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A 19th Century Large Sea Front Villa, Private Pool, North of Dubrovnik

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Footprints Villa - detached sea front villa


Last updated: 04/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Footprints Villa is a large (5 bedroom, 5 bathroom), fully renovated 19th century historic former Sea Captains detached stone residence, located on the sea front in the renowned picturesque mainland village of Viganj, north of Dubrovnik, on the stunning Dalmatian Coast.

Viganj is a peaceful oceanside setting, within easy reach of Dubrovnik airport, with striking seafront views, beautiful beaches, restaurants and a vibrant windsurfing scene (ideal for children and adults of all ages - low cost tuition provided) with views over the sea to the ancient mini city of Korcula.

The restored stone villa has its own large private pool ( it's an ideal 8.9m x 6m in size) and wonderful views out to sea, with beaches a few strides from the front door.

Footprints Villa offers spacious living with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and sleeps 10 (up to 12 if infants in cots). It has 2 large reception rooms, atrium, plus a huge kitchen with Bosch fittings, beverage fridge (for the local wines provided in your welcome pack!) dishwasher, sit up bar, triple sinks, granite work surfaces etc....leading to stunning decks, front and rear, to enjoy the access to the ocean & the huge sea front south-west patios, or around its large private pool to the rear of the home.

To secure a booking, my deposit requirement is 50% and the balance would not be due until just 8 weeks before your holiday.

There is no need for a car, as easy walking to this lovely little fishing village's bars and small restaurants, serving local fresh foods, especially sea food. The well stocked shop is just 150 meters away. Beaches are seconds by foot too. The villa has a jetty in front.

I can arrange hassle free airport transfers to and from the villa from Dubrovnik airport, for just £10 per person.

I also offer a free pre-arrival grocery shopping service! Just send me a list of any length and all will be awaiting you on your arrival. Groceries just charged as per the receipt.

Footprints Villa was restored over a 4 year project from a ruin and features exposed original stone features which blend beautifully with stylish, contemporary finishings, polished wooden and tiled floors, hi-end sanitary wear, designer kitchen and quality outdoor furnishings. Large stone BBQ.

The original features have been carefully retained, yet it offers modern elegance in undoubtedly the most amazing location. Other features include flat screen TV, thick, fluffy towels & robes, 600 thread Egyptian bedding, The White Company toiletries, pool towels, free wireless internet.

A perfect private, spacious luxurious family villa.

Footprints Villa, in Viganj, is located on the Adriatic mainland, so no need to catch (or worry about catching!) ferries to the islands. From experience, if a ferry is missed, especially in higher season, the delay can be significant, stressful and rather hot in the summer sun!

The village of Viganj (pronounced ve-gan) sits on the azure clear Adriatic sea, and north from the city of Dubrovnik, and faces the 'mini Dubrovnik' of Korcula - easy to reach by the foot passenger only water taxi that leaves just 200m by foot from Footprints Villa. The village has a plentiful supply of excellent bars, restaurants, its very well stocked mini supermarket, at ATM....all of course within walking of the villa. The beaches are safe and again, all near the villa.

Viganj is famous for its windsurfing and kitesurfing scene, with plenty of opportunity to learn or improve your skills with the various companies that offer tuition - again, all within a short walk of the villa.

If you like to enjoy more sedate forms of relaxation, the region is equally famous for its vineyards with tours and tastings all available that we can arrange, as can boat hire, both for own use and captained.

No need for the car once once in residence, or long walks in the hot summer heat to 'close to the sea' accommodation in the area. Taxi's too are a cost effective wy to visit the near villages with more choices of places to eat and drink.

Full details of many things to do locally are provided in the villa.

I hope you come and enjoy sea front living at Footprints Villa!
Richard Affleck, UK, owner.

Footprints is open annually from 15 March until November 15th.

Its easy to book Footprints Villa for your holiday in Croatia. Just complete the enquiry for to the right of this message and I will reply immediately. I will confirm the dates and rates and if you wish to progress, I'll e-mail you the booking form. This can be completed and e-mailed or posted back and the deposit is 50%. The balance is not due until 8 weeks before your holiday. Payments can be made by internet banking, credit cards via PayPal or UK cheque.

FOOTPRINTS VILLA IS NOW IN THE TOP 20 HIGHEST REVIEWED VILLAS of all 46,500+ properties listed on this site for the entire country of Croatia. (excluding small apartments). Click on 'reviews' to read the latest comments from our recent guests.

Latest news!.....Travel Weekly - the principle trade forum for travel trends stated, in its 2015 trend report, published 19th December -''Those seeking sunnier climes, are heading to Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast in their droves, according to Thomson and; the latter ranks Croatia among its five fastest-growing destinations for summer 2015''.

I strongly recommend booking early, as many weeks have already sold as of New Year 2014/15.


