Regarded as one of the finest luxury villas in Dubrovnik, the five-star Villa Agave is stunningly located on a clifftop, overlooking the Adriatic Sea, with wonderful views of Dubrovnik’s Old Town and Lokrum Island. The very first guest to stay here was Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, who fell in love with the villa’s character and charm.
Originally designed as an exclusive summerhouse, the 270sq m Villa Agave was the residence of the famous archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans from 1875 to 1882. It is named after a Mexican plant introduced by Dubrovnik sailors in the 16th century. The spiky leaves of the plant, said to blossom every 100 years, creep out over the cobbled pathway leading to the villa.
Villa Agave has a rustic Mediterranean style all its own, thanks to the previous owners’ passion for antiques and art. Many wonderful pieces vie for your attention, from a rocking-horse chair and beautiful 100-year-old floral rug to huge artworks on the walls by respected Croatian artists Milovan Stanić and Romana Milutin Fabris.
The villa rests on the remains of the 13th-century chapel of St Lazarus, its ruins still visible, with part of the villa’s meditation room believed to have two of the chapel’s original walls. The stone walls in one of the bedrooms hark back to a time when the villa was a traditional tavern.
The heart of our five-star holiday villa in Dubrovnik is the spacious living room and dining room, set around an open fireplace. Exposed wooden stairs transport you to three beautiful bedrooms, with original wood floors and timber ceiling-beams. The master bedroom features separate bathrooms – one with a vintage self-standing bath – offering wonderful views over Lokrum Island.
Villa Agave is a favourite destination for celebrities, including Mickey Rourke, Morgan Freeman and acclaimed film director Francis Ford Coppola. Kevin Spacey even made a return visit to celebrate his 50th birthday. With a 24-hour butler on hand throughout your stay and a private cliffside beach, where you can enjoy a personalised treatment performed by one of the therapists from the spa at the nearby Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik, you too can enjoy the bespoke service for which Villa Agave is renowned.
To book a stay at this remarkable villa, please contact us directly on:
Tel: + 385 (0)20 430 834
Fax: + 385 (0)20 430 835
Frana Supila 12, 20000, Dubrovnik