Large stone 3 (ensuite) bedroom house ( sleeps 8) with spacious and comfortable interiors and terraces and beside 3 lovely beaches
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Jas Kaminski, is the proud owner of the Lustica Mill House on the Peninsula of Lustica. He acquired the house in 2005 while working in tourism in Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia between 2000 and 2006. For someone who was familiar with the Eastern Adriatic coast, I was pleasantly surprised to stumble on an area that had not been taken over by large scale tourism on Lustica, while, at the same time, located directly behind the airport at Tivat, and a 1h 30m drive to Dubrovnik. Two years later, the house was fully renovated with the help of Tivat based architects, Axum Architects, combining sensitive restoration with modern facilities. The house was tastefully decorated using genuine furnishings and bright materials from Nepal, in Asia, where I was living and working at the time.
What makes this House unique
Peaceful, small stone village and a sense of meaningful interaction with local people. Beautiful and untouched peninsula surrounded by small beaches, with restaurants and cafes, and a series of 9 old stone villages that have a series of old stone churches The closest beaches are sheltered and located on the open sea, so the water is cleaner better Access to Herzeg Novi, 10 mins by boat from fishing village of Rose 30 mins to Kotor & inner fjord, Tivat and 45 to budva or 1h 30 mins to Lovcen and the old capital of Cetinje- so day trips are convenient Local food wine and olive oil available from locals at good prices, and supermarkets within in 10 mins, 30 mins and 35 mins of village- apart from a van that calls every morning with fruit, veg and basics.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Special interest holidays:
Cycling, Walking, Sailing, Fishing, Island hopping, nearby to visits to coastal highlights of Kotor, Budva, Tivat and Dubrovnik; and Mediterranean mountain region between Lovcen and Oriel as well as historic old capital of Cetinje.
Two Beaches Mirista and Janjice are 5-10 mins by car or 20 mins leisurely walk through the surrounding countryside. Both beaches have restaurants cafes and shops and as well as beach chairs, umbrellas (to hire) and a lifeguard. There are small piers from where boats regularly ply the waters the nearby centres of Herzeg Novi, Tivat, and Budva. There are several other villages and beaches on the peninsula of Lustica within a 15 minute drive, such as Oblatov, Rosa, Ponte Veslo and elsewhere.
A car is essential for arrival and departure as well nearby visits to the historical towns of Budva, Tivat, and Kotor, the interesting fjord area and beyond. A car is also useful for stocking-up at the shopping centres at the nearby small or large towns of Radovici, Tivat (35 mins), 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.
Lustica Peninsula is famous for a once thriving olive industry as well as being part of entrance to the historic Boka - Kotor fjord. While made up of rolling hills the area has churches and small villages worth a visit. Bokar-Kotor fjord is Europe's most southerly fjord and is an impressive geographic and historic area. There's many towns around the fjord including Kotor (35 min) Perast and Risan (1hour). The walled coastal town of Budva is 50 mins, island hotel of Sveti Stefan is 1 hour 10 min.
Small shops and market are available on the beach (5 mins by car). While more extensive shopping available at the local supermarkets in Radovici (15 mins). Two large large supermarkets are situated on the major crossroads (25 mins) to Tivat and Kotor (35 mins) and Budva (45 mins). Fresh food and fish open air markets are situated in Tivat, Kotor and Budva. A local van calls twice a daily to deliver staples, like fresh, fruit, vegetables and dairy products. Beyond the coast and driving directly above the towns of Kotor and Budva, there are numerous mountain towns and cities worth visiting. High above Kotor and following hairpin bends, brings you to the national shrine and Njegos's Mausoleum at Lovcen. This is a very enjoyable drive with spectacular views and proximity to the mountain top is fairly straight forward with a road head close to the top. You can also take the main road from Budva to the former Royal capital Cetinje. Cetinje is pleasant drive about 2.5 hours into the mountainous interior of Montenegro. You can also use this road to get to Lovcen, Cetinje is a town of immense historical heritage, founded in the 15th century. It became the center of Montenegrin life and both a cradle of Montenegrin/Serbian culture and an Eastern Orthodox religious center. It is because of this and the heroic legend born after its eternal resistance from Ottoman intrusions, that it was nicknamed Serbian Sparta 1. It is because of its heritage as a long-term Montenegrin capital that it is today the honorary capital of Montenegro. Dubrovnik is 2 hours away and a must visit.