Unique 300 Year Old - Restored Villa W/Guesthouse - unit_39078

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Villa Camari Main House + Guest House exterior


Last updated: 08/05/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This magnificent 250m2 villa, estimated to be 300-400 years old,consists of 2 (two) separate units, both of which have been architecturally restored and reinterpreted from the original ruins.The Main House retains the unique architectural style of Santorini while introducing more modern features such as a domed skylight in the living area, sunken bathtub in the master bath and the convenience of a modern, fully-equipped kitchen It can provide sophisticated yet comfortable accommodation for up to 8 (eight) persons. The adjacent Guest House is a charming, (35m2) 3-room unit, featuring a most unusual, enchanting, red-stone, domed bedroom. Both units can be rented either separately or together and share a spacious patio area with expansive views of both the Aegean Sea and the village.. The property is ideal for large groups who appreciate both space and relative privacy.

The European Union has designated the village a ‘traditional settlement’ in an effort to preserve its distinct character. You will marvel at the examples of 'cave' dwellings with their unique design and although not so common these days, if you're lucky, you'll get a glimpse of a villager on his donkey or the locals methodically ringing the church bells in the centre of the village.

An Island Retreat: A holiday here affords the visitor a unique opportunity to experience the magic and tranquility of traditional Greek island village life, broken only by the sound of occasional church bells or the bray of a donkey, as it was 50 years ago, prior to the earthquake of 1956. Its serene setting provides both privacy and a retreat from the hustle and bustle of a resort or hotel while being situated a mere 15 minutes by car from the capital of Fira or only 5 minutes from the beautiful, black, sandy beach of Camari, both with a myriad of restaurants, cafes, bars, and clubs to cater for any taste. Whether you're a party animal or just want to get away from it all, this property is ideal for large groups or small -both outdoor and indoor entertaining. Savour Greek Island Life: During your stay, watch the sunrise from the expansive terrace, the moon rise out of the sea in Camari or take a short ride up to the neighboring village of Pyrgos and Santo Winery to see a magnificent sunset, away from the crowds. Alternatively, take a stroll through the village, with its air of mystery, and stop at Canava Argyros or Roussos to sample a glass of locally produced wine from sun-drenched grapes grown in Santorini's volcanic soil. Take a litre of 'Brusco', or 'Vinsanto' directly from the barrel home with you to enjoy before or during dinner. Then again , after a long day at the beach, you may prefer either to enjoy the quiet of a simple, home cooked dinner on the terrace, take in a movie down the road at one of the most beautiful, charming open-air cinemas in the Mediterranean or venture out to experience the some of the exciting night-life the island has to offer. Whatever you choose, your stay here will bring memories to last for a lifetime.

Services available upon request:

Below is a list of services provided for a fee upon request which can make your stay particluarly special.:

-Arriving late? Coming from a long distance? Let us know what you'll need and your kitchen will be stocked with the basic necessitiies for your first day. You will be sent a shopping list - just tick your choices. You pay the bill +10% fee. Maximum €100

-Really want to treat yourselves? Your first meal will be prepared and served to you on the beautiful candlelit terrace

- Tired from a long day at the beach and want to do some home entertaining? Catering can be arranged so you don't have to lift a finger.


Other services

Arrangements can be made for: private boat tours, wine tours, yoga lessons, massage, Greek cooking lessons, Basic Greek language lessons.

You may want to take advantage of the non-peak season for your trip....

The property is ideal for specialty groups- any group with a special interest such as hiking, yoga, meditation, cooking etc. You get the group together, decide what you would like to do when you're here and we can help you plan a programme designed just for you, with any combination of activities.. -

unit_39078 : Greece Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 57516ha

MAIN HOUSE - Sleeps maximum 8 GUEST HOUSE- ' ' 4

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 235 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Spacious master suite w/loft bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    built-in queen w/adjacent bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Domed-room, double w/adjacent bath...moreless

  • * Master suite comprised of romantic loft bedroom, sitting area and magnificent bath which features double sink, full shower and sunken bathtub enclosed in mirrored glass, looking out onto back courtyard. Cozy double bedroom with adjacent, bathroom. GUEST HOUSE - sleeps maximum 4 * Unusual, enchanting, red-stone, domed bedroom which originally served as the bakery oven of the village. * Two steps up from the ‘bakery’ bedroom is a 3/4 bath with village views....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    Master suite- Main House...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Main House...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Guest House...moreless

