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Modern Beachfront Groundfloor Apt Near Old Town:TripAdvisor Top Vacation Rental

Bedrooms 2
Space 796 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

2BR (sleeps 4) Apartment on beach in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Superb Location, On Beach, Easy Access, 3 Mins Walk To Old Town

This modern luxury beachfront ground floor 2 bedroom apartment on beach (sleeps 4) is situated in an Austro-Hungarian building dating back to 1903. The sandy/gravel beach is only steps away. It is in a superb location - just 3 minutes walk to restaurants, shops and the Ploce Gate into the old City of Dubrovnik - and just 10 low steps at the front door.

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The oceanfront apartment provides superb views of Lokrum Island, the Adriatic and the old city of Dubrovnik. The new bathroom, kitchen and bedrooms have been completely updated and has two air-conditioning units, a very complete chefs kitchen, a new washer/dryer and flat screen TVs with DVD/CD players in the bedrooms. The living room has a flat-screen HDTV, a DVD player, Cable TV, wireless internet. The apartment is easy to reach with public parking outside the door.

Voted Trip Advisor Top Vacation Rental Dubrovnik

More Details

Property Manager
Chris and Joan Davies
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Chris and Joan Davies

We live in Dubrovnik much of the year. We'd love to have you at our home here in Dubrovnik to enjoy the old City of Dubrovnik, it's wonderful sights, and the wonderful islands in the azure blue Adriatic Ocean.

Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority, and that means providing you the best and most unforgettable holiday that we can. We are honored that our guests have repeatedly given us the TripAdvisor Top Vacation Rental Award in Dubrovnik.

To help you enjoy your holiday we review the top sightseeing places and restaurants that we love.

Chris and Joan Davies purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Chris and Joan Davies chose Dubrovnik area

We found the beach-front 1903 Austro-Hungarian building 12 years ago and were immediately taken by its location – on the beach, near the old town, and with great views of Lokrum Island and the old City of Dubrovnik.

Chris fell in love with the beautiful city of Dubrovnik as a child when he visited on holiday. When married, he and Joan visited and decided that this was a place they wanted to spend time together. After initially looking inside the Old Town at apartments with many stairs, they eventually decided on this beachfront ground-floor 1903 Austro-Hungarian Empire era apartment. Since the 2 year renovation, the apartment has become a second home to Chris, Joan and their many guests.

What makes this apartment unique

The location of an apartment in Dubrovnik is critical – we are situated in an old Austro-Hungarian building in one of Dubrovnik's most desired neighbourhoods, on the most beautiful beach in Dubrovnik, and close to the old town. The benefit is that you have no long walks in the evening or hundreds of stairs to negotiate, making it very flexible when planning your day.

Once it was remodelled into a luxury apartment with modern amenities, it became a firm favourite with all of our guests. This is a great location - the best in Dubrovnik.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Trip Advisor Review June 2015

My girlfriends and I take an annual break in Europe and booked the apartment when we decided to visit Dubrovnik. It's absolutely perfect for anyone looking to be close to the Old Town but also close to the beach. Banje Beach is literally across the road and down a flight of steps (there are a lot of them and they are quite steep but not a problem for anyone able bodied) so we spent some time there pretty much every day. The apartment owner had thoughtfully provided lots of things like beach towels, hairdryers, shampoo, body lotion etc which would not always be the case with many holiday rental properties but made life so much easier when packing our suitcases to come. Incidentally we all thought the beds were very comfortable and the air conditioning was quiet and effective. The wifi worked quickly and the kitchen was very well equipped though we only used it ourselves for breakfast and the odd light lunch..As it's under a 5 minute walk to get into the Old Town from the apartment we walked there every evening and had some great meals at Azur and Taj Mahal (which ironically serves Bosnian not Indian cuisine) and also visited a nice, atmospheric bar just outside the walls (accessed through a side door). As the old port is also very close to the Ploce Gate which is where you enter the walled city from the direction of the apartment it's very quick and easy to book a boat trip or two. We visited Cavtat which is a very attractive coastal town about 45 minutes away. I would certainly recommend a visit here - there's a very attractive walk round the peninsula with plenty of opportunities to stop and hire a sunbed, have a massage or just bathe and it's all a bit cheaper and quieter than Dubrovnik itself.

