Beautifully crafted, very well equipped, stunning views and fabulous location.
Fantastic base for Peljesac peninsula, Mljet Island and Dubrovnik. Stunning scenery and beaches, especially Divna and Prapratno. Definitely recommend walking the walls to Ston.
The two villas were clean and nicely decorated...
“ The two villas were clean, nicely decorated and had all the facilities required. Any issues were dealt with immediately ”
“ The restaurants are brilliant. Our favourite was Bota Sare ”
...it feels like home far away from home.
“ Thank you for having us, your place is really amazing we enjoyed it very, very, very much.
The view is magnificent, the villa is extremely cozy and it feels like home far away from home, the little terrace is perfect for breakfast, everything from the dishes to woodwork is just charming.
“ Gastro Mare food was beyond words, really a unique gastro experience. ”
The most wonderful holiday in the most perfect place
“ Mali Ston is the most enchanting, ancient, village with a castle and a fortified wall running across the hill to Ston. Villa Katarina is a beautiful old house in the village - just below the castle and at the start of the fortified wall which runs across the hill to Ston. It has been superbly renovated, retaining its character but with all the modern comforts. We had arrived in the dark and opening the shutters in the morning to an amazing view of the sea (even better than in the photograph) is something we'll never forget. We were there with our two adult daughters (who were very comfortable on beds in the sitting room) but it would also be perfect for a romantic getaway. It's a few steps down to the sea for swimming and there are several excellent restaurants in the village. And there's so much to see and do nearby - for all ages. There are sandy beaches, and rocky outcrops for more adventurous swimming, vineyards, wonderful scenery, very pretty villages - and, of course, Dubrovnik. If you go there, be sure to go up in the funicular. We had lunch in the excellent restaurant at the top, gazing down on the historic city. We can't wait to go back to Villa Katarina! We were also lucky enough to visit Villa Mimosa, where our son and his family were staying. That too is beautiful. ”
A wonderful holiday in a lovely house
“ We had a wonderful stay here - a lovely house in a wonderful village with stunning peaceful views from the bedroom to the sea. It was great to explore a very special part of the world. I would love to return. ”
“ A very special part of the world ”
The perfect house, We loved our stay
“ This has been the perfect house and we absolutely loved our stay. I would recommend this house to anyone for an amazing holiday ”
“ We so enjoyed all the trips we made; a visit to Dubrovnik and a boat trip. ”
An excellent house with wonderful views
“ We have had a lovely stay in this excellent house with its wonderful views. ”
“ An excellent location for touring as well as being lazy on the beach. We have visited lots of places including Mostar in Bosnia and Kotor in Montenegro. ”
“ Lovely villa for 2 in a refurbished medieval tower in a really peaceful part of the village of Mali Ston. As it is a short walk from any
roads it is very quiet. The villa is comfortable but plain and has everything you need for a short break. It was very clean with plenty
of hot water and the Wi-Fi connection was quick. The only downside was the disappointing outside area but we still loved the villa
and would recommend it. ”
“ We loved the peace and quiet of Mali Ston in May and walked along the 'walls' to Ston, well worth it. It is a much shorter and easier
walk back on the road. Loved the whole area and the peninsula. Best bits were Ston, Korcula and having a little cove to ourselves at
Zuljana and Stagnum restaurant! ”
Response from Croatian Villa Holidays:
Hi Victoria. The outside area at Villa Katarina is being improved for 2018. An adjoining land parcel is being landscaped to provide additional terrace and sunbathing areas. We are glad you like the villa.
What a lovely peaceful place.
“ We loved the villa ”
“ A lovely peaceful place. You must walk the walls from Mali Ston to Ston. It is really worth it. ”
Beautifully renovated and very comfortable
“ First time in Croatia but I am sure we will be back. The villa is beautifully renovated and very comfortable. ”
“ The location is exceptional. ”
Villa Katarina was a great spot to stay!
