Cermeniza Villas and Vineyards at Skadar Lake – Montenegro

Modern eco villas on a 500 year-old winery near idyllic Skadar Lake. Montenegro's wine of the year–2016.

For views, taste, style, and tradition, the Cermeniza Villas and Vineyards at Skadar Lake are best in class. These newly constructed (completed 2017) traditional style villas lie in the heart of historic Zabes Village on the outskirts of Virpazar. The 500 years of tradition at the family vineyards produced the wine of the year in Montenegro in 2016. The magical wetlands of Skadar Lake nearby offers so much to see and do in this magical place of organic foods and unmatched beauty. This is the perfect combination of Montenegrin tradition and modern amenities. This farm stay winery offers an ideal get-away.

BOOK NOW! Due to limited availability at this property for 2019, check out Prevalis Nature Cottage. Completed in May 2019, this deluxe cottage setting is adjacent to Cermeniza and has been built as a nature escape on a family micro winery.

This eco vineyard resort offers up 4 traditional style villas with a swimming pool and free parking for guests. Each villa includes a full kitchen and private bathroom. On the estate, tourists can enjoy the two-hundred-year-old wine cellar.

Roses protecting the vineyards

Guests will experience the unique wine culture through a tour of the centuries-old vineyards. Nemanja and his grandfather will share from the family knowledge and stories about the vineyards and fine wines. With the family wine, guests have the option to taste the domestic foods prepared by the family: goat cheese, prosciutto, olives and marinated lake carp–a specialty that is only available in Montenegro. During a guest’s stay, the family will organize various tours out on the lake, to the old Montenegrin villages, and a ride through the 100-year-old roads from Skadar Lake to the sea shores and medieval coastal towns.

The villas at Cermeniza offer an ideal location on Skadar Lake. Just 20 km away from the Podgorica airport, the property is also only  20 minutes from Bar, the nearest city on the coast, making it easy to spend time on any of a number of beaches. Another nearby feature is one of Meanderbug’s top 5 roads in Montenegro for scenic views. Finally, the heart of Virpazar, the central lakeside town, is only 1.4 km away. The Cermeniza location offers an ideal base for visiting all the beauties of Skadar Lake as well as for exploring other amazing parts of Montenegro.

Cermeniza Villas at Lake Skadar - living area

FEATURES OF THE Cermeniza Villas and Vineyards at Skadar Lake

  • Located 1.4 km from Skadar Lake in the historic Zabes Village, adjacent to Virpazar
  • Located near the #4 & #9 scenic roads in Montenegro (P16) (M2, M1)
  • The Cermeniza Eco Resort – offers 4 newly constructed villas for rent:
    • Chardonnay Villa – sleeps 2 to 4 people – 35 m2 – 95 euros / night
    • Kratošija Villa – sleeps 2 to 4 people – 35 m2 – 82 euros / night
    • Vranac Villa – sleeps 2 to 4 people – 45 m2 – 82 euros / night
    • Krstač Villa – sleeps 2 people – 25 m2 – 70 euros / night
  • Each villa has a private bathroom with shower and hair dryer
  • Welcome drink and wine tasting included with a 3-night stay
  • Welcome dinner and wine tasting included with a 5-night stay
  • Full kitchen in each villa
  • Self-prepared breakfast with organic domestic food ingredients
  • Access to the garden to harvest in-season vegetables for food preparation
  • Free use of pool and entertaining area
  • Free use of bikes and kayaks
  • Linens and towels provided
  • Dinner with local-source ingredients are available – reservation required
  • Free WiFi
  • Private parking area on the property
  • Distance to local airports: Podgorica – 19 km; Tivat – 65 km; Dubrovnik – 115 km; Tirana – 156 km
  • English spoken fluently


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