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This luxury Dubrovnik villa is located just above and outside the fortress walls of Dubrovnik in the sought after location of Ploce. With easy walking access to all the activities in Dubrovnik and the surrounding area this is an ideal place to stay. At the end of the day catch up with friends and family on the peaceful courtyard with a fine bottle of Croatian wine to talk about your day’s sights and events while watching the sun set over the Adriatic Sea. Cook up a great meal on the courtyard barbecue or from the Italian gourmet kitchen. The villa has been meticulously refurbished with your comfort in mind; the pleasantly decorated interior and the great beds with Egyptian cotton sheets will ensure a great night's sleep. It is a pleasure to come home to at the end of each day. A computer, broadband and free WiFi means you can stay attached to the world if you want to. The computer is linked to our website which gives you detailed information about the villa and things to do.
Description of sleeping capacity:
Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms)
Notes on bedrooms:
Bedroom 1 Main bedroom with King bed with views and balcony.
Bedroom 2 Queen bed that can convert to 2 single beds.
Bedroom 3 Queen bed.
Extra beds for 2 people as well a 2 cots
All rooms have wardrobes, bedside tables, lamps, mirrors and chairs....moreless
Bedrooms 1 & 2 share a luxurious bathroom on the third floor: double basins, double shower heads over huge tiled bath.
Bedroom 3 has shower en-suite.
Both have magnifying mirrors and heated towel rails
A day toilet is in the second floor laundry. ...moreless
Notes on accommodation:
This luxury accommodation in its peaceful location is perfect for one to three couples or a family of six wanting to be close to the wonderful attractions of the Old Town Dubrovnik but just a little removed for your relaxation. It was totally renovated in 2007 and fitted with top quality appliances and furnishings to make your stay luxurious and comfortable. Enjoy your Croatian holiday the Villa Antipodes way. We are from New Zealand and fell in love with Dubrovnik while on holiday there. We found this villa and saw the possibilities and the rest is history!
There are three courtyards in this villa - one on each level. The entrance courtyard is great for drying clothes and storing shoes, children's beach toys etc.
The main level courtyard is ideal for entertaining or taking time out for a good read. The stone table, and seating with additional chairs make for flexibility of guest numbers. The barbecue means you can cook while talking with your family or guests.
The patio off the main bedroom on the 3rd floor is an added bonus for those lucky enough to get the main bedroom. The perfect spot for a quiet breakfast for two! The views out over the ancient walls and port of the Old Town and the mysterious island of Lokrum are just gorgeous!
The laundry on the 2nd floor is equipped with washing machine, dryer, safe deposit box, vacuum cleaner, iron and board, and other cleaning items.
This room also has the third toilet
The downstairs courtyard (entrance level) has a covered clothes line.
Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service:
All beds are equipped with beautiful, high quality Egyptian cotton sheets and the bathrooms with luxurious towels all included in the rental fee. Additional sheets and towels are available for long stays. Additional cleaning can be arranged as required.
The main courtyard is ideal to enjoy a leisurely breakfast or evening meal and a glass of wine while watching the sun set over Dubrovnik Old Town.
A mobile phone with a number of talking minutes is also provided as part of your fee....moreless
Satellite / Cable
Iron & Board
The open plan living and dining room on the 2nd floor is an ideal place to meet for a meal, relax and talk about your day out, watch TV, play a DVD, or listen to music. The computer and free broadband WiFi keeps you in touch with family and friends....moreless
The beautiful Italian designed kitchen is equipped with induction hobs, oven & gourmet oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, toaster, electric jug. Cutlery, crockery, utensils, glasses & wine glasses will ensure you have everything to make your meals perfect!...moreless
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (€) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates:
You can check our availability calendar, book your holiday and pay for it all on our website (link below). We take a 30% deposit with the balance due 1 month prior to your arrival date.
You are welcome to arrive after 3pm and we need you to depart by 10am on your day of departure. If this creates a problem for you, talk to us about it and we will see what we can work out for you.
