Prcanj is a beautiful fishing village with stunning views of the bay area of Kotor. These apartment have been designed to maximise space and light. Both apartments have huge open plan kitchens and lounge areas spanning some 40 mtrs on the ground floor and a huge 80 mtrs on in the penthouse suite. Both lounges opens via French doors onto a balcony with beautiful sea views. In both apartments the ceilings have heights of around 4 mtrs at their apex giving a great feeling of space and freedom. The ground floor apartment with two bedrooms has over 100 sq mtrs of living and balcony area. There is a private plunge pool on the ground floor. The Penthouse has three bedrooms over 160 sq mtrs of living space divided over two floors. There are also over 25 mtrs of balcony across two floors. All just 3 minutes walk to the sea.
I am from England and live in the New Forest. I have worked in over 30 different countries around the world but specialised in projects in Eastern Europe and Russia. I first became aware of the Adriatic coast line in 1997 when working in Bosnia and Croatia. Further projects in Kosova in 2005 led to many recommendations to visit Montenegro and in 2007 I visited and fell in love with the country. I had been told that if you love the Adriatic coastline you will be enchanted by Kotor Bay. This recommendation has proved completely true as even after 6 years I still find myself transfixed by the sheer scale and beauty of the biggest fjord in Europe with almost sheer cliffs dropping 3,000 feet into the sea.
Prcanj is a wonderful fishing village which is close enough to Porto Montenegro with its luxury yachts and modern apartments and very close to the World Heritage Site of Kotor.
Perhaps the most striking part of the bay is the clarity of light across the bay highlighting the 100 metre mountains. Also being fjord the waters are safe and very tranquil which makes the bay great for swimming.
What makes this property different is the fact that it is a one-off. I renovated the whole house to a standard that I would be happy to live and holiday in.
While there are many wonderful plces to stay in Montenegro there are often apartments that are part of modern 6 or 8 apartment complex. These are fine but they are not unique.
The apartment is in a house that has no development at either side of it although there are properties behind it. The road leads to a deep ravine and stops just at the front of the house so there is no through traffic.
Very peaceful and relaxing.
Special interest holidays:
Walks/hiking: There are walks up the hills behind the apartment or more gentle walks around the bay. Pathways up the mountain start from various points but one from just before the Splendido hotel . Walking around the bay makes a beautiful day out. The Lovcen national park is approx 50 minutes away in the mountains above Kotor and has beautiful hiking trails. The park is signposted at a turn off on the Budva road just outside Kotor. The area is fabulous for cycling whether you want a smooth relaxed cycle along the bay or up in the more challenging routes through the Lovcen park.
Further out: The dramatic Durmitor National Park in northern Montenegro contains the most stunning mountain hiking scenery with the best maintained hiking routes.
Fishing: Many locals fish from the stone pontoons or in small local fishing boats.
The nearest bathing area is 3 minutes walk away. It consists of a small pebble beach and numerous pontoons to swim off. The beach has minimal wave action as the bay is a fjord rather like a lake. Swimming in the sea is possible from May to October unless you are made of tougher stuff when it is available all year round
Tivat airport is approx 20 minute drive. Direct flights from UK with Montenegro airlines. Dubrovnik airport in Croatia is approx 70 min drive to apartment. Direct flights from UK with BA, Thomsons, Easyjet, Flybe and Croatia Airlines. Direct flights from Dublin to Dubrovnik (Croatia) with Aerlingus, and Belfast to Dubrovnik with Jet2. Car hire and taxi’s available at airport. Buses to all major stops along Bay from Dubrovnik.
Kotor old town, walled city, old fort 7km.
Budva Beaches 29km.
Sveti Stefan 35km.
Dubrovnik Airport 60km.
Dubrovnik City 78km.
Lake Skadar 70km.
Lovcen national park 15km.
Car rental from Tivat Airport has reduced in price in recent years and larger rental companies like Hertz or Sixt have opened branches. Dubrovnik airport also offer competitive car rental prices I can send you and further information on travel and directions. Kotor and Prcanj have a great history and culture. You will really feel that you have entered a magical world out of history when you pass through the old town walls of Kotor. There are plenty of ATM/ banks, tourist shops, large selection of restaurants, outdoor sports and local daily markets selling fish, meats, cheeses etc. Prcanj is a chic mini-resort in its own right and is a really lively though relaxed quality holiday area.