About this listing
Step in a real life Santorini postcard while staying in this unique traditional cave house that offers an unobstructed and captivating caldera view!
House Nicoletta is a restored traditional cave house located in Oia, close to the Venetian castle. It is set on the quite fringe of the buzz of the main street and it overlooks the caldera and the volcano. Due to its unique location, the house offers a panoramic view of the entire village of Oia and at the same time ensures privacy and tranquillity. It is only a 2 minutes walk away from Oia’s main street where all the restaurants and shops are situated.
House Nicoletta is divided into two separate and fully independent cave houses – House Nicoletta 1 and House Nicoletta 2 – that can be rented separately.
House Nicoletta 1, is part of a two-storey cave house that is partly carved out of the soft volcanic rock. The house is separated into two rooms by a wall with a door and three interior windows, which is the traditional Santorinian style. The room in the back is the bedroom, and the one in the front is the living room suitable to accommodate 2 more persons. This apartment consists in total of the back bedroom, front sitting room that includes a kitchen corner, and a bathroom. The bedroom features a double bed and plenty of storage space. The sitting room has a sofa, table and 2 extra beds. The apartment leads out onto a private courtyard, a perfect spot for admiring the spectacular caldera, volcano and deep blue sea. If needed, upon request, there is also the possibility of the use of an extra bathroom.
Interaction with Guests
Upon a reservation’s confirmation the host is always available for any inquiries or pre-arrival arrangements regarding transportation, excursions, special occasions, etc.
Staying in one of Nicoletta’s houses, guarantees personalized and discreet service, which allows guests to unwind and have a carefree stay.
Nicoletta herself or a member of her team is always available during your stay in order to assist you and ensure you are having an enjoyable holiday.
House Nicoletta 1 offers inclusive daily cleaning service.
This Airbnb is even nicer than it looks. Four 26-year-old Americans loved this place and give it our top recommendation.
- The outdoor area is AMAZING. The private sitting area outside is an ideal spot to chill and drink wine overlooking the Caldera. And it is way bigger than it looks in the pictures.
- The location is incredible. Somehow, it is on the only walk-way in Oia that tourists don't crawl all over. Not sure why, but people just don't come down the path that leads to the door... it's really nice. And the hotels to the left and right are definitely selling similar privacy for $1000/night.
- The interior is very spacious, and was more than enough room for 4 people.
- The kitchen is small, but worked well.
- The AC works great.
- A very cool place to stay.
- Nicoletta sends porters and her daughters to help with bags and move-in instructions. Her daughters are great, and the porters are very helpful.
- Seriously... none.
Nicoletta arraigned for a car to pick us up at the port. We were then brought to the drop off point in Oia and were greeted by her daughters. They walked us through town and showed us how to get to the house. Once we arrived, they went through a packet of information. They suggested restaurants, things to do and places to go. We were also given a bottle of wine from a local winery in Oia. Very delicious wine! The house is comfortable and has breathtaking views. It's in a perfect location for the area people go to see the sunset (just a short walk) and its location to the restaurants and shops. The day before we left, Nicoletta contacted us to see if we'd like a car to be arranged for our ride to the airport. It made it so stress free and allowed us to just relax before our flights back home.
Sheer bliss for all of the senses! I had high expectations for our stay in Ia (Oia), and Nicoletta's cave house and hospitality far exceeded them. All arrangements were made well in advance. My two children and I met Nicoletta's daughter at the last entrance to Ia and were guided through the streets to the property. Along the way, we were told about Ia. The welcome was like having a personal tour guide. We arrived and were shown around the impressively light and airy cave house, which I must admit was like Dr Who's TARDIS - bigger on the inside than the outside. All important amenities were provided, and there was nothing else we needed. The accommodation was very clean and tidy, and well laid out.
We had access to a balcony area. Due to the very nature of the village, there were a few people passing by the balcony, but this was in no way intrusive. Occasionally passers by would share their amazement with us, about the fantastic panoramic view across almost the whole length of the caldera, and the impressive cliff-top display of Ia. The balcony was the perfect place to spend the evening while sipping on the bottle of fine Santorini rosé that was included in the welcome.
Overall our experience was greatly enjoyed by my 9 and 11 year old children as well as myself. Nicoletta and her daughter have provided us with the greatest level of hospitality and respect. Thus, without any hesitation, I would snap up Nicoletta's cave house again when I return to Santorini.
Our stay at House Nicoletta was an incredible experience. The best caldera view in Oia and they were so helpful with every question or need that we had during our stay. It was a vacation we will never forget!
Santorini was breathtakingly beautiful and Nicoletta's house was perfect for our stay. In the lead up to our visit Nicoletta was very helpful and always prompt at replying to messages. Nicoletta's two daughters met us the day we arrived and gave us some great tips on things to do, see and what the best local restaurants were to go to.
The view from the terrace was beyond our wildest dreams and the house itself was very clean and comfortable.
We would definitely recommend this accommodation and the next time we visit Santorini we will book there again!!! Great experience :-)
Great quiet place on a side street literally steps away from the Main Street with shops and restaurants. Also very close to the viewing spot of the famous Oia sunset. Nicoletta's daughters met us, guided to the apartment, helped us with luggage and provided very extensive information about local attractions and the place itself. The house is very clean and homey, terrace has a great view in which we indulged on every occasion we could spare. At times you literally can't believe the scenery, it's that beautiful. Communication has been great and Nicoletta addressed all our needs very efficiently. I would highly recommend this accommodation to everyone thinking of spending some wonderful time in Oia!!!
Nicoletta's and her house were both absolutely wonderful! She met us at the taxi drop-off point and warmly welcomed us to Oia, giving us a little tour of the town on the way to the house. Two helpers carried or luggage all the way to the house, which was a real help given the narrow streets and steep stairs of Oia's old town! A bottle of (excellent) Santorini wine awaited us in the house, a welcome gift from Nicoletta. The house and its location is exactly as described - in fact, the picture almost don't do it justice! The view from the semi-private terrace is absolutely breathtaking. The house itself is very comfortable, and we were pleasantly surprised that someone came to make our beds and clean our kitchen every day while we were out. It was almost like being in a hotel, but with all the comforts and freedom of being in your own home! During our stay, Nicoletta was extremely helpful with tips on how to get around and combine different points of interest into an itinerary. Her daughters had put together an entire folder of tips and reviews for the area, which was also very helpful. One tip for anyone new to Santorini: The winds can get quite strong, so if you are out for the day, take down the umbrella on the patio while you're out! Ours blew away on the first day, and despite walking up and down town for an hour, we couldn't find it again! But Nicoletta was, again, very quick to respond and organized a replacement the very same day.
We'd highly recommend Nicoletta's place to anyone - you won't regret it! The moment you arrive you will be blown away by Nicoletta's hospitality and the stunning views! We absolutely loved our stay and are already planning a return visit for the future.
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About the Host, Nicoletta
I am from Athens, however I have very close ties with Santorini, as my grandparents were born there and I spent all my summers as a kid in Oia. Nowadays, I live half of the year in Santorini working as a tour guide. Furthermore, I had the great opportunity to bit by bit, renovate the traditional houses, that are under the property of my family. Hence, I started renting them out, in order to offer, an authentic Santorinian experience to guests from all around the world!
In addition, many years ago, my mother visited the island of Patmos, fell in love with it and decided to buy one and later another one beautiful piece of land, including very old farm houses in ruinous condition, that she slowly but steadily renovated. In this way, our family and numerous friends enjoyed many unforgettable Patmos Easters and summers. Nowadays, I am responsible for the good condition of the houses that I rent out and share the beauty and special ambiance of this island with people from all around the world.