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Penthouse View - 1 bed penthouse apartment with stunning seaviews near Trogir

Bedrooms 1
Space 624 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

2 balconies, open plan living/kitchen/dining area, spacious bedroom and bathroom

NEW FOR 2016

Brand new comfy Super King Size bed

Brand new three seater swingseat on the main balcony

Shiny red toaster in response to guest request

This beautifully furnished apartment with outstanding views on the island of Ciovo just 10 minutes from Split airport was brand new in 2008. It is a 5-10 minute walk to the local shops, restaurants, harbour and beach in the village of Okrug Gornji. The modern air conditioned lounge has a corner settee unit which also makes into a comfortable double bed. Watch satellite TV or a DVD or listen to your favourite music. The well equipped kitchen area has a fitted oven, electric hob, dishwasher and fridge/freezer with plenty of storage cupboards, work surfaces and a separate dining area. Your spacious double bedroom with balcony has the added benefit of remote control air conditioning and the large bathroom has a washing machine and luxury jacuzzi shower. Dine on the large main balcony or relax on the 3 seater swing with a glass in your hand as the sun sets spectacularly beyond the headland in the evening. An amazing experience and the perfect way to end your day or start your evening.


Penthouse View Apartment offers unrivalled sea views across the bay, headlands and nearby islands from its hilltop on the island of Ciovo. This perfect location offers the best of everything the Dalmatian coast has to offer.

The beautiful and historic cities of Trogir and Split are just a stone's throw away by water ferry or by road. Four national parks are within easy reach by road: Krka with its amazing waterfalls, Biokovo and the amazing Cetina river gorge at Omis, the Plitvice Lakes and the Kornati archipelago with its 140 islands. Day excursions to Dubrovnik and Mostar are easily arranged. Boat trips can be taken to the nearby islands of Brac, Hvar, Vis and Korcula or explore the nearby roman ruins at Salona.

The village of Okrug Gornji has a long gently shelving shingle beach which is perfect for swimming. Restaurants, beach bars and a water sports centre cater for your every need. Daily boat trips and the water taxi to Trogir run from the tiny harbour.


The Unesco World Heritage city of Trogir is enchanting. Built on a tiny island and encircled by the ancient town walls with two historic gates its shady narrow cobbled alleys, courtyards and squares are lined with venetian stone buildings and bell towers. Visit the awe inspiring Cathedral with countless treasures and sculptures and admire the architecture of the churches and municipal buildings and their beautiful carvings and interiors. Enjoy a meal or drinks in one of the many restaurants, cafes, pizzerias and ice cream parlours which line the narrow streets. Browse the tiny shops or street stalls with their range of clothes, shoes, bags, jewellery, souvenirs and local artists paintings. Visit the bustling market just outside the town walls or climb to the top of the Kamerlengo Castle for fantastic views. Sit in a quayside cafe and watch the luxury yachts moor up.

Take the ferry trip along the coast to Split and embark near the Roman Diocletian Palace for a fascinating day.

SO MUCH TO DO.........SO MUCH TO SEE.......

Hire a pedalo, jet ski or small boat from the local Beach Sports Centre or try your hand at paragliding or banana boat and rubber ring rides.

Why not be more adventurous and take a Quad & Buggy Safari through the forest and mountain trails of Ciovo or visit the island's Paintballing Centre.

Relax on the beach where you can hire a sun lounger and parasol. The many beach bars offer fast food snacks, ice creams, cool beers, soft drinks and cocktails just yards from you. Stalls sell fresh fruit, juices, pancakes, jewellery and beach goods. The warm sea is perfect for swimming and snorkelling to see the wide variety of fish species which live in the rocky crevices. Make sure to wear jelly shoes or similar for comfort on the shingly beach. For more solitude you can take a walk through the woods to secluded local coves.

For a good day out take a 'Fish Picnic' boat excursion to the nearby island of Solta and the Blue Lagoon with plenty of local snaps and red wine included.

More Details

Cynthia Bidwell-owner or owner's daughter Lynne Barker
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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22 June, 2017

About Cynthia Bidwell-owner or owner's daughter Lynne Barker

My name is Cynthia and I was born and grew up in a small village north of Cambridge in England. I have a grown up son and daughter and four grand daughters aged 14, 12 ,4 and a few months. Family is very important to me. My daughter Lynne helps me to manage the Penthouse View apartment. As a family we visit the apartment often and it is very much home from home to us. We have enjoyed making it a comfortable and relaxing retreat and we have made very good friends in Okrug Gornji village.

