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.
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.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!