- 10 persons
- 3 x Double bedroom
- 2 x Twin bedroom
- 4 x Ensuite Shower room
- 1 x Ensuite Bathroom with bath tub
- Private pool
- Pool size: 15m2
Cooling and heating
- Fully air-conditioned
- Wood burning stove or open fire
- DVD player
- Bedlinen provided, weekly
- Bath towels provided, daily
- Washing machine
- Wine cellar
- Outside dining area
- Indoor hot tub
- Massage room
- Full sea view
- Floor area: 450 m2
- Nearest beach: 30 metres
- Nearest coast: 30 metres
- Nearest airport: 82 km (Split)
Villa Juno is an outstanding, historically important Baroque period villa, situated in an exceptional location on one of the most beautiful islands in the world, the island of Hvar in southern Croatia. This villa was built in 1600, when the architecture of Hvar reached its most sublime period under the influence of the Venetian culture. After a year of renovation under the strict supervision of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments the villa has retained all its architectural period features and the character of a wealthy Venetian home, with every luxury and comfort inside, including a walled garden, a wellness room and a swimming pool. The villa is in the heart of Hvar's medieval centre and only 30 metres from the sea front. An unusual and rare feature for a villa in the very centre of Hvar is the villa's private, 200 square metre garden.
The villa comprises of 450 square metres of living space and is arranged on three floors, exactly how it was in its original form during the 17th century Venetian era. There are five en-suite bedrooms, a large living room with a library and a superb balcony overlooking the bay, a modern kitchen and a dining room. In the basement there is a wellness floor with a Jacuzzi, sauna and a massage room, and also a wine cellar.
A large, airy sitting room with beautiful oak floor, comfortable cream sofas, armchairs and additional seating is tastefully decorated with beautiful furniture, stone fireplace, lighting, mirrors and paintings. A special feature of the sitting room are three grand floor to ceiling windows which open out onto a classic balustrade balcony with the view of the harbour and the sea. A satellite TV/DVD and music centre are provided. The kitchen and dining area have beautiful old flagstone floors. The white kitchen is fully equipped with every facility for gourmet cooking, and has a white work table. It includes an oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and a coffee machine. The dining room is furnished with a large hand made pale wood table and leather dining chairs for 10 persons, and the elegant details of works of art, lighting and furniture continue the whole theme of the house. A large door opens out onto the patio, with a fantastic feeling of space and light indoors and out. On this floor there are also two bedrooms; one double and one twin, each with en-suite shower room.
Elegant wooden staircase with white wood railings leads to the three upstairs bedrooms with their sumptuous bathrooms. On the first floor a large (50 square metres) main bedroom with double bed is beautifully furnished, has a large balcony window and ensuite bathroom. Another large bedroom of 36 square metres has twin beds and a shower room, and the third bedroom of 25 square metres has a double bed and a shower room. Creams, sand, yellow and a touch of blue are the colour scheme throughout the bedrooms.
The basement has stone walls and contains a wellness area, with a massage room, Jacuzzi and a sauna. In a separate room there is an impressive wine cellar.
A small additional stone house is located in the villa garden, and contains a 5 x 3 metre swimming pool. The large windows of the swimming pool can be lifted and the pool is then an outdoor pool. The pool opens out onto a lovely secluded stone patio surrounded by traditional stonewalls, beds of lavender and lemon trees. Top quality sunbeds are provided and stylish outdoor lighting illuminates the garden in the evening.
A 200 square metre garden is a rarity for such an old town centre house. The garden is supplied with an antique stone table and benches, and stocked with lavender, rosemary, jasmine and lemon trees. Beautiful wicker outdoor sofas and armchairs provide another seating area. A classic wrought iron table and chairs are available for outdoor dining.
Restaurants, bars and clubs
Many good restaurants and bars are dotted all around the town of Hvar, serving either simple fresh seafood and pasta, or providing a full-on gastronomic experience, such as Macondo restaurant in one of the small Hvar streets. Seasoned party goers recommend the Carpe Diem a beach clun during the day and nightclub on an island reached by taxi boat. More superb restaurants are located on the nearby Pakleni islands, which you can reach by a small ferry. Our favourites are Patak (also known as Kod Patka) and Meneghello, the latter in a lush tropical garden and decorated with exotic art work; they are both restaurants which provide great cooking and a magical location. A visit to the Pakleni islands is highly recommended. You can swim there in one of the quiet unspoilt bays with azure water so clear that you can see the sand on the sea bed. All water sports are provided - sailing, water skiing, scuba-diving, fishing. Well worth visiting are nearby islands of Brac and Vis, each one spectacularly beautiful. Brac has the famous Bol beach great for windsurfing. Vis is equally famous for its blue cave on the small island of Bisevo where you can be taken inside by local guides.
The nearest beach for swimming is 250 metres walk along the Riva. But for a day relaxing by the beach take a taxi boat over to the Pakleni islands and either walk along the island pathways to a quiet cove or hire a sun lounger at the Carpe Diem or Lagoni beach clubs.
Boat hire and skippered excursions are available locally, for more information please inquire.
- Daily house cleaning and change of towels is included
- Bed linen is changed weekly
- Luggage delivery to and from the car park
- No smoking in the villa and no pets are permitted