This beautiful penthouse apartment is in a brand new (first letting) luxury development that was completed in January 2009. It is located in an elevated position (second line to the sea) in the village of Muo, a 20 min walk to the UNESCO heritage town of Kotor.Located 50m from the sea, the apartment affords spectacular and uninterrupted views across the bay and Kotor old town. The development has a large swimming pool, terraced area, a BBQ space and numerous landscaped gardens.The apartment has 2 private balconies (1 off the master bedroom and 1 off the living room) with wonderful views of the bay. The spacious apartment is very modern with an open-plan living/dining area and high ceilings. The kitchen has a granite worktop and integrated appliances with everything that you may need including kettle, toaster, coffee maker etc. The dining area sits up to 6. There's a flat screen LCD TV, Satellite, DVD/CD, iPod dock and wireless internet. There's also private parking for residents only
Airport/ car hire Information: Airports: The nearest airport is Tivat, which is just 3km from the apartment. Montenegro Airlines fly to Tivat direct from Gatwick three times a week during off-peak season and every day during the summer months. You can also fly into Dubrovnik in Croatia. It's only a 70 km journey and the drive is very easy. There are many more airlines that fly into Dubrovnik (Easyjet, British Airways, Croatia Airways, ThomsonFly, FlyBe, etc) so you can find cheaper flights than the Tivat route (though in summer the roads may be busy). Car Hire: All the usual car hire companies (Hertz, Avis, Sixt etc) are available at Tivat & Dubrovnik. When booking at Dubrovnik please remember to check they are happy for the car to be taken over the border and ask them to give you a green card. You will need to show this at the Croatia - Montenegro border along with your passports.
Directions to Kotor-Muo: The drive from Dubrovnik: On leaving Dubrovnik airport turn left and keep driving over the Croatia - Montenegro border, straight through the town of Herceg Novi (all on the same road) until you see the sign for a car ferry, and a lane filtering off to the right. Take the car ferry (about 15 min and Euro 4), then turn left again and keep going. After driving through about 2 villages, you will arrive in Muo, which is clearly sign posted. We will give you more detail / landmarks etc upon booking. The Drive From Tivat: Turn right out of the airport, then turn first left (sign posted to Kotor via tunnel). You will get to a roundabout, then turn left and you will reach Muo in a couple of minutes.
Please note that the road up to the apartment from the main road has not been surfaced and can be a bit bumpy so please drive slowly.
Further details on apartment: There are two large bedrooms, the master with large double sized bed and views over the bay and access to a balcony, the second also with a double bed. The bathroom is modern and there is a large open plan living room / kitchen with high ceilings. The spacious kitchen includes a kettle, toaster, and there is also a dining room table that seats 4 comfortably and 6 if needed. The lounge enjoys views across the bay through the large double terrace doors, and has a sofa bed as well as seating for 6 and a flat screen LCD TV, DVD & iPod player. There's a large swimming pool, terrace and lawn area with plenty of space for children to play and a BBQ area, all for the exclusive use of residents. This is in addition to the private parking. As Montenegro is mountainous and the development is elevated it should be noted that there are stairs down from the car park to the building, and from the building to the waterfront that may be a challenge for those with pushchairs or mobility problems
Thanks for taking the time to check out our apartment. Me and my co-founder business partner, Jerome, bought this apartment off plan when we came here for a weekend to look for an investment and just fell in love with the spot and the incredible beauty of this place!
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Jerome lives in Cape Town and I live in London. In fact, my wife and I fell in love with the place so much, that we decided to get married here in 2011 and to say that it was magical, was an understatement. If you're curious, feel free to check out our wedding photos and videos of the surrounds, here: www.aga-pete.com :)
As mentioned above, Jerome and I came out here for a weekend to see some other off plan plots and none of them had the view or location that we were looking for, but we knew we wanted to invest here as the place was nothing like what we had ever seen before. So we went into Kotor Old town and checked out all of the estate agents and was luckily enough to stumble on this one.
Our apartment was one of 3 penthouses reserved by the property developers for last as they knew they would sell. The remaining 15 were sold in the space of 6 weeks. In fact, we were tempted to buy all three but in the end, opted for one, and the best one at that, with unrivalled views compared to any other spot.
What made us fall in love was the view and location from the plot of land that we stood on, and we chose the top left penthouse facing the bay as we wanted uninterrupted views and we got just that! You will have to come and see for yourself but the property developers said themselves that we had the best view in the entire property and perhaps on the entire bay.