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Villa in Gruda near Cavtat & Dubrovnik - Large Swimming pool (10m x 4m x 1.6m)

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Nov-2016
3 Rooms, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet, Large Swimming pool (10m x 4m x 1.6m)

The villa is located in Croatia's southernmost valley Konavle on the edge of the village Gruda. Every bit of this stunning 175 square meter, 3 bedroom villa exudes luxury and comfort. Completed in 2011, it exhibits a modern look that breaks away from the traditional stone-facades and tiled roof style that is typical of the region. The theme is applied throughout the villa, the brainchild of a talented Italian trained interior designer from northern Croatia, resulting in a sleek, sophisticated decor that highest quality furnishings imported directly from Italy.

The ground floor features s sun-drenched living room with over-sized couch and flat-screen TV; a well-equipped open full kitchen, a formal dining room, a half bathroom (toilet only), and a laundry room. Ascend the marble staircase to find a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower stall; a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, and a twin bedroom with a hallway bathroom with shower. All of the bedrooms overlook the pool area (master bedroom has balcony) and are bright and airy owing to their generous size, high ceilings, and eastern exposure. The designer's bold use color-ranging from calm salamon to sky blue to electric lime green-adds a touch to playfulness to the otherwise elegant and posh decor.

The exterior of the villa is just as luxurious as the interior. The large (10m x 4m x 1.6m) swimming pool is outlined by a teak sundeck with chic chaise lounges (6) and sun umbrellas. From here guests will be treated to sweeping views of the beautiful Konavle countryside. To the side of the house there is a terrace with dining table and traditional stone barbecue (made, incidentally, from the remnants of the centuries old stone house that originally stood on the site). The surroundings are very quiet and secluded, offering guests a peaceful and private retreat for their holiday.

Amenities include air conditioning and floor heating in every room, satellite TV, wireless internet, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, washing machine, iron/ironing board, and baby cot on request.

Despite the quiet location, there are many things to do nearby. There is a picturesque swimming cove (i.e., swimming off the rocks) approximately 5-7 minutes away by car. More family-friendly beaches, along with numerous restaurants, cafes, bakeries, tour boats, etc. can be found in the waterfront villages of Cavtat and Molunat, 15 minutes and 5 minutes away by car, respectively. The historical Old Town of Dubrovnik is just 30 km away (about 35 minutes by car). Nature enthusiasts may want to do some horseback riding or hike through the picturesque Prevlaka Park, both just 10 minutes away by car. And finally, some of the best traditional restaurants (Koraceva Kuca) serving meat (under the iron bell) are located nearby in the Konavle.

Changeover day: The July - August Saturday to Saturday and other months as requested. The 3:00 pm check-in and a 10:00 am check-out are customary. These times may be flexible, especially if there are no guests staying before or arriving after your stay.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the price; they are changed once a week if the property is rented for more than one week. Cleaning is also once a week.

The Pool Towels are not provided.

Booking notes: You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 20 % at the time of booking in order to confirm your reservation. Unless otherwise noted, the balance is payable directly to the property owner in cash (Euro) upon arrival. If you do not feel comfortable travelling with a large amount of cash, it possible to pay the remaining balance via bank transfer prior your arrival, but this must be noted 15 days in advance. Cancellation of the reservation prior to arrival will result in lost of deposit.

Note: A security/breakage deposit of 200 EUR is required in cash upon arrival. A signed and stamped receipt will be issued and the deposit will be returned at check-out if no major damage is discovered following an inspection of the property.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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London, UK
5

Fantastic villa in the country

  • 5 of 5

Do read the description and all the other reviews, as they pretty much say it all - the description and photos of the villa are very accurate. What perhaps doesn't come across is just how nice the bathrooms are, and how great the large open grass area is for children to play. The wifi works very well and is fast (15 Mbps) which is great if your kids (or you!) want to stream video from the internet. As other reviewers have said the owner’s brother Miho is available to help with any arrangements or issues, and the restaurant he runs in Gruda (Koraceva Kuca) is lovely.

The one tip we’d like to share with everyone is the Konzum hypermarket in the Sub City mall in Srebreno, 20km west of Mlini towards Dubrovnik. This is by a long stretch the best supermarket we found in our 2 week stay (and jokingly called it the Waitrose of Croatia). The other smaller Tommy / Pemo / Konzum supermarkets are fine for basics, but if you’re doing a lot of cooking at home we think you’d appreciate this hypermarket.

