Poised in the picturesque bay of Zaton, just 10 minutes driving from the Pearl of the Adriatic – Dubrovnik, Villa Pugliesi is an exceptional private estate with 6 spacious bedrooms, voluminous living spaces and expansive 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.
Vividly illustrating our ancestor's sophistication in leisure, its striking waterfront location, impressive but unpretentious interiors, tranquil garden ambiance and complete privacy of the enclosed property make it a representative sample of Dubrovnik Renaissance architecture and protected Croatian National Heritage. This magnificent blend of longstanding history and appreciation of leisure was recently restored to its former glory, working closely with numerous conservation and restoration experts, as the Villa is a registered Croatian National Heritage monument. Driven by care for its venerated historic fabric, we had allow for certain concessions, such as an inconsistent Internet connection throughout the property. Still, this means you can feel the centuries past when climbing the original stone staircase, or when reaching for a book from the 15th Century wall niche. The private chapel of St. Jerome in the quiet, back corner of the garden is an integral part of the estate, as having a place of worship nearby was highly appreciated in the old times. Pugliesi were the last family to reside here, in the 19th century. After them, the estate suffered tarnish of abandonment and time, all until the present owner recognized its grandeur and decided to return it to its former glory.
Following a substantial investment of several million EUR and a reconstruction of two years conducted in close collaboration with conservation and restoration experts, Villa Pugliesi stands today as a monumental tribute to an excellent vision of its historic ambiance infused with modern comfort and contemporary design. A Walkthrough Villa Pugliesi The main entrance to Villa Pugliesi 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 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, 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 Pugliesi 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. Turning left from the foyer, pass the fully-equipped professional kitchen, a large, open-concept area of tufa ceilings and stone floors and walls features a modernly equipped bar area, 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. 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 library, 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 two terraces on the first floor level.
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 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. 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 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. A dot on the 'i' in idyllic, at the back of the gardens, enjoy a moment of serenity in the chapel of St. Jerome, an integral part of the property. Typically 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. Your Stay To make your stay at the Villa perfect and your experience of the region complete, our Villa Manager is at your disposal for all information and concierge services. Well-versed in the Adriatic region, the Villa Manager can assist you with everything from travel arrangements, airport and local transfers, boat trips, day excursions and restaurant reservations, to organizing special get-togethers and celebrations or sourcing additional personnel to assist during your stay, whether it is a butler, a private chef or a maid you are looking for.
City: Dubrovnik Riviera
Property Name: Pugliesi
Check-in Time: 17:00
Upon your written confirmation of property booking sent to us via e-mail, we will send you Rental Agreement in which booking terms and conditions will be stated. Together with Rental Agreement you will receive proforma invoice for payment of 50% of the total booking amount, as non-refundable deposit which must be paid within 3 working days (72 hours). Once you send us signed copy of Rental Agreement and payment confirmation, booking of private property will be considered as confirmed. Our rates are expressed in € Euro. Payments have to be done in € Euro, or the value equivalent in Croatian Kuna, $ US dollars or £ Sterling by bank transfer. The remaining 50% of total booking amount, as second non-refundable deposit, is required to be paid 30 days prior to the guest's arrival in property. If you are booking within 40 days before your arrival, you are required to make a full payment of rental cost. If any payment is not done within the times set forth herein, we may treat the booking as cancelled and we reserve the right to cancel the reservation. In the event of a force majeure, death and disease, the evidence of which is supported by written documents from hospital or authorities (depending on the cause), the guest may change the time of arrival in the same amount. If you wish to tailor your holiday and book additional services during your stay in our Unique Private Villas we recommend you, to send us written request via e-mail with specification of needed services at least four weeks prior your arrival so we have time to arrange all services on time. In case you send us request less than four weeks prior your arrival in property, we reserve right not to provide you additional services due to short notice.
Extra Guests allowed: 2
Check-out Time: 10:00
In case you want to cancel reservation of private property, please send us in written form by e-mail. From the date, we receive written cancellation we will calculate all the cancellation charges. Please be aware - Private villas in our collection have No Refund Policy. - If reservation is cancelled up to 31 days prior to the guests' arrival, 30% of the non-refundable deposit shall be retained. - If reservation is cancelled within 30 days prior guests' arrival, total amount of property booking will be retained to cover the cost of the late cancellation. We strongly advice you that all guests take out appropriate trip cancellation travel insurance that is adequate for your needs.
1. The exact description of each property as well as the list of services included in the rental price of property, will be sent to guests according their request. All booking details will be clarified to guest in Rental Agreement which will be sent to him once guest confirms booking of property. 2. Guests are requested to provide us with all information related to specific reservation. 3. Guests must have valid identification documents and upon arrival in property they will hand over their identification documents to Villa Manager for registration purposes. 4. Upon arrival in property guests must present voucher to Villa Manager with correct specification of arranged services and exact names of guests who will be accommodated in property. Villa Manager has right to refuse accommodation of persons whose names are not indicated on the voucher. 5. Upon arrival in property, in addition to rental payment fees, guests are obliged to pay to Villa Manager a security deposit in the amount of one day stay in property, which serves as insurance for possible incurred damage in property. The Villa Manager may refuse access to the villa if deposit is not paid. On last day of stay guests will let Villa Manager to inspect property and if there is no damage done by guests during their stay, Villa Manager will refund total amount of deposit to guests before their departure. If there is damage done in property during guests stay, Villa Manager will photograph damage as a prove and will deduct from given deposit an amount necessary to cover cost of damage in agreement with guests. 6. Each property has written House Rules exposed on visible places and guests are solicited to respect its terms and rules, taking good care of property. 7. All departures from properties shall take place no later than 10:00 a.m. local Croatian time and arrivals will be starting from 05:00 p.m. local Croatian time. 8. Pets not allowed. 9. Events allowed.
Price for extra guest
01 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
01 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
01 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
01 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
01 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
Security deposit: 3501 USD
Extra cost per guest for over 12 guests with
maximum 2 guests: $