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VILLA MLINI BAY – MLINI BAY, DUBROVNIK RIVIERA

Sleeps 4+1 | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom | Very close to Sea & Beaches

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Breathtaking views of the bay, steps from the sea, in the centre of Mlini

VILLA MLINI BAY – MLINI BAY, DUBROVNIK RIVIERA

This charming villa has one of the best locations in sought after Mlini Bay, sitting just one house behind the sea edge in the centre of the sweeping bay.

With stunning turquoise views out across the sea, the villa is nestled off a little path and is just steps from the first beach and Mlini’s charming harbour and village. If the beach is your thing, Mlini Bay has some of the prettiest beaches on the coast with picturesque coves laced with pine and cypress trees. There are a good selection of restaurants all around Mlini Bay, the closest of which is only about 5 minutes from the villa. There’s also a great cafe bar steps away. Hop on a boat from Mlini harbour into the Old Town of Dubrovnik and to pretty nearby Cavtat Bay and Plat Bay, or take very worthwhile trip out to the lovely car-free Elaffiti Islands off the Dubrovnik coast.

Mlini Bay is one of the most desirable bays on the Dubrovnik Riviera given its location close to Dubrovnik Old Town and close vicinity to Mlini beaches – there are also a good selection of restaurants in Mlini – it’s an attractive location to spend a holiday and suits all age groups. With its pine shaded bay, car free promenade around most of the bay, play areas, water sports and beautiful turquoise beaches, not to mention its laid back atmosphere, it is the kind of place you can easily just potter around in for a week quite contentedly. Vehicle access is usually restricted in the bay during the summer season, which makes it particularly relaxing, however our guests will have car access into this area to reach the dedicated parking spot that comes with the villa. It isn’t necessary to hire a car as everything is on your doorstep and different age groups can easily have their own independence. With the old, pretty part of Mlini at one side of the bay and the Marina with new Sheraton Hotel and mall at the other side of the bay, everyone is delighted with Mlini

Inside, the villa has is perfect for two couples or a small family. There is a light and airy living /dining area with kitchen which opens directly onto the terrace – beautiful sea views from inside and out and the perfect location for a glass of chilled local wine!

There is a small grocery store and bakery within walking distance to the house, while there is a large supermarket around at the other side of the bay. There are also regular bus lines to Dubrovnik or Cavtat that stop fairly close to the house.

There are lots of Things to do on the Dubrovnik Riviera like Hiring a Chef for your Villa, taking a Walking Tour of the Old Town of Dubrovnik, going on a Tuk Tuk Tours, Wine Tasting in Dubrovnik or taking a trip to Korcula Island, taking an Excursion to the famous Old Town of Mostar, Exploring the Filming Locations of the Games of Thrones Series in DubrovnikIsland Hopping around Dubrovnik’s own little Elaffiti Islands!

  • Sleeps: 4+1 (although works best with up to 4)
  • Number of bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms, plus a fold out bed with a proper mattress (ask for photos)
  • Features: stunning views out to sea from the living room, terrace and main bedroom, very close to the sea – just walk down the steps
  • Balconies: terrace looking out across the sea
  • Layout: open plan Living/Dining/Kitchen area
  • Number of Bathrooms: 1 (with shower)
  • Washing machine: yes
  • High chair & travel cot: yes – the travel cot fits in either bedroom, but fits best in the larger front bedroom)
  • Parking: Yes (there is a dedicated parking space for the villa located just along the promenade on the pier – ask for details). There is also first come first served parking just off the main road, then cross the road and down some steps to the house.
  • Mobility Rating: 2 – No road access to the house – paved/stone path with steps to the house. There are quite a few steps to get to the property from the main road and then approx 3 steps at the garden gate and a further 12 steps to get into the villa once on the property. There are 102 quite steep steps down to the sea. Access to the house either by crossing main road and down path with periodic steps or from Mlini Harbour up steep steps. Not recommended for guests with mobility issues.
  • Car Recommended: not necessary but optional – it is only approx 10 minutes drive into the Old Town of Dubrovnik so a taxi doesn’t take long and isn’t too costly, or there is a bus stop nearby on the main road and there are also boats from Mlini harbour into Dubrovnik Old Town and the nearby bays of Cavtat and Plat – and also out to the Elafiti Islands.
  • Sat TV, Internet, Wi Fi: Yes (TV is a Smart TV)
  • Air Conditioning: yes aircon unit in the living room (the 2 bedrooms are off the living room).

  • Beach: beaches just down the steps approx 100m from the property, 5 minutes walk (102 steps from the villa to the sea edge). A sandy/shingly beach is closest and beaches in either direction all around the bay – sandy/shingly beaches in one direction and a white pebble beach in the other).
  • Shop: approx 500 m (approx 15 minutes walk) on main road (shop & bakery)– there is also a big supermarket approx 1km away around the bay in the mall behind the Sheraton Hotel.
  • Restaurants and bars: in Mlini Village – a good selection all around the bay – first restaurant  approx 5 minutes walk – approx 100 meters
  • Bank: cash point approx 5 minutes walk – approx 100 meters (outside Dive Centre & Cafe Bar Gusar)
  • Pharmacy: 15-20 minutes’ walk (Srebreno) – a doctor & nurse team is also on hand during high season for tourist care
  • Snorkeling: from Mlini,
  • Scuba Diving: approx 5 minutes walk – approx 100 meters
  • Boat Trips & Water Taxi to the Old Town of Dubrovnik: from Mlini Bay Harbour – approx 5-10 minutes walk
  • Car/Passenger ferry: 25 minutes (Gruz Port, Dubrovnik)
  • Dubrovnik Old Town: 9 km (approx 10 minutes drive)
  • Airport: 9 km – 20 minutes (Dubrovnik)

“Good evening Helen,

As requested, some feedback following our recent holiday to Croatia.

