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Absolutely fantastic stay from the very beginning!
Jadranka met us at arrivals and took us on the short journey to the apartments, she let us know about Cavtat and where to go etc. As we arrived early our apartment wasn't quite ready but she brought us a nice coffee and chocolate by the pool while we waited for 10 minutes.
We stayed in number 1 which is a two bed apartment, and it is stunning! It has two sets of double doors overlooking the pool, Mountains and the bay. Huge open plan lounge and kitchen diner, fully equipped with pans, plates, oven, hob and dishwasher.
Two bedrooms, one en suite and a second bathroom for the second bedroom. The bed in the main bedroom is so comfy it made it hard to get up in the morning! 😀 Really good rain showers in both too.
By far the best apartment we have stayed in and will return here, and Jadranka is lovely and always happy for you to message for any help!
Yes there is a hill which is steep towards the end but we managed it even after a few beers and g&T's but failing that you can get a taxi up from town for 750kn if you can't face it!
Supermarket over the main road just above apartments but is quite small but does have fresh meat and small bakery area and all the basics you would need, or there is a Pemo in town although we didn't go in so not sure if is better or not.
Would return in a heartbeat here to both the apartment and Cavtat! Many thanks again Jadranka!
My husband and I have just spent a week at Villa Olivia and highly recommend it for anyone wanting peace and quiet within a short drive of restaurants and places of interest. The villa is very comfortable, with the bonus of air conditioning if required. The views are gorgeous and there is plenty of space for everyone and it was wonderful to have the lovely private pool to cool off in after a day exploring the area. We enjoyed having breakfast in the covered eating area outside the front door, and ate dinner or drank wine at the little table on the terrace by the pool, watching the spectacular sunsets. As the villa is only approx 40 minutes' drive from the airport it's an easy drive after your flight. Stane was very responsive with any questions I had prior to our trip, and as her brother lives nearby there is someone on hand locally should there be any issues during your stay. The area is not "touristy" at all, which is why we chose it. For eating out locally, we enjoyed meals at both Konoba Vinica Monkovic and Konavoski Dvori in Ljuta; both are on the river and serve really delicious food in a lovely setting. Further afield we recommend visiting Cavtat, about 25 minutes away; there is a lovely walk along the waterfront and around the headland, and we took boat trips from there to the Elafiti Islands and Dubrovnik (tip: visit Dubrovnik on a Tuesday or Thursday as less likely to be full of cruise ship passengers, though it will still be busy!). There is also a bus terminal for an alternative route to Dubrovnik and further afield. There are numerous bars and restaurants in Cavtat for more eating options and we ate in this lovely little town on a few occasions. Other places we visited were Sokol Grad, a fortress only a few minutes' drive from the villa, Cilipi to see the folk dancing in the square on a Sunday morning, and the Trsteno Arboretum north of Dubrovnik. We were only here for a week but in such a beautiful relaxing setting we felt we'd been away for much longer.