FOOTPRINTS VILLA. A RESTORED, 19TH CENTURY SEA FRONT RESIDENCE. PRIVATE POOL

Richard Affleck, owner

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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FOOTPRINTS VILLA. A RESTORED, 19TH CENTURY SEA FRONT RESIDENCE. PRIVATE POOL

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5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, pool, wifi, air-con. Amazing Views.

Footprints Villa is a large (5 bedroom), fully renovated 19th century detached stone residence, located directly on the sea front in the little mainland village of Viganj - a peaceful oceanside setting with views over the sea to the ancient mini city of Korcula.

The resorted stone villa has its own large private pool and wonderful views out to sea, with beaches just 10 metres away! Located in this quiet beach front village that over looks the crystal clear Adriatic, Footprints Villa offers spacious living with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and sleeps 10 (up to 12 if infants in cots). It has 2 large reception rooms, atrium, a huge kitchen with Bosch fittings, beverage fridge (for the local wines provided in your welcome pack!) dishwasher, sit up bar, triple sinks, granite work surfaces etc etc...leading to stunning decks, front and rear, to enjoy the access to the ocean & the huge sea front south-west patios, and around its large private pool to the rear of the home.

To secure a booking, my deposit requirement is 50% and the balance would not be due until just 8 weeks before your holiday.

Better still, its sea front, so no need for a car, as easy walking to this lovely little fishing village's bars and small restaurants, serving local fresh foods, especially sea food. The well stocked shop is just 150 meters away. Beaches are seconds by foot too. The villa has a jetty in front.

Footprints Villa was restored over a 4 year project from a ruin by us (English owners), and features exposed original stone features which blend beautifully with stylish, contemporary finishings, polished wooden and tiled floors, hi-end sanitary wear, designer kitchen and quality outdoor furnishings. Large stone BBQ.

The original features have been carefully retained, yet it offers modern elegance in undoubtedly the most amazing location. Other features include flat screen TV, thick, fluffy towels & robes, 600 thread Egyptian bedding, The White Company toiletries, pool towels, free wireless internet.

A perfect private, spacious luxurious family villa.

Footprints Villa, in Viganj, is located on the Adriatic mainland, so no need to catch (or worry about catching!) ferries to the islands. From experience, if a ferry is missed, especially in higher season, the delay can be significant, stressful and rather hot in the summer sun!

The village of Viganj (pronounced ve-gan) sits on the azure clear Adriatic sea, and north from the city of Dubrovnik, and faces the 'mini Dubrovnik' of Korcula - easy to reach by the foot passenger only water taxi that leaves just 200m by foot from Footprints Villa. The village has a plentiful supply of excellent bars, restaurants, its very well stocked mini supermarket, at ATM....all of course within walking of the villa. The beaches are safe and again, all near the villa.

Viganj is famous for its windsurfing and kitesurfing scene, with plenty of opportunity to learn or improve your skills with the various companies that offer tuition - again, all within a short walk of the villa.

If you like to enjoy more sedate forms of relaxation, the region is equally famous for its vineyards with tours and tastings all available that we can arrange, as can boat hire, both for own use and captained.

No need for the car once once in residence, or long walks in the hot summer heat to 'close to the sea' accommodation in the area. Taxi's too are a cost effective wy to visit the near villages with more choices of places to eat and drink.

Full details of many things to do locally are provided in the villa.

I hope you come and enjoy sea front living at Footprints Villa!

Richard Affleck, UK, owner.

Footprints is open in 2014 from April 1st.

Its easy to book Footprints Villa for your holiday in Croatia. Just complete the enquiry for to the right of this message and I will reply immediately. I will confirm the dates and rates and if you wish to progress, I'll e-mail you the booking form. This can be completed and e-mailed or posted back and the deposit is 50%. The balance is not due until 8 weeks before your holiday. Payments can be made by internet banking, credit cards via PayPal or UK cheque.

FOOTPRINTS VILLA IS NOW IN THE TOP 20 HIGHEST REVIEWED VILLAS of all 46,500+ properties listed on this site for the entire country of Croatia. (excluding small apartments). Click on 'reviews' to read the latest comments from our recent guests.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
The following review was written by the guest in the villa comments book...



''What a perfect place! We loved everything about the villa, the town, the sea and Korcula. So relaxing here, I wasn't sure if I still had a pulse!



