Nike combines the best of Scandinavia and the Mediterranean. Surrounded by a pine forest, a few minutes’ walk from the coves and beaches, in a perfectly quiet location and with interiors dominated by pure hygge, Nike guarantees a vacation bigger than the rest itself.

First of all, Nike has nothing to do with sneakers, although the owners of this lovely cottage are into sports. Nike is one of those goddesses who arrived on Hvar a long time ago and did not want to leave, just like its owners.

Nike is located in Basina, a small and quiet place by the sea, a few minutes’ drive from the first town, Vrboska. In particular, Nike is located in a wonderful micro location because it is not in the town, but on its outskirts, in nature yet close enough to the sea and beaches.

It was built in 1980, renovated in 2010, and the interiors and terrace were completely renovated in 2020. The property spans over 412m2, the house covers 70m2, with 30m2 of terrace space on the ground floor and a 10-square-meter balcony on the first floor.

Nike is surrounded by the colors, textures, and scents of the Mediterranean, from plants in terracotta jars on the cottage terrace to olives and plants in the garden that surrounds the cottage. Lest we forget, in front of the cottage there is a private parking for 2 cars. From there, a few steps will lead you to the terrace from which you enter the living room. In the living room, you will find comfortable seating for 4 people with a sofa, lounge chair, and a coffee table. For entertainment, you have a wall-mounted Samsung The Frame 4K UHD TV and a Sonos/Ikea speaker for streaming your favorite music. The living room leads into the kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped and has lovely handmade tableware and glassware. There is also a glass table with 4 chairs if you choose to have breakfast inside.

From the kitchen you go into the bathroom on the right with a shower tray and a washing machine. Back in the living room, stairs lead you up to the first floor. The landing leads into the first room, which is used as a wardrobe space for bedroom one and also to store your luggage and bags.

Bedroom one and bedroom two both lead off the landing. Both bedrooms are spacious and come with a teak/wicker chair for relaxing with a book. Both bedrooms also have access to the balcony with a lovely sea and forest view.

Pure zen. The balcony has two bamboo lounge chairs and a bamboo coffee table to relax and meditate during the day or enjoy a kind of meditative star gazing during the night.

There are no streetlights in Basina, so nighttime is truly amazing for star gazing. If Cottage Nike had no other advantage, this one alone would be worth its price.

What else should we add to this cute little Basina story?

Maybe a piece of information that the terrace is surrounded by a low wall, which gives you total privacy when dining and sunbathing. On the terrace there is a dining area, table and chairs for 4 people. There are also 2 bamboo sun loungers for relaxing. A Weber barbeque is also located on the terrace. For a cozy atmosphere in the evening there are 4 solar-powered jar lights. In the back garden, you will find an area in the corner with two deck chairs and a small table to relax with a book and your favorite drink surrounded by intoxicating Mediterranean greenery. In the other corner of the garden, you will find a hammock, perfect for an afternoon snooze. And at the rear of the house, you will find an outdoor shower area to cool off during the day or have a quick rinse when you come back from a day spent at sea.

We can recommend this cottage to couples, families, and friend – there are no exceptions; in fact, all of us enjoy to spend our precious time surrounded by beauty, and this beauty is affordable to mortals as well. So, why not?!

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