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Famous Santorini villa with private pool, Car & Private transfer

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Private pool- large courtyard-kitchen garden-2 bedrooms-1 bathroom-air condition

Mansion Sophia, a house beloved by photographers and featured in many magazines around the world, is located in the peaceful traditional village of Megalochori, a short drive away from the best attractions & beaches of the island.This famous mansion was built around the mid-19th century and inhabited by one of the feudal wine-exporting landlords of the island at that time.. Access to the house is through imposing large wooden entrance gates into a secluded and very pretty private courtyard, with garden and a beautiful Moroccan-style swimming pool. There is also a smaller courtyard where the guests can enjoy dining «al fresco» under the Santorini skies.The mansion has been beautifully renovated to provide all modern amenities( air-conditioning, satellite TV & DVD, iPod & iPod docking station) yet retaining the character and style of the original house.

Mansion Sophia is perfect for those who desire absolute relaxation in the utmost atmospheric environment.

To read our guests' TripAdvisor reviews visit https://goo.gl/zdSXKB

For more information visit www.santoriniheritage.com

GNTO REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1144K123K0631000

More Details

Property Manager
Santorini Heritage Villas
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

The villa Sophia was absolutely charming, lovely interiors and exteriors, flowers everywhere. The service, from the pick-up at the airport to the initial tour of the house to the daily housekeeping, was excellent.



The village is central to almost everywhere but you can escape the hustle and bustle of Santorini to the delightful courthouse and the lovely pool.
May 2011
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Amenities

Megalochori Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • KORRES natural amenities provided. Towels, pool towels, bathrobes & slippers provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Two more guests can sleep in the living room sofabed upon agreement. Air Conditioning in both bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Free WiFi internet access One free transfer from/to port or airport One Manual 5 Seater Car Rental included in the rate GNTO (ΕΟΤ) Registation number: 1144K123K0631000

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Famous Santorini villa with private pool, Car & Private transfer
average rating of 4.928571 based on 19 reviews
5

Magical

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with our stay at Mansion Sophia. From the greeter at the airport to the luggage handler, to the concierge and the maid, everyone was friendly and helpful. The property is absolutely beautiful. The large living room is bright and inviting and the bedrooms on either side are roomy and elegantly furnished. The beds are comfortable and a cozy comforter was just the ticket for the cool nights. Even plush robes and slippers are provided.

With the rental car that was included as part of our stay, we explored many of the villages of Santorini and enjoyed them all but were more convinced than ever that none could top Megalohori. It is a traditional village with narrow streets (cars can travel on only a few), which adds to the charm. The villagers are friendly and we happened to be there the days leading up to Palm Sunday so we were able to participate in the ceremony that included decorating an enormous cross and watching with the whole village as the men used ropes and pulleys to raise it in the town square. Afterward everyone lined up for dinner provided by our favorite restaurant, located on the square. We also attended a service in the church and weren't allowed to leave without taking home bread and chocolate.

At day's end, after exploring other villages, we had drinks by the pool and walked to one of the many good restaurants. One night we made dinner in the nicely equipped kitchen and ate outside in one of the two lovely courtyards. The owner, Takis, even provides a complimentary bottle of wine for guests.

Staying at Mansion Sophia is everything you dream of when imagining visiting the iconic island of Santorini. I can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carol, thank you very much for the kind words! We loved having you in our villa and we hope we hope you will make it back to us soon!
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5

Lovely Mansion + Pool + Garden Dining Room

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a great, big, stone mansion for a group of friends/family in a quaint little town, look no further. There is tremendous indoor and outdoor space, the master bedroom and the rooftop view are simply gorgeous. The town is so cute, very easy to walk and it has 5 very yummy restaurants within a minute's walk. Stock up on wine and snacks at the local market, enjoy the skyline views and don't forget to meet Takis the owner...he's the man!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful villa in gorgeous surroundings!

  • 4 of 5

My three friends and I booked our October mini break in March and received lovely updates and comms from Takis, the general manager right up until we flew. He was also very accommodating when we wanted to add a fifth guest.

