The villa originates from 17th century, when it used to be a summer residence of an old noble Dubrovnik family whose custom was to leave the hot and busy town in the summer, and decamp to their summer home by the sea, where they could relax and cool themselves in the clear waters of the Adriatic. The villa has been owned by a bishop, a philosopher and a scientist and a series of old and recognised aristocracy, who originated from 12th century. It is located about six kilometres north of old Dubrovnik on the estuary of a small river and the Adriatic. The present owners are Literature professors and architects and have translated their love for the old villa into repair and revival of its original condition, and adding interior facilities, such as bathrooms, air conditioning, swimming pool and a gourmet kitchen. The villa has sea views, wonderful proportions and charm, but rather than being opulent, it is understated, sunny, welcoming and very comfortable. On your arrival, you will enjoy your welcome pack of the traditional home made local cake, jam and excellent wine.
The villa is built on two floors from the local stone, worked by expert masons. It is surrounded by terraces and courtyards, and lovely stone carvings of the Renaissance period.
A sitting room with piano and a snooker table opens out onto the front terrace.
On first floor the kitchen/diner is open plan, tiled with sand coloured floor tiles with soft rugs, and pale green walls. An open fireplace is a feature. The kitchen also has a breakfast bar is supplied with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, cooker, microwave oven, coffee machine and also a washing machine, iron and hair driers are available. All cooking utensils, plates, glassware and cutlery is provided and is of good quality. The pale wood dining table and chairs are provided for 10 – 11 people. This area is furnished with old display cabinets and chests whilst pleasant works of art decorate the walls. The sitting room is on the other side of the hallway and is tiled with cool pale blue tiles. Old period sofas and armchairs, and coffee tables and atmospheric lighting, as well as a piano make the room elegant and comfortable. Here you will find a satellite TV/DVD player and the internet. The whole floor is air conditioned.
A stone staircase leads upstairs to four double bedrooms and one twin bedroom, each one is en-suite. There is also a single bedroom with a bathroom. In total, 11 people can sleep in the villa, and there is also a child cot provided free of charge. All the bedrooms are simply but comfortably furnished and four of them have lovely sea views. Bed linen and bath towels are included. Three bedrooms have individual a/c units, and the rest are not air-conditioned because they have very thick walls and are naturally cool.
The villa has a beautifully landscaped garden full of Mediterranean herbs, bushes and flowers and secret staircases. Flowerpots of geraniums and green leafy hostas are dotted around the garden terraces, there are bougainvilleas, wisterias, roses and lemon and trees, and many scented herbs.
There is an excellent heated swimming pool and a whirlpool Jacuzzi bath behind the villa in the private part of the garden. Good quality sunbeds, umbrellas and pool towels are provided.
This villa has several different terraces, offering cool shade or a quiet corner with a Venetian wall fountain trickling calmingly among the plants and wrought iron chairs. The front terrace with sea view is typical for Dubrovnik patrician architecture, and has elegant pillars supporting a pitched roof. It is usually known as “gloriet”. This large terrace is perfect for birthday celebrations and various larger gatherings. Outdoor dining area has a large table for dining al fresco, and a fully equipped summer kitchen. Table tennis table is available.
This is a covered stone outbuilding which is fully equipped for cooking, barbecuing and dining.
Parking is in the grounds of the villa.
Amenities and Restrictions
•Dogs are accepted
•Nearest shop is 300 metres away.
•Nearest supermarket 4km.
•Nearest chemist 500 metres.
•Nearest doctor and hospital 5km.
•Boats, bicycles can be rented.
•Breakfast 10 euro per person.
•Dinner 25-35 euro per person.