Dubrovnik City Apartments and Villas Rental
Caretaker was very helpful, nice lady. More warning of the many mosquitoes, should have known but the ferocity of the little devils was extreme. We were disappointed at the lack of sun allowed on to the rear terrace due to the hillside position and the many tall trees there. We couldn't get the English programmes on the TV but as we wouldn't let the men watch, it didn't matter! Also could have done with another armchair in the lounge.
We used Rental Cars and were happy with the vehicle. However collection and drop off at the airport is a nightmare as there is not enough space to drive in and out.
Impressed with: Scenery, lovely coastal drives, cleanliness of the sea and the air, reasonable eating out.
Not impressed with: Hilliness everywhere! People generally weren't the most friendly we have encountered but we did come across some very nice ones.
Recommend: Scala Pizzeria near Tommy’s Supermarket, which was also good. Visit to Dubrovnik Old Town and wall walk is a must. Lots of restaurants and bars there too.
Favourite villa moment: Sunset over the sea viewed from one of the pleasant bars along Lapad Beach.
Stayed September 2013
Impressed with: Relaxed, nice people. Good value for money and lovely water to swim in.
Not impressed with: Dubrovnik is a bit overrated. Lovely history but too many people from the cruise ships and day trips.
Recommend: We visited the island of Lokrum from Dubrovnik harbour for the day. It’s a 10 minute boat ride and has an inland lake for swimming which was lovely.
Favourite villa moment: We loved having the aircon and wifi to come back to after a hot day at the beach, and that we didn't have to pay extra for it.
Stayed July 2013
Beautiful villa and exactly as advertised.It was nice to have everything as advertised. I found the information provided on the website and by email prior to the trip was great. Very private - comfortable beds. Beautiful beaches and scenery. Amazing history - Dubrovnik was amazing. Felt very safe and at ease - no trouble being understood; a majority of people spoke some English. We arranged a car hire and insurance through the website also - it was also very well-organized and we were able to pick up the car with no problems. It served our needs very well and we were able to easily do several day trips to Split and Montenegro from Dubrovnik.
Stayed September 2009
Caretaker was excellent.
Impressed with: Scenery, sea, people, food
Stayed August 2017
Although the property was in a central location, we were reassured by the fact that there was a sign saying city rules prohibit noise between certain hours during the day and after 11pm. However this was not observed by the man who lives opposite the bedrooms as he was making lots of noise, talking loudly until 2-3 in the morning. This was a problem for one of our guests as she could not sleep and had to go and sleep on the sofa upstairs. Everything else about the property was perfect but we would not stay again as this spoiled our experience. Also the property would benefit from a sign outside or amendments to the directions to say that the entrance is through a shop. We spent a good 15 minutes going up and down the stairs trying to look for the entrance, even asking the owner of the shop who said they did not know where it was. This wasn't a big problem as the owner of the property was very helpful and apologetic but would just be helpful for people in the future to know the entrance is through a shop.
Caretaker was she was very helpful and friendly - she was full of enthusiasm for Dubrovnik and gave us plenty of recommendations for places to eat and drink.
Your agent was very helpful throughout and she was very quick at replying to my emails and keeping me up to date. The taxi service which was recommended was well priced and punctual.
Impressed with: Beautiful country, incredible scenery, a welcoming place. Have decided to get married here in 2016 :-)Not impressed with: Some of the restaurants are very expensive for mediocre food - this is because Dubrovnik is a touristy place hence they cater for people who will only visit once, they are not looking for repeat custom.
Everything we needed was provided. The patio chairs aren't very comfortable and the view is so nice we would have stayed up there much longer. Caretaker was wonderful and very friendly. The walk through was informative.
Impressed with: I thought the landscape was amazing
Not impressed with: I enjoyed everything.
Recommend: I enjoyed walking on the wall and the little bar out on the cliffs was amazing.
Favourite villa moment: Sitting on the patio and drinking wine.
Stayed May 2013
The property was great. The description of the stairs to the private beach is a little misleading, as they lead to a rocky cove which you have to take care about accessing. However, it was nice to be able to get down and watch the waves breaking onto the shoreline.
