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Own Private Garden+Mtrs To Beach,Bars & Shops

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Kastel Stari, Nr. Split &Trogir, Dalmatian Coast, Croatia - It Is A Relaxing Atmosphere & Only Meters From The Beach, Warm Adriatic & Centre of the Village

The light and spacious ground floor apartment is all on one level. It has air-conditioning and room fans and every facility that you would possibly need while enjoying your holiday on this beautiful part of the Dalmation Coast.

Bedroom

The bedroom has a super-king, 180cm sized bed with matching furniture. Two bedside tables, wardrobe and chest of 4 draws. The sofa in the living room also opens to a double bed.

Kitchen

The fully functional modern kitchen has an induction hob and oven, microwave, toaster, fridge/freezer and all the utensils you need whilst enjoying your stay. There is also English tea and coffee is provided.

Living room

The spacious living area has a large oval dining table, a tv unit with 21" flat screen tv, DVD and radio/cd players. The tv daily puts on good English spoken programmes and the radio plays some great pop. There is a book case with a selection of books and some games and tourist brochures in the draws of the tv unit. If you should fancy some time relaxing at home.

Bathroom

The bathroom has a large shower cubicle with sliding doors, wc, a sink with tall lit mirror and shaver point. It also houses the washing machine.

Hall

There is an iron & ironing board, vacuum cleaner and hair dryer in the cupboard in the hall.

Outside

At the front of the building a parking space is allotted in Bay III, though it is not essential to have a car as everything you need is nearby and public transport is very good, If and when you want to see Split or Trogir or get a ferry to one of the Islands. It's the 37 bus. I always suggest to guests if they wish to see more of this beautiful country. Once they decide where to go they get the bus to the airport and hire a car for the days they want rather than have it sit in the parking bay for days not used.

In the private secluded garden. I have planted rose trees, a rosemary hedge and recently planted Jasmine against the trellis. On the south side grape vines grow up a frame to give a dappled shade from the sun. There is a field of fruit trees behind our garden so it is not overlooked. There is a bbq for toasting your freshly caught fish bought from the little market 2 minutes walk away.

On the other side is the balcony where you can sit in the evening and sip a glass or two of good local wine or a cool Croatian beer and watch the sun go down. All the cafe bars and restaurants have free WiFi.

More Details

Owner
Madeleine Jenkins
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2017

About Madeleine Jenkins

My name is Madeleine Jenkins. The photo is me on the right and Austrian friends that I met in Kastela, sitting on my balcony on a warm summers evening. We still meet up.

I was born in London and now live not far in Essex. I have a gorgeous daughter and 2 lovely grandsons, one of whom is at university the other will start secondary soon. Some years ago my partner and I set off in a VW van round Europe. We went through 11 countries in the 3 weeks. We travelled down the Dalmatian coast and woke one morning in Kastela Bay. What a wonderful sight to behold. The morning sun shining on the calm turquoise sea. The old white stone buildings of Kastel Stari hail-owed by the back drop of the majestic Kozjak mountain. The local people too were friendly and helpful. So here I remain.

Madeleine Jenkins purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Madeleine Jenkins chose Croatia

We bought the property here in Kastel Stari firstly because of the scenery, the history and local people. Then found that flights from Londons and other airports to Split were very reasonable and take just 2 hours 10 minutes. Being just 15 minutes from Split airport makes the journey very pleasant. Though a fishing village there is everything close to hand. The supermarkets, the shops, the bars, the restaurants, the beach and even the bus stop. A car is not essential.

We moved in before it was completed and were the first residents in the 3 story apartment block. The builder lives in the village. Brand new underground pipes were laid, pavements built and roads resurfaced a few years ago which has made life even more pleasant.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment is very bright, airy and spacious with patio doors to the balcony and to the garden as well as windows on 2 sides of the corner plot. If shade is needed in the hotter days of summer then the shutters can be pulled down to give a cooler feel. Though the doors & windows need to be closed if the air conditioner is on. The garden has grape vines growing up the trellis to provide some shade and jasmine against the fence on the other to give seclusion. But the backdrop view of the mountains sloping down to the sea is still a sight to behold.

