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Studio Apartment in Dalmatia.Holiday Studio to rent in Sukosan Dalmatia - Croatia Ref: 2530550

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Self contained second floor holiday studio apartment on second floor of a family home. Centrally located in Sukosan, close to all amenities including the sea with is approximately 25 meters from the property.

Features

Property Type: Studio
Catering: Self-catering
Accommodation:
  • Max guests 3
  • 1 Bedroom(s)
  • 1 Shower Room(s)
 

Property available for...

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)
  • Corporate bookings
  • Short term breaks (4 days or fewer)
  • Holiday lets (1 to 4 weeks)
  • Hen / Stag breaks

Type of holiday

  • Beach
  • Family
  • Travelling with pets
  • City break
  • Diving
  • Good nightlife
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Hiking
 

 

Summary

Although we provide our guests with free parking (which can be hard to come by when this sleepy villiages population swells in number during the summer months!) you may find your car if indeed you bring one gets as much of a holiday as you do when you come to stay with us.

Situated in a quiet cul de sac habited by friendly locals just 50 meters away from the old villiage square you will be located right in the heart of Sukosan just a few minutes walk away from all of the amenities this charming Damlmatian costal resort has to offer you.

The apartment is a new build self contained studio apartment on the top floor of our family home which combines traditional with modern for convience and comfort throughout your stay with us.
Elevated sloping ceilings with exposed beams and marble effect tiled flooring coupled with a neutral palate and triple aspect double glazed windows give a light and airy feeling to this 30m2 apartment throughout.

To visit Sukosan is to unwind and relax. We provide you with the perfect base for a self catering holiday to recharge the batteries in style and sample the local way of life.

Details of the studio apartment
Two flights of stairs lead to the 2nd floor where you will be greeted by a small sun terrace with seating, drying space and BBQ. A wooden entrance awning provides an attractive enterance to both this apartment and a one bedroom apartment which share the top floor. Larger parties wishing to take both apartments for their stay in Sukosan will have the best of both worlds, the privacy of two seperate accomodations which in turn can blend into one as required thanks the shared dining balcony directly accessed from both accomodations. Owners accomodation which share the top floor.

Your front door opens into the hall area which is open plan to the living space comprising of kitchen containing breakfast bar with seating, fridge, gas hob, extractor hood, double bowl sink unit, work surface and cabinets for storage of provisions and all the kitchen essentials provided to ensure the home from home factor!

A modern double sofa bed, double wardrobe, coffee table, chest of drawers, and televison furnish the living area. Inflateable double and or single beds can be added for parties of more than two people. French doors lead to a pretty dining balcony with table and chairs, sun shade and villiage life views with mountain backdrops. (you glimpse the sea which is less than 40 meters away but balcony water views are by no means panoramic).

The shower room is tiled and consists of a WC, wash hand basin, shower and wall cabinet.

Storage for larger items including sports equipment and prams etc can be provided undercover on the ground floor.

Naturally included in the cost of your stay with us .... All utilities - hot and cold water, electricity, gas, WIFI conection, bed linen and bathroom towels, parking for one veihcle.

About your hosts
I am an English settler in Dalmatia and my husbands family are native Croatians who can also speak a little German and Italian.

There is usually always be a member of the family on the premisis for your added security and peace of mind.

Extras
As our guests if you have any special requirements prior to or during your stay with us just Ask, that is what we are here for.

Transfers, Car and bike hire, function suite hire, fresh produce, groceries, excursions, tour guides, pet accomodation, baby sitting and child minding are just an example of requests we are able to help you with to ensure your stay with us is a magical one.

 

Accomodation

  • Max guests 3
  • 1 Bedroom(s)
  • 1 Shower room(s)
  • 1 Sofa bed(s)

Linen and Towels

  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Beach towels not provided
  • Cleaning included

Amenities

  • Internet access
  • Staffed property
  • WI-FI available

Kitchen

  • Stove Top / Hob
  • Fridge
  • Kettle

Entertainment

  • TV

Garden and Exterior

  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Mountain view
  • BBQ
  • Private parking
  • Table and Chairs
 

Suitable for...

