This luxurious villa in Dubrovnik is located on a cliff, at a five-minute walking distance from the Old Town. Its core is the old chapel of St. Lazarus from the 13th century, while the remaining part, according to the Conservation Department, dates back to the 17th century. Between 1875 and 1882, Sir Arthur Evans, famous English archeologist who discovered the remains of ancient civilization on Crete, stayed at this house.
Today, this villa, once a summer residence, serves as a reminder of the past times and cultural and historical importance. Villa Agave has 270 square meters of exclusively designed interior and another 400 square meters of specially designed space around the house. The villa has three exclusive accommodation units with unique stylish furniture, a VIP lounge, five terraces with an open whirlpool tub, spacious living room, luxury bathrooms and an outdoor pool. Particularly attractive is the old chapel with details from a distant past, rustic stone walls, and skillfully incorporated modernist and Mediterranean details. It was intended for rest and meditation. The house was destroyed in WWII, abandoned and without a roof until 1973. It was later renovated by the famous Croatian painter Milovan Stanić who painted the fresco that still adorns Villa Agave’s living room wall. Another living room wall is adorned with a work by the renowned Dubrovnik author Romana Milutin Fabris. Other walls are also decorated with precious art by various Croatian and international authors.
Villa Agave has five terraces; the large one on the ground floor opens to a beautiful view of the old town. There is a small pool, while another terrace has a whirlpool tub in the back. Open wooden staircase leads to the room on the first floor that also has a great view of Lokrum and the old town.