|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Enjoy your private villa, featuring a large garden, master suite with ensuite bath and private balcony. The second bedroom also has a large bath with a roll-top/clawfoot vintage tub (with shower head). The villa has a large terrace where you can dine and relax under the stars or enjoy a sunny afternoon away from the crowds. An outdoor shower in the garden allows for rinsing off after the beach or showering by the light of the moon. The comfortable living area has a modern kitchen (with dishwasher), dining table, and sitting area for cozy stay-in evenings.
Three Roof House was purchased by the owner in 2007 and completely renovated to exquisite detail. The renovations were complete in 2012. The result is a comfortable space with lovely village and sea views alongside simple luxuries like a master suite, private balcony, air conditioning, and private terrace. The fully modern kitchen allows guests to prepare their own meals in comfort and includes a dishwasher, large fridge, oven/cooker, and stovetop/cooktop.
The beautifully renovated, 2 bedroom/2 bath villa sleeps four comfortably in air conditioned bedrooms with room for up to 6 (sofa sleeper). The terrace and large garden provide you a private space to unwind and relax. Unfinished stone walls, sea views, and the peaceful surrounding of the village are the foundation for a restful and memorable vacation.
Three Roof Villa, is owned by Dana Stinson, an American who worked in post-conflict Bosnia and Kosovo for a number of years and often travelled to the Dalmatian coast for holidays.
Returning to the area in 2006, she became enchanted again with Croatia's coast and islands and decided to buy and renovate a traditional stone home in the area. Dana chose to settle on Hvar Island which reminded her of her new england roots.
Three Roof House is named for the three distinct roof-lines that were revealed during the renovation of the house between 2007 and 2012. One of the roof-lines was preserved in the living area, and can been seen in relief in the plaster on the first floor.
The desire to live in a renovated, traditional stone home was a long time dream of the owner. Working with the island's builders to preserve some of the historical feel of the home while creating a modern, inviting living space was the goal of the reconstruction. Hopefully you will enjoy the results!
Dana Stinson purchased this house in 2007
This property, among many the owner saw on the island, was special. The large garden and terrace area provided privacy while the living space was spacious but comfortable. The renovation project was difficult and time consuming but resulted in the perfect home away from home.
Although the island of Hvar is special in itself, the peace and tranquility of Vrbanj town drew me to the house and to the island. The ability to be close to Jelsa and Star Grad towns, while enjoying the privacy of a house with its own garden area, was without match. Vrbanj is known as Hvar's 'living village' as many of the rural villages are either abandoned or sparsely populated. Vrbanj village has its own life and its own attributes of a community that make it special next to the larger towns nearby. The residents care well for their homes and fields, play bocce and soccer on the village fields, and have a pride in their village. I hope you will enjoy exploring the village and surrounding area.
We could not have asked for a better location and home on our visit to Hvar, Croatia. Dana was quick to answer all my questions when we first booked up until our arrival. The house had so much character and was extremely comfortable. We wished that we were able to spend more time there...three nights was not enough. I enjoyed the fact that it was in a quiet area but we could walk to a restaurant and grocery store. I would highly recommend staying here to experience this beautiful home in the quiet town of Verbanj! Thank you, Dana.
We had a wonderful time and adore the house! It was a perfect get away and so very comfortable. I wish we could have stayed longer. We went right before the season started and while it would have been nice to see the lavender fields and vineyards open the lack of crowds made it a very peaceful holiday. I have already told all my friends about this house and the island!
We had a lovely time exploring Hvar island from this central location in a village that reminded us of rural village life in England. People are friendly and there are three places to have a drink right in the village itself, not to mention a very convenient shop! This is the place to stay to keep you away from the "maddening" crowds but near to everything to see and do on the island.
Our recent stay in the village of Vrbanj on Hvar is where Hemingway would be if he were still with us in 2013. The opportunity to truly experience the Med as it once was with so many interesting and exciting things to discover within a 20 minute drive was truly amazing. As we drove to Konoba's (Tavern's) in nearby villages and visited secluded beaches that only in the know Croatians frequent, we realized we had made an excellent strategic decision basing ourselves here. Dana's Veranda provided an excellent place each evening to reflect on the day's discoveries as we drank excellent white wine mixed with sparkling water as locals enjoy watching the sun go down behind the mountain.
Vrbanj is central to everything. We literally would wake up everyday looking forward to exploring a new part of the island or restaurants near by. We found the information provided for us listing all favorite beaches and top restaurants very helpful. Our favorites were the Tavern in Vrisnik with great wine that they will bottle for you and let you take away not to mention the wonderful family that runs the place and their terrific food. We also loved the beach at Dubavice where the Tavern serves fish caught that morning in a picture perfect setting. The great thing about this location is that you can go in any direction and experience something amazing. We met a couple staying in Hvar town who told us how they wish they would have stayed in a place like this.
The flat is has all of the basic amenities and is very comfortable, clean and well maintained. Mick the property manager is ready to help and Dana is on standby via email if you have any requests. We loved the place and will be back next year.
