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.
Christina - Penthouse Apartment - Top Floor with gorgeous sea view
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 a 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.
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- 21 Nov 2018
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 Okrug Gornji
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.
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A Holiday from Heaven
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!
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 :)
Absolutely stunning views from the balcony at any time of the day or night. Spacious, very clean and comfortable apartment which is well equipped for a great stay. Only thing missing was some decent sized beer glasses.! Great support from Alison and the local staff especially David who made himself available to check us in even though it was after 10 pm when we arrived and went out of his way to help us book an unforgettable days boat trip. The apartment is well located, close enough to all amenities but quiet enough to ensure a peaceful stay. Of course being a penthouse it means that there are several floors to climb but the views and quietness easily justify the effort. Even with temperatures in the 30's we were able to maintain a comfortable temp by using the aircon in the living area and placing the bedroom fans close to the doorways. A great place to stay and happy to recommend .
Thanks to our guest Rod for taking the time to give us some feedback - we really appreciate it. New beer glasses are being bought this week :) Thanks again and we ask our guests to keep in touch should they ever want to return again - we have many families/friends that take the apartment regularly. If we can help with any of your Croatia plans don't hesitate to get in touch, always happy to help with plans. Alison
One of the best holidays we have had!
We could not fault this holiday! Okrug Gornji was a beautiful destination, with everything we needed from nice beaches, ferry trips across the islands and shops to buy what was required for our self-catering accommodation and pleasant bars and restaurants. We were a a family of five, of a wide range of ages (including a 6 year old) and so we found something for us all to enjoy. The tourists are well-catered for but we were pleased to find it is still not too commercialised so it felt a little like a secret destination. We had days out to Trogir and Split (which we accessed by ferry), hired a pedlow one day and rented out a boat on another (which allowed us to visit smaller islands and the blue lagoon). We have travelled to many countries around the world and we have now put Croatia as one of our top destinations.....it is truly wonderful location that I would highly recommend!! The accommodation was clean and spacious with an amazing sea view from the balcony (as seen in the photo). We were on the top floor (so not so great for anyone who would struggle with stairs) and within a few minutes walk down hill to the beach and shops etc. It is within a pleasant little community, I envy those that live here. Alison was so helpful, professional and approachable in handling our booking and any queries we had and nothing was too much trouble and an excellent, friendly service was provided by David once we were in Croatia (including him transporting us to/from the airport, providing tourist guidance and offering to take us anywhere we wanted to go). Every holiday needs a David and an Alison!!!! The only downside was having to leave. Thank you very much Home and Away, Alison and David!!
This was a second trip to these set of properties, we all came earlier on this year and decided to stay again for the last of the summer sun.
The holiday in Trogir (Ciovo) was absolutly perfect. I have to say that Trogir is the most powerful place in whole Croatia. We had nice weather too, over 34Celsius every day ( from 7.-14. August).
It is about 3 minutes to sea from the apartmant... 1minute to the nearest market.
For people who are interested in sightseeing, you can travel by water taxi (20kuna/person) to Trogir or take local bus (10kuna).
We were in Trogir for 3 times.It is the jewel of Croatia. There are gorgeous monuments, romantic restaurants, fantastic shops and so on.
This place is good for all generations. We were party of 6 young people (20-25 years) and we had really good time.
Our apartment was fantastic. The pool was great fun but having the sea so close was perfect - the water is crystal clear. All items in the apartment were new and clean."Thumb up"! =)
Communication with housekeeper was good because she is young women with skilled english, so there were not any languages problems.
Thank you for brilliant holiday. Mark
Great Holiday Apartment - Excellent Location
We had a wonderful holiday staying in the Christina apartment - Alison helped us book a number of trips and went out of her way to help with this. The apartment is large and airy with a fans and air con unit to keep the place cool.. We took Alison's advice of booking Toni for the taxi and he was waiting on our arrival, and we ended up doing a number of trips with him also - great trip to KRKA waterfalls and Split. The beach is 5 minutes away and we explored many others in the area.
The highlight for us was the balcony - waking up each morning and enjoying that tremendous view, having brekkie and lunch.
All in all an excellent trip and we'd like to return - most likely next summer...
A lovely property, in a great location. Friendly and helpful management staff.
We spent a great week here, enjoying the proximity to both the local beaches on Ciovo. The pool was a great asset after walking back up the hill after visiting the beach. The location of the apartment was stunning. I loved opening the shutters each morning to experience the fantastic view. Marvellous.
Thanks to our guest Mark for taking the time out to write a lovely review for us - we very much appreciate it.
The Island of Ciovo is attached by bridge to Trogir (Medieval Town over 2500 years old). Trogir is called a 'little Venice', a town-m6useum 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.
€100 breakage and key deposit to be given on arrival, this will be returned to you at the end of your stay. 10 am checkout 2 pm check in.