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Apartment with Amazing view of Adriatic 15 min. drive from Dubrovnik' from 60 E

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 40 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 twin Apartments, each has 1Bedroom (each Sleeps 3)

Beautiful view of Zaton Bay (Adriatic Sea) from the balcony, and just a fifteen minute drive to Dubrovnik's Old Town. Zaton is a charming village which has great swimming areas and restaurants. Beaches nearby. Villa Rosa (my place) is set on two parcels of land and is surrounded by Italian Cypress trees. There are Oleanders bordering the front garden with Olive trees and citrus trees. A hammock hangs between two majestic Cypress trees. Help yourself to seasonal herbs, figs and raspberries. BBQ in the garden. Grocery store near by. Very private location. Ample Parking.

Apartment nicely decorated. Second bedroom is in detached guest cottage. Linens/towels provided.

Owner is American and lives on the premises.

Keywords: One bedroom apartment sleeps up to 3 (or 5 if you rent Cottage). Kitchen fully equipped; shared terrace with spectacular views; Two minute walk to the sea and great swimming. Great restaurants within walking distance. Grocery near. Also see 363116 twin apartment available. Airport pick up and drop off services available. Bedrooms have AC; no AC in living room/sleeper sofa; if just the detached cottage(no kitchen) just 45 Euros sleeps two. AC, fridge.

More Details

Owner
Michael O'Malley
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017

About Michael O'Malley

I am a Chicagoan who came to Sarajevo in 2001 to work with ABA/CEELI for one year. Visited Dubrovnik that first summer and decided that this was the place I wanted to live. Bought my place in 2003 and built the additional apartments in 2008. Have traveled widely and also spend a fair amount of time in Ireland.

I enjoy cooking, swimming, hiking, music and interesting conversations over some good wine or home-made cordials.

Michael O'Malley purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Michael O'Malley chose Croatia

I had not really heard much about Dubrovnik before first visiting in 2001 - my first summer in Sarajevo. Walked into the Old Town and my jaw dropped. After a couple of years of visiting Dubrovnik, I decided I would rather live near the Old Town than in it. I believe I made the right decision.

What makes this apartment unique

Great place to kick back and relax. I never tire of the views of the sea. Changes every day. Birds sing night and day. Only one neighbor to the south of me and they only come occasionally. Olive groves to the south and Italian Cyprus behind me. A two minute walk to the sea - great way to start the day with a swim; or walk up into the hills behind me for a more strenuous form of exercise. Two first-rate restaurants within walking distance - 20- 25 minutes away along the coast. Elefiti islands are quite nearby.Bus stop just across the street will take you to the Old Town. Also available is a boat which will carry you to the Old Town. Great Grocery store one minute walk.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I stayed a wonderful week at Michael's apartment in Mali Zaton outside Dubrovnik. The flat was very comfortable with new furnishings, a great master bed, and air conditioning (which I didn't need thanks to shade and a sea breeze). The balcony looks out at a lovely bay that is a delight to contemplate any time of the day. There are 2 very nice restaurants nearby but strongly recommend you take the owner up on his home-made dinner offer. He's a wonderful cook and everything is fresh. Easy to get to Dubrovnik by hired car or the local bus -- but it's very peaceful here and once you've seen the town and the crowds you can take a walk around the bay and just chill. Can't recommend this highly enough. Everything lovely.
Jun 2011
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Amenities

Zaton Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 40 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Let me help you plan your trip. Drives to Mostar, Sarajevo & Montenegro etc... Go kayaking with Tammy. Sailing with Mary Anne. Wine tours with Mario. There is so much to see and do.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Apartment with Amazing view of Adriatic 15 min. drive from Dubrovnik' from 60 E
average rating of 4.714286 based on 9 reviews
5

Gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

Spent two weeks here recently. The view from the balcony is amazing, The location is excellent, near enough to Dubrovnik to visit regularly via taxi.short walk to well stocked supermarket, sea and local restaurants.

Michael was the best host, providing dinner on our arrival, after he saw our flight was delayed, and on hand to ask questions whenever required.

We had the perfect balance of relaxation and exploration . We hired a car and visited Montenegro, Bosnia and the surrounding area. Both Kotor bay and Mostar are 'must sees'... We stayed over for a night in Mostar at 'Villa Mike' which was a much needed oasis after the long winding drive there. We visited Kravica waterfalls from here, another 'must see' .

All in all a fabulous holiday and cannot wait to return to this amazing part of the world.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rebecca, Thanks for the great review. You and your daughters were great guests. It was a pleasure to host you. Your enthusiasm for the region renewed mine. Thank you for your patronage. Best, Michael
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3

Disappointed, important info missing from listing, cleaning issues.

