- english, dutch
My name is Marlous, I hope I’ll be welcoming you to Villa Giulia very soon. In 2007, immediately after I got married to my husband Miho I moved from Amsterdam to Čilipi. For the last 9 years we are happily living together with our 3 children in our family house lying next to Villa Giulia. Tourism industry is not new to me, for a several years I’ve been working as a representative and host for a few travel agencies in Dubrovnik area. When I moved to Konavle region I immediately fell in love with it’s natural beauty and friendly people. Peace and serenity. It’s a great place to live and a wonderful place to visit. Sea is close by, beautiful nature with a lot of possibilities to enjoy all different kinds of pastime are literally on your doorstep. And yet, Dubrovnik is only 20 minutes drive away, a great combination.
Marlous purchased this Villa in 2016
Why Marlous chose Čilipi
This Villa is special to us because we built it ourselves and put a lot of love and hard work into it and we hope the villa can offer you a wonderful holiday.
What makes this Villa unique
A local stone characteristic for Konavle region is used to built Villa Giulia and it’s terraces. On it’s grounds you will find selection of fruit trees, children’s playground and a large swimming pool. The romantic nightlight at this pristine villa will make your evenings under the sky full of stars unforgettable.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking is allowed outside.
We have a kids playground.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
EVERYTHING was wonderful ! The location was also fantastic since we didn’t have to travel far to get to the airport. I will definitely be back if I travel to Croatia again.
We didn't want to leave!
Where to begin....
Marlous and Miho are the perfect hosts. Friendly, kind and thoughtful.
The villa has been renovated beautifully by Miho and Marlous. It is cool, spacious and stylish with lots of personal touches and has everything you could practically need.
The outside space is amazing with various seating and sunbed areas, a lovely pool and a garden filled with fruit and olive trees and colourful plants. It all looks wonderful lit up at night too!
The surrounding area is so pretty with lots of interesting places to visit ranging from fishing coves to castles. Dubrovnik is spectacular. We visited twice using the water taxi from Cavtat, a pretty resort a few minutes drive away from Cilipi.
Thank you so much Marlous and Miho. We loved every minute of our stay.
Karen and David x
Dear Karen and David
Thank you very much for choosing our rental for your holiday!
It was a pleasure hosting you and we wish you both and the growing family all the best and the kindest regards!!
Marlous & Miho
The perfect stay!
We very much enjoyed our week's stay in Villa Giulia. The villa was exceptionally clean and bright, well thought out and beautifully designed. We found it to be well equipped with plenty of towels and toiletries as well as all the necessities in the kitchen, including a few essentials like milk, juice, cheese, bread etc. to get us going which exceeded our expectations. We loved relaxing on the sun loungers, using the outdoor BBQ area and swimming in the pool - the perfect way to cool off after a day of sightseeing.
The local area is very beautiful and peaceful with plenty to do and see including castles and churches, vineyards and restaurants, mountains and good swimming beaches. We recommend the folk dancing, museum and craft market on Sundays in the village, Cilipi just 10 minutes walk away for a real taste of traditional life in the region. The picturesque fishing village of Cavtat is only a 10 minute drive away.
Marlous and Miho were the perfect hosts - incredibly friendly and warm and greeted us with cold drinks and Marlous' delicious homemade cake (she also delivered another mid-week!) and it was lovely to get to chat with them for a while. They were very helpful during our stay and were easy to get hold of to answer any questions we had, but they are also relaxed and left us to get on.
Thank you so much Marlous and Miho for a memorable stay, and we hope to meet you both again soon.
Lauren and family
Beyond Our Expectations
Marlous and Miho were wonderful hosts who met us on arrival with home made cake and cold beverages and suggestions of places to visit during our stay. They were extremely helpful and attentive- nothing was too much trouble. Miho built the property, which was very clean with a great patio area and pool to enjoy and had everything we needed. The location is ideal as it is close to grocery stores and Cavtat- which was a picturesque and charming town with great restaurants to chose from. We got the water taxi from Cavtat to the walled city in Dubrovnik. The property is also very near to the airport, which was very convenient and there is barely any noise from the planes as the property is very well sound proofed - it did not bother us at all. We would highly recommend this property to anyone. Thank you very much Marlous and Miho for a great stay.
