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Luxury Apartment in the Heart of the Old Town

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Apartment in Dubrovnik Old Town, Croatia - 1 min from the Cathedral, 10 mins from the Beach

Set on the first floor of one Dubrovnik old town's attractive limestone buildings, this premium quality, spacious, newly-refurbised, air-conditioned, three bedroom apartment is just a stone's throw from Dubrovnik's main attractions, yet is tucked away in a quiet side street to ensure a restful stay.

The apartment is bright and airy and has exposed stone walls and original oak-beamed ceilings. There is plenty of room for up to six people to stay: a master bedroom with a spacious ensuite shower room and walk-in wardrobe; a further double bedroom, and single bedroom with truckle beds (one of these only suitable for children), plus the master bathroom, with bath and shower. There is a large kitchen, dining and living space, with everything you need for self-catering, entertaining and relaxing.

The apartment is just two minutes' walk from Dubrovnik old town's harbour. The nearest sand and pebble beach is just a 10 minute stroll away through Dubrovnik's charming, pedestrianised streets.

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Owner
Lucy Houlton
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

About Lucy Houlton

We visited Croatia for the first time in 2005, with the idea that we'd invest in a new build apartment somewhere on the coast near Dubrovnik. On the first night we went for a meal in the Old Town and that was it... there was obviously never going to be anywhere else for us - we were captivated by its atmosphere and beauty and were the slightly over-stretched owners of an old, neglected apartment that needed a complete overhaul by the end of our break. We now visit with our two girls whenever we can, but are happy to share our second home with others when we can't.

As professionals working in London we know how to advise you on how to enjoy your visit to Dubrovnik.

Lucy Houlton purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Lucy Houlton chose Dubrovnik area

Being in the centre of the old town means that the views are stunning, everything is so easy but you do not feel like you are in a big city. The children can safely play on the streets while we sit in the cafes and watch the world go by.

The choice of beaches is great and there's masses to see in the Old Town.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is conveniently located being 1 min from the main cathedral and 2 mins from the Stradun. We often pop back to the apartment many times during the day on our visits.

See where we are: http://bit.ly/1mw5ArW

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comments welcome to email above.
May 2006
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Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the central location; the apartment is immaculate and the meet and greet service really helpful. Would recommend

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely apartment in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very comfortable for 5 adults, and wonderfully centrally located. We were steps away from the Cathedral, the Church of St. Blaise, and the Rector's Palace, in the south east corner of the Old City.

The apartment manager, Marija, arranged a ride from the airport for us. She met us at the city gate and escorted us to the apartment, even though it was 11pm when we arrived in Dubrovnik. Her English is excellent and she offered many great suggestions for things to do and places to eat. The owner, Lucy, also provided us with a three page welcome letter with suggestions and recommendations, as well as detailed walking directions from the two main city entrances. Lucy and Marija both put us very much at ease even before we landed.

The rooms were spacious and comfortable, and all rooms had air conditioning. The windows have a view of an alley and the stone building next door. Even though there were things going on in the city until well into the night (especially on the weekend) the apartment was surprisingly quiet. We tended to keep the windows and shutters closed most of the time because of the heat -- it was around 85 F (30 C) every day we were there, and didn't get much below 70 F (21 C) even at night.

The apartment is only a block or two away from a small grocery store and farmer's market, and the kitchen was very well-equipped, so we were able to prepare several meals at home. As an American, I would have appreciated a coffee maker in the apartment, but there are so many coffee shops with the amazing Croatian coffee within a few blocks that it was not an issue.

Something to be aware of: the electrical breaker will trip if you are using all the air conditioners, the hot water heater, and the electric teakettle all at once, so use your appliances strategically.

Honestly, I was very apprehensive at first -- this was our first ever trip to Europe, and I was a bit leery of sending money to England for an apartment in Croatia with no reviews. But I found both the owner and VRBO to be very helpful and informative, and the experience exceeded our expectations. Should we come to Dubrovnik again, we would be delighted to stay here a second time!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Old City of Dubrovnik
City Walls
Old Harbour
Buza Bar
Rector's Palace

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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 4
2 Nov 2016 - 1 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
£700
 
 
Rate 1
2 May 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£343
for 3 nights
£800
 
 
Rate 2
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£429
for 3 nights
£1,000
 
 
Rate 3
3 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£343
for 3 nights
£800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To check availability, contact the owners at lucy_houlton@tiscali.co.uk. We will reply by return to confirm your booking. We ask for a 25% deposit, non-refundable if you cancel your booking within 90 days of the start of your stay. We ask for full payment 2 weeks before the start of your stay. We will also hold an added £100 security deposit, refundable after the end of your stay, when our housekeeper has checked the inventory.

Changeover Day:
Departure time, 10am. Arrival 4pm. On arrival, you will need to make arrangements with our apartment manager to hand over the keys and check the inventory at the end of your stay.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Prices can be discussed for shorter and longer stays between October -May.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Dubrovnik in Dalmatian Mainland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 78 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite shower room to bedroom 1 with power shower, sink, wc, electric point. Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc, sink, electric point.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5+1 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious Bedroom 1 with super king-size bed, ensuite shower room and walk-in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with single bed and child's truckle bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The air conditioning system allows for efficient heating and cooling. The apartment is set on the first floor, but is in the lower part of the city, so its minimal steps (38) means it is suitable for both children and older visitors. There are some toys and children's dvds provided. As well as a washing machine, drying rack and ironing facilities, there is a washing line, accessible from the apartment's bedroom windows, for drying washing. No Smoking, No Pets. Please see where we are on: http://bit.ly/1mw5ArW Outside: There is no outside space but with the cafe culture of the old town on your doorstep you don't need it. Utility Room: Iron, ironing board, drying rack. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Hallway: spacious area with large cabinet for storage; also contains some children's toys, small dvd selection, cold bags (for picnics), some books. Other: Hallway: spacious area with large cabinet for storage; also contains some children's toys, small DVD selection, cold bags (for picnics), some books. Cot and child high chair available.

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