Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Vis Town - HOSTE HOUSE
Beautiful house with 2 terraces, 2 stylish bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4-6
A truly luxurious four-storey villa, set back from a quiet, pretty quayside on the charming island of Vis. The island is one of the best kept secrets of Dalmatia, a gem in the middle of the Adriatic sea. This is an old house in the beautiful Venetian-style architecture of Vis, which has been stylishly renovated to a very high standard by its English owners. Fabulous views from our top-floor terrace over the picturesque bay of Vis with its monastery, islets, harbour side yachts and the turquoise Adriatic sea. From the villa's top terrace you can sip your drinks or have a meal watching the sun set over the far side of the bay. Both king-size bedrooms have similar breath-taking views, and there is a further sea-front sunbathing terrace with bougainvillea and wonderful views. You can choose king-size beds or twin beds, and there is also a sofabed for a 5th or 6th person. The house is extremely well furnished and fitted by its english owners, with plenty of everything you could possibly need. The house is very spacious in the bedrooms, bathrooms and living areas. Excellent broadband with wifi throughout. It would suit people who want a completely different holiday, dislike commercialisation, and enjoy really good food and wine. They may also have an interest in history (lots of naval history), sailing, diving (Greek, Roman and 16c/17c/18c wrecks), vineyards, ecology (said to be the only totally organic island in the world) and incredible ice-cream.
The island of Vis is one of the few genuinely unspoilt islands in the Mediterranean - no high-rise hotels or villa parks here - yet it has a sophisticated Dalmatian culture and excellent food. Not surprising then that it was featured on BBC2's recent programme Three Men Go To Venice when Griff Rhys Jones, Dara O Briain and Rory McGrath raved about the charm of the island, and its great wine and food. There are three main villages on the island - Vis 'Town' and Kut are on either side a a fabulous C-shaped bay on the north-eastern coast, while Komiza, a tiny fishing village is on the far west side of the island. The mountainous interior is scenic, well worth visiting. Great beaches near to all the 3 main villages, and a few smaller ones down the east and south coast of the island, near to Stoncica, Milna and Rukavac. There are a few isolated villas down this bleak, rocky coast but the views make this a great place to visit by car or scooter during the day - no shops, but the beach cafes are open for lunch.
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Jan Stewart
We are a semi-retired couple, who found the island of Vis by accident...and realised it was one of the truly magical places in the world! We fell in love with the island and set about buying a ruin and then commissioning a local builder to renovate it. No idea how we managed it, but we did, and now the house is a delight.
Jan Stewart purchased this house in 2004
Why Jan Stewart chose Vis Town
We didn't intend to buy a house, but like many holidaymakers we amused ourselves by asking a local agent to show us what was for sale, and as we walked up the steps of this house we saw the view and we knew we had to move heaven and earth to make it ours.
What makes this house unique
The view - it's glorious!