This luxurious villa is beautifully designed in contemporary style with state-of-the-art furnishings, opulent marble and oak finishing.
The impressive, infinity pool overlooks the private beach and the sparkling Adriatic Ocean below; the property cascades down a rugged slope all the way to the sea with dry stone walled terraces surrounding the private beach – the sunsets from this property are truly memorable. The beach plateau has sun loungers and a berth, allowing you to come and go by boat transfer. Villa Melia is a short car ride or boat transfer from Dubrovnik Old Town and is a stone’s throw from the beautiful Elaphites, Pelješac, Mostar and Kotor Islands.
To one side of the pool is an al fresco dining area complete with fireplace and grill (we can arrange for a private chef to come and prepare fresh fish for your lunch or dinner).
The interior is on three levels and is mainly white giving the property a light and airy feel and the front is glass to take advantage of the spectacular views.
The main living accommodation on the ground floor is enormous with high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows flooding the space with natural light. The décor is chic with an open bulb chandelier, neutral colour palette and comfortable sofas. Off to one side of the sitting room is a large dining table with the kitchen behind, separated by a black marble partition with integrated fireplace. The kitchen is fully equipped with Siemens appliances and large work surfaces. On the opposite side of the sitting room is a library with a bar.
The five bedrooms in the main house are stunning, with an enormous master suite in black marble with a huge walk-in shower and Catalano bath tub by the window. Many have balconies or French windows allowing you to enjoy the view from the oversized bed. Each bedroom has an en-suite with marble vanity units, floors and walls, ceiling rain shower and Choppard cosmetics.
Ground floor: Open-plan living room/dining room/library/kitchen. Washroom.
First floor: 1 suite with double bed. 1 suite with twin single beds.
Second floor: Master suite with double bed. 1 suite with double bed. 1 suite with twin single beds.
Separate studio apartment (available at extra cost): with double bed & kitchenette.
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...
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.