Experience the magic and tranquility of traditional Greek village life with this villa on Santorini island. The holiday villa sits on a property over 300 years old, within a village that will truly take you back in time. Blue-domed churches, streets lined with ancient stone buildings, and a magnificent beach only 5 minutes away offer charm beyond belief. Not to mention that when you rent this villa in Greece, you also get an amazing view...
Situated in the unspoiled village of Mesa Gonia (designated a 'traditional settlement' by the European Union) which is located just 15 minutes by car from the capital of Fira and just 5 minutes from... the beautiful, black, sandy beach of Camari and a myriad of restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops. The villa's elevated and serene setting provides both privacy and a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of a resort or hotel. A holiday here affords the visitor a unique insight into life on the island 50 years ago, and the opportunity to experience the magic and tranquility of traditional Greek island village life.
The property is estimated to be 300-400 years old and consists of two separate units: The Main House (190 m2) has an expansive terrace (100 m2) and a secluded back patio (30 m2). Adjacent to the house is a the Studio House created from the ruins of the ancient village bakery and available only in conjunction with the Main House. The unique architectural style of Santorini has been preserved in both the interior and exterior with both patios offering great views of the village, the Aegean, and the mountain.
Main House: (200 m2) Sleeps 6.
Entered from either patio, the main living/entertainment area (50 m2) has arched walls and a high domed ceiling with a domed skylight. Three built-in sofa beds (2 x 1.5m) serve as multiple seating areas or sleeping accommodations. At one side, one step down, is another section with another built-in sofa bed (2 x .9m). A further two steps down lead to the master suite, which includes a large seating area, a loft bedroom with a queen-size bed, and a ceiling fan. The ensuite bathroom features double sinks, a full shower, a sunken bathtub, and looks out onto the back courtyard. On the other side of the living area, two steps lead up to a small seating area and a second bedroom with a queen-size bed. Adjacent to the bedroom is a roomy bath with a full shower carved out of the hillside. The WC is set apart. The kitchen with a sea view overlooking the front terrace includes a cook top, convection oven, washing machine, and a full array of cooking utensils: blender, food processor, mixer, espresso maker (No dishwasher). The kitchen is ideal for informal dining, as is the outdoor patio and seating area.
Studio: (35 m2) Sleeps 2-3.
Separate from and adjacent to the main house, it has three rooms: one bedroom with a double bed, a kitchenette, and a bathroom (WC and shower). There are two built-in single sofa beds (2 x 1.5m) in the living area where there is a ceiling fan. There is an informal dining area which opens onto the common terrace with a village view.
Extra Services The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Yoga classes: Upon request
* Massages: Upon request
* Wine tours: Upon request
* Private Boat Tours: Upon request
* Greek Cooking Lessons: Upon request
* Basic Greek Language Lessons: Upon request
* Arrangements can be made for the first meal to be prepared and served on the lovely patio overlooking the village
* Prior to arrival, guests may submit a grocery list of basic kitchen necessities and the fridge will be stocked before you arrive.
Additional amenities include: walk to town, ceiling fans - partial house, cd, heating - partial house, near the sea, independent villa, telephone - incoming only, window screens - partial house, outside area - private, air conditioning - partial house.
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