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Fava Eco Residences - Estia Suite

Entire home/apt

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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Welcome home to Fava!
An unforgettable experience.
Our goal is to make you feel that Fava Eco Residences is your own home.
Explore an other Santorini.

The space

Welcome home to Fava!
An unforgettable experience. Our goal is to make you feel that Fava is your own home and Santorini, your island.
The Fava Eco-Residences are housed in a group of splendid and unique captain houses of the mid 19th century, located at the highest point of the traditional village of Finikia. The architects and owners of the property started the rebuilt in the 1980's with love and devotion and they transformed the properties into a spacious and modern, though with respect to the original traditional form, complex of summer houses. Today, the villas offer their hospitality in individual fully furnished houses of various size and aesthetics. They offer a sense of 19th century history, combined and harmonized with modern amenities and serviced by 24/7 concierge staff, located in the heart of the most picturesque and virgin from the tourist development village of the island. Fava is just a stone's throw from the magnificent Oia and away from the crowds and noise. During the reconstruction there were used methods following the bioclimatic sustainable vernacular architecture and materials which are eco-friendly with low embodied energy. All houses have wonderful views over the village, the famous sunset of the island and the Aegean Sea with the close by Ios, Sikinos and Folegandros islands on the horizon.

All houses have daily maid cleaning service and change of linen and towels every two days.
Every morning, a traditional basket with local organic delicacies such as rusks, homemade grape or fig marmelade, thyme honey, butter, free range eggs, Santorinian tomatoes, cheese from Cyclades and a seasonal fruit will be delivered to your door.

Estia Suite is a traditional gorgeous and stylish old style individual cave-house apartment of 45 m2 fitted with all the modern amenities, with 4 meter high vaulted ceilings. The apartment can accommodate up to 3 people in a large unified Canava room, it has one double bed and one single bed as well as a spacious autonomous bathroom, a comfortable fully equipped kitchen with a dining table and access to a totally breathtaking yard with Sea and Sunset View Terrace. The house is furnished with paintings depicting the history of the island. The old rainwater collection basin has been restored as it originally was and is displayed through a securite glass. The internal temperature varies from 21 to 24 Degrees Celsius throughout the summer period due to the bioclimatic vernacular construction of the residence. In the house you will also find Air-conditioning, 24-7 Wi-Fi access, plasma TV, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, CD player with Classical Music CD's and multilingual Books. Our concierge will be your private guide, whatever you might want to ask or need assistance to do.
A traditional handmade sweet will welcome you on your own Santorini house.
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For every single booking we donate one Euro to the "Ark of the World" children's shelter.

Guest access

Our staff will provide you with all the necessary information before your arrival in order to organize your trip in the most efficient and easy way, concerning getting to the island, renting a car, visiting museums and sightseeing and leisure activities. Additionally we can provide you with mini bus or Taxi transfer from the Airport and the Port to the house with an additional charge according to number of persons, provided you let us know few days in advance and in case you just want us to guide you from the village parking to the house, there is member of our house that will assist you with the luggage.

Interaction with guests

We have 24/7 concierge staff on demand for anything a guest might ask. At the same time we absolutely respect and maintain the privacy of the visitor, wanting to make them feel like home.

Other things to note

Fava Residence is the house i spent all my summers since i was born. A place that brings me back memories of the childhood years. A village where people still sleep with their doors open. An island blessed by God and damaged by nature. I will be happy to share this magic and breathtaking place with the prospect visitors.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Free parking on premises

Extra people $37 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM

In case you would like to bring your pet, let us know in advance.
There is no smoking allowed inside the house. It is allowed on the external spaces.
Linen and towels are provided.
There is housekeeping included.
Remember to wash the dishes and throw away the garbage before you leave the property.
Enjoy the house and treat it as it has been yours.
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Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

28 Reviews

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David User Profile
September 2017
This place is as wonderful as advertised. Mr. Thomas was a great help throughout our entire stay - very responsive. The location is good because the town is mostly residential so there seems to be far fewer tourists. Nice and quiet. There is a bus stop to Oia and Fira on the main road, so transportation was fairly easy. Don't forget to check out Domaine Sigalas winery, which is within walking distance to the north.

