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200 year old Mediterranean stone house recommended by The Sunday Times

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa situated in a peaceful eco-etno village Dol

Villa Dol is located on the hill above the village of Dol. It is 200-year-old Dalmatian house renovated in traditional style, made of stone and surrounded by olive trees and beautiful garden; spread on 1500 m2. With pool and beautiful view, it makes unique combination of wilderness and human-made features suitable for secluded adventure, romantic excursions, family holidays and numerous variety of trips and exploration. You can relax in the front of the house which has extensive stone terracing and a 6m x 3m swimming pool with outside shower, sunbeds and parasol. Also, there is a 8 person table in the barbecue area and a smaller table in the shade of the tree in front of the house. Villa Dol is pet friendly.

Bedrooms:

On the 1st floor there is 1 bedroom with king size double bed and 1 bedroom with twin beds. Also, 1 bedroom with king size double bed is on the ground floor. Restored furniture and hand-made lamps are in all rooms, which makes them unique and enjoyable.

Bathrooms:

Spacious bathroom on the first floor, includes shower enclosure, toilet with bidet and two lavatories. Bathroom on the ground floor includes shower enclosure,toilet, lavatory and washing machine. There are cupboards and shelves in each bathroom.

Kitchen:

Kitchen is equipped with cooking utensils, dishwasher, microwave, espresso machine, fridge with freezer, cooker with oven, toaster and rice cooker, cattle and blender. Kitchen also has a beautiful rustic stone sink.

Living Rooms:

Living and dinning room create great atmosphere thanks to hand-made lamps and wisely chosen literature (Eco-friendly books and travel guides) in order to present to guests basic ideas on culture of Brac. Dining table for 6, sofa and arm chair included.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

Towels and bed linen are provided. House cleaning and change of towels and linen is every Saturday. Maid service is optional.

Villa Dol is covered with all day lasting shadow provided by an old three (Mediterranean hackberry), leaning on the front part of the house. Garden is wrapped in mesmerizing smell of rosemary, lavender and vividly coloured variety of flowers as well as bird's singing as part of natural sound surroundings fulfilled with silence and absence of car noise.

The terrace made of stone is equipped with old-fashioned fireplace, including traditional Dalmatian bell for baking bread and preparing food and includes dinning table for 8 people.

There is also a swimming pool (6x3m) with a magnificent view of Postira and the sea.

Villa Dol (120 m2) is secluded, on the hill above the village, and provides privacy and intimacy. The property is 1500 m2 large with small olive field behind the house and a garden in front of the house with organic vegetables and colourful flowers. Both inner and outer space provide peaceful and environmentally friendly accommodation, due to its location and natural surroundings which include vast diversity of flora and fauna.

More Details

Owner
Ivana Franceschi
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Ivana Franceschi

I live in Dubrovnik, where I was born. I enjoy sports, specially running and free climbing. I love animals and nature and very often I go for a walk with my dogs. I enjoy cooking and there is nothing more inspiring for me, then to wake up early in the morning and go to the market to buy fresh groceries.

I am the owner of the company 'Adventure Dalmatia', which offers tourists a way the spend their vacation exploring the beautiful coast of the Adriatic sea. We specialise in organising hiking, kayaking and biking tours.

Ivana Franceschi purchased this villa in 2006

Why Ivana Franceschi chose Dol

The island of Brac is the third largest island in Croatia. It is easily accessible from airport in Split and ferry from the Split port takes only 50 minutes ride the the island. Situated in the ethno village of Dol, villa provides the feeling of peaceful and relaxing place, away from traffic and city rush. Crystal clear sea, small beaches and Mediterranean landscape makes it ideal rest place for both body and soul.

What makes this villa unique

Dol village is located 2km from the sea and the town Postira. Villa Dol is 200 year old stone house, on the hill above the village of Dol. It is a peaceful Mediterranean house with a magnificent view of the sea across the wine and olive fields of the charming village of Dol.

There are kayaks (with life jackets and waterproof barrels) available for the guests of the Villa Dol, free of charge, in town Postira.

Amenities

Dol Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Spacious bathroom on the first floor, includes shower enclosure, toilet with bidet and two lavatories. Bathroom on the ground floor includes shower enclosure,toilet, lavatory and washing machine. There are cupboards and shelves in each bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • On the 1st floor there is 1 bedroom with king size double bed and 1 bedroom with twin beds. Also, 1 bedroom with king size double bed is on the ground floor. Restored furniture and hand-made lamps are in all rooms, which makes them unique and enjoyable.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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200 year old Mediterranean stone house recommended by The Sunday Times
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Super Restored Farmhouse in a Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic week in Villa Dol as a family of four (2 adults and 2 children aged 14 and 10). The booking process was very easy and Ivana who manages the property replied to all correspondence very quickly (also kindly booking us a great recommended restaurant for our first night). The house is well appointed, very well maintained and clean. It is in a lovely peaceful location with superb views. The house has all necessary facilities for a fantastic family holiday. The outside space is excellent, with a lovely BBQ area and also plenty of shady places under the olive trees for relaxing, reading and eating. The pool was a real highlight and the children (and adults) spent a lot of time in it!

