Villas Hvar is unlike any other luxury-minded villa rental service in Croatia, it’s the best. A boutique agency located on the idyllic island of Hvar, planted just two hours from the coast of Split, in the Adriatic Sea. Villas Hvar is the ultimate resource for travelers looking for a Croatian holiday, but choose to feel completely at home with the run of a home for themselves, their friends and their family.
We had heard about the beauty of Hvar, this famous island that has crept-up on “must-see” travel destinations lists across many other publications. We have visited Croatia many times, but never made it to Hvar – this time was different. We brought our team from New York to Croatia for a retreat in the final days of summer, which stretch longer here than anywhere else. On Hvar, you can maximize the stunning weather and warm waters from April through October. We contacted Villas Hvar, because of their stellar reputation, and they recommended we rent beautiful Villa Maia.
Villa Maia is perched on a hill above the tiny village of Sveta Nedilja. The charming village is home to a little marina run by the famous Zlatan Otok winery, a restaurant, bakery and fabulous little beaches. We worked with the team at Villas Hvar to coordinate everything before our arrival. The team at the agency was phenomenal and offered to help us organize groceries, food, sightseeing trips, housekeeping services and even picked us up at the ferry after crossing from Split.
The villa itself is absolutely stunning and a true gem on this tiny island. The villa features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a private pool, jacuzzi, terrace and sleeps 8 people. It’s a dream. The interior is cozy, comfortable and the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the view of all the sail boats drifting by.
The team at Villas Hvar made it clear to us that they were available at any hour. If we needed a recommendation, they were there. If we needed an escort to a restaurant in another village or town, they were there. It was fantastic.
We stayed three nights at Villa Maia and each day got better and better. The serenity of this place is really not replicated anywhere else. As someone on a retreat, a holiday or short vacation – it’s important to choose a place where you feel comfortable. This was it. Villa Maia was the perfect spot to base ourselves to see the island, explore the towns and sample the incredible restaurants that dot the coastline. We especially loved Zlatan Otok, a mere 5-minute drive down the hill.
If we weren’t exploring the island, we were poolside with a glass of Croatian Graševina (crisp Croatian white wine).
Our housekeeper came every morning to provide breakfast items, make the beds, launder a few items and clean the bathrooms – all we had to do was relax.
After three days here and spending many of those days by the pool at Villa Maia, or visiting one of the local beaches, we realized that Hvar is just perfect. There are many islands in Croatia but Hvar is a mix of quiet serenity with exciting nightlife and culinary options for those looking for that. Villas Hvar made this possible, helped put us in a comfortable state of mind and had access to the best the island has to offer. And, at the end of the day, all of that is priceless.