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Century-old house with large courtyard-privileged privacy in the heart of Jelsa - Apartment # 1 within large renovated house with large courtyard

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Hvar Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment # 1 (can sleep 4) and Apartment # 2 (sleeps 2)

Located in the very centre of Jelsa, this century-old property of Jelsa’s famed captains consists of two newly renovated adjoining houses, both accessed through a large courtyard.

Surrounded by exceptional cultural and historic heritage, the property full of character offers a special vacation.

Apartment # 1 (ideally for 2, max 4) consists of a fully equipped kitchen with bedroom, living and dining area, bathroom (shower + WC) and additional separate WC. The air conditioned apartment is accessed by an outer staircase through the 70m2 courtyard that is dominated by one of the oldest bougainvilleas on the island.

The spacious bedroom contains a large double bed and has a beautiful antique wardrobe and dresser. In the living area there is a double sofa bed, TV and dining table and chairs.

WiFi is available.

With a view of the narrow streets of Jelsa, as well as the wooded island hilltops, the 5m long apartment terrace above the inner courtyard provides peace and privacy.

Apartment # 2 (for 2) lies on the 1st and 2nd floor of the large renovated stone house. It consists of a bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, living area and large (35m2) rooftop terrace.

WiFi is available.

The bedroom is furnished with an antique wardrobe and an extra large double bed (200 x 200). It has two windows with Mediterranean shutters, one overlooking the courtyard bougainvillea and the other, the quiet backstreet and gardens. It has air conditioning /heating.

The newly refurbished fully equipped kitchen with large refrigerator is next to the bedroom and has dining table and chairs.

The bathroom (with shower) is next to the kitchen and just by the staircase leading to the upper floor.

The upper floor has retained its original flooring and has a sitting corner with TV which is on the way to the spacious terrace, which is surely the highlight of this apartment. This nearly 360o view rooftop terrace offers a superb view of the charming nearby streets and the surrounding wooded hilltops and villages.

It has a dining table and chairs, shower and beach chairs.

Start your day with breakfast on the terrace before setting off to one of the island's crystal-clear beaches or secluded coves or simply enjoy a relaxing evening drink while gazing at the star-dotted sky.

The Sea has been an inseparable part of our ancestor's lives – a vocation, devotion and inspiration which can still be felt in every corner of the house. Appreciating it ourselves too, the house has been renovated with great care and attention for every detail.

Please note that both apartments share the same entrance and passage through the courtyard. The courtyard is used by guests in Apartment 1 while the rooftop terrace is used by guests from Apartment 2.

Getting around: While staying on the island, don’t miss Hvar, the town of exceptional monumental heritage, and if you’re looking for more dynamic evenings, it’s best to be there when the night falls.

For those who wish to discover the beauties of Hvar Island, in Jelsa you can rent a car, bicycle or small boat.

Local buses also operate to Hvar Town, Stari Grad and Vrboska daily.

From Jelsa, you can easily visit Brac Island in a day: there are daily excursions by boat (a 60 min ride) to Bol where you can spend the whole day at the well-known Zlatni rat beach.

Owing to its perfect location, the apartment is equally suitable in low season when the town is quieter, and the favourable climate of the island offers you a possibility to discover the nearby villages, either driving, or walking through the rich vegetation along the vineyards that yield the island's well-known wines, olive groves and fields with a multitude of medicinal herbs.

Arriving in Jelsa: The nearest airport is Split with a shuttle service from airport to Split harbour (30 km). The bus stops next to the Jadrolinija ticket office where you can buy tickets either for the catamaran to Jelsa (via Bol) 2hrs or for the passenger/car ferry (2hrs) to Stari Grad and then continue by local bus to Jelsa (20 min).

If you would like taxi collection from Stari Grad this can be arranged.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lada Laura (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian


based on 9 traveler reviews

Apartment # 1 within large renovated house with large courtyard
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Magic Jelsa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here but a week wasn't long enough. Had we known how much we would have loved the apartment, located right in the middle of the gorgeous village of Jelsa we would have stayed two weeks. Everything was perfect, it was spotlessly clean, comfortable, 4 supermarkets, too many restaurants to count, beaches, shaded walks, ferries, buses, temperature was high 20's to 30's and Lada is extremely helpful and generous- her elderly neighbour was so lovely she kept plying us with her home-grown tomatoes and cucumbers. This is a place we would love to keep coming back to if only it wasn't so far from Australia. Thankyou Lada for the best week of our 8 week holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Lovely, relaxing holiday destination

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend Jelsa as a great place to stay. Beautiful, peaceful, and everyone was extremely welcoming. The apartment was just what we needed. Perfect, central location, well decorated and well maintained. It was the perfect base for us to explore the island by car (one day's hire was enough), by bus (great way to get to and from Hvar Town), by bike (cheap to hire and the perfect way to get around) and on foot. Will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Perfectly located apartment in Jelsa

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week staying at Captain Niko's Apartment No.1 which is right in the heart of Jelsa. The apartment is in a fantastic position - a 3 minute walk from the restaurants and shops, but it's position behind the main church in the town shields it from the noise and bustle of the harbour.

Lada was a great host, leaving lots of information about where to eat, sight-see and how to get around the island. The apartment was clean and had all the facilities you need. The air conditioning was welcome for the week that we were there as the temperatures soared to high 30's.

