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Maria

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, greek

Out of this world view in GREEK PARADISE in OIA, indoor winery & outdoor hot tub

47 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa

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Overview

Oia Villa Rental Photos and Description

Traditional Cave House, 2 bedrooms, 1 βath, private outdoor hot tub (Sleeps 5)

This beautiful Cave House is a real "Love Nest", unique & idyllic. Every single hour of the day & night is magnificent from the romantic veranda of the little villa! The panoramic views from the patio are breathtaking! Enjoy lying on the mattress on the bench in the evening viewing the lights of the cities on the top edge of the Caldera and gazing at the sparkling stars and moon in the dark sky.

Escape to a Greek paradise in this beautiful house built into the volcanic rock on Santorini! Situated in the old part of Oia, it is the ideal accommodation for a vacation of tranquility & recreation. The private outdoor hot tub is facing the Caldera and it offers the best choice for a romantic get away. Its sculpted rock architecture is unique and it has been beautifully decorated with inspiration and care by its owner, Maria, a Greek sculptor & painter.The villa is 25 steps away from the main pedestrian road and 2 min walking distance from shops, restaurants, galleries, bus & taxi terminal.There is a free parking place 2-3 minutes walking distance from GREEK PARADISE Cave House. It is 5 min walking distance from the Cafe Bar Swimming Pool 'LIOYERMA' and 7 min drive from the beaches.

The villa has a master bedroom with a queen bed and a living room with a double bed and one single bed. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a private shower-room & a veranda with panoramic view to the Caldera.The villa has a washer which can be used once for free.

Maria Oikonomou: 'This cave villa was constructed ages ago in the traditional manner of the people of Santorini at this time. They were dug into the volcanic rock so as to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This is bioclimatic architecture. I have artistically decorated it and also updated the villa to protect against humidity. The panoramic views from the patio are breathtaking! Enjoy lying on the mattress on the bench in the afternoon and evening and viewing the lights of the other cities on the top edge of the Caldera. In the evening gaze at the sparkling stars and moon in the dark sky. The house, located in the old part of Oia, is like a love nest, small but unique and idyllic, about 60 m2 in size. Every single hour of the day and night is magnificent from the romantic veranda of my little villa! I welcome you to my villa and the beautiful island of Santorini'.

Your "Cave winery" in the depths of GREEK PARADISE!

In our efforts to provide our guests with a truly one-of–a-kind island experience, a special space has recently been created deep in the interior of Greek Paradise cave house to provide our guests with a unique, cozy area to relax! This inner "nest" fits up to 4 people.

This second cave is in the depths of GREEK PARADISE cave house, off the bedroom. It is 2 meters under the level of the house allowing for comfortable temperatures throughout the seasons. Its round shape and its location deep down in the heart of the volcanic land will heighten your sense of calming contentment and fulfillment!

We have designed this space in the style of a Capilio, an old, traditional Greek tavern! After a day of exploring the island, lounge on the cushions & pillows and sip local wine to re-energize yourself! The wine, presented in an oak barrel, is homemade by an old islander from his grape vineyards in Oia. The wine is made and offered to you with love! Candles and a selection of music are also available to complement this romantic setting. We hope the cozy ambiance will add to your cave dwelling experience. Just enjoy!!!

The Villa has a washer machine. If you are interested in using the machine please let us know to inform the caretaker. You can use it once for free.

There is TV, wi fi and telephone in the house (You can only receive phone calls or call only in Santorini for free). In the little cupboard there are some pharmacy aids.

Checking in time is at 14:00 at the earliest and checking out time is 12.00 at the latest.

The rate includes taxes and:

1) A welcome assortment of bottled mineral and sparkling water, wine and juice upon arrival.

2) Breakfast provisions: honey, butter, marmalade, milk, fruits, eggs, wheat bread, cereals, 3 kinds of coffee and tea, cocktail of herbs.

3) Daily maid service, change sheet, bath and beach towels every three days (April-October).

4) Private outdoor mini spa (Jacuzzi) facing the Caldera (up to 37 Celsius)!

5) Satellite TV, Wi-Fi and Air Conditioning.

6) The cave house is 2-3 minute walk from the Pool Bar “Lyogerma”. You can swim for free and it is open all day long (May-Oct). It has the best view to the Sunset! You will be offered a 15% discount for your drinks and snacks.

7) By showing our card, you have discounts or free deserts to many restaurants in Oia and other towns in Santorini! For example a) You will be offered a bottle of Santorini wine with your meal at the most picturesque and tasty restaurant of Santorini 'AMMOUDI restaurant' in the port of Ammoudi!

