Complete privacy in a Mediterranean garden with enchanting sea view close to all
Danica Baosic Paulic
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About Danica Baosic Paulic
I graduated in Economics at the University of Zagreb and work in the marketing department at the city drama theater in Zagreb. My husband is an electrical engineer and runs a private company which is engaged in information technology. We have two lovely girls! I do my best to treat my guests the way I would love to be treated myself! I ambitiously want to be the best host in the world :-) and I do my best to be extremely attentive to every single detail, adding a few extra touches which can contribute to make our guests feel at home. At the same time I’m very discreet and leave my guests in peace, unless they need me! I'm available by email or phone all the times, if my guests need me for any reason whatsoever and I'm happy to answer any of their questions and give lots of tips about their stay here!
Danica Baosic Paulic purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Danica Baosic Paulic chose Zlarin
My husband and I have always wanted to own a property far away from the crowds that would be a pure ecological oasis, on an island where no cars are allowed, in a quiet small town far from the chaos of mass tourism, where nature is stunning and the sea crystal clean. But at the same time, we wanted a location that allows easy and quick access to the mainland and cities. The island of Zlarin is a perfect choice for us! Yes, on Zlarin we can enjoy an absolute clean air and swim in the clear sea, we could let the children walk around with no fear of any danger and still, if we want, in just 10 minutes by a fast boat we can arrive to the center of the town of Šibenik!
What makes this Cottage unique
UNIQUE BENEFITS OF THIS PROPERTY: - ISOLATED RETREAT which ensures TRANQUILITY AND COMPLETE PRIVACY! The most important advantage of this house is that it is one of those rare houses tucked away from the main place and there are no other homes above it.It is surrounded by a large MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN which provides complete peace and privacy. Yet is only a few minutes' walk away from the town's amenities (less than 10 min walk from the center of the town). The house is situated close enough to the town center so that you are just a few minutes' walk from cafes and dancing, yet far enough not to be drowned by the loud music playing all night long. - ONE OF THE MOST STUNNING VIEWS of the sea due to the lovely position of the house on a small hill! - UNIQUE ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS of the property that consists of several separate buildings and terraces linked into a whole, reminiscent of a small hacienda, and white stone surrounded by a large garden create a very special, unique atmosphere. - The set-up of separate (from the main house) bedroom and bathroom means that if two small families or couples are holidaying together and they want a bit of space and privacy this is ideal. - This house is QUITE LUXURIOUS and EXCEPTIONALLY COSY! Probably because we built it for ourselves, to our taste, with no any intention of renting it at the beginning! - SPACIOUS TERRACES provide privacy for those in the group looking for a quiet corner. - JOY OF COOKING! While cooking in the fully equipped kitchen, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the sea through a large kitchen window; right in front of the kitchen there is a terrace with a big table and an outdoor sink equipped with a BBQ. - NUMEROUS FRAGRANT HERBS growing in the garden: mint, lemon verbena, thyme, oregano, rosemary, bay leaves, basil, sage... invite you to pick them and put them directly into your dish! Therefore this is a foodies' heaven! - COMFORT AND EASE of a pleasant journey from Sibenik to Zlarin and back.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking is allowed outdoor ( on the terraces) only
pets are welcome and free of charge
Minimum age of primary renter:26
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great property, beautiful island, fantastic host
We had a fantastic week in Zlarin with 3 teenage children.
Zlarin is a beautiful, quiet, relaxed island. We loved spending time in the town, eating at one of the lovely restaurants, jumping in the sea from the harbour jetty where the water is spotlessly clean and generally enjoying the lively atmosphere.
The property itself is on the edge of the town with beautiful sea views. It is very well equipped and is wonderful place to relax. It has a fantastic summer kitchen, which almost makes you want to cook and the best outdoor shower with fantastic sea views.
Dasha is the best host and goes above and beyond to make sure your holiday goes smoothly from the time of booking through to the end of the holiday.
We cannot recommend this property enough for people wanting a relaxing yet memorable holiday.
We enjoyed every minute of our stay at OhLaLa house, owned by the lovely Dasha, who couldn't have been kinder or more helpful throughout. The house is set high up so the views are stunning, especially from the outside kitchen! The house has been well equipped and you have everything you need (including air condition). There are no cars on the island so it is also very quiet. Bikes were available for use but you need to be an experienced mountain biker if you want to follow the suggested paths (the paths also make for good walks).
Zlarin is a peaceful, family friendly and relaxing location. There are several restaurants along the harbour but the gem is a short walk away from the house - Konoba Prslika. Delicious, seasonal food and the nicest hosts. Swimming and snorkelling is great as the water is so clear - lovely to hire kayaks to see around the island.
There is a small supermarket on the island but make sure you stock up on the mainland. There is also a fruit stall near the only hotel but they are not there every day.
