Do you want to experience the real Albanian culture? Do you want your own house not just a room? Do you want traditional home cooked organic food with hand picked vegetables from the garden? Do you want your own free tour guide? Our house is located on a hill top overlooking the lake. Enjoy your evening on the balcony and watch the sun set over the lake. The hosts are very accommodating and friendly couple. The village is a quiet and safe area with one market https://goo.gl/maps/Pnngwn5wSHm
“My boyfriend and I had a wonderful and very memorable 6 days at Shaban's. The house is located in a small village by the lake. In the village there are a couple of small grocery stores, a restaurant and a few cafes at walking distance and the lake of course is only a few minutes walk. The village is not touristy at all, you'll be staying in a community of farmers and local shop keepers so the feeling of "original Albanian lifestyle" is definitively there. The real plus of staying at Shaban's is that he will happily drive you around if you fancy doing some sightseeing in nearby villages and across the border to Macedonia. This was great for us as we did not have a car. So you could have the best of both worlds - staying in a quiet non-touristy village but still be able to do day trips and sightseeing. Also getting to the village from Tirana was very easy, buses leave from Tirana to Pogradec every hour and you can ask the driver to drop you at the village itself (Udenisht) instead of going all the way to Pogradec. During your stay if you don't speak Albanian (we didn't) you can communicate through hand gestures and charades or message Elis (Shaban's son who speaks English) and he will speak to Shaban for you, for instance to arrange tours for the next day. We also tried google translate but that didn't always work. So this is a great place to stay, especially if you are looking for an authentic quiet retreat with the possibility to do some sightseeing even if you don't have a car.”
Modern, newly renovated two-storey villa. Uniquely located directly on lake Ohrid with a private beach. Amenities include: jetty, garage, 3 terraces (shaded and sunny) and garden with superb views on the lake. Fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. Perfect for families and couples looking for a quiet and relaxing break. Mini bus to the city stops in front of the house. Paddle board available. Swimming and fishing facilities. Toured hiking, sailing and paragliding possible at request.
“We spent a wonderful eight day vacation at Maja's villa. The house is superb and very clean with a spectacular view of Ohrid lake pretty much from every window of the house, and there are many.. We traveled with our two young kids and they loved the house and spending time at the lake. The communication with Maja was above and beyond expectations, she even helped us solve an issue we had when entering the country with our rented car. We were lucky to meet her lovely family as well, who own a nice restaurant in the nearby village. We would be happy to return to this property in the future”
There is also available BBQ area on the back yard.
“I recomend this place. Is family owned, and you feel like home. The area is a little bit remote, but this is what we liked. Walking distance by city-center: 10-15 minutes. Check in and communication really smooth. Heat system worked very well, very spaciuos, and the kitchen have everything. But what we like the most was the ospitality.”