Mlini is a pretty little fishing village 9 km south of Dubrovnik, the cultural capital of Croatia and UNESCO World Heritage site, otherwise known as the Jewel in the Adriatic.
Mlini is protected by high mountains and is surrounded by pine and Cyprus trees. It has a peaceful atmosphere but still has sufficient restaurants and café bars where you can sit and watch the sunset over the Adriatic sea whilst sampling locally produced cuisine and wine.
We started our love affair with Croatia in 1997 when we first stayed near to Porec in Istria. Over the years we worked our way down to Dubrovnik via Primosten, Brac, Makarska, Kolocep and Korcula. We have visited the Dubrovnik region and Mlini since 2000. We love Croatia and fell in love with the charm of Mlini so much that we decided to buy an apartment. Apartment Jane is the result of this and was completed to a very high standard in spring 2005.
Apartment Jane is situated in the residential area of Brasina, Mlini within a block of 11 other apartments. It is close to most local amenities and is a 15 minute walk to the beaches.
Apartment Jane is on the third/top floor and is reached by two flights of steps to the front door. At this point there is a lobby and an internal front door and stairs to the lounge area.
Please note that the apartment is not suitable for wheelchair access.
The apartment is 75 square metres and consists of: a lounge area with Sat TV with limited English channels, a dining area for 6 people, a fitted kitchen with electric hob [no oven], small microwave, and fitted fridge, a breakfast bar, 2 bedrooms [one double and one twin], bathroom [with shower and washing machine] and 2 balconies – one facing east and one facing west. A double sofa bed is also available in the lounge. The apartment also has air conditioning and heating in the main living area.
The apartment is in a residential area called Brasina in Mlini and is within easy reach of the airport at Cilipi with a transfer time by road of approximately 15 - 20 minutes. The apartment is not however, under the direct flight path of the airport.
There are a number of small local shops where fresh provisions can be bought within a 5 minute walking distance. Alternatively, there are two larger stores, Mercator and Konzum, in Srebreno [about a 10 - 15 minute walk from the apartment] where there is also a bank with ATMs in English, a pharmacy, a post office and a few café bars.
For even bigger shopping trips there is Getro, situated in Zupa, a 10 minute drive from the apartment. Getro is a large store similar to a cash and carry but open to the public. There are a number of other supermarkets in the area.
For meals out, the resort of Mlini has a selection of restaurants. The centre of Mlini is only a 10 - 15 minute walk away. There are a few clubs and late bars in Srebreno for those who like to dance the night away.
If you enjoy watching yachts in the harbour then Cavtat is only a 10 minute drive away. Alternatively, a night out in Dubrovnik is only a 20 minute drive from the apartment.
You do not need to rely on a car around here. There is a local bus service [number 10] that runs every hour into Dubrovnik Old Town and the bus station and out to Cavtat. Although they can get busy in the height of season we have found that bus number 16 does a different route to Dubrovnik and can be less busy!
There is also a taxi boat service to Dubrovnik and Cavtat as well as other water based activities [see below]. Take a trip to the main harbour at Gruz in Dubrovnik to see a few larger sea going vessels. Taxis operate from the main areas in Dubrovnik and quite often the waiters at any restaurant will call one for you if you miss the bus!
Boat, cycle and scooter hire is available in the centre of Mlini. If you cant bear the thought of being too far away from technology, an internet cafe has recently opened up in Mlini.
For those who like to dive or snorkel Mlini is home to a PADI diving centre offering activities for both experienced divers and beginners. Off shore and in shore diving is available including night dives and under water video facilities to allow you to watch the under water activities without getting wet.
For the more adventurous person it is possible to go into the mountains on a Jeep Safari. Horse riding is possible as well and is usually operated from a location between the airport and Molunat. These activities need to be arranged through one of the companies running excursions.
A modern apartment for 4 people with 2 bedrooms,2 balconies, bathroom [washing machine], kitchen with hob [no oven] and living area, air conditioning/heating, SAT TV [Limited English Channels].
