Hector Cave house (Oia, Santorini)
Hector Cave house (Oia, Santorini)


Entire home/apt

5 Guests

1 Bedroom

4 Beds


Entire home/apt

5 Guests

1 Bedroom

4 Beds

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About this listing

Hector Cave House, carved into the unique caldera cliff for more than 250 years, was originally used as a wine cellar.Then It became a family owned house, which then opened its doors to share its unique character to travelers from around the world.
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Since 2016 two additional cave houses have been renovated on top of the Hector Cave house.

The Hector Luxury Cave :
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12428795

and the Hector Caldera Nest room : https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12440208


The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $55 / night after 2 guests

Description

The space

House details

The Hector Cave House, carved into the unique caldera cliff for more than 250 years, was originally used as a wine cellar (“the canava”). The traditional “canava” became a family owned summer house, which then opened its doors to share its unique character to travellers from around the world.

Indoor

Hector Cave house (60 square meters) can host 2-5 people, ideal for one couple or a company of 2-5 friends. The house includes one bedroom, two bathrooms and a living room area. The bedroom has one built-in King size bed LOCATED ON THE LOFT and one single sofa bed 200 cm x 80 cm. In the living room area there are two built in single sofa beds. The kitchen is equipped with all the facilities for self catering holidays, including microwave, refrigerator, electric hot plates, toaster, electric kettle and an espresso machine.

Outdoor

The private veranda offers a private space for relaxing, dinning, or even sunbathing, having as a background the most breathtaking views of Santorini: the Volcano, the caldera cliff and Thirassia Island.
Outdoor NON heated Jacuzzi for two is also available from APRIL 1-NOVEMBER 1

Amenities

-24 Hour Check in service depending on the check out time of the previous guest!
- Outdoor non heated Jacuzzi for two
- A/C
- WI-FI internet
- Weekly cleaning service
-Iron
- Hair dryer
- Linen and towels

Guest access

The closest spot to the house, where you can park or instruct a taxi/cab to drop you off is the POST OFFICE parking lot, next to the community hall of OIA Village. Not more than 5 minutes walking distance away from the Hector Cave House.

Of course Transfer Service is provided upon request!

Interaction with guests

24/4 mobile phone, e-mail

The neighborhood

Hector Cave house is situated in a very convenient location, right on the main path of Oia traditional settlement.
Within walking distance, visitors can reach all the highlights of Oia and wonder around picturesque shops, cozy restaurants and romantic caldera-view cafes. Also, the house lies a few steps from the old castle and the best viewing spot for the famous Oia sunset.

Although close to local activity, the house provides peacefulness and privacy, allowing guests to relax and enjoy the marvelous view from the terrace.

Getting around

Getting around the island is possible either by bus transport (5 min walking distance away from home is Oia Village central bus station), taxi or by renting a car or an ATV

Other things to note

Outdoor Jacuzzi: NON HEATED FOR 2 PERSONS

Suitability:Wheelchair accessible - NO
Pet friendly - ASK
Suitable for Children - ASK
Accommodation Type: SELF CATERING

Since 2016 two more cave houses have been renovated on top of the Hector Cave house.

The Hector Luxury Cave :
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12428795

and the Hector Caldera Nest room : https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12440208


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Feel at home away from home meaning that :
You respect your neighbors and keep things quiet after dark please!
You respect the house as It would be yours!

Since 2016 two more cave houses have been renovated on top of the Hector Cave house.

The Hector Luxury Cave :
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12428795

and the Hector Caldera Nest room : https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12440208


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Meredith User Profile
April 2017
Hector House is beautiful and well located. We were a family of 4, and even my teenage children appreciated that it was special. They did not want to leave. The house is beautifully decorated and includes amenities and snacks that made it easy to immediately feel relaxed. Sunset spots and shops in Oia are just down the stairs, but the apartment feels quiet and private. Oia is a beautiful town. Ideal if you want to spend the evening wandering through narrow alleys that are lined with shops and restaurants. Giannis offered great ideas on Santorini activities, and the best souvlaki shop. Highly recommend the hiking and boat cruise. Giannis also helped arrange taxi from the airport, so no rental car was needed. You will enjoy your stay.