Suitable for children Yes
Suitable for elderly Yes
Suitable for wheelchairs Not suitable
Pets welcome Some pets - please enquire
Smoking Yes
 

Prices

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Location

Country Croatia
Region Dalmatia
Town Sukosan

 

Distances

Zadar Airport 10 kilometres
Zadar 10 kilometres
Biograd 15 kilometres
Kornati National Park 60 minutes by ferry
National Park Krka 80 kilometres
National Park Paklenica 60 kilometres
Lake Vransko Nature Park 15 kilometres
Velebit Nature Park 25 kilometres
Nature Park Telascica 60 minutes by ferry
Split 80 kilometres
Beach 5 minutes walking
Water Front 1 minutes walking
Marina Dalmatia. 15 minutes walking

 

Car advised: No
 

 

Activities

  • Beach
  • Bird watching
  • Bowling
  • Cultural area
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Lake
  • Marina
  • Mountaineering
  • National park
  • Night life area
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Tennis courts
  • Walking
  • Water skiing
  • Watersports
  • Windsurfing

 

Local Area

CROATIA
Croatia officially Republika Hrvatska (local) is located in Central and Southeast Europe, bordering Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia in the east, Slovenia in the north-west, Hungary in the north-east and Montenegro and the Adriatic Sea in the south.

The warmest area of Croatia is the Adriatic coast and, especially in its immediate hinterland characterized by the Mediterranean climate, as the temperature highs are moderated by the sea.
Now entirely liberated from Yugoslavia, the Croatian nation is arguably among the most enthralling although least visited countries in Europe. Nevertheless, vacationers that take time to explore this nation are sure to discover that there is plenty to see and do in this land rich in history, tradition and natural beauty.

DISCOVER SUKOSAN
A place where fertile fields melt into the glittering Adratic. As well as tourism, not supprisingly the main occupations in this area include farming, viniculture, olive growing and fruit growing. Evidence of these centuries old traditional occupations are to be seen everywhere; adding to the natural beauty and old world charm of picturesque Sukosan.

Sukosan town and harbour nestled in the heart of a long indented coastline aptly named Golden Port, or as we say locally Zlatna Luca, really are Dalmatias hidden jewels. Located just 11 km south-east of Zadar, Sukosan is only a few minutes by car from the Adriatic highway and Zadar airport.
The name Sukosan or Sanctus Casanus, was first mentioned on a legal document in the year 1289, but the village itself is much older. The remains of a medieval settlement can be found at the bottom of Zlatna Zucas shallow and sheltered lagoon.

Inside of the former village walls, Sukosan is meshed by narrow streets shaded by the old stone-built houses bearing signs of the former turbulent centuries. In the central part of this medieval village is the parish church dedicated to the protector of Sukosan - Saint Casanus. Local people are proud to still have a bell tower that chimes during daylight hours ensuring no excuses for missing lunch as you always know the time here!

Talking of lunch! A charming place to enjoy some is in one of the alfresco seated resturants on the square Gornja vrata, overlooking the renovated old villas and a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary. During the summer season, various culture and entertaining performances take place on this square.

One of the most iconic images of Sukosan would have to be Archbishop Matheo Valaressos summer palace. Built during the 15th century on an artificially made islet in the lagoon these ancient walls provided shelter for local inhabitents from Ottoman attacks. Over the centuries, natural decay as well as the wars and earthquakes which have hit this region have inevitably left their mark on the former palace. Today only three walls remain jutting out from the sea, truely a sight to behold in the evening when the sun sets down precisely between two walls.
Today Sukosan spreads around the entire spacious bay, and the original village is just a heart of this popular tourist destination. Inumerable bays and beautiful beaches line the coast one is simply spoilt for choice and can be sure to find a private secluded cove away from the maddning crowds even during the busy summer months.

Sukosan has many cafe bars and resturants infact due to their number I have read Sukosan is considered as a place of wine and song! Beachfront establishments tend to close during the winter but there are pleanty of places in the villiage, overlooking the harbour and vicinity that are open out of season so you can enjoy our Dalmatian culinary specialties all year round.

The villiages Debeljak, Glavica and Gorica adjoin Sukosan and are also charming places to visit while you are on holiday in Sukosan. The town has around 3000 full time inhabitents, we have a kindergarten, an elementary school with equipped sports hall, post office, ATM machines, grocery shops, local produce markets, medical and dental practice, and everything else that makes this a pleasant place to live and vacation.

We are fortunately situated in Sukosan having the largest marina on the Adriatic coast on our doorstep, add to that 5 National Parks and 2 Nature Park very close by, well maintained beaches and untouched nature, hospitable people with rich cultural heritage, festivals and entertainment programs, great food, low tax on ciggarettes and alchol, 2350 hours of sunshine every year, need I go on!.... There really is no wonder that Sukosan has been attracting domestic and foreign tourists who return year after year.

