About this listing
It is a appartment that can accomodate 2-3 persons.
The appartment has private entrance and a private terrace, a fully equiped kitchen, a bathroom with shower, one double bed and one unfolded single bed, dining room-sitting room with 2 couches and an indoor jacuzzi. the jaccuzi is inclue in the price for reservations from May 2016 - sempt 2016
It is a cavehouse located in the center of the traditional settlement of Oia. It is 55 sq.m. and has 12 sq.m. private terrace with wonderfull caldera view.
It has a fully equiped kitchen (stove, refrigarator, toaster, coffee machine, kettler), a bathroom with shower, one queen size bed and one single unfolded bed, sitting-dining room with two traditional couches, table and chairs. It also has an indoor jacuzzi. The operation of jacuzzi is included in the rate (for reservations after May 2016 until sempember 2016)
it is about 100 steps from the main pedestrian street of Oia where all the shops and restaurants are (website hidden) is only five minutes walking distance from the commercial centrer of the village
you can find me from May to sempember. but dont worry because my staff will help you for anything you gonna need 365 days
please dont hesitate to ask me to arrange for you catamaran tours or rental car , diving tours, winery tours etc.let me help you for your best holidays :)
i co-operate with the best tourist offices in the island and offer you the best catamaran tour ( semi- private, private ) with perfect food and im sure that you gonna have great time on the boat.
also i can book for you very easy your car- atv- scooter. Just ask me, and your car will waitting for you at the port or the airport. EASY AND SAFE
if you have time go arround to the winneries and explore the underwater beaty of the magic volcanic island
The appartment is only 10 minutes walking distance from the bus station of Oia where 3 super markets and a bakery are located
free transfer from and to the airport / port for reservations from may 2016 until sempember 2016 and free porter
John was a fantastic host - he arranged almost everything during our stay, from transportation from the ferry when we arrive to transportation to the airport when we left. He also suggested and helped arranged an amazing catamaran cruise around the island (including swimming, snorkeling, and lunch - would highly recommend!) and drove us around to several wineries as there weren't many car rentals available. The Airbnb listing itself was as pictured, with a great view from the balcony. A bit of warning: the listing is on the caldera side so there is a relatively lengthy / taxing walk to go up/down the stairs to reach the apartment, but the view is worth it! Overall, had an amazing and comfortable stay in Oia, largely due to John's hospitality!
John is a wonderful host. He arranged our pick up FROM the airport and even drove us TO the airport on our departure day (at 4 AM!).
John was always available to answer our questions throughout our stay.
The view of the home is spectacular. It was great to be able to stay away from the main touristic area - you get more privacy. However, if you walk up the 100 steps (10 mins walk), you will find the main street with stores and restaurants galore.
We were 3 people. With a sofa bed, this space worked for us. However, there is no door separating the main bed from the living space, so I would recommend that this is best suited for couples. The only other issue was that the internet was very slow. John did fix this for us.
If you have any issues, I would recommend getting in contact with John and he will respond ASAP.
All in all, a wonderful stay!
John was an excellent host - very friendly and attentive both before and during our trip. A few days prior to our trip, he sent us a lot of things to do/book before hand. We regret not planning better because we did eventually want to do a sunset cruise. We decided this last minute and we're not able to get a reservation on the 2nd and last night we were there because it was all booked! I recommend you do this with John beforehand so you don't miss out.
About the place: it is a shared balcony but you have separate areas. We also has the section that did not have an external hot tub but we had a third and separate section for us where we can lay out on beach chairs. You have to walk through your neighbors section in order to get to this other area, may have been awkward but honestly, we spent very little time at the room and did not care to lay out in the balcony (our trip in santorini was only 2 nights). We also had a hot tub in the room and we're not charged like the other reviewers. John also did not charge us for the transfers.
The room is also on the Caldera side so it is a taxing walk to go up and down the stairs but It is a small price to pay for the view! You will also have a similar walk if you stayed at other caldera cave houses so this walk is not bad at all. Just as a side note, I thought we would have a sunset view from out balcony - but we don't. It is hard to have both a caldera and sunset view, which John explained to me. However, this is not a huge problem at all. The cave is very conveniently located from spots where you will have a perfect view - steps from sunset point.
The accommodations were also clean and had a kitchen,etc.
Side tip: pay attention to the meeting point for when you need a transfer back to the airport. He had us meet him at the post office but we got lost and could not find it when we had to be picked up. Sorry John!
Overall - great stay !! We loved the place and santorini is amazing
John made us feel welcome and gave us ideas and tips. The place was as I imagined it, even bigger. One thing to know is that the terrace is split into three sections (for three different houses). So you don't have the entire terrace for yourself. Still very beautiful views though!
Amazing location! I have to say John was the best host ever. He picked us up at the airport dropped us off when we left. He gave us great recommendations where to go,what to do, and where to eat. He helped take our luggage up the steps when we left. The apartment was clean and comfortable but this is all about the view. The pics are very accurate and the balcony and hot tub were awesome. I would suggest a sunset tour on the catamaran around the island, it was the highlight of our trip. Great place stay.
The host canceled this reservation 81 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
We had a fabulous 3 nights in Oia....John's accommodation made for the most spectacular setting....The view, jacuzzi and private deck were enjoyed daily. The accommodation was otherwise comfortable. We were able to access wifi intermittently though, which perhaps could be addressed just to make communication with distant family easier. The walk to the main walkway where the shops and restaurants are, is quite a hike, but great excercise, especially if one is indulging in the local cuisine and gelateau. I do however feel that a porter service from the shuttle needs to be provided on both arrival and departure. John organised this for our departure which was so appreciated. We arrived late, and really struggled to get our heavy luggage to the apartment without help on arrival...until having to make a plan ourselves. Not knowing what to anticipate exactly on arrival, I do think that a porter service should be automatically included under a surcharge if necessary.
We will definitely be back as Oia is magical!
We had questions re transport and John was very willing to help us organise transport. I feel that hiring a car is totally unnecessary. ...The local busses are cheap and frequent. People hire scooters and four wheel buggies, which would probably be fine, but after experiencing the local drivers, probably not the safest option.
If you are on the island for a very short time, we'd recommend staying put in Oia....it is a little piece of heaven!
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