6 Bedrooms | 8 Baths
From €1,600 per Night
Villa Exclusive Castello, Zaton, Dubrovnik, Croatia Vacation Rental
Villa Excusive 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 m² 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 floorof 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 Exclsive Castello lies behind the main house. Completely secluded by high stone walls, its terraced Mediterranean gardens extend at over 1500 m² 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.
About The Area
The whole Dubrovnik region and riviera is well-known for its fascinating landscapes, abundant Mediterranean vegetation, mild climate and interesting smaller settlements. Zaton is a settlement hidden inside of the well protected, scenic bay situated only 10 km north of Dubrovnik. If you are looking for a peaceful vacation away from the summer crowds and big hotels, Zaton is the perfect place for you. Its soothing scenery with beautiful, intact beaches and thick pinewood shade makes you forget all the troubles in the world, if only for a short time.
Zaton has been a place for vacation since the early times of the Republic of Ragusa in the early 15th century. Almost every noble Dubrovnik family had their summerhouse built in Zaton. Today they are an important part of Zaton’s tourist offer. Many islands close by, a crystal blue sea, rich natural and cultural heritage, the Mljet National Park, historical villas and promenades are what make the Dubrovnik Riviera one of the most attractive destinations in Croatia. Here one can enjoy various activities, enjoy autochthonic food and wine and the hospitality of the people.
Children are welcomed
Pets require prior approval and non-refundable pet deposit
Some homes allow events, please ask
Refundable security deposit - amount for one night stay
7 nights Minimum stay
Rates vary depending on time of year and number of guests
High season and holidays are higher
50% down to book
50% (due 60 days prior)
Please bring proof of identification
Passport Required for non-resident
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All Bookings are Final
Rates and fees subject to change without notice
**All starting rates are low season rates. Rates are now quoted based on occupancy and use. Please call or inquire for individual group rates.**
6 Full + 2 Half Bathrooms
Living area: 580m²
Lot size: 1500m²
Outdoor swimming pool
Mediterranean cascading garden area
Fully air conditioned
Wi-Fi internet connection
LCD SAT TV
“Smart” villa which can be run by iPad
Private chapel of St. Jeronim in the garden
Terraces overlooking the sea
Outdoor dining table for 12
Basic daily cleaning
Basic daily cleaning
Swimming pool maintenance
House manager at guests disposal
Distance to the sea: 5m
Distance from the beach: 30m
Distance to the town center: Zaton 40m; Dubrovnik - 10km
Nearest shop: 100m
Nearest restaurant: 20m
Nearest airport: 40km
Distance to sea: 2m
Distance to beach: 2m
Distance to the center: 3km - Sumartin and Selca
Nearest shop: 3km
Nearest restaurant: 1km
Nearest airport: 12km – Brac