Wheelchair Accessible Croatia Bungalow & Apartment
Sinisa Strbac, of Australia, now offers an accessible bungalow and apartment rental in Croatia. Both accommodations provide a roll-in shower and a handheld shower hose.
The bungalow is priced at 150 euros per night. It sleeps four. It features (apart from the accessible bathroom and two very large private terraces) a spectacular view, computer with internet access, satellite TV, stereo, DVD player, electric double bed, large fridge, steam oven, microwave/convection oven, grill, air conditioner, shower chair and hoist if required, a washing machine, dishwasher, and all dishes and linens. The bungalow has no connecting walls to any other building and it is about 50m from the main house.
The apartment sleeps four and is priced at 100 euros per night. It features a large terrace with a view to the sea, all the cooking facilities, a large living room, a bedroom, spacious kitchen and an accessible bathroom.
All areas are level, and since both buildings are on a hill and access is via ramps (10 degrees steep) from a level car park. Inside, both structuresí doors are 1 meter or approximately 3-feet wide. Showers are level.
The accommodations are situated on the island of Ciovo. The island is connected to the mainland by the bridge in the medieval town of Trogir. The main city nearby is Split (about 25 km by land or 2 km by sea). The apartments are in the fishing village of Slatine. There are cafes, restaurants and shops in the village itself, but both Trogir and Split are nearby with all the entertainment that any major tourist city offers.
The airport is about a 15-minute drive on the other side of the bay. Both Split and Trogir (their old towns that is) are built on a level ground and have good wheelchair access to the outdoor events. The indoor events are a different story, but in summer nothing happens indoors.
Split has a fully accessible beach with both the ramp and hoist access. The beach is also manned so assistance is no problem. They provide a beach wheelchair for the access via ramp.
The village itself has no accessible beach as yet, but I have been given a permission to modify one in the winter of 2007. However, there are a number of small beaches that, depending on the nature of disability, can be accessed with assistance. There are number of summer festivals in both Trogir and Split with Split featuring opera in the Diocletian palace, jazz performances and international theater companies. All events are outdoors and accessible.
Croatia is hilly, so
apartments are on the hill however access is via ramps (10 degrees) from the car
park. The driveway from the road to the car park is steep, however, I use an
electric chair and I am rather heavy (over 100kg) and have not had a problem
going down or up the driveway.
We are making the second floor of the house accessible, at the moment (building a ramp and modifying the toilets and door entrances). Bathrooms are spacious and showers are level, i.e. there is no step or a lip. We are able to provide our shower chair and a hoist, or you can bring your own. I use a large electric chair and live in the house, so everything has been built with a wheelchair in mind. All doors are sliding (except the main entrance door) and minimum100 cm wide. The apartments are level as are the very large terraces.
I also have a wheelchair accessible van that may be hired. Pick up from airport or Split harbor and train station is complimentary.
Contact Sinisa Strbac to determine if the apartments suit your particular access needs.
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