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Ray Residence

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Dubrovnik | Bedrooms: 6 | Sleeps: 12 + 2

Rates: from £57,978 per week

There is hardly a better view to be found over the Mediterranean and the Old Town of Dubrovnik than the one from Ray Residence. Perched on the cliffs above the clear, turquoise sea, this exceptional villa guarantees complete relaxation and privacy within breath-taking scenery. Featuring a spa that boasts a sauna, pool, gym and cardio area, Ray Residence caters to all tastes, from active holidays to wellbeing breaks. The extensive terraced garden stretches out to the seafront and grants direct access to the water. Scenic terraces and a pergola offer plenty of space for a leisurely lunch or simply a good glass of wine from the private cellar with a selection of exclusive vintages.

With its 8500m² large grounds, Ray Residence is undoubtedly one of the grandest front-line villas on the Dalmatian coast. Built some 200 years ago, it was renovated to exceptional standards in the millennium. The ultra-contemporary design incorporates all the comforts of modern living while preserving the style and charm envisioned by the original architect. For those discerning wine connoisseurs out there, the villa's own private wine cellar holds a special treat in the form of a vast selection of exquisite and unique vintage bottles that can be purchased exclusively by resident guests. If you like to stay active during your holiday, feel free to use the villa's very own gym on the lower ground floor with free-weights, a powerplate machine, Cardio area with exercise bike, treadmill, etc. After the training, unwind and relax in the Spa area which includes a sauna for 6 persons and sanarium, Bisazza steam room, solarium, and Infrared Shiatsu massage beds. With the rental also comes a full-time chef and a morning butler, both dedicated to make your stay at Ray Residence as relaxing and memorable as possible.

accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor:

This floor of the main building features a spacious living room with grand piano, satellite TV and entertainment system, library, and fireplace. There is also a small dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen with high-tech appliances and a guest bathroom. The kitchen opens on to a beautiful covered terrace with barbecue area and summer dining.

First Floor:

There are two bedrooms on this floor, including the master bedroom with 1.70m bed, TV, dressing room, en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and private terrace with sea views. The other bedroom features a 1.60m bed, TV and en suite shower room.

Lower Ground Floor:

This floor consists of one double bedroom (1.60m bed) with en suite bathroom and two double bedrooms (1.60m beds) sharing a bathroom. There is also a glass covered pergola with stunning views, ideal for relaxed seating. A pavilion with 360 degree view over sea and old town is ideal for cocktails and finger food.

Separate Apartment:

The apartment with private access offers a living area with satellite TV and sofa bed (sleeps 2), dining space and a kitchenette. Furthermore there is a double bedroom with 1.60m bed and en suite bathroom. There is also a small caffe house with bathroom and kitchenette, for serving coffee and drinks in the garden.


The outside area boasts a stunning swimming pool with counter-current and massage equipment (heating available), with stunning views of the crystalline sea and mega yachts anchoring in front of the Old Town of Dubrovnik. Also at this level is a large pergola, which allows the option of shade or cover for al fresco dining with panoramic views. The grounds of Ray Residence have been professionally landscaped with completely private terraced gardens featuring centuries old silver olive groves, a riot of radiant bougainvillea, lavender and pinewood, stretching all the way down to the waterfront with direct access. A garden pavilion and scenic terraces with seating and dining areas invite guests to relax, enjoy a cocktail and admire the scenery in complete privacy.


  • Young children require constant supervision by an adults due to the terraced nature of the grounds.
  • The property is equipped with a house alarm and CCTV cameras for guests' security.

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


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.

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.


Ray Residence is located in one of Dubrovnik’s most exclusive residential areas which is also home to a number of 5* hotels. The villa is only a 15-minute walk away from the Old Town and a great variety of restaurants and shops can be found in walking distance. The nearest beach is 10 minutes away by foot (approx. 650m) and Dubrovnik’s Airport can be reached in 30 minutes (22km).

* 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 on request. 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.


  • Daily maid service.
  • Daily chef service (three meals per day, excluding cost of groceries).
  • Daily Butler service.
  • Starter set of pool towels, household and bed linen.
  • Final cleaning.
  • Wi-Fi internet.
  • Full air-conditioning.
  • Central heating.
  • Private swimming pool (approx. 10x4.5m) with heating available.
  • Tourist taxes.
  • Cost of utilities such water, gas and electricity.

Extra Services

  • Please contact your A&K Villas Pre-arrival Concierge Team for information on additional services such as chef service, transfers, car rental, day excursions, restaurant reservations, etc.

  • Young children require constant supervision by an adults due to the terraced nature of the grounds.
  • The property is equipped with a house alarm and CCTV cameras for guests' security.

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • Gym Equipment
  • Internet Access (Wireless)
  • Piano
  • Sauna
  • Security (CCTV)
  • Swimming Pool (Heating Available)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine & Dryer
  • Wine Cellar

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

Call 01242 547 705 to speak to a specialist Enquire

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