11 Best Villas in Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik – with its landmark of an Old Town, its Game of Thrones credentials, its ancient Roman connection – is a must visit destination for many people. There is nothing quite like wandering the historic streets of this Croatian city, discovering cobbled streets and charming sea views for yourself.

Then again, being a much visited destination, it can be difficult to secure worthwhile accommodation here without putting yourself in the middle of the tourist action – and that, trust us, isn’t very fun.

Solution? Try a villa.

Luckily for you, we have come up with this list of the best villas in Dubrovnik to help out.

Quick Answers – The Best Villas in Dubrovnik

#1 Best Overall Villa in Dubrovnik – Hedera Estate, Villa Hedera IV
#2 Best Villa for Couples in Dubrovnik – Villa Frana Dubrovnik
#3 Best Villa for Honeymoon in Dubrovnik – Villa del Mar – Pure Hedonism!
#4 Best Budget Friendly Villa in Dubrovnik – Dubrovnik, Mlini, Villa Olive Tree with Pool
#5 Best Villa for a Wedding in Dubrovnik – Green Oasis (Villa Dubravka)
#6 Best Villa in Dubrovnik Near Dubrovnik Old Town – Heritage West Gate – 5 Bedroom Villa Close To Old Town
#7 Best Villa in Dubrovnik for Kids and Families – Patricija – Holiday Home with Balcony and Sea View
#8 Best Villa in Dubrovnik for a Large Group – Villa Ida – 5 Bedroom Villa with Pool & Sea View
#9 Best Villa in Dubrovnik with a View – Three Bedroom Villa with Swimming Pool and Sea View
#10 Best Villa in Dubrovnik with Private Pool – Charming Penthouse with a Private Pool
#11 Best Villa in Dubrovnik with Sea View – Five Bedroom Villa, Beachfront in Dubrovnik, Outdoor Pool 

#1 – Hedera Estate, Villa Hedera IV

Best Overall Villa in Dubrovnik

  • $$$$
  • Walking distance to the Old Town
  • Incredible outdoors spaces, swimming pool, high-end interiors
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

It may not be the cheapest, but this place is the best villa in Dubrovnik. Why? Because it quite literally ticks every single box when it comes to villas in general. It’s a traditional style house with clean, modern interiors, spacious rooms, an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by leafy trees, and an amazing location.

There’s loads of room outside for lounging around and having a friends or family dinner around the big table. This effortlessly stylish place sleeps up to 8 people, meaning you and whoever you bring get to have a lot of fun, unforgettable times on a vacation here.

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#2 – Villa Frana Dubrovnik

Best Villa for Couples in Dubrovnik

  • $$$
  • Located in the chilled Rijeka Dubrovačka
  • Paradise garden, sea views, outdoor firepit
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Located in the Dubrovnik suburb of Rijeka Dubrovačka – where ancient Roman aristocrats had their summer homes – this top villa in Dubrovnik has more than a touch of traditional charm around it. There’s the stone-clad building, the courtyard and swimming pool, the shuttered windows…

… There’s also the classic, low key interiors, for an all round dream of a Mediterranean vacation. The heated swimming pool is next to a summer kitchen, meaning you can cook meals out on the terrace and enjoy them at pool, or on the second level terrace under the starlight. For boat fans, there’s a nearby marina.

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#3 – Villa del Mar – Pure Hedonism!

Best Villa for Honeymoon in Dubrovnik

  • $$
  • Set in St Jacob, a few minutes from the Old Town
  • Huge outdoor terrace, sea views, close to a beach
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Close to the Old Town but with all the romantic seclusion, this is definitely the best villa for honeymooners in Dubrovnik. Here you get to wake up to the sound of the waves, spend a day on St Jacobs Beach, then return for an evening out on the very spacious, leafy terrace as the sun sets (great views).

Inside the villa, it’s modern, with white washed walls, minimalist, fashionable furnishings, but with a homely atmosphere. Even though there’s a lot to do just on the doorstep here, it will be hard to tear yourself away from the magnetic views here.

