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Castle Voda

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Dubrovnik | Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 12 + 4

Rates: from £11,332 per week

Built during the end of the 15th century and renovated in 2014 to the highest luxury standards, Castle Voda is located only a short drive away from the beautiful town of Dubrovnik, yet far away enough to escape the crowds and enjoy tranquility by the sea. Centuries ago, the picturesque waterfront village of Zaton used to be a popular summer hideaway for the local aristocrats thanks to its sheltered position within the bay ('Zaton'). Today, several luxurious residences in the village show testimony to those glorious times; and with Castle Voda being one of them, you are invited to experience just what attracted all these noble families to this idyllic retreat year after year.

Castle Voda is a master piece of historic and yet modern architecture. By using temporary design elements within century-old walls, it creates a unique atmosphere without compromising on the building's authenticity and heritage. Slick glass features and innovative light installations, as well as designer furnishings and smart technology are teamed with vaulted stone ceilings, original book shelves and an impressive staircase. Fancy an aperitif while watching the boats come home from a long day on the sea? Why not do so on the ultra-comfortable roof terrace of your villa right in front of the marina! Afterwards, indulge in a delicious home-cooked meal with ingredients from the property's own vegetable garden, freshly prepared by your own private chef (service at extra cost). During the day you are spoilt for choice; stay and relax in resort with the occasional dip into the sparkling 10x5m pool, or enjoy strolling along the village's idyllic promenade and stop for a light lunch in one of the few local fish restaurants. Alternatively, have a chauffeur pick you up from the villa and drive you 20 minutes to the famous Old Town of Dubrovnik which is an absolute must-see while visiting the area. With its own little chapel at the end of the garden, the property is an ideal setting for weddings and special occasions, but also perfect for family holidays or a romantic honeymoon.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:

Ground Floor:

  • Impressive entrance hall with reception desk.
  • Ladies and Gents cloak rooms. Laundry facilities.
  • Profession kitchen and separate bar area.
  • Spacious open-plan dining area (seats 18) and sitting area with fire place. Doors to al fresco dining terrace, garden and pool area.
  • Bedrooms 1 & 2: 1.80m beds, TV, doors to garden and en suite bathrooms.

First Floor:

  • Bedrooms 3-6: The First floor is reserved for four luxury suites each with spacious living room (2 sofa beds available), bedrooms with 1.80m beds and separate shower rooms. The rooms are equipped with TV, SONOS sound system, safety box and minibar. The suites located at the front of the house enjoy stunning sea views.

Kindly Note:

    Young children require supervision by an adult when being in the garden due to its terraced nature (e.g. drops).

Linđo folk ensemble, is one of Croatia's finest cultural exports and happens annual during the summer season, when high-spirited energetic performances with amazing costumes and haunting songs will echo through Sloboda Cinema.

One of Croatia's most famous events is the Dubrovnik Summer Festival which takes place from mid-July to mid-August every year. The festival includes theatre, opera, music and dance events at various open-air venues around the city.

During September you may wish to enjoy Dubrovnik's annual classical music event.

Activities in and around Dubrovnik

Explore the UNESCO heritage Old Town with your local guide and discover the walled city and admire their medieval and renaissance architecture.

Head up Mount Srd with your local guide by cable car to admire the city from 413 metres where you may wish to indulge in a small picnic and champagne to enjoy the view!

Head to Konvale with a local guide which is renowned for its reserved folk culture, costumes and famous embroidery.

Sail across by private boat to the Elaphiti Islands with your local guide which is a favorite summer residence of the Dubrovnik aristocracy. On your cruise, you will visit the three largest islands in the group; Kolocep, Lopud, and Sipan.

Travel to the village of Ponikve, where you visit famous wine maker Milos and his cellar. Following the wine tasting, you travel to Mali Ston where you embark on a short sailing trip around the oyster beds having the opportunity to taste oysters, mussels, local wine and grappa.

Explore the famous filming sites from the hit Game of Thrones series with a local actress who has first-hand experience of the filming locations sites and had rubbed shoulders with the actors themselves!

Embark on a ferry crossing to the Island of Korcula where your guide will explore St Marco's Cathedral, the town museum, the Abbey Treasury, the Church of All Saints and the Museum of Icons with you.

Montenegro is easily accessible from the town of Dubrovnik and your guide will be delighted to help you discover this hidden gem.

Cycle alone the river with your expert cycling guide to the village Gruda and in the Konalve valley. Here you will discover old traditional mills and learn about the traditions and its farming culture along the way. You wish also like to do some of the by foot with your local hiking guide.

For guests wanting a very adventurous cycling tour, you can head to Herzegovina, Bosnia with your expert guide who will help you understand the history and culture of these neighbouring countries and their past conflicts.

With your local guide you may wish to cycle along the bays and through the vineyards of Peljesac and enjoy the local views and maybe indulge in a wine tour.