  • 3 of 5

We chose this apartment based on the price, the view and the reviews. Unfortunately it did not live up to our expectations. The listing fails to mention the main road that runs in front of the property which is the road between Dubrovnik and Cilipi airport. This means that it is never without traffic and the noise is constant, even with the windows closed and who wants to keep their windows closed? There is one other apartment on the same floor and the walls must be fairly thin as someone in the next apartment appeared to have a troublesome night-time cough which we could hear every night while they were there. After they left and another party arrived, the new party proceeded to sit on the balcony outside our french doors as there is nothing to divide the shared balcony. Perhaps some kind of divider could be installed to prevent this happening? We felt that we couldn't even have the shutters or windows open because they could look right in and did actually walk in to our apartment on one occasion.The listing also fails to mention the steps to the property (it is on the first floor of a two storey house) and there is an upwardly sloping path with a few more steps leading up it. This wasn't an issue for us but it would be for someone with mobility problems so should really be included in the listing. And lastly, cleaning issues: it was apparent that cleaning had not been carried out fully before our arrival. The inside of the microwave had stale food stuck to it and the shelf around it was also dirty. The fridge had spill stains and a dead spider inside it. The crockery inside the cupboard felt sticky and the cups were tea stained. I felt like I had to wash everything before I used it. On the plus side, the proximity to the airport and to Dubrovnik makes getting around very easy. There were little extra items in the apartment that were appreciated: extra pillows and towels in the wardrobe, washing up liquid and sponges in the kitchen. Mentioning the road and steps in the listing and a little extra attention to detail when cleaning would make all the difference and is easily remedied.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The couple were uncommunicative from the beginning. Not sure why the review is so negative; I personally cleaned the apartment before their arrival including the refrigerator. It was clean. There were beers in the frig for them but neither of them drank alcohol. The microwave - perhaps i did not check that. I am sorry they found their experience here negative. Instructions from the airport clearly state my place is just off the main road. Pictures of the place include the steps going upstairs. I believe in truth in advertizing. The couple in the other apartment told me that they said hello to the woman who turned and walked into her apartment without responding. Please read my other reviews; you'll find most people disagree with this review.
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Barnsley, South Yorkshire
5

Can't fault it...!

  • 5 of 5

We had been recommended by a friend who had stayed here, and were not at all disappointed. We were met by Michael (having hired a car from the airport) and were very taken with his hospitality right from the first minute. The flat was more than adequate, the view from the veranda was to die for, the climate was very pleasant indeed... Good choice of restaurants in both directions from the flat, from basic menus to more upmarket venues, we went to one place three times and became "regulars" in just one week! If you are driving yourselves around, the traffic police are very much in evidence, looking out for speeders and drinkers - four out of the seven nights we were there, they were parked up just 100 yards further on from the apartment. Be warned, there appears to be ZERO tolerance for any alcohol/driving scenarios. The scenery along the coast is amazing, we did a lot of sightseeing up and down the coastline. First time we've been to this country, very much doubt it will be our last. Hopefully Michael's flat will be available in a few years to come...

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hartsdale, New York, USA
5

Perfect for a young (or old) family's adventure

  • 5 of 5

Dubrovnik is an awesome place to visit by day and by evening! But those walls can get claustrophobic and those steps . . . well steppy!

So, for our young family, this charming, restful, cyprus-shaded home overlooking Mali Zaton Bay- just an idyllic 15 minute coastal drive north of Dubrovnik- provided great comfort, fabulous panoramic views, hiking trails, kayaking, and great local cuisine - all a short walk away. It was quite a find. The kids especially enjoyed the front yard, and the nearby playground. When we ran out of diapers, I was pleasantly surprised to find a well-stocked convenience store just 50 meters away. We made great use of our apartment's kitchenette and outdoor grill, cooking up fresh local fish and vegetables we had purchased at the green market each day. For the adults, dining, and later sipping our host's homemade lemoncello, on the balcony under magnificent cyprus trees set against a dark, starry sky really made for relaxing evenings.

The apartment bedroom was nice and quiet and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom is a bit small, but clean and water pressure was great. The loveseat folded out into a really good bed that was plenty big enough for our 6 and 9 year olds.

We liked it here so much that we have returned several times. This last year we had a great time by convincing our friends (another couple with 2 kids) to rent the twin apartment next door. The host who lives downstairs periodically - happened to be around, and was very gracious with our use of the common land around the house. We even extended our stay by a couple of nights when we realized that there was an impressive arboratum (in Trsteno ( 10 km), a nice sand beach in Slano (20km), and the walled city of Ston (30 km), and all were just simple day trips from this shady spot overlooking Mali Zaton bay.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I will definitely come back.

  • 5 of 5

I spend a week here in September 2010. Perfect location and sea view. Easy to get to Dubrovnik. Friendly and helpful host. Very clean and comfortable room. Nice restaurants a walking distance but don't miss the owner's home-made dinners.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Best Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the 2 apartments in October from Michael. They were just what we wanted, great location, clean and what a view.

Michael was very knowledgeable about Dubrovnik, restaurants, boat tours, food, things to do and see. It was just perfect. He is so friendly and willing to take time to answer our questions.

We will be back. Thanks again Michael.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Dubrovnik
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
5 minute walk
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Gruz/Dubrovnik
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Ploce
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ankora
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
5 minute walk

I can help you plan your stay. Great drives to Sarajevo, Mostar, Montenegro etc.. Wire tours with Mario. Kayaking with Tammy. Fish picnics. Sailing with Mary Anne.

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Rates & Availability

Zaton Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July/August
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$95
$570
 
 
September
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$85
$510
 
 
October/November
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$70
$420
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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