Studio 1 is part of "Hara's Houses", a complex of 5 self-catered studios sharing a small swimming pool. It is located at Imerovigli village -the highest point on the rim of the Caldera- with exceptional views of the volcano and the Aegean Sea.
Hara's Houses - Studio 1, the yellow cave (namely "Nikos"), is built overlooking the Santorini volcano, the Caldera, the rock formations of Skaros and the Imerovigli village. It is of a typical Santorini architecture at the very edge of the rim of the Caldera, offering a brand new private outdoor JACUZZI. The coloured strata of the volcanic rock has been an inspiration for a complete restoration of an authentic cave house dug into the steep rocky terrain.
The studio benefits from:
-own private entrance
-one double built-in bed
-one single built-in sofa or bed
-sitting and eating area
-own large terrace with amazing views of the Caldera
-own private outdoor JACUZZI (new photos soon)
-own fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, cooking ring, kettle, french coffee press, crockery and dishes
-bedding and linen
-chairs and tables for indoors and outdoors
-2 sun beds
-shared small swimming pool with all 5 studios in the same complex.
The studio can sleep 2-3 people.
Included in price:
• daily cleaning service
• linen & bath towels
• running costs (electricity, water, etc.)
• WiFi internet access
• transfers to/from the port/airport
• car/scooter/atv rentals
• private massage sessions on site
• island tours
• event planning
Own PRIVATE OUTDOOR JACUZZI.
The jacuzzi is currently under construction and new photos will be uploaded by April 10.
The neighborhood is peaceful and tranquil and comprises mostly of private houses. The village has a number of traditional and high standard local restaurants, mini markets, shops and car rentals.
The main road for parking, groceries shop and bus stop is only 120 meters away.
The studios are located 60 steps below the main walking path. The location is not suitable for wheelchairs and serious mobility problems. Please note that being right at the edge of the cliff, we do not recommend our studios for families with young children below the age of 6 due to multiple steep steps in and around the property.
Distances from Hara’s houses (approximates):
- Fira (the capital): 1km (10-15’ minutes walk)
- Oia (Ia): 7km
- Perissa/Perivolos (Black beach): 15km
- Kamari beach: 15km
- Akrotiri & Red beach: 15km
- Airport (JTR): 7km
- Athinios Port: 8km
Other Things to Note
Studio 1 can be rented individually or -for larger number of people- in combination with the other studios (see relevant listings or ask for more info), since they are all part of the same private complex.
Wedding, honeymoon, anniversary and birthday events, as well as retreats and seminars, can be organised upon request.
Hara's house is a lovely place for vacation. I and my wife lived in studio 1 .. It has wonderful view and nice location. Mini market ,parking lot, car rental and tourist attractions are all very close by. The manager Stamos is very helpful and friendly. We will dream of a date back to here again.
The local host, Stamos, organised a transfer for me from the airport which ensured a smooth arrival. The apartment itself is in an excellent location, not far from some very luxury hotels, and the viewpoint is amazing. I also benefited from the evening company of a local cat. Although showers need 15 minutes of planning (to allow the water to heat up) there is plenty of hot water and the apartment itself is very peaceful. I enjoyed the benefit of both the large open terrace and the more sheltered area nearer the cave door. There were plenty of towels supplied and all basic apartment supplies were provided. Checkout was also very smooth, again with the help of Stamos.
Our stay in Santorini at the Hara's Houses was really fantastic! Stamos, the contact on the island was very helpful in getting transportation to and from the ferry scheduled for us, as well as any assistance we needed over the phone or email during our stay. Unfortunately, he was not in Santorini during our stay, but he had someone helping us in his place, so everything went fine!
There was lots of information provided to us for suggestions on where to go and what to see, so that was all quite nice! The tap water in Santorini is undrinkable, and they provided a liter of water for us to start with in the fridge, and you can buy more water all over the place.
The cave house was clean, and as pictured. Though we did encounter two issues, but they were not big issues, really.
First, the shower is not included in any of the pictures for a reason - it is not the cleanest. I realize that ventilation in a cave house like this will always be a problem, but the shower was definitely being slightly neglected in terms of cleaning.
Secondly, in the House #1, we were unable to get a WiFi signal inside the house, it only picked up from outside on the balcony, though we did pick up House #2 inside, we had no password for it.
All in all, I would both stay here again, and recommend it to others, but do hope that those two (albeit small) issues get looked into for the next guests!
Santorini. Picture postcard gorgeous.
Loved our villa. Loved the location.
Anna was just so helpful through the entire process, and Stamos, well everyone who has stayed there knows how he makes the whole stay there effortless, from the time you land to the time you depart.
We will be back.
It was worth the very long flight from Australia.
We will be. Back.
We enjoyed our stay and felt that the description on the internet listing was accurate. Best views on the Caldera. Our host was gracious, the views were fabulous, the restaurants great and the overall experience wonderful.
We had a fantastic time. The memories we made here will remain in our hearts forever.
Thank you Anna! The house was amazing, perfect start to our holiday and Stamos was so helpful. We couldn't have wanted more. The house is very private and the pool is lovely, ideally situated near bus stop and shops with an amazing view of sunset. Would recommend to everyone :)
We had a great time staying at Hara's houses, Studio 1. Stamos met us at the airport and gave us a lift and helped us with our bags (free of charge!) which was great as the public transport on the island is not reliable and the house is down ALOT of steep stairs. There was also a really nice chap who helped Stamos with the bags for us. Stamos was really helpful during the whole holiday - a definite plus to this listing! The house is in a perfect location, a 20 min walk into the capital Fira, and near Firostefani which has the best restaurants. Not so easy to get to Oia from here but hired an ATV near the house which gets you around easily - all the beaches are on the other side of the island so you will need transport should you want to go. Only complaint would be the cleanliness of the kitchen and lack of utensils (not even one sharp knife!) fine if only staying a couple of nights but as we were then for 10 we couldnt really do effective self catering. Also the shower is hand held so you can only wash your hair with one hand, and the shower curtain was broken, so for the money we paid the inside of the cave was VERY basic for a 10 day holiday. the views more than made up for it though and the balcony space was amazing, the biggest out of all the villas and the only one with a private entrance/stairwell. we loved santorini and will definitely be returning! loved reading through the guest book as well in the villa and was great we had a fan as it was quite warm without air conditioning, although it did stay cool at night once the sun had set which was a relief. had a lovely cleaner who came everyday as well, which is needed as you cannot flush any toilet paper anywhere on the island! would have been nice to have had some basics in the kitchen like olive oil/salt given the money we paid, but we stocked up and left for the next guests! was great to have access to the shared pool which was situated downstairs from the villa, but be prepared to share a small pool with 10 people and only 2 sun loungers down there. all in all we had a great time and loved the villa, and would be returning but perhaps only for a few days. thank you very much for a lovely holiday!
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Hi! I am Anna. I live in Athens -when not else in the world- and I work as a Creative Director in various freelance projects. I love travelling, hidden paths and always try to find and offer those details that do make the difference :-)
Hope to have the pleasure to have you as my guests!