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Restored 350 year old Villa, stunning views, idyllic location, large pool

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 10 plus access to another villa that sleeps 8

Villa Vista is a fantastic location for larger group holiday - whether that is two families, a multi-generational celebration or group of friends looking to reunite.

Over our 11 years of holiday letting we have hosted weddings, significant birthdays, university reconnections, international family reunions as well as plenty of one family and smaller groups escapes. Regardless of the make-up, all have been left with fond lifelong memories based on the brilliant experience the Villa delivers and the wonderful place that is the village of Viganj.

The Villa is also a superb example of how to restore a magnificent 350-year-old stone house to its original grandeur together with all mod cons, high comfort level and a wonderful large pool in an outstanding setting.

The Villa's large inside and outside spaces mean there is a ton of room for the whole team to be together and equally, the opportunity to find somewhere quiet for a snooze or read.

There are a number of good bistros nearby but if you enjoy shopping for local produce and cooking up a storm, the Villa’s kitchen is set up for you. A large 120 cm oven and 5 gas ring hob is complimented by an amazing stone open BBQ with all the equipment you need to prepare a fantastic meal which can be shared on the terrace taking in the breath-taking views over the Adriatic in the shade on an invariably warm day, or under the stars at night.

In summary, Villa Vista the perfect tonic for the stresses of modern life.

Sitting above the village of Viganj at the tip of the Peljesac Peninsular, the amazing views from the large terrace and large swimming pool take in the length of the island of Korcula and its vineyards, and the beauty of the Medieval Citadel of Korcula Town across the sparkling crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic – and this with the sea just 250 meters from the terrace steps.

We also have access to a second villa that sleeps 8 acting as an ideal overflow for larger events.

More Details

Property Manager
Jane Grant
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Jane Grant

A New Zealander living in Woking in the UK for the past 25(!) years, living with my husband Craig, daughter Ella, dog Monty and our chickens..

We fell in love with Croatia on our first trip in 2003 which set us off hunting for our perfect holiday home. We found Villa Vista the next year and set about putting it back to its former self. By all accounts, including the locals, we did a pretty good job of it.

We knew there were a number of old stone houses in the area but bought and renovated this one because of history and commanding position.

We make an active contribution to village life and have made many goods friends in Viganj, our home away from home.

Jane

Jane Grant purchased this villa in 2004

Why Jane Grant chose Peninsula Peljesac

Why this property?

Our guests love being here! Villa Vista has the best of both worlds in Viganj.

It is a stones throw from the Village - it's shops, bars, restaurants, sea etc., and yet has the peace, calm and unbelievable views due to its enviable position just above the village. It has been described by a recent stayer as being in your own private resort.

It is tough to beat waking up and being able to see up to 10 Adriatic islands over you morning coffee or tea - or lunch and dinner over a chilled glass of lovely local wine.

Largest private swimming pool in the area.

Private, secluded position.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Vista has the best of both worlds in Viganj.

It is a stones throw from the Village - it's shops, bars, restaurants, sea etc., and yet has the peace, calm and unbelievable views due to its enviable position just above the village.

It is tough to beat waking up and being able to see up to 10 Adriatic islands over you morning coffee or tea.

Largest private swimming pool in the area.

Private, secluded position.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful last minute family holiday with our four children staying at Villa Vista- this was our first visit to Croatia and it lived up to all our expectations of a stunning destination. The sea views from the villa were really breathtaking and the villa itself was spacious, comfortable and attractively done. We immediately felt at home. Our children loved having a pool all to themselves, being able to walk down to the sea and sitting in the hammocks. We went in the quiet low season and really enjoyed the tranquility. We relaxed at the villa but also found it was a good spot for exploring the gorgeous coast. The owners offer lots of helpful information about the area. Highly recommended.
May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Dubrovnik
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Korcula
Nearest Train
120 Kilometres
Dubrovnik
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Viganj
Car: recommended

A local ferry runs to Korcula from a jetty a short walk from the Villa where further ferries can be caught to the island national park of Miljet and the unmissable city of Dubrovnik.

Viganj and its neighbouring villages of Ponte, Kuciste and Loviciste offer a range of restaurants and bars that provide a welcome break from the heat of day and a place of real beauty for evening drinks and dinner. All serve a range of local produce and fish caught on the day, together with excellent local wine.

Orebic, 4 kms away, is the main town for shopping, markets, banks etc.

Viganj has a number of windsurfing and kite boarding schools and plays host to an international windsurf and kite board competition each August. Other sporting activities include water skiing and wake boarding, scuba diving, sailing – small and blue water yachts, Para sending, tennis, hiking and mountain biking.

Other Activities: Kite Boarding, Wine Trails

Amenities

Viganj Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • All bathrooms are equipped with contemporary tiling, porcelain bathroom suites, large cotton towels and Molton Brown product.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Singles combine to make a double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
  • All bedrooms feature wooden floors, air-conditioning [exception being bedroom 5 the bunk room] and shuttered windows with the same terrace sea views. The beds are very large king sized wrought iron framed with quality mattresses, Egyptian cotton bed linen and feather pillows that combine to guarantee a perfect nights sleep.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
An iPod connector is included with the stereo. A daily maid service is available at time of booking.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Restored 350 year old Villa, stunning views, idyllic location, large pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
5

wonderful villa and plenty to do

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful and comfort villa with fabulous views of the sea and the beautiful island of Korcula . So much to do on the doorstep for all ages, from cycling, walking, wine tasting on the land and boating, wind and kite surfing in the crystal clear sea. Safe local village for youngsters to walk and hang out in. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jane, Thank you for taking the time to do this review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your time at the Villa. It is indeed a wonderful place and as you say, so much to do right on the doorstep yet enough away from the bustle of the village to be able to able to relax in your own private resort too. Best regards Jane
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Alpharetta since 1984
5

