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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
5 Bedroom seafront villa with pool in Viganj, Dalmatia Coast. 300Mb Wifi, bath robes, toiletries, pool towels, welcome pack. Lovely village setting.

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Footprints Villa is a large detached 5 bedroom beach access villa with private pool in Viganj, Croatia. Restored 19th century former sea captains residence, enjoying a magnificent position right on the sea front, with a lovely south-westerly facing panorama and its own large private pool. The villa is located in the historic seaside village of Viganj (pronounced vee-gan), north of Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian mainland. There is no need to catch a ferry, saving hours of travel time, especially in peak season. Viganj is opposite the famed island of Korcula, where you can enjoy experiencing the old 12th century walled city - accessible via the little foot ferry that leaves just 100m from the villa.

Viganj has many excellent family run restaurants, serving seafood caught in the bay. The village is also Croatia's premium windsurfing and kiteboarding capital, with great facilities, tuition for beginners and quite a spectical for those on shore to enjoy (the villa's seafront terraces overlook the main areas).

For those wishing to stay closer to shore, the village has delightful little beaches, with boutique bars dotted along the sea edge through the village and beyond.

It's a perfect sea side escape for groups & families.

Just a little about myself and my 19th century villa home...I am Richard, the British owner. I bought the property in 2008 and after 3 years of painstaking and dedicated restoration, and in its three years of me offering it for holiday rentals, I am fortunate and proud that it has become one of the most reviewed villa in all of Croatia - (click 'owners web site to read these reviews, listed on OwnersDirect's sister web site, Homeaway, code 94658). I believe its vital that seeing and reading what past residents have said is extremely important when choosing your valued holiday location.

I can arrange low cost airport (Dubrovnik) transfers to and from the the villa, far cheaper than those offered on line through a general search. Cars can be hired locally for days out. ALSO, I offer a free pre-arrival shopping service - just send me a list for provisions you will require for your first evening and all will be awaiting you upon your arrival. Groceries simply charged as detailed on the receipt.

My sea edge villa home has exposed original stone blending with stylish, contemporary finishings, hi-end sanitary ware & furnishings. Footprints is fully air-conditioned, and heated if you come in the cooler months. The villa actually dates back 2 centuries and its original features have been carefully retained, yet it offers modern elegance in one the most amazing location one would wish to find in Croatia.

You'd fly to Dubrovnik (I can advise about flights).

My home is right on the sea front, near the 18th century church in the middle of the village so no car is needed, as every facility one requires (beaches, bars, restaurant, shop, water taxi) is no more than 100 metres in either direction.

As well as an IPod Dock, my TV system runs UKTV EVERYWHERE - a new Internet system provide top UK and International channels.

Of course, there is free wireless Internet all through the villa.

You may be interested to read in the publication - 'The Croatian Adriatic', published by N&N, available on line and a definitive guide to Croatia, that it states in this region's section - 'the houses & bay of Viganj form what is the most beautiful location on the Adriatic'.

The lovely pool is private and is in the rear courtyard, and a good size of 8.3mx 6m. It's surrounded by sun beds & has a dining table for all. The villa is fully gated to secure little wandering guests from escaping.

The front of the villa, overlooking the clear and inviting Adriatic is the real unique feature of my villa. A huge terrace, west facing with comfy settee for lounging, and a further stone table and chairs for sunset dining is such a special place to just take in the beauty with your family and friends. My photos can't fully impart its great setting.

It's worth noting that Viganj hosts the national, and World windsurfing championships, so from the terrace you can watch the pro's doing there stuff as well as have a go yourself. Tuition is offered on our beach to beginners. If teenagers are in your party, they will love to 'hang out' with the surfers (one of my first photos shows the beach, (with bars for a beer) from where this exhilarating sport can be enjoyed...or just watched!).

My open the villa for my clients from April 28th to November 1st each year.

I own and operate the villa directly with all clients who enquire and book. I can assure you of a personal service and can answer any questions you have if you wish to book, and of course once you have booked, leading up to your arrival and while in residence.

