Villas and Apartments near Dubrovnik
Prior to departure we enquired re the availability of a hair dryer in the apartment.
You confirmed that there was one. There wasn't !!!!
However, apartment owners lent us one for the duration of our stay.
An electric kettle would be welcome as electric cooking rings are very slow and not well marked. (ie 1,2,3 etc). We borrowed a kettle from an adjacent (unoccupied) apartment.
Molunat was very quiet (enjoyably so) - Restaurant Monica closed on our first full day there, so there were only two bars in the village (again not a problem for us) one not opening until 4pm somedays !!!!!, and no restaurants. Village of Gruda had a very acceptable local restaurant/bar (open all day and accepting Euros) - Bistro Belmondo. Apartment owner booked a table for us at Konavoski Komin - a car needed but well worth it.
Owners will apparently cook for guests IN SEASON.
Impressed with: People, cleanliness and ease of motoring.
Favourite villa moment: Peace & view
Stayed October 2016
The owner of the apartment was very friendly and helpful, as well as extremely tidy and organised.
This property was very unique and perfect for the type of break that I envisaged and the description that you gave was exactly representative. I think it might be advisable to mention the lack of eating establishments available. There was only one limited restaurant, which was good. The apartment was for self-catering and that was fine but on a short holiday I was looking more for eating out. Luckily we had rented a car and were therefore able to go elsewhere otherwise I think we may have found it restrictive.
I would really have appreciated some comfortable sun loungers and parasols to have put out on the rocky shore from which to sunbathe. There were a couple of old sun loungers not very easily accessed which I tried to use but could not get them to work. I did not find lying flat on a concrete slab very relaxing. This is the one thing that I missed on this holiday.
Impressed with: Roads very good but no traffic in the Konvale area that we were staying.
Not impressed with: The stagnation of political will to support the endeavours of the local community.
Recommend: We visited Dubrovnik for a day which was a must., and also Cavtat which offered some holiday buzz.
Favourite villa moment: We shared a barbecued fish supper in the beach kitchen of our accommodation with another couple who were staying at the same time. They caught the fish and cooked it there and then and we then ate it looking out at our fabulous view of the bay.
Stayed June 2016
It’s a beautiful spot, we hope to return especially low or off season. Some better information concerning what was available off season. Also, better signage on appliances including the bathroom water heater would have been helpful.
Impressed with: We were reminded of the good value of a Croatian holiday, also how relatively unspoilt it still is, though this was helped due to it being low season. Food was better than some reviews!
Not impressed with: he footpaths on local maps and literature were in some cases very inaccurate.
Recommend: A short hop to the border of Montenegro brings further delights of the historic Hercog Novi and the bay of Kotor.
Favourite villa moment: Either buying local strawberries to eat with breakfast on our balcony or swimming in the clear blue sea from the villa steps.
Stayed April/May 2013
It's a lovely apartment, with fantastic views in an excellent location. I was really happy with it and have already recommended it to friends. I wasn't shown how to use the sofa bed, or given any sheets for it. The top of the sofa bed had obviously dropped previously which meant it was hard to operate. The agent was really friendly and helpful. She helped me with my bags and buggy as I had two young children on my own. She also called the owner to.
Impressed with: It's stunning and the people are so friendly.
Recommend: The Elafiti island boat tour. Dubrovnik boat trip.
Favourite villa moment: Eating breakfast whilst enjoying the beautiful view and then strolling along the sea front to get coffee, looking at all the boats.
Stayed May/June 2016
The TV seemed to be in German in some channels or have no sound for others. Mind you,we didn't spend much time in the apartment so it wasn't an issue for us. I would thoroughly recommend it, but you need to be able to cope with a fair few steps up and down to the apartment and the spiral stairs within the property.
Impressed with: The food, scenery, water and plenty to see and do if you felt so inclined.
Recommend:We tried a lot of the local restaurants and enjoyed them all!
Favourite villa moment: Seeing the view from the apartment when we first got there. Beautiful!
Stayed June 2014
A small welcome pack for 2 tea bags and some water would have been perfect! Caretaker was very helpful, prompt and informative.
