About the property
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Apartment in Prcanj, Kotor, Southern Coastal, Montenegro - Peaceful Location, Stunning Views, Small Pool, 5 Mins Walk to Sea
Surrounded by woodland on three sides, a position uphill from the waterfront road gives a tranquil setting with fantastic views of the bay and the mountains beyond. Bought by the owners for personal use as well as to let, the apartment is tastefully fitted out with quality kitchen and modern furniture. It has tiled floors in kitchen area and bathroom, with oak floors throughout the remainder. Three air conditioners/heaters along with louvered shutters and double-glazing throughout ensure your comfort in all weathers. There is a small pool, shared between just six apartments. A 5 minute walk down the hill will take you to a mini-market, two good bars/restaurants on the waterfront, and a number of bathing jetties. From there it's a short walk to the Cafe Centar and Prcanj cathedral. A 15 minute drive or a cheap local bus or taxi will take you to the ancient walled and pedestrianised town of Kotor.
Andrew and Rebecca
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Andrew and Rebecca
We live in Hampshire in southern England, and work as an IT Manager and a Nurse. When we first visited the Kotor Bay area of Montenegro we were bowled over by the country, the scenery, and the warm welcome we received. We went on to buy an apartment so that we could keep visiting, and we rent it out to help pay for the apartment and the maintenance. This is our only property apart from our main home in England, so we spent a lot of time choosing furniture and fittings which would make us pleased to be there every time we go.
Andrew and Rebecca purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Andrew and Rebecca chose Prčanj
Kotor Bay is an unusual and beautiful part of the Adriatic coast, being a Mediterranean version of a fjord. We like Prcanj as it is quieter on this side of the bay than on the Kotor / Dobrota side, while being easy to get to Kotor: 10-15 minutes by car, bus (every half hour; one euro) or taxi. It also has a few bars and restaurants of its own, and access to the numerous jetties for swimming, as well as some small beaches. The location of the apartment within Prcanj is ideal for us, as it is uphill from the coast road and surrounded on three sides by woodland and field.
What makes this Apartment unique
From the apartment you can walk up the lane and along a path through the woods to the old ruined church higher up the hillside, often hardly seeing another person. On a hot afternoon you can find shade on the terrace or take a dip in the pool. Inside, the new air-conditioning units are quiet and well able to cope with a hot Summer's day. The fridge-freezer is a good size, and you can dine indoors or out, depending on the weather. All the furniture and the kitchen equipment is stylish and in excellent condition. We love it, and our guests tell us they do, too.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great apartment with fantastic views!
The apartment was well equipped and had everything we needed. The views from the balcony are superb and the area is very quiet. The pool is small but we never had to share it with any other guests. The only problem we had was with the wifi which was hit and miss for the first few days then went off, we solved this by getting a local SIM card to run our own wifi hotspot. Communication with the owners was very good and Nicky (who looks after the apartment) was easily contacted by phone and answered all our questions. Tivat Airport is close by (less than 30 minutes by car) and Kotor is 10 minutes away. The road along the bay from Kotor to Prcanj is narrow so if you are driving you just need to take your time, the lane up to the apartment is also narrow and very steep but parking was never a problem. There is a bus service from the bottom of the lane into Kotor every half hour and costs 1 Euro but to go further afield hiring a car is recommended. The area is lovely, unspoilt and with an air of "faded grandeur" about some of the old stone houses. Kotor old town is a maze of medieval cobbled winding streets and squares and from the port you can go on numerous boat trips round the bay. There are a number of large supermarkets within easy reach and eating out is good value. We had a lovely relaxing holiday and would certainly recommend this apartment.
Thank you for this lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful area. Your helpful comments about the wifi are appreciated and we will be looking into this straight away to improve this for our future guests.
We hope to welcome you back one day.
Apartment very comfortable and spacious and immaculately clean on our arrival, save for the kitchen sink, which had not been cleaned - I had to do it myself. Only one toilet roll provided, disappointingly (especially for a 2-bedroomed apartment), so bring a spare or you'll have to buy some. Were told there were problems with wi-fi and very inconveniently a man came our 2nd or 3rd evening to fix it while we were eating. The wi-fi is not very good. Also, there was no glass in the outside table when we arrived . We were told it would come the next day when we were out, but it was only the next day that one of HA's staff came to measure the size, with the glass coming on our 3rd day, by which time it was too cold to eat out. We were left with the impression the property was not well-managed on behalf of the owners.
