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'Lydia', Luxurious Cave Villa, Pool, Panoramic View to Caldera

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Last updated: 03/31/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Special offer: 30% off on total stay Details

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ENJOY OUR 'LYDIA' LUXURIOUS CAVE HOUSE!

PERFECT FOR HONEYMOONERS, YOUR FAMILY OR GROUP OF FRIENDS!

“LYDIA” house, 93 m2, is in the amazing village of Oia, among the last row of houses on the cliff.
It used to be an old bioclimatic cave-house which Emmanouil Vasilakis, architect and owner, renovated in 2010, using high quality materials combined with the traditional methods of Santorini’s technicians. The outcome is obviously a dream house, completely adapted to the unique scenery of Santorini island, with excellent minimal aesthetic and fully functional interior spaces.

Sitting on the small front yard or on the terrace above, there’s an amazing, unobstructed, panoramic view towards the traditional village of Oia, the Caldera (the cliffs of the volcano), the Aegean sea and the other cliff-edge villages. Those two outdoor private spaces are connected with a traditional stairway.

PERFECT LOCATION FOR YOUR HOLIDAY!

The terrace of 'LYDIA' is adjacent to the main pedestrian path (with shops, restaurants, market, galleries) on the back side of “Lydia” house, which gives you the privacy that you need but also the easy accessibility to the central square (3 min walk) where you can find bus and taxi terminal. You can also take a walk at the “Goulas” area (1 min walk), which is famous for Oia’s sunset view.

The living room with the built sitting area, that can also be used as a bed, and a wooden monasterial dining table, is a comfortable and sunny space with an amazing view. A cavity shaped in the colored wall accommodates the television set. The white wooden ceiling is actually a cozy loft bedroom shaped in the dome (with a Japanese futon bed and a beautiful view to the sea), reached through a wooden stair next to the built sitting area.
An arched doorway, that divides the living room from the rest of the house, leads you to a small, heated, shallow pool with a built sofa bed, which is one of the most relaxing spots of “Lydia” house. Next to the pool, simplicity and extreme elegance characterize the elevated open space master bedroom. A cavity in the wall, on one side of the built bed, is used as a walking closet and on the other side, a big cave with three cavities, form a luxurious bathroom consisted of a walk-in rain shower with white pebles on the floor, a separated toilette and a marble basin, taken from an old Turkish Hamam. Finally, considering the issue of privacy, a portable folding screen can be used to block the visual contact with the rest of the house, when needed.
Between the living room and the master bedroom, on the right side, there’s a fully equipped kitchen, a secondary bathroom with a walk-in rain shower, a dressing room and an engine room for the pool. On the left side, a cavity leads you to a stairway, descending to the old systern at a lower level, which is now used as a bedroom with two single beds.

The house is designed as an open space so that you can enjoy the astonishing view almost from every corner but also to create a visual contact between the two main areas of the interior. The lights placed on the white and colored dome shaped walls as well as the lights in the pool and the floor cavities, create a unique atmosphere.
Visiting “Lydia” house, where every little detail has been handled with great taste and attention, you will experience a familiar warmth and serenity that will make you feel like home.

Early booking (4 nights or more): 12 months or more prior arrival: 10% dicount - 6 to 12 months prior arrival: 5% discount
Honeymoon or other special occasion: 5% discount
Reservations over 10 nights: 5% discount
Taxes and housekeeping included in the price.
Pricing is for 2 people.
For every additional person plus: €60 from April-October / €40 from November-March
Deposit: 50%
Balance due: upon arrival.
Prices exclude exchange rates or bank tranfer fees.
Cancellation Policy:
- No penalty for cancellations 60 days or more before confirmed arrival.
- 59-21 days prior to arrival, results in 100% of cost of deposit.
- 0-20 days prior to arrival, results in 100% of cost of stay.
If the cancellation derives fr?m my part, for any reason, the deposit is refunded in full.

The above rate includes
1) Bottled mineral and sparkling water, wine, juice/sweet upon arrival.
2) Breakfast provisions: honey, butter, marmalade, wheat rusks, cereals, 3 kinds of coffee and tea, cocktail of herbs etc.
3) Daily (May-October), twice a week (Nov-Apr) maid service, change sheet, bath and beach towels every three days.
4) Sattelite tv, Wi-Fi and Aircondition
5) By showing our card you have discounts or free deserts to most restaurants in Oia!
6) You will be offered a bottle of Santorini wine with your meal at the OCHRE Wine Bistro which serves excellent food. Please look it up: www.ochre-bistro.com. I recommend you to go there 30 minutes before the sunset, in order to have the best table and enjoy the famous sunset of Oia. (It is 5 minutes walking distance from the villa).


HONEYMOON WELCOME

Sweets, flowers and special offers for the Honeymooners!!!