The stairs to the property and very dangerous and not very suitable for lugging suitcases up. Also the spiral stairs to the apartment and extremely dangerous and I actually fell down them during our visit. There should be someone there to help you lift your cases up the stairs as we are only in our 30th and we struggled!!
Impressed with: Laid back and relaxing.
Not impressed with: The ants
Recommend: Every restaurant we tired was great!
Favourite villa moment: Seeing what super yacht was outside your window each morning - the view was amazing!!
Villa comment:The stairs are wooden and steep because the house is tall and corridor is narrow but they are not dangerous. There is a handrail on the staircase (all the way from the ground to the top floor). It is a good idea for people to travel light when staying at these apartments. We don’t offer luggage assistance and those with heavy luggage do struggle. Unfortunately we don’t have the facility to offer a welcome pack.
Stayed June 2013
Caretaker was always helpful and very friendly. Mattress on the bed wasn't the best and gave us both back ache. The position of the toilet was awful for a man. It was located under an angled ceiling, so was very uncomfortable to use. The shower was also very very small. The rest of the apartment was very good, and clean.
Croatian Villa Comments: Owner advised of mattress situation
Stayed September 2012
This property would not be suitable for people who are disabled or even particularly unfit. There are numerous steps to access the property which is also located on a steep hill. (Cavtat) is beautiful and quiet and not overly commercialised. The local people were wonderful and helpful and made our stay something very special. I was not impressed with the over-commercialisation of Dubrovnik, and would not return there.
Stayed September 2011
We had a fab time, lovely people and location. We hope to return all things being well. Thank you.
Stayed May 2010
Amazing view and location.
Impressed with: Natural beauty
Recommend: Bugenvilla restaurant
Favourite villa moment: Balcony relaxation - every time we did it
Stayed June 2016
Everyone we have had contact with have been very helpful. Wifi would be useful. Also we felt the area / were geared to Germans and.Skandanavians. We found the women in the shops somewhat abrupt.
Due to my husband’s difficulty in climbing steps the access was quite difficult especially up and down with the suitcases. On the night before we were due home there a German couple had moved in that day and were shouting, crashing and banging at 3.30 in the morning, we had to get up early the next morning.
Impressed with: The beauty and history.
Recommend: No particular one they were all good and the staff friendly.
Favourite villa moment: Tranquility
Stayed June/July 2014
Brilliant.There was some shortages and damaged items in the crockery. Not all the towels smelled fresh and clean.
Impressed with: It is very relaxed, the food and wines are fresh and amazing and everyone is very friendly
Recommend: We visit Cavtat because all the food served here is of a high standard and there is choice for all tastes. We love to go to the very laid back Vices Sunset Bar to watch the sunset and have a glass of wine and beer listening to chilled out music.
Favourite villa moment: Breakfast on the balcony, enjoying the warmth of the sun and the view
Stayed August 2012
Molunat is a charming fishing village, very quiet and picturesque and an excellent place to relax. The hosts were extremely hospitable hosts, even inviting us into their home to watch the football final! Nothing was too much for them.
Stayed May 2011
The whole experience was well managed, and any queries were dealt with quickly. It was a pleasure to book with you, and I noticed another family on the plane had also booked with you.
The only item that would have been useful was a microwave oven and maybe a welcome pack of essentials ie milk, coffee etc.
Caretaker was very helpful, popped in a couple of times to make sure everything was ok and arranged our taxi back to the airport.
Impressed with: The stunning scenery, the friendliness of the people and the fact that it is not over spoilt as a holiday destination. We first went to Croatia on a cruise and wanted to come back for a longer stay.
Not impressed with: I can't really complain about anything.
Recommend:On the walk from the villa to Cavtat centre there are many restaurants and bars. If you on a budget stay away from the restaurants around the marina. However, you get what you pay for, the views across the bay towards Dubrovnik were stunning.
Favourite villa moment: Being able to sun bathe on your own patio and relax in private.
Stayed May 2013
Can't praise it enough –owner, helpful, friendly-a total delight!