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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 250 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master 1: 1 queen

    With private en-suite...moreless

  • Master 2: 1 queen

    With private en-suite...moreless

  • Master 3: 2 twin/ single

    With shared en-suite...moreless

  • Master 4: 2 twin/ single

    With shared shower room...moreless

  • Master 5: 1 queen

    With private en-suite shower room...moreless

  • All our bedrooms have a very chic and contemporary styling, blending beautifully with the many original features of the building. Each bedroom is individually designed and colour coded. All furniture was brought from the UK, and we paid special attention to the quality of the beds, with comfort essential to a restful holiday. Bedroom 5 is on the lower floor. All rooms are supplied with thick, fluffy large bath sheets, hand towels, bath mats and face cloths. Even bath robes are supplied for adults. We have one cot and high chair for your free use....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - private en-suite: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 2 - private en-suite: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 3 - shared: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4 - private en-suite: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 5 - for pool use: shower

    Adjacent to the pool, for showering pre-pool use...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Family
  • Luxury


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    The pool is a perfect size of 8.3m x 5.6m, especially for a sea front home (thus best of both worlds!!). Steps into the equal depth water. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


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from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late April/early May 2015
Apr 24 - May 7, 2015
7 night min stay

Mid May 2015
May 8 - May 23, 2015
7 night min stay

Late May - June 2015
May 24 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay

SOLD OUT Late June - Mid July
Jun 27 - Jul 10, 2015
7 night min stay

SOLD OUT. Mid July/August 2015
Jul 11 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

Late August/Early Sept 2015
Aug 29 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

Mid September 2015
Sep 12 - Sep 19, 2015
7 night min stay

Late Sept/October 2015
Sep 20 - Oct 2, 2015
7 night min stay

October 2015
Oct 3 - Nov 1, 2015
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit £300
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Included


It's easy to book Footprints Villa. Just complete the enquiry section and I'll reply directly.

If you choose to progress, I would send out the booking form and thereafter the deposit is 50%, with the balance due 8 weeks before your stay. Refundable damage deposit £300, payable with your balance.

Payments are accepted via the BOOK NOW option on my listing, UK Internet banking, International wire or by Credit Card via Paypal.

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Last updated: 04/20/2015
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120 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
Nearest beach

Car: Not Necessary

Footprints Villa is the ideal family holiday villa. Located right on the sea front, as well as having a large private pool, this detached, imposing restoration of a 19th century house is located in Viganj, a delightful sea front village of the wine area of Croatia as well as it being the wind surfing capital of the country too! The villa is located on the mainland, so no need to catch a ferry to the islands, which, if due to flight delays can be very stressful!

With the backdrop of Mount Isla, this very upmarket fishing village, is a delight! Quiet, relaxed and perfect for a family holiday. Located on the Pelejsac Peninsula, the village looks over to the 12th century city of Korcula, know as the 'mini Dubrovnik'. Korcula is a 10 minute boat ride to visit during your stay.

Viganj is also the perfect place to enjoy the benefits of staying right on the crystal clear Adriatic, with plentiful water sports, snorkelling, fishing or just swimming right outside your door! Easy to access from Dubrovnik, the area is the nation's wine growing region. The food here is all organic, and the seafood is excellent. The villa's location makes walking access to bars, resturants, the supermarket and of course the beaches, just foot steps away. Thankfully, no need to use the car! In 'The Croatian Adriatic' guide, published by N&N, states 'the houses and bay form what is the most beautiful location on the Adriatic! This really is a very special and luxurious home.

Footprints Villa has free wireless internet.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Hello! I bought Footprints villa as a roofless ruin back in 2008, but knew with some hard work, I could restore it to its former glory as the former Sea Captains house it once was. The position of course, being sea front, is unrivalled, and made me all the more enthused to create a great home. It took 3 more years to complete the project to what you can now see.

Why the Owner Chose Viganj:
Why this property? It's always been very rare indeed to find a large, historic sea front house with plenty of outside space, but after 4 years of visiting and searching Croatia, when this popped up, I grabbed it. It took nearly 3 years to create Footprints as it is today, with over 40 return visits as the restoration progressed.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Sea front living on a holiday can't be beaten. Not just for direct access to the sea, amazing views, but also the convenience of being able to wander to all local facilities (no 'a short walk' or ''just a 5 minute drive for the shops and beach' with this villa!!). We spend enough time behind the wheel of a car not to have to do the same on our holidays.....,there is no need for a car at Footprints...I can recommend transfers for you are in the village, on the beach, everything is within walking distance (shops, bars, great restaurants). Better still, my villa is on the mainland, so no waiting for hours and hours in the summer sun (after 3-4 hour flights and car journeys) queuing for a ferry to the outer islands such as Brac, Miljet, Hvar etc etc! We supply wireless Internet of course and bath, hand AND pool/beach towels, plus also a large array of complimentary toiletries. An extensive welcome pack is provided, with my compliments. I have excellent stay who care for my guests when in residence, and as you can see from my many reviews, their service is welcome and appreciated.

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  • Footprints Villa - detached sea front villa

    Footprints Villa - detached sea front villa

  • The large designer kitchen at Footprints Villa.

    The large designer kitchen at Footprints Villa.

  • Footprints Villa Private Pool (8mx5.6m)

    Footprints Villa Private Pool (8mx5.6m)

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Original stone, blends with contemporary fittings

    Original stone, blends with contemporary fittings

  • The stunning beaches of Viganj village, this being moments from Footprints Villa

    The stunning beaches of Viganj village, this being moments from Footprints Villa

  • The large stone BBQ!

    The large stone BBQ!

  • One of the tiny sea edge bars, just metres away

    One of the tiny sea edge bars, just metres away

  • Your view from the sea front terrace of Footprints Villa.

    Your view from the sea front terrace of Footprints Villa.

  • Section of the Italian Kitchen

    Section of the Italian Kitchen

  • one of the five bedrooms

    one of the five bedrooms

  • Another of the five bedrooms

    Another of the five bedrooms

  • The villa's orange tree!

    The villa's orange tree!

  • The atrium and stair case

    The atrium and stair case

  • Viganj (nearest), Korcula's 12 century town is upper/centre

    Viganj (nearest), Korcula's 12 century town is upper/centre

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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