Villa Riva is set on the seafront in Jelsa, 700 metres from Fontana Beach and less than 1 km from Mina Beach. Featuring a terrace, the 4-star guest house has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. There is free private parking and the property offers paid airport shuttle service. At the guest house, all rooms include a desk. The rooms are equipped with a kettle, a flat-screen TV, a safety deposit box and free WiFi, while some rooms also feature a balcony and some have sea views. At Villa Riva every room is equipped with bed linen and towels. Bočić Beach is 1.2 km from the accommodation, while St. Stephen's Cathedral in Hvar is 31 km from the property. The nearest airport is Split Airport, 77 km from Villa Riva.

This is our guests' favourite part of Jelsa, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 10.0 for a two-person trip.

Villa Riva has been welcoming guests since 2 Jun 2017.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Jelsa, this property has an excellent location score of 10.0

FREE private parking!


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Room type
1 sofa bed
1 large double bed
1 sofa bed
1 large double bed
Bedroom :
1 large double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Jelsa
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  • John
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    What a very pleasant experience. Excellent location with a great deal of local facilities.
  • Jelmar
    - Spotless clean - Spacious, very smart design - View to the harbor - Very comfy bed - Host is very welcoming and thoughtful(!!) - Despite facing a central square it’s quiet inside the apartment
  • Lazar
    Great place, great host. Everything is close by. The terrace is amazing.
  • Ada
    -stunning view right in the port -very clean and spatious apartment -the host was incredibly kind and helpful, probably the best host we met so far in Croatia -it had a parking spot close to the apartment We will be back for sure!!!
  • Mark
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The host was easily contacted, very friendly and spoke perfect English. The apartment is clean, bright, and you have everything you need. The apartment has a balcony that looks over the Jelsa waterfront. Jelsa is just stunning. If you need...
  • Nicolas
    Amazing location right next to the harbour, cozy & spacious apartment with nice views and everything you need, and super friendly & forthcoming host. Highly recommended!
  • Zeljka
    Everything. Marija hospitality, beauty of the room, cleanliness, feeling,really had Great time and rest! Enjoyed every second.
  • Laragh
    Very comfortable and clean apartment. It was lovely to relax on the balcony. Marija was very kind and helpful.
  • Eva
    Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    charming location and view. Extremely helpful and kind owners.
  • Sándor
    Beautiful location, excellent renovation of the house, which maintains its historical charm, overlooking the harbor.

Property questions and answers
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  • Thank you very much for the quick reply. My only other question is what is your policy on Covid travel restrictions? At the moment, we should be allow..

    Hi! We are awear situation, and hope we will have a normal summer. The cancelation policy is that you can cancel reservation 14 days before arrival fr..
    Answered on 4 March 2021
  • Can we stay from 10-15.8? I was 2yrs ago in Jelsa loved it. would be so happy if possible!

    Hi, Yes, we do have available one studio suite. We would be more than happy to welcome you. Kind regards, Marija
    Answered on 13 May 2022
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?

    The best time to come to beach holiday is the period end of May until beginning of Octobe
    Answered on 15 June 2022
  • Hi we are looking for a room or two rooms for a couple and our 16 year old son. We are flexible on dates but around the 21st August for 2 or 3 nights..

    Dear Louise, thank you very much for your kind inquiry. Regrettably the unites which is available is room, and there is no sofa bed. The room is too s..
    Answered on 15 June 2022
  • Hi is it possible to get an earlier check in. Around 13.00??

    Hi! Yes, it is possible to get earlier check in. Would you be please so kind and inform me what day is your arrival. Kind regards, Marija
    Answered on 30 April 2021
  • Hi there - we would love to come and stay in yr gorgeous villa! My question is, our flight lands at 9.30 ish and the ferry I can see leaves at 4pm fro..

    Dear Sir/Madam, From Split you have several ferry lines to Stari Grad which is only 10 min.far away from Jelsa by car. The lines depends of period in ..
    Answered on 3 March 2021
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Facilities of Villa Riva
Great facilities! Review score, 9.7

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • View
  • Beachfront
  • Terrace
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Beach
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Safety deposit box
    • Air conditioning
    • Tile/marble floor
    • Soundproofing
    • Private entrance
    • Heating
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    Languages spoken
    • German
    • English
    • Croatian
    • Italian

    Sustainable initiatives

    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

    House rules

    Villa Riva takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 14:00 to 00:00


    From 00:30 to 10:30



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children aged 3 years and above are considered adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    FAQs about Villa Riva

    • Room options at Villa Riva include:

      • Studio
      • Double
      • Apartment

    • The nearest beach is just 50 yards from Villa Riva. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Villa Riva is 100 yards from the centre of Jelsa. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Villa Riva offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Beachfront
      • Beach

    • The prices at Villa Riva may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Check-in at Villa Riva is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:30.