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)
Un accueil d'une prévenance délicieuse, une terrasse ouverte sur la mer, le calme et l'authenticité d'un lieu distant (juste ce qu'il faut) des grandes concentrations de touristes, nos vacances ont d'emblée été placées sous les meilleurs auspices.
Grâce en soit rendue à Lianne, une hôtesse précieuse qui prend le temps d'écouter et guide judicieusement vers les plus belles découvertes.
Gil + Elsa + Madia
The stay at Lianne's House was nice and relaxing. The house is very particular and comfortable. Lianne was very kind picking us up at The airport snd providing us with very good suggestions about beaches, places to have a perfect sunset experience and The best restaurant on The island. Stay at Lianne's House is a perfect option for a comfortable stay and visit Santorini.
We had a fantastic time staying at the guest house :) This place is very unusual and will exceed expectations of anyone who look for experiencing something else than an all inclusive stay in the middle of crowded tourist area. The place is located in the center of the island and everything is within reach, but at the same time You can come back to rest in a quiet neighborhood away from the tourist noise. You should listen and follow Lianne's tips and tricks to get the most of Santorini. She's a perfect host and the place is simply amazing :)
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.
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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.