All in all this was a lovely villa in a more peaceful country setting, with beautiful views up the Konavle valley. We would very happily stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Surrey
5

A lovely villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa with all the mod cons and spotlessly clean. Great air conditioning and wifi was really appreciated! The views across the valley was wonderful as was the pool. In a quieter location, but not far at all from all the places of interest. Would suggest a trip to the castle up on the hill a few miles away. Be sure to stop at Duro's refreshment stall at the base of the castle (he'll wave to you as you drive to the castle)! Ice lollies, cool water and free homemade liquour (also for sale on his little stall) was a great treat while invited to sit and chat with him and his wife. Also a MUST is to visit the family restaurant a couple of minutes from the villa for dinner. The brother, Mikov, does most of the cooking and the food and setting outside is fantastic. He and the staff were very friendly and he came over to talk to us (plus a couple of free drinks)! The ingredients are top quality and the cost is shockingly inexpensive. We were more than happy to leave a generous tip. Definitely go. We went more than once. Another restaurant is about a mile further down the valley with water wheels and is most refreshingly cool sitting beside the wide stream that feeds the mill. Try the lamb or veal slow cooked under a bell, then stroll along and see how its been cooked under the ash embers. A most interesting place! One other tip: most swimming places are gravelly or rocky so make sure you buy swimming shoes at a tourist shop. Overall, a wonderful week. We didn't want to leave, and only got back this afternoon! Whether you are a family or just a couple of workaholics like us in need of a relaxing break, we would highly recommend staying at this villa!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 2 adults and 3 young adults who rented this villa in July.

We had a wonderful time in this very spacious and amazing villa.

Gruda is quiet place to rest after a hectic day visiting Dubrovnik or other splendid towns. Superb pool which we enjoyed every day in this hot season.

I highly recommend this location.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect accommodation for enjoyable holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 families with small children and we definitely enjoyed our stay in this Property. The Property itself was rather new and very well maintained, everything worked really well (including WIFI) and all the needed gadgets are found. The location itself is a bit further away (only 10 min drive from airport) close to the village Gruda, so for flexible movements you might want to consider hiring a car. At least with small children this was found really good solution to take this property and then hire 2 cars. The pool outside was perfect and the property is located in a nice and quiet corner where you can truly enjoy your Croatian quality time in peace, also outside. Dragica and everyone else were really helpful to answer all of our requests very promptly, making sure we could enjoy our holiday in the best possible manner. The restaurant Kuca close by is definitely worth trying: very good food and outstanding service in unique atmosphere. We would definitely recommend to stay in this place! Thanks again for making our holiday perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A Gem in a Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a wonderful stay in this beautiful, spacious villa. The owners are so hospitable and the villa is of a very high standard, clean and extremely well equipped .... everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing stay. We enjoyed relaxing by the pool and soaking up the mountain views, travelling around the area (including Montenegro and Bosnia) and exploring the local villages. Cavtat is a charming resort where you can see some pretty impressive yachts and from there we took a boat trip to Dubrovnik old town - an absolute gem to explore. This wasn't a "beach" holiday - although the coastline is very dramatic. As we like the water, we were glad to have the pool but you definitely need a hire car so that you can get out and about and explore this lovely Country. The owner's brother, Mikhov runs a restaurant nearby, where we had the most wonderful meal in a beautiful setting. He also maintains the pool during the week and is available for any queries or problems. He gave us some good advice about where to cross the border to Montenegro to avoid the queues! We really did not want to leave at the end of our week. A wonderful villa, setting and very hospitable owners.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic holiday villa in perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of six and this villa was perfect in every way. Close to local shops and restaurants, close to airport and Cavtat for boat trips, easy 30-40 mins drive to Dubrovnik but also to Herceg Novi and Kotor in Montenegro. Three bathrooms with showers was perfect for three couples, plenty of room to relax both inside and outside. Great pool and fantastic views over Konavle valley but also quiet and secluded location and garden. Big stone built barbecue and garden chairs, table and relaxers around the pool was ideal. Everything was modern, clean and worked. Owners extremely helpful and villa was clean and well prepared. Particularly liked the restaurant Konoba Koraceva Kuca in the village. In short a perfect location! Thanks Dragica!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dubrovnik at 10 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Dubrovnik at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 800 Metres Nearest Beach : Cavtat at 14 Kilometres Car: recommended

Despite the quiet location, there are many things to do or to find nearby. The villa is located on the walking distance to the Gruda village where it is possible to find pizzeria, caffes, bakeries, supermarket (walking distance 300 metres), bank, post office, medical service or rent a bike by www.agroturizam-konavle.hr with over 100 kilometers of marked bike trials.

