There is something unique about traveling in the Balkans. Europeans and global citizens are drawn by the beauty, adventure, and free-spirit nature that exists. To date, travelers have often booked last-minute or even while traveling. With increasing numbers of travelers to Montenegro, it is now important to book lodging in advance if you want to secure some of the most popular Montenegro holiday villas and adventures. Here are some of the hot properties that you may want to lock in for your 2020 travels.
Donkey Farm in Martinici Village
Darko Saveljic, the owner of the Donkey Farm, is considered one of the greatest environmentalists in Montenegro. His work reflects on the Donkey Farm. He has built rustic, comfortable apartments on the farm.
This place has a great story to tell and it has been featured in renowned magazines such as Lonely Planet, Yahoo News and Ryanair.
Its international recognition and superb host Darko get the place quickly filled up.
What others have said about staying at the donkey farm.
We stayed at the donkey farm two nights and it was awesome. Darko who was our host is a very dedicated environmentalist as well as an ornithologist…. Wish we could have spent an extra couple of days at the farm. This was definitely a highlight of our adventure.– Paul L.
Check out the listing here.
Prevalis Nature Cottage
Located right next to the Skadar Lake National Park, Prevalis offers a serene getaway for those who would like to explore the park, yet have their own privacy and peace.
This luxurious property features two apartments (Bird and Garden apartment) and a micro-winery, but what actually makes this place is special is the friendliness and hospitality of its host – Marko.
What others have said about Prevalis:
Staying at Marko’s beautiful Prevalis Nature Cottage far exceeded our expectations. We really didn’t know what to expect in terms of what we might do while we were in the Skadar Lake district, but it seemed like there was nothing that he would not do for us.– Tracy V.
We stayed with Marko at his Djurisic Family Estate while he was finishing up this cottage, and he took us up to take a look at it. All we can say is WOW.– Anne V.
Read more reviews of Prevalis and plan your stay here.
Klinci Village Resort
Lustica Bay is a peninsula in Montenegro with the highest number of fortresses that come from the period of Austro-Hungarian rule.
Klinci Village Resort is hidden on a hill surrounded by greenery.
With luxurious decor, guaranteed privacy and two swimming pools, this is a perfect place for couples and families.
What others have said about Klinci:
Bogdan and Milica have made a little paradise and what they’ve done is classic, without pretension, and luxurious while being reasonably priced beyond any reasonable expectation.– Jason G.
What they’ve done to this 200/250 year old city is amazing. You’ll live in an ancient town but you experience the luxury of 2019 with comfort, cold and clean rooms with big balconies with the best ocean-view and two pools.– Peter R.
You can find more reviews and pricing on these listings.
Also in Klinci now available for booking are the Klinci Studio Apartments which were just finished in 2019. These peninsula apartments offer the casual comfort of village life with poolside afternoons and easy waterway access for Kotor Bay and Adriatic adventures.
Radunovic Skadar Lake House
Radunovic Skadar Lake House is situated in the quiet, undiscovered village of Bobija with an impressive lakeside view.
This combined with coziness and warmth of the interior make Radunovic a luxurious hidden gem with views and access to one of the most popular features in Montenegro.
What others have said about Radunovic Skadar Lake House:
We stayed at the lake house our first day in country from the U.S. It was so peaceful and quiet. We took an hour long boat excursion on the lake to photograph the birds and scenery which is beautiful. After a relaxing tour on the water we were treated to a meal that was amazing and then had a good nights rest. The next morning we were treated to a gorgeous sunrise and a breakfast that was outstanding which set the beginning of our adventure off perfect.– Paul L.
Check out more information on Radunovic Skadar Lake House here.
The Kljajic Family House brings rustic luxury to life in a picturesque village in Northern-East Montenegro.
The host, Maja, is one of the first to venture into rural tourism. World-class chefs have come to try authentic Montenegrin meals here, and honey Kljajic family produces has been served to Prince Charles and Princess Camilla.
What others have said about the Kljajic House:
I think the most memorable experiences any person can have is when they meet warm hearted people in a warm hearted environment and more so when you leave a place with a ‘tear in your eye’ because you know you have met and stayed in a place which few others will ever experience!– Stuart H.
The guesthouse was both charmingly rustic and very comfortable. Our only disappointment was that we had to leave.– Patrick R. & Evelyn R.
To read more reviews and book, click here.
Djurdjevina Family Farm
The Djurdjevina Family Farm is located in the idyllic central part of Montenegro, making it a great place to rest in solitude or establish as home base for exploring both the northern and southern regions. Handcrafted everything here make this a unique luxury Montenegro holiday villa option.
