2 bedrooms, kitchen, lounge, air-con, free Wi-fi, pool & Jacuzzi, 500m to a huge beach
- english, greek, can use translator for Czech, Polish, Russian
About Simon Barnes
My wife and I have both worked in the travel industry for most of our careers - for small, specialist tour operators to large, global travel companies such as Thomas Cook. We therefore understand the importance of a leisure holiday and the requirements and expectations of holiday travellers. We aim to provide the level of service that an independent holiday traveller would expect. We regularly take our own family holidays in Montenegro and can therefore offer first-hand information and advice.
Simon Barnes purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why Simon Barnes chose Bečići
It was in 2006 that I first discovered Montenegro. I went to Croatia to contract hotels in Dubrovnik and saw on my itinerary "day 3 - Montenegro". I had no idea where it was but went along with the plan so not to disappoint my hosts. As soon as we crossed the border, some 20 minutes drive from Dubrovnik airport, I thought "how come I have never heard about this region?". Montenegro is an amazing, yet-to-be-discovered part of the Balkans full of mountains, fjords, lakes, vast beaches that are better than in Croatia and uncommercialised villages where the cost of living (and holidaying) is still comparatively low. The land behind Budva is mountainous and prevents mass-construction, so it will never become another Sunny Beach, Bulgaria. Demand will always exceed supply.
What makes this Apartment unique
Becici Sunset is a quality complex comprising 42 privately-owned apartments with a pool and Jacuzzi pool. Exceptionally well managed by Jovan whose team are on-site 24/7, mod-cons include Wi-Fi and on-site laundry/dry-cleaning, the public areas and gardens are exceptionally well-maintained. There's a regular bus into town (5 mins), the beach is a 5-minute walk, there are local tavernas and mini-markets, yet the complex is in a quiet location. Free parking on the road outside.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very clean modern apartment in a great location to explore Montenegro
This apartment was great. The space was very clean. Everything you needed was available. The reception staff were very helpful during our stay as was the owner prior. The swimming pool was a big bonus as it was well maintained and the sun beds were comfy. The location was perfect to get out and about the explore what Montenegro had to offer. There is a hill to climb to and from the apartment but this made us feel less guilty trying the local cuisine and drinks :-) would really recommend this apartment to all. Thank you for giving us a fab base for our holiday.
The apartment has a fantastic view, it hits you as soon as you walk in.
The apartment is in a beautiful setting. The view through the patio doors hits you as soon as you walk in. The mountains and greenery is perfect, it looks like a painting. You are also overlooking the pool area which is spacious and clean with plenty of room to swim and for sunbeds. You are not overlooked at all so the balcony is very private. It is also really quiet at night no noise at all so no disturbance for sleeping. Inside the apartment is well furnished, modern, roomy and spotlessly clean. The reception were really helpful with any questions we had and were there if we needed them at all. The whole of the complex is well looked after. There is a shop less than a three minute walk away which sold everything you needed. The only downside to this apartment is the walk up the steep hill. But overall a great place to stay as a base to explore Montenegro.
The actual apartment was perfect for what we wanted. Clean, spacious with added advantage of having a washing machine. The pool area on some of the days needed a bit more cleaning, some things seemed to get overlooked.I think the pool itself could have done with a bit more daily maintenance, water didn’t always look too clear.
we would happily go again
yes theres a hill . But a little shop just outside the flat sells all u need
The cost of living is cheap the good weather was fab and hot, People were helpful budva is a easy walk away . Simon was very very helpful as were the staff at the complex
Everything you need
This was our first visit to Montenegro and Becici. Our apartment was clean with all the basic amenities you required. There was a local shop a few meters away that enabled you to stock up on any essentials you required without going to the main town for groceries. There are Two pool areas one quieter than the other and both were well maintained and a beach approx. 10 minute walk down the hill (felt slightly longer coming back up the hill). Would recommend Spa resort up the hill for very good food, but in all honesty every meal out we had was very good.
Will definitely recommend this to friends and family and will look forward to another visit to further explore Montenegro.
Clean, spacious apartment
Stayed here for a week in July, the apartment was very tidy and had a nice small balcony overlooking the pool. (Noisy first thing in the morning as kids holidays) short walk downhill to Becici beach and 45 min walk to Budva old town.
Basic amenities covered, although be prepared to bring/buy basic kitchen bits (washing up liquid, sponge etc) and wifi very weak signal.
Special interest holidays:
Excursions including day trips to Albania and Dubrovnik, white-water rafting, paragliding, day cruises and jeep safaris can be arranged through a recommended travel agent. Contact details are in the apartment.
Becici Beach is a 5 minute downhill walk and a 7 minute uphill walk back. The beach is a mix of shingle and sand and offers every type of water sport. Quieter, more secluded beaches are accessible by bus or car, all along the coastline.
There are low cost and charter flights from most major UK airports to Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes drive. If hiring a car, we can provide simple, precise directions. We can also arrange transfers.
Tivat airport is 15 kms / .25 mins away. There are flights from Gatwick and Manchester with easyJet.
Ryanair fly to Podgorica, a 1-hour drive from Budva.
There is a mini-market 100 metres away; Budva is a 5 minute drive or 25 minute walk; historic Kotor is 30 minutes drive; Skadar National Park is 45 minutes drive; the fishing village of Petrovac is 15 minutes drive. The luxurious Porto Montenegro yacht marina is 20 minutes drive.
There is a bus stop 5 minutes walk from the apartment with a regular service to Budva and other coastal villages.
Becici has a selection of shops & restaurants. For a greater choice, Budva has a wide variety of shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife.