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Private Villa Set In Walled Mediterranean Garden

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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About the property

Villa in Vrboska, Island of Hvar, Dalmatian Coast, Croatia - 3 Minutes To The Village Centre And 10 Minutes Walk To The Nearest Beach

Vila Karobel (Carob Tree Villa) is a pretty house located in a quiet road only 3 minutes walk from the cafes, restaurants, harbour and shops of the picturesque village of Vrboska. It is a perfect place for a relaxed holiday with family or friends. This 2 bedroom villa has 2 terraces, one sunny and one shady and a walled garden where you can sit peacefully or cook on the large, stone, traditional Dalmatian barbecue. Close by are a number of beaches including a large family beach and isolated coves with crystal clear water. There is no wifi at the house (giving you a great excuse not to answer emails) though connection is available at all the local cafes.

Property Manager
Sue King
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2017

About Sue King

My husband and I bought Vila Karobel 13 years ago and our delight in the place has never diminished. To us it is our sanctuary - a place where we can relax, unwind and really be ourselves. Vrboska is a wonderful place and the local people, our neighbours and friends, have made us so welcome, a real home from home. We stay in the villa twice a year in spring and autumn but are happy for other people to share our home throughout the summer and enjoy the place for themselves.

Sue King purchased this house in 2003

Why Sue King chose Hvar

The island of Hvar has the best sunshine hours in the eastern Mediterranean. The island was voted one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world by Traveller magazine and Vrboska is one of its gems. The island not having its own airport means that it is not a victim of mass tourism.

What makes this house unique

The villa was designed 35 years ago by an architect from Zagreb for her own use as a holiday home. The design is simple but it works so well! Similar care was given to the layout of the garden which offers both sun and shade with pretty planting of Mediterranean plants and trees. Being on a quiet road yet only a few minutes walk from the village centre Vila Karobel has the best of all worlds.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"The house had everything we needed to have a lovely relaxed holiday. The children loved Vrboska and the beaches and we all can't wait until we can go back again." the Tait family

"I can't believe how friendly everyone was locally. We were made to feel so welcome. We were even invited to join in the grape harvest! The house was very comfortable and we really enjoyed using the barbecue in the evenings." Laurel and Hesti

"Arriving on the island ran very smoothly and your friends were there to meet us with a smile when we got off the ferry. The island of Hvar is so beautiful, especially Vrboska. We can't wait to go again." Sandra and Giuseppi
Oct 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)


A great villa in a beautiful tranquil setting.

  • 5 of 5

From the initial communication with the property owner to post holiday reflection we were very impressed. The holiday was totally stress free !

The villa is well furnished,very clean and located in the stunning location of Vrboska.

Book now you will not be disappointed ..

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. Please do come again one day!
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Could not have been better!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful holiday - the villa and its location in the picturesque village of Vrboska could not be improved upon!

Right from the time of our booking, the owners were really helpful and full of useful information, so that by the time we arrived on the island, we felt we were familiar with it already. We were met from the ferry by Dario and Bozana, who had done everything to make our arrival hassle-free and welcoming, and who were always on hand if we needed them for help or information about local events, which we really appreciated, as it helped us to feel part of the life of the village

As other reviewers have said, Vrboska is just right as a destination if you want a truly relaxed holiday: it has lovely restaurants and bars, but is not overly touristy, has really good places to swim, and it's easy to get around by bus and especially by bike if you want to see the countryside, which we loved.

The villa itself is excellent, with two good bedrooms, a comfortable living room and a very well equipped kitchen - it was great to be able to cook 'properly' if we wanted to! The men in our party really got into cooking on the wood fired barbecue too, and we had some memorable meals under the shade of the carob tree....

Overall, we all agreed that our holiday in Vrboska had been the most relaxing we had had in years, and we would definitely return to this lovely island and villa again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased you had such a relaxing holiday. Do come and stay again!
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Lovely villa in idealic harbour village

  • 4 of 5

Everything connected with our booking went perfectly with excellent pre-information and details on traveling there from the owner. The property is situated in the most beautiful village of Vrboska which has just the right amount of restaurants and bars without becoming too touristy. The villa itself is well kitted out and in excellent order with everything you need for a comfortable holiday - the air conditioning was especially appreciated in the hot weather. The reason we have given it 4* is because there is no pool and the views from the terrace are limited neither of which bothered us as we spent most of the time exploring the fabulous sea shore bathing areas and nearby villages and countryside. Didn't hire a car as most people bike everywhere which is great - no hire car hassles! Would we go again - definitely - just the villa and village to get away from the busy south Med and still have plenty to do and see in stunning surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very pleased you had such a good holiday. Do come again - you would be very welcome.
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Blissful break in lovely villa

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on the Island of Hvar by sea plane from Split – a fantastic experience and well worth the cost. Sue’s friends were waiting on the quayside and drove us the 10 mins to the house, a really nice welcome.