Location absolutely glorious with fabulous views over the Bay, surrounded by woods full of birds (though not easy to see them in May) and wonderful birdsong. For any birder, this is a delight - we even saw a nightingale twice. The only downside to the location - and one which will quite frankly put us off returning here - is the terrible road to the property, which is not pointed out and when I asked HA if there was space for a car I was told there was, but up a steep hill and some people hire a car, others don't. Unless you just want to spend your whole stay in Prcanj, a car is essential but the road up to the flat is very steep indeed, very roughly - and barely - made up, and only a very narrow single track with a few passing places. The road turning at the top towards the apartment is even worse and we heaved a sigh of relief every time we got here in one piece - and my husband is a professional driver. The road from Tivat airport along the Bay through Muo and Prcanj is again single track with few passing places and much of the road is right alongside the Bay with nothing to stop you toppling into the Bay if you misjudge the width of your car. The locals seem uninclined to stop and give way and we found it stressful at times. Driving in Montenegro is not for the faint-hearted.
For all that we had a fabulous holiday. M'ro is truly beautiful. We visited Lake Skadar, Kotor, drove all round the Bay, up to Lovcen nat'l park (the VERY scary road has 24+ hairpin bends, with often sheer unprotected drops down the mountain but unmissable views), Dubrovnik, Herceg Novy, Tivat and to the local salt lagoon near Tivat - a real birders' paradise
Thank you for your honest and candid review of our property. We appreciate your comments and have discussed the issues with our very reliable property manager. We are very sorry that the glass table top replacement had not arrived as expected and can only apologise for this. We have also changed our wifi provider recently and we are doing everything possible to improve wifi access both for ourselves and our guests. The downside to a mountainous area of outstanding natural beauty is difficult access to wifi and as you mentioned challenging roads. The area around the bay of Kotor is relatively undeveloped and many of the residential access roads are very steep and narrow and our appartment is no exception. Some would see it as part of its charm whilst other visitors find driving around the bay very stressful.
However it sounds like you enjoyed the lovely views and peaceful surroundings and were pleased with the appartment in general.
Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback.
Lovely, well equipped apartment with magnificent views. Lots to see and do but would recommend a car to get around. Enjoyed 10 glorious days of sunshine , lovely fresh food and exploring Montenegro.
Thank you for your very positive review of our appartment. The views really are stunning which we also appreciate every time we visit too. We are very glad to hear your holiday was such a success and hope you visit the area again soon.
It was just perfect!
We had a wonderful time. The views are breath taking!!!Apartment is very comfortable and has everything you could possibly need. We would love to visit Kotor Bay again and the same apartment would be our first choice.
Thank you so much for your review and we are really pleased that you appreciated its position and the lovely views. We would be very pleased to have you as our guest if you ever return to the bay of Kotor.
Tranquility, great view and comfort
We did appreciat the tranquility, great view and comfort of the apartment.
The apartment is beautiful with lovely furnishings, comfortable beds and exquisite views over the bay of Kotor. The best apartment we've stayed in abroad! Montenegro is very pretty and I'm sure we'll visit again sometime.
Coast/Beach: 5 minutes walk down hill to bathing jetties. 15 minutes drive to a small beach. 25 minutes drive to a larger beach. 35 minutes drive to the popular beach at Budva. Travel: 15 minutes' drive from Tivat airport. 90 minutes' drive from Dubrovnik airport in Croatia. 90 minutes' drive from the airport at Podgorica, capital of Montenegro. Car hire is widely available at airports, but there are good local buses to Kotor and taxis are inexpensive. Airport pick-up and drop-off can be arranged, from 20 euros Tivat, 75 euros Dubrovnik (each way) per taxi. Distances: Kotor 4km. Tivat 15km. Perast 18km. Budva 27km. Sveti Stefan 34km. Herceg Novi 24km. Cetinje 60km. Skadar Lake 82km. Dubrovnik 85km (shorter by ferry). Podgorica 90km. Further Details: Mini-market, restaurants and bus stop within 5 minutes walk. 800 metres to further shops, restaurant, cafes. Approximately 1km to Hotel Splendido for a special meal out. 4km bus/taxi/self-drive/walk to the attractive old walled town of Kotor (a scaled-down version of Dubrovnik), with market, shops, cafes, restaurants and banks. Good location for hiking in the mountains, and viewing some of the old fortresses such as covered in Bernard Sullivan's "The Austro-Hungarian Fortresses of Montenegro: A Hiker's Guide" (available on Amazon; a copy is left in the apartment) Go to Tivat by car, cheap bus or taxi, and take a walk around the modern superyacht marina with bars and restaurants, and a naval museum where you can tour a Yugoslavian submarine. We provide a custom guide, in the apartment, to local attractions and getting around.
Additional information about rental rates
Time of day for arrival and departure may be flexible depending on other bookings. Prices include water, electricity, weekly cleaning, and laundering of towels and bed linen. Minimum charge is for 4 nights, to cover our changeover costs. Contact us for discounts on long winter lets.