ILLYRIA - A BEAUTIFUL FISHERMAN'S COTTAGE JUST 3 METERS FROM SEA

Steven Robinson

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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ILLYRIA - A BEAUTIFUL FISHERMAN'S COTTAGE JUST 3 METERS FROM SEA

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3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6-8 people

Illyria is a very old Dalmation fisherman's cottage that has been restored to a very high standard whilst retaining the authenticity of the property. Locally quarried Brac stone is used throughout to give the property a cool and serene feel. The property is set over 3 floors with 2 of the three bedrooms enjoying breathtaking and uninterrupted views across the Adriatic Sea. The property comes with 2 bathrooms both equipped with power showers. The property is air conditioned throughout and satellite TV is available.

The property has a large terrace with BBQ - you can fish from the terrace and then pop your catch right on your own fire. There is a mooring post . situated in front of the property making it suitable for those with a boat or small yacht. Illyria is within a short walk of the local amenities including the fine restaurants and pubs of Postira. Guests may use the gym and sauna/solarium/internet facilities of a nearby hotel for a small charge.

The island of Brac is only a 45 min ferry journey from Split which is directly served by an international airport. In the summer months, ferry departures from Split are very frequent i.e. every hour. Flights to Zadar (one and half hours drive from Split) and Dubrovnik (3 hours drive from Split) would also be suitable.

If guests prefer we are able to arrange a private boat transfer (private speedboat) from a jetty just 800m from the airport entrance to Postira harbour (only 400m from our house) which is a very exciting and quick way of arriving. The private transfer is EUR 230 per 6m boat which would certainly accommodate groups of 6-8 people. This exciting option may be cost effective for larger groups. Please let me know if you are interested.

Having successfully rented our property on Brac for a number of years we have taken the plunge and bought another prime property, nestled in the heart of Diocletian's palace in Split(see listing 1300888)This 120 meter, 1st floor apartment with its own private terrace (a rarity in Diocletian's palace) is simply stunning, is recently fully renovated and now available for rental. If a two-stop holiday is something you are interested in i.e. min 3 days in bustling Split city and it's great restaurants and shops coupled with a min 4 day stay on the island (only 40 mins away) with its great swimming and pure relaxation please let us know ...

To view more info or photos see www.facebook.com/illyriapostira.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Steven Robinson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks dutch, english
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We are a British family who first fell in love with the beauty of Croatia in 2004. We bought this ruin of a fisherman's cottage because of its wonderful location right on the Adriatic sea. It has been a wonderful holiday destination for our family as well as the countless visitors we've hosted each year.

This property really does offer visitors the best a seaside holiday has to offer. It's perfectly located right on the water's edge. The Adriatic is wonderful for swimming with water temperatures peaking at about 24 - 28 degrees Celsius in peak season. The cottage is located in a working fishing village environment where most inhabitants live directly from the land or sea

We are now able to offer guests a two stop holiday experience, with a fisherman's cottage on Brac and a luxurious inner city apartment ( sleeping ) in the heart of the roman Diocletian's palace in Split, see property no. 1300888.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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Illyria - a beautiful fisherman's cottage just 3 meters from sea
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Postira Brac
5

GREAT ISLAND, GREAT HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
The fishermen's house at Brac is really different to the average destination. It's unique by its character and the immidiate entrance from your own terrace to the sea. Postira is not yet occupied by just tourists and we find it still authentic. We rented a car and that makes it easy to go around the island. We visited Bol and Pucisca and other places. But what you also can do very easy is to make beautiful walks. We did one for about 10 miles along the coast from Mirca to Postira, which was very interesting. Here and there you can skinny dip, which for us is a real joy. In the mornings its wonderful to go snorkling. We recommed to take your snorkles with you if you can. At night it's great to cook your own caught fish at the barbecue. In fact the terrace is so special, one doesn't need to go anywhere when you have such a beautiful place.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Hi Mary, thanks for such a great review- you've certainly persuaded us to do more walking on the island!
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Illyria - a beautiful fisherman's cottage just 3 meters from sea
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Postira Brac
5

EVERYTHING I DREAMED OF!

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely week at this charmingly restored fisherman's cottage. I will treasure the memory of our "Illyric experience!" We didn't fish and barely cooked - it's the perfect place for simple relaxation, although there was plenty to do in the local village - particularly with the World Cup football on every television screen!  We had a thunderstorm one day and decided to have pedicures and cocktails at the local hotel, which was a huge success with the teenagers!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay Annemarie! Hopefully we'll see you and your teenagers back some day.
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Postira Brac
Brooklyn
5

A FABULOUS HOUSE - IT'S AT THE TOP OF OUR LIST!

