Monday, November 29, 2010

Dubrovnik Under Water

Last week the city of Dubrovnik was drenched by several inches of rain and its streets were flooded. The historic Old Town was underwater in places and some residents were trapped at home. The heavy rain was accompanied by power outages and landslides. Visit the BBC NEWS Website for some great video of the flooding and have a look at the photos below:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Residences at Dubrovnik Sun Gardens

Sales have begun in a new luxury property development near Dubrovnik. The development, named Dubrovnik Sun Gardens, is located on 1 kilometer of pristine Adriatic beachfront in the village of Orasac, about 20 minutes from Dubrovnik’s Old Town by car. The residences are part of a luxury 5-star resort that includes a Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, sports center, three outdoor tennis courts, three outdoor swimming pools, 13 restaurants & bars, a shopping promenade, and a children’s activity center with playground and pool. The resort is positioned among lemon, orange, and olive trees and looks out across the sea to the Elaphiti islands.

The development is the first of its kind in Croatia, with buyers enjoying the full benefits of ownership, but with the requirement that they rent the property to short-term guests for all but 5 weeks during high season. Owners have unlimited usage of the property at other times of the year. The rental income is shared with the property management company, who handles all of the bookings and cleaning of the apartments.

Prices at the Dubrovnik Sun Gardens begin at about 175,000 EUR for a 44 square meter 1-bedroom apartment and 250,000 EUR for a 62 square meter 2-bedroom apartment. In addition, there is an annual management fee of about 110 EUR per square meter. For more information please visit the Dubrovnik Sun Gardens website.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Historic Lighthouse Becomes Luxury Accommodation

The latest addition to the luxury accommodation market in Dubrovnik is a historic lighthouse on its own island just off the Lapad Peninsula. The island and lighthouse is offered by Adriatic Luxury Hotels, who owns several hotels in Dubrovnik including the Hotel Excelsior, Hotel Bellevue, and Hotel Dubrovnik Palace. The lighthouse was built in 1872, but has been recently renovated to a luxury standard and now includes 3 double and 1 singled bedroom in 140 square meters of space. The island is accessed by boat transfer from the Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, which is just 900 meters away. Prices for the lighthouse are set at 510 EUR per day in July & August and 350 EUR per day in June, September, & October. For more information please contact Adriatic Luxury Hotels through their website.