Impressed with: Clean, wonderful scenery, friendly (apart from one miserable boat man).
Not impressed with: Nothing-we loved all of it.
Recommend: Nothing specific
Favourite villa moment: The view from the Terrace early morning.
Stayed September 2012
We had a lovely stay; however the music from surrounding hotels was very loud. Particularly on the Saturday night - is there anything that can be done about it?
Impressed with: Car hire was good - well priced (Argushire
Not impressed with: Music from surrounding hotels!
Recommend: Hotel Bouganvil - excellent!
Favourite villa moment: Watching a thunderstorm out to sea, from the terrace
Villa Comments: It is sometimes noisy from the hotel as they have entertainment for guests like mini disco for kids etc. Also, sometimes the locals organise parties on nearby beaches but this is usually only 2-3 times per summer.
Stayed August/September 2012
Impressed with: The clear water
Not impressed with: No beaches, just rocky coastline.
Recommend: Cavtat town - local bars.
Favourite villa moment: Watching the thunderstorms from the balcony!
Stayed October 2013
Nice apartment, but it was a little further walk away from centre of town/beaches than we realised from the details provided because it involves a steep hill, so although it was 50m from sea it's not practical due to a steep cliff, in reality it was about a 1km. It needs a car/bus if you're not too fit. Very beautiful countryside and coastal scenery. Excellent restaurants. Lots of interesting places to visit around Dubrovnik (if you have a car). Good level of English spoken. Good value for money outside Eurozone. Clean and tidy for the most part. Crystal clear seas.
Stayed June 2009
Impressed with: Scenery
Recommend: Local restaurants in village good
Favourite villa moment: Views
Stayed September 2016
Excellent. Lovely villa with spectacular views across to the islands and Gruz harbor. Owner was very friendly and helpful
Impressed with: weather and value for money
Stayed July 2016
Beautiful place with stunning views - really lived up to expectations. Owner is very helpful and friendly, really made us feel welcome and at home and was available for any queries throughout our stay.
Comprehensive and easy-to-use website, excellent service.
Impressed with: Beautiful scenery, especially clear, green sea.
Not impressed with: Food can be mixed.
Recommend: Kasar Restaurant in Zaton - great food and ambiance.
Favourite villa moment: BBQ on the veranda.
Stayed April 2016
Just popped up on the internet search and price and place looked great. Excellent.
Impressed with: The old cities.
Not impressed with: The AVIS people
Stayed October 2016
The owner of this property was absolutely fantastic! He made a good holiday an amazing holiday and I couldn't recommend him highly enough
Impressed with: Scenery Welcoming locals Variety of activities
Not impressed with: Going home !
Recommend: Go to the Hawaii bar !!! Everything is organised from there by a group of fantastic people
Favourite villa moment: The boat trip around the islands The view from the villa
Stayed June 2016
Property has a great panoramic view of the Croatian coast and islands. Owner was fantastic and very eager to please and made us feel very welcome. He was very quick to attend to any queries and very helpful, offering us lifts and recommendations in the area. Loved the place
Impressed with: Scenery and the people.
Not impressed with: Queue at the Bosnian border
Recommend: Hawaii Restaurant In Orasac (right by the sea) Kasar in Zaton (on the sea)
Favourite villa moment: Looking at the view with a glass of Croatian wine
Stayed June 2015
Really nice, well equipped and excellently located. More guides in the house. We missed the fact that there were insect screens in the windows. The car hire worked well and was effective.
Impressed with: Everyone was extremely friendly and most have a good sense of humour. Sea.
Not impressed with: Driving.
Recommend: Bukovac House Restaurant Leut Restaurant Cavtat
Stayed August 2012
Some extra kitchen utensils would have been good 1. Bread knife 2. Colander 3. Dinner trays otherwise excellent accommodation and hope to return.
Very high standard, probably best place we have ever stayed!
Impressed with: Multi-cultural (not just Brits!) Clean streets and beaches.
Recommend: Trip to Lokrum island
Favourite villa moment: Breakfasts on the balcony/sun terrace.
Villa Comments: Kitchen Utensil situation has been attended to, see previous guest comments.
