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The French House at dawn
View from East terrace
St Stefan (view from top of the village)
Private pool at the French House
Mountain view from the pool
Private pool at the French House
Pool at night
Garden
Ground floor terrace
Mountain view from East terrace
Sea view and bbq
Living room
Living room
Twin bedroom 1st floor
Master bedroom 1st floor
Kitchen 1st floor
West terrace
Sea view
Bedroom ground floor
Entrance bedroom ground floor
En-suite bathroom ground floor
Twin bedroom ground floor
Figs
Entrance / parking
St Stefan hotel beach
View from the village church
Village church
Village church
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Budva, Budva Municipality

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HenryL777
Henfield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Not as advertised but good potential”
Reviewed 3 January 2016 for a stay in July 2015
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We (our family including 5 20-25 year olds) stayed at the French House. First to say is that Alisa’s information and help has been great. In addition Jovan her caretaker checked us in efficiently and found out about watersports the boys wanted to do.

The French House is presented as on its own directly above Sveti Stefan but is infact about 3km away and has no direct view of SvetI Stefan. It is in the middle of Blizikuce a small village with a charming little grocery store and a restaurant owned by a real character, but it is very much surrounded by houses on 2 sides, and building plots with half finished houses on the other two. It is divided into two completely independent floors as two two bedroom apartments. It is clean and comfortable (to a French Gite standard) and has a lovely pool of 1.5m depth that was kept clean and ideal for cooling off. The house is as presented but has issues:

- Only one room is air conditioned not the whole house and importantly none of the downstairs apartment. This made nights intolerable for our kids who no matter the combination of open/closed windows ended up sleeping badly in a pool of sweat. On one day out we bought two fans and this helped a little but since an air conditionedhouse is what we were specifically looking for this was a major shortcoming.
- The pool is beautiful but the trees directly in front of it means it has no view. Such a shame to build a beautiful infinity pool with a view just behind those trees!
- The front door lock did not work properly and so the house could not be left secure (we took valuables with us when out)
- The bathrooms have no shower curtains so showering is a process that needs to be done with care!
- The washing machine was effective but its drain hose leaked so water leaked onto the bathroom floor
- Downstairs is very musty and has a major woodlice infestation

So in conclusion a lovely house that could be SO much better. We would recommend Alisa installs AS immediately on the bottom floor and in the bedrooms. If she can persuade her neighbours to cut down the trees directly in front it would transform the property!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
4 Jan 2016
Dear Henry,

Thank you for your feedback!

We are glad you enjoyed the pool and found the house comfortable in spite of the record-breaking temperatures during your stay. In fact, like in many other places, last summer in Montenegro was exceptionally hot.

We took your comments seriously and installed a/c in all bedrooms the week following your stay. The house is now fully air conditioned.
The bathroom you mention is being completely renovated and features a glass walk-in shower. The photos will soon be up on our page.

In addition to being a great source of local info, Jovan is available 24/7 for any repairs. We ask our guests to let him know of any problems. His team usually resolves them the same day, at a time convenient for our guests.

The French House is located in a prime location in the hills above the resort of Sveti Stefan. We love it's terraced gardens and strive to keep them and the pool area in the spirit of Montenegro -- beautiful, different and wild.

We hope to host you again and best regards,
Alisa
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Alex J
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“a private paradise”
Reviewed 18 May 2015 for a stay in August 2014
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person found this review helpful

Our multigenerational family spent 10 days in the French House. We loved everything about it!
The villa is close to Budva and its nightlife, but secluded in the tranquil village of Blizikuce, with easy access to the main road. The pool is amazing and the house is very comfortable. The owners have preserved the charm of an authentic family vacation home. In a word, it's a private paradise!
I strongly recommend it to anyone looking for an alternative to crowded hotels and generic rental apartments. We will be returning to the French House this summer!

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Management Response
19 May 2015
Dear guest,
Thank you for your positive feedback.
We look forward to hosting you again this summer!
Alissa
The French House
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Ivan K
Belgrade, Serbia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best vacation ever!”
Reviewed 13 May 2015 for a stay in September 2013
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We had most remarkable vacation in Sv. Stefan staying in French House. The accommodation proved itself more than comfortable for a group of 3 couples with children and may I say, the best summer holiday experience we ever had. The property is immaculately clean. Everything looks new or maintained regularly. We had no issues with amenities and hosts are extraordinary welcoming.

We were pleasantly surprised to encounter such a complete accommodation at quite affordable price.

The kids loved the swimming pool, especially night dipping, while we had a mesmerizing scent of fig tree while drinking wine in the garden.

We will definitely go there again and would recommend this place to everyone seeking a complete vacation with friends and/or large family.

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Liked best: Garden, pool and the views.
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Cel2014
Noyelles-godault, France
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018
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SylvieGe
1 review
Reviewed 20 May 2015 for a stay in July 2014
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