Embraced in a leafy rim of laurel and cypress trees, Villa La Villa Dubrovnik is a splendid small-group retreat in the quaint seaside village of Trsteno. In the Renaissance, the aristocrats of Dubrovnik built their summer estates here, drawn by the serenity of the cliff-side village which gazes at the lovely Elaphite Islands. Just below Villa La Villa Dubrovnik, you will find the lush Arboretum Trsteno, the region’s oldest botanical garden, a prime Renaissance estate, and the Game of Thrones stand in for the heavenly gardens of the King’s Landing.
In the same spirit, Villa La Villa Dubrovnik sets a perfect stage for leisurely retreats. The property can accommodate up to 12 guests in six double rooms. Five are in the main villa and one in the side annex, perfect for staff or guests who seek more privacy. The expansive stone-paved terrace which fronts the house can easily host a festive dinner or a poolside cocktail reception. As well, the fragrant garden with a pavilion is ideal for an intimate ceremony, as well as simple contemplation or yoga practice. With indoor and outdoor dining, outdoor barbecue, 5x11m open-air pool, a verdant garden, four parking spots and a location close to many of the region’s most alluring sights, Villa La Villa Dubrovnik is a superb choice for both family vacations and small, private celebrations.
The cascading property of La Villa comprises 1500m². It spans three levels: roadside, with four parking spots; the level below holds the main villa, its annex, front terrace with outdoor dining table and pool; the lowest level is the garden with a small pavilion. The main villa has 400m2 of interior space. Its layout was inspired by the surrounding Renaissance estates: each of the two floors is centered on an expansive central space.
The arched French windows throughout the house boast stunning panoramas of the islet-dotted horizon, and bring in loads of daylight. The contemporary lines of the tailored furniture and fittings are accentuated by carefully selected historic details and vibrant wall colors. The central room of the ground floor is the grand dining room with a table for 12. The deep purple of its walls is splashed with bright paintings by renowned Croatian modern artists. The antique glass chandelier and the subtle 18-th century embroidery wall piece add a dash of opulence. Branching off from the dining room, find the three guests bedrooms. All three feature double beds and clean, modern design. One bedroom, in the quiet and shade of the back of the house, has its own bath with a shower. The other two rooms share a bath with a Jacuzzi, and one of the two has direct access to the front terrace. Also on the ground floor is the square-shaped kitchen with a central isle. Its modern design includes all the equipment and appliances needed to prepare a light lunch or an elaborate, chef-curated dinner. Its extension, the outdoor barbecue, is located next to the villa annex. Think: grilled fresh fish, grilled veggies – the staples of the Mediterranean cuisine.
The upper floor oozes elegance and luxury. In the central lounge, the massive Fendi couches in dark leather contrast the tabletops and fireplace lined with light onyx marble. Another eye-catcher is the contemporary chandelier in bronze with gold leaves. Extending from the central lounge is the roofed balcony of 16m². Hovering above the gardens, you’ll for sure enjoy more than one daydream cozied up in its Italian-deign loungers. A master bedroom sits to each side of the central lounge. Each master features a king size bed, a private bath with tub and shower, a walk-in wardrobe and a small balcony. One of the baths has a Jacuzzi and the other one two sinks.
With no partitions, the entire space is flooded by natural light, adding an airy, zen-like quality. To the side of the house, the villa annex holds the sixth accommodation unit. Its 40m² are comprised of a bedroom with two twin beds which can be converted to a double, a bathroom and a walk in closet. Staying at Villa La Villa Dubrovnik is splendid isolation, perfect for soaking up the sun by the pool and enjoying the views from the balconies. But when you are ready to explore, there’s a multitude of experiences at your doorstep. The highlight of the region, Dubrovnik Old Town, is a mere 15-minute ride by boat or car. The wine country of Pelješac, the oysters of Ston, the Elaphiti Islands and the charming Korčula Island, are also at an easy reach. And all you need to do to enjoy to the fullest is ring your private concierge, available to you 24/7!
The over a thousand year old history of Dubrovnik is visible in every part of this city. The city is a living museum and a live stage, and has an ideal connection between its historical past and the modern day. It is surrounded by medieval walls that are 1940 metres long and are preserved in their original form. They are open to visitors and are the city’s greatest attraction. Since 1979 the town has been under UNSECO protection. Dubrovnik is mainly a cultural destination, which asides from monuments of interest, offers a series of cultural events and festivals. Dubrovnik is a destination where you can enjoy a rest, and has extremely good air connections with all the larger European centres. Dubrovnik is a city that charms, a city that you fall in love with and always return to like new, to discover more unique experiences. The historical city of Dubrovnik, the former center of the Dubrovnik Republic, is surrounded by city walls 2 km long which defended the city against attack both on land and at sea for centuries. Within the city walls a beautiful city developed with many churches, palaces and cultural monuments as well as the Stradun, a well known boardwalk for both young and old from all over the world which was once the stage for all major events. Many islands close by, a crystal blue sea, rich natural and cultural heritage, the Mljet National Park, historical villas and promenades are what make the Dubrovnik Riviera one of the most attractive destinations in Croatia. Here one can enjoy various activities, enjoy authentication food and wine and the hospitality of the people. The whole Dubrovnik region is well-known for its fascinating landscapes, abundant Mediterranean vegetation, mild climate and interesting smaller settlements. In former times, it became part of the Dubrovnik Republic territory, becoming connected with the city via historical, economic and trade route ties. In tourism, it is now called the Dubrovnik Riviera.
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