Stone Mill House, Lustica Peninsula

House - Entire home/apt · Marovici, Lustica Peninsula, Montenegro
Jas

Spacious and ambient 3 bedroom Olive Mill House (sleeps 8) set in a charming and peaceful stone village, and surrounded by rolling green hills and only a few minutes walk or drive to fine clean beaches with a variety of shops, restaurants & cafes;

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Spacious and ambient 3 bedroom Olive Mill House (sleeps 8) set in a charming and peaceful stone village, and surrounded by rolling green hills and only a few minutes walk or drive to fine clean beaches with a variety of shops, restaurants & cafes;

The Space

Welcome to Lustica Country where you will relax and discover the real Montenegro, with a combination of open seas, beautiful beaches and countryside on your doorstep !

Lustica, a real get-a-way of pretty beaches, and peaceful countryside covered in thick olive and pine woods, while at the same time surrounded by the deep blue waters of the Adriatic and famous Kotor fjord. A natural habitat for flora and fauna, there is plenty to discover among the small beaches, the Blue cave, Mamula island and Arza forts, island-church, while wonderful winding roads have dramatic views of the sea coast and fjord.

The Lustica Mill house is a peaceful retreat from busy civilization and offers you, your family or friends a relaxing holiday in a bright and spacious home (3 bedroom, sleeps 8) -whether you are a small party of 2, or a larger group of up to eight persons. Prices are given for 4 persons and for 6 and 8 persons you will see price in the price notes - or ask.

On the top floor, it has a large and cozy double and twin bedrooms (en-suite), while down below, on the ground floor, there is a comfortable double bedroom (suitable for persons with restricted mobility); kitchen and lovely stone dining area, where the old mill is situated. On the middle floor, there is a comfortable and bright reception room and a studio/office which also has a fold out bed for 2 persons. Finally, a sunny outdoor terrace area. Outside you will find a charming garden and a second terrace.

The house is located on the edge of a peaceful village which lies among the rolling green hills of the Lustica peninsula.

INSIDE
The house has a unique and warm atmosphere created from a combination of traditional old stone and colourful interiors, decorated using wood and metal furniture, materials and decorations from from Katmandu, Nepal.

Spread out over three floors, the house is also spacious for guests to enjoy quiet and private corners to read a book, do nothing, fall asleep, … while other parts of the house are more spacious and well-equipped for larger groups to enjoy the living, dining and outdoor areas during morning and evening meals, preparing BBQs, sunsets and other gatherings.

OUTSIDE
The house is located in the charming town of Marovici, with its stone houses,small streets and peace and quiet; The house has 2 terraces and a small garden and all surrounded by old stone walls. Outside there is private car parking.

The house and kitchen are well equipped with ample space and equipment to prepare locally caught fish and fresh salads (from the many markets) on our solid stone kitchen work areas, a hob/stove, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher. The house also has a washing machine, iron/ironing board, internet access (separate), air conditioning in 2 bedrooms, or room fan, child cot, barbecue and plenty of indoor and outdoor sofas, chairs and furnishings.

The house is accessed through large exterior wooden gates and there is an intercom outside the main doors. There is a large grassy and pebble private area outside the old walls surrounding the house, to park a car and this area is bordered by gardens and fields, as well as another dwelling which shares the parking area. There is ample secure children playing areas. Outside the outer gate, a small road leads into the village, or, down a lane will bring you, to paths that lead through the surrounding fields to two beaches. Within a 15 minute drive, there are several other villages and beaches on the peninsula of Lustica, such as Oblatov, Rosa, Ponte Veslo and elsewhere.

ACTIVITIES
If you like walking or swimming, the town is surrounded by delightful paths, and the beaches of Mirista and Zanice are a short stroll away. Both beaches have facilities, such as restaurants, cafes and shops and as well as chairs, umbrellas (to hire) and a lifeguard to keep an eye on things.

From the small harbours, boats go back and forth to the island-Orthodox church, the fort at Manula, the coastal fort of Azur, and the Blue Cave which is large enough for boats to go in and out, but not before stopping to allow bathers to take a dip in its famous blue waters. During season, boats also regularly sail the waters between these beaches and the larger towns of Herzeg Novi, Igalo, Zelenika, and Rosa.

