Villa Gallery

Jelsa, Hvar islandSleeps: 8 + 4From €5600 per week
Villa Gallery
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Summary
  • Sleeps 8 + 4
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • WiFi
  • Private pool
  • Pool size: 15 x 2.5 metres
  • Distance to beach: 350 metres
  • Distance to coast : 40 metres
  • Nearest restaurant: 30 metres
Introduction

Contemporary but rustic Hvar villa with an indoor and outdoor pool packed with traditional charm

What we say
A very stunning and grand individual villa with pool, close to harbour front and beach in the gorgeous village of Jelsa, a real Hvar beauty
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Prices per week
The accommodation is priced in euros. Prices in £ or $ are indicative.
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  • 29.Dec.2018 - 17.May.2019
  • €5600
  • 18.May.2019 - 21.Jun.2019
  • €6300
  • 22.Jun.2019 - 31.Aug.2019
  • €7750
  • 01.Sep.2019 - 20.Sep.2019
  • €6300
  • 21.Sep.2019 - 03.Jan.2020
  • €5600
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A refundable damage deposit of €800.00 is payable in cash on arrival

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Sleeps

  • 8 + 4 persons

Bedrooms

  • 4 x Double bedroom
  • 1 x Double sofa bed in living room
  • 2 x Single sofa bed

Bathrooms

  • 3 x Ensuite Bathroom with shower and bath tub
  • 1 x Ensuite Shower room

Pool

  • Private pool
  • Pool size: 15 x 2.5 metres

Internet

  • WiFi

Cooling and heating

  • Fully air-conditioned

Indoor

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Bedlinen provided, weekly
  • Bath towels provided, weekly
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Outside dining area
  • Barbecue

Activities

  • Outside hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Public tennis court nearby

Characteristics

  • Floor area: 600 m2

Distances

  • Nearest beach: 350 metres
  • Nearest coast: 40 metres
  • Nearest shop: 50 metres
  • Nearest restaurant: 30 metres
  • Nearest airport: 77 km (Split)
Villa Gallery - Jelsa

Accommodation

Ground Floor

On the ground floor there is a spacious open plan kitchen, a dining area and a large sitting room that opens onto a large garden with a rectangular pool. The whole space is rustic and authentic with beautiful exposed stone walls, old ceiling beams and terracotta floor tiles recreating the original atmosphere of this old villa. However, the designer furnishings are modern. In the stylish sitting room there are two separate sitting areas. At one end there is a comfortable modern yellow sofa with chairs, arranged around a fashionable rug. At the other end there is a blue sofa and more chairs, clustered around the entertainment centre with a satellite TV/DVD player and a good sound system. The whole interior is stunning against the backdrop of old materials of stone and wood. A grand double-height ceiling dining room has a beautiful old dining table which can sit twelve people. A good quality dinner service is provided. The kitchen continues the scheme of rustic simplicity, equipped with a fridge freezer, cooker, hob, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, coffee machine, toaster, ice maker, all the cooking utensils, plates, glassware and cutlery. There is also a washing machine, iron and ironing board.

First Floor

On the first floor there are four individually air-conditioned double bedrooms each with its own luxury bathroom/shower room. In two of the bedrooms there is an accessory bed if required. Two people can also sleep on the pull-out sofa bed in the sitting room. The bedrooms are luxuriously furnished and have large double beds with quality bed linen and plenty of towels provided. Each bedroom has an individual character and some have original vaulted brick ceilings. The Italian bathrooms and showers are beautifully tiled and equipped with top of the range bathroom furniture and fittings.

Indoor swimming pool

There is a circular indoor heated pool, providing lots of fun for cooler days. A sauna is in the same area.

Outside

The villa has a private garden and courtyard of 200 square metres with an outdoor swimming pool, 15 x 2.5 metres, surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas. A barbecue and a covered outdoor dining table is next to the pool.

There is nothing like it..This was the second time that we stayed in Villa Gala and we're absolutely in love with it.
The first time we stayed there for a month and the second time for two weeks. We come all the way from New York to enjoy this wonderful property with a superb location in the heart of Jelsa with our Croatian family and friends.

The four bedrooms are spacious with extremely comfortable beds. A lot of attention was put into decorating the house, so the villa looks even better in real life than it does on the photographs. You can find there everything that you need for a perfect stay. A great addition is the large pool that can offer instant refreshment.

Another great thing about the villa is the close proximity to the most beautiful beaches, wineries, shops and restaurants that offer traditional and delicious food. You can literally walk everywhere. It's also great for biking. Every night we had dinner in another spot and the food was always superb. If you would like to visit the Town of Hvar (and you definitely should) it's going to take you only 20 minutes of a very easy car ride.

And last but not least, the owners were our friends. This year they recommended a beautiful hike to Grapceva cave which is the cradle of Hvar's civilization (a prehistoric finding) and we all loved it. They introduced us to Jelsa's winemaker Andro Tomic who's vineyard was named the best vineyard in Central Dalmatia in 2014. We really tasted some great wines and even brought some back to the U.S. The owners also coordinated a wonderful boat trip to a gorgeous bay where we had lunch and were swimming in the cleanest water that we've ever seen. And the best thing about it was that no one else was around!

