This Mediterranean stone house on the Croatian island of Lošinj was built as a family home over 100 years ago, and later converted into a worker`s resort. The current owners – twin sisters from a family of artists – purchased it in a rather dilapidated condition, restored it to its original state and furnished it with much care and attention to detail. Using traditional techniques of craftsmanship and local materials, the building’s authenticity and original charm was preserved. Modern features of concrete, such as the kitchen block, washbasins, shiny polished floors, and an open staircase, add a modern touch to this traditional ambiance. The house includes two living rooms, a dining room and a large kitchen with access to the garden terrace. Three bedrooms (each with a private bathroom) provide ample space for up to 6 people. The covered terrace on the first floor offers shade on hot summer days and beautiful views of the village and the Adriatic Sea. The house is situated on an large estate with many varieties of Mediterranean trees. And via a narrow path between dry stone walls you quickly reach a quiet, secluded beach.
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What to do
The village Sveti Jakov is the starting point for many short walks or longer hikes through the fragrant regional flora. The ancient town of Osor and the village of Lubenice, with its classical music festivals during the summer, as well as the town of Mali Lošinj or the island of Cres, with other tourist attractions are easily accessible by car.
Why we like this house
An authentic Croatian home with personal touches.
Details of the property
Region/Town: HR – Croatia, Kvarner Gulf, Lošinj, Sveti Jakov
Name: Sv.Jakov 59
Scenery: small village on an island in the Adriatic Sea
Number of guests: 1-5 people
Architecture: Old & new
Design: Nataša Marcelja, Ingrid Stankovic