Living in harmony with nature is not just a sentence to us. We live by it.

Vis Croatia Apartment The Estate Under The Paintbrush (27)
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About The Property

„The Estate under the Paintbrush“is a fascinating place, an island on the island, a unique blend of beauty, art and nature. It is situated in a small cove of Rukavac, a quiet and pleasant village perfect for relaxation, in the southeast of the island of Vis, 8 km away from the town of Vis and 20 km from the town of Komiža. The owners of the property are an artistic family, therefore the name which suggests that it has come from „under the painter’s brush“ and everything within its perimeter is a product of creative touch and artistic approach. The estate is 800 meters away from the sea and offers no view of the shore, but it is a magical oasis of harmony, beauty and creativity. With its comfortable and artistically designed spaces in the House Camellia and House Jana, as well as with its 1.7000 m2 Mediterranean garden, the estate is an ideal place to unwind and revive the body and spirit on the stunning island of Vis. The accommodation we offer is in the Houses Camellia and Jana, amidst a lush Mediterranean garden vibrant with colours and fragrances that bathe the living area and spread from the rooms onto terraces, from terraces back to the garden, creating a positive energy of light, scent and constantly circulating breeze.


The Estate under the Paintbrush is a phrase that signifies a family-run estate, where creativity rules. The stroke from the paint brush belongs to Josip Karakaš, an academically trained painter who has designed the whole space in his own vision, with the help of his wife Zorica and his sister Smiljana Isaeska. House CAMELLIA belongs to Josip and Zorica Karakaš. Apartments SAFIRA, DALIA, ART and AZUR are all a part of CAMELLIA. House JANA, with apartment JANA belongs to Smiljana and Mirko Isaeski.

Where We Are – The Island Of Vis

The island of Vis is an exceptional place which captivates the visitor with its natural and cultural heritage along with its energy. It is located in the sea between Croatia and Italy, 25 miles southwest from Split, which makes it the most remote inhabited island of the Croatian coast. On the island there are two towns harmoniously intertwined with the landscape: Vis to the north and Komiža to the west, which both boast interesting architecture, rich history and friendly inhabitants. Besides the two towns there are numerous villages, such as Rukavac, which offer ample opportunities for a pleasant and relaxing stay.

„Fascinating, devine, the jewel of the Adriatic, a paradise“, these are just some of the epithets the enchanted visitors from all over the world have used to describe the island of Vis. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has listed it among ten last paradises in the Adriatic. You will be captivated by the beauty of its vistas, its coves, its caves, the richness of its sea bed, by the abundance of its fields and also surprised by the quaintness of its cultural heritage which bears witness to the millennia old Mediterranean civilisation.

Our Vision Of Creative Tourism

„Living in harmony with nature“ is our lifestyle and living on an island is possible only if we cooperate with nature and adapt to it. Our philosophy is based on active and holistic approach to life and on doing our best to follow the principles of sustainable living. Our families live here and gladly share our space and life rhythms with visitors.

Having invested much energy and love into the property we have found our vocation in tourism, primarily in creative tourism. We are here to help you organize creative and art workshops at our estate, workshops of spiritual development, of holistic living and healthy eating, yoga retreats, seminars, weddings, etc. You are welcome to practise yoga, SUP yoga, go bicycle riding and sail in our boat. We organize boat trips, wine and olive oil tasting trips and will gladly recommend places of interest to visit on your own. We are experienced in organizing yoga retreats, photography workshops, painting workshops, weddings …

„Living in harmony with nature“is not just a sentence to us. We live by it. To be honest about it, is to prove it by life. Come and be a part of ours. We had many guests, who became more envisioned, more enlightened and more themselves here at the island where lies the Spark of creativity.

``This little wonder is hidden within beautiful bushes of lavender - a couple of minutes walk to the beach. I truly recommend it!``

Nica Raya Lima Megan

``Zorica and Josip were perfect hosts on our stay on the magical island of Vis. Their immaculate apartments are spacious and sunny, and they are a delightful walk away from some beautiful and quiet beaches. We have already made plans to return in the spring.Spacious rooms. Thoughtful amenities.``

Eileen Muir

``Thank you for the excellent hospitality, beautiful Zorica, and Josip. The whole place is very unique, obviously created with love and contains plenty of biological fruits. I am highly recommending it!``

Maya Apostoloska