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Lydia's House, Luxurious Cave Villa, Indoor Heated Splash Pool, Caldera View

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Villa, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Lydia' s House, is an amazing villa of 93 m2, located among the last row of houses on the cliffs of Oia, offering a breathtaking view over the Aegean sea, the Caldera and the other cliff-edge villages either from the small causy front yard or from the private terrace above.
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.
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.
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's house. Next to the heated splash 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 main pedestrian street (with all the shops, restaurants & galleries) is on the back side of Lydia's House, so you can enjoy the privacy 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.
Visiting Lydia's 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.

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
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, greek
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 93 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


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

Onsite Services

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


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Master Bedroom : 1 king

    with private bathroom...moreless

  • Loft Bedroom : 1 double


  • Systern Bedroom : 2 twin/ single


  • Living/Dining room area: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    built sofabed, in the dining/living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


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


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Medium Season Spring '17
May 1 - Jun 10, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $98 per night, per additional guest

High Season Summer '17
Jun 11 - Sep 15, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $98 per night, per additional guest

Medium Season Fall '17
Sep 16 - Oct 10, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $98 per night, per additional guest

Low Season Fall '17
Oct 11 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $98 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates



Taxes and housekeeping included in the price.

Pricing is for 2 guests - Extra cost for each additional guests.

Deposit: 50%

Balance due: upon arrival.

Prices exclude exchange rates or bank transfer fees.

Cancellation Policy:

- No penalty for cancellations 30 days or more before confirmed arrival.

- 29-15 days prior to arrival, results in 100% of cost of deposit.

- 0-14 days prior to arrival, results in 100% of cost of stay.

If the cancellation derives from our 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 (Apr-October) maid service/ change sheet, bath and pool towels every three days.

4) Sattelite tv, Wi-Fi and Aircondition

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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17 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Santorini airport
70 Metres
Nearest Barpub
19 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Athinios port
40 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

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, Greece:
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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Speaks: english, greek
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 21, 2017

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