Beautiful views of Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Beautiful views of Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

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1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2
1 Bathrooms

About our home

This is a holiday home which is rented in the summer months (June to September) and not available to Homeswap’s then - but often free early in the season (mid April and May) and later from Mid September to end October which are lovely times to visit. Montenrgro is beautiful all year round. The mountains and lakes just beautiful in their autumn colours and winter brings the skiing season with the majestic mountains of Durmitor a couple of hours away.

You are welcome to check for last minute availability in the summer months when I may be able to offer swaps due to cancellations.

Montenegro is simply stunning, with incredibly varied landscapes for such a small country. From towering mountains to vast lakes, ancient forest and a fjord like bay with beautiful waterside towns.

Location
A lovely little apartment in Montenegro’s prettiest bayside village with its Baroque palaces and Venetian defence towers, Perast is one of the prettiest settlements on the Bay of Kotor.

Perched above the village, this simple apartment is just a two-minute walk to the waterfront restaurants. It’s homely and rustic with painted wooden chests, mismatched ceramics and glorious views. Live like a (very lucky) local with early-morning Adriatic dips, seafood chowder lunches on the waterfront and sociable evenings in nearby Kotor’s delightful Old Town

About the apartment:
Living Room: Open plan living area with wooden dresser, sofa and dining area which seats 4 and an oak breakfast bar looking out across the bay. There is a small library of novels and radio / bluetooth speaker for playing your tunes. There is wifi which generally works well.

Bedrooms:
One double bedroom with views out to the garden patio. Hanging rails for clothes storage. There is a sofa bed in the lounge but this is not great for everyday use - so the apartment is best suited to a couple, or those happy with a sofa bed situation..

Aircon: There is aircon in the bedroom and entrance way and a wall fan in the living area.

Bathrooms
Small bathroom with walk in shower
Kitchen:
Kitchen equipped with full size cooker, fridge and washing machine. Plenty of cooking utensils and recipe books.

Other things to note

I'm based in London so i work with a local co-host who will welcome you and show you around the apartment. There would be a €60 charge for the meet and greet and cleaning / laundry if we do a points swap rather than direct swap.

Handy off road parking is available on the road a few metres above the apartment. Otherwise there is a pay parking spot just outside the village.

A lot of steps need to be climbed or descended to reach the apartment. Its tiring in the warmth of the sun and requires a torch at night (bring your own, just in case) These steps would definitely be an issue for anyone with mobility problems and perhaps for older guests.

Activities:
Day trips to the ancient walled city of Kotor, swImming or sailing in the beautiful waters of the bay, sun downers or lazy afternoons in waterside cafes & bars. For those that like walking there are some great hikes right on the doorstep. A few hours away are some stunning mountain monasteries & mausoleums to explore. I will share with you my favourite places to eat, shop and go for walks.

Getting there:
The nearest airport is Tivat, 20 minutes away by taxi. EasyJet flies there from Tivat. There are many airlines flying to Dubrovnik, which is an hour and half by car. Ryanair flies to the capital Podgorica which is approx 2 hours away.

Getting around:
Hiring a car is very useful to get up into the beautiful mountain roads, to lake Skadar and other places difficult to get to by bus. We don’t drive and just use a combination of local buses and taxis which are reasonable.. The beautiful walled town of Kotor with its many cafes and restaurants is 20 minutes away by bus, €1.50

Features

More about us

  1. Previously worked in design and innovation, now we have a homeware store and a B&B in London
    My partner Ian was a chef for many years.

  2. enjoys walking, growing, photography

  3. lives in London,

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

The tiny settlement of Perast balances between powerful mountains and cerulean sea in the sheltered Bay of Kotor. Often Perast is described as the prettiest village in Montenegro, this historic settlement boasts a disproportionate number of Baroque churches and palazzos along its single sea-side road, as well as 2 small islets just off the coast: Ostrvo Sveti Dorde (a private monastery) and Our Lady of the Rocks (a very visitable church and museum).

The waterfront is 2 minutes’ walk away from the apartment and here are waterfront restaurants are perfect for romantic dinners. Climb into the recesses of the village and you’ll find peaceful church gardens, bougainvillea-dressed cottages,

It's a large bay rather than the seaside. So there is no sand, but instead stone jetties to sunbathe on and the water is very clear and lovely to swim in. Beaches are 25 minutes away by car. From the village square you can take a boat to the picturesque islands or to the other side of the bay where there is a lovely walk up to an almost abandoned village with a magnificent view of the bay.

Buzzy restaurants
Hotel Conte
Cool bars
Prate Bar
Cozy cafés
Nearby Kotor is full of little squares with outdoor cafes.
Retail therapy
Kotor, Sunday market in Risan
Bit of culture
Kotor old town and museums
Walks in the park
Skadar lake,
Spot of exercise
Swimming, kayaking on Lake Skadar, Sailing in the Bay or Kotor, Trekking

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