Villa Ljubak

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Sleeps: 8 - 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Modern Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids

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Welcome to Villa Ljubak, your elegant and timeless home for the duration of your stay, located in the enchanting village of Vrbanj on Hvar Island, renowned for its quaint stone homes. This gorgeous villa is tantalisingly traditional but a beautiful marriage of old and new that will ensure you're transported into a peaceful past whilst also having access to the luxury, modernity and convenience that lends ease to your trip.

Villa Ljubak so beautifully blends elements of the old and new that it may just be one of our favourite properties. It's cosy, comfortable and very Mediterranean in style, making it truly authentic. If you picture swimming laps of the pool, huddling together on the sofa and enjoying astonishingly picturesque views whilst dining or indulging in a drink, then you'll adore this property. There are delicious details to enjoy, eclectic pieces that pop and add pizazz, vintage furnishings to add pleasing charm and warmth, earthy exposed wood beams and Dalmatian stone, complimentary colour combinations and textured fabrics that bring the home to life and make it more like a character in your story rather than bricks and mortar. This is a villa to stay in, even though we're certain you'll want to adventure across Hvar too.

Split across three levels; there's plenty to explore. Let's begin with the ground floor. Here you'll find what's referred to as the "konoba", which has historically been used to store barrels of wine. This space has now been transformed into a gloriously rustic living room complete with a wood-burning fireplace. This glorious space is ideal for cosy evening gatherings as a group and is peppered with tiny artistic touches that help animate the space. The room is also blessed with an abundance of natural light during the daylight hours – from here, you'll also be able to access the pool, but more on that later. You'll also find one of the bedrooms, a bathroom and a study area on this floor.

As we move onto the first floor, you'll discover the kitchen space ideal for large groups. Plenty of light floods this space, and its fair, airy colour scheme and decorations make it feel calming and dreamy. You can also close the blinds if you'd like more privacy whilst you cook, eat and socialise. You'll find everything you need to prepare a decadent feast – make sure you add a drizzle of local olive oil to your dishes and settle in with a delectable local wine. This room makes for a wonderful social hub and gives a fresh feel. Thanks to your generous host, you'll also enjoy the indulgence of freshly baked bread and fresh fruits every day. You can enjoy making dinner whilst the space is cleaned and cleared for you daily, meaning you can experience the best parts of the kitchen without having to deal with the downsides. After all, you're on holiday. You can also access a large terrace with a spacious seating area, a lively and vibrant little place where you can indulge in a tipple, chat, enjoy the views or take a breather. You'll also find two double bedrooms and a bathroom on this floor. You'll find the final bedroom in the attic, and each is illuminated with rich colour and imbued with comfort to help ease you into a gentle and rewarding night's sleep. Leading onto the dining area, this is a truly special place to enjoy your evenings.

There's a great deal of outdoor space, potted plants, adorable seating areas, winding staircases, lovely cushions and plush pillows to lie back on, a gorgeous garden, deck chairs, striking stone flooring, a flourishing fountain, barbeque area and a big blue pool just for your indulgence.

There's an abundance to enjoy locally, including tiny tasty eateries, opportunities to taste local wines and the ability to explore the area's rich and alluring history. From here, you can explore the island whilst retreat to a restful piece of the past.

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What you should know…

  • Many people on Hvar Island will speak English but it’s best to come prepared with a few phrases. The more rurally you explore, the less likely you are to come into contact with English speakers.
  • Bring a little cash (again for those more far-flung areas).
  • Please do monitor children and vulnerable members of your party particularly on the staircases and by the pool.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Coffee Machine Ground Floor Bed & Bath Smart TV

The Villa

Villa Ljubak is a bright, spacious stone villa on the island of Hvar. This four-bedroom villa has been beautifully renovated whilst maintaining its authentic charm.

Ground Floor
- Cosy living room with a wood-burning fireplace
- Study with sofa bed
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom

First Floor
- Large fully equipped kitchen
- Dining area for ten guests
- Two double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom

Second Floor (Attic)
- Double bedroom with en-suite bahroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool
- Terrace with sunloungers and parasols
- Covered outdoor dining area
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Wi-fi
- Coffee machine
- Smart TV
- Babycot
- Highchair
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Ljubak
Beach Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Ljubak is settled on the beautiful island of Hvar, Croatia. Your stomping grounds will be the quiet and quaint village of Vrbanj, which is renowned for its many stone houses thanks to its Roman origins. You're flanked by many lovely little villages dotted about on hills for glorious vistas and close to the sea for sparkling views. We recommend taking a stroll and exploring the heart and soul of this area and turning back time to a slower and softer way of life. Owing to its central location, Vrbanj makes for a great springboard as you explore the entirety of the island.

