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Charming Cottage With Garden

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Rudina village, Hvar island - Peaceful Place On The Busy Island

I'm a charming house on a lovely Hvar island. I don't want to bore you with the technical information of my essence, though I can assure you I'm quite solid and no storm or tsunami will do me harm. I love nature, I cherish many wonderful plants and trees in my surroundings. I'm equipped with all kind of things and devices to make your stay more pleasant. I'm environmentally aware, I have corner to compost biological waste and I encourage my friends to care. I offer protection of the sun and I'll do my best to make my tenants feel good.

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

About Zarko

Hi, I'm Zarko, one of the things which makes me feel lucky is to live in such a beautiful corner of the world - Hvar island. I like simple things in life: spending time with my familly, walking my dog along the sea shore, creating something with my own hands, having a laugh with my friends ...

I'm a sociable person who likes to travel and meet new people and talking about anything or nothing.

I consider myself as an open minded person and I'm always trying to keep positive perspective.

Why Zarko chose Stari Grad

It is not very difficult to explain why I love this area... The property is my heritage. I've spent my childhood summers there with my family. All the best memories comes from there. The house and the village has special place in my hart, my life, it is my soul kitchen.

What makes this cottage unique

The place offers possibility for reconnection with the nature, it fills you up with energy and it's great place for physical activities. I found it very useful for my body and mind.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We spent five lovely days here. We arrived really late (past midnight) in what seemed a deserted village at the end of the world :) Only the next morning did we realize that the location was perfect: quiet, private villa with a large garden, barbeque, wifi, even sea view, in the middle of a small remote village consisting of very old stone houses. Zarko was really kind and provided us with lots of information about the island. I must admit we were lucky since he works at the tourist information point in Stari Grad :) Zukova bay is relatively close to the village and worth visiting. For visiting other parts of the island (like Hvar town, Jelsa), I recommend hiring a car, unless you have one or you are fit and feel like trekking. Most of the beaches on the island are with pebbles or flat stones. R.
Oct 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Stari Grad on Municipality of Stari Grad

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms, one with bath, other with shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 bedrooms sleeping 7 persons. Three double beds, one single bed.
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Pets accepted. Internet access. Air-conditioning in the ground floor of the house (social area, kitchen and a bedroom). Public parking area. Outside: Large garden, courtyard and terrace. Outdoor dining table and fireplace/grill. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included. Maid service is extra.


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Charming Cottage With Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Stirling, Scotland

Lovely peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly what we wanted for a relaxing week on Hvar. The house was very clean, comfortable and well equipped, but the most enjoyable aspect was the shaded courtyard area and spacious garden with BBQ and seating areas to relax and enjoy the tranquility.

Zarko made us most welcome on our arrival, gave us helpful advice on local walks, how to access to local beaches and where to visit during our stay on Hvar. The tray of home baking from his mother next door was both unexpected and delicious. Jim & Mary.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Little Gaddesden

Peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have just returned from a very peaceful and relaxing 2 week stay at this cottage. The property description is accurate. The property is located in the centre of the village of Rudina near Stari Grad but it is a quiet location. Zarko lives with his family next door but guests have total occupancy of the property and are not disturbed. The property is well equipped and has a strong internet connection. It is split over two levels with one bedroom downstairs and two upstairs connected by an external stone staircase however there are bathrooms on both levels.

The garden and courtyard are particularly attractive and Eco friendly and well planted and provide a great habitat for many butterflies, birds and frogs.

I would recommend that guests have a car as the location is rural and a few kilometres from the attractive town of Stari Grad. Access to the parking area is via a very narrow approach through the village so a larger vehicle would have to be left a short distance from the property in a communal area but this appeared to be very safe. There a many interesting walks to be made directly from the property.

Zarko is particularly friendly and helpful and is very knowledgeable about the island and the nearby mainland as he works at the tourist office in Stari Grad.

I would very much recommend the property for a relaxing holiday in a location which is peaceful yet within easy travelling distance of both Stari Grad (5 mins) and Hvar town (30 mins) on this attractive island.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Andy for the lovely words and recommendation. In the first place thank you for choosing my house for your vacation. I'm glad that we met and It's been very pleasant to have you as guests. I hope to see you again. Zarko
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Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Stari Grad center
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Stari Grad ferry port
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Stari Grad center
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Zukova bay
Car: recommended


10 minute walking distance to nearest shore. There are beautifull stony beaches, clear water, great landscape.

The other parts of the island and many lovely beaches are accessible by car.


From Split, regional centre with international airport, there are ferries to the islands. There are five ferries per day between Split and the town of Stari Grad. There are also ferries from the italian cities of Pescara and Ancona, directly to Stari Grad.


2km to Stari Grad town with shops, bar and restaurants.

Further Details:

There is so much to say about Island of Hvar but I’ll try to keep it short and concise. It is one of the most beautiful Croatian islands, a place of rich history, sunniest place in Croatia lately well known between young people as a party destination. It is also a place with three values listed on UNESCO World heritage list. Stari Grad is Aristotel’s contemporary, established by Greeks in 384 BC as a polis or city-state of Faros and it’s been populated ever since. (For those who would like to know more visit:

Stari Grad lies hidden at the bottom of a narrow eight kilometers deep bay, closed in from the northern side by a low-lying peninsula Kabal. Rudina is an uphill village which administratively belongs to Stari Grad. Surrounded by olive groves, the village is the main gateway to Kabal - swimming and recreation zone of Stari Grad.

The population of the area is approximately 3000 and the local economy has shifted trough the century from fishing and agriculture towards tourism.

The cottage is in Rudina village. Stari Grad town is 2km far from the village. Shops, bar and restaurants are there as well. The place is suitable for quiet and peaceful vacation. Closest shore is 10 minute walking distance.

The house is available in off season (November to April) as one bedroom apartment, suitable for max 2 person.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover day is preferably Saturday, but can be flexible depending on a high/low season.
Check in is at 4pm and check out is at 10am.
Car is recommended.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.