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Christine Connor

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Old stone houses on Hvar converted into 3 sep cottages with pool can sleep 10

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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3 Self catering cottages with pool and wifi - each can sleep 2-4 people

Private luxury wifi complex situated on the edge of Vrbanj village, at the foot of the mountains but only 3km from the sea. Old stone animal houses have been converted into three comfortable, self contained cottages. Each cottage is completely separate and has own kitchen, shower room, bedroom and living area. Each cottage can be rented individually or all together for a group of up to eleven. The cottages surround a private courtyard with steps up to a stunning swimming pool which gets sunshine all day. Romantic package available. Welcome package including wine and basic groceries. Collection from the local port is included in the cost. British proprietors live on site to assist with any of your needs or problems. Cot rental available and no charge for children ten or under.

The Quaich is ideal for either couples or maybe an 'extended' family holiday as you can share the facilities during the day but retire to the privacy of your own cottage at the end of the day.

Great for families or couples: Many couples who have stayed with us have loved the idea of returning with maybe their parents, or a larger family group. As all three cottages open out on to the communal courtyard this is great for families to get together for a meal or drinks but at the same time they have their own private cottage to return to at the end of the day.

Local attractions: There are so many beaches close by you will be spoiled for choice. We have drawn up a list of our favourites so you will have an idea where to go. Snorkeling and diving are very popular and we can arrange sailing, sea kayaking, rock climbing etc for you.

If you would like to hire a car, scooter or bicycle we can put you in touch with a reliable agency.

Jelsa is our closest town, with many cafes and restaurants as well as a nightclub. Plenty ATM's and supermarkets too and a medical centre.

Stari Grad is a wonderfully historic old town to visit and is only 6km from us.

When the sun goes down you may like to visit Hvar (party) Town and enjoy cocktails at the famous Carpe Diem or watch the sun go down to the champagne corks popping in the Hula Bar.

Getting here: The closest airport to Hvar is Split although flights do also come into Dubrovnik and Zadar.

From Split airport it is a 30 minute taxi drive to the ferry port and then a 2 hour crossing on one of the many daily ferries to Stari Grad on Hvar. There is also a daily catamaran to Jelsa and now from 2015 European Coastal Airlines have introduced a sea plane from Split airport to Jelsa. You will be in the air for only 13 minutes!

Once on the island we will collect you at the port and take you the short 15 minute drive to The Quaich where a cool beer will be waiting for you.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Christine Connor (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Christine Connor

My husband, Mick and I, bought The Quaich as a ruin back in 2005 and after much hard work and many trips back and forth from Brighton in UK with the majority of our furniture etc, we opened our doors to guests in summer 2008. The project turned out to be much more demanding than we first thought but with help from family and friends we have turned the ruin into a luxury home that we absolutely love and during the summer months share with our guests. Our life on the island is very different from back in the UK where Mick managed his own glazing company and I was a financial administrator. We still have a base back in Brighton and return there in the winter to see the kids.

Christine Connor purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Christine Connor chose Hvar

We chose to buy a property on Hvar mainly because it reminded me so much of Scotland with the mountains and pine forests everywhere and in addition the wonderful climate. In the spring the island is covered with wild stocks and freesia and the smells of rosemary linger. Vrbanj is a small mountain village away from the main road but not too far away from the nearest towns of Jelsa and Stari Grad. The sea is only 3km away and there are so many places to go swimming we are spoilt for choice. I was brought up in a small Scottish village where everyone knew each other and the old fashioned values such as helping your neighbour was a regular occurrence. Vrbanj is still like this and it's a little like stepping back in time.

What makes this cottage unique

As we live on site and run The Quaich ourselves, we are on hand to help with anything our guests might need. We try to provide everything they might need but if anything is missing we are only too happy to make it happen. Our moto is simple luxury and if there is anything we can do to make your holiday more memorable you only have to ask.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Old stone houses on Hvar converted into 3 sep cottages with pool can sleep 10
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Lovely cottages in peaceful location with excellent hosts!

