Villa Doride

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Sleeps: 10 - 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4


Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Laptop Friendly Workspace


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The beautiful Villa Doride is located in glorious countryside in the sleepy village of Makose with sensational views across the countryside and out to sea. Makose is roughly 4 miles east of the fabulous medieval town of Dubrovnik, 3.7 miles from the Ploce Gate and 4.1miles from the Pile Gate of the Old Town. It is a fabulous setting where you can relax and look out to the island of Lokrum. A short drive takes you to the sensational beaches of the Dubrovnik Riviera. 

Villa Doride enjoys its prestigious, calm setting on the mountainside and offers fabulous living accommodation and glorious outside space. The villa boasts six bedrooms that can sleep ten guests though there is also a sofa bed that you can use.

The main living space is contemporary, with a sumptuous corner sofa adorned with pretty scatter cushions. This wonderful well-equipped modern kitchen will please the chefs in your group and indoor dining. It is drowned in natural light with two sets of doors opening onto the terrace and onto a balcony.

There are six bedrooms in total, all beautiful calm spaces with trendy colours on the walls and wonderful furnishings. Two of the bedrooms enjoy kingsize beds, two are singles, another enjoys bunk beds with a double bed on the bottom and a single on the top plus there is a twin room. You will find some lovely artwork on the walls of the villa, decorating the neutral walls. The bedrooms share four bathrooms.

Guests staying at Villa Doride will want to spend most of their time outside, enjoying the wonderful facilities, the splendid views and the natural environment. The outdoor spaces are on different levels. When leaving the living space, you will immediately come to the lovely covered alfresco dining area, where you can enjoy feasts cooked on the villa’s built-in barbecue. It is an excellent space with a bar area. The terrace continues to the swimming pool and sun deck. There are plenty of loungers and parasols for shade if the sun is too much. The pool is wonderful, and the scene, no doubt, is of much family fun. Below the pool is the garden with its lawns, trees and outdoor furniture where you can relax and enjoy the stunning panorama in front of you. 

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What you should know…

  • Villa Doride is only 4 miles from Dubrovnik’s Old Town and less than that from the beach. It is a brilliant location
  • It’s a good idea to book tickets online in advance to walk the walls in the Old Town of Dubrovnik
  • You are very welcome to use the sofabed should you have extra guests

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ TV Heating

The Villa

Villa Doride is a brand new villa situated in the countryside with a panoramic view of the Adriatic sea. It consists of 2 apartments accessible by external staircases and, therefore, ideal for two families.

Apartment 1
- Living room with open plan fully equipped kitchen
- Dining room
- Two bathrooms
- Three bedrooms

Apartment 2
- Living room with open plan fully equipped kitchen
- Dining room
- Two bathrooms
- Three bedrooms

- Spacious terrace with swimming pool
- Summer kitchen with covered dining area
- 400 m2 garden
- Two garages


About the surrounding area of Villa Doride
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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The location of Villa Doride gives you the best of both worlds. The villa and its grounds are secluded, peaceful and in a very natural, scenic location yet you are within 4 miles of Dubrovnik and some brilliant beaches. St Jakov Beach is 3 miles away, Banje Beach 3.6 miles, the wonderful Eastwest Beach Club is 3.6 miles and Lokrum Island is 3.7 miles away. 

You can enter the gates of Dubrovnik’s Old Town in approximately 4 miles and visit the Museum of Modern Art, Dubrovnik in 3.5 miles.

There are many small, peaceful villages to explore in the countryside including Brgat Donji, Gornji Brgat, Celopeci and Buici and by the sea you can visit Plat, Srebreno and Mlini. Plat is a lovely seaside hamlet with a promenade that stretches along the pebbly beach. It is perfect for a quiet swim. Mlini is a small, idyllic fishing village located half way between Cavtat and Dubrovnik with a charming harbour, a bakery, supermarket, a lovely pebble and sand beach, cafes and restaurants and the most stunning sunsets. Mlini gets its name from the numerous fresh water wellsprings that used to power the local flour mills in the past. From Mlini, visitors can take a water ferry to visit Dubrovnik Old Town. You can also visit Lokrum where some of Game of Thrones was filmed and enjoy a relaxing, peaceful day with a delicious picnic or a visit to the popular saltwater swimming spot named the ‘Dead Sea’. The gardens are absolutely beautiful.

