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

Steven Robinson

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english, dutch
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Steven Robinson

Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english, dutch
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014
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ILLYRIA - A BEAUTIFUL FISHERMAN'S COTTAGE JUST 3 METERS FROM SEA

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Postira Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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, spa (incl manicurist) 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. Alternatively, for the same price as an airport taxi (EUR40) we can arrange your own private car (with a charming and safe local driver!) to meet you at the airport, help with luggage and any enquiries and take you directly to the ferry port to avoid that initial hassle in dealing with taxi drivers!

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steven Robinson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014

About Steven Robinson

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.

Why Steven Robinson chose Postira

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

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Illyria - a beautiful fisherman's cottage just 3 meters from sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Postira Brac
Jacksonville, Florida
5

In Heaven

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing time while staying at the Illyria! The set up of the house was just so magical. The rooms were all spacious and comfortable with full air conditioning. We barely spent time indoors because we preferred hanging out on the porch with the beautiful view and fresh breeze from the water.

Postira was such a cute town - it was very low key and not too touristy. We were able to take lots of long walks and enjoy the secluded beach/water accesses.

We quickly became friends with our neighbors - Katrina, the lovely lady next door, was a sweetheart. Although she did not speak English, we were able to engage eachother - it was hard for us to say good bye to her! The restaurant across from the house has very fresh food and the owners are so kind and welcoming! We ordered calamari one night to go and when it was done she surprised us by dropping it off a the house! It was such a kind gesture!

Steven demonstrated a new level of hospitality. He was always so responsive making sure that we were truly enjoying our experience at his home.

We hope we will be able to return sometime soon -- we miss it all so much!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words Marisa- we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much - I know our neighbour was very sad to see you leave and will be pleased to see you back some day! Steven and Thea
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Illyria - a beautiful fisherman's cottage just 3 meters from sea
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Postira Brac
5

Best holidays EVER !!!

  • 5 of 5
We spent 2 weeks in Illyria. Love Postira. we found the house last year and we knew this is it what we love . No need to go to the beach. Smooth water access from terrace. Small post on the rock to tie your boat or kayak (like we did). The hottest hours house is giving you nice protection from the sun and Jadran is bringing nice breeze. House is very well equipped. Aircon in every room. Amazing views. Very friendly neighbors. 2 small Konobas nearby. Studenac grocery 100 m away. Perfect location for quiet holidays with private beach and town center nearby. We didn't want to leave. Fantastic restoration and decoration of this old fisherman house by Thea & Steven. Congratulations. We'll be back here for sure. Worth every penny. Brgds. Sebastian and family from Gdynia. POLAND
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you had a good time Sebastian and look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks. Steven and Thea
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Illyria - a beautiful fisherman's cottage just 3 meters from sea
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Postira Brac
5

a perfect artist residence

  • 5 of 5
As a sculptor my interests were drawn to the Island Brac where the famous marble comes from. Visiting the island I noticed this marble is not used for only statues but almost for every utensil. A visit to the famous School Klesarska Skola in the spot Pucisca is very inspiring for everyone. Here you can see the artists at work in and outside the school.
The cottage Illyria is very clean and fully equiped and perfectly located on the island at the best side of the island. It is a peaceful ancient village Postira, where we find loads of inspiration for new work. Next to the nice holidayactivities as snorkeling, grilling your own fish at the terrace, the sea was so wonderful clean, it really felt good swimming in it.
The pretty village of Dol lies about 4 km away from Postira in a lovely valley.The character of the village offers an ideal combination of virgin nature and ancient stone houses. Dol is an Eco-village.
Every night we felt a sleep listing to the noise of the waves which completed our stay in this authentic place.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you got to see so much of Brac on your holiday Karin and very pleased it inspired your sculpting. Many thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed it.
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55026
-++44 7730541457
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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Illyria - a beautiful fisherman's cottage just 3 meters from sea
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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.

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Split (or Zadar)
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Supetar, Brac
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
2 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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Rates & Availability

From £93 Per night

Postira Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
Oct 18 2014 - Dec 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£700
 
 
Low
Jan 1 2015 - May 8 2015
5 night minimum stay
£650
 
 
Low Medium
May 9 2015 - Jun 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
£925
 
 
Medium
Jun 6 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,125
 
 
High
Jul 4 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
 
 
Medium
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
 
 
Low Medium
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
£925
 
 
Low
Oct 10 2015 - Dec 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
£650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £300
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 60 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:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The property has an IPOD docking station as well as CD player/radio.

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