ECO APARTHOTEL: THE DREAMERS CLUB ON KORCULA
Eco Aparthotel features 6 apartments, a playful green outdoor with many different terraces full of lounges, sun beds, hammocks and tree house.
The Green Story
Green reconstruction line was stylishly integrated with ecological shabby chick equipment, peppered up with hotel services such as regular cleaning and breakfast.
With 1000 m2 of gardens and terraces this property offers a perfect dilemma of whether to chill in a hammock, in a massage baldachin, on a tree house (built on a 100 years old tree!), lounge bar or on a sun bed with a panoramic sea view.
Non-toxic & non-allergenic materials were used in construction; main materials being wood and local stone.
Organic linens, ecological cleaning supplies, recycling and composting programs are added value for healthy microclimate in the apartment and responsible relationship to Nature.
Products in the bar, where an ecological & locally grown produce for guests’ breakfast is prepared, are sourced primarily from local organic or sustainable producers.
A typical breakfast consist of freshly squeezed orange juice, excellent herbal teas & organic coffee, ecological goat cheese, local tomatoes, basil, olive oil, olives, homemade honey and marmalade, local fruits, yogurt, patisserie, croissants and Dalmatian smoked ham.
The atmosphere rounds up lush Mediterranean vegetation around the house. This family-run eco hotel has its own compost, and one of the sources of water is its own water tank (treatment with filters and eco-friendly disinfection).
The idea of energetically independent property is presented through the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar collectors for heating water, heat pump for air-conditioning and the planned production of electricity from photovoltaic panels in the near future.
“This is a proud representative of Sustainable Green Tourism, where the guest is fully integrated into the life of a local people if he whishes so."
There are very few (if any) pieces of plastic equipment; 97% of all materials used are biodegradable and offer a perfectly healthy microclimate for relaxation and profoundly deep, recharging sleep.
The large amount of glass used in the upper floor where two panoramic Apartments, Love and Sunray are nestled, reduces the daytime requirement for electrical lighting and offers stunning view to the sea and charming islets.
LED bulbs are used in light fixtures throughout the property. These use much less energy (80%), generate no heat and last much longer than incandescent bulbs, which turned out to be an added value not only for the property management, but as well for a conscious guests when trying to be as little CO2-footprint-positive as possible.
“We want you to be able to gaze at the stars and think of the big dreams of yours...”
At night, guests enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the gardens and lounge area, while observing the sky full of stars (the amount of outdoor lighting was minimized to limit “light pollution”).
The Dreamers’ Club founders resisted the proposition from everyone to build more apartments on the existing property of 1.500 m2, since overbuilding and profit chasing was not their aim. The goal was that guests could enjoy the vast area of property and feel completely free, connected with the nature and their selves.
As much as the belief is that the guests should be centered towards their families and building real face time relationships with other guests, reading good books and loosing connection with the world they left behind, this stylish eco Aparthotel house does enable a Wi-Fi connection through the property.
All apartments are proudly TV-free (some good books available!), but an LCD TV and Satellite system is ready on stand-by in case a guest would express such a wish.
Air-conditioning is secured through the ecological heat pump, which enables cooling the apartment to selected temperature in less than a minute (therefore omitting the need to keep the air-con constantly running).
In winter times, the same system heats the apartment to a “sauna degree”, so it is very pleasurable to do yoga on the wooden floor even in the somewhat cooler months of January and February (yoga mattresses available on site).
Free parking along the house is available to all guests, where free charging of Electrical Vehicles is offered (EV owners arriving with their cars have special benefits when booking the Aparthotel, so do mention that upon booking).
Exploring the island and nearby secret bays is best done with bicycle, which you can rent at the property itself (for a symbolic price) as well as SUP boards.
SURROUNDINGS, BEACH, ADVENTURES
The aparthotel is situated in lovely Lumbarda town, only 6 km away from old Korcula town (little Dubrovnik they say), with the magnificent Venetian old town centre.
To reach the sea you will need only 10 m; the first pebble beach, ideal for small toddlers, called Prvi Zal, is only 50 m away! There is a konoba (konoba is a croatian word for local "tavern") – Feral – only 250 m away from the house, offering lovely setting with sea view and excellent Mediterranean cuisine. A delicious pizzeria Torkul, where you may enjoy a tasty pizza with fresh ingredients and crispy dough, is also only 2 walking minutes away.
Being situated directly at the town centre, a little romantic marina with sailing boats is just in front of the house. First grocery shop is less than 150 m away along the sea, the second 250 m away. In the nearest vicintiy are also:
- trampoline with children playground and ice-cream stands (80 m),
- post office (150 m)
- different restaurants (200-800 m)
- caffes with great coffee (150 m)
- wine & suvenir shops (200 m) and
- three ATM machines (200-300 m)
Lumbarda is situated on the south cape of Korcula island. It is surrounded with sandy beaches, the two most famous being Bilin Zal (800 m away waling path along the sea) and Przina beach (1 km).
Numerous small islands, scattered in the sea forming an Archipelago of Korcula, and its surroundings, create long shoals and offer ideal conditions for water sports, excursions with rented small fisherman s boat, SUP as well as kayaking around the tourquise water and its little islets (some of them full of rabbits and deers!).
The path to the Bilin Zal and Przina beach is filled with picturesque vineyards while you inhale the aroma of the sea, the greenery of local wine grooves and admire the colors of the Mediterranean. In the evening you can enjoy the local gastronomy at the three restaurants situated directly by the sea.
The charm of this little fisherman s town is in the fact, that there are no crowds even in the peak summer months. Since big hotels or resorts do not exist here, a few houses and one small hotel offer apartments and a couple of rooms, therefore you won t feel overcrowded and always able to find a secluded spot on a couple of Lumbarda s beaches.
First pebble beach Prvi Zal is only 50 m from The Dreamers Club. The beach is known for its rich offer of daily watersports & fun. There is also a local Beach club, where you get cold drinks during the day, and at night you pamper yourself with a nice cocktail, while admiring a magical sunset.
The Surf & Kayak rental at the beach offers a variety of activities in water, and from here you also have the possibility to discover the neighbouring islands.
The sandy beaches are 800 m away from The Dreamers Club and are called Bilin Zal and Przina (1 km away). Both are very loved by families with small children. There is also a bar and a restaurant on both beaches.
Bilin Zal beach lies on the northern side of Lumbarda and features a wonderful view to Peljesac Peninsula. A way to reach this beach from The Dreamers Club is along the paved seaside pedestrial only road.
The crystal clear sea with its transparent waters and beautiful underwater world make it the perfect spot for starting diving.
HOW DO I REACH LUMBARDA?
With an airplane:
Best way is to fly to Dubrovnik International Airport or Split International Airport (second best option).
With a car:
There are 3 ways to reach Lumbarda: from any point in Europe, you pass Slovenia to reach the coastal town of Split (big ferry harbor) and then take a 2,5-hour Ferry drive to Vela Luka (a town in Korcula Island), from where there is a 45-minute drive to Lumbarda.
The second possibility is that you pass Split and reach a coastal town of Ploce and board a ferry for Trpanj (on Peljesac Peninsula), from where you need to drive 25 minutes to reach another harbour town, Orebic, where you board a car ferry to Korcula Island, only 5 kilometrs away from Lumbarda.
The third option is to go with the car the longer way (but with less ferry drive) to the town Mali Ston and then through the whole Peljesac peninsula (1 hour) and then the ferry to Orebic in Peljesac to the town of Korcula (a 15-minute ferry drive) from where you only need 5 km to Lumbarda.Get the full listing »