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Pet friendly oasis in Makarska Riviera

Art Apartment Croatia is located at the foot of the mountain Biokovo, in a quiet place Drašnice, in the heart of Makarska Riviera. This family house, surrounded by olive groves that hide you from prying eyes, offers two beautiful apartments.


Capacity: 2 apartments

Price range: €€€


Private garden Drasnice Makarska Riviera
Enjoying a private garden surrounded by medicinal herbs and olive groves is a proven relaxation formula.

Where to stay in Makarska Riviera?

An ideal starting point and a base camp for adventurers and nature lovers.

If you are a nature lover, who refuses to go on a trip without your pets and kids, this place is for you. Away from the city hustle and bustle, and yet close to all top sights and beautiful beaches, this apartment offers you everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

Dubrovnik and Split are just around the corner

Drašnice, with a population of only 400, is a peaceful and romantic place, surrounded by untouched nature through which steep Biokovo trails pass. Located only 15 kilometers from Makarska, the center of the Makarska Riviera, Drašnice is close to all public institutions, shops, clinics, post office, and police station.

From Drašnice, you can reach Dubrovnik in just 2 hours by driving on the Adriatic highway. Mostar is 100 kilometers away, and the shrine of Medjugorje is only 80 kilometers away.

The entrance to the Biokovo Nature Park is only a few kilometers from your door. Biokovo is a dangerous mountain; please note not to go hiking alone. Read more about Biokovo and safety tips here. This nature park delights with its flora and fauna, and special attention is drawn to the Skywalk lookout that you definitely want to visit. More about Skywalk, read here.

How to get to Drašnice?

Makarska Riviera is well connected.

Makarska Riviera is well connected, regardless of whether you travel by bus, train, plane, or car. Are you traveling by plane? The nearest airport is Split Airport, located 60 kilometers away from Makarska. The easiest way to travel from Split to Makarska Riviera is by bus. To get to Drašnice, you need to catch a bus that runs the line Split - Dubrovnik or Split - Ploče. More frequent lines from Split are Split - Makarska, but then you will need a line from Makarska that runs further south, towards Drasnice. Bus lines from Makarska to neighboring places are frequent and cheap.

Interior Art Apartment Drašnice Makarska Riviera
All the furniture has been carefully restored from old quality carpentry with Desa's signature

The scent of lavender, the shade of olive groves, and a light breeze from the Biokovo mountain will help you recharge your batteries.

No, you will not find a jacuzzi and swimming pool here, but a relaxing breeze from Biokovo, movie-scene sunsets that paint the Adriatic Sea, and a warm welcome. The owner and host of this fairytale house located in Drašnice is Desa Marijeta, a painter and poet, and that's why you will feel the spirit of untouched nature diluted with the delicate colors at first glance.

The apartment on the ground floor has its yard, 50 square meters large, includes a barbecue and outdoor space for relaxation and socializing.

Warm summer nights in the Makarska Riviera are best with good company and good food, and this oasis of peace in its olive grove can offer you more than that.

The yard is fenced, so your pets can enjoy it too. However, one should be careful because the main road, the Adriatic highway, passes right next to the house. Read more about Jadranska Magistrala here.

Although almost all apartments on the Makarska Riviera are well equipped and ready for their guests, we will mention something about the equipment of these apartments.

Art Apartment Croatia Drasnice parking
Parking is located at the entrance to the house, and is large enough for all guests.

Parking, which is free and large enough for all guests, is located at the entrance to the house. Internet is also available and is free of charge. The apartment on the first floor has a balcony overlooking the sea, and the apartment on the ground floor has its own yard. The private garden, surrounded by healing Mediterranean herbs, is equipped with deck chairs, barbecue facilities, and wooden tables. The apartment has no luxury furniture, but all the furniture has been carefully restored from old quality carpentry with Desa's signature.

Of course, the apartments have air conditioning and a TV, but what is breathtaking are the works of art that are at every step of this family home.

The private garden, surrounded by healing Mediterranean herbs
The private garden, surrounded by healing Mediterranean herbs

Desa says that the best food is prepared with home-grown vegetables from this garden: peppers, cabbage, salad, and tomatoes. When fresh ingredients are available, the hostess will surprise you with various delicacies typical for this region. Desa is a housewife, artist, restaurateur, but also an excellent cook who will be happy to help you prepare traditional Dalmatian dishes if you want to taste them.

Pet Friendly Accommodation in Makarska Riviera

Pets are more than welcomed!

Enjoying a private garden surrounded by medicinal herbs and olive groves is a proven relaxation formula. Dogs, cats, and all other animals are welcome in this garden, as well as indoors. The host is an animal lover, and although the family has two dogs of their own - they don’t stay here and won’t bother you. Indeed, if you want to vacation with your dogs, this apartment will suit you perfectly. As we mentioned earlier, the yard is fenced, so your pets will love it! However, be careful because the main road passes right next to the house.

Window view at private garden
Window view

Booking options

If you are interested in this accommodation, the best and cheapest for you is to book it directly by e-mail:

If you still practice online services, you can book this pearl of the Makarska Riviera here. Croatia Art Apartment is rated Exceptional with 9,5 on

One of the guests explained why's that.

“The hospitality of Desa Marijeta!; the quality of the apartment; views on the sea and the mountains!”


Address: Desa Marijeta, Brskovac 125, 21328 Drašnice - Croatia

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