Villa De Pinus
A glorious windswept villa on the top of a hill overlooking the sea! Surrounded by ancient stone walls, its own olive grove and majestically situated on almost 7000 sq.meters of blissful privacy, Villa De Pinus is arguably one of Hvar’s premier villas. Just 3km from all the the excitement and energy of Hvar town, Villa De Pinus is the perfect secluded retreat where up to10 family members, friends or corporate colleagues can unwind in complete privacy. Whether lounging on the spacious porch, enjoying a swim in the pool or cooking up an island barbecue, you’ll be surrounded by a million dollar view that’s like sitting in the first row of a private cinema with a wide screen view of the ocean, the islands and Hvar’s famous sunsets.
In addition to all of this comfort and luxury,the villa is completely energy self-sufficient with its own solar collector and windmill that create energy from the sun that shines 2718 hours per year and the prevailing winds. Now let’s discover the stunning interior of this magnificent, architecutrally-designed authentic Hvar stone villa.
Ground floor: A spacious 80 square meter living room with large sofa, wide
screen LCD, bar spacious indoor kitchen with every ammenity.
Second floor: 5 spacious en suite double bedrooms,air-conditioned.
A marvelous 200 meter square porch that provides the most amazing NW view to the islands of Vis,
Šolta, Brač and mainland Split.Right in front of the porch lounge area there is a 77 meter square
heated pool. The fireplace/barbecue area is large enough for a party of up to 100 and has a
moreintimate family size covered dining area with a large wooden table. Three garages suitable for three cars; with a quad vehicle andmotorscooter for your personal use.
Villa De Pinus is situated on the 7000 meter square plot that is surrounded with the 2.5meter tall wall. Around villa on the plot there are 70 planted olive trees.
Island of Hvar
Hvar (Croatian pronunciation: [xv̞âːr]; local Croatian dialect: Hvor or For, Greek: Pharos, Φαρος, Latin: for Pharia, Italian: Lesina) is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, located off the Dalmatian coast, lying between the islands of Brač, Vis and Korčula. Approximately 68 km (42.25 mi) long, with a high east-west ridge of Mesozoic limestone and dolomite, the island of Hvar is unusual in the area for having a large fertile coastal plain, and fresh water springs. Its hillsides are covered in pine forests, with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields in the agricultural areas. The climate is characterized by mild winters, and warm summers with many hours of sunshine. The island has 11,103 residents, making it the 4th most populated of the Croatian islands.
Hvar’s location at the center of the Adriatic sailing routes has long made this island an important base commanding trade up and down the Adriatic, across to Italy and throughout the wider Mediterranean. It has been inhabited since pre-historic times, originally by a Neolithic people whose distinctive pottery gave rise to the term Hvar Culture, and later by the Illyrians. The ancient Greeks founded the colony of Pharos in 384 BC on the site of today’s Stari Grad, making it one of the oldest towns in Europe. They were also responsible for setting out the agricultural field divisions of the Stari Grad Plain, now a UNESCO World
Heritage Site. In medieval times, Hvar (city) rose to importance within the Venetian Empire as a major naval base. Prosperity brought culture and the arts, with one of the first public theatres in Europe, nobles’ palaces and many fine communal buildings. The 16th century was an unsettled time, with the Hvar Rebellion, coastal raids by pirates and the Ottoman army from the mainland, resulting in some unusual fortified buildings on the northern shore to protectthe local population. After a brief time under Napoleonic rule, the island became part of the Austrian Empire, a more peaceful and prosperous time. On the coast, harbours were expanded, quays built, fishing and boat building businesses grew.