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#4 – Dubrovnik, Mlini, Villa Olive Tree with Pool

Best Budget Friendly Villa in Dubrovnik

  • $
  • A 15 minute stroll to Mlini Beach
  • Nicely decorated rooms, private balconies, gorgeous swimming pool
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Offering top value for money, this budget friendly villa in Dubrovnik has got to be the best one for your money. This large villa is spread across two floors and includes three bedrooms (sleeping 6 guests in total), as well as a kitchen and living spaces to chill out in. Most likely, however, you’ll be spending all your time hanging out by the pool.

Located in the small hamlet of Mlini, staying here means having a panoramic view of Zupa Bay from the terrace, being within strolling distance of a beach, as well as having restaurants and cafes on the doorstep.

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#5 – Green Oasis (Villa Dubravka)

Best Villa for a Wedding in Dubrovnik

  • $$$
  • Located in Zaton Bay (a few minutes’ drive from Dubrovnik)
  • 30 foot pool, indoor fireplace
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

The perfect place to stay away from all the hustle and bustle of tourists, this renovated traditional villa is a gem. It’s easy to picture tying the knot in front of a selection of family and friends, with the bay and the hills in the background, and then drinking and dancing under the stars in the large garden.

There’s plenty to do here, too: you could spend time playing a pool volleyball, taking out a kayak, enjoy a bottle of bubbly in the hot tub, amongst other things. That’s not to mention the luxe, polished decor of the place – we’re fans.

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#6 – Heritage West Gate – 5 Bedroom Villa Close To Old Town

Best Villa in Dubrovnik Near Dubrovnik Old Town

  • $$$$
  • Close to Dubrovnik Old Town
  • Beautiful interiors, charming garden, piano
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

With over a hundred years of history, this stunning villa is almost too beautiful to stay in! It’s got incredible parquet floors, an impossibly lush garden, a grand piano, chandeliers and ornate fireplaces and other fixtures.

Like something out of period movie or a museum, this has got to be the best villa in Dubrovnik near the Old Town – if not one of the best in the whole city. Though everything is immaculate here, you might want to leave it at some point since there are some pretty nice restaurants on the doorstep. Why not spoil yourself and stay here?

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#7 – Patricija – Holiday Home with Balcony and Sea View

Best Villa in Dubrovnik for Kids and Families

  • $$$
  • Stradun nearby (360 metres away)
  • Period features, charming setting, lovely outdoor spaces
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Located on a hill, up a cobbled street, just moments from the Old Town, this family home is the perfect villa in Dubrovnik for those with kids. It’s the perfect base. There are three bedrooms, which can sleep seven guests, as well as two bathrooms.

But aside from all that, children will enjoy playing in the garden of this heritage house, or watching boats go by from the balcony; you can even have breakfast al fresco thanks to the outdoor patio; and there’s lots of space to chill out. There are also plenty of restaurants and cafes on the doorstep.

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#8 – Villa Ida – 5 Bedroom Villa with Pool & Sea View

Best Villa in Dubrovnik for Large Groups

  • $$$
  • Short walk to the Old Town
  • Plenty of outdoor space, swimming pool, historic building
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

This 5 bedroom villa in Dubrovnik is far enough from the city that you’re away from the traffic and tour buses, but close enough that you can stroll into it for an evening meal. Being the best villa in Dubrovnik for large groups, there’s plenty of space for everyone here.

It’s got a spacious indoor dining area, and a terrace complete with swimming pool, loungers, fruit trees and seating areas. The mix of old world charm and comfort here makes for a fantastic experience. This place is also run by a very friendly host who will make sure your stay goes well.

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#9 – Villa Vega – Three Bedroom Villa with Swimming Pool and Sea View

Best Villa in Dubrovnik with a View

  • $$$$
  • Just outside the City Walls
  • Outdoor dining and BBQ, swimming pool, spotless and stylish
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

If you’re looking for the very best villa in Dubrovnik with a view, well, you can stop looking now. This place really has the best view you’re going to get anywhere, with a vista out across the rooftops of the iconic Old Town all the way to the turquoise sea studded with islands.