I have a wonderful local manager who speaks several languages, and she will assist with any thing you may need during your holiday. She is also responsible for oversees the cleaning, servicing, pool care etc.

I will do all I can to be of service. I will reply to your enquiry immediately. You will not have to wait for a reply and answers to your questions.

I accept payments in all forms, and for added security, can accept credit cards too if you wish. Just ask for details when you enquire. You can book direct on my own web site that also has a secure debit/credit card payment option. There will be no fees applied to booking directly. www.footprintsvillacroatia.com

Now please read on, take a look at the photos and facility lists further down this listing and if you have any questions, just complete the enquiry section. I provide my UK landline and mobile with my reply and invite you to call with any questions you may have.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hi! I'm Richard, the owner of Footprints Villa. Thank you for taking the time to check out my holiday home and if you wish to come and stay, please just complete the enquiry form and I'll get back to you immediately. I directly manage all my clients' enquiries (no call centre agents for me!) and endeavour to provide a tip top service, from first enquiry, through pre-arrival planning and information, and am always available during your stay.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

This review was posted on my listing, on Owners Direct's sister web site, Homeaway on the 2nd June 2015. It can be viewed on my listing with the code 94658 and was give 5 stars....

''It is very unusual for reality to exceed one's expectation but I think this is the case here .The location is stunning and well worth the drive from Dubrovnik to arrive in such a superb spot .

Property is as described and plenty of room for an extended family party for my husband's 60th Birthday .

Fani the local agent was very helpful organising a birthday meal and a wine tour /tasting which everyone enjoyed.

We also hired bicycles and Kayaks locally .We were pleased we had hired cars as it was a bit before the main holiday season so not all the restaurants were open and the small local ferry to Korcula [which was a lovely day out ] only went at 7am but there were plenty of options from Orebic. The pool warmed up enough for us to use and the sea was refreshing ! We would thoroughly recommend this property .
May 2015
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21 Reviews

based on 21 holidaymaker reviews


Stunning villa and location

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful villa that has been lovingly restored. Much thought has gone into the internal decor making it a real gem. The villa is only matched by its location right on the sea front in a most magnificent part of Croatia. The local shop and restaurants offer everything one could have wished for and the service provided by the villa owner was excellent. I would recommend this villa to anyone who wants to stay in this part of Croatia.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Martin and family Thank you for your recommendation to all those considering a stay at Footprints Villa, and for your kind comments regarding the villa, its design, location and service. I am so pleased to read that the villa was perfect for your family holiday. Kind regards. Richard, owner. www.footprintsvillacroatia.com
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A gem of a place that is laid back

  • 5 of 5

Hi Richard

We had a fabulous time the villa was all we could wish for we hired boats took the ferry and went on a speed boat which was brilliant for the day

Would certainly recommend footprints to our friends our only disappointment was the children were to young to wind surf!! But we did try and get to grips with the paddle boards.

Fani does you credit nothing was too much trouble for her a lovely lady in fact all the locals were very friendly and the supermarket staff really helpful

We chose well thank you

Regards carol

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  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carol and Family My sincere thanks for your generous comments regarding my villa and wonderful staff! I will pass your comments onto Fani and the team. I am so pleased my seafront home was as you'd hoped and fun was had by all. It was a pleasure to have been of service. Come back soon! Kind regards. Richard, owner. www.footprintsvillacroatia.com
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Amazing villa, stunning location

