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A Lovingly Restored Old Stone House, With Large Secluded Terraces & Harbour View

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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About the property

House in Splitska, Brac, Croatia - Located In A Peaceful Village, Just Seconds Away From The Pretty Harbour And The Restaurants

This is a charming little old stone village house which has been lovingly restored over the last few years. It has been fitted throughout with local Brac stone & fitted with a hand-crafted kitchen, 2 bathrooms (1 is a converted Roman well!) with rustic wooden shutters and doors. It is packed full of character, quirky touches, preserving the beautiful old stone work, but refurbished to a very high standard with modern fixtures and fittings. This house is ideally suited for people looking for a quiet, chilled-out holiday: perfect for couples looking for an idyllic place to escape, or for families with children keen on swimming & outdoor activities, with beaches & restaurants just a moment's stroll away.

Julian Lowe
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
8 February, 2017

About Julian Lowe

Kirsten and I came to Splitska on our first holiday together in 2006 and fell in love with the place!

Kirsten and I married on the island in 2010. I have no doubt that you will love it too!

Julian Lowe purchased this house in 2006

Why Julian Lowe chose Brac

Friendly people.

Great food - fresh & delicious.

The area boasts the most amount of annual sunshine in Europe.

Crystal clear water.

Split is only a 2 hour flight from London; the island is a 50 minute ferry ride from Split; the ferries run pretty much hourly from 5am until midnight every day of the year.

What makes this house unique

The house is 10 seconds from the harbour of a small and very pretty fishing village.

There are 3 restaurants, 1 bar & 1 small supermarket - and no crowds or busy roads.

Beaches and rocks for bathing are all between 2 to 10 minutes' walk.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a lovely time at your house & we think that you have both done a fantastic job of keeping the history of the property intact but adding in all the mod cons that guests need." (couple, 2012)

"The house is delightful & full of character." (couple, 2012)

"Many thanks for providing us with a fantastic base from which we could explore Brac. We had a wonderful time." (family, 2012)

"We had a fab week. What a wonderful spot & great house." (couple, 2012)

"You have a lovely house in a beautiful place, thank you for sharing it with us." (family, 2012)

"We all had a fabulous holiday: Splitska is a wonderful place & your house is stunning. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it." (family, 2012)

"We had an absolutely wonderful time & very much appreciated all the work you've both put into the house." (family, 2013)

"We absolutely loved both the house & the village. It's been the hi-light of our 2 week stay in Croatia by some distance." (couple, 2013)
Jan 2012
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautifully renovated stone cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful week in the village of Splitska. The property was beautifully renovated, particularily creative was the arched stone bathroom. As my husband is a builder he really appreciated all the work that had gone into this interesting property.

The village itself was perfect, a hidden gem with three excellent restaurants to choose from and a friendly bar on the waterside. We hired a small motorboat one day which was great for exploring all the bays along the coastline. The water was amazing, crystal clear and fantastic for swimming.

I thoroughly recommend this place for a peaceful, authentic Croatia holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A gorgeous house in a beautiful location - wow!

  • 5 of 5

Don't tell anyone else, but Splitska is a real gem - peaceful even in the main holiday season and absolutely beautiful. Thanks to Julian and Kirsten we were able to 'discover' it and enjoy a fabulous 2 weeks with those (mostly Croatians) who are lucky enough to own summer houses there - what a privilege. We are a couple who have just celebrated our 60th birthdays so peace and tranquillity was top of our list. An early morning walk through the pinewoods to Postira for breakfast or a coffee in one bar in Splitska and a fresh lemonade in the other, with a visit to the local shop in between, would see us through to lunch and a siesta with a good book. A late afternoon swim in amazingly clear water, followed by early evening cocktails or a beer in either (or both!) bars would invariably lead to dinner at the wonderful family owned Kod Tonca restaurant where, having mentioned where we were staying, we were treated like Royalty. This was fitting as the house itself is miniature palace - beautifully restored, clean and well designed and equipped to keep you cool, even during the really hot days we had. Our 22 year old son joined us for the first week and 'pushed' us into being a bit more active in our explorations so we did go to Supetar one evening for dinner and braved the local bus to Bol (Zlatni Rat was a zoo and slightly disappointing as a result - even our son was happy to get back to Splitska!). We did a day trip to Split, which was well worth it and even got to Hvar thanks to an 'excursion' we came across through an agent in Supetar - not our way of doing things but as island hopping isn't usually that straightforward, unless you transit via Split, it was much the easiest way to do (although you do have to go on a Tuesday!) - they even picked us up at the bus stop at the top of the hill in a private taxi to take us to the chartered fast catamaran from Bol. A fantastic holiday and a stress-free journey, thanks to Julian's excellent instructions. We cannot recommend Mala Kuca or Splitska enough - they are special, special places that we feel lucky to have been able to share them. We do hope to be back soon, so I said at the beginning, please don't tell anyone else!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful holiday in Splitska!

