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Absolute Peace in a beautiful setting

Bedrooms 2
Space 581 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sea views at the front, mountain views at the rear.

Our property is composed of three adjacent villas set in an acre of private land. The south villa, the north villa and the new villa. The first two villas have only one bedroom and can accommodate up to 4 people. The new villa has a second bedroom in the cellar and can take up to 6 people. Quiet and spacious, laid out on two levels, each of our homes is the ideal accommodation for a couple or a family of four. Each villa has two levels. The upper level has the master bath and bedroom as well as a balcony to watch your most memorable sunrises from. The ground level consists of a living room with a couch/bed for two, a fully equipped kitchen, a dining table for 6 people, and a bathroom with shower. Each villa looks out to an airy and shady patio. Table and chairs are provided for relaxing and enjoying a cold drink or having lunch or dinner outdoors. Barbecue on request. Tastefully decorated, the house will make you feel at home. Our purpose is to make guests feel that they move to their own holiday house in Santorini. Laundry facility is only in the south villa.

One villa is separate from the other so that each party of guests is not disturbed by the other. Perfect, though, for friends who travel together and want to be close but separate.

1) SOUTH VILLA has a bigger outdoors covered space and a washing machine. It can accommodate up to 4 people. 2 in the bedroom and 2 in the sofa-bed on the ground floor.

2) NORTH VILLA has a day bed area in the back facing the mountain for a perfect evening chillout. It can accommodate up to 4 people. 2 in the bedroom and 2 in the sofa-bed on the ground floor.

3) NEW VILLA has a second bedroom in the cellar with two beds which is perfect for the children to have their own space. It can accommodate up to 6 people. 4 in the two bedrooms and 2 in the sofa-bed on the ground floor.

The houses are surrounded by one acre of land which carries pine, fig, apricot, lemon, olive trees, and a huge collection of cactuses. Right outside our walls there is three tiny churches which our visitors are free to visit.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Anna

I came in Santorini about 25 years ago as a tourist and I was spellbound by this place. I have my own business on the island. Lately I bought this beautiful house at the most quiet spot for my retirement. Until then I have decided to rent it.

Anna purchased this villa in 2011

Why Anna chose Municipality of Thira

I chose this part of Santorini because of its peacefulness and its rural atmosphere which is rare in super touristy Santorini.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa was perfect! I love the details in the house. The kitchen was fully equipped and Included a coffee machine. The house was very peaceful and conveniently located between Thira and Oia. It was easy to find and Anna and her husband were very helpful. We cooked most nights at the villa and they even went out to get us fresh fish and produce! I have absolutely no complaints, I would absolutely recommend staying here and will definitely stay here again if in Santorini!

April 2015
Mar 2015
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Municipality of Thira Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 581 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 (on the upper floor of each villa) - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 (on the lower level of each villa) - toilet , shower
  • There is one fully equipped bathroom on each floor of every villa
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , on the upper floor of each villa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in the living room of each villa.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , In the cellar of the new villa only
  • The bedroom on the upper floor is fully air-conditioned. All the bedroorms have air-conditioning. A ceiling fan is available only in the south villa. It has its own veranda with incredible views and ample sunshine. The sofa in the living room downstairs turns into a large comfortable double bed. Additionally the new villa has an extra room in the cellar with two single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Only half a mile away, there is a secluded black sand beach protected by a red volcanic rock which I call Santorini's small red beach. One mile further towards Oia is the famous Coloumbo beach. The other way towards Fira, is Vourvoulos beach with a fish tavern next to a picturesque fishermen's port.


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Absolute Peace in a beautiful setting
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 25 reviews

Quiet and private

  • 5 of 5

I’m not sure I can say enough good things about Cactus Villas and the owners, Ana and Nikos. From initial engagement until the day we left, Ana and Nikos were super friendly, helpful and just good folks to visit with. The villa was as nice as the pictures, if not nicer and the price was awesome. Kitchen was nicely stocked, bed was comfortable, landscape and patio area were very inviting for sitting outside and relaxing. TV reception was decent and internet was good. We were able to catch some US television (using VPN), listen to music, send pics thru email, etc...

