Villa Exclusive Castello is situated in the picturesque bay of Zaton, just 10 minutes driving from the Pearl of the Adriatic - Dubrovnik. Villa is an exceptional private estate with 6 spacious bedrooms and private Mediterranean gardens with an outdoor pool and a private chapel. An ideal choice for families and groups of friends, the Villa can host up to 14 people.
Built back in the 15th century, the Villa was originally envisioned as a summer retreat for aristocrats, a getaway from the heated stone of Dubrovnik's Old Town and a place to relax, enjoy and entertain friends and family. The main entrance to Villa Exclusive Castello sits at the deep end of Zaton bay, along the waterfront promenade. Stepping into the southern courtyard, its massive stone walls immediately resonate an exclusive experience and true privacy, an atmosphere quite different from newly built villas. Furnished with outdoor sofas, the courtyard is focused around the staircase leading onto a very modern structure, the glass bridge, running over the courtyard in full length and connecting two outdoor terraces on the first floor level.
From the courtyard, enter the main house, comprising 580 mÂ² of space spread over two floor levels. Typical local materials such as Croatian stone, tufa and top quality wood, but also glass, dominate in the interior. Its clean and modern design lines successfully bring together contemporary minimalism, homey warmth and original historic details, some dating back to the earliest times, over 500 years ago. The stone staircase in the entrance foyer for example, or intricate stonework of library wall niches.
Airy and spacious, the interior of Villa Exclusive Castello holds many unique corners, making everyone feel very much at home here. The entrance foyer is the central space of the ground floor and doubles as a welcome area and a lounge. To the right of the foyer, two double rooms with bathrooms each feature unique elements, such as an exit directly to the gardens or the bench placed within an arched niche which was originally an entrance for boats. This area also holds a laundry room with washing machine and dryer. On the ground floor there is fully-equipped professional kitchen, a cozy living room space with a fireplace and an impressive dining area, dominated by the massive, one-piece table made of wood and stone, suitable for 16 people.
Historic staircase from the entrance foyer leads to first floor of Villa Exclusive Castello. The central common area of the upper floor is library - formerly a salon, the library is an airy space full of light, with high ceilings, large windows and double doors leading onto one of the two terraces on the first floor level. The first floor comprises 4 luxury suites, each on two floor levels and organized around the same concept: a comfortable lounge and a modern bathroom with walk-in shower and floor heating on the lower level, and a wooden staircase leading up to the gallery with a king size double bed.
The true gem of Villa Exclusive Castello lies behind the main house. Completely secluded by high stone walls, its terraced Mediterranean gardens extend at over 1500mÂ² and are just incredibly fragrant, quiet and private. Enjoy the scents of typical local sorts like citruses, olives and lavender, as well as picking fresh spices for your meals from the herb garden. Coupled with the outdoor pool, an inviting, shaded lounge area and outdoor grill, the gardens are certainly the place to spend most of your time at. At the back of the gardens, enjoy a moment of serenity in the idilic chapel of St. Jerome, an integral part of the property.