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Dubrovnik Lokrum Island strip
Mlini Bay, Dubrovnik Riviera (53)

Villa in Croatia with pool? Spotlight on Mlini, Dubrovnik

by Croatia Gems, 17th January 2023

Mlini is one of our favourite places on the Dubrovnik coastline and one of the best places to have a villa holiday or find that great villa in Croatia with pool. Only 10 minutes’ drive from the old town of Dubrovnik and yet it is a small and unspoilt pretty fishing village, perfect for Croatia holidays. It is also one of the closest locations to the old town of Dubrovnik for Croatian villas for rent, with some of the best transport links to the old town. We’d recommend it because it is a peaceful haven out of the hustle and bustle of the old town of Dubrovnik, but close enough to pop in when you want.  While away the days in Mlini in a villa and wander to the beach and soak up the sun, or a café bar in the shade.

There are food shops close by if you want to rustle up something for lunch and a good selection of local restaurants in Mlini which serve food at breakfast, lunch and dinner so if you prefer to eat out and sample the local fare, you really don’t have to venture far. Of course you can easily pop to Dubrovnik old town for more restaurants and nightlife – a must do one evening as it is stunning!

Getting out and about

When you want to get out and about from your villa, you do have options if you don’t want to take the car. There is a regular water taxi (or boat line as it is called in Croatia) that goes from Mlini harbour or from Srebreno at the other end of Mlini bay, which goes up and down the coast into Dubrovnik old town harbour in one direction or Plat or Cavtat in the other. Some of the water taxis also stop off at verdant, uninhabited Lokrum island, which is a lovely place to spend the day. There is also an excellent regular bus service that goes along the main road going from Dubrovnik and down into Cavtat, plus of course you have taxis available.

If you hanker to go further afield, why not head for Konavle which is often likened to Tuscany for its landscape features. It is fast becoming renowned for  its “gastro-tourism” as this part of the coast boasts some of the best domestic restaurants in the area. Definitely worth a visit.

Restaurant Dalmatino Konavle villa in Croatia with pool






Or head up beyond Dubrovnik and find some divine bays by Orasac, for example Brsecine or Stikovice, or perhaps onto the Peljesac peninsula and visit a vineyard for some wine tasting or try some local oysters near Ston.

Villa Anamaria villa in Croatia with pool






Mlini villas

If you are looking for smaller Croatia family holiday villa in Mlini, have a look at 3 bedroom Villa Turquoise now totally renovated and getting rave reviews, and within easy walking distance of beaches and restaurants.  For a larger Mlini villa in Croatia with pool have a look at 6 bedroom Villa Lumiere, or for fabulous views, see 4/5 bedroom Villa Anamaria. In-between size, 4 bedroom Villa Flora is just lovely with an award-winning garden in which to soak up the sun. We do have other villas, so have a search here or feel free to email in and ask us to find a Croatia villa for you [email protected] or just pick up the phone (number below) and speak to us about your perfect villa to rent in Croatia!

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