Villa Antiqua

Dubrovacka River, Southern DalmatiaSleeps: 16From €4900 per week
Villa Antiqua
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Summary
  • Sleeps 16
  • 9 bedrooms
  • 8 bathrooms
  • Partial air-conditioning
  • WiFi
  • heated private pool
  • Full sea view
  • Distance to beach: 20 metres
  • Distance to coast : 20 metres
  • Nearest restaurant: 600 metres
Introduction

Live in a nobleman's summer villa with exquisite interiors and heated pool on Dubrovnik waterfront

What we say
Live like a Dubrovnik nobleman in this exquisitely restored Renaissance summer villa, with lots of bedrooms and a gorgeous secluded pool
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Prices per week
The accommodation is priced in euros. Prices in £ or $ are indicative.
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  • 11.May.2019 - 31.May.2019
  • €4900
  • 01.Jun.2019 - 21.Jun.2019
  • €5055
  • 22.Jun.2019 - 05.Jul.2019
  • €5675
  • 06.Jul.2019 - 26.Jul.2019
  • €6070
  • 27.Jul.2019 - 30.Aug.2019
  • €7000
  • 31.Aug.2019 - 13.Sep.2019
  • €6845
  • 14.Sep.2019 - 27.Sep.2019
  • €6610
  • 28.Sep.2019 - 18.Oct.2019
  • €4900
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A refundable damage deposit of €500.00 is payable in cash on arrival

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Sleeps

  • 16 persons

Bedrooms

  • 6 x Double bedroom
  • 1 x Twin bedroom
  • 2 x Single bedroom

Bathrooms

  • 1 x Bathroom with combined bathtub and shower
  • 1 x Separate wc
  • 7 x Ensuite Shower room

Pool

  • heated private pool

Internet

  • WiFi

Cooling and heating

  • Partial air-conditioning
  • wood burning stove or open fire

Indoor

  • TV in 5 bedrooms
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Bedlinen provided, twice a week
  • Bath towels provided, weekly
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Hairdryer

Kitchen

  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Fridge with freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking Utensils/tableware

Outdoor

  • Terrace
  • Outside dining area
  • Outside kitchen
  • Barbecue
  • Boat mooring
  • Beach towels provided

Activities

  • Outside hot tub
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis

Characteristics

  • Plot area: 2500 m2
  • Floor area: 400 m2

Distances

  • Nearest beach: 20 metres
  • Nearest coast: 20 metres
  • Nearest shop: 600 metres
  • Nearest restaurant: 600 metres
  • Nearest cafe/bar: 600 metres
  • Nearest airport: 20 km (Dubrovnik)

The villa originates from 17th century, when it used to be a summer residence of an old Dubrovnik noble 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 the 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.

Villa Antiqua - near Dubrovnik

Accommodation

The villa is built on three floors from the local stone, worked by expert masons. It is surrounded by terraces and courtyards, and lovely stone carvings of the Renaissance period.

Ground floor

A sitting room with a baby grand piano opens out onto the front terrace. 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 and is fitted 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 are provided and are of good quality. The pale wood dining table and chairs will seat 10-12 people. This area is furnished with old display cabinets and chests whilst pleasant works of art decorate the walls. The sitting room is tiled with cool pale blue floor tiles. Old period armchairs, and coffee tables and atmospheric lighting, as well as a baby grand piano make the room elegant and comfortable. Here you will find a satellite TV/DVD player and the internet. On the ground floor there is also an spacious double bedroom with ensuite shower room.

First floor

A stone staircase leads upstairs and opens into an impressive reception room with double height ceiling and huge windows looking out over the estuary. A double half glass door opens out to the rear of the building where the higher ground level allows direct access to the garden and pool area. In this room there is a snooker table, comfortable sofas, a TV and bookshelves. Opening off this room are doorways to two double bedrooms and a single bedroom. One of the double bedrooms has an ensuite shower room while the other double and the single bedroom share a shower room. within the single room is a staircase leading to another double bedroom on the second floor. This room has its own ensuite shower room and is ideal for for parents with a child sleeping in the connected single room. From the reception room there is another staircase leading to a twin bedroom with ensuite shower room making a total of 6 bedrooms in the main part of the house. A separate wing to the house contains a further three double bedrooms all with ensuite shower rooms. These rooms are entered through separate external entrances to the side and rear of the house. All the bedrooms are comfortably furnished and four of them have lovely sea views. Bed linen and bath towels are included. All nine bedrooms have individual a/c units. The ground floor living room and kitchen are not air-conditioned but are naturally cool being shaded from the sun and having thick stone walls. A child cot can be provided free of charge.