Summer or winter a place all of the family will be sure to love whatever the season.

SUKOSANS BEACHES
Djecji raj meaning childrens paradise beach is the main beach which is great for a fun and relaxing family day in the sun with pleanty to do for all ages. The shallow and sandy seabed are a paradise for swimmers and non swimmers alike, the gin clear waters are super to snorkle in. You can rent beach chairs, paddleboats and refresh yourself with ice cream or a drink in one of the bars. There are showers, changing cabins and eco-toilets. Extending from "Barbir" to "Podvare". The coast is partially paved with stone, and mostly covered with pebbles. A number of trees over hanging the beach offer shade to keep you cool during our hot summer days. Jet ski rental and zoobing also availabe to rent in summer months.

Zlatna luka translated, golden port beach is located at the entrance to Sukošan from Zadar. The beach is covered with pebbles and tamarisk and pine trees provide natural shade during the summer heat. There are showers, changing rooms and eco-toilets. On the beach you can enjoy beach volleyball.

Makarska beach is also very beautiful. There are showers, changing cubicles and toilets. The coast is partly paved and partly covered with pebbles, with plenty of natural shade of the tamarisk trees. Jet bikes for hire. When it is windy this bay is an ideal spot for wind and kite surfers. Nearby is a playground for beach volleyball, basketball court and a bocce court.

Punta or Small bays stretch from the Golden port to the natural complex Tustica has over 6 km of coastline, lapped by crystal clear sea, and almost the entire length suitable for swimming. Guests can choose from a well-kept beaches and intimate coves. One rocky sheltered cove along this stretch has become popular with naturalists.

CULTURAL SUKOSAN
Church of St. Cassian is located in the old village. A beautiful stone building with Romanesque and baroque details thought to have been constructed in the 17th century on a site where its predessor probably dated back to the 11th century. The accompaniying functional bell tower a twentieth century addition plays an important role in everyday life of the village.

Located on the square Church of our Lady grace fronted by restaurants offering alfesco dining was built during the Candian war and plague in 1650. A testamant to the Virgin Mary for sparing us the plague raging at that time in this area.

The Church of Saint Martin in the Kaštelina area was in ancient times the parish church of the medieval village Prljan. Overlooking the vineyards, olive groves and bay of Sukosan now sits a peaceful structure which has been witness to the the tumultuous history of this region. Repeatedly completely destroyed, the last time late 1991 by the Chetniks during the cival war locals believe that it is Saint Martin protector of the harvests who kept Sukosan safe. Every year we celebrate our fruitful crops with a festival in the name of Svete Martina.

Archdiocese of Zadar's mansion, a palace built on an artificially made island in the middle of the bay at the end of 15th century. Built during the Candian war the to help protect Sukošan from Turkish attacks. Today an iconic sight in Sukosan the palace remains are especially beautiful at sunset offering unique vista.

Gornja varata, Higher Gate represents the remains of the entry and exit of Sukosans defensive walls which were built between 1468 and 1470 during the Venetian rule to protect the villiage and its inhabitants.

Grb Zmajevica the coat of arms of Zadar archbishop Vicka Zmajevica is a fine example of Croatian heraldry carved in to a sadly neglected building which can be found opposite the palace.

ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND SUKOSAN
Sukosan provides a plethora of activities for those wishing to fill their days with pursuits a little more strenious than swimming and sunbathing.

The beautiful nature that surrounds us is suitable for walking/running and cycling, tracks skirt the coastal peninusular and through the fields, vineyards and olive trees where it is a delight to smell the underbrush and herbs. From the hills you will enjoy birdseye views of Sukošan, the marina, Pasman canal and the islands on one side and the fertile Straight districts on the other side.
The enchanting Kornati islands are within easy reach of our crystal clear waters a paradise for swimming and sailing.

Surfing, Windsurfing and kitesurfing are now popular and many enjoy these sports all year round in Sukosan. Due to the proximity of the islands surfing is very safe here regardless of your level of knowledge and skills.

If you like basketball you have found the right place. There are basket ball courts at both Makarska beach and in the town centre. In the summer months there is an organized basketball camp for children offering the opportunity to enter tournaments and competitions.

Soccer and football are also popular with tournaments tournaments at the Sports Centre and stadium.

