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Gail Chapman: chapmanhugh@yahoo.co.uk

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Luxury Restored Stone Villa With Private Pool, Large Gardens And Sea Views

7 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Kotor holiday villa

Villa in Lustica Peninsular, Bogisici, Nr. Radovici, Southern-Coastal, Montenegro - G reat Location In Small Village On The Lustica Peninsular, Easy Access To Beach And Shops

South west facing Villa Mandelina is a luxury spacious stone farmhouse restored by the owners (who also own Villa Maslina) to make a fabulous holiday Villa. Spread over three stories each room is unique in design and furnishing with parts of the building dating back 300 years. The bedrooms have been furnished with comfortable beds and all the rooms are very spacious with their own bathrooms. The kitchen is properly equipped ( not at all like a holiday let) and has a big American fridge freezer, oven and hob plus lots of cupboards and work space.A huge dining table seats 12 with views over Tivat bay and the seperate sitting room has Sat TV , books and games and big squashy sofas. It is a great place for groups of friends or large families with 3 bedrooms having a private courtyard and 3 on the top floor. The huge contemporary living space has terraces which overlook the private flat deck pool (8 meters x 4 meters) and the sea. The pool is surrounded by sun terraces for all day sun bathing plus umbrellas for shade. Overlooking the pool is a shaded terrace which has a great bar for those cool drinks, BBQ and table seating 14.. A games room has table tennis , darts and ball games plus badminton in the garden. Secure parking for 5 cars and a large garden add to the sense of space. A footpath leads down to the beach (15 min walk approx ) and the shops and beaches are 5 mins by

Car! 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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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Gail Chapman: chapmanhugh@yahoo.co.uk (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks english

About Gail Chapman: chapmanhugh@yahoo.co.uk

Hugh and Gail Chapman have restored Villas Mandelina, Maslina and Josephina during the 8 years they have been living in Montenegro. You can be sure that the Villas are maintained to the highest standards as we live in the same village. Montenegro is a great country to holiday or live very relaxed and unspoilt. If you rent one of our Villas you can be sure we will give you a terrific holiday !

Gail Chapman: chapmanhugh@yahoo.co.uk purchased this villa in 2011

Why Gail Chapman: chapmanhugh@yahoo.co.uk chose Montenegro

All our Villas have history and tradition going back 300 years. We have lovingly restored them using local craftsmen and all the stone is originally from the tumble down wrecks that we bought. We chose this location as it is not remote you can easily get to the shops and beaches and of course for the fantastic views of the Coastline and Lovcen mountain range. We could not help loving the Lustica Peninsular !

What makes this villa unique

I think this question is answered in the above box but the main benefit to a holiday maker is Location and this property has it in buckets !

Guestbook comments from the owner

2015 will be the third season we have welcomed guests to Villa Mandelina which was fully booked in 2014 . We also own Villa Maslina which has been fully booked through Owners Direct for the past 3 seasons. See reviews guests have kindly posted.
Dec 2012
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveller reviews

Luxury Restored Stone Villa With Private Pool, Large Gardens And Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Fabulous holiday in wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

The best equipped and cleanest house we have stayed in. Comfort, style, peace and everything you could want. Pool was the cleanest we have swum in and views over Tivat were breath taking. Despite being the annoying kind of guests who ask a new question every day, Hugh and Gail were helpful and prompt in assisting us! All rooms were equally lovely, though it was very hot in the upstairs bedrooms! All the games mentioned were available and fully stocked and there were plenty of sun loungers for everyone. Annoying things we have encountered in previous villas have been inadequate fridge size and bin...not an issue at Mandelina! We loved Montenegro; beautiful scenery, delicious food and cheap to boot. Though we rarely return to the same place, we may well break the rule for Montenegro and another of Gail and Hugh's villas. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great guests ! Thank you for visiting Montenegro and staying in Mandelina !❤❤
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5

Amazing.........again!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Gail & Hugh's BEAUTIFUL villa....... and once again we had the most wonderful holiday.