  • # 1 Located in Master Suite area - large bathroom with spacious shower and sunken bathtub looking out into back courtyard. #2 'cave' bathroom (3/4 bath) designed in Cycladic hues and finished in a distinctive, traditional technique similar to Venetian plaster. Literally dug out of the hillside, with separate toilet area. #3 located in Guest House...moreless

Other Amenities

  • MAIN HOUSE: * Sophisticated yet comfortable accommodation for up to 8 (eight) persons. * Dramatic domed-ceiling, living/entertainment area with skylight-magnificent acoustics for music lovers!- Wi-Fi access and satelite TV access to both outdoor terraces. *Multiple seating areas with built-in sofa beds can also serve as sleeping accommodation for up to 4 (four) people. * Spacious, fully-equipped, modern kitchen overlooking front terrace - includes all appliances, washing machine, and informal seating area. Spice garden for food lovers. * Expansive terrace offering a sweeping view of the village and the legendary Aegean. Outdoor seating for small or large groups - ideal for entertaining. * Large back patio for private secluded moments.* . GUESTHOUSE- 35m2- can sleep up to 4 persons - 1 bedroom w/ double bed , built-in sofa beds(2) in living area. Kitchenette. Access to front terrace....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Volcano
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.8
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 16 - Nov 26, 2016
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $81.65
  • OfflineRDD $381.02


*Rates are for MAIN HOUSE- 6 persons. Each additional person +15% (Total 8 max..)

-Optional mid-week cleaning fee: 75 euros

*Rates for Guest House available upon request- 5 night min.

*Property available off-season by special arrangement


Discounts for stays more than 14 days.( Main House).

25 %damage deposit

MAIN HOUSE or GUEST HOUSE can be rented either together or separately

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/05/2016
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2 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Santorini Airport
1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

A Unique experience: Santorini, the most mythical and striking of all the Greek islands, is one of the top 10 destinations in the world. It's not surprising that so many travellers are drawn to its dramatic beauty... many even choose to exchange lifetime vows in this most dramatic and romantic of settings

Unlike most rental properties in Santorini, this magnificent 250m2 villa is located in the most unspoilt village on the island- ‘Mesa Gonia.' 'Episkopis Gonia,' as it is also called, dates to the 17th century and is the site of the oldest Byzantine Church on the island, built in the 12th century. The EU has designated the village a ‘traditional settlement’ to preserve its distinct character. While within easy reach of Fira (the capital) and only 5 minutes by car from Camari, (with its beautiful black sandy beach), its serene setting provides both the privacy and tranquility while giving a taste of traditional Greek island village life as it was 50 years ago.

Here you can see the famous 'cave houses' as they were just after the earthquake of 1956 or easily explore the wine roads of the surrounding hills. Local wineries provide delightful wine tasting. and the village now even boasts Santorini's own new micro-brewery, with its Yellow Donkey beer- a 'must try'. See how they brew up their original Red Donkey or Crazy Donkey beer - then take some home with you..There is also a charming open air cinema within walking distance , with live music performances in the peak months..


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  • Villa Camari Main House + Guest House exterior

    Villa Camari Main House + Guest House exterior

  • Main House living area alcove

    Main House living area alcove

  • Main House kitchen

    Main House kitchen

  • Main floor bedroom

    Main floor bedroom

  • Master bedroom staircase to loft bedroom

    Master bedroom staircase to loft bedroom

  • Main House newly renovated Master bath

    Main House newly renovated Master bath

  • Guest House -Unique  'bakery oven' bedroom

    Guest House -Unique 'bakery oven' bedroom

  • Guest House living  area (extra sleeping accommodation)

    Guest House living area (extra sleeping accommodation)

  • View of village  from above

    View of village from above

  • road to village

    road to village

  • Main House living area

    Main House living area

  • Main House living area alcove

    Main House living area alcove

  • Kitchen facilities   Main House

    Kitchen facilities Main House

  • Main House 'cave' bath

    Main House 'cave' bath

  • Main House loft bedroom

    Main House loft bedroom

  • Back patio

    Back patio

  • Villa Camari Guest House exterior

    Villa Camari Guest House exterior

  • Guest House  kitchenette

    Guest House kitchenette

  • Guest House sea view

    Guest House sea view

  •  Villa roof top view- village to sea

    Villa roof top view- village to sea

  • Front patio view- Main House, Guest House

    Front patio view- Main House, Guest House

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Unique 300 year old - restored Villa w/Guesthouse

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