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Richard Affleck

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english


17 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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5 Bedroom, seafront villa with pool in Viganj, Dalmatia Coast. 300Mb Wifi, bath robes, toiletries, pool towels, welcome pack. Lovely village setting.


Footprints Villa is a large detached 5 bedroom beach access villa with private pool in Viganj, Croatia. Restored 19th century former sea captains residence, enjoying a magnificent position right on the sea front, with a lovely south-westerly facing panorama and its own large private pool. The villa is located in the historic seaside village of Viganj (pronounced vee-gan), north of Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian mainland. There is no need to catch a ferry, saving hours of travel time, especially in peak season. Viganj is opposite the famed island of Korcula, where you can enjoy experiencing the old 12th century walled city - accessible via the little foot ferry that leaves just 100m from the villa.

FOR MANY MORE REVIEWS, ENTER PROPERTY CODE 94658 on this site's sister site - Homeaway.

Viganj has many excellent family run restaurants, serving seafood caught in the bay. The village is also Croatia's premium windsurfing and kiteboarding capital, with great facilities, tuition for beginners and quite a spectical for those on shore to enjoy (the villa's seafront terraces overlook the main areas).

For those wishing to stay closer to shore, the village has delightful little beaches, with boutique bars dotted along the sea edge through the village and beyond.

It's a perfect sea side escape for groups & families.

Just a little about myself and my 19th century villa home...I am Richard, the British owner. I bought the property in 2007/8 and after 3 years of painstaking and dedicated restoration, and in its three years of me offering it for holiday rentals, I am fortunate and proud that it has become one of the most reviewed villa in all of Croatia - (click 'owners web site to read these reviews, listed on OwnersDirect's sister web site, Homeaway, code 94658). I believe its vital that seeing and reading what past residents have said is extremely important when choosing your valued holiday location.

I can arrange low cost airport (Dubrovnik) transfers to and from the the villa, far cheaper than those offered on line through a general search. Cars can be hired locally for days out. ALSO, I offer a free pre-arrival shopping service - just send me a list of any length and all will be awaiting you upon your arrival. Groceries simply charged as detailed on the receipt.

Importantly, I offer SECURITY FOR BOOKING - To ensure you are totally confident to book my home, I can provide proof of ownership to you and further, should you wish to progress, payments can be made via credit cards to Paypal. I also welcome your call to discuss your booking directly with me.

My sea edge villa home has exposed original stone blending with stylish, contemporary finishings, hi-end sanitary ware & furnishings. Footprints is fully air-conditioned, and heated if you come in the cooler months. The villa actually dates back 2 centuries and its original features have been carefully retained, yet it offers modern elegance in one the most amazing location one would wish to find in Croatia.

You'd fly to Dubrovnik (I can advise about flights).

My home is right on the sea front, near the 18th century church in the middle of the village so no car is needed, as every facility one requires (beaches, bars, restaurant, shop, water taxi) is no more than 100 metres in either direction.

As well as an IPod Dock, my TV system runs UKTV EVERYWHERE - a new Internet system provide top UK and International channels.

Of course, there is free wireless Internet all through the villa.

You may be interested to read in the publication - 'The Croatian Adriatic', published by N&N, available on line and a definitive guide to Croatia, that it states in this region's section - 'the houses & bay of Viganj form what is the most beautiful location on the Adriatic'.

The lovely pool is private and is in the rear courtyard, and a good size of 8.3mx 6m. It's surrounded by sun beds & has a dining table for all. The villa is fully gated to secure little wandering guests from escaping.

The front of the villa, overlooking the clear and inviting Adriatic is the real unique feature of my villa. A huge terrace, west facing with comfy settee for lounging, and a further stone table and chairs for sunset dining is such a special place to just take in the beauty with your family and friends. My photos can't fully impart its great setting.

It's worth noting that Viganj hosts the national, and World windsurfing championships, so from the terrace you can watch the pro's doing there stuff as well as have a go yourself. Tuition is offered on our beach to beginners. If teenagers are in your party, they will love to 'hang out' with the surfers (one of my first photos shows the beach, (with bars for a beer) from where this exhilarating sport can be enjoyed...or just watched!).

My open the villa for my clients from April 1st to November 1st each year.

I own and operate the villa directly with all clients who enquire and book. I can assure you of a personal service and can answer any questions you have if you wish to book, and of course once you have booked, leading up to your arrival and while in residence.

I have a wonderful local manager who speaks several languages, and she will assist with any thing you may need during your holiday. She is also responsible for oversees the cleaning, servicing, pool care etc.

