|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The Villa sits near the top of the hill which climbs the Lustica peninsula from Krasici along the side of the Boka Bay. It has 4 good sized bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (one of which is en-suite), a separate living and dining room and well equipped kitchen. The private swimming pool also benefits from the stunning views of the bay. The gardens are ideal for sunbathing or just chilling, and the balconies are perfect for taking in the breathtaking views over Boka Bay, whilst enjoying sundowners or a meal.
The location is an ideal base for taking gentle strolls or more vigorous walks – with plenty of old churches, ruined forts and spectacular views to keep you interested. It is a 10 minute walk or a 2 minute drive to the end of the peninsula– where the scenery is transformed into what we have come to refer to as ‘Little Tuscany’– quite unlike anywhere else in Montenegro - with its rolling hills and olive groves.
The beaches on the peninsula are arguably the best in the country – and there are several within 15-20 minutes drive (including Miristar, Zanjice, Oblatno and Plavi Horizonti) - each with their own excellent restaurants (and in the case of Zanjice - a selection of several). And nearby Rose (just 10 minutes drive away) is undoubtedly the prettiest fishing village in Montenegro, with two delightful restaurants, some beautiful old Venetian buildings and an active diving school.
I am English (born and bred in Bristol) but have lived outside of the UK since 1999. I am currently based in Cambodia, where I own a restaurant - but previously lived for 8 years (from 2002 to 2010) in the former Yugoslavia - firstly in Belgrade and then in Montenegro. I still spend as much time as I can in Montenegro (at least a few weeks a year) and eventually would like to retire there. I have owned property in Montenegro since 2004 - having fallen in love with the country, while it was still part of Serbia and Montenegro. I bought this and my other property in Eraci (Owners Direct Ref. MN330), also on the Lustica peninsula, in 2007.
Roger Britton purchased this villa in 2007
For me, buying on Lustica was one of the easiest decisions I have ever made - as it is, in my opinion, the most beautiful part of the Montenegrin coastline. Still largely undiscovered and spectacularly beautiful, reminiscent of Tuscany – Lustica is starting to enjoy more popularity with travellers looking for something different and in addition several large and impressive developments are either already underway or are soon to start. These include the Lustica Bay development, well underway on the other side of the peninsula and 2 other multi-million Euro projects ready to go. However, the peninsula still remains one of the most peaceful and unspoiled locations in Montenegro.
The thing that will immediately strike you about this property (and sold me on it back in 2007) is the absolutely stunning view over the Boka Bay. To the West you can see Herceg Novi, to the East Tivat (including the upmarket Porto Montenegro with it's great architecture and super yacht marina) - and now just across the bay there is the new exclusive Portonovi development. But you can still sit on the balcony of this stylish but cozy villa, in the peace and quiet of the quaint little village of Zabrdjeand watch from afar - your view periodically enhanced by the majestic site of the cruise liners wending their way along the Boka Bay to the historic old town of Kotor. Spectacular!
I’d like to say what a fantastic week we all had, how smooth the handover was and how incredibly lovely and helpful Dragana was. We did indeed fall in love with Montenegro and will certainly be returning in the future! Thank you for a great initiation into the spoils of Montenegro! Salika from Maidenhead.
We would like to thank you for our wonderful holidays in Montenegro. One day we would love to return to your beautiful villa and to enjoy again fantastic time there. Irina, Russia.
We stayed in this property in September. There were 5 of us including an elderly relative. We were completely comfortable and had plenty of space to spread ourselves out in the property and never felt like we were under each others feet. As for the the house itself, it is an absolute gem of a property - its best feature is the breathtaking views over the bay, I doubt there is a better view to be had from another property on the Lustica peninsula. We woke every morning to witness the most fabulous sunrises from the 2 balconies.
Besides it's awesome location for views, the house is brilliantly equipped with everything you might need (Janet has really given that a lot of thought). The property is super modern and clean, and comfortable to a luxury standard. It's literally a 25 minute drive to/from Tivat airport. Plenty of local amenities a short drive back down the hill. No end of great places to visit, all within less than an hour away. (We wish we had had more than 2 weeks to explore further). Bosko who is the owner's local contact, could not be more friendly or helpful - he was on hand whenever we had questions, and to rewsolve any minor problems (of which there were very few). We hope to be able to return to Monetnegro and we'll be trying hard to book this same property again - it was everything we hoped for and more!
