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Unique Restored Wine Canava Villa in Oia Santorini - Amazing View Private Pool

Sophie, Roxanne

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, greek
Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, greek
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Calendar last updated:
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Unique Restored Wine Canava Villa in Oia Santorini - Amazing View Private Pool

Bedrooms 6
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Oia Villa Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 8-12, extra sofa bed and baby crib possible

Our 1868 Wine production house now available as a Luxury Canava Villa - A traditional Santorinian residence, newly restored to make one of the most authentic and sought after residences currently available, licenced by the Greek National Tourism Organisation with an award that marks the luxury standard in rental accommodation. Please contact us for more details on our exact location. We have uninterrupted breathtaking views to the island caldera and its volcano, large outdoor private pool and Jacuzzi, tranquility and spacious rooms with high vaulted ceiling carved in the volcanic rock make this villa an amazing living abode and a unique find in Oia. It is ideally situated at a high vantage point at the top of the Oia cliff and a couple of steps from the marble paved pedestrian street. This is the favored promenade crossing the traditional Oia settlement and branching out to picturesque cobblestone alleys expanding down the multilayer caldera cliff and reach the tip of the island to the castle ruins and to one of the most famous sunsets in the world.

Grand Canava is offered as an entire residence only and it has been built to comfortably accommodate 12 people. There is a possibility to sleep up to 14 guests as well as cater for baby cots.

Pool temperature and island weather conditions are ideal for swimming from late April until early October.

West canava section: It can be best described as a villa with three distinct living areas that we refer to as east, west and main canava, all with separate courtyard entrances for better privacy and with autonomy in terms of amenities. It is also possible to add two fold out beds and we can also provide a baby crib if needed.

The west canava area can accommodate up to 2 persons in a very specious vaulted bedroom with very comfortable queen size iron bed, a sitting area with antique wooden table for two, fully equipped kitchen and a cave style en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. There is a table and summer umbrella in the courtyard offering lounging with magnificent view of the pool and volcano caldera.

East canava section : The east canava area can accommodate up to 4 persons and comprises two vaulted bedrooms, a sitting room and kitchen with view to the pool and the island caldera.

The master bedroom is at the back carved into the rock with a romantic and comfortable queen size platform canopy bed, secluded as a separate living area with its own indoor windows and door, in a fashion typical of traditional santorinian houses. With all windows open the bedroom can enjoy light from the outside and a view into the blue while closing the inner windows and door provides maximum privacy.

The second bedroom is situated at the front end and has a double iron bed that gives direct view to the pool and clear blue sky just from the edge of its pillows. Both rooms have access to a spacious sitting room with antique wooden table for four and a fully equipped kitchen and they share a large cave style bathroom with bathtub and shower. There is a table and summer umbrella in the courtyard as well as loungers for sunbathing by the pool.

Main canava section : The main canava area can accommodate up to 6 persons in 3 separate bedrooms and is built in two levels in the middle of the east and west sides of the original Canava.

A very spacious dining room shed with ample natural light welcomes our guests with its large monastery style table which can comfortably sit a party of 12. The kitchen is carved in the rock, at the far end of the room and is designed as a separate area with easy access to the dining premises.

Two vaulted ceiling bedrooms can be found on the ground level, each separate with its own en-suite bathroom. One is especially large room at the further back end carved deep into the volcanic rock, with a comfortable platform king size bed, dressing area with mirror and a large cave style bathroom with bathtub and shower.

The second bedroom is a comparatively smaller yet spacious and inviting room, with comfortable double iron bed, cozily snug under its own dome. This room has its own en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sophie, Roxanne (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2015

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Bedrooms 6
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Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Unique Restored Wine Canava Villa in Oia Santorini - Amazing View Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Amazing Santorini Treasure

  • 5 of 5

WOW!!!!! What an awesome place!!!! The Grand Canava in Oia is simply a dream come true place!!!!! We had two families and friends in Santorini for a wedding. The villa is located within walking distance to markets, shops and restaurants. The owner and staff of this villa were amazing in assisting us in arrival and departure and anything else we needed. The breakfast was amazing and we just loved being served breakfast!!!!!!