I will do all I can to be of service. I will reply to your enquiry immediately. You will not have to wait for a reply and answers to your questions.

I accept payments in all forms, and for added security, can accept credit cards too if you wish. Just ask for details when you enquire.

Now please read on, take a look at the photos and facility lists further down this listing and if you have any questions, just complete the enquiry section. I provide my UK landline and mobile with my reply and invite you to call with any questions you may have.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard Affleck (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Richard Affleck

Hi! I'm Richard, the owner of Footprints Villa. Thank you for taking the time to check out my holiday home and if you wish to come and stay, please just complete the enquiry form and I'll get back to you immediately. I directly manage all my clients' enquiries (no call centre agents for me!) and endeavour to provide a tip top service, from first enquiry, through pre-arrival planning and information, and am always available during your stay.

Richard Affleck purchased this villa in 2008

Why Richard Affleck chose Peljesac Peninsula

I started looking for a property in Croatia in 2005. With such a marvellous coastline, dotted with historic towns and cities, I soon decided to buy on the mainline, as opposed to one of the islands, so we could get to our home in the sun quickly, not needing to catch a ferry after a flight.

I always remember driving into the village of Viganj and instantly knowing this was the place. Pretty, peaceful, crystal sea lapping along its waterfront, little bars and family run restaurants. It ticked all the boxes.

I found the house in 2008, however it was a total ruin! No roof, almost invisible as covered in ivy. A tree growing in the middle!

But, it's position was utterly unbeatable. 3 years later after a total renovation, Footprints Villa was complete.

What makes this villa unique

Restored to its former glory (but with mod cons!), the villa was finished in 2010, & once complete, I offered it for rental when not there, & I'm fortunate to now have one of the most top marked/reviewed homes by clients, in the whole of Croatia (as listed on Homeaway, this site's sister site, code 94658).

Save its sea/beach front location, it's a lovely big home, with an inviting pool for all to enjoy, but I feel the best bit is the terrace, facing west, which in the day, but especially at sunset, is just idyllic...lapping sea, red sky, red wine!!...and of course, family, and friends to share it with.

The village oozes with character as many homes date from 100's of years back, but delivers for a wonderful holiday...beaches, bars & restaurants, small shops, & a warm, local welcome.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This review was posted on my listing, on Owners Direct's sister web site, Homeaway on the 2nd June 2015. It can be viewed on my listing with the code 94658 and was give 5 stars....

''It is very unusual for reality to exceed one's expectation but I think this is the case here .The location is stunning and well worth the drive from Dubrovnik to arrive in such a superb spot .

Property is as described and plenty of room for an extended family party for my husband's 60th Birthday .

Fani the local agent was very helpful organising a birthday meal and a wine tour /tasting which everyone enjoyed.

We also hired bicycles and Kayaks locally .We were pleased we had hired cars as it was a bit before the main holiday season so not all the restaurants were open and the small local ferry to Korcula [which was a lovely day out ] only went at 7am but there were plenty of options from Orebic. The pool warmed up enough for us to use and the sea was refreshing ! We would thoroughly recommend this property .
May 2015
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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alex It sounds like you all had a great time at Footprints Villa! Thank you for letting us all know about your experiences of the villa and our fabulous seaside village. It was a pleasure to have been of service. Come visit again soon! Kind regards. Richard, owner.
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Lovely villa exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

The property is spacious with terrific views. A well equipped kitchen with a wonderful welcome pack of goodies. Viganji is a beautiful spot and an absolute haven for water sports enthusiasts.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Vivien. My grateful thanks for your five star review. I'm so pleased you all enjoyed the villa and our wonderful village setting. Delighted that the welcome pack was well received too! Come back soon! Kind regards, Richard, owner.
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So amazing I'm returning again this summer!

