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Gina Galloway

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, greek

Luxury Villa in Oia, Santorini

11 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Oia House Rental Photos and Description

2 BD, 2.5 BA

A truly unique traditional Greek style property in a spectacular setting overlooking the Aegean Sea. This beautifully appointed two bedroom and two and a half bath house, is perched on a cliff in the town of Oia.

This home features two separate bedrooms, both queen bedded, which is ideal for two couples traveling together, or a family of four. The bedrooms have queen-size beds, a built in armoire, air-conditioning, and a ceiling fan. There are two separate bathrooms with shower to ensure maximum privacy. An additional half bath is located on the main floor. In addition, there is a third bedroom with bunk beds - suitable for children only.

The setting of this property includes a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea and volcanic islands. There is a lovely verandah with pergola facing the sea, where you can enjoy your meals and the spectacular sunsets. The private pool is also facing the sea and has beautiful teak lounge chairs for your comfort. Since we are perched on the top of the cliff, there are no stairs to climb up or down to access the property or surrounding areas.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Gina Galloway (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, greek

About Gina Galloway

I am a Greek citizen born in the USA, and I spend most of my summers in Greece. I live in Virginia during the winter months with my husband and three children. The house is most often used by my family and friends during the summer months, as well as given for use to the Greek Church and other charitable organizations. Because of this, we have very limited availability.

Why Gina Galloway chose Santorini

Santorini is the jewel of Greece and the views cannot be surpassed anywhere in the world. The beauty and tranquility of Santorini and the Caldera owns itself to a relaxing holiday. Oia's Dream has a truly spectacular, 180 degree - unobstructed view of the Aegean Sea. It is all about the views in Santorini and Oia has one of the best on the island. The small private pool is also a welcome change from having to compete for chairs and space at other hotel pools. The space is great compared to other properties as well, and together with the private driveway and parking makes this one of the very best places to stay.

What makes this house unique

The most magnificent views you will ever see from any house anywhere in the world. The comment I always get is that the views are even better than the pictures! The private driveway and private parking directly in front of the house is also a very big bonus - no steps to climb! Together with the space and private pool/veranda, this is a great place to relax and unwind on your Holiday.

Reviews

4.8
based on 11 traveler reviews

Luxury Villa in Oia, Santorini
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
Dublin, Ireland
5

Sublime!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly heaven on earth. Gorgeous. Everyone should be so lucky as to experience this place with it's spectacular view at least once in their lifetime.Thank you Georgina.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Oia's Dream, a wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Oia's Dream for a week in August. The description of the villa is spot on. Gina was wonderful with helping to coordinate our stay. Between her suggestions and the recommendations in the guestbook, we had more than enough to do for the week. The location is very good and the views of the caldera were breathtaking. Close enough to walk to Oia but far enough out that you can enjoy the views and some privacy. We had dinner twice at the restaurant across the street, Santorini Mou. Great food, reasonable priced and a super atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and two of our best friends stayed three nights in Gina's home and truly wish we had more time there. The home was perfect, better than all of our expectations. The views were breath taking. It was a short and easy walk to the middle of Oia where you could find great shopping and restaurants. A bus stop right out front if wanting to travel into Fira. Gina provided us with amazing recommendations prior to our arrival and they all were spectacular. Unfortunately, we lost our luggage while traveling and Gina went above and beyond to help up with the process, which was appreciated more than I can explain. If we travel back to Greece, this is where we will be staying. As a bonus there is an amazing restaurant that sits across the street called Santorini Mou with great food, music, atmosphere and staff. They treated us like family!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Molly, Thanks so much for your kind words! I hope you finally received your luggage, which took a trip around the world!!! It can really ruin your vacation but you got past it and enjoyed your time at Oia's Dream and I do hope you come back again soon. Gina
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Alexandria, VA USA
5

Outstanding Santorini

  • 5 of 5

The view of the Caldera is even more incredible than you can see online. I had to pinch myself every morning when I sipped my coffee from the spacious veranda and marveled at the scenery! Our stay at Oia's dream was the best vacation we had every experienced. I investigated several properties in Santorini on the Caldera and I could not find anything comparable to a 2 bedroom suite (which was smaller than Oia's Dream) for less than 1,000 Euro per night. The location in Oia was so convenient to shopping, dining and the nightlife for our group. In addition, we had our own private pool and didn't have to fight over pool chairs which is common at resort properties. The house is charming and beautifully decorated in traditional greek style. Oia's Dream was truly a "dream come true"!

