Sisters-Homes Vidovići 5

Vidovići, on the the Croatian island of Cres, is an old village perched on a hill with panoramic views stretching across the sea to Istria. Its ancient stone houses lean against one another as if to defy the Bora winds. The Sisters-Homes Vidovići 5 consists of a traditional three-storey stone house and two small annexe buildings (Small Spaces: Magazine and Mali Raj). In the past the Magazine was used for baking bread and Mali Raj was the local tavern.

The main house comprises two living units: One apartment on the ground floor with separate entrance includes a living room and a bedroom with bathroom and direct access to the garden. The second apartment extends over four floors. A modern spiral staircase connects the kitchen on the first floor with the living room and gallery on the second floor and the bedroom with bathroom on the 4th floor. The small spaces both include a living room, a sleeping gallery, a bathroom as well as a terrace. The guests of the Small Spaces have a common kitchen with a dining room. All guests can use the garden with terrace and outdoor shower. The units can be rented separately or together, for a group or a family of up to eight people. The apartments in the main house are rented together only.

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Why we like this house

This house is an elegant combination of traditional architecture and modern design.


Details of the property

Region/Town: HR – Croatia, Cres, Vidovići

Name: Sisters-Homes Vidovići 5

Scenery: Mountain slope above the sea on an Adriatic island

Accommodation: House

Number of guests: three bedrooms, up to 8 people

Architecture: Old & new

Completed: 2010

Design: Nataša Marcelja, Ingrid Stankovic

Published: vtprblog


8 Comments

Monika said:

Toller Ort, viel Ruhe, wunderschönes Ferienhaus und eine perfekte Betreuung durch Ingrid!

Dubravka Petrak said:

We spent one week at the end of August with our two daughters at Ingrids Vidovici No. 5 apartment. Everything, starting from the interior, the site, the view, the hospitality and warmth of Ingrid and her sister Natascha were extraordinary, you have to experience it yourself. We‘ll do that in the near future for sure. It’s a place to keep in your heart and come back again the rest of your life.

Dubi and Edgar from Germany

Joachim Widder said:

Last year we called sisters-homes one day prior to the intended start of our vacation. Their house in Sv. Jakov was available, Vidovici was fully booked. Although we expected a beautiful house due to their perfectly designed website, we entered an even more beautiful place: the terrace in the garden where we had breakfast, the outdoor showers (cold and warm water!), the large terrace on the first floor – perfect to sit and read and fall asleep from time to time or watch the sea – the interior of the house giving pleasure to the eyes wherever you look. There is a small idyllic path to the sea (5 minutes walk), so every day we went swimming many times, beginning before breakfast. In the evenings we attended some unforgettable concerts at Osor festival and had some really nice dinners at Osor or Mali Lošinj or cooked ourselves. Due to circumstances we could only stay 10 days.
This year we booked well in advance and wanted to try Vidovici and stay a bit longer (3 weeks). The first two weeks we had house nr 5: from three floors there are smashing views to the sea, the sunset, and the surrounding woods. A really remarkable architecture how Ingrid restored these old houses with exceptional feeling for materials and proportions. Also the magazine (small places), where we stayed for the last week, had this same positive atmosphere like the other two houses we already knew, and we enjoyed sleeping on the foutons. The sea is a bit further than from the Sv. Jakov house in Vidovici (25 min walk through the wood or 5 min by car). We also made a longer walk to Lubenice starting directly from the house, and there are many more walking paths in the wonderful landscape and half shade (for next time). Compared with other beaches on the island, we found those around Martinščica very beautiful so that we always returned there.
We felt privileged to be welcome staying in these special houses that we originally found via the Urlaubsarchitektur website and are now enjoying the delicious olive oil from Ingrid and Dan’s olive trees. The quality of this oil not so surprisingly matches the quality of the houses.
Joachim and Eva

Anne und Ulli said:

Ein dem Massentourismus entfernter Ort zum die Seele baumeln lassen, bei absoluter Ruhe in einem geschmackvoll gestaltetem Ambiente und einer aufmerksamen und auf unsere Bedürfnisse eingehende Gastgeberin.
Uns beeindruckte der klare Sternenhimmel, wir konnten das nahe türkisblaue Meer genießen und verbrachten wunderbare Abende und laue Sommernächte auf der Terrasse des Hauses Vidovici 5.
Auch unser Hund war herzlich willkommen.

Sigrid und Martin said:

Wir waren im Juni 2018 für eine Woche in Vidovici zu im Sisters–Homes
Wir vergeben diesem fantastischen Urlaubsdomizil 5 von 5 Sternen
1. für die wundervolle Lage mit tollem Meerblick, einem Atemberaubenden Sternenhimmel mit Sternschnuppen und der Milchstraße und dem Bora, der durchs Haus weht
2. die Unglaubliche Ruhe, die schon in den Ohren wehtut
3. für die Gastgeberin Ingrid und Familie, wir haben uns wie zu Hause gefühlt DANKE
4. das wunderschöne smal spaces, das mit sehr viel Herzblut und Liebe zum Detail und Design restauriert und eingerichtet wurde
Und 5. für die tollen Strände, Landschaft, Geschichte und last but not least die hervorragende Küche mit sehr gastfreundlichen Menschen
Für eine ganz besondere Auszeit!

Magdalena Lummer said:

Wir waren Pfingsten eine Woche zu Gast bei Ingrid im Haus Nummer 5! Es war eine wunderbare Woche mit viel Ruhe, atemberaubenden Sonnenuntergängen. Im Haus fühlt man sich sofort zu Hause und die Insel besticht mit ihrer kargen Schönheit. Wanderungen zu kleinen Badebuchten und die Einsamkeit machten die Ferien für uns perfekt! Wir kommen wieder! Magdalens & Elmar

Monika said:

Die Unterkunft liegt fernab der touristischen Infrastruktur, dies ist eins der vielen Dinge, die diesem Ort magisch erscheinen lassen.
Die Unterkunft an sich, die Umgebung, der blick ans Meer, fügen ihren Teil genauso bei. Ich, als junge Architektin, habe jedes noch so kleine Detail geliebt. “Small Spaces” war der ideale Ort um mit meinem Mann noch einmal vor unserer Hochzeit, richtig zu entspannen!
Immer wieder gerne und vielen lieben Dank auch an dich, Ingrid!

Herzliche Grüße,
Monika und Mladen

Vesna said:

Selten, still und entlegen – es gibt sie noch, die 20-Seelendörfer, abseits von ausgetretenen Touristenpfaden, mit unverbautem Blick auf die Kvarner Bucht. Orte, an denen die Zeit stehen bleibt, so dass wir glatt vergessen haben, abzureisen. Spontan um 1 Nacht verlängert. Ingrid und Gordan, ihr seid wunderbar.

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