  • 5 of 5

The town of Viganj is picture perfect and this has to be the very best villa in town. I was there with 6 girlfriends and will we headed back in 2 weeks with my extended family, can't wait. The villa is perfectly located and Richard was so helpful. We had a driver take us on a vineyard tour and a boat ride to sample fresh oysters. Still my favorite part of the trip was just sitting on the front porch looking out over the sea. It is truly a magical place!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura. My thanks for your excellent review, and for booking to return so soon, especially from the United States! I am so pleased you had a wonderful time, and the trips you did sound great. I've done the vineyard tour a couple of times, but not the oyster one, so that's on the list! Have fun next month! Kind regards. Richard, owner. For those considering a visit, I've just released my new web site with more images and information for your interest. It's www.footprintsvillacroatia(.com).
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday here in Footprints Villa. It was 5 star accommodation and we really miss looking out to the sea whilst having our shower! We found the villa to be of very high quality and it was lovely to sit out on the terrace and watch the sun go down and to hear the waves lap against the beach. We often would go down into the sea after filling ourselves up at breakfast with the freshly cooked bread from the shop only 2 minutes away. We found 5 restaurants in Viganji that were all reasonably priced. Although the food was good we did find it a little repetitive. There was a lot more choice over in Korcula where we went most evenings, catching the little ferry boat from outside the shop. This only cost £3.00 return. Korcula is absolutely beautiful and well worth a visit. It was wonderfully clean, and all the local people were very friendly. Footprints villa was in the most perfect location and we would have found it hard to beat. We will definatley be returning! Croatia is a hidden gem with stunning scenery. Richard Afleck the owner was a fantastic, arranging everything for us. We all had a well rested holiday and recommend this fantastic villa to anyone who loves luxury and relaxing in perfect surroundings. Thank you Richard. It was fabulous!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Louise It was a pleasure to have been of service! My sincere thanks for your generous comments regarding my villa home and for sharing your experiences of the village and beyond. It sounds like you'll all be back soon, so be assured the beers and our local Croatian wine will be on ice again on your arrival! Kindest regards. Richard, Footprints Villa, Viganj.
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Fabulous villa in a beautiful village location.

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 7, a family of 5 plus the older chiidren's 2 girlfriends so the ensuite rooms were ideal, giving everyone their own space. The communal areas were really spacious, enabling the 7 of us to enjoy each others company while preparing food/drinks, eating in the sun (at either ample outside table), and lazing round the pool.

We ate out each evening bar one when we barbequed at the villa. Good choice of local restaurants where food and service great. The local supemarket and fruit/veg shop have all you need for breakfasts and lunches. The larger supermarket in the neighbouring town has a better choice of meat for bbq.

The local ferry is very convenient for a trip to Korcula, which is well worth a visit.

Fantastic service from Stiijepo (Steve) who collected us at the airport, giving lots of tourist information on the journey to the villa and once there provided us with minibus travel around the area, advice on places to eat and things to see.

Only negative - we were only there for a week!!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alison I am thrilled to read you all had a great time at Footprints Villa! It's great to know the large use of space in its design suited your party inside and out, and you enjoyed our wonderful selection of quality restaurants in the village. I'm please to note the transfers and additional local services with Stijepo were a hit...I know he makes the trip through the stunning scenery fly by with all his local knowledge, and not needing hire cars is such a bonus! I look forward to welcoming you back for longer next time! Richard, owner. For those considering residing at Footprints Villa, do take a look at the large number of additional reviews I have on Owners Direct's sister site. Just click on and my property code there is 94658.
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Viganj was the perfect fit for a small children family but also with adults who wanted to kite and windsurf. Situated just a couple of minutes walk away from the main kite beach and the front door just five meters from the sea where you can take a swim in the fantastic crystal clear blue water.

The surroundings are very laid back with mostly camping surfers staying here. The downside that comes with it is that it takes three hours by car from Dubrovnik airport to get here. If you have the chance maybe the best option is to take ferry to the small Marco Polo-town Korcula and then the smaller taxi boat over to Viganj.

and there are many restaurants within walking distance. Also a small grocery store where we bought fresh baked bread every morning and outside you can buy freshly caught fish.

Restaurant Ponta was our favorite spot for both lunch and dinner in Viganj.

The house itself met all our expectations and even above. It was very clean and has all the facilities you need, very spacious kitchen and many places where you can eat and hang out (both in front with sea view, and besides the pool in the back).

The owner and the manager was from the beginning to the end very friendly and helpful!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your fantastic review! I am thrilled the villa exceed your expectations and the location was ideal for all the activities you enjoyed as well as for simply relaxing. I'm sorry to note your particular journey from the airport took so much longer than normal but clearly it did not detract from a great holiday. Come back soon! Kind regards. Richard, owner. Footprints Villa.
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Viganj bar
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Viganj Restaurants
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Viganj is famous for windsurfing - the national championships are held here every summer. If you fancy learning this exhilarating sport, there are several companies who offer lessons and equipment to rent. Better still, as Footprints is sea front, you can zip off over the sea almost from the front door! is a great site that describes the village, its location and its facilities.


