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Family Friendly Quiet Apartments- beside Trogir/Split, close to all amenities - Paulina - Quiet Penthouse Apartment w Stunning Seaview of Adriatic

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights



Paulina - Quiet Penthouse Apartment w Stunning Seaview of Adriatic

This is a luxurious 2 bed penthouse apartment. The apartment is furnished to a very high standard. Fresh towels and linen are provided for guests. The entertainment area consists of a LCD TV, DVD player, satellite TV and a CD/radio player. A detailed CD collection is available for guests to use while staying in the apartment. A welcome pack is included with details on the Ciovo/Trogir area. The penthouse has the added advantage of having a large terrace area (23m2) and comprises of two loungers to sunbath on. A large table with four big chairs and cushions (chairs also go back into a lounger position) You are in walking distance of pretty much everything you could think of. You are a few minutes from restaurants, the local market, the beach and the taxi service etc. Don't forget to ask us about discounts we have arranged on your first meal at the local restaurants. Hob/stove, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, iron/ironing board, cable TV, satellite TV.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Alison McDonnell
Member since: 2007
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:
April 29, 2017

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 Ciovo

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

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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

Hi Alison,

We are back from our holidays.

We had a greate week in your appartment in Kroatia and enjoyed the time very much.

The appartment is beautiful.

We would like to say: Thank you very much for the greate time.

Best regards

Jul 2013
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Tourist tax of approx €1 per day per person to be paid at tourist office. (No charge for children under 12 years; 12-18 .50 cent euro.
To confirm your booking 50% of the rental amount needs to be transferred into the bank account. This is non refundable. The remainder is then 6 weeks before your arrival. We highly recommend taking out travel insurance that covers illn


Okrug Gornji Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Linen and fresh towels are provided to our guests. The bathroom area also features a washing machine.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • One bedroom features a double bed, with bed side lockers and a large wardrobe. The second bedroom features two single beds, bed side lockers with lamps. The double room is large enough to accommodate a travel cot should you need to bring one. We have a cot available - please request this at time of booking. The apartment is fully stocked with fresh towels and linen.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Please use balcony as smoking area if necessary. Thanks. All the apartments have an iron, ironing board and hair dryer. The bbq is situated outside the pink building next door. It is a large communal bbq fantastic for cooking large meals of local fish/meat.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Paulina - Quiet Penthouse Apartment w Stunning Seaview of Adriatic
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 23 reviews

Perfectly situated in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is situated in such a peaceful part of Okrug Gornji with stunning views from the balcony. The apartment is spacious, clean, comfortable and well equipped. Alison was extremely helpful before and during our stay and gave great advice on places to visit, restaurants etc. We went to several local beaches our favourites being in Okrug Donji and our local beach just down the road. We caught the ferry from Trogir harbour and went to Drvenik Veli and explored the Blue Lagoon which is fabulous for swimming and snorkelling. Sibenik was very pretty and we had lunch at the monastery garden restaurant which is such a perfect setting. We recommend the family run vineyard of Vina Rak, just outside of Sibenik, where we were shown how the wine is made, looked round the distillery etc, had wine tasting and bought some delicious wines! Trogir is a beautiful old town, take the water taxi its a lovely trip and saves driving. Seek out Monika restaurant in Trogir its delicious and the lunch menu very good. For local food try Leonardos, the staff are so friendly and the food is superb. We bought some lovely fresh fish, fruit and vegetables from the market in Trogir too. We visited Krka National Park which is a must see, its absolutely stunning and one ticket will get you in at all entry locations in a day. Split old town is worth a visit to see the Diocletians Palace and browse the market stalls. All in all a wonderful two weeks and we can't wait to return again. Thanks Alison.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A heartfelt thanks to our guests Sally and Kim for their review, we really appreciate it. We're always delighted to have returning guests, it can be nice to come back to a familiar place and know what to expect. We're looking forward to welcoming them back. We're also dying to try our vineyard - thanks for the tip. - Alison x
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Comfortable and convenient apartment

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable apartment with views, good small beach very near, useful supermarket and easy walk to restaurants and boat taxi to Trogir.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic family holiday location and apartment

  • 4 of 5

Dear Alison.

