This fabulous villa, known as Jasmine House, is a beautiful old stone building, in the Venetian style. It has everything you could want for a luxury holiday in the sun.
The beautiful property has been stylishly renovated by its English owners to retain as much of the Venetian character as possible, while providing some of the most luxurious and comfortable accommodation available in the whole of Croatia.
It is located in a quiet village just a few steps above a pretty, bustling quayside with its shops and restaurants, on the charming island of Vis.
The island was recently chosen for the filming of "Mamma Mia 2 - Here we Go Again" with Meryl Streep, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan. It will come out in July 2018. Our house was selected to accommodate one of the most important VIP's involved in the film (we've had to sign an NDA so we can't reveal who). But we can assure you that if you book the house you will be following in the footsteps of Hollywood !
The property occupies the prime position on the bay, so it has wonderful views over the bay of Vis which is a picture postcard setting. There is a beautiful monastery on a promontory at the far side, a tiny island in the middle of the bay, and of course the turquoise Adriatic sea. You can watch the yachts and fishing boats come and go, and enjoy the evening sun as it sets across the bay. Vis is blessed with some stunning sunsets and you will have the best position to enjoy them.
The great advantage of this location is that you don't need a car the whole time. You can walk to the quayside in a few minutes where there are shops, grocery stores, bakers, bars and restaurants. Your evenings can be much more relaxing as you stroll around the bay deciding on your restaurant for the evening. Or you can "eat in" enjoying the balmy night air on our middle terrace with atmospheric lighting over the marble table.
The island of Vis would suit people who want a completely different holiday, dislike commercialisation, and enjoy really good food and wine. They may also have an interest in history (lots of naval history), sailing, diving (Greek, Roman and 16c/17c/18c wrecks), vineyards, ecology (said to be the only totally organic island in the world) and incredible ice-cream.
The island is one of the few genuinely unspoilt islands in the Mediterranean - no high-rise hotels or villa parks here - yet it has a sophisticated Dalmatian culture and excellent food.
There are three main villages on the island - Vis 'Town' and Kut are on either side a a fabulous C-shaped bay on the north-eastern coast, while Komiza, a tiny fishing village is on the far west side of the island. The mountainous interior is scenic, well worth visiting. There are great beaches near to all the 3 main villages, and a few smaller ones down the east and south coast of the island, near to Stoncica, Milna and Rukavac. There are both pebble and sand beaches on Vis.
Please be aware that Vis is a hilly island and both Vis Town, Kut and Komiza have several sets of stone steps, usually on the lanes leading down to the quayside or towards the beaches. This holiday is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.