Villa Vicina is situated in the very centre of Milna on Brac. It is right at the heart of things, close to restaurants, coffee bars and shops, yet has a private, walled garden which protects it from noise and curious passers-by. As you walk down the steps, stamped with the history of this place, you reach the waterfront, by the crystal clear sea.
This traditional Dalmatian stone house was fully renovated and decorated in 2005 so that the original architectural features have been preserved. Villa Vicina is a house which seems to enrich your spirit and exude calm. You will simply feel relaxed there.The house can accommodate 7-9 people comfortably. It consists of a kitchen/dining area/sitting room, 3 double rooms, 2 bathrooms and a separate WC.
On the ground floor there is an open-plan kitchen/dining area/sitting room, occupying 55 mÂ² and a separate WC, while on the first floor there are 2 double rooms and a bathroom. On the second floor, in the attic space with wooden beams, there is a double room with a bathroom and terrace, with a fine view of the sea and the entire bay. There is also a sea view from the first floor.
Villa Vicina has a garden terrace (80 m²) which is partially covered, an outdoor fireplace and garden furniture for pleasant gatherings, an outdoor, private pool and shower and an orchard.To make your stay on Brac Island as pleasant as possible, we have equipped the villa with all the equipment you might need and the interior and grounds have been tastefully designed.To protect your peace and privacy, Villa Vicina is only available as a complete unit, with garden and pool.
Villa Vicina offers you possibility of relaxing in private property, land located nearby a beach. The property is just 10 min by boat away from Milna bay. On your disposal you have:sun decks,parasol, table and chairs. The property is available in the period from Tuesday to Friday.
There is possibility of boat rental:Pasara 4.5 KS for 5pax (50-70 EUR* /price may vary depending on season). *Price doesn't include skipper (20-50 EUR).
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 1 shower room and 1 toilet only, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Brac Island has craggy shores and brown rocks, but also boasts wonderful beaches, such as Zlatni Rat (Golden Tongue), a spectacular jewel of nature. This island of stone, sea and sunshine is the largest in central Dalmatia. The limestone karst and scrub alternate with fertile fields in the interior and pine woods on the heights. Villages scattered along the coast and in the interior of Brac Island are like stone monuments, guarding the rich heritage of the past centuries
Brac Island has had many rulers during its history, but its spirit remains unchanged and is best expressed in its most enduring product-the famous Brac stone. Some of that spirit has been incorporated in historical buildings, such as Diocletian's Palace in Split, and more modern edifices, such as The White House in Washington.
Early Brac history begins with settlements in the Epipaleolithic and Mesolithic periods. Different peoples and cultures have left their stamp on Brac, from the Romans, who established the first stone quarries, making Brac famous far and wide, to the Venetians, Austrians and even the French. In more recent history, Brac Island was affected by huge waves of emigration, particularly between the two World Wars, from which she only slowly recovered. Today, Brac Island is one of the most attractive tourist destinations on the Adriatic.
The Brac climate has all the features of Mediterranean weather and is characterized by 134 days of sunshine annually. Brac enjoys characteristically mild, wet winters and dry, hot summers. Average sea temperatures in summer are around 22Â°C and on hot days, the sea is refreshing.
Milna on Brac is in a bay cut deep into the rock of Brac Island, where the coastline is most indented. The Croatian writer, Petar Hektorovic, described this part of the island as the point where Brac virtually meets Solta. The name Milna comes from an Old Slavic word, mil, meaning sand, and Milna Bay was the place where the current deposited sand. As time went on, it became known simply as Milna, and this was the name given to the village, whose waterfront was built by the inhabitants of Blaca Hermitage, making Milna on Brac the main trading-point on Brac Island in the 18th century. As trade expanded, so did the seafaring life of Milna on Brac. It was a safe haven in storms, as it is still today. Milna harbour is composed of a wide, outer area and a small, shallow inner area and is the best natural harbour on Brac.
The bracera, which used to be the most common type of wooden cargo boat deployed in the Adriatic region, originated in the mid-nineteenth century in Milna. Today there is an ACI marina in Milna on Brac, the only marina on Brac Island and one of the most beautiful on the Adriatic.
Milna's beginnings were established by the building of a small church known as Ecclesia Ste Mariae Milnavi. Today, Milna is dominated by the lovely Baroque Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation (1783), with a stone flight of steps and bell-tower typical of a small coastal village "place close to my heart", as the Croatian poet Tin Ujevic said, himself a native of Milna. The parish church has a monumental Baroque facade and a cycle of Rococo stuccos from the early nineteenth century.
The Late Baroque altar painting of the Annunciation is among the most beautiful on BraÄ. The first modern Croatian sculptor, Ivan Rendic, also a man of Brac, carved the main altar figures representing St. Joseph and St. Jerome, and his work is also to be seen in the Milna cemetery. The village square also features one of his fountains. In Osibova Cove there are the ruins of a small Gothic church, and a little way out of the village along the shore is the Church of St. Nicholas the Traveler, which used to see sailing ships off on their travels, and now bids farewell to fishing boats.
Milna bases its existence today mostly on tourism, particularly nautical tourism. The area around Milna on Brac is perfect for hiking, cycling and rock climbing, as well as sailing or swimming. There are several beautiful sandy or pebble beaches nearby (Vlaska, Pasika, Osibova, Lucice, Maslinova). There is also a sports complex with playing areas for five-a-side football, basketball, volleyball, bowls and table-tennis. Milna is a good place to set out from on all kinds of excursions to other places on Brac or beyond.