Villa Sophie

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed

From the waterfront promenade in glorious Zaton Bay, step straight into a 15th Century residence and be amazed by the luxurious interiors, inviting swimming pool and Mediterranean gardens. It’s hard to believe you are only ten minutes drive from the one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Dubrovnik.

Villa Sophie was constructed in the fifteenth century as a holiday home for a noble family wanting to escape the city heat and entertain friends in this prime location. Centuries later it has been brought back to life under the careful supervision of the Croatian National Heritage. Great care has been taken to restore many historical features such as the original stone open stair-case and the private chapel.  Yet the owners have boldly added contemporary designs such as the striking glass bridge between the two upper sea-view terraces and the ultra-smart professional kitchen, a perfect excuse for hiring a private chef during your stay.

The overall feel of the villa and its six bedrooms is one of a relaxed historical ambience with modern comforts and design surrounding you. Across the vast open-plan living and dining areas you’ll easily find a corner to relax in or head up to the library with doors leading to a magnificent terrace overlooking the sea. A Bose sound-system plus specially designed lighting both inside  and out helps to create the perfect atmosphere, ideal for events which can be organised here.

The vast gardens will surprise with Mediterranean scents, spots for sun-bathing, dining al-fresco or lounging with a glass of chilled local wine, all within a private and tranquil setting. It will be hard to leave the surroundings of your private swimming pool but within a few minutes walk you can be paddling in the Adriatic or taking a boat trip to nearby islands.

In Zaton Bay you can walk along the beautiful promenade, stopping in one of the sea-front restaurants and admiring the views. The town has a peaceful and relaxed ambience and it is hard to believe that incredible city of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is so near.

It's true to say you will feel like an aristocrat in this luxurious and historical home in this simply wonderful part of Croatia.

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What you should know…

  • The four stunning suites upstairs are split-level with a king-size bed on the gallery
  • Kids will absolutely love the space but small children do need to be supervised in the terraced gardens and on the original stone open stair-case
  • Due to the historical nature of the villa, the internet connection can be intermittent at times

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Working Fireplace Heating Chapel on Site Waterfront

The Villa

Villa Notaz is an exuberant and exciting holiday home in Zaton, Dubrovnik. Its 6 decadent and sleek bedrooms, can sleep up to 12-guests. The villa has some exquisite interior dining and living spaces, where a SONOS & BOSE sound system are installed throughout. Perhaps the highlight though, is the tranquil Mediterranean gardens…a dazzling environment that will take your breath away.

Ground Floor
- Double bedrooms, with en-suite bathroom
- Bar area
- Dining & Living area, with sofa bed
- Fully equipped professional kitchen
- Utility room
- Welcome area & lounge

First Floor
- Double bedrooms, with lounge & en-suite bathroom
- Library
- Living area

Exterior
- Private swimming pool, with Roman steps access
- Barbeque grill
- Canvas awning
- Enclosed Mediterranean terraced gardens (1500m2)
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Private Chapel
- Private parking
- Sun loungers

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Sophie
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Horse Riding Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Romantic
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The small picturesque town of Zaton Bay is located just 10km north-west of Dubrovnik. Zaton stretches around a horse shoe bay and is made up of two areas; Veliki Zaton, which is slightly larger with shops, a supermarket, bakery and charming restaurants and Mali Zaton, the smaller of the two settlements.  You can walk along the beautiful promenade combing the two areas, stopping in one of the sea-front restaurants, enjoying a glass of local wine and admiring the views. There are little coves and swimming spots dotted around Zaton, backed by shady pinewood, plus some longer beaches within a long walk or drive. The town has a peaceful and relaxed ambience and it is hard to believe that bustling Dubrovnik is just a short drive by car or taxi.

Noble aristocratic families built their summer residences here in Zaton, including Villa Sophie which was created in the 15th century as a place to stay away from the heat of Dubrovnik and a wonderful retreat to host family and friends. With its waterfront location in Veliki Zaton, at the south-west end of the bay, the villa is now a registered Croatian National Heritage monument.

There is a wealth of pretty villages and settlements to discover heading further west along the coast. You’ll soon reach the ancient olive groves and picturesque beach at Orašac (4km), then head to Trsteno (7km) with its natural beauty and a long tradition of culture with many artists and poets living there. It’s also worth driving up the coast to Slano (22km) with its gentle bay backed by pine trees and olive groves.