A great stay, with great house courtesy of Dasha.
Thank you so much for your lovely review and for being such a nice guests who left our house in perfect condition! We will be happy to have an opportunity to host you again!
Einzigartige Lage auf wunderschöner Insel
Die Lage des Hauses ist einzigartig und würde in einem anderen Land sicher unbezahlbar sein - der Blick ist wie auf den Bildern zu sehen, in Echt sogar noch traumhafter!
Das Haus ist sehr sauber, liebevoll eingerichtet, es ist ruhig und es fehlt einem an nichts. Es fühlt sich direkt an, als wäre es das eigene Ferienhaus. Die kleine Insel, auf der keine Autos fahren dürfen, ist noch nicht so vom Tourismus geprägt, wie andere Teile des Landes - genau das wissen wir zu schätzen. Trotzdem ist es nicht verschlafen, in der Hauptsaison gibt es stilvolle Veranstaltungen und auch in der Nebensaison fehlt es einem an nichts. Verschiedene Restaurants, alle auf einem sehr hohen Niveau, keine Touristenfallen, Bar und Cafés. Alles, für unser Verständnis, noch sehr Original.
Man braucht sich um nichts sorgen, bekommt - wenn man möchte - jeden Wunsch von der Vermieterin erfüllt und es fehlt einem an nichts für einen unvergesslich schönen Urlaub! Absolute Empfehlung.
Beautiful villa, stunning views
From the moment we booked Dasha's place I knew we had made the right decision. She was so helpful, arranging a boat for us and sending us all the information we needed about the local area. The photos cannot possibly do justice to the amazing view that you wake up to every morning. It is simply stunning. There is everything you need on the Island - 4 restaurants, 3 bars, small supermarket, tourist information. The villa itself is full of character. The gardens are very well stocked with figs and grapes (which we picked and ate) and we enjoyed chilling on the terrace. We cooked a couple of meals in the very sociable outside kitchen. Beds are comfortable and the air conditioning is very good. There are plenty of spots for swimming and sunbathing and the sea is beautiful and clear on Zlarin. We used the bikes or walked to restaurants/shop/bars - everything was very accessible. We hired a boat for a few days and visited other bays around the island of Zlarin and also another island, Prtvic which was only 30 mins away. The ferries are very good and cheap and we went to Sibenik (very attractive old town) and Vodice (worth a visit but not as nice) for the day. We also spent a day in Zadar which was a great city. All, in all, we (family of 5 with an 18 year old and two young people in their 20s) had a brilliant time - lots to do but also the possibility to completely relax. The island feels very safe. The set-up of separate (from the main house) bedroom and bathroom means that if two small families or couples are holidaying together and they want a bit of space and privacy this is ideal. I really can't fault this villa. We usually rent places with a pool but none of us missed not having one. Zlarin, Sibenik and surrounding area are mostly unspoilt by tourism and Dasha is the perfect host -a lovely lady who speaks perfect English and who takes great pride in making your visit perfect. What more can you ask for!! We will be back.
A real "home" with a magnificent view!!
This holiday house was an ideal place for us (2 adults and 4 teenagers) and I recommend it to everyone who wants to experience a wonderful mixture of comfort, beautiful views, on an authentic and lively island away from big tourism and yet offering plenty of possible activities for the whole family! Our host, Dasha, supported us in every way she could to make this holiday successful. We all enjoyed it very much!!
Tage wie im Traum
Wir hatten ja bereits die Bilder des Hauses und des Grundstücks im Internet gesehen. Als wir aber dann auf der mehr als großzügigen Terrasse ankamen, waren wir doch überrascht, und so richtig sprachlos wurden wir, nachdem unser Gepäck ausgepackt und wir in alles eingewiesen worden waren: Wenn man, so wie wir, wirklich Urlaub im Sinne von Erholung braucht, dann gibt es wohl weniger Orte, die besser geeignet wären, als Dashas Haus. Alles ist freundlich und sauber, nie aber kühl oder steril. Das Haus ist mit viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet, gemütlich und doch großzügig, die Außenküche ist ein wahrgewordener Traum, die Außenanlage mit Kräutern, Bäumen, Natursteinterrassen und -mauern weitläufig und sehr geschmackvoll. Ungestört und unbeobachtet duschen mit Blick über Meer und Inseln - wo kann man das schon? Die rieseige Hängematte wurde von unseren Kindern zum Ruhen und Schmökern in Beschlag genommen, am schweren Holztisch draußen saßen wir oft bis spät abends bei einem Glas Wein und schauten dem Sonnenuntergang und dem Aufglimmen der Lichter im Hafen und am Festland zu, und wir tanzten ganz privat zur Musik eines Livekonzerts im Hafen auf der großen Terrasse. Dashas Haus und Grundstück ist durch zwei kleine Fußwege erreichbar - aber nicht einsehbar. Auch akustisch hat man hier wirklich seine Ruhe. Die Ausstattung ist bestens, es gibt fast alles: diverse Reiseführer und Informationsmaterial, Heftpflaster, Schreibzeug, Gewürze in der Küche, sogar eine Crepepfanne!
