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Illyria - a beautiful fisherman's cottage just 3 meters from sea

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6-8 people

Illyria is a very old Dalmation fisherman's cottage that has been restored to a very high standard whilst retaining the authenticity of the property. Locally quarried Brac stone is used throughout to give the property a cool and serene feel. The property is set over 3 floors with 2 of the three bedrooms enjoying breathtaking and uninterrupted views across the Adriatic Sea. The property comes with 2 bathrooms both equipped with power showers. Illyria is fully air conditioned throughout and satellite TV is available.

The property has a large terrace with BBQ - you can fish from the terrace and then pop your catch right on your own fire. There is a mooring post . situated in front of the property making it suitable for those with a boat or small yacht. Illyria is within a short walk of the local amenities including the many fine restaurants and pubs of Postira. Guests may use the gym, spa (incl. manicurist) and sauna/solarium/internet facilities of a nearby hotel for a small charge.

The island of Brac is only a 45 min ferry journey from Split which is directly served by an international airport. In the summer months, ferry departures from Split are very frequent i.e. every hour approx. Flights to Zadar (one and half hours drive from Split) and Dubrovnik (3 hours drive from Split) would also be suitable.

Illyria was recently featured in the U.K. Channel 4 programme "Homes by the Med" - https://vimeo.com/205875693, enter code "med13" scroll to 12m35s and enjoy the coverage.

To view more photos see www.facebook.com/illyriapostira

We are associated with an excellent local tour operator, Gecko tours, based in Split. Gecko tours are able to arrange a private pick up from Split airport (or Zadar airport) and drop off at the port-side at Split - they can also pre-buy your ferry tickets to save you the hassle. We have also negotiated a discount off all local tours (bespoke or advertised) provided by Gecko tours for Illyria guests - well worth considering during your stay at Illyria. Gecko tours can also arrange a private 12 seat speedboat transfer from a jetty just 800m from the airport entrance directly to Postira harbour (only 400m from our house) which is a very exciting and quick, rather James Bond, way of arriving. Please just let us know if you're interested and we'll arrange the rest.

Having successfully rented our property on Brac for a number of years we have taken the plunge and bought another prime property, nestled in the heart of Diocletian's palace in Split(see listing 1300888).This 120 metre, luxury, 1st floor apartment with its own private terrace (a rarity in Diocletian's palace) is simply stunning. It was recently fully renovated and is now available for rental. If a two-stop holiday is something you are interested in i.e. min 3 days in bustling Split city and it's great restaurants and shops coupled with a min 4 day stay on the island (only 40 mins away) with its great swimming and pure relaxation please let us know ...


More Details

Steven Robinson
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2017

About Steven Robinson

We are a British family who first fell in love with the beauty of Croatia in 2004. We bought this ruin of a fisherman's cottage because of its wonderful location right on the Adriatic sea. It has been a wonderful holiday destination for our family as well as the countless visitors we've hosted each year.

Why Steven Robinson chose Brac

This property really does offer visitors the best a seaside holiday has to offer. It's perfectly located right on the water's edge. The Adriatic is wonderful for swimming with water temperatures at about 24 - 28 degrees Celsius in peak season. The cottage is located in a working fishing village environment where most inhabitants live directly from the land or sea

What makes this cottage unique

We are now able to offer guests a two stop holiday experience, with a fisherman's cottage on Brac and a luxurious inner city apartment ( sleeping ) in the heart of the roman Diocletian's palace in Split, see property no. 1300888. Also, we are in the process of partnering with the best and largest Split based excursion company for 2016 which runs a variety of professional tours in Dalmatia to suit all tastes. We will shortly post details of this but guests of Illyria will receive a 20% discount of the listed price of all tours.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage on Postira on Općina Postira

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , twin
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • 2 doubles, 1 twin. All bedrooms are fully air conditioned.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The property has an IPOD docking station as well as CD player/radio.


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Illyria - a beautiful fisherman's cottage just 3 meters from sea
average rating of 4.894737 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay for one week in this paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it Cecilie - nice to have had you to stay. All the best. Steven
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place! The views were spectacular! Spent hours sitting on the terrace. The kids loved snorkelling in the crystal clear water outside. The cottage was very well equipped and Ivan was brilliant at helping and recommending things to do. The airport transfers were great and very friendly and efficient . Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your house which I can only describe as an absolute gem of a place. The photos do not do it justice, it is so beautiful. Would recommend to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah, what lovely comments to receive - such a thrill. I'm so glad you all enjoyed Illyria and most importantly that the kids were fully occupied. It holds some very special memories for us when our children were small and I'm so glad we were able to assist in you making some of your own... All the best Steven and Thea
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Reston, VA

