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Richard Affleck, owner

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

FOOTPRINTS VILLA. SEAFRONT HOME. POOL, WIFI. NORTH OF DUBROVNIK. ENGLISH OWNER

32 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Viganj Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom, 5 bath, pool, wifi, air-con. Amazing seafront location. English owner

I HAVE MY OWN WEBSITE. FOR LOTS MORE PHOTOS, INFORMATION AND FEE-FREE SECURE BOOKING. www.footprintsvillacroatia.com

Footprints Villa is a large detached 5 bedroom beach access villa with private pool in Viganj, Croatia. Fully renovated, the house dates from the 19th century, once a historic former Sea Captains detached stone residence. Located on the sea front in the renowned picturesque mainland village of Viganj, with stunning views over to the amazing Korcula, birth place of Marco Polo. Located north of Dubrovnik, on the stunning Dalmatian Coast, the villa is within easy reach.

Viganj is a peaceful oceanside setting, within easy reach of Dubrovnik airport (I arrange transfer from as little as £12-18* per person), with striking seafront views, beautiful beaches, restaurants and a vibrant windsurfing scene (ideal for children and adults of all ages - low cost tuition provided) and just a 10 minute foot-ferry trip on the village boat to historic 12th century Korcula (being the featured destination in the August 2015 BBC 2 Rick Stein series for is historic and culinary excellence).

The restored stone villa has its own large private pool ( it's an ideal 8.9m x 5.6m in size) and wonderful views out to sea, with beaches a few footsteps from the front door!

Footprints Villa offers spacious living with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and sleeps 10 (up to 12 if infants in cots). It has 2 large reception rooms, atrium, plus a huge kitchen with Bosch fittings, beverage fridge (for the local wines provided in your welcome pack!) dishwasher, sit up bar, triple sinks, granite work surfaces etc....leading to stunning decks, front and rear, to enjoy the access to the ocean & the huge sea front south-west patios, or around its large private pool to the rear of the home.

To secure a booking, my deposit requirement is 25% and the balance would not be due until just 8 weeks before your holiday.

There is no need for a car, as easy walking to this lovely little fishing village's bars and small restaurants, serving local fresh foods, especially sea food. The well stocked shop is just 150 meters away. Beaches are seconds by foot too. The villa has a jetty in front.

I also offer a free pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Just send me a list for basics you'd like for your first evening/breakfast and it will be awaiting you on your arrival. Groceries just charged as per the receipt.

Footprints Villa dates from the 19th century and was restored over a 4 year project from a ruin to its present glory with exposed original stone features which blend beautifully with stylish, contemporary finishings, polished wooden and tiled floors, hi-end sanitary wear, designer kitchen and quality outdoor furnishings. Large stone BBQ.

The original features have been carefully retained, yet it offers modern elegance in undoubtedly the most amazing location. Other features include flat screen TV, thick, fluffy towels & bath robes, 400 thread Egyptian bedding, The White Company toiletries, pool towels, free wireless internet.

A perfect private, spacious luxurious family villa.

Footprints Villa, in Viganj, is located on the Adriatic mainland, so no need to catch (or worry about catching!) ferries to the islands. From experience, if a ferry is missed, especially in higher season, the delay can be lengthy and rather hot in the summer months!

The village of Viganj (pronounced ve-gan) sits on the azure clear Adriatic sea, and north from the city of Dubrovnik, and faces the 'mini Dubrovnik' of Korcula - easy to reach by the foot passenger only water taxi that leaves just 200m by foot from Footprints Villa. The village has a plentiful supply of excellent bars, restaurants, its very well stocked mini supermarket, at ATM....all of course within walking of the villa. The beaches are safe and again, all near the villa.

Viganj is famous for its windsurfing and kitesurfing scene, with plenty of opportunity to learn or improve your skills with the various companies that offer tuition - again, all within a short walk of the villa.

If you like to enjoy more sedate forms of relaxation, the region is equally famous for its vineyards with tours and tastings all available that we can arrange, as can boat hire, both for own use and captained.

No need for the car once once in residence, or long walks in the hot summer heat to 'close to the sea' accommodation in the area. Taxi's too are a cost effective wy to visit the near villages with more choices of places to eat and drink.

Full details of many things to do locally are provided in the villa.

I hope you come and enjoy sea front living at Footprints Villa!

Richard Affleck, UK, owner.

Footprints is open annually from 15 March until November 15th.