Such a great place to relax, unwind and take in the views. Spotlessly clean, great space, powerfull aircon in each room and extremely helpful support throughtout the experience added to the enjoyment of our week long stay. Only 10 mins drive from the stunning Rose and other lovely beaches, means day or lunch trips aren't very far. Have already passed on my recommendations to other friends.
We were a group of 7 including a teen who stayed here for a week and had a fantastic time. The owner couldn't have been more helpful in the booking process, the handover was smooth and tips, directions, recommendations and advice when we blew a tyre was outstanding. The villa itself lends itself very well to a group party as it is split into different levels. It was very clean and freshly furnished which is a welcome change to many villas we have rented before with cast off, mismatching furnishings. All the rooms had individual air conditioning units and they have thoughtfully provided a second fridge which was invaluable for keeping drinks chilled and great welcome pack with the essential tea, coffee, sugar etc. not to mention local wine, cheese & brandy.
Altogether this was a great experience with both the owners, employees and villa and I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for the opportunity to unwind in peaceful surroundings with stunning views.
The stunning Boka Bay is a constant and spectacular presence – from the time you wake and look out of your bedroom window to sitting on the balcony as the sun goes down. The view from the Villa is never boring – there is always something to see day or night. Huge cruise ships making their majestic way to and from Kotor, super-yachts posing en route to Porto Montenegro and simple fishing boats plying their trade. See below for details of/distances to nearby beaches.
A car is essential to stay in Zabrdje. Tivat Airport is a 20 min drive – from where Montenegran Airlines serves a range of European cities. Currently London flights operate 2 x a week (Tue/Sun) with 2 more flights to Podgorica (2 hrs drive). Many visitors use Croatia’s well connected Dubrovnik Airport, less than 2 hrs drive from the Villa, where carriers include BA plus budget airlines such as RyanAir, Jet2, EasyJet & Flybe. Allow extra time for queues at the border during summer, however.
Mirasta and Zanjice beaches are both 20 minutes drive away, with Rose only 10 minutes away. Kotor and Tivat are both approx. 20 mins drive, and Budva is approx. 40 mins drive.
The nearest beach, shops and restaurants are 5 mins drive down the hill in Krasici (or 20 minutes walk – but don’t try walking back!). A small supermarket and a cash machine are 10 minutes away in Radovici, and larger supermarkets and a garage 15 minutes away on the main Tivat-Budva highway.
Montenegro – ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ – hang out for the rich and famous in the 60s and 70s and now firmly back on the map again with many new upmarket developments, such as Porto Montenegro and Lustica Bay attracting ncreasiing number of rich and famous visitors.
Lustica is considered by many to be the jewel in Montenegro’s crown. Start by visiting the beautiful Venetian fishing village of Rose, with its 3 great restaurants and diving centre.
Further round the peninsula are the popular beaches of Mirasta and Zanjice. From there, catch a water taxi to Herceg Novi, the famous Blue Cave or secluded Dobrec - only reachable by boat. Dobrec is 1 of the 2 beaches on the Lustica peninsula (out of 6 in Montenegro) which have been awarded the Blue Pennant by the WTO (the other being Plavi Horizonti) and it also boasts a great seafood restaurant.
At Tivat, wander around stunning Porto Montenegro, where there are some excellent bars and restaurants. The beautiful old walled town of Kotor (often likened to a smaller Dubrovnik) features a myriad of cobbled streets and small squares on which can be found a range of restaurants, bars and shops – plus the trendy Maximus Club, one of the coolest on the Med. Then there is Budva – playground for the ‘beautiful people’ which again has a range of bars, restaurants and clubs – including the Miracle Lounge which features an impressive program of live music – including well known international bands and DJs - all through the summer.
Montenegro boasts a whole range of amazing tourist attractions, such as the Lovcen National Park, Lake Skadar with its huge range of wildlife, the Ancient capital of Cetinje, the famous island haunt of the rich and famous – Sveti Stefan and the old venetian port of Perast with its picture postcard islands just off shore. From Kotor, Perast or Tivat – take a boat trip round stunning Boka Bay. And if you want to venture across the border - visit the jewel in Croatia’s crown – Dubrovnik.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$320|
25% deposit required to book. No reservations can be accepted without a deposit. The remaining 75% is required via bank deposit six weeks before the commencement of your stay, along with a 10% refundable damage deposit.
Changeover is generally on Sundays. Guests must vacate by 10 am and arrival after 4 pm, although there may be flexibility on the day and time of arrival on certain weeks.
Notes on prices:
Prices per week in Euros, based on parties of 4 persons or over.
Discounts available for parties of less than 4.