In the other direction, Dubrovnik (10km) is known to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage site with good reason. Walk around the city’s medieval walls dating back to the 13th century, discover the Baroque churches and palazzi in the pedestrianised city centre and dine well in one of the many upmarket restaurants specialising in local seafood. The cable car up to the top of Mount Srdj offers stunning views of the city, sea and islands and keen hikers can walk back down!  From Dubrovnik port you can also discover one of the other islands in the Adriatic with a wide choice of boat excursions on offer.

Being so close to Dubrovnik means you have so many activities on offer with a wide range of watersports nearby such as jet ski, kayaking and parasailing plus boat rental and fishing.

You can also drive inland for further activities in the beautiful Konavle valley (around 40km) where you can explore an area that has retained its old traditions and customs. It’s an area wonderful for walkers with many trails and horse-riding is possible in the countryside and remote coastal paths of the region.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Dubrovnik

(25km)

Nearest Town/City Dubrovnik

(10km)

Nearest Village

(Walking Distance )

Nearest Restaurant

(Walking Distance )

Nearest Beach

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Shop

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Tennis Tennis Center Dubrovnik

(14.4km)

Nearest Golf Golf Park Dubrovnik

(16km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

There is a wealth of activities for families in this area from boat excursions to local islands, a great variety of water sports near to Dubrovnik and boat hire nearby.

A short car journey to Dubrovnik will provide the family with lots of options for cultural daytime activities such as the Marine Aquarium and Maritime Museum in St. John’s Fort. There are guided tours available for the Durovic Cave, which dates back to the Bronze age. This is a fantastic day out for the kids, as the caves are like no other in the UK.

Whilst there is a sweet pebble beach in Zaton Mali, you only need to take a short drive to longer stretches of beach with a mixture of sand and pebbles, such as Banje Beach just east of Dubrovnik or Uvala beach on Lapad. On the Lapad Peninsula, you can find Copacabana Beach. With lots of restaurant and water sports to choose from, you might find this being a family favourite.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Horse Riding
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Butler Available
  • Villa Manager Available
  • Welcome Snacks and Drinks on Arrival
  • Bathroom Amenities Included

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

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!

Event information

Events can be arranged at this villa, on a request basis. Please contact Oliver's Travels for further details and information on pricing.

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €3000 to be paid in cash upon arrival
Arrival time 5.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price, once a week for 7 night stays
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Tax Included in the rental price
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 7 nights between June - September, otherwise 5 nights
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted in the property
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 19th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - £29,641
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 30th 2019 - £23,289
Sep 30th 2019 - Oct 31st 2019 £11,595 £16,232
Oct 31st 2019 - Dec 31st 2019 £8,066 £11,292
Dec 31st 2019 - Apr 28th 2020 £11,595 £16,232
Apr 28th 2020 - May 29th 2020 £11,595 £16,232
May 29th 2020 - Jun 28th 2020 - £23,289
Jun 28th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - £29,641
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 28th 2020 - £23,289
Sep 28th 2020 - Oct 29th 2020 £11,595 £16,232
Oct 29th 2020 - Dec 29th 2020 £8,066 £11,292
Dec 29th 2020 - Jan 19th 2021 £11,595 £16,232

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 19th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - €31,605
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 30th 2019 - €24,833
Sep 30th 2019 - Oct 31st 2019 €12,363 €17,308
Oct 31st 2019 - Dec 31st 2019 €8,601 €12,040
Dec 31st 2019 - Apr 28th 2020 €12,363 €17,308
Apr 28th 2020 - May 29th 2020 €12,363 €17,308
May 29th 2020 - Jun 28th 2020 - €24,833
Jun 28th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - €31,605
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 28th 2020 - €24,833
Sep 28th 2020 - Oct 29th 2020 €12,363 €17,308
Oct 29th 2020 - Dec 29th 2020 €8,601 €12,040
Dec 29th 2020 - Jan 19th 2021 €12,363 €17,308

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Jul 19th 2019 - Aug 31st 2019 - $35,592
Aug 31st 2019 - Sep 30th 2019 - $27,965
Sep 30th 2019 - Oct 31st 2019 $13,923 $19,491
Oct 31st 2019 - Dec 31st 2019 $9,685 $13,559
Dec 31st 2019 - Apr 28th 2020 $13,923 $19,491
Apr 28th 2020 - May 29th 2020 $13,923 $19,491
May 29th 2020 - Jun 28th 2020 - $27,965
Jun 28th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - $35,592
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 28th 2020 - $27,965
Sep 28th 2020 - Oct 29th 2020 $13,923 $19,491
Oct 29th 2020 - Dec 29th 2020 $9,685 $13,559
Dec 29th 2020 - Jan 19th 2021 $13,923 $19,491

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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