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Beautiful old stone cottages with courtyard and pool - Dva cottage (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children)



Updated: 23-Nov-2016
Cottages in Vrbanj, Island of Hvar, Croatia - Peaceful, Mountain Location, 3kms to Beach and Other Villages

The Quaich is situated at the foot of the mountains in the peaceful village of Vrbanj. Three self catering cottages surround a communal courtyard and private swimming pool. Our cottages, which are converted animal houses, are fitted to a very high standard yet also keeping their simple charm. The owners, Chris and Mick live on site and will endeavour to fulfil your every need. To enjoy The Quaich to it's full advantage we recommend car hire during your stay but several of the nearby towns and villages are within walking distance and cycling is very popular on the island. We are 5kms from the local ferry port of Stari Grad and 22 kms from Hvar town. There are many restaurants close by and a couple of bars and restaurants in Vrbanj itself. We offer a Romantic package also in Tri cottage and the cost includes several 'extras'. We offer many on-site services including picnics, evening meals on request, library, DVDs, taxi service.

Details for holiday cottage Dva cottage (1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Luxury accommodation with double bed in the sleeping area on a mezzanine level upstairs under a pitched roof. All our sheets and towels are Egyptian cotton to help keep you cool.

Each of our beds has a mosquito net. Dva is directly across the courtyard from Jedan and is very similar but with a larger living area where two additional guests can be accommodated on a fold-out sofa bed in the living area.

The cottage is equipped with TV, DVD player and CD player with attachment for your ipod or MP3 player. There is a hairdryer in each bedroom.

The ground floor consists of an open plan lounge with double sofa bed and fully equipped kitchen including 2 ring hot plate, microwave oven and fridge. Also on the ground floor is a shower and wc.

The linen is changed weekly. All our kitchens are fully equipped and have the basic necessities like tea, coffee, sugar etc. Breakfast, out in the courtyard before the sun gets too high, is a wonderful experience.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband, Mick and I, bought The Quaich as a ruin back in 2005 and after much hard work and many trips back and forth from Brighton in UK with the majority of our furniture etc, we opened our doors to guests in summer 2008. The project turned out to be much more demanding than we first thought but with help from family and friends we have turned the ruin into a luxury home that we absolutely love and during the summer months share with our guests. Our life on the island is very different from back in the UK where Mick managed his own glazing company and I was a financial administrator. We still have a base back in Brighton and return there in the winter to see the family.

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2 Reviews

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Above and Beyond our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at The Quaich for 7 nights in August and thoroughly enjoyed our time here and seriously struck gold with Mick and Chris being hosts. I seriously cannot give these guys enough credit for what they do to ensure you have a relaxing and stress free holiday.

We stayed in the Dva cottage which is the medium sized cottage, although all 3 are well equipped and spacious for 2 it wouldn't have mattered.

There are very few points on here that I can make to advice you on getting the most of your visit as I feel it would be best to take Mick and Chris' advice when there, they are well tuned into the local towns, restaurants and companies to ensure your days go without a hitch.

Not only is the cottage and setting of The Quaich perfect but it is really Mick and Chris that put this place on the map. My wife and really enjoyed our time in Hvar and believe we will be visiting again in the future, if so we will 100% be stayed here again.

Stop reading and book already!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely outstanding - simple luxury

  • 5 of 5

The Quaich is just amazing. Having stayed on Hvar a few times over the years, I was not expecting much from any of the accommodation. Even places that claimed to be 'luxurious' etc. would usually disappoint a little and the general standard of all the places that came before The Quaich was around the 3 star mark (sometimes even only 2 star, oh dear) when compared with self-catering in the UK for example. This year though, I had a little more money and wanted to make sure that our trip was going to be a really good one, so I shopped around on Trip Advisor and came across The Quaich. Excellent website, very quick response from the owner (lovely lady called Chris responded within 20 mins), and once we got there - Chris and her husband Mick actually collected us from the ferry! Neither my partner or I drive, so this was very helpful. We like to keep ourselves to ourselves, so we didn't take advantage of many of the extras that they offer on site (such as home-cooked food, and taxis around the island), but Chris and Mick seemed unperturbed by that. We did make use of the pool however, and suggest that anyone who stays does the same. The Quaich is visibly beautiful, with stone cottages lovingly restored and the most glorious sun courtyard filled with Bougainvillea and hanging grapes. Simple luxury throughout is what it advertises and it most definitely delivers. Well done The Quaich - you have raised the bar for accommodation on the island quite a bit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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From the Owner

