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Modern Oceanfront Groundfloor Apt Near Old Town:TripAdvisor Top Vacation Rental

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Dubrovnik Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2BR (sleeps 4+2) Apartment on beach in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Superb Location, On Beach, Easy Access, 3 Mins Walk To Old Town

This modern luxury beachfront ground floor 2 bedroom apartment on beach (sleeps 4/6)is situated in an Austro-Hungarian building dating back to 1903. The sandy/gravel beach is only steps away. It is in a superb location - just 3 minutes walk to restaurants, shops and the Ploce Gate into the old City of Dubrovnik - and just 10 low steps at the front door. The oceanfront apartment provides superb views of Lokrum Island, the Adriatic and the old city of Dubrovnik. The bathroom, kitchen and bedrooms have been completely updated and has two air-conditioning units, a very complete chefs kitchen, a washer/dryer and flat screen TVs with DVD/CD players in the bedrooms. The living room has a flat-screen HDTV, a DVD player, Cable TV, wireless internet. The apartment is easy to reach with public parking outside the door.

Voted Trip Advisor Top Vacation Rental Dubrovnik

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Chris and Joan Davies
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, spanish, dutch
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Chris and Joan Davies

We live in Dubrovnik much of the year. We'd love to have you at our home here in Dubrovnik to enjoy the old City of Dubrovnik, it's wonderful sights, and the wonderful islands in the azure blue Adriatic Ocean.

Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority, and that means providing you the best and most unforgettable holiday that we can. We are honored that our guests have repeatedly given us the TripAdvisor Top Vacation Rental Award in Dubrovnik.

To help you enjoy your holiday we create reviews of the top sightseeing places off the beaten track and the restaurants that we love.

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Chris and Joan Davies purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Chris and Joan Davies chose Dubrovnik area

We found the beach-front 1903 Austro-Hungarian building 7 years ago and were immediately taken by its location – on the beach, near the old town, and with great views of Lokrum Island and the old City of Dubrovnik.

Chris fell in love with the beautiful city of Dubrovnik as a child when he visited on holiday. When married, he and Joan visited and decided that this was a place they wanted to spend time together. After initially looking inside the Old Town at apartments with many stairs, they eventually decided on this beachfront ground-floor 1903 Austro-Hungarian Empire era apartment. Since the 2 year renovation, the apartment has become a second home to Chris, Joan and their many guests.

What makes this apartment unique

The location of an apartment in Dubrovnik is critical – we are situated in an old Austro-Hungarian building in one of Dubrovnik's most desired neighbourhoods, on the most beautiful beach in Dubrovnik, and close to the old town. The benefit is that you have no long walks in the evening or hundreds of stairs to negotiate, making it very flexible when planning your day.

Once it was remodelled into a luxury apartment with modern amenities, it became a firm favourite with all of our guests. This is a great location - and 'Absolutely Dubrovnik'.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Trip Advisor Review June 2015

My girlfriends and I take an annual break in Europe and booked the apartment when we decided to visit Dubrovnik. It's absolutely perfect for anyone looking to be close to the Old Town but also close to the beach. Banje Beach is literally across the road and down a flight of steps (there are a lot of them and they are quite steep but not a problem for anyone able bodied) so we spent some time there pretty much every day. The apartment owner had thoughtfully provided lots of things like beach towels, hairdryers, shampoo, body lotion etc which would not always be the case with many holiday rental properties but made life so much easier when packing our suitcases to come. Incidentally we all thought the beds were very comfortable and the air conditioning was quiet and effective. The wifi worked quickly and the kitchen was very well equipped though we only used it ourselves for breakfast and the odd light lunch..As it's under a 5 minute walk to get into the Old Town from the apartment we walked there every evening and had some great meals at Azur and Taj Mahal (which ironically serves Bosnian not Indian cuisine) and also visited a nice, atmospheric bar just outside the walls (accessed through a side door). As the old port is also very close to the Ploce Gate which is where you enter the walled city from the direction of the apartment it's very quick and easy to book a boat trip or two. We visited Cavtat which is a very attractive coastal town about 45 minutes away. I would certainly recommend a visit here - there's a very attractive walk round the peninsula with plenty of opportunities to stop and hire a sunbed, have a massage or just bathe and it's all a bit cheaper and quieter than Dubrovnik itself.

