I am writing this review on behalf of my wife Karen Beck and the family and other guests who enjoyed the stay at your villa in Split In July this year.
It is difficult to describe adequately how perfect our stay was in this perfect location. For me the most memorable things about the villa was its easy access to the sea where I could enjoy my early morning swims in the beautiful Adriatic. But equally the comfort of the villa, the guest rooms, facilities, pool and view and the whole layout of the villa and garden was ideal especially for a large group which we had. The villa enabled us to choose to be together if we wished to or enjoy privacy if that was preferred. The staff who cleaned the villa did an excellent job every day. The highlight for us was the chef Tiko who we all became very friendly with and were highly impressed with his cooking skills- something different and delicious every day and his choice of menu and wines was first class. He was charming company and highly entertaining. My only suggestion is that with a large group which we had, the chef might benefit from another assistant to help set and clear the dining table - sometimes we were worried that it was too much for one person. But this was not a major problem. All of us who stayed absolutely loved the relaxation and comfort which the villa provided. It had everything we could have hoped for.
Many thanks again for making our holiday in Croatia so enjoyable.
We look forward to returning and will happily recommend the villa to others.
After our holiday I thought I would give you some feedback. Despite a day and a half of tremendous thunderstorms and a minor issue we had a great time and really enjoyed our stay both at the villa and in Croatia. Although we had reservations about the suitability of the villa for us given we had a small child of one and a half, it turned out to be absolutely fine. Initially finding a scary pathway to the patio that leads to the sea we shortly later found a secure and safe passage so that all in the family including the little baby could enjoy being in the sea.
Overall we found the villa to work very well for us given the number of people we were. The rooms were comfortable, the ac worked well as did the wi-fi (though it is very slow in Croatia). The access to the sea as I mentioned was also great. Now I would never imagine singling out the "maid" Bea, as a real highlight. But she really was and made a big difference in making our stay more comfortable and enjoyable. Please do let your Croatian counterparts know that we really appreciated her input. She was very friendly, professional, helpful and quite intelligent and sophisticated for someone whose responsibility is mainly to look after the house. She showed my wife the market where locals buy fresh local food, helped us manage some errands, had helpful ideas, and was a useful and reliable conduit to communicate with the owners if necessary.
The boat trip to Elaphiti was great and you were absolutely right to suggest it over going to the national park. We thought of going another day to the park but Bea also told us that it did not make sense to do that given the one week duration of our stay and I think she was right having spoken to some others.
The kayaking trip as you know started with us waiting around for a while but turned out to be a very nice outing and the people who took us out were very relaxed about how much time we spent rather than sticking to a tight schedule. We also found out that taxi drivers have a hard time finding the house! Even the driver for the boat trip ended up at the wrong property although we provided some pretty clear landmarks that should have made it easy to recognise our house. For that reason being able to be in contact by mobile with the people organising the events is very useful.
So all in all a great holiday--our second good one with your agency this year (out of two) and many thanks to you and your team for finding a great last minute solution for us.
I am very happy to do this. The Villa Mimi was lovely. It was very clean and comfortable and the facilities were excellent. The owners were very friendly and made us feel most welcome. It was one of the nicest villas we have stayed in. The views from the terrace were spectacular and the architecture of the villa was amazing. We were greeted by the owners on arrival and they presented us with a huge plate of local food and some delicious Croatian wine. They also gave us useful information about Omis restaurants and shopping. I would highly recommend the villa for comfort and cleanliness. Our only small criticism was the lack of restaurants or bars nearby so you have to drive everywhere. This is not really a problem but I think would be useful to anyone else looking to stay there. We will certainly be coming back to beautiful, friendly Croatia!
Hope this helps
Many thanks for your message and for organizing the booking of the villa. Sorry about this late reply but the last couple of weeks have been particularly busy and so we get to this only now. We had a very pleasant stay at the KRK Villa Palm Tree in Malinska. In summary please find below the positive considerations:
- the villa is very beautiful and very well maintained as the owners actually live in the villa - originally we were under the impression that the owners hired staff to cook and clean but they actually do it themselves
- the location is quite unique as you can pretty much walk from the villa straight to the sea in a relatively quiet part of the bay around Malinska without hotels nearby but just with other houses
- the swimming pool is very nice and very well designed, but not heated. Not an issue in the summer months but clearly in the Spring and September
- the quality, freshness and variety of the food is exceptional. The owner is an excellent cook and extremely enthusiastic about his cooking. It was really outstanding.
So our feedback is extremely positive and we enjoyed the stay very much. I think it should be made clearer to the guests from the outset that the villa is ran by the owners as I believe this is how they want to rent the premises. Many thanks
Good morning Voleja,
I hope you are well.
" Excellent help from Ivan who sorted out chef, wine etc. Daily maid service from Ivana was also perfect.
Great hot tub "
Thank you for your cooperation and we hope to come back to you very soon with other bookings.
Have a nice day
Sorry for the late reply I have been on holiday. We really enjoyed our stay in Villa Paulina, it was perfect for us.
11 of us stayed at Villa Paulina for 4 nights for a birthday celebration. The villa is just so lovely and maintained very well. The location is just perfect (a short walk to old town) and the views are stunning.
Ivan the villa manager was so helpful, we couldn't ask for more. Before we arrived, we sent a list of groceries and he arranged for this to all be there for us on our arrival. During our stay he was always available to answer our questions, sort out taxi's, even arranged for a pizza delivery. There was also a maid at the villa most of the time, so our beds were always made, fresh towels every day and generally cleared up after us - and we did make a mess a couple of times!!
I would definitely recommend staying here if you are travelling in a large group or with family - you will not be disappointed.
Hope you are well.
I appreciate that you are asking for a review of the villa.
My takeaway is that it is a high end property that the most discerning guest would appreciate. The amenities were first class, the bedrooms though not specious were well laid out and comfortable and the living areas were also luxurious. The highlight was certainly the outside deck and fabulous small pebbled beach. If you are a family (or two) looking for a lovely quiet Villa this is a wonderful choice. My only critical comment is that the location of the villa was very sleepy. For those travelers looking for high end restaurants and day trips, it is far more difficult to keep yourself busy. However, generally speaking it was a perfect vacation house.
The other wonderful surprise is that the villa owner was very accommodating and very responsive. He also was a lovely concierge when the need arose. He gave us great suggestions and even helped carry luggage to and from the villa. He was a gentleman and because I was a solo woman traveling I appreciated it.
I would highly recommend the property.
Please let me know how you are keeping and that the summer was a success.
All the best, Marina
Voleja, how are you? I hope everything is doing well. I am writing to you, just to tell you that Andro was a great host, he's house is really nice and he had everything working perfect.
We had a really good time in Dubrovnik.
Thank you very much for everything, I hope we can go back in a short time.
Great villa, nice pool, beautiful view of the harbour, clean facilities and great location to get to the old town or enjoy the surrounding areas.
Mr T Coveney
We were totally blown away by Villa Paulina. It was every bit as luxurious as hoped for and its location afforded us one glorious sunset after another. When we next return to Dubrovnik, we will definitely seek to rent Villa Paulina once again.