Villa Hestia

Vrbanj, sleeps: 10

Heritage These accommodations give clients the opportunity to stay in renovated historical buildings that maintain the typical  Dalmatian architecture.

Villa Hestia is actually a charming complex of newly renovated traditional Dalmatian stone houses with exquisite chill out terraces and a beautiful Mediterranean garden with a private swimming pool. This is a perfect destination for those seeking utter relaxation and stress-free environment.

Villa Features

Villa Hestia is situated in a quiet and peaceful inland village of Vrbanj - the largest village in the heart of Hvar Island. Hestia is a complex of a newly renovated stone houses (2010) designed to comfortably accommodate up to 13 people.

Your privacy is guaranteed since the whole complex is surrounded by beautiful traditional stonewalls and covers an extensive 1000 square meters. The villa itself has 220 m2.

It consists of three units – two of them in the Main house and one is the Cottage. Main house units are Vine Lodge that easily accommodates six people plus two children and Tangerine Lodge that accommodate up to three people. Separated third unit is a romantic, cozy Cottage for two people.

Main house / Vine Lodge: two double-bed bedrooms, one twin-bed bedroom plus additional two rollaway beds, kitchen, dining room, living room, three bathrooms and a terrace with a barbecue unit.

Main house / Tangerine Lodge: one double-bed bedroom, large kitchen (diner and lounge area with additional sofa bed for one person), bathroom and utility room.

Cottage: one double-bed bedroom, kitchen, diner and living room area with sofa bed suitable for a child, bathroom, and its own private garden with charming patios.

Villa Hestia is surrounded by a beautiful garden with typical Mediterranean vegetation and a swimming pool measuring 3.5m x 7m, 1.7m deep. The indoor barbecue unit is adjacent to the main house and just next to the exquisite shaded terrace.

Off-road shaded parking is provided.

We consider Villa Hestia an ideal place for your holiday - especially if you are a fan of gorgeous little Mediterranean villages where it seems like the time has stopped and all you can hear are sounds of nature, or possibly some random villager passing through. Here, one is able to enjoy not only all the benefits of this beautiful, traditional yet modernly equipped villa but also all the perks of towns nearby.

The nearest larger towns are Jelsa and Stari Grad (5km) and the closest beach is in beautiful little town called Vrboska (4km) while the town of Hvar is 25-minute drive away.

Love at First Sight

After giving up her throne on Mount Olympus for Dionysus, Hestia found herself in a quite complicated life situation and she was in a constant search for the long-term solution ever since. As it often happens in life, the solution appeared accidentally.

It happened one afternoon in a quiet little village when Hestia was wandering around like many times before. She found a place that seemed so peculiar; so close to the outside world yet so isolated from it by it’s charming stonewall.

Among aromatic, kaleidoscopic plants and herbs there they were; two beautiful and alluring stone houses. Some inner voice was telling her she was on the right path and she felt the possibility that this could finally be it.

The whole family was excited about her discovery and it didn’t take long before they were swimming in a crystal clear pool under the sky so bright. Some fish to ease the hunger, some wine to prolong the moment and afternoon siesta that followed - it was enough - Hestia knew she made the right decision coming there.

Even these days when she rests on a lounger by the pool reading a book, breathing crisp air filled with scents of citrus, rosemary and lavender she thinks to herself how everything truly does happen for a reason.

She smiles then and greets the sun that keeps shining over her dearest, beloved Hvar home.

  • sleeps 10
  • bedrooms 5
  • bathrooms 5
Amenities - Inside
Amenities - Inside
  • AC in all areas
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • dining for 11 people
  • toaster
  • juicer
  • gas
  • electric hob/stove
  • oven
  • fridge / freezer
  • microwave
  • dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • DVD / CD player
  • wi-fi
  • bar billiards / darts
  • iron / ironing board
  • hair dryer
  • baby cot
  • all linens provided
  • all towels provided
Amenities - Outside
Amenities - Outside
  • private pool / size 3.5m x 7m
  • sun deck
  • terraces and garden
  • loungers and sunshades
  • BBQ
  • off-road shaded parking
  • 2 bicycles
Additional Services
Additional Services
  • upon arrangement
Village of Vrbanj

Quiet and peaceful little village of Vrbanj is located in the heart of Hvar Island. The village dates back to the Roman period and the remains from that era prove how people from Vrbanj knew how to live their life to the fullest even then – two oil presses and some remains of a leisure villa are found in the village.

However, the first mention of the name Vrbanj dates back to the first half of the 14th century and it was named after the Croatian word for willow – vrba.

