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Newly Restored Stone House with Sea View and Garden

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


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!

Rupert Dawnay
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Croatian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Hvar on Municipality of Hvar

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite shower room
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite shower room
  • Both bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms with wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First floor bedroom with twin/double bed. Second floor bedroom with double bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


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Newly Restored Stone House with Sea View and Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Wonderful hosts with great property

  • 5 of 5

Spacious and well equipped with a nice upstairs balcony and large courtyard downstairs.

Well positioned above the harbor for access to the ferry and everywhere in you want to go in town.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

My wife ,12 year old son and 4 year old daughter had a wonderful holiday in Hvar. The house is every bit as attractive in real life as the photographs on the website portray.You are spoilt for choice in where to sit out and relax whether it be the pretty garden or the comfortable roof terrace with great sea view.The house is in a great location , very handy for the town.

Rupert our host was wonderful with his recommendations and was always available when we needed help or assistance throughout our stay.

We found the locals ,restaurant and cafe staff all very friendly, especially the family friendly Alviz restaurant at the top of the square.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Feel like you're part of the town-- Loved Staying Here!

  • 5 of 5

Hmmm ... hotel or home? For us, we wanted to feel like more of a local and chose this charming house and it did not disappoint! You just stroll downhill about 1 minute and you're in the midst of shops and homes and quaint restaurants and at the waters edge. In fact you have to walk past Nonica, the best patisserie in town, to get pretty much anywhere, which is super tempting!

Rupert is terrific, was always very responsive to our questions before arriving. And really went the extra mile to arrange a pick up at Stari Grad during the biggest storm they'd had all year when our catamaran into Hvar was cancelled. Then he even walked me thru town in the storm to make sure I knew where all the necessities were. I'm not sure if his shoes ever dried out! :)

But not to worry about weather, even with all that in a big storm, we had terrific sun the very next day and did the most amazing boat trip out to Pakleni Islands. You can also just stroll down and turn left at the waters edge and find yourself at the town beach within minutes... walk a bit more and there's more beach. Every little street is a feast for the eyes and so many charming places to eat.

The house was perfect for us, traveling with two adult children so the multiple bathrooms were handy. Loved the bedroom and private bath on top floor for us. You can see the harbor from the quaint shuttered windows. And the patio and upper deck! We wish we had stayed longer to just hang out and make more use of these. Made a sunny breakfast on the patio and watched the sunset from the second floor deck. Perfect if you want to take a sightseeing break and chill at home for a bit.

Yes, there are stairs to get up from town to the house... almost 100 of them if that's an issue... because you would do that several times a day potentially. We did see families going up and down with kids and strollers but that might get old fast. For us, it meant we could work off a bit of the bakery items we ate every day and was not a deal breaker, because it meant some peace and quiet and good views!

Totally recommend this property and working with Rupert! Plotting how we can come back!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect long weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderfully located...only minutes walk from everything...but feels removed from the tourist hordes down along the marina.

The house itself is lovely...and has been beautiful restored.

Rupert is also a wonderful host....knowledgeable, generous with his time, and extremely accomodating.

The perfect base for the perfect long weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully presented property in a fantastic location . Great host

  • 5 of 5

This is a stylish property in a fantastic location- well presented and very clean. Short walk to beach, harbour and town centre. Everything you need in the property , parking a bonus . Excellent prompt communication at all times from Rupert - the short tour around hvar town so we knew where essential things are was particularly useful.

Hvar itself is beautiful .

Would definitely recommend this property .

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Hvar, Dalmatian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Sptember 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Cleaning and laundry £95

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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