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Stunning Views Family Friendly Quiet Apartments- near Trogir/Split - Ellie - Family Friendly Duplex Apartment w Gorgeous views of Adriatic

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



Ellie - Family Friendly Duplex Apartment w Gorgeous views of Adriatic

This penthouse is spacious with high ceilings and has the added advantage of being the largest of the apartments and easily sleeps up to 8 people (4 Bedrooms, and 3 full Bathrooms). This is also a front facing penthouse with an absolutely amazing view which you can enjoy from the dining and living area. A welcome pack is provided for guests to grasp an understanding of the surrounding area. Also there is an extensive collection of music to use throughout your stay.

We have on site staff at the premises and we hope this added service is of benefit to you as our guest. You are in walking distance of pretty much everything you could think of. You are a few minutes from restaurants, the market, the beach, taxi services etc.

Planning your wedding or other big event? Why not choose Croatia. The church in Ciovo is beautiful and we can cater for your accommodation needs having apartments beside each other.

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About the property

Ciovo Split Holiday Apartment

We are a small family run business that specialises in holiday lettings on the island of Ciovo which is accessed by bridge. Since 2004 we have managed a variety of 3 & 4 star properties, awarded by Croatian Tourist Board, on behalf of property owners. We carefully select the apartments that we promote as they must meet our high standards and they are only 15 minutes from Split airport.

Our self catering properties sleep up to 8 people. All of our properties have balconies with sea views, wifi, air-conditioning, washing machines, fully equipped kitchens, a selection of games, CD's and DVD's and we also have apartments that offer a pool. Towels and linen are changed on a weekly basis and we have a meet and greet team that will welcome you to your apartment. There are amenities close by for grocery shopping, eating out, bars and of course, secluded bays with calm, clear blue water.

We are proud of our successful business and enjoy helping our guests plan memorable holidays. There are plenty of things to do, for all age groups, and we'd be delighted to recommend a few. It is not essential to rent a car as everything can be accessed by foot however, depending on your needs or desires you may choose one.

Split is in a region known as Dalmatia and it's a great starting point if you're interested in exploring Croatia. There are a staggering 8 UNESCO protected sites within 2 hours of Ciovo. The 2400 year old town of Trogir is on your doorstep with taxi boats leaving the local harbour every 15 minutes. The landscape is mountainous with the Adriatic Sea in the forefront and the people are friendly and very helpful.

We have carefully considered your needs in our apartments and we're always delighted to get feedback and recommendations. The McDonnell family would like to thank you for your interest and we wish you a happy holiday.

The apartments are all a 15 minute drive from Split airport. 3 minute walk to a beautiful secluded beach which also has a little cafe bar and crepe cafe. We have 2, 3 and 4 bedroom penthouses available for rental. All have large living/dining areas, fully fitted kitchens with microwave, full cooker, fridge freezer & washing machine. Each apartment features a CD player, DVD and Digital TV. Fresh bed linen and towels are supplied and included in the cost. There is a small market just 1 minute from the apartment which is handy for getting any essentials you need.

The supermarket and main village is a 10 minute walk. There are water sports and activities all along the beach. Tennis club and courts are a 3 minute walk. Hotel Villa Katarina is minutes away and has a very good restaurant catering all day, ideal for lunch and dinner - they have a gorgeous green lasagne - try it. Trogir is 5 minutes away by car. Trogir is a medieval town protected by UNESCO with over 100 restaurants and bars and a beautiful port with entertainment & cocktail bars. Penthouse Christina is another apartment we have with a pool can be viewed at the link below availability.

Welcome Pack and Entertainment Area: The entertainment area consists of a DVD and CD player. We also have Satellite TV at all the accommodations. A welcome pack is provided for guests to use to make you familiar with Ciovo/Trogir. The pack includes details on the area, sites to see and recommendations of many restaurants and bars in Trogir and Ciovo - we send this by email also prior to arrival. Important telephone numbers are listed and the pack includes maps of the surrounding area. Also a wide selection of cd's are available to use throughout your stay. An extensive list of artists are included that we think you will enjoy. We also have a variety of games at each penthouse - poker chip and card set, chess board, draughts board and jenja.

Tourist Attractions: Some of the tourist attraction include Krka Park – 72 Km of the Krka river and lakes which has wonderful waterfalls. Approx 55 minutes by car from the apartment heading towards Sibenik. And a must see. Don't forget your swimming togs - you get swim at the lakes and it's glorious!

