Astraeus is… listen; can you hear that?! A gentle breeze, a sunny day and THE Voice: “Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars, let me see what spring is like on a Jupiter and Mars; in other words, hold my hand, in other words, baby…”

There are villas. And there is – Astraeus.

Astraeus nestled comfortably on a hill above the small village of Ivan Dolac, on the sunniest part of the island of Hvar, as befits the God of the stars.

Villa Astraeus was finished in 2013, after a renovation of two old stone houses that used to belong to the Machiedo family. The owners of Villa Astraeus are primarily cosmopolitans, but also aesthetes that can be matched by few. During the renovation of the house, they hired one of our favorite Croatian architects, Duje Kaliterna – and the man did an amazing job: he made Astraeus the way it is today. The Villa has kept its gentle Dalmatian image with minimal interventions into the natural beauty bestowed upon it in abundance.

The cascading estate, which stretches over 1250m2, has two stone houses: a bigger, main house covering 115m2 and a smaller guesthouse of 40m2. The cascading terrain that descends from the main to the guesthouse was ideal for a summer kitchen, a sundeck and a terrace with eternity pool.

The summer kitchen is located to the left of the house and has a built-in barbeque complete with a dining area.

The main house has a ground floor with a kitchen and a living room. In the old days, this very ground floor used to be a wine producing plant, which is still visible in the living room floor tiles shaped as a canal. The first floor of the main house has a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom (bathtub), another, smaller bedroom with an en suite bathroom (shower unit) and a lovely terrace.

The guesthouse, on the other hand, was designed as a small, comfortable studio apartment. It has a kitchen with a living room, which has a sofa for two persons, and a bathroom. Each room on the estate has an AC system, a satellite TV and a stereo set.

A painfully beautiful view of the endless blue extends from the stone cascade terraces. It is hard to imagine that this kind of Zen is only a 40-minute drive away from the vibrant nightlife of the town of Hvar.

The owners have fully redecorated the plot by planting different kinds of authentic plants, and an irrigation system has also been created to make the plants feel well even during the hot Hvar summers.

The villa is fully enclosed and private; it has video surveillance and a parking area for three cars.

The rustic interior and exterior of Astraeus, traditional Dalmatian details such as the wooden shutters and the pergola, natural materials – high quality wood, stone and cast iron – combined with stylish tailor-made Italian furniture complete the design of this lovely Hvar story.

The astonishing Astraeus, a stylish jewel among the hills of Hvar, is what every soul needs to enjoy the ever so desired peace and quiet away from city noise. In its intimate, sequestered environment, this recently refurbished embodiment of Mediterranean architecture offers all kinds of sensory delights. It prides on its luxuriant greenery, abounding in typical Mediterranean flora, as well as the breathtaking views reaching as far as the surrounding islands. An amazing experience indeed.

It seems we are in love. Again!

“Fill my heart with song, let me sing for ever more…”


RATES Villa Astraeus

Weekly Rates

01.01.2018 – 23.06.2018 €4.340
23.06.2018 – 25.08.2018 €5.880
25.08.2018 – 31.12.2018 €4.340

Weekly rates per property.

Weekly rates include: use of all facilities and amenities, VAT, tourist tax, linen, towels, water, electricity, gas, soaps, shampoos and shower gels, daily housekeeping (the things that must be done regularly to keep something working properly), final cleaning.

Weekly rates do not include: wine selection and all additional services.

Additional Information

Small pets may be considered, upon request.

Smoking is not allowed.

Events are allowed, upon request.

Wheelchair inaccessible.

All additional services upon request prior to your arrival.

Towels, bed linen and tablecloths are all provided. Towels are changed on a daily basis while linen is changed every 3-4 days.

Minimum stay is 7 days, but exceptions can be made depending on a high/low season.

A short stay (less than 4 nights) is possible out of high season, but requires 30% surcharge.

Changeover day is preferably Saturday, but can be flexible depending on a high/low season.

Check in is at 4 pm and check out is at 10 am.

Car is essential.

€1000 refundable security deposit is requested in cash and will be returned after departure inspection.


  • sleeps 4+2
  • bedrooms 3
  • bathrooms 3
Amenities – Inside

  • fully equipped kitchen
  • AC in all rooms
  • dining for 6+ people
  • stove / gas x 2
  • oven x 2
  • dishwasher
  • refrigerator x 2
  • freezer
  • icemaker
  • coffee machine
  • toaster
  • juicer
  • microwave
  • iron / ironing board
  • washing machine x 2
  • hair dryer
  • LCD SAT TV x 4
  • DVD player
  • stereo
  • books
  • safe
  • baby cot
  • all linens provided
  • all towels provided
Amenities – Outside

  • private pool / size 30m2
  • terraces surrounded by greenery
  • dining for 10+ people
  • garden furniture
  • loungers and sunshades
  • sundeck
  • outdoor shower
  • BBQ
  • parking / 3 cars
Additional Services

  • maid service
  • chef service
  • food & beverage delivery
  • laundry service
  • baby sitting
  • wine selection
  • concierge service
  • tailor-made tours
  • car rental
  • boat charter
  • other services upon arrangement