What are the top 10 best apartments for rent on the Croatian Coast? Croatia has been topping must-visit lists for some time now. Stunning architecture, delectable wine, miles of beaches, and hidden rocky coves with sapphire blue waters; the pull is evident. With over a thousand islands to explore, they offer an exclusive destination for European island hoppers.
We recommend booking one of the many luxurious apartments along the spectacular Croatian Coast. Not only does this give you your very own home from home, to base yourself, but an apartment offers the freedom and flexibility to come and go as you, please. Read on for our pick of the Top 10 apartments on the Croatian Coast…
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1. Villa Ružmarin Lun
Tucked by the sea in the small fishing village of Lun on the dramatic, mountainous island of Pag in Croatia, you’ll find the delightful Villa Ružmarin Lun apartments. Pag is the fifth-largest island on the Croatian coast and has the longest coastline in the country.
Villa Ružmarin Lun lies towards the north of the island, conveniently located just 200m from the village center with direct access to the local beach, perfect for a morning swim or romantic moonlight after-dinner stroll. The apartments are shaded by centuries-old olive trees that add to the peaceful vibe here and are wonderful to meander through at dusk.
Within the local village, you will find restaurants, a pizzeria, and shops, and from here, you can also take a boat to the neighboring island of Rab. The party beach of Zrće is 15.5 miles away, and the town of Novalja is 12.4 miles away. Zadar Airport lies 66.5 miles from the property.
The collection of beautiful modern apartments benefits from a heated private swimming pool, two brand new hot tubs from which you can see the sea, a huge stunning sun terrace, and a barbecue. With facilities this good, you’ll struggle to leave! Though it’s great to return to after a day exploring the islands, knowing a relaxing haven awaits you.
All the apartments enjoy panoramic views of the sea and islands from all rooms; everything here is geared to making the most of the sensational views. Choose from six Deluxe One-Bedroom Apartments or two Studio Apartments. All have clean, fresh décor and, of course, are designed to highlight those sea views. The eight apartments have either balconies or terraces and indoor and outdoor dining areas, a living area, a kitchen, and private bathrooms. They have all the mod-cons to make your stay as comfortable as possible, including a flat-screen TV satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. There’s also complimentary private parking on site. While you can certainly self-cater with the well-equipped kitchens here, with the village being so local, we insist that you also wander down and dine in one or two of the local restaurants too.
2. Apartments & Rooms Grašo
If you need an apartment in the heart of the city of Split, which lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, look no further than the Apartments & Rooms Grašo. These contemporary apartments offer everything you need for a trendy city break. The location couldn’t be better. The apartments have amazing views of the well-known Riva Promenade. The UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s Palace is only 50 yards away, while the local pebble beach is around 750 yards.
The recently refurbished, stylish, well-equipped units enjoy air-conditioning, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi. Many of the apartments enjoy wonderful sea views. They are ideal for self-catering as they all have a fully equipped kitchenette and a dining area, and the nearest supermarket is literally steps from the front door. Choose from Studio Apartments, Double Rooms, One-Bedroom Apartments, or Two-Bedroom Apartments; there are also Premium versions of many of these options if you want a more luxurious experience.
The main Bus and Train stations and the ferry port are 450 yards away, the airport is 16 miles away, and a transfer shuttle service can be arranged. Despite the very central location, it’s not a bustling area by night, and peace descends when you need it to.
3. Apartments Eol Viganj
Tucked in the village of Viganj, which lies on the west of the Pelješac peninsula in southern Dalmatia, you’ll find Apartments Eol Viganj. A magnet for windsurfers, surfers, and now very popular with kite surfers, the sea is warm, and the area benefits from 260 sunny days a year.
The apartments themselves consist of three buildings with a total of 9 units overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Steps from the front door, you’ll find a pebble beach, very inviting for your morning swim. The main surfing beach can be found just a 10-minute stroll away. The units are filled with light and are sparsely but luxuriously decorated to highlight the views. All have living spaces, private bathrooms and kitchens, and a terrace where you can dine and watch the sunset. There is also a pool and a sun terrace with a BBQ and deckchairs, everything you need to relax and chill out after busy days on the beach.
Shops, restaurants, and bars are all found less than a 10-minute walk away, so while you certainly can self-cater in the well-equipped kitchens, you don’t have to, and at the very least, a visit to the local beach bar comes highly recommended.
4. Apartments Marković
To really soak up the outdoor life, Apartments Marković is located just 100 yards from the Adriatic Sea and boasts a garden with a terrace, garden, barbecue facilities, and epic coastal views. The apartments are set in the peaceful fishing village of Muo, just 1.6 miles from the UNESCO-protected medieval historic center of Kotor.
The apartments all offer air-conditioning, and most have either a balcony or a terrace to make the most of those views. If you opt for a Studio, these also feature a seating area with a television and a kitchenette. Free private parking is also available. I’d recommend opting for one of the Sea-View Studios. It’s a beautifully soothing view with the mountains behind too.
There is much to do in the area, including fishing, scuba diving, canoeing, and cycling, which the owners will happily help you arrange. As well as Kotor’s stunning town (which includes don’t miss sites such as the Cathedral of Saint Tryphon and the town walls), the nearby town of Perast is worth a visit, as is Lovćen Mountain. Or to really wake the senses, Budva’s vibrant town, which has a buzzing nightlife and lots of stunning beaches, is 16 miles away. Tivat International Airport lies 6.2 miles away.
Returning to a barbecue at the apartments at the end of a busy day exploring the local area is ideal. Even better, there’s an on-site bar to enjoy a chilled beverage as the sun sets over the sea.
