About Eco Resort Cermeniza
The Eco Resort Cermeniza is a family-run business that combines traditional Montenegrin hospitality with modern amenities. Located in one of the most scenic places of the Crmnica region with a panoramic view over Lake Skadar. The resort is divided into six beautiful Villas with a perfectly positioned swimming pool, entertainment area and free parking. Within the site (5000 sq m) visitors can also enjoy a two hundred year old vineyard with tasting in the rustic wine cellar.
Accommodation: Six individual villas of varying sizes with slightly different layouts and facilities.
Villa Vranac - Villa with separate dining room and bedroom, for max 4 persons. Villa Vranac (45 sq m) has 1 bedroom with king size bed, living room with sofa bed, kitchen with dining table and a private bathroom. This Villa features a perfect glimpse of old and modern at the same time. The terrace of the villa gives you privacy with a view on the old fortress of Besac and to the pool.
Villa Bouquet - Villa with separate living room and bedroom, for max 4 persons. This Villa with separate living room and kitchen features a perfect glimpse of old and modern at the same time. The villa has two terraces with Jacuzzi and barbecue offering privacy with a view on the whole resort and the mountains.
Villa Lisicina - Villa with two separate beds, for 2 persons. Villa Lisicina (25 sq m) with twin beds, kitchenette with dining table and a private bathroom. Villa features bright bedroom with dining room and carefully chosen details for the kitchenette. The interior of the Villa was wisely designed to give you the impression of old times. The separate beds, which can be combined next to each other, and the private area of the kitchen will give you a sense of privacy and coziness.
Villa Chardonnay - Villa with double bed and dining room, for max 4 persons. Villa Chardonnay (35 sq m) has one bedroom with double bed, sofa bed in common space, kitchen with dining table and a private bathroom. Villa features bright bedroom, carefully chosen details and rich vibrant materials. The interior of the Villa was wisely designed to give you the impression of old times.
Villa Cabernet - Villa with double bed and dining room, for max 4 persons. Villa Cabernet (35 sq m) has one bedroom with double bed, sofa bed in common space, kitchen with dining table and a private bathroom. Every part of the furniture is handmade from the walnut tree and environmental friendly materials. Villa is individually furnished and features a bright bedroom, carefully chosen details and rich vibrant materials.
Villa Krstac - Villa with two separate beds, for 2 persons. Villa Krstac (25 sq m) has twin beds, kitchenette with dining table and a private bathroom. Villa features a terrace with a best view of the entire resort, and the opportunity to see the sunset directly from your bedroom. The separate beds, which can be combined next to each other, and the perfectly combined kitchenette will give you the privacy and all the comfort you need.
SWIMMING POOL: The views are breath-taking, especially from the pool area; just lie back and float, or make some invigorating laps in the swimming pool, surrounded by the hills and looking at the perfect sunset. You will have the luxury of listening the birds and whispering of the trees, while enjoying the best red wine by the pool. The average temperature of the pool is always pleasant because of the Montenegrin climate. The location of this property allows you to use the open pool from May to October. You can enjoy new and modern sun beds, offering a relaxing and toning break during your visit to the beautiful Montenegrin countryside. Take a moment and enjoy a glass of the house wine, looking at the mountain reflection in the pool. Spend romantic evenings by the pool, with the mild breeze in your hair.
RESTAURANT: After a long day of exploring the beauties of Skadar lake enjoy a warm and delicious dinner with the best ingredients that Montenegro has to offer. The menu is composed of the best dishes that represent this part of Montenegro; notwithstanding, they can also prepare any combination from the menu, according to your taste.
