Beautiful Spaces: Where to Stay in Split, Croatia

by gigigriffis
Split Croatia Airbnb

Welcome back to Beautiful Spaces—a series of posts in which I talk about the apartments, hotels, hostels, & B&Bs we stay in all over the world. It all started in 2013 when I realized that my contentment on the road is directly connected to how much I love where I’m living…and so made a commitment to find beautiful spaces to call home along the way. We stayed in this bright, fifth-floor apartment for just under two months in late winter/early spring 2019.


When we decided to cut our losses and leave the country of Georgia earlier than expected this winter, we had a fast decision to make: Where would we spend the rest of our outside-the-schengen time?

The answer was a city that I already knew I liked: Split, Croatia

My last visit was years ago now (2013), but I knew that I’d still love the unique coastline, the charming old town, the sprawling forest on the hill, the enormous fresh market. And I was also guessing, based on what locals had told me before, that the weather would be really excellent this time of year.

Happily, I was right.

Even more happily, we found an incredible apartment to base ourselves in for these two months. 


(Psst, this post may contain affiliate links, which means if you purchase something through one of my links, I get a commission at no extra cost to you.)


You can find our apartment on Airbnb. 

(And if you’ve never booked with Airbnb before, use this link to sign up and we both get a nice little credit toward our next trips. When you’re ready to book, here’s the listing.)

It’s a one-bedroom place on the fifth floor of a 10-story building just a short walk from old town (about 10 – 15 minutes on foot depending on your route). The bed is large (queen) and comfortable. The balcony is spacious. And the decor is adorable – charming and well-thought-out at every turn.

And, most importantly for us, the place is cheerful and bright, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors across the living and bedroom areas (both of which can be darkened by holding down a button to lower metal blackout shades at night). 

The location was also great for us: Far enough from old town to be quiet and feel like a local neighborhood but close enough (a 10-minute walk or so) to make old town and the waterfront and the huge park (Marjan Hill) very accessible.

The host, a woman named Tea, is gracious and organized. We hired her to clean bi-weekly and always came home to a place that was sparkling, every nook and cranny scrubbed to perfectly. When we arrived, she sat us down with a map and showed us her favorite restaurants, the closest grocery stores, and literally anything else we could need (including a good vet!). 

Living room

If we come back to Split, I wouldn’t hesitate to stay in Tea’s place again. And if you’re planning a trip here, I’d highly recommend it. 

If you’ve never booked with Airbnb before, use this link to sign up and we both get a nice little credit toward our next trips. When you’re ready to book, here’s the listing.

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