Both the property and the managing family make this an extraordinary option for a stay in the Dubrovnik area. Completely convenient for jaunts in and out of the Old City but with an ambience quite separate from the usual hotel-type stay. A day spent just at the Villa is as comfortable and desirable as any of the many activities easily accessible nearby. I strongly suggest taking advantage of the option of having at least one meal prepared for you at the Villa. Delicious local cuisine! Our group of 10-13 adults over the course of a week is unanimous in heartily endorsing a vacation in this very lovely and special property.
Me and 15 friends went to Dubrovnik for our graduation trip and had an amazing time! The house is gorgeous and fit a lot of people without it feeling crowded, and there was also plenty of different outdoor areas! But the best part for us was the pool area, in which we spent most of our time!
The house was approximately 20 minutes from Dubrovnik city center, however Ubers were very cheap and so it worked perfectly whenever we felt like going into town!
Hosts were lovely too, and helped us with whatever we needed!
I can highly recommend Villa Gradi - whether you are going as a family or like us as a large friends group!
Great villa. We were a rowdy group celebrating my 50th and there were no nearby neighbours to upset. Beautiful villa, great location.
Villa Gradi proved the most beautiful and perfect venue for sixteen family members from all over the world, to come together for our son's wedding in Dubrovnik last week. Every aspect of the Villa was so beautiful; plenty of bedroom space for all; a wonderful pool set into the hillside with views of the sea below; a large kitchen and a huge covered terrace overlooking the sea which proved the ideal place to meet for meals, to catch the constantly cooling breeze, to watch all the activity of the passing yachts and boats of all kinds, to greet the early morning and sit and talk till late into the night. Ante and his mother were terrific hosts, providing two divine traditional Croatian dishes upon our arrival - a most welcome treat for our first meal. We were greeted with fresh fruit and vegetables from the extensive gardens and a full shop of food and drink done at our request so we would not need to shop immediately after our very early flights. We luxuriated by the pool with its fine balance of sun and shade. A full size snooker table provided further entertainment and there were enough individual areas through the house and gardens for everyone to find peace and space from others as needed. Nothing was too much trouble for the family in responding to our requests and needs. The villa is about 20 minutes away from the Old City but it was so easy to get taxis, to and from the City - even for those who partied in town till dawn! We loved not being in the heart of the City, with its large number of tourists, but being near enough to go in whenever we wanted. The private jetty just across the road provided a great launch pad for somersaults into the warm, clear sea. A short walk along the road, is a place from which we were able to hire boats and jet-skis enabling all who wanted to, to visit the myriad local islands. Our twenty-somethings had the "best day of their lives" out on the jet-skis and loved the clubs in town. I hugely recommend Villa Gradi. It fulfilled all our needs and proved the perfect venue to have a truly wonderful holiday in this absolutely stunning country. The wedding, held in the old City was beyond perfect. What a fabulous occasion and holiday.
Had a wonderful experience. The property is a historic place restored to perfection. The hosts are generous welcoming and personable always ready to help us with any questions. Ante's mom welcomed us with traditional cheese pie which really helped immerse quickly in the traditions of the land. Thank you very much for a great stay we hope to return. Irina &co
We stayed at villa gradi in the run up to our wedding in dubrovnik and it was the perfect choice!
The villa is absolutely beautiful with a large shaded terrace at the front which gets a cooling breeze from the river as well as a fantastic pool at the back which had a shallow section suitable for young kids. Theres a full size pool table & darts board.
There was pleanty of space for our large group to socialise together as well as quiet spaces if people wanted to split off, we never felt on top of each other. The bedrooms are all lovely and comfortable and the layout allowed our 2 familys to mix while having their own space.
On the day of the wedding we got ready at the villa & the photographer fell in love with the location, making me late to the alter! Not a problem though as the photos will be amazing!
There is a small supermarket 10mins walk away and a bus which takes you into dubrovnik (approx 30mins) and drops you at the pile gate. The bus goes via the port so if your fancing a boat trip or the catamaran to split its accessable.
Anti and his family were so helpful & accomodating, and even collected us from the supermarket after a big shop.
We would definately recommend staying at villa gradi!
My family and a few friends of mine visited Dubrovnik in the first half of June this year. It was an amazing experience. We stayed in villa Gradi, very large, exclusive and magnificent villa situated at the mouth of Rijeka dubrovačka bay, near the hanging bridge, just a couple of minutes away of the city centre by car. Everything was very nice and clean and comfortable in the villa. We were impressed by many open and covered terraces sorrounded by gardens full with flowers, vegetables and fruits. If you get lucky you will see the turtles as well :). It was wonderful just to walk around, to watch the ships entering the city port and getting out, to have some meat grilled, to enjoy food outdoors. The pool is situated on a very spacious terrace surrounded by q mountainous environment with perfect view and unique atmosphere, as there are no other houses in the vicinity. Sometimes, we jumped and swam in the sea just in front of the villa. We spent an unforgettable and delightful week holiday in this villa and would recommend it to all other people who are longing for nice holidays with rife contents.