Its easy to book Footprints Villa for your holiday in Croatia. Just complete the enquiry for to the right of this message and I will reply immediately. I will confirm the dates and rates and if you wish to progress, you can use the secure and guaranteed booking now system this site operates, after which I'll e-mail you the booking form. This can be completed and e-mailed or posted back. The deposit is 25%. The balance is not due until 8 weeks before your holiday. Payments can also be made by internet banking, credit cards or via PayPal.

FOOTPRINTS VILLA IS NOW IN THE TOP 20 HIGHEST REVIEWED VILLAS of all 60,000+ properties listed on this site for the entire country of Croatia. (excluding small apartments). Click on 'reviews' to read the latest comments from our recent guests.

Recent published news - Travel Weekly - the principle trade forum for travel trends stated, in its 2015 trend report -''Those seeking safe, European sunnier climes, are heading to Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast in their droves, according to Thomson and Jet2holidays.com; the latter ranks Croatia among its five fastest-growing destinations for 2016/17''.

* airport transfer price based on group of 5-10 persons.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Richard Affleck, owner (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Richard Affleck, owner

Hello! I bought Footprints villa as a roofless ruin back in 2008, but knew with some hard work, I could restore it to its former glory as the former Sea Captains house it once was. The position of course, being sea front, is unrivalled, and made me all the more enthused to create a great home. It took 3 more years to complete the project to what you can now see.

Richard Affleck, owner purchased this villa in 2008

Why Richard Affleck, owner chose Peljesac Peninsula

Why this property?

It's always been very rare indeed to find a large, historic sea front house with plenty of outside space, but after 4 years of visiting and searching Croatia, when this popped up, I grabbed it.

It took nearly 3 years to create Footprints as it is today, with over 40 return visits as the restoration progressed.

What makes this villa unique

Sea front living on a holiday can't be beaten. Not just for direct access to the sea, amazing views, but also the convenience of being able to wander to all local facilities (no 'a short walk' or ''just a 5 minute drive for the shops and beach' with this villa!!).

We spend enough time behind the wheel of a car not to have to do the same on our holidays.....,there is no need for a car at Footprints...I can recommend transfers for you...as you are in the village, on the beach, everything is within walking distance (shops, bars, great restaurants).

Better still, my villa is on the mainland, so no waiting for hours and hours in the summer sun (after 3-4 hour flights and car journeys) queuing for a ferry to the outer islands such as Brac, Miljet, Hvar etc etc!

We supply wireless Internet of course and bath, hand AND pool/beach towels, plus also a large array of complimentary toiletries.

An extensive welcome pack is provided, with my compliments.

I have excellent stay who care for my guests when in residence, and as you can see from my many reviews, their service is welcome and appreciated.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The following review was written by the guest in the villa comments book...



''What a perfect place! We loved everything about the villa, the town, the sea and Korcula. So relaxing here, I wasn't sure if I still had a pulse!



Little Viganj village is really enchanting. We can't wait to come back!



Beautiful sunsets, Drinks on the terrace. Great local restaurants, church bells ringing. So quiet and peaceful.



Would definitely come back here, Fabulous home''
Aug 2013
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FOOTPRINTS VILLA. SEAFRONT HOME. POOL, WIFI. NORTH OF DUBROVNIK. ENGLISH OWNER
average rating of 4.96875 based on 50 reviews
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The villa was beautiful with marvellous facilities. Great kitchen and fab views from bedrooms and large terrace. Sea literally across the road, crystal clear waters and lovely little stone jetties all along the coastal walk. So peaceful and unspoilt. Lots of restaurants and bars closeby with one almost next door for a cold beer sitting right out over the sea. Loved it and would certainly go back to "Footprints" .

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Noreen I'm so pleased you all had a wonderful stay at Footprints Villa. My sincere thanks for your kind comments regarding the villa and its features and the fortunate location right on the seafront! To be positioned on the tiny village promenade, with peaceful places to eat and drink just a wander away is what makes Footprints so unique. I feel very fortunate. Come back soon! Kind regards. Richard, owner. Lots more info too on my own site - footprintsvillacroatia(.com).
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5

Relaxing on the Adriatic

  • 5 of 5

Seven ladies, seven days, spent at a lovely villa on the Adriatic. The views from Footprints were spectacular. The villa was clean, spacious and well equipped. Fani arranged two terrific tours for us, one to the vineyards and one to Mali Ston to watch them harvest the oysters and mussels.. We enjoyed Viganj, the local people were helpful and gracious. The restaurants were within walking distance, they served great food, fresh fish and fresh local vegetables. One note...make sure you have Kunas, some of the restaurants do not accept credit cards. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Footprints, Viganj, and Croatia for a great vacation. Our stay ..May 21st to the 28th, 2016 The Vermont Ladies