There’s a stylish terrace to match these views too, with sun beds, sun shades, a BBQ area and outdoor dining area – and a swimming pool, of course. Indoors (if you ever actually get there) is modern, simple, luxe. Don’t get us started on the views at night: they’re sublime.

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#10 – Charming Penthouse with a Private Pool

Best Villa in Dubrovnik with Private Pool

  • $$$
  • Close enough to the Old Town to walk it
  • Modern design, outdoor pool, hot tub
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Amazing views and sleek modern design characterise this top villa in Dubrovnik. Here, it’s all about spending your days lounging around that pool and soaking up the captivating landscape. There’s no way you’ll be disappointed if you choose to stay at this elegant property.

With enough room to sleep 7 guests across its 4 bedrooms, you can choose to stay in and cook your own meals in this design magazine-worthy villa, or take an easy stroll to the plethora of restaurants in the centre of town. It’s a versatile space that’s perfect for a couple or family.

 

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#11 – Five Bedroom Villa, Beachfront in Dubrovnik, Outdoor Pool

Best Villa in Dubrovnik with Sea View

  • $$$$
  • On its own island
  • Outdoor pool, large terrace to hang out on, it’s literally on a tiny island
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

The best thing about this rustic villa in Dubrovnik is the fact that it is situated on its very own island. That’s right: its own island. Staying here, therefore, is a one of a kind experience, the kind of place where you’ll never be able to forget staying.

Phone for a boat ashore, or simply stay on your own private island, lapping up the most incredible sea views – as well as the best views of the Lapad Peninsula, the Elaphiti Islands and Dubrovnik you can get. Rugged and rustic outside, but modern, sea-themed and minimalist on the inside, this place is awesome.

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FAQ’s

Where are the best villas in Dubrovnik?

Though a lot of hotels and hostels in Dubrovnik tend to be centred on the much touristed Old Town, many of the best villas in Dubrovnik are actually located outside of what are referred to as the City Walls (though it's still part of the city). Most of the top places to stay are just a stone's throw from the sights (and crowds) of the Old Town, but a handful of cool villas in Dubrovnik are actually nestled in nearby suburbs, making for a slice of seclusion and sunshine without having to navigate crowds of people and tourist buses.

How much are vacation villas in Dubrovnik?

Many of them are actually surprisingly affordable. You can expect to be able to find a good villa in Dubrovnik for around $200 per night - but these aren't small. Not at all. The villas here tend to be on the larger size, with multiple bedrooms that sleep a fair few people, meaning that the cost is relatively cheap if you happen to bring family or friends along for the ride. Considering the amenities you get as well - and the sea views - this is a pretty good deal. Some of the more luxurious villas can easily be upwards of $200, however.

How can I book a villa in Dubrovnik?

If you ask us, the best way to book yourself into a villa in Dubrovnik is through Airbnb. You may be able to find a few villas and private home scattered around the internet, or on hotel websites, but the thing about that is that it doesn't have the same transparency. Not only that, but hotel websites are built for hotels; Airbnb provides the perfect groundwork not only for you to locate yourself the best place to stay in Dubrovnik (with handy maps to pinpoint your favourite area), but also for landlords looking to get their hot property out there.

Conclusion

Our list has definitely proven that there are a whole load of amazing villas in Dubrovnik. From heritage properties with parquet floors, fireplaces and chandeliers, to traditional villas with multi-level terraces and outdoor pools to enjoy, the best villas in Dubrovnik are as numerous as they are top notch.

With all that choice, we admit that it could be hard to select a villa that is perfect for you. If you aren’t fussy about specifics, then our advice would simply be to choose our the all-round top villa in Dubrovnik: Hedera Estate, Villa Hedera IV. It’s a simply beautiful spot.

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