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About Hvar Away

Experience The Very Best Of Hvar Island

At Hvar Away, we unlock the doors to remarkable properties in one of Europe’s most sought-after destinations: Hvar island in Croatia. Whether you’re looking for a luxury villa with your own private pool, or for one of Hvar’s charming cottages for an unforgettable family holiday, we have a range of options for different group sizes, preferences, and budgets.

We strive to deliver outstanding vacations in Croatia, not just with our curated selection of villas on Hvar but with our unparalleled concierge service for each of our guests. A stay with Hvar Away is marked by a standard of personal service and professional hospitality that sets us apart in private rentals in Croatia.

The Best Of Both

At Hvar Away, we aspire to redefine the villa booking experience by seamlessly merging the user-friendly simplicity of websites like Airbnb and Booking.com with the personalised touch and dedicated service characteristic of a traditional agency.

We use new technology to have features like real reviews displaying from other booking platforms, secure online payments, and instant booking thanks to our real-time synchronised calendars. While a hassle-free and efficient reservation process is always our priority, we are equally committed to preserving the personal aspects that make each guest feel truly cared for.

At the heart of our ethos is a dedication to providing unparalleled service, making every step of your villa booking journey both convenient and uniquely tailored to your needs. Experience the best of both worlds with Hvar Away, where modern efficiency meets timeless hospitality.

The Hvar Away Founders

Hvar Away was founded by husband-and-wife duo, Matt and Elisha.

An Oxford-educated world traveller, Elisha heads up operations, guest services, and outreach. Originally from Poland, Matt (Maciej) is a skilled tradesman and former strength building coach, and keeps Hvar Away properties in top shape all year round. Together, they fell in love with the beauty and heritage of Hvar and set out to build a life on this small island by helping other visitors experience the island’s magic. With complementary skillsets and an international perspective, Elisha and Matt invite you to a superlative sojourn in one of the world’s most beautiful places.

Elisha and Matt

Choosing Hvar As Home

In 2020, the covid pandemic meant that the lives of many people took a transformative turn – and for Matt and Elisha, that was certainly the case. They took a leap of faith, bidding farewell to the U.K. in pursuit of a new life in Croatia. They had only visited once before, six months prior, but if there's one thing Matt and Elisha have in common it's that they're not phased by big, spontaneous decisions.

It was never in their plans to start a company on Hvar, but they like to think that it was in the island's plans for them with the serendipitous sequence of events that led to the creation of Hvar Away. They soon realised that together, they could start laying the foundations of something truly unique.

Elisha and Matt set out to create more than just a travel agency; they sought to curate a collection of premium properties that would allow visitors to discover the true magic of this small island. Yet, they believe it's their unwavering commitment to their cherished guess that truly distinguishes Hvar Away.

Hvar Away is not just a booking service; we're your partners in crafting a personalised experience tailored to your desires. From the moment you express interest to the day you depart, we're here to assist with every facet of your trip planning.

As you contemplate your visit to Hvar, picture yourself surrounded by the clear waters of the Adriatic, historic charm, and the warm embrace of Europe's sunniest destination.

Matt and Elisha chose this place as their home because of its unparalleled beauty, and they can't wait to share it with you.

Elisha and Matt also had the pleasure of holding their wedding on Hvar in June 2023. Read the Hvar Away guide to weddings on Hvar with their honest firsthand experience and hopefully some useful tips to future brides and grooms considering Hvar island for their nuptials.

Elisha and Matt

Looking To Become A Hvar Away Homeowner?

We provide property owners on Hvar with peace of mind, convenience, and flexibility when it comes to optimising their holiday homes. Our dedicated team ensures the seamless management of every aspect of your property, from professional photography and housekeeping to property maintenance, managing bookings, and providing a warm welcome and ongoing support to guests during their stay.

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