About This Listing
This apartment is located at the top 2 floors of a 3-story villa. 3 terraces each offer a great view.
Villa Vidak is located in the vicinity of the medieval town of Cavtat. Situated merely 40 meters from the sea and the beaches, it hosts a beautiful view of both Cavtat and the Dubrovnik Old Town.
The villa offers private accommodations in modernly designed rooms. All rooms have: a double bed (can be separated), a private bathroom with shower, a table with chairs on the balcony, air conditioning, SAT TV, built-in refrigerator, and wireless internet. Guests are welcomed to use the large private garden which is an ideal place to rest in a relaxing atmosphere.
The villa is situated in the direct vicinity of the sea, overlooking the nearby islands and the ancient cities of Dubrovnik and Cavtat. Visitors are unanimous that the view from the villa is amongst the most beautiful on the entire Croatian coast.
Underneath the villa, just 40 meters away, is the first crystal clear beach (pebble/sand). Several other beaches are in direct vicinity including a nudist beach situated in an isolated location just 10 minutes walk from the villa. Beaches are clean and the sea is clear.
We also can offer you a small boat rental and excursions organized to your preferences.
Dubrovnik Adventure is 4 km away and we arrange transfers for a nominal fee.
For those wanting peace, privacy and tranquillity Villa Vidak is exactly what you've been looking for!
House rules are located located in the apartment.
Check-time is a strict 2pm, we ask that you please notify us of a maximum 2-hour arrival window so that we know when to expect you.
Checkout time is a strict 11am. We need time to prepare the rooms for guests after you.
An experience without equal. Mara and her son Mio were the most gracious and flexible hosts we could have hoped for. They were incredibly helpful and always available immediately with any queries we had. Their suggestions, helpful guiding and friendliness made our stay unforgettable.
Maras house is beautiful, seconded only by the location its in; an area of outstanding natural beauty. Far enough away from town to feel private and isolates but close enough that everything you need is no more than a 10 minute walk.
If you want to see the Dalmation coast, enjoy first class service and stay in an elegant and fully equipped house, then there is no better!
We will definitely be going back in the future!
A group of 10 of my friends and I stayed at Mara's for a few nights during our spring break. When we landed at the airport we called Mara, she answered right away asking to speak to our taxi driver, she gave the driver exact direction to her house, which was a very short ride from the airport. When arriving she immeditaley made us feel at home, she was very helpful with answering any questions we had and gave us many recommendations. The house was extremely clean, the beds were very comfy, and it fit the ten of us nicely. The view is indescribable…none of us wanted to leave. A market was a five minute walk from the house, old city cavtat was a 20 minute walk, and Dubrovnik was a 25 minute cab drive. In all I would highly recommend Mara's house, we will surely be back there again!
We had a wonderful experience staying in this lovely home in Cavtat. Immediately, my family and I felt like we were coming home to mum when Mara met us and welcomed us with open arms. She took us straight up to the home where the view struck us as the literally the most amazing view we've ever had in an accommodation. The home was clean, modern, and perfect for our family of 4. The little neighbourhood and the town of Cavtat were both beautiful and charming and quiet, yet bustling with just the right amount of bars and restaurants.
Villa Vidak is situated a 20 min walk from Cavtat proper, there is a great Taverna/Pizzeria 10mins walk away and if you got a decent cricket arm you can hit the beach from the balcony. The terrain is hilly like all of Croatia. Dubrovnik and all it has to offer is a convenient 40 min bus ride away. The Villa itself is very well appointed with all modern facilities and finished to a high standard. The AIRBNB listing is accurate in all accounts.
All the above is insignificant to the sundown view you will have from the balcony at the villa of the little bay and boats below with a pastel painted sunset it is truly magical and relaxing, and you get it every night for free!
Croatian’s (Yes I’m going to make a sweeping generalisation of a whole nation) are very welcoming they understand that tourism is a major resource, and work hard at making you feel very well treated. Just about everyone we encountered had sufficient conversational English and we had no issues in communication. (it also helps that they are quiet a good looking nation… as the girls in our party kept pointing out).
Mara Vidak, I suspect is a typical matriarchal figure found in most households full of men, what I mean is that she has a very practical solution to any problem we provided, all the time being sensitive to our needs and requirements. (and ours were many)
Mara collected us from the airport, took us shopping, helped providing some very strict medical requirements, provided us directions, supplied us with fresh produce daily.
Mara is the perfect host always helpful never intrusive…..
But this is not how I will remember Mara, for all the practical assistance she provided it was the genuine care and compassion she treated our family in particular our recently hospital discharged mother who really needed a respite. “puno ti hvala Mara”
Go stay at Villa Vidak …. simples
Mara's penthouse flat offers plenty of space, very comfortable quiet accommodation, privacy and magnificent views. We were a family party of 7. There was no difficulty in self catering. The kitchen area is very large and well equipped, two big fridge freezers for food and drink, a dishwasher and a washing machine. The dining and seating areas are very spacious. It is nice to be able to function all together in such a beautiful space extending onto the stunning balcony yet have very comfortable bedrooms to retire to if peace and quiet is needed.
Mara is a very caring and generous host. She always tried to help if anything was needed. She taxied us to and from the airport and took us to the bigger supermarket for major shopping.
Mara's two sons have a very well run activities company offering sea kayaking, cycling, walking and cultural tours around Dubrovnik and Cavtat. We sea kayaked with Mijo around the walls of Dubrovnik and to Lokrum island for a picnic which was great fun. Mara also arranged for the two young men on our trip to go sea fishing one evening with Enrico her husband. They returned triumphant with fish and calamari which were instantly consumed.
It was a lovely week. Thanks Mara.
The apartment is very well appointed and immaculately kept, the view over the ocean from the balcony is just breathtaking. The sunsets are spectacular. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything that you need (except the coffee pot!) The nearby beaches are very rocky, so a picnic mat is useful. The steps at the side of the villa are steep and could be difficult for an older person. It's a ten minute walk from the where you can get the ferry to Dubrovnik, probably about 20 minutes from Cavtat village. Cavtat is a lovely wee village but is quite quiet and seems to close earlier on a Friday and Saturday night than during the weeknights!
Mara was helpful, friendly and was kindly understanding after one of our party accidentally broke the sun lounger. At the start she did come into the apartment a couple of times looking for something another guest left behind without knocking, and some of our party who were sleeping at the time were woken - but after that she did knock on the door.
Every time my friends and I think of our stay at Mara's beautiful penthouse we dream of our next holidays we'd love to spend there again. Our ten days in Cavtat were just fantastic. Mara's two-story penthouse is well equipped and the view of the balcony is really just incredible! We loved spending our breakfasts, "Siestas" (since there was only one deckchair we bought another three so that more that one person could relax on the balcony) and suppers (amazing sunsets included) on the balcony.
The penthouse is well located - whether eating a nice croatian meal in the hills behind Cavtat or sightseeing and having dinner in Dubrovnik it's only a 20-minute drive away. And the beautiful little bays are only a 5-minute walk from the house.
Mara, her husband and her sister were very welcoming and were there to help out any time we needed something. We all enjoyed our time in Cavtat alot and would definitely recommend a stay with Mara.
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About the Host, Mara
Happy owner of a family managed B&B and a mother of two boys. Host and on-duty chef for guests staying in. Once upon a time a small restaurant owner. Enjoy cooking with home grown vegetables, herbs, and fresh caught fish. Hobbys: reading, fishing, working in the garden, spending time with friends.