Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
The apartment (129 sq.m) is on the second floor of a 200 year old four storey 'palata' - a traditional Venetian style stone 'palace' - one of several historic listed buildings built by wealthy sea merchants along the seafront of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kotor Bay. The apartment has been renovated and has a modern kitchen and bathroom but retains features such as original doors and high beamed ceilings. All rooms are spacious but the living room, kitchen/diner and main bedroom are particularly large. All windows have scenic views of the sea or surrounding mountains; the living room balcony has a particularly impressive panoramic outlook on to Kotor Bay.
A terraced garden is available for relaxing outside. The garden is split level with entrance from the sea-road through the main gate into the lower garden then stairs up to the terrace and house entrance. Garden table, chairs, umbrella and sun-loungers are available for relaxing on the terrace or by the sea on the 'punta' (small jetty) opposite the main gate.
The apartment is ideal for two adult couples that enjoy plenty of space or a family with up to 3 or 4 children. There are two double bedrooms, a fold-down adult sized single bed and a travel cot available.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dubrovnik a/p 1h30m. Tivat a/p 15mins.|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
The Coastal Montenegro region
The Montenegro coastline is mainly rocky although there are several sandy beaches within travelling distance by car from the apartment. Perast, 15 mins drive, is considered a must-see historic gem amongst Kotor Bay's coastal towns. Tivat, also 15 mins drive, is home to Porto Montenegro, the new marina village complex for super-yachts. Budva, 25 mins drive, is the country's largest holiday town and boasts its own well preserved walled Old Town. Just beyond is the famous island village/hotel of Sveti Stefan, favoured by the rich and famous. Take the scenic serpentine road from Kotor over the mountains to the ancient capital, Cetinje, or to the Mausoleum on the summit of Mount Lovcen, 45 mins drive.
Montenegro is a paradise for hill walkers and (mountain) bikers of all abilities. You can take one of the ancient marked paths up to the tops of local mountains or drive to convenient starting points. Difficulty ratings range from a dawdle to knee-trembling; the reward is some seriously spectacular views. Lake Skadar in the south is a vast, beautiful nature reserve of special interest to bird watchers. Inland, Tara Canyon, the second deepest in the world after America's Grand Canyon, offers white water rafting and bungee jumping. Lake Skadar and Tara Canyon are both UNESCO World Heritage sites. The national park ski resorts of Kolasin and Zabljak are also worth a visit, summer or winter.
Numerous small beaches, jetties, old stone houses, shops, cafe-bars and restaurants line the picturesque waterfront in both directions from the apartment building. A 20 minute stroll will take you to Kotor and its fortified Venetian style Old Town - a pedestrianised maze of narrow streets, squares, bars, boutiques, restaurants, churches, museums, clubs and a casino.
Small, fine gravel beaches are spread along the Dobrota waterfront as are puntas that are used for sunbathing, diving and fishing. Almost all of these are available for public use including the punta opposite the apartment building. The sea is clear, clean and virtually wave-free providing superb swimming for all ages. Boat hire, water sports and excursions are available locally.
Public parking is available in front of and close to the apartment building. There is a shop in the adjacent building selling food, drink and household consumables. The nearest restaurant, Ellas, is very good and 3 minutes walk on the sea-road towards Kotor; the nearest supermarket, Maxi, is a further 2 minutes. A&E hospital/pharmacy is about one kilometer along the main road towards Kotor and there is a taxi rank just beyond. For banks and ATMs, go to Kotor Old Town.