Little Viganj village is really enchanting. We can't wait to come back!



Beautiful sunsets, Drinks on the terrace. Great local restaurants, church bells ringing. So quiet and peaceful.



Would definitely come back here, Fabulous home''
Sep 2013
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Richard Affleck, owner

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Hello! I bought Footprints villa as a roofless ruin back in 2008, but knew with some hard work, I could restore it to its former glory as the former Sea Captains house it once was. The position of course, being sea front, is unrivalled, and made me all the more enthused to create a great home. It took 3 more years to complete the project to what you can now see.

Richard Affleck, owner purchased this villa in 2008

Why this property?

It's always been very rare indeed to find a large, historic sea front house with plenty of outside space, but after 4 years of visiting and searching Croatia, when this popped up, I grabbed it.

It took nearly 3 years to create Footprints as it is today, with over 40 return visits as the restoration progressed.

Sea front living on a holiday can't be beaten. Not just for direct access to the sea, amazing views, but also the convenience of being able to wander to all local facilities (no 'a short walk' or ''just a 5 minute drive for the shops and beach' with this villa!!).

We spend enough time behind the wheel of a car not to have to do the same on our holidays.....,there is no need for a car at Footprints...I can recommend transfers for you...as you are in the village, on the beach, everything is within walking distance (shops, bars, great restaurants).

Better still, my villa is on the mainland, so no waiting for hours and hours in the summer sun (after 3-4 hour flights and car journeys) queuing for a ferry to the outer islands such as Brac, Miljet, Hvar etc etc!

We supply wireless Internet of course and bath, hand AND pool/beach towels, plus also a large array of complimentary toiletries.

An extensive welcome pack is provided, with my compliments.

I have excellent stay who care for my guests when in residence, and as you can see from my many reviews, their service is welcome and appreciated.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

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FOOTPRINTS VILLA. A RESTORED, 19th CENTURY SEA FRONT RESIDENCE. PRIVATE POOL
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
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FOOTPRINTS VILLA. A RESTORED, 19th CENTURY SEA FRONT RESIDENCE. PRIVATE POOL
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94658
Viganj Peljesac Peninsula
Oxfordshire
5

It doesn't get better than this

It doesn't get better than this
  • 5 of 5
Our first visit to Croatia, two families with 5 children in total from 14-19. We were looking forward to this holiday & villa tremendously based on previous reviews and we were not disappointed. It is a real home from home and really could not be better situated or equipped. There really is nothing on which we had to compromise. The shop just up the road has fresh bread & milk (along with pretty much anything else you will need). The nine of us all ate out or barbecued each night, only having to make one reservation as we were sampling the 'under the bell' cooking which has to be pre ordered (Ivan's). Food is incredibly cheap if you have experienced the Med Euro prices, and delicious. Despite it being high season it was very quiet which suited us adults. The teenagers certainly enjoyed the windsurfing lessons (and the associated views!). The ferry (small boat!) to Korcula is literally just up the road (opposite the shop). We took a private boat trip around the islands (Dalmatino tours) and they collected us from the jetty also. We did wonder if we might need a car but were so glad we didn't get one. Richard organised us a taxi from the airport which cost next to nothing. We hired some bikes (100m up the rd) for a couple of days just to see both ends of the sea front - nothing more. To sit on the front terrace having breakfast with the gorgeous view made a very peaceful and relaxing start to every day. Quite simply it was the best family holiday to date and would love to return.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jonathan. I am so thrilled you all had a fantastic holiday at my villa home.

You certainly made the most of the locality, and enjoyed things like the ferry to Korcula, biking around the area, the windsurfing scene and the great value this corner of the world offers.

It was a pleasure to be of service in the build up to your arrival and thank you for your generous comments regarding the villa and it's facilities. To be rated as your best holiday to date is both humbling and hugely appreciated. It makes all the hard work in restoring Footprints Villa to its former glory worthwhile and to know families have such happy times there is so wonderful to know.

Please come and visit again soon!
Kindest regards.
Richard
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FOOTPRINTS VILLA. A RESTORED, 19th CENTURY SEA FRONT RESIDENCE. PRIVATE POOL
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Viganj Peljesac Peninsula
Kendal
5

Beach Front Bliss!

