This whitewashed cave house, hanging on the cliffs of the caldera, is part of a traditional synthesis of houses owned by a family of architects. The complex used to be the old bakery of Oia and it was recently restored with respect to the unique local architecture. The marble floors, the built in beds and the antique furniture together with modern amenities strike the right balance between sophistication and coziness.
Out on the wide terrace literally on the rim of the caldera, the sensational view of the volcano will leave you breathless. The deep blue of the sea landscape and the picturesque
domed houses carved in the volcanic earth create a calm and magic atmosphere filling you with emotions you have never felt before.
Our houses are located just a few steps from the heart of the village of Oia. All traditional tavernas and high quality restaurants, cafes, shops and the world famous Oia sunset are at a walking distance. The complex is very close to the parking area, taxis and public transportation.
Originally renovated for personal use, the houses combine traditional style with comfort. The built in king size bed (200x 200 cm) and the double bed (140x200 cm) with high quality latex mattress and the fully equipped kitchen with a small oven, ceramic hot plates, small refrigerator, coffee machine, electric kettle, toaster and cutlery will make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
We will meet upon your arrival in Oia and I will be at your disposal for anything you may need during your stay. I will be glad to share with you info about Santorini and everything that is worth doing here.
- Outdoor whirlpool (shared with "cave house")
- WI-FI internet
- Free laundry service
- Weekly cleaning service
- Hair dryer
- Linen and towels
A beautiful place. we were there during the low season so there were not much people around and it was very quiet, the way we like it!
there was just 1 restaurant open "Lotza", so we had almost all of our meals there...but the food was delicious and the people friendly.
Just one dark point: people were smoking inside...very unpleasant!
Make sure you set a fixed appointment with Laskarina or have a cell phone with you, because we had to look for the place...the addresses in Oia are not precise!!! but I managed to find very helpful people who let me borrow there phone and we finally got there...
The view is gorgeous! Laskarina had arranged for peolple to meet us and carry our luggage down...great relief because they were large and heavy!
The cave house is charming and functional and the terrace...definitely a plus, especially since we were the only ones to use it at that time...of course due to winter the jacuzzi was not operating...
The laundry room was very convenient, especially the dryer!
All in all, great experience, thank you Laskarina!
We stayed here for a couple of days and can't stress enough how UNFORGETTABLE this place made our trip. The place is gorgeous and even better than the pictures!! This place is located near to the iconic Santorini pictures one sees. I took many sun rise and sunset pictures because this place makes it incredibly easy. We went during winter which made the place a bit cool but it's a cave house so totally understandable. As people may have mentioned before, there are quite a few steps down to the house so be mindful with luggage. Don't be put off by a few steps! Totally worth it!!! This is the BEST place we have had along with the best Airbnb host we have had. Thank you so much!!!!
Nous avons passé 10 jours avec nos 2 enfants de 2 ans et demi et 1 an en novembre chez Laskarina, Yanis et Chloé, 10 jours de pur bonheur! La maison est très confortable,semi-troglodyte mais très lumineuse, rien de dangereux, rien de vraiment fragile pour les enfants. Tout est aménagé sobrement mais avec goût et la femme de ménage qui passe tous les 2 jours est une vraie tornade blanche! La buanderie est bien pratique. Situation idéale sur la caldeira avec une vue différente chaque jour et la jouissance des levers et couchers du soleil sur la grande terrase. Proximité des restaurants d'Oia, de 3 petits supermarchés, de la pharmacie et de la boulangerie. Les belles plages (désertes en cette saison) de Koloumbos et Vourvoulos sont à 10 mn en voiture, celle de Katharos et le port d'Ammoudi à 5mn. Fira est à 20 mn en voiture par la belle route des montagnes. Laskarina et son mari sont aux petits soins, pleins de petites attentions (fruits, vin, eau minérale à l'arrivée, partage de la liqueur du grand père, prêt du lit parapluie, etc.) disponibles et de bon conseil pour une sortie en mer, un restaurant, un itinéraire...des gens qu'on a envie de revoir!
