Villa Cattaro

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach

An elegant, traditional Montenegrin house with a real air of vintage romance. Just four metres from the sea yet with spacious grounds and plenty of privacy, Villa Cattaro is a tranquil haven for holidaymakers. From the terraces and balconies, you'll be able to gaze out at the Bay of Boka with a coffee or glass of wine in hand on summer evenings. By night, the lights of the other side of the bay twinkle beautifully.

The architecture of the villa is truly dazzling. It was created in heritage Montenegrin ancient style, using rocks and natural materials in order to harmonise with the environment and be mindful of the elements. Enter the villa through the dramatic walkway, bordered by a lush lawn on one side and a driveway on the other.

Decorative archways with rows of stone frame the enviable, postcard-perfect views, while the walls are built from irregular layers of natural stone, peppered with crimson shutters. The exteriors evoke a sense of a crumbling fortified castle or a luxury farmhouse in the Balkan countryside.

Take a cooling dip in the small but perfectly formed, curved swimming pool, surrounded by greenery dotted with plants. There's plenty of comfortable seating, parasols and deck chairs for everyone to unwind poolside.

Entering into the retro kitchen is like stepping into a stylish grandmother's house, equipped with everything you need to make tasty home cooked meals. Reclaimed painted wood cupboards, pastel walls, mosaic tiles and a modern kitchen island make up this delightful space. The living room has feature walls of exposed stonework and luxurious white sofas with elegant curves. There's a statement dining table with a patterned green tablecloth that the whole family can gather around.

Five bedrooms are spread over two floors with charming, old-style interiors in cream and pastel pink with red accents. Textured walls and fluffy rugs adorn the floor, while watercolour art hangs on the walls. Double beds with carved wooden headboards are decorated with traditional cross-stitched blankets, while retro swirly-patterned trunks provide storage and additional design credentials.

There's plenty to keep the whole family entertained at Villa Cattoro. For those who love to keep active when they travel, there's a gym with a treadmill and cross-trainer and a huge amount of space for floor workouts. There's a sauna for those who wish to pamper themselves, and the living room has a pool table and a dedicated television area.

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What you should know…

  • Little ones should be careful getting in and out of the steps, as they could be tricky and slippery when wet
  • To get around and see the neighbouring towns around the bay, it might be sensible to rent a car or have your own transport. There are four parking spaces on the driveway for guest use
  • The villa usually sleeps 12 people across 5 bedrooms, but the sofa on the second floor can be used as an additional bed

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Satellite TV Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Wine Cellar Games Room Indoor Games Pool/Snooker DVD Waterfront

The Villa

Villa Cattaro is a 5-bedroom villa that is able to sleep up to 12-guests. Overlooking the Boka Bay, this villa has a host of facilities that include a fitness area and sauna.

Basement
- Living area, with double bed
- Sauna
- Winery

Ground Floor
- Communal bathroom
- Dining area
- Fitness area
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Living area

First Floor
- Two Double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms & terrace access
- Two Double bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms

Attic
- Double bedroom
- Communal bathroom
- Living area

Exterior
- Private swimming pool, with ladder access (11m x 4m)
- Barbecue
- Gazebo
- Lawn area
- Outdoor dining & furniture
- Parasols
- Poolside shower
- Private Parking
- Sun loungers

Additional Facilities
- Air-conditioning
- Hairdryer
- Televisions
- Wi-Fi internet

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Cattaro
Walk to Beach Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Tennis Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Moments from an enchanting sea called the Boka Bay, the villa is situated in picturesque and romantic surroundings. Encircled by mountains, the bay is also known as the 'Bride of the Adriatic' and is a one of a kind geological formation similar to a Scandinavian fjord. A riot of colourful flowers bloom every spring around the jagged coastline, and the bay is dotted with tiny medieval villages, looming cliffs and with bright blue inlets. The area is famous for fresh seafood and incredible sunsets.

You can reach Tivat in ten minutes by car, while the town of Kotor is 4km away. Kotor has retained its traditional Mediterranean character and will take you on a dreamy architectural journey from Romanic to Baroque. The town is UNESCO-listed and has a spectacular walled Old Town, packed with atmospheric churches and palaces from bygone eras. In summer, Kotor hosts a superb summer festival with open air theatre and plenty of opportunities to see local dancing displays and folklore performances.

Thriving, upscale Tivat, which could be mistaken for Monaco, due to the luxury yachts that bob in Porto Montenegro, one of the famous marinas in the world. The town itself is charming and compact, easily walkable and full of cute cafes and lovely restaurants, where you can sample some Montenegrin classics such as Punjene Paprike - stuffed peppers, or gulaš - a hearty stew served with mashed potato. The Naval History Museum - which boasts over 300 maritime exhibits including a submarine - is a must-see for those interested in sailing. In June, Tivat hosts an International Carnival, complete with a parade and samba displays.

Montenegro is home to some world-famous, mesmerising beaches. Known as the Budva Riviera, there are no fewer than 17 named beaches that stretch along the coastline from Jaz to Buljarica. Some great choices for a beach day include Becici beach, where you can go paragliding, and Kamenow, with its crystal-clear turquoise waters and powdery sand. Mogren beach - which is actually two beaches joined by a tunnel - is the closest to the Old Town. This beach was voted the best beach in Europe by Lonely Planet.

