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Lydia's House - indoor heated splash pool, Caldera view

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Lydia's House, an old bioclimatic cave-house, with astonishing views over the Caldera, was renovated in 2010 by Emmanouil Vasilakis, architect and owner, who named it after his daughter. Using high quality materials combined with the traditional methods of Santorini's technicians, every little detail was handled with great taste and attention. The renovation unveiled a dream house of 93 m2, completely adapted to the unique scenery of Santorini, with excellent minimal aesthetic and fully functional interior spaces. The house is designed as an open space (with open bedrooms) so that you can enjoy the astonishing view almost from every corner but also to create a visual contact between the two main areas of the interior. The lights placed on the white and colored dome shaped walls as well as...Lydia's House, an old bioclimatic cave-house, with astonishing views over the Caldera, was renovated in 2010 by Emmanouil Vasilakis, architect and owner, who named it after his daughter. Using high quality materials combined with the traditional methods of Santorini's technicians, every little detail was handled with great taste and attention. The renovation unveiled a dream house of 93 m2, completely adapted to the unique scenery of Santorini, with excellent minimal aesthetic and fully functional interior spaces. The house is designed as an open space (with open bedrooms) so that you can enjoy the astonishing view almost from every corner but also to create a visual contact between the two main areas of the interior. The lights placed on the white and colored dome shaped walls as well as the lights in the pool and the floor cavities, create a unique atmosphere. The living room with the built sitting area, that can also be used as a bed, and a wooden monasterial dining table, is a comfortable and sunny space with an amazing view. A cavity shaped in the colored wall accommodates the television set. The white wooden ceiling is actually a cozy loft bedroom shaped in the dome (with a Japanese futon bed and a beautiful view to the sea), reached through a wooden stair next to the built sitting area. An arched doorway, that divides the living room from the rest of the house, leads you to a small, heated, shallow pool with a built sofa bed, which is one of the most relaxing spots of Lydia's house. Next to the heated splash pool, simplicity and extreme elegance characterize the elevated open space master bedroom. A cavity in the wall, on one side of the built bed, is used as a walking closet and on the other side, a big cave with three cavities, form a luxurious bathroom consisted of a walk-in rain shower with white pebles on the floor, a separated toilette and a marble basin, taken from an old Turkish Hamam. Finally, considering the issue of privacy, a portable folding screen can be used to block the visual contact with the rest of the house, when needed. Between the living room and the master bedroom, on the right side, there’s a fully equipped kitchen, a secondary bathroom with a walk-in rain shower, a dressing room and an engine room for the pool. On the left side, a cavity leads you to a stairway, descending to the old systern at a lower level, which is now used as a bedroom with two single beds. Visiting Lydia's house, where every little detail has been handled with great taste and attention, you will experience a familiar warmth and serenity that will make you feel like home. Taxes, housekeeping and breakfast provisions included in the price. The above rate includes 1) Bottled mineral and sparkling water, wine, juice/sweet upon arrival. 2) Breakfast provisions: honey, butter, marmalade, wheat rusks, cereals, 3 kinds of coffee and tea, cocktail of herbs etc. 3) Daily maid service, change sheet, bath and pool towels every three days. 4) Sattelite tv, Wi-Fi and Aircondition Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: MHTE1167K91000915001More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Emmanouil V
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:71%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2017
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

We booked this house with (5) individuals and the view was incredible. The cavehouse provided amenities, wifi, indoor spa and a full kitchen. Great location.

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank Girardot-Domingo
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Lydia's house is the perfect place if you want to stay on your own in Oia. It is exactly like the pictures, a really well architectured cave house. My 6 yr old loved the indoor pool and did not want to go anywhere. The house...More

Date of stay: April 2017
1  Thank OmDalvi
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Visited in July for my 40th celebrations. The accommodation is amazing. The house is situated on the caldera so the views are breathtaking. Especially enjoyed sitting on the terrace. What made our stay though was the level of service we received. Eleni and the team...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank AlexR242
Reviewed May 2, 2016

This review is a long time coming - better late than never. An exquisite retreat, right in central Oia. It grows on you and becomes your special home away from noise and bustle, but in Oia's heart. Especially wonderful for a couple, or a couple...More

Date of stay: August 2014
4  Thank Ingle
Reviewed October 25, 2015

We stayed her with teenagers and extended family and had an amazing time. The service and emails we received beforehand from the owner and his repressentative in Oia were really helpful and made arriving on the island very straighforward. The house itself is in a...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank Lesli S
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Reviewed September 14, 2015

When we booked Lydia's Cavehouse, we instantly fell in love with the photographs. We were all a little nervous that it wouldn't live up to expectations. I am pleased to say that it surpassed our expectations completely. The Village of Oia is gorgeous........definitely the prettiest...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank jared l
Reviewed February 22, 2015

Due to it's location - the bellboy who carried the luggage met us at the post office and lead us to the house. Oia itself takes a little getting used to as there are so many little stairways and multiple paths to get to the...More

Date of stay: September 2014
1  Thank Kat S
Reviewed September 21, 2014

The cave house was lovely, the walls softly curved, the lighting gentle, everything was elegant and perfect. It was always cool inside, nice to step in from the heat of the Santorini sun. The view from the roof and porch was wonderful, caldera and blue...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Tuxed0Cat
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Lydia's house is a gem in Oia. We stayed 3 nights during June 2014 with our 2 teenage daughters and could not ask for a better place to stay. From the moment we made the booking until we left Oia the service and assistance during...More

Date of stay: June 2014
Thank RvA65
Reviewed January 9, 2014

I have been to Oia Santorini several times and have always dreamed of staying in a cave house with a view of the caldera. Lydia House was truly a dream come true! Manos, the owner, was gracious and the there were always people to help...More

Date of stay: September 2013
Thank misopiso S
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Patio
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
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About the neighbourhood
Located among the last row of houses on the cliffs, Lydia's House is a small gem, offering a breathtaking, unobstructed, panoramic view towards the Caldera, the traditional village of Oia, the Aegean sea and the other cliff-edge villages. The terrace on the back side of Lydia's House is adjacent to the main pedestrian street of Oia with all the shops, restaurants and galleries. That gives you the privacy that you need but also the easy accessibility to the central square (3 min walk) where you can find bus and taxi terminal. The 'Goulas' area, which is famous for Oia's sunset view is just a minute away.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lydia's House - indoor heated splash pool, Caldera view

Lydia's House - indoor heated splash pool, Caldera view is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Lydia's House - indoor heated splash pool, Caldera view has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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