The SpaceThis is a charming old cottage, at least 200 years old, with grey stone walls a metre thick. It is nicely furnished and equipped for year round living for 4/5 people. The air conditioning units can act as heating in the winter.
The front double bedroom has great views over the Verige Straits and you can lie in bed and watch the dawn light up the mountains on the other side of the straits. It has a nice little balcony to enjoy breakfast from and watch the ships and boats go by.
The other bedroom is a comfortable twin and there is a good size bathroom between the two rooms. It has a shower, basin, lavatory, bidet and washing machine.
There is a fold up Z bed which can just fit in the at the end of the bed in the double bed room and would be ok for a child
The ground floor is open plan with a comfortable seating area, dining area, with a partition to the very well equipped kitchen. There is a DVD player and monitor, a small library and games for a rainy day.
The terrace is equipped with large wooden table and chairs, sun loungers, deck chairs and multiple cushions. During the hot summer months the terrace is shaded and a wonderful place to spend your days, eating, relaxing, reading, watching the world go by, sunbathing and having a bbq if you wish. There is also an extra lavatory that can only be accessed from the terrace.
Lepetane is the ferry port for crossing the Veriga Straits so if you are looking for calm and tranquil then this may not be suitable for you - here is what one of my guests said last year "Before we booked here we were made aware of the fact that the cottage overlooks the ferry port and to expect a bit of noise. You can hear the ferries but I have to say it was absolutely not a problem for us and I would actually say it was nice because it was something to watch while we sat on the sun terrace."
Here is what another guest has said "Sian was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful throughout. She was very honest before booking and said there will be some noise from the nearby ferry terminal which runs through the night in summer and that some people may not like this. Yes the terminal is close but the noise wasn't an issue for anyone in our group, as someone who has lived in city centres, near busy roads, train tracks and near an airport flightpath the noise was nowhere near as loud as these. I would describe it as more of a gentle hum when outside and the ferry is running but not loud enough so you have to shout to have a conversation. The ferry did run through the night but the frequency was only every hour after about 11pm. The noise certainly didn't keep anyone awake at night and was barely noticeable when inside. Having the ferry terminal that close is also a great and inexpensive way to quickly get across to the other side of the bay and as we were driving from Croatia it made the drive time to Lepetane considerable shorter. its also free if on foot."
So I like everyone to be happy and you can decide if this is right for you . Guest AccessThe cottage is accessed by a path leading up from the road. You enter the enclosed terrace area through a metal door and the front door of the cottage is accessed from the terrace.
The cottage is well equipped and the bed linen and towels of good quality. You will need to bring your own towels for swimming.
Plenty of English reading material, some DVDs and scrabble are all available.
There is a small BBQ and plenty of cushions, sun loungers and chairs for the terrace. Interaction with GuestsI do not live in Montenegro, but am always available by email. The NeighborhoodIf you want to discover the genuine Montenegro then choose the lovely village of Lepetane, located on the Verige straits of the Boka Kotorska, with lovely old stone houses and the ferry service to the other side of the fjord. It used to be the first port of call for the merchant ships returning home from their long voyages over seas.
It has a local shop and several pebble beaches within walking distance or you can swim off the jetties. Only 2k to Portomontenegro, in Tivat, the newest and largest marina in the Adriatic, with its fabulous visiting yachts, trendy restaurants and bars. Fancy something with more history then wander round the town of Tivat, or take a boat cruise round the Boka and see the stunning scenery and Venetian, Roman and Austo-hungarian architecture from the water.
It is only 20 minutes to Kotor, a beautiful walled Venetian town, with all its historical sites and numerous restaurants, cafes and bars. You can take the road round the bay or go via Tivat and the tunnel through the mountain. Getting AroundIf you do not have your own car or a hire car then there are regular buses to take you to Tivat or Kotor where you can join other buses. The bus to Tivat or Kotor was 1Euro in 2014. Taxis are available and "Red taxis" are good value. Both buses and taxis can be found 50 metres from the house. You can call red taxis on your phone - all details in the house book. Although there is no parking at the cottage, there is public parking within 100 metres of the cottage. The nearest airport is 2km away, in Tivat - do not worry you cannot hear the planes from the cottage. Other airports are Podgorica and also Dubrovnik, in Croatia, both about 1.5 hours drive. I can recommend reliable and good value car hire in Dubrovnik airport. Other Things to NoteThere are so many places to visit and details and information brochures can be found in the house. I will also send prospective guests a house book I have written which points out some great restaurants, beaches and other places to visit.