If you’ve ever visited Croatia and you’re not the hotel type, the chances are you’ve used the massive private accommodation booking and reservation platform Airbnb. The company, despite having faced numerous obstacles from multiple countries around the world, has gone from strength to strength since its ”birth” not so long ago, and after having entered the Croatian market a few years ago, its popularity among travellers who fancy a much more personal and local experience has done nothing but grow.
Airbnbs can be found all over the country, from the glitz of the Dalmatian coast and its many islands to overlooked Eastern Croatia, not to mention in the capital and in the rolling green hills of Lika and Gorski Kotar. The ”liberalisation” of the market has opened many a door for those who feel that the classic hotel experience draws away from the authenticity of a destination, and in most cases, especially outside of the height of the tourist season in Croatia, you’ll get a very good deal on Airbnb indeed.
That being said, there are many extremely expensive villas listed on the popular booking platform and many of them are located right here in Croatia. Let’s take a look into the prices of the most expensive Airbnb listing in the whole country. Where is it located you ask? If the first thought that came to mind was Dubrovnik, then you’d be right.
As Novac writes on the 31st of May, 2019, tourist experts and those in the know point out that Dubrovnik’s stunning Villa Eden is certainly one of the most luxurious pieces of accommodation in the Republic of Croatia offered by the world-renowned Airbnb booking platform, and that such accommodation can barely be afforded by any ”normal” person. This Dubrovnik villa, located near the Sveti Jakov (Eastern) part of the city offers an uninterrupted and truly incredible view of the sparkling Adriatic sea and the UNESCO-protected historic core of Dubrovnik, which is only about five hundred metres from the villa itself.
Specialised portals for tourism and travel emphasise the intimate and luxury atmosphere it provides, coupled with the soothing sounds of the crickets, a classic Mediterranean summertime sound, are the blend of dream holiday. As far as the beach is concerned, it is only five metres away. Six bedrooms can comfortably accommodate up to twelve guests, and there are seven bathrooms in the house, so guests don’t have to bother dancing around uncomfortably and waiting their turn.
The interior covers approximately 700 square metres, and there are also an impressive 7,000 square metres of greenery with a swimming pool. A wine cellar with some rare labels in it, a fitness and spa area and even a piano are all a part of this incredibly expensive Dubrovnik villa’s package, not to mention a home library which can serve as an inspiration for rainy days. But let’s be honest, rainy days are certainly not something you’d want if you’re paying what this listing wants you to.
The price of an overnight stay in this villa stands at around 60,000 kuna during the season. For a week (seven nights), which is the minimum stay for booking Dubrovnik’s Villa Eden, will see lovers of luxury have to shell out about 484,000 kuna, an almost incomprehensible price tag for a holiday.
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