Villa Geras

Jelsa, sleeps: 12

Heritage These accommodations give clients the opportunity to stay in renovated historical buildings that maintain the typical  Dalmatian architecture.
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Villa Geras has fantastic, highly stylized spaces filled with amazing details. It is unbelievably cozy and comfortable at the same time. Palace breathes luxury but doesn’t lack warmth either. Add to that its strong personality and you got yourself a whole package.

Villa Features

Villa Geras is located in the very center of Jelsa, approximately 20-minute drive from the town of Hvar.

This Villa is one of those nice old houses in the old part of town, with one exception… It is actually a traditional Dalmatian house turned into a gorgeous traditional yet modern palace.

Villa spreads on 600m2. It was originally built in the year 1900 and the adaptation was done in 2013.

On the first floor there are four two-bed bedrooms with double beds, each with its own luxurious bathroom (shower units inside). Each room has AC and satellite TV.

On the ground floor there is also a modern, fully equipped kitchen with living room and dining room area that exits to the spacious terrace with Mediterranean garden and swimming pool (15m x 2.40m). There is a large table for 12+ in the dining room. Living room has one additional area with TV and another lounge area with sofas (extra beds). In the same area large gas fireplace is located.

Outside terrace is also equipped with large dining table and chairs plus additional garden furniture, sun beds and everything else that can make your holiday in the sun as enjoyable as possible.

On the ground floor, just between traditional stonewalls there is a round pool (24m2) and the sauna. During summer months swimming in the inside pool is very refreshing, while during winter it is nice and warm since the pool is heated.

Also, the floor heating is set in case you want to spend winter months here.

Ground floor has great surround sound system, which is very convenient in case you want to have an indoor party.

The owners are, just like the palace itself, a traditional yet modern cosmopolite types with the exquisite taste for both beauty and comfort. The result of their work is, indeed, visible in both exterior and interior of this Villa.

Since Geras is surrounded by high stonewalls, complete privacy is guaranteed.

This place is ideal for families, friends, for those in love and for those who aren’t yet - but let us assure you - they will be once they share their moments here.

Love at First Sight

Each morning she reminded him of a meadow filled with spring flowers. Her smile resembled a bouquet of daisies. She was just so beautiful. But Geras was weary.

She did love him, but he felt like he lived through one too many lives already. She was the only thing that made him joyous, but he felt like she was drifting away – drifting like the sand through his fingers and it was futile to squeeze his fists any harder.

One morning, after way too many aimless years, he decided they should change the setting. The voyage was long, but his goal had healing powers.

They arrived in Jelsa one warm June evening. As they entered an old stone house they felt this endless warmth, almost like walls were hugging them and telling them something.

They were confused at first, but they’ve decided to open their hearts instead of their minds for a change.

And the fairytale began.

They spent many nights listening to centennial stonewalls that witnessed many love stories throughout the ages. All the stories were happy stories – even those that had an ending.

Intoxicated with those magical tales they would fall asleep each night, just before dawn. They’d sleep peacefully in each other’s arms.

Over time she developed affection for the talking stonewalls and he was finally at peace with his age. He realized he was just tired of the illusion of getting old. He will live forever now. Within. On the meadow filled with spring flowers, in the walls of an old stone house. 

Amenities
WIFI
AC
SAT TV
BBQ
Pool
Features
Features
  • sleeps 8+4
  • bedrooms 4
  • bathrooms 4
Amenities - Inside
Amenities - Inside
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • AC x 4 / in all bedrooms
  • dining for 16 people
  • stove
  • oven
  • dishwasher
  • refrigerator
  • freezer
  • icemaker
  • wine selection
  • wine refrigerator
  • coffee machine
  • toaster
  • juicer
  • microwave
  • iron / ironing board
  • washing machine
  • hair dryer
  • LCD SAT TV x 5 / in lounge and all bedrooms
  • DVD with home theater
  • stereo
  • wi-fi
  • books
  • gas fireplace in lounge
  • safe
  • baby cot
  • child’s highchair
  • sauna
  • pool / heated / size 24 m2
  • all linens provided
  • all towels provided
Amenities - Outside
Amenities - Outside
  • private pool / size 15m x 2.40m
  • terrace with garden
  • dining for 12 people
  • garden furniture
  • loungers and sunshades
  • BBQ
  • outdoor shower
  • parking / 4 cars
Additional Services
Additional Services
  • maid service
  • chef service
  • catering
  • food & beverage delivery
  • laundry service
  • wine selection
  • massage
  • pool heating
  • other services upon arrangement
Location
Town of Jelsa

