They call them Austro-Hungarian beauties, and rightly so. Renovated or not, Opatija's villas along the unique Lungomare promenade that stretches from Volosko to Lovran have stood proudly for years and adorn the coastal belt of the Opatija Riviera.
Representing the heart the Croatian Riviera, Opatija is a sophisticated destination with the longest tradition of tourism in Croatia. Tourism began and rapidly developed at the end of the 19th century due to its favourable geographical position (its warm beaches being the closest in Central Europe, situated 500 km from Milano, Vienna, and Munich), lush vegetation, and moderate climate. Built at the turn of the 19th century, it has preserved its harmony with nature until the present day. Its well-maintained public gardens, the 12-km-long seaside promenade (known as Lungomare), well-kept beaches and fountains provide a stunning backdrop to the villas and hotels that cater to over 8,000 guests. The contrast between the sea and mountains, lush green parks and the brilliant blue sea, old buildings and modern comforts, noisy entertainment venues and quiet resorts make Opatija and its surroundings an ideal all-year-round destination.
During its beginnings as a tourist resort, Opatija was primarily a winter resort for the elite. Today this tradition is also continued through a diversified health tourism and wellness offer in specially equipped wellness centres and in a number of specialised dental, cosmetic surgery, and orthopaedic clinics.
Walking on Lungomare, you can't help but notice this well-kept beauties, look closely and ask yourself what kind of stories they hide in turn. One of them, and a very special one, is certainly Villa Lady Z - located by the sea, with its characteristic venetian red facade, after years of decay, it has received a completely new look. Villa is decorated with hand hewn, white stone pillars and terraces with vast vistas of the sea and sun drenched islands. Every interior and exterior detail of the house is of the highest quality and custom made in period style. Sumptuous panelling hides marble cloakrooms and bathrooms, French doors open out onto covered balconies, finest bed linens and furnishings are in the bedrooms and the modern Italian kitchen is supplied with state of the art equipment.
Luxury Villa Lady Z covers an area of 250 m² of living space and consists of 2 floors: ground and first floor. Villa has a spacious courtyard with heated pool (34m²), jacuzzi, sauna, outdoor shower, comfortable sun loungers, outdoor dining table and much more. Luxury Villa Lady Z has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 toilet and is suitable for the comfortable accommodation of 6 persons.
The villa is approached from the main road running through Opatija via entrance gates where a driveway descends down to the parking area located to the rear of the villa. A short flight of steps from the parking area leads to the main entrance. Entry is into a spacious hallway where half a flight of stairs down leads into the open plan lounge with piano, with a dining area to one side and a set of glass doors opening into the modern Italian kitchen. Patio doors from the lounge open out onto a shady sea facing terrace with table and chairs. To the rear of the lounge, a corridor leads to a guest toilette followed by a service/utility area at the end.
An elegant stone staircase with wrought iron bannisters leads up to the first floor with a large open landing which is furnished with a sofa and an attractive desk. The master bedroom has sea views, a super king size bed and a bathroom with a bath tub and shower, with plenty of towels. The second bedroom also has sea view, a king size bed and an ensuite shower room. The third double bedroom has a garden view, a king size bed and an ensuite shower room.
Special attention of the Luxury Villa Lady Z has been given to its lavish exterior, with a spacious Mediterranean style garden which extends over 1000 m², terraces and outdoor sitting furniture, two large palm trees and lots of Mediterranean plants which make this area ideal for daily gatherings, preparing grill dishes, cocktails, formal dinners or informal lunches. In the outdoor area, there is a heated swimming pool and pool house which is spa zone with jacuzzi and sauna. Here, you will find plenty of lounge chairs for relaxation in this part of the Mediterranean oasis, away from crowds and everyday stresses.
Come and spend an idyllic holiday in this protected monument, inside an oasis within the city - the Luxury Villa Lady Z!
The Opatija Riviera stretches nearly 40 kilometers and offers everything needed for a truly memorable holiday in Croatia. Breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea are all around you. The Lungomare, the popular seafront promenade, is a perfect spot to experience the impressive sights, as well as sample delicious local dishes of the city's many restaurants. Lush plant life fills the area's many parks with greenery and pleasant scents. The ideal mild climate of the Mediterranean is ever-present. Made popular in the 19th century by the Austro-Hungarian elite, the Opatija Riviera remains a destination that exemplifies style and class. Just a short distance from Opatija and situated on the banks of the Adriatic Sea, is the town of Ičići. Ičići is most famous for its attractive beach and one of the best marinas in theAdriatic. For more than a decade, Ičići beach has been awarded the Blue Flag, an international symbol of high-quality service and cleanliness, and has been listed as one of the five best-maintained beaches in Croatia. The marina, sheltered from the northern burawind by Mount Učka, has 283 berths with electricity and water, and is the best harbour for yachts up to a length of 40 metres in the northernAdriatic. However, Ičići offers much more than just enjoying the beach and sea. Visitors can spend an action-packed holiday doing a variety of sports activities such as speedminton, sand volleyball, beach aerobics, tennis, paintball and football at the nearby campsite. For hiking enthusiasts, there are numerous marked trails leading up to Mount Učka that start in Ičići and end at the top of the highest mountain in Kvarner.
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