Private Croatia vacation rentals or better known in Croatia as a private accommodation, has a long tradition from the period when Croatia was a part of the former Yugoslavia.
Today Croatia offers thousands of private vacation properties as a fully furnished property, such as a holiday villa, apartment, houses or just a single family style room.
From my experience this type of accommodation is the most popular and the one that your budget will permit. Private accommodation in Croatia is sometimes the only possible accommodation in high season when everywhere is overbooked like in some well-trodden destinations, like Hvar or Dubrovnik.
A good question. Is it? Don’t worry I have a key to this answer. There is only the embarrassment to choose the right one among more than twenty thousand private accommodation unit spread over Croatia.
Private apartments and villas are the most sought. Here are some general advises how to search online the best one before booking definitely:
Some travelers avoid Croatia vacation rentals of fear to get 'Significantly Not As Described'. Sometimes a property that looks like paradise in the photo, upon the traveler's arrival may be a great delusion. To reduce this risk here are some suggestions:
Below is an example of one beautiful villa in a small village of Donji Humac on Brac island. You'll find many luxurious villas there but if you want to be close to the sea than you'll find that there is 7 km to the nearest beach.
If you prefer to book your accommodation online in advance, there are plenty of options around internet. Keep in mind that many private rentals owners list their properties on a different sites, so it can happen to run into the same property.
Good old Booking com has a huge database including rooms and apartments all subdivided by cities, regions, islands. airports, landmarks and district. Don't miss to explore their Croatia villas offers.
HomeAway.com is my favorite site with original world wide vacation rentals including a wide range of Croatia apartments and villas. I like this site as you can use all parameters when searching a right property limiting a risk to get SNAD (significantly not as described).
HostelWorld doesn't offer only hostel in Croatia but also guesthouses, rooms and apartments. It's the best choice for travelers on budget.