Nobody likes having to pay extra for their holiday. An increasing number of apartment listing sites on the internet charge a traveler’s fee of at least 6% with some charging much more than this.
We are are urging customers to swerve the fee by booking directly with us. Here are a few tips for finding your rental outside of the likes of AirBnB, Home Away, Owners Direct and Booking.com
- Use property names and descriptions to find owners contact details elsewhere online.
- Check the area of the property on google maps and find website details for owner. (eg. If you’re looking for our Penthouse Paulina if you put the keywords “Apartment Paulina” and “Okrug Gornji” into Maps our details will pop up)
- If you have booked using one of above sites then keep the owners details so if you return you can contact them direct - more than likely you’ll be offered a better rate too (we always offer a discount to customers that contact us directly)
So keep those tips in mind and if you or any of your family/friends ever want to avoid this fee you are always welcome to contact me directly to book. We always love to have a returning guest and would also like to offer a discount on any booking which you can extend to friends/family :)
As shown in the photographs, we’ve made many upgrades and improvements since we had our first guests in 2004. We continue to make annual upgrades and improvements. Year on year we have updated our properties so please check out our new website and view all our self catering apartments at www.split-rentals.com
If Croatia is on your sights for the future get in touch with me, I’m always happy to help with your plans.
Wishing you all the very best for summer 2018.
Alison McDonnell +353 86 8018264 (Mobile Ireland)
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It’s amazing to think that there are so many UNESCO protected sites in Croatia and many of them are easily reachable from Split. A whopping 8 UNESCO are within 2 hours of Split. All photographs below are ©Alison McDonnell
List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Croatia
1. Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park is the hands down one of the most amazing places we’ve ever visited. We even have a separate tab on the website about our trip there - check it out.
2. Historical Complex of Split with Diocletian’s Palace
Diocletian’s Palace was built in the 3rd-4th centuries AD and is a part of UNESCO since 1979. Spend the day in Split visiting the old and new town - we promise you won’t be disappointed. A favourite bar of ours is Ghetto Bar.
3. Old City of Dubrovnik
Founded in the 7th century AD, Dubrovnik remained intact and well preserved for centuries. The walled town is one of the most popular spots for tourists - we might be biased but we think Trogir is just as good :-)
4. Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč
5. Historic city of Trogir
Well as we stated alreay we HEAR Trogir. Our properties are only a stones throw from 2400 year old walled town. Trogir is situated on an island close to the mainland, and is without a doubt one of the jewels of the Dalmatian coast. We just love to get lost in the narrow cobblestone streets - even after 14 years of travelling to Trogir we still manage to get lost and don’t even care. It’s an amazing place. Our favourite place to eat is TRS, The Top Balloon and ERA. We love to arrive in early in the morning for a strong coffee when the square is quiet.
Kamerlengo Tower - ©Alison McDonnell
Trogir - ©Alison McDonnell
Trogir - St Lawrence’s Cathedral
Singer in Trogir ©Alison McDonnell
Trogir Promenade - ©Alison McDonnell
6. Cathedral of Saint James, Šibenik
Šibenik is also just a stones throw from our properties on the island of Ciovo and offers many excellent monuments. The Cathedral of Saint James has became a UNESCO Site in 2000. It is one of Europe’s most beautiful buildings built entirely of stone in the late Middle Ages (1433 – 1555). It is 39 meters long and 32 meters high.
7. Stari Grad Plain, Hvar
Another site that is easily accessible is Stari Grad (Hvar island) you can find the fertile plain known as Starigrad Polje. It stretches all the way to Jelsa and Vrboska villages.
In 2008 this plain has been inscribed on UNESCO List, thanks to well preserved Greek Ager – an allotment of farmland to the immigrants after the colonization of the island by the Greeks 2,500 years ago.
8. Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards
Stećci Medieval Tombstones Graveyards includes 30 places comprising several cemeteries in more than four countries including Croatia (the other being Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia). Their origin dates back from the 12th to 16th century.
Stećci (or medieval tombstones) are carved from limestone and feature a wide range of decorative motifs and inscriptions. Although the majority of these graveyards can be found in Bosna and Herzegovina, two of them are in Croatia – one between Split and Makarska and the other to the south of Dubrovnik.
We are thrilled to announce our new venture with a local Croatian boating team where we can help arrange some truly spectacular boat trips around the Split region. Vlado and Josipa, the owners of the Invictus speed boat, can offer some excellent trips to islands that are only accessible by boat. Invictus boats are dedicated to beauty, comfort, performance and excitement.
You can rent the boat for private use or book a skipper for the day. You can take in the stunning Blue Lagoon (pictured below), Hvar, Brac and wherever else takes your fancy. One of the more popular options includes a stop at one of the only naturally sandy beaches in the region where, moored 150m from the shore, you can swim in the turquoise water to the warm sandy beach. You can stop off for drinks and food along the way in secluded little towns and take in the natural beauty of the area.
Vlado and Josipa, both natives of the area, will assist your tailor made experience and ensure you hit all the hot spots along your route. They have in-depth local knowledge and years of experience in the tourist industry. Vlado grew up on the water learning to sail and fish from a very young age and he, and his team, know the waters very well.
We had the pleasure of experience a boat trip in September 2016 and can’t recommend it enough. Vlado and Josipa get a full 5 stars from us!
For enquires please contact us - http://www.split-rentals.com/contact-us
Invictus from the sky
Moored overlooking the city of Split
Lots of space and comfort
Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime? :)