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Family Friendly Quiet Apartments- beside Trogir/Split, close to all amenities - Christina - Penthouse Apartment - Top Floor with gorgeous sea view

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



Christina - Penthouse Apartment - Top Floor with gorgeous sea view

Penthouse Mavarcica Number 8 is a top floor apartment with panoramic views of the Adriatic. The apartment is furnished to a high standard with all the luxuries of home. There is a pool at the premises and the beach is a short stroll from the apartment (3 minutes). There is a safe provided to ensure peace of mind of any valuable documents or belongings. The kitchen area is kitted out with all you might need to cook lunch and evening meals. All the local produce is amazingly fresh and it can be lovely having meals out on the balcony overlooking the sea view. Penthouse Mavarcica has one double and one twin room. You also have the benefit of having two full large bathrooms. There are blackout blinds in the bedrooms - the main bedroom also opens up onto the balcony which has amazing views of the Adriatic. The open place living area is very airy and spacious. The block at Mavarcica has a four star rating from the Croatian Tourist Board and we feel you'll thoroughly enjoy your stay.

About the property

Apartments Mavarcica Split

ARC is 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.

We have top and second floor apartments and penthouses on the Island of Ciovo. South Facing. 15 minute drive from Split airport. 3 minutes walk to beach. The apartment has all mod cons, including CD player, Digital TV and DVD. Apartment has safe for your personal belongings. Large living/dining area with seating for 6 people, kitchen with microwave, full cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Fresh bed linen and towels supplied. The bedrooms feature blackout blinds so your room doesn't get too bright in the early morning. Two full bathrooms are featured at the penthouses and apartments at Mavarcica. The beach bar is 3 minutes away and caters hot food all day. The pool area looks onto the Adriatic. The UNESCO protected town of Trogir is just five minutes away by car. Trogir is a walled medieval town dating back 2,400 years.

Welcome Pack and Entertainment Area: The entertainment area consists of a DVD and CD player. We 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. 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. The CD collection includes a wide range of artists.

Tourist Attractions: Some of the tourist attractions include Krka National Park – 72 Km of the Krka river and lakes with its wonderful waterfalls. Approximately 45 minutes by car from the apartment heading towards Sibenik. And a must see. Trogir – Is a jewel of a walled town with a wide waterfront promenade that encloses a maze of medieval streets. Trogir is a mere 5 mins by car or water taxi. Places of interest include Cathedral of St Lovro and Church of St. John the Baptist. 15th century town hall opposite the cathedral with a gothic yard. Island Hopping – The Islands of Brac and Hvar are easily accessible from the apartment. Regular ferry’s connect from Split to the Islands. Why not have an overnight and enjoy the beaches and town centre.

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.

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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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Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Alison McDonnell

I'm working and living in Dublin, Ireland, I work as a marketer and photographer - I love both and have studied for a masters in the two.

We fell in love with Croatia from the first moment we got there. I manage a number of blocks on the island and I really enjoy helping guests make plans. I'm always available for a call or you'll get me on email.

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 within a short walking distance. We've had almost 100 reviews written over the years with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5.

What makes this apartment unique

The views from the apartments are spectacular, waking up each morning to them is a delight. The 2400 year old medieval town of Trogir is on your doorstep and must be seen and explored.

A little tip.. You can find some secluded beaches to the back of the apartment block - they are breathtaking and quiet and picturesque.

Also you must check out Duga bay, just up the road.

Leonardos and Srdela are excellent restaurants - tell Luka in Leos and Roberto in Srdela that I sent you.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Alison,

Better later than never! I didn't have the time to write to you, we were very busy after coming home from Croatia.

Thank you very much for the wonderful apartment in Trogir. Our holiday there was very beautiful; everybody enjoyed our stay there very much.

Most probably we will come again next year, there are so many places to visit and so many things to do. The sea was very good and the nature wonderful.

We wish you all the best and hope to talk to you soon.

