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Chalet/house (sleeps 4-8/10) in Durmitor National Park, near Zabljak

People11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Details
Property
chalet
People
11
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday chalet in Virak

Stone & log chalet - very well located & equipped

Enjoy the great views from this bright spacious and very well equipped log & stone chalet, ideally situated in beautiful Durmitor National Park, just 250 metres from ski-lifts yet only 2-3 km from Zabljak centre.

Warm with double glazing and new insulation and wood fired stove & central heating (radiators in every room).

Downstairs is large open plan lounge/dining area with lounge, dining area, 2 bathrooms and storage in entrance hall. Well equipped including flat screen HDTV, satellite TV, DVD/CD player plus guide books etc. or just enjoy the excellent mountain views!

Upstairs are 3 bedrooms with 7 single beds & 1 double bed plus a bathroom (toilet/sink) and hallway/storage area - great for couples or large groups.

Accessible in winter - just 20 metres from regularly snowploughed main road to ski-lifts. Skiing and summer cable cars walking distance, only 250 metres away.

3000 litre emergency water tank, wood stove & gas/electric cooker & emergency generator ensure no inconvenience.

ood skiing and walking just 250 metres away:

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Owner
Steve Lucas
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2016

About Steve Lucas

British and married with 2 school kids now living near London. Enjoy travelling and outdoor activities. Accountant who has lived and worked worldwide (before kids!) and always wanted to own property away from the crowded wet UK close to enjoyable activities and attractions!

We fell in love with Montenegro in 2005/6, with its great coastal and mountain scenery, history and friendly people. We thought Zabljak/Durmitor had huge and unrealised potential with its high mountains, Black Lake plus many smaller lakes, breathtaking Tara Canyon only 20 minutes away, with rafting, skiing, walking and other outdoor activities. It still needs significant investment (spa’s, more/new ski lifts, etc) before the hordes will arrive, but there have been significant improvements already (excellent new road sections from coast to Zabljak finished, some new hotels, etc.). Meanwhile this area remains great for people who enjoy beautiful scenery and outdoor activities away from the crowds.

Steve Lucas purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Steve Lucas chose Montenegro

1. Great location: Easily accessible in summer and winter (next to regularly snowploughed road), with great mountain/rural views from the many windows and only 250 metres from the ski-lifts (handy in summer too!) and only about 3km from the Zabljak shops. Friendly neighbours including the caretaker family who look after it for us.

2. High Standard (now!): It is now much higher standard than most other chalets in the area since we’ve replaced all the insides except the floorboards!. It has: new roof; new insulation; new electrics; new double glazed windows; new wood panelling; new electrics and lights; new kitchen; new stairs/steps; renovated bathroom plus new bathroom & entranceway/front door; new electronics (flat screen TV, satellite, etc.); new wood burning stove/radiators; central heating; 3000L water tank; some new furniture; etc. Started renting recently to contribute towards the high bills!

What makes this chalet unique

Much better location and standard than most other chalets in the area: more spacious; great views from the many downstairs windows; accessible all year round; well equipped (flat screen TV, washing machine; etc.); great rural location near ski lifts yet only a few km from Zabljak shops and restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"we are back at home now. We liked much staying in your chalet. Although there have been some problems with electriciry in the village. Ratko was very friendly and took us some candles. Thank you. Next time we'll surely choose your chalet"

Owner comment: Caretakers always helpful. Also, unlike most chalets in area, this has an emergency generator which is used on the rare occasions when power is off more than 15 minutes or so, and wood burning stove pump has battery back-up. Steve
Dec 2011
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Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

Chalet/house (sleeps 4-8/10) in Durmitor National Park, near Zabljak
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Fantastic location. Well functioning chalet.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for the use of your chalet.

We had a great trip and even the weather changed during the stay we found some very interesting moths and butterflies, birds and wildlife as well.

The chalet worked very fine for us, no problems at all.

And as the real estate brokers says: Its all about location, location and location. And your house has a fantastic location.

Within 30 minutes we were at mountain passes at 1900 meters, and within 30 minutes we were in the lowland valleys and river banks.

I hope to be able to return to this wonderful area.

