Villa Marily is a traditional Santorini cave house, situated in Imerovigli village, on the Caldera. Unlike most of the cave houses in Santorini, this one runs wide and not deep in the rock. This characteristic provides a lot of natural light throughout the day, thanks to the windows that cover the front of the house. There isn’t one room without natural light.
The villa has a very nice lay out and is ideal for couples, families or even a group of friends. It is comprised of two bedrooms (one is outside the main house, totally private) with double beds and a living room with two single built-in beds/sofas. It also has a fully equipped kitchen with stoves, oven and all other necessary. The living room, besides the two sofa/beds, has a dining table with chairs.
The bedroom in the house provides privacy with the newly fitted traditional style door, which separates it from the living room.
The villa can very comfortably accommodate up to 6 persons.
It does not have air-conditioning but the house keeps a very comfortable temperature all year round.
Outside, the 85sq.m veranda provides unobstructed view of the Aegean sea, the volcano and Thirassia island. You can also find patio furniture, which includes an umbrella, table and folding chairs, as well as 2 sun loungers. There are also concrete areas that someone can sunbathe on.
Villa Marily is near the path that leads to the main town of Fira, so there aren’t many steps to reach it, approx. 40 easy steps.
Restaurants and mini markets are only a step away, and so is the main town of Fira.
Fira (the capital): 1klm
Oia (Ia): 7klms
Perissa/Perivolos (black beach): 15klms
Red beach: 15klms
Airport (JTR): 7klms
Athinios Port: 8klms
Nearest bus stop: 120 meters
Mini markets: 50 meters
Restaurants: 20 meters and the next at 50 meters
Parking: 70 meters
Facilities and Services
- Linen and bathroom towels provided
- Beach towels
- TV LCD 22” with Satellite receiver
- DVD/DivX player
- Hi-Fi midi with CD player/radio/MP3
- High-speed Internet connection (Free)
- Mobile phone for your use and to be able to get in touch with us (pay as you go)
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Hair dryer
- Heater for the winter months
- Cooling Fans provided
- Free map of the island
- All taxes
P.S. In the photos you can see some that in the caption say "Second house nearby". This house is also under availability so if the one is not available you can check out the other one and I will check availability for you. They are at the same price and they both can fit 6-7 persons.
AND they are only 50 meters from each other.
We had a wonderful time in Santorini. Aris is a very accommodating host - our ferry arrived late around 1AM and we arrived at his place even later than we thought; he understood our situation and helped us get settled at such late hour!
His property is at a very beautiful location and we very much enjoyed the views and the hiking trail around it. There is a very good bakery in 2 minute walking distance, where we enjoyed many savory bread, wine, meat, fruits, and you name it. It was truly amazing experience. I highly recommend this place!
Informational for you to consider: The kitchen and one of the apartments is outside the actual house. Therefore guests staying in the outside room will need to go through the living area where the two single beds are to get to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Also this outside room does not pickup the wifi. Only those in the main house were able to connect. This did not bother us but consider this if you are traveling with people who would not like such an arrangement. Negatives: The bathroom: During our stay the toilet had a leak around the bottom. Because the bathroom has only one very small window it does not dry out quickly and we assumed at first that some of the water was due to condensation from the nice hot showers. After the second night we realized the issue had to due to caulking around the toilet and advised Aris of the issue. Cleaning: we were six people staying from Sat. night to Thursday day with one bathroom (that did not dry out) and we were only given one set of towels. We had a drying rack but there are 5 cats wandering around the patio (I assume strays?) and at time the wind was pretty strong to even considering using it anyway-and did I mention we had 6 people.The cleaning person only came on Tuesday and only after we called Aris. So I have to agree with others that said the bathroom needs a revamp and the host should consider every other day cleaning, when hosting more guests-in this case 6. The positives: possible thee best view on the entire Island. Aris is a very pleasant and attentive host. He provided a phone free of charge so we could get in touch with him at anytime and he always promptly responded to our needs, including trying to fix the toilet, but ultimately it would need a plumber to fix it after we left. He arranged pickup/dropoff at the airport and helped to bring our bags to and from the apartment which requires bringing them up and downstairs since you are on the side of the mountain. When we requested a car for rental he arranged everything. The rental was dropped off and picked up conventiently at the parking lot above the apartment. Some people mentioned issues with WIFI but it worked for us 90% of the time and when it didn't it just required a simple reboot (plug, unplug). I would recommend the apartment, just make sure the toilet issue is resolved and confirm with him the cleaing frequency suits your needs before booking, especially if you are a larger party.
Amazing view!! The house was as-advertised, and Aris was there waiting for us to help with our luggage and to fill us in on all of the particulars of the house. The location is great, and there just aren't words for Santorini.
We spent New Years Eve and the week after that in this house. It was wonderful, the place is perfect because the house is distributed ina way that allows every space to have a view of the volcano. Even though it was winter we had a delicious weather compared to the rest of europe and the terrace of the house was perfect to be outside and enjoy the view. Fully equiped, Aris received us and gave us a complete explanation of the island. He booked a car for us which is a must if you want to get arround easily. It really was a dream, we felt like we were in paradise in our traditional greek villa.
The view is unbeatable. No problems with the wifi- worked great. House is cute. The kitchen was the only thing I didn't like- it smelled very musty. Our host was very nice, explained all the sights to see and arranged transport for us. Recommended.
Nikos's place is perfect. super beautiful. the view is amazing even better than other high class hotel. we had great time there, enjoy breakfast with sunshine and always have private area. he is nice, trying to helping out our questions and problem. i would suggest to everyone to say his place.
The view is far better than it looks here and is overwhelmingly stunning. We were there during the off season and experienced a storm which was extraordinary to see, as were the sunny days and sunsets. Imerovigli was also a great location just steps from the path that connects Fira and Oia. But we stayed close the stormy days and enjoyed the few restaurants and bakery. Take the hike to Oia if you can and enjoy the casual romantic night walk back from a late dinner in Fira. We strongly recommend this house primarily due to the view and location. And Aris provided a lot of great tips which we utilized, like restaurants and beaches. His kindness and knowledge are another reason to choose this house. We would stay here again. Cheers and enjoy Santorini.
Had an amazing time. The view and location was even better than we could imagine. Host was very helpful, he arranged transport for us as well as giving us all info we needed to enjoy the best the island had to offer. The house was very spacious and light. The kitchen and bathroom could do with a bit of a re-vamp, especially the shower as it was only a trickle - however everything was very clean which made it all very pleasant. A great place to stay!
This place is lovely, it was so nice to sit out on the spacious patio and enjoy the incredible view. It's well located too, outside of the most touristy areas, but an easy walk to the center of Fira. And our host was very friendly and helpful!
The view, location and Aris were all excellent. We had an awesome experience staying here.
I'd like to note a couple things about this place, if it makes any difference to you - It didn't to us:
1. The view is breathtaking, but it has no view of the sunset
2. It has no air condition (we went in late July - Early August and didn't need it)
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.