Villa Miela – A Unique Space for Co-living in Montenegro
“A beautiful location with kind hosts…multi linguists, Ben and Emma are generous entrepreneurs who have created an admirable business that boosts the local economy and are clearly well liked by the local people.” – Claire N, August 2021
2021/2022 digital nomad & co-living deals available from 1st September through to 15th May
We don’t just host environmentally-aware, sustainably-run activity holidays at Villa Miela – the remote-working boom has meant that outside of summer, we open up our Lake Skadar base for co-living in Montenegro! Our beautifully renovated farmhouse can sleep up to ten digital nomads, and there are plenty of places to be productive, including a living room “snug”, sun-terrace, a yoga deck, swimming pool and even a dedicated office available. Internet is provided via super-fast fibre-optic broadband (160/6mbps), as well as portable modems (150mbps) for those who like to work more remotely. We offer twice-weekly group dinners, optional “zero kilometre” breakfast baskets, ‘Firepit Friday’ drinks as well as a flexible programme of activities that include kayaking, hiking, wild swimming and wine-tasting, all in a location that’s remote – but not too remote (Montenegro’s capital city, Podgorica, is just 30 minutes away by car or train)!
Your day might begin with some yoga on the deck, followed by hot filter coffee and an organic farmhouse breakfast on the terrace. Your morning meeting got cancelled, so instead you and a couple of other guests join Ben for a couple of hours of kayaking to a hidden beach on Lake Skadar. The afternoon needs full focus and fast internet, so you reserve a dedicated work space in the office. Job done by 5pm – time to laze in a hammock, dip in the pool and later get ready for dinner at a local winery!
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Book to Give Back – every booking sparks a donation to our chosen local environmental and community causes!
Your co-living hosts, Ben & Emma: We’ve been living and working at Lake Skadar for 13 years – we actually started up our own business from this very location back when internet came in 2G stick form only! During the high season we run Undiscovered Montenegro together from our lovingly restored guesthouse, Villa Miela, and during the low season we open the villa up to co-living in Montenegro. We speak English, Montenegrin/Serbian, French and German, and welcome digital nomads of all nationalities!
There’s no fixed itinerary at Villa Miela for digital nomads looking for a unique co-living experience in Montenegro – what we offer are gorgeous, clean serviced rooms and fast internet in a tranquil location at Lake Skadar National Park, surrounded by wild nature.
We also throw in free bicycle rental for all our guests as an eco-way to reach the shops, cafes, restaurants and train station of Virpazar, which is just a 5 minute ride down the hill.
A typical day might begin with some yoga on the deck, followed by hot filter coffee and an organic farmhouse breakfast on the terrace. Your morning meeting got cancelled, so instead you and a couple of other guests join Ben for a couple of hours of kayaking to a hidden beach on Lake Skadar. The afternoon needs full focus and fast internet, so you reserve a dedicated work space in the office. Job done by 5pm – time to laze in a hammock, dip in the pool and later get ready for dinner at a local winery!
Breakfast – You can order “zero kilometre” breakfast baskets, available every day
Group meals – twice a week we offer group dinners, usually on Wednesdays and Sundays – otherwise, the villa is fully self-catering.
Guided activities – join your experienced local hosts for full day and half day tours exploring Lake Skadar National Park and other nearby beauty spots, with hiking, kayaking, wild swimming, winery and waterfall visits available, depending on weather.
“Firepit Friday” drinks – end your working week with some fun as we all gather around Villa Miela’s firepit for beers, ‘rakija’ and local wine plus marshmallows for toasting.
On request – movie nights, individual yoga classes, singing bowl massages, Montenegrin cooking lessons and more!
Prices are in € and include all utilities.
Double room – single occupancy €180pp, dual occupancy €120pp
Twin room – single occupancy €180pp, dual occupancy €120pp
4-bed dorm room – €120pp
Double room – single occupancy €650pp, dual occupancy €450pp
Twin room – single occupancy €650pp, dual occupancy €450pp
4-bed dorm room – €300pp
All rooms have private bathrooms and internet access.
Breakfast – €5pp
Group dinner (2 courses) – €10pp
Half-day kayaking tour – €25pp
Half-day hiking tour – €20pp
Wine-tasting tour – €25pp
A beautifully renovated farmhouse with dedicated office, swimming pool and yoga deck, Villa Miela is the ideal base for digital nomads seeking a co-living space in the heart of nature. Just 1.5km from the village of Virpazar, it is simultaneously remote and yet hugely accessible, with the capital, Podgorica, just 30 minutes away and the coast of Bar just 30 minutes in the opposite direction.
At a glance
Sleeps 8-10 with 2 double rooms, 1 twin and one 4-bed dorm room, each with private bathroom
Modern kitchen with all amenities (microwave, washing-machine, dishwasher)
Free fibre-optic and portable modem WIFI throughout the property
Open-plan living room with TV, DVD player and library of books and films
Dedicated office for up to 4 people
Work “snug” in living area
Yoga deck with power sockets
Large terrace with gas barbecue, loungers, hammocks, boules court, swimming pool; incredible views over lake, valley and mountains
Extensive grounds with natural orchard
Two minutes from the lake shore, 30 minutes from the Adriatic coast
Free use of mountain bikes
Exposed stone details and wooden ceilings and floors add to the charm, with locally produced, handmade bedspreads and bathroom soaps also handmade from olive oil. Stunning views are offered up by each bedroom.
Double bedroom 1
Double bedroom 2
4-bed dorm room
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