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John

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Italian

Stari Grad- Grand 16th Century Apartment in Kotor Old Town, WiFi and near Beach

13 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Kotor - Stari Grad

Spacious 3 bed marina holiday rental home located just behind the main Square

Stari Grad is a huge 140sqm newly renovated self-catering holiday apartment located within the Old Town and therefore the heart of Kotor. The moment you step in through the door you will be amazed by the spacious central hallway which leads off to all the beautifully furnished rooms. The apartment is bright and sunny, lit up by multiple large windows which let in a stream of sunlight throughout the day. The 3 very large bedrooms contain either a Queen size, King size or twin single beds, there is an ensuite bathroom with a shower plus bath and a separate family bathroom again with both shower and bath. The apartment retains its original wooden floors painstakedly restored to their former glory and original window shutters and double doors throughout. Central heating radiators are present for the Winter months and for the Summer the apartment is fully air-conditioned. There is a small terrace with a table and 4 chairs if you prefer to enjoy a drink or breakfast al-fresco or a fully equipped kitchen diner. The living room has large sofas, tv, dvd player, films, games and books. The apartment is ideally located just behind the main square, with the restaurants, shops, cafes, bars and marina main entrance all at hand.

This holiday rental is located on the 1st floor (American 2nd) of an old Venetian stone building, its high ceilings and spacious rooms overlooks Kotor’s narrow cobbled alleys, streets, and charming stone palaces, villas and squares.

Stepping into this magnificent apartment is like diving into the past, the building was formerly used as a first class hotel and would have been frequented by many affluent and prominent individuals during its centuries of existence. The building is therefore listed within the top 100 for its historical importance, making this vacation rental one of the most exclusive holiday homes in Montenegro.

Kotor Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the best preserved and certainly the most beautiful medieval town in the region. This walled City is in the Boka Bay, sandwiched between the majestic Mount Lovcen and the sea and therefore one of the most dramatic landscapes which you could ever visit. It is one of the main tourist destinations in Montenegro and has a wealth of attractions for the visitor but it still remains a fully functioning town with residents and locals living and working. Within the town is a maize of cobbled streets and alleys which contain churches, museums, venetian architecture and a cathedral dating back to 1166. From here you will also find the steps to the Old Fort where you will experience some of the most stunning views of the bay.

By staying outside of Kotor Old Town you probably would find that you would be making regular if not daily trips here just for the atmosphere that exists within its walls. This waterfront town boasts year round interest and is known for hosting numerous festivals, the squares are often filled with entertainment such as plays and has hosted fashion shows from some of the world's top designers.

The marina is located just outside its fortress walls and from here you can take a boat trip along the fjord or sit and watch the yachts and cruise ships sail in. The local beach is a 5-10 min walk where swimming or sunbathing is possible. The town has all the shops, restaurants and bars you could desire right on your doorstep, there is a lively daily market, selling organic produce and fresh flowers which in the evenings are replaced by stalls selling jewellery and trinkets. A cinema is located in the square opposite the apartment showing English speaking movies. A new shopping centre is also within a 10 minute walk with a fitness gym and soft play area for children. Very few cities can boast to have so much in such close proximity as does Kotor, which also rings true for Montenegro in general which is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches, mountains and scenery.

The Bay of Kotor has the deepest fjords in the Mediterranean and is officially listed within the top 10 'Most Beautiful Bays in the World'.

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Thank you for allowing us to stay in your truly beautiful apartment. We have fallen in love with Kotor and hope to return with friends and stay in your amazing apartment once again. Thank you.'
Nov 2007
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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

Stari Grad- Grand 16th Century Apartment in Kotor Old Town, WiFi and near Beach
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews
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Fantastic location and stunning apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with friends in this apartment for 2 weeks last summer and we had the most wonderful holiday. The apartment is in a great location being right in the heart of everything wilth the marina and wonderful restaurants and cafes all at hand. As for the apartment we couldn't believe our eyes when we stepped in! It was so amazing and spacious, it was very comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. Thank you once again!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great space, great location and a super service

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time any of our party had used Owners Direct. Our first impressions were very positive due to the informative, collaborative and helpful nature of the owner who gave us confidence that things would go smoothly - and they did. Brilliant.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for choosing my apartment.
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family holidays

  • 4 of 5

When writing these review's I always try to be as fair as possible. So here goes.

The apartment in itself is fantastic large, clean and for the most part well furnished, however in the on suit bedroom there is no dressing table, there were three coat hangers and the shower was so small it is really only fit for a child (my wife is size 12-14 and she had problems with it). The living room the settee and chairs are very uncomfortable they are very deep and with very low backs so you had to sit forward at all times, the television did not work and the broad band was very slow. And it may be time the apartment was redecorated. But all of this is so easy to fix and did not ruin our holiday in the slightest. The rep that met us was friendly and very helpful the cleaner never stopped working the whole time she was in the apartment and John was so helpful before we left he was great.

The holiday area is unbelievable the old town can be explored on foot and there are small beaches close by, we hired a boat for 5 hours to explore Boka bay (at a cost of 300 euro's) and you seat 12 on the boat, But the best by far is to hire a car and explore Montenegro some of the sights are fantastic

All in all there are some small problems with the apartment but nothing to worry about and easily rectified by management I would recommend this place for a great family holiday

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

great apartment in the great location

  • 5 of 5

Our holiday in this apartment was excellent. We are very pleased, the apartment is very nice, spacious, bright and clean. Children like a big corridor). The apartment has everything you need. Kotor is our favorite city, and we are glad that happened to live in it.