Chris, the owner of the apartment, could not have been more helpful and thanks also to Goga who arranged our transfers very efficiently and was both knowledgeable and friendly.

If you're looking for a great apartment as a base for a visit to Dubrovnik I honestly don't think you'll find a better one than this!

Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend? Yes

Response from the owner, Absolutely Dubrovnik - 06/21/2015

Thank you very much for the kind words Anne. I'm so glad you and the ladies had a great stay and that the apartment had everything you needed. The location is superb isn't it.

Hope you'll visit us again in Dubrovnik soon.

Kind regards,

Jun 2015
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Modern Oceanfront Groundfloor Apt Near Old Town:TripAdvisor Top Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment overlooks Banje Beach and has a perfect view of the old harbour of Dubrovnik. It is stunning. The apartment is very comfortable with great air-con. Iron & ironing board,hairdryer all in flat. If there was a problem phone left to contact local manager but no need. Loved the apartment & Dubrovik - would definitely recommend!!


  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review Dympna - we really appreciate the kind words. Delighted that you enjoyed our apartment on the beach near the old town. Kind regards, Chris
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Lovely apartment just a short walk to the old town

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very comfortable, and just a short walk to the Old Town. We were pleased we had chosen this location - nice to be facing the sea, and to escape the busy Old Town in the evening. So many lovely restaurants too, and the Croatians were so friendly and helpful, especially Goga - what a star! And what an excellent idea to leave us a mobile so we could get hold of her at any time. Definitely would recommend this holiday!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much - both for taking the time to provide a review and the wonderful words about the apartment. Kind regards, Chris
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Outstanding apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in a lovely, period building overlooking Lokrum Island and Banje beach. The Old Town is only a short walk away.Inside, everything is immaculate and very tasteful. The lounge is comfortable and stylish. The kitchen is fully equipped and the bathroom is spacious and even provides all your toiletries.Both bedrooms are light and bright and have stunning views. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and felt so relaxed as it was like home from home. As it is so close to everything, it was easy to walk into the Old Town in the day or evening and also wonderful to have the beach just across the road. Through the owners, we booked up a walking tour of the Old Town with Tea Batinic, who was very informative and entertaining! and a day trip to Medjugorje in Bosnia with Braco who was an excellent driver and guide. We found the owners very helpful and professional throughout the booking process and everything went smoothly during our visit. Can't recommend Dubrovnik, this apartment and the owners, Chris and Joan, highly enough!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad that you loved our apartment, it's location on the beach and near the old town - the proximity to the old town is exactly why we purchased here. Tea Batinic is indeed a wonderful guide that we use for all the Old Town walking tours that we arrange for our guests. Our goal is to help our guests to have the best holiday that they can. Thanks again for staying with us. Chris and Joan
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An outstanding apartment in outstanding location

  • 5 of 5

We contacted the owner about the apartment, a thorough professional approach was evident from the start, this was complimented by the high quality apartment, it's in an excellent location. It had far more facilities and special touches which made it home from home, a real joy and such a find, we'll be visiting again and would not consider any other accommodation. Would highly recommend this apartment as a base for Dubrovnik and surrounding areas.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you had such a wonderful stay at our beachfront property near the old town. The lack of steps and proximity to the beach and old town was what we liked when we purchased it years ago. Delighted that you also enjoyed these qualities. Kind regards, Chris and Joan
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Excellent apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from a 6 night break to Dubrovnik staying in this apartment with my partner and Mum. The apartment was just great and we were all very pleased with the choice we made (there are so many apartments to rent in Dubrovnik). I chose this over any others due to the fact that it is just a short walk (minutes) from the old town and you don't have to climb hundreds of steps to get to it... my partner has MS and struggles with walking. The property was clean, well maintained, well equipped and had everything that you could need for a trip away, it was a real home from home. The beds and pillows were so comfy too. Although there is no outdoor area the apartment overlooks the beach and has a fantastic view, beach can be accessed by the stairs opposite the apartment. The owner has been brilliant from the very start of my enquiry to the refund of the deposit... friendly, informative and quick to respond. Transfers were arranged through the owner and trips can be arranged too although we did not book any of these. The owner provided a detailed folder in the apartment of the area with recommendations of where to eat, where to visit etc and this was so helpful as was our local contact who was on hand to help if we needed it. On our arrival we were shown around the property, given tips and given use of a mobile to make local calls/reservations.

