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Villa by the Sea

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Last updated: 06/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The villa is located in Croatia's southernmost town, Cavtat, built on a pine-scented peninsula. The medieval town occupies one half the peninsula, the forest covers the other. The villa is on the edge of either. Over 400 year old, the villa has all modern conveniences, such as a state-of-the-art kitchen, while its old charm has been retained. The wine-cellar is stocked with good local wines, available to guests (who pay the caretaker afterwards). Cavtat features among the most beautiful towns in Croatia. Its boulevard overlooks a splendid bay, and is lined with restaurants, cafés, and super yachts. It boasts better beaches than Dubrovnik, which is within easy reach by boat or bus. Cavtat is an upmarket town in an upmarket region. Discos are banned in the old town, and the only buzz comes from the restaurant- and café-terraces on the palm-lined boulevard. Yet, even this buzz cannot be heard from the villa, which is built on the top of a small hill (40-odd steps).

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Property Type

  • Villa

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 baby crib

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  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and bathroom-en-suite. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds (that can be joined top form a double bed). Bedroom 4 with twin beds. It is possible to add a cot or air mattress in bedrooms 1, 2 and 3. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

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  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1, containing shower, sink and toilet. Bathroom on first floor landing, containing shower, sink and toilet. Bathroom on second floor landing, containing shower, sink and toilet. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Notes on accommodation: The entire villa, with the exception of the living and dining room, is air-conditioned. Outside: The 220 m2 walled terrace has several seating areas, laid out in such a way that both shade and sun can be found at almost any given time. The dining table, which easily seats 8, is close to the kitchen. There is also a barbecue that can be wheeled to any part of the terrace. Vegetation includes lemon, orange and tangerine trees, a bougainvillea, two oleanders and several pine trees. The terrace's perimeter is marked by palm trees. Care has been taken to install lighting that not only adds to the atmosphere, but also suffices for reading at night. The laundry can be hung out to dry on a separate part of the terrace, largely out of sight. Utility Room: The hoover is in the in-house utility room, the washing machine is located in a separate stone building that also contains the hot-water installation. 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. WiFi internet is also included in the price. Other: The wine-cellar is stocked with 100-odd bottles of Croatian wine, ranging from simple table wines to expensive reds from the Dingac region. They can be drunk by clients, who pay the caretaker afterwards....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Town

Dining

  • Child's Highchair

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    The living space (37 m2) breaks down in a dining dining area and a lounge. The dining areas contains a large dining table that easily seats 8 persons. The lounge has a 4-seater sofa and two chairs, as well as a large flat-screen television. ...moreless

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  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
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    Large (17 m2) kitchen, containing a cooker, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, blender and pizza-oven. Further, all imaginable utensils, cutlery, crockery, and pans. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event

Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay
€365 €365

Extra Nights: €365


Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
5 night min stay
€290 €290

Extra Nights: €290


Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
4 night min stay
€175 €175

Extra Nights: €175


Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2016
4 night min stay
€160 €160

Extra Nights: €160

Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (€) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.


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Location

Coast/Beach:

Three beaches are within a 5-minute walk, a fourth is at 10 minutes, a fifth at 15 minutes. All five beaches have deck-chairs, parasols and a café. One beach, at the far end of the peninsula, overlooks a small, shallow and secluded bay that is particularly safe for young children.

The sea around Cavtat is crystal clear as the town boasts a brand-new water purification plant, built into a mountain.

Further beaches, all almost private, are in the hinterland within 15 minutes by car.

Travel:

There is no need to rent a car, as all necessities (shops, restaurants, beaches) are within easy walking distance and Cavtat is moreover served by buses and boats. The airport is only 7 km away.

Yet, to explore the surroundings in depth a car is recommended. Cavtat is at one hour's drive from Peljesac, a beautiful 80 km long peninsula which is home to some of Croatia's best wines. It is even closer to the Bay of Kotor across the border into Montenegro.

Distances:

Distances:

Airport: 9 km.

Dubrovnik (medieval town): 16 km.

Trsteno (renaissance gardens): 23 km.

Peljesac (wine route): 76 km.

