A combination of a traditional Greek villa and its underground wine cellar, this Santorini villa for rent offers an authentic taste of island life at its best. Perfect for two families or a group of friends, this accommodation in Santorini has outdoor terraces with panoramic views and a small, refreshing pool. Just step outside your own private courtyard at this Santorini villa for rent and you'll find a path leading to a traditional village famous for its unique wine. Looking for a little more excitement? Go into Fira and see the sights. Santorini is an island, after all, so everything you desire is easily found. And don't worry about grocery shopping until you're ready... this apartment comes stocked with provisions for a couple of meals, so all you have to do is arrive and relax!
This Greek mansion was once owned by one of the most powerful families on the island. Originally, the first floor was inhabited by the family, while the lovely canava served as the winery and cellar. The Vinsanto produced here was exported to Russia, where it was used by the Orthodox Church for holy communion. Today the original structure has been restored to its original splendor, retaining the original layout while taking advantage of the canava for more living space. Outside there are various terraces and also a private swimming pool (5m x 6m).
This traditional mansion has been divided into two spacious, self-contained units, rented together with a pool. The first floor residence is furnished in traditional Greek decor, while the cavana beneath is more modern and stylish with its rounded edges and unique cave-like atmosphere. The entrance of the villa leads into a large cobbled courtyard, complete with a small pool. A stone stairway leads to the first floor, where there are large terraces and panoramic views of the village. First Floor: A traditional, well-equipped kitchen (stove, coffee maker, electric barbecue) leads into a large dining room (seats six) with original wooden floors and vaulted ceiling, perfect for entertaining. There is also a comfortable lounge. The spacious master bedroom has a 180 cm king-size bed. A staircase leads up to a private landing and a second large bedroom with a 180 cm king-size bed. These two rooms share a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and open shower. Canava (Ground): Carved into the rock face, this former wine cellar provides a cool, relaxing haven during hot summer days. It has been fitted with unique lighting using the distilling troughs carved into the ground. Three large barn-style doors lead from the cobbled courtyard into the various living areas. The traditional kitchen (stove, coffee maker, electric barbecue) leads into a beautifully lit dining room with seating for six. The comfortable lounge opens into an extravagant bathroom with a built-in Jacuzzi (with handheld showerhead), a seating area, and large mirror. The sleeping area consists of a shared seating and dressing area that branches off into two open caves, each with a 140 cm standard double bed. Please note that these two bedrooms do not have doors: they are open to the sitting area. Outside, by the pool, there is a third bedroom with a 140 cm standard double bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and open shower.
Available Amenities: Private swimming pool, one manual car (4 seats), airport/port transfer, porter to assist with luggage, daily housekeeping service, concierge services, sun lounges, pool towels, bath robes, slippers, satellite TV, DVD player, cook-top, coffee maker, electric barbecue. Arrive & Relax: This property allows you to show up, drop your bags, and settle in without a hassle. No searching for a grocery store after that long flight, and no worrying about Sunday store closures. You can deal with the details later... after a meal and a good nights' sleep! Arrive & Relax provisions include: Food: Fresh fruit, Greek yoghurt, fresh bread, egg & marmalade. Beverages: Orange juice, mineral water, milk, tea, & coffee. Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash. Private cook service on request Grocery shopping and delivery service on request Private Tour guide to the island on request Nearby Attractions: Towns and villages of Santorini, beaches, islands, churches, hiking, wine tasting, shopping. Nearby islands: Crete, Paros, Naxos. Please Note:The two bedrooms in the canava do not have doors and are open to the sitting room.140 cm double beds, while common in Greece, are considered small by some Americans.The bathrooms in this villa have traditional Greek open showers, integrated into the bathroom.
A winding footpath leads from this villa to Megalochori, a quiet, traditional village on an eastward-facing slope. This village is the center of the island's wine production industry, so it's a great area to be if you like to go tasting. The main square is host to a couple of tavernas for eating out in local style. It is about 10 km away from Fira, the cliff-side town looking into the heart of the Caldera. One of Greece's most popular islands, Santorini has a fascinating geological history, as it is of volcanic origin. Throughout recorded history, parts of the island have dropped into the sea, while new islands have suddenly appeared off the coast! The island forms a crescent around the Caldera, or cauldron-- the collapsed center of the volcano. It is an enviable view! Fira is the capital of the island, host to the Archaeological Museum. Its main streets are filled with shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. That's right... Santorini is also famous for its thriving nightlife! Your choices for activities are almost endless... you can relax on red and black sand beaches, take a boat around the islands, hike around the cliffs, go shopping, or even take a ferry to other islands in the area.