15 Airbnbs & Vacation Rentals in Croatia for a Relaxing Mediterranean Holiday

From ancient palaces to waterfront villas, these are the ultimate vacation rentals in Croatia to call your home.

So, you’ve finally decided to rent an Airbnb in Croatia for your next holiday. And why not? This Mediterranean country boasts of more than 1,200 islands, historical cities, magnificent natural parks, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On top of that, Croatia has a cuisine as diverse as its many foreign influences; not to mention, it hosts multiple filming locations of Game of Thrones and holds a number of charming vacation homes. 

Make your trip even more memorable by staying in a tranquil and Instagram-worthy Airbnb apartment. After all, Croatia is also known for its laid-back culture, which travellers ought to maximise by booking accommodations that exude peace and relaxation. So without further ado, read this list of the best Airbnbs and vacation rentals in Croatia for a meaningful stay!

Top Airbnb homes and vacation rentals in Croatia

Dubrovnik 

1. This postcard-worthy apartment with a balcony overlooking the Old Town 

Airbnb in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Airbnb in Dubrovnik

Listing name: Fresh and Modern Apartment Luka with Old Town & Sea View
Listing type: Entire rental unit 
Max. no. of guests: 4 
No. of bedrooms: 1

For a trinity of sunshine, serene interiors, and limitless sea views, set your sights on this postcard-worthy apartment in Dubrovnik. Few lookouts can beat the fantastic view you get from the balcony, where you can gaze directly into the sparkling Adriatic Coast and the beauty of the Old Town. If these scenic advantages aren’t enough, the wonderful experience of hearing the church bells ring from the town will surely make you feel like a local. 

Be warned that the stairs to the apartment are quite steep. Thankfully, this Airbnb in Dubrovnik more than makes up for it with an ultra-comfortable bed, air-conditioning, stable WiFi, and more than enough vistas to take your breath away.

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2. This charming old-meets-new apartment in the heart of the Old Town

Airbnb in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Airbnb in Dubrovnik

Listing name: Old Meets New in the Heart of Old Town
Listing type: Entire apartment
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 2

The Walled City of Dubrovnik, dubbed “Pearl of the Adriatic” by English poet Lord Byron, is Croatia’s most popular attraction. Famous for its 16th-century  walls, medieval buildings, cobblestone streets, and terracotta rooftops, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to Game of Thrones ’ King’s Landing and Blackwater Bay.

After climbing up and down alleys in the city centre and swimming in the beaches of Lush Lokrum, you can relax in this lovely, bright apartment situated in a picturesque street near Buza Gate (the northern entrance to the Old Town). Cosy up in the living room or get some well-deserved shuteye in the spacious master bedroom that features a brass king bed. Modern accents blend nicely with vintage furniture and fixtures, giving the place a homier feel.

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3. This Dubrovnik townhouse with a view of the Old Town and Banje Beach

Airbnb in Dubrovnik

Airbnb in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Listing name: Look out over Terracotta Rooftops at a Peaceful City Retreat
Listing type: Entire townhouse
Max. no. of guests: 5
No. of bedrooms: 2

If starting and ending your day with a lovely view of Dubrovnik’s famous terracotta rooftops and the Adriatic Sea strikes your fancy, this townhouse is for you.  

With natural stones and neutral hues dominating the space, fans of Nordic interior design will love this Airbnb. It is located in the centre of the Old Town, close to family-run restaurants, shops, and main attractions; plus, it's only a 10-minute walk from the popular Banje Beach. It's also far enough from the crowds so that you can enjoy a peaceful vacation.

The townhouse has two bedrooms and can fit up to five guests, making it ideal for family or group getaways. After a historic tour of Dubrovnik, you can settle down in the living room’s L-shaped couch or relax at the patio with the homemade wine provided by your host, Nela.

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Split

4. This centrally located apartment with a rooftop terrace and an elevator

Airbnb in Split, Croatia

Airbnb in Split, Croatia

Listing name: Magic apartment next to Diocletian’s Palace
Listing type: Entire rental unit 
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 2 

Who feels like climbing the stairs these days? Surely, no one who’s spent most of their time cloistered indoors due to the pandemic. That’s why the guests at this centrally located apartment in Split are beyond grateful that the building comes with an elevator. 

Taking the lift to the fourth floor, you find this hidden gem of an apartment with a rooftop terrace and impressive views of Marmont Street and the Saint Domnius Cathedral. Standing close to the Diocletian’s Palace, this two-bedroom apartment offers quick access to some of the best restaurants, shops, bars, and markets in Split.

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5. This studio in a historical Diocletian palace

Airbnb in Split, Croatia

Listing name: Diocletian Studio Apartments
Listing type: Entire apartment
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

Ever dreamed of living in a palace? Here in Split, you can. 