Mandelina is an absolute gem...... the location is amazing, the views are out of this world..... and the villa itself is faultless. It is unbelievably clean and literally has everything you need.

As for the hosts...... well they are wonderful too! So kind & helpful....... always on hand but never intrusive.

Montenegro is stunning and WHEN we come back again, there's only one place we will be staying (for the third time!!!).

Thanks again Gail & Hugh.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We've not long been back from having had a fantastic week at Mandelina. The villa itself is absolutely beautiful and has been so well done. It is clean, well maintained and has brilliant facilities. Hugh & Gail are the most wonderful owners.......they have been sooooooo helpful, from the very beginning of initially making our booking, right up until he waved us goodbye at the airport! They are not intrusive at all, and yet are on hand to help and advise with any queries/advice whatsoever. It was a first trip for us to Montenegro and we will definitely be back!......... and Mandelina will without doubt, be our choice of accommodation!! Thanks again!!! 5 stars!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were fantastic guests and looked as if you had a great party !
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5

Fabulous place to stay in an amazing country!

  • 5 of 5

We holidayed at the villa during May 2015 and we had a really wonderful stay, I really hope we can go back again! The property is very well equipped and beautifully decorated - we really didn't want to leave! As a large group of friends it gave us everything we wanted, the pool, darts board and tables tennis table provided hours of entertainment! I'd highly recommend a stay at this property and a visit to Montenegro. The food was excellent both locally and slightly further afield with many great places to visit. There is plenty to see and do in such beautiful surroundings. Thank you so much for such a memorable holiday!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Montenegro for your holiday ! You were great guests and wenhope to see you again.
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Lustica, Montenegro
5

Beautiful Villa/Beautiful Country

  • 5 of 5

I can only echo the previous reviews, this is a fantastic villa, spacious and extremely well equipped for large parties. There really was everything we needed and more. Comfortable beds and excellent bathrooms.

Arrived to find everything pristine and delicious supper (previously ordered) in fridge. The house was cleaned midweek and the pool kept in tiptop condition. The owners are perfect hosts, informative and helpful when asked, but not at all intrusive.

So much to see, and fairly hard to drag ourselves away from the many sunloungers, but recommended trips include:

Driving through Krasici and on up the peninsula, with fabulous views, to charming Rose and lunch in sunshine overlooking the bay. Back along narrow lanes between deep stone walls and olive groves.

Many trips to Plavi Horizonte beach, an easy 15 minute walk. Beautiful sandy beach, warm shallow water for swimming, and a great cafe - delicious grilled mussels and kalamari for 5 euros.

We hired a boat for the day and were taken around the bay, past Tivat and Lepetane to the islands in the Bay of Kotor, then to Perast for lunch. Would highly recommend Hotel Conte for an inexpensive special treat.

Take the spectacular mountain road from Kotor through Lovcen National Park to Cetinje - one breathtaking view after another.

So much more to see ............. have already booked for next year!

Wherever we went, the locals were helpful and friendly and we enjoyed simple, but very good, food and wine. A truly memorable holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Lusticalover and everyone else who has reviewed Mandelina in 2013 we love living here and Mandelina has exceeded our dreams of a huge family holiday villa ! Hugh and Gail
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United Kingdom
5

Excellent villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from two weeks in this villa, already wishing we were back. We were 9 people in total and for the first time in many years we had more than enough space. This villa genuinely does accommodate lots of people. It is finished to the highest standard and has more than enough of everything you need. We kept trying to catch them out by searching for kitchen utensils but never managed it, there is everything here in abundance. The beds are comfy and the bathrooms are great. The villa has spectacular views and the whole area is breathtaking. It is easy to get into Budva, Kotor, Tivat or to explore the fabulous lustica peninsular. We would highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Tivat
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Radovici
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Bar
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Bar
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Main coast road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Radovici / Krtoli
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Kolasin
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Blue Horizon ( Plavi Horizonte)
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Having a Birthday at the Villa ? let us know when you book and we can organize a special welcome, pre order you a cake and if it is in April / May first two weeks in June or September we can give you a list of restaurants that will give a good discount on meals and drinks.