Konoba Koraceva Kuca koraceva.kuca@gmail.com is small traditional restaurant which resting on old farm in Gruda village , the restaurant is on walk distance from the villa (800 meters) and it serving delicious bites which are prepared from a completely organic and homemade ingredients grown in fields of Konavle valley. Besides the great meat dishes which restaurant offers, your senses will be suprised with genuine taste of vegetarian conbinations and unique deserts. It’s an exceptional Family-run restaurant owned by the same family as well as villa.

There is a picturesque swimming cove (i.e., swimming off the rocks) approximately 5-7 minutes away by car (follow sign for Radovcici and Popovici village).

Horse Back Riding at Kojan Koral www.kojankoral.hr is at Radovcici village, 10 minutes away by car.

Adrenalin Park Sveta Ana adrenalin-park-dubrovnik.com is located in small village Poljice, 10 minutes away by car. There is a pizzeria close to the Adrenalin park.

Soko Grad is an ancent fortres which is must to see place and it is 10 minutes away by car in Dubravka village.

Restaurant Konavoski Dvori (www.esculaprestaurants.com) is a big traditional restaurant located in the lush greenery of the centuries old trees and on the banks of a clean river in the Ljuta village, 10 minutes away by car. The restaurant resting on the an ancent mill by the rumbling river which offers tranquil ambience.

Cilipi a small inland ancent village (5 minutes away by car) which have folklor performance www.cilipifolklor.hr which takes place on every Sunday on 11:15 a.m., right after the holy mass. Already from 9 a.m. owards, you can take the look at the exhibited traditional handicrafts or visit the museum.

Molunat a small sea waterfront village with family-friendly beaches, 15 minutes away by car.

Cavtat a small sea waterfront ancent town with family-friendly beaches, along with numerous restaurants, caffes, tour boats, etc. , 15 minutes away by car. It is possible to take tour boat and visit Dubrovnik as well.

Dubrovnik an historical Old Town is 30 km away (about 35 minutes by car).

Monte Negro border is 5 minutes away by car, which is perfect if you wish to make half or full day excursion to Boka Kotorska to see historical ancent towns Perast and Kotor.

For all aditional informations please visit Dubrovnik Turist Board web page www.tzdubrovnik.hr or Konavle Turist Board web page visit.cavtat-konavle.com.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rate 20
15 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£380
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£127
 
 
Rate 1
1 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£431
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£144
 
 
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15 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£456
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£152
 
 
Rate 3
20 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£507
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£169
 
 
Rate 4
17 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,479
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£211
 
 
Rate 5
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,597
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£228
 
 
Rate 6
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,189
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£313
 
 
Rate 7
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,597
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Rate 8
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£507
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£169
 
 
Rate 9
30 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£456
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£152
 
 
Rate 10
15 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£431
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£144
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£431
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From
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£393
£3,929
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £169

Booking Notes:
You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 20 % at the time of booking in order to confirm your reservation. Unless otherwise noted, the balance is payable directly to the property owner in cash (Euro) upon arrival. If you do not feel comfortable travelling with a large amount of cash, it possible to pay the remaining balance via bank transfer prior your arrival, but this must be noted 15 days in advance. Cancellation of the reservation prior to arrival will result in lost of deposit.

Changeover Day:
The July - August Saturday to Saturday and other months as requested.
The 3:00 pm check-in and a 10:00 am check-out are customary. These times may be flexible, especially if there are no guests staying before or arriving after your stay.

Notes on prices:
A security/breakage deposit of 200 EUR is required in cash upon arrival. A signed and stamped receipt will be issued and the deposit will be returned at check-out if no major damage is discovered following an inspection of the property.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the price; they are changed once a week if the property is rented for more than one week. Cleaning is also once a week. The pool towels are not provided.

You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 20 % at the time of booking in order to confirm your reservation. Unless otherwise noted, the balance is payable directly to the property owner in cash (Euro) upon arrival. It possible to pay the remaining balance via bank transfer prior your arrival, but this must be noted 15 days in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Family

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 175 m²

Bathrooms

  • Toilet - ground floor - Toilet
  • Master bedroom bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi, Bidet
  • Bedroom 2 bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom containing en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 1 double bedroom containing en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 twin bedroom containing a hallway bathroom. It is possible to add air mattress in ground floor as extra bed for two

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The villa is located 10 kilometers from airport. Utility Room: Separate utility/laundry room equipped with washing machine, iron/ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the price; they are changed once a week if the property is rented for more than one week. Cleaning is also once a week. POOL towels are not included in the price. Other: Amenities include air conditioning and floor heating in every room, Satellite TV and Wireless Internet (included in the price).

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