The village of Djurdjevina is perfect for getting away from the busy life and enjoying nature and the rustic charm of Montenegro.
What others have said about Djurdjevina:
We ended up going 9 days to Djurdjevina Family Farm, which to us, is our newly found paradise. Longing to escape every day busy life in Holland, we couldn’t wish for more in Djurdjevina, hearing only the birds and crickets. The old, beautifully restored farm house itself, the surrounding gardens with roses and fruit trees, the views over the flowery fields to the majestic mountains in the distance… Even in our wildest dreams we couldn’t have made this up.– Johan & Miek
I’m really at a loss of words on how to describe this place. It was amazing!– Angela
This place had everything we needed. The house is intentionally decorated to reflect old, village life and yet has comfortable modern necessities. The beds were comfy. I loved the accent lighting which added just the right amount of ambiance. Then you step out the door to a picturesque view of the mountains. There were hammocks, tables and chairs to chill in and enjoy that view.
If you are considering Montenegro for your vacation, do check out Djurdjevina listing here.
Merak Country House near Gusinje
Located near the best fly fishing zones and some of the best hiking in the country, Merak Country House is perfect for long stays, but also for families that want space and comfort in a picturesque area.
With two private entrance Montenegro holiday villas, our partner, Elvis, will happily accommodate all of your needs and make sure you have a wonderful stay!
What others have said about Merak Country House:
The Merak Country house is spacious and comfortable…. These are nice accommodations in a very interesting part of Montenegro; culture, architecture, and the daily rhythm of life including sharing the main road with cattle and sheep in the morning and evenings.– Jim R.
This region of Montenegro is so beautiful, and this location is perfect for exploring. The house was clean, modern, and comfortable. The host is so kind and accommodating. We booked dinner for one of our 2 evenings, and it was delicious.– Cary P.
Merak Country House is available for bookings in 2020 on this link.
Above the Mountains Katun in Durmitor National Park
The rustic Above the mountains katun has been the home of the Obradovic family for a long time, and you can notice that by the old pictures decorating the walls.
Delicious organic food, homemade rakija, and superb hosts Zoran and Bela make this place inevitably one of the highly sought properties inside Durmitor National Park.
What others have said about Above the Mountains Katun:
Staying at Zoran’s place was one of the highlights of our trip to Montenegro! He was an amazing host – teaching us some Serbian, spoiling us with delicious meals, and going out of his way to ensure we found the path down Tara Canyon.– Anne V.
Bella & Zoran were the perfect hosts! Even though we don’t really speak each other’s languages, Bella’s amazing cooking (think 3-course dinners and sumptuous spreads for breakfast with homemade preserves and deepdish pancakes) and Zoran’s hospitality in the form of free-flow rakija were very heart-warming. The out-of-the way location made it the perfect retreat.– Winnie W.
To book Above the Mountains katun and enjoy homemade meals and rakija, click here.
Glamping near Skadar Lake
Glamping is growing in Montenegro and the family behind OK Koral glamping site near Skadar Lake has been one of the first in Montenegro to start doing that.
Inspired by Jamie Oliver, this glamping site has been built to give travelers access to organic food and provide them with a comfortable Montenegro holiday villa option.
What others have said about OK Koral:
If you book through Meanderbug, you get both meals (and wine) included, but if you book through Booking, you only get one meal. The staff were friendly and the wildlife, very entertaining. It’s the sort of place where you can expect to meet other intrepid international travelers and strike up an engaging conversation pre- or post- dinner. I highly recommend Ok Koral – it supports local business and farm-to-table.– Hiem S.
Very very very nice camping and glamping near Skadar Lake. Me and my friends stayed for 2 nights at the glamping and I wished it would have been more. The mattress in the tent is super. There is a clean private shower and toilet per glamping. You even have electricity in the tent to charge your camera.– Nele B.
Meals (breakfast and dinner!!) are included in the price, both were absolutly delicious.
Fans of luxurious camping can find more information and book here.
Glamping in Piva Canyon
For a long time Piva Lake, a magnificent artificial lake in Northern-West Montenegro, has been in the shadow of Durmitor. But that is certainly changing and partners behind OK Koral strongly believed in this when they built their second glamping site in Montenegro.
The eco-friendly concept found in Skadar Lake National Park remains here, with even more privacy that this remote area offers.
Glamping in Piva Canyon started their first season in 2019 and if you want to be their guest, check out this link.
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