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Adele Hetherington

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian

Exclusive Luxury Stone Villa On The Sea

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Selca Villa Rental Photos and Description

Luxury Villa in Sumartin Brac, Selca, Dalmatian Coast, Croatia - On The Adriatic - Our Beautiful Home Is One Of The Finest In Dalmatia

This is one huge villa - Villa Rosemarine is one of the loveliest villas on the Dalmatian Coast. It is an impressive villa built of Brac stone (the same stone as the US White House). The villa sleeps 14 people plus baby cot (with 6 bedrooms). During the winter of 2010 the villa was fully refurbished to a very high standard complete with divine new beds, large French doors, stone floors, antique fire place, Juliette balconies, stone bathrooms with Phillip Starke white ware, new kitchens making it one of the most desirable luxury villas on Brac Island. The villa is 5 minutes drive to the nearest fishing village of Sumartin where you will find a bakery, supermarket and three restaurants and a number of cafe bars. The coffee culture is very strong in Croatia. The large village of Selca is also five minutes away which has beautiful architecture, small shops and cafe bars as well as a few restaurants. There are two new bikes available at the villa, perfect for getting to the village.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
Adele Hetherington (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian

About Adele Hetherington

Hello my husband and I are lovers of fine things - good food, wine and beautiful homes. Our hobby is building/renovating houses all over the world to a very high standard. We love gardening and there is an organic vegetable garden at the villa for you to use.

Why Adele Hetherington chose Brac

We never considered purchasing a property on the Dalmatian Coast - in fact we knew little about it. The day we arrived at the villa we fell in love and left 2 weeks later the proud (almost) owners of a divine 6 bedroom, stone seafront villa - paradise truly found.

What makes this villa unique

You will chill... no question - with a wonderful cappuccino or glass of wine, a good book and some fine company under the pines at Villa Rosemarine there is no way you can leave stressed!!! The staff will pamper you and care for your every need. You will sleep well with the brand new beds (oh a good bed is so important), and after swimming in the sea you will relax on the day bed and drift off for an afternoon nap....The staff can arrange cooking for you if you don't wish to use the culinary kitchen yourself or go to a local restaurant. The skipper can take you to little out of the way bays for a delicious lunch prepared on the grill and many other great destinations.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Even better than the pictures"



Our group of seven adults, all well traveled, was looking for a comfortable home in a spectacular setting, with things to do and places to see within easy range. Villa Rosemarine exceeded our expectations on all counts. It is an immaculate home, recently and tastefully redone by its owners (who use the house themselves and took a personal interest in our visit). The setting feels quite private, at the end of the road south from Sumartin, with a view to the west across a small bay to undeveloped coastline and to the south across the channel to Hvar (20 minutes by boat). The nearby towns of Sumartin and Selca have plenty of services and charm, and the rest of the island can be explored easily by car or - better - by boat. Stari Grad, on Hvar, is the gem of the area. In September, the absence of crowds and unhurried atmosphere give the feeling of a time warp to fifty years ago. Be prepared to gear down. Kayaks and bikes facilitate shorter trips. Swimmin
Jul 2010
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Reviews

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(4 traveler reviews)
Exclusive Luxury Stone Villa On The Sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Stunning

  • 5 of 5

We contacted Bliss Luxury Villas because had heard very good things about them from friends and we specifically wanted to stay on the Dalmatian Coast. Villa Rosemarine was already booked so we were offered Akuna, a brand new villa situated on the coast just nearby. I knew very little about Akuna prior to arriving and from the moment of stepping out of the car was struck by the tastefulness and beauty of the architecture as set against the backdrop of the Adriatic. From material selection to design everything is first class. On the seaward side all rooms open onto patios by way of sliding glass doors, interiors are set in light colors, natural materials, fine furniture and original art, creating a wonderfully relaxing ambience. Amenities include a pool, hot tub, direct access to the sea, and a boat that can be rented for skiing or other activities on a daily basis. On the inward journey we took the ferry from Split to Supetar, and from there by taxi to Akuna. Returning we traveled by boat from Akuna directly to a dock located adjacent to the Split airport, which was so much easier and quicker than the ferry. We had an excellent time at Akuna!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate you taking the time to offer others your view on what we offer at our homes. We look forward to welcoming you back to your little slice of paradise.
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5***** STAR LUXURY HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from the most amazing stay at Villa Rosemarine on the Dalmatian Coast. It is tucked in a quiet bay but easy to reach lots of great places from there - across from Hvar island we went on super day trips on the private resident boat with the skipper who showed us so many great places and took us to pirate caves and grill restaurants. What a great time we all had - the kids giggled more than I can remember and swam and swam as well as played with the fishing lines and used the table tennis for endless hours of fun, the older kids learnt to waterski with the help and patience of the skipper. This was one of those holidays that you never want to end. The staff were so helpful and the villa was filled with luxury items and kept to a very high standard: so clean as there is a nice team of ladies each day (with their neat uniform) who seemed to work magic on our mess... The owner was the one we booked with and we asked so many questions - she was really helpful and wrote back promptly with answers to all our questions. The cook that came in made such yummy food and this really made for a true "holiday" especially for the mums! The kitchen was better equipped than my own home kitchen. So to end...the layout of Villa Rosemarine is perfect for a family or group of pals as it is built over 3 levels each bedroom has a very cool bathroom - all new and rather swanky too...I can only say this is IT....we want to recreate this every year there by the crystal blue waters...a slice of paradise with light an artist would love.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

After spending 5 idyllic days in Villa Rosemarine, I had to reluctantly tear myself away to return to the UK. The villa is fitted to the highest standards, with beautiful furniture and furnishings everywhere and an attention to details which should please and surprise every guest. The ambience of the place is serene with endless terraces, sofas and loungers to while away the days and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Nothing was too much trouble and the villa was immaculately clean with a delightful local manager who ensured that we had everything we could possibly wish for. The easy access to the sea and frequent trips on the amazing power boat for water sports and trips to local islands made it one of the best holidays ever. Villa Rosemarine is indeed a little bit of heaven I'd love to be there now......

