The pool was wonderful on a hot day. Laida and Nigel made wonderful recommendations for things to do in the area - boat trips, beaches, grocery stores, and the amazing restaurant Gastro Mare, at that time only accessible by boat.
Having the historic village of Mali Ston a short walk away was part of our morning ritual. Cappuccinos and croissants on the terrace of the Ostrea Hotel. Mussel dinners at Kapetanova Kuca were also a highlight. Hiking the walls of the fortress from Mali Ston to Ston. Buying paintings from local artists in Ston. Going for runs along the paths between fields near Mali Ston.
I just wanted to thank you for our week in Mali Ston - it was excellent.
The villa, terrace, pool and gardens are lovely and the village and location just what we were looking for. The info pack had everything we needed and some of your beach/swimming tips were great, especially the secluded beach beyond Broce. Marushka was also super helpful.
The boat trip around the islands was very worthwhile and we all want to go back to Sipan island…! Please pass on to the boat company our special thanks to Frano who was a quality skipper and guide, especially on regional history.
So thanks again for introducing us to Croatia and your lovely Mimosa - and we’ll be in touch when we want to return.
Thanks for a fantastic two weeks
Just a word of thanks for a fantastic two weeks in Villa Mimosa.
We will be back !
We also tried out your secret wild water swimming which was a great adventure and well worth it, and found scuba diving in Zuliana which was superb.
About Croatian Villa Holidays:
Marushka and her son are worth their weight in gold, from sorting out the aircon to removing sea urchin spines from my grandsons foot! I cannot commend them highly enough, they made out stay extra special. Marushka even washed our hire car when I wasn’t looking.
...we loved the villa and our week there.
“ I just wanted to mention how much we loved the villa and our week there. ”
“ I wanted to thank you for the wild swimming recommendation... that was probably the highlight of our time in Croatia... such an amazing experience in such remote places. ”
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 ”
“ A home away from home with everything you would expect to find in your own home; more than just a holiday rental. ”
The villa was very clean with all equipment necessary...
“ The villa was very clean with all equipment necessary for a self catering holiday. The variety of seating areas outside and the lovely
gardens were much appreciated. The pool was very clean and safe for children with having steps to access the pool. ”
“ We really enjoyed the location with very good restaurants in Mali Ston and others in Ston within walking distance. We visited some lovely sandy beaches on the peninsula and enjoyed walking on the walls and local footpaths. ”
Perfect for a family get away.
“ This villa is beautiful. Perfect for a family get away. Absolutely loved everything about it. ”
“ Beautiful but small village. Lovely lovely place ”
A stunning villa in an equally wonderful location
“ Villa Mimosa is a stunning villa in an equally wonderful location, the beautiful, unspoilt seaside village of Mali Ston. It has been refurbished with great care, providing modern comfort and plenty of space while protecting its magical atmosphere.
Its outside areas are gems. The shaded terrace is a lovely spot in which to have meals or to sit, talk, read and relax. Its position is superb with great views of the surrounding landscape. You get a real sense of local atmosphere as the villa & its garden nestle on the outskirts of the village while also being totally private and blissfully quiet. The pool area was equally enjoyed by all the family, including children aged 3 to 8.
One of our happiest family holidays. I couldn't recommend Villa Mimosa enough. ”
“ There were lots of fun local trips - wineries, castle battlement walks, the historical salt pans, boating to local islands, great restaurants in the village and in nearby Ston, stunning coastline with both fun beaches and wild spots to swim from. Dubrovnik is a very easy day trip from this villa also. ”
The villa was beautiful and lived up to expectations.
“ The villa was beautiful and lived up to expectations. The setting is lovely as is the villa. The master bedroom has a great bed which I wanted to take home with me. We were a big family and a baby and we fitted in fine. We cooked in quite a bit and ate outside which was always delightful especially when we got our heads round the mosquitoes and how to get rid of them. We were in the pool daily but there are beautiful sandy beaches near by too. We had a fab holiday and really enjoyed getting to know Croatia. The house was air conditioned which made a huge difference at night. Thank you.
Maroushka was very lovely and helpful. The house was in beautiful condition when we arrived. ”
“ We took boat trips but not out of Mali Ston, the restaurants in Mali Ston were very good and Dubrovnic was beautiful. ”
A very pretty villa and well equipped!!
