We visited Kolocep for a week in July 2012 and could not have wished for a better experience than living in Apartment Chiara owned by the charming and extremely hospitable Musladin family. Located on the quiet - and absolutely most beautiful - side of the island a couple of miles from the tourist area on the other side of the island, the apartment offers a breathtaking view of the bay between Kolocep and Dubrovnik. Only a very short distance (less than 100 meters) from the apartment there is a picturesque small bay with a sand beach, beautiful clear water and a small restaurant. We enjoyed very much taking various smaller or longer hikes (no cars are allowed, luckily!) around the island, whose nature is very fertile and colourful. It is also possible to sail around the island in rented kayaks - a trip we never had time to try, so we will definitely have to come back.
When relaxing at home, one can enjoy the sun or shade on two different terraces, a small one, and a very big one. When we stayed at the place, we had these to ourselves, but as there is one other 2-person apartment in the house (Apartment Maria), guests must be ready to share with other guests.
Staying in Villa Chiara means staying close to the Musladin family, consisting of more generations. Maria - the matron of the wonderful family - spoiled us completely with home-cooked surprise snacks, dinners, breakfast and fresh home-grown vegetables, and every time we left or came home, we were always greeted with warm smiles!
Villa Chiara is in our opinion the absolutely ideal setting for a quiet holiday in a stunning area. We can warmly recommend the place - and especially our wonderful host family - to anyone looking for relaxation, beautiful nature, contact with local Croatians, peace from tourism, but with easy access to the astonishing old city of Dubrovnik. Actuallly, we already have!!!
Thank you so much, Musladin family, for making our holiday one to remember - and repeat :)