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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stunning luxury accommodation on the adriatic

  • 5 of 5

I spent a week at Villa Rosemarine with family and friends and I really couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful experience. It’s a stunning house with large communal areas, perfect for meals together, but with enough space for everyone to spread out and have some quiet time.

As shown in the photos, you can jump straight into the ocean from the back of the house, or lay on the comfortable outdoor seating with a book. The housekeeping staff (Milka & Simon) are very helpful and always available. There are several villages nearby and Simon is able to take you out in the private boat and recommend the best local restaurants and bars on the neighbouring islands or on the mainland.

With plenty of activities and sightseeing opportunities a boat or ferry ride away, this is a peaceful haven and it’s perfect for a relaxing, luxury holiday in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Split
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Put Ruzmarin
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
SUMARTIN VILLAGE
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
In Split
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Mainland
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Put Ruzmarin
Nearest Ski
10 Metres
Waterskiing out front with our boat
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
In front of VILLA
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Our cook can show you how to make the delicious Dalmatian food. For those interested in history - we have an expert who can take you on tours of the region explaining all the point of interest.

Coast/Beach:

Within a matter of steps you are in the crystal clear water....ahhh! The swimming is just fantastic right in front of the villa. We have a brand new platform with sunloungers and umbrellas. The boat can arrive directly here to collect you for days out too. With the 50 metre frontage the villa is very rare indeed.

Travel:

Split airport is half hour to the ferry which is half hour to Brac then 35 minutes to the villa. ON the brand new boat it will just take 55 minutes airport to villa - what a way to arrive at Villa Rosemarine.

Distances:

Nearest Village is 5 minutes drive or 15 minutes kayak. Another village is also 5 minutes drive both villages have restaurants, bars, supermarkets, hairdresser, post office, bakery etc There is an ATM at the local service station 3 minutes away.

Further Details:

We have a great local restaurant just minutes walk from the villa. The local wines are superbBeing right on the sea the villa lends itself to enjoyment with the resident boat and skipper so small bays with "Grill" restaurants and markets as well as water skiing.

Blessed with a sublime Adriatic Coast, Croatia is a treasure trove of Roman ruins, medieval castles, renaissance hilltop towns and perennial lush green inlands. There is truly something for everyone.

We really have found a blissful spot under the pines by the crystal clear Adriatic.

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Rates & Availability

Selca Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 3
Aug 16 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,472
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Rate 4
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,023
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Rate 5
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,405
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Rate 1
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,124
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Rate 2
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,023
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposits: The deposit is payable as per the rental agreement. 30% is payable upon confirmation of the booking (within one week) and the remaining 70%, 75 days before the guests arrival in the villa. 100% payment is due on confirmation of all bookings that are made within 45 days of arrival. 20% refundable security deposit 100% refundable.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday during high season - other times to be discussed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Selca Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • Penthouse - two brand new leather black bathrooms with Philip Starke white ware and hand cut stone basins and 2m bath. Middle - new 3 Sand colored stone bathrooms one with bath. Bottom - new 1 bathroom with shower and bathtub hand cut stone basins.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12/14 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Penthouse level - Adriatic: King bed. Treetop: King size new & day bed. Middle level: Sea Pine. Queen size. Juliet: Two new singles Lemon Tree: New Double Gound: New Queen, New Single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Villa Rosemarine is an exclusive Villa - we go out of our way to make sure your holiday is one to remember and you will leave with the desire to return again and again as many people do each year. There is a certain serenity to be found a the villa under the pines with the rosemary in the garden. It sits in a quiet bay in a desirable location - every second guest seems to ask can they buy the villa from us!!! Our staff speak perfect English and can skipper the boat, cook a divine meal or help arrange days trips for you - nothing is too much trouble. The Villa is wide therefore allowing every room to have a view of the crystal clear Adriatic. The fixtures and fittings as well as furniture are all new and chosen with care. The artesans that reconstructed the villa during 2010 need to be commended on their fine old fashioned workmanship. Outside: The terraces are plentiful at Villa Rosemarine, there is a fine new barbecue, many eating areas for alfresco dining a large variety of terrace seating from loungers to comfortable sitting chairs. By the Adriatic we have a number of sun loungers. The villa is very private with divine view of the quiet bay. The jacuzzi sits on a private terrace overlooking the sea. The hammock also has the beautiful view of the sea over to the mountains. As the villa looks over to the island of Hvar and the mountains of the mainland to the other side it feels like you are on a lake, giving it a sense of peace. One of the terraces has a ping pong table which also has a view of the Adriatic (a small distraction whilst playing). Utility Room: Two washing machines and one dryer and sink. The staff do all the laundry at the villa on behalf of the clients who are sitting by the sea relaxing with a cocktail or on the kayaks discovering or maybe out sightseeing. Washing -WHAT WASHING... rest!!! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: We have high thread count linen and large bath sheets (not little towels) as well as new beach towels. The staff clean every day at the villa and are on hand to assist clients with their needs. Linen and towels are changed as needed by the client. Other: The Penthouse level has a sitting room also with a TV/DVD as welll as another in the family room on the bottom floor. All sofas are brand new. There are many terraces and quiet places to find at the villa and all rooms look directly out to the Adriatic.

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