Although we travel around the world all the time and we've seen many beautiful things out there, nothing compares to the beauty of island Hvar. When we come to Villa Gallery we feel like we're home and we never want to leave.

Do yourself a favor and visit Villa Gallery if you can. You will never regret it. We cannot wait to come again next year!
Ivana S, New York, USA
01-07-2016
Jelsa is an adorable little town on the world famous island of Hvar. After the town of Hvar itself, Jelsa with 3500 people, is the second largest town on the island.  As is the case on the Croatian coast, Jelsa grew up around a large, protected natural bay, where boats could safely moor. Now tourists flock there with their yachts to enjoy the almost permanent sunshine, sandy beaches, historic houses and pure sea air.  This good location makes it easy to reach other beautiful spots on Hvar island, as Jelsa is only 30 km from Hvar town and Sucuraj and 10 km from Stari Grad. You can get to Jelsa from Split  by ferry or catamaran, but a great way of getting there is a 13 minute trip in a small plane (takes 6 people, cca 20 euro per person).
As a family holiday, Jelsa is a good choice for its fantastically clean and warm sea, pretty, ancient streets and ancient squares where you can admire the authentic baroque and renaissance architecture whist enjoying delicious ice creams, coffees, healthy food based on fresh fish, fruit, olive oils and excellent local wines. There are many simple, child friendly local restaurants but also some sophisticated places for adults. Small children love the sandy beach called Mina, perfect for snorkelling and sandcastles. There is also the main town beach, Soline, and more sandy and pebbly beaches in Grebisce  Bay, a mile out of town.  Sporty people can play basketball, volleyball, football, tennis and mini golf. The area is great for cycling, diving, walking, hiking, free climbing and caving.

Apart from the leisurely life around the beautiful bay, Jelsa offers cultural and historical monuments and plenty of sports. The biggest attractions are the church of the Assumption and St John Square which has a baroque character.
Although a family destination, Jelsa also has good nightlife blending in the family holiday.  Pop into the “Tarantella” and “Taboo” bars which stock a large selection of local spirits and on to Dgigibaoo for cocktails.  In the early hours of the morning, a local bakery is already open with fresh pastries, cheese and meat boreks, delicious bread consumed by the well informed night revellers.  It is a novel idea to participate in the famous Mojito Silent Parties. The concept is simple - provide a personalised musical experience for each guest, where you choose the DJ, and your personal music choice is transmitted to you via headphones. Also Mediterranean flavour is the open air dance floor, light show, free open air concerts and dramatic performances. The most famous are the “Fishermen night” and “Wine festivity”. The “Wine festivity” offers the best wines of Hvar, as well as homemade specialties and lots of fun.

The entertainment offered is versatile and can satisfy the wishes of all guests – from the youngest to the oldest. Most of July and August there is a steady stream of music, drama and folklore. Cultural  events are numerous. At Easter, watch or join the unique procession of pilgrims and tourists who follow the barefoot cross bearer 22 km through the night on Monday/Thursday (Holy Thursday). This Cross Procession is on the UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Visit vineyards and Olive groves. The UNESCO plain.
An easy day trip is to visit the world-important site of Grapceva cave - the origin of Hvar culture. This goes back to the New Stone Age 5000 – 4000 years BC. It is one of the oldest discoveries in the Mediterranean region, situated 239 metres above sea level and was the religious place of Neolithic Islanders. The cave consists of a small hall (13,5 x 5 m) and a larger one (22 x 23 m) surrounded by hallways and chambers. Tor (Greek tower), Galesnik (Town-fort), Vrboska, Humac (former shepherd village).
One of the most beautiful parks of Dalmatia is located in Jelsa – Perivoj, founded in 1870 on a floodplain. Giant poplars, pines and palms, oleanders, laurels and other Mediterranean plants contribute to its beauty. Finally, the “Pharos” aero club offers panoramic flights over the island in sport jets.

Island of Hvar

The simplest connection to the island is to fly to Split and connect by ferry from Split ferry port to either Stari Grad (car ferry) or Hvar town (passenger ferry). Details also on the Jadrolinija website.

Another option is to fly to Dubrovnik. The road journey from Dubrovnik Airport to Split ferry port is four hours with a scenic motorway much of the way. If you want to spend a day or two in Dubrovnik this can work fine. There is a ferry crossing from the coast road at Drvenik to Sucuraj at the east end of Hvar island. However we would warn travellers that the 75km road up the island to Hvar town is very narrow and bendy; a difficult and slow route.

Split Airport

Split Airport is located to the west of Split close to the town of Trogir. It is 20 minutes drive from the airport to the ferry port in Split.
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Dubrovnik Airport

Dubrovnik Airport is located near the town of Cavtat to the south of Dubrovnik.
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