Villa Theia

Hvar, sleeps: 10

Heritage These accommodations give clients the opportunity to stay in renovated historical buildings that maintain the typical  Dalmatian architecture.
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This divine combination of an amazing island and one of the most beautiful villas in general leaves nobody indifferent. Villa Theia is truly one of those places you just have to fall in love with, it is inevitable and it is for life. 

Warning! Be prepared to become addicted to beauty.

Villa Features

Villa Theia is located in the heart of Hvar’s old town. It was built in the Baroque period, in the year of 1612 and its ownership changed throughout centuries. First owners were Stajlić (Stallio) family, finance business people. Later on the ownership switched to Marchi family, one of the oldest Italian families in Hvar.

This exceptional villa is today under the protection of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments.

The Villa, along with the Gothic house and the courtyard, was fully renovated in the period from 2007 till 2009.

The whole complex counts 450 square meters of indoor space with additional 200 square meters of an adjacent garden.

Baroque House

The main entrance with stairs and water well is located on the lower part of the ground floor.

On the higher part of the ground floor there is a spacious and elegant living room (45m2), two two-bed bedrooms (27m2, 20m2) each with it’s own bathroom, hallway, toilet, and kitchen-dining room combo (35m2) that exits into the inner courtyard. One of the aforementioned bedrooms has double bed while the other has separate beds that can be put together if needed.

Upstairs there are three two-bed bedrooms (50m2, 36m2, 25m2). The largest one is a master bedroom with a double bed and it’s own bathroom with both bathtub and shower. Other two bedrooms both have their own bathroom with a shower unit and they both have two beds – one of them has a double bed, and the other has separated beds that can be joined.

From a beautiful baroque stone paved balcony that extends from the living room there is an amazing view of the boardwalk, seashore, boats in the harbor, Fortica Fortress and Pakleni Islands.

Inner courtyard counts 200 square meters filled with Mediterranean plants and herbs. Although the villa is in the town center your complete privacy is ensured by a high stonewall that surrounds the courtyard.

Courtyard has outside table and chairs for 10 people as well as various other yard furniture pieces including sun-beds just next to the swimming pool.

Gothic House

Gothic house is connected to the Baroque house through the lower part of the ground floor. On the higher part of the floor there is a 25 square meter swimming pool with a retractable sunroof that either separates it or connects it to the garden around – depending if you want to keep it open or closed.

On the lower part of the Gothic house there is a wellness area (40m2). It includes sauna, Jacuzzi, massage room, relaxation room, shower unit, toilet and a small trim.

Wine cellar with excellent selection of both local and foreign wines is just adjacent.

Every room in Villa Theia is furnished with either top-notch modern furniture or with exquisite antique pieces.

Housekeeper, cleaning person and gardener are all at your service and will do anything to make your time there as comfortable and as pleasant as possible and your Hvar experience unforgettable.

Beware Theia might exceed your own expectations. Be prepared to become addicted to beauty. 

Love at First Sight

It’s been almost a year since Theia took some well-deserved days off work.

Holding a managerial position in one of the world’s leading advertising companies is quite handful and extremely stressful. Just recently, while taking a short break from staring at her e-mail inbox, she was browsing the Internet and spotted a photograph of a gorgeous poolside terrace. It was surrounded by a perfect stonewall that can be found only in Mediterranean and the space was enriched with citrus trees, lavender bushes and juicy figs hanging all around. What a place, she thought.

She saw enough; next thing was booking a flight.

Accompanied by a group of her close friends, she was there in no time. The hostess showed them around and Theia knew right away that she might stay there longer than she anticipated.

Things were in a perfect order in that private paradise. Thick golden sunrays were showering the walls of a stone paved structure by day, and by night the moon would perform its magic sneaking into every room through the blinds half shut.

Who could stay indifferent to that incredible view of a town skyline, of the sea in front?

Who could resist that warm murmur of people passing by that echoes the old town?

Who could ever leave those exquisite interiors of a place built just for your own satisfaction?

Built to make your dreams come true.

By the time she unpacked, Theia knew she’d prolong her stay to indefinite.

