Spacious and ambient 3 bedroom restored stone house situated in a charming and peaceful rural village; surrounded by nature and rolling green hills; only a few minutes walk or drive to fine beaches with a variety of shops, restaurants & cafes nearby.
Welcome to Lustica Country - the real Montenegro, Relax and enjoy a perfect holiday with a combination of open blue seas, beautiful beaches, pretty villages and countryside on your doorstep ! And if you are looking for a little more activity, Tivat ( Porto Montenegro), Kotor ( famous Fjord) and Dubrovnik ( renowned old town) are all a stone's throw away....
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 Boka Kotorska fjord.
A natural habitat for flora and fauna, there is plenty to discover among the small beaches, the famous Blue cave, Mamula island and Arza fort, the island-church, while wonderful winding roads have dramatic views of the sea and underdeveloped coast
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 (both en-suite), while down below, on the ground floor, there is a comfortable double bedroom (suitable for persons with restricted mobility); the kitchen and lovely stone dining area, is situated beside the old mill. 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, there are 2 sunny outdoor terrace areas and a charming garden.
The house is located on the edge of a peaceful village which lies among the rolling green hills of the Lustica peninsula.
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.
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.
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.
At one time, Lustica was one on the outer limits of the Venetian Montenegrin territories, and the peninsula inhabitants built their villages as small stone fortresses, making for interesting urban planning that has almost stayed the same for hundreds of years. Later, under the Austro Hungarian Empire and Yugoslavia, the peninsula became incorporated militarily and huge old stone fortresses, submarine bases and look out points are a unique and interesting feature of the Peninsula today.
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. A LOCAL (SUPERMARKET) VAN CALLS TO THE VILLAGE DAILY WITH ALL BASICS AND MORE.......
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.
The house is only rented to one set of guests at a time; and everything there is for their use and enjoyment. There is spacious, private and enclosed car parking - we are on one side of the village and you can enjoy the surrounding countryside (paths to beaches) and/or the village life on the other
Interaction with guests
Occasionally I am there, and when not, my neighbour Rosa is there to help get familiar with the house and surroundings
Other things to note
SAFE- There is a small security safe in house for your comfort and convenience
WIFI Internet- The house uses a wireless mobile internet device. The speeds are 4mbs download,and 1 mbs upload- It has unlimited data allowance.
The house comes with a Children's kid which includes, full child cot, child chair for dining and car seat and finally, ample gates for stairs inside and outside house ( on terraces) See photographs section.
Mobile Phone- On arrival you will be given a mobile phone with local phone number - which you can use locally to make reservations and bookings or use for friends to call you on. While the phone will have some credit on it, you can top up with credit at local stores if you need more.At the end of your stay the phone should be returned.
Security deposit and cleaning charge
A E200 (cash) deposit is payable on arrival and will be returned on departure following an inspection of the house.
A mandatory cleaning charge of 100 euros will be deducted from the security deposit on departure.
A cleaning charge is €75 is charged for bookings of 2 persons only.
A cleaning charge of €75 is charged for up to 4 persons during Jan, Feb March, April, May October, November & December
( Please note that this is charged locally for essential & practical reasons)
Arrival after 3 pm and departure by 10/11 am. Depending on flight schedule, luggage can be left in the house on arrival (if earlier) or on departure ( if later). Saturday changeover day preferred in high season. Depending on the arrival or departure of the next guests we can be flexible, so please ask.
Pets Welcome !
The whole property is Only rented to one group at a time.
The Lustica Mill House is an old restored Olive mill house and we ask that guests are careful with the many old features retained in its renovation. Given the house is on a small village we ask that guest respect other people's right to peace and quiet, especially late at night. The owner request that visitors respect the non smoking rule within the house. however, there are plenty of nice comfortable places to smoke on the terraces and elsewhere around the house exterior.
To keep the house at its coolest during the hot summer months, especially in August, it is best to keep the wooden shutters closed during the day. You can freely open in the evenings as all windows are fitted with mesh preventing insects getting in.
Water is a precious commodity on Lustica and all water is collected from rain. We particularly ask you to start to think of the environment when staying at the house , by considering the amount of water you use when washing and cleaning.
Kitchen: Is fully tastefully furnished with the solid oak wood finishes, granite counter tops and a four ring cooker, oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The kitchen is ideally located to serve meals inside or outside on either of the terraces.
Dining The house is equipped with ample kitchen wear including utensils, pots and pans, serving dishes, and plates, knives, forks etc for up to 9 persons. Large jugs are provided for water. There are two dining areas inside on the kitchen-living room (6 persons), and on the first floor (8 persons). A BBQ is located outside.
Seating. There is ample comfortable sofas and chairs inside (10 persons) and a spacious seating area outside.
Utility Room: Washing machine, ironing board and iron, hoover, and cleaning equipment, electric heaters and fans are available if required. The two upper bedrooms have a/c facilities.
Bathroom towels are provided at the property - but not beach towels which you must bring yourself.
Internet A wireless internet connection is provided at the house with unlimited data usage.
Phone- we provide you with a local mobile phone for use while staying at the house- this can be useful in making local calls- booking restaurants and trips, family and friends calling you in Montenegro and other requirements - The phone has a certain amount of credit ( left by the previous guests) and can easily be topped up at a local shope or Mtel outlet.
Lighting. Both inside and out are fitted with bright and low lighting for relaxing evenings in a convivial atmosphere and there is a light outside the main entrance beside the intercom/ house bell.
There is secure car parking behind exterior gates which are kept closed most of the day and always in the evening.
With a large double bedroom on the ground floor, kitchen, comfortable dining area and large ground terrace area, this floor is idea for persons with restricted mobility.
The Montenegrin Government requests that you register with them within 24 hours after arrival- Depending on the time of year, this can be done at the local beach, at Radovici or at Herzeg Novi. You need your passports and they charge €0.8 for adults; €0.5 for teenagers between 12 and 18 years and €0.0 for under 12s per day. There is a certain amount of flexibility (48 hours etc) and it registration is done locally.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
I am the "lucky" owner of the Lustica Mill House, an old stone 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. Finally, the peninsula is nothing short of a 'gem'- still quite undiscovered, surrounded by rolling green hills and wild nature, the sea water and beaches lovely and finally, close to all the main towns on the coast- Kotor, Tivat, Herzeg Novi ( all within 30 mins by car or boat), and Budva and Dubrovnik.