Chris, the owner of the apartment, could not have been more helpful and thanks also to Goga who arranged our transfers very efficiently and was both knowledgeable and friendly.

If you're looking for a great apartment as a base for a visit to Dubrovnik I honestly don't think you'll find a better one than this!

Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend? Yes

Response from the owner, Absolutely Dubrovnik - 06/21/2015

Thank you very much for the kind words Anne. I'm so glad you and the ladies had a great stay and that the apartment had everything you needed. The location is superb isn't it.

Hope you'll visit us again in Dubrovnik soon.

Kind regards,

Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Dubrovnik Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Pjatanca Cafe or East West
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
Lokrum Island Ferry
Nearest Train
230 Kilometres
Split Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Pjatanca Cafe
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Banje Beach Dubrovnik
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:


- Personal tour of the historic city by a local certified guide

- Private personal tours with a local driver to Montenegro, Mostar, Korcula, Konavle History, Culture & Wine and Medjugorje - and wine tasting tours.

- Private Boat Cruises of the Elaphite Islands and Mljet

- Full day Island cruise around our Islands on a historic galleon sailing ship


- Kayak and snorkel tours we can recommend - a superb half day kayak trip around the old city walls, over to Lokrum Island with a very experienced English speaking local operator. On a hot day, the snorkeling will also be a really good idea.

- Mountain bike - If the idea of cycling through quiet local byways, ending up sampling local wines at a Croatian winery appeals to you, we can recommend a great tour for you.

- ATV/Quad bike riding in the Konavle Valley.

- Horseback riding in the Konavle Valley.

- Adrenalin Park Activities

- Parasailing - available at the beach

- Private Speed boat tour of the Elaphite Islands


This beachfront apartment is situated on Dubrovnik's best and most beautiful beach. Access to this sand and pebble beach is directly across the road - maybe 50 feet :)

The heart of historic Dubrovnik is 3-4 mins (350m) away along the beach front promenade and through the ancient city gates. Local small ferries provides transport to Lokrum Island opposite the apartment, or down the coast to Cavtat. Other ferries provide transport to a large group of islands to the North of Dubrovnik.


Dubrovnik Airport is 18km (11 miles) from the city centre. We can arrange transfers for our guests to and from the airport. With the superb location of the apartment - proximity to the beach and the City of Dubrovnik- a car is not required. Many major Airlines including British Airways, Croatian, Austrian and many low cost operators (Jet2, EasyJet)operate flights into Dubrovnik's new airport. Buses are coordinated with incoming flights and meet all scheduled flights. Transfers can be arranged.


Beach 20 yards

Dubrovnik old town gate (Ploce gate) 300 yards.

Dubrovnik Cable Car 300 yards

Dubrovnik old town centre 400 yards.

Further Details:

Within 200 Yards:

3 restaurants/cafes including a beach restaurant. 2 great bakeries and 2 grocery stores. Cultural centre folklore with National Croatian dance on Monday and Friday (please check for dates/times). Art/sculpture gallery next door. Many art studios. Grocery/convenience store. Money exchange. Old Town and Harbor with boats to Lokrum Island, Lopud Island, St Jacobs and Sunj beaches, Taxi rank.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Dubrovnik in Općina Dubrovnik

