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Peaceful Villa, 1 Minute Walk To The Beach



Updated: 23-Sep-2016
Apartment in Cavtat, Dalmatian Coast, Croatia

Villa Dora Is Located In Old Town Of Cavtat, On The Rat Peninsula Overgrown By Mediterranean Vegetation, Just A Minute From The Beach.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I love this place, it's my home town and i'm willing to shere it with other people. I'm tourist guide for Dubrovnik county and looking forward to give necesary information for our guests.

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Speaks English, Italian

8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful town and great villa

  • 5 of 5

Cavtat is very pretty. Not spoilt by noisy bars or gaudy lights and incredibly clean.

Yachts along the waterfront are right at the restaurants which is lovely so no matter where you eat , you have a great view and can people watch.

The villa is not far from the waterfront but enough to be peaceful and relaxing. The outside facilities are great if you want to take advantage of the weather and eat alfresco, we did this on numerous occasions and loved the tranquility.

The villa is well equipped with everything you could need for a stay. Marina was a great host and gave us lots of local knowledge so we could make the most of the area. Wifi could be better as you can only get it in some parts if the villa but it did not stop our enjoyment of the accommodation.

I would definitely come back to Cavtat. It is so picturesque , you can do lots of lovely walks, can get to Dubrovnik easily and are 45 mins from Montenegro. If you want to relax but still be close enough to sightseeing then this is your place. You will not be disappointed.

If there was 4 of us again , I would stay in the same villa. Thank you Marina.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Luisa and Paul, Thank you very much for lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and the pleasure was mine to have you at my property. It is so satisfying when you see that your hosts know how to enjoy themselves. I would love to see you again! Best wishes to all of you, Kind regards, Marina
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Large, clean, airy apartment by the beach

  • 5 of 5

The apartment and the owner are both wonderful. We travelled with children 5 and 4 yrs who loved it. Indoors the apartment is clean and airy with great air conditioning and 2 ensuites and a further cloakroom with washing machine etc. the kitchen is large and open plan with a dishwasher. The outdoor spaces are great and the kids loved playing with the tortoises. Everything is within a few minutes walk- it was so easy we ate out every night and visited 2 different beaches a day ( before and after our siestas!). The sea is clear and calm and so safe for kids and plenty of crabs and fishes to be caught (bring some swim shoes). Cavtat is a beautiful place with everything you need, the harbour is very pretty and plenty of scope for excursions if you want to explore (we were very happy to stay put) you don't need a car and marina kindly collected us from the airport. Great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Joanna, for lovely words. I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday. I invite you to come back. You will be welcome any time. Best wishes to all of you, Marina
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A slice of paradise

  • 4 of 5

I've stayed in Cavtat before but this time I wanted my parents to experience the finest small harbour in Croatia (in my humble opinion).Marinas villa and family only added to the whole experience. Marina picked us up from the airport and on the way into Cavtat pointed out landmarks and restaurants and places to visit.The villa was a little haven of tranquillity with lovely gardens and our own collection of wild tortoises and Marinas cats.Sea views and minutes away from the bars and restaurants and beaches.Tried to book again for September but booked up.We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Paul for lovely words! Looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes to all of you, Marina
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Beautiful Villa

  • 5 of 5

Phenomenal! Cavtat is such a fantastic buzzing place and located perfectly for visiting wonderful Dubrovnik and beautiful islands like Lokrum (wow factors for the restaurant in the centre and dead pool!) and Lopud (what a stunning beach!). We spent a week at the gorgeous Villa Dora which is hard to believe is only an easy 5 minute walk into the centre of Cavtat because it's set in the most beautiful and peaceful location (sea and woodland views from the terrace). The villa is immaculately presented by owner Marina who went above and beyond to ensure we had a fantastic stay. Marina even collected myself, my wife and our 4 year old son at the airport and then gave us some fantastic recommendations for places to visit. We loved our holiday and highly recommend this villa! Thanks so much Marina for a phenomenal holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Martin, Sinead and Ruari, It was my pleasure to meet you and to have you at my home. Thank you for being my guest and for such a nice review. It would be nice to see you again. Best wishes to all of you, Marina
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Wonderful most amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful, immaculate, spacious apartment is in a stunning, peaceful and beautiful location. Your stay will be enhanced by Marina, the owner who was always lovely, incredibly helpful and simply delightful.

Waking up only to the sounds of birds, with a view over the beautiful bay was a delight. You can breakfast on the terrace at the front in the shade, or in the sun in the rear garden. Sharing your stay with the many birds, and turtles, surrounded by wonderful greenery and gardens.

The beach is only a short skip and a hop away, not crowded, with a restaurant for all your needs. A couple of minutes in the opposite direction takes you to the wonderful harbour of Cavtat, where you can take wonderful boat trips to the various Islands, or the beautiful Dubrovnik, or even other countries. You can eat at the various restaurants looking out over the harbour, watching the sun setting or the various yachts that moor there. Be sure to have an Ice cream or two (or several as I did), from a host of flavours.

The people are lovely, the food scrumptious. Cavtat for us was perfect, we loved its gentleness, it's peace, and the lack of cars!!!!

We had an idyllic holiday here, and cannot recommend it highly enough, the location is perfect, the apartment is stunning, and your host Marina is delightful. For sure we will be back.

If you've already booked to stay here - lucky you. If your considering it, then book it now, before someone beats you too it.

Marina, thank you for enabling us to have a wonderful amazing holiday. We most certainly will be back. I have already expressed my wish to stay for the whole of next summer, if only I can drum up enough friends and family to make it a possibility.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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One of the best holidays we have ever had

  • 5 of 5

Two things I would like to talk about : villa itself and its wonderful owners. When I was looking for our holiday destination I had a vague idea of what I wanted it to be. We wanted something in a small quite but pretty little town or village, with beautiful nature and nice beaches. We needed a big enough place for 5 people one of whom was a 10 months old. When I came across villa Dora, I knew this was it! It was everything that we wanted and more! Very comfortable home like feeling for two weeks only with beautiful sea at your doorstep! The host and the owner, Marina is a wonderful lady who was very helpful, she organised everything beautifully. If we ever needed anything she would be there to help us. And a bonus is that she is also a tour guide for the area so she gave us lots of tips of places to go. For the baby the house was perfect with cats and turtles and vast green area in front of the house. I would definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love this area because it is beautiful, peaceful and it is ease of access from the crowds

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : DUBROVNIK at 3 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 40 Metres Nearest Ferry : DUBROVNIK at 16 Kilometres Nearest Train : PLOČE at 100 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : PLOČE at 100 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 40 Metres Nearest Beach : KLJUČICE at 40 Metres Car: not necessary


40m from the pebble beach with beach restaurant, beds and umbrellas


3 km from Dubrovnik airport


18 km from Dubrovnik

Further Details:

local shops, restaurants, supermarkets, banks are within 50-100m


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 6
1 Nov 2016 - 1 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
15% deposit required, rest upon arrival

Changeover Day:
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

something that similar properties might not offer: being just 1 min walk from the centre and in quiet area of Mediterranean forest

Property Type

  • apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 130 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • En-suite Bathroom To Bedroom 1 With Bath, Wc, Bidet en-suite Bathroom To Bedroom 2 With Bath-shower, Wc, Bidet separate Wc With washing mashine


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with double bed


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: Include gardens, patios, barbecue, outdoor furniture Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels And Linen Are Included, Once A Week Is Cleaned, Towels Are Changed Twice A Week, Linen Once A Week Other: Dinning Room With Table And Chairs, One Extra Bed

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