We found Selene in a secret place, and it dawned on us that it looked like Selene in the sky with diamonds. Sounds familiar? It should because it is. Selene has something wild and untamed, but at the same time it is both classy and stylish in a simple, natural way. Pure desire.
The villa Selene is a completely new stone house the size of 230m2. It was completed in 2015. The villa is located at the entrance to the city of Hvar, at a place where nature meets the first houses of Hvar town. If you are taking the new road from the direction of Stari Grad to arrive to Hvar - before you reach the houses, you will take the branch on the left, follow the road, go around the first house (no, that is not your villa!), and take another few meters until you reach the parking spot of the villa Selene.
The parking area is large enough to fit an entire fleet. The house in front of you is the villa that will pamper you and look after you while you enjoy your vacation. After you get out of your car, you will immediately see the entrance door that leads you to the lovely anteroom of Villa Selene... On the left side there are stairs that will take you to the first floor, but let us first explore the ground floor.
Immediately on the right from the entrance door, there is a door that leads to the bedroom with spacious bunk beds, suitable for two children, but also for two adults.
Directly in front of you there is a door that leads to the first bedroom with a double bed (180cm x 200cm). That room has a balcony door through which you can reach the terrace, garden and pool area. The door on the left leads you to the first bathroom with a shower, while on the right there is an entrance without door that leads you to an open plan living room/dining room/kitchen area.
In a spacious room there is a beautiful, wooden, tailor-made, fully equipped kitchen. It has a dining table for six with additional room for two more people at the counter. There is also a lounge area with leather furniture, a TV, and a handmade table made of wood and iron where you can relax… All in all, this is a very pleasant space for an indoor vacation when you have to stay inside because of the rain. No, we are not saying that it will rain, it will not. However, if it does rain… You can exit the living room through a glass door on the right and you will reach a spacious covered terrace with a beautiful fireplace made of stone, and an outdoor wooden dining table for eight. Through the large glass door you can leave the living room, i.e. dining room, and reach the terrace, garden and the pool area (as is the case with the bedroom).
If we go back to the anteroom and go to the already mentioned stairs that lead to the first floor – once we reach the first floor, there are three doors that lead us to three different rooms. Straight ahead there is the door that leads us to a small toilette/washing room with a washing machine.
The first door on the left leads to a smaller bedroom with a double bed (180cm x 200cm), an en-suite bathroom with a shower tray, glass balcony doors and a smaller balcony. The view, as it does in all the corners of the Villa Selene, falls on the calming blue color of the sea and the relaxing green color of the forest.
From the anteroom, the second doors on the left lead to a master bedroom with a double bed (180cm x 200cm), an en-suite bathroom with a shower tray, and a large balcony which you can see behind the glass balcony doors of the room. Because of the large glass door, both rooms are bright and airy despite of the abundance of wood and warm, brown color tones. What we especially like in the master bedroom is a specific Renaissance window that gives the room an additional romantic touch. Along with a double bed, each room has a chest of drawers, a working desk and a cupboard.
The upper floor is also specific because of the slopes of the ceiling and the wooden beams that make the room seem warmer and more intimate. The lower floor also has the same wooden beams.
Selene abounds in rustic furniture, natural materials, wood, stone, simple lines, and relaxing tones. All rooms are wrapped in all the possible shades of brown, partly because of wood, and partly because of stone. Even the small, warm details abound in the warm brown color of the main story of the villa Selene.
What breaks the continuity of brown colors in the interior are the fantastic paintings on the walls, glass walls through which you are entertained by the play of light and shadow, and the green-blue shades of nature which follow you throughout the villa and thus round off a lovely story of a very fine vacation during which everything is adapted to your needs and there is absolutely nothing that you lack.
The exteriors of the villa are intended for your enjoyment in the sunlight or moonlight, which is in fact completely irrelevant, the only relevant part is that you enjoy your vacation on stone terraces, green surfaces, in the lounges or in the spillover pool the size of 9m x 4m. Surrounded by luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation, and with a view of the sea, the island of Vis and Pakleni islands, you will forget about the time – at any time of the day or night, illuminated by the burning hot sun of the island of Hvar, or covered by thousands of stars, each time you will experience a different, but equally intense pleasure.
The distance from the center of the town of Hvar is cca 2km i.e. it would take you about 20 minutes on foot to arrive there, or 2 minutes by taxi. If you wish to act in the newest episode of Indiana Jones or trace the steps of the local community, the distance to the beach Pokonji Dol is around 500 meters. Namely, there is a small road that runs through the forest (the maquis of the island of Hvar) and takes you from the villa to the beach. The people of Hvar call it a goat’s road or the road which goats travel on without any problems. However, they are sometimes joined by some tourists with an adventurous spirit. If you are not one of those tourists, the distance from the beach is again cca 20 minutes by foot or 2 minutes by taxi.
You must not forget the villa’s sweet addition – when you wish to be on your own for a bit, and enjoy a micro-private world – near the pool there is a small, charming stone gazebo that can serve that purpose, along with many other purposes. You are allowed to be creative. Selene loves it.