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lois and The Vermont Ladies! I'm thrilled to receive your wonderful review and to read about your adventures while stopping at Footprints Villa! My sincere thanks for your generous comments regarding my villa home, and for your feedback about my agent Fani's services. I know one of your group has already booked to return again this season, so we look forward to welcoming her back to our gorgeous little stretch of coast. Come back soon! Kind regards. Richard, owner (for those considering a future visit, check out our new web site - footprintsvillacroatia(.com).
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5

First Class!

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday staying at this first class home - Footprints Villa.

Living right on the sea edge was a real treat and having this impressive and beautifully restored old house to call ours made the stay very special indeed.

The rooms are large and finished to the highest standard we've ever experienced in a holiday home, while the outside spaces gave us lots of space to stretch out and relax - the pool was private and loved by all, especially the little ones.

The owner provided an excellent service from booking to arrival, from where his local team took over and who could not have been more helpful, from assisting with local information and excursions, places to eat and shop. We did not need hire cars as so central (a big saving for groups who may need 2+ cars). We used the airport transfer company Richard arranged that was quick and very good value.

The village and area is immaculate, with welcoming locals and everything on your door step. Two of the groups tried their hand at kite boarding using the tuition offered on the beach along from the villa. The rest of us watched from the villa's very grand sea edge terrace with something cold in hand!

I'd recommend this villa for those looking for a perfect family or group base, with the location and all the quality and trimmings rarely found or affordable. A real gem!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Angie My sincere thanks for your generous comments regarding my villa home and for the tips and suggestions mentioned. It was a pleasure to have been of service and I'll pass on your message to my wonderful team in Viganj village too. I should say thank you too for re-booking for next August! My kind regards. Richard (owner). P.S....for those considering Footprints Villa for their holidays, to view many more client reviews, do check out my other listing on Homeaway's sister site - Owners Direct. My property code on that site is CR493.
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5

Perfect Chill Out Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned (party of 5 couples) from our stay at Footprints Villa. Although the drive from the airport is approx. 2.1/4hrs drive, the journey was well worth it! Footprints is situated in the village of Viganj which is still an unspoilt area of Croatia. The villa itself was perfect for us. Plenty of space for 10 adults and the actual location which is just a few steps away from the sea was absolutely great. Rooms are spacious, beds comfortable and overall a really lovely villa with all the facilities you need (home from home really).

Whilst there, we took a water taxi (20 mins) to the island of Korcula which is mostly catered for tourists. Lovely thought it was, we were so glad that we were spending our week among local people, away from the hustle and bustle of shops and tourists!!.

If you want a totally chilled out holiday with good food and drink, then this is the place to visit. We hope to come back to Footprints one day ourselves.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kim My sincere thanks for your generous review regarding your holiday at my sea front villa! It was a pleasure to be of service and so pleased the villa provided you all lots of space and comfort to relax, and you found the location ideal. It's indeed very special to wander from your front door into the sea a few steps away (as well as to many excellent bars and restaurants in the village)! Sorry if the peak season traffic slowed your transit up just a bit, though a stunning trip along the coast road and through our vineyards. For those considering a future stay at Footprints, if you wish, I arrange your hassle-free transfers from/to the airport, from as little as £9pp. Kind regards. Come back soon! Richard, owner. Footprints Villa, Viganj.
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5

5 stars out of 5

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful house and very nice surroundings. We, a family of 10 people (2 kids 5 and 6years old), had a wonderful stay at the footprint in july 2015. The accomodation have a very high standrad, comparing with Craoatian normal standards (as far as I could see), and the layout of the rooms are great. A very big kitchen and rooms enough for all of us to also have a normal privacy. The house is just a few meters from the clear beautiful ocean where we could take our swims in the mornings. The children, 5 and 6 years old, loved the pool which also we adults used bathed when we were not out and windsurfing or kiteing. We bought food at the grocery store 100 meters away and had some nice dinners out at good restaurants just a five minutes away from the house.