Amenities
WIFI
AC
SAT TV
Pool
Features
Features
  • sleeps 10
  • bedrooms 5
  • bathrooms 5
Amenities - Inside
Amenities - Inside
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • AC in all areas
  • stove
  • oven
  • dishwasher
  • refrigerator
  • freezer
  • icemaker
  • wine refrigerator
  • coffee machine
  • toaster
  • hair dryer x 6
  • LCD SAT TV in all rooms
  • DVD inc home theater
  • stereo
  • telephone / fax
  • wi-fi
  • safe
  • baby cot
  • open fireplace in lounge
  • library with worktable
  • jacuzzi
  • wine boutique
  • alarm
  • all linens provided
  • all towels provided
Amenities - Outside
Amenities - Outside
  • pool / retractable roof / 6m x 4m
  • terraces and garden
  • garden furniture
  • dining for 10 people
  • loungers for 10 people
  • parking for 1 car
Additional Services
Additional Services
  • chef service
  • catering
  • served breakfast
  • food & beverage delivery
  • laundry service
  • wine boutique
  • massage
  • pool heating
  • baby sitting
  • other services upon arrangement
Location
Town of Hvar

"The peculiarity of its position, together with homogeneity and wholeness of its space gives impression that Mediterranean is not only a world for itself, but also a centre of the whole world – sea surrounded by land, the land around the sea, the centrality of both. The sun that rises above it seems to be there for the sole purpose of shining bountifully upon them; seems simply theirs and theirs alone. (...) The impact of vertical sunrays causes, apparently, a certain psychological phenomena either permanent or transitory. Unusual openness and airiness of the sky stimulates mystical states or fear of transcendence."

(Matvejević, Predrag: "Mediterranean - A Cultural Landscape")

Located on the gorgeous south side of the island, facing the sun and the sea stands so beautiful and proud the magical town of Hvar. And it is neither secret nor surprise that Hvar is an object of love and longing for so many. The town of Hvar is simply not a provincial and modest little town and that is a fact.

We will tell you a short story about the historic events that helped shaped Hvar into what it is today. We will talk about the events that formed the spirit and character of today’s Hvar – a place that takes your breath away with such ease.

At the end of the 13th century Hvar came under Venetian authority and that was probably the most crucial event in its history since at that particular time the centre of the diocese and municipal administration moved from the town of Stari Grad to Hvar Town. That caused Hvar to rapidly gain importance because it automatically became the Adriatic naval station and an important transit center. That also caused their inhabitants to expand the range of their businesses to not only farming and fishing but more importantly to sailing and trade. 

Great economic boom was in accordance with the cultural development that culminated in the renaissance era. As a result of that, Hvar and Croatia are now proud of many great poets, playwrights, historians and theologians. The physical manifestation of this glorious period is best reflected in the form of the first public theatre founded in Hvar, the oldest public theatre in Europe. 

The Venetian era ended in the late 18th century when Hvar fell under the Austrian authority. That lasted until the early 20th century with the exception of seven years during 19th century when the French occupied the area. 

The development of modern tourism in Hvar started around the second half of the 19th century and the first hotel was built in the early 20th century. An interesting fact is that the first hotel in Hvar named "Carica Elizabeta" (Empress Elisabeth), was built upon the foundations of the Venetian Duke’s Palace, symbolically marking the transition to a new era of Hvar history.

Today’s Hvar is the perfect combination of natural beauty, rich cultural heritage and a very long tourism tradition. Everyone was visiting Hvar throughout centuries - from ancient Greeks through medieval Austrian and German scholars until today when the place bursts with people of all sorts and the town proudly holds the title of one of the most luxurious destination in the Adriatic. Running into Beyonce, Tom Cruise, Prince William or some other celebrity is not so unusual in Hvar, on the contrary.

The rich cultural heritage is obvious on every step; Hvar Arsenal dates back to the 14th century while the above-mentioned oldest European public theatre was founded in 1612. In addition, there is a beautiful St. Stephen’s Cathedral from the 14th century that overlooks the also breathtaking Pjaca (Piazza ) of 4500 m2, the largest and perhaps the most beautiful one in Dalmatia.

Another evidences of the great cultural heritage are the Fortica Fortress on the hill overlooking the town that was completed in the mid 16th century, Loggia from the same era and Franciscan monastery from the 15th century with its valuable museum collection. Also, definitely worth mentioning is Benedictine monastery built on the foundations of the 17thcentury house of poet Hanibal Lucić who was a Renaissance poet from the island and the author of "Robinja", the first secular drama in Croatian language.

Another interesting fact about Benedictine monastery is that Hvar lace or "aloe lace" is made there. Benedictine nuns who live in the monastery make the lace from the threads picked from aloe leaves of agave plants. The lace making in Hvar has been going on for centuries and it has been recognized and listed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. 

There are many other examples of beautiful Gothic and Renaissance architecture in the town center and we will let you discover some of them on your own. 

For those culture enthusiasts Hvar offers art exhibits, music concerts, theatre shows and we highly recommend classical music concerts that are a part of Hvar Summer Festival held in the cloister of the Franciscan monastery just on the waterfront.

The obvious highlight of the local cuisine in numerous restaurants and taverns is fresh seafood combined with local olive oil and herbs specific to this region.

