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Apartments in historical gardens of Old Town Dubrovnik - Apartment Djivo

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Apartment Djivo

This ground floor apartment is light, spacious and airy featuring an impressive entrance hall with marble floor. The apartment has a large beautiful living/dining room and fully fitted kitchen. The main bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and a smaller second bathroom has a separate shower. The apartment boasts a beautiful and spacious stone paved terrace with access to the garden with lush green vegetation and trees, just right for outdoor dining with shaded and sunny areas. The apartment is close to Pile (100 m), yet so quiet – a beautiful refuge after a busy day! . Good space for children to enjoy the gardens, terrace and nearby playgrounds! Old Town, swimming and restaurants nearby.

About the property

Villa Doda

Nicely furnished traditional stone villa built within 1830's with terraces and gardens to enjoy convenient but peaceful location. It is located near Pile Gate to the Old Town, restaurants and Dubrovnik's main sights,has gardens and 3 terraces to enjoy outside space. The house is devided in 3 units with separate entrances, but also communicating in between them by the interior staircase and corridors.

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

About The Owner

I am Doda and I am from Dubrovnik. Born and raised. I have spent almost all of my life in the city and I love Dubrovnik. My hobby is taking care of my beautiful garden, which is lush and full of subtropical plants.I love to watch my garden grow.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1900

Why The Owner chose Dubrovnik area

Me and my son Alberto live in an historic stone mansion located in my favorite area of Dubrovnik (Pile) and I believe that it is the best place to stay in Dubrovnik.We rent the bottom two floors and live on top floor. Really enjoy meeting people from different countries and listening to their stories and experiences. I hope to continue doing this for as long as possible. When I invite people into my home I supply them with the comfort that I would appreciate when traveling. I also make my lists of local finds and suggestions for my guests as to make the experience here in the city comfortable.

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

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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Apartment Djivo
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Beautiful, spacious apartment close to old town

  • 5 of 5

Three of my friends and I stayed in Villa Doda (in the ground floor apartment) for four nights in July and had the most wonderful stay. The apartment was so spacious and beautifully decorated. It had everything we needed, plus the bonus of being air-conned - a solace from the heat outside! The outside terrace area and garden were lovely to sit out on during the evenings and for breakfast. All communications in the lead up and our welcome from Dobrilla (and Mocha the dog!) on arrival were great. I would definitely recommend staying here if you are visiting Dubrovnik. Excellent value for money and a gorgeous little retreat. Thanks for having us Dobrilla!

Hope to be back sometime soon!

Amy, Niamh, Katy and Fran.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment close to the Old City

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay in this property. It was clean, spacious and full of character. There is a terrace and pretty garden. The host responded to our enquiries beforehand very promptly and was always helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We'd love to keep this place our little secret, because we know once it's visited, a repeat is definitely what we dream of. Perched just about the Old Town, away from the madding crowd, the apartments rooms, amenities and outdoor patio made a perfect respite from the hectic life below. Overlooking spectacular gardens , it was definitely hard to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for this wanderfull review.
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Beautiful and a Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of four, a couple and two sisters, and were in apartment Djivo, which was comfortable, convenient and tastefully decorated with beautiful antiques. Located just outside the Pila gate of the old city, it is well placed for visiting Dubrovnik as it is very close to places of interest, restaurants, and transportation, but at the same time secluded and peaceful. We loved the shady terrace and beautiful garden right outside our front door! The owner was helpful and the apartment very clean, and well maintained. We would highly recommend it though the location of the house up some steps and off a narrow street might be challenging to those with mobility problems. Thank you, Dobrila, for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A comfortable attractive property

  • 5 of 5

A group of 5 (grandparents, daughter and 2 granddaughters 11 and 15), we found the apartment comfortable and convenient for our needs. Just outside the walls of the old city, it is well placed for visiting Dubrovnik being very close to places of interest and restaurants but at the same time secluded and peaceful. We enjoyed the shady terrace and beautiful garden especially in the evening. There are also frequent buses to Lapad and the port of Gruz from where you can get ferries to several islands. The owner was helpful and the apartment very clean, well maintained and attractively furnished. We would recommend it though the situation of the house off a narrow stepped street might be challenging to those with mobility problems

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice area and close to centre

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was in a good location, very close to the centre. We stayed in the Djivo apartment, which met our requirements well. We were a bit concerned, on arrival, when we found that there were two double beds, rather than the double and twin shown in the details. This was soon rectified when we took the mattress topper off and separated the beds.

We did have a problem with noise from the upstairs apartment when 3 adults and 4 children moved in. The hallway has a set of stairs going from Djivo up to the first floor. When the first floor apartment internal doors are open, you can hear every sound, including conversations. The children were very excited, which we understand but the noise was excessive. The owner did her best to get the occupants to be less noisy but to no avail. The owner left us a written apology and some chocolates. We think this problem could easily be avoided by fitting a door at the bottom of the stairs.

Overall, we had a brilliant time in Dubrovnik, visiting a couple of islands by boat and eating many excellent meals. We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
200 Metres
small beach in picturesque sorroundings
Car: not necessary