This was our first visit to Croatia so we weren't really sure what to expect. But everything was fantastic. The flat is exactly as advertised, with stunning views across to Cavtat on one side and down to Srebreno on the other. The owners, Mihovil and family, looked after us really well and were helpful when we had problems; Mihovil speaks very good English, which helps a lot. In fact, almost everyone working in tourism in this area speaks good English though there's no harm in trying a bit of phrase-book Croatian (it would be impolite not to know at least 'thank you' - 'hvala').
In terms of the location, the flat is also very good. It's only about 15-20 min by taxi to the airport and there are shops nearby. The beach is only about a 5-min walk down the hill (it will take you longer to walk back as it's a steep hill - there are lots of steps too) and the sea is as clear as the photos suggest. There is a bus stop about 2 min away to get buses to Dubrovnik (an essential destination) and Cavtat (a really delightful place). Boats also go from Mlini (10-15 min walk - a lovely spot) and Srebreno (10-15 min) to these destinations and more. We took an all-day excursion to the Elaphite (Elafiti) islands and it was amazing - can't recommend it highly enough. But if you don't feel like going anywhere and just fancy the beach there are lots of places to choose from and lots of nice restaurants too - the food was always great (main courses around £10-20). If you like beer / wine then Croatia will not disappoint either.
All in all, highly recommended. Thanks v. much to Mihovil and family!
This 3 bedroom, clean and spacious apartment was perfect for our family holiday (with 2 teenagers). The location was quiet, set back from the main road, and with an uninterrupted view of Srebreno bay from the balcony. The walk downhill to the beach was short (10 minutes), care crossing the main road, the walk back up taking slightly longer. Within walking distance, the local amenities provide all you need from excellent restaurants (Marinero, Flamingo, Lanterna) to shops/supermarkets and beach/water activites. We took advantage of the boat ferry service to Dubrovnik old city, Lokrum island and Cavtat so there was no need to hire a car. We had a great holiday.
We spent a wonderful holiday in Villa Scala. The accomodation was excellent,clear, equipped with everything,with a wonderful view to the sea. The host is very -very kind. I can recommend for everybody.
Great hospitality - daily presents are left in the kitchen from home baked pies and cakes, home made wine or spirits to fresh local fruit. Really good location ( in between airport and city of Dubrovnik). Owners of the flat are very helpful - will advise where to go and what to do in surrounding area. Flat was spacious and very clean and had best view ever!!!!!
We spent a great week at Villa Scala. The weather was glorious, the scenery was spectacular, the apartment was comfortable, spacious, well equipped, clean and had superb views over the bay! However we all agreed that the highlight was the people we met, in particular the owners of the apartment and their family. From meeting us at the airport (we were at least an hour late due to a delayed take off) to the almost daily gifts and offers of advice they could not have been more helpful or hospitable and yet never intrusive. Mikhail's sense of humour was a joy and his English brilliant. We were a little concerned that helping to take our luggage up 3 flights of stairs had done permanent damage to his Dad's back, but he was out working in the beautiful garden next day so we were reassured!
We would not hesitate to recommend this apartment and would love to return in the near future! A truly memorable trip! Thank you.