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
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
We booked through Croatian Villas part of Authentic Villa Holidays as it was the only place that I could find a villa to sleep 21 people for a reasonable price! We felt so looked after, Ivana made sure that we had everything that we needed.
When emailing Sarah she facilitated taxis too and from the airport for all 21 guests who were arriving at different times throughout the weekend. Ivana turned up at the villa on the Sunday to accommodate us leaving early and getting our deposit back. We couldn’t have asked for better service. Sarah recommended a caterer for the Saturday evening who was also fantastic.
Lovely choice of properties We had the most amazing time - thank you so much for accommodating us. It made for a fantastic hen weekend for my Sister in law to be
Impressed with: The coast line is stunning. Everything is so reasonably priced. The people are lovely.
Not impressed with: Nothing
Recommend: I would recommend Copa in Zotan for dinner. We went to Revelin in Dubrovnik for a night out - I would recommend that for younger groups looking for a club. I would also recommend the buza Bar for sunset and drinks
Favourite villa moment: Saturday night with the caterer and his chef - it was fantastic!
Stayed May 2018
The caretakers were very responsive.
I believe the description should have included that the house is on a hill and does require some physical ability to get to and from the small Zaton village. If you had a physical issue it would be a problem for any guest, as it was for one of our family members.
The lower two bedrooms cannot be accessed from the house. You must walk outside and upstairs to join the main part of the home. These family members felt a little removed from the rest of the guests.
Impressed with: It is clean, very clean and the landscape is breathtaking
Recommend: Zaton Water Sports assisted us with all of our activities. They coordinated an evening sunset boat trip to Dubrovnik, a full day private boat tour and coordinated all our other transportation needs. They were very helpful.
Favourite villa moment: The chef at The Capo Restaurant came to the villa and prepared a beautiful cooked breakfast on the large outdoor patio.
Stayed July/August 2017
Excellent service from owner.
Impressed with: Scenery
Recommend: Kasar in Zaton Botanical gardens in Trstenor Boat cruise around the islands Nautical and Villa Dubrovnik in Dubrovnik
Favourite villa moment: All of it!
Stayed July 2015