Among the many stylish villas that have blossomed in recent years along this stretch of Riviera coast around Dubrovnik, few can match the gorgeous setting and sumptuous style of Villa Ruza. Built on its own headland to the south of the city, your Croatian vacation villa is in an idyllic spot with unrivalled views from its many terraces and lush gardens of the fortified harbor, the offshore islands and the sparkling waters of the Adriatic.
The real joy of this villa is the generous amount of space available, with a huge living area on the main floor and most of all the long terraces, designed in classic Mediterranean style with marble balustrades and brilliant flowers, offering a choice of sun or shade. Beside the pool is the ‘coffee house’, with a shaded pergola above ideal for enjoying a coffee with a view. And even more delightful, you can wander down through the fragrant gardens set with olive, palm and pine trees to the fairy-tale viewing pavilion, perfectly placed for the sunset hour when the golden glow lights up the rippling waters and the gleaming walls of the ancient city in the distance. From the lowest terrace a series of steps leads down to the rocks and the waterside, and a little hidden cove with a shingle beach.
A short drive from your Croatian villa will take you to the historic Old Town, which looks like a vision from the past with its massive city walls (which you can walk round the top of), magnificent buildings, broad main streets and cobbled alleys. In this picture book setting you will find every kind of shop, from local market to stylish boutique, and more cafes, restaurants and fooderies per square yard than you can imagine! For a peaceful day out why not head for the old harbor, where you can choose from a range of boat trips among the delightful islands and warm clean waters of this spectacular Dalmatian Coast.
Our Favorite Things About this Villa:
- The exclusive setting right above the sea with a private waterfront
- The lush, terraced gardens with splendid views of the bay and the fortified harbor
- It’s located within 10 minutes of Dubrovnik harbor and the Old Town
The Split-Trogir area in central Dalmatia provides easy access to everything Croatia has to offer, with Sibenik, Zadar and Kornati Islands to the north and the Pearl of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik to the south. Split is Croatia’s second city, with all the necessary amenities, culture and history that make it a hot destination. Trogir is the nearby medieval jewel of the Republic of Venice, the counterpart of Dubrovnik. Only these two cities in Croatia have been declared World.