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About Alex Hislop
About the owners: We are three couples living in England, Sweden and Switzerland who holidayed together for the first time in Montenegro in 2004 and have returned every year since! Year built: 2013 Lemon Tree House has been a labour of love! It took us six years to plan & develop and we are thrilled with the result. We love spending time here and think you will do too. Unique benefits of the property: The house is a charming stone building but yet with all the comforts you can expect in a modern apartment with a touch of luxury. We hope you enjoy.
Alex Hislop purchased this House in 2007
Why Alex Hislop chose Perast
Stunning views, beautiful village and lovely climate!
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lemon Tree House Perast
Excellent venue and perfect accommodation.
This home is ideally situated and very comfortable. The kitchen is well-equipped; the beds are very comfortable, and the views are spectacular. The property manager is very kind and responsive. Great stay. We hope to come back again.
June vacation in Perast.
We loved our stay at Lemon tree house. Perast is a lovely place to spend your vacation and you have all the things around you that you need for a perfect holiday. The house is very comfortable and you have everything that you need plus a fantastic porch. We really recommend Perast and the Lemon tree house. 😀�
Home from home but better.
Beautiful house with everything you need and more. Comfy beds. Views that I will treasure for life. A terrace with all day sun. The most beautiful village with great restaurants. Travel a little to discover pretty beaches, our favourite Morinj. Stylish, peaceful, dramatic climate, stunning views, all in all a wonderful holiday with treasured family memories. Loved Lemon Tree House, Perast and The Bay of Kotor
Lemon Tree House was a perfect holiday home - every need was catered for , and what a wonderful terrace - on the dark days back here in the UK the view from the terrace will stay with me until my next visit - a perfect relaxing break . Pat Long
Well appointed, great position
This house has the best terrace in Perast, huge and with uninterrupted views. Inside it is roomy, comfortable and modern. Two double bedrooms both ensuite. (we were 4 adults staying for a week) It's a short walk though briefly a steep one to the centre of Perast where there are plenty of eaterys and drinkeries, an ATM and a shop (signed market). The house is accessed from the top road bypassing the centre, good parking if you need it but there is a bit of road noise to the rear but you have to listen for it. Ditto dogs barking somewhere on the hill behind.
We managed easily without a car, regular buses into Kotor and elsewhere (Tip - check the internet for cruise ship arrivals in Kotor and avoid the days when the truly huge boats are there. They pass Perast but don't stop). The city walls walk in Kotor is steep, sensible shoes needed.
House and environs definitely recommended
Special interest holidays:
Birdwatching at Lake Skadar. Home to an extensive array of exotic species, the Balkan’s largest lake is one of Europe’s largest bird reserves. Declared a national park in 1983, Skadar attracts bird-life in its marshy wetlands.
In Perast, the Pirate bar has a small beach with loungers and cafe. Kayaks can be hired. 45 mins away is the un touched Lustica peninsular, with various beach options, both sandy beach and pebbles.
Budva is a popular day trip(45 mins by car), with a lovely old town and Riviera style beaches.
For some luxury, head to the Lido Mar at Porto Montenegro where a 20 Euro entrance fee gets you into an exclusive infinity style swimming pool. Worth the money.
Plenty of nice beach options in the area!
Tivat airport is only 30 mins drive away, but has limited flights to and from the UK.
Dubrovnik and its Cilipe airport is a 90 minute car journey away just across the Croatian border.
Podgorica, Montenegrin capital and airport, is also 90 minutes away, but avoids the border crossing which can be slow during mid-summer.
Transfers to the House can be arranged, if you don't want to hire a car.
Once in Perast, there is a good bus service and cheap taxis.
20 mins to the old town of Kotor. You will see the large cruise liners navigating up the bay to moor in Kotor for the day.
1 hour to the old capital of Cetinje. Good museums and a fascinating drive across the mountains!
1 hour to Lovcen National park. From Cetinje the road leads to Lovcen where the mausoleum of Petar 11 Petrovi Nejgos, a philosopher, writer and statesman, is built on the summit. This imposing mausoleum is well worth the drive (and climbing the steps!).
Budva 45 mins away.
Perast. Perast is a lovely village to walk around with many churches and lovely buildings. There is a Maritime Museum just down below the house on the sea-front road. There are many locals offering boat trips over to the small island off Perast, Lady of the Rocks. For keen swimmers it takes about 20 minutes to swim across from the Pirate bar! You can also hire Kayaks in the village.
Kotor Old Town. Kotor is over twenty centuries old. There are a number of churches to look at and the walls of the Kotor fortress are an excellent and impressive example of medieval fortification. It is possible to walk the length of these 4.5 km walls, ascending 1200 metres above the old city of Kotor.
Porto Montenegro, Tivat. A new development in Tivat which is well worth a visit. There are fashion shops, a spa, cafés and restaurants. You can also visit PuroBeach (LidoMar) which has 64 meter infinity pool and lounge bar.
Cetinje. The road to Cetinje, the old capital of Montenegro, is recommended for its stunning views of Kotor Bay (take some time to stop en route for photos) and also houses numerous museums including the King Nicolas Palace and the Monastery of Cetinje where a relic of St John the Baptist is kept.
Lovcen. From Cetinje the road leads to Lovcen where the mausoleum of Petar 11 Petrovi Nejgos, a philosopher, writer and statesman, is built on the summit. This imposing mausoleum is well worth the drive (and climbing the steps!) and on a clear day, you can see the coast of Italy.
Budva Old Town. A 45 minute drive will take you along the coastline to the old town of Budva which is an ideal lunch spot. Combine with a swim at the beach.