Best regards

Carsten Hviid

Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carsten. Thanks for a great review. The chalet's location is excellent, close to Savin Kuk for both summer walking/climbing and winter skiing. It has great views out of its many windows - and also has lots of availability this summer! Kind regards. Steve
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Erfurt, Germany
5

A relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this chalet. It is perfect to go to the Durmitor mountains. To peak Savin Kuk it is 1 1/2 hours and to Zabljak 30 minutes on foot or 5 Minutes by car. In the summer there's a cable car to get to the high mountains.

The chalet has plenty of space. It is fully equipped and situated in a quiet environment.

Thanks to the owner Steve. He answers all your questions promptly, if you contact him by mail.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for review. The chalet is spacious, well equipped and very well located (excellent mountain & rural views from the many downstairs windows) close to the mountains. and was completely renovated earlier this year. I try to answer questions promptly and the local caretakers (speak English & Serbian) are very helpful with advice and information on local activities. Frank and other visitors typically walked (or mountain biked) a lot in and around Durmitor National Park and rafted on the Tara.
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Location

Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Savin Kuk ski restaurants & bars (when lifts open)
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
New road from coast (near Risan) to Zabljak
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Savin Kuk ski restaurants & bars (when lifts open)
Nearest Ski
250 Metres
Savin Kuk ski-lifts
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Bar
Car: recommended

Log Cabin overlooking mountain in Durmitor National Park, which has 23 peaks over 2,200m and 18 lakes. Just 250 metres from Savin Kuk ski lifts and facilities - useful in summer too for effortless views!. Only 3km from amenities in Zabljak the highest resort in the Balkans. Spring to autumn activities include walking, mountain biking, Jeep tours, horse riding, visiting the Black Lake, sight seeing etc. Rafting in the dramatic Tara Canyon (or 7th highest bungee jump in Europe!) only 20km away. In winter downhill and cross country skiing and snowboarding are the most popular.

Other Activities: white water Tara rafting,

Ski: Savin Kuk ski lift are just 250 metres away and open in winter (skiing) and summer (great views from the top). One of the best ski areas though relatively small. Highest lift 2313m and resturants/lifts start at 1563. Ski season normally Christmas to end March. 15 slopes including 5 red and 2 black with 3.9km of pistes. Ski & snowboard equipment rental just 250 metres away of 2-3km away in Zabljak. Caretakers who live only ~100 metres away can arrange inexpensive and friendly ski lessons (and other activities in summer) if desired.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Virak, Montenegro

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low
24 Sep 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£161
for 2 nights
From
£55
£371
£895
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Med/Low
30 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£469
for 5 nights
From
£84
£575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Med/Low
9 Jan 2017 - 26 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£167
for 2 nights
From
£58
£389
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Med/Low
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£177
for 2 nights
From
£63
£431
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Medium
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£321
for 4 nights
From
£68
£465
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
High
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£410
for 5 nights
From
£72
£494
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£226
for 3 nights
From
£58
£406
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£226
for 3 nights
From
£58
£406
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£194
for 2 nights
From
£72
From
£80
Fri,Sat
£524
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £51
Refundable Damage Deposit £85
Pet Fee £13
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 15 years.

Rates subject to change until reservation confirmed.Price quoted fully inclusive for up to 5 guests.
Please contact owner to clarify matters/book if:
- you have any other questions
- system automatically cancels booking if no Owner reply <24 hours
- you wish to book 3 weeks or more weeks extra discount
- your party has >5 people (daily supplement of €6 per person per day)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Virak in Europe

Property Type:
  • chalet (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Plenty of bathrooms mean less waiting, especially compared to most other accommodation!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 4 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Wood paneled bedrooms with radiators in each room sleep 9 (single beds can be pushed together for double if required). Also possible to sleep 2 on comfortable queen sized sofa bed in lounge if required.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Attractions:
  • caves
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Very well equipped including flat screen satellite TV Bright spacious open plan living/dining/kitchen area with excellent mountain & views from the 5 large windows. Rustic table and chairs outside to enjoy scenery. Warm with central heating from wood burning stove, double glazing & good insulation. Wood burning stove/central heating & gas/electric cooker plus emergency generator and 3000 litre water tank reduce inconvenience if main supplies fail. Re accessibility, bathrooms are ground floor but bedrooms are on first floor. Car recommended though not essential as taxis available (& regular transport to Zablak in ski season).

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