8 Best HomeAway/Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Dubrovnik, Croatia - Updated 2024

Mehak
Mehak 
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The southernmost town of Croatia, Dubrovnik is one destination that definitely has to be on your once-in-this-lifetime list. Nestled between stunning mountains on one side and the mesmerizing Adriatic waters on the other, with its museums, festivals, art, culture and Game of Thrones connection, you really can’t miss out on this stunning town. Walk around the ancient stone walls, go to the top of Mount Srd, take a GoT tour, head to the gorgeous Lokrum Island and go beachcombing, all possible while you are here. Hop on, as we take you through the top HomeAway vacation rentals to check out in Dubrovnik, Croatia, for the ultimate vacation experience.

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Dubrovnik Octopus burger at Barba GOT tour in Dubrovnik Old Bridge Mostar Fish stew at Gradska Kavana Arsenal Lake on Lokrum Island

Dubrovnik was such a lovely city, and we were lucky to get such good weather. I think September is the perfect time to go because it’s warm but you won’t be sweating through your clothes like you would in peak summer! Whether you’re a Game of Thrones fan or not, there is still plenty to see and do. Check out my recommendations for a memorable stay:

- Walk along the city walls to get the best views of the city and picturesque orange buildings.

- Take a guided Game of Thrones tour to learn some juicy stories about the show and cast; also, see where scenes such as the shame walk, Joffrey’s wedding and Blackwater Bay took place.

- Try the famous octopus burger at Barba.

- Go on a sunset kayak around the city walls.

- Swim in the lake at Lokrum Island, then sit on the Iron Throne.

- Have a Croatian dinner by the sea at Gradska Kavana Arsenal (try black risotto or fish stew!)

- Try authentic Bosnian cuisine at the Taj Mahal restaurant.

- Spend an evening on a ghost tour learning about urban legends about the city.

- Have a beer or wine on the edge of a cliff at Buza Bar.

- Take a day trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina and visit the historic and quaint city of Mostar.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 19, 2024.

1. An architectural and historical marvel (from USD 1000)

A delight for history and architecture enthusiasts, in particular, this 5,300 sqft (500 sqm) house is on the list of protected monuments as a house of exceptional architectural value, dating back to between the two world wars. Overlooking the mesmerizing Adriatic Sea, Lokrum Island and the Old City, this villa is surrounded by lush gardens and Cyprus trees, making it an ideal vacation retreat to kick back and soak in the beauty of nature.

The villa takes on interior design elements from famous international and Croatian designers and features artistic paintings from Nikolina Simunovic. The accommodation houses five ensuite bedrooms, a private garden, a hot tub, a swimming pool and a stunning terrace overlooking the sea.

Stayed at this property?
Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva, Croatia
villa 12 Guests 6 Bedrooms 8 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
preserved furniture and professional kitchen
the view on old town from the balcony is
It is contemporary villa with all amneties you would like to use
Beautifully furnished villa with six bedrooms private pool
the beds and mattresses are so comfortable
Cleanliness:
The house is nicely designed and it is perfectly clean
The house is nicely decorated furniture
Host:
Ivan recommend us great Croatian wines
huge and gorgeous Furniture is great and views from the hot tub unbeatable
Ivan is the best host ever
We like so much paintings and art instalations
Ivan was a perfect host
Location:
The house is in a great location - an easy walk to the Old City
I've stayed in so many great hotels but Villa Paulina is way better
is very beautiful city and Villa Paulina
Villa Paulina is a contemporary house
The wine collection is fantastic and we enjoyed listening music from sound systems
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2. Villa with tennis, football and basketball court and a pool (from USD 277)

This three-bedroom villa in Gruda village features a view of vineyards and one included tasting in the owner’s private wine cellar. The house is a great choice for sports lovers since it comes with a tennis court, a football area, a swimming pool with loungers and a basketball court. The house is surrounded by a huge, green garden and features a large covered terrace with a barbecue.

The property is 10 minutes from the Dubrovnik Airport, 15 km (9.3 miles) from the beach and 1 km (0.6 miles) away from shopping, dining and recreation spots.

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29 reviews   Wifi Available
villa 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
but the cable car is also useful
Lots of towels provided for both shower and poolside
The facilities are excellent and it has everything you could need
The villa is superb has everything one could want in a home from home
There are fans to assist the the air conditioning unit and perhaps that is the one thing the villa would benefit from - full A
Cleanliness:
very clean and well maintained exactly as described on the website
the house itself was very clean and there are plenty of amenities both in the garden and undercover
Basic provisions supplied which was really useful
Host:
Generous hospitable and incredibly helpful
great pool tennis court
Mario and his family could not have been more friendly and helpful
They made us feel genuinely welcome and having booked directly with many owners over several years now
gym was a big hit
Location:
Many excellent bars and restaurants in the area
It is in a very quiet location
but it's easy to go to Cavtat and Dubrovnik
It's not far from Gruda
There are a number restaurants close by that serve authentic Croatian meals that re to die forThe House
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3. Vibrant and lively three-bedroom apartment in the tourist area (from USD 94)

This bright and colourful 3-bedroom apartment is only 300 meters (984.3 feet) from the beaches and a 20-minute walk to the Cavtat harbour. It also puts you at only a five-minute walk away from restaurants, pools, an aquapark, playgrounds et al.