Lively Budva town is a great day trip and extremely popular with travellers to Montenegro. Get pleasantly lost in the pedestrian-only Old Town discovering hidden nooks and crannies around the narrow streets and alleyways. There are many boutiques and street stalls to discover here, and several piazzas to enjoy a coffee and people watch.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Tivat Airport/Podgorica Airport

(8km/86.8km)

Nearest Town/City Kotor

(1.5km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Beach

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Tennis Teniski Klub "Teodo"

(12.4km)

Nearest Ferry port Port of Bar

(62.2km)

About the Region & Getting There

About the Bay of Kotor

The Bay of Kotor, or Boka, has been a World Heritage Site since 1979, so be assured of its captivating scenery that includes; a Venetian old town, a Fortress, Roman Mosaics, churches and a glistening cove that all culminate to provide guests with an exceptional holiday destination.

Sailing through the fjord you will notice the Orjen Mountains along the west, and the Lovćen Mountain range curling around the east, which outline this spellbinding landscape. As you enter through the bay you are greeted by a man-made islet that is home to Our Lady of the Rocks Church and a museum. This is the first of many reminders that you are about to reach a region of Montenegro that is famed for its natural scenery and poignant architecture.

The Bay of Kotor is made up of four cornerstones - Lastva, Morinj, Stoliv and the most renowned Tivat. Within these villages you are able to find iconic landmarks such as St Petka Church and St Mary’s Church, or for something a little less pious; simply enjoy Tivat Marina and Gornji Stoliv’s Olive grove & Fig orchard.

Travel inland and strap on a pair of hiking boots as you explore Lovcen National Park. Although it is about an hours drive from the Bay, it really is worth the day trip! Whether you’re travelling with a Botanists, Ecologist, Entomologist or Zoologist; they will be pleased to know that there’s an immeasurable number of species that include birds, insects, bears, wolves and some breath-taking flora & fauna.

We urge holidaymakers to make the most of Kodor! This charming town has everything you need to forget the day-to-day tribulations of home life. Not only does this small medieval refuge have a host of cafes & restaurants, but there are some must see attractions like the Maritime Museum, the Cats Museum of Kotor, Cats of Kotor Shop and St. John’s Hill. The perfect retreat for a family in need of sun, sea & sentiment.

Local Public Holidays

1st January - New Year's Day
2nd January – Day after New Year's Day
6th January – Orthodox Christmas Eve
7th January - Orthodox Christmas
8th January - Orthodox Christmas Holiday
26th April – Orthodox Good Friday
28th April – Orthodox Easter Day
29th April – Orthodox Easter Monday
1st May – Labour Day
2nd May – Labour Day (continued)
21st May – Independence Day
22nd May - Independence Day (continued)
13th July – Sovereignty Day of Montenegro
15th July – Sovereignty Day of Montenegro Holiday

Getting There

The Bay of Kotor is served by Tivat Airport and Podgorica Airport.

From the UK:
Direct flights are available from London on Montenegro Airlines, easyJet, TUI,  Ryanair and many others. Chartered flights are also available from several other UK airports.

From Dubrovnik, Croatia:
Connecting flights are available from Dubrovnik Airport to Podgorica Airport.

By Bus:
GetByBus operates from Dubrovnik, Tivat and Podgorica to the Bay of Kotor in journeys that can take up to 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

A holiday in Montenegro is a great choice for families travelling with children. They will always receive a warm welcome from locals in restaurants and cafes, and there's a myriad of activities to get stuck into. The beautiful setting by the sea is bound to inspire children of all ages.

Montenegro has plenty of family friendly beaches - both sandy and pebbly. Mogren, which is actually two beaches joined by a tunnel is a beautiful and peaceful beach ideal for children. They'll adore strolling along the beach, swimming in the sea and building sandcastles. Mesmerising Jaz beach is perfect for active kids, as you can rent paddleboards, kayaks and even jet skis here! A boat trip to a nearby bay is also a lovely idea for a day trip with little ones in tow.

The villa itself is a homely and welcoming place for children to enjoy their holiday. They'll love splashing around in the pool and cooling off from the day's activities, and the novelty of staying in such a traditional Balkan stone house is bound to impress even the smallest of visitors. The pool table and television room is bound to be a big hit with kids of all ages.

Montenegro famously has a lot of kids' playgrounds to keep them busy while the grownups are enjoying a coffee in peace! In Tivat, there are two outstanding children's playgrounds, perfect for little ones. One is by the Naval History Museum and submarine themed, the other is in Magnolia Square.

In Budva and Kotor, kids will love strolling around the labyrinth of walled lanes - an ideal activity for kids who love to explore and imagine themselves in medieval times, fighting off invaders. There are plenty of little shops and hidden corners to discover around town. Kotor is home to the Cattoro of Kotor, a quirky cat museum full of cat paraphernalia and artwork.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Games Room
  • Indoor Games
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD
  • Waterfront

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1,000 to be paid in cash upon arrival
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 p.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Tax Included in the rental price
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay 7 nights
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping is not permitted inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 17th 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 £5,577
Oct 1st 2019 - Apr 1st 2020 £4,183
Apr 1st 2020 - May 1st 2020 £4,183
May 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 £5,577
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 £6,971
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 £10,457
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 £5,577
Oct 1st 2020 - Mar 20th 2021 £4,183

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 17th 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 €6,020
Oct 1st 2019 - Apr 1st 2020 €4,515
Apr 1st 2020 - May 1st 2020 €4,515
May 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 €6,020
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 €7,525
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 €11,288
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 €6,020
Oct 1st 2020 - Mar 20th 2021 €4,515

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 17th 2019 - Oct 1st 2019 $6,628
Oct 1st 2019 - Apr 1st 2020 $4,971
Apr 1st 2020 - May 1st 2020 $4,971
May 1st 2020 - Jun 1st 2020 $6,628
Jun 1st 2020 - Jul 1st 2020 $8,285
Jul 1st 2020 - Sep 1st 2020 $12,427
Sep 1st 2020 - Oct 1st 2020 $6,628
Oct 1st 2020 - Mar 20th 2021 $4,971

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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