We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Fantastic Villa with magnificent view”
other travellers have booked this property

Review of Villa Maria

Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
20 reviews
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Cavtat, Konavle, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Dalmatia

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 20 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
Any
English first
Lissnert
Stockholm, Sweden
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic Villa with magnificent view”
Reviewed 10 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

End of August this year we had the pleasure of staying in Villa Maria. We enjoyed the nice and well equipped house with a wonderful pool area. There is a great view over the sea and nice surroundings. It is a 20 - 30 minutes’ walk to the sea and to the village Cavtat with good restaurants.

The hosts were very helpful, welcoming and service minded. We really recommend Villa Maria for a relaxing stay in Croatia.

All the best

Mona and Mats with family

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
LukeG1995
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Beautiful Location, great villa”
Reviewed 7 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Just back from a 2 week stay at Villa Maria with family and family friends and it was an absolute pleasure to stay in this villa. It is situated only about 5 minutes away from the airport and has a great view of the sea and sunset in the distance. The villa is modern and very well equipped, the kitchen is very capable of making meals if you want to stay in. The villa is based far enough away so that you can relax and not worry about being a little loud. With a very short walk (2 minutes) to the bus stop and a 5-10 minutes bus ride into Cavtat it is also located very well for going out for dinner in the evenings. Utilising this same bus service heading into Dubrovnik will take you around 40 minutes or you can get the boat out of Cavtat. All in all this villa is a great place to stay with the family, friends or a large group of both of them, with a 5 minute walk to the supermarket and a 3 minute walk to the local bakery it really is in a idyllic place. And as of this November the whole villa will be fitted with air con as only downstairs has air con at the moment. Great villa 5/5!

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
mikemunso...
Southport, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Outstanding Accommodation!”
Reviewed 7 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We (the grandparents) traveled with our family, including three young children. Villa Maria was perfect. It was clean, in a great location, had a wonderful pool, and the view was breathtaking. The location was just outside of Cavtat, where we went to dinner most nights. In Cavtat, there are excellent restaurants on a lovely promenade overlooking the sea. Cavtat is less busy than Dubrovnik, very picturesque, and had several parks where the children could play. Bus #10 was easy to catch from the villa to get to Cavtat or Dubrovnik. You could also get to Dubrovnik by boat from Cavtat. In addition, there was a good restaurant, food store and bakery a short walk from the villa. Our hosts were wonderful, and we would highly recommend Villa Maria for your stay near Dubrovnik.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
sem3535
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Remarkable Holiday!”
Reviewed 6 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

What an amazing week! I would do 6 stars but sadly 5 is the max. We were a family of 5 (3 younger children), 2 grandparents and my brother…8 in total.

Let me start with the owners, Ilija and Marija, they are first class in every way. Upon our arrival to the house, they met us there and showed us around. They had the house stocked with goodies for us! A massive fruit basket (+/- 10 kg) of fruit from the local market, water, wine, beer and juice in the fridge, a tray of chocolate bars and 2 or 3 trays of candy were all there for us. They even brought presents for our kids at the end of the week, definitely above and beyond!

The house is perched on a hill. If you walk down the hill about 400-500 yards you are in the village town of Zvekovica. Worth noting that Zvekovica has a good restaurant (Tomislav), a good bakery (Peco), a Tesco Express sized (Pemo) grocery store and a beach/souvenir/toy shop. Also in Zvekovica are the bus stops to get to Cavtat (across the main road) and Dubrovnik. The #10 bus can easily be caught in Zvekovica and runs to/from Cavtat and Dubrovnik every 30 minutes or so. It costs 10-15 Kuna one way depending on where you go and takes about 5 minutes ride down to Cavtat and approx. 30 minutes to Dubrovnik…although to Dubrovnik could be longer in heavy traffic.

The house itself was spotless inside, well decorated and everything in the house felt relatively new, the house itself was only a few years old. Beds were comfortable; owners even arranged a cot for our 2 year old son which was very nice. Our older two kids (4 and 7) slept in the room with the single beds and loved it. Plenty of bath and pool towels. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking utensils and pots/pans and there was the outdoor grill as well, although we did not use it. We used the washer a few times, which was nice to have. The wifi was fast, I brought my chromecast and streamed all week without issue to the big TV in the family room.

