At Akrotiri in a beautiful spot with amazing views of the volcano and the caldera of is situated the beautiful 5 bedroom villa, Michaela Residence.
As you enter from the main door to the living area the beauty reveals in front of your eyes. Colorful paintings, art objects, elegant furnishing, painted walls, wooden ceiling, fire place and stunning views, all in harmony that give the villa a very warm and playful character. You enjoy every moment being in this welcoming environment.
There is also a dining area for 10 persons under a beautiful chandelier.
The living area is equipped with high definition satellite TV, home theater, dvd player, hi fi, lap top computer, wi fi and telephone line open to local calls.
On the same floor a corridor leads to the fully equipped kitchen that has a cozy dining corner. The kitchen walls are painted by a celebrity Greek artist.
On this floor you can find the Lady's bedroom. It has a romantic wooden double bed, with the famous painting of the red bicycle hanged above it, a vanity dressing area that can hold all the clothes of a lady and a big handcrafted mirror. The bedroom is served from a red bathroom with shower.
On the upper floor is the Master's bedroom with wooden floor, vaulted ceiling and a massive king size bed. You could even watch the sea from your bed through the window in front of you. All the above combined with art objects, paintings and an art deco arm chair create an atmospheric theater setting in this bedroom.
A spacious dressing area is behind the bed. The bedroom is equipped with a big High definition TV, home theater, DVD player
Next to the Master's bedroom is the Mezzanine bedroom. That is a bedroom with a white iron double bed exiting to a large terrace with panoramic views. Next to the bed a wooden ladder leads us to a cozy mezzanine with a double mattress. This bedroom is equipped with flat screen TV and dvd player.
A blue bathroom with shower serves this floor.
On the basement there is a comfortable bedroom suite that receives natural light from a window and has separate entrance to the courtyard, a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine and clothes dryer A bathroom with shower serves this level.
There is also a second bedroom on this lower floor that receives light from the spa room nest door.
On this lower floor there is also a fantastic spa room with indoor heated Jacuzzi.
The spa room exits to the pool area.
The house has a private courtyard with flowers, private infinity pool, fantastic sea views, a shaded lounge area under a pergola and sun beds. The lounge area is atmospheric especially in the night when it is candle lighted and you enjoy unlimited views from every corner of it. Stairs lead us to a large terrace on the upper floor that is equipped with a lounge area with views. On the back of the house there is a BBQ area, a wooden oven and a large wooden dining table overlooking the old Castle of Akrotiri.
There is also private parking at the back of the house....Read more
Left on 06/19/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 19, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
Comfortable well decorated property with all modcons (including wifi) and spotless throughout. Furnishing is of a high standard including good quality crockery and cutlery. Very spacious and bright with high ceilings so it has a nice open feel to it. For us the highlight were the truly amazing views out over the caldera from the outside lounge area over to Fira and Ia on the other side of the island. The owner couldn't have been more helpful and anything we reported was resolved promptly.
The limitations I would note for awareness of other travellers are:
1. The property is a 20 minute journey from the main towns (Fira and Ia)so if you want to eat out for all your meals in those towns your holiday will involve a fair bit of travelling. We preferred being away from these as it made for a much quieter holiday (the towns get very, very busy). There are some restaurants very close to the villa which whilst having a lower standard of decor to those in Fira/Ia had food which I would rate as better and at around 60% of the cost of the towns.
2. None of the bathrooms in the villa are ensuite.
3. Some of the outdoor light switches are in odd places - ensure you ask on check-in where these are located as otherwise you may not be able to discover them.
Left on 09/02/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 2, 2011Stayed Aug 2011
One of our favorite ever stay anywhere in the world, nothing less.
The rooms are ideally located to provide some of the best views I have ever seen... Santorini Volcano. The sunsets are simply magical. The pool, is lovely, perfect for cooling down. The staff was very helpful! The villa has a very hospitable and welcoming environment not only because of the decoration of the rooms with colorful paintings, art objects and elegant furniture but also because of the facilities provided (satellite TV, home theater, DVD player, hi fi, lap top computer, wi fi and telephone line open to free international calls). There is also private parking at the back of the house. I would definitely to come back again!
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