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



Updated: 23-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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About the Owner

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

Why John chose 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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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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17 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller 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: May 15, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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Great apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We really liked this apartment because it was very central and spacious. It's not possible to be closer to the action. 6 of us stayed here and we all loved being able to pop downstairs to a shop, the town centre or the bar and restaurants etc. Also very convenient as it has 2 bathrooms. Very likely that we would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andre for your lovely review. Once again you have highlighted how convenient the apartment is in terms of its location as everything is right on your doorstep, you can pop out for fresh bread or fruit in the morning or to the beach for a swim in the afternoon or for a meal or drink in the evening and be home within a few minutes. Thank you for choosing my apartment and I look forward to hosting you again.
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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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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
"Walk up the city walls to the top for a breathtaking view of the bay. Best to go early in th..."
Kotor Market
"Organic produce sold here every day"

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tivat at 10 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Kotor Old Town at 10 Metres Nearest Ferry : Kotor at 50 Metres Nearest Golf : Lustica at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bar at 60 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Kotor Old Town at 20 Metres Nearest Ski : Durmitor at 100 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Kotor Beach at 500 Metres 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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
2 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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.
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Updated: 23-Apr-2017


From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • 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 ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 148 m²


  • 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 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


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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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