Robert User Profile
July 2016
Great place just a short drive from the main part of the city. Eri was super friendly and helpful. The architecture was great and the breakfast basket was a nice touch.

Taylor User Profile
September 2015
Our host Gregoris made us feel completely welcome and at home. Very informational with regard to activities, even including a detailed list of areas of possible interest (site seeing, historical areas, restaurant etc.). Gregoris even brought tea into my room when I was feeling ill. The room was very clean and spacious. The internet was only available outside of the room. Parking was a little difficult as all areas available to park were filled at various hours of the day and night. Cafe and supermarkets were all a brief walk and the neighborhood was very nice. Overall a great stay, we would certainly stay again.

Ashley User Profile
September 2015
I met with the manager of the residences, and he was very welcoming when we arrived late at night. The arranged a car service to and from the airport making it very easy to get to the apartment. We stayed for about 7 nights and there was a pleasent turn down service in the middle of week. Location was perfect, a short walk to Oia, one of the major towns on the island. The room was exactly as stated in the listing. Great recommendations from the manager.

Jerraca User Profile
August 2015
We had a wonderful time! The apartment was in a great location, very close to Oia but far enough away that it was quiet and private. It was clean, plenty big, and we took advantage of the AC since it was quite warm when we visited.

Kimberly User Profile
June 2015
Unfortunately, we didn't get to meet Antonis as he was away for work during our visit, but he was very helpful in making sure transfers and a late check-in were all arranged for us in advance and he has a lovely home. The apartment is much as the pictures show it--beautiful and bright (except when you close the shutters--it is a cave, after all). The terrace is lovely, and being in Finikia offers a quieter choice than some other parts of the island while still being an easy walk to Oia. The concierge was kind to meet us and show us to the apartment even though we didn't arrive until around 11 pm. But when he came by in the morning to offer suggestions for how to spend our day he also offered a rather abrasive lecture on Monsanto and the dangers of GMOs among other things (after accepting--but then not drinking--a cup of Nescafe that we offered). He came back again in the evening with a lease-like agreement for me to sign, which was wholly unexpected, and then rushed me as I tried to take the time to actually read what I was signing (wanting to double-check, as there are quite a few house rules). I'm sure he has to deal with many guests and the rules/agreement have probably been proven necessary as a safeguard, but we found his attitude rather off-putting. Still the apartment is quite nice and well-located, and we did enjoy our visit to Santorini.

Michael User Profile
May 2015
Antonis was waiting for us as we got in. He kept in contact leading up to our arrival (thanks Antonis ). The manager of the property was great and available when we needed him. Great stay for the price.

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Antonis User Profile

I am an Architect Engineer and Environmental Consultant MA from Architectural Association London, based in Athens and Santorini.

This magnificent house was acquired by my famity in 1980. It is the most prominent property on Finikia Village, and i have spent all my summers of my life here, since i was a child. It still creates the feeling of the good old Greece of the mid 20th century. The people here still leave their houses doors open all day and night, are welcoming everyone who visits their area with warmth and it is so peaceful and tranquill, that during the night you hear only the wind and nothing else. Its spacious terraces make you feel like you fly over the Aegean Sea. On a good visibility day, you can see at least 10 other islands on the horizon. I call it balcony of the Aegean Sea.

On the same time it is located only 5 minutes walking distance from the heart of Oia, totally avoiding the massive crowds of tourists.

It is a place blessed by god and nature.

These are the feelings i have for this place, and all visitors till now have shared all these feelings. I am sure that the experience of staying at Fava will be one of those times in life that will take your breath away.

Enjoy your own home at Santorini.
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