Apartment Hesperus

Jelsa, sleeps: 3

Spacious and cozy Hesperus apartment is situated in the picturesque town of Jelsa. Hesperus has a beautiful view of the town bay and it is located in the nice, quiet area among family houses, just 2-minute walk away from the closest beach and 5-minute walk to the town center. 

Apartment Features

Hesperus apartment is located on the second floor of a family house.

The house was built in the 1970’s; the apartment was added in 2009 and it was finished in 2013.

The interior is 60m2 with additional 20m2 terrace on the backside of the house.

Backside terrace leads to the entrance door of the apartment. Inside the apartment there is a spacious kitchen / dining / lounge area, one double bed bedroom, one single bed bedroom with additional sofa bed, a bathroom with a shower unit and aforementioned front terrace with an exquisite sea view (10m2). One private parking space is provided for the guests.

Not only the apartment has a great location and is close to everything one could need for a pleasant holiday, but also the owners are friendly and willing to help.

In addition, apartment has a very visually appealing interior but what makes it even more amazing is the view. It is just fantastic – the whole Jelsa appears in the front while in a further distance you can see every shade of blue you can imagine. The island of Brac is magically floating in the far back. The view you can enjoy from the balcony is such a treat; it is a pure pleasure for both your eyes and your soul.

We recommend Hesperus apartment for a small family or for a couple in love, but there is no doubt that the apartment’s modern interior and divine view will meet the needs of a few friends who prefer closeness of the beaches and town life.

Town of Stari Grad is 10-minute drive, while town of Hvar is 30-minute drive away.  

Love a First Sight

Not all those who wander are lost. At least J.R.R. Tolkien thought so.

Hesperus had a different opinion on the topic. He thought people should feel good about themselves in their forties, but with him, that wasn’t the case. His life was a series of compromises. He just had an ugly brake up and he just finished filming the last scene of the next blockbuster – another wrong choice since he preferred low budget art films. He took way too many wrong turns and made way too many poor choices in his past.

What he didn’t know, however, is that those wrong turns got him on the right path. One warm rainy evening they brought him to Hvar.

When he woke up that first sunny morning after the arrival on the island he poured himself a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice and went out on a terrace. What he saw was just stunning ...

He sat down and stared at this beautiful little Mediterranean town that spread in front of him. In the old part of the town the church tower struck noon and he spent the rest of that day relaxing and reading on that same spot. Every once in a while he would put the book down just to rest his eyes on the big blue. He would listen to the squawk of seagulls and the occasional voices of people passing by on the street.

He forgot about the time altogether and just like that the stars appeared on the sky above.

In the very moment when he realized how perfectly in order nature is, he noticed a star on the west – a star brighter and shinier than the rest. He understood then and there how nothing is more important than the present moment.

He felt such warmth and it smelled like home – or was it the warm southern wind combined with fragranced pine trees? Eather way - Hesperus finally understood Tolkien. 

Amenities
WIFI
AC
SAT TV
Features
Features
  • sleeps 3
  • bedrooms 2
  • bathrooms 1
Amenities - Inside
Amenities - Inside
  • AC
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • dining for 3 people
  • stove / 2 rings gas / 2 rings electric
  • oven
  • fridge / freezer
  • electric kettle
  • juicer
  • toaster
  • hair dryer
  • wi-fi
  • baby cot / upon request
  • all linens provided
  • all towels provided
Amenities - Outside
Amenities - Outside
  • shaded balcony
  • dining for 3 people
  • lounger
  • rear terrace
  • parking
Additional Services
Additional 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 / 500 m
Town Center Jelsa / 500 m
Beach 200 m
Bar / Restaurant 200 m
Grocery Store 100 m
Supermarket 500 m
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Rates
Apartment Hesperus

Weekly Rates

23.09.2017 - 26.05.2018 €595
26.05.2018 - 23.06.2018 €770
23.06.2018 - 25.08.2018 €980
25.08.2018 - 22.09.2018 €770
22.09.2018 - 25.05.2019 €595

Weekly rates per property.

Weekly rates include: use of all facilities and amenities, VAT, wi-fi, linen, towels, water, electricity, gas, final cleaning, tourist tax.

Weekly rates do not include: all additional services.

Additional Information

Pets are allowed, upon request.

Smoking is allowed.

All additional services upon request prior to your arrival.

Towels and linen are all provided. Linen is changed weekly while towels are changed every 3-4 days.

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 3 pm and check out is at 10 am.

Car is not necessary.

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Booking Notes

A 30% non refundable deposit at the time of booking is required and the final balance is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival date.

If booking is canceled within 8 weeks prior to your arrival date none of your payments will be refunded.

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.

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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