Magic

  • 5 of 5

This is actually the third time we have stayed in this perfect gem. It's hard to describe the pure magic of this place. It is stunningly beautiful, quiet, well stocked, easy to relax. Yet just a short jaunt down the road, either by foot or by car is the awesome action of a seaside village with lovely bars/restaurants, kiting, shopping, biking, boating, tennis etc. The people are amazing, some of the nicest in the world. The winerys are an easy day trip, as is Korcula, another fabulous must see. Then back to the oasis of this beautiful property. We did look at changing our location to be in the village and decided against it because we truly enjoyed the feeling each day of 'getting away' from it all. I highly recommend this place to any group that is looking to relax and have fun, it offers the perfect balance. I will be going back again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Wendy, It is always lovely to have to you back to the villa and thank you for writing this wonderful review. We really do work hard to make sure the villa holds its standards for every guest, every year and it seems this hard work has paid off for you and family. Cant agree more with the "getting away" from it all with your sentiments reflected in those of other guests reviews too. Very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Jane
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Bethesda MD
5

Delightful for a gathering of friends to celebrate a special occasion.

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular views overlooking the water and Korcula. House is charming and well-maintained and equipped for large gatherings. It was the perfect place for my husband to celebrate his fantasy 60th birthday with good friends. Even though we weren't windsurfers, it was fun to watch them enjoying their idea of paradise. Jane (owner) is attentive and suggested many local spots for eating and activities. House is maintained by a friendly band of locals who were only too willing to help us with inane questions and minor issues. Can't wait to celebrate my 60th!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write this review Sheila. I know this was a big event for you all, months maybe even a year in the planning with friends and family travelling from the US and all points north and south. I am delighted you had such a wonderful time and that the villa and my local team lived up to my promise of a special location for a special occasion. Safe onward travels and roll on your 60th! Best regards Jane
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5

Super villa,fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

Interrupted a motor homing holiday, for a week in Villa Vista with our three children & their partners, all in their 20,s I had researched villas & areas( having never been to Croatia before) & the children had voted on my three final choices.The Peljesac peninsula is stunning & in June didn't seem very busy at all.

Jane had said a small motor home could access the property but it was a heart in the mouth journey up from the road! With the childrens two hire cars it wasn't moved again until we left.

Our daughter who had arrived before us from Dubrovnik airport( such an easy journey) rushed outside to meet us exclaiming " it's even better than the photos ".

It was fabulous, great views,spacious,really well equipped & comfortable.

The pool was a real bonus( particularly after a walk up the hill after the morning bread run) & we spent the late afternoons playing pool volley ball. The offspring tried their hand at windsurfing, we all snorkelled in the lovely clear waters & had some great food & wine both locally & on our outings.The sun shone every day. It was bliss- need I go on?!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I feel totally envious reading the wonderful reviews we get from our guests - I want to be there now! So for me the next 10 days until we get back to our wonderful retreat can't go fast enough. Thank you for taking a moment to share you and your families experience of staying at the wonderful Vila Vista. For sure the swimming pool is a definitely a bonus post the morning bread walk to the village, but it is a great way to start the day and the peace and view you get from the villa is truly unique. We also love escaping the bustle of the waterfront back to the peace and chill the villa offers in contrast - your very own slice of paradise. Let me know when you want to come back ! Regards Jane
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5

Even prettier than the pictures - simply stunning

  • 5 of 5

Having been asked for a recommendation of somewhere to stay in Croatia, I realised that I had never written a review of our family get together at this beautiful property. We actually stayed there for two weeks in July 2015 (Calendar wouldn't go that far back). We were a party of 12 with ages ranging from three to 71 years. The house exceeded our expecations and we all still talk about the holiday. There was a bush fire that cut out the power for 24 hours but Jane and her family were near at hand with advice and emergency water and it didn't impact on our enjoyment one little bit. The whole ambience feels like a private resort and the area surrounding it was filled with day trips, wind-sailing and fabulous places to eat and have a sunset drink. Can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review - I remember that fire very well indeed. As for many, I am so pleased your holiday a the Villa was so memorable for you all and that it worked so well for your group and its range of ages and interests. I was at the villa just last week for a mid to late September break and it was perfect out there. Please let me know if your friends decide to stay with us based on your recommendation and I will make sure there is some good wine waiting for them for when they arrive. Jane
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5

We felt the magic

  • 5 of 5

It's difficult to describe just how wonderful our stay at Villa Vista was, from the unbelievably exquisite views, that changed by the hour, to the long, lazy hours spent in the hammock reading a book and drinking some of the peninsular's stunning wines, to swimming in the clear blue sea and sleeping in the comfortable beds.

There was enough space for us all to relax together, or be apart, the pool area was well maintained and it was a delight to see so many beautiful plants and trees growing in the garden. The owners care and attention to every detail was truly outstanding.

We'll be back, we felt the magic!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What great feedback! We are on our way to the villa now to get some late summer r and r and look forward to that magic too. Hope to have you back soon. Jane
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $659.46

Prices are shown for full occupancy, prices for groups of 1-4 and 4-8 guests are available during the off peak season on request.

There is a non refundable first payment of £500 deposit required to secure your booking

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund