Family home in Prvic Luka , Nr. Šibenik, Dalmatian Coast
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About Ana Guberina
I'm a visual artist. I love to paint, read good books, travel and meet new people and discover new places and experience the beauty and uniqueness of each. I also happen to find interest for growing herbs for culinary reasons – there is nothing that gives me more joy than to be able to walk out the door and pick fresh, flavorful herbs for making daily meals or the morning tea.
Ana Guberina purchased this House in 1980
Why Ana Guberina chose Prvić Luka
Since the early Middle Ages Prvic Island was admired for it's beauty by many Croatian travelers, writers and inventors. I could simpy say that I was stunned by the beauty, unique nature, people and customs of this small Dalmatian island, that is protected today as a cultural heritage of Croatia.
No smoking - Smoking is only allowed on the terrace.Smoking is only allowed on the terrace.
Max guests: 5
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Wonderful stay on idyllic island
We spent a wonderful week in this property. It was very comfortable for a family of 5. There was a bit of a heatwave during our stay but the sea breezes kept us cool and the bedrooms have aircon if needed. The windows also have mosquito nets so you can leave them open.
We loved Prvic island and enjoyed swimming off the rocks. We recommend a trip to Krka national park - we went with Taxi Boat Kristian, who also helpfully took us to Split airport at the end of our stay.
A magical place we can heartily recommend !
Great Holiday Location on Pvic
Loved our holiday (2 adults and 2 children) on Prvic. Our accomodation was excellent and our host, Ana could not have been more helpful. The ferry and taxi-boats make access to large towns on mainland really easy. We spent a full day swimming and boating at Kyrk National Park- really worth it. The island has no cars so the pace is sleepy and relaxed. There are plenty of places to swim and boats/canoes to rent etc. Food/restaurants generally very good but would recommend the hotel for a really nice meal. The house is surrounded by growing fruit and vegetables and has incredible views over the village and small harbour.
Peaceful Tranquility with Fantastic Views
We had a lovely holiday in Prvic Luka - a fantastic place to unwind and reconnect as a family. Prvic Luka is a very quiet island, especially if you visit it in the Spring (we visited in the May half term), but our 8 year old daughter loved just spending special time with us.
We arrived via a transfer from Split airport courtesy of Taxiboat Kristian (via car and boat) and we were greeted by Ana on our arrival. It was a fantastic start to the holiday and made us feel like VIPs. Thanks to advice from Ivan in advance I was able to book online before we arrived.
It's a bit of a climb up to the house but it is no doubt made up for by the beautiful views of Prvic Luka harbour and surrounding islands. Ana was the perfect host and had prepared the house with lavender and a welcome pack of basic supplies. She gave us an informative tour and was always very keen to ensure that we had everything we needed.
We sampled three restaurants on the island:
- Restaurant Punta (very little choice but beautifully tender steak, a bit pricey)
- Restaurant Val (the hotel restaurant - delicious but small portions)
- Restaurant Mareta (very heavily salted food which I found revolting, got our drinks order wrong and slow service)
We would recommend:
- A trip to NP Krka using Taxiboat Kristian (more expensive but easier than the ferry + bus option). It gets busy but we loved the walk around Skradinski Buk (many fish, croaking frogs, bright blue damsel flies and lizards as well as waterfalls) including a swim in the pool near one of the waterfalls. The walk is mainly shaded which a relief from the heat.
The boat trip to Visovac island was very serene but a little boring for our daughter.
- The ferry to Sibenik - beautiful with enough souvenir shops to keep an 8 year old happy. We had one fantastic, cheap meal in a back street and two OK meals from the main seafront and tourist areas. The Medieval Mediterranean Garden of St Lawrence Monastery was worth a visit for an icecream and coffee.
- Walking to Sepurine to get to larger beaches. None of the beaches on Prvic are sandy but we found the first bay you get to after the walk to Sepurine is good for beach combing for shells at the high tide mark. There are spots for swimming all over the island.
- Bring lots of Kuna in cash as many restaurants don't take card.
- Buy your ferry tickets from the kiosk in the square on the right of the museum (open 10 mins before ferry) - we missed this before our first trip
Wonderful Stay on Prvic
We spent two weeks in Prvic Luka and couldn't have wished for a better accomodation. The house is situated on a small hill, with beautiful views over the bay. You get to the house via a small path, and because it's the second last house on that path there are usually not many passers-by. We didn't find the steps tiring (it really only takes two minutes to walk up to the house). The house itself is a good size, with two patios (one to the front and one to the side of the house) and a balcony. It's well equipped. We especially liked the fact that we could use the washing machine—usefully for a longer stay (we stayed for two weeks). There was plenty of space and even toys in the bedrooms for our two sons. The ultimate luxury for me was fresh figs from the garden for breakfast every day (but I guess that's a question of visiting at the right time of year)!
Prvic Luka has a number of pleasant restaurants, all within a few minutes walk; not to mention the ice cream parlour that we visited regularly. :-)
There's a small stretch of shingle beach in Prvic Luka, and a larger beach in Sepurine (15 mins walk). In addition to the beaches, along the coastline are plenty of places where you can also safely enter the water. The crystal-clear water is ideal for snorkeling; we all loved exploring all the underwater creatures.
When we fancied a day out, we took the ferry to Sibenik or explored Prvic on foot. Krka National Park is also breathtaking (albeit very busy!) and easy to reach.
We'd like to say a big thank you to Ivan for being so incredibly helpful before and during our stay, and to Ana for her warm welcome. We'd love to come back!
House with a view
We had an amazing time on Prvic Island. The house is wonderfull. The location is just perfect. We didn't count the steps to the house, but the daily trip down and then back up the hill was never any trouble.
The house is large enough for five people (we were four adults and one child).
The large garden (full of herbs), the BBQ, the terrace (both of them), the toys available for our four year old son..... everything was just perfect.
We visited the Island and surrounding islands (first with taxi boat, some days later with our own rented boat), Sibenik and Vodice.
Thanks to Ivan for all the help before our trip (via email) and Ana for the warm welcome and all the adivse!
The house is situated on thw small Island of Prvic located between the cities of Sibenik and Vodice. There is a ferry running 10 times a day, and you can reach both cities in 20-40 minutes, also taxi boat is available which is faster. Basically Prvic is a small Mediterranean Island (no cars or other vehicles) where people mostly live of tourism and fishing. You have a few restaurants and bars available, and if you desire a good nightlife just go to Vodice which has a lot of bars, clubs, pubs...
Nearest airports are Split (73km) and Zadar (60km). Both have relatively good connections, to Zadar you can fly with: Ryan air, Iberia, Scandjet, TUIfly, Jetairfly...to Split with Wizz air, Vueling, Air Mediteranee, Easjet, Air Berlin, Condor,Thomas Cook Airlines...
Buses from Split/Zadar to Šibenik run every hour (4 euros per person), and private taxi from the airport to Prvic island costs 80 euro for the whole family.
SPECIAL INTEREST HOLIDAYS:
Those interested in culture and historic architecture will enjoy the Medieval city of Sibenik, whose old centre (mainly gothic and renaissance style buildings) is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Nature lovers will enjoy one day trips with boat to National Park Krka and National Park Kornati. Kornati are the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea (107 islands), famous because 85% of its surface is stony, and only 5% has been cultivated. Krka is famous for its 17 waterfalls, of which Skradinski buk waterfall and Roški slap waterfall are most famous. Krka is the largest travertine cascade system in Europe. The price per person for this trips is 40 euros (includes boat ride, lunch and ticket to national park).