Guestbook comments from the owner

28/07/14 Eileen & Steve from Bracknell UK



What a wonderful holiday. The apartment was just what we were hoping for and perfectly located. Spent lot of time relaxing on beach & at the many cafe's & restaurants in Kastel Stari. Loved swimming under waterfalls in Krk National Park. Would also recommend Trogir for atmosphere & restaurants. Thanks so much Madeleine for all your help & superb accommodation.







9/08/14 Stafford & Paula from Jordanstown N. Ireland



First team (Just too relaxed to spell correctly) time in Croatia. Won't be last. Great weather, people, food & plenty to see & do. Apartment was perfect for us, a home from home. Maybe see you again Madeleine & thanks once again for being a great hostess.







15/09/14 Tricia & Peter from Richmond Teddington



Our 1st visit to Kastel Stari was absolutely made by your lovely apartment with everything to make our stay comfortable. Your kindness & taxi service much appreciated. Hvala -the only Croatian word we have grasped.
Feb 2011
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kaštel Stari in Općina Kaštela

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has a large shower cubicle with sliding doors, wc & sink with large lit mirror. It also houses the washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has a 6' or 180cm wide Super King bed with matching furniture i.e. 2 bedside tables, wardrobe & chest of 4 drawers. In the living room the settee pulls out to a double bed under which is kept all the linen.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Outside: At the front of the building a parking space is allotted in bay lll, though it is not essential to have a car as everywhere is close at hand & public transport is good. There is a fruit and vegetable field behind our garden so it is not directly overlooked. On the south side we have planted grape vines to provide some shade from the sun.The east, ivy is threaded through a short trellis giving a comfortable seclusion. In Spring 2011 the road was completely reconstructed with new drains, pavements and planting. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Cleaning is carried out before our guests arrival. Clean towels and linen are provided but please bring your own beach towels. Other: There is an iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner and hair-dryer in the cupboard in the hall.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 19 reviews
5

Superb apartment with lovely small garden close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was everything we hoped for and more. It is modern, superbly well equipped and spotlessly clean. Added to that, it has the benefit of a small garden for exclusive use and is only a very short stroll to the beach and we couldn't have been happier. It is obvious Madeleine has invested lots of time making sure it has everything you would need for a great holiday

The living room/ kitchen is wonderful with a little balcony.

Perhaps it is the little unexpected things that make a difference - the well equipped kitchen gave us the tools to prepare many delicious meals. Fish and squid sourced from the market with local vegetables. The local tomatoes are wonderful and tasty.

There is no real need to hire a car as the bus stops are only a 5 minute walk away and take you to Trogir, Split and beyond.

There are numerous shops locally stocking everything you would need.

THE BEACH IS AMAZING AND THE WATER WAS WARM AND INVITING - WE SWAM EVERY DAY!

Although the apartment is a short distance to the seafront, it was really quiet here at night and we enjoyed really good sleep.

All in all, this was a wonderful holiday in a great apartment located in a wonderful village. The people are friendly and the area is very safe. We would heartily recommend this apartment. The owner is very kind and helpful - allowing us to remain at the apartment beyond the check out time as we had a late flight. Loved it from start to finish

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Again many thanks David and Claire for taking the time to write this wonderful review.. It shows what a great place Kastel Stari and the Dalmatian Coast is. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards Madeleine
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5

Just......the best holiday for ever.....!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic accomodation,the cleanest what I've ever used,very good location and definitely will visit again in the future.Thanks again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review. Marija does take a lot of care to give our guests a great holiday. Thank you so much and we hope to see you again. Kind regards Madeleine
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5

Summer in Kastel Stari.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Croatia and found Kastel Stari and it's surrounding area a lovely place to stay.

The apartment is really home from home and has every thing anyone would need to make a very comfortable stay. Kastel Stari itself and the surrounding Kastelas are great to explore and not overly commercialised. The apartment is ideally placed for the beach, shops, bars/ restaurants and the bus service which is frequent and cheap to either Split or Trogir.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. It does help people discover what a lovely country Croatia is. Hope to see you again. Kind regards Madeleine
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4

Very comfortable and in a quiet location

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this apartment would certainly recommend it, very clean and well equipped. The location is perfect for the beach, restaurants, supermarket and quaint little daily market offering local produce. We visited Trogir and Split using the local bus where the bus stop is only a few yards away. Would recommend a visit to both but Trogir was our favourite. Marija who met us at the apartment on our arrival was so helpful. We would certainly love to return in the future.

