Villa in Viganj, Peljesac Peninsular, Dalmatia, Croatia - Stunning Sea Views from all Bedrooms & Terraces
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About Matthew Richardson
I live in England with my wife and 2 children. My wife and I both work, and spend many of our holidays, Summer and Winter, in Croatia, where we have made many friends and have really fallen in love with the country.
Matthew Richardson purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Matthew Richardson chose Viganj
We bought the property because of its convenience to get to, with the increasing number of direct air links to the UK, and because of the stunning views. Also, as a 300 year old property, it's pretty unique.
What makes this Villa unique
We love the Viganj area because of its outstanding natural beauty, crystal clear sea and quality of food and wine which seems to get better and better each time we go back. It's also a particularly safe area which is important to us with two small children.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Beautiful old house lovingly restored with stunning views
This is a beautiful house with plenty of space for a family vacation. the climb up the steps to the house is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties or very elderly and struggle with heavy luggage but views from house and peaceful setting are worth it. Also need to take care coming up and down at night as limited lighting. House well equipped and welcome pack a lovely touch, local representative was a lovely lady and on hand no matter what you needed. Definitely need a car to explore area but some lovely restaurants and close to the beach. If you want a relaxing vacation this is an excellent location. A good 2 1/2 hour drive from Dubrovinik Airport and the road can be tricky but stunning scenery.
Beautiful spacious old stone house with lots of terrace space for sitting outside. A lovely pool that was ample size for our family of 5 - including 3 grown up sons. Easy walking distance to a few restaurants, although nicer offerings to be had in Orebic, a short drive away. Lovely areas to swim in the sea within walking distance. Quite a steep climb from the car to the house and from the beach. Roads narrow, no hard shoulders and a bit scary! Collection and drop off of keys worked very smoothly, and the caretaker responded very quickly the one time we had a query. A most picturesque setting. Great watersports. We went on a day trip to Montenegro which was a big mistake as we queued at the border for an hour and a half in each direction, but there's plenty to do locally without traveling too far. We were fascinated to see some many beautiful houses in the vicinity in such disrepair and we would have loved some history of the house/area to check out our theories. A fabulous location for a break away from it all. We cannot recommend it highly enough!
Beautiful stone villa with a view
This is a wonderful property in a lovely small village. We spent 4 days here after a 7 day boat trip and it was perfect for relaxing and spending family time together.
It's a wind surfers paradise but if that's not your thing then it's a short ferry trip to Korcula or you can hire bicycles and cycle to the next village or if you have a car you can tour the wine region.
You may be stressed by the uphill climb when you first arrive with suitcases etc. But once you are settled and without luggage the walk is very manageable.
We're delighted you enjoyed your holiday, and experienced the wide variety of things on offer. We'll be sure to do a wine tour when we're lucky enough to revisit your home city.
Kerry & Matt
The Captain's House was was spacious and well equipped with all conveniences.
We enjoyed our stay in the Captain's House. It was airy and comfortable with lots of room for a party of 6 people. Children enjoyed the pool which was well taken of by a local man. The steep and long stairs are perhaps not to be recommended for the elderly and small children. Ours, however, were 11 and 7 years, so no problem. Good execise for the 76 year old grandmother too.
The nearby villages of Orebic, Viganj and especially Loviste are nice places not overly spoiled by tourism. Should have stayed two weeks.
Sympathetically and beautifully restored. Wow!
A beautiful house with all the essentials plus one of the most amazing views you could ever imagine. My family and I have visited the Captain's House a couple of times now and both the property and area always leave us wanting to come back again. It's simply stunning and a great find! Thank you for renting out such a beautiful property and sharing it with others.
Beautiful home from home for our family.
Great hillside location and very cosy accommodation suitable for a couples getaway or family adventure with young or older children. There's a short uphill walk from where you park your car to the villa, but it's worth it as the sunsets and views from the veranda are breathtaking.
Restaurants and waterfront are a short walk from the villa allowing one to delight in the local wine and cuisine and meander home.
May not be suitable for physical disabilities with bedrooms located on the second floor but perfect for any parents travelling with children with special needs such as autism as the location is quiet and calming.
3 minute walk to the beach. Numerous water sports (wind surfing, kite-surfing, scuba diving, sailing) available all within a 10 minute drive.
Dubvovnik Airport is a 2 hour drive. Car hire is available at the airport, or a taxi costs approximately £115 return.
Local village (Viganj) with mini-market, bars and restaurants is a 10-15 minute walk. Local town (Orebic) with markets, supermarkets, banks, and ferry-port to Korcula is 8km (10 mins drive).
We will provide details of local shops, restaurants, bars and activities, and are happy to answer questions by email.