Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Situated in Orahovac, a pretty little fishing village, some 7 minutes drive from medieval walled town of Kotor one way and Perast the other, the apartment is on the top floor of the Vila Popovic with glorious views over the Kotor Bay - a fjord with steep sided mountains forming a perfect backdrop. It is just 3 minutes walk to the white pebble beaches with their small intimate beach bars (open high season) and the amazingly clear waters of the fjord.
From the living area, double doors open out onto a large terrace where you can dine al fresco and watch the ever changing view during the day and gaze up at the stars at night! A smaller balcony reached both via the terrace and the master bedroom is covered, providing welcome shade in the height of summer whilst still enjoying the views.
Both the terrace and the balcony face south making it a perfect place to sunbathe and relax.
The apartment is fully furnished and has a fully equipped kitchen with touch control ceramic hob, oven, combination microwave and large upright fridge/freezer. The bathroom has an efficient shower and houses the automatic washer.
The master bedroom has a king size bed and sliding patio doors leading onto the balcony whilst the second bedroom has a velux window set into a sloping roof with views as fascinating at night watching the stars as they are by day. The side window has a view of the mountains.
Bedding is provided and a residential house keeper is on site.
Air conditioning in the living room and master bedroom keeps the apartment cool in summer and snug in the cooler months.
There is an LCD tv and dvd player with a small collection of DVDs
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||3 minutes walk through the villaage.|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dubrovnik, Croatia or Tivat. Montenegro|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Coastal Montenegro region
Although, for years, a favourite secret haunt for celebrities, Montenegro is now emerging as one of the world's newest tourist destinations. Roughly translated as "Black Mountain", one third of the country is mountainous- the most rugged terrain in Europe and these mountains form a spectacular back drop where ever you go. It was formerly part of Yugoslavia and is maller than Wales with a similar circumference to Cyprus, it has its coastline on the Adriatic, with Serbia to the north, Albania to the south east and Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina to the northwest.
Montenegro has been likened to New Zealand with its dramatically rugged coastline dotted and pretty little fishing villages, hidden coves and beaches, its spectacularly beautiful fjord (the only one in Southern Europe), and its wild, sparsely populated challenging interior. Kotor Bay lies within the fjord and at its head is Kotor one of Europe's finest medieval towns. It is a UNESCO World Heritage centre and no traffic is allowed within the old town walls. This leaves the visitor free to meander through the maze of narrow cobbled streets and explore the tiny alleyways. The Old Town, (Stalig Grad), is a breathtaking mixture of churches, museums, palaces, boutiques, pavement cafes, restaurants and disco night clubs
Outside the walls is the harbour - a popular stopping off point for cruise ships - lured up the fjord by the breathtaking scenery, welcoming atmosphere and the superb food, - and for the rich and famous in their spectacular yachts
The semi circular old wall walk is a 'must to do', as is the walk to the fortress of St Ivan at the top but beware – with 1350 steps to climb its a bit much in the heat of the day though the views from the top are well worth the haul!
Kotor Bay is dotted with picturesque fishing villages mainly accessible only by narrow little lanes -so hire the smallest car possible if you want to explore the region.
Nestling at the foot of the fjord's dramatic granite mountain range stands Orahovac, a tiny picturesque fishing village, some 10 minutes drive from Kotor and a little less to the beautiful village of Perast
Orahovac has a south facing, long but narrow coastline with a mixture of small white pebble beaches and man made puntas all fringed by trees offering welcome shade from the mid day sun. Three seasonal beach bars sit on the water's edge. A mountain spring ensures the waters of the fjord remain pristine clear and the gently sloping beach makes this an ideal area for swimming.
There are two small local shops in Orahovac selling most basic essentials including fruit, vegetables and ice cream. The nearby cafe, Kum Tasty, serves local meat and seafood dishes whilst the 4star Amfora Hotel, has a fitness centre, a bar, and both an indoor and outside restaurant - the latter consisting of picturesque terraces zig zagging right down to the water's edge.
Just outside of Orahovac, in the village of Ljuta, is the Stari Mlini Restaurant - a renovated water mill.
There are more cafes a little further along in Dobrota, perched right on the waters edge and serving fast foods and drinks- perhaps a little too far to walk in the summer but, maybe, not in the cooler months.
A regular bus service operates between Kotor and Risan with connections to Herceg Novi.
A gentle walk through the tiny village is always pleasant but if you feel like doing something a little more exhilarating, then you can climb the steep lane to visit the Church of St George which is perched on a rock above Orahovac. There are hiking trails up into the mountains for those who are looking for something more strenuous! ...and of course the picturesque village of Perast and the medieval town of Kotor are both only a few minutes drive away.
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