Pool was great, and even though not heated it was refreshing with the sun out and temp of 22-25C for the majority of our stay. The owners put out inflatables for kids to use, which we certainly appreciated. Ilija came early every morning to make sure the pool was clean and to tend to the nice garden outside; he was stealth, I never heard or saw him. The view of Cavtat and harbor/islands from the pool and the balcony on the floor above were just stunning. The sun set over the water/islands every night and it could not be more beautiful. Although the mosquitos got a few of us pretty good once the sun went down. Have to agree with previous reviewers, the planes flying over were not all that frequent and a source of amusement versus a nuisance. And our kids especially loved helping to watch over Missy, the Villa Maria cat, during our stay. Missy had her own little house outside of the main house.

Cavtat is awesome and although low-key compared to Dubrovnik, there is plenty to do in Cavtat with restaurants, a few bars, shops and a very pretty setting. Sometimes there is water polo practice in the harbor close to the Toranj restaurant during the afternoons. And we were all pleasantly surprised at how friendly the service was in most of the Cavtat restaurants. We recommend Toranj and Ivan in Cavtat, good local seafood.

We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Maria and Croatia and we will be back!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Neil S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Our holiday in Cavtat”
Reviewed 29 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We have just returned home after a fantastic holiday in Cavtat staying at Villa Maria. The Villa was everything we expected and more. It was beautifully presented by the owners and in immaculate condition. We had hired a car and I would suggest you do the same as the walk down into Cavtat took 35mins. Our hosts however provided a taxi number which we used every night to go down to the beautiful restaurants in town, this cost around £6. If you are thinking as a group/family to go to Croatia it is a fantastic setting Cavtat, the villa is excellent and its only 20mins drive to Dubrovnik. Highly recommend it. Croatia is a beautiful country.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Setting
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kate47Ade...
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Everything you could wish for..and more!”
Reviewed 3 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We've just returned from a most memorable week at Villa Maria. We were a family of 6 adults of which 3 were 18-24. The Villa's situation offers an ideal opportunity to visit both Cavtat and Dubrovnik with easy access to both via bus, water taxi - or even on foot to Cavtat (takes approx. 25 mins). We did not rent a car - and didn't have need for one - with the shops in the village providing all that you need - fresh bread each morning, local supermarket, and an excellent restaurant (Tomislav) all within a 5 minute walk. The restaurant is really friendly and welcoming and we ate there more than once. There are also loads of restaurants to choose from in Cavtat which is only 5 minutes by bus if you prefer not to walk (buses every half hour)
The facilities at the villa were excellent with the pool providing hours of entertainment - much needed as the temperature stayed over 30 degrees all week!
Illya and Maria (the villa owners) could not do enough to make our holiday memorable with a huge basket of fresh fruit waiting for us on arrival and all the essentials to get us started, together with a truly warm welcome! We were able to enjoy stunning views from the fabulous BBQ area - the sunsets are just breathtaking!!
With regard to accommodation, the twin room may be more suitable to younger children than to 2 x 6ft 20-something lads but this is a minor point as it didn't spoil anything!
It is worth noting that the airport is only 4km away, which is great for transfers - takes only 10 mins by taxi - but means that there are planes flying overhead during the day. This however, for us, was a source of entertainment rather than annoyance!
The village of Zvekovica where Villa Maria is situated could be seen as a bit basic but the people are very friendly so this was not an issue and the views over the countryside and to the sea are just fabulous along with the peace and tranquillity of the area.
All in all this villa comes very highly recommended and we hope that you enjoy your visit there as much as we did!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Pool, views, BBQ and the tranquility of the setting
Liked least: It's worth noting that the area is very hilly so not good for people with mobility problems
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JuF-BG
worcestershire
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing Villa, stunning views”
Reviewed 13 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Just returned from a week's stay in this stunning villa. family holiday with 7 adults and a 15 month old baby. Location was excellent with views over Cavtat and Dubrovnik. The Villa is of exceptionally high standard and is fully equipped to accommodate everyone. We were greeted by the lovely owners Ilija and wife Maria who provided us with a huge basket of the freshest fruit. When they found out it was one of our party' birthday, we received a bouquet of flowers and a cake!
Nothing was too much trouble, just needed a couple of things sorting out and which Iliya sorted immediately.
Good little restaurant within 5 minutes (ate there 3 times) Supermarket also very close. We didn't need a car as bus service into Cavtat every 1/2 hour.
Walked to Cavtat every day and caught bus back, but road quite busy so care needed.Would love to go back one day. If staying in the Villa please look after the owner's cat Niko. He was so friendly! Just cannot praise Villa Maria and the owners highly enough.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Villa, pool, location and owners responded to our requests immediately
Liked least: nothing, everything great
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing