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Gail Chapman:

Member since: 2009
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Mediterranean Stone Villa With Private Pool

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Kotor holiday villa

Villa on Lustica Peninsular, Nr. Radovici, Southern Coastal, Montenegro - Sea And Mountain Views, Close To Beach And Shops

Villa Maslina has everything you need for a great holiday. Renovated in 2009 and updated every year it has four double bedrooms in the main house and two in the adjoining guest wing with 5 shower rooms and a cloakroom. The living space has a modern fitted kitchen, dining room to seat 12, sitting room with great sea and mountain views and a snug with Sat TV and sound system. Outside the villa is surrounded by safe fenced terraces with sea views, Charcoal and electric BBQ and dining terrace with Tiki Bar and stools, sitting areas and a sun trap courtyard. There is a flat deck Roman style pool (sun all day) and it is a totally private space with large fully equipped sun terraces, lawns and landscaped gardens. The grounds surround the house and have a games room with darts, table tennis & badminton. Secure parking for 5 cars and a separate laundry.The Villa is very safe and secluded but only a 5 minute drive from the beach and shops. Montenegro has a low cost of living with a good bottle of wine (1 litre) from 2 euros and all basic food at excellent prices. Join our facebook group ' lusticavillas' for up to date info and news.New for 2016 Easy Jet route from Manchester / Gatwick to Tivat 20 mins from Villa low ticket prices for May / low season.

We take credit and debit cards through our UK travel agency Vista Trails which is wholly owned by the Chapman family or you can pay by bank transfer into our Barclays UK bank account. Your money is added to our trust account until your holiday is completed. You can book knowing that your holiday is secure.

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gail Chapman: (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks english

About Gail Chapman:

Hugh and Gail Chapman bought and restored Villa Maslina and loved the area so much they built another Villa so they could live in Montenegro all year. Moving here from Kenya we find it is such an easy going way of life and we are sure you will find it perfect for a holiday.

Gail Chapman: purchased this villa in 2007

Why Gail Chapman: chose Montenegro

Estate agents say Position, Position, Position we say Views, Views, Views ! Everyone who stays is blown away by the scenery as the mountains of Lovcen National Park meet the blue Adriatic.

What makes this villa unique

We designed and rebuilt Maslina so we are bound to be biased ! it sits in so much unspoilt landscape yet a main thing for us was that in 15 mins we can be in Town or the marina, or in only 5 mins on the beach chilling out or shopping in the local village. All the stone used in the rebuild is original and reclaimed from the site as the buildings were tumble down wrecks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had visitors to Villa Maslina from all over the world for the past 5 seasons.

Quotes from our visitor book

Our second holiday on the fab Lustica Peninsular nothing betters this !

The kids could not be dragged out of the pool this Villa has everything you could possibly need for a great time

Hugh was very helpful with our various requests and it made a huge difference having him on hand ( but not in the way !!)

Although late in the year we had some great weather and walking in the Lovcen National Park this is a good country for all seasons and the views are terrific

We did not know what to expect and found it fantastic ! Try Astoria in Radovici for great food and it is all so cheap !!!
Oct 2009
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based on 8 traveller reviews

Mediterranean Stone Villa With Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Gorgeous villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous stay in this villa. Gail and Hugh as the owners could not do enough for us both before and during our stay. The villa itself is a bit off grid and remote but once you get used to that and follow the advice to order taxis then everything becomes accessible. Would highly recommend heading into kotor but time it wisely in high season to avoid the traffic! If anyone is looking for a beautifully thought out villa that is equipped with everything you need, that is peaceful. . Then I would book here. Gail and Hugh have a wonderful approach to holiday rental which makes you feel at home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and enjoy the rest of the summer ! Just to help future renters this was a group of 10 guests who did not hire a car, which we would probably recommend, but as you can read they were fine without one !
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wonderful villa in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this villa and it never fails to disappoint, the accommodation is always very well presented and the private pool is an added bonus. There is so much to do in the surrounding area if you so wish, visiting the beaches, living the high life at Porto Montenegro, wandering round the old town in Kotor, a day on the beach at Sveti Stephan, scenic drives up to Lovcen the list goes on. Whilst it is easy to get around and eat out it does not feel too "touristy" and the Adriatic is a beautiful coastline with crystal clear waters. The owners of the property are happy to assist with any issue which may arise - we had a flat tyre - and we were pointed in the right direction of a reputable repair shop. Will certainly be visiting again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Lovely to see you again have a good summer in the UK☺☺☺
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Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa Maslina is a wonderful villa - very well equipped and perfect for a relaxing holiday. This was our first visit to Montenegro which is such a beautiful country - lying by the pool looking at the amazing views of the mountains - what a treat!

