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The Painter’s house and its owners are amazing! Ian was a wonderful host. They spent quality time with us and showed us around Fira. We felt so welcomed. The house has so much character and it is obvious it was the owner’s dream to create. The house and daily service was top notch. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was well supplied, living area was very comfortable, and the outside area was gorgeous. We would certainly rent again. Thank you for a wonderful vacation.
Great response time and communication from owner. Most helpful and accommodating in considering early check in/later checkout as available. This place, no doubt, has breathtaking, panoramic views from the veranda. The large veranda allowed me to practice some yoga. Location is just a stones throw away from the town of Thira. The public parking was easy to reach and worth the short walk. Stamos escorted us on his scooter from our meeting point so that we didn't get lost. Gave us useful advice for best sunset viewing: Oia
Be prepared for lots of uneven steps and terrain that is the nature of Santorini. This is a place where less luggage, good walking shoes with covered toes, able climbing legs, is best. Stamos was on hand help carry luggage when you arrive and depart. We stayed at the top unit because of the large veranda and views. In the room, there are steps (with no railing) to go down to the bathroom. We found this quite hazardous. We got to see the bottom unit while the housekeeper was there. It was smaller and most like a hotel room. We did notice that it was newly renovated and didn't look as tired as the top unit which bathroom could use a make over.
We were disappointed that the spa was not heated well and thus we were not able to enjoy it beyond a few minutes as we became very cold. Thira is filled with tourists and this unit is along a wonderful walking path for all admiring the view. The unit, however, maintains its privacy as it sits above the walk so you only see mostly heads of passers by. We went in early November. Many shops, restaurants, and businesses were already closed. However, we still managed to take in the awesome beauty of Santorini.