The villa is off the beaten path, however, the beaten paths of Fira and Oia are only a few minutes away with a rental car (a must have). The beach that’s walking distance from the villa isn’t the best for walking or swimming, but just a few minutes’ drive north is a nice black sand beach for walking and swimming. As mentioned above, a rental car is a must, so you can drive to other beaches around the island as well.

All and all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the Cactus Villas to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Lovely Villa in Quiet but Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in this excellent villa which is private, quiet and well located. All necessary facilities were available, the villa was very clean and well maintained and Anna was helpful and provided useful sightseeing tips. An excellent base to explore the island and somewhere you can escape the bustle of Oia and Fira. A car is highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Amazing view of the Aegean sunrise

  • 5 of 5

Anna and Nicos are amazing hosts. Anna met us at the airport and waited while we got our rental car and then guided us through the beautiful Santarini night to the villa. The pictures do not do this wonderful place justice. We stayed in the three story villa next to Anna and Nicos but even when all three were occupied we felt we had total privacy and solitude. The view of the sunrise side of the ocean was breathtaking and sunrise views worth getting up for. With a upper and lower deck we could enjoy sitting for hours in the sun or shade. There is air conditioning but we rarely used it as the windows are strategically placed for the best draft flow through. As cactus growers ourselves the cactus specimens are excellent and accent the yard perfectly. Located with easy access to any part of the island, we plotted out days trips to Oia, Fira, the lighthouse at the southern tip of Santorini, as at least four beach towns. Anna and Nicos got us a last minute reservations at the Kastro Restaurant in Oia and it was lovely. Nicos brought us a bag of fresh picked Santorini tomatoes, still warm from the sun and they were wonderful! the kitchen is well stocked, hot water is plentiful, showers has great water pressure and beds very comfortable, and a car is a must. Pass on the restaurants in Fira and take a chance on the beachside taverna's, you will not be disappointed. Thank you Anna and Nicos for being part of the amazing Dooventure 2017!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Loved our beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great time in our villa and Anna and Nikos were very welcoming. The villa was very clean and had everything in it that was promised and what we needed for our travels.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Location très agréable

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine de vacances sur Santorin dans la location de Anna. La location est au calme, dans un grand jardin. L'appartement a une chambre à l'étage avec un grand lit et une salle de bain avec wc et un grand canapé lit dans la pièce principale au rez-de-chaussée avec également une salle de bain avec WC. 2 grandes terrasses couvertes pour le soleil. L'appartement est neuf et bien équipé et très agréable. Nous avons passé une très bonne semaine chez Anna qui habite à côté et donne des renseignements sur son île.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Really good home to relax in Santorini

  • 5 of 5

Really good property and the host is really welcome.

There is also a good wifi.

The place is near nothing and you need to rent a car or something else to move around the island. The relax is guaranteed here.

The home is better than the description here ;)

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
It is only 20 minutes to the airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
In the town of Oia
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
The port is a 40 minutes drive from our houses
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Rosa restaurant in the village of Vourvoulo
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
A small secluded sandy beach at walking distance
Car: necessary

By a fishermen's port, and looking at the sea, this house is conveniently located between Fira and Oia, the two prime destinations of Santorini.

A quiet sandy beach is at walking distance. The nearest organized beach, Vourvoulos beach, is just 2 miles away.One more beach with umbrellas and strechers is in baxedes on the way to Oia 5 minutes by car. The closest taverna and mini-market is in the village of Vourvoulos less than 2 miles from the house. Many more taverns and restaurants as well as super markets, tourist offices and rental car agencies can be found at Fira or Oia, both just 5 miles away.

The house is surrounded by one acre of land which carries pine, fig, apricot, lemon, olive trees, and a huge collection of cactuses. Right outside our walls there is three tiny churches which our visitors are free to visit.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $61.44

There is an extra fee of 50 euros for cleaning. Taxes are included in the rates. A deposit of 100 euros is needed to confirm the booking. Balance to be payed in full during check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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