I have lived in the same village all my life and am very much involved in the community being a member of the Parish Council, a trustee of the local Day Centre for the elderly and a trustee of our Town Lands Charity. I belong to the Gardening Club and the local branch of the British Legion and was Chairman of our Carnival Committee for many years. I am the practice manager at a local GP practice and have worked there for over 40 years.

My roots will always be in my home village but I love to travel and visit other countries. My partner Simon and I spent 5 years building a 36ft yacht and we sailed thousands of miles around the coast of Britain, across the North Sea and eventually down to the Mediterranean Sea where we kept our yacht for many years and sailed all around the Med. Simon is currently building a 50ft steel yacht behind our house so that we can continue our sailing into our retirement days. Having an apartment base on the beautiful Adriatic coast where we can moor our yacht within view of our own balcony and knowing that it will be safe when we are back home in Britain is I think having the best of both worlds.

We are not wealthy and have worked hard to achieve what we have now but have been lucky that we grew up in a time when that was possible. I think things will be tougher for the younger generations.

Cynthia Bidwell-owner or owner's daughter Lynne Barker purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Cynthia Bidwell-owner or owner's daughter Lynne Barker chose Ciovo

We heard from a friend that the apartment block was due to be built by a local builder who they knew well. We visited the area and fell in love with both the island and the site. We stayed locally several times during the build and were impressed with the quality of the work. We were involved in choosing the floor coverings, kitchen and bathroom fittings and other details which have all meant that this is an apartment which is individual to us. We have become friends with the builder Mijo and his wife Bozena and their family. They live in the apartment block next door and they look after our property for us. We know that Penthouse View and our guests are in safe hands.

What makes this apartment unique

The views from this apartment are amazing and we never fail to be moved by the spectacular sunsets from our balcony. I was determined to have a swinging seat on the balcony and I have spent many a happy hour gently swinging and soaking up the atmosphere. Penthouse View is a wonderful place to recharge the batteries and to take some 'me' time in an otherwise very busy life. It is easily accessible from Britain with a short flight time and then just a 10 minute drive from the local Split airport which is modern and efficient. Our friendly taxi driver Vjenceslav (or Mr V) can meet you at the airport and deliver you to the front door where Bozena will greet you and show you the apartment. I'm afraid there are three short flights of stairs to the top of the building but the view is definitely worth it.

Ciovo Island and Okrug Gornji are an ideal location to enjoy the unique delights of the Dalmatian Coast. You are based in a beautiful island community but have the added benefits of road links to the mainland by bridge which means you can easily explore the wider Dalmatian coast area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yes the arrangements were exellent and we had a wonderful time. The apartment is absolutely lovely and the views amazing. I think something very special about the

accommodation is that it feels as if every item is chosen with personal care and that makes you feel welcome. The Island is beautiful and there is so much to explore nearby.
Aug 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment on Okrug Gornji on Dalmatian Islands

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 624 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Jacuzzi shower with seat and foot spa unit
  • The large bathroom has a bidet, washing machine and luxury jacuzzi shower with seat, foot spa, light, radio and fan.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Double sofa bed in lounge
  • The double bedroom is spacious with a large Super King Size bed, wardrobe, drawers and bedside cabinets with the added benefit of an air conditioning unit and remote control. The small balcony off the bedroom looks out towards the local harbour and distant islands. The lounge has a corner settee unit which also makes into a comfortable double bed.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Sorry.... no pets and no smoking in the apartment. Smoking on the balcony only please. Please note that the property is at the top of a relatively steep slope and three short flights of stairs but the exercise is well worth it for the stupendous views from the balconies! There is a shopping trolley to help you collect those essential supplies from the supermarket.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)


Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic. But then I'm biased because it's my apartment and I always love going to my "home from home".

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment, great view , very helpfull owner. Great location

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. So glad you enjoyed Penthouse View.
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Room with the most amazing views and sunsets

  • 5 of 5

When choosing our holiday it was the advertised view that sold it to us. On our arrival we were not disappointed in any way, the view and sunset took our breath away. There was no better way to end the day with a meal and our favourite tipple or simply rocking in the lounger on the balcony just watch the sun go down, unforgettable.

The apartment is very well equipped throughout from pots and pans, glasses, cutlery, towels and bedding absolutely everything you could possibly need even down to a sewing kit. Plenty of local literature, guides, maps and advice on places to visit and novels for those who just want to chill on the balcony. The beds, sofas, dinning tables and chairs are all well looked after and comfortable. The apartment was also spotlessly clean on our arrival. (All thanks to Bozena and her team)

2 local supermarkets have most things (take your own tea bags though) and all speak very good English and there is a very good bakery about 10 minutes walk way.