Se baigner dans la mer en novembre, profiter de la piscine, se balader sans personne dans les rues et pouvoir prendre le temps avec les habitants de l'île, c'était tout à fait ce que nous recherchions! La prochaine fois, on viendra avec des amis, car nos hôtes disposent de 2 petites maisons supplémentaires...On a déjà hâte! Bonne continuation à tous les 3 et merci pour ces vraies vacances!
Our stay at cave house 2 was fantastic! The property is absolutley gorgeous....you'll enjoy sweeping views of the Mediterranean as you sit on your private deck ( shared with cave house 1) ...Oia can be extremely touristy and the cave house is the ideal place to escape that. The house itself is comfortably appointed with two nice bedrooms a nice living room...small kitchen and nice (email hidden)mplistic beauty at its finest! Very comfortable beds...we've never slept so well! Although you're steps down from the busy town of Oia you don't hear a thing once inside your house. We found a great restaurant just a few steps up called Floga which we ate at several times. Delicious food, beautiful setting and great service! Laskarina and Yannis were very welcoming and helpful...a pleasure to deal with. In the town, there are plenty of places to pick up groceries, rent a car, charter a boat etc. it's all very easy! The stairs going up and down to the house are fairly steep so if you have any mobility issues check first. Our overall experience despite too many tourists was complete heaven! Cave House 1 and 2 are a total escape from the busy life above and once you're there you never want to leave. In a word, BEAUTIFUL !
Cave house 2 was an amazing experience. Laskarina and John were terrific hosts, helping us get our luggage from the bus stop on arrival and arranging drop off when we left. The house is beautiful, clean and terrifically situated, a real oasis of calm from the hustle and bustle of the main Ia street. There's a spa out front so be sure to get it turned on when you arrive as it takes a while to heat up. Overall a terrific stay. Thanks Laskarina and John!
The place was great! They came and helped us with our bags down the stairs and provided a cell phone to contact them. They helped us arrange a private boat rental and transportation.
Wow, this place was perfection. I feel heartbroken looking at pictures again because I miss it so much. Amazing views, wonderful terrace, stylish and comfortable interior... John was most helpful and had our luggage carried down the stairs. There was even a bottle of wine and fresh fruit in the kitchen! Thank you for the truly unforgettable experience.
Such a beautiful home and huge terrace with an amazing sea view.
Laskerina and John are both very kind and supportive. Thank you!
The only open wish from us is to top-up the kitchen equipment like more glasses, more pots and pans.
If you want a holiday in paradise, this is the place to stay. Laskarina and John are the perfect hosts. John met us at the car park - they had arranged the transfer for us - and the boys carried our bags to Cave House 2.
We immediately fell in love with the place. The rooms are spacious and the view is to die for. The bottle of wine in the fridge and fruit basket provided by our hosts were a wonderful beginning to our not-long-enough stay in Santorini.
We are two couples and the space in the cave house is fantastic. Being a cave house, it has a lovely cool lounge with air-con (although it is cool enough without having to use it). The main bedroom is very large and the second bedroom is smaller but has a view over the ocean. The bathroom was large and shampoo and shower gel were provided.
The location is awesome. It is close to the marble pathway on which all the shops and restaurants are located. It's about 25 steps down from there to the cave house so not many to climb when going shopping or dining. There are 2 mini markets near the car park (3 minute walk) for supplies. So everything you need it close and easily accessible.
Take the path down to Ammoudi Bay for a swim. It's less than 300 steps. It's worth the walk. You can climb back up or get a taxi there and/or back if you are not so mobile.
When you arrive back, take a dip in your spa to cool off. We spent quite a bit of time in and out of the spa. It's a great way to cool off then dry out in the sun on the deck chairs.
I would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone and everyone and we hope to return here someday. We would definitely book here again. We are on a 6 week European trip and this has been the highlight to date and we wish we had booked here for longer.
Thanks Laskarina and John for a memorable stay.
We spent a wonderful 8 days in Cave house 2. There is a breathetaking view from the balcony to greet you each morning. We would choose no other place to stay.Jannis and Laskarina are easy going,unobtrusive (website hidden) Oia,the people are charming, the pace is leisurely, the weather wonderful, the food terrific,I wish I was still there.