Casa Arianna

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Sleeps: 10 - 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Villa/House Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

The gorgeous Casa Arianna enjoys a wonderful history. This fabulous villa was originally built by the father of Dusan Popov, who was one of the most famous double agents during World War II. He lived in the villa as a young child and was such a character that Ian Fleming’s original inspiration for the James Bond character. How cool is that! Casa Arianna consists of the main house, which has been newly renovated, an attic which is now a studio apartment. These two adjoining buildings are home to a one-bedroom guest house, a gym and wellness studio, and a garage. As well as this wonderful accommodation, Casa Arianna also boasts much outdoor space, including a garden, terrace, swimming pool and alfresco dining. With five bedrooms in total, the villa is ideal for ten guests. It also offers a sofabed in the studio where two further guests could sleep if you wish.

Casa Arianna is located in a gorgeous area outside Dubrovnik’s Old Town walls on the Lapad peninsula. Lapad is the green heart of Dubrovnik and is surrounded by seaside walking trails, pine forests and beaches. It is a brilliant area, peaceful and quiet yet very close to the Old Town. You can take buses from Pile Station in the Old Town and be back in no time at all. The Old City is just 4km away at most.
The ancient main house of the villa was built over two floors with living spaces on the lower floor and three bedrooms and a balcony above. The living space is open plan in design with a modern kitchen featuring excellent appliances, including an American style fridge freezer, a dining area and a lounge space with a squishy, expansive sofa. Doors open from the living space to the terrace, swimming pool, wellness suite and garden.

The three bedrooms in the main house enjoy comfy kingsize beds, smart ensuite shower rooms, televisions, safes and air conditioning. The attic is home to a delightful studio apartment with a kingsize bed, shower room, kitchen and dining area, television and a sofa bed. Similarly, the guest house on the other side of the pool enjoys a kingsize bed in the bedroom, a shower room, kitchen and dining room and a living area. Casa Arianna is perfect if you take a holiday with a group where some couples enjoy a little private time.

Guests enjoy an excellent swimming pool, an outdoor shower, outside dining using the barbecue, alfresco lounging, and a generous garden. Loungers surround the pool and can be moved onto the garden if you prefer. Just the other side of the pool, you will find the guest house and the wellness suite with its sauna and gym equipment, a great addition to this fabulous holiday home. Once you step away from Casa Arianna, you do not have to venture far to be lazing on a beach or sipping delicious cocktails. Sunset Beach is just 800m from the villa, Mandrac Beach is 1300m, Copacabana Beach is 1400m, and the beautiful Cava Beach is 1700m away. Don’t also forget that the enchanting restaurants along the alleyways of the Old Town are waiting for you!

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What you should know…

  • You can walk from the lovely Casa Arianna to beaches close to the Old Town walls. The villa enjoys a fabulous location
  • The villa is comprised of a main house, an attic studio and a guest house, so you do need to think about where everyone sleeps
  • Casa Arianna enjoys a delightful garden and a terrace with alfresco dining and a pool. Other treats include a sauna and fitness area plus table football for the young ones

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave Coffee Machine Hairdryer Satellite TV Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Table Football Heating

Main House
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Dining area with seating for 10
- Three bedrooms with king-size bed with ensuite bathroom

Attic
- Studio apartment with King size bed, bathroom, kitchen and dining area, living area with pull out sofa

Guest House
- One-bedroom apartment with king-size bed, ensuite shower room, kitchen and dining area

Exterior
- Building with a gym and sauna and garage
- Swimming pool
- Showers
- Alfresco dining area
- Sun loungers
- Garden and terrace space
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Wi-fi
- Flat-screen TV
- High chair
- Washing machine
- Ironing amenities
- Dishwasher
- Microwave
- Coffee maker
- Hairdryer
- Sauna

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa Arianna
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Lapad is a relatively new part of Dubrovnik. Although some houses have existed for a long time, most houses were built during the 1960s and 1970s when several hotels were constructed in Uvala Bay. It is a lovely peninsula, tranquil and with much greenery. Lapad Bay enjoys a long promenade with cosy coffee shops, bars and restaurants. The water in the bay is a very clear and gorgeous turquoise colour.

Visitors arriving at Dubrovnik Old Town for the first time are usually in awe of this amazing city with its limestone streets, baroque buildings, ancient city walls and the endless shimmer of the Adriatic. It was dubbed the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ by George Bernard Shaw, and it is easy to see why. This characterful, atmospheric medieval town is enclosed by ancient city walls that you have to walk around. Inside, you will discover the Stradun, the main thoroughfare, together with many churches, monasteries and palaces. You will marvel at how the light changes on these ancient buildings. Dubrovnik Old Town’s picturesque shops, restaurants and historical sights are an absolute delight. There is a fantastic atmosphere in the charming, bustling marina and port where you can take boat trips to various islands and Montenegro. The port is also brimming with fabulous fish restaurants soaking up the sunlight and guests enjoying cocktails. There are three entrances to the walled city, including Pile, the main gate, Ploca by the port and Buze between the two. Buze Gate will take you in via steep staircases. Once you have finished looking at the churches, palaces and monasteries, you can take the cable car up to reach Mt Srd, which is the best place to enjoy stunning views of this iconic Old Town. You will also enjoy sensational views of the expansive coastline and the beautiful mountains in the distance. 

