The villa, built in 1870 in eclectic style, is situated
in the centre of the spa, opposite the famous Round church. The spacious,
comfortable summer residence served Jókai and his family for 19 years.
The lakeside "no-man's island" provided the writer with an excellent
creative atmosphere. During the Füred period of his carrier, called the
golden age by Mikszáth, a whole range of his prominent works were written,
including The Golden Man, which created the Balaton cult, his short novels,
tales, and articles on spa life. The villa has been a literary memorial
museum since 1954, as well as the only permanent Jókai exhibition in the
country. The museum was renovated and reopened in 1988, and now shows
visitors the micro-world of the late 19th century and objects from the
Jókai family summer residence.