Keywords: traditional, bioclimatic, cave house, Santorini, Oia, Caldera, ocean view, Aegean, Mediterranean, patio, village, romantic, getaway, honeymoon

Property Type

  • 93 m²
  • Villa

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible
      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

      • Massage
      • Private Chef
      • Chauffeur
      • Housekeeper Included
      • Car Available

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome
      • Events Allowed
      • Long-Term Renters Welcome

      Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

      • Master Bedroom : 1 king

        with private bathroom...moreless

      • Loft Bedroom : 1 double

        ...moreless

      • Systern Bedroom : 2 twin/ single

        ...moreless

      • Living & Dining room area: 2 sleep sofa /futon

        built sofabeds, in the dining room & in the living room...moreless

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      Kitchen & Dining

      • Dining Area Seats:

        8...moreless

      • Kitchen
      • Coffee Maker
      • Cooking Utensils
      • Microwave
      • Refrigerator
      • Dishwasher
      • Pantry Items
      • Toaster
      • Child's Highchair
      • Dining
      • Dishes & Utensils
      • Stove
      • Freezer

      Amenities

      • Hair Dryer
      • Living Room seats 7
      • Heating
      • Iron & Board
      • Towels Provided
      • Air Conditioning
      • Babysitter
      • Parking Off Street
      • Linens Provided

      Entertainment

      • Books
      • Toys
      • Stereo
      • Video Library
      • Music Library
      • Satellite / Cable
      • DVD Player

      Communications

      • Internet
      • Wireless Internet

      Pool & Spa

      • Private Pool
      • Heated Pool
      • Indoor Pool

      Outdoor Features

      • Outdoor Grill
      • Porch / Veranda
      • Deck / Patio

      Theme

      • Romantic
      • Tourist Attractions
      • Historic
      • Adventure
      • Family

      Location & View

      • Ocean View
      • Mountain View
      • Monument View
      • Water View
      • Beach View
      • Waterfront

      Activities

      • Mountain Climbing
      • Deepsea Fishing
      • Tennis
      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
      • Surfing
      • Medical Services
      • Massage Therapist
      • Water Skiing
      • Fitness Center
      • Hiking
      • Rock Climbing
      • Sailing
      • Swimming
      • Jet Skiing
      • Wind-Surfing
      • Kayaking
      • Fishing
      • Racquetball
      • Groceries
      • Ruins
      • Marina
      • Duty Free Shops
      • Winery Tours
      • Churches
      • Museums
      • Cinemas
      • Restaurants
      • Health/Beauty Spa
      • Eco Tourism
      • Boating
      • ATM/Bank
      • Laundromat
      • Walking
      • Antiquing
      • Shopping
      • Sight Seeing
      • Horseback Riding
       

      Reviews

      Write a review
      • Quixotic Oia at Lydia House

        Quixotic Oia at Lydia House

        • Guest Cliff Sharples
        • Date of stay 09/24/13
        • Review Submitted 10/19/13
        We had an amazing 2 weeks living at Lydia House! There are very few properties in Oia that compare to the location, setting and comfort of this house. My wife and I have visited Oia before, and wanted to bring our 5 children to experience the magic of this incredible island and town. Living in an authentic cave house made the visit so special. But the best part of our stay was our host, Manos and his associate Kiki, who made the whole experience personal and unique. The house has plenty of room, is very well equipped and has a modern design aesthetic that blends with the 300 year old cave so well. Manos is an accomplished architect, and his mastery of lighting and space is apparent as you hang out in Lydia House. We appreciated the dipping pool after a day of exploring. The beds are all extremely comfortable. The outdoor spaces were our favorite. The roof deck offers a front row seat to the magnificent Caldera - we enjoyed many sunrises and sunsets from here! The dining table on the terrace in front of the house has equally as amazing views... Lighting candles, preparing a simple Greek salad, and eating fresh baked bread from the bakery was a favorite evening activity of ours, when we weren't eating at one of the many fantastic restaurants steps away. Being at the end of the old section of Oia, just a few steps away from the fort that serves as one of the most famous sunset vistas in the world, is an ideal location. The house is tucked just under the main walking street, so it is peaceful, quiet and serene... but just a few steps away from the best part of the village. Do yourself a favor and book this house!! Thank you SO MUCH Manos for such greta memories of Oia and Greece!

        Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.

        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

      • 5 stars Villa in a 5 stars location

        5 stars Villa in a 5 stars location

        • Guest pierre A.
        • Date of stay 07/29/13
        • Review Submitted 08/05/13
        I highly recommend this villa . It is beautiful decorated and the view is just fabulous. House is also just steps away from the main street Service is on top : daily maid, warm welcome : everything you must know ( good spots) is explain on arrival. We love it. Do you a favor : spend some time in Lydia House

        Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.