We stayed at the Anna apartment on the 6th August , well what can we say about Okrug? That it was a fantastic place to stay and we have discovered a little gem of a place!

The apartment was clean and comfortable and everything was in there to cater to our needs.

We had some lovely trips out to Trogir, Split and Krka national park, we just didn't have enough time to do anymore!

We will most defiantly be back next year but hopefully for two weeks!

Thank you Alison for being so informative and helpful.

Nicola Kemp and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to our guest Nicola for taking the time to write a review - we really appreciate it. We love to have returning guests and many return to further explore the Dalmatia area. Did you know that there are 8 UNESCO protected sites in the area of Split so there's always more to see and do. 1 week just isn't enough. Get in touch and we'll hold any weeks you're interested in while you book flights. Thanks again Nicola. Alison x
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  • 5 of 5

Hieno näköala ja siisti huoneisto.


  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to our guest, Kai for taking the time to write a note on their stay. Delighted to hear the two weeks on Ciovo were enjoyed. There really is so much to do in the local area that two weeks is just about enough time. Contact me for any advice on where to go and what to see. Alison
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Beautiful well equipped apartment & stunning viee

  • 5 of 5

Excellent apartment within a very short walking distance of an unspoilt beach. The flat was very well equipped and the view from the balcony was stunning. It is well suited to a family of four. Alison was fantastic throughout and very helpful with all our questions. The location is truly lovely - we walked to Trogir but it is very easy to catch a water taxi. The organised boat trips are excellent and there are good choices of bars and restaurants along the beach front. Quiet location - we enjoyed exploring a large part of the island by foot. Remember to bring cash for the local taxes you will need to pay on arrival and bear in mind that you will have to carry bags upstairs as there is no lift. The local supermarkets were well stocked so shopping was easy. We were able to park the car outside the flat. The whole area is definitely worth exploring.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're always so grateful to our guests for taking the time to write a review of their stay. The boat trips are lots of fun and every moment presents a picture making opportunity, the whole place truly is picture postcard perfect! :) We love to have guests returning so do get in touch if you want to explore more of this beautiful country. After 14 years we're still finding new places to visit and we're always curious to visit them. Let me know if you have any questions about your stay or need advice on what to do. - Alison
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Great apartments, location, area, people + weather

  • 5 of 5

I rented an apartment from Alison in June and had such a good time that, when the opportunity arose, I returned in September. It was as enjoyable as the first trip and it felt different as the tourist season was coming to an end. We were more adventurous this time and went for drives in the mountains, lovely walks, found new (hidden) beaches and visited Krka National Park.

Behind the apartments there’s a quiet road that leads to the most spectacular beach and private coastline. This was only a 15 minute walk along a residential road and the locals seemed to be the only ones who knew the beaches. We travelled 1hr to Krka National Park and swam in the lake at the giant waterfall which was amazing! We had packed a lunch because the restaurants there can be busy and expensive. The walk to the waterfall was spectacular and the 2km journey takes a long time because you have to stop to appreciate the views so often. The city of Split is 50 minutes away by car so we rented a hotel room and explored the gorgeous city over 2 days. The old town has a clock tower that can be climbed and there are traditional Klappa singers in the square entertaining passers bye. The tours of the castle and dungeons are worth a visit and the shopping district in the new town is very tempting.

The apartment is in the most suitable location directly opposite a local beach and 5 minutes walk to restaurants, beach bars and a taxi-boat to Trogir. The Croatians are available to help when looking in shops but they are not “pushy” or rude if you don’t want to make a purchase. Overall I found Ciovo an ideal base to explore Croatia or to relax and Alison is great to deal with. She’s quick to respond to any query and gave me a list of useful phone numbers, restaurant recommendations, taxi information, directions to the apartments etc. I felt that it was very important to Alison to know that her guests feel secure, comfortable and enjoy their stay, and I did just that! I’m booked in for July 2016 already :) roll on!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to our guest for such a detailed review - it's much appreciated. We're looking forward to welcoming you back too and hearing how the second trip goes - Alison x
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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


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