“ A very pretty villa and well equipped!! ( apart from a very hopeless dishwasher!!) ”
“ Really good restaurants in walking distance and incredibly reasonable! ”
Response from Croatian Villa Holidays:
Liz, thanks for your feedback. Regarding the dishwasher; I tested it a few weeks after you were there and it was fine but I think the soap dispenser sometimes fails to open. Regarding local information we did send you an information pack several weeks before your departure which contained four pages of recommended restaurants, beaches and trips. There is also a drawer full of brochures and leaflets about local attractions in the villa. The villa manager tends to the pool and garden each morning but tries to be unobtrusive. But she is available to help if required.
A very comfortable house with a pool ...
“ A very comfortable house with a pool and various seating areas allowing for privacy if you want, in attractive surroundings, with one of the best restaurants in Croatia within about 200 yards and, for those who want to boat , the quay at Ston about a mile away. Wonderful. ”
“ Very nice villa with AC and a well equipped kitchen. Lovely pool and gardens with shady areas. ”
“ Mali Ston has a fabulous restaurant and hotel literally a minute from the villa. ”
Nice house with pretty gardens ...
“ Nice house with pretty gardens in quiet and peaceful Mali Ston. Our enjoyment of the pretty pool area and outside terrace was somewhat spoilt by the hungry mosquitos - we were bitten morning, afternoon and evening. Not sure if this is typical of this area of Croatia but we certainly didn't have problems elsewhere (we'd travelled from Zagreb down to Ston stopping off at the lakes, Zadar, Sibenik and Trogir on the way). Overall though we liked the house, and had an enjoyable stay. ”
“ Mali Ston is a great place to eat out if you like fish - but a bit of a challenge if not. Ston is only 15 mins walk away, or about an hour over the walls with the bonus of stunning views, and offered a slightly more varied eating experience. We loved Stagnum where the super friendly owner organised a lift home for us when we were caught in a thunderstorm. Top man.
A fantastic week we had at Villa Mimosa
“ I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say what a fantastic week we had at Villa Mimosa. I look forward to booking with you again in the future! ”
Villa Mimosa is Delightful
“ Very well equipped and spacious it was a real home away from home. We were then in high summer but I'm sure the house would be equally suitable for an out-of-season break as the internal furnishings are much more comfortable than in many other villas. The pool area is lovely and catches the sun all day. The housekeeper is very friendly and helpful. Mali Ston is a quiet backwater, very picturesque, but in easy reach of Dubrovnik and other local sites. We had a great day's sailing (with a skipper) arranged via Croatian Villa Holidays and another day heading up the Orebic peninsula and over to Korcula. The walk over the walls to Ston is also well-worth the effort - we went early evening, when it was a little cooler, had a drink and a pizza in Ston, then walked back along the track that runs by the road back to Mali Ston. All in all, we would thoroughly recommend Villa Mimosa, and Croatian Villa Holidays. ”
“ We were absolutely impressed and delighted about the entire experience. One of the best holidays we have had. The villa was stunning , Maruska (the housekeeper) was was very helpful and kind. I have to thank Nigel for his advice about using the car we loved driving around, excellent small and quaint towns, and little restaurants were perfect.
Suggestions about the restaurants were perfect. Very much recommendable.
Beautiful villa, authentic, wonderful vista pool and surrounding gardens
“ The Villa Mimosa was a real gem. Nestled in a quiet spot, yet just yards from the enchanting fort and port of Mali Ston. The amenities were excellent, 3 bathrooms, excellently equipped kitchen and airy 3 bedrooms.I would certainly recommend this villa. It is built in the traditional Croatian style, yet has all mod cons. The pool is large and is surrounded by an enchanted garden. ”
“ Exceptional stay, wonderful home, very well equipped, beautiful location, wonderful pool, didn't want to go anywhere else. ”
“ Absolutely perfect location and accommodation my best find in 30 years. An oasis of calm and beauty. Thank you so much. ”
“ Lovely villa. Like the traditional style combined with cleanliness and freshness. ”
“ Love Villa Mimosa! Such a beautiful haven.
we hate to leave. ”
“ Just wanted to thank you for stay in your villa. It is a really lovely place and whole my family really liked it. Hope we will visit Mimosa again. ”
“ We had an absolutely fantastic time earlier this year and the villa was a gem. We definitely love Croatia and we might even consider going next year as the rest of the family want to come. ”
“ Had a fabulous week in this wonderful villa. We felt very privileged to have such a super pool particularly as so few villas around here seem to have one. ”
“ Such a beautiful villa and village. We will definitely be returning to Croatia after such an amazing week. ”
“ We have had a thoroughly relaxing week at Villa Mimosa which you have restored beautifully. ”