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Historic Grand Villa On The Adriatic Sea With Private Pool And Sea Views



Updated: 08-Sep-2016
Villa in Dubrovnik, Dalmatian Coast, Croatia - Situated Close To The Sea Just 7 Km Away From Dubrovnik Old Town!

Today, with its modern facilities, it offers a complete leisure experience to a family and their friends with its magical grounds, open and covered terraces, picturesque gardens and background sounds of birdsong and the sea lapping against the shore, accompanied by the scent of basil and lavender. In Villa Gradi you will experience history in vivo and feel like part of an old story which has lasted for five centuries. This villa offers accommodation for 12+2+2 persons, maximum 16 guests in nine bedrooms en suite with bath, living room, original kitchen and dining, summer kitchen and grill, large gloriet, several open terraces, cultivated gardens and off-road parking place.External stairs lead up to the swimming pool and jacuzzi. All together 2500 square meters interior and exterior for the renters to enjoy and smaller private part where is means for maintaining. Concrete beach and mooring place is in front of the house.

  • Sleeps 16
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 8 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We rent our family property Villa Gradi that has been our family heretige for 400 years. Since we are local, we deal with our guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, repairs, and anything in between. All of our properties are fully furnished and have all the amenities of real home! Our grandgrandmother Fani Stojan built three hotels in Dubrovnik in late 1930s. Comunist goverment took them away but tradition stil exists in the family. My parents started business in late 1980s. We were in the business until the war in Croatia. Villa Gradi was seriously damaged in that war in 1991. It took years to reconstruct Villa Gradi and start business again.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

"Very well situated historic mansion with modern features"

We stayed at Villa Gradi, located near Dubrovnik, with our family and friends at the beginning of September; the hosts, brother and sister Petrica and ante were very welcoming throughout our stay, not only in terms of basic service (indicating the best shops, such as groceries, butchers, and wineries), but provided with insider information on the best places to go and see in and around Dubrovnik. All things considered our stay in their spacious house with a lovely garden and many terraces as well as the view of the Dubrovnik marina was very pleasant. We particularly enjoyed the secluded pool where we spent many happy moments. We can warmly recommend Villa Gradi to all those wishing to visit the area.
Oct 2012
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Best vila in the Dubrovnik area!

  • 5 of 5

Last year my friends and I stayed just a week at Villa Gradi in Dubrovnik and it was such a wonderful experience that we decided to spend two weeks there this year. Villa Gradi is a rarely seen, spacious villa with several terraces surrounded by gardens and roofed by floral pergolas. If you want to have some intimate hours for yourselves, it is a perfect option. On the other hand, if you have close friends or members of the family you want to be all the time with, villa Gradi is again the best choice: on any of its spacious terraces, you can organise big meals, socialize or even play board games or whatever you like with bigger groups of persons. We spent two weeks there in July this year with a couple of my friends and some members of my family. In addition to the many advantages we already knew from our last staying, we were this year surprised by meticulous renewals in the rooms and bathrooms. The owners endeavor to keep on with improvements and renewals continuously. Thus, although the villa originates from the Renaissance period, its interiors and exteriors look completely new, charming and modern. The villa is very carefully maintained but the owners do it descretely (early in the morning and late in the evening), so that it doesn't disturbs the guests' tranquility. The pool area is particularly nice and suitable to socialize and play. It offers a wonderful view of the whole bay and the harbor. I can only recommend Villa Gradi to all the people who like family and friends gatherings.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very Charming Villa and excellent service

  • 5 of 5

The Villa is very well located, at about 10 mns driving from the Old Town, in a very particular geographical area which makes the summer nights very cool. The Service and generosity provided by Mr Ante and his mom are unique. We were about 11 people (couples, singles, families) enjoying our time in the pool, the BBQ, the ping pong table and the Billiard.

