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View from the courtyard.
View from the house's door.
The courtyard.
The main living room and kitchen.
Living room couches.
The king size bed.
View from the bedroom out.
An artistic take of the bedroom.
The famous twin church domes above the terrace.
The courtyard from above.
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Cave house -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Oia, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean

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carol53
Redcar
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed April 24, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed for one week and wish it could've been for longer.

Santorini is beautiful and staying in a traditional cave house is extra special. Some cave houses have Jacuzzis but ours was more basic so did not have one, however, we were still very pleased with our choice as there was very little footfall outside and our terrace was very private. Some other houses were very open to people passing on the narrow paths and stairs or could be fully in view from above.

Rose, our host, lives above the cave house so is always on hand for information regarding where to visit, eat, shop etc. He is exceptionally friendly and helpful, speaks very good English and although lives so close, is not obtrusive.

The cave itself is exactly as described - constant temperature inside no matter how hot or cold it is outside, large living/kitchen area and a double bedroom. The showeroom was on the small side but well adequate for our needs.

As previously mentioned, there are quite a few steps down to this property but these should not be a problem to the majority of people.

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Steve J
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Stay”
Reviewed April 9, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We had a fantastic stay with Rose as our host. Rose attended to EVERY detail from start to finish making it one of the best vacations ever. Thank you, Rose!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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AmyFourni...
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An experience of a lifetime”
Reviewed November 25, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Our stay in Rose's Cave was wonderful. Rose was extremely helpful with finding excursions and giving tips on the best places to go, and with information about the island. The property was kept extremely well and was the perfect size for two people. The location is perfect! You are literally steps away from the main strip with plenty of unique shops and restaurants. The view was stunning, and it was amazing to be able to experience it while relaxing at the house.
It was great to be able to cook a few meals in the kitchen when needed, and we loved that we were able to walk to many places from the Cave as well, such as the public pool, Amoudi Bay, cliff view restaurants, supermarkets, bus station and car rental services to travel to the rest of the island!
Rose couldn't have been more helpful to us during our stay, and I would definitely recommend this spot.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: slightly stiff mattress
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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sesnault
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect retreat in Oia! What a view!”
Reviewed October 3, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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person found this review helpful

Visiting Greece & specifically the island of Santorini was always on my list of things to do! I had never thought of renting a house there, but a friend of mine suggested it as an alternative to booking a hotel room. Finding Rose's cave was a stroke of luck - and I loved every single minute of it.

Rose's cave was a dream come true - located down the cliff in Oia (pronounced EE-Ah), at the end of a narrow path (with 84 very uneven steps), it offers amazing views of the island, the caldera & Oia. The cave looks exactly as shown on the pictures, comfortable & cool on the inside. Because it is somewhat off the beaten path - though only a 2-minute climb from the main street, we could enjoy the sunrises & sunsets without having to worry about the tourists blocking our great views! Additionally, the house is located just below two of the most famous "blue dome" churches in Oia, so we got to look at them every day - from sunrise to sunset.

Rose was a great host, offering advice on local restaurants, attractions, things to do (and not do), etc... Rose also helped us get a porter to carry our suitcases to & from the house, so we did not have to worry about our luggage. He also helped us book our transportation from the ferry on our way in & to the airport on our way out. My friend and I had a great time talking to Rose & getting to know him & Greece better. We couldn't have asked for a better host.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing to complain about - the place was perfect
Travelling group: Friends
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Kolodong
The Beautiful Manning Valley NSW
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Yes, Yes, Yes!!!”
Reviewed September 19, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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people found this review helpful

Yes, this ticked all the boxes for a great stay on Santorini! Yes, it was a great location. Yes, it was roomy and felt like home. Yes, the views are truly memorable. Simply put if this accommodation is available for your dates, do not hesitate. Say yes and book it. This was one of our more enjoyable travel experiences anywhere but mainly due to the kindness and generosity of Rose. Thanks care for your personalised attention from the time of booking until our reluctant departure. We appreciated your efforts with the 'special' breakfasts and tips on where to eat and visit. You brought a warmth and soul to our time on Santorini that will always be remembered. I am yet to experience better bread or greek yoghurt! :)

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Liked best: The personalised service given by Rose.
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Other
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Bruno P
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Woaw!!! The place, the view, the host...”
Reviewed August 3, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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people found this review helpful

We spent a week in Rose's cave and we really enjoyed our stay.
The title of this review tells all.
The place is an authentic troglodyte cave, quiet and fresh (remember we are in Greece and it is summer), the view is just amazing, 60 meters above the sea, the caldera of this ancient volcano all around you and at last but not at least, Rose, your host is there when you need him, suggesting, helpful and all the time friendly!

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Sommer P
Cottonwood, California, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gracious Host and Amazing Location”
Reviewed July 17, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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person found this review helpful

When you arrive in Oia, Rose sends his porter to collect your bags and you follow him to the most amazing location. The cave house is away from the hustle of the main attractions, and hidden away in the side of the mountain overlooking the caldera. Yes, there are lots of steps, but the destination is worth it. Above the cave house it is teeming with cruise ship tourists, but in the cave you think you are alone on Santorini. When you arrive, Rose is there to meet you and make your stay as perfect as he can. He gave us excellent restaurant choices, day trip activities and all other sorts of wonderful suggestions. He made dinner reservations, taxi reservations and catamaran reservations for us. He even gave us a cell phone to use to contact him no matter where we were and what type of question we had. We spent an amazing five days in Rose's Cave house and would go back any time. Thank you, Rose, for an unforgettable stay in Oia.

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Liked best: The view and the customer service
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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Recommended for:
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