Stefanie User Profile
April 2017
We had a wonderful time at the Hector Cave House! Giannis's went above and beyond from check in to check out. It was our best experience with Airbnb yet! The house is a minute away from the overlook for sunsets and there are shops and restaurants only minutes away. There was a lot of parking close by too! We were there with a one year old and the house was very accessible (not too many stairs). The view from the house was unbelievable and the hospitality extended to us made our trip. We would 100% stay here again!

Sirish User Profile
November 2016
The place is very spacious, centrally located with access to shopping, church square, the wonderful sunset view of Santorini from the old castle and an awesome view of the Sea. Giannis is very helpful and guided us very patiently on all the highlights of Santorini to get the local flavor and made our trip very memorable. His staff were very friendly and helpful as well. He is a super host and I strongly recommend this place to all travelers planning to visit Santorini (Oia). Sirish Puppala

Alice User Profile
October 2016
One of the best Airbnbs I have ever stayed in. Giannis' beautiful home was one of the big reasons we fell in love with Santorini and totally defined our experience there. I was finally able to relax here! Even though Giannis was not there, he made the experience as welcoming as possible - from having someone carry our luggage during checkin and out to room service cleaning every day - which was a MAJOR unexpected plus! You must stay here if you come to Santorini!

Taylor User Profile
October 2016
Incredible experience 10/10! Far and away the best Airbnb experience I've had to date. Giannis was an excellent host - kind, knowledgeable & accommodating. To any future travelers staying at the Hector House, listen to all of his recommendations! We stayed for 3 nights and explored the majority of the island. Some highlights were the southern beaches (Perivolos & Vlichada), Pyrgos, Ammoudi Bay and cliff diving, plus all the breathtaking views and delicious restaurants in Oia. The apartment is even better than pictured (hard to believe), but it's true! Highly recommend to anyone traveling to Santorini! Thank you again Giannis & Alexandra!!

Anita User Profile
October 2016
Giannis Zisimos words cannot express our gratitude for all your kindness and compassion with your Phenomenal Outstanding Accommodations...We absolutely loved your house from the lovely decor to state of the art showers to the warm comfort of love that holds energy in this place...The views are Spectacular and I absolutely loved the outdoor Jacuzzi! Thank you for taking the time to guide us on trips, restaurants, shops, and the necessities needed during our stay! I absolutely recommend contacting Giannis if you are looking to stay in Santorini! He is the absolute best Host who is guanine about making sure you have absolutely everything you need and all is taken care of! I will without a doubt be back and stay a few weeks at his prime location! Blessings and Love Angel Anita

Paul User Profile
October 2016
This place will set a standard for the rest of your travels. It's so well thought out that's it's intuitive. From the placement of the electrical outlets to the wonderful water pressure and higher shower, you will find total comfort. The view is beyond amazing. The plunge pool is a perfect spot to cool down after a exploring. Gianni's goes beyond in making sure you are comfortable. He's just a real nice guy. If you choose here, you've made the right choice.

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Athens, Greece · Joined in April 2012
Giannis User ProfileGiannis is a superhost.

Hi there,

I am Giannis, 36 years old and I grew up in Athens.
After studying and working abroad (UK and Switzerland) for 5 years,I decided to come back in Greece and work for a family business.

In 1998 my parents visited Santorini Island and they fell in love with Oia village where they bought those picturesque cave houses…
Since then all about my summer vacations is to lay back at that terrace and admire the spectacular view.

Traveling is to share…
There is no better way of doing this, other than sharing the experience with other travelers.

Of course I will not lose any chance to discover unique destinations like Santorini around the world…

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