First of all I need to talk about the hostess, Vanessa. She's the most friendly, helpful and lovely hostess ever.
Before arriving, she sent all the details to arrive in the apartment. Arriving there, she explained everything about the island and answered hundreds of questions we had. When she knew that we were cooking, she brought the best olive oil we tried in our lives (she made it with olives from her garden) and fresh tomatoes from her neighbor. When we had dirty clothes, she pick them up, washed and delivered them clean in the next day... for FREE! She even arranged a cheap private boat to take us to Bol and took us to the port. Vanessa really raised the bar of hosting business. Now let's talk about the apartment. It's located in Stari Grad, much quieter than Hvar town and incredible cozy and beautiful. There are plenty of good restaurants close to the apartment (if you're looking for party, it's better to stay in Hvar town). The apartment has a nice balcony and it's fully equipped (if you need something else, just ask Vanessa). We were in 4 people and it was perfect for us (2 slept in a comfortable sofabed in the living room). I would stay there the whole summer season if I could. Super recommended.
We happened upon this apartment rental which is run by Vanessa & her Mum. In addition to the penthouse, there were at least another 6 various sized apartments. We stayed 2 nights & each night a different apartment as Vanessa facilitated us which was extra work for her but done with real customer service.
The first apartment was a 1 bedroomed with a balcony out to the front. (There is a picture in Vanessa's tripadvisor gallery) The attention to detail here is immediately visible - cushions with images of lavender, tasteful pictures & photos on the wall of pertinent items relevant to the area, good quality bed linen, rugs etc. While the apartment was small it was more than adequate for our needs & the balcony was a good size. The kitchen was equipped & served our self catering needs.
The second night we had a studio apartment with a balcony facing out to the side. It was adequate but studios are small. However it was fine for us for a night as we were out cycling all day.
The location is great as 5 minutes to the beach, Laterna I think & 5 minutes the other way to the town centre. It was busy with boats while we were there as there was a gale warning so they had all come into port.
Vanessa & her Mum were so helpful with the few queries we had. They have a few bikes & we hired two for a day which was very convenient. There is an immaculately kept garden which offers great privacy, a BBQ & 2 seating areas of which one is shaded. The whole complex is well maintained & we experienced both excellent service & value for money.