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SantoriniParadise: HELIOS cave house, amazing sunset view – Home 3035250 House

  • 1 bedroom
  • 5 sleeps
  • 1 night min stay

SantoriniParadise: HELIOS cave house, amazing sunset view – Home 3035250

  • House
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 5
  • 1 night min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

HELIOS Cave house is 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 your private terrace! An additional advantage, HELIOS is ideally located just bellow the Castle, the famous sunset point of Oia, on the main pedestrian walkway leading to Ammoudi bay.

That is why SISTERHOOD of the traveling pant' was filmed THERE! Most of the film, especially the first part, was filmed in front of HELIOS Cave house. At the last scene you can see the facade of HELIOS as Lena rides a donkey on the steps from Ammoudi to Oia! The second part was filmed in Ammoudi bay. The steps of HELIOS lead to Ammoudi and to St Nicolas island, where the jump off took place! (write Lena & Kostas and Go Jump Off a Cliff-STP in google search and you will find the episodes!)

Unlike most cave houses in Santorini, once you enter HELIOS Cave House you are surprised by the soaring heights of the curved ceiling. Spacey, roomy, well-lit, the house maintains a constant temperature throughout the year (bioclimatic house), providing a refreshing, cool welcome after a long day under the demanding Greek sun. Inside, the white color prevails almost everywhere. It will make you feel refreshed, calm and pure. The unique architecture of the cave house meets with art objects and airy furniture to please the senses.

Outside, the private veranda and HELIOS terrace provide the stage for unencumbered relaxation staring the amazing landscape of the Caldera. Your eyes feast on the view producing numberless private mental postcards. You will enjoy your breakfast/dinner at the romantic private veranda and terrace with panoramic view of Oia's sunset, the picturesque port of Ammoudi, Therasia island, the western part of old Oia and the islands of the Aegean!

HELIOS, as more cave homes, was built into the volcanic ash more than 1000 years ago in the traditional way. In Santorini people built their houses partially underground or into the cliffs to be protected from the wind, the cold and the summer sun. At the same time, they used doors and windows for ventilation resulting in an open airy feel specific to historic Santorini architecture.

HELIOS Cave House is modernized and comfortable. It is a beautiful cave home that has a bedroom with a full bed with canopy, a loft with another full bed and a spacious living room with one sofa bed.The crisp white walls are indicative of a traditional island cave home and will provide 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. There is also a kitchenette. Furnished in traditional Greek island style and decorated with the owner's original artwork, this property provides guests with a unique experience. The property is perfect for the solo traveler, a couple's retreat or a family.

We are pleased to announce the addition of a tuny unique underground space that has been re-purposed as a winery at HELIOS Cave House.

The bathroom in "Helios" has also been newly renovated to include updated features such as a modern granite sink and new shower area, large enough for two, and a shower seat.

We have provided you all the amenities to make your stay at Helios an experience to remember!

The hot tub is private for the guests of HELIOS, available all day on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 16/3 till 30/11. It is 2 minutes walking distance from Helios in another of our SANTORINI PARADISE cave house rooftop terraces, full of flowers. Helios cave house has two private outside areas, one upper upper level terrace and one little yard.

Location: Oia is known for its 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 will take you to a variety of boutiques and restaurants, artisan shops and many exquisite opportunities for photographs. Also close by are many galleries and the famous Castle of Oia, known as "Sunset Point" of Greece! Oia is renowned for its sunsets. People gather on the walkways each evening for a glimpse of the breathtaking view as the sun drops into the sea. Within in 5 minutes you can walk to the bus and taxi terminal and information center or you can drive to three beaches near Oia. If you enjoy a hearty walk you can take the stairs down to Ammoudi Bay for a meal or a swim.

Free public parking at the parking lot of the Post office, 2 minutes walking distance from the house.

HELIOS Cave house is 20-25 min drive from the airport/port.

The rate includes

1) A welcome assortment of bottled mineral and sparkling water, wine and juice upon arrival.