  • 5 of 5

The villa is beautifully maintained and the owner, Richard, takes a real interest in helping make sure your trip runs smoothly. The location though is everything, the village of Viganj is wonderful, 8 restaurants and we tried about half of them, all friendly and the food is good solid Croatian fare. The villa is literally on the beach and sitting on the front terrace watching sunsets and shooting stars is nothing short of magical. A brief boat ride to old Korcula town is a must, known as a mini Dubrovnik and it doesn't disappoint. Finally if you do like water sports, Viganj is world class, my 6 and 9 year olds loved learning to windsurf - all a brief stroll from your front door.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John Your informative and generous comments are much appreciated! I'm so glad you all enjoyed the delights of what our fantastic little jewel of a village in Croatia has to offer those coming to visit. I am pleased the villa was perfect for your family and well done to the children who learnt to windsurf! It's where the National (and sometimes the World) championships are held, so they were in good hands - the tuition is second to none. I hope you all return soon! Kind regards. Richard, owner. www.footprintsvillacroatia.com
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Wonderful location for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for more. Very comfortable, well equipped Villa in a perfect location with a warm welcome from the delightful agent Fani. The sea yards from the door, swimming pool in your back yard. Restaurants,shop and Ferry to Korcula within easy walking distance. Perfect place for friends and family to be able to stay together and yet not get under each others feet. Plenty to do, windsurfing, paddle boarding, swimming, boat rides, running, eating, drinking and most of all relaxing with beautiful views in every direction. We would love to return to this very special villa in its very special location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Clodagh My sincere thanks for your generous review, highlighting all the things to enjoy in our wonderful village and beyond, as well as you kind comments regarding the villa, its facilities and of course, my fantastic agent! I will pass on your comments to her and the team. It was a pleasure to have been of service and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards. Richard, owner. www.footprintsvillacroatia.com
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alex It sounds like you all had a great time at Footprints Villa! Thank you for letting us all know about your experiences of the villa and our fabulous seaside village. It was a pleasure to have been of service. Come visit again soon! Kind regards. Richard, owner. www.footprintsvillacroatia.com
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Lovely villa exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

The property is spacious with terrific views. A well equipped kitchen with a wonderful welcome pack of goodies. Viganji is a beautiful spot and an absolute haven for water sports enthusiasts.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vivien. My grateful thanks for your five star review. I'm so pleased you all enjoyed the villa and our wonderful village setting. Delighted that the welcome pack was well received too! Come back soon! Kind regards, Richard, owner.
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From the Owner

I started looking for a property in Croatia in 2005. With such a marvellous coastline, dotted with historic towns and cities, I soon decided to buy on the mainline, as opposed to one of the islands, so we could get to our home in the sun quickly, not needing to catch a ferry after a flight. I always remember driving into the village of Viganj and instantly knowing this was the place. Pretty, peaceful, crystal sea lapping along its waterfront, little bars and family run restaurants. It ticked all the boxes. I found the house in 2008, however it was a total ruin! No roof, almost invisible as covered in ivy. A tree growing in the middle! But, it's position was utterly unbeatable. 3 years later after a total renovation, Footprints Villa was complete.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Viganj bar at 100 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Viganj Restaurants at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Viganj at 10 Metres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Viganj is famous for windsurfing - the national championships are held here every summer. If you fancy learning this exhilarating sport, there are several companies who offer lessons and equipment to rent. Better still, as Footprints is sea front, you can zip off over the sea almost from the front door! viganj.org is a great site that describes the village, its location and its facilities.


The house is sea front, just a few metres from door to shore! Forget driving, or long walks offered by country villas that are 'close to the sea'...no fun in 90 degree heat with children! Delightful beaches are accessible within seconds. There are a selection of cosy bars and places to eat again within easy walking distance, serving the best of typical Dalmatian cuisine. The village supermarket is 150m to the right (with ATM) and offers fresh baked breads, deli items and all essentials.


Your nearest airport is Dubrovnik. April to October flight information: The following airlines have added many routes from the UK: Easy jet, Jet2, Flybe, Monarch, Norwegian (from Gatwick) Thomson, BA, Ryanair, Croatian Airlines. The best search site is skyscanner. This list is not definitive - more airlines may fly from your regional airport, so always check. Please note: Flight prices to Croatia are historically very good value when booked in advance.