Best regards,

Ioana Maria Munteanu
Aug 2011
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Okrug Gornji Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • 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
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The bedrooms also feature lockers, lamps and wardrobes. The windows have blackout blinds. We have a cot available, please request this at time of booking.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • 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
  • sledding
  • 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
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • 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. A 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. Check in time is between 2pm and 8pm (agreed in advance until midnight, no check in after midnight)


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Christina - Penthouse Apartment - Top Floor with gorgeous sea view
average rating of 4.6 based on 32 reviews

A Holiday from Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday was amazing! The penthouse apartment is exactly as described and was, in fact, even better than we dared hope for. The layout is relaxing and spacious but also very practical for a holidaying group or family. All mod cons are provided, you really need for nothing here. The apartment is cleaned and maintained to the highest standard and feels comfortable and luxurious - the finish is superb. Our beds were very comfortable and there is extra linen available.

Both bedrooms are nicely furnished with plenty of hanging and drawer space. There is a small safe in the double bedroom wardrobe which gave me peace of mind for passports etc.

The bathrooms are lovely, sparkling clean and the overall feeling is of high quality with marble tiling throughout.

We found the kitchen to be well equipped - there was everything I needed to cook family meals most nights.

The view from the balcony is breathtaking! I spent happy mornings watching the sun rise over the sea. The balcony is spacious and well furnished. The area in which the apartment block is situated is quiet and peaceful and it really is a very pleasant (short) walk down to the beach. The beach is a gem - quiet,clean and unspoilt, the water is crystal clear and calm. There is a beach bar offering friendly service and cheap drinks and snacks - but nothing else - what a joy to be free from beach vendors and tacky gift shops.

There is a supermarket, bakery (fantastic bread and cakes), fruit and veg stall and a choice of restaurants in the village so you needn't travel far unless you want to. Everythig seemed very reasonably priced to us.

The boat trip from main beach to the medieval town of Trogir was a highlight. Trogir is so beautiful, and again feels unspoilt and magical - the whole family enjoyed exploring there.

I could go on and on... there were no negatives to this trip and I feel like I need to return to this beautiful country and discover more. We felt very safe and welcome in Croatia.

Alison has been friendly and helpful throughout the whole planning and booking process, patient and understaning when my bank transferred too little money for the deposit(!) even organising extra accomodation for us when we needed to fly out a day earlier than planned. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted with this review! We try our best to accommodate any request and if something happens with your plans we work with you on a resolution :)
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Fantastic relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is a very belated review for our weeks holiday last July. We hadn't visited Croatia before but had heard lots of positive recommendations. Alison's apartment was just as described and was a great base for a weeks holiday to explore Ciovo island. The view from the balcony was stunning and it was a pleasant stroll down to the harbour for a quick dip. The walk to the main beach a little longer but quite manageable. We did find the car handy for shopping as in the heat carrying bottles and fruit etc was hard going. During the week we only left the island once to go to the waterfalls (bit of a tourist trap - would recommend arriving there later in the day rather than at 12 noon when we did with the rest of the world.) Its also tricky getting on and off the island due to the bottle neck at Trojir - to visit Trojir its better to take the ferry.

On other days we hired a boat, went snorkling and discovered lovely beaches and restaurants. A great relaxing holiday - thanks Alison.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly recommended!!

  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommend staying at penthouse Christina, with its great location, stunning views and the lovely people we met here. We arrived earlier than planned and the agents quickly prepared the apartment so we didn't have to wait. The apartment was a great size, and just like home with everything you would need there. The beach was a wee gem, really suited us with a small child as it wasn't overcrowded. And swimming in the sea is a beautiful experience, especially with crystal clear water! We ate at Leonardo's almost every night, the food was fab and the staff were superb. It's very reasonable for the quality of food they offer. We slso took a trip from here to the Krka waterfalls again a little gem and one not to be missed. Finally I'd like to thank Alison for arranging, with great communication and organisation. Also the agents again for letting us stay in the apartment later than planned as we had a late flight and to the staff of Luigi's (another lovely little place on the ground floor of the apartments) for arranging taxi transfer to airport and for the lovely pizzas we had the pleasure of eating a few times. I know it's a long review but found it hard to cut short!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Apartment one, a spacious apartment offering two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an open plan kitchen/diner/lounge area. The kitchen is kitted out with everything you may possibly need. The apartments are clean and on arrival you are given contact numbers of the local team who look after the apartment, if you have any problems whilst you are there.