A visit to the fabulous island of Lokrum is worthwhile. You can be at one with nature as this stunning island is brimming with towering trees and lush plants. It is just a 10-minute ferry ride from Dubrovnik. The island is known for its oaks, pines and olive trees and is also a very popular swimming spot. The Iron Throne can be found on the island for those who love the Game of Thrones.
Mljet is another famous island to visit. Ancient Greco-Roman geographers wrote the first accounts of Mljet. The island is a haven for nature lovers and those looking to unwind and relax. It is ideal for watersports enthusiasts, plus there are plenty of bike and scooter routes and walking trails through the forests. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dubrovnik Airport

(23 km)

Nearest Village Lapad

(100 m)

Nearest Beach Sunset beach Dubrovnik

(800 m)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Casa Arianna is ideal for a family holiday. The villa is very well equipped and enjoys a swimming pool and table football that will excite the young ones and a garden. Three bedrooms are located in the main house, and two others are in the loft studio and guest house. There is also a sofa bed in the studio which could be used for another two children.

Harry Potter fans will be in their element in Dubrovnik. They can spend a day exploring the prominent filming locations from Harry Potter and Game of Thrones. Walking through the streets of Kings Landing, capital of the Seven Kingdoms and dominant power in Westeros, in Dubrovnik, your young ones will recognise so many locations. The castle (St Lawrence Fortress) and gardens of the Red Keep in Trsteno Arboretum are where King Joffrey celebrated his royal wedding. You can take photos on the staircase from season 5’s ‘Walk of Shame’. Also, if you decide to visit the island of Lokrum, they will come across the Iron Throne. The island of Lokrum is a wonderful excursion where children enjoy watersports and nature. It is peaceful and so much fun. The ferry trip is quick and easy from Dubrovnik.

Adventurous children enjoy kayak tours to explore the coastline and Lokrum Island. Adventure Dubrovnik runs nine three-hour kayak tours a day. You will explore caves and journey to the dark side of Lokrum. No experience is necessary, but children must be with an adult. From Dubrovnik, you can take many water-based tours, including semi-submarine rides, glass-bottom boat excursions, jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking, panoramic boat tours, scuba diving and fishing.

For a beach day, you can head to the nearby Copacabana Beach. It is the best of Dubvronik’s beaches with plenty of activity laid on. The sea is beautifully clear and very shallow. There are lots of water chutes, inflatables, banana rides, and pedalos to amuse the young ones.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Table Football

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000 to be paid in cash upon arrival and refunded at check out, subject to full inspection of the property
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay 7 nights during July and August. 5 nights during all other periods.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Tax Included in the rental rate.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £4,630 £5,788 £8,103
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - £7,235 £10,129
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - £12,154
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - £7,235 £10,129
Sep 29th 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 £4,630 £5,788 £8,103
Dec 29th 2024 - May 29th 2025 £4,630 £5,788 £8,103
May 29th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - £7,235 £10,129
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - - £12,154
Aug 29th 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 - £7,235 £10,129
Sep 28th 2025 - Nov 27th 2025 £4,630 £5,788 £8,103

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €5,059 €6,324 €8,853
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - €7,905 €11,067
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - €13,280
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - €7,905 €11,067
Sep 29th 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 €5,059 €6,324 €8,853
Dec 29th 2024 - May 29th 2025 €5,059 €6,324 €8,853
May 29th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - €7,905 €11,067
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - - €13,280
Aug 29th 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 - €7,905 €11,067
Sep 28th 2025 - Nov 27th 2025 €5,059 €6,324 €8,853

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 26th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $5,473 $6,841 $9,577
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - $8,551 $11,971
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - - $14,365
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - $8,551 $11,971
Sep 29th 2024 - Dec 29th 2024 $5,473 $6,841 $9,577
Dec 29th 2024 - May 29th 2025 $5,473 $6,841 $9,577
May 29th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - $8,551 $11,971
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 29th 2025 - - $14,365
Aug 29th 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 - $8,551 $11,971
Sep 28th 2025 - Nov 27th 2025 $5,473 $6,841 $9,577

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Great couple of days here

    on 27/11/2023

    I would recommend this amazing new villa to everyone who are looking for a beautiful vacation experience in Dubrovnik. I really can’t find any downsides to this property, everything is amazing from the villa itself to the host and amenities.

  • Sensational accommodation.

    on 27/11/2023

    Awesome location. Rooms are amazing, pool is great, just THE BEST place we've EVER stayed at. And we've travelled a LOT!! Lovely hosts who are so helpful and friendly.

  • Amazing house with wonderful hosts

    on 25/06/2023

    Gorgeous views and location. Great size property and beautifully done up, with all the amenities you could need. The owner was incredibly helpful before and during our trip with places to eat and go and takeaways.

  • Excellent, chilled but fun week away. Very satisfied.

    on 16/09/2021

    Location was great. Within walking distance to shops, local restaurants and the harbour.
    Our host Maroje could not have been better. He arranged transfers, gave us information on where to go and made sure our arrival and departure was seamless. As a group of 8, not 1 of us could fault anything about the villa or our stay. The villa was spotless, recently refurbished and felt very safe. We used the pool and sauna most days, but didn't get round to using the brick build BBQ within one of the buildings. Would recommend the villa to anyone who wants a quiet, pleasant place to stay.

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