When I was 20 years old, I fell in love with one tourist guide, what motivated me to get a license for a tourist guide. So I spent my student years traveling around the Europe rather than attending classes at Law University.
My first job as a tourist guide was in Croatia, on the island of Korcula, where I spent 3 months. Not only did I enjoy the wonderful colours of the Adriatic sea, but I fell in love with everything there: great Mediterranean food, open-hearted locals, smiling people enjoying their holidays in Croatia, beach cocktails and Ante (a local guy who stole my heart at the time).
I have even joined the local football club Hajduk, because it meant that one is really »a Dalmatian with heart and soul«, if one was a fan of the Torcida Hajduk club. I hardly knew who played in Hajduk, but it didn't matter to me. I was a proud owner of Torcida fan club towel and walked around talking Croatian with a Dalmatian accent (Dalmatia is he most beautiful part of the Adriatic coast, including top 3 most popular islands).
Although my romance with Ante ended that summer, my relationship with the Adriatic sea progressed each year more passionately, so I eventually gave up law career and decided to do something connected with the most beautiful thing on Earth, the Adriatic sea.
Noticing how awfully hard it was to find a decent apartment on-line, I decided to found an agency, where I would personally find and test luxury apartments with western standards. In the beginning, it was hard to find them since the trend was still to rent old, cheap rooms, but luckily Croatian tourism finally realised that the future lies in better equipped accommodation, not in »my-grandma-left-me-a-house-and I-will-rent-it-to-tourists-without-further-investing-in-it«.
This is how the idea of Adriatic Pearls was born. Only those luxury apartments and villas in Croatia that were positioned directly at the sea and have inspired and thrilled me and my team, made it to our selection.
Now I enjoy my job, passionately serving our guests who seek better, modern and luxury accommodation on the Adriatic coast. In that way I spend between 4-6 months on the sea, jumping from one Island to another and finding real pearls. I have to admit, life is great! So I invite you to start focusing on one beautiful aspect of the life: enjoying yourself! A good star would be on holiday in Croatia…
Tanja Gutenmorgen, founder of the Adriatic Pearls TM
We have personally visited, tested and fallen in love with each of our house. Inclusion to our selection can’t be bought. At least one member of our team spent a few nights in all our villas, so we know every owner by its first name as well as the name of their children.
Our standards are very high. Over 70% of personally tested properties fail to make it into our selection!
We make you feel special: To us, you are not a number. We have deliberately decided to stay “small” and boutique, to avoid mass tourism and rather concentrate on excellent customer service.
Who will organize not only your holiday home and desired period, but also arrange for the boat rental, transfer, give you information of where the best restaurant in the city is, where the first hospital is and how to reach an island in combination with specific flight details.
What we tell you is 100% true. We hate making things look better. If you have small children and you want to make a reservation for a villa that has rocky beach in front of it, we will tell you that it is not ideal for the toddlers.
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