At Akrotiri, in a beautiful spot with amazing views of the volcano is situated the beautiful 4 bedroom villa, Michaela Residence.
As you enter from the main door to the living area, the beauty of this villa is revealed right in front of your eyes. Colorful paintings, art objects, elegant furnishings, painted walls, wooden ceilings, a fireplace 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.
The living area is equipped with a high definition satellite TV, a home theater, DVD player, HiFi, a lap top computer, WiFi and a telephone line open to free international calls.There is also a dining area for 8 persons under a beautiful chandelier. On the same floor a corridor leads to the fully equipped kitchen that has a cozy dining corner for 8 persons. 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 with a big handcrafted mirror. The bedroom has a red bathroom with shower.
On the upper floor is the Master bedroom with wooden floors, vaulted ceilings 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 bedroom is the Mezzanine bedroom. This 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.
In the basement there is a comfortable house with a cozy living and dining area that receives natural light from a window and has separate entrance to the courtyard. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine and clothes dryer. In addition, there is a romantic double bedroom with no views and a separate room with a treadmill. A bathroom with shower serves this level.
The house has a private courtyard with flowers, private infinity pool, fantastic sea views and a shaded lounge area under a pergola and sun beds. The lounge area is atmospheric especially in the night when it is candle lit and you are able to enjoy unlimited views from every corner. Stairs lead us to a large terrace on the upper floor that is equipped with a lounge area with views. At 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.
Bedroom / Bathroom Description
Bedroom 1 – Lady’s Bedroom
Double bed, Shared bathroom with shower, Dressing area
Bedroom 2 - Master
King size bed, Shared bathroom , Dressing area, HDTV, Home theatre, DVD player
Bedroom 3 - Mezanine
Double bed, Shared bathroom with shower, Flat screen TV, DVD player, Mezzanine with double bed, Access to terrace
Bedroom 4 - Apartment
Double bed, Private bathroom with shower, Living area, Fully equipped kitchen, Washer/dryer, Accessible from courtyard, treadmill
Bedroom 5 - Second bedroom lower level
Double bed, Shared bathroom with shower, Dressing area
Additional amenities include: computer available, car rental, coffee maker, ice maker, infinitypool, internet wifi, sun loungers, shower, ac central, fireplace.TripAdvisor property ID 2145777...Read more
Left on 07/10/2015 for a stay in June 2015 | Virginia OReviewed Jul 10, 2015Stayed Jun 2015
I stayed in this villa with my mother (70), my teenage daughters and a friend. We could have fit many more! The word "spectacular" is not even enough to capture the view of the caldera from Villa Michaela. You truly have to experience it to understand. And the house is not "stingy" with the view. There are so many places from which to enjoy it - from the comfortable furniture under the pergola by the pool (and from inside the pool itself) from the master bedroom, from my mother's bedroom and the porch outside my daughters' rooms. Actually, that porch had a beautiful view in the opposite direction, too! I wiled away many hours just watching ships come and go. Everything in the house is spotlessly clean and tasteful, and we had everything we needed and more.
Having never visited Santorini, I worried we might feel out of the way in Akrotiri, but I would stay there again in a heartbeat. First, the island is not that huge, so nothing is very far away. There is a store and nearby restaurants, and it's a short drive to Perissa and other good beaches. Perissa is closer to Akrotiri than Oia. And we had no problem zipping into Thira (which is totally overrun with people from cruise ships - you would NOT want to stay there) and to Imerovigli and Oia. The owner of the villa is wonderful. He even made us baklava! I've had a lot of baklava in my life, but this was far and away the best. We had an issue with our rental car, and he dealt with it immediately. He gave us a phone with his number stored, so we could call any time. We felt wonderfully cared for, very comfortable. And we were in paradise!
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