“ Villa Katarina was a great spot to stay! We spent a week there in July 2016 as a family (2 adults & 2 kids aged 10 & 15) and it was perfect: the seafood and the Villa in Mali Ston, Prapratno Beach, Zuljana, the Walls - just everything! The Villa was very clean, well equipped and the astonishing sea view is still in our minds! ”
“ Great & lovely base to stay! Just an hour to Dubrovnik & two to Mostar. The Ferry to Miljet only 3km away as well as Prapratno Beach. Great seafood in Mali Ston is recommended as well as hiking the Ston Walls! ”
About Croatian Villa Holidays:
“ Excellent hospitality & lots of advice and recommendations! Thank you so much! ”
... sympathetically renovated using local stone and timber
“ Villa Katarina is an old tower in Mali Ston, sympathetically renovated using local stone and timber to very high standards. The kitchen is well equipped with John Lewis pans and crockery and cutlery with familiar UK white goods. The lounge is comfortable with a TV and WiFi and above it the bedroom and en-suite are light and airy with views over the Ston Canal. The villa offers a superb base from which to explore the hidden gems on the Pelješac peninsula with its many excellent vineyards and secluded beaches. Dubrovnik is close enough for an absorbing day out, but choose a cool day! Eating out is cheap and the quality of the local seafood is superb. The Kapetanova Kuce is a stroll from the villa and has a great atmosphere with food to match. This year we discovered a new restaurant in nearby Broce. There's only one, so go find it for yourself and meet the fisherman who opened and runs it. Try the lobster which he keeps in a cage in the sea right next to where you eat! There are several islands to visit by ferry Mljet being closest. Korcula is further away but rewards the effort with a great drive to catch the ferry at Orebic. We have returned to Katarina for the last 7 years and each time we find things that we didn't see before. We always seem to be drawn to return. ”
“ All above ”
So good we came back 5 times
“ There is so much to see and discover in the area around Ston and Mali Ston. It has taken us repeated visits to even start to do it justice. There are islands to see, eating places to try and gorgeous deserted beaches to track down. Villa Katarina is a gem, set above the small fishing village of Mali Ston. The facilities are superb and the views compliment them. Down at the water's edge are two excellent restaurants. I recommend the Kapetanova Kuca. Will we be going back? Oh yes! ”
“ We loved our first visit to Croatia. What a perfect home to base our travels and adventures. We love, love, loved Croatia and will never forget this trip or this idyllic house. ”
“ What a lovely place to stay - we would highly recommend Villa Katarina. This villa was decorated so beautifully, it was a pleasure to stay in. It is detached and self contained on 3 floors, so was really nice and quiet and private. The bedroom especially was lovely, really spacious and comfortable with a very large bathroom attached. The living room was also bright and airy and comfortable. The outlook from the rooms were just lovely. The lady who looks after the villa very thoughtfully came and opened the shutters and windows ahead of our arrival to get the house aired, which was a nice touch and appreciated. The owner had also left a very helpful guide giving some good advice about where to visit. The only thing missing would be a garden or roof top terrace, but outdoor space wasn't greatly missed as the weather wasn't great during our stay, as we had quite a lot of rain. My partner also greatly appreciated the Wi-Fi and we both liked the fact that some TV channels were English for a relaxing hour after sightseeing and before heading out for dinner..... ”
“ We visited Croatia in October 2013. Croatian Villa Holidays rented us a wonderful house Villa Katarina in peaceful Mali Ston. They made a lot of good work for us because we are very sensitive for fragrance. You can hardly find this kind of lovely service in other places. And everything was working perfectly in this beautiful house with sea view. ”
“ We have fallen on love with this lovely Villa Katarina. A real haven with wonderful views. ”
“ Beautiful country, nice area, incredible sea and wonderful sweet house. We discover Croatia and now we hope to come back. ”
“ We had a wonderful time in Mali Ston and in your house. Comfort and decoration are outstanding! Everything is there and we felt like we were at home but with an amazing view of the sea and the hills. Many thanks to offer us such a place so far away from the crowd. ”
We felt very much part of the neighbourhood.
“ Very pleasant stay at Villa Katarina enjoying the lovely view over the strait that greeted us each morning. We felt very much part of the neighbourhood. An authentic and welcome change from the sterile tourist villa. ”
“ The villa served as a perfect base for exploring this beautiful region. An enduring memory will be opening the window each morning to the glorious view of Mali Ston. ”
Absolutely amazing, stunning.
“ I could sit and look at this amazing view from the bedroom for hours. Absolutely amazing, stunning. ”
“ We loved every minute of our stay. My daughter and I wanted to go away together and we could not have chosen a better place. ”