Stayed August 2013
We could have done with more information - we struggled to make the TV work initially. Leaflets about buses and boats, as well as other destinations would have been helpful as well as info about other places to eat .
The kitchen lacked a sharp knives , we struggled to cut a loaf of bread with the one knife provided . A welcome pack including tea , coffee , dishwasher tabs , etc would have been helpful . A tray to help carry things up to the sun terrace . The sun umbrella on the upper terrace didn't stand up so we were unable to use the terrace after mid- morning . The ground floor bedroom didn't have a set of drawers or wardrobe to store clothes etc . As we didn't use it it wasn't a problem but it would have been if the third member of our party had been able to come . Despite the above we really enjoyed our stay and would happily return if there were only 2 of us in the party . The air con was a real blessing.
Property manager was very pleasant and helpful, she replied to out texts about the TV promptly and in English . She collected us from the car park fairly promptly.
A welcome pack should be provided in each property.
Impressed with: The beautiful coastal scenery, Cavtat as a pretty place. Dubrovnik as a beautiful city
Not impressed with: The food was expensive and quite boring, a lot of the restaurants didn’t use seasoning so the food was bland.
Recommend: Poseidon was excellent, lovely position on the harbour and tasty food at reasonable prices. Quite a few of the other restaurants offered average food at quite high prices. We enjoyed the carnival on the first weekend we were there , Sunday 28th July .
Favourite villa moment: We enjoyed sitting in the courtyard in the afternoons reading a book.
Villa Comments: There is a booklet in the villa under the TV set explaining how to use appliances including the TV, dishwasher, washing machine. For recommendations we are always on hand to advise guests. We have now added extra sharp knives although we thought the ones that were there were sharp enough. We are sorry the guests struggled. There is a tray located near the dishes section. We took down the sun umbrellas before the guests arrived because of the wind as they may have been blown down. They were there and customers just needed to erect them again, if guests were having a problem they could always contact us, we are happy to help.
As per our 3 star classification, the ground floor room as a hanger stand and a stand for the luggage and we do not need to provide a wardrobe if we provide this in a room.
Welcome packs can be arranged on request in advance for additional fee.
Stayed July/August 2013
Good – Excellent.
With regard to furniture, a small table on the upper balcony would be useful. With regard to kitchen equipment a tray to carry food and drink up to upper balcony would be helpful.
Recommend: Mali Ston for fish restaurant Mostar for day trip
Favourite villa moment: Sitting on the upper balcony at night, watching the sun go down
Stayed June 2013
Good website and selection of villas.
Option to hire bikes - owner very kindly provided 2 but we would have happily booked good quality hire bikes in advance to have delivered to the villa.
Traffic noise from road next to villa and aircraft noise as directly under the flight path. Probably need to be mentioned.
At one point an overwhelming smell of sewerage in the villa which the owner responded to immediately and fixed. Was very apologetic and gave a bottle of wine. Smell returned a couple of days later but we fixed as the owner had showed us - bleach down all the plug holes. He said it happened at most once a year and was outside his control as it was the town Seward overloaded with heavy rain.
The direct walk to the village is down a very busy road without a footpath - owner suggested we walk through the hotel opposite and used their lifts down to harbour side. Did this but felt a bit awkward!
Incredibly helpful and polite. Allowed us to use produce from the garden which was a surprise and a great addition.
Impressed with: Lovely people. Beautiful scenery and villages. Superb restaurants.
Not impressed with: Nothing
Favourite villa moment: Picking produce from the garden and the owner - such a helpful friendly man, desperate to please.
Stayed September 2016
Excellent. It was a perfect location and the surprise was we could eat any veg/herbs straight from the garden.
Although the booking was all done online it felt a very personal service.
Impressed with: The seas, crystal clear and perfect for swimming.
Not impressed with: The supermarket and fruit and veg stalls were very basic, lots of flies and miserable staff.
Recommend: Visiting Korcula by boat
Favourite villa moment: Buses to Dubrovnik very easy and simple to navigate. Island of Lopud simply beautiful much cheaper to get bus to Dubrovnik and ferry from there rather than ferry from Cavtat, you also get to spend more time on the island. Restaurant Dalmatia in Cavtat great food and most friendly service. Watching the water polo in the sea great fun.
