The property, on a peninsula, features fresh-water springs and has only had three owners
BY NANCY A. RUHLING | ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON APRIL 24, 2020 | MANSION GLOBAL
The peninsula, whose name means “Small Fig,” is covered with wild fig trees, and the simple home, which has a terracotta roof and forest-green wooden shutters, is surrounded by cypress and pine trees.1 of 12
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Location: Rezevici Village, Montenegro Price: €10 million (US$10.76 million)
This 14th-century villa on a secluded Montenegro peninsula has not been on the market for more than a half century.
The solitary stone sanctuary has recently been used as a vacation home, according to Niko Laković of Montenegro Sotheby’s International Realty.
Owned by only three families through the centuries, the home, which at one time had been used as a quarantine station for sailors returning from long overseas voyages, is on the Smokvica Peninsula, according to Mr. Laković.
„It was considered an appropriate isolated facility with all the necessary conditions for rehabilitation,“ Mr. Laković said.
The peninsula, whose name means „Small Fig,“ is covered with wild fig trees, and the simple home, which has a terracotta roof and forest-green wooden shutters, is surrounded by cypress and pine trees.
„It can be used as a full-time residence, a second home or a one-of-a-kind rental property,“ Mr. Laković said
Noting that the compound is close to the iconic Aman Sveti Stafan, an 80-acre resort with pink-sand beaches, clear waters and pine-studded mountains, and is near the future home of the Fairmont/Raffles mixed-use resort, Mr. Laković said it’s „one of the most prestigious“ locations along the Adriatic Sea coastline of the Balkan nation.
The 2,152-square-foot villa, set on just over a quarter of an acre, has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. There’s also a staff house at the peninsula’s entrance.
The villa, shaded by ancient pine trees, features seven terraces and total privacy. The interior is decorated in a rustic style that includes stone walls, wooden beams, onyx bathrooms and wooden furnishings. The property contains two fresh-water springs.
Rezevici, a historic village that dates to the same century as the villa, is home to a charming Orthodox monastery. It’s four kilometers from Petrovac, a popular tourist destination that traces its roots to Roman times.
„Petrovac, a small town, is one of the most beautiful on the coast,“ Mr. Laković said. „It’s known for its traditional Mediterranean and Venetian architecture and two excellent sandy beaches—the main city beach and the smaller Lucice Beach.“
He added that Rezevici, which consists of several smaller settlements, „is a former rural area now mostly populated with luxury villas.“
The town, whose amenities make it self-sufficient, has the relaxed atmosphere of a five-star resort. It’s close to two international airports—Podgorica is 22 miles away, and Tivat is 24 miles from it.
Agent: Niko Laković, Montenegro Sotheby’s International Realty
Source: Mansion Global