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Villa Haven

Villa Haven

Near Jelsa, Hvar islandSleeps: 8 + 2From €3150 per week
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  • Sleeps 8 + 2
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Mobile USB dongle (dongle provided, basic usage included)
  • Private pool
  • Pool size: 10.5 x 5.5 metres
  • Distance to beach: 12.0 km
  • Distance to coast : 7.0 km
  • Nearest restaurant: 3.0 km


Tennis, basketball, infinity pool and twelve acres of lavender and vineyards at this Hvar villa

What we say

Loveliness, seclusion, superb sea view and beautifully renovated authentic stone farm house and outbuildings. If you like beauty and privacy, you cannot better this amazing Hvar villa with a tennis court

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Prices per week

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  • 01.Jan.2021 - 28.May.2021
  • Min. stay 7 days
  • €3500
  • 29.May.2021 - 11.Jun.2021
  • Min. stay 7 days
  • €4900
  • 12.Jun.2021 - 25.Jun.2021
  • Min. stay 7 days
  • €5600
  • 26.Jun.2021 - 27.Aug.2021
  • Min. stay 7 days
  • €6300
  • 28.Aug.2021 - 10.Sep.2021
  • Min. stay 7 days
  • €5600
  • 11.Sep.2021 - 24.Sep.2021
  • Min. stay 7 days
  • €3500
  • 25.Sep.2021 - 31.Dec.2021
  • Min. stay 7 days
  • €3150

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If booking online you will have the option to pay in your card’s local currency

Short stays possible with a 25% surcharge. Please enquire

A refundable damage deposit of €500.00 is payable in cash on arrival

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  • 8 + 2 persons


  • 3 x Double bedroom
  • 1 x Twin bedroom
  • 1 x Double sofa bed in living room


  • 1 x Shower room
  • 1 x Bathroom with bath tub
  • 2 x Ensuite Shower room


  • Private pool
  • Pool size: 10.5 x 5.5 metres


  • Mobile USB dongle (dongle provided, basic usage included)

Cooling and heating

  • Underfloor or central heating, Wood burning stove or open fire


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


  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Fridge with freezer
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking utensils/tableware


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outside dining area
  • Barbecue
  • Beach towels provided


  • Sauna
  • Private tennis court


  • Nearest beach: 12.0 km
  • Nearest coast: 7.0 km
  • Nearest shop: 7.0 km
  • Nearest restaurant: 3.0 km
  • Nearest airport: 89 km (Split)


  • Earliest check-in: 17:00h
  • Latest check-out: 10:00h


The villa consists of a two bedroom farmhouse and two small barns, with one double bedroom each. The three units are within a few meters of each other. The courtyard of the villa is paved with old local stone, which is aesthetically very pleasing. From the villa and its grounds there is a really amazing view over the vineyards of Hvar and the beautiful Adriatic sea. The villa is sensitively restored and decorated with a tasteful panel of Mediterranean colours, with windows and terraces orientating towards the best views.


The villa is in a remote location reached by an unsurfaced but easily driven road. The villa is powered by solar energy with a back up generator with ample power to operate all electical appliances. The villa does not have airconditioning but is an elevated position where a gentle breeze keeps the house cool. The bedrooms have fans.  


This villa set in the lavander fields of Hvar with breathtaking views across the Adriatic provides a truly unique and authentic experience. 

Villa Haven - near Jelsa on Hvar island


MAIN FARMHOUSE - Ground floor

The main farmhouse has a large open plan living area comprising of 70 square metres. Soft terracotta brick tiled floors go well with pale rust coloured walls and comfortable sofas, armchairs and a variety of cushions, enjoying a lovely view of the garden through an enormous picture window. Wood beams, simple rugs and an open fireplace also contribute to the authentic farm atmosphere, and a doorway leads to a charming courtyard. This area has a satellite TV/DVD system and an audio system, and an internet corner. The modern take on a farmhouse kitchen is set up for gourmet cooking and is equipped with a refrigerator, gas stove and oven, hood, dish washer, electric kettle, coffee maker, blender, toaster, dishes, glasses, plates. There is also a washing machine, iron and ironing board. A pine dining table can sit 8-12 people.