Vrbanj has reached its economic peak in the late 14th and early 15th century when most of the population focused on shipping and shipbuilding industry. That is a rather unusual occurrence since the village is not located near the seashore. In the 15th century people of Vrbanj start gravitating towards the shore in order to increase their budget with fishing industry. They settled the area that was originally called “Vallis Varbagni” and that later on developed in the town of Vrboska.

The most notable historical event associated with the village of Vrbanj - the rebellion of the commoners - occurred in the early 16th century and the leader of the people was Matija Ivanić from Vrbanj. Uprising started due to desire of the commoners to participate equally in decision-making processes. Their goal was also to stop the violent tyranny of the noblemen towards the commoners. It was the social revolution that preceded the famous French Revolution. Although the uprising ended badly for the commoners, the people from Vrbanj are very proud of the role of their ancestors in the rebellion. To commemorate those events, in the center of Vrbanj the "Home of Matija Ivanić" was dedicated to Matija and all the Hvar rebels.

Another important locality in the center of today’s Vrbanj is the Church of the Holy Spirit (Sv. Duh), which was built in the 18th century and still is the proud holder of various Baroque paintings and silver liturgical objects.

Today’s Vrbanj has a population of less than 500 people and the major economic branch is agriculture.

Although small, village has all the necessities: cafés, couple of grocery shops and a post office. Right in the neighborhood there is an excellent restaurant called Bogo, but not far away, in a village Pitve and Vrisnik, there are some interesting authentic restaurants as well. The vintner Plančić, whose wine tasting center is located right in the village, makes Vrbanj a "must visit" place.

The most beautiful and authentic Dalmatian Konoba is very well hidden inside the village of Vrbanj. It is the best preserved Konoba on the entire island whose owner is multitalented Miki Bratanić.

Konoba is an important, almost mandatory part of every traditional Dalmatian stone house. Even nowadays many of them serve as a place for making and storing wine same as the place for storing the agriculture tools used in the fields. In the olden times Konoba used to be a center for all things important – gatherings around food and wine with dear ones and an occasional traditional sing-along.

Chock full of pressing equipment for grapes and olives, assorted jars, bottles and goatskins, old wooden storage barrels in various sizes in combination with modern stainless steel barrels make this Konoba a great time machine.

The owner Miki, who is also a dialect poet, has a good wine and excellent Prošek. His 2010 Prošek was named after the aforementioned Vrbanj hero Matija Ivanić to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Uprising. Just bear in mind you have to call in advance if you wish to visit Miki’s Konoba.

We definitely recommend visiting nearby Stari Grad Plain, also known as Ager and Hora, that was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2008. Stari Grad Plain is a unique and amazingly preserved cadastral plan dating back from ancient times. The best way to experience this cultural sensation is by bicycle.

The nearest larger towns are Jelsa and Stari Grad (5km) and the closest beach is in Vrboska (4km). In case you enjoy walking in the fresh air surrounded by beautiful nature, just head towards Jelsa and in about 15 minutes you will reach the charming wine village Svirce. If you follow the old road towards Stari Grad, in approximately 20 minutes you will reach the picturesque village of Dol.

In case you want to take a trip to Hvar Town – a "tourist mecca" of the island (approx. 23km), or if you want to visit the beaches on the south side of the island (approx. 16km), you’ll definitely need a car. If you’re not planning to arrive with a car you can always rent it in our agency.

We don’t have any specific recommendations for packing - just bring your toothbrush and your swimsuit; everything else you can find in Vrbanj - including harmony and inner peace.  


International Airport Split / 60 km
Local Airport Jelsa / 5 km
Town Center Vrboska / 4 km
Beach Vrboska / 4 km
Bar / Restaurant Vrbanj / 100 m
Grocery Store Vrbanj / 100 m
Supermarket Vrboska / 4 km
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Villa Hestia

Weekly Rates

05.05.2018 - 09.06.2018 €1.680
09.06.2018 - 23.06.2018 €2.260
23.06.2018 - 07.07.2018 €3.010
07.07.2018 - 25.08.2018 €3.500
25.08.2018 - 01.09.2018 €2.660
01.09.2018 - 30.09.2018 €1.680

Weekly rates per property.

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

Weekly rates do not include: tourist tax and all additional services.

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, linen and tablecloths are all provided. Towels are changed every 3-4 days while linen is changed once a week.

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 4 pm and check out is at 10 am.

Car is recommended.

300 refundable security deposit is requested in cash and will be returned after departure inspection.

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Booking Notes

A 30% non refundable deposit is required at the time of booking 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.

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 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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