We booked the transfer from the airport which was great.
Stayed July 2013
The yard was also nice, There surely were very many steps, but we managed and got good exercise. Caretaker was very friendly and helpful.
Impressed with: Clear waters in the sea, nature, mountains.
Not impressed with: Water in the tub didn't taste very good, although it was drinkable, which is of course good.
Recommend: Island Lokrum, Restaurant Buganvila in Cavtat.
Favourite villa moment: Our common meals, barbeques, eating around the big table out in the yard, swimming in the sea.
Stayed October 2015
Beach towels. On request, we did get additional towels but were told that these were not for the beach. For a 2 week stay, we did expect that the house would be cleaned rather than just having a change of linen.
Villa Comment: All towels, including beach towels, are in the first landing wardrobe. The villa is always cleaned after one week, subject to the customers' approval to do so.
I believe that the following comments in the description of the villa are misleading. "The villa is set on the edge of town and it is a short walk down a very pretty path through a pine forest to some wonderful swimming spots. It would not suit those with walking difficulties." In fact it's a walk down very steep steps which are unsuitable for either 70 year olds lugging suitcases or even 40 year olds with a toddler and pram, even if they don't have walking difficulties. The wonderful swimming spots are slippery and watch out for sea urchins. We are experienced international travellers and have expectations which were not met in some cases.
Villa Comment: To get to the villa from the parking, customers have to walk 50 meters along the seaside promenade, then climb 40 steps. There is a gentler (but slightly longer) way up from the Franciscan monastery, which involves only 10 steps.
Caretaker was Extremely helpful. Always quick to respond friendly.
Recommend: They were all much the same. All excellent food and service. We never had a bad experience.
Favourite villa moment: The outside patio. Pity about the mosquitos
Stayed June/July 2013
From the car park to the villa is via many steps and some help with the luggage at this point would be very nice. Caretaker was very nice and helpful.
Impressed with: Unspoilt and beautiful coast line and crystal blue sea .great for swimming.
Not impressed with: No help with luggage up steps
Recommend: Definetely Restaurant dalmacion (near spelling i think)in town centre in cavtat
Favourite villa moment: Seeing the sea and boats from the village.
Stayed September 2012
The view has to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Property manager was very very warm and friendly and the welcome cakes and liquor were much appreciated.
I think the statement of 90 steps is misleading as it is much more than that. The 90 refers only to one section. If I had known quite how many steps there were and that they were vertical for the most part I would probably not have booked it. As the Monarch flight arrives quite late, it means that you don’t have a chance to shop that evening. It would help to have at least something to make breakfast from eg bread, milk etc
Impressed with: The views, Dubrovnik, and the friendly people.
Not impressed with: It is not somewhere to go if you have mobility problems or a fear of heights.
Recommend: We found the best restaurants were across the bay in Zaton Veliki. We would recommend getting up early to go into Dubrovnik before the cruise ship crowds. The food in Dubrovnik was cheaper than we expected to find in a tourist city and we can recommend Mea Culpa for their ginormous pizzas.
Stayed August 2013
Croatian accommodation in villas is expensive compared with other locations and we would certainly have not gone to this one as nice as it was had it been at the published price. The villa has exquisite views but, and it is a very big but, the stairs down to it and onwards to the sea are daunting to the point that it would not suit any but the brave and fit which I am glad to say we were. I doubt to its suitability for children of all ages. In early years the hazard is obvious but access to the sea for ours (aged 13 and competent swimmers) did recommend a very watchful eye.
The advantage of the property is its position for trips away from rather than to Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik drowns in visitors in the summer months consequent upon its destination for huge cruise ships who disgorge 2,000 + visitors every 24 hours. This visits upon a small city with a residential population of 1,000. Travel up the coast reveals much more of the real Croatia.
A good service but the prospects of tourist travel to Dubrovnik in the middle term I think is problematic. It is over doing it and cruise ship deposit (numbers of people) will gradually produce negativity over this otherwise exquisite city.
