Finally home and feeling back to routine once again. We spent a couple days exploring Amsterdam, so it was tough on the body to adjust to U.S hours.
On behalf of my team and our guests, we have nothing but the best impressions of the twin villas and the services that Secret Dalmatia provided. To start, your respond time to questions and concerns were prompt and professional even well before our arrival. Upon our arrival, Secret Dalmatia checked in to make sure our expectations were met, our needs fulfilled, and our issues resolved with thoughtful professionalism. Accommodations at the twin villas was superb and housekeeping was meticulous. All recommended services were friendly and professional, ensuring the satisfaction of our team and our guests.
Bobovisca and it's many neighboring rustic townships on the island of Brac was breathtakingly beautiful. We were able to experience the many wonderful offerings of these rustic towns with the help of Secret Dalmatia in planning and set up prior to the start our yoga/foodie retreat. Our guests were especially delighted with the double winery tour in Bol and Nerežišća, and capping of with an awesome lunch in Dol! It was a magnificent experience. It made "working" on site a true joy.
We hope to visit the Dalmatian Coast again....and will definitely re-enlist the expertise of Voleja at Secret Dalmatia!
Thank you so very much! All the best until next time!
Thank you for your email and I am sorry not have replied to you sooner. We had a fantastic time and the villa was even better than we had hoped. We have thought hard and can't think of anything that could be improved.
I would also like to say how incredibly helpful and friendly we found Smiljan
Hello Voleja, we did have the most wonderful time at the villa, it must be one of the best views in the world. Everything about it is perfect – it is brilliantly equipped, everything thought of, the little ones loved the games and toys and the pool of course, and some of us swam across and back the sea to the opposite shore. In the past we’ve stayed in houses, which weren’t that clean and The White House is well maintained and so clean, so it was a real pleasure to stay there.
Jerka is a star, she works so hard and is so lovely, we all got quite emotional saying goodbye to her! Best wishes, Judy
Hi, we really enjoyed Villa Supetar. Sanja was very helpful, chef was excellent, villa nice. No complaints
We arrived easily and our villa manager is wonderful! He was very stressed about the pool not being 'quite' ready, and he was so excited to surprise us! We love the villa, and the country! Yes, our dear friends from Santa Fe, New Mexico decided in the last couple of weeks to come over as well, after we told them we had 4 bedrooms, and it was just the two of us. They said, "We will come meet you!" They went to Rome before, and we went to London. Wonderful opportunity to be with them, and they booked us a yacht for cruising the islands on day trips tomorrow and Thursday. We are very much looking forward to that! They are departing Friday.
Chris and I rented a motorcycle and are headed up to Ston to ride around among the vineyards today. So we have the best of all worlds - the city of Dubrovnik, the Villa Mey's Place, the motorcycle for countryside touring, and boat trips for island hopping.
Thank you for checking on us, and we are happy to be here.
I would like to work with you when we get home on a time we can bring our children here.
The home was immaculate, beautiful with all necessary accoutrements.
Great views. Pleasant to holiday in. Great location. Most importantly , a fabulous house manager
Watch out for parking in one of the garages.
I was part of the party that rented the house in Novigrad with David Bergman. We thought it was a fantastic house. Very well laid out for a party of our size (8 people) and comfortable. The location and views couldn't have been better. The kitchen was extremely well equipped. We did have a little problem with the wifi as far as getting television coverage of the basketball games in the US which was very important to some in our party. Other than that the wifi was fine albeit a little slow until the new router was delivered in connection with the tv problems.
I would definitely recommend this house and your service -- in fact, I already have!
Fiszman, Sula R
Thank you for your email we have arrived back from Croatia today.
Villa Gitana was a beautiful villa, very well equipped kitchen and lots of towels. It was looked after well, very clean and tidy. The view from the villa was stunning. Ivo the owner was very helpful and kind and very happy to give advise or fix problems immediately. My only suggestions would be to pre-warn people about the drive upto the villa although only 8 minutes from village it is quite a precarious drive.
Ivo very kindly provided us with cheese/ham/bread on arrival - but would be helpful like many villas in Europe a basic starter kit of milk, butter, pasta, cheese,pasta sauce, bread etc so if you do get there late like we did with children you can make a meal - there were some basics but not enough to cook basic meal.
All in all a very good vacation and would highly recommend the villa.
We were with two different groups. The first week was all mature travelers. My cousin had helped me choose the villa, and we both agreed that it was better than we had expected, and our expectations were high! We loved the outdoor space, used the kitchen extensively, used the outdoor kitchen as well. It was lovely that all the basic supplies that were there could be used, coffee, olive oil, salt, pepper, all the things one doesn't use up in a week, but still needs. The second week was us with our three twenty-something children and their partners. We cooked breakfasts, but never dinners, and the young people used the living room for tv watching, linking through their laptops for shows. They used the pool more, and the kitchen less, but they were just as impressed.
I would warn people to bring ear plugs, or to have the villa provide them. It is nothing they can do anything about, but they are close to a stop light which has a beeping sound when it is safe for pedestrians to cross. This sound does not stop at night! Perhaps in the summer when the AC is going and the window closed it is not so noticeable. We always have earplugs with us, so it didn't bother us, but it did some of our guests. A few suggestions: American washing machines are very different, and none of my children could work out how to use the two that were available. A plastified card giving translations of the Croatian program language would have been helpful. Also, the first week was not very warm, and our laundry took more than 2 days to dry. For us, one washer and one dryer would have been preferable over two washers and no dryer!
These are very small quibbles indeed, because if there was a Villa Bruna in every place we want to go for a family vacation, we would stay there over and over again. Rafaela was super responsive, she arranged for a photographer to come to the house who was great. She even helped us find a doctor for a home visit when my son was ill, and was always available. Marko Matei came and met us 2 days before the dinner. He inspected the kitchen, took an inventory so he knew what he needed to bring. We adjusted the menu one more time. He had great suggestions, but also listened well to our wishes. He showed up on time, and, although we couldn't be in the kitchen while he was making preparations, he made us coffee and tea etc, so we were not deprived. The dinner was absolutely fabulous, and we even had leftovers. We would hire him again in a flash!
Thanks to you too, Voleja, for all your help. We had such a lovely vacation!