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Sea front detached house in Viganj with its OWN POOL, SAILING DINGHY AND KAYAKS

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms, the villa sleeps 12,1st row to the sea !!

Villa Rosa is an ideal holiday place for families or a group of friends. Its very own private pool is surrounded by an authentic stone wall to reinforce your privacy. The open outdoor BBQ is great for entertaining guests and spending quality time with friends and family. The waterfront villa also offers 2 kayaks, a ‘laser pico’ sailing dinghy and over 10 new bikes to suit the whole family. Also, an outdoor tennis table is available guaranteed to entertain you for hours.

The villa is an innovative mixture of traditional Mediterranean architecture and a modern twist. The combination of the two contrasting themes creates a unique home, emphasising the local tradition and natural beauties. The warmth of the wood and hand carved stone depict the welcoming tone of the villa as it echoes the medieval roots.

Villa Rosa is a beautiful, traditional, waterfront villa located in the heart of Viganj. The small picturesque village of Viganj is located directly on the beach, overlooking the crystal clear Adriatic sea. Villa Rosa accommodates all the necessities for an unforgettable holiday experience with endless activities. Whilst also providing tranquility and relaxation with the amenities of the villa including the breathtaking views of the sea from the front and rear terraces.

In prime season there are 6 restaurants and 3 bars within a 5-minute walk. The local shop is only a 1-minute stroll away, selling all the basics you should need to accompany your stay. Located opposite the shop is the ferry. The 10-minute journey transports you to the beautiful island of Korcula, where you can first-hand experience the Mediterranean ambiance.

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Sally Rowe
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Sally Rowe

After spending time searching around different locations in Croatia, we stumbled upon the small village of Viganj and instantly fell in love with its unique rustic charm. We viewed many different sites in the area until we found the soon to be Villa Rosa and embarked on the journey of resurrecting the ruin to becoming a welcoming family home. Originally the villa was built approximately 300 years ago by a sea captain. The historic charm of the villa and village influenced us into ensuring that we kept to the true Dalmatian background when restoring the house into what it is now. We bought the house in 2004 and after 4 years of renovations we have carefully retained the original features but also offer a modern elegance.

Sally Rowe purchased this villa in 2004

What makes this villa unique

Viganj is a small tourist place on the western part of the Peljesac peninsula, only 8km from Orebic.It is said that Viganj is a botanical garden in itself, rich with flowers and bushes brought as gifts by seamen to their beloved wives from their journeys. The population has long been involved in agriculture, fishing and, more recently, tourism.

Visit historical sites such as: the St. Ivan church (located on an eponymous hill and offers a beautiful view of the Peljesac canal), St. Ilija hill and the Nakrana village.

Viganj is rich with pebble beaches and is very popular among sports and active vacation fans, especially those who enjoy water activities (windsurfing, sailing, diving…).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Jamie,

We had an absolutely great time at Villa Rosa. The house was perfect, and so much space inside and out. You have done a really good job on it. The terraces, pool, BBQ - all lovely. The outside space was much more spacious than the website photos suggest.

It was also great to have the kayaks and the pico, which were out on the water several times.

The weather was quite mixed with sunny spells and torrential rain and thunderstorms, but it really didn't matter. Someone said it was the coldest week for 160 years !!!!

Several family members were already talking of a return visit sometime

It was the perfect solution for our family celebration.
May 2013
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Viganj Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , this bathroom is on the ist floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , on top floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , on top floor en suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , this is on the ground floor
  • All bathrooms are newly installed and have floor to ceiling ceramics and mirrors. have new white cotton towels The villa has mains water (many in area do not) and has 4 water heaters so hot water for 10-12 guests is not a problem.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with en-suite shower & toilet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , these are bunk beds(Suitable for adults)
  • The first 3 bedrooms are on the top floor. The other two are on the ground floor and are self contained making them perfect for a second family or older children. There is 2 fold away beds which can be put in most of the bedrooms to sleep 12 in total ,These are not really suitable for adults. 4 out of the 5 bedrooms have sea views, the bedroom with out has beautiful views overlooking a Church and mountains.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Sailboat
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Villa Rosa has weekly linen and towel change. Maid service is available at an extra cost please email for costs etc.


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Sea front detached house in Viganj with its OWN POOL, SAILING DINGHY AND KAYAKS
average rating of 4.857143 based on 19 reviews

Best house in the village .....

  • 5 of 5

A fantastically beautiful home in the centre of the village of Viganj . Everything was perfect in the house and the 'toys' provided were put to good use - bikes -pool - kayaks -table tennis .

The house is 2 minutes from the sea with a lovely jetty to sit on . Lots of little beaches along the rd 2/3 mins away. The sea in June was the clearest and warmest I have ever swam in for the time of year. The village has a wonderful vibe to it - very laid back - you won't want to leave. It is uncommercialised and so pretty especially with all the blossom trees in bloom

Bob the caretaker was charming and took us in his boat to Korcula and collected us late at night - a star.

The supermarket is 3 min walk away and is very well stocked. Restaurants of note - Forte - fabulous fish, no menu and reasonable

The Villa is located in an excellent position and the photos on here do not do it justice. We were there with my sons and partners 25-33 yrs and they all loved it

They all tried windsurfing and paddle boarding at Water Donkey who were very helpful

For a large party to holiday you can't beat it. The owners were most pleasant and prompt in all my dealings with them

I can't recommend highly enough

Thanks S & J

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location.

