As you might already know, one of my goals for 2013 was to live in beautiful spaces. Because, for me, where I live (and work, since I work from home) has a massive impact on my happiness, productivity, and general well-being.
So, this year I put a stop to the just-pick-the-cheapest-option strategy that I employed in 2012 (which resulted in a few stunning places, like the Freiburg apartment overlooking the Black Forest, and a few really horrible places, like my San Diego place with a roommate who called me an old maid for being unmarried and over 25). Instead, I vowed to choose places that were still within budget, but had beautiful photos and good reviews and sounded like the right fit for me.
Which is how I ended up with my pretty, exposed-stone studio in Split, Croatia.
It wasn’t the cheapest option available, but it was still wildly affordable and had so many of the things on my checklist. Perfect location in a pedestrian-only neighborhood (read: no car noise) just a couple blocks from the massive green market outside Diocletian’s Palace? Check. Pretty exposed stone walls and a well decorated interior? Check. A wonderful landlord who came by to clean once a week and left me local liquors and sweet local gifts? Check. Heated floors in the bathroom? (Not on my checklist, but now one of my new favorite winter features.) Check.
So, in case you’re planning your own Split adventures, I thought I’d share my lovely little find.
I know what you really want is more photos, though, right?
Your wish is my command:
All photos (except the last one) were provided by the owner. My photos came out looking kind of bland…and showing you bland photos would be a disservice, as the place is charming.
The apartment runs about $34 per night, $250 per week, or $885 per month during the tourist season. If you are coming in the off-season, contact the owner and ask about discounts. He’s incredibly nice and helpful and I’m sure he’d be happy to make you an offer. Pets are welcome. The apartment is fully furnished and includes a kitchenette (burners, fridge, sink, dishes, cooking supplies, etc., but no oven, microwave, or freezer) and a washer. The bathroom, as mentioned, has heated tiles, and the apartment has an air conditioning unit for summertime. The owner was kind enough to extend a discount to me for writing about his place here on the blog, but, as always, all opinions are my own.
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Planning a trip to Europe? You can see all the beautiful spaces I’ve stayed in here.