for Villa Zavala, island Hvar

Settled on a mountain side in the pretty village of Zavala is the rustic villa on the beautiful Isle of Hvar. With lush greenery framing breath-taking coastal scenes, the island is a rare untouched beauty that is a must to be see.

The historic villa dates back as far as the 1830 and has an original Biedermeier style typical of the region. Deep green window shutters adorn the simple whitewashed exterior and give it a picture-perfect finish that has panoramic sea vistas.

Small village for great vacation

Zavala Island Hvar

The house is still in posses by the original owners, now is Mariana Benković who belongs the Duboković Nadalini family from Jelsa ,who once owned the whole area.

  • The chapel was built by once owner bishop George J. Duboković in 1866, where his heart was buried and the body in the Hvar cathedral.
  • The house was mostly open during vine making period and later was also a summer house.
  • Today Villa is for available for rent, especially for those who like to see how Hvar used to be and experience some different surrounding.

The small fishing village of Zavala sits on the beautiful unspoiled coast of Hvar and has deep blue sea waters , pretty single pebble beaches and enchanting coves to its name. A delightful promenade leads you along the coast while stunning vineyards and charming villages can be found dotted along the mountain roads.

A cocktail bar on the beach is perfect for soaking up the views, while the few wonderful restaurants are great for sampling the Mediterranean food.

If you fancy a little romance then there is even an intimate chapel dedicated to St. George just moments from villa (and belonging to it) where secluded weddings can be organised in advance of your trip.

Written by Gemma Edwards from Coolstays.