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La Villa Bleue, Hvar Away's first holiday home under management, pictured from a distance.H

We're building a complete ecosystem of services for Hvar property owners.

What started with a request to look after one holiday home in 2021 has expanded into helping international clients buy, rent, and maintain their property at the highest standards. Despite this fast expansion, we remain committed to our mission: making life easier and investments more lucrative for property owners on Hvar.

Elisha & Matt's personal, professional, and comprehensive approach ensures you can feel at ease throughout your entire property journey on Hvar – whether you're buying, renting, maintaining (or all three!) – we're here to make it easy for you.

Listening to international property owners on Hvar, a clear picture emerged... a continuous stream of disaster stories! Recognising the frustrations, Elisha and Matt founded Hvar Away with the vision of bringing a new standard of property services to the island.

Elisha and Matt believe that it's the relationship with their clients that comes first. To that end, they make every effort to be your trusted partner that you know you can rely on to keep everything running smoothly in Croatia.

Love at first sight... when Elisha and Matt first discovered Hvar (and of course, when they found each other). Their love for the adventures of travelling, spectacular Airbnbs, and the realisation of the island's demand for their skills fuelled the launch of the Hvar Away project in 2021. 

A fugitive from the pre-med pipeline at Oxford, Elisha heads up operations, administration, and outreach. A skilled tradesman and former professional strongman, Matt leads all on-the-ground Property Services and keeps the Hvar Away properties in top shape, all year round.

Together with the small Hvar Away team, Elisha and Matt combine shared values, complementary skillsets – and a passion for doing things exceptionally well.


They have developed a deep understanding of the island's rental market and how to optimise your property for your guests’ enjoyment. And equally, the essential component – that your island investment achieves the best possible returns, hassle-free. To je to.

Elisha Szczerbinski, co-founder of Hvar Away.
Matt Szczerbinski, co-founder of Hvar Away.



Meet The Founders

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.


Living full-time (yes, all year round!) and having just married on the enchanting island of Hvar, Elisha and Matt set out to create more than just a property management company; they sought to create a brand synonymous with their personal values of excellence and reliability.


Day by day, they work to bring their huge vision for this small island to life.

Choosing Hvar As Home

A Rental Opportunity Property Report, Provided Free

Within 48 hours of viewing your home, we will provide you with your personalised Rental Opportunity Report for your property – including a market overview, suggested advertising platforms, marketing approach, projected revenue, and specific recommendations to maximise your occupancy and returns.

A mockup of the Rental Opportunity Property Report provided by Hvar Away to property owners on Hvar island, Croatia.
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