|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Family apartment have been completely refurbished for the 2011 season and can comfortably accommodating 4 people. Family apartment consists of two bedrooms,one room with double bed and one with two single beds,modern kitchen very well equipped,bathroom and dining area. From the windows of apartments you have stunning views of the bay and awakening by the sound of waves. It is ideal for family.
The villa is right on the beach, with steps leading you down to the sea where there is a little pebble beach.
It is ideal for those who want to enjoy the beautiful nature and peaceful surrounding of the island. One large sandy beach and several small pebbly beaches are all within short walking distance from the house, as well as a restaurant serving local specialities and a café bar overlooking the bay.
When you have been here once, you will always want to come back again.
Villa Svilokos is a beautifully located house situated overlooking the stunning bay of Donje Celo, on the island of Kolocep. Villa Svilokos have been completely refurbished for the 2011 season and can comfortably accommodating 8 people in both apartments. Villa consists of two apartments with separate entrances. On the spacious terrace you have tables for both apartments,where you can enjoy breakfast with the morning sun or in romantic dinner with a summer breeze with a view on the large garden which is surrounded by ancient stone walls and whole bay. The villa is right on the beach, with steps leading you down to the sea where there is a little pebble beach. It is ideal for those who want to enjoy the beautiful nature and peaceful surrounding of the island. One large sandy beach and several small pebbly beaches are all within short walking distance from the house, as well as a restaurant serving local specialities.
We stayed at the property for 10 days.
The location is idyllic and tranquil. If you are seeking a holiday away from it all this is for you. We woke each morning to the sound of the waves. Dinner and evenings we ate on the veranda overlooking the sea. For those looking for an even balance Dubrovnik is only half hour with the ferry crossing. The ferry provides crossings four times a day. We were charmed by the City"s history and scenary, but found it extremely busy and very touristic. It was lovely knowing we could retreat to our little piece of heaven.
The apartment was well presented, clean and comfortable. We couldn't have asked for more.
Ante and his family were extremely welcoming to us from the moment we arrived to when we left. We were invited for coffee one morning where the most delicious cakes were offered to us.
The family could not to enough for you and we found them to be genuine kind people.
Kolocep is a beautiful unspoilt island with one small grocery store, 3 restaurants and a small hotel.
We were charmed by the location and will definitely be returning
This is our third year in succession that our whole family has stayed in these apartments. It really is a very idyllic holiday. The family can organise transport from the airport and for a boat to take you over to the beautiful island. The boat drops you right outside the apartments. The family that live below the apartments are an absolute joy. They keep themselves to themselves but are always happy to stop for a chat and a wave and a smile. Each day we swim from the apartments with our snorkels and masks to the nearby sandy beach (approx ten minute swim). Alternatively you can walk around to the beach. The water is warm and so clear. Each morning you open the windows of your apartment to the most stunning view across the bay. The ferry to Dubrovnik comes a goes all day. It is very calm and relaxing. The only negative about the island is that restaurants are limited but Villa Ruza just four minutes away from the apartment is one of the best in the Dubrovnik area. A trip into Dubrovnik is a must. I cannot recommend this holiday enough. Absolutely stunning.
Beautiful location on a very peaceful relaxed island, making it an ideal location to unwind and relax, however it was no problem to jump on the local ferry or shuttle boat and enjoy a city break type holiday in Dubrovnik. Making this an ideal location for those wanting the best of both worlds.
The Sivlokos family are very welcoming and friendly and go out of their way to help you enjoy your time in their apartment. The apartment is one of three that they have converted as part of their family home which is been around for hundreds of years.
The apartment is clean and the two bedrooms look out directly onto the bay. There is an outside area which is ideal to relax again with views onto the bay.
Peaceful days were spent relaxing either on the small sandy beach a short walk away or on the rocks in the other direction which were even more chilled out. The rocks by Villa Ruza (nearby restaurant) offered views of a spectacular sunset.
We would be more than happy to return to Kolocep again and feel this was a better option than staying in Dubrovnik.
Give it a try.