Ciovo is a lovely bay with lovely beaches we were probably spoilt as it was out of season and therefore quiet but still beautiful and a nice walk around from the harbour and on into Trogir. We hired a small boat for the day and explored the extremities of the island and its secluded bays well worth it just to soak up the sun and admire the stunningly clear waters.

Trogir is beautiful with all its tiny winding streets and different shops and eateries around every corner. The market which is open daily is also very good. One thing we both commented on was how clean everywhere was not a ciggy end or discarded gum to be seen.

We hired a car from the airport (booked from the UK) no problems or issues and it was worth it as we were able to travel to Krka falls, Split, Dubrovnic and around the local area to see the other end of the bay where the sun went down every night. It also gave us access to the larger supermarkets between Trogir and Split which had more choice and were cheaper.

We could not fault the apartment, the area or Croatia. We had a thoroughly restful stay with fantastic weather, a perfect apartment and sunset views that will be very hard to better. First class all round, many many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay in my apartment. We love the area and the people, and I am always pleased when my guests do too. Bozena and her team are real treasures and we are lucky to have them. They take great pride in ensuring that our guests have a good holiday. Thank you for your kind words and for the useful information. Every year at the beginning of the season we take out a large supply of English teabags as we know how important a good cup of tea is to our fellow British travellers. We will visiting the apartment at the end of May with supplies.
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Excellent first class with the most amazing views

  • 5 of 5

The property was first class, well equipped with a view from the balcony that will never be forgotten. Nothing to complain about apart from having to say goodbye to the view as we head to the airport

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Apartment - Fantastic Sunsets

  • 4 of 5

The apartment had every home comfort that you would want. It was very clean and very well maintained. The owner provided us with a lot of information before we went - which was useful. It was lovely sitting out on the balcony watching the beautiful sunsets. However the dates that we went 17th - 27th Sept - the building ban for the Summer was over so nearly everyday, (well the days that we had a 'local' day and apart from the weekend), there was a digger working nearby cutting through rock so that they could build a swimming pool. It did spoil things a little. One day it didn't stop until 6.00pm.

You need to be fit to rent this apartment - 40 steps (5 flights) up to the front door and apartment on the top of a steep hill (or have a car). However the roads are very narrow and loads of scooters, so driving was a nightmare.

Having said all this we did have a lovely relaxing holiday. Great visits to Split, Hvar and the blue cave. We really enjoyed the little ferry to Trogir - spent most of our time here. Beautiful town with some fantastic restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a shame that there was building work nearby during your holiday. I'm glad it didn't spoil your relaxation too much. It was completely unexpected as neither us or any of our guests have had any noise problems in September before, although we do know that building work is allowed to recommence during the winter months. Our "penthouse" position at the top of the building and a hill is the reason for the fantastic unrivalled views we enjoy from the apartment. This is something to consider when making your holiday choice as there will inevitably be some steps and a bit of a climb up from the beach. I do think though that you will find it is not that onerous and definitely worth the extra effort.
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Beautiful apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week and it was perfect! Mr V was waiting for us from the airport as arranged and dropped us at the apartment where we where met by Bozina, a really friendly lady. The apartment has everything in it that you should ever need and was beautifully clean and tidy when we arrived. The views from the apartment are stunning and the sunsets to die for. The apartment is up high and if you weren't fit when you arrive, you will be when you leave...

It was so easy to get from the beach to Trogir by water taxi, cost 20 Kuna each way per person. The water taxi is such a lovely way to get to and fro as it provides a cooling breeze and is so relaxing. Trogir is great with tiny streets and plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from to suit any budget.

The trip into Split was easy too on the number 37 local bus, although we did return on the ferry which provided a fabulous cruise back to Trogir.

There is lots to do and see in this area of Croatia, but also there is the opportunity to just relax and do nothing.

We would definitely return and be most happy to stay in this lovely apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you obviously enjoyed your holiday and would be happy to return another time. We never tire of returning to our "home away" and are pleased that our guests feel the same.
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Historic City of Trogir
Trogirska riva


Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid season
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Peak season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Free WiFi is available

A Welcome Pack of tea, coffee, milk, sugar, orange juice and snacks is provided to give you time to settle in before you explore the local supermarkets. There are 'emergency supplies' of wine and beer in the apartment but we do ask you to replenish the emergency supply for future guests! Thank you.

If you are a returning guest we will offer a 10% discount on subsequent bookings. Just remind us when you enquire that you have stayed before and we will adjust your quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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