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Seafront Villa. Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva

Renovated in 2017. Villa Ruza  showing the extensive private terrace
4 reviews
Renovated in 2017. Villa Ruza  showing the extensive private terrace
Villa Ruza and the church of St Roko.  The war memorial to the local WW2 partisan is to the right.
Villa Ruza is on the seafront next to the church
Villa Ruza. A great indoor and outdoor environment.
Lounge area. There is the most beautiful stone floor which is 200 years old.
Ground floor kitchen, dining and lounge area. Beautiful solid oak dining table
Light, airy, ergonomic and fully equipped integrated kitchen
Bedroom 1. Amazing views out to sea. Note the revealed original stone walls
Bedroom 2. Views out to sea from your bed.
Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva
Lounge area. Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva
See the reclaimed brass marine lighting throughout Villa Ruza.
Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva
See the beautiful granite worktops and reclaimed marine light
Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva
Kitchen Window. Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva
Downstairs WC & Shower. Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva
Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva
Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva
Stairs to the first floor.  Pictures on the wall were taken the day before the renovation started
Reclaimed brass ships lighting is fixed throughout Villa Ruza
Bedroom 1.  Climatically controlled.   The bed is 200 x200 cms.
Great views of the sea from your bed in bedroom 1
Bedroom 2. Climatically controlled.  Bed is 180 x 200 cms
Bedroom 2. Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva
Upstairs WC and shower room. Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva
Bedroom 3. Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva
Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva
Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva
Villa Ruza next to the Church of St Roko
Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva
Our Lady of the Rocks on Kotor Bay. Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva
Island of St George in Kotor Bay.  Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva
Villa Ruza, Donja Lastva
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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Donja Lastva, Tivat Municipality
Villa Ruza is a traditional, detached stone built house located right on the seafront (first line) of Tivat Bay in the village of Donja Lastva. Villa Ruza has 2 floors, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and is available for up to 6 guests. Villa Ruza is fully air conditioned so you are in control of the temperature, detached with a beautiful terrace facing the sea. Villa Ruza was completely renovated to the highest standards in 2017 and is now available for families and friends to enjoy. At Villa Ruza we have combined the benefits of traditional local materials with all the conveniences of modern living. Villa Ruza faces west and enjoys the sun all day and the most amazing sunsets as the sun sinks over Tivat Bay and behind the mountains. Behind are the mountains which separate us from the Bay of Kotor. Villa Ruza was once owned by Naval Admi... Read more
About the Owner, James H
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jan 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 36 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
As soon as you make a booking I will send you our House Book which will provide all the information you need on how to find Villa Ruza. It will include details on how you get access, where everything is, how to arrange airport transfers and loads of local recommendations. In the build up to your holiday I am always available to help with arrangements and to do what I can to make your holiday a huge success and as easy to arrange as possible. During your holiday our local team are available all the time to help you however they can.
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David C
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 for a stay in November 2017

Villa Ruza was a very well appointed property, spotlessly clean with very comfy large beds and spacious rooms. Beautifully decorated whilst retaining all the charms of an old stone villa. The views over the bay from the house and terrace are stunning. Swimming in front of the house in the warm waters of the bay before 'breakfast on the terrace'...

Management response:

We are glad you feel that booking a holiday at Villa Ruza was the right thing for you and your family and and that you intend to return. When you consider the amount of choice there is for travellers looking for a holiday villa in Europe we think that is a real endorsement of the holiday experience that we are...


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Martin O
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Villa Ruza is guaranteed to delight even the most difficult-to-please holiday-maker. The property video and the photo gallery do full justice to the great ambience of the Villa which has air-conditioning, a massive benefit in Montenegro. All fixtures and fittings are of the very highest standard. The beds are spacious and comfortable and a huge advantage is the two bathrooms....

Management response:

I think you have captured the essence of the holiday experience we want to create at Villa Ruza. Thanks for mentioning that we are keen to help guests with their holiday arrangements before and during their holiday. We want to add value wherever we can to all our guests who book at Villa Ruza.


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Kate F
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

My husband and I, along with our 2-year son enjoyed a fantastic week at Villa Ruza. As a self-confessed worrier of a Mum, this is the perfect property for me as it’s so safe and child friendly. There is a self-contained, private terrace that my son took huge delight in charging around on. The terrace also has a built-in seating...

Management response:

I am glad you enjoyed your family holiday and were able to really relax knowing your son was safe. Our goal is to create a luxury, seafront living environment in the heart of the local Montenegrin community and your review indicates to me that we have made a good start on achieving that.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Gym
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
The most important house rule is that all our guests have a great holiday and enjoy themselves and Tivat Bay. We trust you to respect Villa Ruza.
    2 Full baths
    1 King
    1 Super King
    2 Twins
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28 Oct 2017 -
31 Mar 2018
4 nights
1 Apr 2018 -
22 Jun 2018
Spring 2018
4 nights
23 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Summer 2018
6 nights
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  • Damage Deposit: €226 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
You can swim in the sea right in front of Villa Ruza. Just around the corner is a safe, gently sloping beach.
The Church of St Roko is our other neighbour. I recommend you look inside. Don Nikola (the priest) is very welcoming. The church bells ring between 07:00 and 22:00 daily. On the hour and every half hour. It is all part of the charm.
The area is very popular with visiting artists who enjoy painting the sea, sky and mountains.
There are plenty of opportunities to sail at Porto Montenegro where they have a fleet of J70’s and Blu 26’s available for rent. I can make all the introductions there.
If you like architecture then the ancient Venetian city of Kotor is just one local example in the UNESCO protected Bay of Kotor.
Getting around
Once you book your holiday with us I will share the House Book which provides loads of information on how to get around. If you need an airport transfer, or you want to go on a trip deeper into the country then I can arrange that for you. If you are planning your holiday in the peak months of July and August then I would not hire a car. You can order a taxi which will collect you from Villa Ruza with 10 minutes notice. You can also travel on the local 'Blue Line' bus which costs €1 per person for as far as you want to travel on that bus. There is a bus stop 100 meters from Villa Ruza, and you can pretty much get off where you want.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Tivat Airpport: 5.0 km
Donja Lastva is to the north of Tivat about 3 km before you get to the ferry crossing at Lepetane. Villa Ruza is right next to the Church of St Roko in Donja Lastva. I will provide detailed directions when you book your holiday.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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