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Island Escape - Oum Sha-In*4

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Island Escape Oum Sha In*4

Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum 
Cottage
Eco-shelter is made by stone and wood,materials found in nature.We use old knowledge and new technology specific to this area to build huts and there is no negative impact left on the environment after building it. It is situated on the rocks,surrounded by pine trees,25 m from the sea. Accommodation for 2 people in deep shade. Everything is furnished with recycled equipment. There is own dry toilet and simple shower (no classic shower). Romantic promenade along the coast and beautiful beaches will take you to the main building where contents are available (restaurant,phone charger,fridge,water,Internet,food). We provide in our own restaurant, food made by local people,organic vegetables, fruits,fresh fish etc. The boat trips are organized around the island,visiting caves,snorkeling,divin...Eco-shelter is made by stone and wood,materials found in nature.We use old knowledge and new technology specific to this area to build huts and there is no negative impact left on the environment after building it. It is situated on the rocks,surrounded by pine trees,25 m from the sea. Accommodation for 2 people in deep shade. Everything is furnished with recycled equipment. There is own dry toilet and simple shower (no classic shower). Romantic promenade along the coast and beautiful beaches will take you to the main building where contents are available (restaurant,phone charger,fridge,water,Internet,food). We provide in our own restaurant, food made by local people,organic vegetables, fruits,fresh fish etc. The boat trips are organized around the island,visiting caves,snorkeling,diving in transparent,clean sea and enjoying in the magical surroundings all around your presence. Biševo is the furthest inhabited island on the Adriatic sea. There is no running water here.Collection of rainwater in cisterns and warehouses is the way how we provide water. Drinking water you must bring with you or you can buy from us. Given these circumstances, we spend water consciously. It is essential to be careful with fire as well because it is very dry place and lot of aromatic herbs are growing all over the island. You should bring a torch with you (we use wind generators here) and there is no street lights. If you are coming by car, the best solution is to park your car somewhere in Split and come without car to Vis (anyway, on Bisevo there is no traffic,so you can not use car here). It is good to take a good trekking shoes (the island is a bit rough for walking),hat (the sun is pretty strong) and a mosquito repellent. There is no cash machine here,so bring cash money.There is no shops,provide yourself with everything you need for a pleasant holiday far away from civilization. This non government association is settled to keep this area clean,nature and safe from devastation of civilization.We appreciate conscious people around,who can participate in building a better world,supporting an idea of social entrepreneurship.This year we are planning to take some actions like building an amphitheater where people can meet and have some pleasant time together...eco patrol who looks and cleans the island,prevents from devastation,clear the old paths...the island is full of aromatic herbs,so we do trekking around the island and collect herbs...
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlySmoking allowed
no party no laud music after 23
Bedrooms
1 Queen
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Davor B
Hosting since February 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsTo guarantee you a most comfortable and relaxing stay in pure nature, we offers you delicious home-made food in our restaurant! Considering that there are no shops on the island and that it is not allowed to make any open fire, we recommend you to book his 'chill-out-package'! This contains a choice of five different breakfasts and one rich dinner (appetizer, main dish, salad, bread, dessert). Drinks are NOT included! Please tell us in advance about your preferences (fish/ meat/ vegetarian/ vegan food). For further information, please contact us! Special wishes (like Peka, 1st-class-fish...) are satisfiable and correspondingly more expensive!

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Reviews (4)
hendrikelstein
hendrikelstein
3 contributions
Wish we stayed longer...
One of the great, great places I've been to. We saw a magical sunset from our hut and had a fun night full of chatting and dancing down by the beach. I really wish we stayed longer. It was a real treat and I highly recommend it to anybody.
Visited September 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written September 8, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

pipi d
pipi d
Barcelona, Spain105 contributions
unknown paradise
If you are looking for a place were you can be in a full contact with nature, away from the tourist track and in harmony with local culture and environment, than you want to come here ! Next to the eco shelters that provide you with nice toilette (your own), very comfortable bad and terrace, you have a beach from dreams and a restaurant-kitchen run by the owners. The beach is fantastic and the very little village never get crowded so you are always experiencing this intimate atmosphere. If suddenly during your stay you wish a bit of a crowd and a restaurant you can always walk 15 minuts to a bay Porat next to this one, and you will have your portion of "civilization" after which you will so much more appreciate the isolation the current place gives you. The island is not to large so any day you want you can organize some tracking to some cave in another part of island. You can have a lovely dinner in the village on top of the island, where you can optionally have a dinner in case you want some more civilization. But generally speaking you will never want to leave this place, because it is hard to find the sunsets alike these ones and wright from your shelter ! Beyond all that I must say the hosts of this place do everything with their own hands and minds and are amazingly wonderful people that will organize whatever you need ! I wish I could come back as soon as possible ! Do not hesitate, this is top Croatian destination !
Visited August 2013
Written December 3, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Emy D
Emy D
1 contribution
A great experience!
Oum Sha-In is not so easy to reach, but that's why it is a rare place to stay, relax and feel connected to amazing nature. It’s a special place where you can experience the meaning of downshifting lifestyle. We stayed there for three nights and reached Salbunara Bay in Bisevo by a ferry leaving from the port of Komize (Vis Island) at 8 am. We brought trekking shoes, hat, lamps, mosquito repellent and some food, mostly had lunch in Porat Bay (where you can find two restaurants and a beach bar). Breakfast was included in the price and for dinner we had delicious fish or vegetarian dishes at Davor's (he's a great cook!). During the day we relaxed on the beach and hiked with other guests and volunteers in the island to reach caves and the top of the mountains island, where there’s a family run farm and an old man selling wine and jams. This holiday has been a great experience as we took a break from stressful daily routine, technology and had the chance to meet lovely people, amazing nature, romantic landscapes and collect some good energy to save carefully for winter days. We are looking forward to go back to Bisevo! <3
Visited August 2014
Written September 2, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

