About this listing
Apartment is situated in authentic 100 years old house adapted for modern travelers. Original stone walls and lot of details give character to our central located place. You will have rare pleasure to feel unique Split spirit and enjoy it :)
Our central located Happy Jackdaw apartment consists one room with huge bed for 2 and couch for 1, full equipped kitchen and artistic bathroom.
Towels, blankets and sheets you will find in apartment and if you stay one week or more I will leave an extra one. We dont keep tv in apartment because nobody asked for it, but on your request we can bring one.
Full equipped kitchen (all dishes inside if you want to cook for yourself) is decorated in traditional style with a lot of stuff that nobody use anymore. Old sink made of stone now is cute little "garden" with green plants and flowers. I noticed that some of my guests buy spice herbs in pots and they didnt know where to keep it. Now there is stone sink, perfect for any kind of pots. There is a wash machine if you will need it. In the fridge you will find juice, milk, butter, jam and some other basics and on the table is bread, sugar, instant coffee, tea and toaster for hot sandwiches. We are keeping some basic stuff for cooking; pasta, rice, spices, olive oil, vinegar... There are air conditioner and wi-fi in apartment (no extra charge for it).
Our idea was to decorate bedroom as crazy boat on the sea with a lot of postcards that will inspire you to explore some far places. Furniture in the bedroom is original old furniture that my great-grandparents used long time ago. There is sewing machine that belonged to my grandmother and is about 90 years old, ancient suitcases transformed in small table, lighthouse and book shell in shape of tree... Double bed is comfortable because of brand new madras, but after removing madras I can separate it into 2 single beds. Couch can be bed for 1 guest. For babies we have baby travel cot and linden, when you come with baby I have extra carpets that you can use.
Bathroom is one huge orange tulip, modern and completely new (except standard soap, you will be able to use domestic soap of olive oil that I produce).
We had a lot of fun during making all these decorations, I hope you will enjoy it during your stay here:)
Guests have access to everything in apartment, there is no shared areas.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will be alone in apartment, but you can always contact us by email or phone for anything you need during your stay in Split. My grandmother lives next door to apartment and you can always ask her to call me if you need any.
Apartment is in the center of Split (in family house, ground floor, separate entrance), less than 5 minutes walking from bus and railway stations, ferry port and buses for airport. There are internet cafe, few fast foods, restaurants and supermarket just a few minutes from apartment. It is situated in family house, so atmosphere is warm and friendly.
On the meadow by the house is playground for kids.
You need to walk 5 minutes from apartment to Diocletian palace and many more palaces inside it. It is historical monument from Roman period and it is protected by UNESCO. It is amazing feeling to walk on stone streets that are more than 1700 years old. During summer time those streets are full of life, music and smell of sea food are everywhere. Narrow streets are in shadow even during hot summer days. During winter time you can enjoy in peace and quite atmosphere of this Mediterranean city. Museums, galleries and monuments will always keep you busy.
Out of palace, by the wall, is green market that offer great choice of fruits and vegetables. Open only in the morning just like fish market near by.
Also, in short walk you can reach Marjan, hill that is green lungs of Split. Walking in shadow of pine tree wood will relax you and terrace of cafe bar Vidilica will offer you amazing view on Split and islands near by.
You have less than 5 minutes to the most popular sand beach Bačvice with showers and many night clubs. When you stay at my apartment it is easy to walk around center and enjoy in historical palaces, museums and good food and when you get tired just walk to the beach and refresh yourself. It is easy to spend evening in palace and coast in front of it with traditional live music and just move to some night club on the beach later in night.
In front of apartment is cafe bar in traditional style where you can have some cakes and tea or coffee for breakfast.
It is possible to park car on the street (everybody are doing it, it is really safe), nearby is parking which you have to pay extra. It is possible to bring your bike inside house (in front of apartment or inside it) and there it will be perfectly safe.
Tthis apartment is in the city center so you can walk everywhere. If you want to explore some other parts of Split or nearby places, bus stop is few minutes away. Intercity bus station, railway station and port are 5-10 min walking.
