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Old World Family Villa With Breathless Harbor And Sea Views

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, attic and 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10-11

Villa Matkovic is a delightful old stone family traditional villa situated in the heart of Cavtat’s stunning old town which is located on a wooded peninsula.

It offers a spectacular harbor view from its main terrace. The villa is within easy access of Cavtat’s restaurants and beautiful beaches which line the town’s charming palm studded harbour. The villa represents an excellent value for your money and would suit a family, two families or a group of friends.

Warm and friendly atmosphere, peaceful surroundings and splendid views of the Adriatic Sea, Cavtat, islands and Dubrovnik will ensure a vacation experience you will always remember.

Guests enter from the pedestrian only street into a hallway which leads into a lounge with kitchen and a door opening out onto the main sea facing terrace.

There are also two double bedrooms and a separate bathroom on this level. Stairs from the lounge lead up into the attic/roof where there is a separate twin bedroom, an open plan room which contains a double sofa bed and separate small extra bed (suitable for 3 young children or one adult) and a separate bathroom.

Stairs from the hallway next to the main entrance lead down into a large open plan kitchen / dining / lounge area with doors opening out onto a second sea-facing terrace with garden. There is also a separate double bedroom with a door opening out onto a bathroom with bath. This bathroom can also be accessed via a second door from the open plan kitchen / dining / lounge.

More Details

Property Manager
Marko Kucko
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, croatian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Marko Kucko

I'm an entrepreneur who operates my own restaurant, catering and wedding facility in Zagorje - near Zagreb. Villa Matkovic is the family home where I grew up. It is my favorite place in the world to get away and relax. I renovated it for myself, sparing no expense, and enjoy vacationing there when I'm not working. I know that if you visit us, it will feel like home to you as well. It's the perfect recharge for a long year of work and an excellent escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Why Marko Kucko chose Cavtat

This is an old stone ancestral home that has been lovingly renovated. It is a shelter from the busy world, providing solitude and peace. It is in the center of town and provides a breathtaking view of the sea and city below. It has plenty of sleeping space and two open stone terraces. It's close to Dubrovnik and the airport without being close to the swarming summer crowds. The nearby beaches and locales are pristine and easily accessible.

What makes this villa unique

Our location and proximity to everything while still retaining peace, comfort and solitude.


Cavtat Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Old World Family Villa With Breathless Harbor And Sea Views
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Great house, perfect location and lovely hosts - we couldn't have asked for anything more!

  • 5 of 5

We had a week to spend between the Black Mountains in Montenegro and Cavtat in Croatia and we somehow managed to book two of the best properties available - we do travel extensively for business and pleasure, so are well used to finding a few hidden gems!

We knew we would like Marko and his family from the very first email; it's funny how you can get an impression of somebody from something as impersonal as an email but you definitely can and we very quickly decided that this place was right for us. We were a family of 7 with 5 travelling from Montenegro and two driving from Edinburgh via a wedding in Italy and were looking for the perfect coastal property. We had actually been looking at booking a place in Dubrovnik but having visited there as one of our days out (by small ferryboat immediately below us on the harbour) we were so pleased we hadn't - we spent 3 hours there and couldn't wait to get back to Cavtat and the peace and quiet! Dubrovnik is undoubtedly a beautiful city but there were way to many people there (even out of school holidays) - we have already spoken to Marko about booking out of the main holiday season and would love to return even as a couple.

The house itself is set over three floors and was perfect for my husband and I, 3 sons and partners, with loads of living space, bathrooms and outside areas, we really couldn't have asked for better. The Wi-fi was fantastic too, and as anybody with children under 30 (or me!) knows is one of the most important services required! The kitchen had everything you might need to eat in and the best best restaurants are immediately below the steps outside of the house if you want to eat out. The outside seating area meant that we actually eat in (a takeaway on one night) more than we had planned, it was such a nice setting and the perfect place to finish off any evening, with perfect sunsets over the harbour.

Location wise, the house was unbeatable - it probably wouldn't suit the elderly or infirm due to the house layout and steps down to the harbour below, but for anybody else it would be just perfect. It's one of those places that you don't want to tell anyone else about and want to keep to your yourself, but that would do an injustice to Marko and his family who have obviously worked so hard to create this gem of a place, but as long as it's available when we want to go back I will be happy to post this review.

I hope this review helps you choose your perfect place for you.


  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay at the villa in Cavtat.