benmillinchip
benmillinchip
London, United Kingdom40 contributions
If you want an island paradise, cut off from the world...this is it!
We spent 4 nights on Bisevo Island, near Vis in June. We had a wonderful time there, chiefly because of our brilliant experience staying with Davor and the others. For those looking to really get away from a busy life, this is the place to go to - though be warned, to achieve this you are not going to get 5* luxury. Below are our main plus points, some less good, as well as some things to be aware of: Good stuff 1. Food - Davor (the owner) is a fantastic chef. He cooked for us every evening and provided breakfast in the morning as well. All the meals were freshly made and just excellent-tasting. 2. Location - amazing 'eco-shelters' on the side of the hill which face out to sea, perfectly positioned to catch the sunset on the sunny days. The accommodation is in a secluded cove of an island that has a population of only 22, so it is pretty quiet! The night stars are also amazing, given that there is no light pollution. 3. Beaches - the beach in the cove is really nice and the sea clear blue. Also, the next door cove (Porat) was recently voted one of the best beaches in the world and provides a few home comforts (like chips, ice cream and cold beers in the seaside bar). 4. Swimming - this is the best bit of staying here I think. The sea around the island is clear so the snorkling is amazing. Also, if you stay here Davor can arrange a boat trip around the island visiting (and swimming in) all the sea caves only those on the island know about - an amazing experience. Less good stuff 1. Arrival information - we found working out how to reach the island quite tough. As we came from Hvar (no direct charter boat), we hitched a ride on a tourist boat going to the blue cave. However, we weren't really clear on arrival on Bisevo where Davor's place was or how to get there. I would recommend arranging how you will reach the place before arriving in Croatia. 2. Mosquitoes and other bugs - this is a wild island and so it is blessed with a fair number of insects. As long as you are not completely averse to them, its not a problem to stop you coming - just pack more mozzie repellent than we brought (i.e. more than none..). 3. Sanitation - the chemical loo was not particularly great, even for a chemical loo. To be aware of 1. Where this accommodation is - it is not completely clear from the description but this accommodation is part of 6 or so outdoor shelters that are on the side of a hill on Bisevo island (note - this is different from Vis, you will need to get an additional boat to it!) 2. The charm of the accommodation is its wildness. Be aware this means you will be showering with a watering can, using a chemical loo and end up with sand in most of your things!
Visited June 2013 Traveled as a couple
Written August 31, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Kitchen and dining
  • Refrigerator
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Bathroom and laundry
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided

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About the neighborhood
The Island Bisevo is worldwide known for its famous Blue Cave. There are 25 different beautiful caves and ravines. Nature is preserved,due to many years of isolation and no new constructions.We are amongst 15 inhabitants that live on this Island,remarkable size of beautiful 6 km2. Majority people do fishing,vineyards and agriculture.
Getting around
We recommend to you several different types of activities in this beautiful environment.. The island is full of aromatic herbs, you can do trekking around the island and collect herbs, or we help you to organize a trip around the island or a trip to the volcanic island of Brusnik , where you can enjoy swimming , snorkeling and diving.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Let's begin our journey from Split, Croatia, the largest Dalmatian city, situated in the Mediterranean Basin, on the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea. There is different possibilities to reach Split (by plane,car,train etc.). From Split, your first goal is Island Vis. You take the ferry from Split to Island Vis, city Vis (2.5 hours driving) or catamaran (1.5 hours of driving) (Company: Jadrolinja). When you reach Vis, there is a bus waiting for you to Komiza (20 minutes driving). From Komiza you take a boat to Island Bisevo and there you are (local boat runs every morning from Komiza to Bisevo at 8am in the morning or private taxi boat any time).You get off on the 2nd station to bay Salbunara,Bisevo.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots available

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Island Escape - Oum Sha-In*4 is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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