Town of Jelsa found its place in the middle of Hvar Island, by the sea on the northern side. It is surrounded by the islands highest peaks; St. Nicholas on the west and Hum on the east side. Just like the rest of the island it has a beautiful rugged coastline with gorgeous little islands, bays and capes. 

Jelsa offers such diverse scenery - pine tree forests, vineyards, lavender fields, olive groves and crystal clear sea. There are beautiful beaches there as well. You can reach them by foot, by car or by boat. It is interesting that the only genuine sandy beach on the entire island is located just 2km from Jelsa.

Jelsa was founded in the 14th century as a ship port for the nearby village of Pitve. It grew from a little fishing and agricultural place to the shipbuilding and maritime center. In the 19th century Jelsa was at the peak of its fame, which is evident from town’s architecture. 

The story says that the whole place was formed around the chapel of St. John. Today, on that mythical place there is a Baroque chapel from the 17th century with octagonal plan and a charming square around it. The square was built in the period between 17th and 19th century and hasn’t changed shape since.

The most important historical event in the town of Jelsa occurred in the second half of the 16th century, during the Cyprus war. Turkish naval forces landed and invaded the island. The town of Hvar, Stari Grad and Vrbovska were destroyed and Jelsa was the only town that expressed significant resistance. To commemorate those times stands the parish church of Sts. Fabian and Sebastien that was fortified at those times. Its neo-Renaissance façade was added in the second half of the 19th century in the event of a wedding of Austrian emperor Franz Josef I and empress Elizabeth, known as Sissy.

Jelsa is today a tourist-oriented town with all the necessary touristy contents – cafés, restaurants, art galleries, souvenir stores and such. Just take a walk through the town center, check out numerous churches, squares, town parks and lapidary.

This nice little Mediterranean town has pleasant climate that guarantees mild winters and pleasant summers. The center of social life is town square called Pjaca located just below the parish church. It is a place where locals meet to exchange news, comment on daily events and whisper occasional gossip. As good hosts they are always happy to share their relaxed atmosphere with the guests.

Besides the pleasant coffee drinking culture, so typical for Mediterranean, Jelsa has an enviable gastro offer. There is a great restaurant called Me and Mrs. Jones, we like charming U smokve as well, and if you are into something more traditional try tavern Nono.

We also recommend a beautiful winery and wine boutique of family Tomić as well as traditional and charming wine cellar of Ivo Duboković. In both those places you can enjoy the high quality wine while getting to know the history of winemaking. You can experience the blend of their past, their present as well as their vision of future. 

When talking about local wines, we have to mention winemaker Huljić as well. And if you find yourself in the nearby town of Vrboska make sure you check out the authentic Dalmatian tavern and winery called Pinjata that is located in the very center of the town.

Make sure you don’t leave Jelsa before trying local fish – you can procure it through local fishermen and make yourself the healthiest possible meal at your island home.

In case you prefer untouched nature sites and you’re interested in history we suggest you visit the following locations:

  • Approximately 11 km east of Jelsa is Humac hill. Humac reaches back to 17th century and it used to be a pastoral village. Today Humac is a remarkable example of a well-preserved rural architecture. There is also an exquisite restaurant, Konoba Humac, and a horse riding area. 
  • From Humac you can get to Grapčeva cave that reaches back to Neolithic era. It is a cave filled with stalactites and stalagmites, it is a birthplace of Hvar civilization and culture and one of the oldest findings in the Mediterranean area.
  • Interesting Greek fortress called Tor (4th century BC) is approximately an hour walk away from Jelsa.
  • Not far from Tor there is a medieval fortress-town called Galešnik 

This beautiful island town also offers various opportunities for recreation and sports – from long and relaxing walks by the seashore to cycling, diving, mini-golf, fitness, European football, basketball, tennis, bay fishing or surfing in Vrboska (5km).

