Middle floor (entrance level):
Double bedroom with king-size bed (2m), en suite bathroom with bath tub (can be reconfigured as twin)
Double bedroom with queen size bed and en suite bathroom
Double bedroom with king-size bed (2m) with en suite bathroom (can be reconfigured as twin)
Double bedroom with king-size bed (2m), additional single bed and en suite bathroom with bath tub
Double bedroom with king-size bed (2m) and en suite bathroom with 2m bath tub
Double ‘family’ bedroom with king-size bed (2m), additional single bedroom and en suite bathroom with bath tub and seperate toilet
Kitchen and dining room
Heated infinity swimming pool, 5 x 6m, 1.8m deep (heating included in rental costs)
Alfresco dining with seating for 14
Dining area with seating for 14
Private waterfront platform with access to Adriatic sea
Stand-up paddle board
SONOS music system with Bose speakers both indoors and out
Luxury REN products in bathrooms
Welcome package with basic grocery items, beer and wine
Available additionally (payable separately):
Cook for up to 3 meals a day as required (cost of ingredients payable separately and additionally)
This is a restaurant-style service with table laid and full clean up including waiting staff
In-house power boat and skipper available for hire (payable locally, licensed for up to 14 people)
Experienced skipper who can assist with water skiing, dolphin watching, hidden beach-front restaurants and day trips
Villa Ruza is situated in a protected bay in the southeast region, the villa enjoys sublime views of the Adriatic Sea and Dalmatian Islands
Sumartin Beach is a 7 minute walk from the villa
Zlatni Rat Beach is just under 30km away
Fly to Split airport from London and most regional airports
Transfer to island either by private sea taxi or public ferry
We can arrange private transfers from Split airport direct to the jetty at the villa, and these take approximately 1 – 1.5hrs max
Car hire recommended, but not a necessity
Brac, famed for its beautifully radiant white stone, is the longest and most elevated of all the Dalmatian islands, 48km long and 14km wide. Less frequented by tourists than nearby Hvar and Split, Brac is an example of perfectly preserved island life, with a rich and fascinating history, and dramatics landscapes – a mixture of rocky cliffs, sapphire waters and thick Aleppo pine forests.
The famous white-pebble beach, Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape) is a must – adorning so many of Croatia’s tourism campaigns, it’s easy to see why, with its unusual geography and changeable nature, from shallow and shaded to deep and sun-blistered, depending on the direction of the wind. Nearby to this beach is Bol, on the southern side of the island, and the oldest town on the coast. Explore the town’s narrow and winding cobbled streets, bustling with local life, in typical Mediterranean spirit. There is ample evidence of the deep history of Bol in the many monuments dating back to the 11th century, and is a great place to visit to learn more about Brac’s rich past.
Heading to the East coast, you’ll find the smaller town of Sumartin, founded in the 17th century by pilgrims attempting to flee from Turkish rule. The influence of this is evident in the difference in dialect in Sumartin from the island’s other towns. Here, fishing, ship-building and olive growing are the main occupations for locals, and this bustling town has a host of things to offer, from secluded bays, wonderfully fresh seafood and mouth-watering restaurants, head here to escape the masses and get a feel for the genuine, true Dalmatia.
Brac is home to the highest peak on the Adriatic islands, Vidova Gora, and you can hike (or drive!) to it’s peak to enjoy spectacular views over Zlatni Rat beach, Bol, and even over to Hvar on the horizon.
This island will definitely take you off the beaten path, but our glorious villas, situated right on the waterfront, provide the perfect point from which to explore and discover the island for yourselves.
Situated right on the water’s edge, Ruza is a beautifully built luxury villa with absolutely no expense spared. The infinity-edge pool offers wonderful views over to the island of Hvar in the distance, and ample outdoor seating and dining areas provide the perfect spots from which to relax and take in these breath-taking vistas.
Inside the villa, gorgeous Italian tiles and Phillip Starck furniture are coupled with luxurious linens, bespoke Italian furnishings and a kitchen so wonderfully well-equipped that we’re sure even a Michelin-star chef would be thrilled to cook in.
This house really makes the most of its close proximity to the dazzlingly blue Adriatic waters – equipped with stand-up paddle boards and kayaks, there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained. There’s even a resident boat and skipper (payable separately), available whenever you fancy to take you out to nearby, hidden restaurants, blue caves or ‘grottos’ and if you’re lucky, even a spot of dolphin watching!
If you’d rather spend a little more time at sea, there’s also the option to take a second boat, new to the owners and Finnish in origin, that provides a more comfortable base for longer journeys, and can take you over to other islands or even the mainland should you wish.
There are many beautiful beaches to visit during your time on Brac, and the closest one to the villa is Sumartin, under 10 minutes from Ruza. Head over and spend the morning here to beat the afternoon crowds, then enjoy lunch at one of the towns delightful tavernas, and have an afternoon meander through the town itself. End your day back at Ruza itself, with a delicious dinner prepared by the in-house cook, enjoyed on the beautiful terrace overlooking the sea below.