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Outstanding family holiday
From the moment we arrived we were looked after. Nino met us at the airport and escorted us back to the villa, where we were greeted by a beautiful home made spread. The villa was beautiful and just like the photos.Later in the week the rest of our family arrived and when we arrived back at the villa there was a fantastic spread of food provided for them.
Nino took us on his boat and showed us the wonderful coastline where we swam and saw dolphins. he arranged for us to be taken to Dubrovnik by taxi and shown the beautiful views along the way. We were collected and brought back to the villa.
Nono took us to the view point in the hills where we watched the sun set amazing.
Daily we were brought fresh tomatoes,figs,onions and strawberries from his garden.
We loved to relax by the pool and watch his tortoises.At the end of the holiday we were given home made zucchini snacks to bring home.
The most wonderful holiday
Fantastic property !!
We have just returned from a weeks' stay at the Villa Antonija and can say that it was an absolutely wonderful experience. Owner Nino and his family are warm, kind and welcoming people. The villa itself is just beautiful and what you see on the website is exactly what you get when you are there. The area around the pool and patio is an oasis of wildlife with swallows, caterpillars, butterflies and the hosts' resident two tortoises !!. The pool is a good size with an inbuilt jacuzzi. The garden is beautiful with several fruit trees and lovely smelling jasmine. The villa is a home from home with towels, washing machine, iron and ironing board. We were four couples and each had a beautiful bedroom with their own bathroom. There were two kitchens and two living rooms, so plenty of space, although we spent most of our time outside on the patio area. This was everyone' first time to Croatia and we were all amazed at how beautiful a country it is. We did a day trip to Dubrovnik and hired a speedboat for 8 hours on our last day. This was amazing as we were able to island hop and see so much more of the area. We will definitely return to Croatia and would love to stay at Nino and Raphaelas' beautiful villa again. We cannot over emphasise how amazing it is!!
Perfect family holiday thanks to amazing hosts & villa
Nino’s villa was perfect in so many ways! We had a family group of 9 adults and all of us had enough space to ourselves and plenty of options, both indoor and outdoor, to socialise as a big group. The proximity of the villa to the airport, a local supermarket and a delicious restaurant were all perfect for our stay to mix eating out and at the villa. Uber was easy to order to travel out to Cavtat or Dubrovnik for us all and the villa is also just a couple of hours drive away from Montenegro and slightly longer to Bosnia - these both make great day trips. The setting of the villa in the local village was beautiful and everyone we met was always so polite. Nino generously provided us with fresh fruit and vegetables from his produce gardens on several occasions throughout the week. Nino and his lovely family were always there if we needed something but they also gave us a lot of freedom to enjoy our holiday. We had a mixture of ages from 30-65 years staying at the villa and each one of us were delighted with the facilities that were provided. The villa was beautiful but Nino’s hosting made the holiday even more special for us. Thank you so much for making our family holiday one we will never forget. If you get the chance to stay at Villa Antonija, don’t pass it up!
A magical stay at Villa Antonija
When I was researching to find a good place to stay in Croatia with my friends, there were many fine places we could have chosen, but what stood out about Villa Antonija were the glowing reviews. They were not exaggerated! .Nino and his wonderful family are exceptionally kind, considerate and caring. He goes the extra mile to make sure your Croatian holiday is everything you want it to be by smoothing out the uncertainties of how to get there, booking places, introducing you to other wonderful Croatians, recommending places to go to and helping to make it happen. This is not just hosting, this is Brautovic Family hosting and it’s a beautiful thing!
On arrival our early flights meant the Villa was still being readied from the previous occupants, so Nino arranged for his brother Julijana (hope I spelt that correctly?) to take us to see beautiful Cavtat and pick us up later to return to the impeccable terrace at the Villa to a welcome lunch of meats, cheese, pastries, cake and homemade liquors, as well as the opportunity to meet with his lovely wife Rafaela and delightful daughter Antonija. When later there proved to be a problem with the main TV, Nino sourced another, so the fans amongst us could watch the Eurovision Song Contest!.
The Villa itself contained everything we needed and was cleaned and maintained to a very high standard. We would have liked to use the outside facilities like the Terrace, pool and BBQ more than we did, but the weather was unseasonably cooler and wetter than usual; however we were perfectly comfortable inside. On the plus side it made going out and about more pleasant by not being too hot.
To sum it all up, it was a special trip, made more pleasurable and exceptional by Nino and his family who are the nicest people you could ever wish to meet along with their complete professionalism in running their Villa, not forgetting their home grown delicious cherries and strawberries! Without their help and input I doubt we would have seen or enjoyed our Croatian holiday as much. They thoroughly deserve their 5 star rating! I have also emailed Nino a fuller account of our stay and experiences to help future travellers with ideas of things to do and places to see.
Thank You Joan !!!
Great villa, great holiday
Nino and Rafaela were overwhelmingly warm and welcoming, meeting us at the nearby airport and providing us with a fabulous spread of local cheeses and meats, wonderful homemade cake and bread, plus beer, wine and liqueurs.
We arranged to communicate via WhatsApp and Nino couldn’t have been more helpful, giving great local advice and offering to take us out to take in the amazing views nearby.
The villa was beautifully clean and spacious and we particularly enjoyed the large outside area and built-in barbecue. The patio, pool and garden are beautifully maintained and are a great place to spend time when not sight-seeing.
The villa could easily accommodate two families and most bedrooms have a balcony. It is very well equipped with every appliance you could need including coffee machines and a large fridge with ice-maker/water-cooler.
The location in Mocici is 10 minutes drive or Uber (£5) from Cavtat, which we loved for it’s multiple restaurants on the waterfront, clear blue water and sunsets. The view on the trip down there was spectacular.
Dubrovnik is, of course, wonderful and we chose to take a ferry there from Cavtat to avoid the hassle of limited parking there which was fun.
There is a very good supermarket and restaurant (Domestico) less than five minutes walk from the villa. Food and drink are generally cheaper than here in the south of England and the local wine and beer are good.
Overall, we had a lovely time and are very grateful to our very welcoming hosts.
Amazing Croatian Villa
Just returned from a short break at this Villa. Host Nino and his family were amazing. We were picked up from the airport by Nino and taken on the 5 minute drive to the property where is wife Rafaela had prepared an incredible Croatian buffet with homemade bread and cakes along with beer wine and liquors. The villa was set on beautiful grounds with lovely terrace overlooking the pool. There was a secluded dining area with al fresco cooking facility. Inside four large bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Nino and his family spoke very good English and were able to advise on where to go and what to do. Fresh fruit from their orchard was delivered to us daily. There was a large supermarket and restaurant within a few minute walk and just a 5 minute drive to the beautiful harbour of Cavat with its numerous shops and restaurants. This is an ideal family villa with amazing hosts. Would highly recommend but you need to book early as availability is very limited for next year