A fabulous house - it's at the top of our list!
  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have stayed at quite a number of rental properties via HomeAway and similar websites but Illyria certainly jumps to the top of our list of favorite places. We had a totally delightful week here at the end of May and the main points to note are:
1) The house is extremely well equipped and everything is exactly as described - no hype or exaggerations. Also, the WiFi Hotspot worked well for us and was really helpful. (Thank you Steven for getting this added to the features of the house).
2) The location is indeed spectacularly beautiful so make sure you have a well-charged phone battery as you will be taking loads of photos
3) Postira is a delightful small town which has everything you might need - including the fresh vegetable market every day, the excellent baker, and a good selection of restaurants / cafes.
4) We did not have a car for our week at Illyria and that was absolutely no problem at all. The bus service to Supetar is pretty good and that's also a fine town to explore.

All in all we strongly recommend a week at Illyria to anyone wishing to have a wonderful relaxing time. We will be back!
Grahame & Sandra
  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review - thank you both so much, Grahame and Sandra. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Illyria - a beautiful fisherman's cottage just 3 meters from sea
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Postira Brac
5

A RELAXING WEEK

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed a very relaxing family holiday at Illyria. Steven and Thea have done a wonderful job of sympathetically restoring the cottage without losing it's character. The cottage enjoy a quite position looking towards the mainland in a very pretty and peaceful setting. There are shops, eateries and amenities a short walk away.

Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable holiday in a home from home.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review - summer nights on Brac seem such a far cry as the winter nights in the UK start to draw in. Kind regards
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Illyria - a beautiful fisherman's cottage just 3 meters from sea
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Postira Brac
5

JUST PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
Fantastic house, fantastic place. Very relaxing holiday, no need to do anything else than sitting on the terrace reading a book and occasionally go for a swim in the crystal clear water not 10 steps away from the sun chair.

The owners are very helpful and friendly and so is their local representative in Split/Postira.

Best stay ever, would definitely recommend this house to anyone.

Kenneth & Meliha, Norway
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kenneth and Meliha, thanks so much for taking the time to respond to us. We get really pleased when we hear that guests have had a great time at our house - that's what holidays should be i.e. relaxing, and what the whole island project was always about for us ...
Regards
Steven and Thea
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Postira Brac
London, UK
5

PERFECT HOUSE, PERFECT SETTING, LOVELY ISLAND.

  • 5 of 5
We had an absolutely fabulous holiday and loved the house and it's wonderful location right on the sea and only a 5 minute walk to the main harbour front where there are bars, restaurants, small food markets and supermarkets. We are now huge fans of Croatia and would happily return. I have already been recommending the house and Croatia in general to anybody who will listen to me!! Brac feels like Greece and Italy of 20-30 years ago.

The house itselt was well equipped and comfortable. There is a built-in bbq on the terrace overlooking the sea and the mainland. perfect for cooking and eating al fresco. We had our two teenage boys with us who enjoyed the extensive DVD collection that is available in the house.


We were unable to hire a car as we had planned because I forgot to take our driving licences! However it turned out not to matter one little bit. In fact, we found the Croatian people to be very helpful, friendly and kind. Getting to the house from Split turned out to be easy - ferry to Brac and then a 15 minute taxi ride to the house in Postira. Then for the rest of the holiday we walked, took a local bus to Bol and a boat ride to Omis to go white water rafting. All excellent! Maybe when we return next time we will hire a car, just so we can explore a little more but ir really isn't a necessity with this property

All in all fabulous. Probably one of the best located houses I have ever rented and I would not hesitate to recommend it.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Marie, we're delighted that your holiday went so well. Thea and Steven
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Split (or Zadar)
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Supetar, Brac
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
beach
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Car: recommended

The property is situated in Postira, Island of Brac - a beautiful and unspoilt fishing village on the Island of Brac. The Island of Brac is just a 45 min ferry boat journey from Split centre - ferries/car ferries are frequent in summer, approx every hour.

The village of Postira enjoys 5+restaurants and a number of bars all of which thrive in the summer months though are never loud or noisy. Fresh caught fish can be bought from the fishing boats in the morning.

Postira is a good base from which to explore the rest of Brac and the other Dalmatian Islands. Brac enjoys many secluded beaches including the beautiful sandy beach of Lovrecina, just over 2km from IIlyria.

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Availability & Rates

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Postira Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Jul 5 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
 
 
Medium/High
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
 
 
Medium
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 17 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£900
 
 
Low
Oct 18 2014 - Dec 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £300.00
Notes Prices based on 6 people sharing. Each extra person above 6 people is charged at £50 per week. A security deposit of Euro300 is required by the landlord's agent on arrival and before occupation and is returned on departure. All bookings are confirmed by a deposit of 50% of the full amount due with the remainder paid 6 weeks before occupation. Croatia charges a nominal tourist tax for all tourist

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Postira Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , twin
    Bedroom - 1 king
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin. All bedrooms are fully air conditioned.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • nude beach
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • marina
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • whitewater rafting
  • hiking
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The property has an IPOD docking station as well as CD player/radio.
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