Hello Boris, this short mail to thank you for your accomodation in Villa Sole where we really felt like home. We enjoyed Korcula, its beaches and food and we were pleased by the welcome made by croatian people. We hope to come back there very soon.
See you soon (maybe in Paris),
Best regards, Mehdi (2009)
The Villa Sole Experience
Having just returned from a wonderful holiday in which Villa Sole was the Mini holiday within a longer one I felt I must put a comment on the Villa Sole web site. Of all the beautiful places we saw on our travels Villa Sole’s view topped them all, it is as perfect as the web site’s pictures and yet better as the ever changing colour of the water and the mountains made it even more breathtaking.
The temperature was perfectly placed in the seventies which allowed us to swim from early in the morning from the private beach and then just dry off either in the full sun on the jetty or in the shade on the huge terrace. So our days went swim, breakfast of fruit and bread , reading books then more swimming then a slow walk in to town to see the sites and museums have a meal often on the harbour side then a mooch round the shops a drink and a taxi home( It very quickly felt like home!)
Villa Sole is not luxurious in its furnishings but it is clean and adequate for a simple but hugely relaxing holiday in fact the apartment is as quirky as the owner –Boris is a real character who will spend as much or as little time as you want explaining the history of Korcula and Croatia and helping him get his boat into the water was an experience for a city dweller I shall never forget!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and for three middle aged women travelers it was a piece of heaven which we hope to return to each passing year.
Our thanks to you Boris and Lela from
Lin, Pat and Eileen (2009)
...We had an absolutely marvellous holiday at Villa Sole. The house (very well divided into generous flats) couldn’t have been easier or more comfortable. The garden was a delight. The private jetty at the bottom of the garden and clear blue sea made for perfect swimming and boating. The view from the house of the other islands couldn’t be bettered. We really enjoyed all our excursions to the old town of Korcula as well as the beaches and walks everywhere. Everywhere we walked there were wild flowers and birds. We loved the two museums in the old town, not to mention the restaurants and the ice cream!
What made the holiday even more special was what you added to it. Holiday houses don’t often have fascinating libraries, pictures and collections of amazing things, but your house does. Our trips with you to inspect your olive trees, to find wine from a special vineyard, to visit a cousin and to visit Vela Luka where you were trying to revive a sea rowing competition, were all very special. Whenever we mentioned that we were staying in your house, people became even friendlier.
I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying a holiday in Villa Sole, but especially those who prefer real and personal experience to the bland and empty.
Adam Ritchie (2006)
.... The Villa Sole ,on the Island of Korcula, has the
most wonderful views across the water to the small island
of Bardia and beyond it to the peninsular of Peljesac.
The Villa includes a long veranda set above a garden which
the owner has taken considerable trouble to cultivate
over the past few years . This property is , in consequence
, an ideal location for landscape and flower painters
more especially in the months of May, June ,September
and October .A good idea is to hire a small boat in the
town of Korcula and to make use of the quay which is part
of this property...
I will hope to see you soon ..
Yours ever ,
Our holiday in
, in Boris Marelic’s house, was a unique experience. If you are the type that likes to complain if things don’t match exacting standards and you want a highly secure, pristinely appointed, sterile environment, then Vila Sole is not for you.
If you are happy to be in someone else’s family house, with interesting pictures, a fascinating book collection, stunning views and lots of space, then read on. Because for us the quirkiness of it, relative to a package holiday, was a big plus. We got a good insight into recent Croatian history and culture from Boris. He showed us places we’d have never discovered as ordinary tourists. We took his boat out several times and headed strait for the best spots, on his advice. Anything we were curious about, we could ask him.
We wanted plenty of space, and took two floors. We had our family of four, plus my mother and brother.
The top floor is accessed by a spiral staircase rising from the hall of the floor below. I suppose security / privacy conscious people may feel uncomfortable about such an arrangement.
is a stunningly beautiful place. It was fantastic being able to walk down the garden and dive from the villa’s own jetty for a swim and then have breakfast on the balcony admiring the view of the many islands and peninsula.
The sea was very clear, and although were there in the height of summer it was always possible to find a secluded place if we wanted to.
I won’t go into the many places there are to visit on this island, as Boris can do that for you.
The distance to Korcula town was just right. Near enough to walk, but with the option of the water taxi to cut a bit of time. Far enough away to be quiet, and to see fantastic stars at night. Solina has a nice atmosphere – a row of dream villas facing the sea, with groups from many nationalities enjoying their holidays in very beautiful surroundings.
Gaynor Hartnell and Conrad Ryle