Notes on prices:
Please contact us if you have any additional requests, e.g. baby sitting, tours, boat trips, taxi services, extra cleaning services, grocery shopping, information about best restaurants, places to visit and anything else you can think of!
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There is just heaps to see in Dubrovnik. Please see our website: www.villa-dubrovnik.com
We can organise tours around the old town of Dubrovnik, boat trips to many of the surrounding islands, trips to Mostar or other neighbouring countries, information on the latest great restaurants to eat at and many more...
Walk 5 minutes to the Fortresses of Dubrovnik Old Town, the closest beach, or the gondola. Add 3 minutes and you will be inside the Old Town and the port. Take a day trip by boat to one of the many islands or nearby historic Cavtat with its fine restaurants and line up of super yachts. Take a 30 minute walk to the beach to the south of the Ploce gate for a cooling swim and watch the sun as it sets over walled city. Or try the "hole in the wall" where you can dive into the sea or enjoy a drink.
Dubrovnik International airport is 30 minutes south of Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik is not a car friendly city and there are no trains to Dubrovnik. The public transport system is reasonably cheap and easy to access. Our property manager, Dube will help you work out the best way to get around.
Car hires are available and if you bring your car, Dube will assist you to find appropriate parking - either 400 metres from the Villa or further afield at a more reasonable price.
It is easy to walk!
Check out our website with all the activities to do in and around Dubrovnik and the neighbouring locations.
There are many ferries and boats that will take you to many beautiful islands close to Dubrovnik.
Alternatively Dube can arrange for a taxi to take you to special places so you don't have to worry about driving and can enjoy the scenery.
There are a huge number of restaurants in Dubrovnik to cater for just about every taste and of course with varying prices. Or you can buy your groceries at one of the local supermarkets, dairies or local daily markets either in the old town or near the new port in Dubrovnik. There are many ATM machines throughout the area. The local currency is Kuna. There are several banks in the Old Town and also in the downtown port.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: In 2006, having just retired and sold a business we made a spontanious visit to Croatia and discovered Dubrovnik. Its magnificient fortress walls, intreging history, and stunning scenery prompted us to casually look at what properties were available (we had no intention of actually buying a villa!) and fell in love with our Villa Antipodes!
In 24 hours we had met all the appropriate people that would enable the purchase and repair work required so we decided to make the leap. At the end of 2006 we were the proud owners of Od Srda 22 which we have now called Villa Antipodes. Why the name, well Croatia is nearly opposite New Zealand, our home.
In 2007 we returned to Dubrovnik and commenced the renovation work which of course was much more extensive than originally planned!
Why the Owner Chose Dubrovnik: We love the location of our Villa, in the sought after Ploce District of Dubrovnik. It is quiet and has gorgeous views over the Old Town. We can watch the cruise ships arriving and departing or take an easy walk to the Old Town, the gondola, safe swimming beaches and the port. We never get bored with the array of things to do whether it is walking the Stradun, people watching as we drink a wine or coffee, visiting the sights, kayaking around the Island of Lockrum or taking a boat trip to one of the many islands. Then there are the restaurants with the huge array of dishes. If we want to extend our trips, we can take a bus or boat to Cavtat, a gorgeous town just south of Dubrovnik or go further afield to our favourite Plitvice National Park. It's such a great location in every way!
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: Five minutes walk and we're inside the stunning fortress walls of Dubrovnik. Our Italian gourmet kitchen allows us to eat at home in luxury inside or out on the shaded courtyard or if our fancy takes us we can walk into own to one of the many restaurants. Our air conditioning ensures we are cool during the height of summer or warm in winter. It's a wonderful place to wake up to, relax during the day and a haven to return to at the end of a busy day exploring the sights of Dubrovnik. The central living area with the extended indoor outdoor living (the middle courtyard) allows for privacy or togetherness. It is a perfect spot for just us or our many friends who want to join us - children, couples or family groups. Spread over 3 floors means it has a wonderful sense of space.