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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


About the property

House in Jelsa, Island of Hvar, Croatia 2018 Booking has Started

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.

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Robert De Young
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

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 Jelsa

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Jelsa on Municipality of Jelsa

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 ...
  • Telephone
  • 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 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower , We have a rain forest outdoor shower on the terrace
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bathtub, shower, wc En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower, wc
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 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: Washer/Dryer 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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Villa In The Old Town, 2 Mins To Main Square, 10 Mins To Beach
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Perfect home for perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have had a month in Croatia and stayed 1 week in Jelsa, this was by far our favourite accomodation.Everything has been thought of, all the local info about the area, its great to have all the condiments for cooking, as well as the nightlights when your in unfamiliar surroundings. Our kids had been backpacking for weeks so enjoyed having some space downstairs to call their own. We would stroll down to get our morning pastries and then spent a lot of time on the balcony soaking up the surroundings and enjoying the clear skies and warm weather.

We loved getting our fresh vegetables and figs from a small doorway just down the road, the fresh figs yum. We did the coastal walk to Vrboska (it is 5km) with lots of beautiful areas to stop and swim along the way. This is a beautiful village that has an amazing Wine Festival the last weekend of August, which we were lucky enough to arrive in the midst of, Saturday evening.The street food was incredible, water polo games, music and finished with an amazing fire works display. We would definitely recommend staying here to our friends and hope we can return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lesley, Thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm so happy that you and your family enjoyed Jelsa and Villa Fjaka as much as we do. Welcome back anytime. Robert
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a beautiful apartment in a beautiful town. perfect for a family.

  • 5 of 5

such a beautiful and characterful apartment... so well laid out... and the wifi and separate apartment was a treat for teenagers... you can't beat the roof terrace though. the views day and night are so lovely. Thank you Robert for all the care you took to welcome us and keep us comfortable... we had everything we could wish for. There is a good food scene emerging on the shore (Usmokve and me and mrs jones) and the sea swimming off mina beach (just a stroll away) is perfect for all ages and has shade and sun! We absolutely recommend Jelsa (better than Hvar town ) for sun, sea, peace and good food and the villa for comfort, peace and charm. (we miss it!)

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Victoria, You and your family are welcome back anytime to Villa Fjaka. Thank you for your lovely review of Villa Fjaka. Robert & Hege
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Gorgeous house, lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks in August at Villa Fjaka. The house is lovely, in the town but quiet and peaceful, with a beautiful terrace. It has everything you could possibly need - beach equipment, bikes, books, and (important for me) a cafetiere! Jelsa is really lovely, a beautiful harbour, loads of restaurants, cafes and bars, lots of swimming spots to choose from. It is easy to manage without a car - we used the bus, taxi boat, bikes, and rented a boat for a day to get around. There are lots of supermarkets and some market stalls and lovely bakeries to do your shopping. Having visited other places on the island - Hvar Town, Stari Grad, Vrboska - I would say Jelsa is easily the nicest place to stay. Robert was very helpful in terms of bookings and information. Hvar is very easy to reach from the UK, with a really convenient early morning catameran leaving Jelsa directly to Split. I can't fault this place at all, would highly recommend! (The house is divided into two with a self-contained studio downstairs, this worked well for us with two teenagers).

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rachel, Thanks so much for your kind response. Glad you enjoyed Hvar, Jelsa and our Villa Fjaka. You are welcome back anytime... Robert, Oslo, Norway
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  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay! Many places to spread out - a garden, French balcony, coffee balcony, or anywhere in the house. It also provided bikes, beach cushions, cooler, and more to enjoy your stay

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rita and Matt, Glad you enjoyed Hvar, Jelsa and our house, Villa Fjaka... Welcome back again, anytime..... Robert and Hege
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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: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 06-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Kilometres
Catamaran Jelsa/Split
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Town Beach
Car: not necessary


5 minutes to town beach and 10 minutes more to either side of the harbour to other beaches. Mina beach 15 minutes is shallow and sandy, nice for the kids.


The closet airport is Split on the mainland. Jelsa itself is served by daily catamaran, as well as by car ferries from Split to Starigrad and Drevenik to Sucuraj(if arriving from Dubrovnik. Starigrad is 10 minutes by car, bus or taxi.

*Remember Norwegian Air is now flying from London Gatwick to Split.


Jelsa, the third largest town on Hvar. Starigrad(300BC) old town is 10 minutes by car, the village of Vrbroska 40 minutes coastal walking and Hvar Town is 25 minutes by car. There are buses and taxis meeting the ferries in Starigrad and several times a day to Hvar Town.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Jelsa, Dalmatian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
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 £200

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