This magnificent luxury villa in Dubrovnik is one of the most exclusive residences in the Adriatic region and a combination of all design styles and materials topped with a striking turquoise dome. Villa Sheherezade is a palace in which legends have been born and epic romances played out. The Taj Mahal of the Mediterranean, its commanding cliff top location and magnificent Moorish architectural flourishes reinforce the grandeur of this magnificent villa.
The story goes that it was built in the 1920s by a wealthy banker as a gesture of great love for his mysterious lover who he called Sheherezade, thus giving the building its name it would retain to this very day. True or not, the history of this palace by the sea is inextricably linked with romance – Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton turned it into their love nest for two months while shooting a movie in Dubrovnik. Villa Sheherezade has continued to be a popular film location till today and retreat for celebrities such as tennis star John McEnroe.
Surrounded by colorful gardens, lush with palm and cypress trees, the grounds have been lovingly nurtured, creating an oasis in which to relax. Dip a toe in the outdoor swimming pool or a whirlpool, carved into the huge stone terrace, or head to the private beach with direct access through stone staircase on both sides of the beach and marvel at the views that stretch out as far as the eye can see. Encircled by stonewalls, the beach and sunbathing area offer complete privacy.
Step inside and a world of luxury spills out in front of you, with high ceilings and hidden alcoves, classic furnishings and sumptuous carpets. The luxurious furniture and inventory came from all parts of the world; e.g. the bathroom was purchased in the States. The stylish classic interiors, the rich fabrics and textures of Villa Sheherezade give each guest room a distinctive character and charm. Follow the wood-paneled hallway to the grand living and lounge an area, beyond which is the Grand Salon. A large salon with rich fabrics and textures and crystal chandeliers enjoy a superb view across the terrace. Study room provides an intimate and comfortable ambiance where to follow up business. Elegant dining room for 10 persons gives you opportunity to enjoy gourmet delights around a wonderfully restored antique table.
This exclusive villa offers five deluxe bedrooms with en-suite marble bathrooms situated on the first floor. The master bedroom, Room 1001, is so-called after the ancient book of Arabic folk tales, One Thousand and One Nights, which features a Persian king and his wife Sheherezade, after whom the villa is named. Leading off it is a large and luxurious bathroom, with its own whirlpool bath and balcony. All rooms are equipped with stylish furniture and combine tradition with modern amenities to satisfy the most discerning traveler. Fully equipped marble bathrooms with Bvlgari amenities complete the modern comfort of the five spacious bedrooms all arranged with individually controlled air conditioning/ heating, direct telephone & fax line, internet connection, mini bar, satellite TV, in-room safe, smoke detectors. Each room offers beautiful sea or garden views. Sleek and modern top-floor room located below the turquoise tile cupola is kitted out with an array of entertaining gadgets and hi-tech entertainment.
Villa is surrounded by over 4,200 square meters of terraces and lush gardens. Villa Sheherezade is entirely secluded, offering its guests complete privacy and tranquility. A stroll through the gardens will expose you to the timeless romance of this gracious villa. Enjoy a peaceful moment and be enchanted by the nature’s scents and sounds of the sea nearby.