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Medieval Stone House In Town Centre With Views Of Cathedral And Castle - House (Sleeps 5, 3 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet



House (Sleeps 5, 3 Bedrooms)

Both apartments rented together. This makes a perfect holiday home for a family.

About the property

Fully modernised stone house

This charming and tastefully decorated small house is built of traditional stone and is located on a traffic-free street just a few steps away from the main square. It can be rented as a full house, in which case an outdoor terrace is provided, or each apartment can be rented separately. Shops, restaurants, cafes and bars are all within easy reach, as is the beautiful waterfront. The waterfront gives access to varied beaches on the offshore islands of the archipelago by water taxi. There are also ample swimming opportunities within a few minutes walk from the town centre. There is easy access by bus or taxi from the port of Starigrad and there are also direct ferries and a catamaran service connecting Split to Hvar town. As well as beautiful beaches and cosmopolitan style, Hvar offers ample opportunities for such activities as scuba diving, cycling and walking. Hvar was listed by the New York Times as place number 14 out of 46 in the world to visit in 2013.

If rented as a whole house, the property is perfect as a family holiday home.

More Details

Oliver Carsten
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2017

About Oliver Carsten

We are two UK academics who had been thinking for quite a long time about buying a property in the Mediterranean. We had to make a quick decision about whether to buy this house and have had no regrets at all. We love Hvar and use the house ourselves around four times a year.

Oliver Carsten purchased this house in 2001

Why Oliver Carsten chose Hvar

We fell in love with Hvar when we came there on holiday. It's is an idyllic and charming small town, on an island which is worth visiting at any time of the year. We were extremely lucky to be able to purchase this unique old house.

What makes this house unique

While being some 400 years old and built in traditional style, the house has been very tastefully modernised. So it combines the charm of the old, with the convenience and comfort of the new.

Available Rentals

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There is a surcharge of 60 euros to cover cleaning costs for rentals of less than 3 days.


Accommodation and facilities for House (Sleeps 5, 3 Bedrooms)on Hvar on Općina Hvar

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathroom have been recently refurbished.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Attic sleeping area - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Convertible couch with very comfortable mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , New bed with povcket-sprung mattress
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
Outside: For famililies or groups who rent the whole house, there is a stone-paved outdoor terrace with views over the old town and the castle.


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(3 traveller reviews)

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House (Sleeps 5, 3 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Sydney, Australia

Well appointed, clean, modern, peaceful villa

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to stay in this lovely villa. Care and thoughtfulness was clearly a part of the design when modernising the interior. While being well within striking distance (5 minutes) walk to the centre of town, it was a very comfortable place to come back to of an evening away from the hustle and bustle of the bars and restaurants. Air conditioning worked brilliantly, and all ammenities were everything you would expect to see in a top notch serviced apartment.

The bedroom with two 'double' sized beds was in the attic. The stairs to reach it are admittedly a bit tight (I'm 183cm tall), but this is a feature of many villas on the island and didn't cause me any issue. The upstairs space is comfortable, as are the beds. The bathroom is great, very clean, with a modern yet rustic feel. The kitchen boasts all the functions you need, you will not be left wanting for anything. Whether preparing a meal or a simple snack, you'll be set.

The path to get to the villa itself is made up entirely of quite a few steps, but they are small in height and easy to navigate. If you have luggage you'll need to be able to carry it or pull it up step-by-step. Again, this was not an issue for me at all, but less mobile travellers may need to take their time that's all.

I can't underestimate how comfortable and well appointed this property was. I would be more than happy to stay at such a clean convenient residence when I return to Hvar.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very good

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last August. We were 6 people. Two stayed in the apartment downstairs and 4 stayed in the one upstairs. They are both very comfortable. They have everything you need including a big tv (upstairs). Very close to the main square (about 3 minute walk). There is also a small private terrace with space for a bbq right in front of the house. The property manager however requests payment (or a deposit) not through the website but Money Order, which sounded scary in the beginning. When we got there we had to go to a bank to wire him the money from a croatian bank to another croatian bank (even though we had the cash in our hands). It was a bit laborious but in the end it worked out great.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is great and everyone was very nice! I truly recommend it!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Ferry
700 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


The nearest beaches are 10 minutes walk. Other beaches, including those on the off-shore islands, can be reached by taxi-boat from the waterfront.


Easiest access is via Split airport. An airport bus provides access to Split harbour from which there is frequent ferry access to Starigrad (20 mins by bus or taxi from Hvar) or direct to Hvar (fast catamaran). Jadrolinja, the Croatian ferry line, also provides a coastal service linking Starigrad to Rijeka and Dubrovnik, as well as an international service linking Starigrad to Ancona. Car parking in Hvar is difficult during the summer, and a car is not needed.