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Spacious and modern 3-bedroom vacation house in the majestic bay of Gradina

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

A spacious luxurious family house with Mediterranean Charm


This 220 m² big house is the ideal setting for a Croatian seaside holiday with family or friends. Resting on the western tip of Korcula Island in beautiful Dalmatia, this vacation home offers swimming in the pristine Adriatic Sea in quiet Gradina Bay, spectacular sunsets from a large terrace, luxury accommodation, and easy access to area attractions.

The first floor features a spacious living room and indoor dining areas, which makes it more devoted to living and relaxing. The modern kitchen is fully equipped, and the living area features wide-screen television, satellite TV, and a DVD player.

The large front terrace is the perfect place for enjoying spectacular sunsets and the transparent colours of the sea. The second terrace, located behind the house, is large enough and offers possibilities for ball games and there is also an outdoor BBQ, where you can prepare some tasty dishes. This terrace features also an outdoor shower.

The vacation house also features air-conditioning on the top floors, Wi-Fi internet and a free private parking spot for 2 cars.

The second floor features 2 separated bedrooms – the 1st has a double bed with en-suite bathroom with bath tub and the 2nd bedroom features two single beds and an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. The 3rd bedroom lies on the ground floor, where there is a living room with two pull-out couches. This vacation house can accommodate all together 8 people.


There is a fantastic pebble beach just 50m of the house. Pebble beach enthusiasts should also visit the island very close to the house, the Proizd island (a local boat takes you there 4 times a day from Vela Luka to island Proizd, 20-minute ride one way). Proizd Island was selected as the most popular beach in the Adriatic Sea in 2008. It has 4 beautiful pebble beaches, one of which is nudist.


According to the locals and numerous tourists, the village of Gradina is one of the most beautiful bays on the island of Korcula. An astounding turquoise colour of the sea, a charming view of the delightful little island of Gubesa and many anchored sailboats only add to the uniqueness of this endearing village.

Here the coast is crisscrossed by rocks and jetties, but the sea is very shallow, so that children and non-swimmers in particular can enjoy carefree swimming.

The natural trees, depending on the time of day, provide plenty of shade in many places. Gradina is also surrounded by 3 small islands on which nude bathers like to romp about on. In the bay, boats can be rented for the crossing.

The southern region of the bay is bordered by a peninsula which can be reached on foot via a narrow causeway, and which has many idyllic swimming spots on shady, rocky beaches.

Despite the fact that the bay is large, it is very well protected from the majority of the winds. Facing west gives the bay a refreshing Maestral wind in the hot summer months.

There are mostly pebble beaches in the bay (small white stones) and partially rock beaches with concrete piers making them suitable for children as well as those who like to take the occasional dive from the pier.

Gradina Bay includes a top-class restaurant offering local seafood specialties. There is easy access to nearby Vela Luka, with a wide range of restaurants, shops, nightclubs, boat and scooter rental facilities, and entertainment.

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Property Manager
Tanja Gutenmorgen
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Tanja Gutenmorgen

I fell in love with this property. We are a travel & property management agency and we handpick who we do business with very carefully.

Tanja Gutenmorgen purchased this house in 2012

Why Tanja Gutenmorgen chose Vela Luka

Vacation house Gradina Bay is placed in a bay very well protected bay from the winds, so many sailing boats like to spend a night in the bay. This creates a magical picture when the sun comes down - local people like to say that in this bay one can see the most beautiful sunset on the Island!

We believe that at the end, it is not about the property. It is about enjoying the simple things in life. Spending time with family and friends, enjoying good food, appreciating all that beautiful nature has to offer. Here our guests can reconnect with themselves, with the nature, leave behind their stresses and discover what truly matters to them in life.

The stage is set. It is yours to make an appearance. And make it memorable...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Vela Luka on Municipality of Vela Luka

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Split airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Vela Luka port
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Siroko Beach front Restaurant
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Beach in front of the house

Croatia is renowned for its awe inspiring seaside, thousands of Islands (which makes it a dream sailing destination), fascinating history, gastronomic delights, fine wines and architectural masterpieces.

Island of Korcula fills people with inspiration, creativity and enormous energy which come from the combination of the fascinating lush pine forests, postcard-like turquoise crystal clear sea and the welcoming care of local people.

What to discover in Korcula and its surroundings?

- Medieval Korcula old town, being 45 km distanced from house Gradina Bay, retains charming authenticity of old Venetian coastal town with protective city walls and towers.

- if glamour and sophistication sound up your street this summer, then head to Dubrovnik (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, 140 km away), where famous summer festival takes place each year with the best actors, singers and dancers of the world

- head with Catamaran (1 hour) to the island of Hvar, called also Croatia’s Saint Tropez – glamorous palms, fancy yachts, party cocktail bars and amazing old town with neighbouring private islands attract many of the world celebrities – so head up for a day trip and drink a coffee on a famous promenade and look for your favourite film star…

- National park Mljet (unspoiled island with untouched nature, 2 salty lakes and interesting history) 60 km away.

- Boat trip to Split

- Island Hopping

- Trekking and Hiking

- Wine tasting

- Scuba diving

- Wind surfing

- Kayaking

- Cycling

We absolutely recommend a drive to the Pupnat bay (Pupnatska Luka - a bay with a beautiful pebble beach), where you can have a great swim.

Korcula Island is a central Dalmatian island with an area of 270 km2 (46.5 km length, 5-8 km width).

Gradina Bay is about 45 km away from Korcula town, famous for its knight games with swords (called Moreska), which are a great tourist attraction, especially for children.

It takes place in the beautiful old town in an open theatre under the stars.

After the knight games you can enjoy a cocktail in the 'Massimo' bar in the tower of the old city walls, to where you have to climb the ladder (ladies beware – skirts not recommended).

For the end of the evening treat yourself with dinner in an authentic atmosphere in one of the restaurants with a sea view, and you will experience a great trip!

You may also wish to go on day trip to the island Proizd, because the beaches are truly breathtaking, not to mention the lovely experience of sailing with the boat.

Proizd was chosen as the 'Best beach of Croatia' in year 2007 by Croatian tourist authorities - We would quite agree with the selection! :)

We recommend that you take with you a sun shade, water and some food, although there is one (and only) restaurant on the island.

We also recommend that you rent a boat in Vela Luka, and then catch your own dinner, not forgetting to enjoy the privacy of little bays and secluded beaches, reachable only by boat.


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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £44.16

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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