Trogir – Is a jewel of a walled town with a wide waterfront promenade that encloses a maze of medieval streets.Places of interest include Cathedral of St Lovro and Church of St. John the Baptist. 15th century town.

Island Hopping – The Islands of Brac and Hvar are easily accessible from the apartment. Regular ferries connect from Split to the Islands.

Find us on Facebook: You can now find us on Facebook - to like our page search under 'Apartment Rentals Croatia' or 'Split Rentals'. You can find out more about Ciovo and the apartments. I aim to add as much information as I can over the next while. But with your help everyone will benefit from information you upload. Become a fan (by clicking on the 'become a fan' link in the right hand corner of the page) and you'll be kept updated. You can chat, get or give advice, upload your photos and generally talk about your experience. Don't forget to upload some of your favourite pictures of Croatia. The Owners Website link below will direct you to our website.

These properties are situated on the top (3rd floor) and accessed by steps - totally worth it for the stunning view. The majority of properties on Ciovo and in the area don't reach more than 3 floors - thankfully. There is no lift in the majority of buildings on Ciovo. If you think you might be concerned about them I do manage other properties on the 1st floor - let me know if you have any questions.

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Property Manager
Alison McDonnell
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hungarian, Arabic, Finnish, Turkish, Mandarin, Can translate via Google Translate
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Alison McDonnell

Passionate about Croatia and traveling in general, I love this area of the country as there is so much to see and do, it's the perfect hub for exploring more of the Dalmatia area, plus it's right on the beach. Happy to help with your plans any way that I can. Feel free to call or email me.

Living in Dublin, Ireland. with my partner who also loves Croatia. We try to explore as much as we can when we go over, do send me a message and I'll try help with your plans.

Alison McDonnell purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Alison McDonnell chose Okrug Gornji

These properties are ideal for exploring the Split area of Croatia, minutes to a beautiful bay and all amenities are all within a short walking distance. What's pretty amazing about this particular area is that there are a whopping 8 UNESCO protected sites within 2 hours of the apartment. I'm not sure you can get that anywhere else. Plus a couple of them are right on the doorstep.

This property has everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

Our properties all feature:

- Fully Equipped Kitchens

- Living/Dining area

- Air Conditioning

- Sea Views of the Adriatic

- Free Wifi

- Walking Distance to Amenities (5 mins or less)

- CD/DVD/TV (range of DVD's/CD's to use)

- Balconies and Terraces

- Fresh linen and bath towels included

- Cleaning, Electricity, Water all included in price, no hidden extras

Visit our website - www.split-rentals.com

Or use our contact form here - http://www.split-rentals.com/contact-us

What makes this apartment unique

The views from the apartments is spectacular, waking up each morning to them is a delight. Right beside the beach and local amenities. Great location on the island.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Nice appartment, clean, proper, well organized. Very friendly and helpfull lady for key, questions etc. Ofcourse nice weather, great island! 3 minutes walk from sea, nice and good restaurants, amazing friendly people in Croatia. We had a wonderfull 2 weeks here. Good appartmet related to price. 100% satisfied Martin
Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for Ellie - Family Friendly Duplex Apartment w Gorgeous views of Adriaticon Okrug Gornji on Municipality of Okrug

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The downstairs of the penthouse features two large bathrooms. One of the double rooms upstairs features a full en-suite bathroom. A washing machine is available to use and is situated in one of the downstairs bathrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Three of the bedrooms feature a double bed, with bed side lockers, lamps and a large wardrobe. One of the bedroom is a twin room with wardrobe, lockers and lamps. The apartment is fully stocked with fresh towels and linen. The sofa in the living area converts into a double bed. We have a cot available - please request this at time of booking.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Please use balcony as smoking area if necessary. Thanks. An extensive personal CD collection will be available for guests to use while staying in the apartment. A welcome pack is provided in each apartment with details on the area, sites to see and recommendations of many restaurants and bars in Trogir and Ciovo. Important telephone numbers are listed and the pack includes maps of the surrounding area. All the apartments have an iron and ironing board. You can also now find us on facebook searching under 'Penthouse Rentals Croatia' - find us and become a fan... Check in time is between 2pm and 8pm (agreed in advance until midnight, no check in after midnight)


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Ellie - Family Friendly Duplex Apartment w Gorgeous views of Adriatic
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 26 reviews

Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at destination at night, so first holiday impressions were of the apartment, and all I can say is what a great beginning to our holiday! The apartment was huge and airy - really spacious and attractive, Most importantly it was spotlessly clean. Vlado and Josepa made us feel immediately welcome when they greeted us, and were really helpful, giving us some good information and pointers for our holiday.