  • 5 of 5
We've just had the most relaxing holiday here at Footprints Villa! 7 of us, of mixed ages, we were thrilled with the quality of the house, made perfect by its incredible location on the sea front, with a lovely big pool in the private courtyard to the rear. The view, especially at sunset was fabulous, were we dined most nights. We also were able to wander to the many restaurants and bars along the village all of which provided great service and food. The kids loved the freedom of walking to the beach where all the kite boarders and windsurfers did their stuff! They all had a go too and managed to get up and off (extremely able (and patience!) are very accommodating). The villa is big, extremely well appointed and full of lovely touches. We went to Korcula for a few hours on the foot ferry that sets off along at the quay. The villa delivered in every way, so totally recommend to all. Thanks to the owner and local agent for impeccable service. We'll be back for sure.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments! Great to know you all had fun!
Sincere thanks for your valued custom. Come back soon!
Richard Affleck, owner. Footprints Villa, Viganj, Croatia
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FOOTPRINTS VILLA. A RESTORED, 19th CENTURY SEA FRONT RESIDENCE. PRIVATE POOL
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94658
Viganj Peljesac Peninsula
Kendal
5

Beach Front Bliss!

  • 5 of 5
We've just had the most relaxing holiday here at Footprints Villa! 7 of us, of mixed ages, we were thrilled with the quality of the house, made perfect by its incredible location on the sea front, with a lovely big pool in the private courtyard to the rear. The view, especially at sunset was fabulous, were we dined most nights. We also were able to wander to the many restaurants and bars along the village all of which provided great service and food. The kids loved the freedom of walking to the beach where all the kite boarders and windsurfers did their stuff! They all had a go too and managed to get up and off (extremely able (and patience!) are very accommodating). The villa is big, extremely well appointed and full of lovely touches. We went to Korcula for a few hours on the foot ferry that sets off along at the quay. The villa delivered in every way, so totally recommend to all. Thanks to the owner and local agent for impeccable service. We'll be back for sure.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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FOOTPRINTS VILLA. A RESTORED, 19th CENTURY SEA FRONT RESIDENCE. PRIVATE POOL
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94658
Viganj Peljesac Peninsula
5

A Holiday to Remember

  • 5 of 5
We have not long returned from the Footprints Villa in Viganj in Croatia. This was our 2nd visit to a Footprints Villa and we were not dissapointed. The Villa is fantastic and the location is superb. The Villa is much bigger than it looks on arrival and is finished to a very high spec with beaufitul wood and marble floors, lovely furnishings, exquisite bathrooms and a kitchen big enough to throw a party in. There are several eating and dining areas which enables one to get away from fellow guests if the need arises and if you don't want to swim in the private pool, all you have to do is cross the road, only a few feet and swim in the crystal clear waters. There is a bar just 50 yards away where we spent many an evening watching the spectacular sunsets, a sophisticated wine shop close by and the little supermarket at approximately 200 yards had everything we needed, especially the fresh bread, first thing in the morning which for us was never before 9 o'clock. A trip on the ferry to the medieval town of Korcula is a must and a short drive to the end of the peninsula will take you to Loviste where there are wonderful fish restuarants. Try the Lamb under the bell, a local dish but make sure you have worked up an appitite first. All in all, we had a fabulous holiday, our American friends were very impressed with the beauty of Croatia and I have no doubt we will plan to return at a later date. Thank you Richard for a holiday to remember.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sheila

Thank you so much for your in depth review and generous comments about my villa in Viganj, and the great location in which it is located in Croatia. I am delighted to know you all had a wonderful time, enjoyed the local area and found the villa just as you would have hoped.

It's a pleasure to have been of service on this, your second trip to one of my villas (the other is code 81041 in Mallorca for any readers of this review) and I do hope to welcome you back again on future visits!!

Kind regards, and thanks again!
Richard Affleck
Owner.
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FOOTPRINTS VILLA. A RESTORED, 19th CENTURY SEA FRONT RESIDENCE. PRIVATE POOL
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Viganj Peljesac Peninsula
5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5
We were blown away by the location, simply fantastic situated right on the sea front with amazing views and the sea just metres away. My family enjoyed safe swimming and had a go at windsurfing as tuition was given ! The villa was extremely spacious five bedrooms all ensuite with lots of space for those necessary quiet times when on a family hold. We all enjoyed the private pool and reluctantly dragged everyone away for some sight seeing. Everything is within walking distance so we did venture out at night and sample some of the many superb bars and restaurants. Nothing was to much trouble for Fani the Villa manager who went to exceptional lengths to ensure our holiday was magical. We would highly recommend it to anyone and cant wait to return.
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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FOOTPRINTS VILLA. A RESTORED, 19th CENTURY SEA FRONT RESIDENCE. PRIVATE POOL
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94658
Viganj Peljesac Peninsula
5

