About this listing
Experience Dubrovnik’s amazing beauty in a stunning setting at Villa Donna Paola. This villa is a luxurious and historic property, located in the most prestigious area of Dubrovnik and perched just 200 meters above Dubrovnik’s old city walls, a few minutes on foot from the town’s enchanting centre and renowned Stradun. This property, with its beautiful garden, huge swimming pool and large terraces is a peaceful paradise for the sophisticated and mature traveler.
Built in 1929 by the famous Captain Carić and his Italian wife Donna Paola, for whom the villa is named, this property is a peaceful paradise for the sophisticated and mature traveler. The villa is surrounded its own beautiful traditional Dubrovnik garden and offers ample outdoor space from which to enjoy in the perfect views, as well as a sizeable private swimming pool (12 by 3 meters). The newly refurbished inside spaces offer a luxurious lifestyle with beautiful open plan kitchen, dining and living areas, with stunning French doors opening onto the terrace and swimming pool area offering ample light throughout the whole property.
The present owner, a well known architect, refurbished the villa to the highest standards, with an airy mix of staple contemporary pieces and original antique furnishings belonging to the villa. Important works of famous Croatian artists, both modern and classic, adorn the walls all throughout the property, making it truly exceptional. The tasteful combination of “old meets new”, with design pieces by Mies Van der Rohe, Alvar Aalto, Ron Arad and century old tapestries and original handwritten receipts of Donna Paola herself, as well as an Art Deco fireplace and lamps will make even the most discerning guests feel the magic that surrounds them.
On the ground floor is a mirrored entrance hall, leading to a large living room with an open space and modern fully equipped kitchen and dining area. Three large French doors open onto a terrace facing the pool and looking over the Dubrovnik city walls. The ground floor also has a double bedroom and a bathroom as well as a separate guest WC.
The villa’s original stone staircase, by the entrance hall, leads to the first floor which is compromised of a large, modern and airy master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. This master bedroom has two beautiful south facing windows that overlook the garden and swimming pool area of the villa, as well as the sea and the old city walls of Dubrovnik. The first floor has an additional two double bedrooms, both elegantly decorated with modern and antique furnishings as well as art, overlooking the inner courtyard of the villa as well as the garden and old city walls of Dubrovnik. These additional two bedrooms are serviced by their own large marble bathroom. All four bedrooms as well as the living room have UHD Smart TV’s. The guests can enjoy quiet and elegant outside living and alfresco dining on two terraces, both shaded from the sun, the one with a retractable tent. On the third terrace the guests can enjoy sunbathing on sun beds, surrounded by wild orange trees, thick laurel shrubs, rosemary and myrtle, while taking cooling plunges in the extraordinary swimming pool, all with breathtaking views of Dubrovnik’s old city walls.
- Mirrored entrance hall with stone staircase
- Large living room with 3 French doors opening to south terrace.
- Dining area
- Open plan kitchen
- Guest WC
- Double bedroom
- Adjacent bathroom
- First floor hall
- Large south facing master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- East facing double bedroom
- South-West facing double bedroom
- Large marble bathroom
- Large shaded west terrace with dining and lounge area
- South facing terrace with poolside sitting area and retractable tent
- Unique custom designed 12 by 3 meter swimming pool
- South facing sundeck, with separate city view sitting area
- Magnificent Mediterranean garden
Features and amenities
- Fully equipped kitchen with authentic stone countertop
- Coffee machine
- Electric kettle
- Fridge/Freezer/Ice maker
- Washing machine
- High chair (upon request)
- Crib (upon request)
- Air conditioning and heating system in all rooms
- Room darkening shutters
- Satellite television in all rooms
- UHD Smart TVs in all rooms
- Hair dryer
- Bathroom towels
- Swimming pool towels
- Fire extinguisher
- First aid kit
Interaction with guests
Guests will have all the privacy at this property – but nevertheless, they can contact us in any time, in case they need our help or assistance.
Other things to note
The South-West facing double bedroom can be converted into a two single bed format.
The inner fire place is not to be used in the summer period because of fire and safety regulations.
The villa is located in Dubrovnik, Dubrovačko-neretvanska županija, Croatia, in the most exclusive residential area, a couple of minutes walking distance from Dubrovnik’s historical city centre and the Stradun with all of its rich offer of cafes, bars and restaurants. It is 11 miles from Dubrovnik International Airport or 43 miles from Tivat International Airport.
We can organize transfer for our guests from the airport to the accommodation – guest should request this service from us on time.