We're just back from an 8 night stay at Villa BUTIGAN, as a family of 5 (myself & my husband, two kids ages 15 & 11 and my mother). What an absolutely brilliant holiday it was, too. The Villa is perfect and in the best location, in my opinion. The rooms are all spacious and comfortable, the air-conditioning a god send (it never dropped below 28 during the nights we were there!), the terrace and views are incredible and provide the perfect place for relaxing afternoons/evenings, sitting with a bottle of wine, watching the boats go about the harbour! Maria was a wonderful host - so warm and friendly, even gifting us with things like home-made strudel (delicious) or fresh figs when we saw her in the mornings! Always on hand and asking if everything was ok but also giving complete privacy during our stay - thank you so much, Maria!
The Villa is a 30 second walk to the bus stop, which provides a great half-hourly service to all the main stops, with the Old Town being the last stop. It is a flat rate of 15 Kuna per person with kids under 12 being free. There was so much to do in the area that I could've stayed another week but I will review each attraction separately. The Konzum Supermarket is a 5 minute drive and we found everything we needed to stock the Villa during our stay. We enjoyed walking (down the very steep hill!) to the Port area of Gruz in the evenings, where we enjoyed nice meals, and from there, it was very easy to get the no 3 bus back to the Villa, which is the last stop on the route. All in all, a fantastic family holiday location in a beautiful apartment with the most accommodating, lovely family as our hosts. Would definitely recommend and hope to return one day! x