About this listing
Danai House has a bedroom with a double bed, a living room with 2 sofa beds, a private kitchen - dining area , a private shower room and a private veranda with perfect view to the sea ,to the caldera ,to the volcano and to the traditional village.
Danai House is as traditional as Santorini gets - an architectural miracle of smooth white curved arches, domed ceilings & secret alcoves painted on a rich canvas of blue skies, deep blue sea and framed by the Caldera cliffs - the Volcano hovers in the distance. The private courtyard is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine & a quiet meal.
Danai House has a bedroom with a double bed, a living room with 2 sofa beds, a private kitchen - dining area , a private shower room and a private veranda with perfect view to the sea ,to the caldera ,to the volcano and to the traditional village of OIA
Table and chairs and umbrella on the view terrace
Air Conditioning, hair dryer, iron and board
Daily maid service
DANAI HOUSE is located in a quiet neighborhood ,only 3 minutes walking distance from center of OIA ,restaurants ,shops ,market ,galleries and 5 minutes walking distance from bus and taxi station
3 minutes walking distance from main path of OIA ,shops ,restaurants ,market and galleries.
10 minutes walking distance from bus and taxi station.5 minutes walking distance from sunset spot .
Interaction with Guests
There is a porter service and of course during check in we give you all details you need concerning the island ,sightseeing ,beaches ,restaurants and the accommodation. We also make arrangements for boat tours ,inland guiding and car rentals .
DANAI HOUSE is located in a private and quiet area ,with amazing view to the sea ,the volcano ,the caldera and the traditional village of Oia.
In 10 minutes walking distance ,there is the bus station and the connection to Fira ( Capital ) and to the other places of the island is often. In 10 minutes walking distance is also the taxi rank .
The ways to come from the airport or port to Oia are as follows :
a)I could send a taxi to the airport or port to pick you up .The taxi driver will be waiting for you at the exit of the airport and he will be holding a small sign with your name on (website hidden) will be cost 30 (website hidden) takes about 30 minutes to get to OIA.
b)If you like to rent a car, I could arrange it .A person from the car rental company will be waiting for you at the exit of the airport or port and he will be holding a small sign with your name on it.
c)You could also catch the bus from the airport or port .But there is no direct bus to Oia .You have to go first to Fira ( Capital ) and there you change bus to come to (website hidden) takes about one hour to get to OIA.
In any case , we will be waiting for you at the bus and taxi terminal of Oia and we will bring you to DANAI HOUSE .
In case of car rental ,around OIA village ,there are 3-4 public parking areas ,free of charge ,where you can park the car.These parking areas are 10 minutes walking distance from DANAI HOUSE.
Other Things to Note
There is a daily cleaning service .We also provide towels ,linen and bed sheets .
At the check in we give you all details concerning the House ,system of hot water and air condition , internet service ,kitchen equipment ,tours around the island and laundry service .
We can not say enough about our stay. It was sublime, a fairytale like experience that we'd never thought possible. Having been to Santorini previously, we knew when we'd return we wanted to stay in Oia in one of the beautiful cave houses you see in all the photos. Once arriving, Maria arranged for her porter to meet us and assist with our luggage straight from the bus stop to our front door. The apartment is large in European standards and offers ridiculous views. While you don't get the sunset, it's hard to complain in such a picturesque setting. Maria was always responsive and kind, and even helped us arrange for a taxi for our painfully early departure. (4am) We also had the pleasure of meeting the housekeeper, who was lovely as well. We would highly recommend the Danai House and would happily stay again. Thank you Maria!
Danai House is a wonderful place to relax in Oia. We fit four people easily. The listing was accurate although of course the "cave" is much smaller in real life than it looks in the pictures. This hardly matters though when you walk outside and are blinded by the most spectacular view of the Caldera. The location is superb with both a view and still very close to the center of Oia. Maria was a great communicator and helped arrange a guide to take us to the house when we arrived at the bus station. He also helped us organize transportation on our return to the airport. Everything was great!
Even though the listing seemed to good to be true, Danai House is exactly as advertised!
The place is a bit of a squeeze for four people, as two beds are set up in the living room, but otherwise, it is a charming and lovely place with a gorgeous view of the sea. The place is just below Oia town - a few minutes climb up some steps will get you to some nice cafes and restaurants - and I can easily imagine staying here for weeks in that house and making little excursions out to Oia and beyond.
However, we only booked it for two nights, and even that was shortened as Maria's staff failed to find us at the appointed meeting point and somehow took some other tourists instead! They only realised their mistake after several (expensive roaming) calls made to Maria. They did eventually come back and found us and we ended up at Danai House nearly an hour after getting to the pickup point - which was the bus terminal about 10 minutes from the house. However, she apologised for it - even though the whole kerfuffle could've been minimised if she was a better listener as despite repeatedly telling her we were in a car, she only realised this at the end, and the entire time refused to answer as to how we would recognise her staff - and gave us complimentary breakfast groceries for our stay to compensate us, which I thought was a lovely and gracious touch.
Maria's apartment was amazing! We chose to stay in both Danai house and Stella house for a bit to experience both volcano and sunset views. Maria was very helpful all the way from us asking about apartments, to arranging cabs for us to and from airport. Vasilis met us at the taxi drop off and the poor guy carried our bags so fast up all the hills. He was great. The apartment was lovely and clean with a view to die for! the kitchens were both pretty well stocked for all you need. Both apartments were incredible and I'd recommend them to everyone! Only negative thing to say is Danai house the bed wasnt very comfortable and a bit old. might need changing soon. Bed in Stella house was perfectly comfortable!
The town of Oia is by far the best to stay in. its expensive to buy food out etc as its VERY touristy with many cruise ships pulling in every afternoon - but I'd still recommend staying there over other parts on the (website hidden) a GREAT local restaurant - which is slightly hidden from main strip - is called Roca, DEF worth going to if you are in Oia!
The town of Oia is prettier than most places I've ever been to in the world! We also hired a scooter to see the rest of the island which was nice as we were there 5 nights, but to be honest - I could spend 5 months just in Oia and sit back and just relax and star at the views for days!
Thanks for everything Maria and Vasilis!
The setting of this apartment is spectacular. Extremely beautiful views and very close to the main streets of Oia, Ammoudi bay, and the sunset spot. The apartment itself was a charming cave house that was fine for our 2 night stay in Santorini.
Did not have the chance to meet with Maria but she arranged a taxi for us (very late at night) and we were greeted by Vasili, a nice and helpful friend of Maria's.
The house is good to live but there is a little inconvenient for three people cause only one double size bed in the house. However, the location is very good. And the man who picked us was very nice, he also arranged the taxi for us when we leave. Anyway, it's a good experience.
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About the Host, Maria
My name is Maria Fouka .You are welcome to come and stay to our beautiful island of Santorini.
Renting a Villa means privacy, relaxation, getting out of main stream tourism, spending the same amount or less per person .. it makes sense. We offer a unique selection of Santorini cave houses, villas, apartments and studios on the Caldera cliffs of Oia. Traditionally Cycladic quality accommodation, superb locations & Very Personal Service promise that dream vacation you were always looking for.
If you need any further details ,please feel free to contact me .