5. Boutique Mljet
Tucked in the heart of the village of Govedari, which lies north of the pine-scented island of Mljet, you’ll find Boutique Mljet, which consists of three large self-catering apartments. The island is popular for its beautiful Mljet National Park and two turquoise saltwater lakes, but finding somewhere suitable to stay can be tricky. The village of Govedari is located on a hillside overlooking one of the lakes and is itself a lovely place to visit and explore its 18th-century stone cottages.
The apartments at Boutique Mljet have a rustic, authentic feel, with wooden floors, exposed stonework, and brightly colored tiles. As well as the sleeping area, they have ensuite bathrooms with showers as well as kitchenettes. The largest apartment has two bedrooms, so would be perfect for a small family. The terrace is where you spend your evenings, soaking up the peace and serenity of your surroundings with a glass of Croatian wine and a good book or company.
Each apartment at Boutique Mljet has its own entrance. It’s possible to rent them together too; the whole house can sleep up to 12 people. Modern comforts include air-conditioning, LCD TVs, and Wi-Fi; if you’d rather spend your time outdoors, the owners can help you hire bicycles to explore or even a boat. You have everything you need for self-catering here, but if you fancy a night off, the owners will even cook your breakfast and/or dinner on request!
6. Apartments Marija Magdalena
For an excellent location with beach views near the resort town of Hvar, check out Apartments Marija Magdalena. The apartments lie just a 5-minute drive to the center of Hvar, and even better, the beach is just a minute’s walk away, so you have the best of both worlds on your doorstep. In Milna’s charming village, the apartments’ enviable hilltop position makes the very most of those coastal views.
All the air-conditioned apartments have private balconies overlooking the beach as well as a seating area. They are bright and colorful, but the views are the highlight. Opt for a top-floor room if possible, and don’t miss the sunsets over the water. While the well-equipped kitchens in some apartments are convenient, various restaurants can be found a 5-minute walk away, so you have a night or two of cooking.
Complimentary Wi-Fi and satellite TV are available, as is free parking, and the owners can assist with car hire if you wish to explore the lovely island of Hvar on four wheels. There is also a lovely garden and BBQ facilities are available.
7. Apartments Porto Marina
Croatia’s third-largest city, the port of Rijeka, known as a gateway to Croatia’s islands, is home to Apartments Porto Marina. It is located just 550 yards from The Croatian National Theatre Ivan Zajc. The very chic apartments are a sea of stylish greys and exposed brickwork with funky accessories, so are ideal for the contemporary luxury traveler.
Each air-conditioned apartment includes a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, fridge, stovetop, and electric teapot, everything you need for self-catering. There’s also a seating area with a cozy sofa, perfect for curling up in front of the flat-screen TV. The apartments all have private bathrooms and even washing machines, which are handy for extended stays! The owners provide many lovely little extras to make you feel right at home, from various coffee pods to the comfiest beds.
The nearest airport is Rijeka Airport, 17.4 miles away.
8. Apartments Polynesia Plava Laguna
For a beachside break ideal for families, Apartments Polynesia Plava Laguna have everything you need. The apartments have an enviable beachfront location right on the beach itself in Katoro, close to Umag. To make the very most of this spectacular location, the apartments all include a terrace or a balcony with views of the beach or the stunning surrounding pine trees. Don’t think this is just a summer destination either. It’s just as special out of season, and the apartments include fireplaces to keep you feeling cozy.
The clean apartments are part of a small resort. They have many facilities designed to give you a special beach holiday, including an outdoor swimming pool with a children’s section, gardens, walking, and cycling paths, shops, supermarkets, and playgrounds for children. There’s even a buffet restaurant serving local and international dishes, a pizzeria, a beach snack bar, and several café bars. The resort hosts a daytime and evening activities program to entertain the whole family and get everyone involved.
There are three main designs of apartments; one for two people, one perfect for a family of 4, and a slighter larger apartment that can house 5. With 450 apartments on-site, this larger resort works if you value privacy and intimacy facilities.
9. Apartments Irena
For amazing sea views in Hvar, Apartments Irena benefits from a hillside location overlooking the sea and Palmizana Island. They are also found just 100 yards from the beach, and Stipanska Beach is 2.7 km away. A variety of shops can be found 350 yards away, and you are just 900 yards from the center of Hvar.
The apartments themselves have free Wi-Fi, and satellite TV and are air-conditioned. Free secured parking is also provided, and the owners can arrange car or bike rentals if required. They can also arrange boat excursions to Palinski Islands, Vis, or Korčula.
Choose from one- or two-bedroom apartments with a sea or garden view. Most units have a kitchen, so be sure to book these if you are keen to self-cater. Opt for one of the units with a balcony that overlooks the sea to make the most of the beautiful views. There are also shared barbecue facilities with a large grill and wooden oven, and a complimentary seafood dinner is provided for extended stays of more than ten nights.
10. Apartment Manzoni Malinska
On the island of Krk in Croatia, you can find the popular tourist town of Malinska, and it is here you can stay in the charming Apartment Manzoni Malinska. Malinska’s town lies on the Adriatic Sea coast, in a picturesque bay facing Opatija and Rijeka. The apartments make the most of this location with Haludovo Beach, Valica Cove, and Rova Beach lying within easy reach. The nearest airport is Rijeka Airport, just 10.6 miles from the apartments.
The apartments themselves are all air-conditioned with bright and cheery décor. They include a bedroom, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and private bathrooms. Best of all is the large terrace (where you can also dine), which has lovely views over the picturesque Mediterranean garden. There’s free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen LCD TV with satellite channels if you want to stay in, but we very much doubt you will when all that lies outside is so delightful!
Don’t miss the delicious food at Bistro Bukarica, just 700 meters from the apartment, here; you can tuck into the Mediterranean, Central European, and Asian cuisine and have a welcome night off self-catering.
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