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Apartments Villa Rosa - Dubrovnik/Zaton 15 minutes from Old Town

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, One Bed/bath;2nd bed and bath in detached cottage (no kitchen)

Beautiful view of Zaton Bay (Adriatic Sea) from the terrace, and just a fifteen minute drive to Dubrvonik'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 Cyprus trees. There are Oleanders bordering the front garden with Olive trees and citrus trees. Apartments are on first floor (American 2nd) - 16 steps up from ground level. Help yourself to seasonal herbs, figs and raspberries. BBQ in the garden. Grocery store near by. Very private location. Ample Parking.

Apartment nicely decorated. Linens/Towels provided.

Owner is American and lives on the premises.

Keywords: One bedroom apartment (AC) sleeps up to 3. Kitchen fully equipped; shared terrace with spectacular views; 2nd bed/bath in detached cottage with no kitchen. Two minute walk to the sea and great swimming. Great restaurants within walking distance. Grocery near by. Twin apartment available.Bedrooms have AC. Living area/sleeper sofa does not.

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Michael O'Malley
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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, although the last two winters, I've travelled to India.

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

Michael O'Malley purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Michael O'Malley chose Dubrovnik

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. The song of the birds is steady. - depending on the season.Only one neighbor to the south of me and they only come occasionally. Olive groves to the north and Italian Cypress 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.


Dubrovnik Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bathroom in each apartment.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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.


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Apartments Villa Rosa - Dubrovnik/Zaton 15 minutes from Old Town
average rating of 4.902439 based on 41 reviews

Michael was an amazing host. He invited us for drinks on his terrace which has an amazing view.

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location away from the maddening crowd in Dubrovnik. 10 minute drive from the city centre, uber recommended. Lovely flat with a great outdoor balcony area. Advisable to bring suitable shoes for beach as not sandy. Would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Croatian Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, well appointed apartment with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Michael is very welcoming and helpful with plenty of information on the area and things to do. We were lucky enough to get invited to one of his wine and cheese nights which was a great time! The apartment is situated out of the hustle and bustle of Dubrovnik in the relaxing Zaton Mali. We used Ubers to get into Dubrovnik (15min drive) which was cheap and convenient but there are busses available from just across the road too. The area of Zaton (Mali and Veliki) is beautiful and picturesque with plenty of pebble beaches, restaurants and swimming spots within easy walking distance of the apartments. I would absolutely recommend Michaels apartments to anyone wanting to have an easy, relaxing and interesting trip to experience the beauty of Croatia.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura and Tim, Thanks for the great review; it was fun meeting you and hanging out with you. Best of luck as you continue on your honeymoon. If I ever get to New Zealand, I will look you up. You were great guests. Cheers, Michael
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Good location beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is well located, next to the bus stop, which takes 10-15 minutes to the bus station, Dubrovnik. There is also a supermarket two steps away.

The view from the balcony of the harbour is really lovely. Zaton Mali has a lovely harbour where you can swim easily, and is just a short walk from the apartment.

Michael is a conscientious and thoughtful host. He has great lists for activities, and recommendations and tips for travel.

Ourselves and the visitors in the apartment next door had a great fish supper one evening, with fish fresh from the market, which Michael drove us to, first thing in the morning., and then cooked on the barbecue. He was incredibly accomodating dropping us off in town and at the bus station a couple of times.

Dubrovnik is great, but we were glad to be a distance outside, in a quiet area.

The apartment is small but adequate. We were out mostly, but when we were there, we spent most of our time on the balcony, eating outside, and relaxing on the loungers.

It is a good base from which to see the surrounding sites of the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lizzie and Julie, Thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure hosting you. Best, Michael
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Apartment Villa Rosa Zaton Croatia

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week in mid-October at the beautifully situated Apartment Villa Rosa in Zaton, a short drive or bus ride from Old Town Dubrovnik. The comfortable apartment, which is fully stocked with dishes, pots and pans, utensils in case you like to eat in, looks out over a garden to the bay. The view is lovely from the balcony. Prior to our visit Michael sent us information about restaurants, things to do in the vicinity, and driving trips to Bosnia and Montenegro. We decided to take the one day trip to Montenegro and were happy we did. The Bay of Kotar is beautiful and the beautifully preserved old town is filled with interesting shops, restaurants, and historic sites. There is also a beautiful state-of-the art marina not very far away where you can enjoy a drink or a bite to eat and you will feel like you are in Monaco not Montenegro. It is definitely a must do! Michael is a very knowledgeable guide and thoughtful host. We had a thoroughly enjoyable time in Croatia and it was due in great part to Michael.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ann and Richard. I truly enjoyed hosting you and yes our day trip to Montenegro was magical. I hope our paths cross again.
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Villa rosa Dubrovnik? Zaton Croatia

  • 5 of 5

Our Stay at Villa Rosa was the best part of our 3 week trip through the Balkans! It was away from the crowded Dubrovnik and just a 15 min drive or bus ride. The apartment was casual and very comfortable. We really enjoyed sitting on the porch and looking down at the harbor and bay! We took very refreshing swims and had a great time having lunch or dinner in the Harbor. The food was great at every restaurant we tried, and the staffs were all just terrific!

Michael arranged a day trip with a small boat to tour the coast and islands, highlighted by an amazing cave swim!

We enjoyed Michael so much and he was an awesome host! He made our trip just perfect! We would recommend his apartments to everyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Honeymoon, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We decided to spend our honeymoon here. It was a perfect location because it was in a quiet neighborhood away from the busy tourist areas. It was easy to get to the Old town by bus.(Only 15mins) The bus stop was right next to the apartment. So convenient!

The view from our balcony was spectacular. Watching the sunset every night was so relaxing and going for a swim in the bay in front of the apartment, every morning and evening was heavenly!

Michael, the owner, was extremely helpful and was a wealth of information. He gave us recommendations for dinner locations, kayak trips and island tours which all ended up being absolutely wonderful. He really went out of his way to make sure we had a good time.

We really enjoyed the conversations with Michael. We decided to take Michael out for dinner one night, what a Blast! We look forward to coming back to Villa Rosa in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Croatian Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
near house
Car: not necessary

Wine Tasting and vineyards in area . Kayaking. Boat trips on the bay and to the Old Town. Go to Montenegro - just 40 minute drive or go to Mostar in Bosnia to see the famous Bridge. Trendiness is a charming village with a quaint market in Bosnia - just 40 minutes by car. Michael can drive to these places in his new Air Conditioned car.




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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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