Bozo's apartment was well located - 10 minute walk to the old town, 5 minute walk to a delightful Banje beach ( lots of steps!) the apartment was so well equipped with everything you could need including a washing machine and iron. Bozo was so very obliging with assistance with any queries and helpful in any way that we required. Iand also providing some drinks and sweet treats during our stay. I haven't mentioned the view !!!! Just amazing- it was actually hard to leave the apartment as the view looks out over the old town . Beautiful morning , noon and night . I would recommend this apartment to anyone visiting Dubrovnik
The apartment is very comfortable and has wonderful views of the ocean and old town and a huge veranda off the living room and is very clean and quiet and well taken care of and Bozo is always available if there are any questions. He is very congenial and helpful and gives you a great orientation when youu arrive, and his wife cleans the apartment every day. They go over and above to make you comfortable. Air conditioning worked perfectly and washing machine was great to have. There is a grocery store only 3 minutes away. There are many steps up to the apartment from the street and no elevator, so this is not a location for the mobility impaired. Beach towels are provided for the public beach that is, as with so many places in Dubrovnik, reachable down long stairways.
Getting around from the apartment
The one possible downside is that getting to and from the old town involves a good deal of walking (usually in high heat unless early in the morning or late at night) but some of that can be avoided by good use of various types of public transportation if you want to utilize it. The route back to the apartment from the old town is all uphill and is the most challenging if you are not in reasonable shape. The apartment is on a one-way street going away from the old town. You can use taxis or Uber to get around to or from there if you want. You can also use buses if you learn the schedule and the stops. There are two buses that run along it in a continuous loop route, but no. 5 and bus no. 8; both turn at one end of the line at Viktoreja about a mile past the apartment to return to the old city along the street going the opposite direction just below the one the apartment is on. You can see the timetable for departures from Viktoreja by searching for “Dubrovnik bus schedules” on your browser and looking at those bus numbers. (I cannot provide the link because TripAdvisor does not allow links in its reviews but part of it is libertasdubrovnik).) The buses stop near the apartment about 15 or 20 minutes before the Viktoreja times. The buses only run about once an hour so be sure you check the schedules. The closest bust stop is left and UP the hill about 800 yards; there is a yellow painted bus zone on the road there. This stop is called “Kresimira 3” and is the last before Viktoreja end of the line. There is no bus shelter or vertical pole with a bus stop sign as there are elsewhere; there is just the painted area on the road. The other end of the line for bus 5 is Babin Kuk beyond the old town and on the left side of the bay, near the point. The other end of the line for bus 8 is Gruz beyond the old town on the other side of the bay. Buses are named with both ends of their lines and also have the bus number. Both buses stop at old town at a stop named for the far gate (Pile) when they leave from Viktoreja so you can take either to the old town rather than walking down, though you will be riding away from the old town some 5 minutes, wait at Viktoreja for some 5 minutes, then start the run back towards the old town. When buses 5 and 8 come from the other end of the line, they do NOT stop at the old town at Pile (so you cannot catch them there from Old Town to avoid the hot walk back up the long hill to the apartment) and instead the closest stop is the cable car (stop Kresimira 1), which you can easily reach from the MIDDLE gate (Buža) by going through the short tunnel under the road just outside the gate (where you can buy cable car tickets) and turning right to go up the hill about a block to the cable car entrance, which has a bust stop. You can get off there if you have gone out to Babin Kuk or Gruz and are coming back and want to get off at the old town, or you can get on from the old town there in order to get back to the apartment from there. Cost is 15 kuna per person, with tickets good for an hour. Cost is 10 kuna if you buy tickets at an official kiosk such as the one in the old town at the far end of the Placa (stradum) near the Pile gate. If you are taking the bus up the hill, you will know you are close and can press the buzzer when you pass the grocery store Pemo and the “Biker’s Caffe” next to it.
Locking the door leading to the big balcony/piazza.
You have to make sure you push the bottom of the right door in all the way in very gently with your foot so you can turn the key to lock that door.
Restaurant Horizont on the shortcut steps down to the old town is very good. You need to reserve a day in advance. Likewise, if you like Asian fusion and spicy food, so is Azur.
Lady Pi-Pi (exactly what you think) does not take reservations. It has very good grilled meats and fish. It is best reached by entering the Middle Gate and immediately turning right, so you do not have to walk up 15 lights of stairs from the Placa (Stradun).
If you want to make reservations at the Panorama restaurant at the top of the cable car, make them long in advance before you ever get to Dubrovnik, either on the website or from the email address on TripAdvisor.
Check reviews of tours to Bosnia and Montenegro before signing up for them. We read discouraging things and chose not to go.
Bozo will show you the walkways down to the public beach near the old town. It is a great place—free and not that crowded in the water though there are a good number of people (tourists and locals both) on the beach. The beach is very rocky; there is almost no real sand. Best to bring footies to use to get in and out of the water since the stones can be painful to negotiate. The walkways to and from the beach along the apartment’s street are straight up and down or winding, depending on the one chosen, about 10 stories in length. Be prepared. But the beach is worth the exercise, even though you will have warmed up again by the time you get back up from the beach.
Note that the front balcony/piazza is very hot and sunny during the day and there is no umbrella for the table, so you cannot comfortably sit there during that time. There is a small side piazza with a table and 2 chairs that is usable during those times.
What a great place to stay, the views are spectacular..condo was realy clean and well stocked up. Grocery store just 3 min away, and walk to the old city is about 10min. Thank you Bozo for a memorable vacation! STAY HERE *****
By far one of the best apartments I’ve ever stayed in. The place was immaculate thanks to the attention of Bozo and his wife. We couldn’t have wished for nicer hosts, we felt like we were a part of the family. I have never seen a view like it....wow! We will definitely return one day! Thanks again Bozo and sorry it has taken us so long to give you a review.
WOW! Can’t say enough about this place. We stayed for six nights. Our host Božo was so helpful and kind. He collected us and returned us to the airport for a reasonable fee. On arrival he sat with us and gave us tips and suggestions for things to do and see in this beautiful city. He will book tours for you if required. The balconies had the most amazing views. There was food and drinks waiting for us on arrival. The apartment was so clean and serviced daily with fresh towels. A treat was left for us daily (great home made wine!) Very large bathroom. Comfortable bed. Lots of space to put away your clothes. Nice kitchen and tv area. Wifi is included. You can easily walk to the old city, cable cars, Banje Beach. Bus services are right outside the door. Plenty of places to eat close by. Supermarket is a two minute walk. I would highly recommend this place.