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Lindsey Selley

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin, Can take email enquiries in any language

Just 40 footsteps from the beach, perfect for honeymoon, couples, small families

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Peljesac Peninsula Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

Detached seaside house with large paved barbecue area. One minute to seafront.

Holiday villa by the sea in Croatia: newly built, she offers a large paved, walled garden area which is the perfect suntrap for sunbathing, barbecues, relaxing - and when all is peaceful, listening to the sea!

Vill Joy, by the sea front, has an open plan kitchen, dining and living area with large patio doors opening onto the front garden.

The private bedroom has a luxuriously comfortable new double bed, and there is a kingsize sleeper sofa and foldup bed for extra sleeping if needed.

Kitchen is fitted and very well equipped: dining can be inside in cool airconditioned room at the the dining table, or you can create your own private barbecue with fresh local produce and relax on your own private terrace.

This beautiful holiday house in Croatia is in the centre of the village, so restaurants and coffee bars are a short stroll away, as is boat hire, local shop and all local amenities.

Vill Joy, holiday villa by the sea in Croatia, is located in Viganj, a relaxed village on the beautiful Dalmatian coast, Villa Joy is just one minute's walk from the beach and the sparkling clear Adriatic. Viganj is perfect for families and couples wanting to 'get away from it all.'

Enjoy a wide choice of readily available organic free range vegetables, meat, seafood, fish and shellfish - fresh mussels and oysters and of course organic bread and immediate treats from the local shop.

This holiday house in Croatia has several restaurants and bars within close walking distance. Or hop on the local ferry to visit Korcula, described as a 'mini Dubrovnik' only 15 minutes ferry ride away for more choice and a relaxed shopping experience.

When you've recharged your batteries, there is a lot on offer for the active:

Nearby water sports e.g boat hire, windsurfing, wake boarding, skiing, paragliding, scuba diving, snorkeling; island hopping.

Bike hire for adults and children.

Wineries, wine tours on Peljesac Peninsula and Korcula. Stunning panoramic views from 2 minute walk above Villa Joy.

Neighbouring seaside villages are worth a visit, e.g. Kuciste, Perna and Loviste are 5 to 20 minutes drive (or walk if want to the exercise!).

Monastry, museum and local areas of historic interest are 10 minutes drive away in Orebic.

Villa Joy, holiday villa in Croatia is just a 2 minute walk to local ferry to cross to Korcula Island. 10 minutes and you're in Korcula old town, a mini Dubrovnik and the birthplace of Marco Polo, which offers numerous pavement cafes, restaurants and bars, sandy beaches, private coves, yacht hire, sailing lessons, vineyards and wineries.

Nature lovers may be interested in the ferry to National Park Miljet 40 min drive/coach.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lindsey Selley (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin, Can take email enquiries in any language

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, we very much enjoyed our stay at Villa Joy and in Viganj which is beautiful.
Jun 2015
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based on 11 traveler reviews

Just 40 footsteps from the beach, perfect for honeymoon, couples, small families
average rating of 4.909091 based on 16 reviews

Serenity sunshine spot

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay here and it didn't fail to meet my last visits standards!

Upon arrival we were greeted by Fanny, a lovely local woman who lives next door and looks after you during your stay for anything you need and comes to clean and change all bedding and towels once a week.

We hired a vehicle, parked up and stepped out of the car a few feet from the sea! After a hefty 50m walk from shore to apartment ;), we unpacked and were off swimming.

The apartment is spacious, clean, modern and has everything you'll need for a relaxing time in the beautiful croatia. It's simple and has lots of useful kitchen utensils and, after we've stayed, some citronella candles, handmade authentic fishing rods, toilet rolls, shampoo and conditioner and a great wine recommendation!

It has a good zircon system but we didn't need it too often as it stays pretty cool in there anyway. Nice spacious fridge with freezer compartment. Cant complain really, everything was as described and functioned perfectly for what we needed. Great book collection i might add :)

One of the biggest bonuses for us was the lovely outdoor bbq. A great big stone bbq area which we collected sticks and cooked fresh fish on. The area outside has seats and a table and deck chairs and a great view if the surrounding mountains.