We chose to buy a property on Hvar mainly because it reminded me so much of Scotland with the mountains and pine forests everywhere and in addition the wonderful climate. In the spring the island is covered with wild stocks and freesia and the smells of rosemary linger. Vrbanj is a small mountain village away from the main road but not too far away from the nearest towns of Jelsa and Stari Grad. The sea is only 3km away and there are so many places to go swimming we are spoilt for choice. I was brought up in a small Scottish village where everyone knew each other and the old fashioned values such as helping your neighbour was a regular occurrence. Vrbanj is still like this and it's a little like stepping back in time.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


There are so many beaches to choose from on Hvar. The closest to us is approx. 4 kms. We have produced a list of the ten best for you to explore - from beautiful white stone beaches to rugged rocks. Snorkelling and diving are favourites on the island. There are plenty children friendly locations as well secluded romantic coves.

We can arrange an Island Tour for you so you will be able to see sites you would not normally experience.


We recommend car hire. The main airport on the mainland is Split some 30 mins drive from the ferry port. The ferry to Stari Grad takes 2 hrs and the catamaran takes 1.5 hours. We can arrange to collect you from the airport - please ask for costings but collection from either Stari Grad or Jelsa on the island is included in the package. Arrivals/departures in Hvar Town have a small supplement of 100 kuna. There is a Krilo catamaran that comes from Dubrovnik to Hvar Town.


Vrbanj is close to most of the main towns on the island. Jelsa, Vrboska and Stari Grad are 3 - 5kms away and Hvar town is 22kms away. There are also many trips to the nearby islands and the mainland.

Further Details:

Vrbanj has a local shop, post office, 2 bars and a restaurant. The nearest large town is Jelsa, 3kms away with a beach, marina, banks, shops, restaurants, bars, medical centre and a nightclub.

If you would like us to arrange sailing, sea kayaking or small boat rental just let us know and we can recommend a reliable agency.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
15 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices are based on 2 sharing. Any additional guests are charged at £20 per person per night. Children 10 and under are free of charge but with a £50 charge overall for extra laundry.

Changeover Day:
Preferably Saturday change over day but can be flexible depending on time of year. Rooms available from 3pm and vacate by 10am.

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From the Owner

As we live on site and manage The Quaich ourselves, we are on hand to help with anything our guests might need. We try to provide everything but if anything is missing we are only too happy to make it happen. Our moto is simple luxury and if there is anything we can do to make your holiday more memorable you only have to ask.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 36 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1


  • Terrace
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: On arrival we will collect you from the port of Stari Grad or Jelsa and return you there at the end of your stay. A welcome pack including wine, bread, butter, orange juice and eggs is provided in each cottage. All our cottages have air-conditioning and heating. Tri has an old roll top bath in the bedroom for all you romantics. We have a cot and a high chair and children are very welcome although please be aware you are responsible for their safety at all times during your stay at the Quaich. Outside: We have a private pool measuring 5m x 4m and 1.5m deep. Sun loungers are provided throughout the pool area and courtyard. Beside the pool we have an Honesty bar just in case you forgot to get the beers in. The 3 cottages surround a central courtyard and from the courtyard there are steps leading up to the pool which is surrounded by a high wall. We have a barbecue in the courtyard for the use of our customers and there is a large communal table which can seat 10, or alternatively there are smaller tables where you can eat outside. There is parking for cars.

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