We truly believe this is one of the most special properties in our portfolio.
Built in 1936 for Dr Milicevic and his wife Paulina the property survived two world wars almost unscathed thanks to the dedication of Mrs Milicevic and her loyal maid, whose grandchildren now run the estate. Paulina and her husband were members of the aristocracy and their house was renowned for its memorable parties. The history of the property is amazing and spans generations of one family's happiness and grief.
Today the villa offers the ultimate in luxury and comfort, with every detail carefully thought out and executed. It has been cleverly furnished in eclectic style, using contemporary décor and furniture by famous Croatian designers.
There is a freshwater swimming pool surrounded by a spacious terrace which has an enchanting view of the Old Town. Next to the pool are several comfortable loungers and a teak dining table seating six – the perfect place for al fresco dining.
After dinner guests can withdraw to the “smoking room” which connects to the wine cellar which has an extensive collection of wines of the region. There is also a professional kitchen – if you wish we can arrange a cook to prepare some of Nonna’s (grandma’s) recipes.
The Paulina Suite is on the first floor and has a spacious salon opening onto a terrace which has stunning views of the island of Lokrum and the Old Town of Dubrovnik. The salon leads to the dining room and there is a working service elevator to bring food up from the kitchen. There is a double bedroom with the most amazingly comfortable bed!
There are two suites on the second floor. The Lidija Suite, named after Paulina’s sister is bright and airy and is dominated by a large and very comfortable bed. It has a balcony with impressive views of Lokrum Island and the Old Town. Hidden behind a wall of sanded glass is an amazing turquoise, mosaic tiled bathroom with a luxurious bath and shower.
The Luksa Suite named after another family member has a bedroom with a king size bed and the same fantastic views. There is a pretty green, mosaic tiled bathrooms.
There is a two person sauna on the second floor (a masseuse can be arranged at an extra cost) along with a guest shower room and the “Mirror Room” which has a luxurious bathroom which connects to the attic suite via a spiral staircase.
The attic is futuristic and is decorated entirely in white with a king size bed and en-suite shower room.
Paulina is surrounded by a garden filled with aromatic herbs and spices, which guests can pick to turn an ordinary salad into something quite spectacular.