The village of Dol has three restaurants and we ate in all three and could highly recommend them. Postira is the local bigger town, which has a good variety of cafes / restaurants and beaches and it also has a decent supermarket. We spent a day at Skrip and this is not to be missed. The olive oil museum was great fun (definitely do the tasting for a few extra kunas!) and the Museum of Brac was fantastic. The lady on the desk at the museum spent ages giving us a tour and telling us all about the history. She was very knowledgeable and highly entertaining.

In short, we can highly recommend Villa Dol and the Island of Brac to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Wonderful place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house - everything perfect. Well presented and equipped. Great BBQ and outside dining areas. Beautiful views and very peaceful. We'd love to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Colorado
5

Wonderful, beautifully appointed villa near Dol

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five adults spent an enchanted week in September in Ivana's home and loved every minute. It's a beautiful and well appointed home with architecturally interesting features and design. We were greeted and oriented well to the property which is located in Dol, outside Postira on the island of Brac. We spent time exploring the region, hiking, kayaking (with kayaks generously provided by the owner), swimming and renting bikes, returning to the wonderful swimming pool at Villa Dol for a swim. There is a large outdoor grill and eating area which we enjoyed. The owner, Ivana, and the local host, Sandra, were very helpful, providing recommendations and directions as needed. There are three local restaurants in the small village of Dol (we enjoyed all three) and many more in Postira. We cooked many of our meals and found more than adequate cookware. All of us were sad to leave this great spot and would love to return again one day. Thank you, Ivana and Sandra!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Wonderful, beautifully appointed villa near Dol

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five adults spent an enchanted week in September in Ivana's home and loved every minute. It's a beautiful and well appointed home with architecturally interesting features and design. We were greeted and oriented well to the property which is located in Dol, outside Postira on the island of Brac. We spent time exploring the region, hiking, kayaking (with kayaks generously provided by the owner), swimming and renting bikes, returning to the wonderful swimming pool at Villa Dol for a swim. There is a large outdoor grill and eating area which we enjoyed. The owner, Ivana, and the local host, Sandra, were very helpful, providing recommendations and directions as needed. There are three local restaurants in the small village of Dol (we enjoyed all three) and many more in Postira. We cooked many of our meals and found more than adequate cookware. All of us were sad to leave this great spot and would love to return again one day. Thank you, Ivana and Sandra!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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5

Amazing holiday experience

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time in this amazing villa! The views are spectacular, and it is the perfect place to relax. The village itself has 3 restaurants which we found to have the best food in Croatia (we were touring the Islands). Ivana, the host, is quick to respond and extremely helpful, and we would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting the perfect holiday getaway. Thanks Ivana!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We were two families with small children visiting Villa Dol. The welcome was superb and the introduction to the house really good. The villa is beutifully situated with an amazing view in a cozy town. In the village there are two nice restaurants serving excellent food and a small ride by car gives you plentiful opportunities for nice restaurants and beaches. I would highly recommend a stay here!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Split
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Postira
Nearest Ferry
13 Kilometres
Supetar
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Split
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Split
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Konoba Gusti Skoja
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Postira
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach

The nearest beach is in Postira, 2km far. It takes 5 min by car, 10 min by bike and 30 min on foot.

There is also famous sand beach Lovrecina, historical and archaeological site, 6 km far from the villa, as well as several other pebble beaches located all along the coast nearby (Molo Lozna, Rot, Vrilo).

One of the most famous beaches on the Adriatic sea, Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) is located in Bol, on the southern coast of the island of Brac.

Special Interest Holidays

If interested, there is a possibility of arranging adventure tours organized by Adventure Dalmatia (rafting, canyoning and canoe safari on the amazing canon of the river of Cetina, nearby Split). All information can be provided by the owner of the villa.

Distances

The nearest town Postira is 2 km far away, harbour Supetar is 13 km, Sumartin (well-connected with Makarska Riviera) 35 km and Milna 30 km. The oldest village in Brac - Skrip, with museum of archeological artefacts, is 3 km far, beach Golden Cape 30 km, Dragon's Cave 33 km, Vidova gora 15km and Blace Hermitage 20 km.

Further Details

Big supermarkets are in Supetar, as well as banks, hospital, pharmacy and rent-a-car service. In Postira you can find cash machine, grocery shops and a market.

There are three gas-stations available on the island: in Supetar, Milna and Sumartin.

Restaurants are tavern Gusti Skoja in Dol, (5 min on foot), tavern Kopacina in Donji Humac, approx. 12 km and Senjkovic wine-celler in Dracevica, 14 km.

Dol village has a population of 130, and the most famous cake in Brac, called Hrapachusha, comes from Dol. You can try it in tavern Toni.

In Pucisca, you can visit 100 years old stone masonry school. Stone from Brac was used to build some of the famous structures in world, such as Dioklecian palace in Split and the White house in Washington.

In Postira you can visit olive oil soap manufacture and gallery that shows art made of olive wood.

For adventure trips and leisure activities you can get information from the owner of the Villa (Adventure Dalmatia).

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

30% extra charge if booking 3 or less nights

10% discount possible if staying longer than two weeks.

Check in is at 9.00 am and check out at 3.00 pm. Changes can be made, If requested differently.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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