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

Viganj, Croatia
  • Villa1614 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

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.

For information about the local area please click on https://www.timeout.com/croatia/things-to-do/things-to-do-in-peljesac

Property Manager

Jane Grant

Member Since 2006
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Apr 16, 2018
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 Viganj

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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 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.


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 4
      • All bathrooms are equipped with contemporary tiling, porcelain bathroom suites, large cotton towels and Molton Brown product.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Village


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Luxury


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      Quality Egyptian linen Bath towels Beach towels
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Yes in all bedrooms
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Yes in all bedrooms. Fireplace in main lining area Additional fan and oil heaters
                    • Internet
                      Free WiFi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Fireplace
                      Yes in main living area
                    • Living Room
                      Large open plan living area with seating and day bed for 10. Fireplace TV and satellite Double doors open onto the terrace
                    • Parking
                      There is parking directly at the Villa for 3 cars
                    • Towels Provided
                      Yes - bath and beach
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Nespresso machine - capsules not provided. Filter coffee machine Cafetiere
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Plenty of tableware as well as large serving platters and bowls. Wine and drinking glasses in abundance
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          Good space freezer for required ice etc. in the dual main fridge
                        • Grill
                        • Kitchen
                          The owner was a caterer in a former career and has equipped the kitchen to the standards you might expect for this role. Large 120 cm oven, all utensils you could possibly need, large fridge etc..
                        • Oven
                          Large 120 cm oven - just what is needed to cook for 10.
                        • Refrigerator
                          There is a large Whirlpool fridge in the kitchen and a smaller back up fridge in the utility room reading to keep drinks chilled and handle overflow from the main fridge.
                        • Stove
                          5 ring gas hob above a 120 cm large oven.
                        • Toaster
                          4 slice toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Large indoor table - seats 12 Stone table on the terrace with views overlooking the sea - seats 12
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Amazing large terrace and the Villa level and large terracing around the pool
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Stroll through the pomegranate and mulberry trees past lavender to the pool and on through the olive groves to the sea.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Traditional charcoal BBQ / Grill on the terrace
                                    • Terrace


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              Gorgeous pool area overlooking olive groves an the sea. Pool house with WC Sun beds for 10 Boule pitch


                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • An MP3 / Apple connector is included with the stereo. A daily maid service is available at time of booking. Child minding / babysitting service available

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:30 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:30 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  22 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Wendy R.Alpharetta since 1984

                                                                  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.

                                                                  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.


                                                                  wonderful villa and plenty to do

                                                                  Jane C.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  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


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

                                                                  Sheila T.Bethesda MD

                                                                  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!

                                                                  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


                                                                  Super villa,fabulous views

                                                                  Caroline N.

                                                                  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?!

                                                                  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 !




                                                                  Craig R.

                                                                  A group of 8 of us stayed at Villa Vista for a 10th University reunion. We chose this villa based on the earlier reviews on this site and we were not in anyway disappointed.

                                                                  The Villa is exceptionally well equipped from truly comfortable beds, the kitchen through to the pool area and the views from both terraces are outstanding. There is a ton of space for everyone which meant we could hang out together or take time out from the group.

                                                                  The village offered something for all of us - water sports, cute restaurants and bars and a good local shop. Nearby larger Orebic was great for larger shopping etc.

                                                                  The Villa's position means you can take advantage of all on offer while being able escape the busy waterfront and relax over a glass of wine [ or two ] in our own space.

                                                                  Cant rate this place highly enough and we will be back.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Fantastic that your group had such a great week. We love that we can easily be in the village with all that happens and get away to our own slice of heaven too. I am off there on Tuesday for the better part of the week and can't wait for some late September sun.

                                                                  Hope to hear from you again soon.


                                                                  We felt the magic

                                                                  Matthew R.-

                                                                  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!

                                                                  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


                                                                  Viganj, Croatia

                                                                  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

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  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

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