Apartments and Villas near Dubrovnik Old Town, Croatia
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
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
Caretaker was excellent.
Impressed with: Scenery, sea, people, food
Stayed August 2017
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
Both properties were great, thank you very much for help in choosing them. We had a really wonderful holiday.
Stayed August 2009
Owner is brilliant. She's a family friend now!
Impressed with: People
Not impressed with: Too busy now!
Recommend: Kapun for food Day boat trips to Lokrum, Lopud and Cavtat
Favourite villa moment: Terrace views all day
Stayed July 2016
Owner was fantastic. Maybe it should be mentioned that the shower cubicle is up a step which makes it a little difficult to get into.
Impressed with: Reasonable prices the quality of the food in the restaurants and how beautiful it is.
Not impressed with: Some staff in shops appear a little surly/ serious
Recommend: The horizont restaurant just outside the town near the accommodation was excellent
Favourite villa moment: Sitting on the balcony each morning in the Sun with a coffee
Stayed September 2015
Excellent. Keep up the good work!
Impressed with: People, food, value, scenery
Not impressed with: Lack of sandy beaches
Recommend: Kopun is a superb restaurant and the cable car trip is great fun. The basic restaurnat juts along the road is also great value/good food
Favourite villa moment: Breakfast on the terrace
Stayed June 2015