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Bedrooms 4
Space 243 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4 bath/shower rooms, WIFI, close to beach, sleeps 10-12, Bigova

LUXURY MODERN VILLA - With Fantastic Sea Views

Vila Nada is fully air-conditioned with 243sqm of space, large balconies on the 1st & 2nd floors and a large terrace area with infinity edged pool and outdoor shower. WIFI and use of local mobile phones have been added in 2016 for the use of guests.

The 1st floor balcony wraps round the side of the villa & has an inbuilt BBQ.

Vila Nada is accessed from the road and has a carport with parking for 3 cars.

Accommodation is over 3 levels & sleeps 10-12, it also has a cot & high chair. The ground floor is fully self contained with a double bedroom, en-suite bathroom with bath, small kitchen & lounge area with a sofa bed. The 1st floor has a fully equipped kitchen, large living/dining area with doors opening to stunning views over the bay, shower room & utility room. The lounge has a double sofa bed.

The 2nd floor has 3 double bedrooms, 2 with kingsize beds (1 ensuite), both with balconies, the 3rd bedroom has 1 single bed & 1 set of bunk beds, there is an additional family bathroom with bath & shower on this level. The villa is furnished to the highest standards with all mod-cons and is ideal for large parties and families. All the bedrooms have blackout blinds at the windows, there's a high chair, travel cot, toys, games, dvd's etc.

It is important to me that all my clients have a great time, so guests needs are very carefully catered for and various items have been added over the years at their request - for example a filter coffee machine, a food blender, local mobile phones.

The pool is a fantastic feature and consists of 2 sections, one flowing into the other. The upper section is shallow and idea for children, or cooling off, whilst the lower section is great for swimming or relaxing on a lilo. It has gated access for additonal safety and there are 2 large terraces with sunbeds and seating, with a small pergola for shade.

Guest Feedback:

"Dear Debbie, We spent here amazing time. We have been sailing to Mamula, swimming and diving in the cave. This area is beautiful and the people are very polite. We're glad that we came here. We have eaten amazing seafood (Calamari) in the local restaurant 'Pod Volat'. Thank you for great holiday in your Vila Nada. PS: Lena is amazing and very helpful - Lena thank you for help". K Witkowska - Germany July 2017

"2 families from Norway had a fantastic vacation here at Vila Nada, 4 adults and 6 children and we spend most of the time enjoying the villa and its amazing swimming pool. A really beautiful area and such lovely temperature. Bigova is very charming and Pod Volat a great restaurant. Kotor old town well worth a visit.

Vila Nada is a true gem, and we hope to return." J Kvale -

Norway, July/Aug 2017

"The villa is outstanding - what an incredible job you have done, such a beautiful spot. We loved Bigova - such a gorgeous bay and quite untouched by tourists, both the restaurants were very good. Montenegro is a gorgeous country and a great size for exploring, we would definately go back and will be recommending Vila Nada to all our friends and family". June 07. J Eagles-Scotland.

"The villa is spectacular and easily accomodated our party (8 adults). The utensils and provisions made for easy stay for those days we decided to stay in, do our own cooking and enjoy the villa & pool. As landlords we must say that you were excellent, our group has rented superb properties in various parts of Europe over the last several years and you were the best to deal with. In short we would highly recommend Vila Nada as a vacation rental and Debbie as a reliable and conscientous property renters". July 07. D Peterson-Canada

"A fantastic location for a scorching fortnight (upto 40oC"). July 07. E Dunwell, UK

"Vila Nada is beautiful and in a fantastic location, view is just spectacular, we've had a lovely 2 weeks". August 07. A Dorning-UK

"We have had a wonderful week. The villa lives upto its description and we have all been very confortable. The kids really enjoyed the pool and our favorite restaurant in Montenegro was Grispolis in Bigova. We had a fantastic boat trip with a little boat and driver all to ourselves for the day and went all the way up the fiord to Persast - stopping frequently for swimming & snorkelling", Aug 07. Walkers,

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Debbie Medlin
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
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Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Debbie Medlin

In 2006 I did something really mad and purchased a part built (shell) intended to be 6 small apartments in a relatively unknown country. With determination, hard work and a great team, 1 year later my dream was realised when Vila Nada was complete. I am a single mum of 2 boys (14 &m 16) who have been lucky enough to enjoy Montenegro since they were 2 & 4 - in the early days the shell of the swimming pool acted as a great play pen when I had to be onsite! I work from home managing the rental of holiday homes for busy owners - it's a great job that evolved from my experience with Vila Nada.