John is very kind, always quick to respond to the letter, and gave all the necessary information. The agents met us very well. We hope to return to this apartment! Thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay in my apartment and Kotor. I know there was a lot going on in the Town during your stay with the Jean Paul Gautier fashion show and the Summer festival so there would have been entertainment throughout the Old Town every day and night. I look forward to your return.
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Spacious, charming and conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was a perfect size for our family of 5 adults. It is in a prime location just off the main square of the old town of Kotor, right in the heart of the area. Absolutely loved Kotor and hope to return.

We were greeted with the keys and made to feel very welcome. The apartment was clean and the kitchen had all the basic utensils but the many reasonably priced local restaurants meant that we ate out most of the time. Loved the Galion restaurant on the Bay and don't miss the pizza slices at the window opposite the 'Museum' fast food outlet.

We received excellent and prompt customer service from the owner and his reps. A few more bath towels is the only suggestion I could make for an improvement.

I would recommend without hesitation for a varied and relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased Deborah and her family had such a wonderful holiday. She is right in saying that there are many local restaurants within Kotor Old Town which are just such great value, serving delicious local specialities, that you can eat out daily without spending a fortune. Yes the pizza slices are to die for but I also recommend Pronto Pizza near the supermarket. This is what makes the apartment so convenient as you have all the restaurants, cafes, bakeries, shops, museums, galleries, theatres, cinema, ogym, beach etc all within a few minutes walking distance. As for the bath towels I am not sure what happened as 6 bath towels and 6 hand towels would have been delivered each week
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very well equiped large apartment in the old city

  • 4 of 5

Location directly in the old city (starigrad).Only short walks to many restaurants and shops.The apartment is well equipped with much space.Suitable especially for large

families with many persons.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Tivat
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Kotor Old Town
Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
Kotor
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Lustica
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Bar
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Kotor Old Town
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Durmitor
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Kotor Beach
Car: not necessary

Travel Distances: Centrally located apartment with the marina just outside the walls of the Town. Tivat airport is 10km, Perast is 10km away. Aman Resorts Island Hotel of Sveti Stefan is 35km. Porto Montenegro marina is 10km away. Budva and it's Old Town is 30km. Skadar Lake is 70km. Dubrovnik Old Town (Croatia) is 85 km, Cetinje the Old Royal Capital is 50km. Skiing is available 2.5 hours inland in Kolasin and Zabljak (Durmitor). A new water park is opening summer 2016 and is located on Toplis Hill around 20-25min away.

Airlines: Tivat airport (Montenegro) is 10km away, approximately 15 minute drive and receives direct flights from London Gatwick with Montenegro Airlines on Wednesdays and Sundays. Easyjet also flies direct from London Gatwick or Manchester also twice weekly plus there are other various indirect flights.

Podgorica Airport in Montenegro is 75km away and also receives international flights including direct flights from Stansted with Ryanair twice weekly or from Gatwick with Montenegro Airlines or Croatia Airlines.

Alternatively there are a number of flights to Dubrovnik airport (Croatia) which is 80km away, approximately 1 hour 30min drive including easyjet from Gatwick and Stansted and Liverpool. Thomsonfly from Luton and Gatwick. British airways, aerlingus from Ireland, Croatia Airlines, Monarch (charter flights) fly from Gatwick, flybe from Birmingham and Exeter, jet2 from Belfast and Leeds and Western air all fly into Dubrovnik.

Transfers can be arranged to or from the airports if required.

Notes on Accommodation and Tourist Tax: Apartment and town are safe for children as there is no car access within the town and the apartment is all on one level. The terrace has outside louvre doors which can be shut if child access is a concern. There is a cot and a high chair provided for young children.

There is a Tourist Tax chargable throughout Montenegro and Croatia and possibly other Balkan countries. The fee is 0.80 Euro for adults and 0.40 euro per day for children between 12-18 years. On arrival our managing agent will provide you with the nesessary forms and will show you to the local Post Office where it can be paid.

Tourists are also expected to register their arrival into Montenegro and again our agent can help you with this.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kotor, Montenegro

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season
23 Jul 2016 - 3 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£900
 
 
Mid Season
4 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£750
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£600
 
 
Mid Season
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
£800
 
 
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£435
for 3 nights
From
£145
£900
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

The above prices are for the property per week regardless of number of guests.
A 25% booking deposit is required to reserve the property with the remainder due 28 days before arrival.
Above rates exclude tourist tax which is payable in Montenegro paid at the local Tourist Office within the town.
You will be met by the Managing Agent who will require150 euro breakage deposit refundable at the end of your stay.
WiFi may not be available during the Low Season months.
Within 24 hours of your arrival you are required to register your arrival in Montenegro which can also be done at the local Tourist Office in Kotor main square otherwise there could be a fine payable.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kotor, Montenegro

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Both the main bathroom and the en-suite bathroom contain a bath and separate shower cubicle.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Three spacious bedrooms with ample storage in each
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There is a free WiFi connection in the apartment during the main season months only (May to October) alternatively there are several internet cafes within the town if you do not have a laptop.

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