2) Breakfast provisions: honey, butter, marmalade, toasts, sugar, milk, cereal, as well as fruits, yoghurt, tea and 3 kinds of coffee, all packaged in portions following the instructions given by the WHO organization and the Greek Government. Enjoy breakfast on your private terrace with an amazing Caldera view.

3) Maid service daily (April-October), twice a week (Nov-Mar), change sheet, bath and beach towels every three days.

4) Satellite TV, Wi-Fi and Air Conditioning.

5) Enjoy a relaxing jacuzzi during day or sunset time, while helping yourself to complimentary traditional Santorini wine, soft drinks and coffee.Our shared outdoor hot tub for 2 persons lies in our SANTORINI PARADISE terrace having the best sunset view (just two minutes away). Our terrace is available for you on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

6) By showing our card, you have discounts or free deserts to many restaurants in Oia! For example a) You will be offered a bottle of Santorini wine with your meal at the AMMOUDI restaurant in the port of Ammoudi!

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Beds in other rooms: Full bed Twin bed
  • 1 Full bath

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Fax machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Please contact the owner

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Maria O.

Tourist License
MHTE1167Κ91000950901

Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 Jun 2022
Years listed:
12
Based in:
Greece
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Languages spoken: English, French

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Reviews

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“everything you could hope for in a Santorini stay!”

Reviewed 17 Nov 2021

Stunning, amazing, once-in-a-lifetime stay at Helios. The views are incredible, the room is beautifully designed, the location is great, and the hosts are outstanding. Plenty of restaurants and shops … More

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“What an AMAZING stay!”

Reviewed 15 Nov 2021

Maria was such an amazing host! The sweetest woman ever! She was so so so helpful arranging airport transportation, excursions, restaurant reservations, introducing us to her store owner friends in Oi… More

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“Wonderful Stay!”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2021

Maria’s cave house was absolutely amazing. The house is right in the town of Oia a few steps away from restaurants, supermarkets and pharmacies. The view is so beautiful (everybody claps when th… More

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“Amazing in Every Respect”

Reviewed 6 Feb 2019

Helios is the perfect base of operations for a vacation in Oia. We could not have been happier! The Amazing: - Best sunset in Oia - Maria (host) and Sunil (porter) are wonderful - Perfect location, … More

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Response from the owner Dear Pat, we are so pleased that you have had an excellent time with us at HELIOS cave house! The lovely words you posted is what make our day! Your love and appreciation is our reward which "give wings" to our enthusiasm to serve you even better. I am a sculptor & a painter and, at this period of life, I channel all my love for art to accommodating & offering our guests unforgettable experiences! Hospitality is the form of art that Greeks were famous about since antiquity! Thank you and looking forward to your coming back!

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“Perfect Inside Out!”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2018

We highly appreciate Maria who was very cooperating in accommodating us and allowed us to check-in earlier. The Location is Exceptional with probably the best Sunset in entire Oia. The house is Amaz… More

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“Prime location to explore Oia and see the sunset”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2018

I wanted my teenage kids to have a memorable time in Santorini so I chose the Helios cave house instead of the nearby luxury resort where their cousins were vacationing at. Sitting on a prime location… More

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“Grate place with fantastic sunset view”

Reviewed 18 Jan 2018

The house is at the perfect position for sunset view and it is also close to the car park and the center of Oia. Though we did not have any chance to meet Maria, she is definitely a hospital person fo… More

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“Such a dream!”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2017

If I could only use one word to describe Helios, it would be magical. The house is everything you imagine when you picture yourself staying in Oia, dream like. The inside is exactly as pictured, char… More

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“Magic.”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2017

Just got home from a long 15 hour day of traveling and I made it a point to write this review immediately (I haven't even showered away that airplane air off me). What can I say? It was our 3 ye… More

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“Better than I couldve imagined”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2017

The location of this home is PERFECT. You are put in the best part of the city with the best VIEW of the city. Maria is the perfect host, with a fully stocked fridge, and homemade treats! The neighbor… More

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