The immediate area surrounding Lustica lie many of the more popular tourist sights, such as the old walled town of Budva, Kotor and its dramatic fjord, the mountain tops of Orien and Lovcen, the historic capital at Cetinje, and the renowned city-state of Dubrovnik is not far away, across the border, in Croatia.

While it is possible to stay here without a car, (arriving and departing by taxi), and using the limited public transport that does exist, having your own car is almost essential if you are not familiar with the area, as well for visiting the nearby historical towns and also useful for stocking-up at the shopping centres in Radovici, or Tivat (35 mins), or Kotor (35m) and Budva (45). There are 2 new large supermarkets 25 mins away.

Tivat Airport is 30 minutes by car, Dubrovnik Airport is 1h30m, and Podgorica is 2 hours away. The ferry port of bar, is 1.5 hours away.

Guest Access

The house is only let to one set of guests at a time; and everything there is for their use and enjoyment.

The dive and car parking is shared with a neighbour, who are very helpful, make their own wine, grappa and olive oil.

Interaction with Guests

Occasionally I am there, and when not, my neighbour Rosa is there to help get familiar with the house and surroundings

The Neighborhood

Peaceful; quiet; historic; surrounded by nature; beaches close by;

Getting around

There is public transport- bus service that operates to a local ferry and nearby main town, but is limited. Car rental is almost essential to all but the most adventurous. Car parking is included in the (website hidden) way from airport to house is by car

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 8
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 5 nights
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • It'(email hidden) to stay if somebody wants to see non-touristic Montenegro. Very nice and warm stone villa and absolutely charming host Jas. You may even not want to leave your place and go around - such a peaceful and quiet nest you ll be staying in.

    All facilities are available, the only difficulty could be with driving through serpentine roads - just be careful and stay calm if you miss a turning or a crossing you need.

    June 2014
  • The Lustica house was a perfect retreat for myself and my family. We were a group of 7 adults and one almost 2-year-old child. The house was beautiful, clean, had everything that we needed, and was located in a peaceful, serene setting. The locals (neighbors) were kind and helpful throughout our trip, particularly Rosa (the house manager in Jas's absence). Jas was an extremely helpful host and responded immediately with detailed and researched responses when I emailed him. Overall, the house and village were a dream come true! We had a relaxing and lovely vacation, primarily due to the location of the house, the house itself, and our hosts. The beaches and surrounding area were beautiful gems just waiting to be explored. I and my family would definitely return to this house and the Lustica peninsula!

    June 2014
  • As two families travelling together with small children, we had a fantastic experience. Jas provided thorough information before our arrival and Rosa took great care of us while we were there -- always available next door but never intrusive. The fireplace kept us warm during our winter visit while we enjoyed the peace and quiet of the village, which (email hidden) for children. Kotor and the rest of the Adriatic coast is an easy day trip if you have a car. We were happy to leave the car parked while we were on the peninsula and walk down to the coastal villages. I would say that an active family could get by without a car in season, when more shops and restaurants are open along the coast, but out of season or to increase the shopping/dining/tourist options a car is best.

    February 2014
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I am the a grateful owner of the Lustica Mill House on the Peninsula of Lustica. I bought the house in 2005 while working in tourism in Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia between 2000 and 2006. For someone who was familiar with the beautiful Adriatic coastline, I was pleasantly surprised (nay, shocked), to stumble upon somewhere so beautiful, yet seemingly "invisible" - to all but a few local and international visitors - while, at the same time, located directly beside Tivat airport, and also near Dubrovnik airport. Two years later, the house was fully renovated with the help of Tivat based architects, Axum ( Ivan and Nevin), who combined sensitive restoration with modern facilities. The house was tastefully decorated later using genuine furnishings and brightly coloured materials I brought from Katmandu in Nepal. To date, I have had numerous guest who appreciate the unique stone house, the peaceful and natural surrounds of the village and peninsula, and the fresh and inviting, deep blue open seas. The local people are very friendly and often make and sell their own home made produce such as olive oil, cheese, wines and grappa.
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