There is a small pool which is shared by everyone in the apartment block, which was great for having a quick dip, or we were just too lazy to walk to the beach.

There is a small beach about a 5 minute walk away ( a bit longer on the way back up the hill) with the larger main beach being a 15 minute walk.

The apartment is above Restaurant Luigi which is worth a visit, with other restaurants close by you will never be stuck for somewhere to eat.

There is a small supermarket, bakers and a stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables nearby.

The apartments are situated at the top of the hill and offer fantastic views across the bay and beyond.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to our guest for writing a lovely review of our ground floor property at Mavarcica. Yes the views are fantastic and the whole block has all the same gorgeous panoramic of the Adriatic :)
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Spacious apartment with everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for our family (2adults and 3 children). Everything was clean and there was plenty of storage space. The views were fantastic and we never got tired of looking out onto the sea! The pool was small but big enough for a couple of families. We went everyday as the children loved it!

The air conditioning was brilliant and the apartment stayed cool throughout the day.

The airport was really close and the journey to the apartment will be really quick once the new bridge opens in the autumn!

We went to a different beach nearly everyday as there are so many, mostly within walking distance! It was easy to get to resturants and shops, especially once we'd discovered shortcuts off the main roads.

There was loads to do nearby, island hopping, pedaloes and inflatables on the sea. The water taxi (there are a few to choose from) goes frequently from the main beach to Trogir which is a 15 minute walk away.

Everybody was really friendly and we would definitely recommend the island and accomodation!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much to our guest Lucy for taking the time to write a review. We're always so delighted to hear about your holiday and really happy that Lucy and her family had a nice break on Ciovo. In the immediate area of Split there are a massive 8 UNESCO protected sites. So there's so much to explore and not enough time in a couple of weeks. We're still finding new places 11 years later. We love to have returning guests so please get in touch with us. Also Lucy mentioned shortcuts to the village. You can take a shortcut at the church carpark and it brings you right into the village :) Lucy we hope to have you back at some stage in the future. Keep in touch and all the very best. Alison x
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Breathtakingly beautiful views with a homely feel

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is so light and airy with everything you could possibly need. A very cosy place at the same time with a home away from home feel so we felt very comfortable from the start. When you walk out onto the balcony to reveal that stunning view over the sea it really does catch your breath. Alison was extremely friendly and helpful to deal with and answered all our queries and beyond.

Ciovo is a hidden little gem and we're delighted we stumbled upon it in our search for a relaxing but interesting holiday. What was great about the place is that it feels secluded enough that if you want to just chill out we child do that, but it's close enough to everything that if we wanted a bit of adventure we could grab the water taxi to trogir and even split was only 30-40 mins down the road in a taxi (traffic depending) for a bit more cosmopolitan nightlife and shopping.

We really had a wonderful time.

Thanks Alison

Carla and Ellen

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very thankful to our guests, Carla and Ellen for taking the time to write their review. We tend to get a similar response from guests that the place feels like home. Also that Ciovo and Split offer the best of both worlds - you can quietly contemplate life on a secluded beach one day then live it up in the exciting and fun Split nightlife the next. Thanks again Carla and Ellen - Alison x
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Nearest Airport
10 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 2500 years old). Trogir is called a 'little Venice', a town-museum of the medieval heritage. Its history goes back to the Hellenic times when it was known as Tragurion. 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. Numerous market stalls for shopping. 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 of July and August and you’ll find Ciovo 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: Snorkeling, Diving - Croatia is divers delight, clear and calm waters


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