Poised amid olive groves, vineyards and citrus orchards, Villa Soderini sits at the forefront of Orašac village, only 12 kilometers west of the magnificent Dubrovnik Old Town. Like a breath of fresh air, its clean-cut, modern lines contrast the surrounding rugged slopes and the quaint ambiance of the village.
Back in the golden days of Dubrovnik, nobility cherished the beauty of this area, adorning it with their summer estates embraced in expansive gardens. But in the 16th century, the soothing air of Orašac also attracted the Florentine statesman Piero Soderini to take refuge here after being exiled by the Medici. To honor this historic episode, but also the longstanding passion for leisure, our private villa bears Soderini’s name, but pampers its guests with a gracious hand of a contemporary host.
Situated on a plot of 1.000 m2, Villa Soderini features a large home, fragrant Mediterranean gardens and a tucked-away terrace lounge with a barbecue and heated pool. East-west orientation of the villa gets you maximum sun exposure and brimming sea vistas from all front-of-the-house areas and bedrooms. The ground floor with an open-concept kitchen, dining and living area and the upper level with four bedrooms comprise 300 m2 of interior space and come topped with a rooftop terrace. Eight guests can enjoy staying at this private villa, and 4 more can be accommodated on pull-out sofas.
The style of the Villa rests upon clean lines and bold details. Evoking Mediterranean at every corner, vivacious pieces of art compliment the modern lines of hand-selected furniture created by renowned regional designers. Inspired by the color palette of Dubrovnik’s 20th century painters, the interior of Villa Soderini subtly but persistently reminds you to enjoy each moment of your Dubrovnik holiday to the fullest.
You enter the Villa from the east, either through the main door or directly from the private garage with parking for two vehicles. As you step into the entrance foyer with an open ceiling, the front and the back of the house are to your left and right.
Support rooms (storage, boiler, laundry, and toilette) are all at the back so that the front relishes inspiring views. Spellbound by the green landscapes rolling down to the Adriatic Sea, expect to be constantly tempted to cook, dine or lounge here. Bathing in daylight, this common space is centered on a fine wooden dining table seating up to 12 guests. To the left, a modern kitchen with top-notch appliances enables you to enjoy a completely self-sustainable stay, but also a drop-in visit by a private chef. In the roomy living area to the right, lush relaxation awaits among stylish sofas and armchairs of Croatia’s internationally acclaimed brand Prostoria.
The ground floor interior seamlessly transitions into a private terrace and pool area west of the house. An alluring alternative to the lively local beaches, the heated, 9x5-meter pool features a unique black and white tiling design. Throw in a bit of shade, sun loungers and an open barbecue, and you get a playground to master the skill of dolce far niente. If you are travelling with family, the terrace is bound to entertain and bring together all generations in your party.
The central staircase in the entrance foyer leads up to the first floor with four double bedrooms. Each room has an en-suite bathroom and a private balcony. With high ceilings and voluminous space, these rooms feel grand and make it easy to accommodate extra guests on pull-out sofas. Front rooms delve in upgraded sea vistas, while the side ones meditate upon serene village imagery. Ready for modern guests who like to stay connected, each room comes equipped with Wi-Fi and Sat TV.
To top it all off, walk up to the open-air terrace on the roof of Villa Soderini to find yourself immersed in breathtaking panoramas which blend nature, history and culture i