Villa Rozetta is a stunning and spectacular seaside villa in the village of Sumartin on the island of Brac. The island itself is a magical place. Villa Rozetta is equally magical, with spectacular sea views from the windows, terraces and balconies.
The front facade of the villa
Rozetta is in an exclusive position since in Croatia villas are rarely built directly by the sea. As Villa Rozetta is on the beach and has its own sea access, the luxury of the villa and the surroundings can be enjoyed with a great degree of privacy. The villa was rebuilt, refurbished and fitted out with new, elegant and comfortable furniture in 2010. It is built in local stone, and its open plan terraces and wrought iron balconies give it a special appeal. It is surrounded by a pine wooded garden full of Mediterranean plants, even its own organic vegetable patch.
Inside, a mixture of stone walls, stone and wooden floors and large picture windows create a sense of being outdoors, and the blue sea can be glimpsed through the pine trees from all over the house. Every detail is attended to, from wonderful sitting areas, to designer bathrooms fitted with Philippe Starck furniture, hand made local olive oil soaps, top quality linen and huge bath sheets. The beach is reached by a few steps from the villa, where numerous sun loungers and sun umbrellas are provided for the guests. The house manager will greet you and several staff will be on hand for you daily. The villa is built on a headland, five minute drive from the village of Sumartin and all its shops, cafes and amenities, and sits in a quiet bay full of pine trees and wild rosemary.
View of Villa Rozetta from the sea
Villa Rozetta at night
The island of Brac is easily accessible by ferry from Split to Supetar, which goes round the clock during the summer season, and several times a day during the rest of the year. Another ferry goes from mainland Makarska directly to Sumartin, which is closest to the villa. Low cost airlines fly directly to Split. Split itself is full of antiquities, markets, galleries, restaurants, clubs and is famous for the palace of the Roman emperor Diocletian. It is well worth a visit. Superb local fresh fish and locally produced meat and wine are memorable and watersports are available. The climate is mild all year round, with over 300 days of sunshine. The sea is warm, clear and unpolluted, and everyone swims in it. This is an ideal holiday destinations for families, teenagers and adults.
A terrace with luxurious seating and spectacular views
The terrace outside the living room
Evening dinner in the villa garden
Alfresco dining by the sea
Villa Rozetta hidden amongst the pines
The ground floor is one vast open, light and airy space with sitting room, dining room and a kitchen opening into each other and onto a large covered terrace with many comfortable outdoor sofas, chairs and potted plants. Cool stone floors spread throughout the ground floor area.
Sitting room with the view of the kitchen and the dining room
Kitchen with breakfast bar
A large white hand-built kitchen is professionally equipped with two ovens, two fridge freezers, an extra drinks only fridge, large electric hob, large dishwasher and all the necessary cooking equipment; fish kettles, a cappuccino machine, three coffee makers etc. Tasteful plates, cutlery and glasses are provided in abundance. The kitchen opens up onto the dining room on one side, and onto the sitting room on the other. A breakfast bar with a granite top and several chairs is in the kitchen area. The dining room has an attractive white dining table and chairs where guests can eat informally, or a full waitress service can be arranged extra charge.
A large sitting room is furnished with vast comfortable white sofas and chairs, an antique fireplace, designer lighting, a plasma TV/DVD player, iPod stations. The whole ground floor has glass retracting doors which can be pushed back to open up all the reception areas to the garden and sea view.
Spacious ground floor bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, comfortable beds and a sofa opens up onto the terrace and the garden, with sea views.
Ground floor bedroom
Arched terrace leading to sitting room
Arched terrace and the sea view
This floor contains three double bedrooms furnished with new double or single beds and with en-suite bathrooms. A second sitting room/entertainment room provides a satellite TV and DVD with many games. This floor has three terraces, one of which has a tennis table, with rackets and balls provided.
First floor sitting room
Wrought iron Juliet balcony
The second floor consists of two large bedrooms with sea views, top quality beds, en-suite bathrooms, a small kitchen, its own penthouse sitting room with striking blue sofas and white furniture. There are two terraces reached through the sitting room and the bedrooms and again, fabulous sea views.
An attractive and elegant staircase made of reclaimed wood and wrought iron links all the floors inside and adds and other striking feature to the interior.
View from the top floor balcony
Second floor master bedroom
Second floor bedroom
Penthouse sitting room
2 metre bath
The garden is stocked with mature pine trees which provide a pleasant fresh scent. In addition, there is bouganvillea, rosemary and geraniums, and an organic vegetable garden for the guests.
Outdoor terraces provide high quality furniture for relaxation, socialising or reading, and most of all, alfresco dining in several areas, for up to thirty people. A large new barbecue has been built for the guests, and the house manager will happily assist with it. A gate on the ground floor terrace can be locked to prevent sea access if necessary. Below this terrace are several more terraced garden areas which also contain an eight person jacuzzi, a hammock and a day bed with many cushions, as well as numerous sun loungers.
From the garden, a few steps lead you to the Adriatic sea which is warm, clear and safe to swim in. Two kayaks are provided for the use of the guests. The villa sits on a headland beach, and the beach is quiet, providing a lot of privacy.
