- Great location, near the beach, the best part of the city in the opinion of our previous guests
- New,modern apartments with a kitchen and all amenities you will need
- We are also listed on popular sites like tripadvisor,homeaway,airbnb..etc but here you can book without booking fees and save 150-200 euros.
- Private free parking
- Fast wifi internet
- Cabel led tv
- Large private terrace
- Air condition
- We will make a brief tour of the surrounding area where you will be familiar with the position of the beach, supermarket, bars, restaurants, pharmacies, banks, tourist info center, bus station etc ..
- The most important reason is that we care about our guests and want them to feel welcome and we want to make your stay very enjoyable and memorable.
Apartment “Escape” “Nina”
We have two brand new,tastefully decorated one (1) bedroom,one (1) kitchen-dining room and one (1) bathroom apartments to offer that is centrally located to all the amenities you will need. Each apartment accommodates 4 guests. The apartment offers all the conveniences of home,including free private parking,air conditioning,cable led television, WiFi internet,washing machine and fully equipped kitchen. You can sit outside and enjoy the peace and quiet from your large,private terrace in the yard. The manicured grounds feature flowers,lemon and olive trees. Most Dubrovnik beaches are in Lapad. The apartment is within walking distance of the sea.In fact beaches,bars,restaurants,children’s playground,shopping,tennis courts,post office,bus station and pharmacy are all within 50 meters of your front door.You can walk everywhere in Lapad.Since it’s relatively compact you can stroll from the beach to a cafe-bar,restaurant and back to your apartment without breaking a sweat. Famous Old town is only five to ten (5-10) minutes away by bus. The bus runs every 10 minutes so getting into the Old Town of Dubrovnik is a breeze. Welcome to our Dubrovnik apartments.
If you looking for a perfect location in Dubrovnik to spend your vacations in peace and quiet environment, far from the city crowds, and also to have nearby all you need during your holidays, Lapad is the best choice for you. This part of Dubrovnik is situated 2-2.5 km from the Old Town. Great bus connections (bus number 6 runs every 10 minutes, the ride takes 5-10 minutes, ticket price is 12,00 kunas / 1,66 euro and it’s valid for an hour) makes Lapad one of the most famous parts of Dubrovnik.
Lapad is a small center where you have everything: post office, bank, pharmacy, hairdresser, many small shops and supermarkets, one large shopping center (DOC) and big children playground.. Also, there is a large beautiful walking area full of cafe bars and restaurants, at the end of which are many gorgeous beaches. You can walk everywhere in Lapad. Since it’s relatively compact you can stroll from the beach to a restaurant to your hotel to a cafe-bar without breaking a sweat. If you are in Dubrovnik with kids, they will love it because of the shallow sea and a water park that is set up during the summer!
In the part of Lapad called Babin Kuk you can enjoy in many sports activities such as volleyball, handball, tennis, and on Lapad there is also cinema Lapad and many restaurants. There is also one of the biggest and most beautiful beaches in Dubrovnik, Copacabana, bay of Lapad, beaches Neptun and President and nudist beach Cava.Beach near apartment called Uvala Lapad, is a sandy beach offering many things. If you just like to sit and enjoy the view there are a beach restaurant and coffee bars. For those who want to lie down and enjoy in the sun, easy chairs can be rented, and if it becomes to hot, beach umbrellas are for rent too. Next beach on your left side is the Adriatic beach than Vis beach,Splendid beach…
Except beautiful beaches, Lapad has many other attractive places. If you like playing beach volleyball or tennis there are many courts in Lapad on which these sports can be played. Courts are located on beaches or near them so you can refresh yourselves in the sea after playing.
Across the bay, on the opposite side of all these beaches there is a beautiful walkway for romantic and peaceful walks, connected to the before mentioned boulevard. It is a path which leads all around Lapad peninsula and that is probably the most beautiful path for walking in Dubrovnik. From this walkway, is an excellent view of all Sumratin bay beaches. Small island Daksa can also be seen.
If you are tired from walking, on this very walkway, near Villa Elita is a small and lovely restaurant with a a small coffee bar offering fish, shrimps, and other sea specialties.
Lapad is a perfect location for your Dubrovnik vacation.
Originally called Ragusa, the city was founded in the 7th century as a refuge for coastal residents fleeing the advancing barbarians. From the outset, the city was protected by defensive walls. The borderland status of the town was to be a determining factor in its history. Part of the Mediterranean cultural constellation, yet intimately connected to the Balkans. Catholic yet surrounded by Islamic and Orthodox neighbours.
The new city state used its status as a crossroads between cultures and civilisations. The city thrived through extensive trade with other maritime ports such as Genoa, Pisa and Venice. Its continental trade networks also extended its reach into the Balkans with the Ottoman Empire. At the beginning of the 13th century, Dubrovnik fell under control of the most Serene republic, staying under its control until 1358.
Towards the end of the Middle Ages, Dubrovnikâ€™s maritime influence meant that it was the chief competitor of the Venetian empire for the Adriatic waterways. Its European educated diplomats and its widespread commerce allowed it to expand its influence beyond the Adriatic. Machiavelli was a notable luminary so impressed by the city that he applied to work there. City authorities were not impressed and turned him down.
Dubrovnikâ€™s ascent received a major blow in 1667 as a catastrophic earthquake destroyed a large amount of the Renaissance art and architecture in the city. The Sponza and the Rectorâ€™s palace were the only buildings that survived the natural disaster. The city was reconstructed in the baroque style that has survived intact until today. Despite the reconstruction, the decline of the Mediterranean as a hub for trade meant that Dubrovnik, like other Mediterranean ports, began a steady decline. By the time Napoleon arrived at the gates in 1806, the Republic of St Blaise was a shadow of itself.
