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Book this 1 bedroom house in Oia today! A total of 5 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a air conditioning, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 15 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1641 to as high as $2873, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 18, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
Tourist License: MHTE 1167Κ91000950901
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- Calendar last updated:
- 18 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Oia Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
Phone / Internet
- Fax machine
- Internet access
- Mountain Views
- CD player
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Smoking allowed
– based on 15 reviews
- Very Good
“It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This!”
I took my teenage son on a 2 week trip around Greece and I am so thankful that I saved Helios House in Oia for our last stop because it was truly the most perfect and magical spot. Nothing could have topped our time there. First, the Cave House is breathtaking. It is fresh, clean, cozy, cool, and well-stocked for breakfast and drinks.. It is newly remodeled with a modern deep tub that will make you relax and never want to get out! Next is the owner, Maria. She would get 10 stars from me! She explained the house, and the flow of the day in Santorini, and was available for anything we needed. Her adorable elderly neighbors will make you feel like you are living the Greek life, so authentic and real. Then, the sunset. Maria has one of only a handful of private patios that have a 100% direct view of the sunset. It is amazing to watch people flock to view the glorious red sunset every night, all standing along the walkways, while we were there sitting comfortable on our deck drinking wine and snacks prepared by Maria and her sweet neighbors. I loved it there. I felt like I was really in Greece and had the feeling of family, yet also had all the privacy we wanted. Finally, the long steps down to the sea is a must! Perfect location to take your time, walk down the steps, take a dip in the sea, snorkel or jump off the famous rock, eat lunch and then make your way back to paradise inside your Cave House. We will be back!
We had an amazing stay at the Helios cave house. On arrival we were treated to a bottle of wine and some delicious nibbles on the terrace above the house, which Maria uses to welcome her guests. The view from the terrace is absolutely amazing; front and centre for the sunsets in Oia, which are a must see event on the island. (We couldn't help but feel smug when surrounded by all the other travellers trying to find a spot to watch the sunset while we had the terrace and comfortable seating to enjoy!) It was an amazing first impression of Oia. The cave house itself is very comfortable and well equipped. The kitchen was rather small, but for our purposes (coffee and eggs in the morning) it was fine. Maria was an excellent host who genuinely cares about her guests experiences and is available to give recommendations on where to eat and advice on what to do. We would highly recommend the Helios cave house - when the time came I didn't want to leave! A wonderful getaway. :)
“Amazing Greek Island experience”
We rented both the Santorini Paradise and Helios houses for eleven people. They were absolutely wonderful. The views are spectacular. The houses were clean to start with and cleaned every day. Helios had just recently been updated and looked great. We were welcomed with fresh fruit, eggs, water, wine and snacks. Maria was so helpful and attentive and spent time with each group giving suggestions on things to do and places to go. The sunset view from the rooftop patio of the Helios house is out of this world. Maria brought us drinks and appetizers the first night to watch it. There we hundreds of people around us watching and we had the best seats. Maria asked for constructive feedback from us, which we had very little to give. I appreciate an owner always trying to improve the experience of her guests. It says a lot about Maria's commitment to her guests. We highly recommend Maria and any of her places.
The host gave us access to the rooftop to celebrate my parents 40th anniversary with a surprise of the renewal of their vows. We decorated the space with green wreath and roses that the Host helped us with. The rate was perfect. If you need anything she can provide. The sunset was a spectacular one and we were extremely happy with the ceremony. We thank you Maria for making this happen -- THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
“Sunset from the private terrace is not to be missed!!”
HELIOS Cave House was modernized and comfortable. It is a beautiful cave home that has a spacious living room with twin beds and a bedroom with a double bed. The crisp white walls are indicative of a traditional island cave home and provided a true cave home living experience, with modern amenities. Staying with tradition, there are no inside doors between the living and sleeping areas. The roomy bathroom includes a shower and there is also a kitchenette. Furnished in traditional Greek island style and decorated with the owner’s original artwork, this property provided me with a unique vacation experience. The house is ideally located in the heart of old Oia, one of the most beautiful and desirable spots on the island. Most importantly, its location is perfectly situated for guests to have unobstructed view of the famous sunsets in Oia from a private terrace on top of the house! An additional advantage, Helios is located on the main pedestrian walkway leading to Ammoudi bay. The property is perfect for the solo traveler, a couple’s retreat or a family. Oia has beautiful cobblestone paths and staircases that wind through the town. The villa is easily accessible to all the town has to offer. From the villa, a 1 minute walk took me to a variety of boutiques and restaurants, artisan shops and many opportunities for exquisite photographs. Also close by are many galleries and the famous Castle of Oia, known as "Sunset Point" of Greece! The bus and taxi terminal was just 5 minutes from my house. I enjoyed a hearty walk down the stairs to Ammoudi Bay for a meal and a swim several times during my stay. Maria, the owner, was very helpful in providing information about the island, restaurants, shops, beaches and other areas of interest. She is a most gracious hostess. .
“Very good location in Oia, excellent view from the house, very hospitable Maria（owner of the house）”
We spent a great there, thank you Maria. The house located at a very convenient place in Oia. Excellent point to watch the sunset, but unfortunately we spent most of time to find a good resturant to feed our stomach, while other people gathering at our house to watch the sunset. Also, Maria, she is very very kind person that will give you trip suggestion with a great patience. She Keep our house clean everyday, as well as help us to clean up the kitchen. George, the friend of Maria was helping us to carry the big luggage, very strong man. Everything is great. Hope we could be there again soon. Thanks Maria.
“Idyllic and Amazing!!!”
This Helios Cave House property exceeded our every expectation. It was an authentic, clean, and well-supplied apartment, with clearly the most coveted sunset views of the caldera from your doorway or rooftop. Additionally, the property owner, Maria Oikonomou, went well above any normal professional support. She showed us superb Greek hospitality, and sought to make every aspect of our stay the absolute best. She made excellent recommendations, and cared for our every need. She even helped me learn some of the nuances of the Greek language and shared great conversation and wine with us. I cannot recommend her for her integrity and professionalism highly enough. Stop searching--I travel the globe--this is your last stop for your dream vacation!
“A Dream Come True!!”
We stayed at the Helios house for a week and to say it surpassed my expectations is an understatement. The pictures of this house aren't an exaggeration-it actually is that beautiful. Just looking over the pictures again made my heart hurt that i wasn't there right now. It's in the perfect location-you can leave your door and just walk down to Ammoudi bay, walk a few steps to all the shops, or just go to your private rooftop to have a cappuccino in the morning and some Greek wine during the sunset. Speaking of the sunset, i can honestly say the best view is from that rooftop. Ever since reading the Sisterhood books or seeing the movie, I've dreamed about spending time in Oia. And being in Helios cave house (seen in the actual movie) made that childhood fantasy come true. Every morning I woke up and got to look at the house where Lena spent her summer. Between the beautiful atmosphere and the warm hospitality, I 100% recommend this house!!!!