One of the grandest Roman ruins in the world and another famous Game of Thrones filming spot, Diocletian’s Palace is the main attraction in Split. Built as Roman Emperor Diocletian’s military fortress in the 4 th century, the palace and the 220 buildings in the complex make up the heart of the city.

This simple but stylish studio inside the Diocletian Palace offers a kitchenette and a room with a queen-size bed and big latched windows. Settle down at the bistro table for a nightcap, or unwind in the garden after a day of exploring historical sites and vibrant shops. This Airbnb in Croatia is also close to bars, restaurants, and markets. Hosts Davor and Marina are known for being warm and helpful so you can easily ask for their recommendations on where to eat or hang out.

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Hvar

6. The Pine Beach Villa, a sprawling beach oasis enveloped in lush foliage

15 Airbnb Homes in Croatia for a Relaxing Mediterranean Holiday

Listing name: Pine Beach Villa
Listing type: Entire villa 
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 3

For your next trip to the port city of Hvar, visit the medieval castle of Fortica or take a speedboat to the Pakleni Islands — all from the comfort of the Pine Beach Villa. Located in front of the water, this beach oasis is only moments away from Croatia’s famous Hula Hula Beach Bar, where the flowing drinks and live music performances last well into the night. 

You won’t find a better way to spend your holiday than sunbathing in the garden, practising yoga at the terrace, or nodding off to the sound of gentle waves. Anytime you feel the itch to go sightseeing, the villa is just a short walk from Hvar’s city centre.

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7. This 17th-century palazzo straight out of a period drama

Airbnb in Hvar, Croatia

15 Airbnb Homes in Croatia for a Relaxing Mediterranean Holiday

Listing name: Luxury Palazzo v. Pelsocz Hvar Town
Listing type: Entire villa 
Max. no. of guests: 14
No. of bedrooms: 5 

If it’s a unique travel experience you’re after, this vacation rental in Croatia is your best bet. For starters, it’s a renovated 17th-century palazzo with a balcony overlooking the rooftops of Hvar Town. Second, it just might be the closest you can get to waking up in a real-life period drama every day. 

Dripping with old-world charm at every turn, this magnificent five-bedroom residence is perfect for a medieval fantasy-themed trip and group activities — from binge-watching Game of Thrones in the living room to gathering for dinner at the round table like King Arthur and his knights.

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Also read: 16 Magnificent Castles on Airbnb That Will Make You Feel Like Royalty

8. This cosy apartment with a stunning view of the sea

Listing name: Apartment Shades of Blue
Listing type: Entire apartment
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 2

There is no shortage of nightlife on this side of the Dalmatia region. If you've come to party, just head to one of Hvar’s world-class bars by the beach. But if a beautiful sunset view from the comforts of your (temporary) home is what you prefer, this charming apartment in Croatia has the perfect spot.

The apartment’s blue, grey, and white interiors complement the breathtaking sea views, best enjoyed while sipping coffee or wine from the balcony. And,  it only takes a few minutes on foot to reach Beach Majerovica and Beach Sirena.  Feel like staying in? This vacation rental has a comfortable sofa, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a fully equipped kitchen.

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Other Airbnbs and vacation rentals in Croatia

9. This Mediterranean stone house for poolside chilling and beach-hopping in Zadar

15 Airbnb Homes in Croatia for a Relaxing Mediterranean Holiday

15 Airbnb Homes in Croatia for a Relaxing Mediterranean Holiday

Listing name: Holiday home Sika
Listing type: Entire residential home 
Max. no. of guests: 6 
No. of bedrooms: 2

If what brings you to Croatia is the thought of sun-drenched days near the water, then this Mediterranean stone house in Zadar is for you. It features a swimming pool whose temperature can be adjusted to your liking, and not just one, but two beaches located near the property.  

Slow down and bask in uninterrupted views of the Adriatic Sea, from your bedroom to the outdoor terrace peering across the rugged terrain. Whether you’re marvelling at the stone architecture or beating the heat from the fully air-conditioned bedrooms, you’ll be living the sweet life at one of the best Airbnbs in Croatia, hands down.

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10. This rustic lodge in Plitvice

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Listing name: Rustic Lodge Plitvice
Listing type: Private room in apartment
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

For an awe-inspiring Croatian travel experience, Plitvice Lakes National Park should be part of your itinerary. One of the oldest and largest national parks in Croatia, it is known for its 16 interconnecting lakes that vary in colour from emerald green to turquoise and deep blue. 

