Andrew and I booked our stay at Villa Tempera almost a full year in advance. Sanja was extremely helpful in arranging accomodations at the villa that met our needs, and even helped us further in planning our vacation, answering our numerous questions along the way.
We arrived at Villa Tempera and were warmly welcomed by Sanja and Vlado personally. They kindly showed us around the home and gardens, which left us speechless. The beauty of the home cannot be adequately captured in pictures - the sunlight that pours through the ample windows opening to the sea, the sound of the waves through the open doors at night, the waterfront porch we enjoyed each morning with coffee, the smell of the lavendar gardens, the swimming dock... It is far too impressive to capture in words or photos. However, even superior than the physical attributes of the property is the feeling of home that you have while there. In the villa, you do not feel as if you are in a temporary lodging, but rather like kings of your own palace - a feeling that lends to the relaxation.
We enjoyed the house itself greatly, as it provides a great degree of outdoor area to enjoy between the gardens, porch, outdoor dining area and grill, and swimming dock with sun beds as well as comfortable interiors (my goodness that bed was hard to leave in the morning!). As beautiful as Villa Tempera is, and as easy as it would be to spend all day there everyday, the villa also has a great location to explore the island from. It provides a greater degree of privacy than a location within Vis Town or Komiza while still being a short ride into town for dinner or coffee.
Sanja and Vlado, our gracious hosts, provided us with fantastic recommendations of activities, beaches, and restaurants to visit while on the island, and the house certainly served as a great location to visit these from. This rental provided so much more than a place to sleep - it was the foundation for our best vacation experience to date.
Thank you so much Sanja and Vlado! We are already missing Vis and the villa, and look forward to the day we can return!