Croatia


Villa Zaton Bay, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Property ref: CR944


Maximum: 12 adults plus 2 child/children

Situated in the picturesque bay of Zaton, just a 10 minute drive from “The Pearl of the Adriatic” – Dubrovnik, Villa Zaton is a unique private estate with six spacious bedrooms, vast living spaces and beautiful, expansive, Mediterranean garden with a swimming pool and private chapel.

Built in the 15th Century, the villa was originally a summer retreat for the Croatian aristocracy. With a striking, waterfront location, impressive but unpretentious interiors, a tranquil garden and complete privacy it is a fabulous example of Dubrovnik Renaissance architecture. 

The property has recently been painstakingly restored to its former glory, in conjunction with numerous conservation and restoration experts it is registered as a Croatian National Heritage Monument. Due to the historical importance of the building some concessions have had to be made such as slightly inconsistent internet throughout the property. 

There is a real sense of history at the property; from the original stone staircase, 15th Century wall niches and the private chapel of St. Jerome which is tucked away in a corner of the garden.

The last family to inhabit the villa left in the 19th Century from which time the estate was abandoned and fell into disrepair until the present owner decided to return it to its former glory. The restoration took two years to complete and the result is a historic ambiance infused with modern comfort and contemporary design.

The main entrance sits at the end of Zaton bay, along the waterfront promenade. Stepping into the southern courtyard the massive stone walls make it clear that you are about to enjoy an exclusive and unique experience in an atmosphere quite different from newly built villas. Furnished with outdoor sofas, the courtyard is focused around the staircase leading onto a modern, glass bridge which runs over its length and connects two terraces on the first floor. From both these terraces and from the bridge the views of Zaton bay, its marina and the crystal clear Adriatic have to be seen to be believed! 

The main house is spread over two levels, the interior is a combination of local stone, top quality wood and glass. Its clean and modern design lines successfully merge contemporary minimalism, warmth and original features, some dating back 500 years.

The fully equipped, professional kitchen is open-plan with stone floors and a modern bar area, cosy living space with a fireplace and an impressive dining area, dominated by the one piece table made of wood and stone and seating sixteen people.

The first floor is accessed via the historic staircase and leads to the library, the central common area on the upper level. Formally a salon, the library is an airy space full of light, with high ceilings and double doors leading onto one of the two terraces. 

The four suites on the first floor are all on two levels, with a wooden staircase leading to a gallery with a double bed. Each suite has a modern shower room with walk-in shower, underfloor heating, a lounge area, satellite TV, a safe and toiletries.

Behind the main house and completely secluded by high, stone walls, the enchanting terraced gardens extend over 1500m2 and are fragrant, quiet and private. The air is scented with citruses, olives and lavender together with herbs and spices for you to enjoy in your meals. There is an inviting, shaded lounge area and outdoor grill beside the swimming pool.

There are both SONOS and BOSE sound systems throughout the property.


Accommodation

Ground floor: Entrance foyer. Open-plan living room, dining room,  kitchen & bar area. 2 double bedrooms each with bathroom en-suite. Laundry room.

First floor: Library. 4 suites, each on two levels & each with double bed, lounge, shower room with walk-in shower.


Features

  • Wifi – please note the coverage can be intermittent
  • Sonos system
  • Bose system
  • Satellite TVs
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air conditioning thorughout
  • Daily cleaning
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbeque
  • Safes
  • Welcome provisions; cold cuts, snacks, fruit, drinks
  • Pets allowed

Distances

  • Bar 50m
  • Shop 150m
  • Restaurant 200m 
  • Beach 300m (rocky beach)
  • Supermarket 9kms
  • Ferry Gruž 10kms
  • Dubrovnik Old Town 15kms
  • Dubrovnik Airport 32kms

Prices

Pounds (£)

Number of people
1 - 14
01 May - 31 May 19 £14931
01 Jun - 30 Jun 19 £21420
01 Jul - 31 Aug 19 £27265
01 Sep - 30 Sep 19 £21420
01 Oct - 31 Oct 19 £14931
Number of people
1 - 14
01 May - 31 May 20 £14931
01 Jun - 30 Jun 20 £21420
01 Jul - 31 Aug 20 £27265
01 Sep - 30 Sep 20 £21420
01 Oct - 31 Oct 20 £14931

Prices are in £'s sterling per week. If your holiday dates cross two seasons please ask us for a quote.

Additional Costs & Information

  • Minimum stay 7 days from June - September.  5 days at all other times.
  • Prices may be subject to a currency surcharge
  • Booking deposit 30% of the villa rental, balance due 8 weeks before departure

Refundable security deposit - 2019 - £3000.00
Refundable security deposit - 2020 - £3000.00

Any taxi prices shown are for 1 way journeys


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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, in the extreme south of Croatia was proclaimed by Lord Byron to be the Pearl of the Adriatic. It really is a special place with magnificent marble streets and baroque buildings glistening in the sunshine. The main pedestrian area is lined with cafes and shops and has magnificent monuments at either end. The architecture is amazing with churches, monasteries, and museums and although Dubrovnik was badly damaged in the siege of the early 90’s, restoration has been painstaking and it is almost impossible to imagine that there was such extensive destruction. Beyond the city are the gorgeous beaches, densely wooded peninsulas and the turquoise Adriatic dotted with lush islands.

There are some great shops including many designer brands and while wandering through the streets you will hear a variety of sounds from the various street performers from Dalmatian vocal groups to chamber music and the magnificent setting of the Rectors...

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Palace hosts some of the worlds greatest classical musicians which during the Summer Festival the city’s squares turn into pop-up theatre venues. There are numerous art galleries and for the more energetic some good nightclubs. The restaurants and cocktail bars mostly have amazing views, either out to sea or across the beautiful city.

Once you tire of walking the Dubrovnik cable car takes you to Mount Srd which has the most magnificent views of the city. Or you can take a boat trip and see Dubrovnik from the sea and visit some of the numerous islands. The Mljet National Park is a must for nature loves as is the island of Kor?ula, the birth place of Marco Polo. Lokrum (The Island of Love) is close to the old city, this magical place is steeped in history and legends. The cuisine is excellent with Dalmatian smoked ham, cheeses, smoked meat and stews along with pastas and local lamb.

The world's second longest wall (after the Great Wall of China) is the wall of Ston, the small town famous, among other things, for shellfish and in particular oysters. On the road to Ston is the Arcadian Trsteno Arboretum, where one of the most beautiful women of the European Renaissance, the red-haired poetess Cvijeta Zuzori? wrote her rhymes. Take a walk under the crowns of ancient trees and see your reflection in the Neptune and Nymphs Fountain. The Pelješac Peninsula is the best-known wine-growing area in the south of Croatia, where you can enjoy the typical Plavac Mali wine and truffles.





Car hire available by request

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The arrival day for this villa is Flexible and the arrival time is 5pm
Checkout time is 10am

IMPORTANT - Villa dates sometimes need to be verified before we can confirm a booking therefore please DO NOT book your flights until we have checked your booking request and you have received our invoice.