Other Things to Note
There is no checking in and checking out time, it depends about guests after you, we can deal it a day before you leave, I never make any problem about it, it is flexible... Also, if you arrive too early (before another guests leave apartment) or you want to leave Split few hours after checking out, I have small storage room for your bags, you can lock it and leave key in mail box later and you will not be charged for this.
If you want to experience countryside, nature park and small towns around Split, we provide tours by my car (half day and one day) for good price. The brochure about it is in apartment together with city map and brochures with address of museums, rent-a-car and other things that can be interested for you. Also, you will find brochures of agency tours so you can compare prices and choose the best for you.
There is no any special house rules. We expect you to turn off all lights and air conditioner when you leave apartment. So just behave like at home and have a great time:)
Had a great experience staying at this unique flat. Wish I could have stayed longer. It really is very beautiful and lovingly decorated and well cared for flat and everything is as described. Sretna was an extremely friendly and helpful host, explaining everything, giving useful tips and providing a map of the town, which was very useful, as with only one night in Split I could start my sightseeing right away. The air-condition was a really luxury on a sweltery evening. It is very conveniently located allowing quick access to the ferry terminal for my early morning onwards trip, just as described. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone who is visiting and would love to stay again if I have a chance, especially for a longer stay.
Thanks for a great stay.
Sretna, sa fille et sa mère ont été très serviables et nous ont donné toutes les informations utiles pour les visites et les bons restaurants. Le logement est très bien situé, proches des bus, des ferries et du centre. Le studio est très mignon, très agréable, grand et de bon goût. Bravo pour la décoration.
집이 너무 예쁘고 주위 레스토랑도 너무 좋았습니다. 위치는 해변 가기에도 좋고 구시가지 가기에도 좋았습니다. 주인이 친철하고 좋은 정보도 줘서 여행이 너무 즐거웠습니다.
The house is very beautiful. Location is good to go to the beach and old town. Host is very kind and gave me good information so I enjoyed my trip. There is nice restaurant nearby.
What an absolutely wonderful experience! Happy Jackdaw is by far the most unique and interesting places I have ever stayed. Great location, beautiful and cool interior and wonderfully attentive hosts. Would 100% recommend!!! Great place!
We had a wonderful experience staying at this flat and wished we could have stayed longer. We arrived after 10:00pm and Ivan generously met us at the bus station and guided us to the flat. The flat was decorated very unique and was one of the most interesting AirBnB's we have ever stayed at. It was in a great location and had AC in the bedroom which was a huge plus. The hosts were incredibly accommodating and helpful and we would definitely stay here again.
Great apartment, cool interior. Got picked up at the airport with no bother. Next to bus station and not far from the seafront
We were able to drop our bags off early with Sretna's mother and came back later in the day. We loved the apartment! Great location and very comfortable bed. Everything was as described and we had a great stay in Split!
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About the Host, Ivan & Sretna
We are couple blessed with baby girl Evora. All our hobbies that we couldn't live without (books, motorcycles, traveling, music and rock concerts...) became not so important since we got our little miracle in Jun 2014.
After traveling all around the world (it would take too much space to count all countries, it is enough to say that our favorite are those with eternal summer like Canaries islands, Cuba...) we found out that every single part of Earth is gorgeous in unique way and every destination is desirable. Traveling and getting know all diversity of this wonderful world will teach you that. It is the reason why we prefer private accommodation or small hostels; in those places you can get familiar with owners and neighbors, you can learn so much about local customs and way of life. We try to make our guests feel like home and we are willing to help you organize your days and provide all information you want to.
Split is small town and our guests who stay longer than 2-3 days used to say that they don`t have anything to do. To make their days enjoyable we started to organize small tours around Split by car; our guests have achance to experience all miracles of the beautiful Split region and I get more and more ideas where to take them and what to show. After returning home, we want you to say that our beloved Split and gorgeous region around it capture your hart for good.
Also we can exchange our experiences of other destinations we`v been and get inspired for some new tours in the future. let`s do it with smile:)