Korcula (medieval town): 126 km.

Konavle (Cavtat hinterland): 5 km.

Herceg Novi, Montenegro (medieval town): 27 km.

Kotor, Montenegro (medieval town): 57 km.

Trebinje, Bosnia (medieval town): 46 km.

Island of Lokrum: 25 minutes by boat from Cavtat.

Island of Lopud: 45 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik.

Island of Mljet: 90 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik.

Further Details:

The old town of Cavtat has a supermarket, a chemist's, bakery, a post office, a tourist office and scores of cafés and restaurants. As to the latter, the best by some way seems to be Leut, which is also among the most expensive ones.

Cavtat is great for swimming, scuba diving, jogging (around the peninsula), table tennis (at beach restaurant Rokotin), beach volleyball (hotel Croatia), and tennis (at various places). The Konavle hinterland has beautiful footpaths and small roads that would render any long-distance runner happy. Cycling routes are, sadly, still lacking.

Wine tasting used to be confined to the Peljesac peninsula, but the Konavle hinterland has also (re-)started to produce very decent wines. Bosnia, only half an hour away, boasts a wine route. Wines in this part of the world are of interest because producers have retained the varieties that have grown here for many centuries. Most of those, such as 'plavac mali', cannot be found anywhere else.

Lovers of history are well-served. Within easy driving distance many medieval towns can be found. To name a few: Korcula, Ston, Dubrovnik, Cavtat, Herceg Novi, Kotor, Budva and Trebinje.

The most beautiful islands are Mljet, Lokrum, Lopud and Korcula, all of which are a must. Off Cavtat lies tiny Mrkan, where some scenes of the HBO hit serial 'Game of Thrones' were filmed in 2012. For Lastovo, a still largely undiscovered paradise, an overnight stay is required.

Further afield, but within 5 hours, are the beautiful cities of Split (Croatia), Mostar (Bosnia) and Sarajevo (Bosnia), as well as Lake Skodra (Montenegro) on the Albanian border.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I am a Dutch teacher living in Paris but spending some of my free time in an even more beautiful place. One day in 2003 my husband called me from Cavtat, and said: 'I've found the perfect place. They don't need Brigitte Bardot here to turn this into another Saint-Tropez.' He was right. Cavtat is superb, a fact that is not lost on the owners of the super-yachts that nowadays line the boulevard. It is also much nicer than Saint-Tropez, as it has retained its charm. After we had left the Netherlands in 1990, we lived in many countries. Although I never grew tired of that lifestyle, I did want to drop an anchor somewhere - a home to return to from wherever we happened to live. Cavtat is the place were we invite family - I have three children - and friends to. No-one ever declines.

Why the Owner Chose Cavtat:
When we first moved in, in 2003, doors and windows were still missing. We felt a little awkward having to leave our valuables in the villa when going out. Looking back, we still laugh about such naivety - the crime rate in Cavtat is zero. Cavtat is very safe, impossibly beautiful, and hedonistically pleasant. It can be a little busy, but it is never crowded, especially not around our house (which on a hill-top at the edge of the old town). We like many places in the region, but this we never skip: dining in the village of Mali Ston, swimming in the lake on Lokrum Island, wine tasting in Peljesac. My husband also believes there is no better place for running than the Konavle hills, and no better place for a haircut than the hairdresser on the Cavtat boulevard (sea-view in the mirror).

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
We have invested substantial amounts of money in the villa, which is a 400-year old stone house, and I think this shows. I have tried to recreate an old world charm without overdoing it. Much of the furniture is imported from Transylvania, as we could not find what we wanted in Croatia. I feel very much at ease in the house, but in summer we only live outside. The terrace is five times the size of the living room, which in itself is not small. It is dominated by a huge bougainvillea, and has orange and lemon trees. Some people find the 40-odd steps to the house an inconvenience, but like many locals I have come to appreciate this built-in daily exercise. Think of it like this: Cavtat has - in relative terms - ten times more centenarians than my native Holland.


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€160 - €365 per night (EUR) View calendar: Updated 06/19/15
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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Villa
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/19/2015
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