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What Oliver loves…
- Nestled in the centre of Hvar in the charming, authentic village of Vrbanj, guests can totally relax and enjoy a very special time away from the tourist meccas of the island
- Villa Kobalt has been beautiful restored to offer modern holiday living but still retains fabulous, atmospheric nods from the past
- Stari Grad is very close by, an ancient gem of a town with a fascinating history, delicious cuisine and beautiful buildings
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Visitors looking for charm, tranquillity, and a feeling of the real Hvar will love the gorgeous, newly renovated 19th century Villa Cobalt. It is nestled in Vrbanj in the centre of the island and several shops, a restaurant, the parish church dedicated to the Holy Spirit, which is still standing since the 15th century and other houses from the middle ages, including the King’s Palace. The nearest larger towns are Jelsa and Stari Grad, and the closest beach is in Vrboska, only 4km away. Vrboska has the nickname Little Venice with its sweet little bridges over the narrow fjord. Hvar Town, the tourist mecca of the island, is 23km away.
Villa Kobalt sits beautifully in the very heart of this picturesque village surrounded by traditional stone houses and gorgeous hills. It really is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. With three bedrooms, it is very comfortable for six guests though a couple of sofa beds could sleep an additional two guests. The villa offers a fantastic blend of contemporary magic along with wonderful nods from the past. The exposed stone walls add warmth and comfort, and the spaces have been brilliantly converted into spacious entertainment ones. The living space is completely open plan with a modern, dazzling white kitchen along one wall, complete with excellent appliances and a lovely, atmospheric lounge area with stylish, modern furnishings. Large doors open to a wonderful covered alfresco dining area and the huge terrace and swimming pool. Guests can relax in style on the deluxe loungers enjoying their holiday read and the glorious sunshine. The area is fully enclosed, so very private. The alfresco dining area is superb, where you can enjoy local freshly caught fish and delicious local wines, of which there are plenty. The terrace is brimming with lovely plants in pots adding a warm and inviting ambience.
Villa Kobalt offers three bedrooms, all beautifully furnished and all with a bathroom. Again, they are very stylish spaces with dazzling white and exposed stone walls and gorgeous vaulted, wooden beamed ceilings. The bathrooms are amazing, with outstanding fittings and impressive, modern styling. You will not feel like rushing in these little gems! This dreamy villa is wonderful. You will enjoy a sense of the old along with superb bathrooms and a fabulous kitchen. You can leave the villa for an evening, wander around this quaint, pretty village, taste fantastic wines and enjoy delicious local delicacies in the exceptional restaurant Bogo. What a delight!
What you should know…
- Guests are welcome to use the sofa beds for 2 extra guests
- This is a wonderful area for hiking and cycling. You can be by the sea in minutes even though you are in the centre of the island!
- You really must try the wines available in the village and other local ones. They are truly delicious and go wonderfully well with the delicious local delicacies!
Villa Kobalt is a charmingly renovated 19th-century cottage that offers 3 bedrooms and can accommodate 6 + 2 people
- Living area with open plan fully equipped kitchen
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Double bedroom
- Family bathroom
- Swimming pool
- Sun loungers
- Covered lounge and dining area
Not far from Stari Grad and the wonderful Stari Grad Plain, Vrbanj is a delightful village. In days gone by it served as a good shelter from pirates in the centre of the island with fortifications built in the 16th and 17th century. In the main square you will find Kraljev dvor, the King’s palace built in the middle ages. The parish church is famous, as is the most beautiful and authentic Dalmation Konoba owned by Miki Bratanic. Konobas are used for making and storing wine as well as other storage uses. Miki, a dialect poet, boasts a very good wine and excellent Prosek. You can visit the Konoba by calling ahead. The village enjoys a few cafes, shops and a post office as well as an excellent restaurant and a wine centre. Close by, you can also visit the villages of Pitve and Vrisnik where there are other authentic restaurants.
The Stari Grad Plain is also known as Ager and Hora and has UNESCO World Heritage Status. It is beautiful and best explored by bicycle. Visitors enjoy the scent of the magnificent lavender fields, the beautiful countryside landscapes and the island’s quaint, charming villages. Lovers of the outdoors enjoy hiking. The peak of St Nicholas, the highest on the island, offers amazing panoramic views of the surrounding villages and islands. If you are heading towards Jelsa, you will reach the charming wine village of Svrice. It is worth a stop and if you are heading for Stari Grad, you should stop at the picturesque village of Dol.
Jelsa is the main tourist center on the north shore of Hvar. It boasts a fragrant dense pine forest, wonderful sandy beaches, numerous vineyards, historic cultural landmarks and good range of shops and gourmet restaurants. Vitarnja Beach is a delightful, beautiful cove near Jelsa. It is a great place for families with thrilling treats.
Ancient Greek colonists founded Stari Grad in 384BC and named it Pharos. Throughout the town you will find remains of its glorious past. Connecting Stari Grad and Rudina is saffron spice. Together with honey it is a main ingredient in making the delicious delicacy Paprenjak, a biscuit that became the symbol of Rudina. Stari Grad is very beautiful with a maze of picturesque narrow streets, the magical sounds of folk singers, galleries, charming courtyards, excellent shops and traditional taverns. The town sits proudly at the end of a deep inlet. The waterfront promenade continues along the northern bank to a small beach. The surrounding fields are still divided into parcels of land.