Services at the were also good, with a nice lady who popped ina few times to us saw that everything was OK. We can really recommend it and we give it 5 stars out of 5!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mats and Family I really appreciate your generous review and kind comments regarding my villa, service, location and things you enjoyed in our lovely sea-front village of Viganj! It was a pleasure to have been of service and thank you too for noting the service my local agent provided when you were in residence. I do hope you choose to return in the future! Kind regards. Richard, owner. P.S. your English is much better than my Swedish!
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5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

It is very unusual for reality to exceed one's expectation but I think this is the case here .The location is stunning and well worth the drive from Dubrovnik to arrive in such a superb spot .

Property is as described and plenty of room for an extended family party for my husband's 60th Birthday .

Fani the local agent was very helpful organising a birthday meal and a wine tour /tasting which everyone enjoyed.

We also hired bicycles and Kayaks locally .We were pleased we had hired cars as it was a bit before the main holiday season so not all the restaurants were open and the small local ferry to Korcula [which was a lovely day out ] only went at 7am but there were plenty of options from Orebic. The pool warmed up enough for us to use and the sea was refreshing ! We would thoroughly recommend this property .

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard I am very proud and grateful to receive and read your generous words. It was a pleasure to be of service and I am so glad to hear the villa exceeded expectations and you were all well looked after by my local agent when in residence too. I do hope we welcome you back to Footprints Villa soon! Kind regards. Richard Affleck, owner.
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Dubrovnik
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Viganj
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Orebic
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Viganj
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Nearest beach
Car: not necessary

Footprints Villa is the ideal family holiday villa. Located right on the sea front, as well as having a large private pool, this detached, imposing restoration of a 19th century house is located in Viganj, a delightful sea front village of the wine area of Croatia as well as it being the wind surfing capital of the country too! The villa is located on the mainland, so no need to catch a ferry to the islands, which, if due to flight delays can be very stressful!

With the backdrop of Mount Isla, this very upmarket fishing village, is a delight! Quiet, relaxed and perfect for a family holiday. Located on the Pelejsac Peninsula, the village looks over to the 12th century city of Korcula, know as the 'mini Dubrovnik'. Korcula is a 10 minute boat ride to visit during your stay.

Viganj is also the perfect place to enjoy the benefits of staying right on the crystal clear Adriatic, with plentiful water sports, snorkelling, fishing or just swimming right outside your door! Easy to access from Dubrovnik, the area is the nation's wine growing region. The food here is all organic, and the seafood is excellent. The villa's location makes walking access to bars, resturants, the supermarket and of course the beaches, just foot steps away. Thankfully, no need to use the car! In 'The Croatian Adriatic' guide, published by N&N, states 'the houses and bay form what is the most beautiful location on the Adriatic! This really is a very special and luxurious home.

Footprints Villa has free wireless internet.

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Rates & Availability

Viganj Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SOLD OUT - Mid Sept - Oct
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,839
 
 
October 2016
Oct 9 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,537
 
 
May 2017
Apr 30 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,928
 
 
Late May - Mid June 2017
May 28 2017 - Jun 10 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$3,839
 
 
Mid/Late June 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,229
 
 
Early July 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,530
 
 
Mid July - August 2017
Jul 16 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$6,181
 
 
Early September 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,229
 
 
Mid September 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,839
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $390

It's easy to book Footprints Villa. Just complete the enquiry section and I'll reply directly.
If you choose to progress, I would send out the booking form and thereafter the deposit is 25%, with the balance due 8 weeks before your stay. Refundable damage deposit £300, payable with your balance.
Between mid June and mid September, my change over days are Sundays. At all there times, Saturday arrival/departure may be possible depending on the calendar.

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Amenities

Viganj Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - private en-suite - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - for pool use - shower , Adjacent to the pool, for showering pre-pool use
    Bathroom 2 - private en-suite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - shared - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - private en-suite - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master 1 - 1 queen , With private en-suite
    Master 2 - 1 queen , With private en-suite
    Master 3 - 2 twin/ single , With shared en-suite
    Master 4 - 2 twin/ single , With shared shower room
    Master 5 - 1 queen , With private en-suite shower room
  • All our bedrooms have a very chic and contemporary styling, blending beautifully with the many original features of the building. Each bedroom is individually designed and colour coded. All furniture was brought from the UK, and we paid special attention to the quality of the beds, with comfort essential to a restful holiday. Bedroom 5 is on the lower floor. All rooms are supplied with thick, fluffy large bath sheets, hand towels, bath mats and face cloths. Even bath robes are supplied for adults. We have one cot and high chair for your free use.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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