2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed Bedroom 2: 1 Single bed
1 double sofa bed located in In the living area
Room for 6 in the dining area Room for 4 in the living area
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC
Entertainment and IT:
CD player Radio
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Cooker Crockery Cutlery Fridge Glassware Hair dryer Iron / board
Extra information (Although the apartment has one double and one twin bedroom it does also have a double sofa bed in the living area. Therefore, a maximum of 6 people could stay in the apartment but this would have to be by prior arrangement. Please note there is a minimum booking for three nights. The air conditioner is also capable fo providing heating and is in the main living area. Rental Prices Reduced for September 09!!)
Sports and activities
Boat Hire Climbing Fishing Horse Riding Mountain Biking
Sailling Scuba Diving Swimming Water Skiing Wind Surfing
Sights and attractions
Historic Site Museum Night Club
Shopping Theatre Cinema
Prices and availability
Last updated 12.02.2013
Discounts and extras
If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest
amount will be applied to your booking.
Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range
Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months
1st January to 31st December
Booking length or occupancy
No rush to the shops!
Dont worry about being on a late flight and the shops being shut.
Welcome pack consisting of bread, butter/margarine,cheese and ham. Tea/coffee and milk, juice, and breakfast cereal, fruit and a bottle of local wine.
Occupancy: per person
£10.00 per person per booking
Transfers from and to the airport can be arranged in advance and paid locally.
This needs to be arranged with our representative prior to arrival at Dubrovnik.
This is the general location (within 1km of the property)
Tivat Airport: 88.6km
Dubrovnik old town:
3 out of 3 people recommend staying here
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Value for money
Rosemary from Bangor
Stayed Saturday 12 September 2009
Apartment Jane at Mlini was wonderful - Id give it 9/10. We were travelling as a pair, each wanting our own room (not one room plus sofa bed in main living area, as so many "Sleeps 2 - 4" apartments have). Both rooms were a great size with excellent storage. Good firm beds, though the pillows were a bit soft and floppy for our taste.
A rep picked us up on request at the airport and would also have stocked our fridge with initial supplies had we wanted that. She was good about leaving us some extra towels etc on request. She also returned us to the airport, and her price was as cheap or cheaper than a taxi.
The apartment was as well stocked as any Ive stayed in, with plenty of cutlery and dishes (not the usual 4 knives, 4 forks, 4 spoons, 4 glasses etc). A knife sharpener would be a useful addition.
There was also an excellent bathroom with great shower and a velux window (which is much fresher than an internal bathroom). Plenty of hot water on tap at all times.
There was a CD-Radio but a DVD player would have been nice too.
We thought value for money was good at £450 each for a fortnight in mid-September.
The town of Mlini was lovely - great beaches and restaurants, and we were very close to the bus route to Dubrovnik, Cavtat etc.
I would have no hestitation recommending Apartment Jane to almost anyone. If I havent given it a 10/10 its because it is up a steep hill from the main road, shops and beach. This didnt bother us as we are reasonably slim and fit, but it might be a hassle for older, heavier people (although not if you have a hire car obvioulsy). Another factor was quite a lot of neighbour noise, including early in the morning - but then the neighbours are local residents getting ready for work, with their kids playing outside etc, so its a minor gripe.
Finally, we were a little disappointed at the non-refundable damage waiver of £25 each. We broke nothing and left the place with minimal tidying to e done, so it seemed a lot to pay - but I can appreciate it does also protect you from a higher bill if you have a major disaster.
All in all a great holiday in a great apartment.
Sugra from Farnham
Stayed Friday 07 August 2009
Clean, modern and well equipped apartment within easy reach of the sea and good restaurants.
Friendly welcome from rep.
property is spacious and well laid out. sun is on one balcony from early morning and on the 2nd balcony from mid afternoon until sunset.
already reccommended to a couple of friends
First time ever in Croatia and what a fabuolus holiday we have had. All the comforts of home in this lovely apartment and only a 10 minute walk from the clear blue sea and beach! Weather fantastic! We will definately be back again - Many thanks!Steve Arnott and Sue Dodd22 August 2008 to 5 Sepember 2008
A home from home. Fantastic base for sight seeing and relaxing by the sea. Can't wait to come back. A wonderful start to our married life.September 2007. Alan and Tracey Mousley
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