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 796 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double washbasin, rain shower and heated towel holder
  • New Bathroom with dual shower(including rainshower) WC, dual sinks, vanity mirror, heated towel rail and a hair driers. The bathroom is stocked with cotton buds, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and soap etc. We supply hand towels, large bath towels and beach towels.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Living Room has Double Sofa Bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Living room with Double Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Large bedroom with superb sea views, AirCo, underfloor heat
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large bedroom with superb sea views, AirCo,heat,sitting area
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6: Queen, 2 single beds, double sofa bed and a crib for the baby. Air-conditioning/heating in each bedroom. Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and chair Bedroom 2 with 2 twin beds. The living room has a double sofa bed that sleeps 2. Both bedrooms have air-conditioning, ocean/old town views, underfloor heating, flatscreen TV/DVD, double-glazed windows and shutters. Baby Crib provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: This modern luxury apartment been completely renovated and has full air-conditioning, heating, double glazed windows and shutters for privacy. Flooring is modern tile, hardwood and afghan rugs. Airport transfers can be arranged and welcome package of groceries provided. The apartment is well suited to children due to the location close to the beach and old town and also comes complete with a baby crib, baby blankets, a high chair and complete washing and cooking facilities. The kitchen is stocked with coffee, tea, sugar and numerous frequently used cooking items. We trust this helps make your stay with us even more enjoyable. Outside: The entrance to Dubrovnik's best beach (Banje) is opposite the apartment and has a beach club with food, drinks, beach chairs, umbrellas and cabanas. This great location and easy ground floor access has proven to be a great plus. Apart from the beach, there are 3 restaurants, cafes, car rental, grocery store, Dubrovnik Art Gallery, folk center, gallery within a 100-200m, so no reason to rent a car or walk far. Also within 300m of the apartment: more restaurants including a beach restaurant, a bakery. 2 grocery/convenience stores with bakeries and an ATM. Cultural centre folklore (national dance Monday and Friday at least in season). Car hire, art studios and a Taxi rank. Ploce gate to the old city walls and of course all the restaurants in the old town are pretty close by anyway. Utility Room: Safe provided. There is an iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linens are included and are changed weekly when the property is cleaned (or on change of guests). We also provide beach towels. Let us know if you have any special requests. A free interim clean is also provided on stays longer than 9 nights Other: There are three large central air-conditioning units that heat and cool the apartment. Together with wooden shutters and the 3-4 foot thick walls dating to 1903, the apartment stays cool in summer and warm in winter.


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Modern Beachfront Groundfloor Apt Near Old Town:TripAdvisor Top Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful City and Beautiful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Dubrovnik has been on our wish list for some time and staying at this apartment gave us the perfect base to explore all the delights it has to offer.

The apartment is right next to a beautiful beach and the city is 3 minutes walk away.

When we arrived at the airport our transfer driver was waiting for us, he was friendly, helpful and told us about some of the highlights on the way to the apartment (he was clearly very proud of his country).

We were then greeted by Christina and she gave us a tour of the apartment and went through all we needed to know.

The weather was delightful and after some early moaning from the kids that it was too hot we all acclimatised. We walked the city walls, visited the fort, went to Lokrum island twice and visited all the churches. We purchased the Duborvnik cards and that got us in to all the major attractions and saved us a good amount of money so we would recommend getting one.

We consumed our body weight in lovely ice cream and had many visits to the local bakery.

When it was time to leave the transfer turned up on time as did Christina and Goga to say goodbye and make sure we had a lovely time.

If you are coming to Dubrovnik stay here and you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Helen and James, we're so glad that you and the kids has such a great stay with us. We are delighted that our beachfront apartment near the old town worked so well for you, and that our airport transfers and services at the apartment were friendly, timely and efficient. Please come and stay again soon! Kindest regards, Chris and Joan
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Perfect location, beautuful views, perfect apartment!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect in every way and they paid attention to the details that make it like a home!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue and Martin, delighted that you had a great stay with us and that it felt like home :) Please come and stay with us again soon. Kindest regards, Chris and Joan
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Fantastic week stay at a truly beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week (which really isn't long enough) to discover the beautiful town of Dubrovnik.

The apartment is a perfect location only a few minutes walk to the Old Town and the views of the Beech are breathtaking from the two bedrooms.

A big thank you to Chris / Joan and Goga for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Louise. We are all so glad that you had such a wonderful stay with us in Dubrovnik. Please come and stay again soon. Kindest regards, Chris, Joan and Goga.
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  • 5 of 5

You won't believe how incredible this flat is. When you walk into this home, you feel like you're in an elegant french suite, with its black and white checkered floors, and tall doors. It's stocked with everything you need, like; shower soap, blow dryer, WiFi, beach towels, and laundry soap. The best part, It's located across the street from Banje beach, and a block outside of Dubrovnik Walled City. I really can't talk this place up enough, it's that great! The only thing you should know, is parking for the entire city of Dubrovnik is not good. You have to park far into the city in a public garage, which costed us a lot of money. Next time we won't rent a car when coming to Dubrovnik.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Marie! We are delighted that you had a great stay in our Dubrovnik home on the beach and Dubrovnik old town. We've modernized it twice since we purchased to make sure it is always super smart and up to date. I'll let Joan know that you appreciate all of the amenities we provide. Come and stay again soon. Kindest regards, Chris and Joan
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Awesome Apartment in Delightful Dubrovnik