Paradise by the Adriatic

  • 5 of 5

We....grandparents (74), son/daughter-in-law and grandsons (9 and 11) and daughter...are already trying to work out a return to Illyria❤️. After 11 days in Split and a fabulous speed boat delivery to Postira, we spent 8 days in the Robinson's little gem, Illyria Cottage. It was possibly the most relaxing 8 days we've spent traveling in ages.... And a perfect complement to our 11 days in the Robinson's Apartment Prisca in Split. Ivan met us in Split to make our arrangements. We spent most of our mornings with coffee first on the patio and then at Konoba Bracera ....lovely spot next to the sea. We tried most of the TripAdvisor recommended restaurants... I have a public Instagram account with lots of pictures (patwilburn73) and an open Facebook group (CROATIA2017) if you're interested.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pat - thanks so much for your kind words and so glad you had such a relaxing time ... as you say, Illyria is all about relaxing and unwinding and it's great to hear it hit the spot for you all. Regards Steven
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Mill Valley

Special location in a cute little town

  • 4 of 5

We weren't sure what to expect from this home, but we ended up being pleasantly surprised by its amazing location, and the quaintness of this lovely little town.

Illyria is all about the fabulous back terrace that is insanely close to the sea. It's an iron-shore rocky area, so no sand, but it was so easy to jump into the ocean to cool off. We bought some inflatable rafts and just floated the day away, and enjoyed watching the boats and other people passing by. The interior of the home was simple, nothing too fancy but casual and had all of the things we needed. The town was surprisingly busy on a Saturday night, and we felt safe letting the kids run around and explore a bit while we relaxed with a drink at the local restaurants, of which there are several to choose from. The small market was close by, under 200 paces, and the town just a short walk away. We didn't really do a lot except chill out here, and it was a wonderful place for just that.

Make sure you get to the car ferry in Makarska early if you plan to come from that direction. We were there probably 1.5 hours before the scheduled time and still didn't get on during the busy summertime rush.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Greg - useful info for those travelling from Makarska during the summer. Steven
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The property lived up to our expectations

  • 5 of 5

The property lived up to our expectations. We enjoyed snorkelling from the terrace and we saw plenty of sea life. Ivan was really helpful and recommended many places to visit I recommend Vidova Gora and Blaca

If you hire a car.

Konoba Kaktus is a great traditional restaurant just a short walk away from Illyria and the Lamb on Wednesdays was amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review and comments and apologies for my slow response. It must already feel like a long time ago! Regards Steven
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London, United Kingdom

Delivered on all expectations - superb

  • 5 of 5

We are three generations ranging in age from 51 to 9. Illyria caters for everyone. Not only is it in the perfect location, close to two supermarkets, a butcher and several restaurants as well as having the Mediterranean Sea on the doorstep (completely safe to bathe in there and then), the owners have provided entertainment by way of toys and games and a huge selection of film DVD's for rainy days. Not that we had any! There is a gorgeous sandy beach that can be reached by a lovely sedate walk (circa 50 mins) or as we did 15 mins by hiring bikes, which has a bar and restaurant. The restaurant grows many of its own ingredients right next to it and all food is cooked to order. It was fabulous. The island of Brac is beautiful. We arrived by private boat transfer which was stress freely arranged via the owners of Illyria. It's a bit extra to pay than the ferry but well worth it. Illyria is such a relaxing cottage to stay in and had everything we needed. I highly recommend to anyone planning to come to Croatia, take a few days out on the island of Brac, and stay at Illyria. You will not be disappointed! Xxx

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this lovely review of Illyria Sarah and Im so glad you all enjoyed your stay. As you say, you did arrive in some style by private speedboat (no other way in my opinion😀😀😀) and I'm glad that was enjoyable too. It's back to the gales of the UK summer I'm afraid but I'm so pleased Brac will be such a fond memory for you all. All the best. Steven
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Split (or Zadar)
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Supetar, Brac
Car: recommended

The property is situated in Postira, Island of Brac - a beautiful and unspoilt fishing village on the Island of Brac. The Island of Brac is just a 45 min ferry boat journey from Split centre - ferries/car ferries are frequent in summer, approx every hour.

The village of Postira enjoys 5+restaurants and a number of bars all of which thrive in the summer months though are never loud or noisy. Fresh caught fish can be bought from the fishing boats in the morning.

Postira is a good base from which to explore the rest of Brac and the other Dalmatian Islands. Brac enjoys many secluded beaches including the beautiful sandy beach of Lovrecina, just over 2km from IIlyria.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage on Postira, Dalmatian Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
High Medium
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Low Medium
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
14 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Jan 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Medium
27 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Medium
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £300

In season we generally ask for a minimum stay of 7 days. Prices based on 6 people sharing. Each extra person above 6 people is charged at £50 per week. A security deposit of Euro300 is required by the landlord's agent on arrival and before occupation and is returned on departure. All bookings are confirmed by a deposit of 50% of the full amount due with the remainder paid 6 weeks before occupation. Croatia charges a nominal tourist tax for all tourists.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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