We had a fantastic stay in this wonderful house! We were delighted with the location of the house in terms of its ‘central’ location on the coast - perfect for visiting the Bay of Kotor, the beaches of the Lustica Peninsula, the coast down to Budva and Petrovac, and inland to Lake Skadar and lovely Cetinje. We loved wandering down to Porto Montenegro for dinner and people/yacht-watching. We really appreciated all the information provided in the house book and used a number of the recommendations - sadly we didn’t have time to do everything!
The house itself was absolutely lovely - from its waterfront location, to the really high standard of decor/equipment, it was a pleasure to stay in! The bed in the master bedroom was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in - it’s enormous - I need one at home! And the air-con was a huge bonus as it was very hot, and it meant that we all slept really well. As you can imagine, we didn’t want to come home!
This was my second visit to the Villa Ruza.
Villa Ruza is a cool and comfortable property that made our stay in Montenegro really superb. I could walk out of the house each morning and swim in the warm water in front of the house and take breakfast on the patio in the shade of Bougainvillea at the front of the property with breathtaking views of the mountains and the sea before you. It was very hot that week but the stone house remained cool and airy and the air-conditioning enabled a great nights sleep. To sum up, Villa Ruza did not disappoint, from its cool antique ships lighting to its high quality furnishing and remarkable stone floor. The large beds are very comfortable, the house is spotlessly clean, the bathrooms are excellent and the kitchen is well equipped. The friendly and responsive local team make sure everything is perfect. The local community are very welcoming, from the grocery shop a few minutes walk away to the fish restaurant and bar very close by where the owner Zoran will prepare fish he has caught earlier that day for dinner. We Lived like a locals in luxury and will definitely return again!
After a leisurely 1hr 40 drive from Podgorica Airport through stunning scenery, and a wonderful lunch stop on the shores of Lake Skadar we descended from the mountains arriving at the Bay of Kotor and Villa Ruza. The Villa sits a few metres back from the water in a little square complete with a small church and a great local cafe/restaurant. A lovely old building the villa has been brought right up to date - a few years ago think, but, we felt like we must be the first guests it felt so fresh. The owners have kept the sense of character whist adding all modern conveniences and the whole property is light, airy and spacious the views from the bedrooms are tremendous. Outside a well tended garden with a fine stone table provides areas of shade to sit if it gets to hot with some very comfy loungers to lie in if you are instead working on your tan! It's also a great spot to to spy what fish the cafe owner "Zoran" has caught that day for your dinner.
We had a car but taxis are cheap and the Bay is so worth exploring. Kotor is perfect for losing yourself in and the castle towering above the town supplies the best views - a serious trek up and don't try it in the heat of the summer, we went in first thing one morning and were back down by 09.30.
We found two bikes at the house and these got used every day for popping to the supermarkets 3 mins away or riding down into Porto Montenegro where the millionaires and billionaires keep their ocean going play things.
All in all we had a fantastic break as a family group. Mum , Dad two adult children and a Grandma. Nobody was ever bored and all agreed we would love to visit again
Villa Ruza was a beautiful home for our family holiday. Its location is perfect and offered us everything we could have wanted. It was certainly a trip to remember! Thanks for your help in ensuring our trip was smooth and enjoyable.