I would 100% recommend this property and would love to return one day and see more of this fantastic country.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carla, thanks for the kind words. We're delighted that you enjoyed our lovely home. I'm glad you enjoyed the new beds -we just renewed them this year, together with the new tiled floors and under-floor heating. Our goal is to make every guests holiday/vacation the very best and memorable that we can. We are pleased that we succeeded. I will also pass on your thanks to Goga, our manager in Dubrovnik who provides such a superb welcome and service to every one of our guests. Thanks again. Kindest regards, Chris
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Like staying at a friends holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time in Dubrovnik and our whole experience of staying in the apartment was so nice. Despite some dithering on my part about dates, I always had instant and helpful responses from Chris. Goga's help and enthusiasm when we arrived travel weary was lovely. The apartment itself had everything and was very relaxing after a hard day's enjoyment - it was really like going to stay at a friends house who has left you the key while they are away. What I especially liked was that I felt I was dealing with people who really enjoy what they're doing, Dubrovnik itself is great (May - maybe a bit different in high tourist season). Our first evening we went for an first explore and were enchanted - especially by the dramatic entrance and the stark but beautiful initial architecture, all honey coloured stone lit by lamps. Went to a concert in the Rectors Palace - maybe only for tourists but lovely anyway. Walls great - but do them as early as you can. Recommend also the war photography museum, where on the top floor they have a permanent exhibition of the homeland war. Brings home what it was really like - and I guess you are still meeting the people who went through it. Hope you enjoy.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Deborah - we do really enjoy what we do, helping provide our guests the best holiday/vacation that we possibly can. Glad that you enjoy all the things we left for you. Joan goes to great lengths to make sure the kitchen is stocked, a special lavender soap is available for each of our guests, the white linens and towels all look as good as new, and that everything in the apartment is up to her usual high standards. I'll pass on the complements. Come and stay in our home again soon. Take care, Chris and Joan
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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Dubrovnik Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Pjatanca Cafe or East West
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
Lokrum Island Ferry
Nearest Train
230 Kilometres
Split Train Station
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Pjatanca Cafe
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Banje Beach Dubrovnik
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:


- Personal tour of the historic city by our local certified guide

- Private personal tours with our local driver to Montenegro, Mostar, Korcula, Konavle History, Culture & Wine and Medjugorje - and wine tasting tours.

- Private Boat Cruises of the Elaphite Islands and Mljet

- Full day Island cruise around our Islands on a historic galleon sailing ship


- Kayak and snorkel - We can arrange a superb half day kayak trip around the old city walls, over to Lokrum Island with a very experienced English speaking local operator. On a hot day, the snorkeling will also be a really good idea.

- Mountain bike - If the idea of cycling through quiet local byways, ending up sampling local wines at a Croatian winery appeals to you, we have a great tour for you.

- ATV/Quad bike riding in the Konavle Valley.

- Horseback riding in the Konavle Valley.

- Adrenalin Park Activities

- Parasailing - available at the beach

- Yacht rental


This beachfront apartment is situated on Dubrovnik's best and most beautiful beach. Access to this sand and pebble beach is directly across the road - maybe 50 feet :)

The heart of historic Dubrovnik is 3-4 mins (350m) away along the beach front promenade and through the ancient city gates. Local small ferries provides transport to Lokrum Island opposite the apartment, or down the coast to Cavtat. Other ferries provide transport to a large group of islands to the North of Dubrovnik.


