Of course, you never heard about Vela Stiniva Bay. Did you hear about Croatia? We are 28. member of the European Union and vice-champion in World football cup 2018. If you want to find us on the map of the world, look for Italy. We’re on that map just right. The capital of Croatia is Zagreb with a million inhabitants.
The island of Hvar is one of the largest and most beautiful islands in Croatia. The Vela Stiniva bay is one of the numerous bays on the island. There are a total of 25 houses in the cove where 100 people live in the summer and only twenty in the winter.
People deal mostly with agriculture, tourism, and fishing. The potatoes grown here are the best in the world, and the same applies to olive oil, lavender, figs, grapes, and wine.
And what is our story? As I have already said, we live in Zagreb and we have two adult children and dog Dante. We both finished our faculties as well as our children. Living the peaceful life of middle-aged people.
And what does this have to do with Vela Stiniva? My wife is a bond! Because her father was born on the island of Hvar in the village on the main road above Vela Stiniva. He and his wife built a house in the cove at the beginning of the seventies.
The wife’s father has long been dead, while the wife’s mother is in deep old age. Certainly, all these years they have been engaged in tourism, and now the time has come for us “younger”. These days are other times, the times of the Internet and the fierce competition.
After 41 years of work, I was retired and now we live in that house for almost half a year.
We offer an apartment on the first floor of the house, and we live on the ground floor. The apartment has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen with a balcony. On entering the apartment there is a large terrace overlooking the bay.
Consequently, the apartment is ideal for two pairs with children, while the maximum capacity is 8 people. Space is air-conditioned and equipped with much different equipment. Internet is free as well as television. We are thinking of making a small gym with three devices on the ground floor but we have not decided yet.
You cook yourself or you can eat in a small restaurant on the shore. Although there is a shop on the main road 3 kilometers away from the bay, the best shopping is in Jelsa, a place 25km away from the bay. If you visit us we will treat you with cakes, and own brandy.
Ana-Marija and Darko Loncar