The Congress system and Napoleonâ€™s campaign had extinguished the last vestiges of the Republic. In 1815, like much of the eastern Adriatic coast, Dubrovnik became part of the Habsburg Empire, where it would remain until 1918.
The beginnings of tourism
The period of Austrian dominance saw the early beginnings of tourism. Lord Byron on his Grand Tour was said to have called Dubrovnik â€˜the Pearl of the Adriaticâ€™. Later, prominent authors like Bernard Shaw and Agatha Christie were dazzled by the perfectly preserved baroque oasis.
During the second Yugoslav period after 1945, the popularity of the city grew worldwide and millions marvelled at the medieval splendour. The importance of tourism meant that Dubrovnik was put on UNESCOâ€™s world heritage list in 1979. This also meant that it was one of the few places in the former Yugoslavia that was demilitarised as the authorities felt that a military presence was incompatible with the development of tourism. The income from tourism allowed significant developments for the city infrastructure such as the airport.
Due to its historic borderland status, Dubrovnik was significantly affected by the break-up of Yugoslavia. In the early 90s, Greater Serb aggression resulted in Dubrovnik suffering its most serious existential threat. Over two thirds of the historic townâ€™s buildings were hit by artillery. The townâ€™s cobbled streets were struck by hundreds of direct hits. For the first time in history, the medieval city walls themselves received over a hundred direct hits. Many historic palaces were badly damaged by the resulting fires. The renowned Sponza and Rectorâ€™s palace, St Blaiseâ€™s church, the Franciscan monastery and the Amerling and Onofrio fountain all suffered severely. The total reconstruction cost was said to be some $ 10 million.
The demilitarised status of Dubrovnik shows that the sole purpose of the siege that was to last until June 1992 was to damage the morale of the Croats during its war of independence. The shocking pictures of the siege on the world television screens and valiant resistance of the Croatian army resulted in the eventual withdrawal of the Serb Army. International organisation led by UNESCO helped organise a successful reconstruction effort meaning that today Dubrovnik is again back to its former splendour.
Lord Byron named it “the Pearl in the Adriatic” and Bernard Shaw said, “Those that seek paradise on earth should seek it in Dubrovnik”.
I have chosen this flat for it has offered a quiet and undisturbed stay, and I can say that it has fully lived up to what it had promised. The flat is presented at high standards, modern fitted, corresponding to the description by the host. It is conveniently close to all amenities, while it offers privacy and a pleasant ambience with a Dalmatian decor, including a patio/garden. Bus line 6 runs frequently, is reliable and inexpensive for a trip to Old Town, taking a short ride, while Lapad peninsula itself, where the flat is located, offers splendid sights, a selection of restaurants, a promenade, and walking opportunities along a scenic coastline. Apart from this environment, my special thanks go to my hosts Antonio and his father-in-law for delightful conversations, a very welcoming attitude, and for going the extra mile making my stay very enjoyable and memorable.
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Wei from Japan
This has been my best Airbnb experience so far. Antonios outgoing personality made us feel as if we staying at our own home.The apartment was very clean and cosy and exactly as shown in pictures. Tho we had our own car we were using public transportation a lot and everything was reachable within notime. I therefore can only highly recommend Antonio as perfect host, as well as the apartment and location. Thanks Antonio for all the help during the stay and above all for the unique hospitality from you and your family. Best regards and hope to see you soon.
Christian from Germany
Antonio’s apartment for us was really perfect. Decoration, situation, is a new apartment totally renueve. So, we are charming with Antonio’s apartment. We are a family with two kids and the space for us was enough. The view from the apartment is really nice and the space outside is big. The apartment situation is very close to an area of restaurants in the walk beach. Inside the apartment… Oohh, Antonio has a nice decoration and everything was super clean. Antonio is a nice person and very helpful and he try to help you with some tips. Btw, Plat’s beach was really perfect for us! Thank you very much for everything Antonio!! Hope to come back again to Dubrovnik and do it in your apartment!!!
Maria from Spain
Perfect location. I am so glad we did not stay within the city walls. It was way too crowded and noisy. Antonio’s apartment is well away from all of this and provides some relaxation after a while day of sightseeing. It is only a 1 minute walk to the #6 bus into the city. The bus ride is about 10 minutes. We rented a car and are very glad we did because it allows you to explore the surrounding areas at your own pace. Don’t miss Ston for the fresh oysters, the worlds oldest sea salt ponds and the Great Wall of Ston. On your drive back, pull over and swim in one of the beaches. It will be less crowded and you will get the feel of local life. Also take a day trip to Cavtat for beautiful seaside dining. Burgenvala has an amazing homemade Bloody Mary, breads and delicious food made with the freshest ingredients. The parking space at Antonio’s was a major plus. Communication with him was super easy and he responded to all questions promptly and proactively. He even left is some fruit from his garden and homemade wine. His parents were always there if you needed and gave you enough privacy. Pictures are very accurate. STAY HERE!
Joelle from USA
Antonio is an absolute delight to communicate with and goes over and beyond to make your stay as special and enjoyable as possible. I booked this apartment as a gift for my parents and for a small fee Antonio helped me to make the trip extra special by organising a beautiful bunch of flowers and some breakfast items in the flat as a welcome surprise. He also took the time to show my parents the local area and gave them tips on things to do and see. My parents absolutely loved the apartment and described Antonio as a very kind, friendly, helpful and positive person! The apartment was a short walk from the beach and local shops and a very short bus ride to the old town. This made it a perfect location for my parents who are in their late 60s. Everything about the apartment is exactly as described, I would wholeheartedly recommend Antonio and his apartment to anyone who wants beautiful accommodation very close to Dubrovnik old town. I hope I will get to stay at this apartment myself on future trips to Dubrovnik!
Ghzaleh from UK