Hvar is a hugely popular island, and you'll soon understand why. Despite its popularity, there are still numerous secluded spots for those who want to get away. As an island, you'll naturally want to explore its coastal areas and beaches. There are endless beaches to explore in Hvar, including Dubovica Beach, one of the island's most famous. Lusisca Beach is a crescent of rugged charm just for you. 4km from Hvar Town, you'll find Milna with its glorious waters and buzz. For the most part, the beaches in Hvar have a rugged charm wherever you go – they're rocky and can be found in bays ensconced by striking pine forests. If you're looking for sandy beaches, head to Jelsa or Sucuraj. Hula Beach Bar is a glorious spot to spend sunset not far from Hvar Town – watch the sailboats, locals and the sun in style.

You must explore Hvar Town with its fairy-tale prettiness. There's a real romance to the town's narrow, winding cobblestone streets. You can talk a walk on your own or enjoy a free walking tour if you want to orient yourself. Make sure you explore St. Stephen's Cathedral and St. Stephen's Square – a perfect place for people-watching. For those who like to see the sights from a height, Formica is where you must head. It's a fortress that sits upon the very highest part of the town and grants you views of Hvar and the Pakleni Islands, which are also well worth a visit. What's the big lure? A dreamy sojourn across calm beaches, vast forests, crystalline lagoons and brilliant waters.

Many flock to the area to experience wine tasting; if that's on your radar, Jelsa makes for a wonderful detour – you can also try some tantalising appetisers well-known to the locals. You'll spot the Franciscan Monastery, a dominating feature of the island close to the harbour and bell tower. For something haunting and unusual, you should hunt out the abandoned town of Malo Grablje. The locals abandoned the area to find their fortunes in nearby Milna. Today, you're more likely to see roaming groups of cats and a tantalising taste of the past.

There's a great deal to see by sea, and we'd recommend swimming, snorkelling, water sports and sailing trips. There are beautiful caves to explore also, including Grapceva and the Blue and Green Caves. Close to your villa is Stari Grad. This is where you can see the ferry docking, and it is also known to be the oldest in Croatia and possibly in all of Europe, so it truly is something special. If you're in Hvar during the summer months, explore the deluge of lavender that sprouts up. It's truly something to behold and has garnered Hvar the nickname 'Lavender Island.'

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Split Aiport (via ferry)

(74km)

Nearest Ferry Port Stari Grad

(6km)

Nearest Town/City Stari Grad

(6km)

Nearest Town/City Hvar Town

(26km)

Nearest Beach Pebble Beach

(2.5km)

Nearest Supermarket Market Pjaca

(300m)

Region

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
unforgettable experiences.

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.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Hvar is a beautiful spot for families – a secluded and safe island off Croatia's coast. It's ravishingly beautiful, illuminated with history and culture, offers delicious food to suit all palettes and is a wonderful place for quality family time and making new friends due to its popularity. You'll be based on the island of Vrbanj memorable due to its many stone houses. There are endless villages about you peppered about the hills and coast, and taking a trip to them by car or bike or, in some cases, on foot is a great way to immerse yourself in this very special place.

You can't go wrong with children who want to spend time on the beach. Many of the beaches have a rugged charm and are pebbly. They give a feel of wild swimming because they are surrounded by unspoilt nature. You may wish to explore Dubovica Beach, one of the most visited, but we'd also recommend Lusisca and Milna. If you would like sandy beaches in shallow bays, Jelsa and Sucuraj should be on your list.

Hvar is very family friendly – even the evenings are built for families. Take the kids for an alcohol-free beverage at Hula Beach Bar and watch the sun go down. If you want to introduce young ones to the area's history, Hvar Town marks the spot. You can easily see St. Stephen's Cathedral and Square in an hour and enjoy a tasty bite nearby. Take a drive to Formica for views across Hvar and the neighbouring Paklini Islands. You'll want to avoid the dead heat of the day should you choose to walk or cycle. That string of islands you can spot – Paklini – is ideal for secluded sleepy magic. Explore the lagoons and pure waters for as long as you like. For a deeper taste of culture, the Franciscan Monastery also makes for an enjoyable stop. Children and adults will enjoy the abandoned town of Malo Grablje. When the locals up and left for Milna, they left behind a slice of the old life (and many cats!)

Close to home is Stari Grad – a great spot to take in old-world charm. Children will fall for the flourishing lavender fields that crop up over the summer donning the island in purple. The real charm for children is at sea – go swimming, snorkelling, explore islands and caves and spend time at the beach together.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following: 

- Cook/catering
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €200, paid locally. 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 garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & vaping are not permitted.
Tax Included in the rental price
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - Aug 30th 2025 £7,303

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - Aug 30th 2025 €7,940

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - Aug 30th 2025 $8,613

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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