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Family Friendly Quiet Apartments- beside Trogir/Split, close to all amenities - Susie-Family Friendly Top Floor Duplex Quiet Location Beautiful Views

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights



Susie-Family Friendly Top Floor Duplex Quiet Location Beautiful Views

This penthouse is spacious with high ceilings and has the added advantage of having a an extra mezzanine area for relaxation. The apartment has two L shaped couches.

This front facing penthouse has an absolutely amazing view which you can enjoy from the dining and living area.

A welcome pack is provided for guests to grasp an understanding of the surrounding area. Also there is an extensive collection of music to use throughout your stay.

We have on site staff at the premises and we hope this added service is of benefit to you as our guest. You are in walking distance of pretty much everything you could think of. You are a few minutes from restaurants, the market, the beach, taxi services etc. Don't forget to ask about discounts we have arranged in the local restaurants on your first meals.

Planning your wedding? Why not choose Croatia. The church in Ciovo is beautiful and we can cater for your accommodation needs having apartments beside each other.

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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.

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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
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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,

Just to let you know that our week at Apartment 19 was absolutely great. Accommodation, facilities, and position excellent, which together with Josipa's friendly welcome, and assistance, all combined to ensure our long awaited family holiday was enjoyable, and relaxing. Looks as though we chose the "right week" as well regarding weather, which was great all week, and looking pretty stormy for this one !

Local restaurants, beaches, and Cocktail bars, particularly on Wold Cup Football opening night, we're very vibrant, and also added to the relaxed, and enjoyable local atmosphere.

So, thank you for the facilities provided by No 19, and look forward to returning at some stage in the future.

Kind Regards,

Mervyn & Family
Jun 2014
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€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.
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 booking half the amount is payable immediately and the remainder is due 6 weeks prior to arrival.
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Okrug Gornji Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • 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
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Full large bathroom with shower, toilet etc..
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • One bedroom features a double bed, with bed side lockers with lamps and a large wardrobe. The bedroom upstairs features two single beds, bed side lockers with lamps. The L-shaped couch downstairs (pictured) converts into a double bed. We have a cot available - please request this at time of booking. There is a second L-shaped couch (identical to downstairs) in the mezzanine area upstairs which is the third bedroom area. The apartment is fully stocked with fresh towels and linen. If you require extra linen please contact Vlado and Josipa.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden 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. 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...


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Susie-Family Friendly Top Floor Duplex Quiet Location Beautiful Views
average rating of 4.5757575 based on 38 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful appartment, beautiful part of Croatia, fantastic holiday!

Firstly I'd like to thank you for renting us this exceptionally clean, spacious and well located appartment. The views are fantastic and it's proximity to everything is great. I honestly did not want to leave!

Ciovo is a fun, friendly beach town with lots of families and young people alike. Days are spent relaxing on the beach and swimming in the sea and evenings are spent in the many beach bars and concerts; or just dining in one of the resturants. We liked eating in 'Leonardo's' a pizza place by the marina, great stone-baked pizzas for about 3 pounds! I would advise people to bring a phrase book though as most Croatians do not speak English. The boat into Trogir is a fun inexpensive way to see this wonderful city. Trogir is a must see. The tiny cobbled streets are marvelous and the terraces are great to get a bite to eat or sip a cocktail. And the ice-cream is delicious! We went on one of the island hoping day trips and visited Solta and Medena, they were just beautiful and unspoilt. The week we were there must have been the hottest week all year, so the air conditioning was a life saver. Having a washing machine was great too, and the clothes literally dried in 10 minutes out on the balcony!

All-in-all this was a truly wonderful experience in which I have great memories. I have fallen in love with this part of the world and hope to return one day.

Thanks Alison, all the best to you.......

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing in the sun...

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a excellent stay in the 8b apartment!! We stayed 3 persons for 3 weeks and 12 days in the middle of the stay we were 5 persons. We really enjoy the stay! The apartment and neighbourhood was great. Especially the well equipped (almost new) apartment, nice terrace, nice bath/water and Trogir (market in the mornings and walks in the evenings)..

In Okrug we can recommend Katrina's (2 minutes walk) for the dinners and the excellent service and Leonardo's (in the harbour) for pizza, sallads, etc in the middle of the day.

In Trogir we can recommend the restaurant The End (recommended in the Welcome pack) and we think almost all places for ice-cream and refreshments.

To buy food we recommend Kerum which is located across the street from the main beach.

One day we took a full-day boat trip (Okrug-Solta-Okrug)wich was very worth it's price and all-inclusive with refreshment (incl local drinks) and food (grilled fish). Highly recommended! It was the same nice boat with wooden deck that was used for taxi in the evenings and the tour started and ended in the harbour in Okrug.

