The cliff-side village of Trsteno, with lovely views of Elaphite Islands, was the place wherein the Renaissance, the aristocrats of Dubrovnik built their summer estates. Here, close to the region’s oldest botanic garden the Arboretum Trsteno, our six-bedroom villa is tucked in, sets a perfect stage for leisurely retreats.
The cascading property of the villa comprises 1500m², spreads over three levels: roadside, with four parking spots; the level below holds the main villa, its annex, front terrace with outdoor dining table and pool; the lowest level is the garden with a small pavilion. The main villa has 400m2 of interior space.
The villa can accommodate up to 12 guests in six double rooms. Five of them are in the main villa and one in the side annex, perfect for staff or guests who seek more privacy.
The expansive stone-paved terrace fronts the house can easily host a festive dinner or a poolside cocktail reception, while the garden invites all yoga lovers. With indoor and outdoor dining, outdoor barbecue, 5x11m open-air pool, a garden and four parking spots this villa is a superb choice for both family vacations and small, private celebrations.
The arched French windows throughout the house boast stunning panoramas of the islet-dotted horizon. The central room on the ground floor is the grand dining room with a table for 12. Branching off from the dining room, find the three guest’s double-bedded modern design rooms.
One bedroom, in the quiet and shade of the back of the house, has its bath with a shower. The other two rooms share a bath with a Jacuzzi, and one of the two has direct access to the front terrace.
Also on the ground floor is the square-shaped kitchen with a central-isle. Its modern design includes all the equipment and appliances needed to prepare a delicious meal. Its extension, the outdoor barbecue, is located next to the villa annex. The villa annex holds the sixth accommodation unit. Its 40m² are comprised of a bedroom with two twin beds which can be converted to a double, a bathroom, and a walk-in closet.
The upper elegant and luxury floor offers the central lounge, massive couches, and fireplace lined with light onyx marble. Extending from the central lounge is the roofed balcony of 16m². A master bedroom sits to each side of the central lounge. Each master features a king-size bed, a private bath with tub and shower, a walk-in wardrobe, and a small balcony. One of the baths has a Jacuzzi and the other one two sinks.
Staying at this villa provides splendid isolation, it’s perfect for soaking up the sun by the pool and enjoying the views from the balconies. And if you are ready to do some exploring the area, there’s a multitude of experiences at your doorstep.
Some of the region highlights, Dubrovnik Old Town, is a mere 15-minute ride by boat or car. The wine country of Pelješac, the oysters of Ston, the Elaphiti Islands, and the charming Korčula Island, are also at easy reach.
There is a private concierge, available to you 24/7!
|Distance to the centre||18 km|
|Distance to the sea||800 meters|
|Nearest airport||35 km|
|Nearest beach||800 meters|
|Nearest marina||18 km|
|Nearest restaurant||100 meters|
|Nearest shop||4 km|
Things to see and do:
Dubrovnik is a city rich in history and its lives it every day with the buildings and monuments inherited from their coloured past. We have listed the beautiful and important sights that we think you should visit on your villa holiday.
City Walls –The ancient city walls have been there for hundreds of years and are TripAdvisor’s number 1 listed thing to do in Dubrovnik. It is an experience like no other and offers an amazing view of Dubrovnik and its surrounding areas, especially if you climb the Minčeta which is the highest point.
Fort St Lawrence – Also known as “Dubrovnik’s Gibraltar” this impressive fortress was built for the purpose of keeping out the Venetian Republic and soon became a symbol of freedom. Above the entrance, there is an inscription that reads “Freedom is not to be sold for all the treasures in the world”. Now it is used for performances during the Dubrovnik Summer festival and has become of the world’s best stages for the performance of Hamlet.
Onofrio Fountain – Italian architect Onofrio Della Cava built the fountain in 1438 after new waterworks were built in the city and provided Dubrovnik with water. It was used until the early 19th century until the arrival of modern plumbing.
Rector’s Palace – This palace, which palaza sponza
is both Gothic and Renaissance was built in the 12th century and housed Dubrovnik’s Rector. Over the years the palace was damaged by earthquakes, gunpowder explosions or fires and has undergone various reconstructions. Today you can see the historic building as well as the museum that holds many ancient artefacts.
Sponza Palace – This Gothic-Renaissance palace served for a variety of public functions including a customs office and the mint. Now, it is home to the city archives which hold many precious documents dating back to the 12th century and Memorial Room of Dubrovnik Defenders who fought in the war of independence.
Lazareti – The Lazareti was used as a quarantine in ancient times for those who were travelling from lands where there could be contagious illnesses. It was Dubrovnik’s defence and considered one of their greatest inventions. Travellers could be help for up to 40 days before they were allowed into the city. Now, it is used to house performance groups, craft workshops, concerts, and nightclubs and is a great source of entertainment if you are visiting Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik Cathedral – The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin has been rebuilt numerous times and majorly rebuilt after the 1667 earthquake. Inside the Cathedral Treasury, there are relics of St Blaise and a number of impressive paintings that date back many centuries.
Srđ – is a mountain behind the city of hill srđDubrovnik and can be visited on foot, by car or cable car. At the top of the mount is Fort Imperial, which was built during the Napoleonic Wars and was used during the War of Independence. As well as being historically important, it offers amazing views of the walled city of Dubrovnik.
Trsteno – is the oldest arboretum in this part of the world and was built in the late 15th century. It consists of beautiful gardens, an impressive fountain displaying Neptune and is considered a protected natural monument. It was also used for filming the Game of Thrones series.
Mljet National Park – Mljet is the most forested Croatian island and one of the best preserved in the entire Mediterranean. There is also a 12th-century Benedictine Monastery on St Mary’s Island which is impressive to view.
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|Rate summary||€1,300 - €1,800||€9,100 - €12,600||-||7 Nights||-|