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Exclusive Right on the Adriatic Sea- Fully Serviced

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,242 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 Divine Bedrooms, 6 Designer Bathrooms, Sleeps 14+ Baby, Resident Boat

Villa Rosemarine (485 sq m) is an impressive 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom villa built of Brac stone (the same stone as the US White House). During the winter of 2010 the villa was completely rebuilt to a very high luxury standard - the villa is now one of the most desirable on the Adriatic as not only is it an executive standard but the villa enjoys being in a quiet bay with a national park so it is very quiet yet just minutes to the local villages. Fully serviced so you can relax under the pines by the crystal clear Adriatic Sea. No expense has been spared on the fit out of this high end villa - as it is built over 3 levels with many private spaces it lends itself to a perfect vacation for friends and families - there are many activities from water sports, bike riding, kayaking, table tennis, DVD library and the list goes on. Clients Come Back Year After Year to this Amazing Property.

About Villa Rosemarine: The villa is fully staffed so that guests can relax and enjoy not only the beautiful villa but the surrounding areas. Our Villa Manager, Milka speaks perfect English as well as German and is a History teacher so is very knowledgeable about the archaeological sites to be found if guests are interested to learn more. The address is very desirable on the Put Ruzmarine headland, this area is well known to be one of the finest addresses on the Dalmatian Coast.

From Split it is a 40 minute car ferry ride to Brac Island then a 40 minute drive to the villa.

When you arrive at Villa Rosemarine there is a beautiful garden with lavender, pines, palms, bougainvillea, rosemary, geraniums and many other Mediterranean plants.

The villa is entered through the middle level were you will find three bedrooms and three bathrooms as well as one of the 3 entertainment rooms complete with plasma satellite TV/DVD and three terraces (one with a table tennis table). All the beds are brand new

On the ground floor you will find one huge bedroom and one bathroom, this room also has a day bed perfect for families complete with Plasma satellite TV/DVD. The main culinary kitchen and dining room (full cooking can be arranged by the villa managers) are on this level as well as the covered terrace and alfresco dining areas.

Outdoor terraces give plenty of space for relaxing and privacy. From this level there are 5 steps to another set of terraces, one of which has a Jacuzzi another with a hammock. A large day bed with loads of cushions can be found here - perfect to read a book and look onto the sea with a cappuccino or cocktail.

From here you stroll into the Adriatic sea, there are steps right into the crystal water. There is also a buoy available to tie up the resident boat (extra charge) complete with licensed skipper who is very experienced in the fantastic places to take clients from lavender fields, crystal clear bays with little restaurants.

Testimonials - these are as they were written : “Dear Adele & Milka,

I just got back home after a tonne of travelling, and I wanted to thank you again for both your help with the visa.


The villa is fabulous and we had the best time! It was absolutely worth the trouble of getting the visa :) I can see how you fell in love with the place, and we all totally understand why you said all your guests fall in love with Milka!! She is absolutely AMAZING!! and she made our stay all the more special. we will all miss her dearly.

Thank you for letting us share the pleasure of your lovely home,

and Milka, thanks you for being the best hostess anyone can dream of having!!



And another one:

Hello, and thank you for your quick reply.

We really enjoyed our at stay at the villa last year, and would very much like to come back. The staff are very good and we like the garden and swimming very much. Can we book for July. We look forward to coming home to Villa Rosemarine again for the third time.

More Details

Adele Hetherington
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German, Croatian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Adele Hetherington

We love beautiful things - luxury at its best - we own and run all our homes giving a personal service. Our standards are high and our staff friendly and enthusiatic. What we offer at our homes is something special - not just another villa rental

Adele Hetherington purchased this villa in 2007

Why Adele Hetherington chose Selca

The Dalmatian Coast is just the best location - Villa Rosemarine is a huge villa - set over 3 levels with a exclusive rustic feel - 3 luxurious sitting rooms and many terraces to sit and watch the view. EVERY bedroom has a view directly to the Adriatic - perfect.. WE purchased the villa and pulled it down and rebuilt it using the old stone on the same footprint.

What makes this villa unique

Huge villa allowing for family groups to come together - clear blue water, dolphins, delicious food, friendly people. Our Villa is a rare find - sitting in a quiet bay away from it all yet just minutes to the villages - there is something for everyone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many times in the course of our delightful week at Villa Rosemarine, I said to myself that I must write to you and thank you for renting us your lovely home. It was, as you say, blissful luxury, thanks to your sense of design and to superb management. We felt pampered every minute. We've told our friends and our families, and I wouldn't be surprised to see some of us back your way in future years (that is, if you'd have us!).

Our timing was good. The crowds were gone, but the weather was unseasonably warm. We had a few sprinkles one day, but that didn't slow us down a bit. We agree that you've found the best spot in the islands. Sumartin and Selca have plenty of services and charm to offer. We did explore many of the sights, from Bol to Vis, and the only one I would go back to is Stari Grad. In the late afternoon light on a warm day, we fell in love with that spot. There are plenty of smaller coves we zoomed past in order to get to the distant destinations, and I would spend more time on those in the future.

We had dinner cooked for us several delicious dinners by the cook. Dining on your lower terrace by candlelight was magical. The leftovers for lunch were fabulous. Ana's daily clean-up was invisible and most appreciated. We just can't say enough good about the team you have there. We wanted to bring them home with us, but I know you would never forgive me!