Outside

Garden 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. Pool 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. A purpose built bar adjoins the pool so there is no need to return to the house to take a refreshing drink. Terraces 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 known as a "gloriet". This large terrace which looks directly out over the water is perfect for birthday celebrations and various larger gatherings. The outdoor dining area has a large table for dining al fresco, and a fully equipped summer kitchen. A table tennis table is available. Summer kitchen This is a covered stone outbuilding which is fully equipped for cooking, barbecuing and dining. Swimming and boat mooring In front of the house, after crossing the road, is the swimming area for Villa Antiqua, with sunbed places reserved for villa guests. Here also it is possible to moor a boat. There are many other beaches to choose from. Two lovely pebbly and clean beaches are 2km away, Beach Lozica and Vrbica.

Additional Information

  • Parking is in the grounds of the villa
  • Boats, bicycles can be rented
  • Breakfast at extra cost per person
  • Dinner at extra cost per person
  • Windsurfing

Just a quick note to let you know we had a wonderful week at Villa Antiqua. It's a beautiful house and very much a family home and we were made very welcome by Patricia and her family. There was a welcome supper for us on the first evening, and the villa was cleaned every day, and linens changed midweek. It suited our group extremely well. Dubrovnik is a fantastic city, and we felt welcomed and relaxed to enjoy it!
JB, UK
23-07-2013
I could not recommend this villa more highly.
Nine of us arrived to a spotlessly clean, beautiful and spacious villa submersed in history. Our hostess showed us around and explained the history of the villa including a lovely welcome meal.

There is plenty of room around the huge sitting rooms and kitchens for everyone to have their own space and relax. The pool area is fabulous with a great view of the cruises coming into Dubrovnik. The location is great. We drove into the old town a few times or at night we jumped on the bus that takes around 20 mins. The local restaurant serves lovely fresh food and the staff were great fun. It's only a km down the road.

Have to mention the gardens and terraces. The range of flowers, herbs and spices growing are fantastic and the one night we did cook in, we made a beautiful garden salad from the garden. The main kitchen is stocked with all cooking utensils you would need. In the rooms, we were given loads of towels and they were changed for us during the week also.

I could not recommend this villa more highly. Our hosts could not have done more for us. Thanks for a great week!
, Dublin
27-05-2013
Described as the pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik will not fail to impress with great City walls rising out of the brilliant Adriatic against a backdrop of steep mountainsides. Within the walls of the old town are some fine architecture and lively streets crammed with shops, cafes and restaurants. Walk the City walls to enjoy the beautiful roofscape of the old town and the seascape beyond. Visit the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries and stroll down the cobbled streets and alleyways or relax in the cafes. During the summer months the Dubrovnik festival hosts concerts on most nights providing music of all types.

Gruz
Gruz is the port area of Dubrovnik where the cruise ships dock and where mega-yachts tie up at the quayside around this large and sheltered natural harbour. The gentle banks of Gruz harbour was where the Dubrovnik noblemen chose to build their fine summer palaces to escape the heat and bustle of the ancient city. Many of these stunning Renaissance buildings are still standing and some have been renovated as luxury hotels or spectacular private houses. Today Gruz is a shopping and commercial centre for Dubrovnik as well as a living museum of Renaissance architecture.

Eating Out
Dubrovnik offers everything from sophisticated restaurants in spectacular waterside locations to simple bistros in alleyways and side streets of the old town. The choice is endless. We can provide you with our recommendations.

Beaches
In Dubrovnik there are popular beaches all around the Lapad Peninsula. From the old town harbour ferries go regularly to the small island of Lokrum just a few minutes away, where Dubrovnik people traditionally like to go for a swim. A short distance down the coast there are sandy and shingle beaches at Kupari and Mlini.

Islands
The nearby islands of Lopud, Sipan and Kolocep are easily reached by ferry from Dubrovnik. Much quieter but still historically interesting. Lopud has one of the best sandy beaches in the region which can be reached by walking across the narrow neck of the island from the town of Lopud. The charming harbour front village of Suderad on Sipanhas a well preserved fortified palace from the 15th century.

Trsteno
About 10km from Dubrovnik is the famous landscaped garden and arboretum of Trsteno a Mediterranean garden with a fine array of trees and breathtaking views. The gardens were created by the nobleman Ivan Gucetic in the grounds of his summer villa built between 1494 and 1502.

Dubrovnik Airport

Dubrovnik Airport is located near the town of Cavtat to the south of Dubrovnik.
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