The caretaker was very helpful. In addition to his visits to check that we were OK, he sent a few texts suggesting events that we might like to go to.
Generally my experience of dealing with Croatian Villas is very positive and would be my first choice when next arranging a holiday to Croatia.
Impressed with: The spectacular coastline.
Not impressed with: Unfortunately, our hire car (plus a few other local ones) was vandalized overnight, resulting in a damage charge from the car hire company.
Recommend: There are many good restaurants in the Old Town of Dubrovnik. However, we particularly liked the restaurant Leut in Cavtat.
Favourite villa moment: Waking up in the morning to check out which luxury yacht had arrived outside the villa overnight
Stayed June 2015
The opportunity to order welcome packs in advance, i.e. food and drink items, would have been helpful particularly given that we were arriving on a Sunday. There was also no folder of information relating to the villa and surrounding area and amenities which would also have been useful, as would a guest comments book.
Access to the beach directly from the villa, as advertised, was no longer available, apparently for safety reasons. As this had apparently been the case for some time, the villa description should be altered accordingly. There were only three sunbeds available, but there were four of us. On talking to the caretaker it seems that the fourth was broken last year but has not been replaced. Given that the €300 deposit presumably covered the original damage, we think a replacement should have been provided. Several lightbulbs did not work and had obviously not been checked. On mentioning this to the caretaker no replacements were offered.
Caretaker was available when needed and was very pleasant and provided information on the local area when requested. However, he didn't seem very hands-on when it came to resolving any minor issues such as missing lighbulbs as mentioned above. This is a minor criticism though and overall he was a very nice guy.
Favourite villa moment: Sitting on our high vantage point on the terrace watching all the activity on the sea with the picturesque view of Dubrovnik Old Town in the background.
Villa Comments: Welcome pack is not included. Just to be brief there are over 100 light bulbs in the house when you take the garden, terraces and the house itself into consideration. They get replaced all the time. In 15 years of renting the house nobody ever complained about the light bulbs. Regarding the sun-beds, I don't remember any sub-ben being broken last year and us charging £300 from the deposit. Once again never had a complaint regarding the number of sun-beds but will keep an eye. There is huge amount of other furniture of one kind or another on the terrace.
Regarding the beach, if we think the beach is too dangerous we will not permit guests to have access to it from the villa. Rock fall from previous bad weather will result in us closing the beach access. However, this year we have found that guests have had difficulty down on the beach as it is not very big and if they have drunk too much they find it hard to come back up the steps, there are a lot of steps back up to the villa. We will take the decision to close the beach access for future guests from a health and safety perspective. There are other public beaches around which guests can use.
Stayed July 2013
Impressed with: It is a very nice country and very clean. The people are very helpful.
Favourite villa moment: This villa in Dubrovnik I booked by you is my favourite villa moment.
Stayed May 2013
The villa was amazing and just like the pictures. It was in a beautiful location and was well equipped with all kitchen utensils. It was spacious and only a short taxi ride to the old town. We would definitely recommend a stay here - you will not be disappointed.
The owners were great and were very helpful. They helped us with our luggage and were contactable if we had any questions. They were very friendly and we had a dinner cooked by them which was amazing. They were also very flexible regarding our check in time and let us check in early and check out later. Thank you!
One thing to mention is that it is better to contact the owner directly rather through Croatian villas if you want a flexible check in time. We did not find Croatian villas useful or helpful in this respect.
Impressed with: The beautiful scenery
Recommend:The old town is a short taxi ride away. A walk to Lapad beach area is also very nice.
Croatian Villas comment about check in time: The check in time can only be varied by the property manager. Any variation to check in / check out time will depend on previous guests check out time / next guests check in time. So e.g 2 weeks before you arrive, the villa may show unoccupied the day before your arrival, however a last minute booking could come in which could occupy the day before your arrival. This is the reason Croatian Villas can only recommend you contact the property directly the day before or on the day of your arrival to request an earlier check in. Same situation applies to check out time.
Stayed May 2013
While the house was nice, we hired the villa because of the private heated pool advertised on your website. When we got there, the pool was not heated, but worse, it was filled with muddy water, was absolutely filthy. The owners were also very unfriendly and the villa was furnished with a meager supply of dishes and glassware. The pots and pans were also too small for a villa advertised to sleep 8-10.
