Villa Quarra

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


Pool Villa/House Ideal for Kids Romantic


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On the island of Hvar, surrounded by the Mediterranean scents of lavender and rosemary, you’ll find the most charming stone villa with glorious sea-views from its swimming pool. Here you can totally unwind in the rural idyll knowing that the beautiful island is yours to discover.

Based on a vast estate of lavender fields, cypress, fig and olive trees the stone house was originally used as a place of respite for the workers in the surrounding fields, either to escape the hot sun or warm themselves by the fire. Built at the beginning of the 20th century using the same grey stone as the nearby village of Humac, it sits peacefully amongst stunning natural surroundings where olive oil, herbs and spices have been cultivated for years.

The interiors are utterly charming with a mixture of modern and antique furnishings. You’ll feel homely in the spacious living area and the kitchen has everything you need as well as a fantastic barbecue in the courtyard. The pretty bedrooms are individual in style with traditional features such as exposed stone walls and wood beamed ceilings; two of the en-suite rooms are on the first floor with two more just across from the villa along a stone path.  You will be well looked after here with daily house-keeping and the option to hire a private chef for part of your stay.

The outside grounds will delight with the glorious swimming pool with mesmerising sea-views and stone paths leading to inviting lounge areas and the al-fresco dining terrace. Play tennis or simply lounge in the sun with a glass of chilled local wine.  There’s no surprise that cycling, hiking and horse-riding opportunities are also nearby.

The 13th century village of Humac (3.5km) is around 15 minutes by car, a captivating hamlet without electricity where you can dine by candlelight in the local konoba. The beaches of Zavala are simply stunning plus there are restaurants and watersports or head north to the particularly family-friendly vibe in Jelsa with more wonderful coastline.

Villa Quarra offers relaxation and a strong sense of history in the tranquil surroundings of the interior of this striking island.

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What you should know…

  • A 4x4 vehicle is needed to reach this idyllic villa, the tracks to get to it are uneven and rocky. 
  • Two of the bedrooms, including the twin, are in little stone houses just across from the main villa.
  • The upstairs of the main house is accessed via stone steps outside.
  • Its a great place for slightly older kids or babies but the rocky gardens and external steps means it's not so suitable for toddlers.
  • The tennis court is accessed by walking along a low-level rocky wall. 

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Tennis Court Satellite TV Bicycles Provided Sauna/Steam Outdoor Games DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

The Villa

Villa Quarra is on the island of Hvar. With rustic charm and immense character, surrounded by 30,000m2 of fields of lavender, rosemary and olive and fig trees it is a rural idyll with stunning sea-views from the wonderful pool and terraces.

Ground Floor
- Open-plan fully equipped kitchen-diner and living room, with sofa-bed

First Floor (via external stone steps)
- Quad room with double bed, single bed and sofa-bed, with en-suite shower room
- Double room, with en-suite shower room

Two separate rooms in gardens
- Twin bedroom with sofa-bed, with en-suite shower room
- Double room with sofa-bed, open-plan bathroom


- Private Swimming pool (11m x 5.5m)
- Al-fresco dining terrace
- Barbecue, with wooden oven
- Outdoor lounge
- Sauna (winter months)
- Sun-loungers
- Tennis court
- Vast gardens, partly rocky
- Vegetable garden


About the surrounding area of Villa Quarra
Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Quarra is located in a 30,000m2 estate of lavender fields with rosemary, fig and olive trees in an absolute rural idyll. Despite being in the relatively undiscovered interior of the island, it takes around half an hour to get to the coast and there are fabulous sea-views. The villa itself offers tennis and there are jogging, walking, horse-riding and cycling possibilities nearby.

The nearest village is Humac which is 3.5km east. It is a sixteenth century hamlet without electricity set upon a hilltop on this remote and beautiful part of the island.  Here you will find a restaurant that serves by candle-light with all food cooked on the open-fire. Booking in advance is essential, especially in the summer months.

Further south you will find Zavala (7.5km) with a further choice of restaurants serving excellent local cuisine, beautiful pebble beaches with crystal clear waters and a range of watersports. From here you can take a boat trip to the small and tranquil island of Sćedro from the little harbour. Drive a little further to the abandoned village of Gromin Dolac for more stunning beaches.

Heading north to Jelsa (15km), you can enjoy fresh fish and local wine in a decent choice of tavernas and restaurants plus a supermarket and further facilities. It is a great base for exploring this part of the island. You can walk or cycle through the dense pine forests, discover pretty beaches and coves or take boat excursions a little further afield. There are numerous walking tours that start from Jelsa and various trekking paths across the island.

The island of Hvar is yours to discover, whether it is wine-tasting in local vineyards, kayaking at sun-set along the coast, cycling across the countryside or exploring the villages and towns on the island. Stari-Grad (20km), one of the main ports for arrivals from Split, was founded by the Greeks in 400 BC and is the oldest settlement on the island. Nearby you will find Stari Grad Plain, a cultural landscape dating back from the Greeks in the 4th century BC, now a UNESCO heritage site.  Or head to the glitz and glamour of Hvar Town (42km) which has recently gained a reputation as one of Croatia’s trendiest destinations.

Read more about Hvar

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Split, via ferry/Hvar


Nearest Village Humac/Zavala


Nearest Town/City Jelsa


Nearest Restaurant Humac/Zavala


Nearest Supermarket Jelsa


Nearest Beach Plaža Skalinada

(7.1km/25 min drive)

Nearest Tennis

(On site )


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.


Best Suited For: Children
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Older children will love their stay at Villa Quarra with the paths to explore in the gardens, the outdoor lounge space and the beautiful swimming pool. The villa offers tennis plus there are jogging, walking, horse-riding and cycling possibilities nearby.

The local village of Humac (3.5km) will excite kids as they see a beautiful stone hamlet without electricity dating back to the 13th century.

Zavala on the coast has watersports and some lovely pebbly beaches plus boat rides across to the tranquil island of Sćedro. Alternatively, drive north to Jelsa with more great beaches and overall a great family-friendly vibe.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Bikes
  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Outdoor Games
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included


Oliver's Extras

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Shopping & Food Delivery Available

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

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

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!

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Daily change of towels, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Tax Sojourn Tax of €1 per person per night for over 18's (€0.50 for children 12-18, under 12's free) is not included in the rental price and will need to be paid locally in cash on arrival.
Changeover day Saturday
Minimum stay 7 nights
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.
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs In the event of a shorter period of rent than 7 nights, 25% is added to the price.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - May 26th 2024 £5,696
May 26th 2024 - Jun 9th 2024 £5,696
Jun 9th 2024 - Jun 24th 2024 £6,859
Jun 24th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 £8,021
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 23rd 2024 £6,859
Sep 23rd 2024 - Aug 26th 2025 £5,696

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - May 26th 2024 €6,198
May 26th 2024 - Jun 9th 2024 €6,198
Jun 9th 2024 - Jun 24th 2024 €7,462
Jun 24th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 €8,727
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 23rd 2024 €7,462
Sep 23rd 2024 - Aug 26th 2025 €6,198

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - May 26th 2024 $6,707
May 26th 2024 - Jun 9th 2024 $6,707
Jun 9th 2024 - Jun 24th 2024 $8,075
Jun 24th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024 $9,444
Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 23rd 2024 $8,075
Sep 23rd 2024 - Aug 26th 2025 $6,707

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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