Nested on the idlyic historical waterfront of Lepetane next to the Ferry Line(they are just in front of the house, so expect some noise from the working ferries) this traditionally built 200 hundred year old charming cottage bundles up location, view and character. Meter wide stone walls create a naturally cool environment in the summer and retain the heat during the winter months. Hard wood floors cover the entire cottage to match the authentic, cozy, relaxing ambiance. It is very comfortably furnished and equipped for year around living for 4-5 people. The air conditioning units provide adequate heating, we have just purchased two stand alone electric radiators for added warmth and comfort. The cottage proved itself during the coldest winter of 2018 and kept our guests warm and cozy.
The ground floor is quite well organized in an open plan with a cozy lounging area.The TV, ( with the extra package cable with lots of international channels including cartoons channels) DVD player, a small library of different topics and languages and a selection of board and card games are all there to keep you occupied in the evening or on a rainy day.
The dining area sits 6 people easily and is half way partitioned from our well equipped kitchen (full size fridge with freezer, Tefal kettle, toaster, sandwich grill and coffee machine all in stainless steel) that the cook of the day can join the conversations as well.
The front double bedroom offers breathtaking views of the Verige Straits; you can lie in the comfortable king size bed and watch the dawn light up the mountains on the other side of the straits. The room has a nice little balcony with two chairs and a coffee table overlooking the gorgeous view. It is ideal for a tasty breakfast with delicious local "burek" from the nearby pekara/bakeries or a bottle of local Vrenac wine to enjoy watching the ferry and the boats go by.
The second bedroom has two twin beds and a large window looking out onto the very charasteristic narrow stepped little street leading up to our private garden.
Both rooms have closets with plenty of wooden hangers and an armchair, a desk (main bedroom) and a chest of drawers. We have hair dryers in both rooms and a hair shaping dryer with multiple attachments. Also, some other extra feminine care and beauty products are in the rooms.
The large, spacious bathroom has a shower, toilet and a bidet along with the washer. We provide some washer detergent and shampoo and soaps as well.
We also have an extra fold-up Z bed which can easily fit at the end of the double bed in the front room and would be great to sleep a child. There is also a crib available. There’s also a double air mattress which can sleep two more people if needed.
Last but definitely not the least, the terrace....
Oh that terrace! Almost 50 m2 of undivided access to the sun and sea, it also has a shade for hot summer months if you are one of those freckle shy people. There's a raised stone bench with cushions on one side of the terrace, 4 sun loungers and a full set of 6 chairs and a large table which is great to relax and chill, eat and drink, get a lovely tan, read or write or basicly bask in daydreaming? After all, this is what vacations are for, right? By the way, there's also an extra WC accessible from the terrace that makes things a bit easier for our beer- loving guests.
The wooden table is big enough for 6-8 people and there's a barbecue, just what you need to grill all the fresh fish you can buy from the local fisherman or enjoy the grass-fed, thick and juicy Montenegrin steaks famous for their organic taste.
If you are more on the non-meat side of the culinary scale, no worries, you can still make the best of the grill. Locally grown and sold by individual growers, freshest veggies from the outside day market from Kotor Old town are yours to grab on your way back home after a great day at Kotor and grill them for a tasty dinner.
Our backyard is home to various fruit trees such as; kiwi, cherry, lemon, quince,pomegranates and grapes with an amazing sea view.
Guest Access: The cottage is practically on the water, on the coast road of Lepetane ,the scenic driving route from Tivat to Kotor. Only a couple of hundred meters after the Ferry Port, you can see the house on your right. The entrance is accessed by a narrow stone stepped path leading up from the road. The first door (white metal door with a blue glass evil eye bead on it) on your left will lead you into the enclosed terrace and then you'll see the front door of the cottage.
The neighborhood: If you're willing to discover the true spirit and have a genuine feel of this strikingly beautiful tiny country, then Lepetane is your place. Located conveniently on the Verige Straits of the Boka Kotorska (Kotor Bay), the cottage neigbors lovely old stone houses and the Ferry Line to Kamenari at the other side of the fjord. This was the first and the oldest port for all the merchant ships and fishermen returning home from their journeys.
The scenic waterside still hosts fishermen old and young, local and visiting and our next door neighbor Slobodan is one of them.The waterside is also great for sunbathing, swimming, biking or simply idle promenades.
Please note: The ferry's working noise is white noise and background lullalby to most, but if you want absolute silence, you might want to check elsewhere.
Please note that ferry noise effects people differently, most people had no problems with it and enjoyed watching it, but some are more sensitive and find it to be distracting.
Transport & Convenience:
The bus stop is just a couple of hundred meters away, practically right across the ferry port. Taxis are very frequent almost around the same distance. You can always call them on demand and the prices are quite reasonable. The ferry is free for foot passengers (I know!) and 4,5 euros for a car to cross to the other side in just about 7-8 minutes.
The little neigborhood corner shop of Tony and Tina is next to the bus stop and it's very convenient for pretty much all your basic needs.
If you want to rent a boat or go on a boat tour, they can directly pick you up from the front of the cottage as well since it’s accessible by boats.