Hugh Chapman can provide you with maps and trail notes for walking and organize walking trips to Lovcen National Park, Lustica Peninsular.

If you are a group and would like a tour of places like Lake Skadar, Cetinje and Kotor and do not want to drive then please ask for a quote for your trips.

How about a foodie holiday - ideal for early season! we have a great trail around the coast and Lovcen National Park which can either be guided or self guided.

Coast/Beach:

Villa Mandelina is 5 minutes in the car and a 15 mins downhill walk on a footpath to our nearest beach - Plavi Horizonte a safe sandy beach great for children with a cafe and ice creams. Two Sunbeds & Umbrella with a small charge per day. The Peninsular has other local beaches at Oblatno (very cool) Mirista (pebbly,good restaurant) Zigi (young crowd plus yachts) Zanije (catch a boat to the Blue Cave plus loads of cafes and good fish). There are lots of other coves and smaller pebbly beaches.

Travel:

Tivat airport is 20 mins drive flights from London Gatwick and several flights a week from Russia. Ryan Air flys Stansted / Podgorica in MNE. Dubrovnik which is 1 to 1.5 hr depending on traffic has flights from all over Europe and from most UK airports. Operators include BA, Easy Jet , Monarch etc. Bar the nearest Port is 50 mins. We strongly recommend a car for pottering about as most of the main spots in Montenegro are within a 30 minute drive making the Villa a great base for touring.

Distances:

Bogisici 0 miles

Radovici 1 mile (shops, post office, beach)

Krtoli 2 miles ( Restaurants, beaches)

Tivat 6 miles (Shops, banks, Restaurants, Porto Montenegro)

Kotor 6 miles ( Old town, great cakes and restaurants)

Perast 10 miles (Restored Venetian town pedestrianized)

Rose 15 miles (original fishing village)

Budva 15 miles (beach, night-life, crowds!)

Zigi beach all watersports 1 mile

Further Details:

Bogisici has no facilities other than 2 churches. Bread can be ordered for delivery. The nearest shops are in Radovici (5 mins) Deli,general store,fruit and veg stall,Post Office,Shops for beach toys and games, cafes selling pizza, pasta and grilled meat,several bars,doctor and the tourist office kiosk. The main supermarket is Voli and that sells everything including some British brands. The meat counters are excellent and very low prices as is the wine and all fresh seasonal food. You will be surprised how cheap it is in MNE.

Banks with cash machines and for exchanging currency are in Tivat, Kotor and an ATM outside Voli.

There are restaurants and cafes within 5 minutes drive. Maestral in Krtoli does great fish on the waterfront and Astoria in Radovici has a good menu and service. In Tivat you have a huge choice from hand made pizza and pasta to fine dining at Prova. Porto Montenegro is a must for a spot of people watching and some of the longest yachts in the world spend the summer here Pier One is the place to go for good reasonably priced snacks, meals and drinks.

Without doubt number one activity is lying by the pool but if you want to explore.

A trip to Kotor and Perast is recommended for the stone architecture and winding streets grab a coffee and cake at Forza just inside the main gates or dinner at Astoria. Walk around Perast and take the boat to Our Lady of the Rock Island a local landmark.

Spend an afternoon driving around the Lustica Peninsular untouched for centuries it has winding lanes and olive groves and you can arrange to visit an olive farm and taste the produce.

Drive up the mountain road to Lovcen National Park (45 mins)

Water sports

Water skiing, jet skis, sailing, hire a boat for the day( from 160e 12 person) Paragliding, wind surfing, canoeing etc.

