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Three-bedroom classic stone house with wine cellar and olive grove near the sea

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Century-old home updated with all mod cons, on the sunny side - and a sea view!

Ideal for families and/or up to 6 people (and pets). Povlja is a charming little island village of stone houses clustered around a small bay surrounded by hills dotted with olive trees. Your accommodations are in an old stone house, one row back from the quay and conveniently located to all the village amenities - cafés, stores and of course, the beaches. Of course, the house has been completely updated for the demands of the modern traveler - and the owners!

Every guest will quickly find their favorite place and activity, be it peaceful walks through stone-walled olive groves or exploring the beautiful bays and inviting beaches and swimming areas. Start your day with coffee at one of the outdoor cafés while, if you must, checking your email via complimentary WiFi. Browse our tourist information to plan your activities on Brač - branded as the island of culture and adventure - should you ever want to leave the village. How about grilling some fish accompanied by a local wine as the day draws to a close? Did we mention the kayak?

The house is comfortably furnished in contemporary Scandinavian style, tastefully decorated and well-equipped with modern appliances (including air conditioning in every room). Cooks will especially appreciate the open plan kitchen and lounge area on the ground floor. All will enjoy being able to move around the three floors (water view from the top level). Check out our hidden wine cellar, newly opened for use. Relax with a book, board game or DVD in the top floor entertainment nook. New for 2018: Netflix streaming

Music - Bluetooth speakers are in every room. Some can go to the beach with you. And, one of the bedrooms on the second floor has two twin beds, electrically adjustable, with TEMPUR mattresses - you may never want to get out of bed!

Kayaks anyone? The property comes with two!

More Details

Tom Kelsey
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Tom Kelsey

Britt and Tom bought their old stone house in Croatia several years ago and have been busy renovating it ever since. When they are not on Brač, they are back home in Sweden, where they divide their time between Stockholm and a little stuga on the edge of a forest. Now both retired, they are keen gardeners and like to travel. Tom is from the States and Britt is Swedish.

Tom Kelsey purchased this house in 2006

Why Tom Kelsey chose Povlja

The first time that we visited the village, we fell in love with it, the houses basking in the sun. It's easy to get to our village and once there, it's a short walk to almost everywhere. The house, well, it needed a lot of work although we first thought that a little plaster and paint could fix it up. We ended up with a new roof, new bathrooms, new kitchen, new floors, new windows, etc., etc. We did this for ourselves as you will see when you visit - it's not the typical rental property with one frying pan and a can opener in the drawer - it's our completely furnished house and you are welcome as our guests.

What makes this house unique

Unlike many Dalmatian properties where a house is converted into several apartments and you lose the flavor of the house, ours is a spacious single family dwelling on three levels and it even offers visitors a chance to experience our vaulted stone wine cellar located under the property. We preserved the original stonework and added modern updates and conveniences for year-round use. We've been told that it is one of the nicest homes in the village. Let us know what you think! New for 2018: Picnic in our olive grove, just outside the village!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Povlja on Municipality of Selca

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the ground floor; washing machine conveniently placed
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Rain shower head
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , the master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Top o' the house with second bath and entrance to terrace
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Three-bedroom classic stone house with wine cellar and olive grove near the sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Wunderbares Haus

  • 5 of 5

Das waren zwei wunderbare Wochen in Povlja, wir haben uns in dem Haus sehr gut gefühlt. Alles war sauber und ordentlich, der Gastgeber ist sehr hilfsbereit und sehr nett. Wir kommen gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tatjana - we’re glad you liked our house and had a good time! Welcome back! Tom and Britt
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Sumartin is the closest, Supetar is 50 km away
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Konoba Kala
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Located all around Povlja
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Povlja, Dalmatian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
9 Jun 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £193.13


Kuća Kelsey is a fully-furnished and equipped vacation home rental. The price includes linens and towels, hot and cold water, heating and air conditioning, electricity and internet.

Summary terms

Pets are allowed.

Household and outdoor equipment will be used at your own risk.

Guests will be responsible for any damage caused by willful or malicious acts during their stay.

Guests agree to leave the house clean at the end of their stay or pay a cleaning fee deducted from the security deposit.

The security deposit will be refunded by the same method as originally paid at the end of your stay if the house has been left in a satisfactory condition.

Guests are responsible for damage to the furnishings or building beyond normal wear and tear.

Check-in time is at 16:00 or later. Check-out time is 10:00.

The owners’ representative will meet you in Povlja and guide you to the house upon your arrival.


A $250 security deposit must be paid prior to arrival at the house. The security deposit will be fully refunded provided that the house is determined to be in the same condition upon leaving as prior to your occupancy,

Any complaints from neighbors regarding excessive noise or other nuisances may be cause for immediate termination of the lease and forfeiture of the Guest’s entire security deposit.

We ask guests to leave the property in the same general condition that it is received by making sure that dishes are done and put away and that the home is generally picked up and ready to be cleaned and sanitized. If additional cleaning is required, appropriate charges will be deducted from the security deposit at the rate of €50 per hour.

Guests are responsible for any damage or loss to the property, grounds, interior, furniture and contents of the house and will be responsible to pay compensation in the event of breakage or damage.

A €100 per item fee is charged each lost key and remote control.

TOURIST TAX is included in rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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