Gail and Hugh were very welcoming and helpful - giving us great advice on where to visit and good places to eat.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ! Perfect guests !
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Beautiful house, lovely views and ideal location

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely, well equipped and beautifully decorated. The garden, with the pool and games was ideal for relaxing and playing. The location had all the views you could wish for. It was 5* accommodation and I would recommend it to anyone. Montenegro is a lovely country to visit with plenty to please anyone. We will defiantly be going back. Thank you for a truly brilliant holiday. Gail and Hugh are very helpful, welcoming and lovely people.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at Villa Maslina for a week and unfortunately we have to leave tomorrow. The villa is very clean and of exceptional quality with all amenities including free wifi access. Lovely pool and garden. Stupendous views of the surrounding area. Montenegro is the most beautiful country and we would highly recommend this villa.

Gail and Hugh, the owners were so nice and helpful and nothing was too much trouble.

Very peaceful and quiet but easy to get to the shops, beach etc and ideally suited for touring around southern Montenegro. We would recommend hiring a car.

We visited the national park and Lake Skada together with Tivat, Kotor

And other places. The beach down the road is very pretty and well sheltered. Water was so clean. We had some wonderful meals out and were very surprised how cheap it is. We found the local people extremely helpful and friendly even when we couldn't understand the language, although many have pretty good English.

We shall be so sorry to leave and will definitely return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in Villa Maslina in mid October. There were 5 adults and 2 young children. We found the location was ideal for touring the south coast and it is stunning. My parents liked the guest house for a bit of peace from the children. The weather was warm and sunny and we had several days on Plavi beach which has fine sand and good for castle making ! The Villa is very well equipped and there is lots of everything you need. We ordered a birthday cake for one of the girls and it lasted us all week! Hugh was very helpful with directing us to local restaurants and they loved the children the waiters everywhere were very helpful. Kotor is a bit crowded on cruise ship days better to visit around 5 in the afternoon. Don't miss Rose and the Lustica Peninsular and a visit to the Olive Farm. We are planning to come back for our main holiday in 2015.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Main coast road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Blue Horizon
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We have become a magnet for Birthday celebrations and if you are coming to celebrate let us know when you book and we will arrange a special welcome plus we can pre order you a great cake. For Groups / families that have any type of celebration - anniversary , birthday etc and come in April / May / first two weeks in June or Sep / October local restaurants will offer good discounts on meals and drinks and we can arrange this for you.

Hugh Chapman is an excellent guide. Previously spending 10 years in Kenya running wilderness camps he is lives in ME full time and lives locally to the villa. If you would like a guided walk around the coastal paths or something more adventurous on Vrmac or Lovcen Mountains then he can arrange it for you with prior warning !. From 2 hours to a full day with a picnic lunch the choice is yours.

How about a foodie holiday ? The local food trail along the coast and in Lovcen National Park offers great days out self guided or guided we can fill you in !


The blue flag, safe, sandy beach at Przno (Lustica) is a 15 minute walk or 5 mins by car. It has good parking (3E day) and a full range of beach facilities. No tacky shops just a great beach, sun beds and pedaloes for hire ice-creams and 2 bars one doubling as a restaurant. Pine and olive trees and grass for a picnic or football. Other pebbly beaches all around Lustica Peninsular and boats trips to the Blue Cave from Mirista 30 mins away.Przno - top beach in ME by Rough Guide & Lonely Planet.


Montenegro Airlines flies from Gatwick Sun, Wed, Fri to Podgorica and Tivat,Ryan Air weekly to Podgorica from Stansted, Easy Jet,Fly 2, BA etc fly to Dubrovnik 1.5 hours. Free pick up and drop off from Tivat Airport. We can advise on transfers and car hire for Dubrovnik / Podgorica / Tivat. Car hire recommended for touring area from 30 euro per day in Tivat. Taxi from Tivat to villa approx 10 euros one way.


Beach, shops, cafe's and cash machine 5 mins. Restaurants 5 mins. Tivat and Kotor (UNESCO Heritage site) 15 mins. Budva (great nightlife) 30 mins. Lovcen NP 45 mins. Lake Skadar 1 hour. Perast 45 mins. Villa Maslina is on the edge of a small, quiet village which has no facilities other than 2 churches! Radovici is 5 mins and has shops,cash machine, post office,doctors and lifeguards plus 3 cafes/restaurants,bars and pizza cafe.All timings by car or 15 minute walk.

Further Details:

Montenegro has unrivalled vistas and magnificent scenery at every turn. Within easy reach for a half or whole day trip are Kotor, Lovcen National Park, Lake Skadar, the Ancient capital of Cetinje, the Old Venetian Port of Perast with the islands just off shore and the Croatian town of Dubrovnik. Lustica has great beaches and water taxis run from Tivat to Mirista where you can take a boat to the Blue Cave. From Kotor and Perast boats will take you around the Gulf of Kotor an unforgettable site.

If you like late nights Maximus in Kotor is the hottest club in Europe or try the new Miracle Bar in Budva in fact the whole of Budva heaves every night of the week!

Less strenuous but just as enjoyable are the numerous pavement cafes in Tivat and Kotor try the sea front ones in Tivat for a great view of the new Porto Montenegro Marina and its super yachts.

Eating out is easy with everything from seafood to street pizza and don't worry about the exchange rate ME has some of the cheapest food and wine in Europe.