The house features three double bedrooms with a television in each, a lively and cheerful living room, furnished with stylish decor, a balcony with views of the water and a full kitchen. The apartment has a boat that can be rented at a discount, should they want a licensed skipper to drive them to local islands or to the national park of Mljet.

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20 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The apartment can accommodate up to 6 people and it has everything you need (towels tv
After the short drive to the apartment
it is spacious with 3 bedrooms
All the bedrooms are inviting with comfy beds
The apartment itself is in immaculate condition
Cleanliness:
Everything was really clean Antonia
The apartment is new and very clean
Host:
she made it so easy
the host was really nice and helpful
is the blackboard where all useful information is written
the elevation coupled with the heat made us a tad
They helped us renting a boat twice at a good price
Location:
The closest restaurants by the beach were not the best experience but lots of great restaurants along the walk to Cavtat and in Cavtat town centre
bust station was 2 min away
only 15 minutes walk away
The flat was clean and fresh and just a short walk from the beach Restaurants and small shops are just a short walk away in Cavtat
and you are also just a short walk from the beach shops
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4. Three-bedroom seaside apartment (from USD 129)

This accommodation features modern design and stylish interiors, coupled with dazzling sea views and an ideal location that’s close to town, yet far enough to avoid the crowds. The super spacious apartment covers 1,076 sqft (100 sqm) of living accommodation, with 3 bedrooms, and it is designed to cater to up to 6 guests. The sliding glass doors through the living room lead to a balcony furnished with sun loungers and a dining space, offering breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea and the Old Town of Dubrovnik.

The apartment is only a 15-minute walk to the nearest beach and is close to the seaside promenade, which is home to plenty of restaurants, bars and shops, besides also being a great place to enjoy long sunset walks.

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31 reviews   Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of space and kitchen was well stocked
but the view was worth the climb
Lovely apartment with efficient air conditioning and great view
We took our 2 daughters and their husbands plus our 11 month old granddaughter
It is well equipped modern and clean
Host:
Host Sandra and her husband were very friendly and helpful
They were always helpful to us
Sandra and her husband could not do enough for us
Hosts were so lovely and very helpful
The restaurants are all good and seem to offer a similar menu Dubrovnik is stunning
Location:
a 15 minute stroll downhill
The apartment is in a very quiet area with the Cavtat bars and restaurants
The place is so clean spacious and beautiful to stay in A perfect location too
Cavtat was really nice village
I would recommend the place for anyone who likes to spent their vacation in a nice and easy place near Dubrovnik
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5. Apartment with magnificent views and a large terrace with a pool (from USD 439)

This listing is a delightful apartment with magnificent vistas overlooking the island of Lokrum and the Old Town. The three-bedroom property comes with two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen space and a cozy lounge area. The highlight of the accommodation is its large, open terrace with a swimming pool, sun loungers, provisions for alfresco dining and lots of greenery.

The location is also only a short distance to the Old Town, the beach and all that you may need. The only downside is the 80+ steps, but the views sure make it worth the climb!

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Dubrovnik, Dubrovacko-neretvanska županija, HR
14 reviews  
Apartment 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool is wonderful
the view from the terrace of the old town was spectacular; walking up and down the steps to the old town became easier as the week went on
the apartment was really comfortable - the photos do not do it justice
the apartment itself was probably the best equipped of any rental property we have used before
carrying cases up the stairs would be difficult for anyone a little unfit but as the stay progressed the stairs became easier
Cleanliness:
apartment is clean and nicely furnished
really clean and modern inside
centrally located, brand new refurbishment
it was spotlessly clean and tidy with plenty of towels and beach towels for the whole family
the apartment is stunning and spotless in a great location with beautiful views of the ocean and old town
Host:
dube was very helpful with any information we needed
the managers made all the booking arrangements easy and were very helpful when we arrived
the owner couldn't have been more helpful
apartment managers were great at seeing to all the details especially the airport transfers
would love to go back when the sun shines
Location:
the old city is just below and the nearest beach is even closer
a fantastic city and villa, thank you dubrovnik and villa juliet for the best time!
the apartment is in a fantastic location (you get used to the steps!) a great base to quickly get into the beautiful old town
the stairs weren't too bad at all, even my parents who don't like stairs were fine with a few breaks on the way
the nearest beach is about 150 steps away, straight down and the old city itself is a few more steps to the right
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6. Tastefully decorated apartment with a lovely terrace (from USD 285)

homeaway dubrovnik | tastefully decorated apartment with a lovely terrace
Source: Vrbo

This 645 sqft (60 sqm) luxury accommodation is decorated to the highest standards of design, with tastefully picked chic interiors that play around with pastel shades and lighting. It features two bedrooms, a stylish indoor and outdoor lounge area, a modern kitchen and a captivating terrace area with sea views. The furnished terrace houses a barbecue, a hot tub, a seating area and a provision for alfresco dining.