Just Perfect in Every Way

  • 5 of 5
This Villa has the most amazing position.
It has it's very own sea front which means you can sit and listen to the sea lapping the shore very restful.
The villa is very spacious with contemporary and trendy furniture, very well equipped in fact you need for nothing. And i mean nothing.
The kitchen is very large so we never felt crowded when everyone decided to help prepare a meal in fact it was great fun.
Even though we cooked a few times we made great use of the bars and restaurants all in easy walking distance, which was fantastic as no one had to drive.
We lived outside a lot of the time,there is a lovely shaded area for those who want to remain pale or have a break from the sun.
The large pool was great for those times when you need to cool off or exercise. Pool towels are supplied by the owners also bath robes which just add to the luxury of this villa.
Fani the local agent called in to see how we were, but as the villa is equipped to such a high standard we never called on her, nice to know she was there just in case.
To sum up our holiday the word PERFECT springs to mind SUPERB as well.

We will be booking again for 2013.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sincere thanks for your review!
I'm thrilled you all had a great time and enjoyed the villa and location.
I do appreciate your kind comments.
Happy to be of service!
Come back soon!
Richard, owner, Footprints Villa
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Dubrovnik
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Orebic
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Nearest beach
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Viganj
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Viganj
Car: not necessary

Footprints Villa is the ideal family holiday villa. Located right on the sea front, as well as having a large private pool, this detached, imposing restoration of a 19th century house is located in Viganj, a delightful sea front village of the wine area of Croatia as well as it being the wind surfing capital of the country too! The villa is located on the mainland, so no need to catch a ferry to the islands, which, if due to flight delays can be very stressful!

With the backdrop of Mount Isla, this very upmarket fishing village, is a delight! Quiet, relaxed and perfect for a family holiday. Located on the Pelejsac Peninsula, the village looks over to the 12th century city of Korcula, know as the 'mini Dubrovnik'. Korcula is a 10 minute boat ride to visit during your stay.

Viganj is also the perfect place to enjoy the benefits of staying right on the crystal clear Adriatic, with plentiful water sports, snorkelling, fishing or just swimming right outside your door! Easy to access from Dubrovnik, the area is the nation's wine growing region. The food here is all organic, and the seafood is excellent. The villa's location makes walking access to bars, resturants, the supermarket and of course the beaches, just foot steps away. Thankfully, no need to use the car! In 'The Croatian Adriatic' guide, published by N&N, states 'the houses and bay form what is the most beautiful location on the Adriatic! This really is a very special and luxurious home.

Footprints Villa has free wireless internet.

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Availability & Rates

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Viganj Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September 2014
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,750
 
 
October 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£2,150
 
 
April 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,950
 
 
May 2015
May 1 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,450
 
 
Late May & June 2015
May 23 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
 
 
July & August 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£4,250
 
 
September 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £300
Notes To book, please send an enquiry & I will respond immediately, confirming the dates & rates. The deposit is 50%, with the balance due 8 weeks before your stay. Refundable damage deposit £300.
If your groups consists of 5 or less, a discount of 5% is applicable.
Payments are accepted, Internet banking, International wire or by Credit Card via Paypal.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Viganj Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - private en-suite - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - private en-suite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - shared - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - private en-suite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - for pool use - shower , Adjacent to the pool, for showering pre-pool use
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master 1 - 1 queen , With private en-suite
    Master 2 - 1 queen , With private en-suite
    Master 3 - 2 twin/ single , With shared en-suite
    Master 4 - 2 twin/ single , With shared shower room
    Master 5 - 1 queen , With private en-suite shower room
  • All our bedrooms have a very chic and contemporary styling, blending beautifully with the many original features of the building. Each bedroom is individually designed and colour coded. All furniture was brought from the UK, and we paid special attention to the quality of the beds, with comfort essential to a restful holiday. Bedroom 5 is on the lower floor. All rooms are supplied with thick, fluffy large bath sheets, hand towels, bath mats and face cloths. Even bath robes are supplied for adults. We have one cot and high chair for your free use.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
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