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Villa Riva Vis Croatia

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
1 night minimum
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Experience Villa Riva on the unspoilt island of Vis and discover a truly unique, stylish and luxurious holiday destination. Villa Riva is a beautiful, four-storey 200 year old Venetian villa, set on a small square facing the lapping waters of the Adriatic. With 3 king bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, + 2 sofa beds, it accommodates 6-8 people, and offers stunning views of Vis and its harbour from all the bedrooms and terraces. At once luxurious and relaxed, it's a perfect getaway for those who love the beauty and history of Europe, crave the relaxation of a seaside location, and want a comfortable, private retreat from which to enjoy it all. The Villa Villa Riva sleeps 6-8 people with all the amenities you could possibly need for family and friends seeking a carefree, coastal European holiday. ...Experience Villa Riva on the unspoilt island of Vis and discover a truly unique, stylish and luxurious holiday destination. Villa Riva is a beautiful, four-storey 200 year old Venetian villa, set on a small square facing the lapping waters of the Adriatic. With 3 king bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, + 2 sofa beds, it accommodates 6-8 people, and offers stunning views of Vis and its harbour from all the bedrooms and terraces. At once luxurious and relaxed, it's a perfect getaway for those who love the beauty and history of Europe, crave the relaxation of a seaside location, and want a comfortable, private retreat from which to enjoy it all. The Villa Villa Riva sleeps 6-8 people with all the amenities you could possibly need for family and friends seeking a carefree, coastal European holiday. It is an old house, in the beautiful Venetian-style architecture of Vis, which has been stylishly renovated to a high standard. The top terrace offers breathtaking views over the picturesque bay of Vis with its monastery, islets, harbour-side yachts and the turquoise Adriatic sea. Once you have enjoyed an evening drink watching the sun set over the far side of the bay, you'll never want to leave. Off the terrace is a living area with full kitchen with all you need for holiday entertaining (full size fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, cookware, utensils, cutlery, crockery) if you can't bear to leave our beautiful house or the view from the terrace, and want to self cater. The two larger bedrooms, one on each of the middle levels, have similar, stunning harbour views, and there is a second, vine shaded terrace off the lower bedroom. The third bedroom on the ground floor has it's own ensuite bathroom. You can choose a king-size bed or twin beds in two of the rooms. Also, if desired, in each living area (top and bttoms floors) there are two, high quality sofa beds that could accommodate 1-2 more people. However, please be aware that this does take up the living space and is not very convenient. There are three bathrooms, one next to each bedroom on the two middle levels, and an ensuite for the 3rd bedroom. Each bathroom is fully equipped with a toilet, shower, basin and bench space. There is a washing machine and dryer in one of the bathrooms, as well as a hair dryer. There is WiFi throughout, free of charge. The Island The island of Vis is one of the few genuinely unspoilt islands in the Mediterranean with no high-rise hotels or resort 'owned' beaches, yet it has a sophisticated Dalmatian culture and excellent food. Conde Naste describes it as “as impregnable as a Bond villain's lair and as beautiful as Capri before the tourists.” It is increasingly popular having been featured more recently in travel press, but tourism is very controlled, and Vis still retains it's 'hidden' quality. There are three main villages on the island – Vis 'Town' and Kut are on either side of a fabulous C-shaped bay on the northeastern coast, while Komiza, a fishing village, is on the far west side of the island. The mountainous interior is scenic and well worth visiting. Great beaches can be found all around the island both near to all the main villages, and a few smaller ones down the east and south coast of the island, near to the more isolated areas of Stoncica, Milna and Rukavac. All these are beautiful places to visit by car or scooter for a swim and a bite to eat in one of the beach cafes which are open for lunch. We fell in love with Vis because it offers a relatively untouched slice of seaside Europe with spectacular views, lazy days swimming and relaxing, and long lunches and dinners over tasty, fresh Adriatic food. It's an island that is 'humanly imperfect'. A unique place to escape and feel truly alive. Vis will suit people who dislike over-commercialisation, who want to experience a Mediterranean island as the locals like it, and enjoy really good food and wine. Some may also relish the history (especially naval), sailing, diving (Greek, Roman and 16c/17c/18c wrecks), vineyards, ecology (said to be the only totally organic island in the world) and, as we do, the incredible ice-cream! Explore Beaches - There are a few lovely swimming spots in walking distance of the house. We would also recommend hiring a car or scooter to explore other beaches around the island. Vineyards - Vis is totally organic (one of the few places in the world) and there are local tours to visit the wineries in action. Diving - The island is a mecca for divers. Apart from Roman remains and wrecks, you can dive or take a boat trip to the magical Blue Caves. Historic tours (self or guided) - There is some fascinating history here, particularly from Napoleonic times, with caves, old forts, watchtowers and ramparts to visit. Explore on foot - Get lost in the cool stone paved alleyways. In the morning fishermen sell their catches on the quayside or in the ancient fish market, and in the evening wine growers offer tastings of their produce. Eat! - The food is excellent – lots of fish, scampi, lobster, pasta, risotto and local specialities such as prsut and pag (Dalmatian smoked ham and cheese) and peka (slow cooked dish of lamb, octopus or fish, and vegetables). Sit, watch and breath it all in - sit in one of the many quayside café bars, have a drink, watch the boats moor up and enjoy the moment…More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Ocean Views
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Cycling Trips
Ceiling Fans
TV
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Deck
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

We were thrilled at our first meeting with the island Vis. With many vacations behind in Croatia, this was absolutely one of our best. Marija welcomed us in a newly renovated villa, located in the first row to the waterfront. Four floors with delicately decorated...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Jostein F
Management response:Responded August 10, 2017

Thank you Jostein. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay so much and loved Villa Riva and Vis as much as we do. We will look forward to welcoming you and any of your friends and family. Please just let us know!

Reviewed June 28, 2016

We're always looking for unique places to vacation and Villa Riva in Vis certainly fits. The Villa provides all the comforts, conveniences and amenities and is in a beautiful location. The Villa sits at the waters edge and we spent hours on the top floor...More

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank AngelaD53
Management response:Responded June 29, 2016

Thanks for your review Angela. Much appreciated, and, even more, we are thrilled you loved Villa Riva and enjoyed your stay on Vis. We will look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed June 18, 2016

Amazing view, shame about the noise. We stayed here for part of our honeymoon and although we fell in love with Vis, the local people & our amazing view from the balcony, unfortunately the downside was with the villa being right on the sea, we...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Ann R
Management response:Responded June 22, 2016

Hi Annette, Thanks for your review. We are really pleased you loved Villa Riva and it had everything you wanted. I am sorry there were some noisy boats outside when you were here and that was enough to impact your rating of the house. The...More

About the Owner
Anna B
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2015
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Getting Here Vis is reached via boat from the Dalmatian capital of Split. To Split International and domestic flights go to Split airport on the mainland. Alternatively, if you are already in Croatia, there are a number of train and bus services from Zagreb and Dubrovnik. Ferries The main ferry services are operated by Jadrolinija and you can check the latest timetables at their website or there is also a once per day catamaran run by 'Krilo'.
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