Beach volleyball and water polo are super summer sports which will cost you nothing but a lttle energy. Volley ball nets can be found on a number of our beachs and a water polo cour it situated at the end of the Stara Riva jetty.

Boccia is traditional game in Dalmatia. On Sundays and feast days men gather on the bocce grounds. One can enjoy watching the locals play and pick up some tips before trying it for yourself.
Fishing brings tourists and locals together in mutually appreciation of their catch irrespective of language spoken. The obligitory olive oil, bread, home made wine and good company are the Dalmatian ingredients a celebration barbeque, Doba Tek! (Good Appetite!) Game fishing can be enjoyed at lake Vrana.

The beauty of our underwater world is known around the world but enjoyed only by scuba divers, snorkellers and the richly diverse variety of sealife blue Adriatic boasts. A great advantage of this areas geography is that, in all weather conditions you can find a safe dive. Kornati National Park offers some great snorkling and diving for sea life there are also a number of wreck dives close to Sukosan.

Rafting, canoeing and kayaking. Zrmanja is a river locally known as "Beauty and the Beast." It provides some of the best rafting in this part of Europe, and carries you through landscapes of breathtaking beauty. This is one river you must see and experience.

Paklenica is must for all climbing and caving enthusiasts as well as geologists who will be impressed with the impressive rock formations.

Paintball is one of the most exciting sports in the world and has become popular among millions of people of all ages and lifestyles, based on adrenalin this excellent team game can be enjoyed in the attractive grounds of Velebit.

Nautica. Marina Dalmacija the largest marina on the Adriatic is situated on Sukosans natural protected bay ideally located in the heart of this indented coast within easy reach of a host of Dalmatian islands that make this coast so special. If you want to experience the charms of our mediteranian climate onboard this is where you will find numerous charter companies where you can rent a boat and cruise the Adriatic. Because of the favorable Mediterranean climate during the entire year, the marina is full and attracts yachtsman from all parts of the world.

THE LOW DOWN ON SUKOSANS CUSINE, NIGHTLIFE AND FESTIVALS
You will go a long way to find another nation of people quite as proud of their food and produce as the Croatians, and with good reason!

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining in Sukosan restaurants and konobas which positively compete in excellence to create sensational dishes for their patrons. Freshly caught seafood, suculent locally farmed meats and piquant island cheeses are seasoned with dalmatian herbs and extra virgin olive oil, accompained by delicious organic vegtables, salads and bread. Leave a little room for a desert again the choices are many, mouth watering pastries stand up against ices creams, crepes and fruits. Be prepared to gain a couple of kilos when you visit us!
The young ones will be kept amused during summer months at the alfresco Luna Park which has an assortment of merry go round rides and soft play areas. Slot machines, pinball and table football are also in situe for the older ones. Prices are very reasonable leaving you enough money for ice creams all round, fun for all the family.

The Dalmatians love a festival and celebrate many throughout the year. You must wintness these occasions to experience an authentic atmosphere rich in local customs and hospitality. Join us in celebration every Thursaday and Sunday evening during summer months when traditional and modern music is acompanied by dancing, grilled food and wine in the centre of Sukosan.
The feast of Saint Cassian is celebrated on 13 August every year when many join a procession carrying the statue of Sukosans patron saint. The streets are lined with stalls selling wares to add to the party atmosphere.

Although Sukosan does not lay claim to a night club, great nights can be had in one of our many bars till the small hours. Cocktails, local and imported spirits, vines and beers are very reasonably priced in Croatia and the atmosphere is very upbeat with mild mediteranian evenings and popular music and dancing in many places. wether its a quiet drink with romantic sunset views over the islands you are looking for or the music and lights of a DJ hosted Jaigemeister party where you can let your hair down one of Sukosan many and varied establishments should fit the bill.

PLACES OF INTEREST CLOSE TO SUKOSAN
TOWNS
Zadar was centuries the capital city of Dalmatia and today is the centre of the region. Three thousand years of history, unique sacral buildings and a rich cultural heritage are visible with every step. The Roman Forum from the 1st century, a 9th century medieval basilica, mighty fortification walls with first class Sea-farers and land gates from the 16th century and many palaces, villas and other historic monuments await your visit.