We were happy to see the airport transfers were included, and when we arrived we were met by the hire car company, however we were slightly taken aback to be greeted by two cars and one driver! Bear in mind you may have to drive immediately when you land and will need your driver's licence. (You will also definitely need the car - Santorini is not really walkable!)

Once we arrived in Megalochori (which is gorgeous) we were met by Jackie, who showed us around the village and villa and was absolutely fantastic.

The villa itself is as gorgeous as the pictures make it look. The pool area is particularly fabulous and there's access to the roof for late afternoon sunbathing and incredible views of the village.

The only negative points in the villa are the hot water (which we couldn't get working despite Jackie's instructions) and the kitchen was a little under equipped. However these pale in comparison to the rest of the experience.

Megalochori itself is beautiful, charming and quiet - everything you expect a village to be. It has some great restaurants and lovely shops.

Would heartily recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen, thanks for much for the kind words! It was wonderful to have you as guest in Mansion Sophia! As you correctly noted we do include a car rental in the price which can be delivered directly at the port or airport. If private transfer is preferred, we can also arrange it as an extra service. Thank you for your feedback regarding the hot water. The villa has of course hot water but the boiler needs to be switched on at least 15 minutes before using. We apologize if it was not explained clearly to you. Thanks again and we look forward to see you again soon!
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5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Mansion Sophia with our 3 teenage daughters. I thought places like this only existed in the movies! The town of Megalochori is charming and Mansion Sophia is a hidden gem. From the moment we arrived, everything was effortless. We were greeted at the airport with our car and were driven directly to Megalochori where we met Jackie our concierge who introduced to the town and villa. We felt like we were in a dream as we walked up the ancient cobblestone road lined with white houses. Mansion Sophia is more beautiful in person than I had imagined with a spectacular courtyard, an inviting pool and gorgeous decor. The master bedroom was large and the smaller bedroom was very comfortable. Our youngest daughter slept on the pull out in the living room and was very happy. The only problem was there was one small bathroom for the 5 of us and as I mentioned, we have three teenage girls so you can imagine the situation. It was all good though because we were on vacation and were in no hurry. Everything Jackie and Takis recommended to us to make our holiday enjoyable was spot on - from the restaurants and activities we honestly could not have asked for a better holiday!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Superb stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Santorini and a superb stay in Mansion Sophia. The house was very comfortable and the pool area breathtaking..

We also loved the village more than any of the other we visited as it still retained some of its charm and was very traditional.

We shall certainly book with Santorini Heritage again for our next stay in Santorini.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect spot in Santorini

  • 5 of 5

Mansion Kyani is not just well-appointed; it is elegant and at the perfect spot in Santorini. Located so close to the best beaches of the island and all the beautiful attractions like the excavations of Akrotiri, yet enjoyably quiet away from the tourist crowds. We will definitely recommend this beautiful villa to all our friends back home.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Thira International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
in Fira (capital)
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Athinios
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Megalochori square
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Vlyhada
Car: recommended

The peaceful little village of Megalochori is a much sought after and appreciated holiday base from which to enjoy the many attractions of Santorini. Only 6 km from the busy town of Fira, it is another world and an ideal holiday base for those who want to relax and enjoy the many attractions of Santorini from a different perspective.

Megalochori was inhabited by many feudal landlords of the island at the past. These merchants and landlords became wealthy exporting the unique Vinsanto wine, which the island still produces. Megalochori had a particularly strong link with Odessa in Russia and many of the church bells which still toll in the village today are from Russia.

This traditional settlement has retained its charm and authenticity despite the rapid touristic development of Santorini. Its traffic-free cobblestone streets , its Venetian bell towers and its lovely square with the chic restaurants make Megalochori a première destination for the concerning visitor of Santorini.

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Rates & Availability

Megalochori Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$219
 
 
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$328
 
 
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$580
 
 
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$678
 
 
High Season
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$470
 
 
Low Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$274
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$470
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Included in the rates are:

One private transfer from/to port or airport
Housekeeping service
Wifi
Concierge services
Taxes
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