Debbie Medlin purchased this villa in 2006

Why Debbie Medlin chose Bigova

I chose the location of Bigova for it's fantastic views, beautiful sunsets and long hours of sunlight. It is also a favourite of many Montenegrins and as soon as I visited in 2005 I could see why. My problem was that availability of villas in this brilliant location was next to none - then along came to opportunity to purchase a brick shell intended be 6 small apartments - not exactly what I had planned but luckily I had enough imagination to visualise the finished product and enough bottle to take the risk. So there I was.........with a reasonably blank canvas to create my own Villa - I drew the plans, designed the interior and exterior (including the rather unusual swimming pool) ,sourced and purchased all the furniture, fixtures, fittings and accessories and oversaw the whole project. Vila Nada really is my home from home - my boys and I love the magic it holds.

What makes this villa unique

Vila Nada is unique quite simply because it is my very own creation. The views are out of this world and there is a magical, tranquil feeling about the place. It is light, airy and open and designed to be very sociable both on the inside and outside. The swimming pool is one of a kind with a top shallow pool - ideal for younger children........and as I discovered for sunbathing on a plastic lounger with the water lapping round your sides!! Whilst the bottom pool is deeper and perfect for a refreshing plunge or swim.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Bigova

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 243 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • mobile phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Ground Floor - toilet , bath (no shower) , Shower attachment over bath
    En-suite - toilet , shower enclosure
    Family Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
    1st Floor Shower Room - toilet , shower enclosure
  • There is also an out door shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom Ground Floor - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Ground Floor Lounge Area - 1 sofa bed/futon
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 single bed , comprising of 1 single bed & 1 set of bunk beds.
    1st Floor Lounge Area - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Ground Floor - with en-suite bathroom (with bath & shower attachment). Master Bedroom - with en-suite shower room, double aspect windows giving stunning views over the bay, access to balcony. Double Bedroom - access to balcony. There is a cot available.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • deck chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This villa has undergone complete refurbishment inside and outside to include brand new kitchens, bathrooms and a new double infinity edged pool with gated access. This was completed in May 2007. Please note: As with many villages in Montenegro the roads in Bigova are narrow and unmade in places, there is a narrow access point at the entrance of the village measuring 2.4m wide. Vila Nada is in an elevated position (hence the superb views) and is accessed via an unmade road with one steep incline. We have accessed the villa in vehicles ranging from a small saloon car to a long wheel based transit. For car hire from Dubrovnik Airport we have negotiated special rates with peugeot-rentacar, ask us for details. When enquiring mention that you will be staying at Vila Nada in Bigova, Montenegro.


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average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews
Esher, Surrey

Villa Nada

  • 5 of 5

We had a fab holiday at the villa, which is beautifully decorated with all mod cons! We were 3 families each with 2 children and the villa was certainly big enough for us all to have plenty of space. It is extremely well equipped with everything necessary in the kitchen as well. Everything is clean and new! We BBQed on several evenings and watched the sun go down over the bay. The views are spectacular. The village is a short walk down the hill and the 2 restaurants there were lovely. The children were able to play on the waterfront whilst we had a leisurely meal. The water in Bigova Bay is delightful - beautifully clear and a lovely temperature. We all swam across the bay to the other side. We took a trip on a 40 ft ketch around Kotor Bay which is a must if you really want to see the spectacular coastline (details at the villa). Debbie was always on the end of the phone to answer any queries we had initially. We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 22/09/2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Reading this review just brings back such wonderful images of my villa - it's a great place for families with children and all adult parties too. I have enjoyed some very special times with my family and am delighted to be able to share it with others. Vila Nada is very personal to me and was the realisation of my dream - I was involved in its evolution right from designing the building layout to hand selecting the furnishings and went to great lengths to ensure it catered for every possible need , so I feel immensely proud to receive such a great review. Coming from a customer service background It is extremely important to me that people staying at the villa have a great holiday and as such have always ensured they are able to contact me at all times, I have established a great network of people in the country and am able to suggest places to go and things to do & see which enable people to gain the most from their holiday. Montenegro is a fantastic county with raw natural beauty, I loved it from the very first moment I ever set foot on it and get very enthusiastic about sharing it with potential clients.
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Best location, best view, best accomodation!

