About this listing
Harbour House is a very comfortable white marble Croatian village house. Right in the heart of the village, it is close to all amenities [supermarket, bank, post office for cheap phone calls, fruit market, bakery, little harbour boutiques] and 3 beaches. Croatian Tourist Tax is included in the price.
The house itself is very welcoming. Simple in construction, it creates a very harmonious atmosphere for guests. With two spacious bedrooms [with very comfortable king-size beds], a spacious, well-equipped kitchen and a large terrace sitting room leading onto a big terrace with commanding views over the harbour and sea, it provides ideal accommodation for a family. A truckle bed in the sitting room creates two comfortable full-sized single beds and there are even two comfortable mattresses in the attic that can accommodate extra children [they should be of a reasonable age as there is a window in the attic]. A cot and bedding is provided for a baby or young child.
Everything you need to start your holiday is here, and you can walk in, put on the kettle or coffee maker, and immediately settle down in comfort at the kitchen table with its lovely views of the harbour. The house has a sunny sitting room which leads out to a large terrace [with an awning to provide shade when the sun proves too hot] overlooking the harbour and the sea.
Behind the house is a pretty enclosed and secluded garden with recliners, a stone barbeque, marble terrace, table, chairs and sunshade. This is a lovely place to have breakfast, sunbathe or read a book.
Because of the house's commanding panoramic vews over the harbour and the sea we have watched a whale and her baby swim past, just beyond the end of the dock. Most croatians are unaware of the presence of whales in the area but a marine biologist working in Split, who we met on the island, told us that they are definitely present at certain times of the year, so our sighting was correct.
Bol is a lively village, with its smart little shops and boutiques, many bars and restaurants, but you can sleep peacefully in Harbour House, with its air conditioning and double glazing.
The entire house is available to guests, and because it is at the heart of the old village all local amenities [post office, supermarket, pharmacy, tourist office, dive centre, local bars and restaurants] are nearby. The entire house, terrace and garden are for the sole use of our guests.
Interaction with guests
I live in England but we have a really nice young guy called Ivica who meets and greets our guests and does his utmost to make sure that they enjoy their holiday. He is the one to turn to if guests have any problems and he does his best to sort out the problem if he can.
Other things to note
There is car parking up The Loza from the house and on the harbour car park. This is free for most of the year but there is a charge of 10 kn per hour [approximately £1] during July and August. This is charged between the hours of 8am to 10pm daily. However, there is so much to do in Bol that you don't really need a car.
We expect our guests to treat our house with the care with which they would like us to treat their own home. We do not like smoking in the house [guests can smoke in the garden or on the terrace if they wish so long as they don't leave cigarettes burning on the arms of the reclining chairs!]. We are happy to welcome well behaved pets.
I live in North Bedfordshire and, having visited Croatia on a family holiday, fell in love with it. We saw a TV programme in 2003 about buying a house in Croatia and decided go ahead. We were lucky and found both of our stone seafront houses within a week. Croatia is very sunny. The sea is crystalline and the people are friendly and most of them speak English. We do our best to ensure that our guests have a good holiday when they stay in our houses, and have always worked hard to make sure our houses are welcoming and well maintained. With both of our houses we have reliable, competent managers.
Airbnb asks if we have a life motto: Yes we do. What goes around comes around. I suppose it can be related to karma. What you do comes back to you in some form or other so we try to live ethically.