  • 4 of 5

The house and outside areas are excellent and as described. Having access to the bikes and canoes made the holiday with everyone enjoying them daily. The village is very pretty and the locals friendly hoŵever when visiting in

October all bar one restaurant/bar was closed (orebic provided more that were open).

I'd definitely recommend both the area and the villa.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you for the booking regards Sally
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First exploration of Croatia

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Viganj was our first visit to Croatia and we can't wait to come back. What a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable vacation. The Villa was great, the people were great and our vacation was a total success!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for renting our House . really happy you enjoyed your stay. Regards Sally
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Absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely old, spacious, airy, well-equipped house and we loved the glorious views from our bedroom window. The owners have done a fantastic, thoughtful and sympathetic conversion, so its modern inside but still retains a great deal of character.

It was immactulately clean when we arrived with lovely fresh cotton bedding and towels. A very-well equipped kitchen was much appreciated - we were catering for vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters. We did not use the barbeque. The beds are very comfortable and the bedrooms that had air conditioning were nice and cool in the evenings. With a large group, it was great to have 4 bath/shower rooms.

We were a group of mixed ages - ranging from 18 to 66! Villa Rosa was absolutely ideal as it catered for all our needs. The younger (and not so young) thoroughly enjoyed the use of the Pico sailing dinghy, the kayaks and bikes. The older, less-energetic ones could relax around the pool or in the sea in or out of the shade. Loads of space inside and outside.

The village is incredibly laid back and at one end there are centres for wind and kite sailing. We didn't participate but it would be a great base for anyone interested in this activity. The local shop (just 100 yards away) is brilliant and amazingly had quite a random range of goods, including a good choice for our vegans!!

We went twice to an interesting fish restaurant called 'Forte'. Otherwise there are some great places to eat very nearby with good choices for kids, such as pasta a pizza.

We loved Croatia and we loved Villa Rosa. We do hope to go back. Would thoroughly recommend to similar groups like ours!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome property in a great relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a warm welcome from Bozo the neighbor who acts as the caretaker. The property is much more impressive in person. We quickly settled in and started to enjoy the laid back location and great weather. The village is very pretty with everything you need in easy walking distacnce. We did venture out to restaurants, wineries and the Island of Korchula among others. All were amazing, the dollar goes along way in this part of the world, which was a pleasant suprise. The only small issue we had was mosquitos as there had been a lot of rain since it was early in the season. We highly recommend The Croatian coast and this propery. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Really happy you enjoyed your stay. Regards Sally
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Great villa in wonderful village

  • 5 of 5

Two families from Norway with six children (4 - 14) had a great holiday in Villa Rosa in July 2015.

The villa is as nice as it looks on the photos, with a barbecue area and a small pool in the backyard and a front area over two levels. The property is well looked after and easy to live in – it’s not crammed with the owners personal property as some rentals are.

There is a small shop with the basics and a bit more virtually next door. We had a rental car for the week, but hardly used it. Although shopping in the supermarkets of Orebic is a bit cheaper, it is possible to take a taxi from the airport and shop locally. There are a number of small, surprisingly decent restaurants along the waterfront.

The beaches across the bay are busy with watersporting tourists, but the jetty and area just down from the villa is very quiet and pleasant. Remember to bring bathing shoes for the children. Looking at the map before we arrived, we were a bit worried about the traffic on the road, but there are few cars and they drive very slow along the waterfront.

Note that the two bedrooms and bathroom on the ground floor have a separate entrance. You have to go out and up the outdoor stairway to get to the rest of the house. This was no problem other than for the logistics of organizing all the kids into practical subgroups.

There is a small sportsground by the school behind the villa. A good spot for early morning and late afternoon games, at least during the school holidays in Croatia...

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
foot ferry to korcula
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
six restaurants under 5 minutes walk away
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
The house is first to the sea
Car: recommended

Water front property With the magical Dubrovnik only 2 hours drive away, Split 4 hours and Korcula a 15 minute ferry away (from Korcula connecting ferries can transport you to Hvar, Dubrovnik, Split and Istria making Viganj the perfect holiday base. Unusually for a house of this age and position it has a front and rear garden. The front garden is enclosed and is ideal for sunbathing with the sea being only feet away. The rear garden has a large terrace with a private pool and a large covered BBQ area with new black rattan table, chairs and sun loungers.

Out of the front gate, 6 or 7 steps and you are swimming in the crystal clear Adriatic sea. Or you could go for a sail in the laser sailing dinghy or go for a paddle in one of the kayaks.

In Viganj there is windsurfing, scuba diving and kite surfing schools (in main season) as well as over 6 great restaurants and beach bars.Villages Kuciste and Loviciste are just a short drive from the villa and also have some beautiful restaurants. Car hire is best purchased on-line before travel.

Orebic is only 7 km away with banks, supermarkets, car ferry port and doctors.

Other Activities: Viganj is one of the most popular Kite surfing /Wind surfing venues in Croatia


Rates & Availability

Viganj Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late July & August 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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