The three sections of the villa were all very tastely decorated very cozy!!! The layout is perfect for different family groupings to have privacy and yet togetherness!!!!

Then there is the most beautiful view on the island from the patio and pool. It is absolutely breathtaking!!!!

I have never rented a place on the internet before and the Grand Canava met ALL and MORE of my expectations!!!!! I cant say enough about how wonderful our stay was.....really didn't want to leave!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

What an amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

Grand Canava in Oia is a truly amazing place. The location is perfect- very near the pedestrian walkway and a small market but with a view that will take your breath away. We had 2 families staying there (11 in total) and the accommodations were just right- plenty of room for both families to spread out and not be in each other's way but a large dining table seating 12 for our meals together. The breakfast served to us everyday was a bonus- delicious and varied with plenty of fresh fruit, yogurts, delicious breads, etc. The staff and owner could not have been nicer or more willing to help with all the details and making reservations for our meals and adventures. The view from the pool is one I will never forget. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

For an unforgettable stay in Santorini!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I spent a fantastic 5 days at the Grand Canava villa in Oia, we highly recommend it! It's a fabulous cave villa set into the side of the cliff with a glorious view of the sea lagoon and the volcanic caldera.

The villa comprises three separate units so you can go with a group of people but still have your individual privacy. It is very tastefully furnished throughout and has well equipped kitchens, loads of space with 6 large double bedrooms, and has a beautiful private pool area out front. There are numerous restaurants and interesting shops right on your doorstep, because the villa entrance is right on the main walkway that runs through the center of Oia. Despite that proximity it was still surprisingly quiet, and very relaxing; we found we spent most of our time enjoying the pool and admiring the view!

If you are visiting Santorini you would be hard pressed to find somewhere better to stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

The holiday of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Gran Canava is magical: the location, the accommodation, the whole experience. When we first arrived, I could not believe my eyes; the villa is located in the centre of Oia with easy access to all shops and restaurants, yet the terrace of the villa opens up to a 180 degree unobstructed view of the caldera, one of the most beautiful and transcendental views I have ever seen in my life. We would stare for hours without tiring at the caldera, and what is best, from within our own private swimming pool! We had so much fun in the pool as it's deep enough to dive in and long enough to swim around in. It can hardly get any better from there but I was in for an even greater surprise when we were shown to the interior of the villa and our rooms. The living room/dining/room/kitchen area is grande but authentic and very elegant. Each room has its own unique character, very tastefully presented and furnished with original antique furniture. Our bed was built in the rock and plastered with venetian stucco. The bathrooms were large and comfortable. It was just unreal! You can't help but feel incredibly special in this unique setting. Needless to say it was very clean, we had all amenities we could have hoped for and even freshly squeezed orange juice and omelette made for us in the morning. We were so content, we hardly felt the need to go anywhere. I could not help smiling all the time! I had some very deep relaxing sleep in the coolness of the rock. It's a real treat and I would recommend it without second thought to anyone! It's worth saving up for. It's bound to cure you of any stress and worries you may be carrying around. It's a real treat, it's the experience of a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Missing it already

  • 5 of 5

Booked out the 3 canavas with 9 other adults and 4 infants. The owner was extremely helpful with arranging everything for the infants prior to arrival. I've always been sceptical of online pictures of hotels/villas as they never truly reflect reality but when we saw the place all those fears were dismissed.

After a day or two it was evident that location of the villa was ideal for older ppl or those with kids as it was near very close to the main pathway in Oia. I can only imagine the difficulty in dragging pushchairs up and down numerous flights of stairs every day had we stayed elsewhere.

It was particularly hot when we went so the the pool (over 7ft deep) which was always well cleaned and not saturated with chlorine was a godsend.

Would definitely recommend this villa to those who want to enjoy all that is santorini

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect accomodation a unique island

  • 5 of 5

Santorini is truly one of the few truly unique locations in the world, with some of the most amazing sights (the volcano, the unique beaches, the picturesque Greek villages, the vineyards to name but a few). The fact that out of the eight people me and a friend where the only ones that had actually seen the island, yet still we could not drag ourselves away from the accomodation says it all. The rooms were simply perfect (ranging from the villa with the amazing dark grotto like rooms offering the perfect natural chill and darkness for those like me who enjoy sleeping in, to the villas offering stunning views of the caldera and the sail boats below. Then there was the pool, with its perfect temperature and its stunning view, which required supernatural effort to drag yourself away from (it helped that the villas were equipped with the perfect mixture for making cocktails). And of course, one cannot forget the discreet yet ever helpful service provided by the staff. Add to that the perfect location in Oia, affording access to amazing restaurants and bars, as well as the stunning sunset over the castle, and you have it.

