About This Listing
Live the ultimate Santorini dream in this traditional cave in the heart of world-famous Oia,imbued with the spirit of chic luxury.Perched high atop the caldera cliffs, the infinite views of the glittering sea and sky will take your breath away
Elegant simplicity meets traditional island style in this recently renovated cave house. The bright, airy interiors of graceful curving plaster walls and vaulted ceilings are finished in soft whites, and bright blues, complementing nature’s own palette of brilliant blue sea and sky. Cool tile floors and locally made traditional furnishings blend with the organic forms of the original cave house.
The central open-plan living room and dining room has everything you need to feel right at home. The modern convenience kitchenette is equipped with mini-refrigerator, china, cutlery and small convenience appliances. The modern bath features hand-formed polished cement walls and a walk-in shower. A single daybed in the Living Room is a generous sofa or a comfortable single bed.
Choose one of two private bedrooms: one with a built-in double bed and one with two built-in twin beds. The gentle curves of the walls, ceilings and built-in hand formed polished cement furnishings are the essence of modern Cycladic romance. Enjoy a private glimpse of the crystal Aegean directly from the little bedroom window.
The private terrace is center stage for those famous Oia's sky sunsets that put Santorini on the map. Sitting at the highest point, with breathtaking views spanning the famous caldera cliffs, neighboring villages and nearby small islands, all cloaked in the bright azure hues of the sea and sky and the infinite colors of nature’s paintbrush at the cliffs (caldera) of santorini .
Here is the perfect place to greet the morning sun or embrace the romantic twinkling of Oia’s evening lights with a glass of locally made wine, all with a backdrop of the picturesque village of Oia, with blue chapel domes and tiny cliff-side cave houses all around.
Blu Bianco Cave house is perfect for a paradise getaway for a family, or group of friends with up to five guests seeking a unique, private home with ultimate caldera living in Oia
Upon completion of a confirmed reservation, guests will receive detailed instructions for accessing the property, parking, transportation options and check-in details, as well as suggestions for local activities, dining, etc.
Through special arrangement with a nearby café, all guests receive a 30% discount for breakfast at the caldera view café, just 150 meters away.
Interaction with Guests
We are here for you from the moment you arrive in Santorini until the moment you depart again. We will guide you with every detail to make your holiday unique and perfectly planned for you. From car rentals, luxury caldera cruises and excursions, local tours, local cuisine, sea and land sports, spas, wineries or any other desire, your perfect holiday in Santorini awaits.
Blu Bianco Cave house is centrally located in Santorini’s most famous destination neighborhood. The sophisticated shops and galleries, elegant restaurants and cute cafes of Oia are merely steps away. Follow the stone paved footpaths all around Oia, with its whitewashed Cycladic houses sprinkled with brilliant blue domed churches and of course those famous caldera cliffs. Don’t miss the opportunity to make a hike along the cliff-side path that winds its way from Oia all the way to Fira.
The neighborhood has mini-markets with fresh local products, wine shops, ATM, post, rentals, bus and taxi station all within walking distance. Access to the popular beaches is just minutes away, via private car or public bus. A wide variety of restaurants and cafes are available, featuring a range of from traditional Greek to haute cuisine by world renowned chefs.
Through special arrangement with a nearby café, all guests receive a 30% discount for breakfast at the caldera view café, just 80 meters away.
It is easiest to get around Oia by foot, on the network of pedestrian only footpaths that wind throughout the neighborhood.
For most convenient access to other popular destinations on the island, we recommend a rental car. We will happily reserve your car for pick-up at the port, airport or near the house. Just forward details to us and we will take it from there.
For those not wishing to rent a car, there is a bus station and taxi station within short walking distance of the house. During high season, busses from Oia serve all popular destinations on the island.
Other Things to Note
Tidbits about the house and area history:
Blue Blanco Loft is the result of the careful renovation of a very important historical Santorini house style, completely unique to the island. Commonly called “cave houses” today in Santorini, many examples have been preserved and renovated in Oia.
