This is a traditional cave house that is situated on the cliffs of Oia, Santorini, and more specifically in the neighborhood of St.Spyridon. This house is amongst the top privileged ones, having a stunning view over the caldera, a breathtaking scenery that most of us have enjoyed only through postcards or advertising imagery. To add to that, it is located right on the side of the most photographed church, St. Spyridons’, the one with the 2 blue domes.
The house is 83sqm and features a huge veranda of 43sqm.
It consists of three bedrooms, one of which is a fully autonomous master bedroom, a large vaulted living room, bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. It can comfortably accommodate 7 people, whether couples or families with children or even large groups of friends. It has three double beds and one single bed.
The residence is decorated with beautiful antique furniture.
This is a self catering accommodation.
Amenities provided: towels, bed linen.
Our family of four stayed in the Bluedome Cave House for nearly a week. The view from the terrace is absolutely stunning, "spectacular" doesn't even come close to describing it. The location is great -- there are plenty of good restaurants nearby; in fact we tried a new one each day for breakfast and dinner and still didn't get to them all. Lots of opportunities to go for walks / hikes.
The house really is a cave with an undeniable charm -- sloping walls, odd rocky protusions, and irregular doorways (some very small!). The natural light is surprisingly good, at least while we were there in October. The furnishings are eclectic and interesting, although not especially comfortable. On the down side, the rear bedrooms were a bit musty smelling and there was a bit of mold here and there... it is a cave!
Imagine you have a suite next to the Mona Lisa. The Blue Dome in Oia is an icon, probably the most photographed spot in Santorini. Other reviewers are spot on when they mention the nearly non-stop sound of camera shutters from sunrise to sunset -- it does take some getting used to. Indeed, the photographers all come for the fabulous view! And though there are throngs, 90% of them are respectful and polite. The exception seems to be the wedding photographers -- there were as many as ten wedding photo shoots a day on the narrow confines of the steps, and the photographers were generally loud, rude and invasive. In short, this is not the place for a private getaway. But as we became accustomed to the semi-chaos, we found ourselves having wonderful interactions with people from all around the globe, all here simply for the beauty that is Santorini and the utterly sublime combination of natural spectacle and lovely organic architecture.
We arrived early in Santorini and the owner was so accommodating and went out of her way to help us get into the property which I am extremely grateful for. The outside patio and view from this property is absolutely breathtaking. The location was great as it is very close to all the shops and restaurants and not too many stairs to climb. What must be noted is that due to the location of this propery there is a constant frenzy of photographers surrounding you. If you are looking for privacy and seclusion this property is not for you. Initially we found this quite frustrating but got used to it and put up the umbrella to try get a bit of privacy. That said we had a wonderful stay here.
Bluedome is a great location for a nice view of the Caldera and close to see Oia Sunset. The sunset view was different everyday affected by the cloud.
Lot of steps and hills to reach the Bludome from the parking areas. It may be difficult if you are not a physically fit. Thanks for sending Nick to help with the luggage. Kitchen is tiny and challenging to cook anything. I did not know they do not clean up the place while we stayed. I thought payment for daily cleaning was taken up front in addition to the daily rental.
We had a fantastic time at the bluedome cave house! The terrace is the best place to be in santorini, the cave apartment is very well appointed and clean. Very professionally run. Just a wonderful experience, highly recommend it!!
Wow. This is the house to be in if you're staying in Santorini. The view from the terrace is spectacular, you will feel very lucky sitting here as tourists clamour around trying to get photos of your view. Anna was pregnant when we were here so had her lovely friend Nikos pick us up. He was very friendly and treated us like family when we visited his restaurant. The house was beautiful, very clean, homely and traditional, highly recommended!
Nous avons été accompagnés depuis l'arrivée des bus/taxis d'Oia jusqu'à l'appartement, suivi à l'arrivée bons conseils pour le séjour. La cavehouse est tout à fait comme sur les photos !
les + : sa taille, sa grande terrasse avec la vue sur la caldera et surtout son emplacement dans Oia : position centrale, proche des commerces, des restaurants et assez proche des ruines à la pointe d'Oia ainsi que du terminal de bus/taxis. L'appartement est par ailleurs suffisamment en contrebas de la principale rue piétonnière d'Oia pour ne pas être bruyant !
les - : rien si ce n'est que nous n'avons pas trouvé de toaster dans la cuisine :-)
Comme toutes les cavehouses, l'intérieur est assez humide, heureusement un déshumidificateur tourne en permanence (4 à 5 L environ par jour à vider ...). La chambre séparée est climatisée et les autres pièces plus à l'intérieur de la cavehouse sont ventilées, ce qui est suffisant pour avoir une bonne température même en plein mois d'Août. En dehors de ces détails matériels, habiter dans une cavehouse est une expérience unique !
Comme dit dans les autres commentaires, il y a tous les jours principalement dans la matinée et en fin d'après-midi des touristes qui passent faire des photos juste au-dessus ou à côté de la maison "à cause" de la vue et des 2 domes à proximité immédiate (les escaliers sont assez étroits donc les flux n'est cependant pas très important). Nous avions donc quelques craintes avant d'arriver mais l'appartement n'est pas bruyant et les touristes de toutes nationalités qui sont passés à proximité n'ont pas perturbé ni notre sommeil ni notre plaisir à contempler ce paysage de la caldera à couper le souffle !
A beautiful location with breath taking views of the caldera and right next door to the famous blue domes. Close to local shops and restaurants. A very special location that everyone will love.
A traditional cave house that is located in Santorini, in the community of Oia, and more specifically in the neighborhood of St.Spyridon. This house is amongst the top privileged ones, having a stunning view over the caldera, a breathtaking scenery that most of us have enjoyed only through postcards or advertising imagery. To add to that, it is located right on the side of the most photographed church, St. Spyridons’, the one with the 2 blue domes.
The house is 83sqm and features a huge veranda of 43sqm.
It consists of three bedrooms, one of which is a fully autonomous master bedroom, a large vaulted living room, bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. It can comfortably accommodate 7 people, whether couples or families with children or even large groups of friends. It has three double beds, and a single bed.
The residence is decorated with antiques.
Lastly, a dehumidifier is also provided, ensuring balance in moisture, an issue commonly present in cave houses.