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

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Michael O'Malley
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 July, 2017

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 area

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Zaton in Općina Dubrovnik

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bathroom in each apartment.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Apartments Villa Rosa - Dubrovnik/Zaton 15 minutes from Old Town
average rating of 4.9 based on 40 reviews
4

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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New Zealand
5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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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5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calgary Alberta Canada
5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We loved Villa Rosa!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Villa Rosa's comfortable apartments that have beautiful views of the Adriatic Sea. We loved our stay there. It was conveniently located- just 15 minute bus or taxi to the Old City. Michael O'Malley was a fantastic host. We enjoyed our time spent with him and really appreciated his recommendations. We loved our morning and evening swims in the Sea-just a 2 minute walk. We were there in July and it was 88 degrees & sunny every day! We walked to dinner two nights, only a 10-15 minute walk along the sea. We ate at Vala Zaton (great wood fired pizza and salads) and at Konoba Ankora (delicious fresh seafood) that was on the Sea. Also, Villa Rosa is near a market that is well stocked with wine, fruit, cheese, cereal and meat..really anything that you need. I was traveling with teenagers (13, 14, 15) and they had a blast! We explored the Old City, did the kayak tour and spent time at the Copacabana Beach. We walked(about 2 hours to walk the circuit) the ancient walls around the Old City which offered stunning views of the Adriatic and the Old City. The Kayak tour was 3 1/2 hours and went around the island of Lokrum and the Old City. The kids loved Copacabana Beach, which has an inflatable playground in the sea! Our last night Michael arranged a sunset boat ride. It was the perfect way to end our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Dubrovnik
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Gruz
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Ploce
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Croatian Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Ankora
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
Sarajevo
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Zaton, Dalmatian Mainland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
July-August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£146
for 2 nights
From
£73
£438
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£123
for 2 nights
From
£61
£369
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£108
for 2 nights
From
£54
£323
 
 
November 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£92
for 2 nights
From
£46
£276
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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