|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Looking for the perfect base to explore The Dalmatian Coast? Island hub with a group of friends? Want a different beach every day along the Makarska & Omis Riviera) Feel safe enough to let your little ones swim in the shallow bay with sandy beach ? simply want to enjoy what this region has to offer from : sun, beach, river, mountain, sports, history, adventure, food , to wanting a summer of music, ……… you can't get any closer to ULTRA FESTIVAL , Garden FESTIVAL and many other summer festival heating up the whole SPLIT / Omis area making it the hot spot to be this summer:
Ideally located a 20 Min drive from SPLIT and a few hours from DUBROVNIK, the Island of Brac right across the bay in front of the house, with BOL a short boat ride away, it is the ideal place to spend a family / group vacation! Something for every age group , from lazy days hanging out on a different beach every day, to exploring ancient ruins; rafting on the river Cetina; Kite surf your heart out near the delta where the river Cetina meets the Mediterranean sea and the wind coming down from the mountains gives you the perfect lift, or simply paraglide down from one of the stunning mountains surrounding this magical Place ! Oh and if you are lucky, see the pirate battle and the craziest jumps competition, a typical local celebration in remembrance of the old pirate days….
you name it, and magic it is, looking like the scenery was ripped out of a fairytale book. Where else do you see the picture perfect setting of an ancient, history filled beach village, nestled at the foot of a series of mountains that surrounds it , with one side the River Cetina and the other the crystal clear Croatian sea.
THAT’S OMIS!, and our home is smack in the middle of it , next to the river and a 5 min walk across the street to Omis’ sandy beach
THE PIRATE'S ALCOVE, aka Yellow House on the River, our Croatian Beach House, got its name from allegedly being the HQ of the corsairs protecting the town from foreign invaders centuries ago. Built from the remains of the old city walls makes it a historic landmark protected by the city. The Omis historical Coat of Arms from 1541 was preserved in the stone façade of the house; it is one of the original building stones. Still to this day, the Town celebrates its history with annual summer Pirate Festivals and Battles.
The town's ancient history, the bay's crystal clear waters, the river Cetina's perfect rafting waters, the shallow sand beaches for families with young children, and you have the perfect Croatian Summer Beach House for all. Amenities: AC, heat, Wi-Fi, 3 double bedrooms, 1 triple bedroom & 1 double sofa bed; each bedroom has ample closet space and a small sitting area; ground floor has full kitchen with all amenities and a breakfast nook on the first floor suite. .
1. Ground floor / 1st Floor: Living room with open kitchen; Small but with all needed amenities such as dishwasher, coffee machine, sofa bed, dining area, digital TV, Wi-Fi, etc. - Super large bathroom with shower and washing machine and ample storage.- Toilet- Small porch style sitting area in front of the house, surrounded by cafes and restaurant with view of the ancient city.
2. Second Floor: 1 bedroom with 1 twin bed, 1 bunk bed, closet & small sitting area -
1 separate suite with: 1 double bed bedroom; shower; toilet; kitchen & breakfast nook.
3. Third Floor: - 1 bedroom with double bed;- 1 large master bedroom with king bed;
Shabby Chic dresser & table in seating area - Shower, - Toilet; - Balcony with river, sea and mountain views
We are expats from NYC , a multi ethical & cultural family living in Croatia since 2003. Being both Tomo and myself active in the entertainment industry for years, Omis became our ' quiete haven' while still living in NYC , when we would spend the summer school vacation months in Omis/ Split.
We have travelled and still are, around the world, but always spend 4 weeks a year In Omis.
Its natural beauty is un paralleled!
While others love it to go out party , Brac & Hvar rule the European party scene, but for us it is total recovery mode before school and work season starts in september.
Miriam inderMuhlen purchased this house in 1992
This house has been in my husbands Dalmatian side of the family for generations. Annually family reunions, a family vacation a place to reset your batteries or simply just save haven to recover from the hectic city lights. Omis is just that, but with the convenient big city and bright lights near enough when Peace and Quiet becomes too much....
After vacationing in Omis since 1999, we are still mesmerized by the incredible scenery in this region. The mountains look painted on to the sky, while the fresh evening river breeze makes AC unnecessary the sky behind the Rive and Sea. It is so surreal and the scenery seems taken from a fairy tail picture book.
We decided in 2012 to renovate the house to add some luxury to this perfect home for additional enjoyment and extended stays. We will always spend the last 2 weeks of August in our amazing beach house.
Dear Miriam in der Muhlen-Westercappel,
Feedback from Home ID 152665 has been left about your HomeExchange.com listing 172447.
We exchanged with the summer home in Omis. The home was right in the town on an active little square and the other side was on the river with a spectacular view of the mountains and sea. The house was very well equipped and comfortable. The beach was terrific and only about 5 minutes walk away through food markets and souvenir shops (interlaced with Gelato stands!!!). The scenery in the immediate area is breathtaking and the coast is lined with narrow little beaches, with crystalline water, some completely deserted. Seafood was great in the restaurants and they were quite reasonably priced.
If it weren't for my very large dog, I would revisit this exchange again and again!!
This was my friend's favourite place that she ever visited and she still talks about it to this day. I would HIGHLY recommend this exchange!!
Miriam and family are also wonderful people and will make sure your stay is memorable.
We were picked up at the airport by a taxi service recommended by the owners of the Omiis home. We arrived on Saturday evening and the taxi driver helped us to find the grocery store. The house was very comfortable with more than ample supplies of sheets and towels, and kitchenware. There were 6 adults in our party and we all enjoyed the lovely old town and the view of the river. We were there long enough to meet some of the local people who we found to be very friendly and helpful. Miriam had made arrangements with the tourist agency to help us as well as the caretaker. We took a trip upriver with Evan and we saw him most days. We asked him to take us to the airport when we returned and he was delighted. The house was super, the people were super and the weather cooperated most days. It was a wonderful month for us all.
Beautiful home, in the center of hip, medieval town Croatian town with rich history (Pirates!). Great restaurants and markets for fresh food, just steps outside the front door. hiking up beautiful mountain along the river is 200 meters away. nice, clean beaches abound. overall, great Med/Adriatic experience. Way better than the Riviera at a fraction of the price.
We had the privilege of staying here in 2013 and loved it! Lots of bedrooms for our large family (four children) and in a great town…we loved Omis! Omis has the friendliest, most hospitable people we’ve met in Europe. And we loved being so close to Split, another amazing Croatian city. Highly recommended!
20 Minutes drive from Split
Split has multiple daily ferry connections to several Italian Cities and all the Islands.
Dubrovnik is a 2 hour drive while daily cruisers and boast can take you to any of the desired Islands, being Vis, Brac (Bol with it special beach) being the closest. Hvar is a mere 1 hr boat ride away!
|cleaning fee weekly||$200|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
The house is ideal for large or multiple families with Children and has 9 beds . Infact it is being used for Yoga weekend retreats . Yoga instructor & shala available. Breakfast, excursion retreat packagage can be custom designed and incorporated in the rental fee.
The living room has a double sofa bed for occasisonal over night guests.. maximum occupancy is 10 people .