A magnificent walled city lapped by the Adriatic, beautiful Dubrovnik is a victim of its own success. Although marvellously romantic, this compact city teems with tourists in the summer months, making an ‘authentic’ travel experience sometimes hard to come by. But forget the high-rise hotels on the outliers of the city – because we’ve got your back. For something truly unique, check out these impressive Airbnb rentals in Dubrovnik (and book your getaway right now).
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This marooned lighthouse provides a total sanctuary from the city and terrific views of the pellucid Adriatic Sea. With five bedrooms (sleeping up to eight people), small pool, outside spaces to sunbathe and BBQ, this magical structure is tranquillity personified.
This stately home comes with a grand piano, alarmingly expensive antiques and a garden with century-old Japanese Sago palms. A short stroll from the Old town, you can take in the history of the city and then return home for a quiet and private evening, surrounded by two-metre-high stone walls. Opulence is the word you’re looking for.
Arguably, the heart of a holiday home isn’t the kitchen, but the outdoor terrace, where the party congregates to eat a long, lazy meal at sundown. Luckily, this converted townhouse offers a stunning terrace with unparalleled views of the city and the bluer-than-blue sea. Lovingly names the ‘orange tree apartment’, it’s nothing short of breathtaking.
This luxury 1920s villa stands elegantly above the city walls, surrounded by verdant creepers and climbing flowers. This fabulous stone villa looks like the sort of place F Scott Fitzgerald floated through on one of his Meditteranean sojourns – and if you want to stay there, there’s space for you to bring seven of your nearest and dearest along.
A modernist slab of white stone and reflective windows, this rental offers splendid seclusion, located just outside of Dubrovnik, and next to the water. Fancy a dip? Good news: The pool is enormous. Cozzies on!
Fabulously hip, this apartment retains the original features of its adobe walls, while trendifying the classical building with polished oak, houseplants and a mezzanine bedroom. The best thing? This snug Airbnb is so close to the Old town that you could skip there.
This refurbished townhouse enjoys a fantastic location in the Old Town. Inside, unabated luxury awaits, with pretty pastel-hued interiors and a wicker flourishes. The home is named ‘La Vita e Bella’ – and it’s clear why.
If you've ever seen Grand Designs, you'll know how hard it is to pick a wall colour that complements the wooden beams of your freshly converted farmhouse. It's something we can all relate to. Determined to avoid this folly, the owner of this unique pad has blended contrasting interiors by several Croatian designers under one roof, with seriously striking results.