2 Bedroom Apartment with an amazing outside area and beautiful views
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About Stane Frith
I was born in Croatia but have spent the last 22 years living in England with my husband and two children. It was always my dream to build a house on my family's land in Croatia. Although it has taken some years to build, we are delighted with our new home and hope that guests can enjoy the beautiful surroundings and house that we have built. The second part of the project is on-going and over the winter months we hope to transform the upper part of the property for ourselves and future guests to enjoy.
Stane Frith purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Stane Frith chose Municipality of Konavle
The Konavle region is a rural region in the southern most part of Croatia with distinct character. A rocky coast on the south with mountains to the north and a beautiful green valley in between. Villa Oliva sits at the top of the valley with beautiful views for miles around, whilst benefitting from being so close to the airport, beach resorts and Dubrovnik. A perfect place to enjoy a varied and relaxing holiday.
What makes this Apartment unique
A unique opportunity to rent a two bed apartment with such a vast and beautiful outside space to enjoy. Two outside seating and eating areas with outside shower, outside kitchen and WC making life in the summer very easy to dine out "al fresco" style!
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The villa far exceeded our expectations
The property is ideally located as a base to eco lore the beautiful Croatian countryside. The pictures on the site don’t do it justice it’s gorgeous! The views from the pool are stunning and it’s gorgeous and secluded whilst being minutes from the neighbouring towns - we’ll definitely be back!
Lovely villa in a peaceful location
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.
Thank you so much for your fantastic and very detailed review Tracy. It sounds like you managed to fit so much in to 7 days, but glad that you still found it relaxing.
Fantastic apartment with stunning outside space.
Villa Oliva was perfect for the four of us. The apartment is spacious and well presented throughout, beds extremely comfy and everything is provided for you. The outside space is where Villa Oliva really takes your breath away. The views, the pool, the gardens and not to mention the sunsets are fabulous. This is a very special place situated in a wonderful region of Croatia.
Thank you for leaving us such a positive review - we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday at Villa Oliva and hope to see you again.
Perfect holiday! Communication excellent throughout. Location is spectacular and even better than the photos. Our first visit to Croatia and we’d happily return in a heartbeat!
Thank you for your lovely review and we are so pleased that you had such a good holiday. Hope to see you again one day!
A wonderful, peaceful setting
Villa Oliva was a perfect base for us to enjoy this beautiful part of Croatia. Conveniently situated for day trips to Dubrovnik and the pretty resort of Cavtat, but far enough removed to enjoy the peace and quiet of its wonderful hilltop location.
The villa itself is very well equipped with everything you need for holiday living, while the pool area enjoys spectacular views across the countryside.
Thank you for your lovely review - we are so pleased that you enjoyed it all as much as we do!
Beautiful modern villa with excellent facilities
This beautiful modern villa is located approximately half an hour's drive from Dubrovnik airport and enjoys the most amazing views. There is a traditional villa next door owned by a charming local who gave us fruits from his orchard and there is a good degree of privacy as he was not there most of the time and this property is not overlooked by any other villas. The owners clearly take pride in their villa and this is reflected in the way it has been presented and furnished inside and out. All was as described in the villa details and the owner had clearly gone out of their way to ensure we would feel at home on arrival. We found the rooms to be clean and well maintained and the air conditioning very welcome ensuring a good night's sleep. The pool is lovely as well as the delightful BBQ area which we used on a daily basis. The local area is well worth exploring and visits to Cavtat and Dubrovnik must be on your list. We had a fabulous time at this villa. We have already recommended this villa to our friends and will definitely be returning for future visits.
The countryside village of Ljuta is stunning with its clear streams, stone buildings and fields of greenery. The remains of many water mills still exist along the river in Ljuta. Beautiful walks along the river and two fantastic restaurants along the river's edge.
The Konavle region is a rural region in the southern most part of Croatia. The region is excellent for cycling, hiking, horseback riding and anything to do with nature. The Konavle region is also known for its many local restaurants serving genuine dishes from the region using fresh and local produce.
The nearest village GRUDA in the valley below Villa Oliva is popular with tourists and has an excellent selection of local shops, supermarkets, bars and cafes with one of the best Pizza Restaurants in the area.
The coastal town of CAVTAT (20 minutes' drive) which is on the Adriatic coast known for its beaches and many ancient buildings surrounding the beautiful harbour. Cavtat is the biggest nearby town with beaches, many excellent restaurants, bars and sunsets like you've never seen before. Half hourly boat trips run between Cavtat and Dubrovnik 7 days a week in high season or you can take the bus.
CILIPI, just a 15 minute drive from Villa Oliva is the Folklore Centre of Konavle. Every Sunday at 11am from Easter to the end of October a traditional folklore dance is performed in the square in front of the St. Nicholas Church, surrounded by ancient buildings.
POPOVICI - Konavle cliffs can be over 100 feet high and are particularly high near this village. A rocky, steep footpath leads to hidden sandy beaches (Pasjaca) cut into the bottom of the cliffs.
MLINI located between Dubrovnik Airport and Dubrovnik has an excellent Hypermarket as well as a beautiful coastline where you can spend many a lazy day by the water's edge. Slightly further along the coast you can spend a relaxing day on the beach at Kapari where war torn buildings make for an impressive and surreal backdrop.
DISTANCES BY CAR FROM VILLA OLIVA TO:
GRUDA 3 km (5 minutes)
DUBROVNIK AIRPORT 13km (14 minutes)
CILIPI 13 km (14 minutes)
POPOVICI 9 km (14 mins)
CAVTAT 19 km (20 minutes)
MLINI - 24 km (25 minutes)
DUBROVNIK - 34km (35 mins).