Overlooking the breathtakingly beautiful Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska), with stunning views of the sea and mountains, this is a calm and revitalizing location from which to reach the nearby beaches of Igalo and Herceg Novi, the ancient town architecture of the region and the tree-clad hills for that long-promised walk to nowhere. We defy you not to fall in love with the view and the peace and quiet.
The house is less than 30km from either Dubrovnik or Tivat airport and only 10 minutes drive from bustling Herceg Novi. The most likely disturbance you will have up here is the tinkling of the goat bells or the call of the birds on the hillsides. At around 250m above sea-level, there are many good walking trails nearby – it also offers those who prefer a slightly more temperate climate the chance to escape the very hottest summer weather whilst still enjoying hours of sunshine every day on the roof terrace or down at the many beaches.
The Boka Kotorska is the southernmost fjord in Europe and stretches 20 miles inland from the Adriatic to the ancient walled town of Kotor. The whole area has been a popular holiday destination for many years. The Bay will fascinate you with its majestic views and calm sea. The high mountains within sight of the house reach over 5000ft and seem to bend over the thin coastline, thus protecting it from the severe climate from the north. The Bay is an oasis of Mediterranean vegetation: agave, palm, mimosa, oleander, kiwi, pomegranate, medicinal herbs... When its peaks are still covered with snow, roses bloom at the foothills.
A few kilometers across the channel, the house looks south onto one of the wildest parts of Montenegro’s coast: the green, as-yet undeveloped peninsula of Lustica, with the picturesque little harbour of Rose and a plethora of caves to explore.
Herceg Novi, founded in 1382, is the nearest town and its numerous restaurants and cafes, shops and over 70 registered beaches will provide you with plenty to do. The marina and promenade are a pleasure for a stroll and a coffee, but if you feel more energetic why not enjoy the famed sunny days of the region by climbing the numerous flights of stairs overhung with flowers and greenery to explore the churches, designer shops and many and varied restaurants of the ancient town?
It takes less than an hour to drive to the UNESCO protected medieval town of Kotor with its many restaurants, cobbled streets and impressive walls. The long and winding coastline, Skadar Lake, the canyons or the mountains are all within easy reach. In one day, it is possible to have a coffee on one of the numerous beaches, eat lunch with the song of the birds on Skadar Lake and dine next to a fireplace on the slopes of the Durmitor Mountain or walk the National Park.