Villa Viganj

Viganj, Peljesac, Croatia

Renovated 16th-century stone villa with a pool and spectacular sea
views, on the Peljesac peninsula in Dalmatia (sleeps 4-10)

Peljesac peninsula is known throughout Croatia for its excellent
red wine (Dingac), and its fresh oysters and mussels, served in
local restaurants. Here, the sleepy village of Viganj, looking onto
the narrow Peljeski sea channel and island of Korcula, comes alive
each summer as a top windsurfing destination. On a south-facing
hillside a 10-minute walk from the seafront, Villa Viganj – a
16th-century stone building, semi-abandoned until a decade ago –
has been lovingly restored and brought back to life to make a
peaceful upmarket holiday rental, complete with 21st-century

Ideal for a family or friends in search of a rural
retreat close to the sea, it has 5 bedrooms (3 doubles, 2
twins), a big open-plan living room and dining area, a
well-equipped modern kitchen, a spacious sea-view stone terrace
with barbecue, and a garden planted with fragrant rosemary and
lavender. Better still, there’s a lovely turquoise pool to laze
around. Nearby are excellent watersports facilities (notably
windsurfing and scuba diving), mountain paths for hiking, authentic
seafood eateries, and of course the local vineyards where you can
buy quality wines direct from producers. There are also regular
daily boat connections to the lovely island of Korcula, well worth
a visit.


  • Peaceful south-facing hillside location, with fantastic views
    across the water to Korcula
  • A beautifully reconstructed traditional Dalmatian building
  • Lovingly landscaped grounds, planted with cherry and fig trees,
    cypresses, rosemary bushes and irises, plus a secluded outdoor
  • A 10-minute stroll from the beach and great eateries
  • Family friendly


  • Getting here is a bit tricky without a car – a bus journey from
    the airport, then 2 boat trips. Much better to drive from Dubrovnik
    – a 1hr 40 minute journey to the villa
  • Only 2 of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms; the other 3
    share a bathroom
  • Perhaps not as stylish as prices would warrant, but it is a
    great location (secluded yet close to the action) and
  • 7-night minimum stay in High and Peak Season
  • A bit secluded, though there is plenty going on in the village
    through summer