If you want to wake up to the birdsong this is the place for you. Nice and green neighbourhood. Close to everything but still not in the hive. Vicinity of highway entrance for all directions (Istra, Briuni NP, Zagreb, Plitvice NP, North Adriatic Islands..). Close to the beach (5 min car drive). Nearest supermarket is at walking distance.
“Dado is a great host. His apartment is very clean and tastefully decorated. He gave very helpful, detailed instructions. We hope to visit again.”
Studio apartment located in a quiet neighborhood near the center of town, 3 km far from the sea. Pets friendy.
“Convenient location of the apartment, close to the junction to return to Italy and also close to Fiume. The context is of small villas in a residential neighborhood, very relaxing and perfect to rest after a busy day. If it happens again, I'll be back!”
Cosy studio apartment located on the first floor, with beautiful panoramic view of the sea and the bay. Open kitchen (2 hot plates, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, electric coffee machine). Shower/WC. Underfloor heating. Smart TV (Netflix, youtube...). Wifi and air conditioning. 250 m to the supermarket Lidl. 3 min to the beach by car. 3 km away from Opatija center.
“We chose this place to celebrate our 8th anniversary. It's a double anniversary: the day we first met (12/31/2011), and also the day we got married (12/31/2016). Our plan was to arrive to Stjepan & Suzana's place from another AirBnB, where we spent a week before. We were traveling by bus, and Stjepan made himself available by providing helpful tips to assure a smooth arrival. He asked permission to offer activities for the New Year's Eve, all the while not being intrusive at all. He was responsive, informative and pleasant. He picked us up in Opatija with his car, which was really generous and helped accelerate our check-in. This also gave us an opportunity for a quick chit-chat which was great. On day #1 we used their laundry washer + drier (thanks very much!), as we usually travel light. When we arrived into the apartment, we were greeted by his wife Suzana, a bottle of wine, a plate of chocolate cakes and a note "Happy Anniversary" written in Croatian. Us being a gay couple, we don't get to see that a lot and we were very appreciative. Our initial impression was that the apartment appears smaller than on the photos. However, everything else was above average, and honestly we did not want to leave. I can't really put my finger on it, but it was probably the view + the amenities + the hosts' personality? Me being a home cook (and we brought our own wok!) we found ourselves just staying in, cooking & eating, lazying around, drinking wine all day... and generally feeling like we're on a proper holiday & having the best time of our life. We cooked fish, veal, mussels, made sandwiches using their toaster. The dishwasher was great. Plenty of cookware, cutlery, utensils, plates, glasses, and whatever you can think of. There was some coffee + spices in the kitchen, which we also re-stocked several times. Lidl (the grocery store) is literally 250m up the street, and a small wine shop is only 50m away. Since it was the New Year holidays, shops were closed on our arrival. But Suzana kindly provided tomato sauce, which was the only missing ingredient for a meal. Unfortunately, I did not end up using it, but we cooked everything else almost the whole time. The view was outstanding, not only from the room, but also from the roof top. We ended up going to the roof 3-4 times a day (maybe even more), and could not stop romanticizing how great would it be to come here in Summer, when we could use the pool. The cold (some might say freezing) weather did not stop us. We found the apartment warm enough even when weather outside was windy and cold. We did not use the a/c for heating at all; the room was warm enough. When we were not in the apartment, we went out for walks. Us being avid hikers, we thought the walks were too short, even when going to Opatija on foot. Spending the New Years' Eve from our room was also great - we turned off the lights and just enjoyed watching the fireworks in the entire bay. For a tiny bit, we felt like we were in Rio! I cannot say enough about Suzana and Stjepan. Their service is exceptional. I know it takes a lot to make the experience seem effortless, but they did somehow manage to do it. All I can say is they set the bar really high for all AirBnB hosts in the Kvarner/Opatija region, and we recommend this place to our friends, and will continue to do so. Secretly we're hoping to come visit again some day!”