  • 4 of 5

A great 3 night stay in Jedan cottage last week. The location is absolutely perfect - Hvar town easily reachable within 25mins (drive) and two smaller harbour towns much closer to the cottages with great restaurants definitely worth going to. Watching the sunset in Stari Grad is a must! The cottages are lovely, small but well equipped with a great bedroom. The remote location is so idyllic and so peaceful. The shared courtyard features a big table for dining and pool is perfect for relaxing/sunbathing. Mick and Christine are the most wonderful and welcoming hosts offering up lots of recommendations for the local area and offer a taxi service too. I would highly recommend staying here for a quieter base on the island and hope to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Chris & Mick sind wunderbare Gastgeber. Wir waren 2 Wochen dort und hatten eine sehr schöne und erholsame Zeit. Die Beiden sind sehr daran interessiert ihren Gästen einen tollen Aufenthalt zu ermöglichen und wenn man es möchte, kann man sich dort eine sehr bequemen Zeit gönnen, da Chris & Mick einem quasi das „all inklusive" Angebot anbieten.

Essen, Getränke, Fahrdienste, Erlebnistouren, Ausflüge… - es ist für alles gesorgt und man kann darauf zurück greifen, muss man aber nicht.

Wir haben immer am Vortag entschieden was wir am nächsten Tag unternehmen und in Anspruch nehmen möchten und die Beiden waren total unkompliziert und jederzeit bereit alles irgendwie möglich zu machen.

Manchmal sind wir auch einfach nur am Pool geblieben und auch das war toll. Die Gästehäuser sind klein aber sehr liebevoll gestaltet. Dank der Klimaanlage lässt es sich jederzeit gut darin aushalten. Die Terrasse, den Pool und die Möbel dazu teilt man sich mit den anderen Gästen.

Der Ort selber ist sehr klein und etwas abgeschieden, aber wer die Ruhe zu schätzen weiß wird diesen Rückzugsort mögen. Es gibt fußläufig und ganz in der Nähe zwei sehr kleine Supermärkte, zwei Cafés und ein ein leckeres Restaurant. Für alle anderen Erkundungen, Strandbesuche und um die Insel zu entdecken benötigt man ein Auto / Roller etc. oder lässt sich eben von Mick fahren, was oft günstiger ist, als die ganze Zeit ein Auto zu mieten um es dann am Strand abzustellen.

Ein Auto oder Roller etc. kann man dann für ein paar Tage immer noch spontan vor Ort mieten. Mick hilft gerne dabei und hat uns eine gute Autovermietung empfohlen, die nicht teuer war.

Alles in allem ein wirklich toller Urlaub, von dem wir immer noch schwärmen.

Die Insel und Chris & Mick sind super. Es ist der perfekte Urlaub für Paare oder Freunde, die sich gemütlich und entspannt zurück ziehen möchten. Wer das wilde (Nacht-) Leben sucht, viel Action, Menschen und (Touri-) Shops braucht, ist in den großen Städten definitiv besser aufgehoben. Aber wer will das schon, wenn man genau das Gegenteil in Ruhe genießen kann ;-). Wir wollen definitiv wieder zurück dorthin…

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: Many thanks Kristina for a wonderful review and hope to see you again at The Quaich!
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Lovely place ran by an even lovelier couple

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was great and Christine and Mick couldn't do enough for us in terms of making sure we were enjoying our stay. Nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel very welcome. Christine even posted my bracelet that I left behind home to me without me even asking. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Perfect peaceful hideaway - would def go again!

  • 5 of 5

October was the perfect time for a fair-skinned creature like myself to visit the gorgeous Croatian island of Hvar. With the busy season over, the island felt relaxed and content and the temperature was a very comfortable 22 - 25C throughout our stay. The accommodation is lovely, with much thought gone into convenience and comfort for us guests.

The cottages are just as described, with even basic supplies provided for you in a 'welcome pack' upon arrival - something I have never experienced while on a self-catering holiday on the continent before! The welcome pack included. among other useful items, fresh bread, milk and a selection of homemade jams (made by Chris herself I believe) and such, that took care of our breakfasts for our entire stay. Although we did splash-out once for breakfast, which Chris and Mick (the owners) cooked for us at an extra cost and were glad we did. A full English far from home is always a rare treat, especially when it's done properly (there was even black pudding while we were there).