Time Zone
GMT +1 hour

Language
Croatian

Currency Information
The Kuna (Kn, HRK) is the official currency of Croatia. One Kuna equals 100 Lipa.
Notes are available in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 kn.
Coins are available in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 lipa and 1, 2, 5, 25 kn.

Money Matters
Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure.

Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping in Croatia
The Croatians are fairly relaxed about tipping etiquette. However service is not usually included in restaurants and it is common practice to leave the spare change, or up to 10% of the total in a smarter restaurant. Tipping taxi drivers in Croatia is not expected, but if it was a pleasant ride then rounding up the amount would certainly be appreciated.

Tipping In Restaurants: If service was good a 10% tip is appropriate. Beware there may be a cover charge for bread and water. In bars, simply round up the total amount.

Arrival & Departure Formalities
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have: • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
• Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

Weather on the Dalmatian Coast
The Adriatic coast enjoys a Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. Summer temperatures range from 22 to 26°C in the continental region, 15 to 20°C in the mountain region and 26 to 30°C in the coastal region. Winter temperatures range from 5 to 10°C in the coastal areas.

Health Considerations
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

Electricity Supply in Croatia
Electrical service in Croatia is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz - a converter/adaptor may be required.

Driving In Croatia
Minimum driving age is 18.
Passport or national ID as well as driver's license, insurance papers and ownership papers must be carried all the time.
An international driving licence is not required for European citizens. Your locally issued driving licence, as long as it is accompanied by the passport, will suffice.

Fuel: Unleaded petrol (95 and 98 octane), diesel (dizel) and LPG available at most filling stations located on motorways. It is forbidden to carry petrol in a can. Credit cards accepted at filling stations; check with your card issuer for usage in Croatia before travel.

Speed limits:
In built-up areas 31 mph (50 km/h), outside built-up areas 55 mph (90 km/h) but 68 mph (110 km/h) on expressways and 80 mph (130 km/h) on motorways, unless otherwise indicated by road signs.

All motorists under 24 years of age must not exceed: 49 mph (80 km/h) on normal roads outside built-up areas: 62 mph (100 km/h) on expressways and 74 mph (120 km/h) on motorways.

Passengers/children in cars:
Children under the age of 12 cannot travel as a front seat passenger, with the exception of a child under 2 years seated in a suitable child seat. The seat must be fitted facing in the opposite direction of travel with the passenger airbags turned off.

Drinking and driving:
Strictly forbidden for all drivers less than 24 years of age i.e. nil percentage of alcohol allowed in driver's blood. Legal limit for drivers 24 years and over; alcohol in drivers blood is 0.05%, exceptions to this rule apply to professional drivers. Tests for narcotics may be performed, if tests prove positive severe consequences include confiscation of vehicle, severe fine and removal of driving licence. It is prohibited to drive after taking any medicine whose side effects may affect the ability to drive a motor vehicle.

Fines:
The police officer will impose a fine on the spot; the fine must be paid within eight days at a post office or bank. The police may hold your passport until evidence of payment is produced. The driving licence of a foreign motorist can be suspended for up to 8 days for driving with excess alcohol, driving without prescribed medical aids e.g. glasses, driving in a state of exhaustion or whilst ill. The licence must be collected within 3 days of the end of suspension. Illegally parked cars can be wheel clamped.

Safety & Security
• Crime levels are low and violent crime is rare.
• Take care in busy tourist areas, where pickpockets are known to operate. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Don't leave valuables unattended, particularly on the beach. Use a hotel safe if possible.
• Report all incidents of crime to the local police station and get a police report.

LOCATION:

Castle Voda is located right in front of the small marina of the picturesque old town of Zaton, less than 14km away from Dubrovnik city centre (approx. 20 mins by car). Various shops, a supermarket and a bakery along with a few charming restaurants can be found within walking distance. There are also several cafe bars, a post office, a tourist agency and a small pebble beach. More variety can be found in nearby Dubrovnik as well as the airport (30km from Zaton). Split airport is approx. 3 hours away by car (incl. temporary border crossing into Bosnia & Herzegovina).

*Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Availability Information

  • Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available outside the High Season. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.
  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • Cost of utilities such water, gas and electricity.
  • Daily maid service.
  • Butler service.
  • Daily gocery shopping service (excluding the cost of groceries).
  • Welcome food hamper.
  • Starter set of pool towels, household and bed linen.
  • Final cleaning.
  • Wi-Fi internet.
  • Full air-conditioning.
  • Central heating.
  • Private swimming pool (approx. 10x5m) with heating available.
  • Tourist taxes.

Extra Services

  • Please contact your A&K Villas Travel Consultant for information on for example chef service, transfers, car rental, day excursions, restaurant reservations, etc.
  • Please note that in case of cancellation all confirmed services are non-refundable.

  • KINDLY NOTE:
  • Young children require supervision by an adult when being in the garden due to its terraced nature (e.g. drops).

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Coffee Machine (Espresso)
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Internet Access (Wireless)
  • Safe
  • Swimming Pool (Heating Available)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine & Dryer

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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