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Just 40 footsteps from the beach, perfect for honeymoon, couples, small families

Bedrooms 1
Space 40 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Detached seaside house with large paved barbecue area. One minute to seafront.

Holiday villa by the sea in Croatia: newly built, she offers a large paved, walled garden area which is the perfect suntrap for sunbathing, barbecues, relaxing - and when all is peaceful, listening to the sea!

Vill Joy, by the sea front, has an open plan kitchen, dining and living area with large patio doors opening onto the front garden.

The private bedroom has a luxuriously comfortable new double bed, and there is a kingsize sleeper sofa and foldup bed for extra sleeping if needed.

Kitchen is fitted and very well equipped: dining can be inside in cool airconditioned room at the the dining table, or you can create your own private barbecue with fresh local produce and relax on your own private terrace.

This beautiful holiday house in Croatia is in the centre of the village, so restaurants and coffee bars are a short stroll away, as is boat hire, local shop and all local amenities.

Vill Joy, holiday villa by the sea in Croatia, is located in Viganj, a relaxed village on the beautiful Dalmatian coast, Villa Joy is just one minute's walk from the beach and the sparkling clear Adriatic. Viganj is perfect for families and couples wanting to 'get away from it all.'

Enjoy a wide choice of readily available organic free range vegetables, meat, seafood, fish and shellfish - fresh mussels and oysters and of course organic bread and immediate treats from the local shop.

This holiday house in Croatia has several restaurants and bars within close walking distance. Or hop on the local ferry to visit Korcula, described as a 'mini Dubrovnik' only 15 minutes ferry ride away for more choice and a relaxed shopping experience.

When you've recharged your batteries, there is a lot on offer for the active:

Nearby water sports e.g boat hire, windsurfing, wake boarding, skiing, paragliding, scuba diving, snorkeling; island hopping.

Bike hire for adults and children.

Wineries, wine tours on Peljesac Peninsula and Korcula. Stunning panoramic views from 2 minute walk above Villa Joy.

Neighbouring seaside villages are worth a visit, e.g. Kuciste, Perna and Loviste are 5 to 20 minutes drive (or walk if want to the exercise!).

Monastry, museum and local areas of historic interest are 10 minutes drive away in Orebic.

Villa Joy, holiday villa in Croatia is just a 2 minute walk to local ferry to cross to Korcula Island. 10 minutes and you're in Korcula old town, a mini Dubrovnik and the birthplace of Marco Polo, which offers numerous pavement cafes, restaurants and bars, sandy beaches, private coves, yacht hire, sailing lessons, vineyards and wineries.

Nature lovers may be interested in the ferry to National Park Miljet 40 min drive/coach.

More Details

Lindsey Selley
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, greek, czech, danish, norwegian, polish, hungarian, arabic, finnish, turkish, mandarin, Can take email enquiries in any language
Response time
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, we very much enjoyed our stay at Villa Joy and in Viganj which is beautiful.
Jun 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Viganj, Croatia

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Has enclosed shower, basin, WC, bathroom cabinet, large mirror.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Bedroom is approx 2.2x3m with comfortable new cream faux leather bed. There is an additional kingsize sleeper sofa in the living room, as well as a single foldaway Z-Bed.
  • Books
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • long term rentals available
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Just 40 footsteps from the beach, perfect for honeymoon, couples, small families
average rating of 4.733333 based on 20 reviews

Amazing location!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 13/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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serenity at villa peace and joy

  • 4 of 5

My Daughter and I have stayed in this property before some years ago and had to return as the first time was as fabulous - as the present one was.

The villa has everything you could wish for, and more, to help you to enjoy a relaxing holiday. The BBQ area is a great idea as we had a wealth of various fish that is caught locally, nice and fresh straight out of the sea, onto the grill, which we used several times to our enjoyment with some delicious inexpensive wine from the local store or the wineries in the area.

Viganj is such a peaceful place to stay and I can guarantee within hours you will feel relaxed and come home ''well chilled'' at the end of your vacation. Lindsey the owner goes out of her way to help and advise with any questions you might have and she also has a back up on site with the lady who lives next door, Fanny, who is more than willing to be on hand.

We had a small external problem (nothing directly to do with Villa Joy) when the electric went down and Lindsey sorted this out within a matter of hours from the UK - that's amazing!

Just left it to her while we went out on a boat ride round the neighbouring bays and it was done once we'd returned without interfering with our holiday - don't know how she did it but she did.

I would also highly recommend this venue to anyone as a honeymoon location, as if I were to get married again, the honeymoon certainly would be here as it is such a peaceful, romantic and inexpensive place to stay .

We hired a car for the fortnight from the Airport at Just £88 (depending on the time of the season) when we visited in June.

Fantastic two weeks, shall be returning again very soon.

Who knows perhaps with My spouse?

  • Review Submitted: 09/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hot - Relaxed - Comfortable - Enjoyable

  • 5 of 5

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)

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Joy

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week in villa Joy. The location is beautiful and the villa is lovely and private.

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serenity sunshine spot

  • 5 of 5

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.

Great service

Great property

Great location

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!!


  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice little villa

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, we had a lovely holiday. Villa Joy served us fine and is well equipt, being a secluded position to the rear of Villa Grace but close to restaurants and water sport facilities. Our time was spent a couple of hours in the morning fishing for my husband and myself sunbathing and snorkelling off the jetty in front of the villa.

We sampled all the local restaurants and or course all the meals were absolutely super. I don't think we have ever had a bad meal in Croatia. Our favourite restaurant/bar was Ciringito where we spent quite a lot of time watching the Euro's.

The grilled octopus in Bistro Montun was fabulous, we were shown some water snakes that the owner had found in a planter which was very interesting to see.

He also told us the snake we saw on our way from the villa past Villa Grace, was in fact a legless lizard called a 'glower' not sure of the spelling but that's how it sounds.

We caught the passenger ferry into Korcula one day, we have been before but it was nice to see it again.

All in all a fabulous time.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
40 Metres
Car: not necessary

Beautiful sea front village with lovely restaurants.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$87.46
Pet Fee AU$44.62
Damage Deposit AU$446.24

Prices are for the WHOLE HOUSE per week in UK pounds (please ask if different currency required) and are ALL INCLUSIVE of bedding, reasonable use of aircon etc. Cleaning is charged separately.
Long lets are available
Change over day is usually Saturday but can be flexible
Please press the 'contact the owner' button and we will respond as soon as we receive your message. We value your enquiries and are happy to answer any queries, by email, phone or in person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.