From stepping on to the island and being greeted by the family it was perfect from start to finish. If you want total relaxation with stunning scenery then this is the place for you. Crystal clear waters for swimming either at the beach or directly in front of the villa. Beach shoes required in front of the villa as there are sea urchins! Family Svilokos are an amazing family and so helpful. Nina even baked us a cake and invited us for coffee. A wonderful experience enjoyed by myself, my daughter, son in law and 2yr old granddaughter. We can't wait to go back for another visit. Simply stunning. Highly recommended.
We were welcomed off the boat taxi by the Svilokos family and realised straight away we were going to be well looked after, and so we were. We were invited for coffee and cakes, all freshly homemade and a superb cherry liqueur. Our 10 year old daughter was soon playing in the garden with the girls.
The view from the balcony is majestic with the mountains of the mainland framing the pretty harbour and the gentle lapping of the sea on the rocky beach just below at the bottom of the steps. All types of boats plodded to and fro from the mainland or the other islands and made addictive watching.
We walked all over the island which is gorgeous, although the sign posts were somewhat confusing. The harbour on the other side of the island is fabulous, even more sleepy and has the most superb fish restaurant. Absolutely try the octopus or the risotto or, in fact, all the menu! By the way, the lager is excellent and a perfect example of east European beer.
We all felt perfectly safe the whole time and our 13 year old son and 10 year old daughter walked around the harbour to the beach or to the shop on their own many a time where we could watch them from the balcony.
We were there at the end of May and the weather was just like a English summer,
some hot days, some not so hot and a couple of cracking thunder storms.
If you choose to go you won't be disappointed. I recommend getting the taxi/taxi boat option as you get to stock up at the little supermarket and its a little adventure all of its own, especially getting down to the taxi boat!
We won't be going again unfortunately because the worlds too big, but we are so glad we have been here.
Thank you Family Svilokos.
We are a family of four consisting of parents and pre-school girls.The visit was our second time and we believe that we will come back every summer in a foreseeable future because the premise is terrifically perfect for us to spend a summer vacation on a beach side.
First of all, the sand beach nearby is perfect place for younger kids to play. Water is VERY clear and calm so a lot of pretty fish can easily be found.
Second, the view from the large terrace is stunning, magnificent, incrible...I cannot express how beautiful it is with any words...It is really the world best view for us! I am sure that you will definitely realize that once you stand (or sit at the lovely table) there.
We can count mamy more good things but by far the best is Svilokos family. They are unbelievably kind and friendly. We appreciate very much for their help when we (parents) went sick during the first stay. They were not only kind enough to do all the childcare but also made a fantastic herb tea, off course home made - full of a pan! The tea worked amazingly so we could fully recovered just quickly. We cannot imagine any better host/hostess for the kind of accomodation.
If you are a type of person who cook quite often in a self-catering accomodation (like us) , the kitchen facility is good enough. We are only familar with the two bedroom apartment but we could find any problem. Suffice it to say that, however, the fridge could be a little larger and be equiped with a large freezer. Therefore, we have given it up to get fresh meat/fish from a large supermarket beside Dubrovnik port and decided to be vegitalians wile in the premise. Availability of food material is very limited in the island so we recommend to stock up at the supermarket.
If you would like to have meat/fish, there are a few restaurants inside the island. If you ask a member of host family, you will know a hidden gem in the island. I promise!
Kolocep has two small villages Donje Celo and Gornje Celo. Old Croatian chapels and churches are scattered everywhere and the ruins of medieval forts stand on every important stronghold of the island.
Already the first encounter with the island of Kolocep cannot leave you unmoved. You will be intoxicated with the still calm, the scent of the Mediterranean plants and the intensity of the colours of the Adriatic. The beaches are sandy and pebble located in Donje Celo Bay.
Also in the port you will find cafés, restaurants as well as the one main shop that is well equipped with all necessary ingredients. As you go further along the Riviera which stretches from the port around the bay to the Villa Ruža there are lounge bar and luxury restaurant, which is the nearest place to our apartments.
Feel the morning sun from the early start with a guided sea kayaking tour of Kolocep Island or one of the other Elafiti Islands.
Other Activities: kayaking