Our initial contact with Branka via email was very friendly and welcoming, she answered all my questions, and offered to help us with our outings. She said her English wasnt very good but we understood each other well. She helped me learn some basic Croatian.
Shortly before arriving we contacted each other again via mobiles. Branka explained she was out with her family and could we call shortly before arriving - we did this and it worked fine, Branka was there to greet us and show us the flat.
The initial view of the house was a bit of a surprise as the appartment is behind a garage business, run by Brankas husband. But the appartment is well hidden and separate from the main house, with its own outside area and view into their back garden, well back from the road. Plenty of space for parking.
We found the appartment clean. It has lots of space, our kids shared a double bed in their own room happily and enjoyed lounging on the 2 sofas. We didnt use the large TV much but made extensive use of the WLAN which worked without problems - just the last night it had a hiccup which Branka promised to check but we were already packing so no problem.
The kitchen is well equipped. Whereas the washing machine and washing up machine are quite new, the fridge, cooker (hybrid gas/electric) + oven and microwave (door sticks) are older - they all work, we used them all. There is a large selection of pots and pans, plates, glasses etc - more than we needed. The bathroom is not big but presented no problem. We discovered the washing machine was not working and asked Branka to look at it - it was fixed on the same day. As it was...