About the apartment house
The apartment house 'Darinka' is located in a villa section of Opatija surrounded by a beautiful park with south-eastern exposure and a splendid view of Kvarner Bay, and Rijeka (Fiume) in the distance.
Just below the house, some 50 meters away, stretches the ocean with Opatija's beautiful beach promenade (lungomare), lined by little coves for swimming and sunbathing, many bars, restaurants, cafes, discos and other sorts of entertainment. The house was planned and built by the owner, herself an architect, as a family villa. Over the years additional apartments were added for other family members, and when her grown-up sons moved away, the in-house swimming pool was converted into two more apartments. The garden apartment, too, was originally planned as an architectural studio. When the enlarged house got too big for the owner alone, she converted her family villa into a holiday apartment house. As an architect, Darinka gave to each apartment an individual character with its own terrace, and ctibles from her Austro-Hungarian heritage. Even today, the house is managed with a family-like atmosphere, child-friendly, and with its own children's playground.