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Spacious 300 year old Stone Villa with Private Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

Villa in Viganj, Peljesac Peninsular, Dalmatia, Croatia - Stunning Sea Views from all Bedrooms & Terraces

This fabulous stone house is south-facing with panoramic views from all 4 bedroooms, 3 outdoor terraces and balcony. It was built in the 18th century by a local sea captain and is very spacious (200sqm of internal sapce). Just 3 minutes walk from the sea, this is an ideal location for secluded relaxation, water-sports and other outdoor activities. Medieval Korcula is just across the straits while beautiful Ston and Dubrovnik are easy day trips.

Matthew Richardson
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2017

About Matthew Richardson

I live in England with my wife and 2 children. My wife and I both work, and spend many of our holidays, Summer and Winter, in Croatia, where we have made many friends and have really fallen in love with the country.

Matthew Richardson purchased this villa in 2004

Why Matthew Richardson chose Peljesac Peninsula

We bought the property because of its convenience to get to, with the increasing number of direct air links to the UK, and because of the stunning views. Also, as a 300 year old property, it's pretty unique.

What makes this villa unique

We love the Viganj area because of its outstanding natural beauty, crystal clear sea and quality of food and wine which seems to get better and better each time we go back. It's also a particularly safe area which is important to us with two small children.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Unparalleled panorama in a beautifully secluded but superbly renovated house - We certainly felt the magic!!

'You have done a superb job of restoring and furnishing this place. Spectular. Unlike so many rental properties, you have put quality into everything -- from the construction to the furnishings -- and it shows.'

'We had a very lovely stay at The Captain's House. The property is really beautiful and the views are amazing. I would highly recommend the villa to anyone looking for a peaceful family holiday'

'Fantastic location and views are spectacular'

'Just one fine day over Christmas 2005 was enough to show me that the whole Dalmatian coast, and the Peljesac Peninsula in particular, is breathtakingly beautiful. Enjoy it now - before it's 'Costa'd'!'

'The villa is certainly the most comprehensively equipped holiday home that I have ever been to'
Jan 2006
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on the Viganj on the Općina Orebić

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • 5 bath/shower rooms (4 of them en-suite). All bathrooms are decorated with contemporary ceramic tiles, and are equipped with large cotton towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Ensuite Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, 2 and 3 with super king size bed and en-suite bathrooms. Bedroom 4 with twin beds (can make a double), packable cot and en-suite shower.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: All bedrooms have both heating and air-conditioning. The accommodation is suitable for children with a cot and high chair provided for infants. Satellite television is provided to allow you to receive CNN, SkyNews, a couple of children's channels and a couple of sports channels. Outside: There are 3 interlinked terraces and a stone balcony on the top floor. There are stunning panoramic views from each. Large French doors open from the living room onto the main terrace. The garden area is made up of two large stone terraces. One has a private, 7m x 4m fresh-water, in-ground swimming pool with more than ample surrounding terrace area for sunbathing. Utility Room: Large utility room with washing machine & laundry airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen (Egyptian cotton throughout) and towels are included in the price as is a full cleaning and linen service at the end of your holiday. More frequent cleaning services can be arranged at the time of your booking. Other: There is a surround-sound home theatre system that contains a Blue-ray/DVD/CDplayer with external Aux and HDMI cables to connect external devices such asiPads, media players, games consoles, etc. There is also an iPhone/iPod dock.


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Spacious 300 year old Stone Villa with Private Pool
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful, historic house in a stunning setting.

  • 5 of 5

This lovingly restored historic house has some of the best views in the world. Well equipped, with many historic features preserved and restored, the house gives a warm and friendly welcome. The views from the house are just breathtaking, and change by the minute. It is situated along an ancient travellers' route, full of olives and wild flowers in season. If you travel in spring as we did, you can build a warm wood fire in the hearth. The Captain's House is a perfect place for a relaxed holiday, and only a few minutes walk down to the crystal clear sea for a swim. I have stayed there twice now, and can't wait to go back another year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sympathetically and beautifully restored. Wow!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house with all the essentials plus one of the most amazing views you could ever imagine. My family and I have visited the Captain's House a couple of times now and both the property and area always leave us wanting to come back again. It's simply stunning and a great find! Thank you for renting out such a beautiful property and sharing it with others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home from home for our family.

  • 5 of 5

Great hillside location and very cosy accommodation suitable for a couples getaway or family adventure with young or older children. There's a short uphill walk from where you park your car to the villa, but it's worth it as the sunsets and views from the veranda are breathtaking.

Restaurants and waterfront are a short walk from the villa allowing one to delight in the local wine and cuisine and meander home. 

May not be suitable for physical disabilities with bedrooms located on the second floor but perfect for any parents travelling with children with special needs such as autism as the location is quiet and calming.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect break away from the hustle bustle

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Captain's House was all we had hoped it would be. Loads of room inside, large and comfortable bedrooms all of which had an ensuite bathroom and really well equipped kitchen. There are plenty of different spaces outside where we could all be together or have quiet reading moments too. The pool area is secluded and peaceful.

Viganj offered us everything we needed and we loved visiting the nearby restaurants and bars. Our teenagers very happily and safely ventured out in the evenings leaving us big kids to enjoy our evenings look out over the beautiful views with a quiet glass [or two] of great local wine.

We will return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, wonderful view, perfect service

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Really nice house but with a lot of stairs from the parking so not suitable for you with disabilities or small children. fantastic view and located in a small picturesque village with walking distance to bath and restaurangs.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maria, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday. You are correct that the villa is not suitable for people with disabilities. We have always made sure that potential guests are aware of this via the property description and on our own website. The property has been enjoyed by many many families with young children over the years, and we have been there ourselves since our children were aged 1 and 3. We hope to welcome you again next year if your travel plans involve a return visit to Croatia. Best wishes, Matthew
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Best overall stonehouse for rent in Viganj

  • 5 of 5

Our family is a regular Summer visitor to Viganj, we have stayed before in various other seaside and hillside houses in the area. The Captain's House finally checked all the boxes the we were allways looking for--great view but still not to far from sea, great , large, safe pool, beautiful large house with quality kitchen and furnishings--- all this sheltered from neighbours and the camping crowds.Will go back---the search is over.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Zoltan, We're delighted that you enjoyed your holiday, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Matthew & Kerry.
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3 minute walk to the beach. Numerous water sports (wind surfing, kite-surfing, scuba diving, sailing) available all within a 10 minute drive.


Dubvovnik Airport is a 2 hour drive. Car hire is available at the airport, or a taxi costs approximately £115 return.


Local village (Viganj) with mini-market, bars and restaurants is a few minutes walk. Local town (Orebic) with markets, supermarkets, banks, and ferry-port to Korcula is 8km (10 mins drive).

Further Details:

We will provide details of local shops, restaurants, bars and activities, and are happy to answer questions by email.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on the Viganj, Dalmatian Mainland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
23 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We will require a 50% deposit at the time of booking and the balance 6 weeks prior to the date booked.

Changeover Day:
Saturday (during high season)

Notes on prices:
Owner accepts payments through PAYPAL.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.