MAIN FARMHOUSE - First floor

Upstairs are two large double bedrooms with en-suite showers, each bedroom comprising of 35 square metres. The bedrooms are accessed via seperate external stone staircases. Old features are retained, even pieces of rock around which the farmhouse was constructed. Terracotta floors and white ceiling beams are a good backgdrop for the two single white beds with exquisite vintage bed linen. In the second bedroom, rough exposed stone walls, terracotta floor and a canopied white double bed are simple and luxurious at the same time. Sparsely decorated with chosen pieces of old furniture and with light, billowing curtains, these bedrooms offer you Hvar living how it used to be. There is plenty of lovely bed linen and towels.


There is a separate small house which, together with the shower room occupies an area of 50 m2. Painted in pale green it has a fresh feel, and has two single beds with an additional sofa that can be used as a double bed.


Studio villa two is a separate small cottage with a surface of 30m2. Inside walls are of attractive exposed stone, and there is a large double bed plus a bathroom with a bathtub.


Garden, pool, tennis court, basketball court. Stone wall, built by local artisans, encloses the courtyard which has an outdoor barbecue, a bread oven and a large dining table for twelve people. The garden has many different areas, hidden corners and relaxing terraces. A major focal point is a beautiful large infinity pool (11m x 5.5m), supplied by sun loungers, umbrellas and pool towels. The villa has its own tennis court with artificial grass, basketball court, football court in sand, a boules strip, all of those for the exclusive use of guests.

Additional Information

  • Chef can be hired at extra cost
  • Daily maid service - the maid can bring fresh food and groceries on request

Listening to the silence
We spent a wonderful week in this extraordinary property in the heart of the island. For a family of 2 adults and 4 kids this was a deliberating experience of freedom, comfort and refined luxury but in an unspoiled relation to the nature and local tradition. The property is really spacious and well maintained, views are magnificent, service is excellent and there are plenty outdoor activities available. Location is ideal for hiking, jogging or (mountain)biking. For the romantic ones the starry nights and "silence to hear" is unforgettable. Not to be recommended for those who can't live without urban flair, seaside promenades and beach-and-bar activities. Although we have experienced many similar properties in France and Italy, this one is definitely top-ranked.
Matija G ,
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.

Ferries to Hvar island

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).


The car ferry (Jadrolinja line 635) is a two hour crossing and runs seven times a day in peak season. The last crossing from Split is at 8.30pm although in July and August there is also a 1.30am crossing.  The fast passenger only catamaran services takes approximatley 55 minutes and arrives directly on the Riva in Hvar town.  There are regular services provided by Jadrolinija and Kapetan Luka. Refer to their websites for timetables.

Another option is to fly to Dubrovnik. From Dubrovnik Airport to Drvenik on the coast road is 145km (two hours 20 minutes drive) and from here there is a ferry to Sucuraj at the east end of Hvar island. The crossing is 35 minutes and the ferry runs 11 times a day with the earliest departure from Drvenik at 5.45am and the last at 10.45pm (Jadrolinija line 632). However we would warn travellers that the 75km road up the island to Hvar town is very narrow and bendy; a slow route and although scenic a difficult drive.


There is a daily crossing to the pretty harbour town of Jelsa on the north coast of Hvar island. This crossing (line 9603 with Jadrolinija) runs once a day leaving Split in the afternoon and stopping at Bol on Brac island en route. The ferry back from Jelsa to Split departs early in the morning so can provide a day trip from Hvar island to Split or for a day on the Golden Horn beach in Bol on Brac island.   


Croatian Villa Holidays can organize private taxi boat transfers from the quay near Split airport to Hvar.  Prices will depend on date, time and the numbers in your party. Crossing time generally about 50 minutes to one hour.


Split Airport

Split Airport is located to the west of Split close to the town of Trogir. It is 25 minutes drive from the airport to the ferry port in Split although you should allow longer in mid summer.

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Dubrovnik Airport

Dubrovnik Airport is located near the town of Cavtat 19km to the south of Dubrovnik. There are direct flights to Dubrovnik from most European countries and from Philadelphia in the USA.


There are bus and taxi services into Dubrovnik centre. A taxi transfer can be expected to cost around 35 to 40 euro one way depending on the time of day and the season and a minibus around 50-60 euros.   A shuttle bus service from the airport to Dubrovnik is 7.5 euro per person each way. 


Croatian Villa Holidays can arrange taxi transfers directly to your villa.

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