  • 5 of 5

The good;

The villa was out standing and exceeded our expectations. It was well stocked with essentials for everyone and provided excellent views. The location was also very good in the center of everything. The towns entertainment was very good and local shops and beaches were walking distance. Marko the manager was very helpful to us and even helped with the luggage to and from the villa. We saw him elsewhere while touring and he helped us then also. He is very active and personable and would recommend him to anyone.

The bad;

None I can think of. All in all a very positive experience for my family, my friends, and I.

The whole arrangement for the villa was handled in a professional way and is a relief that it did not add any stress to our journey. Marko met us at the ramp and guided us to the villa, it was exiting and I recommend this destination to anyone, just beautiful.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Ett fantastiskt fint boende för en familje- eller gruppresa. Huset är jättemysigt.

  • 4 of 5

Vi är jättenöjda med vårt val av boende för vår familjeresa. Huset var rymligt och erbjöd två stora terasser med vidunderlig utsikt där vi åt frukost och chillade på nattkröken eller före middagen. Huset gav utrymme för att kunna dra sig undan även om man är 8-10 personer. Det är nära, ca 5 min till högklassiga restauranger och bad och transfer tog bara ca 10 minuter. Ägarna visade väldig omtanke och fixade snabbt de problem som uppstod (wifi slutade funka och det blev stopp i avloppet en dag). Det var mycket trappor för att ta sig upp till huset så man får bra flås. Vi skulle hyra stället igen.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Charm out the gazoo!

  • 4 of 5

Stone and timber construction give this lovely villa a rustic feel, but there is no lack of modern conveniences. The villa is on three stories. You enter on the middle story, where there is a kitchenette, living room and two double bedrooms and a full bath. Upstairs from that is a sleeping loft with three twin beds, a rollaway cot and a couch, plus another full bath. Downstairs is a large kitchen with a big dining table, a small couch and another double bedroom and full bath. The best part of the house, though is that it has two wonderful terraces, one on the bottom floor and one on the middle floor. The lower terrace has two tables, one large and one small, where you can have your morning coffee. The upstairs rooftop terrace has a nice seating area and spectacular views where we watched the sunset almost every evening. Both terraces have views of the sea. It was just perfect for the two couples that comprised our party. The only drawback was that there was no indoor space where more than three people could comfortably congregate except the kitchen table. That was not a big problem for us, but it could be for a larger group if the weather were marginal. Cavtat is a lively town with several very good restaurants and plenty of amenities and activities such as swimming in the sea, hiking, kayak rental, shops, guided tours and frequent ferries to nearby islands and Dubrovnik. We did spend three days in Dubrovnik, which is a beautiful and historic place, but were happy to return to Cavtat and leave the crowds in Dubrovnik. I would definitely recommend this property to a friend and hope to have the opportunity to return. Steep stairs that are required for access from the street could be a challenge to those with mobility limitations.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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We loved it here!!!

  • 5 of 5

This marvellous villa is situated in the peaceful old Town with really great sea view. We were 7 grown-up people in two generations and we all loved the house with much space (three floors) three bathrooms and a great kitchen; with a dishwasher, which was nice since we ate breakfast every day and cooked dinner several of times. Cavtat is a fantastic place with everything nearby and in an hour, with a boat, you are in Dubrovnik which also is well worth one or two visits, but Cavtat is the best place to stay and we couldn´t have found a better house!!! The service with transfer and other things were also really good. Gunilla from the North of Sweden

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Very charming place

  • 5 of 5

The place was very charming. It is very quiet but at the same time right in the Center of Cavtat. Only half hour bus ride to Dubrovnik and few minutes to the nicest beaches. We'll definitely go back there!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2014
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Cilipi Airport
Car: not necessary

Easy access of Cavtat’s restaurants,bars, beautiful beaches, stores...

Worth visiting in Cavtat is the Vlaho Bukovac Gallery, the society portrait painter who was born in Cavtat as well as the Racic Mausoleum designed by Croatia’s most famous sculptor, Ivan Mestrovic.

Sports activities, fishing, diving and water sports activities.

Really nice walk around peninsula, many beautiful beaches.

Wine tasting nearby in Konavle Valley.

Excursion to the old villages in Konavle.

Riding in Konavle.

Visiting old town Dubrovnik.

Days trip to Elafits islands.

Dubrovnik Summer Festival.

Days trip to Montenegro.

Frequent boat trips run between Dubrovnik and Cavtat during the summer (journey time approximately 45 minutes).

Other nearby areas of interest include the Konavle Valley, as well as day trips to Montenegro which can be booked as excursions when in Cavtat.


Rates & Availability

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