You will also have free use of parasols/umbrellas and shaded outdoor beds (worth 10 euros) at THEROS WAVE BAR, situated on the most beautiful beach, Eros Beach, in VLYCHADA. Please visit: www.theroswavebar.gr

You can take a boat trip around the volcano, explore an archaeological excavation of a 3000 year-old civilization, or perhaps visit some cultural museums. You can tour ancient Byzantine churches and charming wineries, or go trekking along the rim of the caldera and discover its traditional villages and stunning scenery. You can also ride on a donkey to the old port where you can go on an excursion to the volcano and swim in its hot springs. There is so much to do and this is the ideal place to enjoy doing it.

Registration Number: 1167Κ91000936500

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Maria (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, greek

About Maria

Maria Economou is a sculptor and a painter.She was born in Athens.

She studied in the School of Philosophy, University of Athens, and graduated from the department of French Literature.

She also studied the English language in the Stanton School of English, London, Diploma in Proficiency, University of Cambridge.

In 1998 she enrolled in the High School of Fine Arts, Athens. Studied painting,drawing and sculpture up to 2004 .

In 1999 she was a doctoral student in the School of Philosophy - University of Athens. Subject:“Ideological trends in France from 1950 to 1970 and associated effects on Greek artists.”

2002 - 2004 lived in Paris and studied “Aesthetics and Art Theory” in the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Beaux Arts de Paris with Professor Alain Bonfand.

2004 graduated from the High School of Fine Arts, Athens and in 2005 she gained her doctorate in the School of Philosophy, University of Athens.

Her book, under the title “Ideological trends in France from 1950 to 1970 and associated effects on Greek artists.”, published in 2008 by LIVANIS editions, was based on her doctorate research in France and Greece.

Maria purchased this villa in 1986

Why Maria chose Santorini

Love for the island of Santorini, ancient Atlantis.

Reviews

4.9
based on 47 traveler reviews

Out of this world view in GREEK PARADISE in OIA, indoor winery & outdoor hot tub
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 47 reviews
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Stunning Greek paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

Maria's Greek paradise is exactly as promised & more! I stayed with two girlfriends & we fell in love with Oia, Maria & Greece in general. What makes it so special?

- Maria- warm & gracious host, she truly cares about what she is doing and takes a lot of pride in giving her guests a wonderful experience. She not only invited to her beautiful terrace, but provided incredible recommendations that included little extras she has worked hard to earn

- VIEW- just beyond beautiful to wake up to this, the perfect spot that we will never forget. Tourists come from everywhere & crowd the streets for these views & you can wake up to it & go to sleep to it. You truly feel like you are on top of the world and sitting in the best spot on earth.

- Location- in the heart of Oia. Note that you should read all the details of the description, nothing is left out. Including that this is not accessible by car and you will need to walk. Maria has a helper to carry your bags, so not to worry!

-Detail & character- the house has so many cute artistic details& special touches including local artwork, the wine cave, the breakfast supplies

Your stay here will be magical, I can't recommend it enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Santorini Stay + the best host!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful gem of a cave house in Santorini. This property is exactly as described. Upon arrival, we were met and helped with our bags down a set of windy stairs to this special place (recommend packing light, Greece has lots of stairs!) Maria, our incredible host, then invited us to her property a few minutes away and gave us a personal introduction to her city and many many recommendations. She served us wine and snacks and let us watch a gorgeous sunset from her roof deck all while giving us the best recommendations in town! We took her up on all of her advice - restaurants, swimming, catamaran boat ride, Eros beach, wine tasting - spectacular !! Our trip would not have been as magnificent without her as our host, she made the experience everything that it was. Maria was available by phone for whatever we needed, and she helped make our reservations for car rental and boat ride. The apartment is quaint, comfortable and unique. There were eggs, coffee and juice waiting, very comfortable beds, cool wine cellar, heated hot tub, daily cleaning service and walking distance to all the best of Oai. Loved staying here and will definitely visit again! Highest recommendations for Maria as well!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

I couln't have been more delighted with this enchanting home. The views were spectacular and the home was very clean and comfortable. I loved the colorful bathroom and the quaint second bedroom was very unique.

Maria stocked the kitchen with beverages, fruit, coffee, fresh baked breads/jams. She was the perfect hostess and makes you feel like family.

I would definitely recommend both of her homes. We stayed at each which are only steps away from one another.