Truly a unique experience (although one which I thoroughly intend ofc to repeat next year:) ).

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Santorini Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The villa is perched on the rock cliff of Oia, 300 meters above sea level with unparalleled views of the volcano, deep blue sea and the island of Santorini itself. It is situated next to the famous hotel Katikies in the finest neighborhood of Oia. Wake up each day in a setting of unique physical beauty and enjoy a quiet stay in surroundings retaining a true traditional architecture and Cycladic atmosphere of the old times. Oia retains the strictest laws about architecture and even electric wires are mandated to be underground while cars is only allowed in the outskirts. You can stay in all day and lounge by the pool or take a walk to the heart of Oia stroll by the charming little shops, cafes, artist workshops, village bakery and sweet shops. When you reach the tip of Oia you can stay and be charmed by the beautiful sunset by the castle ruins or if you feel restless continue 220 steps down the cobblestone route to Ammoudi fishing village for a swim and fresh fish.

Due to the traditional nature of the settlement, our villa address only recently got assigned with a street name. So, we are situated on Nikolaou Nomikou street of Oia! You can check out our satellite view in Google Maps here:,-95.677068&sspn=72.838974,77.958984&t=h&z=17&iwloc=A


Rates & Availability

From €1,250 Per night

Oia Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 11 2015
5 night minimum stay
Summer Finale
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 9 2015
4 night minimum stay
Autumn 2015
Oct 10 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Standard check in time is at 15:00 and check out time at 12:00.
Reservations are guaranteed by deposit payment of an equivalent of 2 days stay paid in advance. Balance due date is flexible but no later than arrival day. Deposit is non refundable. In the event of cancellation your deposit would be valid for any other booking in the future, provided it is at least for the same length of stay and that the rental rates of that new season would apply.
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Oia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Main Canava 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Only used by main canava master bedroom (ground floor)
    Main Canava 2 - toilet , shower , Only used by main canava bedroom 2 (ground floor)
    West Canava - toilet , shower , Only used by west canava
    Pool area - outdoor shower , For private use of Grand Canava residents only
    Main Canava 3 - toilet , shower , Only used by upper floor bedroom
    East Canava - toilet , combination tub/shower , Used by east canava only (2 bedrooms)
  • All our bathrooms are luxury cave style indoor rooms that close with a door separating them from the bedrooms. They are decorated elegantly and built using an old traditional Santorinian technique for the walls and floors in order to retain an atmosphere of authentic Santorinian residence. They are all equipped with standard modern bathroom amenities, hair drier and hot air condition and good ventilation systems. There is hot water available at all times. Special bathroom candle lights can be found at bathrooms with tub for the ultimate romantic bath relaxation.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Main Canava - 1 king , majestically carved into its own volcanic rock dome
    Guest Main Canava 1 - 1 queen , cosily carved into the volcanic rock
    Guest Main Canava 2 - 1 double , pillow views to the sea
    Master East Canava - 1 queen , romantic canopy bed
    Guest East Canava - 1 double , pillow views to the sea
    West Canava - 1 queen , pillow views to the sea
  • All our bedrooms are meticulously restored cave style rooms with high domed ceilings in keeping with the traditional island architecture. Grand Canava is the only villa with so many and so spacious rooms in Oia and so it is a unique find for large families or friends traveling together. All bedrooms have individual access to A/C at all hours. All rooms are checked and approved for safety by the fire department.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 9 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Portable wooden outdoor bar, ideal for pool parties Beer cooler machine for serving at ideal temperature Candle light equipment for indoor and outdoor decorations No plastic furniture used indoors or outdoors The villa amenities, safety and high standard of service is assured as the villa is licenced by the Greek National Tourism Organisation with a reward which marks the luxury level in rental accommodation.

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