Hvar has gained a reputation as one of Croatia’s trendiest destinations with the town of Hvar being the beating heart of the island and a celebrity hot-spot. Visitors flock to the town in the summer, visiting the beaches by day and partying into the night. The harbour is sensational. The town enjoys many historic buildings including its wonderful medieval castle above the town, its 15th century monastery and its baroque cathedral. There are some lovely unique shops where you can buy souvenirs.
|Nearest Ferry Port||
Stari Grad Ferry Port
Vinarija Braća Plančić
The island of Hvar stands out as one of Croatia's most enchanting destinations - a picturesque paradise that seamlessly combines natural beauty, historical charm and a lively cultural scene. The sun-drenched island’s stunning landscapes provide a picture-perfect backdrop to a whole wealth of
At the heart of the island is the port town of Hvar, a historic gem known for its well-preserved architecture and timeless allure. Take a wander through the traffic-free labyrinth of narrow streets, where you can soak up the charm of the island. The central square of Hvar Town is a bustling hub surrounded by centuries-old buildings and lively cafes - it’s a popular spot to enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine from one of the many cafes and restaurants. The square is also home to the imposing St. Stephen's Cathedral, a beautiful example of Dalmatian Renaissance architecture.
Overlooking the town is the Hvar Fortress, a medieval citadel with a history dating back to the 13th century. The fortress is worthy of a visit for the epic panoramic views that stretch across the town and the Adriatic Sea. The ascent is especially rewarding it at sunset, when you can watch the town's
lights sparkle below.
Heading inland just a few kilometres from Hvar Town, the village of Velo Grablje is famous for its lavender fields. Visit during the summer and you'll be treated to the sight and scent of the vast fields in full bloom. The island is also celebrated for its vineyards and olive groves, producing some of Croatia's best wines and olive oils. Many wineries and oil mills offer tastings and tours, allowing
you to sample these local delights while learning about traditional production methods.
Just a short boat ride from the harbour of Hvar are the Pakleni Islands, a group of islets renowned for their pristine beaches, hidden coves, and emerald sea. The idyllic surroundings offer a tranquil escape from the bustle of the main island, making it a favoured day trip destination. Explore hidden
bays, discover secluded beaches, and enjoy water sports in this unspoiled paradise. The uninhabited resort of Palmižana on the island of Sveti Clement is a particular highlight - a hidden oasis known for its lush botanical gardens and crystal-clear water.
For outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, Hvar's natural beauty provides a picturesque playground. Hvar offers numerous cycling trails for both beginners and experienced riders. The island's diverse terrain is ideal for exploring the charming villages, olive groves, and vineyards on two wheels. Or for a unique perspective of the islands scenic beauty, you can experience the Adriatic up close and paddle along the dramatic coastline in a kayak, discovering coves and sea caves.
Hvar, is a Mediterranean paradise that promises an array of unforgettable experiences. Whether you're wandering through the historic streets of Hvar Town, discovering hidden coves on the Pakleni Islands, or savouring local wines and delicacies, the island offers a blend of cultural exploration, natural beauty, and relaxation that's hard to match.
Villa Kobalt is perfect for a family holiday. The outdoor space is totally enclosed and offers a wonderful swimming pool. It is very spacious for family fun, as is the inside of this delightful villa. The village is very friendly.
Jelsa is brilliant for children. Its Adventure Park is a 5 minute walk from Jelsa harbour. The park offers paintballing, splatmaster, axe throwing, bubble football, human table football, beach volleyball, archery and more. There is also an aquapark with a bouncy castle on water, a trampoline, slides and swings. Aquapark Vrboska is another aquapark facility in Vrboska at the popular Soline Beach.
Hvar Town offers a great choice of boat trips including tours of the Blue Cave and excursions to some of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Visitors can take a water taxi out to the Pakleni Islands or even arrange a child friendly kayak tour there. Many action-packed watersports are available. Young children love watching the boats sail by and exploring the town’s castle. Teenagers and young adults love celebrity spotting in Hvar town.
The island has some incredible beaches including Mekiceva Beach. It is a protected cove with dramatic rock formations and small pebbles. It is quieter than some beaches and you might want to wear water shoes but it is a lovely day out. Dubovica is another lovely beach with a wonderful restaurant for lunch. Mlini is always popular with families.
Cycling on the Stari Grad plain is wonderful. There is a sailing school in Stari Grad during August which is very popular. Just above Gromin Dolac, the Grapceva cave, Humac, is full of stalactites and stalagmites, a wonderful excursion with children. Ancient relics from 4 BC were discovered in the cave, making it the most significant prehistoric site in the Adriatic. Slightly inland, Gariful Organic Farm is great fun and boasts many animals and horse riding.
Kids Activities Close-by
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€200 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.|
|Arrival time||4 pm|
|Departure time||10 am|
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in rental price|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, included in rental price|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit|
|Smoking Allowed?||Not permitted|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Dec 11th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024||£3,125|
|Jan 1st 2024 - Jun 13th 2025||£2,604|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Dec 11th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024||€3,417|
|Jan 1st 2024 - Jun 13th 2025||€2,848|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Dec 11th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024||$3,681|
|Jan 1st 2024 - Jun 13th 2025||$3,068|
Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
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