Glaucus was a Greek prophetic sea-god, born mortal and turned immortal upon eating a magical herb. A villa located about 10 meters from a pine forest and about 50 meters from the emerald-blue sea can only be named Glaucus. In the case of Hvar, Glaucus was given an additional bonus, a large shimmering pool with four massage jets; in any case, it fared much better than it did in Greece.
Villa Glaucus was built in 1972 and refurbished in 2019. It is located on a 550-square-meter plot. The interior spreads over 110m2 and covers the area without the summer kitchenette with a terrace. The summer kitchenette is located on the back part of the plot, behind which there is a pine forest, so the kitchenette terrace offers a view of the back side, whereas the pool and the sea face the front. Where it not for the neighboring house, the view would be perfect, and we know there is no such thing as perfect.
Apart from the kitchenette terrace, Glaucus has several other terraces and balconies. Let’s mention them immediately since we’ve noticed how much you love spending time on terraces in the summer. Adjacent to the pool on the ground floor, there is a covered 5-square-meter terrace; on the first floor, in front of the kitchen, there is a 23-square-meter terrace and an adjoining 6-square-meter balcony. This terrace and balcony offer a view of the pool and a partial view of the sea (neighbors, right?). The attic has its own uncovered 12-square-meter terrace and a gorgeous view of the sea on one side and the pine forest on the other.
A description of Glaucus in short – even though the villa is so spacious and comfortable that it can’t really be short…
We approach the villa on a short concrete path from the road (and the sea) with a private parking lot. To the left, you’ll see a charming lawn to which the pool terrace extends. To the right – on the ground floor of the house – you’ll find the first bedroom (the so-called lavender room), 18m2 in size, with a matrimonial bed (160x200cm) and an en-suite bathroom with a shower tray. This bedroom has a separate entrance and is adjacent to the pool. It has a main window, which is not large, and door windows that can be opened while the door is shut. Below the entrance to the bedroom, there is a small covered terrace. This room is great for those members of your group that want or need more privacy than others.
Let’s continue our tour around the L-shaped pool, and after about 10 steps, we’ll reach the terrace lounge area and the adorable kitchenette. It has a dining table for eight, a large stone fireplace, an induction stove top, a small fridge, and a small ice machine. The space behind the villa extending from the kitchenette is also decorated nicely; there is also a small garden with home-grown tomatoes for your salad.
Six steps will take us to the first floor, where we reach a terrace from which we enter the kitchen and the dining room. To the left, there is the living room which exits to the balcony, and if you go straight, you’ll see the anteroom of two bedrooms with matrimonial beds.
A 12-square-meter kitchen has a rustic style, bold colors, it is fully equipped, and it has a dining table for four which can be extended to accommodate six. From the kitchen, you exit to the terrace with a dining table for eight. The kitchen was custom-made out of wood.
The living room covers 17m2; it has an extendable sofa, two armchairs, and another dining table that can be extended to accommodate 4-6 people. The living room has an indoor stone fireplace, an AC, and smart TV.
The second (turquoise) bedroom of Villa Glaucus covers 11m2, it has a matrimonial bed (160x200cm), and an en-suite bathroom with a shower tray. This room also has floor heating, just in case.
The third (blue) bedroom spans over 8m2, it has a matrimonial bed (140x200cm), and is more suitable for one person or two people who are very much in love. This room also has floor heating. A bathroom with a tub is located right next to it.
If we return to the living room, we’ll find a wooden, oak staircase (with about 13 stairs) leading to the attic. The attic accommodates a gallery decorated as a study and a fourth bedroom with its bathroom.
The gallery has a desk, a shelf with some books, writing supplies, and related things that working people use, as well as two armchairs for resting after work. On one side, the gallery exits to an uncovered terrace with the sea and forest view, whereas on the other, you enter the master bedroom. The fourth and largest (white) bedroom is 19-square-meters in size, and it has a matrimonial bed (180x200cm). This room has an en-suite bathroom with a shower tray and it also has an extendable armchair that can turn into a bed for one if necessary.
Each room has a smart TV, satellite TV, AC, a dresser, a mirror, and a wardrobe.
Let’s mention that the pool covers 42m2; it has a swimming part and a massage part with four massage jets. It is covered in glass blue tiles of exquisite shine, and as of autumn 2019, pool heating will be installed. Next to the pool, there is the outdoor solar shower, and we are particularly fond of the two palm trees (when they sway).
This ends our tour of Villa Glaucus. Let’s just add that we admire the owner’s courage in playing with details and colors, as well as natural materials. You may like the villa or not, but no one can say that Glaucus has no personality. The villa is dominated by wood inside, stone outside, and the furniture is mostly custom-made, so wherever you go, you are followed by a sense of warmth and individuality. The outdoor spaces are brilliantly designed, for persons who prefer comfort and beauty, yet also practicality.
Glaucus is located in the part of the island known for quiet, serene energy, beautiful nature, clear sea… and it is also within walking distance of anything of significance in life – the sea, the town, the stores and restaurants, the supermarkets, even the night bars – everything is a 15-minute walk away.
We’ve thought about the demographic that might like this villa and concluded that Glaucus is basically a perfect house for everyone looking for a vacation. With a capital V.