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Beautiful, secluded old stone villa with pool

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedroom 4 bathroom villa close to the sea fully air conditioned with pool

5 bedrooms; 2 twins, both en-suite and three doubles, 1 en-suite. The master bedroom is on the first floor with the remaining bedrooms are on the ground floor all bedrooms have direct access to the lower terrace. The living room is large and airy with direct access to the upper terrace. The kitchen is also on the first floor with a dining area, there is a laundry room with washing machine, iron and board. There is a large purpose built BBQ with food preparation area and stone sink. The exterior has enough seating and loungers for 10 people along with an outdoor shower by the pool. All bed and living rooms are fully air conditioned. Bath, hand and beach towels are provided.

Hugo van der Gucht
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

About Hugo van der Gucht

Born in London and lives in Sussex

Hugo van der Gucht purchased this villa in 2008

Why Hugo van der Gucht chose Broce

Love at first sight, close to the sea approached through a Cypress grove and surrounded by pine clad hills. Tranquil, secluded yet only 5 minutes from Ston by car and a short stroll to the sea


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Broce around the Municipality of Ston

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , large en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , large en-suite shower room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Large en-suite shower room
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful, secluded old stone villa with pool
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
St Augustine Beach

Beautiful property and wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

We were two family’s with 4 kids total. The property was very spacious and had plenty of room. The pool was great and all the outdoor areas were so enjoyable. The kids loved the extensive DVD collection too :)

The town of Ston was right down the road so we had fresh bread from the market everyday and enjoyed several meals there.

We would definitely stay again.

Very central to many attractions. As we took day trips to Dubrovnik, Mustar, Corcula and Mljet.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Maria, Thank you for your kind review, it's much appreciated. I'm delighted you all had a good time and hope to welcome you to Croatia again sometime. Ivona asked me to thank you for leaving the house so tidy when you left. Regards, Hugo.
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  • 5 of 5

Our small group of Norwegian “wine lowers” has over the years visited many of the European wine districts. Always renting a house with self catering possibilities for a week or more.

This house has been the best so far.

The charming village close by, Ston within walking distance, a beautiful beach at Prapratno and not to forget some very good vineries nearby.


  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Erik, Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed yourself if you have the time I would love to have your opinion on some of the local wines and your recommendations..........I still get confused at times and often forget which wines I really enjoyed; a combination of old age and of course the alcohol! Regards, Hugo.
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Für erholsame Ferien hervorragend.

  • 4 of 5

Schöne ruhige Lage, schön renoviertes altes Haus. Küche für 10 Personen gut ausgestattet.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Villa Sabina is a traditional stone farmhouse just outside the ancient fishing village of Broce on the Adriatic coast. The house is in a peaceful rural location offering complete seclusion and the terraced garden has beautiful views with both shade and areas in which to sunbathe. There is a large outdoor kitchen for barbecues and other food preparation. The covered loggia gives welcome relief from the heat of high summer. Villa Sabina nestles in a small valley containing three farms, producing olives, wine and fruit. The house has been completely restored to provide 5 bedroom (3 double, 2 twin) 4 bathroom fully air-conditioned accommodation comprising an open living space, a large fully equipped modern kitchen and dining area. There is parking for 4 cars. All the bathrooms are large (3 en-suite) and the showers are 990 cm x 990 cm or larger. From the terrace you can see the Adriatic through cypress and olive groves and the front of the house looks across farmland towards the pine woods and maquis that stretches South East for miles along an almost deserted coastline. The only other hamlet between Broce and the end of this part of the peninsular being the tiny fishing village of Kobas.

The villa is just over 1 hour from the airport at Dubrovnik and 45 minutes from the city itself yet a world away from the crowded beaches in that area. It is a short walk to the sea where you can swim either from the beach or the jetty. The nearest sandy beaches are Prapatno which is 15 minutes away by car but the most beautiful beach in the area, Przina is a little further away never crowded even in high summer.

There is one restaurant in Broce within walking distance of the villa with excellent food and stunning views of Ston in one direction and out to sea in the other.

The nearest shops are in Ston ( 5 mins by car) which boasts an excellent baker, a butcher, several supermarkets, an hardware store and a chemist, most of whom speak good English. There are five restaurants all of which are pretty good and in summer a small market selling fresh fruit and vegetables as well as 4 or five bars.

The surrounding area is tranquil and unspoilt even in high summer and though reliant on tourism has not been overwhelmed by it, most locals you meet still farm and fish even though it is no longer their sole source of income.

Some of Croatia’s best wines come from the Peljesac Peninsular, both red and white. Prices starting at £2 per litre for house wine, some of the better Dingac wines are quite expensive though worth a try. The are many wineries that can be visited where you can taste and/or buy.

Be sure to visit the ancient city of Dubrovnik, walk the medieval walls of Ston, get the ferry to the National Park of the island of Mljet and take a trip to the walled City of Korcula (the birth place of Marco Polo) or for the more adventurous go to Bosnia and visit Mostar (around 2 hours). This barely scratches the surface of things to do locally and the house contains details of other attractions or there is a tourist office in Ston.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Broce,

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Autumn
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New year
1 Jan 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Mar 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
27 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
1 Jun 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
13 Jul 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
31 Aug 2019 - 13 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
14 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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