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Grand 16th Century Apartment in Kotor Old Town, WiFi, Beach, Central location

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,593 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Spacious 3 bed marina holiday rental, central location behind the main Square

Stari Grad is a huge 148sqm 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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Member since: 2007
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Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2018

Why John chose Stari grad Kotor

The moment I set foot into the apartment I fell in love with the space, the high ceilings, the views and the central location. As for Kotor town it felt like it was straight out of a fairytale book surrounded by towering mountains and the sea.

What makes this apartment unique

Everything happens in Kotor, from carnivals and fashion shows and restaurants, shops and bars on your doorstep but within a minute once you walk through the city gate you have the sea and beach.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Stari grad Kotor in Kotor

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1593 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • 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
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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
There is a free WiFi connection in the apartment alternatively there are several internet cafes within the town if you do not have a laptop.


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Grand 16th Century Apartment in Kotor Old Town, WiFi, Beach, Central location
average rating of 4.894737 based on 20 reviews

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: 15-May-2008
  • Date of Stay: June 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Matamata, New Zealand

Fantastic place in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came to Kotor for our 13th wedding anniversary and chose John's place to stay. We are so happy we did. It's right in the heart of the old town and if you have the windows closed it's really quiet but if you open them up you get to hear the sounds around you. We loved sitting on the little balcony out the back and my husband loved playing in the kitchen. The bed was comfortable, there was endless hot water and the wifi worked great in the lounge room. This place is really big so would suit friends travelling together or a family - but for us as a couple it was fun to be in even though we only used a couple of rooms.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

5 friends and I (old mates from university days many years ago) stayed in John's apartment for 4 nights.

Our stay had 2 themes. Get out and do stuff (walking, kayaking - we used Kotor Bay Tours for kayaks - they were excellent) then drink lots of beer in the local bars (cheap and very friendly).

I could ramble on for ages about how good the apartment was and what a lovely place Kotor is but you should go and see for yourself.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ian, it was also a pleasure hosting you.
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Fantastic, spacious, clean, family apartment

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time we had booked a holiday property through Owner's Direct but it was so easy and John, the owner, was very helpful at all stages of booking and was always quick to respond to any queries we had. Also, the HomeAway app proved invaluable in gleaning lots of customised useful information (written by John) about the apartment and Kotor in general (good local beaches, transport, things to do, rubbish collection, restaurants, contact and emergency numbers for his local agents, and all sorts of other local knowledge that proved very useful.

Mima, the agency girl, met us promptly outside the Kotor main gates when we were dropped off by the airport taxi. She was very helpful and explained everything (took breakage deposit and reminded us to register/pay the tourist tax within 24 hours). She was always available to ask any questions or recommend things throughout the 10 days we were there (by text mostly). She arranged a reputable car hire company to contact us and that all went smoothly.

The apartment itself did not disappoint in any way and all the bedrooms and lounge were huge, with lovely high ceilings and every room had remote control air conditioning units which were very welcome (and quiet too). My 2 eldest daughters shared the twin bedded room, my teenage son had a large double bed to himself and my wife and I had the 3rd bedroom, complete with ensuite bath and shower (the shower, and the one in the main bathroom, was particularly good - plenty hot water and good pressure). The whole apartment was very clean and the modern kitchen well stocked (incl washing machine, microwave and fridge freezer). A real home from home to be honest. Lovely old original shuttered windows looked out on to the lovely cobbled streets and to the old man playing guitar below every day.

Kotor is like a mini Dubrovnik with beautiful narrow winding streets and loads of wonderful bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as many boutique shops. You can't believe how how the surrounding mountains are until you actually see them - actually have to tilt your head right back to see the mountain tops! There was usually a different cruise ship in port every day - an amazing sight to behold too. They are absolutely massive and it was quite a spectacle watching them (while sunbathing on the beach) reverse out and do 'three point turns' in the middle of the fiord.

All in all, a very memorable holiday in a beautiful apartment, in a beautiful country. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As Ken has pointed out the scenery in Kotor and in fact the whole of Montenegro is stunning and the apartment is a great retreat after a hard days sunbathing! Thank you for your lovely review.
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Wonderful family stay in Kotor

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to stay in this apartment. John, the owner of the apartment, was very helpful at the stage of booking and payment. Mima, his agent, was friendly, kind and helpful. The apartment itself exceeded all our expectations. Not only it was located in the heart of a beautiful town of Kotor, surrounded by a number of restaurants, bars and shops, but it was also very clean, spacious and just a perfect fit for a family stay ( there were 6 of us, including one 10 year old child). We were provided with bed linen, two towels per person, as well as fully equipped kitchen and an iron! There are a few local beaches just 5-7 minutes walk from the apartment, however, we personally preferred private beaches, that were a little bit further out (between 10-13km) but were easily accessible by taxi (between 6 people it was usually around 2euros per person). All in all I definitely recommend this apartment and hopefully we will be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always very grateful when one of my guests takes the time to leave a review so once again many thanks for doing so. As Anastasia has highlighted the apartment is very spacious and can easily accommodate a large number of people and is located within the heart of Kotor so you really have everything on your doorstep. Many thanks once again and I look forward to your return!
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The PERFECT holiday apartment in Kotor Old Town

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks in this lovely apartment in Kotor Old Town. It could not have been more perfect for our needs. There are cafes, bars and restaurants all nearby, the Tourist Info Office is just outside the city gates. You only have a short walk to the fantastic Maritime Museum, access to the walk up around the old walls at the back of the Old Town, St Tryphon's Cathedral and a flat and easy walk to all the pretty squares that make up the Old Town. Public transport is cheap and easy. We took the local bus to Prcanj - lots of places to have a dip in the water and a sea food meal, also Perast and another great Maritime Museum and the (must do) €5 boatride out to the beautiful island of St George. Local bus to Budva to visit the beach and the Old Town. We hired a taxi for a day (€80) and visited Lovcen National Park and the Mausoleum of Peter II Petrovic Njegos and then to the old capital of Cetinje. Kotor is the perfect spot to access all these places.

John was very helpful with directions etc before we left England and his agent on the ground was equally agreeable and wuickly sorted any queries we had. The apartment is huge and very well apponted. There is a minimarket near the Maritime Musuem for shopping and two larger supermarkets outside the city walls, as well as the brilliant fresh fruit, veg and fish market daily outside the city walls. Loved the apartment, loved Kotor, loved Montenegro. Thanks John for helping us to have a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike and Sinead for your lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Kotor and in my apartment. As you have highlighted the apartment is all about location as everything is right on your doorstep such as the bars, restaurants, bakeries, museums and also just behind the main entrance to the town for the marina, market and bus stop. Kotor is such a great town with so much going on all the time that you would otherwise be probably making daily visits so being located right in the heart of everything makes it so convenient. Thank you once again for choosing to stay in my apartment.
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Bay of Kotor
"There are many beautiful towns such as Perast to visit also"
Old City of Kotor
"Kotor old town is steeped in history. There are museums and beautiful architecture to admire..."
Kotor Fortress
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Kotor Market
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Kotor Old Town
Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Kotor Old Town
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
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 twice weekly. Easyjet also flies direct from London Gatwick or Manchester 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.

Transfer companies can be provided for travel 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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

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.
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.