Tranquillity & comfort – spacious studio & terrace
About the Studio Apartment
Relax in peace and privacy under the vine canopy, gaze up at the mountains and listen to the magical nightingales. The Eco-House Studio peacefully nestles in leafy unspoilt Risan, on the beautiful seaside Bay of Kotor and embraced by the majestic mountains. The spacious studio and secluded south facing terrace is shaded by lush vines, has its own outdoor BBQ and spa-shower, free WiFi, air-con and satellite TV and brand new modern home comforts.
The apartment is equipped to a high standard, ideal for a couple, and also has a sofa bed for a third person or 2 children. In addition to the outdoor BBQ kitchen and spa-shower, inside the Studio is a brand new shower bathroom, fully equipped kitchenette with large fridge/freezer, clothes washing machine, free satellite TV and free wireless. Eco-House Studio is high up the quiet hillside 5-10 minutes walk out Risan town. The studio measures 30m square and the private terrace is 35m square.
The apartment is completely separate from the main house, with secure gated access by steps from the road which also lead to the Eco House, home of your hosts. Private off road parking is immediately outside. The hosts’ wide sun terrace with sea view is available to guests for sunbathing, with permission.
The Eco-House Studio is a brand-new, self-contained part of our pioneering low energy home – we are your welcoming hosts, James and Anke. We love Risan for it’s gorgeous lush countryside setting, minutes from the main route around the famous Bay of Kotor and close to all the highlights of stunning unspoiled Montenegro. We have lived in Montenegro for some years and are happy to help with planning day trips, and insights into the history and culture of this magical part of the Mediterranean. Languages: We speak fluent English and German (native speakers) and French, basic Spanish and Italian. Wellness: James is a qualified Reiki Practitioner. If you would like to book a Reiki session or holiday, do please ask him for more details.
The Studio is in the leafy outskirts of Risan – a green oasis in the north corner of the gorgeous Bay of Kotor on the main road. It is blessed with ancient springs, woodlands, eagles and rich birdsong, including magical nightingales. Risan is an unspoiled ancient small town on the main road around the famous Bay of Kotor with a bustling Sunday market under the fragrant lime trees.
There is a beach for sea bathing, 3 great waterside restaurants, 2 supermarkets, a bakery, post office, taxi rank & mobile phone kiosk.
The Tourist Office is at the Roman mosaic site, and overnight visitors must register here. Risan is among the oldest settlements in the region, with its fortress from which the Illyrian Queen Teuta fought the invading Romans in the 3rd century BC. A later Roman palace built here boasts the finest Roman mosaics in the country, open for visitors every day. Under Venice for 500 years the area was also on the border with the Ottoman Empire and of the division between Rome and Byzantium. The Austro-Hungarian Empire took over after the Napoleonic Wars, building many fortresses and towns, many are undergoing conservation and renovation.
Eco-House Studio is 5-10 mins uphill walk from the center of Risan. Private off road parking is immediately outside. A private car is best for day-trips to nearby highlights such as the famous ancient walled city of Kotor 30 mins drive, glitzy luxury in Porto Montenegro by road & ferry, Crkvice at 1000m above sea level, and the ruined Austrian forts. Bus timetables are limited. Taxis are available from the center of Risan.
Other things to note:- The road from the town is steep and not really suitable for campervans or vehicles much larger than a normal private car or 4×4.
Please note: the EcoHouse Studio has an inside and outside dining area, the outside terrace is situated under the wine- and kiwi ‘heaven’, under the blue sky, it has mountain views. In Montenegro one lives and enjoys the outdoor world more, one grills, enjoys peace, one can hear the crickets and nightingales sing. Nightingales are slightly larger than robins, with a robust, broad-tailed, rather plain brown appearance, but their song is so very beautiful, look out for them.