I guess the other major plus has to be the incredibly close proximity to the sea, shop, church, gift shop, restaurant and bars!

There is also a wonderful breeze most days coming off the Adriatic sea which is perfect for wind surfing! Theres plenty places providing lessons and/or equipment to have a go - its quite the surfing hot spot early July/August.

Great service

Great property

Great location

Definitely would recommend, in fact have done already!

If you're looking for a relaxing, easy, simple yet plush seaside holiday, look no further! It really is a beautiful spot and croatia is a great place to explore!!


  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nice little villa

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, we had a lovely holiday. Villa Joy served us fine and is well equipt, being a secluded position to the rear of Villa Grace but close to restaurants and water sport facilities. Our time was spent a couple of hours in the morning fishing for my husband and myself sunbathing and snorkelling off the jetty in front of the villa.

We sampled all the local restaurants and or course all the meals were absolutely super. I don't think we have ever had a bad meal in Croatia. Our favourite restaurant/bar was Ciringito where we spent quite a lot of time watching the Euro's.

The grilled octopus in Bistro Montun was fabulous, we were shown some water snakes that the owner had found in a planter which was very interesting to see.

He also told us the snake we saw on our way from the villa past Villa Grace, was in fact a legless lizard called a 'glower' not sure of the spelling but that's how it sounds.

We caught the passenger ferry into Korcula one day, we have been before but it was nice to see it again.

All in all a fabulous time.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Villa Joy is conveniently located in Viganj

  • 4 of 5

At Villa Joy the description is just right about being 40 footsteps from the beach and the beautifully clear water. It is ideally located in Viganj being only 200-300 metres from the little supermarket that sells everything from fresh bread, meats, fruit and veg. In the other direction you can buy fresh fruit and veg as well as wine at 3 Euros for a litre and a half which is easy drinking.

The little bungalow is compact and fine for 2 people. Really good shower with good water pressure and room to move! Plenty of room in the kitchen area too. Bed was nice and comfy and even though it was very warm when we were there, we were able to keep cool by having the kichen and bedroom windows open as they both have mozzie screens.

We enjoyed sitting outside in the shaded area on the terrace listening to the insects and watching the butterflies and then when we had got a bit warm, just grabbing towels and dipping ourselves in the sea.

This area is great for wind surfers and kite surfers as the wind tends to get up after lunch. We enjoyed being able to watch their antics and marvelled at their skills. We enjoy snorkelling and whilst the water is clear, the area is a bit 'sterile' along the beach areas. But there were fish and communities of hermit crabs that we enjoyed watching.

We enjoyed Viganj enormously. It is a safe and very family orientated place. Cars travel slowly and people walk, cycle, scooter and skate along the road. The local restaurants are only a few minutes away and all seem to offer wifi. Our favourite place to eat was the nearest one at the bar Karmela as we like mussels. The first time we watched the owner go down to the sea, take out a bag of mussels, select a portion, clean them off, then take them into the kitchen and cook them! Wonderful. Lovely big fresh mussels and crusty bread for 6 Euros all with a cool breeze and sea view. Perfect.

There's no internet installed at Villa Joy but we were able to connect to Villa Grace, the property next door owned by the same lady. We found we had to walk up to Villa Grace quite literally to get the connection and it only worked outside, but it was good for us as we were trying to keep in contact with home.