The house is sea front, just a few metres from door to shore! Forget driving, or long walks offered by country villas that are 'close to the sea' fun in 90 degree heat with children! Delightful beaches are accessible within seconds. There are a selection of cosy bars and places to eat again within easy walking distance, serving the best of typical Dalmatian cuisine. The village supermarket is 150m to the right (with ATM) and offers fresh baked breads, deli items and all essentials.


Your nearest airport is Dubrovnik. April to October flight information: The following airlines have added many routes from the UK: Easy jet, Jet2, Flybe, Monarch, Norwegian (from Gatwick) Thomson, BA, Ryanair, Croatian Airlines. The best search site is skyscanner. This list is not definitive - more airlines may fly from your regional airport, so always check. Please note: Flight prices to Croatia are historically very good value when booked in advance.


From Dubrovnik airport, enjoy the drive along the stunning Adriatic coast road, passing the city of Dubrovnik after around 15 miles, then on through the vine yards of the Peninsula to Viganj village (my villa is on the mainland). The history island of Korcula, (the 12th century city and birth place of Marco Polo) is in sight. The little passenger ferry leaves several times a day to this magical place...again, leaving from a pier about 200m away from the villa. Approx transfer time - just 2 hrs.

Further Details:

Footprints is in the top 20 most reviewed villas now in Croatia, out of thousands of homes on the site, code 94658.

Or click on owners website, below to read them all.


Rates & Availability

Viganj Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
SOLD OUT - July 2016
Jul 3 2016 - Jul 30 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
SOLD OUT - August 2016
Jul 31 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
SOLD OUT - Late Aug/Early Sept
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 7 2016
7 night minimum stay
SOLD OUT Mid September 2016
Sep 8 2016 - Sep 20 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Late Sept/October 2016
Sep 21 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early May 2017
Apr 30 2017 - May 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late May/Early June 2017
May 21 2017 - Jun 3 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Mid June 2017
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 17 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
End June 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
July and August 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $398

Booking Notes:
Simply use the enquiry section and receive a precise quote.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Sunday but we will be flexible wherever possible and as the calendar allows.

Notes on prices:
Upon receipt of your enquiry, I will confirm price & availability.

If you wish to proceed, I will issue my booking contract. The deposit on booking to secure your holiday is 25% with the balance not due 8 weeks before your holiday. Refundable damage deposit is £300, payable with your balance. Payments by internet bank or credit card via Paypal.

With one month to your holiday, I provide directions, pre-arrival villa information, service agent details and local information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Peljesac Peninsula Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
    Shower room 4 - shower
  • En-suite to master 1 - large tub, separate shower, wc. En-suite to master 2 - shower, wc. Further bathroom - shower, wc (for master 3 and 4). Master 5 en-suite - shower and wc. Pool shower/wc - adjacent to the pool deck.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master 1 - king sized bed, en-suite bathroom -bath, shower, wc. Master 2 - king sized bed, en-suite shower room. Master 3 - twin beds, shared shower room. Master 4 - twin beds, shared shower room. Master 5 - king bed, en-suite shower room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Footprints is a large villa, with lots of internal space to find a quiet corner, or gather as a family group. It has air-conditioned and heating. The villa is perfect for families. The pool is private and perimeter-secured and the ocean front decks are gated to prevent little ones wandering to the sea. Outdoor dining and seating both to the front, on the 65 sqm sea front terrace or by the pool (size 8.3m x 5.6m in size - 27 feet x 18 feet in size). Outside: The outside space around Footprints Villa in spacious and benefits from privacy and wonderful views to the sea. The pool is located in its rear courtyard with sea views, affording privacy, and is furnished with plenty of quality sun loungers and a shaded dining area, as well as a stone BBQ. The front decks have pergola-shaded outdoor seating, another table to dine at and is planted to provide colour, with a back drop of the finest views one could wish for. A large, mature orange tree provides your morning juice! Footprints is located in the village on the sea front and shares its fine position with neighbouring homes and this residential area. Utility Room: The separate utility room is equipped with a washing machine and storage for cleaning materials/pool toys. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Footprints provides thick, fluffy logo's towels of all sizes, bath mats, face cloths and wonderful bath robes for all the adult guests - very indulgent! Also supplied are beach towels for all the guests. Extensive free welcome pack provided. Other: The internal dining room (there is also a sea front dining table - seats 10) seats 10 and is next to the open wood fire place - perfect is you come in the cooler months. Bedroom 5 is on the lower floor.

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