Try some of these culinary delights in Hvar restaurants that we love dearly; restaurants Giaxa and Macondo that are located in the centre of old town, restaurant diVino in a fantastic location by the sea yet tucked away from the curious eyes of people passing by and for those who practice  ‘see and bee seen’ lifestyle there is always a famous Gariful restaurant on the waterfront. 

The town is filled with cute little fashion shops where you can find an interesting selection of items made by Croatian fashion designers. 

The place is very famous for its nightlife; from its coffee houses to lounge bars and discotheques Hvar is known as one of the world’s top summer destinations entertainment wise. 

Equally satisfied in Hvar will be the guests that prefer sporting activities as well as those who prefer light and relaxing recreation. The possibilities are infinite – from walking by the seashore to cycling, scuba diving, bay or deep sea fishing, windsurfing, fitness activities, European football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, kayaking, sailing and many more. 

Hvar is also very proud of its beautiful beaches in the town as well as on the islands nearby, especially on the surreally beautiful Pakleni Islands just a few minutes away. You just have to choose if you want a romantic ride on a traditional little boat or you want a speedboat adventure to get there.

The entire Hvar Island is famous for its wine and olive oil production. If you wish to become more familiar with the autochthonous and traditional lifestyle of the islanders, as well as the processing of grapes and olives find some time to visit other island towns of Stari Grad, Jelsa and Vrboska and picturesque inland villages of Svirče, Pitve, Vrbanj, Dol, Brusje or Velo Grablje. In some of those places olives and grapes are still processed in a traditional ways while in others the latest modern technology is implemented. 

For the authentic souvenir look for lavender oil that Hvar was famous for throughout history. Lavender flower and oil from Hvar Island has been largely used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. 

Modern day Hvar is often found as one of the hottest tourist destinations and that is not without reason. The Gods were really generous there; the largest number of sunny days in the Mediterranean, perfectly sheltered port, crystal clear sea… The list is long!

The ancestors left to today’s generations one of the nicest and most harmonious urban areas and today’s residents are aware of the treasures they inherited, therefore they do their best to convey that important legacy to future generations and maintain their town as it is and as it was. People of Hvar also generously share their inherited treasures with their guests and their hospitality is well known worldwide.

The town of Hvar really has everything - from decadent cosmopolitan fashion and activities in its clubs, cafes and restaurants through spiritual seriousness of its museums, churches and monasteries to peaceful simplicity of Mediterranean lifestyle and perfect nature scenery. 

Location

International Airport Split
Local Airport Jelsa / 30 km
Town Center Center of Hvar
Beach 200 m
Bar / Restaurant 100 m
Grocery Store 200 m
Supermarket 200 m
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Rates
Villa Theia

Weekly Rates

01.04.2017 - 27.05.2017 €8.400
27.05.2017 - 01.07.2017 €10.500
01.07.2017 - 19.08.2017 €15.400
19.08.2017 - 16.09.2017 €10.500
16.09.2017 - 28.10.2017 €8.400

Weekly rates per property.

FOR THE PERIOD 29.10.2016. – 31.03.2017. AND 28.10.2017. – 31.12.2017. PRICES ON REQUEST.

Weekly rates include: use of all facilities and amenities (pool, sauna, etc), VAT, wi-fi, linen, towels, water, gas, electricity, soaps, shampoos and shower gels, daily cleaning, final cleaning, luggage delivery from the parking lot to the villa and vice versa.

Weekly rates do not include: tourist tax, wine boutique, pool heating, telephone/fax and all additional services.

Served breakfast €15 per person.

Pool heating €50 daily.

Additional Information

No pets are allowed.

No smoking is allowed.

Events are allowed, upon request.

All additional services upon request prior to your arrival.

Towels, linen and tablecloths are all provided. Towels are changed on a daily basis while linen is changed weekly, or more often if necessary.

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

A short stay (less than 4 nights) is possible out of high season, but requires 30% surcharge.

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

Check in is at 5 pm and check out is at 10 am.

Car is not necessary.

500 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 10 weeks prior to your arrival date.

If you cancel your booking at least 10 weeks prior to your arrival date we will return your advance payment. If you cancel your booking within 10 weeks prior to your arrival we will not be able to return your advance payment or any other payment for that matter.

We recommend that you purchase travel insurance in order to avoid possible losses caused by reservation cancellation.

If you would like to cancel your reservation and reschedule it for another period, we will do our best to satisfy your demands. If you would like to pass on your reservation to someone else, we will accept this under the same terms, provided we are informed about who the new guests are. Please make all requests related to your reservation in written form.

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 reservation 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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