Cavtat is within easy reach of the villa and only 22km from the border of the stunning Montenegro. It is very pretty, hemmed in by mountains and lush swathes of pine and cypress forest and is rich in cultural history. It boasts beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, many ancient necropolises dotted around and a wonderful promenade lined with fishing boats and artisan shops. There are several museums and galleries. You will find some lovely restaurants in Cavtat where you can sample the delicious local cuisine.

Dubrovnik Old Town is incredibly beautiful. With its breathtaking natural beauty, rich historical heritage and fantastic array of restaurants, cafes, bars and unique shops, it is extremely popular. Visitors soak up the romantic atmosphere walking along the limestone Stradun, the main thoroughfare and its narrow streets, admire the countless monuments, taste the delicious city’s rich gastronomic delights and be left breathless with its harmonious beauty. You can taste signature dishes such as rozata, kotonjata or black risotto along with local wines. If you are lucky you will get a table by the harbour. During the summer visitors can enjoy the Dubrovnik Summer Festival with music, theatre and dance performances.

Another excursion that is an absolute must when staying at Villa Doride is a boat trip to the Elaphiti islands. They are stunningly beautiful with caves, sandy idyllic beaches and incredible charm. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dubrovnik Airport

(15 km)

Nearest Town/City Dubrovnik Old Town

(15 km)

Nearest Village Mlini

(3 km)


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

Villa Doride is ideal for a family holiday. The villa is very spacious with wonderful outside space. Children adore the swimming pool and the garden. Makose is a very quiet village in the countryside where you can enjoy some lovely walks.

In Dubrovnik Old Town, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones fans will be delighted to spot scenes from the films and programmes. You can book a Game of Thrones walking tour or a Game of Thrones escape room to challenge yourselves. The Old Town is car free which makes it very easy for families. Dubrovnik’s Aquarium is situated within the walls of St John’s Fortress. There are 31 aquarium tanks displaying fauna and flora including star fish, sea urchins, shells, crabs and fish. Children love walking along the city walls and catching the cable car to the top of Mount Srdj where they can enjoy fabulous views of the city walls and the island of Lokrum. You can catch a boat from Dubrovnik’s harbour to Lokrum which only takes 15 minutes.

One of the favourite beaches in the area is Copacabana Beach in Babin Kuk where there is a children’s aquapark. Another favourite is Sunj Beach on the island of Lopud.

The seaside village of Milni on the Dubrovnik Riviera is delightful. It enjoys a lovely beach and several cafes and restaurants. The Dubrovnik Riviera is a fabulous pick for families with safe beaches, impressive hiking trails, biking tracks, a clutch of interactive museums and lots of fortresses for would-be knights and princesses to explore. 

Exploring the Elephiti islands by boat, discovering the scenic bays, hidden caves and golden sand beaches is a wonderful day out for children. The hosts are happy to help you rent a boat. Kolocep Island is known for its architecture and villas and its unspoilt bay. The island of Lopud is home to lovely sandy beaches and ancient monasteries lined with olive groves. It is truly idyllic. On Sipan Island children can explore the local wildlife and enjoy the crystal blue sea. If you decide to visit the islands, you can swim, snorkel and make magical holiday memories. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters 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
- Babysitting/childcare services

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 There is no security deposit, but should there be any damage or loss caused by you or your guests during your stay you may be liable for the cost.
Arrival time 3 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price
Pets welcome? Not allowed
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
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted
Internet access? Wi-Fi, included in the rental price
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people: For every additional guest up to 12, it will cost an additional £17 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 £2,514
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 £1,908
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £3,201
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £5,020
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 £6,709
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £6,709
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £5,020
Oct 1st 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 £2,943

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people: For every additional guest up to 12, it will cost an additional €19 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 €2,754
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 €2,090
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €3,506
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €5,498
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 €7,348
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €7,348
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €5,498
Oct 1st 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 €3,223

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people: For every additional guest up to 12, it will cost an additional $20 per person per night.

Rental period Weekly
Dec 8th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 $2,973
Apr 1st 2024 - May 1st 2024 $2,256
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $3,785
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $5,936
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 $7,933
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $7,933
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $5,936
Oct 1st 2024 - Jun 10th 2025 $3,480

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.

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