The villa is located in Croatia's southernmost valley Konavle on the edge of the village Gruda. Every bit of this stunning 175 square meter, 3 bedroom villa exudes luxury and comfort. Completed in 2011, it exhibits a modern look that breaks away from the traditional stone-facades and tiled roof style that is typical of the region. The theme is applied throughout the villa, the brainchild of a talented Italian trained interior designer from northern Croatia, resulting in a sleek, sophisticated decor that highest quality furnishings imported directly from Italy.
The ground floor features s sun-drenched living room with over-sized couch and flat-screen TV; a well-equipped open full kitchen, a formal dining room, a half bathroom (toilet only), and a laundry room. Ascend the marble staircase to find a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower stall; a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, and a twin bedroom with a hallway bathroom with shower. All of the bedrooms overlook the pool area (master bedroom has balcony) and are bright and airy owing to their generous size, high ceilings, and eastern exposure. The designer's bold use color-ranging from calm salamon to sky blue to electric lime green-adds a touch to playfulness to the otherwise elegant and posh decor.
The exterior of the villa is just as luxurious as the interior. The large (10m x 4m x 1.6m) swimming pool is outlined by a teak sundeck with chic chaise lounges (6) and sun umbrellas. From here guests will be treated to sweeping views of the beautiful Konavle countryside. To the side of the house there is a terrace with dining table and traditional stone barbecue (made, incidentally, from the remnants of the centuries old stone house that originally stood on the site). The surroundings are very quiet and secluded, offering guests a peaceful and private retreat for their holiday.
Amenities include air conditioning and floor heating in every room, satellite TV, wireless internet, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, washing machine, iron/ironing board, and baby cot on request.
Despite the quiet location, there are many things to do nearby. There is a picturesque swimming cove (i.e., swimming off the rocks) approximately 5-7 minutes away by car. More family-friendly beaches, along with numerous restaurants, cafes, bakeries, tour boats, etc. can be found in the waterfront villages of Cavtat and Molunat, 15 minutes and 5 minutes away by car, respectively. The historical Old Town of Dubrovnik is just 30 km away (about 35 minutes by car). Nature enthusiasts may want to do some horseback riding or hike through the picturesque Prevlaka Park, both just 10 minutes away by car. And finally, some of the best traditional restaurants (Koraceva Kuca) serving meat (under the iron bell) are located nearby in the Konavle.
Changeover day: The July - August Saturday to Saturday and other months as requested. The 3:00 pm check-in and a 10:00 am check-out are customary. These times may be flexible, especially if there are no guests staying before or arriving after your stay.
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.
The Pool Towels are not provided.
Booking notes: You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of 20 % at the time of booking in order to confirm your reservation. Unless otherwise noted, the balance is payable directly to the property owner in cash (Euro) upon arrival. If you do not feel comfortable travelling with a large amount of cash, it possible to pay the remaining balance via bank transfer prior your arrival, but this must be noted 15 days in advance. Cancellation of the reservation prior to arrival will result in lost of deposit.
Note: A security/breakage deposit of 200 EUR is required in cash upon arrival. A signed and stamped receipt will be issued and the deposit will be returned at check-out if no major damage is discovered following an inspection of the property.