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The best Airbnbs in Croatia

Don’t settle for a shoddy hostel or bland holiday resort – we’ve handpicked the country’s best Airbnb stays

Written by
Time Out contributors
Ella Doyle
Alex Floyd-Douglass
Camila Karalyte

A country of phenomenal natural beauty mixed with rich culture, it's not surprising Croatia has risen in popularity in recent years. And, the country is extremely good value for money, cheaper than your typical European weekend hotspots. To ensure you get the true, authentic Croatian experience on your trip, booking an Airbnb is a must. From 19th-century lighthouses to luxurious beachside villas, Croatia is home to some of Europe’s most stunning rentals, plenty of which are near famous tourist hotspots. So below we’ve rounded up some of our favourites of the best Airbnbs in Croatia.

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Best Croatia Airbnbs

The stone villa in Makarska
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1. The stone villa in Makarska

This gorgeous stone villa Airbnb is situated in Makarska with stunning views of the city. The ideal place for a getaway with friends, the Airbnb sleeps up to six guests in three bedrooms, and the interior is modern with nods to country charm throughout. It has a beautiful garden terrace with impressive views of Makarska and the islands of Brac and Hvar. The villa is set in a quiet location so you can chill by the pool in absolute serenity. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and modern bathrooms to ensure a comfortable stay. 

Rooms? Three. Sleeps six guests.
Mood? Romantic getaway.
Location perks? Neverending views of the ocean – and a sunset to die for.
Budget range? Well-priced for a group, spenny for two.

The 18th-century tower on Hvar
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2. The 18th-century tower on Hvar

Originally built as a windmill, this old tower is so precious it's protected by Hvar council, and its recently revamped interior is every bit as beautiful. Sleeping up to six guests, it's ideal for a unique trip for a stag/hen do, and of course, it has modern amenities like Wi-Fi for you to enjoy. You'll have private access to the whole tower so you can truly relax and embrace country life. 

Rooms? Two. Sleeps six guests.
Mood? A slice of history.
Location perks? Live out your royalist fantasies in a tower that feels like your very own castle. Nearby, there's a lot to explore on the island of Hvar.
Budget range? Mid-range but affordable.

The rural cottage in Oklaj
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3. The rural cottage in Oklaj

Embrace the rich history of Croatia in this rural cottage Airbnb. Only one kilometre away from the National Park Krka, this Airbnb is set in a rural country area to provide a relaxing stay. It sleeps four guests in a sofa bed, a single bed, and a queen-sized bed, so it's perfect for families who want to see the country in its historic charm and explore the surrounding areas of beauty. Step inside and you'll be transported back to a time when everything was stone and relied on wooden logs for heat. Obviously, the Airbnb has been refurbished to provide modern amenities like a fully equipped kitchen, and bathroom, and even has its own private pool to enjoy the warm weather in. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps four guests.
Mood? Cottage-core for the win.
Location perks? Stunning grounds, delightful walks and less than 1km from the local national park, Krka. Bliss.
Budget range? An absolute steal.

The luxury villa with its own infinity pool in Novigrad
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4. The luxury villa with its own infinity pool in Novigrad

A pinnacle of luxury and style near the well-preserved ancient city of Novigrad, the pictures really, really do this one justice. Spectacular. Catering for up to 12 guests, this is an Airbnb ideal for a big occasion, think birthdays, hen dos, and maybe even divorce parties. The glass-fronted villa provides breathtaking views of the ocean and is simply just amazing. 

Rooms? Four. Sleeps 12 guests.
Mood? Dripping in opulence.
Location perks? All-round sea views, beautiful sunsets – or sunrises if you're still out partying – and interiors so dreamy you'll never want to leave.
Budget range? On the pricey side but great for a large group.

The swanky apartment with a view in Opatija
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5. The swanky apartment with a view in Opatija

Fancy a weekend away with floor-to-ceiling windows and your very own sauna? Yep, this is the place. This apartment sleeps two, but looks like it could sleep ten, with a balcony, a dining room that looks out over the Croatian sea and a bedroom with gorgeous exposed beams. 

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Luxury escape.
Location perks? Close enough to the city for exploring, but far away enough that you can enjoy your own little bubble for a while. Speaking of bubbles...
Budget range? Super affordable.

The eco-friendly farmhouse in Humac
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6. The eco-friendly farmhouse in Humac

Looking for some peace and quiet? Well, this renovated shepherd’s hut in the historic village of Humac is the Airbnb for you. Your nearest neighbours are over 100 metres away – giving you all the space you need to enjoy those incredible sea views undisturbed.

Rooms? Four. Sleeps eight guests.
Mood? Villa vibes all round.
Location perks? You're in the heart of an eco-friendly estate surrounded by nature, countryside and ocean views. What's more to love?
Budget range? Very well-priced for a group holiday.

The fisherman’s bungalow by the sea in Nevidane
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7. The fisherman’s bungalow by the sea in Nevidane

Hidden away in a cosy little camp at Soline Bay, you can step out and jump in the sea whenever you fancy it. Only accessible by ferry, you have everything you need at this bungalow to swim, sip and sunbathe your troubles away.

Rooms? One. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Dreamy ocean views.
Location perks? You're on the literal coast – with a single step outside your front door onto the oceanfront terrace. The sea views are endless – as are the vibes.
Budget range? Spenny but so worth it.

The 19th-century lighthouse on Vela Sestrica
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8. The 19th-century lighthouse on Vela Sestrica

If you’re on the hunt for a rental that combines luxury with local culture, Lighthouse Korkyra is the accom for you. The only building on Vela Sestrica island (which is near Telascica Nature Park), the lighthouse was renovated in 2014 and now boasts sleek furnishings and unparalleled seclusion.

Rooms? Four. Sleeps eight guests.
Mood? Island vibes.
Location perks? Sun? Check. Sea? Check. Private island? Check. 
Budget range? A price tag to match the offering. 

A tiny home on the water in Zvečaj
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9. A tiny home on the water in Zvečaj

I know it, you know it. Tiny homes are all the rage at the moment. But how about a floating tiny home, surrounded by the green water of river Mrežnica? This little place is a perfect oasis, away from the hustle and bustle of the city (and it’s super cosy inside). 

Rooms? Two. Sleeps four guests.
Mood? Treehouse paradise. 
Location perks? Wake up to the sounds of wildlife overlooking the lake as you sip your morning coffee in peace. Magical indeed.
Budget range? A whole lotta bang for ya buck.

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