This grand 19th Century town residence is a special and unique place to stay, only 300m from the old town of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site and known to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Set in an elite residential neighbourhood, Old Town Villa Dubrovnik is perched on the hillside with fabulous terraced gardens and spectacular views. It has recently been painstakingly restored with the greatest care and attention to detail and the result is a simply stunning home steeped in tradition yet with unique contemporary style. Original features include stunning ceiling paintings, restored iron banisters, wooden staircases and original doors yet the owners have contrasted this with Scandinavian design and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.
In the main house you will find a bright living room with a cosy fireplace for winter evenings and a modern kitchen-diner with contemporary art-work adding colour to the minimalist design. The are four bedrooms over the upper two floors and three further en-suite bedrooms across the terraced gardens, including a little apartment towards the lower end of the garden, ideal for guests wanting privacy from the villa or any staff you may bring with you.
Explore the gardens with the fragrance of lavender in the air as you pass citruses, pomegranates and vibrant bougainvillea. Gaze out over the elegant Cypress trees towards the Adriatic as you sunbathe on the grassed terraces, enjoy long lunches on the al-fresco dining terrace, dip into the pristine pool to cool down and dine by candle-light in the enclosed Konoba, formerly a water cistern which has been cleverly converted to a convivial place to meet.
The friendly yet discreet villa staff are there to help you with anything you may need from hiring a local chef to arranging personalised itineraries. They are there to make your holiday as memorable as possible should you require their assistance.
The old town is short walk away where you can stroll around the city's medieval walls, discover the Baroque churches and palazzi in the pedestrianised city centre and dine well in one of the many upmarket restaurants specialising in local seafood.
This really is a relaxing retreat with modern comforts in an exclusive, historical setting so close to one of the most beautiful locations in Croatia.
Old Town Villa Dubrovnik is an astonishing 7-bedroom villa that will have you thiking you have woken up in paradise every morning. Sleeping up to 14-guests, this villa asserts its right as a truly luxurious holiday home! With its bedrooms scattered around the premises and some incredible communal areas, Old Town Villa Dubrovnik can offer its guests complete privacy or the perfect setting for a large group in need to festivities. The villa has all the features needed for a great time; including a professionally equipped kitchen, Mediterranean gardens, underground parking and even elevator access for those with mobility problems.
- Double & twin bedrooms, with adjacent spacious bathrooms, one with bath and the other with walk-in shower
- Living area & dining area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Double & twin bedrooms, with adjacent shower rooms
Garden Terrace Buildings
- Double & twin bedroom, featuring shower room and private patio (located in gardens near the main house)
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, doors leading to shared stone terrace (located towards the bottom of the garden just above the main gate and garage)
- Double & twin bedroom, with en-suite bathroom, living room and kitchenette (located at the bottom of the garden just above the main gate and garage)
- Dining area
- Conference room
- Fully equipped professional kitchen
- Laundry room
(The above two bedrooms near the garage and road are ideal for staff or those wanting privacy from the main house)
- Private swimming pool (7.3mx3.65m, with a depth of 1.4m)
- Barbecue grill
- Bocce field
- Mediterranean herb garden
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Private parking
- Sun loungers & parasols
In an absolutely prime location, you are only 10-15 minutes walk from the old town. Above the villa is a serene traffic free promenade to the city, taking 15 minutes, that passes historic estates and stunning residences. Alternatively, below the villa is the main road connecting the old town and other parts of the city, where you can hop on a bus by the University or walk the shorter 10 minutes route into the old town.
Known to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Dubrovnik is now a UNESCO World Heritage site with good reason. Walk around the city's medieval walls dating back to the 13th Century, discover the Baroque churches and palazzi in the pedestrianised city centre and dine well in one of the many upmarket restaurants specialising in local seafood. The cable car up to the top of Mount Srdj offers stunning views of the city, sea and islands and keen hikers can walk back down! From Dubrovnik port you can also discover one of the other islands in the Adriatic with a wide choice of boat excursions on offer.
The rocky beaches within walking distance may appeal to those of you looking to bathe in the sun but it's not far to longer stretches of beach with a mixture of sand and pebbles, such as Banje Beach (2km) just east of Dubrovnik or Uvala beach (3km) on Lapad, a stunning area of Mediterranean landscapes and pretty swimming spots and beaches.
Should you wish to hire a car there is a wealth of pretty villages and settlements to discover heading west along the Dubrovnik Riviera. Stroll along the sea-front promenade in Zaton (13km) and stop in a little restaurant to admire the view with a glass of chilled wine or head a little further to the ancient olive groves and picturesque beach at Orasac (16km). Trsteno (19km) has a natural beauty and a long tradition of culture with many artists and poets living there or drive up the coast to Slano (34km) with its gentle bay backed by pine trees and olive groves.
Being so close to Dubrovnik means you have so many activities on offer with a wide range of watersports nearby such as jet ski, kayaking and parasailing plus boat rental and fishing.
You can also drive inland for further activities in the beautiful Konavle valley (around 30km) where you can explore an area that has retained its old traditions and customs. It's an area wonderful for walkers with many trails and horse-riding is possible in the countryside and remote coastal paths of the region.
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