About This Listing
This is the second unit in a property consisting of a villa ((listing "Unique 300 yr.old restored Villa") + Guest House, both estimated to be over 300 years old. The original structure has been restored and architecturally reinterpreted, incorporating both traditional and modern elements.
The Guest House is very unique in that it was originally the bakery oven of the village. In fact, the bedroom is the actual oven where barley rusks were made. Just off the bedroom is the bathroom. In addition, there is a living area and kitchenette with basic cooking facilities and direct access to the expansive terrace, shared with the villa.
The village of Mesa Gonia, or Episkopis Gonias, is very serene and tranquil, yet very close to Camari and the beautiful, black sand beach, restaurants, cafes, clubs, and shops. It boasts two wineries, and is home to the newly established Yellow Donkey Brewery. Take a stroll down and try out some of their great Yellow Donkey, Red Donkey or Crazy Donkey beer. Just down the road on the way to Camari is an utterly charming outdoor cinema, recently voted one of the top 25 in Europe. Besides showing the latest feature films (usually in English), they occasionally host live performances during the peak summer months.
Renting some kind of a vehicle is recommended (car, ATV, or motorbike) but local transport is available just down on the main road.
self-catering (no maid service)
I stayed at the restored guest house for 8 nights. I rented a car but Lianne insisted on picking me up from the airport. The airport was a 5 min drive from the house. She showed me where to park, was very kind and helped with my luggage (I was not traveling light, sadly).
Everything was ready, the house clean, it was exactly as I expected it to be and as shown in the photos, a charming place with that heavenly view.
I love how she thought of all the small details.
Lianne also showed me the large Villa next door that she also rents, it is simply amazing. You can also ask her about the best places to eat or where to go, and the best wineries.
If you are looking for a place where you can live the Santorini experience, this is definitely it. The house is 10 min drive to Fira, and 5 min drive to Kamari beach, and 20 min drive to the red beach and 20 min drive to Oia.
The view in the morning in simply stunning.
I personally loved it, and highly recommend it to those who would not like to wake up with tourists around them.
Lianne a million thanks for your help, for being that friend next door :), I had a great time at your place, you are the best host ever! Will definitely be back soon.
Read more about my stay at the guest house at the following link: (website hidden)
Logement niché dans un village loin des touristes. Magnifique terrasse avec vue sur la mer et les vignes. L'intérieur de l'appartement est décoré avec soin et dispose de tout le confort nécessaire.
Lilianne est une hôte aux petits soins. Et vous pouvez lui faire totalement confiance sur les adresses qu'elle vous livre.
The guesthouse (one of 3 units, next to a larger villa and Lianne’s own apartment) is lovely and tastefully decorated, with a basic but well equipped kitchen, separate living area, cozy bedroom (in an antique oven!) and bathroom. Outside of it is a large shared patio overlooking the sea, which was great to have breakfast or meals when we didn’t feel like going to a restaurant.
For us this almost felt a like staying at a relative’s place (but still with all the privacy we wanted). We really appreciated Lianne’s care and kindness, her recommendations of places to visit and restaurants to eat at, and being able to borrow additional kitchen equipment from her kitchen next door :)
In terms of location, we really liked being out of the busy towns but still conveniently placed i.e. 5 minutes drive to Kamari, 10 to Fira, and 20 from the very top (Oia) or very bottom (Akrotiri) of the island. Public transportation seems to be adequate with a bus stop nearby in Mesa Gonia, but we were happy to have a rental car to explore the island at our own pace.
All in all, we 100% recommend Lianne’s guesthouse for anyone who enjoys being in a quiet place but still very conveniently located to explore everything Santorini has to offer.
Lianne a été une hôte accueillante et bienveillante à notre égard. Le logement, très agréable correspondait parfaitement à la description. La situation géographique, au centre de l'île est parfaite puisque nous ne sommes jamais loin pour visiter un site, déjeuner dans une taverne, se promener ou aller à la plage. Nous avons passé une très belle semaine de vacances, Lianne a été de très bons conseils. Nous recommandons cette hôte à nos amis sans hésiter. Alors enjoy! Anais et Thomas
Lianne was very very nice ! She went to the airport to welcome us & pick us up the day we arrived. We can count on her for everything during our trip! It was an unforgetable experience. The house is awesome, it is easy to get to if you have a car or it is at 5 min from a bus station.
I really enjoyed my stay in Santorini with Lianne. The house was perfect for me and my family. My boys loved sleeping in the oven! The view was lovely and the location was great - nice and peaceful, "real" island living. We decided to rent a car based on Lianne's recommendation (actually, we ignored her suggestion and upon arrival quickly realized that was a huge mistake) and was very glad we did. The best way to explore the island is with a car as taxi and public transportation options are limited.
Lianne was a great host and her island suggestions (beaches, restaurants, etc) were always on point. I definitely would recommend staying here.
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About the Host, Lianne
Hello!My name is Lianne.I live on the beautiful island of Santorini,Greece.I am a teacher.During all these years i lived in many countries and i have met a lot of interested people.