Mali Ston Villas Cluster

Villa Vanya

Ston and Mali Ston, Peljesac peninsulaSleeps: 2 + 4
Villa Vanya
Summary
  • Sleeps 2 + 4
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • WiFi
  • Full sea view
  • Distance to beach: 150 metres
  • Distance to coast : 150 metres
  • Nearest restaurant: 150 metres
Introduction

A two bedroom stone cottage with fabulous sea views, beach, gourmet restaurant a minute walk away

What we say
Authentic small villa with a lovely view, cosy terrace for dining, a gourmet village, beach, oysters... and 45 minuites from Dubrovnik
User reviews

Sleeps

  • 2 + 4 persons

Bedrooms

  • 1 x Double bedroom
  • 1 x Double sofa bed in living room
  • 1 x Double sofa bed in second living room

Bathrooms

  • 1 x Shower room
  • 1 x Ensuite Shower room

Internet

  • WiFi

Cooling and heating

  • Fully air-conditioned

Indoor

  • TV
  • Bedlinen provided, weekly
  • Bath towels provided, weekly
  • Washing machine

Outdoor

  • Terrace
  • Outside dining area

Characteristics

  • Floor area: 100 m2

Distances

  • Nearest beach: 150 metres
  • Nearest coast: 150 metres
  • Nearest shop: 1.6 km
  • Nearest restaurant: 150 metres
  • Nearest airport: 71 km (Dubrovnik)

Villa Vanya is a very old village stone house which used to be a grain and wine store for the family who lived in the Big House next door. It is a spacious cottage-style villa, comprising of 100 square metres, and set out on three floors, which are linked by an attractive solid wood and wrought iron indoor staircase. You can enter the villa on two sides, as it has a corner position on the village street on one side, and village steps leading to the beach on the other side. The "steps" doorway leads you into the ground floor, and the "street" doorway into the second floor living room. The villa has completely retained its original size and architectural features. Since it used to be just a storehouse, in some parts of the ground floor the original owners did not bother to remove the rocks into which the basement (ground floor) was built. You can still see those rocks as part of the dining room walls. The villa is on an elevated position and has great sea views form its second floor sitting room. It is a two minute walk from the beach and some of the best restaurants in southern Dalmatia.

Villa Vanya - Mali Ston

Accommodation

Ground floor

Ground floor consists of a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge/freezer, gas cooker and a dishwasher. All the cooking utensils are provided. Next to the kitchen is a large dining room with an antique dining table and chairs. In addition, this room has a fold out sofa where two people can sleep if necessary. From the dining room, a door opens onto a stone-paved terrace. The terrace e is surrounded by a stone wall and wrought iron fence, and a border of rosemary bushes. Here there is a wooden table for six, where you can relax under a shade provided by a grape vine which provides a green natural cover and shade. This terrace is ideal for al fresco dining. The villa has high speed WiFi.

First floor

There is a double bedroom, with a 160cm wide bed and a small dressing room, which can also be used as a sleeping space for a child. The bathroom contains a large modern shower, and also a washing machine.

Second floor

The second floor contains a pleasant large living room, maximising the view over the sea and harbour. A good quality fold out sofa is great as seating, but also transforms into an extra double bed. A small shower room is also on this floor. The living room contains TV and ADSL internet.

Outside

The villa has a small stone-paved patio with vine pergola, and Mediterranean greenery. It is set behind stone wall with and additional wrought iron fence. A wooden table and chairs for six persons are on this shady terrace.

All in all, a fabulous time.
Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed our time in Croatia - we are just back. Both houses (Villa Coral and Villa Vanya) were lovely and both owners could not have been more helpful. Thank you, too, for your help and advice regarding where to visit/eat/visit. It was invaluable - we did rent a boat in Cavtat (which we loved) and were able to explore the islands, Dubrovnik and do some parasailing off it. All in all, a fabulous time.
Helen, Shropshire, UK
01-08-2018
Mali Ston castle and village
The picturesque town of Ston with its small sister town of Mali Ston are picturesque fortified medieval towns standing either end of the narrow isthmus that joins the Peljesac peninsula to the mainland. Rich in history they are places of culinary excellence and several renowned seafood restaurants are there. Prapratno Cove, close to Ston, provides one of the finest sandy beaches in Croatia. Dubrovnik is within 40 minutes drive down the spectacular coast road. The Dubrovnik Republic acquired control over Peljesac in 1333 and proceeded to construct massive fortifications in the form of a 5.5 kilometre wall spanning the isthmus and circling the towns of Ston and Mali Ston that stood on the coast at either end of the wall. The wall was built between 1336 and 1358 and is considered to be the longest defensive wall in Europe. Above Mali Ston and forming part of the town's fortification stands the impressive five-towered castle, Koruna. Mali Ston itself is laid out in terraces rising up the hillside and overlooking the sheltered harbour with its landmark circular Toljevac Tower built in 1478. Just across the isthmus lies Ston, laid out to a grid plan in the 14th century, the town is reminiscent of Dubrovnik and contains some fine public buildings dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. The ancient wall has been restored and is open to the public. The walk from Ston to Mali Ston provides wonderful views of the coastline and towns below. The salt pans at Ston, still operating today, are estimated to have generated two thirds of the Dubrovnik Republic's revenue in the 14th century. Nearby the small community of Broce, reached by a causeway running beside the Ston channel, was established in 1349 and has historic buildings and a delightful beach.

Eating out
Ston and Mali Ston are places of culinary excellence. There are renowned seafood restaurants, notably Bota Sare (occupying and old salt warehouse) and Kapetanova Kuca (Captain's House), on the seafront of Mali Ston. The town is famous for its oysters harvested from the local oyster beds. You can sample the excellent local white wine, Posip, and two great reds: Dingac and Postup.

Beaches
There are beaches at Mali Ston and Broce while Prapratno Cove, close to Ston, provides one of the finest sandy beaches in Croatia. The Peljesac peninsula contains some of the very best beaches that can be found on the Adriatic. A 30 minute drive up the peninsula will take you to the delightful village of Zuljana. The village houses front a small harbour and sandy beach which offers excellent swimming against a spectacular backdrop of woodland and mountains.

Mali Ston

Dubrovnik Airport is 1 hour drive from Mali Ston. An alternative is to fly to Split Airport and drive the 3 hours down the spectacular coast road, or the slightly quicker route down the inland motorway, from Split to Mali Ston. For travellers with some time to spare, the Split option provides the chance to visit Diocletian’s Palace in the centre of Split or take a full day detour on the southerly route by crossing by ferry to Supetar on the island of Brac and returning from Supetar at the southern end of the island to Makarska on the mainland.

Dubrovnik Airport

Dubrovnik Airport is located near the town of Cavtat to the south of Dubrovnik.
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Split Airport

Split Airport is located to the west of Split close to the town of Trogir. It is 20 minutes drive from the airport to the ferry port in Split.
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