Most early residents of Santorini worked in sea trading and exports. In order to be close to their occupation and also to perceive potentially unfriendly ship invasions, they chose to live on the edge of the caldera cliffs. Wealthy ship captains built mansions that can still be seen in Oia today. Ship hands and sailors built “hyposkafa” or cave houses”, which were carved into the soft pumice stone of the cliff-sides.
These cave houses were easier to build, and protected the occupants from the harsh winter winds and weather. The natural insulation of the earthen walls of the space also regulated the interior temperature year-round, keeping them warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Today, this natural insulation continues to produce an advantage for the villa, maintaining a constantly cool interior environment, even on the hottest summer days.
The renovation of Azul Blanco Loft preserved the original organic shapes of the smooth walls and vaulted ceilings that were part of the original house. The creative use of the original features is evident throughout the house.
GREAT experience. Clean place. Great location in Oia. The view is amazing. Although I never met Christos, Christos was very available. I emailed him while in Oia, and he got back to me within 10mins via email. Christos had arranged for someone to pick us up from the airport. When we got to Oia, he had arranged for someone to meet us and help us with out bags to the blu blanco. The local contact was VERY helpful, very friendly and gave great suggestions. People walk down the steps to take pictures of the great view near the Cave house. Anyone who is planning on visiting Oia, this is a GREAT place to stay. If I ever go back to Oia, I will definitely stay at the Blu Blanco.
Our person of contact was Konstantinos and he quickly became our local expert and friend!! We picked his brain every day and he was EXTREMELY helpful in any adventure we had in mind. We ate at his local cafe every day and it was so yummy. The place is quaint and beautiful and there were many days we did not want to leave, it is that gorgeous! I would absolutely stay here again and will brag about it to all my friends!! The view is to die for and although it is south facing (as most all places are despite their descriptions) I have the most beautiful sunset and sunrise pictures from right outside our door. Simply perfection!!!
We really enjoyed our stay at the 'Blu Blanco Cave House', it is super cute, intimate, simple but welcoming, perfectly located in Oia, close to the main strip, yet very quiet. Christos was very responsive, and Konstantinos (who was our contact during our stay) very nice. He recommended some cool places, and did a great job answering the various texts I sent him during our stay. I would definitely recommend this place!
I stayed at Blu Bianco for 6 nights in April, it was great. The house is just like the photos and sits in a charming spot right under the blue dome of the church. The views are incredible. We felt like we were right in the heart of Oia. Christos made the booking really simple and his communication was great. He arranged a transfer and for someone to meet us at the taxi and help us down the steps to the house. The same person was around all week for any questions and they helped us hire a car to. The house is very professionally put together. I would throughly recommend staying here.
Blu Blanco has a really great view. One thing to note is that the apartment right in front of Blu Blanco is unoccupied and thus extremely un-furnished. The roof of the apartment is especially off-putting. Hopefully it will be re-vamped in future!
Otherwise, the place is really clean and comfortable. Due to its natural cooling, the cave house will be perfect for the summer.
Blu blanco is a really well kept and nice little house in the Greek traditional style. It has everything you need and it's comfortable.
As others said, you cannot see the sunset from the terrace.
The photos were quite accurate, but somehow I was a little disappointed when I arrived. Maybe I was expecting too much or maybe it was the rainy weather.
Konstantinos, Christos assistant, was very helpful and friendly. I cannot say the same of Christos, which I communicated only by email.
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About the Host, Christos
We are a Vacation Residential Managers, a team up with professionals from hospitality industry and home owners ,servicing rental villas and private homes. We are a full service operation, with attention to every detail and desire of our guests and travelers living locally on the island .
During your stay you will have the chance to meet :
Konstantinos at Alafouzou Cave Loft
and Blu Bianco Cave House.
Natasa at Ramni House
Ninneta at Oia's nest
Christos at Jasmin House and 3Arches ,Villa Amalia,ILLEANA's Cave house,
Thano's studio,Sailor & Siren villa,Gemini Cave Houses ,Anatoli Cave house ,Canava sunset view and Villa Di vino
Christos,also coordinates your digital reservation details and arrangements for your stay on the island..