Vila Karobel is a well designed holiday home, relaxed and homely and with everything we needed for a comfortable holiday. Plus the garden was lovely, making it different from a lot of the other rental properties around - I'd really recommend this villa partly on this basis, it's really special to have a garden.

The fact that the house does not have wifi had been a concern... but in fact it was a BIG plus! No emails, no social media – just a proper family holiday (wifi is available in the cafes 5 mins away if you're in need).

Vrboska is really beautiful and has such a relaxed atmosphere. Some of the beaches, like our favourite, the Bay of Olives, were tranquil; while others like Soline had lots of activities – aqua park, cafes, canoe hire etc. There was something for everyone so all the family (four adults and one little one) was happy. We hope to go again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy you all had such a good holiday. The sea plane is fantastic isn't it and it now goes to lots of different islands, Dubrovnic, Zadar and Italy!
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Lovely villa in a quiet position

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, well-equipped villa in a quiet part of the village, but within easy walking distance of the shops, restaurants, etc, I spent a very relaxing two weeks here with my teenage sons in August. We loved sauntering up to the Bay of Olives to swim and cooking on the huge outdoor grill – one of my sons admirably mastered this by the end of the holiday! Lovely garden and outdoor space – I loved sitting under the Carob tree to read while my sons sunbathed on the top terrace. As the photos show, Vrboska is very picturesque, and, we noticed in high season, quieter than other places on the island. We enjoyed cycling to Jelsa and the around the Peninsula, and one day went out with Dario in his boat to other bays and the 'rabbit' island, what beautiful water to swim in. I loved Hvar town and walking up to the fortress – magnificent and dramatic views – especially as a storm was coming in which hit us later as we sat in a bar! As well as the lovely ferry right out to Hvar from Split, we loved the seaplane back to Split airport – so convenient! All in all, thoroughly recommended, and, as this was my first visit to Croatia, I can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like you had a great holiday! Thanks for the review. Please do come again.
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An unspoilt delight

  • 5 of 5

This house - and its location - was just perfect four our family of four. Conveniently located to the village (close enough to walk to the numerous bars and restaurants, far enough to not be bothered by activity) and with a multitude of swimming places within easy reach. The house is spotless and well-equipped - lots of extra bedding and towels, with a beautiful garden and feels like a home from home. Vrboska is a lovely village, unspoilt but with ample facilities and the island itself looks like the cover of a travel magazine. We especially enjoyed hiring a boat and finding our own little coves, but there are lots of other activities available. The owner Sue was very helpful beforehand and provided a lot of really useful information and tips, and having Dario and Bozana on hand locally was just great. Definitely recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review - I am so glad you all had such a good holiday. Please come back again sometime. Sue
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Rate 1
5 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
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1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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for 7 nights
Rate 3
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit secures booking. The remainder to be paid at least 6 weeks before start of holiday. Money can be paid in Euros or Pounds sterling.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Please contact owner.

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-size bed and air-conditioning. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds and air-conditioning. Floor fans also available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The house sits in the centre of a typical, Mediterranean, walled garden. There is one hot, sunny terrace with doors into the house with table and chairs and one shady terrace underneath the large Carob tree. On this terrace there is a big, stone, traditional barbecue with preparation area to the side of it. There is a big table, chairs and low walls to sit on whilst eating on this terrace. The garden is typically Mediterranean with olive trees, bougainvillea, lavender, agaves pomegranates and carob tree. Utility Room: The utility room contains washing machine, iron, ironing board, and cleaning materials. In the hall cupboard there are also a number of children's beach toys, lilos, etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned before and after your stay. Towels and linen are provided and changed weekly. Beach towels are not provided. Other: There is a self contained studio apartment on the lower ground floor of Vila Karobel which is used primarily by our family. It will NEVER be occupied when visitors are staying in the house so you will have the garden to yourself.

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