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Newly Restored Stone House with Sea View and Garden



Updated: 23-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Hvar town centre, Dalmatia, Croatia - Situated in Town Minutes from Beach, Main Square and Restaurants

A charming and romantic small family house off the beaten track and yet close to local cafe bars, restaurants and the crystal clear blue sea! This beautifully restored traditional stone house has all the ingredients from a very useable garden with barbeque grill and sink to a wonderful roof terrace with stunning views of the harbour to two bedrooms both with ensuite shower rooms.

You could be forgiven for thinking that paradise has come early!

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Rupert Dawnay
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Croatian
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Rupert Dawnay

I live in Hvar with my wife and family and we offer a luxury rental property in the town with terrific views! We manage and run the house ourselves and our goal is to pay close attention to detail and needs in order that our guests enjoy their stay and return in the future Happy guests = good reviews!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This property is new to the rental market, and with our experience in this field we are confident that Lavender Heights will be a major contribution to your successful holiday!
Feb 2009
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Guestbook comments from the owner

This property is new to the rental market, and with our experience in this field we are confident that Lavender Heights will be a major contribution to your successful holiday!
Feb 2009
  • 1 of 1

17 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)


Awesome home, location and host!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 nights, and it was probably one of the highlights of our vacation. The house was fantastic!!! It’s a private and unique stone house that is in top notch condition. Our host Rupert was very helpful, and made our arrival and departure effortless. Hvar is a special place, and look forward to returning soon. I highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I had an amazing stay at this villa with my wife and small child (8 month old). Pictures are accurate and the owners clearly take a lot of pride in keeping the villa clean and looking great. About a 5-10 minute walk into the main square (with stairs). We really enjoyed having a glass of wine out on the front patio. Rupert (the owner) met us at the ferry, helped us with our bags and gave us a small tour of the town to make sure we were comfortable. Excellent!

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 nights in Rupert's wonderful property in Hvar. Although we were unlucky with the weather in Hvar (end of April - was always going to be a risk!) we had a brilliant time. Our catamaran from Split to Hvar was cancelled due to rough seas, so we took the ferry to Stari Grad - where Rupert very kindly met us, which he really didn't need to do. The house is in the perfect location - right by the beach, & only a 5 min walk into Hvar & is kitted out with everything you could possibly want - we made the most of the kitchen & BBQ area & found everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable & the shower was nice & powerful. Rupert was a great host & was very accommodating to everything we needed. I hope we will return to Hvar & will definitely look to rent out this property again - next time, we will fill the other room with friends & hope for better weather so that we can use the sunloungers & the terraces!

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place, beautifully decorated, in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on a blustery day and were so pleased to find such a lovely home. Katia and Rupert have designed and built a beautiful stone home with sea views. It is close to everything but feels very private. The furnishings are perfect and we loved the nice linens on very comfortable beds! The outdoor spaces are exceptional and a great place to enjoy the sun which returned after arrival. We particularly appreciated the excellent communication with our hosts and all their help with plans and ferry strategies. Don't miss Alviz restaurant while you are there. It was a great recommendation!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply stunning accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Once we got ourselves and our suitcases up the stairs (with a bit of help from Rupert) it was well worth it. Great views from the terraces.

It was wonderful that Rupert took the time to show us round not only our accommodation but around the town itself to get our bearings. Had 4 lovely nights here.

Well appointed place with everything we needed. Clean and tidy, awesome outdoor areas, comfortable beds - all round it ticked the boxes on everything.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House - Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Well what can we say about this house.........

We got married on the beautiful island of Hvar on 3rd September 2015 and were looking for a charming house with a view. What we got was way beyond our expectations.

Having visited Hvar previously we eventually decided on renting this house. I was a little apprehensive as I did not know exactly where it was and the balance was due prior to our arrival. (As I discovered is normal!) However, having telephoned Rupert my mind was put at ease and he answered all questions I had.

As for the House, it is a beautiful stone House that overlooks the main Harbour. Whilst there are a significant number of steps to the house it is certainly worth it for the beautiful views from the rooms and terrace.

The house was clean and well maintained throughout. The 2 bedrooms both had en suites and there was a further toilet in the Kitchen/Dining room on the ground floor. It would ideally suit 2 couples or a family as the property is very well laid out.

Rupert (the owner) was extremely helpful from the moment I sent my initial request to the moment when we arrived helping me with all the luggage my new wife decided to bring!

The Villa is only a short walk to all the many shops and restaurants Hvar Town has to offer yet still offers peace and quiet and beautiful views.

A fantastic stay in Hvar and I cant wait to visit the island again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : at 100 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : at 200 Metres Nearest Restaurant : at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : at 200 Metres Car: not necessary


The house is situated literally minutes away from the local beaches, 5 minutes walk, which is next to the Franciscan Monastery. Taxi boats to the local islands off Hvar town are 5 minutes walk in the other direction! Many of the islands have restaurants, and a private alcove can often be found even at the height of the season. Rent a boats can be found adjacent to the taxi boats.


The Island of Hvar is found off the main coast from Split. The nearest airport can be found in Split and in the holiday season there are a number of boats which travel to the island daily. If arriving by catamaran, the house is a 5 minutes walk, up, a number of steps! A car is not really needed as the town centre is vehicular free!


Lavender Heights is situated in the town of Hvar and therefore all amenities are pretty much on your door step. Excursion boat trips all leave from the quayside which is a few minutes walk from the house. The next nearest town of Stari Grad is about 13km away.

Further Details:

It really is fair to say that pretty much everything is a five minute walk away, shops, super market, fish market, medical centre, dentist, hairdresser, church, cafe bars restaurants, even the cemetery!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Cleaning and laundry £75

Booking Notes:
Once booking has been confirmed, a deposit of 30% is required. The balance is payable four weeks prior to the start of the holiday. Cancellation fees apply. A breakage/damage deposit of £250 is required in cash to be lodged on arrival. This will be returned on departure inspection subject to no damage!

Changeover Day:
Arrival after 14.00hrs and departure by 10.00hrs. Change over days are flexible depending on other bookings. Minimum stay 4 nights.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per night in euros. Any period outside these dates please contact for best rates!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...

Location Type

  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town


  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 80 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Both bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms with wc.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First floor bedroom with twin/double bed. Second floor bedroom with double bed.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only


  • Notes on accommodation: All rooms are fitted with air-conditioning units for cooling as well as heating. The garden is walled with a gate and therefore child friendly. Outside: The outside has been designed to maximize the views from the house, and therefore the roof terrace on the first floor has a stunning vista of Hvar bay and the islands beyond! The patio garden has been designed with a built in barbecue and several terrace areas to enjoy the sun from a south west orientation. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, bath towels and kitchen tea towels are included. The property will have been professionally cleaned prior to arrival. A cleaning charge of £45 will be added to the cost of accommodation. Other: On the ground floor there is a guest WC, whilst on the first floor there is a laundry cupboard fitted with a washing machine.