Located just 500 meters (1,640.4 feet) from the beach and 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) from the UNESCO-listed Old Town, the place is also close to shops and transport options, putting you in an ideal location for everything in Dubrovnik.

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Dubrovnik, Dubrovačko-neretvanska županija, HR
4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

7. Beautiful villa with lovely home-like vibe (from USD 142)

This 1,291 sqft (120 sqm) villa, located in the historical center of Cavtat, stretches across 2 storeys and comes with a lovely homelike vibe. The ground floor hosts the living room, the dining room, the well-appointed kitchen, the fireplace and a bathroom. The first floor houses a double bedroom and a terrace and the second floor comes with a double bedroom and beautiful views of Cavtat Bay.

Classical style furniture made of high-quality wood is featured throughout the property and the outdoors has gym equipment, a garden whirlpool and sun loungers.

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20 reviews  
villa 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 6
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
(the downstairs bed was partitioned off from the rest of the living room
The (not hot) hot tub was a bonus for cooling off
One of the attractions of the town is that it is almost traffic-free
It was well placed in the old part of town close to
- takes a variable length of time depending on the boat fastest journey
Cleanliness:
beautiful bathrooms spacious bedrooms and very effective air conditioning and wifi
Host:
He picked us up from the airport and took us back
The owner was very friendly and helpful but not invasive
the owner was helpful and responsive Would definitely recommend
We also particularly appreciated an afternoon's guided visit to his brother's vineyard and the hospitality of his family All in all one of the best holidays we have had
You can also get the ferry to Dubrovnik from the harbour
Location:
It is a beautiful house in a stunning location
but the property is still peaceful
but literally a minutes walk away from the great selection of restaurants and bars in the town the best located beach club and a handy supermarket which sold fresh bread and pastries
convenience store gift shops and restaurants
Great house very comfortable and fabulous location few minutes walk to restaurants
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8. Charming two-story rural-style villa (from USD 150)

This lovely, rural-style villa is located in the quiet village of Mocici, near the Dubrovnik airport, and consists of three bedrooms and a huge garden area, along with an outdoor swimming pool with a jetted tub. The lower story houses the cozy living room, the well-appointed kitchen and an exit to the outdoor area, while the upper story holds the three south-facing bedrooms. The stunning outdoor area holds tonnes of character and charm - you’ll absolutely love it here.

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Čilipi, Dubrovnik-Neretva County, HR
47 reviews  
villa 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfy and everything was spotless
the villa was just as beautiful as the photos, if not more so
the villa itself is spotless, the rooms well decorated and spacious and its homely, rustic charm makes it a perfect setting for a relaxing and comfortable holiday in a countryside location
depending on the time of year, there is dining on a nearby property but we were late in the season (oct) for that but understand it offers dinners of excellent quality
from the moment that we arrived, it was clear that the brautovic family are experienced in the art of hospitality
Cleanliness:
bedrooms were lovely with two bath ensuites and the third bedroom had a private bath on the lower level
the house was also spotlessly clean, offered a relaxing atmosphere and lots of space for our group of 6
very clean with everything you would need in a villa and more
we were welcomed with complimentary cheese and wine, which was fantastic! delicious fresh figs were also delivered by the owners
Host:
hosts very friendly and helpful
dulio and is family deserve every credit for maintaining their high standards and for being friendly, helpful and non intrusive whilst still living next door
all in all the best villa we have ever rented and we have rented plenty!thanks once again
on arrival, a welcome platter of fresh food for our first evening was greatly appreciated
we (six of us) thoroughly enjoyed our week at villa nina and could not be made more welcome by the brautovic family
Location:
supermarket and restaurant just 5 minutes walk and cavtat, which is a beautiful port with good restaurants and the water taxi to dubrovnik is just a 10 minute drive
the outside area is beautiful with lots of lovely places to sit and relax
we also took the ferry to lokrum island, which is well worth a visit too
the local supermarket and restaurant nearby make it so easy to enjoy, relax and spend time around the villa too
the 'domestico' restaurant is conveniently located just a few minutes walk away
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Good to know

You can experience this destination at its very best from April through mid-June and mid-September through mid-October, as summers are extremely crowded. Booking well in advance is recommended, to ensure availability and reasonable pricing. Once you’re here, it’s easy to access most of the city on foot, since it’s so small. Driving a car isn’t really possible since no cars are allowed inside the walled city, but you can use taxis to take you anywhere outside the city for day trips and they are reasonably priced.

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Mehak is a young student from India majoring in Finance. Travelling is something that has always fascinated her, she intends to solo travel the world. She enjoys reading about anything and...Read more

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