Dubrovnik Airport is 18km (11 miles) from the city centre. We can arrange transfers for our guests to and from the airport. With the superb location of the apartment - proximity to the beach and the City of Dubrovnik- a car is not required. Many major Airlines including British Airways, Croatian, Austrian and many low cost operators (Jet2, EasyJet)operate flights into Dubrovnik's new airport. Buses are coordinated with incoming flights and meet all scheduled flights. Transfers can be arranged.


Beach 20 yards

Dubrovnik old town gate (Ploce gate) 300 yards.

Dubrovnik Cable Car 300 yards

Dubrovnik old town centre 400 yards.

Further Details:

Within 200 Yards:

3 restaurants/cafes including a beach restaurant. 2 great bakeries and 2 grocery stores. Cultural centre folklore with National Croatian dance on Monday and Friday (please check for dates/times). Art/sculpture gallery next door. Many art studios. Grocery/convenience store. Money exchange. Old Town and Harbor with boats to Lokrum Island, Lopud Island, St Jacobs and Sunj beaches, Taxi rank.


Rates & Availability

Dubrovnik Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 17
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 17
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit is required to confirm the reservation of 20% of the total rental (paid by credit card, cheque or bank transfer). We will confirm booking and receipt of payment by e-mail. Deposits are non-refundable. The balance is due 6 weeks before the start of the holiday. A refundable security/breakage deposit of 300 Euros is required. Cancellations: Within 6 weeks: 50% refund.
Within 4 weeks: no refund. Security deposit refunds will be made by same payment method as the original payment.

Changeover Day:
We are very flexible as we understand flights often only run on certain days and arrive and depart both early and late in the evening.

Notes on prices:
Stays of less than 3 nights incur a Short Stay Premium of 30 euro one time charge.
Our Weekly Rates include a 10% discount.

20% deposit is payable to confirm the booking. The balance is due 6 weeks before your arrival

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Dubrovnik Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double washbasin, rain shower and heated towel holder
  • New Bathroom with dual shower(including rainshower) WC, dual sinks, vanity mirror, heated towel rail and a hair drier. The bathroom is stocked with cotton buds, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and soap etc. We supply hand towels, large bath towels and beach towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Large bedroom with superb sea views, AirCo
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large bedroom with superb sea views, AirCo and sitting area
    Living Room has Double Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living room with Double Sofa Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6: Queen, 2 single beds, double sofa bed Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and chair Bedroom 2 with 2 twin beds. The living room has a double sofa bed that sleeps 2. Both bedrooms have air-conditioning, ocean/old town views, flatscreen TV/DVD, double-glazed windows and shutters. Baby Crib provided
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: This modern apartment been completely renovated and has full air-conditioning, heating, double glazed windows and shutters for privacy. Flooring is modern tile, hardwood and afghan rugs. We will arrange your airport transfers and welcome package of groceries for a nominal charge. The apartment is well suited to children due to the location close to the beach and old town and also comes complete with a baby crib, baby blankets, a high chair and complete washing and cooking facilities. The kitchen is stocked with coffee, tea, sugar and numerous frequently used cooking items. We trust this helps make your stay with us even more enjoyable. Outside: The entrance to Dubrovnik's best beach (Banje) is opposite the apartment and has a beach club with food, drinks, beach chairs, umbrellas and cabanas. This great location and easy ground floor access has proven to be a great plus. Apart from the beach, there are 3 restaurants, cafes, car rental, grocery store, Dubrovnik Art Gallery, post office, folk center, gallery within a hundred yards, so no reason to rent a car or walk far. Also within 200 Yards of the apartment: 3 restaurants including a beach restaurant, a bakery. 2 grocery/convenience stores with bakeries and an ATM. Cultural centre folklore (national dance Monday and Friday at least in season). Car hire, many art studios, Taxi rank. Ploce gate to the old city walls and of course all the restaurants in the old town are pretty close by anyway. Utility Room: Safe provided. There is an iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linens are included and are changed weekly when the property is cleaned (or on change of guests). We also provide beach towels. Let us know if you have any special requests. A free interim clean is also provided on stays longer than 9 nights Other: There are three large central air-conditioning units that heat and cool the apartment. Together with wooden shutters and the 3-4 foot thick walls dating to 1903, the apartment stays cool in summer and warm in winter.

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