Enjoy a Mediterranean lifestyle in a traditional stone house. The house is beautifully furnished and decorated to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The rooms have a theme combining classic simplicity with all modern comforts, providing a relaxing and convivial environment.
Make those Dalmatian dishes in a fully equipped modern kitchen and dine on the spacious terrace overlooking the pool and garden.
Or use the large brazier oven on the terrace to create your own wood embers to cook freshly caught local fish or meat. This oven can also cook full meals and pizzas.
Chill out in the large pool (11m x 4m), heated for your comfort in spring and autumn, or relax in the built-in massage zone. Sit on the terrace watching the children play in the pool safely.
For relaxing in the evening sink into the deep leather couch in the lounge and watch films and sport.
Listen to the morning birdsong and the chirp of the crickets in the landscaped walled garden.
Your chance to have the good life!
Ugljan is on of the oldest inhabited islands, known as Lissa in pre-history. In Illyrian times it was extensively settled, the stone walls marking out the cultivated land. Walk from the house along an ancient trail to the early stone age remains in caves in Čeprljanda. Cycle along the old drove paths on the island, through deserted pine and olive groves. Visit the medieval fort on St. Michael's Mount. Go rock climbing on the high cliffs. See the ancient monasteries of St. Jerome nearby in Ugljan village and St Paul the hermit on an islet near Preko.
Otok Ugljan is translated as Oil Island and the production of Olive Oil can be traced back to Roman times with an oil press in Muline. Today the island is a genetic reserve for diverse varieties of olive trees. The island is known as the Green Island, too, after the large number of umbrella pine trees, once tended for their edible nuts.
The hustle and bustle of mass tourism has escaped Ugljan, instead there is a gentler, friendly pace of life. Yet it has the facilities needed for you to enjoy your stay. There are good restaurants within walking distance, Konoba Ugljan is open all year round and serves authentic Dalmatian cooking. There are seasonal restaurants in Ugljan village and restaurant Cima in Čeprljanda is open from March to October. Muline has has two seafood restaurants and Sutomišćica has its renowned Olive Island Restaurant. Ritam Bar on the seafront provides a popular meeting place to sit out and unwind, with swimming and children's play facilities. Local groups provide the music. At the end of Mid-summer's Day, the Blue Night is a folk dancing festival where all the villages in the region compete. There are two large summer festivals in Čeprljanda and Ugljan village itself.
For wider tourism it is easy to get to Zadar. A regular high speed passenger ferry takes you straight to the City Gates from nearby Preko. In addition there is an hourly car ferry from the end of the motorway in .Zadar to Preko that runs till midnight in the high season.
The house has large rooms. As you enter the house there is the Compass mosaic in the slate floor from which the house takes its name.
On the Ground Floor there is the kitchen dining room, with wide doors leading onto the terraced outside living area. there is the living room with MaxTV satellite channels and wood burning stove for the winter nights.
Stairs lead down to the lower bathroom with walk-in shower, WC, washbasin and cupboard with mirrors and a shaving socket.
The main bedroom in the West Wing has a large double bed, desk, wardrobes, dressing table with mirror, shoe and suitcase rack and an en-suite bathroom with thermostat controlled shower, WC, washbasin and cupboard with mirrors and a shaving socket. It also has its own private south-facing terrace.
The second bedroom in the East Wing enjoys a sea view, it has a large double bed, wardrobes, dressing table with mirror, shoe and suitcase rack. The third bedroom in the East Wing enjoys a sea view, it has a two single beds, wardrobe and dressing table with mirror.
The house has landscaped gardens with olive trees to the rear, citrus trees and herbs on the west side, There is screen of laurel trees. Adjacent to the pool is a flower garden with a Yukka tree. On the north side of the house there is lawn area to enjoy with fruit trees.
The house normally sleeps 6 people, but is possible to accommodate two children on the living room divan by special request.
Dogs are welcome to stay. Please do not let them go upstairs or on the divan in the living room. Please submit a special request for this. We ask that considerate owners should clean up after their dogs. A small additional cleaning fee may apply.
The house and gardens are completely walled. The entrance gates can be locked. Please supervise your children in the pool.