For money matters all the banks have branches in Tivat and Kotor plus loads of shopping opportunities.

Villa Maslina is in a great spot for water sports at the end of the lane (5 mins) is Zigi beach with water skiing jet skis and every other type of water based activity from here you can catch your own private boat for a day trip the boatman goes wherever you would like to cruise from 180 euro a day and it seats 12 !

Suggested reading: The Rough Guide to Montenegro( amazingly accurate!). ME requires all tourists to register on arrival at the nearest tourist office (Approx 70 cents pppd exc children ). We can arrange this for you. Villa Maslina is registered with the MTB and has all the relevant certificates and public liability.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Kotor, Montenegro

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early summer 2017
2 Apr 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
3 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
26 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep / Oct 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$79
Stay tax £1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Booking Notes:
Pricing please note :2016/17 No price increase - 12 persons £1200 for 7 nights in April,May,June,Sep,Oct during tmhese months special rates for small numbers under 7 guests .July /August £1600 for 7 nights.
If you would like a chat please e mail your tel number and we will ring you on Skype. A 10% deposit is required on acceptance of your booking and after signing the booking form. Balance due 90 days before arrival date. Payment by credit card (2% charge) cheque or bank transfer. No damage deposit required. 90 cents a day tourist tax payable on arrival for adults. Our average e mail correspondence is 8 e mails before a booking We take credit and debit cards through our UK travel agency Vista Trails which is wholly owned by the Chapman family or you can pay by bank transfer into our Barclays UK bank account. Your money is added to our trust account until your holiday is completed. You can book knowing that your holiday is secure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is flexible . Short stays possible out of high season. Guests must vacate by 10am Arrival from 3pm.

Notes on prices:
Villa Maslina costs £1200 per 7 nights for up to 12 guests in April May June Sep Oct. July / August from £1600
Discounts for early / late season bookings and small party numbers out of high season please enquire.
Free cots and high chairs

How about visiting for Easter or the Spring bank Holiday ? We can offer special deals with Airport Transfers and a brilliant day out to Lovcen National Park and Lake Skadar including wine tasting all thrown in for free

10 % deposit on booking and 90% 90 days before arrival. Pay by credit card 2% surcharge,debit card, bank transfer or cheque. We do not take PayPal.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Kotor

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 2 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 3 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 4 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 5 - shower enclosure
  • All shower rooms have luxury fittings. Shared shower room, WC, basin to bedroom 1 and 2. Adjacent shower room, WC, basin for sole use of bedroom 3. All other bedrooms en-suite shower rooms with WC and basin. Cloakroom with toilet and wash basin.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double 2 balconies sea view Bedroom 2 with twins Balcony sea view Bedroom 3 with twins Access to terrace. Bedroom 4 with double Courtyard terrace. Bedroom 5 (guest wing) double and terrace. Bedroom 6 (guest wing) twin. Access to terrace
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Villa Maslina is the ultimate holiday house! Suitable for large or small families or a group of friends it has privacy and safety yet is close to all amenities. No need for air con as the stone walls keep it cool in the hot weather and there are fans in every room. The rooms are attractive and practical with quality furnishings and everything you need for a great holiday. Bedrooms have quality white cotton bed linen, comfy beds , large pillows, mirrors, hairdryers and are fully furnished. The dining room opens out onto the outside dining terrace with a stone BBQ and a second summer kitchen with sea and pool views. With two sitting rooms there is always a quiet chair to read a book or have a snooze ! The guest house has its own beverage bar with kettle, fridge etc. The Villa is redecorated and upgraded every winter and is kept in pristine condition. Normally we can provide a ready cooked meal for your arrival day ( from 5 euro head) and a shopping service. Outside: Set in its own grounds Villa Maslina has sun all day around the pool and terraces.The very private fully fenced grounds of the villa are stunning with large landscaped fully equipped terraces with palms and flowering shrubs surround the flat deck swimming pool (8x4m) and the Villa itself opens out onto spacious fenced terraces ( good for small children ) perfect for outdoor eating around the huge shaded table with sea views. A large charcoal BBQ and summer kitchen can cope with the biggest cook up! There are plenty of sun beds with cushions, comfy outdoor chairs and a swinging seat. There are several lawned areas, a gazebo and behind the pool deck a table tennis table and darts. One small lawn has a badminton net. The pool is around 28 degrees in summer and there is a selection of pool games and toys. To the side of the Villa is secure parking for 5 cars and a separate laundry. To the rear of the Villa is a sun trap courtyard accessible directly from bedrooms 3 and 4. Utility Room: Separate laundry room with washing machine, drying racks, iron/ board and storage for beach equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned and prepared for your arrival . Towels and linen included but not beach towels. Additional cleaning by arrangement. Pool and grounds maintained weekly. Other: Snug room has Sat TV, sound system, DVD's, Free Wireless internet easy chairs and log burner. 2 extra en suite bedrooms with their own entrance are available for large parties in Villa Josephina next door