Spacious old stone mill house an charming village, in the heart of the Lustica peninsula, where your holiday will start the day you arrive! Nestled in a sleep hollow amongst rolling green hills and only a few minutes to charming beaches;
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 top, it has two large and cozy double (en-suite) bedrooms. while down below, on the ground floor, there is a comfortable twin bedroom (suitable for persons with restricted mobility); kitchen and lovely stone dining area, where the old mill is situated. On the middle floor, there are two comfortable and bright reception rooms and a sunny outdoor terrace area. Outside you will find a charming garden and a second terrace.
The prices displayed are for 4 persons, and notes contain prices for 6 and 8 persons
The house is located on the edge of a peaceful village which lies among the rolling green hills of the Lustica peninsula.
To me and my guests, the house has a unique and warm atmosphere created from a combination of traditional old stone house and colourful interiors, decorated using traditional wooden and metal furniture, materials and decorations from from Katmandu, Nepal - don't ask!!
Spread out over three floors, the house is also spacious for guests to enjoy quiet and private corners to read a book. d 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 outstandingly ‘godot-like' town of Marovici, where nothing really happens, at all; apart, that is, from the hoot of a distant owl, the howl of a shy cayote, living in the nearby hills, the ‘moo’ of a local cow, directing itself home from the fields, the bark of Bruno the dog, ( who like the film Bruno only barks !), a neighbour’s radio, or the hoot from the horn of the local food van, that calls to the village with fresh fruit, vegetables and staples every morning.
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.
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.
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 is a wonderful place 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.