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Villa Pugliesi - Five Centuries of History Dressed in Smart Luxury!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 6,243 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

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 by a simple touch of its main tablet. A completely smart villa, everything from lighting, music to temperature can be regulated this way and a number of preset programs make it easy to experiment and select your perfect setting. 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.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Adriatic Concierge
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish, russian, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Adriatic Concierge

This villa is a part of Unique Adriatic Villas Collection! Each one of the properties tells a unique story to the curious traveler. Some enchant with a carefully preserved historic dimension, some are epitomes of contemporary design. Some are in central locations and some in blissful peace of intact nature. Sea front or sea-view. But all our Villas comprise an air of modern comfort, a sense of exclusivity, and dedication to top quality service. As a travel agency and concierge service, at Adriatic Concierge, we specialize in management of private villas in the Adriatic region, from year round maintenance to booking and managing your stay. In hotel management and operations for a better part of our tourism decades, we apply the same principle to our villas: when staying at our Villas, you can take care of all your wishes with one phone call – to your Villa Manager. Whether it is additional cleaning, private chefs, private transfers, day excursions in the surrounding area, flights or just dropping off some of your favorite flowers – at our Private Villas, all your wishes can come true.


Zaton Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6243 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Guest lady's room - toilet , bidet
    Guest gentlemen's room - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Your stay at the Villa comes complete daily housekeeping to allow you to make the best use of your time. Should you wish to hire extra help, like private chefs or extra maids, that – as well as everything else, from transfers to excursions, can be arranged through your Villa Manager at additional cost.


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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Port of Gruž
Nearest Train
200 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Adriatic highway
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Zaton bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection deposit in the amount of one day rental price must be paid in cash upon arrival, and returned on departure if no damage found.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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