Stayed April 2012
Villa Comment: When you arrived there had been terrible weather/storms and even floods in Dubrovnik, most unseasonal, which had caused havoc with the pool. The owners offered you immediately a 20% discount because of this and this was something you accepted. Amount of dishes and glassware is sufficient for up to 12 persons.
On the same day it was realised that more people were going to stay at the house (11/12 in total) than the official capacity (10). In view of this the owners offered you the following choice:
1. Additional unregistered guests must leave the Villa
2. The additional guests could stay at the Villa at the original price so without the 20% discount.
Option 2 was accepted.
The villa is lovely and very well priced. It is conveniently located between Lapad and the Old Town so you are very central, whilst also being in a peaceful place. The pool is a very generous size with a lovely garden and bbq for relaxing time with the family. We got married whilst in Dubrovnik and we had some beautiful photos taken in the garden on the morning of the wedding. There were 10 adults staying at the villa and we all fitted in perfectly. We were very happy with our choice! The management gave us everything we needed and then gave us the space to enjoy our holiday.
We booked our villa and other family members accommodation through Croatian Villas and we found the service to be very good and helpful.
Impressed with: Beautiful scenery, beautiful weather, friendly people, plenty to do, see and eat!
Recommend: Everything... sooo many great restaurants in the old town and some hidden gems in Lapad too. definitely take a visit to kolocep island and visit the villa ruza restaurant. Definitely do the walk around the old town walls, because you get the best views this way!
Favourite villa moment: Having a bbq by the pool and having my photos taken with my bridemaids and family in the garden on the morning of our wedding.
Stayed July 2012
Staff very helpful. Air conditioning problems in 2 of the rooms.
Impressed with: Sites
Not impressed with: Too crowded in Dubrovnik Old Town.
Recommend: Dubrovnik Restaurant very friendly.
Favourite villa moment: Chilling
Stayed June 2012
Excellent. Property manager was very helpful and gave us lots of useful information when we arrived that we used throughout our stay. Dubrovnik old town was an excellent city to visit.
Stayed September 2011
Our group had a wonderful visit to Dubrovnik. The villa was in a fantastic location in walking distance from the town. Lovely outside area, overhanging vines and beautiful pool area. Fantastic for families or larger groups. The owner of the property was very helpful.
Impressed with: Beautiful countryside, lots of villages close by and plenty of restaurants to choose from. Croatia very friendly
Recommend: Too many to recommend however lunch or dinner at Panorama restaurant gives you amazing views over the city and even though we went at lunch time there was a lovely breeze at the top.
We also had a lovely dinner at Orsan in the marina.
Favourite villa moment: Dinners cooked on the outside BBQ overlooking the pool .... many a time was spent relaxing in the late afternoons after mornings sightseeing in the town
Stayed July 2017
We stayed at this villa in Dubrovnik. Our experience exceeded what we imagined. The house, the service from arrival till departure was excellent! Very helpful, service minded. Cheaper for our group than hotel, more fun!
We order transport to the airport and that service worked out good!
Impressed with: The beautiful surroundings
Recommend: Sesame Tavern Poklisar Renting moped & Jet Ski
Stayed June 2016
The house and the location were fine. Excellent. Some traffic noise, but again very close to the city, so we anticipated that. The owner where very helpful and nice
Impressed with: A lot
Not impressed with: Not so much
Favourite villa moment: Fantastic pool area for the kids (and the rest of us). Beautiful lighting in the evening. The day we had on the beach were wonderful. The walls were marvelous. We ate lunch a different restaurants with the whole family. Do not remember names, it was all very nice.
Stayed September 2015
Thanks for everything we are just back and had a fabulous holiday. Your company made it all very easy and stress free, and the apartment was perfect, so close to everything and gorgeous location. The family themselves were brilliant, couldn't have been more helpful. We will have no hesitation recommending your company and the apartment itself.
Stayed August 2015
The owners were outstandingly obliging and could not have been more helpful.
Impressed with: The scenery, friendliness of the locals, value for money
Stayed August/September 2012