  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend this apartment. From it's beautiful imposing exterior to it's comfortable interior, which is tastefully decorated The kitchen is very well equipped, so if you do want to cook (as we did one night), you can do this with ease. It's position is also a great asset as the picture shows, this is the vista you can see from the bedroom windows Just a road to cross, down the steps and you are on the beach. The beach is stony and can be painful underfoot I would recommend some beach shoes Although if you walk nearer to the beach bar there is less stone and it is a lot more pleasant in and out of the water The beach bar is good I am in my 50's and enjoyed the live DJ who played a lot of mixed 90's music It takes less then 10 minutes to walk into the old city which is a bustling fortress with enticing restaurants in every nook and cranny; they can be found in alleyways, terraces, squares and the main Stradun that runs through it's middle. The atmosphere is fantastic in the daytime but at night it is breathtaking- loud and full of people who are just having a good time. The shiny stone floors are enhanced by the street lighting. There are a number of churches and a Cathedral to admire if you so wish. We went to Islands Lokrum just across from the harbour and visible from the apartment. We also went to the Elaphite Islands boat excursion. We would recommend both. Lopud is beautiful!. How We did not enjoy the glass boat trip from the harbour, there was not much to see under the water and the glass bottom was not very clear. There were so many eateries we could recommend. The Patisserie on the left, just before you walk into the old city, is fantastic. So many restaurants that we visited were amazing but if you have teenage boys as we have, it was only a matter of time before they wanted a burger. We found Tiger Burger or Burger Tiger ( Not sure which way it is named), they do some tasty burgers from tuna to trad beef I had a wrap and although looked great they had poured a whole salt pot on the chicken (shame) The french fries have their own charm in a good and yummy way. I can't believe I have recommended a burger joint! We had so many lovely dishes I had Octopus salad twice and the boys enjoyed fried fish and pasta dishes- lots to choose from The ice cream, especially by the Harbour at Polaskar is fab. History fascinating, Wall walk a must! Go to this charming apartment and enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, we are so glad that you and the family had a great stay with us in Dubrovnik. Delighted you enjoyed both the apartment and location on the beachfront so near to the old town. Please come and stay again soon. Chris
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Excellent location & service!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this property is absolutely wonderful. The beach and old city are right out the front door without the hustle actually being in the city. We had everything we needed in a very comfortable apartment and the team working with Chris and Joan was seamless. We were provided with an extensive list of good places to visit and eat also with options to organise through them. This was convenient and very helpful. We loved our sunset cruise and the convenience of the airport pick-up/drop-off. Goga was perfect in keeping this a secret birthday surprise and even had arranged for a special bottle of wine! I highly recommend this for anyone visiting Dubrovnik!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica, we are so pleased that you had such a great stay. The location is indeed perfect for Dubrovnik if you really want to maximize your holiday time and avoid spending lots of time walking up and down steps. Delighted that the birthday surprise went well - great! Goga is indeed wonderful and great asset to our team. Kindest regards, Chris, Joan and Goga
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Dubrovnik, Dalmatian Mainland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Oct 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nov 17
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Apr 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Aug 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 18/19
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
April 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
June 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Aug 2019
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit is required to confirm the reservation of 20% of the total rental (paid by credit card, cheque or bank transfer). We will confirm booking and receipt of payment by e-mail. Deposits are non-refundable. The balance is due 6 weeks before the start of the holiday. A refundable security/breakage deposit of 300 Euros is required. Cancellations: Within 6 weeks: 50% refund.
Within 4 weeks: no refund. Security deposit refunds will be made by same payment method as the original payment.

Changeover Day:
We are very flexible as we understand flights often only run on certain days and arrive and depart both early and late in the evening.

Notes on prices:
Stays of less than 3 nights incur a Short Stay Premium of 30 euro one time charge.
Our Weekly Rates include a 10% discount.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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