Dear Paul, thank you so much for choosing our villa for your stay in Croatia. It was wonderful to meet such nice, warm and kind guests.
Many thanks for leaving your review!
All the best to you and the family and kind regards, Marlous, Miho and kids.
Villa Giulia is the best villa we have ever stayed in, and we have stayed in many over the years. The pool and garden area is beautiful, very tastefully laid out, with lots of space and different areas to sit or sunbathe, along with a lovely terrace and fantastic barbecue, which was already stocked with wood and charcoal. The villa is beautifully designed, well equipped and kept meticulously clean throughout. The highlight for us were the hosts, Marlous and Miho, who live next door. They were there to greet us with cold drinks and cake, and happily explained all we needed to know about the villa and things to do in the area. You get a real feel for the pride they have in their property (which Miho built himself!) and the area. Nothing was too much trouble - they lent us their bikes to use during the week and drove into Dubrovnik to buy helmets that we could use! Marlous left us a lovely home made cake during the week and Miho popped by with a bottle of wine from a local vineyard. Although they were low-key, you knew that they were on hand in case there were any problems (there were none!).
The Konavle region is a fantastic area - beautiful scenery and some great vineyards and restaurants, and there are nice walking an cycling trails near the villa. Cilipi is a small village, but the lovely resort of Cavtat was close by when I could persuade the family to leave the villa. I will definitely come back.
Thank you Brendan for staying at villa Giulia and your wonderful review. It was a real pleasure meeting you, and hosting you and your family and we willl be more than happy to welcome you again in the future.
(Thank you for the voucher, we used it today :-))
All the best and kind regards, Marlous and Miho with family.
Perfect Place for Families
Six of us stayed at Villa Giulia (4 adults and 2 children). Čilipi and Villa Giulia was the perfect location and setting for our stay to the southern Dalmatian coast. It is close to many day trips around the area while being away from the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik. There is not a ton within walking distance— having a car is best for this location, but the house is down a quiet side street with a restaurant across the street. The yard is spacious with many activities to keep kids occupied. An added bonus is that a neighbor grazes sheep on the property next door, so every morning and evening our kids had fun keeping an eye out for the sheep. It’s not often that photos truly represent the condition of the property, but photos do not do Villa Giulia justice. Everything is immaculate and the details are well thought out from multiple shower heads in the showerto integrated appliances in the kitchen. The bedrooms are cozy, but there is substantial built-in closet space. There were plenty of towels and the kitchen is well-equipped. One bathroom is a small en suite and one (very spacious) bathroom is in the foyer and shares the space with the washing machine. We visited in spring, and although the pool was not heated it was filled and sparkling clean. The kids spent many hours playing on the pool steps. The expansive outdoor living space (which includes a fabulous built-in grill and sink) was definitely one of the highlights. There are 6 outdoor loungers, additional patio seating, as well as a large dining table and chairs so everyone had room to spread out. Marlous and Miho were excellent hosts. We arrived to the Villa after a long day of sightseeing several hours later than anticipated. We dove into the infamous cake immediately. Additionally, it was much appreciated that the fridge was stocked with some basics (meat, cheeses, juice, etc) since we arrived in the evening. Marlous answered any questions we had during the stay promptly and provided a care package for our kids on departure since we had a long day of driving ahead of us. There is only one hairdryer on the property, which was a very minor inconvenience with more than one woman along on the trip, so that is one detail to be aware of. On our next stay to Croatia we were planning on heading to the Split area where my husband lived for several years, but we enjoyed Villa Giulia enough we might be back soo we rather than later!
This colorful and cozy country style villa, villa Giulia is located in Čilipi village, just a 10 minute drive from the historical town Cavtat (restaurants, beaches, water-sports) and a 30 minute drive to Dubrovnik, rich of historical an cultural heritage and also known as the pearl of the Adriatic coast.
In a walking-distance of approximately 15 minutes from the villa, you find yourself in the small center of Čilipi, there is a supermarket, post-office, ATM and a few bars, museum and one restaurant. On Sundays you can enjoy the traditional folklore dances and songs, preformed by the local folklore group. The rocky beach in Čilipi is perfect for people up for a little excitement. The area is perfect for long walks in the woods and nature. Close by there is an adrenaline park which can offer you an avaturistic and exciting day. You can explore the Konavle area by horse, ATV or jeep safari or by biking