On behalf of seven most grateful travelers, thank you again for a week we will always remember.
Sep 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Selca on Municipality of Selca

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5242 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • mountain ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Floorboards
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Rumpus Room
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , same as bathroom one
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Fitted out with cream stone and slate fittings, stone basins
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Fitted out with cream stone and slate fittings, stone basins
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Fitted out with cream stone and slate fittings, stone basins
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Fitted out with cream stone and slate fittings, stone basins
  • This bathroom is made with amazing Italian tiles that feel like leather, on the floor it appears as elephant hide and on the walls crocodile. The Phillipe Starck bathtub is 2 m long - perfect for a divine relax. All the hand basins in the villa are hand made stone and the wash basin tops are marble. All toilets in the villa are 'quiet close'. This bathroom has an antique chair in one corner, finishing the amazing designer interior.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , All brand new beds and pillows
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , All brand new
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , All brand new
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , All high standard and brand new
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , All luxury standard and brand new
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , All luxury standard and brand new
  • The decor is a fresh cream French style, the furniture is all new but constructed in an antique style. Beautiful cream bedding with matching cushions, each room a little different. Large fluffy bath sheets. Nautical beach towels, hand made soaps, Each bed in Villa Rosemarine is brand new and a high quality - a good bed makes for a great holiday. Each are dressed with high thread count bed linen. There is a wide selection of pillow types to choose from - these are all brand new each season. Only the very best will do at Villa Rosemarine.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Crow's Nest
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Sailboat
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • 1 bicycles
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
All daily services completed by the team including washing service included.. Divine cream stone top kitchen with chandelier. Kitchen has a central counter with stone top Hours of work and duties : there is a team of people who care for the guests. Milka the villa manager heads up the team she usually stays for a few hours each morning and again in the afternoon, this is flexible as some guests like more attention and some like less. She is a wealth of information as she is a history teacher so if clients are interested in this subject she can assist them – the history of the Dalmatian Coast is long and interesting with much Venetian architecture. At different times she has people to assist her with the cleaning and washing etc. General additional information : - Outdoors – divine day bed terraces, different seating available from comfortable loungers to chairs and a variety of tables and chairs to take meals – so guests can eat at different places each day Pool – d


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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

WE will return....blissful Villa Rosemarine

  • 5 of 5

An incredible retreat set in a truly wonderful location on the Adriatic Sea. With a private jetty to launch kayaks and the boat skippered by Simon, we were spoilt with options to explore the lovely island of Brac.

With friendly and professional staff our every needs were catered to. Milka, the house manager went above and beyond to coordinate our stay and recommend anything you could desire.

We loved the decor of the house and the rustic charm of the restored exterior. The rooms are luxuriously fitted with the most gorgeous beds you will ever sleep on.

September is a great time to go as the temp is super and the evenings are a little cooler.

Exploring beautiful Croatia has never felt so spectacular and unique as it has from this Villa. We will certainly be visting again!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

A piece of heaven! The villa has been sympathetically restored and retains a rustic Croatian feel with beautiful local stonework. Right on the water’s edge, it’s set on three levels with stunning views from each and an array of spaces to socialise in or retreat to. The pine trees add to the peaceful atmosphere. Bedrooms were tastefully furnished with the luxury of en-suites and the beds were more comfortable than home! The kitchen had recently been refurbished and was well kitted out for any cooking you had in mind.The villa manager, Milka, was a fountain of knowledge about the island, with great restaurant recommendations and the option of have having meals catered for and exploring the islands by boat (skippered by Milka’s husband, Simon) took luxury to another level. Kayaking on the stunning blue water was a highlight and so convenient to be able to launch from your own jetty. The hardest part of this memorable experience was leaving. Can’t recommend highly enough - definitely one for sharing with friends and family and we look forward to coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Beyond our high expectations

  • 5 of 5

We made our long journey back home after an amazing week at Villa Rosemarine. Milka and Simon were fantastic hosts and took very good care of us. You have done an incredible job at restoring the villa and the location is breathtaking.

During our trip we balanced seeing some of the local sites, enjoying the ocean and relaxing at the Villa - we loved our brief visit to Croatia.

Thank you for arranging our dinner at Villa Akuna - it definitely was one of our highlights. Milka’s mom is a great cook and we enjoyed her home cooking. Villa Akuna is also a special place with its more modern feel.

Thank you for sharing your house! We hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pure luxury.

  • 5 of 5

A truly amazing place. If you would like the best of everything you will get it in Villa Rosemarine . For somebody who likes privacy, this is definitely the place to be. There are lots of different areas where you can relax, read a book etc. which makes it so very special. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and each has their own en-suite which is again decorated to its highest standards. A main issue for me is always the beds and this place certainly has the best comfortable beds I have ever known. And of course, if you would like to go by power boat to different places, the boat can be organized. I would definitely recommend this place as this is the most luxurious home I have ever rented. If you have been once, you will definitely go back every year. Simply the best.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

This villa is the most amazing accommodations I have ever stayed at. Not only is the location absolutely beautiful with crystal clear water just outside, but the house itself it's beautiful and rustic. Croatia is an amazing place and to be able to enjoy it in such a beautiful villa was spectacular.

the villa is beautiful decorated with spacious bedrooms and ensuites.

Would 100% recommend to anyone looking for incredible accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing family holiday at Villa Akuna. To say it is luxurious is not doing it justice. The villa is stunning, modern and well equipped. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the local restaurants were a real treat. We had fun in the pool, fun in the sun, fun in the sea and of course the gym and sauna. The whole family loved the house, the views and the boat trips. We will definitely be back next year. Wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
36 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: recommended

Being right on the sea the villa lends itself to enjoyment with the BRAND NEW 2012 resident boat and skipper so small bays with 'Grill' restaurants and markets as well as water skiing.

Blessed with a sublime Adriatic Coast, Croatia is a treasure trove of Roman ruins, medieval castles, renaissance hilltop towns and perennial lush green inlands. There is truly something for everyone.

We really have found a blissful spot under the pines by the crystal clear Adriatic.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa on Selca, Dalmatian Islands

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £2,288.1
Pet fee £76.27
Pet Fee £76.27

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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