For peace and tranquillity this place would be hard to beat. We stayed for two weeks and found the house to be very well equipped with all you need and spotlessly clean. The location being next to the Arboretum means that there is no development, which maintains the stunning sea views, not to mention the beautiful sunsets over the islands from its elevated position, especially enjoyable from the balcony.
Sitting with a drink in hand watching the sun go down, hearing the church bells in the distance, and seeing swallows and swifts flying about the sky its truly relaxing.
The houses location being on a hill is also enhanced by the small harbour which is a 10 min walk down from the house (yes, you have to come back up) which is an excellent place to swim in the crystal clear water, observing the 100’s of fish and taking time out to sunbathe.
Trsteno is a small place on the coast road, easily accessed by bus or car along from Dubrovnik, with well-equipped supermarkets not too far away, and plenty of restaurants in tucked away bays. Google has all the reviews and selections to suit most tastes, but Slano, Zaton and Cavtat are good choices, depending on how far you like to travel, which have several restaurants over 4.5 stars.
There is plenty of places to visit and something for the adventurous also. Paddle boarding and Kayaking are in a small village called Stikovicia, about 10 min by car toward Dubrovnik, which is highly recommended, and cheaper than in the old city. To get a great view of the surrounding islands, and get fantastic sunsets, go to the observation deck at lookout Elaphites, (10 min by car) which are amazing.
All this was enhanced by our excellent hosts, who were so generous and friendly, and made our stay effortless and wonderful. We were given a brilliant a boat trip over to Lopud Island for the day, and home grown fresh fruit and vegetables were provided by the hard working family. I could not be more grateful.
This house is highly recommended, and thank you to the family for making our holiday so wonderful.