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47 reviews
Wonderful views from the front porch!
the house overlooks the Aegean straight down
'The cave house itself is very well designed and has a lovely finish!'
'In the 'cave house' the accommodation is both enchanting and comfortable!'
'Maria stocked the kitchen with beverages, fruit, coffee, fresh baked breads/jams!'
a full kitchen
'The bathroom is a mosaic wonder.
'The beautiful bathroom is a wonder in itself with all the mosaic work in it!'
The artistically tiled bathroom!
The dome shaped walls are totally covered with small squares of every color and style imaginable
'Greek Paradise' on Caldera cliff
'Greek Paradise' cave house
The house is located right in town but far enough below the Main Street to be convenient yet private
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Oia, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean

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babasauru...
los gatos, california
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“best house in the best city on one of most beautiful islands in the world.”
Reviewed 8 May 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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Our vacation was amazing. everything about the property was excellent. the house is a traditional greek cave house, carved out of the volcanic lava thousands of years ago. the owner, Maria is an artist, and has updated and modernized the house with everything you would need: a full kitchen, cable tv, internet, air conditioning, washer and dryer. the house is decorated and cared for with an artists touch.
the location is excellent, just off the main pedestrian walkway of Oia. close to everything, yet secluded and private. the views are amazing. Maria's house has an unobstructed view of the caldera from her private patio, and even from inside her home.
it's an ancient cave home, not a sprawling mansion. but it comfortably fit our family of five; my wife and myself, and our 3 children, who are 21, 14 and 11 years old.
we can't say enough about the service. home cooked pastries for breakfast and housekeeping every day. we were lucky that Maria was on the island during our visit. she patiently answered all of our tourist questions. she prepared for us a traditonal greek easter welcome, and took us for dinner to an authentic greek restaurant. she even made us greek coffee, and gave us greek wine and sweets. getting to meet Maria introducing her to our family and children was one of the highlights of our trip.
we did not rent a car, and didn't need one. it was easy to use the bus system to visit the other side of the island and see the red beach and the ruins of Akrotiri. we walked down to the port of Ahmoudi and took a boat to the volcano and Thirasia. we hiked the walking trail from Oia to Thira. no car...no problem.
the pictures of her home are accurate, but we would only add that the pictures fall short.
you have to be there to fully appreciate the beauty of the house and Oia and Santorini.
thank you Maria for welcoming us into your home and country!
glenn, marie, olivia, warren and trey

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Liked best: having the chance to meet and spend time with Maria, the owner
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
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IL, USA
Reviewed 9 January 2012 for a stay in August 2011

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augustpal...
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Charming christmas in Oia”
Reviewed 2 January 2012 for a stay in December 2011

We spent Christmas in Oia at this charming Cave House. Although Oia was pretty much shut for the holidays, we had a great time here. It was quiet, the views were breathtaking, and the few restaurants that were open were excellent.

The Cave itself is extremely comfortable, the bathroom was unique, the bed was great, and the kitchen and living areas were well thought out. Everything we needed was found in the property, the maid service was excellent, Lydia bringing home made treats when she visited, and both Maria, the owner, and Lydia were always reachable in case of any small issue that could have arose.

We enjoyed our stay very much and would hope to stay at this property again.

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Liked best: The view
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Reviewed 13 December 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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New York USA
Reviewed 12 December 2011 for a stay in September 2011

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