Hire mountain bikes and scooters

Night-life has something for everyone

Great street cafes everywhere, Maximus at Kotor is renowned throughout Europe or try Budva with every kind of

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Kotor, Montenegro

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early summer 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$2,030
 
 
High season 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,707
 
 
Late summer 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,030
 
 
Sep / Oct 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$2,030
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
A$1,354
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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:
If you wish to book Villa Mandelina we will e mail you a booking form,full description of the property and the terms and conditions. You will need to return this preferably by e mail and pay a 10% deposit to confirm the reservation.
The balance is payable 90 days before arrival.
We would like to speak to you on the phone to increase your security of booking and we will take credit card (2%) cheque or bank transfer.
No damage deposit required.
2017 prices held at 2016 rates

Changeover Day:
High Season changeover on Sundays. Arrival from 2pm depart by 10am
April,May, June, September and October by arrangement
You will be met on arrival and given a quick tour of the Villa then just have a great time!

Notes on prices:
Villa Mandelina is £1200 per week for up to 12 guests in April,May,June,Sep, Oct.
July and August £1600 per week

Flexible changeover days out of high season. Discounts possible for small parties.

Free high chairs and cots
Rent includes cleaning on arrival, all utilities, pool and garden maintenance
Extra staff by arrangement
Tourist tax of 90 cents per day is payable locally
No damage deposit taken

We can take your credit/ debit card payment through our wholly owned UK travel agent Vista Trails and you money is held in our trust account until your holiday is completed.10% deposit balance 90 days before arrival. 90 cents a day per adult payable locally for tourist tax. Pay by cheque , bank transfer or credit /debit card

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Kotor

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 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
    Shower room 6 - shower enclosure
    cloakroom - toilet , Living floor cloakroom
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower enclosure , Outside toilet and shower
  • 5 bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms with luxury fittings toilet, shower and fitted wash basin, mirrors, cupboards etc. 1 bathroom adjacent to Bed 6. Living floor cloakroom
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor off Courtyard Bed 1. Twin beds Bed 2. Double bed Bed 3 Twin beds (suite) Top floor Bed 4 Double bed sea views Bed 5.Twin beds sea views Bed 6. Double bed sea views Extra put you up beds available in most rooms
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Villa Mandelina is a restoration project that has taken the owner Hugh nearly a year to complete. The stone built farmhouse parts of which date back 300 years has been given a new lease of life with original features carefully renovated and a new living floor added to make a huge holiday villa of nearly 4000 sq ft. All the furnishings have been chosen to compliment the Villa and it has a fresh contemporary feel. The Villa has 3 floors with 3 large en suite bedrooms off a sun trap stone courtyard from where stairs lead to the main entrance hall. Opening off the hall the dining room has floor to ceiling windows to capture the fantastic view also on this floor are the kitchen and sitting room. Stairs lead to 3 bedrooms on the top floor all with sea views. A large terrace outside the dining room has steps to the pool and garden. The pool is flat deck and fenced from the Villa and BBQ area. Games include Table Tennis, Badminton and a Basket ball net. Wireless Internet throughout the Villa. Outside: The grounds are a feature of the Villa. A large flat deck Private swimming pool 8m x 4m with a weeping wall and two fountains it is surrounded by sun terraces that are south west facing and have sun all day. There is ample sun loungers and umbrellas. Adjacent to the pool is a built in BBQ with a fully equipped summer kitchen (hob, sink, fridge work tops) and a huge wooden dining table to seat 12 / 14. This area is shaded and overlooks the pool. On the far side of the pool is a covered games room with table tennis, darts etc. Opening directly from the Villa overlooking the pool is a large stone arched sitting room open on all sides and furnished with comfy seats and loungers. The entrance gates lead off from the road into a car parking area for 5 cars, securely fenced from the Villa garden. The grounds extend to the side with a wild lawn and almond trees and below the Villa is a small Olive grove. The whole property is safely fenced. Although in a Village setting it is not overlooked Utility Room: Washing machine and drying racks, toilet and pool shower. Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Villa Mandelin is cleaned and prepared for your arrival. All white cotton linen and towels including but not pool towels. Other: Large hall and beamed vaulted landing. Ground floor level vaulted sitting room with stone pillars open to the pool area with loungers, comfy seating, table and chairs great for card games!