time we have had any complaints about the heat. , Since the problem was the heat, due to the weather caused by the unpredicted heat wave, this was a situation beyond our control and which affected all of Croatia and Europe. We therefore did not feel we could provide a refund as requested. Adriatic Experience did offer several other properties as an option (with significant discounts and no commissions).
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Fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great time with our family in this beautiful villa.

Firstly because Duboka Bay is idyllic: turquoise, calm waters, its wild and unsploided surrounding and with fantastic sunsets.

The villa, completely identical to the description on the site is very well equipped and clean. We particularly enjoyed the garden room with an incredible view of the bay and the terrace adjoining the master bedroom. We do not forget the private access to the sea where we spent many pleasant moments.

The rental is very well located, both in a quiet location but finally near Milna, shops and good restaurants!

The person in charge of the hiring, Martina, is very nice and available. By informing us about all the places to visit, it helped that we had a very pleasant stay.

For almost 20 years we spend our summers in villas each different times throughout Europe and the villa Farniente is one of our favorite !! We therefore recommend the great pleasure to all those who want to enjoy a great holiday

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for choosing our house for your summer holidays with your family. We are very glad you enjoyed our house, our bay and the staff working on it.
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5

A peace of paradise

  • 5 of 5

" We are honored to be first on "guest book".

We had had a superb week at farniente cottage in Duboka in a very quiet surrounding where we drifted to pure farniente through swimmings, sun bathing, reading and famous monopoly games with children.

The house is really fitted for a family with 3 children.

We may come back in future but a kayak would be a plus.

LE HENAFF family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for choosing Farniente and Duboka Bay for your holiday. We are glad you had a nice holiday at our home - we try to make it fun and comfortable for families. And we will add a kayak for next year!
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Split airport at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Milna Harbor at 2.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Supetar at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Split at 40 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Coastal Road at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lucice Bay - get there by sea at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Duboka Bay at 50 Metres Car: recommended

Farniente Beach Cottage is in exclusive Duboka Bay, just 2km from the harbour town of Milna, where yachts from around the world come and go all summer.

Stairs down to the sea & swimming platform are less than 10m from the gate.

The quiet seclusion, sparkling clear water and beautiful views of Duboka Bay make it one of the most desirable holiday locations on the Adriatic.

Facing south on the southwest side of Brac island, Duboka Bay is sheltered enough to swim and moor your boat, close enough to Hvar and Solta islands for a day’s boating, within walking distance to Milna Harbour. 
 


Duboka Bay is still a traditional holiday getaway – quiet, natural and private.

In keeping with the natural lifestyle of Duboka Bay, Farniente Beach Cottage is an eco-friendly, solar home designed to respect the nature and beauty of our island and to preserve the environment. The villa has a small environmental footprint, with electricity and hot water running entirely with solar power Ask us for more information. Guests will enjoy being completely unplugged in this lovely retreat.

Milna Harbour is a pretty 2km walk from the cottage. In Milna you will find boat rentals, harbourside cafes, restaurants and shops. Local olive oil, wine and “spirit” tastings are a must in the village. Visit the local vegetable and fruit market, bakery and wine cellar and buy your fresh fish directly off the fishing boats in the morning. Local restaurants serve Dalmatian specialities.

Daily speed boat departs Milna for Day Trips to Hvar, Korcula, Mljet & Dubrovnik.

Milna Harbor is the gateway to Dalmatia and island lifestyle. Enjoy activities, day trips & sports including:

-- DAY  SAIL  on your private sailing yacht from Milna Harbor

-- ISLAND HOPPING on daily speedboats from  Milna Harbor to Hvar, Vis & Korcula islands

-- WINE TASTING - Brac has some of the best wine in Croatia - meet the owners, enjoy excellent wines & food pairings

-- CULTURE  - explore the stone quarriesa/rtist studios/bell towers and medieval ruins on a private island tour with local Brac guide

-- BIKE the backroads of Brac - with expert local guide or explore yourself with detailed map

-- WATER SPORTS - windsurfing, kite boarding, water skiing, parasailing

-- KAYAK the hidden bays of Brac

-- DAY TRIPS  to Split old town and Diocletian palace, Dubrovnik, nearby islands, Sarajevo, Plitvice National Park

-- EVENING IN HVAR TOWN - speed boat takes you for a glamours night out in Hvar town

-- EVENING in SPLIT - speed boat takes you to Split

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
April
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£712
for 5 nights
From
£142
£996
 
 
May
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,254
for 7 nights
From
£179
 
 
June
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,004
for 7 nights
From
£286
 
 
July-August
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,344
for 7 nights
From
£335
 
 
Sept
26 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,004
for 7 nights
From
£286
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,254
for 7 nights
From
£179
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,884
for 5 nights
From
£377
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £251

We provide a variety of services to make your holiday safe, secure and fun. Your holiday at Farniente Beach Cottage includes the following: --- Flexible arrival days so you avoid the crowds and get the best airfare options --- Grocery delivery prior to arrival --- Welcome gift with local special ties --- High quality linens, towels and beach towels --- Local host will meet you on arrival.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Accessible through single bedroom
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Accessible from kitchen and single bedroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Accessible from double bedroom
  • There is also a very nice, large and private outdoor stone shower (Dalmatian style).

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Beautiful view, opens to balcony, ensuite shower room
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Beautiful view, opens onto patio, ensuite sink
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed, Ensuite shower room, child bed is 70 x 160 cm.
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed, Ensuite sink & WC
  • 2 bedrooms in one cottage. Both bedrooms have en suite shower rooms. 2 bedrooms in second cottage. The single bedroom has an en suite WC (toilet+sink). The double bedroom has ensuite sink.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Farniente Beach Cottage has a private swimming platform with kayak, umbrellas and lounge chairs in Duboka Bay, with stairs (less than 10m from the gate) to the bay. In keeping with the natural lifestyle of Farniente Beach Cottage is an eco-friendly, solar home designed to respect the nature and beauty of our island and to preserve the environment. The villa has a small environmental footprint, with electricity and hot water running entirely with solar power Ask us for more information. Guests will enjoy being completely unplugged in this lovely retreat. We provide a variety of services to make your holiday easy and fun - arranging of tours and activities on the islands – biking, hiking, walking, private car, private yacht, water sports, cultural tours, etc.

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