OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

BEAUTIFUL SEAFRONT HOME WITH PRIVATE POOL. NORTH OF DUBROVNIK. ENGLISH OWNER

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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

Footprints Villa is a large detached 5 bedroom villa with private pool right on the seafront in the lovely village of Viganj, Croatia.

Fully restored, it is a 19th century former sea captains residence and enjoys stunning south-westerly facing sea views and beyond to the island of Korcula.

The villa is located in the historic seaside village of Viganj (pronounced vee-gan), north of Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian mainland. Being on the mainland, there is no need to catch a ferry to island destinations, 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 villa home...I am Richard, the British owner. After buying the property, I spent 3 years of painstaking and dedicated restoration using local craftsmen.

If you choose to come and stay, 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. I also offer a free pre-arrival shopping service - just send me a list for provisions you will require for your first evening/breakfast 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 locally made stone 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.

It's worth noting that Viganj hosts the national, and every few words the 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!).

I own and operate the villa directly with all clients who enquire and book. I have my own site. I can assure you of a personal service and can answer any questions you have.

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.

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

Owner
Richard Affleck
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Richard Affleck

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 do have my own web site with a secure card booking system.

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.

Richard Affleck purchased this villa in 2008

Why Richard Affleck chose Viganj

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

''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 .
Jun 2016
  • 1 of 2

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • 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 All bedrooms have hair dryers, bath and hand towels, adult bathrobes and complimentary toiletries from The White Company. All guests receive a pool towel.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

92% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
BEAUTIFUL SEAFRONT HOME WITH PRIVATE POOL. NORTH OF DUBROVNIK. ENGLISH OWNER
average rating of 4.923077 based on 28 reviews
5

Another fantastic holiday at Footprints in Viganj.

  • 5 of 5

Another great 2 week holiday at the Footprints Villa in Viganj. It's been 5 years since we last stayed at the villa and it is still as stunning as the first time. The pace of life in Viganj is so laid back it's impossible not to unwind in the beautiful surroundings.

We love sitting out on the front patio watching the boats and kitesurfers fly past!

I would highly recommend hiring a boat and skipper for the day (organised by the tourist office in the village) as we had a great day out to Korcula - visiting the old town and some of the beaches there.

The area is great for water sports - a great kite surfing spot, my kids learnt to windsurf at the Water Donkey centre and we also hired Paddle Boards/Kyaks from them.

If you like chilled out relaxing holidays I can't recommend Footprints enough.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Craig and family Thank you for choosing Footprints Villa for your return visit! It was a pleasure to have been of service again. I know the water sports scene in the area is popular, so glad to read you all had a go and you were well served by the operators on the beaches. I'm pleased you all were able to relax and kick back at the gentle pace the village is perfect for. Come back (again!) soon! Kind regards. Richard, owner. footprintsvillacroatia.com
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
5

Wonderful stay at Footprints

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in footprints villa for a week, and it was nothing short of outstanding! The layout is absolutely perfect for two families. We loved the many outside seating areas at the front and rear. The villa is beautifully appointed and has everything you need. The location is fabulous....breathtaking views of the sea on your doorstep,and close to all the local amenities.

We love Croatia and usually motorboat to different areas but this year we decided to rent a villa and a day boat and we certainly weren't disappointed!! The owner arranged our transfers etc and the driver was so helpful and friendly, taking us to a lovely old town en route to the villa for lunch.

We were two families of four and it catered superbly to everyone's needs.... we didn't want to leave!!!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Robert and family I am so grateful for your generous review! I'm thrilled you all enjoyed the villa, its facilities, features and location. The views are indeed wonderful. We to love spending time there together as a family and with friends. Happy to have been of assistance with your transfers and the mooring for your boat. It was a pleasure to have been of service. Come back soon! Richard, owner. footprintsvillacroatia.com
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
5

Peaceful hideaway with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a lovely weeks stay at Footprints villa in Verganj. The villa has a superb location, right by the sea and is well equipped with all mod cons. Although Verganj is small and relatively undeveloped we managed just fine without a car. The local shop was very well stocked with cash dispenser and fresh bread/ croissants daily and there were a selection of reasonable bars/ restaurants within walking distance - our favourite was Bota 1865 in Kučište, a pleasant 20 minute flat stroll along the sea front. We also enjoyed getting the ferry over to the much livelier resort of Korcula several times which conveniently departs at 19:00 returning at 23:00 to enabling access to the many great restaurants and bars there. Richard's agent Fani was on hand should we have needed anything but we managed just fine without any assistance. It is a reasonably long transfer (2 hours) by minibus from Dubrovnik airport down some rather windy roads - the scenery is spectacular but not a journey for anyone who might be travel sick!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jackie & Family. I'm really pleased to read you all enjoyed your stay at Footprints Villa and very grateful for all your kind and informative comments regarding not only the villa but the wonderful area in which we are located. You enjoyed our other Footprints in Puerto Pollenca, Mallorca a couple of years ago, so was thrilled to have been of service at this, our Croatian home! Come back soon! Kind regards, Richard (owner). footprintsvillacroatia.com
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0
5

Quality accommodation in an outstanding location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family holiday at Footprints Villa Viganj. It was better than we expected, the sea is literally on your doorstep and the pool area was great for a sunbathe and refreshing swim as well as evening BBQ’s. There are several restaurants in walking distance as is the grocery store and Water Donkey (wind and kite surfing centre). Our favourite restaurant was Bistro Ponta, good service, great food and excellent value for money. Fani the onsite agent was friendly welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Petar our taxi driver was reliable informative and very friendly.

If you want a relaxing holiday in a home from home accommodation where you can unwind and watch the sunsets across the bay this is definitely the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris and family. My grateful and sincere thanks for your kind and informative review following your stay at my property, Footprints Villa. I'm thrilled to hear the villa exceeded your expectations and you all found the location and area ideal for a relaxing stay. Come back soon! Richard, owner. www.footprintsvillacroatia(.com)
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0
5

Beautiful Seafront Villa!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful seafront villa with an amazing view! This location is perfect for all services, restaurants, ferry to Korcula, supermarket and water sports rental.

The villa is well serviced and spotlessly clean!

A memorable trip and our family would not hesitate to return!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jane and Family I am very appreciative of your generous comments regarding my seafront villa in our lovely village of Viganj, Croatia. I'm delighted you all had such a great time and found the villa ideal for your valued holiday. It was a pleasure to have been of service. Come back soon! Richard Affleck, owner. For lots more information, check out my site - footprintsvillacroatia.com
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0
4

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: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0

Location

Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Viganj bar
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Viganj Restaurants
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Viganj
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.

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on the Viganj, Dalmatian Mainland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early May 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
Mid May 2018
12 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
for 7 nights
£2,750
 
 
Late May - June 2018
26 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,250
for 7 nights
£3,250
 
 
Early July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 14 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,250
for 7 nights
£4,250
 
 
Mid July-late August 2018
15 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,750
for 7 nights
£4,750
 
 
Late August - early Sept 2018
26 Aug 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,750
for 7 nights
£3,750
 
 
Mid September - October 2018
16 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
Mid October 2018
7 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
The deposit is 50% 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 In July and August. Other arrival/departure days are acceptable at other times if the calendar permits. Please just ask.

If you have any questions, just send an enquiry first. I will confirm price & availability.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Ask Owner a Question
Available
Unavailable