Detached seaside house with large paved barbecue area. One minute to seafront.
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Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
one pet considered
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Always in a good contact with owner and very flexibel
First visit and really impressed, lovely country, house and area fine,gt support Lindsey and Fani
Lindsey made it easy to find, Fani there to greet and help with directions to shop etc.
5 restaurants/bars so plenty of choice. Sea is lovely, rocky/pebbly beach or swim off jetty. People very friendly and all seem to speak English. Lots to do, ferry trips to island opposite, lovely old town and loads more restaurants, last ferry about 11.cottage was small but more than adequate and has bbq, facilities all good.
Local shop has all you need including fresh bread(and fantastic croissants!). Would definitely go again, kids also had great time, local place hires SUP's, windsurf boards, kayaks and bikes.
The instructions for finding Villa Joy were great - we found it first time. It really is only metres from the sea and Viganj is a lovely village. It was quite quiet when we were there which was lovely. The property was basic but clean and comfortable. The shower was great and we made a lot of use of the tables and loungers outside. The kitchen is well-equipped. We ate at most of the local restaurants during our stay. All were good but Ciringito was the best (Spanish/Mediterranean), with Konoba Forte or Karmela excellent for local dishes. Water Donkey nearby was excellent for water sports and there are some great bars too.
Hot - Relaxed - Comfortable - Enjoyable
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Villa Joy and in Viganj.
So much so that we have booked to go back in September! The house was clean, fit for purpose and had a lovely terrace for sunbathing and reading. Lovely views out of the back to the green hills and a short walk to the front for the lovely beach and promenade. Azure sea, buzzing wind and kite surfers, good little shop, fine bistros, excellent grills, magnificent views and sunsets. What more does one want from a summer holiday! Lindsey was great to deal with - friendly, efficient and helpful. (PS we arrived on August 16 - can't change date on calendar)
We had a wonderful week in villa Joy. The location is beautiful and the villa is lovely and private.
Serenity sunshine spot
This was my second stay here and it didn't fail to meet my last visits standards!
Upon arrival we were greeted by Fanny, a lovely local woman who lives next door and looks after you during your stay for anything you need and comes to clean and change all bedding and towels once a week.
We hired a vehicle, parked up and stepped out of the car a few feet from the sea! After a hefty 50m walk from shore to apartment ;), we unpacked and were off swimming.
The apartment is spacious, clean, modern and has everything you'll need for a relaxing time in the beautiful croatia. It's simple and has lots of useful kitchen utensils and, after we've stayed, some citronella candles, handmade authentic fishing rods, toilet rolls, shampoo and conditioner and a great wine recommendation!
It has a good zircon system but we didn't need it too often as it stays pretty cool in there anyway. Nice spacious fridge with freezer compartment. Cant complain really, everything was as described and functioned perfectly for what we needed. Great book collection i might add :)
One of the biggest bonuses for us was the lovely outdoor bbq. A great big stone bbq area which we collected sticks and cooked fresh fish on. The area outside has seats and a table and deck chairs and a great view if the surrounding mountains.
I guess the other major plus has to be the incredibly close proximity to the sea, shop, church, gift shop, restaurant and bars!
There is also a wonderful breeze most days coming off the Adriatic sea which is perfect for wind surfing! Theres plenty places providing lessons and/or equipment to have a go - its quite the surfing hot spot early July/August.
Definitely would recommend, in fact have done already!
If you're looking for a relaxing, easy, simple yet plush seaside holiday, look no further! It really is a beautiful spot and croatia is a great place to explore!!
Beautiful sea front village with lovely restaurants.
Restaurants: there are many restaurants and bars along the beach front in Viganj, usually with menus on display. Traditional Dalmatian fare, at a reasonable price is available at a variety of little restaurants.
The closest local restaurant: Bar Karmela is located about 100 metres to the left of the house and offers coffees, drinks (and in season, freshly prepared meals). The bar is open for coffee or breakfast (or just gazing at the tranquil early morning sea) at 7am, serves light lunches, cakes and ice creams during the day and dinner and drinks until about 11pm, or the last guest leaves.
Konoba Forte is approx 200m to the left of the house, offering creative hand crafted meals, often to order from whatever ingredients are freshly available.
Montun is approx. 800m to the right. Montun offers internet access via free wifi, or computer hire. Ivan, the owner is a mine of local and historic information and his stories are well worth listening to!
There are a variety of additional beach bars and restaurants eg. Karmela II (with live local music), Ciringito, and Ponta for beach front seafood and enormous pizzas!
Korcula old town offers a variety of restaurants, bars and clubs, catch the ferry that leaves from outside the shop, or from Orebic port.
A little further afield, in Perna (on the way back to Orebic), Villa Vrgorac is highly recommended for traditional, freshly prepared fish or meat dishes, barbecues, and local wine and beer for lunch and dinners, and breakfasts with all the trimmings.
There are wonderful views of Korcula old town from the terraces outside the restaurants in Perna.
There are also numerous restaurants in Orebic, with relaxed local dining along the sea front.
Ferries: There is a small privately run ferry that goes from opposite the shop in Viganj to Korcula old town and back. The operating times are on the door of the shop. Ferries to Korcula, Korcula old town and further afield depart from Orebic harbour.
The ferries are frequent during high season and are inexpensive (currently 15kuna per adult to Korcula old town). The ferry timetables and ticket office are near the bank in the harbour. There are large queues for the car ferry during the high season and so its advisable to get there early to ensure you get on to your chosen ferry (and back again).
Boats and Equipment Hire: Boats, windsurfers and bikes can all be hired locally, from outlets, including Water Donkey, Liberans and The Marina, on the way into Kuciste, Dalmatino Tours just outside Orebic port and the Tourist Information Centre in the old monastery near the church should have further information.
Liberans and Water Donkey (on the sea front towards Kuciste) offer boat rides and local excursions as well as windsurfer hire and lessons.
My favourite boat trips have been with Goran. He lives on Korcula island but would be happy to pick you up in Viganj or off the foot ferry in Korcula. You can book through me or phone, text or WhatsApp him. He can arrange a wonderful day out on one or two boats exploring hidden coves and beautiful beaches, with light lunch and local wines included.
Excursions: If you want to go on any excursions these could be booked with eg. the tourist office in the old monastery in Viganj, Kantun Tours in Korcula. There are traditional excursions on offer as well as mountain biking, climbing and walking tours. There are great ideas for family days out such as watching marine life in small groups. Their tours usually include fish picnics, Dubrovnik, Mljet and the small islands off the Peninsula.
Walking: as well as great walks along the sea front, there are numerous paths up the mountain. Look out for the red signs if you want to follow a recognized route. The views are worth the exercise!
Orebic: This is the local town on the Peninsula, with shops, pharmacy, markets, bars, restaurants etc. The shops on the main road are less expensive than those close to the waterfront. The ABC gift shop has the same stock as the shops closer to the sea but at about half the price. The small supermarkets here will have most essential supplies, but you will have a greater selection if you use the large Konzum Extra just outside Orebic on the way to Postup.
Orebic is also home to a port with car and foot ferries to Korcula. Orebic also offers a range of beaches, including Trstenica beach, one of the best sandy beaches in Dalmatia.
Korcula is an historic island and claims to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. You will find shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, and displays of traditional sword dancing [moreska] here. You can also see the huge cruise liners and luxury yachts moored alongside the old town.
Korcula has a large shallow sandy beach, Lumbarda.
Day trips can also be taken to Mjlet, Dubrovnik, Split, Loviste, Trpanj, Loviste, Dingaj winelands and Ston. There is not enough room here to describe them all!