But by and far the most useful service that they provide is their 'taxi service'. Mick knows the island like the back of his hand and will take you anywhere you wish to go for a very reasonable price. They can also collect you from the ferry port(s) upon arrival, so if like me and my partner you do not drive, or have not brought a car along, you won't miss out on anything. Mick even came to collect us from Hvar Town at 3am one night, and tolerated our drunken ramblings all the way back to Vrbanj.

An excellent holiday and excellent place to stay. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Perfect Romantic Get-away

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend any I had such a perfect time at the Quaich in April. Our first time away together on our own, Chris & Mick couldn't have been nicer more welcoming hosts. Just the right balance of relaxation, sight seeing and adventure.

The gorgeous romantic suite was bliss, with the roll top bath and candle-lit pool-side meal for two.

April was a great time to go, with stunning peaceful beaches almost to ourselves to snorkell. Another high-light was our trip out to the gem city of the adriatic Dubrovnik. Wish we could have stayed and explored longer! After seeing the holiday snaps I know lots of family and friends will be giving it a go too.

thanks again for a lovely time X

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the Quaich in May 2010, and had a wonderful time.

Chris and Mick were the perfect hosts... nothing was too much trouble, from taxi rides, to providing local information, to the delicious meal on "theme" night.

Our cottage was clean, tidy and well kempt, not to mention decorated to an extremely high standard. Plus, the kitchen was extremely well equipped, athough I can't say we spent too much time cooking!

The pool was fab, although a bit chilly in May! The entire property was fantastically maintained and it was a pleasure to stay there.

I would highly recommend a visit to the Quaich and the lovely island of Hvar... I hope to return myself, soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2010
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The Quaich is situated at the foot of the mountains in the peaceful village of Vrbanj. 3 separate, self contained cottages surround a communal courtyard and private swimming pool. Our cottages, which are converted animal houses, are fitted to a very high standard yet also keeping their simple charm. Our aim is to provide simple luxury for our guests. The owners, Chris and Mick live on site and will endeavour to fulfil your every need. To enjoy The Quaich to it's full advantage we recommend car hire during your stay but several of the nearby towns and villages are within walking distance and cycling is very popular on the island. We are 5kms from the local ferry port of Stari Grad, 3kms from Jelsa and 22 kms from Hvar town. There are many restaurants close by and a couple of bars and restaurants in Vrbanj itself. We offer a Romantic package also in our most luxurious cottage and the cost includes several 'extras'.


Rates & Availability

Hvar Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Summer
Jul 15 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

There is no charge for children 10 or under. However, we do make a charge of £50 per week to cover additional laundry.

Rates are per cottage and are based on 2 people sharing a cottage. Additional guests accommodated on sofa bed in cottage are charged at £20 each per night (children 10 or under free of charge).

Please note that any bank transfer charges are the responsibility of the guest.

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Hvar Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 32 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Tri - toilet , shower
  • Each cottage has it's own bathroom Tri cottage also has an old roll top bath in the bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Dva - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , cot available
  • Each of the three cottages has one bedroom upstairs and a sofa bed in the living area. We can supply a cot if necessary and extra single beds
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Services included: Meet and greet from the ferry at either Stari Grad or Jelsa (foot passengers only) and escort to The Quaich. We can also collect from Hvar Town - supplement 100 kuna. Welcome pack including wine and basic groceries, air conditioning/heating, TV and DVD player (selection of films available), CD player with Ipod/MP3 connection, fully equipped kitchen, shower, library, hairdryer, Egyptian cotton linen, toiletries, towels and pool towels, use of swimming pool, robes and frozen towels – for those really hot days by the pool.........and for the inclement days we have books, CDs, DVDs, board games. Chargeable services - Pick up from the ferry terminal or airport in Split, picnic hamper, tea or coffee by the pool, honesty bar, shopping service, barbecue on request, masks and snorkels. washing machine

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