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Restored 350 year old Villa, stunning views, idyllic location, comfort, large po

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10 plus access to another villa that sleeps 8

Villa Vista is a fantastic location for larger group holiday - whether that is two families, a multi-generational celebration or group of friends looking to reunite.

Over our 11 years of holiday letting we have hosted weddings, significant birthdays, university reconnections, international family reunions as well as plenty of one family and smaller groups escapes. Regardless of the make-up, all have been left with fond lifelong memories based on the brilliant experience the Villa delivers and the wonderful place that is the village of Viganj.

The Villa is also a superb example of how to restore a magnificent 350-year-old stone house to its original grandeur together with all mod cons, high comfort level and a wonderful large pool in an outstanding setting.

The Villa's large inside and outside spaces mean there is a ton of room for the whole team to be together and equally, the opportunity to find somewhere quiet for a snooze or read.

There are a number of good bistros nearby but if you enjoy shopping for local produce and cooking up a storm, the Villa’s kitchen is set up for you. A large 120 cm oven and 5 gas ring hob is complimented by an amazing stone open BBQ with all the equipment you need to prepare a fantastic meal which can be shared on the terrace taking in the breath-taking views over the Adriatic in the shade on an invariably warm day, or under the stars at night.

In summary, Villa Vista the perfect tonic for the stresses of modern life.

Sitting above the village of Viganj at the tip of the Peljesac Peninsular, the amazing views from the large terrace and large swimming pool take in the length of the island of Korcula and its vineyards, and the beauty of the Medieval Citadel of Korcula Town across the sparkling crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic – and this with the sea just 250 meters from the terrace steps.

We also have access to a second villa that sleeps 8 acting as an ideal overflow for larger events.

More Details

Property Manager
Jane Grant
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2017

About Jane Grant

A New Zealander living in Woking in the UK for the past 25(!) years, living with my husband Craig, daughter Ella, dog Monty and our chickens..

We fell in love with Croatia on our first trip in 2003 which set us off hunting for our perfect holiday home. We found Villa Vista the next year and set about putting it back to its former self. By all accounts, including the locals, we did a pretty good job of it.

We knew there were a number of old stone houses in the area but bought and renovated this one because of history and commanding position.

We make an active contribution to village life and have made many goods friends in Viganj, our home away from home.

Jane

Jane Grant purchased this villa in 2004

Why Jane Grant chose Peljesac Peninsula

Villa Vista has the best of both worlds in Viganj.

It is a stones throw from the Village - it's shops, bars, restaurants, sea etc., and yet has the peace, calm and unbelievable views due to its enviable position just above the village.

It is tough to beat waking up and being able to see up to 10 Adriatic islands over you morning coffee or tea.

Largest private swimming pool in the area.

Private, secluded position.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Vista has the best of both worlds in Viganj.

It is a stones throw from the Village - it's shops, bars, restaurants, sea etc., and yet has the peace, calm and unbelievable views due to its enviable position just above the village.

It is tough to beat waking up and being able to see up to 10 Adriatic islands over you morning coffee or tea.

Largest private swimming pool in the area.

Private, secluded position.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful last minute family holiday with our four children staying at Villa Vista- this was our first visit to Croatia and it lived up to all our expectations of a stunning destination. The sea views from the villa were really breathtaking and the villa itself was spacious, comfortable and attractively done. We immediately felt at home. Our children loved having a pool all to themselves, being able to walk down to the sea and sitting in the hammocks. We went in the quiet low season and really enjoyed the tranquility. We relaxed at the villa but also found it was a good spot for exploring the gorgeous coast. The owners offer lots of helpful information about the area. Highly recommended.
May 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Viganj on the Općina Orebić

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
Theme:
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • All bathrooms are equipped with contemporary tiling, porcelain bathroom suites, large cotton towels and Molton Brown product.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Singles combine to make a double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk Beds
  • All bedrooms feature wooden floors, air-conditioning [exception being bedroom 5 the bunk room] and shuttered windows with the same terrace sea views. The beds are very large king sized wrought iron framed with quality mattresses, Egyptian cotton bed linen and feather pillows that combine to guarantee a perfect nights sleep.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
An iPod connector is included with the stereo. A daily maid service is available at time of booking.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Restored 350 year old Villa, stunning views, idyllic location, comfort, large po
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
5

Super villa,fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

Interrupted a motor homing holiday, for a week in Villa Vista with our three children & their partners, all in their 20,s I had researched villas & areas( having never been to Croatia before) & the children had voted on my three final choices.The Peljesac peninsula is stunning & in June didn't seem very busy at all.

Jane had said a small motor home could access the property but it was a heart in the mouth journey up from the road! With the childrens two hire cars it wasn't moved again until we left.

Our daughter who had arrived before us from Dubrovnik airport( such an easy journey) rushed outside to meet us exclaiming " it's even better than the photos ".

It was fabulous, great views,spacious,really well equipped & comfortable.

The pool was a real bonus( particularly after a walk up the hill after the morning bread run) & we spent the late afternoons playing pool volley ball. The offspring tried their hand at windsurfing, we all snorkelled in the lovely clear waters & had some great food & wine both locally & on our outings.The sun shone every day. It was bliss- need I go on?!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I feel totally envious reading the wonderful reviews we get from our guests - I want to be there now! So for me the next 10 days until we get back to our wonderful retreat can't go fast enough. Thank you for taking a moment to share you and your families experience of staying at the wonderful Vila Vista. For sure the swimming pool is a definitely a bonus post the morning bread walk to the village, but it is a great way to start the day and the peace and view you get from the villa is truly unique. We also love escaping the bustle of the waterfront back to the peace and chill the villa offers in contrast - your very own slice of paradise. Let me know when you want to come back ! Regards Jane
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5

Delightful for a gathering of friends to celebrate a special occasion.

