This magnificent luxury apartment, part of a 19 th century urban villa that is a recognized cultural monument, has an exceptional location in the center of the historic city of Opatija on the northern Adriatic Sea.
The apartment is on the second floor of a Secession-style villa, which has a private garden surrounded by Mediterranean plants and palm trees, and which gives it an atmosphere of tranquility and intimacy. The villa is 400 meters away from the sea and offers a stunning view of the coast and the nearby island of Cres.
The apartment has 123 square meters of living space. It is completely equipped and has modern furnishings.
It consists of two bedrooms, a 40-square meter living room and a fully equipped kitchen with dining room.
The apartment has two bathrooms, one with a steam bath and the other with hydro-massage bath. It also has an office that can be used as a guest room. A private winery gives a taste of luxury. Two parking spaces are located in the garden.
Details made from stone from the island of Brač , hand-made furniture, and authentic antique elements like the chaise, mirrors and clocks in the living room date from the 19th century, when the villa was built, contribute its unique ambience.
The apartment is suitable for year-round living. It has a heating system and air conditioning, electric underfloor heating and an authentic fireplace.
In addition to its luxurious living areas, the apartment has a fascinating history. It was the property of noble families, often in the center of the cultural and political life of Opatija, a town that was a popular vacation destination in the Habsburg Monarchy in the second half of the 19 th century. Because of its extraordinary location and mild climate, the Austrian Emperor Franz Josef spent the winter months in this residence.
The villa has changed owners several times over the years. Among others it was owned by family of the famous Croatian inventor Slavoljub Penkala, who was world famous for inventing mechanical pencil. The most famous guest in the villa was the former Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito.
Opatija is famous for its pleasant climate and for its natural beauties. One of the most famous local attractions is the Opatija promenade. It extends for several kilometers along the sea and at the same time is surrounded by Učka Mountain.
The Opatija Riviera is often compared to the Cote d’Azur because of its beauty, its ideal location and its proximity to the major cities of Central Europe. Opatija today is increasingly popular as a destination for many people looking for a second home.