Prosciutto – Montenegro’s most delicious appetizer, served with cheese aged in oil and homemade bread. The process of salting, desalting and pressing the prosciutto is carefully monitored and hasn’t been changed for centuries. The flavours of this dish represent the historical heritage of drying the prosciutto, combined with the tradition of the making process for the homemade bread and cheese. Montenegrin plate has been offered, over the centuries, to every guest who comes to the Montenegrin houses, as a special sign of hospitality and respect. The garden, that is being well-cared for by the grandfather, is full of organic and carefully selected vegetables that are used for all dishes. Freshly picked and prepared with a lot of attention - peppers, aubergine, courgette, tomato and cucumber - the perfection of the colours in your plate.
Fish - Skadar Lake is one of the rare places where carp lives in its natural conditions, in clear freshwater, where it feeds on natural food sources, and is caught straight from its wild habitat. These dishes represent Montenegro and Skadar Lake at its best. Carp in Montenegro can be consumed in several ways – deep fried in vegetable oil, grilled or roasted with dried fruits. It can also be preserved by smoking on the fire, and then marinated in oil with garlic and herbs. The trout is also a well known specialty in Skadar lake region; it lives in the fresh water of Moraca river, which flows into Skadar lake. Trout belongs to the group of so-called lean fish, as opposed to carp, it has no fat. The meat of the trout is fragile and does not need much time to prepare. There are dozens of recipes for preparing trout, but most often is baked in the oven or pan fried in oil (hen it is baked in the oven, the trout is spiced before cooking).
CERMENIZA WINERY: Nestled on the top of the hill, in the heart of the most famous wine region in Montenegro, Crmnica, lies a family-owned 5,000 square meters vineyard. On a tour through centuries-old vineyards, one of the family will share with you his knowledge about our finest wines. You will feel the atmosphere, the culture and the spirit of the long tradition of exquisite wine production. The wine-making philosophy and strategy is based on minimal intervention, relying on the health and balanced growth of the vines to guide the process. Grapes are gently harvested by hand, fermentations proceed naturally without the addition of commercial yeasts. It is also possible to visit their wine cellar where you will get to explore the family’s culture of grape growing and wine making, old almost 400 years. When properly stored, wines not only maintain their quality but many actually improve in aroma, flavour and complexity, as they mature. Depending of their level of sugar and alcohol, wines are more or less sensitive to temperature variances. The combination of stone and wood gives the wine cellar the best conditions for keeping the wine at its optimal temperature.
“BLACK STALLION” - with a rocky, well drained soil and a particular species of grape - Vranac (black stallion) is grown only in this area - sunny afternoons moderated by cooling breeze and a long history of wine making has resulted in a superior grapes that they are justly proud of. With so much enthusiasm and happiness you are welcomed to share the quality and romance of these most distinguished wines.
ACTIVITIES: An unforgettable experience, enjoy some activities such as a bicycle tour, cruising or kayaking, hiking, bird watching or, of course, you could just beside the pool after a game of bowls waiting for the sun to set behind the hills.
Cycling - Take two wheels trip, through this blissful area. Ride a bike along the shore of the lake, through chestnut woods, enjoy stunning views on the island monasteries, and make a beautiful photo memories. There are a couple of trails to choose from. On the bike trails you will find ideal place to stop and explore the old villages, from where you’ll get a great view of Skadar lake and surroundings. And there are lot of bike trails that suit everyone – from beginners to advanced riders.
Kayaking - Start your kayak trip on the small river, which flows through willows, into the lake. Experience a few hours of rowing in a one seat kayak, and be in close touch with the calmness and the beauty of the lake. More experienced paddlers can choose to go to the old island prison of Grmozur, and after that to take rest on a near Pjesacac beach. Kayaking on the lake allows you to explore tiny water lily alleys and watch the native wildlife without scaring it away.
Bocce - Bocce is a ball sport belonging to the boules family, closely related to British bowls and French pétanque, with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire. Name bowling is derived from the Latin word bottie that means ball. During the Roman Empire, this game expanded with the Mediterranean and became an important social factor for the coastal culture. You can get the necessary equipment, game rules and some advice from your host. Because – the best way to get to know local culture is to do what the locals are doing!