Anita C.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, D.C.
5

A great time, great location in Oia

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was wonderful. This home is at an excellent location in Oia, close enough to walk to the main strip of Oia with its shops and restaurants, but removed enough to enjoy the breathtaking Caldera views on the deck, in the pool, and at sunset with tranquility and privacy. We rented a car and were able to park at the house. We enjoyed several nights at Santorini Mou, the restaurant across the street. We caught the hiking trail from Oia to Fira from the house. And it was close enough to walk to Domaine Sigalas, the vineyard in Oia. Right out of a dream! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Gatos, CA, USA
4

Beautiful, great location, perfect for 2 couples

  • 4 of 5

We were 2 couples who stayed here for a week without a car. It is an easy walk into Oia but outside the really busy, crowded part of town. You do have to walk on the road but only for a very short way. If you turn left and go up the hill at the desalination plant you can get onto the pedestrian walkway that runs between Fira and Oia. The pictures of the view speak for themselves but of course are not as good as when you are there in person. The villa is clean, the beds are comfortable and the housekeeper, Thespina, is very pleasant and responsive. When she noticed that we were actually doing some cooking in the kitchen, she brought us an entire new set of pots! It was still just a little too cold to use the pool while we were there but it appeared very well maintained.

We ate at Santorini Mou across the street a couple times. It is friendly and fun with pretty good food. However we prefered the food at Finikia's Place up the road a little bit away from Oia. We ate there several times.

My only quibble is that the internet service does not work inside the house (as we were told ahead of time). Between the wind and the sun it was not always possible to sit on the patio to access the internet. This made it a little inconvenient for contacting tour guides, etc. Fortunately, none of us needed to do work while there.

As long as you do not need reliable internet access, I highly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oia
"Second largest Village in Santorini. Quaint cobblestone streets lines with cafe's and shops...."
Seaside by Notos Restaurant
"Best Beach Restaurant on the island. Also enjoy the great beach at Seaside. Double wide lo..."
Fira
"The Capital of Santorini and the largest village on the island. Cobblestone streets with m..."
Akrotiri
"The Archeological Site that some say is the Lost City of Atlantis. A spectacularly preserve..."
Pirgos
"A traditional settlement in Santorini. This is a quaint traditional village worth a visit. L..."
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Santorini airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Santorini Mou
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Port Of Santorini
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Santorini Mou
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Baxedes Beach close to Oia
Car: recommended

Oia's Dream is located in the quaint village of Oia - famous for it's spectacular sunsets. The house is directly on the Caldera (cliffs) with a magnificent unobstructed view of the Aegean Sea. There are small grocery markets close by and larger markets within a ten minute walk of the house. The bus stop is in on the main road directly in front of the house. Oia's Dream has a private driveway and private parking directly in front of the houses (4 total in this private area).

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Rates & Availability

Oia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Last Minute Special Rate
Sep 22 2016 - Sep 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$336
$2,352
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$280
$1,960
$7,840
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $56 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Season
Mar 15 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$336
$2,352
$9,408
 
 
Shoulder Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$504
$3,528
$14,112
 
 
High Season
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$672
$4,704
$18,816
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$336
$1,344
$5,376
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$672
$4,704
$18,816
 

Additional information about rental rates

Outside of 60 days, your deposit is fully refundable. Within 60 days, there is no refund and you forfeit all monies paid. We do offer cancellation insurance, which must be paid 21 days after the reservation is made. Please inquire if you are interested in purchasing cancellation insurance.

Rates based on up to 4 persons. Each additional guest is 50.00 Euro per night. Payment can be made by check or Paypal. Payment by MC or Visa will incur an additional fee of 3%. A deposit of 30% is due to confirm your reservation. Final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival. Special "Pay in full/non refundable rates", take 10% off total amount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Oia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half bathroom with toilet and sink on main level
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Both bedrooms have queen size beds and large wardrobes. For families, there is a third bedroom with bunk beds accessed through the main bedroom that can be opened for your use. It is only suitable for children. Please ask owner for more information.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are in the village of Oia, and a short ten minute walk to the center of town, where there are many fine restaurants and shops. There is also public bus transportation to Oia and Fira, as well as the beaches. The bus stop is at the bottom of our driveway.

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