About the property
- House1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Private Courtyard with Plunge Pool
A lovingly restored traditional village house with modern facilities. The property comprises of 1 double and 1 twin bedroom, 2 bathrooms, two lounges, a kitchen with all appliances, a private courtyard with plunge pool and dining area, a large roof terrace with seating and loungers, air conditioning, wifi, TV with DVD player.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful property, wonderful hosts!
I have stayed at many VRBO/Homeaway/Airbnb places over the years but Christine and Mark's home was by far the best in many ways! First of all the communication prior to our stay was outstanding, not only did they pick us up from the airport (and drop us off on our last day), Christine arranged a rental car for us during our stay. Mark was waiting for us at the airport and provided us with a delightful drive and information about the island on our way to the house. Christine welcomed us to the property which they had stocked with wine, food, milk, juice, butter, bottled water and a freshly baked loaf of bread from the local bakery! The house is beautiful, well represented on the website and spotlessly clean and inviting. We so enjoyed coming back in the afternoons for a cooling plunge in the pool (which Mark discreetly cleaned once during our stay while we were exploring the island). And the village was magical, good food, great local shopping and fishermen selling their catch in the morning hours from the back of a pick up truck! I can't recommend this house and the hosts enough. I would and have recommended them to anyone interested in exploring Santorini! Thank you so much Christine and Mark for making our stay a wonderful experience!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It means a lot to us to know our guests have enjoyed their time here in Santorini
Alba Lilly is truly beautiful, a real Home from Home with all the extras.
Had a wonderful time at Alba Lilly. The house is stunning, really spacious and has everything you need and more. Mark and Christine were lovely, picking me up and taking me back to the airport. I also had a daily visit from Lilly, Christine and Mark’s cat who joined me for breakfast everyday, sweet little chatterbox.
Megalochori is a tiny, quaint and traditional little village with a handful of bars/restaurants serving traditional Greek dishes and a nice little bakery at the top of the hill for fresh breads and pastries. The locals are extremely welcoming and friendly. There are a few nice little shops selling handmade leather goods, jewellery and linens, not the usual touristy type shops.
The only downside for me was the two large properties to the rear and side of the house were undergoing extensive renovation work throughout my stay. The drilling, hammering and mechanical sanding started around 8.30 and went on until 3 in the afternoon, which made a leisurely breakfast around the pool or sunbathing on the terrace a very noisy affair plus all the dust and grit it generated....such a shame but it spoilt my stay really.
That aside, thank you for sharing Alba Lilly with me, it truly is a beautiful little haven.
Absolutely loved it! it is a great place to stay, it has old world charm and is very relaxing and beautifully kept house. I would definitely stay there again, Thank you Mark & Christine for the warm hospitality, we appreciated all that you did to make our stay wonderful!
Sincerely, Teresa Caldera
A beautiful cave home in the charming village of Magalachori.
This was such a unique and beautiful cave home. Plenty of room, and a gorgeous outdoor area and pool with wonderful lighting for chats in the evening overlooking the bell tower. A very charming village with such friendly people! Mark and Christine were very responsive and proactive hosts. Would recommend it highly.
An amazing holiday
This was our first visit to Greece and we were not disappointed. Santorini is truely a beautiful island.
Can we just firstly say thank you to both Mark and Christine for being such attentive hosts and making our stay so enjoyable and stress free.
Alba Lilly is a traditional cave house which has everything you need and more. Much time and effort has obviously been spent making this a very luxurious place to stay and keeping the house spotless and clean. It is one of the best we have stayed in. We loved it!
The village itself still retains the traditional village feel and has a relaxed atmosphere. There are many good restaurants within walking distance and the bakery is excellent. All the staff and people we met during our holiday were very friendly.
We split our time visiting towns such as Oia, Thera and relaxing at Alba Lilly. If you enjoy walking, the trek from Thira to Oia along the costal path has outstanding, breathtaking views ( wear trainers!) great photo opportunities. We also visited the Venetsanos winery for wine tasting and light lunch, good choice. We also wanted to see the island from the water, Christine recommended a 5 hour sunset cruise, which we had initially looked at before but were a little dubious about the cost. We decided to go ahead with the luxury trip and I'm so so glad we did! Money well spent and I would do it again.
We for the first time ever did not hire a car and managed the whole week using local buses and walking. A big thank you Mark for collecting us and dropping us to the airport.
We are already looking to return in 2018. Considering I am fussy and hard to please , I can honestly say Alba Lilly, the village of Megalochori and the stunning scenery and feel of Santorini has won me over.
Lucy and Ian
More then we hoped for,
We had a wonderful stay. The home was clean and well taken care of. The pool offered relief during the hot weather and everything we needed was available to us. Mark and Christine were tremendous hosts and were available should we had needed them ( which wasn't often as we had everything we needed). The village was the perfect setting away from the bustle of Santorini. We would definitely stay here again if we find our way back.
Megalochori is one of the most peaceful and traditional villages on the island of Santorini. The property is a short walk to the village square where there are three excellent restaurants offering Greek and international food. You can't fail to notice the large number of wine tasting places here and indeed this village is at the heart of the island's wine making industry. Many of the bigger facilities, like Boutari, are on the village's outskirts among the vineyards.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A 25% non returnable deposit is required to reserve the property. Balance to be paid 7 days before arrival. Earliest checking time 2pm. Check out time 10.00am. This may be flexible depending on availability.