Mr ante helped in organizing anything we wanted such as boat rental with skipper, guide, taxi, advices about restaurants, sightseeing and so on

I would recommend Mr Ante and his Villa to anybody looking to enjoying some holidays in Dubrovnik and the Adriatic Sea.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Одно из красивейших мест на Земле!

  • 2 of 5

Вилла Гради - одно из красивейших мест на Земле! Солнце, море, гостеприимство хозяев! Великолепная природа, оригинальный каскадный дизайн виллы.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Expansive villa by the sea

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic group holiday in this Villa! There were 9 of us on the trip and there was plenty of space for us not get under each other's feet.

The pool and terrace areas were beautiful and looking out over the bay. It was also a great location with a 20 minute easy drive or 30 min bus outside Dubrovnik.

Ante and his family were great hosts and provided us with a delicious lunch when we arrived - couldn't of asked for more!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The Villa Gradi more than met our our expectations. It's a beautiful building set on a hillside with terraces overlooking the sea and gardens filled with flowers or fruits/veg on each level. Excellent facilities including a number of kitchens, everything was immaculate and the the owners very friendly and welcoming - they even provided a wonderful lunch when we arrived.

The villa is ideally situated for exploring Dubrovnik, the coast and islands by car and boat. The private jetty in front of the villa was a great spot for cooling down in the sea. Just a few yards away you can hire jet skis and the owner can also arrange taxis, boat trips etc.

A visit to Ston is a must if you like seafood. Overall a fantastic place to stay for a family holiday and we would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

All further services are available on request including boat charter, car rental, breakfast and dinner service (host family is cooking traditional meals), sailing boat, bicycle, sea-skiing.


Concrete beach and mooring place is in front of the house.

Nearest beaches 5 min drivnig in Lozica and bay of Zaton.


The nearest airport is Dubrovnik airport 22 km away from the Villa. On request it is possible to organize pick-up for guests.


20 km from Dubrovnik - Cilipi airport

7 km from Dubrovnik Old town

3 km from ACI Marina

4 km from Port of Gruž

Further Details:

The nearest groceries shop is 500 metres away. The bigger one is 3 km away in ACI Marina Komolac or 4 km in port of Gruz.


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
MAY 2017
20 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
£578 **
JUNE 2017
11 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
£601 **
JULY 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
£667 **
JULY 2017
9 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£712 **
30 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£748 **
20 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£712 **
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
£672 **
17 Sep 2017 - 7 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
£570 **

Additional pricing information

Extra person £ 27 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit £356

Booking Notes:
For booking deposit you need to pay 50% of total and rest of total (50%) on arrival. Payment is through bank transfer or cash money.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time is 3 p.m. and the latest departure time is 10 a.m. Changeover day is Saturday.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 08-Sep-2016
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town


  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 8 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 9 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 8 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 9 - 1 Single Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12+2+2 (9 Bedrooms)


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Several terraces and one covered terrace adorned with vibrant bougainvillea, potted flowers, and lush greenery. Pool table on the first floor. Large garden with a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs – all organically grown, of course. Guests are welcome to help themselves! Spacious swimming pool and lounge area, complete with sun loungers, umbrella, outdoor shower, toilet, bar, mini kitchen (great for preparing drinks and light snacks), and CD stereo system with iPhone adapter. This area is completely private and quiet with no neighbours around, so guests are free to play the music as loud they like, as late as they like! Guests also have the option of swimming in the sea right across the street from the villa or at a number of beaches within short driving distance along the coast. Utility Room: Air Conditioning Full Kitchen Refrigerator Satellite TV Internet Terrace Washing Machine Hair dryer Ironing board Sofa Bed Parking Swimming pool Microwave Dishwasher Coffee maker Toaster Kettle DVD player CD player/radio Baby Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. Towels are changed twice a week and linen once a week. Maid service by the request and charged. Other: Several terraces, gardens, and a large swimming pool/ lounge area. With its ample space (400sqm inside, 2500sqm outside), beautifully manicured exterior, and rustic feel.

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