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation ever, I truly recommend . The best location for families with the kids, and for people who like to have a fun.

  • Review Submitted: 18/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a most wonderful holiday at Vila Nada. Montenegro is the most amazing Country and Debbie (the owner) has certainly picked one of the best locations, with incredible views.

The villa is spacious and very well equipped with all the mod cons, we spent some great evenings on one of the terraces having BBQ's and drinking wine whilst watching the spectacular sunsets - just perfect. Nothing was too much trouble for the owner or her agents, we were given lots of help and advice which made planning our holiday easy. On arrival we were welcomed by the agents and shown how everything worked. There were fresh flowers, a complimentary bottle of wine and we were even given 2 local mobile phones for our use - outstanding service!

Bigova is a beautiful fishing village and within easy reach of Tivat, Kotor and Budva - a car is a must if you want to explore this beautiful Country, although we did use taxis (agents gave advice on who to use) and water boats from Bigova Harbour a couple of times.

This is on our 'must do again' list, there is something for everyone, definitely one of our best ever holidays.

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pretty location with great pool area but stay spoilt by owners response to drainage issue

  • 2 of 5

Villa is in a pretty location but would recommend car or make sure you have taxi handy to travel outside of small resort. Bigova village pretty and visited both restaurants and has a small shop for essentials- not suitable for those less fit or with disabilities as very steep hill back to villa. Pool area great as plenty of room to sit/sunbathe with great views, pool two tiered levels with shallow on top which is great for toddlers or just sunbathing in! Villa on 3 levels - 3 bedrooms on top floor well appointed 2nd floor main living area, bottom floor has 4th bedroom with small kitchenette seating area not as well appointed . Bit of an issue if like us you are two families of two adults and two children; the second couple can end up with the 'short straw' if use the ground floor bedroom. In addition if using ground floor bedroom, we ended up sleeping on sofa in lounge by 5th day due to sewage smell from drainage plug in floor of ensuite. Apparently this was due to the drain being connected to septic tank- this was obviously something that had happened in the past as very helpful agent immediately suggested topping up drain with cold water to 'seal' but limited effect. Just before end of holiday got drain blockage - this was our fault as some make up remover wipes were put in upstairs toilet and there were clear signs on all bathrooms, just didn't make sure teenager daughter clear on that! However response to this disappointing- owner claimed damages caused way over security deposit paid despite fact we mopped up flooding immediately. Costs of plumber seemed excessive for callout fee quoted to clear blockage (especially in montenegro - we have a friend there who's a doctor who doesn't earn the amount in a week! - we are a second generation English/Serbian family and know the cost of living well and have holidayed in Serbia Bosnia and Montenegro for years. some damages such as friction damage to plasterwork and doorframe caused by plumber! Also we pointed out to owner that other bathroom doorframes had similar water damage in past but were not replaced - this and damage caused by plumber was not responded to by owner. Overall, if you want a 3 bedroom property with 3 nice bedrooms and you can be super vigilant that your guests are only putting toilet paper in toilets so that you don't lose deposit then you may want to consider staying.