The view from the balcony of the nearby beach and indigo sea the next morning was just beautiful! The beach itself was just a few minutes stroll away, walking along the quiet twisty lanes between the pretty houses and their gardens (the whole area is really peaceful and restful). The beach - a white pebble one - was great, not at all hectic, with plenty of sunbeds available, and there's several restaurants in the immediate vicinity that serve food all day too, their menus providing plenty of choice. There was also a good supermarket beside the beach too. At night we stayed in Ciovo either enjoying one of the friendly local restaurants or else cooking ourselves at the apartment, for which the kitchen is ideal (as it's really kitted out just like the one at home) and eating at the large dining table or al fresco on the large balcony

The apartment really proved a comfortable home for our party of six for the ten days we were there, as it contained everything we could possibly need.

The other thing that made this holiday to Croatia so enjoyable was the the town of Trogir next door. We were unaware before we arrived that we would be neighbouring a World Heritage Site! Trogir is really very beautiful, absolutely stunning! It's only a short taxi ride/ few euro away from the apartment. After wandering around the old town there we'd sit out and watch the beautiful people disembark their yachts in the harbour! We went into Trogir every second night (there's many bars and restaurants) though we'd heartily recommend that you make at least one trip to see it during daylight. The combination of the apartment and the area of Ciovo and Trogir made for a brilliant holdiay, we really felt so lucky. Becasuse we were there for ten days we thought it would be a waste not to explore a little and travelled to the islands of Hvar and Brac - making a fantastic two day trip of it. We have, without doubt, fallen for this particular part of Croatia - and look forward to returning to the same spot and apartment again as it was just idea for us - Fay Family

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are extremely happy with this review. The Fay's really did enjoy their time on Ciovo and we feel this sums up the whole experience of a break at the penthouses. We would certainly agree with the day or overnight stay to Hvar or Brac - the ferry's connect regularly from Split. Another great thing to do is one of the boat trips around the islands - these depart on Ciovo - make sure to shop around and find out what is included in the price - some of the bigger boats can be quite packed so consider a smaller more intimate boat.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious two storey apartment. We stayed here for a week, it'S a gorgeous place to stay as a family and with friends, we enjoyed the stunning views each morning and night. We cooked meals here a few nights and ate out a few nights. It is so close to all amenities, in walking distance. It was our first time here and we'll be definitely back.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Trip of A Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

Six of us arrived at the booked apartment block and our first pleasant surprise was a free upgrade to a four bedroom apartment (instead of 2 bedroom booked). The reception was first class and this was hardly a surprise as our dealings with Alison (Apartment owner/manager) had been exactly that, too. The first couple of days were spent finding our feet, which was made so easy because of the information provided by Alison in advance (geography, places to visit, restaurants etc.). The weather was super and we spent a lot of time relaxing on the beautiful local beach., but we also got around to some trips as well. We took on speed boat trip to visit some of the islands. Swimming from the boat to the beach is one of my favourite memories of the whole trip. We took the boat taxi from the main beach (5 to 10 minutes’ walk from apartment) to Trogir. What a treat this was. We spent one evening trying to decide which of the magnificent yachts on the main Trogir promenade we would like to buy (celebrities like Schumacher have docked here frequently). After that bit of self-delusion, we took to one of the restaurants recommended by Alison (Top Balloon) and we fully endorse her advice. For local eating, we would recommend Leonardo’s on the main beach, super food and super service. The apartment was everything expected and more, plus two extra bedrooms was the cream on top of the icing on the cake. We would recommend this place, as well as Alison and her team. I am sure we will be returning. If you go there you will surely have a great holiday! Anne G.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family fun

  • 5 of 5

My 3rd year back! Ellie is such an impressive apartment with a large spacious living area, double height ceilings and socially positioned furniture. All of Alison's apartments have been well stocked with extras such as dried herbs, board games and classic DVD’s and CD’s. We made good use of the games at night and felt I was revisiting my childhood holidays! Although there were 8 of us in the apartment, there was plenty of space to sit around the table and sofa area and 3 bathrooms allowed

us to quickly get ready for our adventures. We sat on the sheltered balcony with wine and good food one night and enjoyed a spectacular thunderstorm!

