About This Listing
Quietly tucked away in the alleys yet with panoramic roof top terrace overlooking the old medieval centre and the bay of Sibenik. Away from any tourist buzz, amongst local Croats. Yet excellent restaurants, boulevard & cafes around the corner.
We offer you a rare opportunity to stay amongst the local inhabitants of Sibenik, away from the tourists and really closely with/to a Croatian community of the medieval town centre on the bay of Sibenik.
Enjoy staying in a fully renovated and professionally restyled stone house down-town. From a huge rooftop terrace you can overlook the bay of Sibenik, the two fortresses and the old town.
Breakfast on request.
Nearby are restaurants on boulevard or just around the corner.
We call the house the 'Tower' as each room spreads out over each floor. The roof top terrace tops our carefully renovated house from 1715.
The whole house is yours. The house's stairs does not facilitate disabled.
Interaction with Guests
We leave you full privacy and we are available on a call or 5 minute walk from the house.
It is quiet and typical Dalmatian of atmosphere. One really is amongst the local population.
Central bus station is on 8 minutes walk.
Feel at home, enjoy as home and respect as home. Smoking is really not permitted except of course on the balcony or in front of the door together with the old ladies (neighbors) who might accompany you..
This place was AWESOME! Located in the old city where only locals live, it is a cozy apartment, perfect for two couples. The apartment consists out of 4 floors (each floor one room - 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen) PLUS a rooftop terrace, from which you have an incredible view over the city/ocean. We can TOTALLY recommend it!!
We didn't stay in this house, but in a flat somewhere else in town. Maaike changed this without notice, we learned it on arrival. We had to call her in Netherlands (!) to get this confirmed. The concierge was rude and not really concerned about this change. In the flat we stayed, washing-machine was surprinsingly just broken before we arrived, fridge was heating instead of cooling, microwave wasn't working propoerly. There was no roof terrace but a balcony,... We think all this is managed from far away, without concern, local concierge do what she can, but this is really far away from the airbnb spirit. Remove all her flat asap please (she ask us it we booked via airbnb or (website hidden)...)
Pour les français: ne réservez pas avec cette propriétaire, elle nous a changé d'appartement au dernier moment, sans prévenir, pour nous mettre dans un appartement charmant mais où rien ne marchait, très loin des prestations annoncées. Il s'agit là plutôt d'une agence de location pour touristes que d'un séjour chez l'habitant. A fuir!
We are sorry you do not appear to have received our notice. We wanted to accommodate you in our best accommodation and we thus regret you could not appreciate that offer.
Maybe you should consider not to book through Airbnb anymore to avoid other disappointments, after all this is a private home and not a hotel.
Nous sommes désolé vous ne semblez pas avoir reçu notre avis. Nous voulions vous accueillir dans notre meilleur logement et nous regrettons donc que vous ne pourriez pas apprécier cette offre.
Peut-être que vous devriez envisager de ne plus réserver via Airbnb pour éviter d'autres déceptions, après tout, c'est une maison privée et pas un hôtel.
Das Haus liegt sehr schön in der Sibeniker Altstadt und ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet.
Gewöhnungsbedürftig waren die vielen Treppen - man muss ziemlich gut zu Fuß sein ... wird aber belohnt mit nem tollen Blick über die Stadt.
Überhaupt nicht gewöhnen konnten wir uns allerdings an die Gastgeberin Maaike. Wir hatten im Erdgeschoss 2 x "Besuch" von Skorpionen ... nicht wirklich lustig - weder für mich und schon gar nicht für meine Kinder. Die Reaktion von Maaike auf diesen Sachverhalt war ebenfalls alles andere als lustig. Wir würden jedenfalls keine einzige Nacht mehr in einer Ihrer Wohnungen verbringen. Sehr schade.
We sympathise with our guest Mr Barth, who was unnecessarily frightened over a harmless insect that belongs to the Mediterranean habitat Mr Barth was clearly not accustomed to. With due respect the guests' error does not warrant refund and insisting does not change that. Otherwise we enjoyed to have welcomed Mr Barth as a guest, and we are grateful for his kind appreciation of our accommodation.
"Bait and Switch" in Sibenik
This is the first not only positive review that we had to write. The place was pretty much like it was advertised, but it was not available for the first two nights when we arrived. Instead, we were told that "some mistake had happened whilst Maaike was in an airport" and instructed to stay in another single room, without roof terrace, balkony or view, in a ground floor, without kitchen or washing machine. Only after some negotiations were we offered some compensation, initally the host claimed that the single room without view would normally be rented out at a higher rate than the 4 story house because of a more "central" address.
So we had to say goodbye to enjoying the warm nights on the roof terrace, preparing our own (healthy) meals and use restaurants instead for the first two nights :-(
What we still do not understand is why the host did not send us a message as soon as the double booking was identified, in which case we would have had a chance to book something else. Because of the lack of any notification prior to our arrival, it would have been difficult (and would have taken valuable vacation time) to find and confirm another place for the same day, which we felt the host took undue advantage of.
The place is great.
It is conveniently located in the old town.
If you travel by car, like we did, there is a non-expensive parking lot nearby.
We were welcomed by Ines, who was extremely helpful. She didn’t mind our late arrival, led us to the house and the parking and gave us tips about the town.
A great job is done with the house itself. It is cleverly reconstructed and tastefully refurbished with IKEA pieces well combined with old furniture.
We especially liked the huge bathroom and the terrace overlooking the bay and the roofs of the neighboring houses.
The place was very clean and well equipped.
We recommend it.