Hvar and the 3 Roof Villa was the perfect end to our European holidays. The villa combined modern facilities, including an Italian kitchen, with old-world architecture resulting in a stunning atmosphere. The location allowed us easy access to a new adventure each day – a stroll to the village coffee shop, touring the local winery, and exploring numerous coves and beaches across the island. It was a short, 3 km, trip to watch the sunset over the harbor and have dinner. We also spent several evenings relaxing on the terrace enjoying a glass of wine and the local delicacies. We stopped at several of the small carts around the island to buy local honey, bread, and brandy.
The home was clean and well appointed. The caretakers checked in on us to ensure that we had everything for our stay. We plan to return and rent bikes on the next trip.
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing vacation on Hvar island. The villa is beautifully renovated, well-maintained and has great views and a lovely garden area. The villa is bright and breezy, and the bedrooms and bathrooms are large and comfortable. The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need to cook. The owner provided lots of tips on things to do on Hvar and recommended some great restaurants.
The villa is well-located in Vrbanj, a peaceful, picturesque village. It is walking distance to some small shops to pick up basic groceries, as well as a nice restaurant serving excellent local dishes. Hvar is a beautiful island, with great beaches, hikes, and food. Vrbanj is an easy drive to the beach, and other nice villages on Hvar.
We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others!
Welcome to the sunniest spot in the Mediterranean, Hvar Island! Hvar features everything from great beaches to hot party spots and more. Reviewed in the New York Times as, 'a recently rediscovered off the radar haven', Hvar is among the most beautiful islands in the world.
Three Roof House in Vrbanj village is your island retreat providing you the privacy, space, and quiet required to truly enjoy the Hvar Island paradise. Located within 5 kilometers of the towns of Stari Grad, Vrboska, and Jelsa, the villa offers easy access to the best island restaurants, beaches, and nightlife without the noise, crowds, and hassle of staying in a town center. Hvar Town, one of the hottest vacation and party places in Europe, is a 20 minute drive from the villa.
Although the summer is the most popular time to visit the island famous for lazy beach days and vibrant evenings, Hvar is equally beautiful in the spring and fall. Spring's bloom features lovely wildflowers and quiet enjoyment of the island's beauty. Hvar's famous Easter processional or 'Za Krizen', recognized by UNESCO as a non-material world cultural event, is a unique feature of the season. The early summer Lavendar Festival has drawn visitors to the village of Velo Grablje to celebrate the tradition of the fragrant plant on the island. The fall, with the island's bounty coming in from the fields, is an ideal time to witness grape and olive harvests and see the island's wine making in process.
Getting to Hvar and the villa is easy. Split airport is a 30 minute ride to the Split port, giving you access to the Stari Grad ferries (car and passenger) or the catamaran ferry to Jelsa (passengers only). On arrival at Hvar, The villa is 3 kms from Jelsa and 6 kms from Stari Grad port.
Although bus transport is available on the island and is easily accessible from the villa, access to a car will allow you to fully enjoy Hvar. Car rental is available from Split airport or on the island. The villa owner will provide information regarding parking in Vrbanj village on request.
Each of the towns near the villa are unique. The closest, Jelsa town, features excellent restaurants, a lively nightlife, and a nice swimming area a short walk from the town center. Jelsa is a great place to have a coffee or a glass of wine while watching the world go by in the central square. Vrboska is a boating village with cafes and restaurants and a beach popular with families just beyond the town. Stari Grad is the main port for ferries and has a rich history starting in Roman times with some of the island's best restaurants. Stari Grad is a lovely place for a lazy stroll and a coffee in the numerous cafes. The town beach is popular and stretches from just outside the town to the ferry dock. The walk along the beach from Stari Grad to the ferry takes about 20 minutes.
The village of Vrbanj, where the villa is located, hosts a welcoming tavern style restaurant, Konoba Bogo, and two cafe bars in the village square. A post office and village grocer provide easy access to basic needs of visitors and villagers alike. Bus service is available for transport to Hvar's major towns. Walking trails leading out of the village make for lovely hikes to the nearby villages of Dol and Srvice, or just walking among the hills and vineyards. Cycling enthusiasts will find the Faros cycling route runs right through the village - and bikes are available for rent in Jelsa and Stari Grad. Beaches can be easily accessed in Jelsa, Vrboska, and Stari Grad, or from the beautiful Zvala village just on the other side of the hills. Staying in Vrbanj village allows for a true Croatia experience.
Enjoy Hvar from your peaceful villa retreat in Vrbanj village. Escape from the world and have your choice of the beaches, nightlife, and old towns that make the island famous. Or choose to stay home and enjoy a quiet afternoon or glass of Croatian wine on your private terrace under the stars. At Three Roof House the choice is truly yours.
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Property accommodates 4 adults in beds and the prices quoted above are based on 4 adults. A pull out couch is also available to accommodate up to 2 additional guests (for a total of 6 guests). Reservation covers all processing, meet/greet, cleaning, etc.
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