Situated in the southern most Croatian village of Vitaljina in the Konavle region, Villa Royale is a late 16th century private family farmhouse, completely renovated inside, but left in its authentic original form outside. Natural materials, stone and wood, dominate throughout the house.
The house is on two levels with the bedrooms and living accommodation on the first floor, there is also a dining terrace on the first floor overlooking the pool and garden. On the lower level is the games room with pool table, football table and dart board and an old tavern; this was originally the olive mill and was opened in 1885. It still has the restored olive mill wheel and in the tavern is a table seating sixteen, a fireplace for indoor barbeques, a bar, cooker, fridge, dishwasher and ice maker. The tavern has an excellent sound system. There is also a TV room on this level.
Every bedroom in the house has its own LED TV with USB port and the large living room has a big LED TV with satellite TV, DVD, CD and USB players. There is also a fax and copy machine, telephone and video surveillance system. Wi-fi is available throughout the house and grounds.
The large swimming pool is at the front of the house, it has an integrated area with massage pumps for backs, thighs and feet for eight people. There is also a pump for swimming against the current! LED lighting in the pool, in 16 colors, can be controlled by a remote control and has multiple programs for changing colors. The terrace around the pool has sun beds and umbrellas and the stereo sound system around the terrace can be controlled by smart phones and has internet radio and live stream option. On the terrace there is an outdoor shower and a bathroom with shower for convenience.
Right next to the terrace and the swimming pool there is a ‘glorijet’ (a traditional covered terrace) and a summer kitchen with a 4.8 meter long table for 20 people made from 120 year old northern Croatian/Slavonian oak. There is a large (2.5m long) barbeque, a bread oven, refrigerator, ice maker and oven. The stereo sound system with a projector and screen is ideal for watching sports and similar events on summer nights. In front of ‘glorijet’ there is a foot-tennis and badminton court. Foot-tennis is a popular game that combines football, tennis and volleyball. It is floodlit for night time games.
The garden has an automatic irrigation system and is on three levels with trees typical of the region - orange, lemon, quince, pear, cherry, olives, figs, almonds, wild pomegranate, cypress, oak. There are many fragrant flowers including roses, birds of paradise, a great mimosa, lantana, jasmine, cycads, lavender, oleander, petunias, rosemary, basil, oregano, bay leaf, sage, thyme and mint.
Villa Royale is ideal for those seeking peace, privacy and a relaxing atmosphere together with exploring the entire Konavle region and its attractions. The pleasant climate, clean air, walks by ancient vineyards and olive groves with beautiful views of the sea and nature are just some of the characteristics that can be experienced by coming here.
On arrival you will find a cold platter of assorted cheeses, smoked ham, sausages, olives, homemade bread, bottles of premium quality local red, white wine and champagne, a variety of locally made products including candies almonds, orange peels, jams, olive oil, vinegar, honey, cakes, fruit and liqueurs.
All essentials are provided such as toiletries, shower caps, spices, tea, coffee, juices and cleaning products.
The villa is located 20 km south of Dubrovnik airport, 40 km from the city of Dubrovnik and a border crossing with Montenegro is only 3kms away. The nearest beach is located on the peninsula of Prevlaka, 5kms from the house. The whole area of Konavle, from Cavtat to Prevlaka, is known for its good quality wines, beautiful vineyards, olives and olive oil, and excellent cuisine. Guests have the choice of various activities that include rich flora and fauna sightseeing, visiting taverns that prepare local traditional delicacies, old wine cellars tours with wine tasting. Also many sports, recreational and adventurous activities are available.
Ground floor: Games room. Tavern. TV room. Washroom with washing machine.
First floor: 2 living rooms. Kitchen/dining room. 4 double bedrooms. 2 bathrooms, 1 with massage shower & 1 with Jacuzzi bath. Terrace.
Summer kitchen. Outside shower room. Poolside shower.
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Prices are in £s sterling per week, per villa. If your holiday dates cross two seasons please ask us for a quote.
*Prices in Euros are approximate only and are only intended to provide an indication of the Euro price.
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TV with English channels - varies between the UK terrestrial channels and in some cases may be a full viewing package.
TV with limited English channels - free to view programmes which may be limited to news & sport.
TV with national channels - Portuguese speaking television.
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