Just a three to five-minute drive from the park is this rustic lodge where you can relax and feel one with nature. Guests praise the rooms for its cleanliness and simple wooden touches with modern amenities. Host Sefik is known for his outstanding hospitality and helpfulness with just about anything — from arranging your transportation to helping plan your trip to the park.

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11. This renovated stone house with an incredible sea view and a pool

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Listing name: Jully apartment with swimming pool
Listing type: Entire apartment
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

Legend has it that ancient Greek hero Odysseus was once captivated by and stranded on the island of Mljet for seven years. It’s easy to see why — the untamed island is the greenest in the Adriatic Sea and is home to amazing beaches and sleepy little coastal towns.  Just like Odysseus, you’ll be enchanted by this island, especially if you stay at this renovated traditional stone house in the peaceful village of Babino Polje

This Airbnb features a well-lit living room and dining area clad in neutral colours, a bedroom with a double bed and a sunroof, and a balcony. But the apartment’s best asset is the large pool overlooking the sea — the perfect spot for unwinding, swimming, and sunbathing. Guests often rave about Izabela’s hospitality and her neighbour’s homemade cheese and wine, too. Can there be a more local experience than this?

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12. This solar-powered fisherman's cottage for private getaways in Korčula

Listing name: Secluded fisherman's cottage Cove Bratinja Luka, Korcula - 9224
Listing type: Entire residential home 
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 1

Dramatically perched over a pebbled shore, this solar-powered cottage ensures that nothing stands between you and crystal-clear waters in Croatia. Located on the remote island of Korčula, this one-bedroom home is equipped with vacation-friendly amenities such as a seating area, a dining area, a small kitchenette, and a bathroom with a shower. Complete with ocean views and boating opportunities, this vacation rental brings new discoveries all year-round.

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13. This minimalist three-bedroom villa with sea views in Sutivan 

15 Airbnb Homes in Croatia for a Relaxing Mediterranean Holiday

Listing name: Serene Beachfront Abode with Minimal, Monochrome Style
Listing type: Entire villa 
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 3

Minimalists and beach lovers will fall head over heels for this pristine three-bedroom villa in Sutivan. It can be reached by taking a catamaran trip that sails from Split to the island of Brač

When you arrive at the property, you can indulge in a wide variety of activities: sipping coffee by the terrace, dipping into the swimming pool, and taking advantage of the elegant kitchen that looks made for a chef. Alternatively, the spacious terrace at the villa offers another scenic option for enjoying your meals.

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14. This charming loft in the capital

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Listing name: Soak up the Old Town feel at a Charming Three-Level Loft
Listing type: Entire apartment
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 1

Naturally, one of the best Airbnbs in Croatia can be found in the capital. If your Zagreb experience falls on a Saturday, you can take part in špica , the ritual of putting your best clothes on, sipping coffee, and people-watching (and gossiping if you’re with friends) at the town centre, between 10am to 3pm. With more than 100 coffee shops in the town centre, you won’t run out of choices.

After a day of touring the city, exploring local markets, and deep-diving into Zagreb’s coffee culture, you can chill in this cosy flat and still feel very much like a local because of its homey vibe. The plant-filled living room, with its aqua armchair and skylight from the sunroof, is like something out of a magazine and is the perfect spot for relaxing, while the comfy and cosy bed will get you sleeping soundly in no time. 

Set within the historic district of the city centre, this Airbnb in Croatia is in a quiet and safe backyard. But once you step out, you can immediately feel the Zagreb spirit. Most attractions, museums, shops, bars, and restaurants are within walking distance so you can get back into sightseeing whenever you feel like it.

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15. This homey apartment nestled in a period villa in Istria

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Listing name: Updated Apartment in a Period Villa with Private Parking
Listing type: Entire apartment
Max. no. of guests: 3
No. of bedrooms: 1

No trip is complete without sampling the local delicacies, and in Istria — Croatia’s top foodie destination — your gastronomic fantasies will be fulfilled. From seafood and wild truffles to Pljukanci (Istrian pasta) and wild asparagus with local wine, the options are endless.  After sampling Croatian cuisine and exploring the city’s attractions, you and your travel buddy can bond over a bottle of wine in this apartment’s patio.

The apartment is located within a historical Austro-Hungarian villa in Pula’s ancient Roman city centre, quiet and peaceful but close to everything and not a far walk from the beach. Old and grand exteriors take you back in time — but step inside, and you’ll find a modern yet warm space that’ll make you feel at home right away. Colourful pieces of art are found in the living room and bedroom, making the place feel friendlier. Truly a home away from home.

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Also read: 10 Reasons Why a Croatian Summer Road Trip is a Must-Do

Have you found the best Airbnbs in Croatia for your Mediterranean holiday? We hope you did! And we hope this list made you even more excited to journey as far as the Balkans!

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