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

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Zaton - Apartment Villa Rosa South

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. A hammock hangs between two majestic Cyprus trees. Help yourself to seasonal herbs, figs and raspberries. BBQ in the garden. Grocery store near by. Very private location. Ample Parking.

Apartment nicely decorated.

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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Michael O'Malley
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2016
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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.


based on 37 holidaymaker reviews

Apartments Villa Rosa - Dubrovnik/Zaton 15 minutes from Old Town
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

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

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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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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  • 5 of 5

Villa Rosa is on beautiful Zaton bay with great little beaches on the Adriatic. What views from your balcony every morning! It is in an amazing location with only 15 minutes from the old city, and a 2-minute walk to the water which we took advantage of with morning and evening swims. Michael O'Malley is a fantastic host, chef, and tour guide. Thanks for the memorable experience, Michael!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL USA

Villa Rosa: Simply Idyllic

  • 5 of 5

Wow! Villa Rosa is simply idyllic. As you sit comfortably on the balcony of your apartment you are imbued with a sense of tranquility as you view the bright greens of the trees that shape Zaton Bay, the sparking blue of the Adriatic and the bright whites of the boats that dot the sea. ...but it's not just the view that will take ten years off of your life. It's the view, plus the scents of the orange trees, olive trees and lavender plants all over the Villa Rosa property.

At Villa Rosa, you enjoy the peace and calm of a little fishing village, yet you can stroll to a number of outstanding restaurants that would be Zagat rated if they were located in a big city. Plus you can jump on the bus and be in the historic Old City in 15 minutes. It's also really convenient that a one-minute walk will get you to a little Croatian market that sells everything you could possible need or want. We bought delectable wine, fruit, croissants, meats and cheese from there.

Additionally, the owner, Michael O'Malley is an incredible host. He is thoughtful, interesting, insightful and a ton of fun.

Sretan put! (That's ...Have a good journey...in Croatian)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ann-Michelle; you and Shay were great guests. It was a pleasure having you as guests. I hope you will return.
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Best location with the best view!

  • 5 of 5

My two cousins and I stayed in one of michael's apartments during our backpacking trip through Europe. It was our first stop in Croatia and really set the bar high. The upstairs apartments overlook the beautiful Adriatic Sea. The water is a short walk away and we spent one day laying out and swimming, which was so relaxing. There are also a few nice restaurants along the water that are a very close walk. If you feel like making your own dinner, there is a great little market right next to Michael's that is well stocked. The apartment was very clean and the bed was a comfortable welcome after a long day. The bus stop is right across the street from the house as well. It was very easy access to the Old Town, where we spent the day exploring and walking the wall. There was plenty to do in the area near Micheal's. Right when you walk down the steps to the water, there is a stand offering boat and kayak rentals. The view from our balcony was incredible! It was so nice to have a cup of tea overlooking the sea in the morning. Michael was an excellent host and very knowledgeable of the area and had great recommendations. Overall, we had an absolutely wonderful stay at Michael's and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing stay with great views!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, Thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your cousins. I'm happy you had such a great time. Michael
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Croatian Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
250 Kilometres
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Zaton in Dalmatian Mainland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 40 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Ocean View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bathroom in each apartment.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.

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