Adriatic Village Apartment - Family Vacation

3 BR Adriatic Apartment w gardenLiving roomDining room adjacent to balconyVillage from balcony through curtains1 of 2 bathsMaster BedroomSingle BedroomKitchenHarbor near the apartmentRiviera of Vela Luka
D118, Korcula, Dalmatia Islands 20270, Croatia

Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 5
Type: Apartment
Per week: $385 - $430
Per month: $1,200 - $1,500
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Korcula vacation apartment rental
Families, students, and seniors enjoy an affordable, amenity-rich vacation in our 3 bedroom non-smoking apartment in an updated traditional Mediterranean stucco 2-apartment house has fenced garden of orange and pomegranate trees and grape vines. It is ideal for a young family on a budget - plenty of safe play space. It is also perfect for seniors - close to everything. French doors lead to railed balcony for dining and grilling. Situated to capture mountain breezes from the height of the island and coastal range; with cool ceramic tile flooring designed to reduce solar heating in summer, it remains comfortable throughout a summer of the greatest number of sunny days of all Croatian islands. Walk 200 m to Riviera for restaurants, shopping, and 0.5 Km to ferry for Split. The local ice cream shop offers free wireless. There is fresh bread of many varieties, two butcher shops,a fish market and two supermarkets at the Riviera. Pre-paid internet for smart phones and tablets is available at the T-mobile store, Mon-Sat hrs. Take the water shuttle from Riviera to public beach - continuous service on the 1/2 hour. Hike to Neolithic cave (Vela Spila). Take a day trip by public bus, taxi, or car to Korcula City. There are boat trips to the regional islands. Local tourist agency rents cars (booked pre-season only), bicycles, and motor scooters. Unique to this Vela Luka is a museum with stone age, Greek, Roman, and Slavic collections, as well as an art gallery. For ethnology enthusiasts, there is an exhibition of the various types of bunje (bee-hive shaped stone hovels) that are found in this region with details of their construction techniques and locations in Dalmatia and elsewhere in the Mediterranean region. July and August feature almost daily evening entertainment at the waterfront.
Area Information
Situated on the western side of the island of Korcula (Croatia) in a large bay dotted with many tiny islets and surrounded by tranquil inlets, the town of Vela Luka is an oasis of Dalmatian and Mediterranean influences: mild climate, unpolluted sea and air, olive groves, fig trees and the highest number of sunny days per year in Croatia! It is enough off the beaten track to offer wonderful value without sacrificing anything Croatia has to offer. Travel here from Split, the main city in Croatia using the convenient Jadrolinija car ferry (book well in advance to be sure of space). If on foot, just walk half a mile with your rolling suitcase along the pictoresque Riviera, realizing that sauntering is your new speed for everything! Or, should you procrastinate too long to secure car-ferry passage for your car, the alternative route to Vela Luka involves a drive along the lovely winding, mountainous and highly scenic road of the Peljesac peninsula and non-stop service mid-size car ferry at Orebic (8:00 to 20:00) to the eastern end of the island Korcula followed by an easy 40 km drive west to Vela Luka. We love to stop for lunch at Ston and indulge in the locally farmed steamed mussels Dalmatian style with a glass of Plavac, Dingac or other locally grown, award-winning Dalmatian wine. Just throw your head back and breathe - Ahhhh!!! You are really on vacation, just living life as it should be - simple and outstanding, taking life as it comes, every moment to be savored.

Availability Calendar

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Aug 31 2014 Oct 26 2014 - - $385 $1,200 1 Week
May 04 2015 Jun 29 2015 - - $385 $1,200 1 Week
Jun 29 2015 Aug 31 2015 - - $430 $1,500 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13%
Deposits: 25% to hold reservation, with remaining balance due 60 days prior to stay (Note that you forfeit the full reservation balance if cancellation is received within 60 days of confirmed stay & payment is not received). $250 breakage and/or cleaning fee. Full amount of the total stay plus breakage or missing items & cleaning fee is due 60 days prior to start date or the reservation is void. Refunds may require up to 60 days to process. Actual cleaning cost varies based on condition. Average is $50
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal
Other Fees: End of stay cleaning fee is deducted from breakage, missing items & cleaning fee. Broken contract (cancelled reservation): 40-60 days breakage/cleaning deposit and money down returned 80%, 30-40 days reimbursed 60%, 20-30 days reimbursed 40%, 14-20 days reimbursed 20%, Thereafter, breakage fee returned. Lodging tax and local tourist tax (minor sum) is collected locally by keyholder upon registering your stay locally. You will be supplied with keyholder contact information when payments clear.

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Included
  • Fireplace
  • Appliances

  • CD Player
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Stove
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (1 mile)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (2 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Unlike many tourist locations in Croatia, the farmers market conveniently located at the harbor has a well-supplied fish market including the flavorful Adriatic fish "Orada". Famous Neanderthal site 'Vela Spila' can be reached on foot. There is also a museum that ranges from Stone Age through Greek, Roman, and Slavic periods within 1/2 mile. A disco is within 1 mile for teens and twenty-somethings...far enough from the house to not disturb sleep! In summer, every Thursday evening there is sardine grilling at the harbor with various kinds of entertainment such as bands, singing troupes, ethnic dancers, or open air theatre. A mobile phone store at the harbor that provides reliable 3G connectivity. Note that there is a washer but not a dryer in the house. The agency summary indicates both (we couldn't alter the description to be exact). Clothes dry quickly in this dry, warm climate - and smell wonderful from hanging in the sun on the porch. You won't miss not having a dryer!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What kinds of activities do you recommend during our stay?
A: Take the little harbor ferry and walk half a mile to terrific snorkeling sites. Or sign up for a few days of PADI skin diving school - they accept youth as well as adults. Pack a lunch and take a day hike such as the climb to nearby Vela Spila Neanderthal cave -dramatic harbor view. Walk across the street and rent a bicycle to tour the village. Or rent a car there and drive to Korcula City, sister city of Dubrovnik at the east end of Korcula. Then drive back and be happy you have a place to park and much, much more reasonable accomodations!
Q: Why do you believe your apartment is a great value?
A: We rehabbed this house that is built in traditional Korcula style to add a second bathroom, each with shower The spacious three bedroom apartment sleeps five. It is unusual to find 2 modern baths in a 2 star property. Having a brand new washing machine available to rent will allow you to pack much lighter than you originally planned (5 Euros/load) - work out access with the keyholder. You have only a short walk to the center at the harbour but are far enough to not be bothered by noise when you want to relax.
Q: What is the most unique thing to visit nearby?
A: The museum has a terrific display of the history of Korcula from the stone age to modern times. The Neanderthal cave from which many of the artifacts stem is one of the major archeological sites in Europe for this human ancestor. Looking out over the Vela Luka harbor from the cave entrance lets you see what they saw.
Q: Are there sand beaches as well as rocky beaches nearby?
A: There are two sand beaches on the island. Others are rocky which makes for more interesting snorkeling. One sand beach is the Vela Luka public swimming area, that has a roped area for children. You can take the little water shuttle for 1/2 a Euro, a 250 meter walk from the apartment. It runs every 20 minutes throughout the day. The other is in Lumbarda at the other end of the island. It is bigger and stays shallow further out. You need a car to reach that one.

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Stjepko Golubic

Stjepko Golubic

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  • School:

    Boston University
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    University Professor
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    University professor, Stjepko and healthcare professional wife (Susan) offer an Adriatic Village apartment in our home for your vacation on the wonderful island Korcula in the south of Dalmatia, Croatia. We have traveled widely for work and pleasure, so we understand what the traveler and family ...
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