But for other excursions the heat stopped us. We only managed bath, relaxing in sun/shadow, eating/drinking (what can be better than a half litre of Karlovacko and a pizza or sallad in the shadow at Leonardo's in the middle of the day), relaxing and enjoying the breathtaking view (incl sunset over the sea and mountains) at the terrace in the evenings and relaxing walks in the evenings (watch out for the traffic!!)

The service in the apartment from Vlado must of course be mentioned as well. Nothing was impossible for him!!.

Thanks again!

Olle w family

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really delighted Olle and his family had a lovely stay. Three weeks on Ciovo is a real treat and gives you the perfect amount of time to really relax. The boat trip sounds great and very handy that it departs at the harbour at Okrug. Karlovacko is available in most of the bars/restaurants - its the best beer on the island. Vlado does his utmost to help with anything that he can.
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Beautiful apartment and location

  • 5 of 5

Dear Alison, I would like to thank you for my recent stay with my friend in your apartment in Croatia. It was indeed very comfortable, bright and airy, with a wonderful view of the bay from our living room window, a well stocked kitchen with everything we needed and the apartment was spotlessly clean. To be so near the beach was great, only five minutes away and only stunning. The beach cafes were great, we had really good lunches and so affordable. With many restaurants to choose from our favourite was Leonardos - where we were dined most nights. We loved its style, and the food and wine was really excellent - we enjoyed the chat with the staff who were very friendly. We always took the boat taxi to Trogir, a 20 minute trip to a beautiful town, well worth a visit, again excellent restaurants and the markets were great. We also visited the World Heritage site at Krka. That trip was well worth the journey as it was one of the most beautiful places I have visited. We also stopped in a Vineyard on the way home, so we all arrived really happy and relaxed to a very comfortable apartment.. Overall our holiday was really wonderful, we intend to go back again next year. I do hope we left the apartment as clean as we found it as it is hard to reach your high standards.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable apartment, close to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

From the outside this wasn't the prettiest apartment, but inside it had everything we needed for a few days stay. Clean and comfortable , although an extremely squeaky mattress and the 2nd bedroom in the mezzanine level would not be suitable for adults, due to the sloping ceiling - our teenage kids managed ok though.

Amenities were good, and it was close to the quieter end of the beach and only a short walk to the water taxi to Trogir, which was great in the evenings for a meal and wander round the cobbled streets.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant apt in ideal location. Fully recommend.

  • 5 of 5

The apt is in wonderful location on Ciovo island near Trogir. The apt itself is spacious, spotlessly clean, furnished with everything we needed including air-conditioning! Balcony has a spectacular view of the sea. 5 minutes walk away is the stunning beach with a host of restaurants and bars - it really is the perfect location. Safe, relaxed, and convenient. The wonderful mediaeval town of Trogir is 5 min drive away, well worth a few visits by day and night. I can't recommend this apt and little island enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Big thanks to our guests Caroline for the nice review - we love to hear how you got on. Thanks x
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  • 5 of 5

I travelled to Ciovo in June 2015 and had such a great, relaxing and fun holiday. The weather was amazing with temperatures averaging 33 deg C and the apartment was in the most perfect location with a local shop, the beach and restaurants all within a 5 minute walk. The apartment had everything we needed to make our holiday effortless and enjoyable. The balcony was huge and overlooked the most amazing views of the Adriatic. There was a large 6 seater table, sun loungers and still plenty of room on the balcony. We travelled with a group and spent so many nights sitting out there for a game of cards and a bottle of wine. We cooked for 8 people one night and were short of nothing in the kitchen, even the herbs were well stocked. There was a thunderstorm another night so we sat in and watched one of the many DVD’s that were thoughtfully provided for all ages.

Alison had recommended activities and left details of local amenities in the apartment which saved us a lot of bother. We walked 5 mins towards the beach bars to get to a taxi boat that travels over and back, all day every day, to Trogir. Trogir was one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to and the Croatians are very friendly and are happy for you to walk around shops just looking and not buying. I’ve been to places in the world where you are constantly approached to spend money and Croatia couldn’t be further from that.

We rented a car with intensions to travel around a bit but we ended up staying local most days. We did however find a beach called Duga which was a 10 minute drive away and we ended up going back there a lot, it was spectacular. The drive to Duga was along a narrow road lined with olive trees and stone walls and the soil was a reddish colour. The car park was sheltered with fig trees and olive trees and had huge aloe vera plants in it. There was a little restaurant there for refreshments and the snorkelling was great.

We eat in Leonardo’s a lot cause the food was great and there was a real nice vibe there. The beach bars are a bit of fun too, some have music and arcade games and others are just quiet places to sit with your feet in the see enjoying a pint. There really is something for everyone.

I was so happy with my holiday that when I returned from Croatia I contacted Alison to book a longer break for next year. I plan on doing scuba diving and a visit to the Blue Cave as well as Kirka park. I can’t wait to return and I’m relieved that I found the perfect holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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