  • 5 of 5

We felt very at home as soon as we arrived at Mala Kuka, and as before it was the perfect base! As well as retracing our steps from last summer – including walking to Dol for lunch at Toni’s - we explored the coastline by boat this time, visiting the beautiful small town of Pucisca! The local people were extremely accommodating making boat, car and bike hire very easy. We ended our holiday with a lovely weekend in Split where the hotel staff ensured we had packed itinerary, recommending restaurants and out of the way places to visit. I have no doubt we’ll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you back as guests for your second summer in a row, Celia! You are most welcome regulars! Until the next time, then...
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A week in Splitska

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little house set in a picturesque quiet village (apart from the church bells but you learn to love and live with them!!). Certainly didn't want for anything in the house and didn't feel the need to shop anywhere else apart from the local grocery store. Hired a car to explore the island which was simple. Pucisca was a beautiful harbour and Dol worth a visit. Rather disappointed by Zlatni rat but at least I've been now! Still felt the best place to swim was the secluded bay on the way to Postira approx 15 mins walk from Splitska. Overall, the information provided by Julian is comprehensive and I still can't get over how easy it was to travel to the islands of Croatia.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in Splitska, Christine. Yes, the church bells do take a day or two to get used to, but as you say "you learn to love and live with them!!" I have to agree with you - you could almost stay put in Splitska for the duration of a holiday and not be wanting for anything, with a well-stocked grocery store, a couple of restaurants, & a cafe bar on your doorstep, & lots of swimming opportunities within easy strolling distance. Staying put is exactly what we tend to do when we visit! We would love to welcome you & your family back as guests sometime in the future.
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Very nice property in a lovely location

  • 4 of 5

The description of the property is absolutely accurate. The local manager keeps it clean and maintened and one can rely on him in ant moment for whatever problem. I would certainly recommend the property to anyone looking for a quiet and relaxed holiday. A word also for the owner which is constantly present and follows accurately the rental.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful holiday on Brac

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful holiday on Brac! Julian’s house, the village of Splitska and Brac itself was everything we hoped it would be, and more! Following Julian’s instructions, the journey was very easy and the ferry ride was the perfect way to start and end the holiday.

The village of Splitska is very unspoiled, there are just three restaurants and a caffe bar where we found all the staff to be very friendly, and the food good. We hired a car for one day to explore the beautiful island, and we hired bikes to explore more locally - riding over to Dol where we had a leisurely lunch at Toni’s! Car and bike hire service was exceptional, as was the taxi service to Supetar where we ate several times.

Julian’s house is delightful, with everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable holiday. We especially appreciated the beach towels, and the bedding exchange mid holiday! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, Celia. Kirsten & I are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much! We are biased, of course, but it is wonderful to know that our guests also enjoy the house, Splitska village and the island of Brac as much as we do. We never tire of visiting...
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

There is no specific changeover day - this is flexible.

Check-in is from 4pm; check-out is by 11am. Early check-ins/late check-outs may be possible with prior consent

Laundry, clean, & all utility bills, plus meet & greet at the house by the property manager, are included in the price.

The house is rentable year-round.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Splitska on Dalmatian Islands

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The Master Bathroom on the Ground Floor (not en-suite)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The Upstairs Bathroom on the 2nd Floor (en-suite)
  • Separate bathroom to bedroom 1 (it was originally a Roman well), with spacious overhead rain shower, wash basin & WC. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with bath, hand-held shower, wash basin & WC.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This is the Master Bedroom on the Ground Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , This is the Upstairs Bedroom on the 2nd Floor
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 double bedrooms), plus 1 (sofa-bed) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with King Size double bed. Ceiling fan. Bedroom 2 with King Size double bed. Air conditioning.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There is free WiFi internet access available at the house. Outside: There is a large ground floor terrace directly off bedroom 1. At living room level, there is a terrace with a stone table, seating and umbrellas. Above this level, there is another terrace with a built-in BBQ and sun loungers. Utility Room: Contains washer dryer, fridge/freezer, & clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & linen are included in the rental. The property will be cleaned prior to arrival and the sheets and linen will be laundered every week.

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