DUBROVNIK RIVIERA: Bedrooms 6, Bathrooms 6, Sleeps 12+2
Dubrovnik Riviera, Dalmatia
Essence of the trip
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, a place to relax, enjoy and entertain. Vividly illustrating our ancestor's sophistication in leisure, its striking waterfront location, impressive but unpretentious interiors, tranquil garden ambiance and a complete privacy make it a representative sample of Dubrovnik Renaissance architecture. Today Pugliesi is an exceptional Perfect for families or groups of friends, the Villa can host up to 14 people.
This trip will give you
- Unbelievable peace of mind and luxury while we cater to your every need – from delivering your favourite daily newspaper to a limo transfer, or organising that private painting course you've been dreaming about for years.
- The opportunity to sail around the Dubrovnik archipelago for a day, soaking up the sun and sampling the freshest oysters the Adriatic has to offer.
- The chance to go scuba diving or see Dubrovnik's Old Town from a different perspective on a private kayaking tour.
The main entrance 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. 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 both the terraces and the bridge, the views of Zaton bay, its marina and crystal clear Adriatic are bound to leave you in awe.
From the courtyard, you continue to of space spread on two floor levels. Typical local materials such as Croatian stone, tufa and top quality wood, but also glass, dominate. The clean lines successfully bring together contemporary minimalism, while homey warmth comes out of its original historic details. The stone staircase at the entrance foyer for example, or intricate stonework of the library wall niches.
Airy and spacious, the interior of Villa Pugliesi holds many unique corners, making everyone feel very much at home. 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, 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.
Turning left from the foyer, pass the , a large, open-concept area of tufa ceilings and stone floors and walls features a , a cozy and an , dominated by the massive, one-piece table made of wood and stone, suitable for 16 people.
To get up to the first floor level, take the historic staircase from the entrance foyer. As you admire the perfectly polished surface of stone underneath your footsteps, move to enter , the central common area of the upper floor. 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 . The terraces overlook the bay of Zaton, its piers and docks, yachts and boats, and are the perfect spot for a sunset glass of wine over idyllic panoramas.
The first floor comprises , 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. Satellite TV, safe, and toiletries in each bathroom are standard for each suite.
The true gem of Villa Pugliesi lies behind the main house. Completely secluded by high stone walls, its 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 , the gardens are certainly the place to spend most of your time at. At the back of the garden, enjoy a moment of serenity in the , an integral part of the estate.
Radiating calmness, the atmosphere at the Villa can be adapted to suit any of your moods or occasions. A contemporary villa, everything from lighting, music to temperature can be regulated easily. Specially designed indoor and outdoor lightning plus SONOS and BOSE sound systems throughout the property create a special atmosphere during the day and turn the villa into a fairy-tale estate at night.
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