Lindsey, the owner was great throughout the booking process and answering queries in between. We were lucky enough to meet her in Viganj as she and her family were on holiday at the same time. The instructions for getting to Villa Joy were really helpful. Thank you Lindsay.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dee, delighted you enjoyed Villa Joy and all Viganj has to offer. In a quiet location at the heart of the village and so close to the sea, Villa Joy is perfect for couples or small families. Pleased you enjoyed swimming in the crystal clear, snorkelling and strolling to the nearby restaurants for delicious and good value Dalmatian fare! We hope to welcome you back very soon :-)
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Perfect place to chill!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two beautiful weeks at villa joy in Viganj. The house was ideal for a couple- a bit small for 4 I would think. Just steps away from the turquoise sea where we enjoyed an early morning swim each day- water just beautiful. Four restaurants nearby- for us Maritimo was by far the best- succulent fish dishes, great pizzas and delicious pancakes! A boat trip around the islands is a must- about 75 euro for the day's boat rental hired locally. Amazing sights. The supermarket has all you need so no need to go back and forth to Orebic. Wine is delicious and cheap too. We sat on the pier many nights with our rosé- so peaceful and casual. The whole place is completely relaxed and we had a wonderful holiday- just what one needs to destress. Villa Joy was perfect and it was a pleasure to correspond with Lindsey- she is so organised and prompt. We hope to come back one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jac, thank you for the review. Delighted you found Villa Joy perfect for you and loved having the sea and restaurants so close by. Thank you for your tips for the best one and for boat hire too! Please do come back next time you need to de-stress, it will be the same as you when you left. kind regards, Lindsey
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  • 5 of 5

Having found this Bijou property on my last sortie, for another break in Croatia we found Villa joy, although it should be renamed Gem as it is a pearl in a very pretty area of Croatia, Viganj is an unspoilt little place and I hope it stays like it. Lyndsey was very efficient and helpful guiding us prior to our break, giving a minefield of info. it is 2.5 hours from Dubrovnik airport, but the trip along the coastline onto the peninuslar is worth every minute, we came by cab and Tomi our driver was a real gent and gave us a lowdown of many interesting facts. so the property was exactly as it said on the tin, great for a couple, huge kitchen area, adeqaute bathroom, and the most comfortable bed I have slept in on holiday. clean, tidy and best sun terrace you could ever hope for, and when it gets un bearable its minutes from the sea, which is wonderful to cool off in. good array of local restaurants on the strip, all accomdating and cheap, meals go large in Croatia beware, best pizza in the world, that is saying something with Italy not so far away, the Croatians believe they were nicked from them anyway. the local wine is exceptional do not miss out on this superb, up there with the best in the world. windsurfing, kite boarding and bike hire on the strip, the strip is always buzzing, good supermarket, good local fruit and veg shop. And Korcula a boat ride away for less that £3.00 return, you will go here again and again stunning place, rub shoulders with the rich, stunning sun sets and exceptional dining along wall front looking to Orebic and the islands, watching the hub bub of all types of vessells coming to and from. most people you come across in Croatia, are friendly inviting people, everywhere is spot less very proud and beautiful. cannot hesitate in recommending 100% we had been to Croatia in 2013, so again here in 2014, we are also considering 2015. I really hope it never gets spoilt we love the place ..... first class in every respect well done Lyndsey and Villa Joy, you were all of this. thankyou.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you S&A, so pleased you loved Villa Joy and Viganj too. Please do return in 2015! The sunny private terrace will have a partial vine covered shade, there is a new stone barbecue, the clear sea will still be just steps away, the food delicious and the welcome unrivalled! kind regards, Lindsey
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Suited us perfectly

  • 5 of 5

House was described well and matched advert, it is well maintained and lovely and clean. We were so close to the sea we spent most time there, but also travelled and explored the area as far as Loviste to Dubrovnik.

We received good information before we left, found the villa easily. Everyone was very friendly, thank you, we loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for letting us know. So glad you had a wonderful holiday at Villa Joy, enjoyed the seaside village and exploring more of the peninsula too. We hope to welcome you back very soon!! Thanks again, Lindsey
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Car: not necessary

Beautiful sea front village with lovely restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Viganj Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Summer
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 11 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
Autumn 2015 - Spring 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $33
Refundable damage deposit $327

Prices are for the WHOLE HOUSE per week in UK pounds (please ask if different currency required) and are ALL INCLUSIVE of bedding, reasonable use of aircon etc. Cleaning is charged separately.
Long lets are available
Change over day is usually Saturday but can be flexible
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Peljesac Peninsula Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Has enclosed shower, basin, WC, bathroom cabinet, large mirror.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom is approx 2.2x3m with comfortable new cream faux leather bed.
  • Books
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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