Jelsa is also famous for its "Fešta vina" (Jelsa Wine Festival), a fun event that takes place every year during last week of August. Traditional Jelsa Patron saint is "Vela Gospa" (The Assumption) that is celebrated each year on August 15. A superhero called Lavanderman, an irresistible charmer with his purple outfit is one of the modern symbols and protectors of the town.

Let’s wrap it up with a short story about a remarkable local tradition that hasn’t skipped a year for five centuries and was included 2009. on UNESCO's World Intangible Cultural Heritage List. 

This traditional, cultural and religious symbol of Jelsa is a nighttime procession called "Za križen" (Following the Cross) and it takes place on Maundy Thursday before Easter. What actually happens is that six different processions from six different parish churches start simultaneously at 10 in the evening and last until 7 in the morning when each procession returns to the starting point after circling the mid-island area. The parish churches that serve as starting point are located in Vrbanj, Vrboska, Jelsa, Pitve, Vrisnik and Svirče.

During those night hours the participants of the procession walk the total of 25 km. The long walk implies patience, meditation, prayer and deep religious emotions, but it is a beautiful spiritual event even for those not so religious. It is impossible to stay indifferent towards the whole experience and we strongly recommend it.

Location

International Airport Split
Local Airport Jelsa / 200 m
Town Center Center of Jelsa
Beach 300 m
Bar / Restaurant 100 m
Grocery Store 100 m
Supermarket 100 m
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Rates
Villa Geras

Weekly Rates

01.01.2017 - 20.05.2017 €5.600
20.05.2017 - 24.06.2017 €6.300
24.06.2017 - 02.09.2017 €7.750
02.09.2017 - 23.09.2017 €6.300
23.09.2017 - 31.12.2017 €5.600

Weekly rates per property.

Weekly rates include: use of all facilities and amenities (pool, sauna, etc), VAT, wi-fi, linen, towels, water, electricity, gas, soaps, shampoos and shower gels, daily housekeeping, final cleaning.

Weekly rates do not include: tourist tax, wine selection, pool heating and all additional services.

Prices are valid for weekly rentals. In case of a short stay 25% will be added to the price.

Additional Information

Pets are allowed, upon request.

Smoking is allowed.

Events are allowed, upon request.

All additional services upon request prior to your arrival.

Towels, bed linen and tablecloths are all provided. Towels are changed on a daily basis while linen is changed every 3-4 days.

Minimum stay is 7 days, but exceptions can be made depending on a high/low season.

Changeover day is preferably Saturday, but can be flexible depending on a high/low season.

Check in is after 5 pm and check out is before 10 am.

Car is not necessary.

800 refundable security deposit is requested in cash and will be returned after departure inspection.

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Booking Notes

A 30% deposit is required at the time of booking and the final balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival date.

If you cancel your booking at least 60 days prior to your arrival date we will return your advance payment. If you cancel your booking within 60 days prior to your arrival we will not be able to return your advance payment or any other payment for that matter.

All bank transfer fees are the responsibility of the guest.

The entire agreed rental fee must be paid even if the property is used by less people that you indicated when making the booking or your party does not use the property for the full period indicated when making the booking.

All visitors who stay on the island must pay a tourist tax which will be added to your receipt. It is not included in the accommodation fee. Tourist tax is €1.00 per day per adult and €0,50 per day per child between the ages of 12 and 18. There is no charge for children under twelve years of age.

By confirming your booking and paying the advance, you explicitly confirm that you are familiar with the general terms and conditions, and that you accept them.

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