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for the feedback, I"m glad that despite the flooding your daughter caused you had a lovely holiday, reflected by this comment you left in the guest book at the villa: “13.8–23.8 2016 2 English families. Lovely weather, lovely views. The villa is great & we had a great bbq one evening. The ladies at the local shop are lovely. We ate out several times in the restaurants. We visited a water park in Budva (well worth a visit) & went to Kotor twice. The climate is brilliant, a breeze allows you to stay out all day. The shallow pool’s the way forward, all were able to read books & remain cool at all times. Love Vranac–Excellent wine” Feedback from my agents on your arrival: “Guests arrived, they have no car, we showed them the local shop, restaurants & a boat that offers trips. They asked about removing their garbage, we offered to come by car & remove it for them. They look very happy” Day 9- you called my agents at 7pm as the first floor was flooded, they arrived promptly to find water all over the middle floor coming up through the shower, they tried to clear the blockage but had to call a plumber. It took 4 hrs to clean up & clear the blockage, caused by face wipes. The toilet needed removing & the pumping of drain rods forced ‘dirty water’ into the house causing a horrid smell & ‘tide’ marks on the walls. You told my agent none of you would have put wipes in the toilet as you had been to Montenegro before & understood the drainage system. It is commendable of your daughter to own up & I admire her honesty. I had no guests after you but had to ‘block out’ my calendar for the rest of the season. In emails between us I gave a breakdown of costs, sent photos of the damage & offered to refund anything left after costs, unfortunately I couldn’t as they were almost twice the deposit you paid, at this stage (weeks after your return) you posted your review. Re other points: I’m honest with potential clients & would rather say if my villa is not suitable for any reason than have unhappy guests. There’s 4 good sized bedrooms. Floorplans are in the photos on this website for guests to see if the layout is suitable before booking. Many parties larger than 8 enjoy the space–check out the reviews, in particular - Hanna S, 29th June 16 (14 people) Reviews show many people enjoyed wonderful holidays since 2007 with 100+ parties staying & this is the first time I have ever withheld a deposit Future guests are assured all repairs will be completed by 2018
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Nice house in a lovely location

  • 4 of 5

We were 2 families with teenage kids and we enjoyed staying in this house. The living space by the pool is set up like a separate apartment which worked well for us because we had 2 teenage boys who loved having their own man pad with beer fridge but families with young kids may find this a problem because 1 of the 4 bedrooms in this house can only be accessed by the double door by the pool area so it's separated from the main part of the house. The other 3 bedrooms are all on the top floor of the villa and all very nice. The kitchen is large and the lounge is also spacious. We loved sitting on the top floor balcony in the early evening watching the sun set over the mountains. Bigova village has 2 nice restaurants and a well stocked small shop and there's a huge supermarket 15 minutes drive away. When we visited in August 2017 there were 2 boats offering taxi rides/day trips from the quay side in Bigova. Bigova is a lovely relaxing place to be and we really enjoyed the village and the house.

  • Review Submitted: 23/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 4 of 5

Its is a wonderful well equipped villa with amazing views within in easy walking distance of the harbour.

The children spent many a happy hour playing in the lovely pool as did the adults! It would have been nice to have a little more shade by the pool.

Bigova is a lovely little harbour village with one well stocked shop and two restaurants. We spent most nights in Pod Volat where we enjoyed some amazing food and the hospitality of the staff and owner was first class.

Thank you to Debbie for all your help with the booking and the recommendation for the sailing trip we did which was fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: 06/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1000 Metres
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Car: recommended

Vila Nada is situated in the beautiful bay of Bigova, a small fishing village some 15/20 minutes drive from Kotor old town and 15/20 minutes from Tivat, the villa faces out over the bay in a south-westerly direction – giving you all day sun and a beautiful sunset into the sea each evening.

Bigova is fast becoming one of the most sought after destinations in Montenegro for its quaint un-spoilt characteristics. The village has its own very small pebble beach, shops and a number of restaurants & cafes. Plavi Horizonte (Blue Horizons), a beautiful sandy beach with restaurants & facilities which has been awarded the prestigious 'Blue Flag award' is only a 20/30 minute drive away.

Dubrovnik Airport is approx 1.5 hours drive and is currently the most accessible airport. A number of Airlines are now flying into Podgorica (Montenegro's capitial city) which is approx 1.5 hours drive with breathtaking scenery. There are a limited number of flights into Tivat Airport which is approx 15 minutes drive.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Bigova

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April & May 2018 (ex Easter)
17 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jun-Aug 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$537.99

Prices are show in UK pounds sterling. Minimum charge of £800 applies.Payment accepted by bank transfer, telegraphic transfer or UK cheque.
25% non-refundable deposit is required on confirmation of booking, balance of payment 8 weeks before arrival.
A refundable damage deposit of 300 euro in cash is required on arrival to cover any damage or loss, this will be refunded at the end of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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