The owners are an exemplary couple who were kind discrete and helpful in every way.
Impressed with: The coastline which is very beautiful and accommodating.
Not impressed with: The volume of visitors to Dubrovnik and the density of road traffic in and around it
Recommend: The hinterland is full of good restaurants and we found those in Zaton particularly good.
Favourite villa moment: Dinner from the hosts.Sunset.
Stayed August 2013
Good-Excellent. You could help a bit in planning "things to do" (e.g. boat trip, city trip, other excursion, …) would be helpful. Owners were very nice people.
Impressed with: Nature/ water, and people.
Not impressed with: Tax evasion
Recommend: Revelin disco Club for dancing nights
Favourite villa moment: Sunbathing in the property, by the sea - fantastic!
Stayed August 2013
The villa was fantastic - it was a great layout and was beautifully finished. I cannot think of anything that was missing. We hired a car and that worked out very well. It was a great service
Impressed with: It is a beautiful country with nice people, great food and lots to do.
Not impressed with: Nothing comes to mind
Recommend: There is a lot to do in and around Dubrovnik.
Favourite villa moment: Swimming with my kids in the pool.
Stayed June 2014
All was lovely but a few very minor points: Kitchen - Tin opener, scissors, matches. Pool: soft covers for the sunbeds. It was a truly lovely property that ensured a very good holiday.
Owners were fantastic. Lovely people and great ambassadors for their Country.
Impressed with: The natural beauty of the place.
Not impressed with: The border crossings to Montenegro.
Recommend: The restaurant on the premises was excellent. Cavtat was a little treasure, and the boat transfer to Dubrovnik from here is a lovely way to enter this beautiful City, especially for your first visit.
Favourite villa moment: Dinner from the hosts.
Stayed August 2013
Villa excellent in all respects. You gave us all the information we needed. Owner fantastically friendly and helpful.
Impressed with: Friendly people - wanting to share their country and show us a good time.
Not impressed with: The parking.
Recommend: Hawaii Bar very friendly and good basic food - superb location next to the water. Renting a small boat from the Hawaii Bar either to use alone or with a driver to explore coves and to visit the islands. Taking the bus into Dubrovnik very easy and better than trying to park. Zaton village for restaurants right on the water's edge and for boat hire. Beach at Zali close by and good for sun and shade.
Favourite villa moment: The view from the terrace.
Stayed August/September 2016
Great place to stay to experience Croatian life. Very comfortable accommodation. Steps perfectly manageable. Great view of Dubrovnik harbour which allowed us to assess how busy the city was, according to the number of liners in port. Could do with more large glasses ( nothing suitable for beer!) Stock of salt / pepper and other basic cooking provisions on handover would be useful.
Owner was very, very friendly and helpful. Always around or available when needed, yet discrete. Full of useful advice and happy to sort out trips. Top man!
Impressed with: The beautiful countryside
Recommend: Hawaii restaurant good tasty, wholesome, uncomplicated food. Great atmosphere and location. ( Shame about the hill.) A day boat trip with Tony's sisters husband (owner of the restaurant) highly recommended.
Favourite villa moment: Boat trip with 'Evo' around the islands...caving, cliff jumping, snorkelling, sand beach and a good lunch. He's good company too, with tales of the war!
Stayed August 2015
Excellent. Owner was absolutely brilliant. So willing and helpful and went out of his way to drive us to places or organise transport for us.
Whilst our stay was fantastic, some of the party couldn't take a hot shower as the hot water ran out really quickly. We didn't actually mention this to the owner though.
Impressed with: The nearest bay the owner took us to…I can't remember the name but there were some lovely bars and restaurants and such a beautiful setting. I loved snorkeling at the nearest beach too. There were loads of fish so I would recommend that.
Not impressed with: The people. The scenery. The beautiful sea.
Favourite villa moment: There isn't one particular highlight... It was a super break that was just so relaxing. Glorious weather and beautiful surroundings. The Croatian people are utterly charming. They are genuinely lovely people. We would all definitely return.
Stayed July/August 2012