Gill and Lee

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and in a quiet location.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this apartment would certainly recommend it, very clean and well equipped. The location is perfect for the beach, restaurants, supermarket and quaint little daily market offering local produce. We visited Trogir and Split using the local bus where the bus stop is only a few yards away. Would recommend a visit to both but Trogir was our favourite. Marija who met us at the apartment on our arrival was so helpful. We would certainly love to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good holiday Lee & Gill and thanks for the lovely review. It does help people to know what a great place Croatia and in particular Kastel Stari is. Hope to see you again one day.
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Lovely apartment in a perfect little Croatian town

  • 5 of 5

I first stayed at Madeline's apartment with 3 of my girlfriends in 2011. We wanted a beach holiday with the opportunity to see some of Croatia. The apartment was perfect - clean, lovely garden and everything you can need. On the first day, we were picked up by the owners from the airport and taken for a beer so we could see the beach. Kastel Stari is a gorgeous little town with great restaurants and a lovely beach. The location is great for seeing more of Croatia - easy to get the bus to Split and from there take a boat to the islands (definitely reccommend). We also spent a day in Trogir, again very easy to get to on the bus. All of this was so great that i returned in 2012 with my parents who loved it just as much as me and my friends did. Madeline is really friendly and helpful and we enjoyed a nice drink with her one night :) All in all, great apartment, lovely owner, fab location.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Helen. Your lovely review does mean a lot to me and helps my future guests to know how beautiful Croatia and Kastel Stari is. So thanks for thinking of me after all this time and hope to see you, Mum and Dad again one day. Kind regards Madeleine
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Split
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Kastel Stari
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Split
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Kastel Stari
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Kilometres
Kastel Stari
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Kastel Stari
Nearest Beach
60 Metres
Kastel Stari
Car: not necessary

Location

The apartment is easily located just 15 minutes (5k) from Split airport. By taxi (cost approx £10), Car hire, or 37 Bus. Turn left out of airport, cross and the straight road (Dr Franja Tudmana) that passes through 2 towns Kastel Stafillic, Kastel Novi and take a right turn down to the sea in Center of Kastel Stari.

Coast/Beach:

The shale beach, warm Adriatic sea, little park, supermarket, bars, shops and restaurants are just steps away. Take a stroll through the narrow streets of the old stone buildings in the town and peer into the shops to discover what is being sold there. In less than 2 mins. you'll be in the market square where you can buy fresh fish and daily picked vegetables to take back for lunch. Or, just sit with a coffee and watch the fishermen come in. Later take a dip in the warm Adriatic or sunbathe on the beach with a book.

Travel & Distances:

If you fancy a trip to the historic UNESCO world heritage cities the 37 bus will take you to Trogir 12k. Or, in the other direction Croatia's second city Split 15k. The bus stop is 50mtrs. walk & the bus passes approx. every 20 minutes.

At Split you can visit the famous Diocletian Palace, a museum or perhaps take a ferry to one of the many islands to taste their wonderful wines. In Trogir meander the narrow marbled streets or sit by the quay & gaze at the millionaires enormous yachts & dream.

Further Details:

There is a lot to interest visitors to Kastela Bay. Sailing, windsurfing, fishing, rent a bike, visit Krk National Park, various festivals, historical churches and museums etc. Or just rent a pedalo on a hot afternoon and taste a different flavour ice cream every day.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kaštel Stari, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer rate
17 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£365
for 5 nights
From
£73
£511
 
 
Late summer rate
4 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£320
for 5 nights
From
£64
£448
 
 
Autumn
16 Oct 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£260
for 5 nights
From
£52
£364
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£240
for 5 nights
From
£48
£336
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask for a £75 deposit on booking and the remainder 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. Please also understand that all breakages need to be paid for. We are sure you wll have a great time in this beautiful country.

Changeover Day:
We expect you to take the premises from 3.00pm and vacate by 10.00am on the change over days. These of course can be varied if acceptable to all concerned.

Notes on prices:
Tourist taxes are not included in the price and can be paid on arrival at the nearest tourist office to your apartment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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