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Villa In The Old Town, 2 Mins To Main Square, 10 Mins To Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House in Jelsa, Island of Hvar, Croatia

Old Croatian Villa in the Old Town of Jelsa. The house has been totally restored and with all modern conveniences and comforts. Air Con and fans. Large walled in private garden with hammock, gas grill, loungers, perfect for an afternoon siesta. A 50m2 terrace with views of Old Town, sea and mainland with outdoor rainforest shower and lounging furniture and sunsail for both shaded areas and sun. A short 2 min walk to the main square, where you will find cafes, restaurants and shops. Another 3 minutes brings you to the first town beach.

More Details

Robert De Young
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Norwegian
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2017

About Robert De Young

American who has lived in Norway for the past 30 years.

Love to travel. I'm a restaurateur and sommelier living in Oslo and a big time foodie. Married to bookish Norwegian. We have three children.

Robert De Young purchased this villa in 2005

Why Robert De Young chose Hvar

Bought the villa as a ruin ten years ago and had it totally restored. Jelsa is a relaxed Dalmatian town reminiscent of the way things used to be on the Adriatic. We enjoy our house and the town of Jelsa so much and would like to share the experience with you.

What makes this villa unique

We enjoy being two minutes from the main square. It's like a big living room for us, to sit in the cafes enjoying an espresso or a cold drink, people-watch and take in the life of the town. Jelsa is perfectly situated for vacationers who love to swim, fish, hike and bicycle. It also has car rental and boat rentals. Easy access to nearby larger towns of Stari Grad and Hvar town, with many charming villages along the way.


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Great location, comfortable & relaxing

  • 5 of 5

So many holiday villas are poorly equipped and soulless - Villa Fjaka is an antidote to this, clearly a place much loved by the attentive owners, well equipped and easy to live in. We loved the terrace with views to the harbour, and the walled garden for evening meals. Jelsa is a magical place which we hope to return to one day! Much recommended

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review.....You are welcome back anytime to Villa Fjaka, Jelsa and Hvar.
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  • 5 of 5

The villa is beautiful. Clean and well maintained but still very traditional. it was great to have the balcony outside to sit in the morning sun. We had a superb master suite and the children slept in their own room underneath, Now - usually I would stress about this but the area is so friendly, the neighbours were lovely and it was such a safe environment that I was more than happy. It is literally a 5 minute stroll the the harbour and main square where we could sit and watch the world go by and the boats come in! The kids found the local beach (again, very safe) and spent many happy hours there. We took a boat trip from the harbour to other islands and were centrally based to explore the rest of the island. LOTs of places to eat - great food and very reasonably priced. The holiday from booking to arrival was well organised and very stress free - definitely recommend this villa for its charm and location

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your very nice review. You are welcome back anytime to Villa Fjaka.
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A very special holiday

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your wonderful house. We had a really, really good time and loved the island. It was particularly nice for me to get to know Jelsa - my full name is Hannah Jelsa Marshallsay because I was conceived there in the 70s - my parents thought it was romantic to give me Jelsa as my middle name. I had always disliked it as it didn't mean anything to me, but am now feeling more of an affinity with it - we should have visited years ago!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Hannah for your review and amusing story about your middle name and Jelsa.....Welcome back anytime...
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A comfortable house in an excellent position

  • 5 of 5

As a couple, we only used the upstairs accommodation, which was roomy and had everything we needed. We especially liked the sunny terrace, with its comfortable furniture, although we had to fight for the one sun-lounger! The location was excellent, close to the main square and harbour of this beautiful village, with its many bars and restaurants. We mainly ate at the three local family restaurants, with Turan being our favourite, closely followed by Faros and Nono. No need for a car, as the local buses are only a short walk away, as are several supermarkets.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much David....Glad you and yours enjoyed your stay at Villa Fjaka and Jelsa. Hope to see you return to Croatia and to us again.
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Beautiful Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We have have just returned from a weeks stay at the beautiful Villa Fjaka. We are a family of 5 and found the villa well equipped with charming comforts. The terrace is an added bonus plus the close proximity to the town centre. Thoroughly recommend and we look forward to returning soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £169

Booking Notes:
A 30% non-refundable deposit is required upon booking. Balance of payment 8 weeks before arrival. No cancellation refunds less than 4 weeks. A 200 euro returnable breakage and key deposit is due when balance is paid. This will be refunded once the key has been returned and after the property has been inspected.

Changeover Day:
Normally Saturday, but flexible especially for longer stays and off season

Notes on prices:
Prices are based on maximum 4 adults and 2 children. Extra charge over this. Discount for longer term or off season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Jelsa on Dalmatian Islands

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , We have a rain forest outdoor shower on the terrace
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bathtub, shower, wc En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bathtub/shower, wc
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Master Bedroom with double bed en suite ca. 30 sq.m. Bedroom 2 with twin beds apartment ca. 30sq.m. Fold out sleeping sofa in Living area for children
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Due to the nature of the old town and out of respect for our neighbors, who are early risers. Noise curfew is at 22:00. The town center is open for those who want to party. Outside: Private garden with gas barbecue, outdoor table and furniture and hammock. Cafe table and chairs on the French balcony. A 50m2 terrace with views of Old Town, sea and mainland with outdoor rainforest shower and lounging furniture and sunsail for both shaded areas and sun. Utility Room: Two adult bicycles are for renters use. Baby bed, stroller and child chair. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are provided and changed at the end of a stay. The property is cleaned at the beginning/end of stay( more upon request at a small charge) beach towels are provided. Other: The first floor is a separate apartment 30 sq.M. With en-suite bath and kitchenette with two single beds and accessed by outside steps, so not recommended for small children alone, have extra bed. The entire house, 3 floors and garden is rented as one.

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