This year was my first time to be on Ciovo and not rent a car. All the necessities are close by so I enjoyed strolling everywhere. We visited the local beach at Okrug most days and the children enjoyed the water games at the beach bars. We walked 2km to the spectacular Duga Bay and visited a hidden bay behind the apartments that only local people seem to use. We visited Trogir a lot and bought some snorkelling masks in the market for Duga where we fed stale bread to the fish. I’m in love with Trogir, it’s like stepping back in time and the taxi boat makes the trip very easy. There's loads of places to eat, drink, shop and photograph. We travelled by boat from Trogir to Split city for a day where we visited Diocletians Palace. Split is like a larger Trogir with a new town attached. I would recommend a visit as it has it’s own magic to it.

Overall, everyone had a great holiday and the other couples that I invited along intend on returning when possible. For me, it was wonderful to see their reactions to the local beaches, bars and restaurants. The area is not commercial, although well equipped for tourists, and this is what gives it the charm. Everywhere you go (including the beaches) have small restaurants / bars so you can go out for the whole day and have the convenience of a quick lunch or beer. The short walk to the beach and restaurants is lined with mandarin, pomegranate, passion fruit, kiwi, grape, fig and olive trees. Sitting in Leonardo’s under grape vines while looking out at the boats and sipping on local wine after a day on the beach and beautiful food is my idea of a perfect holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A holiday to remember....5 STAR!..

  • 5 of 5

Alison, we would like to thank you for such an amazing holiday. Everything was so well organised and the apt was more than expected. The apt is furnished to such a high spec and is so spacious. The 4 bed apt was more than adequate for the whole family. The location was perfect, after breakfast we would walk down to the beach and because the apt was so close to the beach everyone had the freedom to come and go as they pleased. During the afternoon we would eat in one of the many restaurants along the seafront which was very reasonable and had a wide choice for all. Some nights we went into Trogir, if you like people watching this is a place to go, the place is buzzing and there are beautiful yachts when you walk into the town. The town has amazing restaurants set inside narrow streets full of character. Staying in Ciova gave us alot of flexibility as the apt is only 20 mins from the airport and about 20mins to the port where you can travel to other islands around croatia. We traveled to Hvar. I would recommend Ciova for anyone who is seeking a quiet unspoilt location which gives the flexibility and option to travel around, suitable for all ages, families and friends. I am looking forward to returning ...

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ciovo - We'll be back soon...

  • 5 of 5

This was a large, airy and well equipped apartment just a few minutes stroll from a fairly quiet gravel beach. The apartment was spotlessly clean and we were welcomed warmly on arrival.

We had a wonderful week.here, We ate out each evening - there was a good choice of local restaurants but on four nights we took the water taxi to Trogir. Trogir was lovely - a maze of tiny streets filled with cafes and restaurants and great ice cream shops!

I highly recommend booking a sea kayaking trip with Falco tours based in Trogir (find them on the inteernet or ask at Tourist office). We had a full day trip kayaking 7 km to a nearby island and back. The kayaks and other equipment were very good, our guides were highly experienced and all necessary safety equipment was provided.

I would recommend this apartment if you want a peaceful holiday in a pleasant resort surrounded by other similar-minded holidaymakers. Although there were plenty of lively bars (if you wanted them) there was no evidence of drunkeness or bad behaviour.

This is a great choice if you do not want to hire a car as it is only a 20 minute taxi ride from Split airport and the water taxi to Trogir runs every 30 minutes and is cheap.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Villa Katarina
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Metres
No train, bus is closest at 50 metres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Villa Katarina
Nearest Ski
200 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary

The Island of Ciovo is attached by bridge to Trogir (medieval town over 2400 years old). The apartments/holiday homes are an ideal accommodation for your holiday in Croatia. Trogir is called a 'little Venice', a town-museum of the medieval heritage. Its history goes back to the Hellenic times. UNESCO recognized its values and included it in the registry of the world monument heritage. Mediterranean climate. Trogir is a jewel of a walled town with a wide waterfront promenade that encloses a maze of medieval streets. Summer Music festivals with classical and folk concerts in churches and open squares. Places of interest include: Krka National Park - Wonderful waterfalls and lakes. Islands of Brac and Hvar both accessible from Ciovo. Shopping in Split. Visit the Diocletian's Palace in Split. Come in the high season and you’ll find Croatia vibrant with life with holidaymakers from all over Europe. Enjoy the local beaches, sun and coffee shops; taste local cuisine and the great weather :)

Other Activities: White Water Rafting, Snorkling, Diving - Croatia is a divers delight, clear and calm waters