About this listing
The luxuriously equipped cottage is ideal for a family vacation for up to 6 people. It has a large terrace, which comes to living room with kitchen, above which are two bedrooms in the loft.
Our river cabin provides unforgetable blend with a nature. With a river in front, dense forest in the back and sandy beaches on Adriatic coast just 1 km away you can have a vacation which you will never forget.
Either you are a person who loves active vacation or maybe you are into food and wine, or perhaps you just enjoy laying on a deck, you will definitely find something you like here. This is because we have kite surf, wind surf, horse riding, cycling, boat tours, vineyards, fish restaurants, dozens of beaches...
Interaction with Guests
We are a family with two kids, and this is our vacation home which we rent at this time. We like meeting our guests, but since we do not live here, we are not always in a position to do that. If we don't come to meet you, please don't mind about it and feel yourself like home.
Our house is one of about 400 of them on Bojana river. During summer season, a lot of people comes to Ada Bojana for holidays.
No public transport is available, and taxi ride to Ulcinj is about 12-15 euro. People who come with a vehicle have a parking place for 3 cars.
Other Things to Note
Good thing to know, if you are planing to spend time here during July and Avgust, please note that it is a high season here, so expect: crowd, boats, party and electricity shortages.
Regarding electricity, water pump is powered by it, so when we are out of electricity, it means no water, but usually, these shortages are not longer than couple of hours. We think that soon we will have our own electrical source so that will not pose an issue any more.
Also good to know, tap water is not for drinking but we provide enough of drinkable water for guests.
You can find our house rules printed on a board:
watch the sunrise
smell fresh air
take a hike
catch some fish
enjoy a drink
read a book ...
Wij logeerden 5 dagen in the Gecko River house met 2 volwassenen en 2 kinderen. Het huis is erg ruim en daardoor zeer aangenaam om in te verblijven. De ligging aan het water maakt het erg bijzonder, en het was heerlijk om te zwemmen en te relaxen. Aangezien wij in het hoogseizoen reisden, was het wel erg druk: alle huisjes langs de rivier waren bezet en ook de restaurants aan de overkant waren druk bezet. In het huis vind je alles wat je nodig hebt om te logeren, te koken en te relaxen. De badkamer is eerder basic.
Sasa est un hôte parfait, très prévenant et très accueillant. Nous avons eu une panne de voiture et il nous a beaucoup aidé. La maison est très agréable, le cadre magnifique et la fréquentation élevée d'Ada Bojana pendant l'été ne nous a pas génée vu notre configuration familiale de 4 enfants. Les coupures de courant assez fréquentes ne nous ont pas génées non plus car la maison est très confortable et on avait l'impression de faire du camping de luxe. Si vous cherchez du calme cependant venez hors saison. Nous reviendrons avec grand plaisir!
Lovely and peaceful house ideal for family or couples looking to relax. Sasa and his wife were wonderful to deal with, very helpful and friendly. We felt like we were visiting at a friend's cottage. He also went over and above and called friends to find us find a place in budva which was quite full due to a festival. The water isn't potable but they provided drinking water, along with cooking supplies including ingredients to cook with etc. if you are looking for a happening place, this isn't it. It is truly a place to get away and enjoy the quiet. We played cards, cooked, and dove into the river to swim throughout the day. The water was great for swimming. A few other negatives that weren't deal breakers for us but that are good to know: the river was quite busy with jet skis and motor boats which made some noise. It didn't bother me much but my husband did not like it. Also we had 5-6 electricity outages. Never more than 20 minutes or so but slightly annoying and good to know about in advance. One night the restaurant across the river was blasting music until 3:00 am but we managed to sleep anyway. Apparently it was a national holiday so they were partying it up. Overall terrific choice, really really enjoyed it!
This is one of the world's most magical places. Fabulous location on a small island, surrounded by fantastic restaurants and the perfect home to relax and completely switch off.
We had a fantastic time at the Gecko house. The set up has everything you need whether you want to relax on the deck or go and explore Montenegro. The restaurants over the river are excellent and the scenery surrounding the house was beautiful.
Sasa and family met us at Podgorica airport and took us for a drink which was lovely.
We had a brilliant week and would love to visit again.
What a wonderful place to stay! The river house is absolutely beautiful and has everything you need to make your stay very special. We sat on the deck watching the watery world go by and listened to the birds on the river and the noises of the other wildlife in the woodland. The river birds even had their own little nest and landing stage on the upstairs veranda and listening to their chattering in the evening was enchanting. My husband fished from the front deck while I swung in the hammock sipping a leisurely glass of wine. We took walks during the day meeting all sorts of local wildlife - unexpected cows munching grass at the side of the track, birds flying and chirping, geckos soaking up the sunshine and the odd little snake quietly slithering away into the woodland. The tortoise we saw wandering along the side of the road on our drive to the house was most unexpected!
The fish restaurants opposite the house looked amazing but we were just too comfortable in our "gecko river house" to move over there for more than the odd coffee or two on the way back from our walks.
Sasa and his wife made us feel very welcome and looked after us very well. We feel very lucky to have stayed here and Sasa went out of his way to meet us at the airport when we were leaving Montenegro to take us out for a coffee - what a wonderful way to wait for an airplane - at the Podgorica Niagara Falls! Thank you Sasa.