I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Fantastic experience and fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this location was great: View, accommodations, Maria (the property owner), housekeeping, location, etc. The property is exactly as described, near shops and food, and Maria will help direct you to attractions.... We will be back, without question.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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BEAUTIFUL HOUSE LOVELY LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

Most enjoyable holiday and beautiful property, clean and had everything you would need of high quality with lots of personal touches and Maria most helpful and welcoming . lots of steps to climb and this might not be suitable for anyone with mobility problems , but breathtaking views and friendly locals.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Amazing Greek island experience

  • 5 of 5

We rented both the Santorini Paradise and Helios houses for eleven people. They were absolutely wonderful. The views are spectacular. The houses were clean to start with and cleaned every day. Helios had just recently been updated and looked great. We were welcomed with fresh fruit, eggs, water, wine and snacks. Maria was so helpful and attentive and spent time with each group giving suggestions on things to do and places to go.

The sunset view from the rooftop patio of the Helios house is out of this world. Maria brought us drinks and appetizers the first night to watch it. There we hundreds of people around us watching and we had the best seats. Maria asked for constructive feedback from us, which we had very little to give. I appreciate an owner always trying to improve the experience of her guests. It says a lot about Maria's commitment to her guests. We highly recommend Maria and any of her places.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Santorini airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Kreopoleio
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Athinios port
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
RED BICYCLE
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Ammoudi

Sea View: The villa is located in the old part of Oia, 2 minutes from the famous 'sunset point'.

Maria Oikonomou:'This cave villa was constructed ages ago in the traditional manner of the people of Santorini at this time. They were dug into the volcanic rock so as to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. I have artistically decorated it and also updated the villa to protect against humidity. It sleeps 5 people comfortably. The master bedroom is separated from the rest of the house by a door and two windows.The panoramic views from the patio are breathtaking! Enjoy lying on the mattress on the bench in the afternoon and evening and viewing the lights of the other cities on the top edge of the Caldera. In the evening gaze at the sparkling stars and moon in the dark sky. The house is like a love nest, small but unique and idyllic, about 60 m2 in size. Every single hour of the day and night is magnificent from its romantic veranda.

Other Activities: boating, rock climbing, health/beauty spa, horseshoes, scuba diving

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Rates & Availability

Oia Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
rate 10
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$426
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $79 per night, per additional guest
 
rate 6
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 14 2016
1 night minimum stay
$314
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 12
Oct 15 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$202
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 3
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$224
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
dec-janu-febr
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
$167
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
rate 2
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$257
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
rate 7
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$281
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 4
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$336
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $79 per night, per additional guest
 
rate 7
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$504
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $79 per night, per additional guest
 
rate 8
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$314
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 11
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$224
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$348
 

Additional information about rental rates

Please note that hot tub is not available from November to March.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Oia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Monument View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Details like the mosaic tile in the bathroom and the beautifully painted walls make this house an incredible place to stay on the picturesque island of Santorini. The house, located on the cliff side of the Caldera, provides modern amenities along with traditional charm. The original structure of the house has been preserved with respect. Modern facilities have been added to satisfy guests' needs and aesthetics. The private terrace gives a breathtaking panoramic view of the Volcano, the surrounding islands, the traditional hillside settlement of Oia village and the deep blue Aegean sea, while providing a perfect place to dine, or simply relax and take in the beauty. Located in a quiet neighborhood just 100 meters from the center of the village and only 50 meters from the sunset viewing point, this delightful home is the perfect place for a romantic vacation.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , fold away bed
  • * Queen Bed: The house is fully-equipped with traditional furniture. Double Bed (1) * Twin/Single Bed (1) * Murphy Bed * Crib There are beautiful pieces of art and bas-relief in the house Deck/Patio: There is a lovely patio facing the sea, where the guests enjoy their meals and the spectacular sunrises/sunsets. There are two large benches with mattresses. One free use of the washing/drying machine. For more: 15 euros each time you use it. Off Street, free public Parking:
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The rate includes 1) A welcome assortment of bottled mineral and sparkling water, wine and juice upon arrival. 2) Breakfast provisions: honey, butter, marmalade, milk, fruits, eggs, wheat bread, cereals, 3 kinds of coffee and tea, cocktail of herbs. 3) Daily maid service, change sheet, bath and beach towels every three days (April-October). 4) Private outdoor hot tub (Jacuzzi) facing the Caldera! 5) Satellite TV, Wi-Fi and Air Conditioning. 6) The cave house is 2-3 minute walk from the Pool Bar “Lyogerma”. You can swim for free and it is open all day long (May-Oct). It has the best view to the Sunset! You will be offered a 15% discount for your drinks and snacks. 7) By showing our card, you have discounts or free deserts to many restaurants in Oia and other towns in Santorini! For example a) You will be offered a bottle of Santorini wine with your meal at the most picturesque and tasty restaurant of Santorini 'AMMOUDI restaurant' in the port of Ammoudi!

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