Zadar is not all history and cultural, you can shop till you drop away from the heat of the day in a choice of arcades or the enchanting boutique shops in the narrow and shaded traditional streets. The old town peninular markets are supplied daily with local fruit, vegetables and fish which can be found served in resturants serving gastronomic delights for all tastes. Many night clubs, bars and street cafes provide entertainment.

Dont miss Greeting to the Sun and the world famous Sea Organ. A 22m wide sola paneled circle produces an impressive game of light to the rhythm of the waves. Several rows of stairs descending to the sea 70 meters in length beneath them 35 pipes containing whistles provid the music of sea-driven air. Both installations situated on the Zadar quay attract many visitors. Distance from Sukosan: 11Km

Nin is the oldest Croatian royal town in which rulers and bishops had their seats from the 7th to the 10th centuries. It was known as Aenona in Roman time and had the forum, amphiteater and aqueduct. Nin is situated on a small islet in the middle of a shallow lagoon and thus it connects its historical richness with natural beauties.

Biograd Na Moru is a beautiful town of the Zadar Riviera is situated on a peninsula views to the island of Pašman, separated from it by a long channel. An impressive marina is host to the world famous Biograd Boat Show and many regattas. Another good reason to visit is the olympic sized salt water open air swimming pool.

Sibenik is a city that successfully combines its glorious past with its gift of natural beauty. While sightseeing this city you will surely be impressed by the degigner boutiques and well-known cathedral St. Jakov, the most important renaissance structure in Croatia. Dont miss the vista point over Sibenik bridge and canal for some super photo opportunities.

NATIONAL PARKS
Island group National Park Kornati, is the most indented island group on the whole of Mediterranean with as many as 140 uninhabited islands, islets and cliffs. It is a paradise for nautical experts, modern Robinsons and divers. Distance from Sukosan: 11 Nm

National Park Krka is situated on the most beautiful Croatian karst river Krka. The river represents a sort of karst phenomenon, which, on its way towards the sea, forms numerous lakes, waterfalls and currents. Most impressive and most visited of these are Skradinski buk and Roški waterfall. All ages enjoy the museum villiage depicting traditional crafts and way of life in years gone by. Distance from Sukosan: 80 km

National Park Paklenica is a small but important part of mountain Velebit including two canyons: Velika and Mala Paklenica. It is one of the most attractive and most beautiful natural phenomena in Velebit that has become a worldwide mountaineering attraction. Distance from Sukosan: 60 km

NATURE PARKS
Lake Vransko is the largest lake in Croatia. Part of Lake Vransko is protected as an ornithological reservation, while the whole lake is proclaimed to be important bird area according to criteria by the European Union.

Nature Park Telascica is situated on the entrance to National Park Kornati. It consists of a narrow bay with a 100 m high vertical cliff on whose top is a large salt lake. The northeastern side of the bay is completely stripped of all plants, while the southwestern side is covered by thick pine, olive, and fig forest. Distance from Sukosan: 11 Nm

Nature Park Velebit. There is a great number of reasons why Velebit was proclaimed a Nature Park; unusual rocks, canyons, deep pits, caves, and numerous endemic species that inhabit this mountain. From the mountaintops there is a magnificent view over the Adriatic Sea and several islands. In the Park you are welcome to raft on the river Zrmanja, to climb or to fish.

ROMANCE!
Galešnjak a noninhabited heart shaped island is less than 10km from us in the Pasman Canal. This is a nautural phonomem is a must see for all you romantic couples coming to visit the area.

HOW TO GET TO SUKOSAN
Air
Zadar Airport is located in Zemunik, is currently open from the 1st April until 31st October each year. Well connected with major Croatian cities, Europe and UK.
Ferry
If you are arriving from Italy, the shortest distance ferry route is Ancona - Zadar. The journey takes 8 hours (usually overnight). www.jadrolinija.hr www.miatours.hr
By train
Zadar is connected by train to the Croatian capital of Zagreb. There is also a train station at Sukosan.
Bus
Zadar is well connected with all Croatian cities and major European capitals. www.liburnija-zadar.hr
Car
The fastest way to us from Zagreb is the highway A1 Zagreb - Split. Coming down the highway at the exit near Zadar 2 Zemunik, where you are less than 10 minutes drive away from Sukošan.
Buses and taxis can be obtained from the airports bus/train stations, and ferry terminals into Sukosan.

By prior arrangement we will happily arrange transers for you which will definately be cheaper than using taxis, if you have not already arranged when booking give me a telephone call to confirm your arrival time and where you would like picking up.

 

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