        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

      • "Home" in Oia

        "Home" in Oia

        • Guest Spokalulu (Spokane, WA USA)
        • Date of stay 09/06/12
        • Review Submitted 09/20/12
        Just checked out and felt like we were leaving home. House was just steps away from the heart of the village and the Castle where people gathered for sunsets. Very private, clean, and oh so cool on days we came in from exploring the village. Online photos were quite accurate--no bad surprises. Maria's name in restaurants worked magic: complimentary wine and desserts, and excellent food, too. One bedroom was upstairs, another downstairs, but the main floor sleeps three. The three of us would go back in a minute!

        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.

        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

        During this stay the property was under previous ownership or management.

      • Fabulous stay

        Fabulous stay

        • Guest Carol W.
        • Date of stay 05/29/12
        • Review Submitted 07/14/12
        We (my 3 sisters, my niece, a friend and I) came to Greece to celebrate my 50th birthday. The Lydia was absolutely perfect for us. Maria was a very gracious hostess. The view was fabulous and the cave home was an architectural dream! Fresh baked bread and a homemade breakfast (spanikopita, omelet, etc.) was brought to us every morning. The home was clean and well taken care of. The rose pedals on the bed were a nice touch. We would all love to come back to Oia and would definitely want to stay in Lydia again.

        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.

        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

        During this stay the property was under previous ownership or management.

      • worth every cent you pay for this villa !!

        worth every cent you pay for this villa !!

        • Guest HK Girl (Hong Kong)
        • Date of stay 06/19/12
        • Review Submitted 07/02/12
        we love Lydia's cave house...it was the perfect getaway....the view of the caldera was uninterrupted and just a walk away is Oia's famous rock where you can watch the most beautiful sunset ever....I am so happy we chose this place to celebrate my 50th !! it was a wonderful stay for us !! Thanks so much Maria ! We will definitely stay here again if we come to Oia !

        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children.

        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

        During this stay the property was under previous ownership or management.

      • Beautiful House

        Beautiful House

        • Guest paola c.
        • Date of stay 09/13/11
        • Review Submitted 09/21/11
        My family and I spent 3 wonderful days in Lydia cave house. The house has everything that you need it, it is beautiful decorated and has an amazing view of the caldera. I highly recommend it.

        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.

        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 9/11

        During this stay the property was under previous ownership or management.

      • A couper le souffle .

        A couper le souffle .

        • Guest pierre A.
        • Date of stay 07/29/13
        • Review Submitted 08/05/13
        Cette villa est un bijou : très bien placée et décorée avec gout.Elle n'a rien à envier à une suite dans un palace. Tout a été pensé pour la détente et le confort des occupants : chambre monumentale avec jacuzzi , air conditionné , wifi, et à 2 pas des activités d'OIA. Je recommande à 100%

        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

       

      Special offer: 30% off on total stay

      30% off on total stay (min 2 nights) for the period May 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014

      Offer for: May 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2014 View calendar

      Rental basis: Per property
      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
      April
      Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2014
      2 night min stay
      €230

      Rates are based on 2 guests; add €40 per night, per additional guest

      May
      May 1 - May 31, 2014
      2 night min stay
      €290

      Rates are based on 2 guests; add €60 per night, per additional guest

      Summer
      Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2014
      2 night min stay
      €390

      Rates are based on 2 guests; add €60 per night, per additional guest

      Fall
      Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2014
      2 night min stay
      €290

      Rates are based on 2 guests; add €60 per night, per additional guest


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      Fees:

      • Taxes Included

      Notes:

      €60 May -Oct/ €40 Nov- Apr for every suppl. person

      Prices exclude exchange rates or bank transfer fees

      - No penalty for cancellations 60 days or more before confirmed arrival.

      - 59-21 days prior to arrival, results in 100% of cost of deposit.

      - 0-20 days prior to arrival, results in 100% of cost of stay.

      If the cancellation derives from my part, for any reason, the deposit is refunded in full


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      Location

      • Nearest Airport: Santorini airport at 17 Kilometres
      • Nearest Ferry: Athinios port at 19 Kilometres
      • Nearest Beach: Ammoudi at 2 Kilometres
      • Nearest Barpub: 'Hasapiko' at 70 Metres
      • Nearest Restaurant: RED BICYCLE at 40 Metres
       

      Manager info

      Year Purchased: 2010

      About: Emmanouil Vasilakis was born in Athens. He studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens. He graduated in 1987 and he has been working in the field of architectural design and construction management ever since. Several of his projects have been presented in greek architectural reviews.

      Why Oia:
      His love for Santorini island, where he spends a great part of his time, let him to develop a specialization in luxury housing projects adapted to Santorini’s traditional architectural style and unique landscape. “Lydia” house is named after the current owner’s 4-year-old daughter.


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      Date last modified - Friday, April 11, 2014

      €230 - €390 per night (EUR)
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      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
      Sleeps 8

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