We travelled from Split via the seaplane - the most elegant way to get to the island! This visit we hired bikes to travel to beaches/rocks which were mostly crowd free and had the most wonderfully relaxing time. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Charming apartment in the heart of Jelsa

  • 4 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed in apartment 1 at Captain Niko's house. Lada and her husband were very welcoming, with Lada kindly waiting for our arrival at 11pm to take us to the apartment. The courtyard of the house is stunning and the apartment we stayed was homely, clean and had everything we needed for our stay. We used the kitchen and the freeze blocks provided were a god send for our picnics. Lada has provided a whole folder of information and tips on things to do, which is great and includes everything you need to know about the buses and the ferry to the mainland. The apartment looks over the church, which is beautiful and provides you with an authentic wake up call. We arrived just before the summer season really kicked in and Jelsa was wonderfully relaxed, and while the town is much smaller than Stari Grad or Hvar Town there are still plenty of bars and restaurants a stone's throw from the apartment. The majority are around the harbour side which was just two or three minutes walk. The nearest sandy beach - Mina - is well worth the 20min walk. While the sandy part is small, the cove is large and sheltered making it perfect for swimming. We would highly recommend hiring a boat from the harbour side and exploring further north of Jelsa. The fee was around £35 for the whole day and we found some beautiful coves which you practically have to yourselves. The waters are crystal clear and perfect for snorkelling. The bus service on Hvar is great value and reliable, if sometimes a little late. We used it to go to Hvar Town and Stari Gard. We loved our holiday to Jelsa, which was exactly the laid back week we were hoping for, and Lada and her husband were the perfect hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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A wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple in our early 60s and stayed at Captain Niko's House for two and a half weeks from mid September to early October. We ended up at Jelsa because we were booking late and Hvar town had nothing much available. As it turned out we were delighted with our choice and would definitely consider going back another year.

The house was exactly as described; it is right in the centre of town, three minutes from the catamaran, two minutes from the bars and one (crucial ) minute from any noise or disturbance that you can expect in a tourist resort in high season.I'll mention the Church bells because I notice that others have. The church clock chimes on the hour and the bells call people to mass. They absolutely did not disturb us!

Lada was friendly and helpful with excellent English. She is based in Split and has local friends who can help with any problem. We had one day's difficulty with the wi-fi and it was fixed as soon as we mentioned it.

We didn't take a car and used buses to visit Stari Grad and Hvar Town but we loved Jelsa best. Jelsa is a functioning town, not only a tourist resort: it has a school, the houses have vegetable gardens, there are weddings in the church and working fisherman use the port.There are bars and restaurants, five supermarkets and other stalls, boats and bikes to hire, fantastic swimming in quiet bays, wonderful walks in the hills along the old roads, and (during the grape harvest) a heady smell of new wine.

We don't actually want to encourage lots of other people to go there. We'd like to keep it for ourselves.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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We love Captain Niko's House

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful, quiet, unique place to stay in the beautiful town of Jelsa. Lada, the owner welcomed us with a host of traditional Hvar delicacies and made us feel at home right away. The air conditioned apartment is beautiful and combines the modern with the traditional in this family owned ancient mariners home. The downstairs courtyard is cool and peaceful in the heat of the day and the rooftop terrace is a special place to enjoy early evening drinks while watching the sun go down with the swallows performing their evening aerobatic rituals.

Jelsa harbour is a delight with its many bars, restaurants and cafes but do not come here if you like all-inclusive, discos and partying. This is a much more sophisticated sort of place that would suit romantic couples and those whose children have left home. You can hire a motor boat for 50 euros a day, motor up to the charming Verboska for coffee, take a picnic and then lose yourself on a deserted beach or cove. The water is warm and clear and the snorkeling superb. Eating out is a treat too. Visit the Me & Mrs Jones restaurant on the far side of the harbour and the Dubokovic restaurant in Plitve, a 5 minute drive away up in the hills behind Jelsa. The welcome, food and sunset views here are out of this world. Return to Jelsa for a coffee and ice cream in the cafe on the corner of the square and just watch the beautiful people go by until bed time. Captain Niko's House and Jelsa are special places for special people.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary

Ideally located in the central part of the island, Jelsa is only 11 km from Stari Grad, the island’s oldest town, and 33 km from Hvar, the largest town on the island. The surrounding area has an abundance of beautiful beaches to suit every taste - the closest only a 10-minute walk away.

On the opposite side of the port, a pleasant 1.5 km walk along the road through the pine woods by the sea will bring you to Vrboska, a picturesque small marina town.

You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants in Jelsa, covering every taste.

There are also many bars and even a nightclub.

Shopping is no problem as there are several good supermarkets and a fish market and a petrol station.

WiFi is also readily available in lots of bars and cafes as well as in the apartment itself.

On Hvar you will be able to experience many summer cultural events such as classical and popular music concerts and exhibitions.


Rates & Availability

Hvar Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Summer
Jul 4 2016 - Aug 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 29 2016 - Sep 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 26 2016 - Oct 30 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rates are based on 2 persons sharing the apartment. Additional guests (over the age of 10) using the sofa bed are charged 15 EUR each per night.
A 30% non refundable deposit is payable at time of booking and the balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Any bank transfer charges are the responsibility of the guest.
Change over days can be flexible.

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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Hvar Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Extra large shower cubicle
  • The very modern, sunny bathroom, has an extra large shower, wash basin and toilet. An additional WC is located next door.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 145 x 200
  • The spacious bedroom has a beautiful antique dresser and a large wardrobe. The air con/heater unit is in the bedroom. The apartment is fitted with double glazing and shutters to ensure peace and quiet.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Welcome pack: complimentary – bottle of wine and water. Linen and towels are changed on a weekly basis. We can arrange suitable parking for guests. Pets are not welcome. Smoking in the apartment is not allowed. A baby cot and high chair can be provided. Please note that during part of the high summer season of July and August, the owners Lada and Tony, will be staying in the other apartment and will also be using the courtyard facilities. Even if you're staying at the house when the owner is not there, as art historian and licensed tour guide, Lada will be happy to share with you information about places worth seeing. After having lived in English speaking countries her fluency in English can be very helpful in planning your holiday or while you're already on the island.

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