From Dubrovnik airport, enjoy the drive along the stunning Adriatic coast road, passing the city of Dubrovnik after around 15 miles, then on through the vine yards of the Peninsula to Viganj village (my villa is on the mainland). The history island of Korcula, (the 12th century city and birth place of Marco Polo) is in sight. The little passenger ferry leaves several times a day to this magical place...again, leaving from a pier about 200m away from the villa. Approx transfer time - just 2 hrs.

Further Details:

Footprints is in the top 20 most reviewed villas now in Croatia, out of thousands of homes on the homeaway.co.uk site, code 94658.

Or click on owners website, below to read them all.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May 2017
30 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late May - mid June 2017
27 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid - End June 2017
11 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early July 2017
2 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid July & August 2017
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early September 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid September 2017
17 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2017
8 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The deposit is 25% on booking, with your balance not due until 8 weeks before your holiday.
A £300 refundable breakages deposit is due with your balance.
My change over days are Sundays between mid June and mid September. Saturday arrival/departure is acceptable at other times if the calendar permits.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Sunday but we will be flexible wherever possible and as the calendar allows.

Notes on prices:
Upon receipt of your enquiry, I will confirm price & availability.

If you wish to proceed, I will issue my booking contract. The deposit on booking to secure your holiday is 25% with the balance not due 8 weeks before your holiday. Refundable damage deposit is £300, payable with your balance. Payments by internet bank or credit card via Paypal.

With one month to your holiday, I provide directions, pre-arrival villa information, service agent details and local information.

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From the Owner

Restored to its former glory (but with mod cons!), the villa was finished in 2010, & once complete, I offered it for rental when not there, & I'm fortunate to now have one of the most top marked/reviewed homes by clients, in the whole of Croatia (as listed on Homeaway, this site's sister site, code 94658). Save its sea/beach front location, it's a lovely big home, with an inviting pool for all to enjoy, but I feel the best bit is the terrace, facing west, which in the day, but especially at sunset, is just idyllic...lapping sea, red sky, red wine!!...and of course, family, and friends to share it with. The village oozes with character as many homes date from 100's of years back, but delivers for a wonderful holiday...beaches, bars & restaurants, small shops, & a warm, local welcome.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • waterfront


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 250 m²


  • 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
  • En-suite to master 1 - large tub, separate shower, wc. En-suite to master 2 - shower, wc. Further bathroom - shower, wc (for master 3 and 4). Master 5 en-suite - shower and wc. Pool shower/wc - adjacent to the pool deck.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master 1 - king sized bed, en-suite bathroom -bath, shower, wc. Master 2 - king sized bed, en-suite shower room. Master 3 - twin beds, shared shower room. Master 4 - twin beds, shared shower room. Master 5 - king bed, en-suite shower room


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Footprints is a large villa, with lots of internal space to find a quiet corner, or gather as a family group. It has air-conditioned and heating. The villa is perfect for families. The pool is private and perimeter-secured and the ocean front decks are gated to prevent little ones wandering to the sea. Outdoor dining and seating both to the front, on the 65 sqm sea front terrace or by the pool (size 8.3m x 5.6m in size - 27 feet x 18 feet in size). Outside: The outside space around Footprints Villa in spacious and benefits from privacy and wonderful views to the sea. The pool is located in its rear courtyard with sea views, affording privacy, and is furnished with plenty of quality sun loungers and a shaded dining area, as well as a stone BBQ. The front decks have pergola-shaded outdoor seating, another table to dine at and is planted to provide colour, with a back drop of the finest views one could wish for. A large, mature orange tree provides your morning juice! Footprints is located in the village on the sea front and shares its fine position with neighbouring homes and this residential area. Utility Room: The separate utility room is equipped with a washing machine and storage for cleaning materials/pool toys. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Footprints provides thick, fluffy logo's towels of all sizes, bath mats, face cloths and wonderful bath robes for all the adult guests - very indulgent! Also supplied are beach towels for all the guests. Extensive free welcome pack provided. Other: The internal dining room (there is also a sea front dining table - seats 10) seats 10 and is next to the open wood fire place - perfect is you come in the cooler months. Bedroom 5 is on the lower floor.

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