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The best Airbnbs in Croatia

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


As a country of phenomenal natural beauty mixed with rich culture, it's no surprise Croatia has risen in popularity in recent years. And it's extremely good value for money; cheaper than your typical European weekend hotspots. To ensure you get the true, authentic Croatian experience on your trip, however, booking an Airbnb is a must. From 19th-century lighthouses to luxurious beachside villas, the country is home to some of Europe’s most stunning rentals, plenty of which are near incredible things to do in Croatia. So below we’ve rounded up our favourites of the best Croatian Airbnbs.

Updated April 2024: Have we added two new beautiful properties to the list? You bet. Check out the fairytale villa with an outdoor cinema and a rental giving chalet vibes and panoramic views. 

The best Airbnbs in Dubrovnik

Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in and review every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, amenities and in-depth research to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

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 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 interiors are every bit as beautiful. It's ideal for a unique trip for a stag/hen do and, of course, it has modern amenities such as wifi 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 luxury villa with its own infinity pool in Novigrad
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3. The luxury villa with its own infinity pool in Novigrad

The pinnacle of luxury and style near the well-preserved ancient city of Novigrad, the pictures really, really do this one justice. Spectacular. 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 just simply 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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4. 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 enough away that you can enjoy your own little bubble for a while. Speaking of bubbles…
Budget range? Super affordable.

The eco-friendly farmhouse in Humac

5. 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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6. 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.

A tiny home on the water in Zvečaj
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7. 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 serene 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.

The Dubrovnik sea-view haven
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8. The Dubrovnik sea-view haven

The dreamy terrace (with that gob-smacking view) is the star of the show at this superbly located Dubrovnik apartment. It's absolutely brimming with character, beautifully decorated throughout – which includes a fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room, lounge, two double bedrooms, two full bathrooms and an absolutely gorgeous garden with an outdoor kitchen.

Rooms? Four. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Seaside character.
Location perks? Super convient to explore the Old Town, which is only a ten-minute walk.
Budget range? Affordable between two.

The fairytale villa in Split Varoš

9. The fairytale villa in Split Varoš

This historic stone house villa offers an enchanting stay for people who want an authentic Croatian experience. Expect traditional, cottage-esque decor with modern touches for the best of both worlds, plus and stunning outdoor area complete with a BBQ, dining area, fairy lights and a projector screen for the most magical movie nights under the stars. As for the pool? You'll find it in the cave – and it's as cool as it sounds. 

Rooms? Two. Sleeps four guests. 
Mood? Cutesy cottage made better with hot weather. 
Location perks? You'll be within walking distance of the city and the Marjan pine forest. 
Budget range? A significant price for a memorable stay. 

The remote cabin in Ogulin

10. The remote cabin in Ogulin

Achieve total inner peace with this cabin-style villa in the town of Ogulin. Rest and recharge in the beautiful open-plan living space, made up of wooden panelling and stone accents. The fire place adds to the cosy feel, along with a big sofa made for sinking into. The outdoor pool, jacuzzi and BBQ make for a dreamy al fresco set-up – made even better with those panoramic views. 

Rooms? Two. Sleeps five guests. 
Mood? Deluxe cabin on the inside, valley oasis on the outside. 
Location perks? In the village above Lake Sabljaci, with nothing but landscape views to look out on (that's right, no neighbours). 
Budget range? Extremely affordable. 

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