Wearactive terrace



Our house is a typical Croatian stone house. We are situated on the south side of Vis island in the heart of Rukavac old town. Our part of the village was originally a small settlement of five homes built by brothers in the early 1900's. At that time our house was a single story dwelling. During World War II it became a meeting place for the 'partisans'.

Later, a second story was added and the ground floor was used to press and store wine, which is called a Konoba. We renovated the property with the help of a local builder, Braco, who is also something of a local hero. Now it's our home and a place we love to share with guests, family and friends. We are part of a village community that's only a five minute walk from the magnificent Srebrena beach, a twenty minute kayak to the Green cave on the island of Ravnik and an easy kayak to Stiniva bay. As well as the perfect home, we think it's the ideal holiday location!

Our place offers much more than the usual 'holiday apartment'. Each of the 4 bedrooms are simply and stylishly decorated. All have AC units, hairdryers, and private bathrooms. Our bedrooms are not spacious but they are perfect for a great night sleep after a day of exploring Vis Island.

The middle floor of the house is a shared space, an open plan room with comfy sofas and a place to make a cup of tea or coffee and keep the beers cold. From the middle floor you can also access the balcony. The balcony is the ideal place to relax in the late afternoon with a good book and a glass of wine. The balcony is also where we serve the evening meal, utilising as much of our time being outdoors in the Croatian summer.

We have no TV, but we do have plenty of games to entertain younger guests and families. We also have the sea!


This room has a double bed. It has a private bathroom and a large walk in wardrobe area. It's called the Sanctuary room because when we first renovated the property it was our bedroom and a place that provided the perfect night sleep due to the shutters and the coolness of the old stone walls.


This room can sleep 4 and has a double bed and a single bed. The room has a large walk in shower and a separate wardrobe area. It works great for families. Small families (2 or 3) can share this room and larger families often take this room (2 or 3 children) and the Well room next door for parents. These 2 bedrooms share the same private external door.


This room has 2 single beds, which we can convert to a double and a private bathroom. It's the smallest of our rooms, compact and cosy, but it's our most popular room for returning single guests who love the quietness. Its called the lemon room because you can pick our lemons from your front door.


This room has a double bed. It has a private bathroom with a large walk in shower. Its called the ‘Well room’ because directly below the room is our rain water storage that provides a back up system - it's a small island and not unusual for us to lose mains water on occasion. We like to be prepared!


It's all about being outdoors in the Summer time on Vis Island. We have shaded areas for reading and sun blessed terraces for lounging. In the evening there's a balcony for dining and relaxing. Make yourself at home in one these shared spaces. Indoor spaces are equally as inviting with access to wifi throughout the house for those that want to stay connected with the outside world. We have wireless speakers for sharing your favourite music with us and the other guests and lots of books on Croatia. In this shared space you can also make a cup of tea, open a cold beer or sample the Vis island organic wine!

Croatian island balcony