Villa Bia

Jelsa, sleeps: 10


Lovely Villa Bia is in the second row to the sea, with a swimming pool surrounded by a beautiful nature. A perfect place for an even more perfect and relaxing vacation; smell of the sea, twitter of the birds, sunbathing on the terrace and relaxing by the pool in the company of Mediterranean flora.

Villa Features

Villa Bia is located in the astonishing, green part of Jelsa called Vitarnja; just a minute away by foot from the closest beach, thirty minutes drive from the town of Hvar and ten minutes drive from the town of Stari Grad.

Bia was built in the 1970 and was renovated in 2013. 

It is a property of 200m2 interior with 300m2 exterior.

House itself consists of a ground floor and first floor with balcony plus the additional detached balcony above the first floor.

Ground floor has three bedrooms, two bathrooms with shower units, a kitchen and a spacious living room / dining room area.

On the first floor there is one two-bed bedroom with bathroom (shower unit) and a balcony. Three out of four bedrooms have double beds and one has separate single beds. Inside living room there is an open fireplace and extra sofa that can be used as a two-person bed. Villa has also a utility room with washer and dryer.

In the Villa basement there is a wine boutique with excellent selection of quality wines.

Large terrace spreads in front of the ground floor and beautiful garden surrounds the entire house.

A few steps lead from the front of the house to the swimming pool surrounded by a grassy lawn and a beautiful Mediterranean garden.

Villa has a private parking lot for 3 cars. 

The same people that own Villa Bia own two other villas on the island – Villa Geras and Villa Eos. Make sure you check them out on our website. You will notice how different they all are but at the same time something connects them – they all have perfectly stylized interiors and exteriors and attention to the tiniest detail is obvious in the décor.

All spaces of Villa Bia are luxurious but the house was able to keep its warmth. Its soft shapes, wonderful colors and fine fabrics are all in the role of making you feel complete comfort - making you feel like home.

Almost like you already enjoyed your time there in the past life and the feelings were so strong you had to come back once more.

Love at First Sight

Many a restless yet hopeful years had gone by until that child was born. As soon as you’d lay your eyes on her it was clear she was different from all the other children. She had sparks instead of eyes, fiery hair, and long, skinny little legs that were always running around. She was a very bright child. She memorized with ease everything she ever saw or heard. She had a big, open hart for everything and everybody; she loved people, animals, plants, and all of them with same intensity and with playful charm.

That endless curiosity of hers had to be carefully watched since it could lead her to various places – to the street, to some remote park, to the neighbor’s house or even to some strangers place. Nothing could keep her in one place for long enough and because of that she was a source of great joy and constant worries to her parents at the same time.

It was like that up until her family decided to spend their vacation in the house near the sea. Things were different there.

Bia was able to sit on the beach for hours each morning just watching the waves breaking on the shore. It had a hypnotizing effect on her. After wave watching she would switch her attention to the tiny creatures in the marine reef. Tiny creatures would periodically leave the holes in the rocks just so they can crawl back in and that just amazed her. It was only later she found out those creatures were crabs. In the early evening she would return to her cozy chair on the terrace and while lying down she would observe clouds shifting in the sky. Lying like that she would greet the night and redirect her attention to the bright stars above ...

Her parents were shocked. After just three days there Bia asked them why they never told her how the fairy tales they’d been reading her are real; why they never told her those scenes in her bedtime stories actually exist.

She solemnly declared she would never leave this magical place. Ever.

  • sleeps 8+2
  • bedrooms 4
  • bathrooms 3
Amenities - Inside
Amenities - Inside
  • AC x 4 / in all bedrooms
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • dining for 10 people
  • stove
  • oven
  • dishwasher
  • refrigerator
  • freezer
  • icemaker
  • coffee machine
  • toaster
  • microwave
  • iron / ironing board
  • washing machine
  • clothes dryer
  • hair dryer
  • DVD player
  • stereo
  • music library
  • wi-fi
  • books
  • open fireplace in lounge
  • baby cot
  • child’s highchair
  • wine boutique
  • all linens provided
  • all towels provided
Amenities - Outside
Amenities - Outside
  • private pool / size 10m x 2.4m
  • terrace and garden
  • dining for 10 people
  • garden furniture
  • loungers and sunshades
  • BBQ
  • outdoor shower
  • private parking / 3 cars
Additional Services
Additional Services
  • maid service
  • chef service
  • catering
  • food & beverage delivery
  • laundry service
  • massage
  • other services upon arrangement
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.


International Airport Split
Local Airport Jelsa / 1000 m
Town Center Jelsa / 800 m
Beach 20 m
Bar / Restaurant Jelsa / 800 m
Grocery Store Jelsa / 800 m
Supermarket Jelsa / 800 m
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Villa Bia

Weekly Rates

02.09.2017 - 16.09.2017 €4.900
16.09.2017 - 30.09.2017 €3.500
30.09.2017 - 01.01.2018 €3.000
01.01.2018 - 02.06.2018 €3.500
02.06.2018 - 16.06.2018 €4.000
16.06.2018 - 30.06.2018 €4.900
30.06.2018 - 01.09.2018 €5.600
01.09.2018 - 15.09.2018 €4.900
15.09.2018 - 29.09.2018 €3.500
29.09.2018 - 01.01.2019 €3.000

Weekly rates per property.

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

Weekly rates do not include: wine boutique 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.

Property has wheelchair access.

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.

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 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.

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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