The villa's motor boat is available at an extra charge
View from the balcony
Dining area - lower terrace
Outside dining area on the ground floor
Arched terrace at night
Sitting room from the arched terrace
Side view with Juliet balcony
Night view of Villa Rozetta
Dolphins swimming in front of Villa Rozetta
The village of Sumartin
Bol beach on the Island of Brac one of the most famous in the world
The housekeepers live nearby and speak excellent English and German. The bedding is changed every third day.
Meals can be prepared for you if you wish, charged per person per meal.
The villa is cleaned daily before 11am, to a very high standard. Staff is on hand eight hours a day every day.
Welcome pack – included in villa price, provides essential range of food and drink upon arrival.
Wine and beer are obtainable from the house at cost price – notify the housekeeper.
Beach towels: large blue and white striped towels are dedicated for the outside use only.
Towels : plenty of white towels are available for the indoor use strictly. They can be changed on a daily basis if you wish.
Laundry – every morning your laundry will be collected and returned washed the following day. This is included as part of the standard service
Babysitting, laundry, housekeeping, catering available upon request
The villa is equipped with wireless internet connection.
Two new bicycles are provided in the villa for no extra charge.
A cot and a baby chair are available, as well as a variety of children’s fishing equipment and activities.
Some fantastic restaurants are within walking and biking distance. The nearest is “Bilin” which serves simple fresh fish and sea food, the service is delightful. Two good restaurants in Sumartin are "Top" and a pizzeria "Vrh Braca" (meaning top of Brac). There are numerous restaurants further afield, and also on the neighbouring island of Hvar.
Visit the islands of Solta, Hvar, Vis. Villa Rozetta owns a 22ft power boat. The boat and a skipper can be rented for 260 euros per day plus fuel costs. The licenced skipper is very experienced and knows all the beautiful bays to visit. He can assist with water skiing, dolphin watching, hidden beach front restaurants and wonderful day trips in the area including market and vineyard visits. The boat has a variety of equipment such as Extreme II, Banana Boat and waterskis for the use of guests.
Small boats can be hired from the main coastal towns and resorts. The coastline and inshore islands are ideal for exploring by small boat. To hire a motor boat you will require an appropriate licence or you will need to hire a skipper. For more information visit our Charter page.
The simplest connection to the island is to fly to Split and take the regular ferry crossings from Split ferry port to Supetar on Brac. The ferry port is a 25 minute drive from Split Airport. The ferry (car or foot passenger) takes 45 minutes and there are regular crossings during the summer. A bus service from Split Airport to the ferry port in Split is also available.
The ferry timetable for the Jadrolinija line from Split to Supetar on the island of Brac can be found on the Jadrolinija website. Cars can be hired at Split Airport. They can also be hired on arrival at Supetar from local firm MB Renta on the harbour front. Scooters and bicycles can also be rented. The local bus company, Autotrans runs buses several times a day between the principal towns on the island. Timetables can be found on the Autotrans website.
There is also a regular car ferry service from Makarska on the mainland directly to Sumartin at the south east end of the island (see Jadrolinija website for sailing schedule and prices). This crossing is convenient if arriving from the direction of Dubrovnik. There is also a passenger ferry service to Brac running four days a week from Split directly to the town of Milna. Details also on the Jadrolinija website.
Brac has its own small airport near the town of Bol. Light aircraft can fly into this airport and there are connections from Split Airport. Information on the Brac airport website.
If travelling to Brac from the Dubrovnik direction it is preferable to take the ferry crossing from Makarska to Sumartin. The service is less frequent than the Split/Supetar crossing and it is essential to check the timetable on the Jadrolinija website.
EasyJet flies from London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Bristol, Belfast, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Geneva, Basel, Hamburg, Milan and Rome. Wizzair flies direct from London-Luton. Thomson flies from London Gatwick and Manchester. Jet2 flies from Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford and Manchester. Monarch flies from Birmingham. German Wings flies to Split from London-Stansted, London Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh, Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne/Bonn, Dusseldorf, Dortmund, Hanover, Hamburg, Bremen, Dresden, Stuttgart, Munich Nuremberg, Berlin, Karlsruhe, Friedrichshafen, Leipzig/Halle, Prague, Vienna, Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Nice , Lyon, Barcelona, Ibiza, Corsica, Palma di Mallorca, Tunis, Catania Sicily, Nador, Lisbon, Antalya and Tel Aviv.
Croatia Airlines flies to Split from London-Heathrow, London-Gatwick, Paris, Brussels, Lisbon, Zurich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and Barcelona. Scandjet flies directly to Split from Stockholm and Gothenburg. Lufthansa fly from Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich. Air Mediterranee flies from Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Basel, Nantes and Toulouse. SAS flies from Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. InterSky flies from Fredrichshafen. Finnair, flies from Helsinki; Iberia flies from Madrid; S7 Airlines from Moscow; SkyWork Airlines flies from Bern in Switzerland.
Check the Split Airport website for details of all flights to the airport.
Split Airport is 20 minutes drive to the ferry port in Split. For travellers with some time to spare, a few hours in Split provides the chance to visit Diocletian‘s Palace in the centre of Split.
Car Hire - contact us if you would like us to obtain a quote from our recommended local provider who have offices in Split town and at Split airport.
PRICES & AVAILABILITY
All prices are in euro (EUR) and for the whole villa based on Saturday to Saturday bookings.