It was fantastic!

Overall booking service – excellent.  Croatia Gems always prompt with information.  Arrival information pack containing details about Mlini and Dubrovnik (and Croatia generally) is very comprehensive and definitely useful, including some useful phrases and translations.

Having Tena and Bozidar available as local representatives provides great reassurance and enabled a small problem with the return taxi transfer to be resolved extremely promptly.

Villa Mlini Bay – Mario is a friendly and welcoming host.  He was there to greet us on arrival, gave clear instructions and guidance on what was in the property (including some very helpful and unexpected basic provisions in the refrigerator).  The kitchen is well provided for with more than adequate pots, pans, cutlery, plates and glasses (the only things that we could possibly think of as additions, and we had to think very hard here, would be a garlic press and a baking sheet for the oven – both of which we may have been able to find in Konzum if they had been critical to catering!).

Internally the property is clean, tidy and well presented.  Extremely comfortable mattresses, great to have air conditioning so no complaints about temperature or sleeping at all.  Easy to maintain and keep tidy with tiled floors.

Location of property – 107 steps down to the waterfront so, amazing views and keeps you fit.  Would obviously be a problem for young children in prams and pushchairs or those who have mobility difficulties (your property details do warn of this), but for a family with two active and mobile children it’s perfect, and with great views out across Mlini Bay.  The other big plus is that the property is located on the west (seaward) side of the main road into Mlini.  Having seen the traffic and the somewhat limited pedestrian provisions along and crossing the road we realised just how much of a daily concern it would have been had the accommodation been on the other side.

Konoba Lanterna – excellent meal and very good service.  We would certainly recommend this restaurant.

We didn’t venture far but we did make it to Dubrovnik.  Nice to see to old town but far too busy for us and we were very happy to return to Mlini and an afternoon of swimming.

Overall Mlini and Srebreno cater for a very international tourist market. The location is popular with families travelling with children and felt very safe.  Access to the local beaches was easy and we never felt that it was overcrowded or so busy as to be off-putting.  A great location for swimming and water-sports.

We definitely recommend both Mlini as a destination generally and Villi Mlini Bay specifically.  We are considering our options for next year but a return to Croatia is a distinct possibility.

Best wishes, Simon”  August 2019

“Hi Helen

Sorry for delayed reply. Bit busy catching up after the holiday! 

We had an absolutely brilliant holiday. First time to Croatia and really liked it… lovely people and beautiful sea and coast. 

Villa Mlini Bay – Amazing welcome pack, Mario very helpful and arranged for us to arrive early, great location / great view. 

Thanks again for a great holiday. 

Sally” July 2019

“Very beautiful villa, atmospheric, clean and stylish inside, with a nice garden and a veranda with the beautiful view. Mario was very helpful, friendly and effective, with prompt communication and provision of any information and help which we needed. On the arrival, Mario met us on the road above the property and help with the luggage. There was an essential food on the arrival for the supper and breakfast, with a bottle of nice local wine. Villa is located in a quiet and very green area, with only around 5 minutes or so to the beach (although some steps are involved!). We really enjoyed out stay, and the villa and the Mlini area were superb.

Yulia” July 2019

“Amazing location – close to different beaches, restaurants and grocery stores, yet still quiet. Very clean. Beautiful garden and the terrace with a stone grill. Has A/C, which was an amazing bonus! Accommodating hosts. Highly recommend and would happily come back!

Petra” June 2019

“Hello Sharon

The villa is spotless and spacious.  There is a large open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area.  TV, internet.  Air conditioning (in the living room, so we just left the bedroom ajar).  Plenty of storage space.  Mario met us from the taxi and helped carry our luggage.  He provided us with the best welcome pack we have ever had: milk, cheese, bread, eggs, wine and beer!  There are a few essentials in the kitchen cupboard (for example, coffee, salt, pepper, packet soup).  There are mosquito plug-ins and spray in the drawer.  Outside, there is a terrace with a table and chairs, and a barbecue.  Perfect house.  We loved the location because it was so private and peaceful and I would thoroughly recommend it.  However, it is not for anyone with mobility problems.  It sits on quite a steep hillside, with steps to the promenade and, although it’s fine going down, it is a real climb on the way back up, especially when it is hot.

Mario is a friendly, generous host.

Mlini is a quiet, friendly village.  There is a small harbour and the taxi boats come and go regularly to Dubrovnik and Cavtat.  It is also possible to hire a boat for a day/half day, sea kayaks and jet ski. You can book boat trips to the Elafiti Islands.  There are several lovely restaurants in the village – our favourite was Laterna.  Water polo plays a big part in the life of the village.  There is a water polo pool next to the harbour and this can be used by anyone.  There are frequent competition days which are great fun: there are water polo matches, with teams from neighbouring towns and villages competing; a barbeque; live bands and dancing; drinks stalls; fireworks. Next to the water polo pool is the scuba diving centre.

Kind regards, Caroline” August 2018

Prices Per Week

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Most villas and apartments are booked by the week – please ask about booking less than 7 nights.
Where short stays are possible, there is a 30% supplement for stays of 3 nights or less
Please note: Some prices may still be in the process of being confirmed – please confirm price on booking.

MLINI BAY LOCATION INFO

Mlini Bay, Dubrovnik Riviera

THINGS TO DO IN DUBROVNIK

Dubrovnik Old Town

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