READ THIS REVIEW - (FYI) - we have been travelling for about 2 months now through 15 countries and have stayed in everything from 1 to 5 star. Kate 2+2 is by far the best value we found that had absolutely everything spot on. They met us late night (1am) as we missed the earlier ferry to start. So we hit-the-hay as soon as we got in.
In the morning we awoke to an incredibly beautiful view of a well-age valley that included a school, a football field and vineyards. (None of which disturbed us durin the 8 days).
We walked the very small, very boutique property and it was out of a book. This place was special.
We found out the owners father started the place 50 years ago and they still work on it every day. It looked like years and years of planning and integration to make it a truly wonderful and perfect place...and it worked!
From Elvis the miniature pony, Lilly the sweetheart puppy, chinchillas, turtles, a goose, bunnies, rabbits, several breeds of birds and even Koi in a bubbling fountain, the place is a fairytale for a child.
There is a garden that Toni offered fresh veg from (even brought us some one night!), and a perfect little raised patio for a quiet and romantic dinner (hint hint guys - this is the perfect setting for a romantic night or even a proposal).
The pool is brand new and we were amongst its first guest. A meter and a half depth, so perfect to wear kids out and deep enough for romantic dips at night. I started to take pics and I have posted as many as psosible, but every turn is a prefect pic!
The apartment itself is a well-furnished (not Ikea either) and the views are all great. Under a Ivy canopy or on a large private patio, your view is of the Adriatic, the small town, a beautiful hillside or a quaint valley. Great internet, water pressure, normal glasses and towels (my top 4 complaints) are equally ample. Dishwasher, Washer, microwave, cold fridge and coffee maker are there for you and a store is a 5 minute walk. The town and coast are a few minutes walk as well.
So now on to the owners. They are expecting parents but already they have the incredible kind nature that you immediately feel upon meeting them. Helpful and non-obtrusive is putting it mildly. They were as much a joy as this wonderful oasis.
Oh, we missed out, but they also invited us to their winery and accompanying vineyards, but we had issues crop up (pun) and couldn't make it...but can you believe this??? A winery tour??? One that they own??? - the vineyard surround the property that is on the North facing side of the valley.
If you are reading this and your dates are even remotely close...change them to accommodate this place, because a holiday can be real dreadful in the wrong place, and this place will make your trip infallible...even if it rains a few days like it did ours.
Thank you Darija and Toni, Elvis, Lilly and all the animals of Kate 2+2. You made our week with you memorable.
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