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

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 796 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2BR (sleeps 4+2) 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 4/6)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. 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

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Property Manager
Chris and Joan Davies
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 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,

Chris
Jun 2015
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 796 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • 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:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

5

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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5

Awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

It was an excellent location right across the street from the beach and a few hundred meters from the Old City. Very spacious and clean. Excellent accommodation. Excellent hosts as well. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you had such a great stay and enjoyed both the apartment and its great location on the beach and so close to the old city. Thanks also for taking the time to write a review of your stay. Kind regards, Chris
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5

Wonderful Apartment in Dubrovnik

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was in a historic building with all modern conveniences. Comfortable and clean and felt homely. Good customer service and arranged our transfers from the airport to the apartment and via a versa. The location was great only a few minutes walk to old Dubrovnik which was just what we wanted. The beach was just opposite the apartment and if you want to spend time on the beach you could not have a better location. Old Dubrovnik is lovely lots of restaurants and very clean most of the main streets easily walkable but the on the side streets there are quite steep steps so if someone has mobility problems then this would be an issue . We found the people friendly and would recommend visiting Dubrovnik and if you are looking for a comfortable apartment would definately recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for staying with us in Dubrovnik Ann. We appreciate the kind words about our beachfront property. We're glad that you found the ground floor location, on the beach and very near to the old town a great location. Please do come and stay with us again soon! Kindest regards, Chris and Joan
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5

A beautifully appointed apartment in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the apartment and it's location. We were a family of three, but comfortable enough for four. We ate a couple meals in as we were out all day and like feeling like we can put our feet up and relax. The kitchen had everything we needed. The view is spectacular 24 hours a day. The management is responsive and very helpful, even providing a mobile phone and contact information. It is less than a five minute walk to the Walled City with two small groceries very close by. It was the small things that stood out for us like the hand soap, plenty of towels, the cleanliness, the wonderful shower and yes, the nice smell of the apartment. I can easily see spending a couple of weeks at this property. I would highly recommend this property and Dubrovnik. April is a perfect time with the pleasant temperatures and tourism just kicking off. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stacey, thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you loved our beachfront home in Dubrovnik with its great views and close proximity to the old town. Thanks again for staying with us. Kind regards, Chris and Joan
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4

Wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment overlooks Banje Beach and has a perfect view of the old harbour of Dubrovnik. It is stunning. The apartment is very comfortable with great air-con. Iron & ironing board,hairdryer all in flat. If there was a problem phone left to contact local manager but no need. Loved the apartment & Dubrovik - would definitely recommend!!

D.Lockett

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review Dympna - we really appreciate the kind words. Delighted that you enjoyed our apartment on the beach near the old town. Kind regards, Chris
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5

Lovely apartment just a short walk to the old town

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very comfortable, and just a short walk to the Old Town. We were pleased we had chosen this location - nice to be facing the sea, and to escape the busy Old Town in the evening. So many lovely restaurants too, and the Croatians were so friendly and helpful, especially Goga - what a star! And what an excellent idea to leave us a mobile so we could get hold of her at any time. Definitely would recommend this holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much - both for taking the time to provide a review and the wonderful words about the apartment. Kind regards, Chris
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June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
£164
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July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
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£396
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Aug 17
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£396
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Sep 17
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£792
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Oct 2017
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£366
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£122
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Nov 17
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3 night minimum stay
£303
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£101
£637
 
 
Winter 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£215
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£72
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Apr 2018
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£301
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£631
 
 
May 2018
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£389
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June 2018
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7 night minimum stay
£1,385
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£1,385
 
 
July 2018
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7 night minimum stay
£1,630
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£1,630
 
 
Aug 2018
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7 night minimum stay
£1,630
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£1,630
 
 
Sept 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,385
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£1,385
 
 
Oct 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£366
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£707
 

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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