Apartments and Villas near Zaton in Dubrovnik, Croatia
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
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
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
This was our first visit to Croatia, the villa we rented was totally as described, extremely clean and ready for us when we arrived. The owner was happy to allow us to enter the property a little earlier as we had two young children with us. He could not have been more helpful throughout our stay and even helped us with restaurant recommendations and bookings also giving advice on places to visit. The location of the villa was perfect, set just outside a small village overlooking a small group of vineyards, away from the crowds but close enough to the beach to get our seaside fix just 5 minutes away! The only concern with this villa concerned the number of stairs both leading up to the villa and from the villa down to the pool and poolside area as we had two young children aged 3 and 5 travelling with us. But provide that care was taken this did not prove to be a problem.
Impressed with: The lack of tourists, value for money, quality of the food, friendliness of the locals.
Recommend: Visit Ston and walk the wall, also the wall around Dubrovnik is definitely worth a walk round, the views across the city are spectacular. Travel the cable car to the restaurant Panorama, great views, food disappointing. The island of Lopud is definitely worth a visit, book lunch at Obala, fantastic. Another restaurant we would recomend is Kasar at Zaton Veliki, lovely fish, but meat also. Lastly the gardens at Trsteno.
Favourite villa moment: All of it!
Stayed August 2014