Apartments and Villas near Konavle in Dubrovnik, Croatia
I drew up a short list of several villas in the Dubrovnik area and discussed these with Croatian Villas. They had visited all the villas and could therefore give advice and guidance. Very happy with the villa and location. It had everything we needed. The church bells are a good alarm clock in the morning.
The owner was very helpful. They left beer, wine cold meats and cheese for us when we arrived. They also brought us homemade wine and a local dish prepared by owner’s Mother which was delicious. He kept in touch by text to ensure our holiday was running to plan with no problems.
Impressed with: Friendly people and very good value for money.
Not impressed with: Many cruise ships arrive daily in Dubrovnik and the town becomes very crowded. We were told the best time to visit is late afternoon when the visitors have all returned to the ships.
Recommend: Cavtat is not far away and is a lovely resort. Many of the boat trips start from here and the best way to Dubrovnik is by ferry from Cavtat. There are also many excellent restaurants here our favorite was the Dalmatian. Montenegro is very close and we booked an excellent day trip by minibus with a very knowledgeable guide.
Favourite villa moment: The two week holiday is one to be remembered and sitting by the pool with a glass of cold beer.
Stayed May 2016
Pictures don't do villa justice...It has everything u could want. Peaceful just perfect. You could send me back for week or two.
Impressed with: Croatia is a beautiful country..people are helpful
Not impressed with: The price difference between restaurants aimed at tourists and regular cafe. restaurants and shops quality in local restaurant of a much higher standard
Recommend: Koracevo kuca and café bars in gruda where nice friendly staff in all shops
Favourite villa moment: Swimming in pool with the smell of bbq cooking dinner outside it was all excellent
Stayed June 2015
Situation excellent. Huge amount of space in villa, v. clean, comfortable beds, lovely bathrooms, always enough hot water, well stocked kitchen. Outside space lovely with great pool, nice BBQ area, amazing view and lots of grass for kids to play on. Colour scheme, decor not to our taste but obviously does not matter for a holiday!
The villa could be marketed better. For example the handy proximity to Dubrovnik airport, the beautiful beach v locally, the ease of visiting Montenegro Dubrovnik.... The amazing view from the swimming pool etc
Impressed with: Scenery, cost, accessibility, history
Not impressed with: Couldn't get skimmed milk
Recommend:Koraceva Kuca Gruda 20215 - Local restaurant, walkable from villa was lovely.
Favourite villa moment: Huge water fight in the swimming pool and then all into the bath together - 4 adults and 2 kids!
Stayed May 2013
Really lovely place with all we could have wanted and helpful information from the owner. Also useful to be not too far from the airport and Cavtat and Dubrovnik.
The agent failed to turn up on the morning that we left, despite our having arranged to meet him there at 9.00. As he had not turned up by 9.30 we had to leave for the airport. I know unexpected things can happen but as he had my mobile number an apology might have been nice!
Impressed with: Everything - scenery, things to do, beaches, food, people...
Not impressed with: The only slight downside is that if you want to travel to other areas, it's difficult with no trains or motorway.
Recommend: Galicia restaurant in Cavtat is superb - great food and service, a lovely location overlooking the harbour and cheaper than eating out in Dubrovnik. We went there twice and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Villa comments: This is strange. I never promise to be at the check out at the villa. It is outside in the countryside and on changeover days sometimes I can't make it. I had to meet guests who were arriving at another house. I even met the guests the day before to bring their security deposit back because I knew I wouldn't be able to meet them for their check out.
I am sorry for the misunderstanding, I guess they were definitely expecting me to show up for the check out.
Stayed July 2013
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
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