Villa Maruka

Supetar, Brac island, Croatia
Sleeps 8 / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms
Price range 190 - 420 per day

About Villa

Traditional Dalmatian stone built villa from the 19th century, newly renovated into a 3 bedroom villa with pool for 6 to 8 guests - offering experience of a peaceful island village life, but luxury equipped and only 10 minutes by walk from the sea and beautiful beach! Villa Maruka is situated in the peaceful old centre of the village Mirca, perfect for families looking for relaxation and a slowdown in an authentic island location.

The villa consists of just over 120 meters square of interior. On the ground floor is fully equipped kitchen, dinning room and lounge with wooden beams, a fireplace and TV set and a sofa bed where 2 more guests can sleep. Next to it is an additional toilet/guest cloakroom and a small laundry room with washing machine. Master bedroom is also on the ground floor. It has a king size double bed and en suite bathroom with both bathtub and shower. From the master bedroom a french doors lead out to a pretty little terrace at the back of the house with coffee table and chairs and a small garden with mediterranean herbs and old lemon tree. To the first floor leads a grand staircase from the living room or traditional stone staircase from the outside. The first floor consist of 2 bedrooms, one with double bed and one with twin beds, and a family bathroom with two wash basins and a bathtub. One more bathroom with shower is next to the outside patio. In front of the villa is swimming pool with a hydro massage feature and attractive outside dining area with BBQ, covered with the authentic stone roof, which is traditional in old Dalmatian rural architecture. Beside the pool is a wooden sundeck with 6 sun loungers and a small garden with an old olive tree. A sundeck is positioned to capture the best views of the sea and Dalmatian coast around Split. Underneath, on the street level, is a fenced parking place. The nearest beach is only 800 meters from the villa and the nearby lively town of Supetar with its cafes, bars, restaurants and shops is within 10 minutes' drive.

Villa Maruka has been in our family for more than 130 years. It was built in 19th century and first registered in 1881. Grand grandmother Maruka lived here with here family and run a shop at the back of the house. She had 7 children, 5 boys and 2 girls. In difficult times one of them had to leave and find work overseas at the age of 17, like many young Dalmatians. His family still lives in South Africa, but visits the old village regularly. After the second world war in communism times, all private shops were banned and Maruka's son, grandfather Stipe started to work in local cooperative shop. Other children left the village and after Maruka's death, Stipe and his family moved in a new house closer to the sea. The old stone house was empty for almost 50 years! In 1997 we bought it from other aunts and uncles and finally renovated it, this time into a modern luxury villa which welcomes guests from all over the world!

Prices and availability

Villa Maruka is situated on one of the most beautiful and easily accessible Croatian island Brac, in peaceful old center of village Mirca, 10 minutes by walk from the beach, 3km from the lively town of Supetar and only 1 hour by ferry from the biggest Dalmatian city of Split.