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

Okrug Gornji, Croatia
  • Apartment1237 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

Apartments by the sea with beautiful views

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.

Property Manager

Alison McDonnell

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Calendar last updated:
Jan 29, 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 Municipality of Okrug

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.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single
      • 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.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower
      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Mountain
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
        • Town
        • Village


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Luxury
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      included in the price
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Kitchenette
                        • 2 Ring Stove
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Freezer
                          Large fridge and freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Kitchen
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Large fridge and freezer
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Music Library
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Jenka, Chess, Poker and Cards
                                • Books
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • smoking allowed
                                          Only on balcony
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Staff


                                                • playground
                                                • arboretum
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • caves
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • nude beach
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • pond
                                                • recreation center
                                                • reefs
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • volcano
                                                • water parks
                                                • waterfalls
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • 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

                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • 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. 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)

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  23 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Michelle E.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  A holiday to remember....5 STAR!..

                                                                  rob t.

                                                                  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 ...

                                                                  Family fun

                                                                  Pauline B.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Ciovo - We'll be back soon...

                                                                  Alison M.-

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Trip of A Lifetime

                                                                  Edward M.Dublin 13

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Excellent Property and Location

                                                                  jenny w.

                                                                  Apartment Ellie was excellent; modern, well equipped and clean!

                                                                  Trogir is a beautiful town and we spent some evenings there. It has a huge number of restaurants and we tried a few of the ones that were listed in the “guide” in the apartment. They were all excellent. Transport to Trogir is either by taxi (5-0 minutes, 100 Kuna) or by boat (25 minutes, 15 Kuna/person).

                                                                  We also had a few lunches and dinners at Konoba Rarita (recently renamed from Konoba Korniza) which is located a few minutes walk from the apartment. They served excellent food and provided good service. Highly recommended! And Leonardos was the best restaurant. Sr Dela was great too...

                                                                  We rented a car for a few days and visited Split (old town), Omis and Krka waterfalls. Krka Waterfalls was a fantastic place and should be considered as a must for everybody to visit.

                                                                  Croatia, Ciovo, and Penthouse Rentals Croatia are excellent choices for a relaxing summer holiday!



                                                                  Okrug Gornji, Croatia

                                                                  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

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  Damage Deposit

                                                                  €100 breakage and key deposit to be given on arrival, this will be returned to you at the end of your stay. 10am checkout. 3pm check in. To confirm booking half the amount is payable immediately and the remainder is due 6 weeks prior to arrival.

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