Dasha hat uns nicht nur vor Ort sehr freundlich willkommen geheißen, sie hat eigentlich unsere komplette Reise organisiert, was durch kurzfristige Terminverschiebungen unsererseits wirklich nicht leicht war. Wir mussten uns weder um einen Parkplatz für unseren Wagen, noch um Überfahrt oder unser Gepäck kümmern - und das gilt für An- wie für Abreise. Dasha war immer erreichbar und bei wäre bei Schwierigkeiten sicher leicht greifbar gewesen - wenn wir denn welche gehabt hätten. Tipps für Lokale oder Ausflüge? Einfach Dasha fragen. Besonders glücklich waren wir darüber, wie liebevoll sie auch unseren großen Hund aufgenommen hat.
Das Haus eignete sich für uns (2 Erwachsene, 4 Kinder, 1 Hund), hatte aber so viel Platz, dass zusätzlich eine Kleinfamilie mit uns hätte Urlaub machen können, ohne dass wir uns gegenseitig auf die Nerven hätten gehen können. Wir haben das Haus bereits in unserem Freundes- und Bekanntenkreis weiterempfohlen. Wir haben uns noch nie so gut erholt wie hier.
Welcome to Zlarin - the sunny, green island of the Adriatic coral known as a pure ecological zone and peaceful retreat for those who want to escape from the noise of the city! Easy access to the mainland!
Island Zlarin is 3,5 nautical miles approx. away from Sibenik ( 7 km approx.).
The island is very well connected to the mainland by ferries which run from SIBENIK to Zlarin several times a day ( the journey takes just 25 minutes ) and from VODICE city as well.
Zlarin is a small, charming place where all the major destinations (ferry, shops, beaches,medical clinic restaurants, bars etc.) are located within a short walking distance, so car is not needed.
JEWELS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:
Although Zlarin has plenty to offer, we suggest you to visit its attractive neighborhood! Nearby city of SIBENIK, the old Croatian gem town astonishes with its bountiful history and many beautiful churches, squares and narrow marble stone streets. Main sites include the Cathedral of St. James, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, and four impressive fortresses.
The old town of Sibenik and beautiful open-air market are only a few minutes walk from the ferry port in Sibenik.Also, cities Sibenik and VODICE offer intense nightlife in the summer months.
Sibenik County is the only Croatian county that boasts TWO NATIONAL PARKS: waterfalls at Krka NP -18 km away and Kornati NP which consists of hundreds of islands, islets and rocks. Both NP are accessible from Zlarin by organized boats.
You may wish to make a private tour of the city of Sibenik and the Krka national park in the company of a personal tourist guide speaking English, Italian, or French. Or rent a boat with or without a skipper.
We would be happy to arrange any of these trips for you!
Also, some of the numerous small islands that make the Sibenik archipelago are accessible from Zlarin through regular and affordable ferry service.
For the little ones we recommend visiting the big children's water park, which is located in the hotel complex Solaris, only 5 kilometers away from Sibenik by road which is also accessible from Zlarin by a taxi boat.
You may also wish to visit the cities of Zadar, Trogir or Split as a day trip.
HOW TO GET TO ZLARIN:
You need to get to the town of SIBENIK first and from there it is easy to get to the island of Zlarin!
The host or the host’s representative will wait for you at the boat in Zlarin and bring you to the house.
Delivery of your luggage from boat in Zlarin to the house is arranged by host and included in price.
Ferries run from Sibenik to Zlarin several time a day and the journey takes just 25 minutes. Ticket price: 2.25 EUR approx..
There is also a taxi boat which gets you from Zlarin to Sibenik ( and vice versa) in just 10 minutes.
Taxi boat is more expensive than the ferry but it allows arrival on the island at any time of the day or night.We are happy to arrange for taxi boat for you!
HOW TO GET TO SIBENIK:
BY CAR: highway A1 from Zagreb to Sibenik (340 km) or A6 from Rijeka ( 346 km). Follow directions to Split, exit Sibenik.
If you arrive by car, you can hire a safe parking place in Sibenik ( at additional cost) we will arrange for you.
For those who need the parking space, upon your arrival to Sibenik, the host’s representative will wait for you at the agreed place in Sibenik that can be found easily and will be on your disposal to your boarding a ship to Zlarin. Also when you leave Zlarin.
BY PLANE: two airports nearby Sibenik. Split Airport: 60 km by highway from Sibenik; Zadar Airport: 85 km from Sibenk.Bus transport and a taxi service are available from both airports.