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular views overlooking the water and Korcula. House is charming and well-maintained and equipped for large gatherings. It was the perfect place for my husband to celebrate his fantasy 60th birthday with good friends. Even though we weren't windsurfers, it was fun to watch them enjoying their idea of paradise. Jane (owner) is attentive and suggested many local spots for eating and activities. House is maintained by a friendly band of locals who were only too willing to help us with inane questions and minor issues. Can't wait to celebrate my 60th!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write this review Sheila. I know this was a big event for you all, months maybe even a year in the planning with friends and family travelling from the US and all points north and south. I am delighted you had such a wonderful time and that the villa and my local team lived up to my promise of a special location for a special occasion. Safe onward travels and roll on your 60th! Best regards Jane
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5

Even prettier than the pictures - simply stunning

  • 5 of 5

Having been asked for a recommendation of somewhere to stay in Croatia, I realised that I had never written a review of our family get together at this beautiful property. We actually stayed there for two weeks in July 2015 (Calendar wouldn't go that far back). We were a party of 12 with ages ranging from three to 71 years. The house exceeded our expecations and we all still talk about the holiday. There was a bush fire that cut out the power for 24 hours but Jane and her family were near at hand with advice and emergency water and it didn't impact on our enjoyment one little bit. The whole ambience feels like a private resort and the area surrounding it was filled with day trips, wind-sailing and fabulous places to eat and have a sunset drink. Can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review - I remember that fire very well indeed. As for many, I am so pleased your holiday a the Villa was so memorable for you all and that it worked so well for your group and its range of ages and interests. I was at the villa just last week for a mid to late September break and it was perfect out there. Please let me know if your friends decide to stay with us based on your recommendation and I will make sure there is some good wine waiting for them for when they arrive. Jane
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5

We felt the magic

  • 5 of 5

It's difficult to describe just how wonderful our stay at Villa Vista was, from the unbelievably exquisite views, that changed by the hour, to the long, lazy hours spent in the hammock reading a book and drinking some of the peninsular's stunning wines, to swimming in the clear blue sea and sleeping in the comfortable beds.

There was enough space for us all to relax together, or be apart, the pool area was well maintained and it was a delight to see so many beautiful plants and trees growing in the garden. The owners care and attention to every detail was truly outstanding.

We'll be back, we felt the magic!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What great feedback! We are on our way to the villa now to get some late summer r and r and look forward to that magic too. Hope to have you back soon. Jane
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

A group of 8 of us stayed at Villa Vista for a 10th University reunion. We chose this villa based on the earlier reviews on this site and we were not in anyway disappointed.

The Villa is exceptionally well equipped from truly comfortable beds, the kitchen through to the pool area and the views from both terraces are outstanding. There is a ton of space for everyone which meant we could hang out together or take time out from the group.

The village offered something for all of us - water sports, cute restaurants and bars and a good local shop. Nearby larger Orebic was great for larger shopping etc.

The Villa's position means you can take advantage of all on offer while being able escape the busy waterfront and relax over a glass of wine [ or two ] in our own space.

Cant rate this place highly enough and we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fantastic that your group had such a great week. We love that we can easily be in the village with all that happens and get away to our own slice of heaven too. I am off there on Tuesday for the better part of the week and can't wait for some late September sun. Hope to hear from you again soon. Jane
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5

Stunning villa, stunning location...

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa, well equipped with all the amenities of your own home.

Bedrooms all air-conditioned, very welcome on hot steamy nights. Many villa's claim to sleep 10, only to find you have beds in weird places, this villa sleeps 10 in proper bedrooms with great bathrooms too. The location is fantastic not too overrun with tourists with lots to do. Like the marketing slogan says "Croatia - like the med used to be" a true statement. Can't wait to return to Villa Vista...

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write this review. I am delighted you had such a wonderful stay. Croatia is a wonderful place and Viganj a perfect place for a holiday that is as lazy or as active you want it to be. We are proud of our 10 years of owning Villa Vista and of our commitment to making sure it is 110% comfortable for 10 guests [ plus travel cot]. No bedrooms in weird places and no "stack and rack" approach to accommodation here!
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Location

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Dubrovnik
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Korcula
Nearest Train
120 Kilometres
Dubrovnik
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Viganj
Car: recommended

A local ferry runs to Korcula from a jetty a short walk from the Villa where further ferries can be caught to the island national park of Miljet and the unmissable city of Dubrovnik.

Viganj and its neighbouring villages of Ponte, Kuciste and Loviciste offer a range of restaurants and bars that provide a welcome break from the heat of day and a place of real beauty for evening drinks and dinner. All serve a range of local produce and fish caught on the day, together with excellent local wine.

Orebic, 4 kms away, is the main town for shopping, markets, banks etc.

Viganj has a number of windsurfing and kite boarding schools and plays host to an international windsurf and kite board competition each August. Other sporting activities include water skiing and wake boarding, scuba diving, sailing – small and blue water yachts, Para sending, tennis, hiking and mountain biking.

Other Activities: Kite Boarding, Wine Trails

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on the Viganj, Dalmatian Mainland

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Peak
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,300
for 7 nights
£3,300
 
 
Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Prices are shown for full occupancy, prices for groups of 1-4 and 4-8 guests are available during the off peak season on request.

There is a non refundable first payment of £500 deposit required to secure your booking

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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