Villa Sampaguita is a charming 6-bedroom villa located within Gruda, the provincial capital of the picturesque Konvale region on the southernmost tip of Croatia. Surrounded by an abundance of lush mediterranean greenery and offering some lovely features, Villa Sampaguita is an ideal place for a peaceful family holiday.
The villa’s design is charming and perfectly situated. Its walls are an attractive burgundy pink and are pleasingly offset by the cyan green doors and window shutters. On all sides the villa is bordered by a wonderful wilderness of pine trees, cypress trees and olive groves. This surrounding arcadia creates a wonderful sense of seclusion and visitors will relish the scent of pine and the summer sound of cicadas. Inside, the villa’s living spaces are light and airy, adding to the relaxing atmosphere that prevails at Sampaguita. The villa is comprised of three different apartments each with its own kitchen and living area. This arrangement lends itself perfectly to a sense of privacy and is perfect for a large group holiday. The villa’s kitchens are modern and equipped with all modern appliances.
The bedrooms are comfortable and inviting with tasteful, pale furnishings and cream walls. The master-suite leads onto a pretty terrace perfect for soaking up the beautiful surrounding scenery.
Saunter outside and the villa continues to impress. The pool is a choice highlight and features a wonderfully convenient enclosed area which is perfect for the little ones wanting a splash. Indeed this villa is particularly well suited for kids with an excellent mini-football pitch in the back garden and as well a great slide. There is also table tennis and foosball available on site. The outside terrace is a blissful place to bask in the sun and there is a good al-fresco dining area. Add to this the villa barbecue on which guests can cook delicious fresh fish and you have the recipe for leisurely outdoor meals amidst glorious natural surroundings.
Villa Sampaguita is situated within the charming rural village of Gruda, which is itself the provincial capital of the lovely Konvale region. Konvale is a beautiful and unspoilt province that borders Montenegro to the south and Bosnia Herzegovina to the north. Often called ‘Croatia’s Tuscany,’ Konvale is a dazzling landscape of verdant valleys, trickling streams and secluded beach coves. Life moves at a slow ebb in Konvale and it is a place of tranquillity amongst nature.
Once the agricultural heartland of the prosperous republic of Ragusa, Konvale’s settlements and people proudly preserve the local heritage and customs. Those visitors eager to get the flavour of the regions culture should visit the nearby village of Cilipi (10.1km) where there is a weekly display of traditional folk dancing. The old Ducal palace at Pridvorje (7.3km) and the recently restored fortress at Sokol Grand (8.4km) also offer enchanting glimpses into the regions past.
Konvale is well suited to nature lovers who will delight in exploring the patchwork of peaceful olive groves, rustic vineyards and cypress forests. There are some excellent walking tours and a sea path horse-riding safari that leaves from the Koral stables (3.5 km). Besides this there are also quad bike tours and fishing trips from the village of Molunat (11.6km). For the less adventurous there is also a plethora of vineyards that offer wine tasting and grow the regions endemic grape ‘malvasija.’
For lovers of architecture, art and history, the beautiful town of Cavtat is a 20-minute drive (16.1km), whilst the UNESCO heritage city Dubrovnik is about 40 minutes (32km).
Cavtat is an utter gem of a town. Founded in the mists of antiquity by the ancient Greeks, this beautiful settlement is a beguiling mix of striking natural scenery and charming cobbled streets and houses.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!