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Fava Eco Residences - Gaia Suite

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
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Welcome home to Fava! An unforgettable experience. Our goal is to make you feel that Fava is your own home and Santorini, your island. The Fava Eco-Residences are housed in a group of splendid and unique captain houses of the mid 19th century, located at the highest point of the traditional village of Finikia. The architects and owners of the property started the rebuilt in the 1980's with love and devotion and they transformed the properties into a spacious and modern, though with respect to the original traditional form, complex of summer houses. Today, the villas offer their hospitality in individual fully furnished self-catering apartments of various size and aesthetics. They offer a sense of 19th century history, combined and harmonized with modern amenities and serviced by 24/7 conci...Welcome home to Fava! An unforgettable experience. Our goal is to make you feel that Fava is your own home and Santorini, your island. The Fava Eco-Residences are housed in a group of splendid and unique captain houses of the mid 19th century, located at the highest point of the traditional village of Finikia. The architects and owners of the property started the rebuilt in the 1980's with love and devotion and they transformed the properties into a spacious and modern, though with respect to the original traditional form, complex of summer houses. Today, the villas offer their hospitality in individual fully furnished self-catering apartments of various size and aesthetics. They offer a sense of 19th century history, combined and harmonized with modern amenities and serviced by 24/7 concierge staff, located in the heart of the most picturesque and virgin from the tourist development village of the island. Fava is just a stone's throw from the magnificent Oia and away from the crowds and noise. During the reconstruction there were used methods following the bioclimatic sustainable vernacular architecture and materials which are eco-friendly with low embodied energy. All houses have wonderful views over the village, the famous sunset of the island and the Aegean Sea with the close by Ios, Sikinos and Folegandros islands on the horizon. All houses have daily maid cleaning service and change of towels. Change of linen every two days. The breakfast is included in the price. Every morning, a traditional basket with local organic delicacies such as rusks, homemade marmelade, thyme honey, butter, Santorinian tomatoes, cheese from Cyclades and a seasonal fruit will be delivered to your door. A tray with warm dishes such as free range eggs, prepared by our staff according to your choice, local sausages of excellent quality and pancakes made in the traditional way of our island , will complete your Greek Breakfast every day. Gaia Suite is a traditional luxurious and majestic old style cave-type individual apartment of 68 m2 fitted with all the modern amenities, with 5 meter high vaulted ceilings. The apartment can accommodate up to 4 people in a large unified Canava hall, it has one double bed, one single bed and a sofa bed as well as a spacious separate autonomous bathroom with shower, a comfortable fully equipped kitchen and access to a totally breathtaking yard with 180 degrees Sea and Sunset View. The house is furnished with 19th century wooden antiques and paintings depicting the history of the island. The stone fireplace, the large outdoor vine and the grape squeezing area where the previous century's occupants used to prepare the wine is kept as it originally was. The internal temperature varies from 21 to 23 Degrees Celsius throughout the summer period due to the bioclimatic vernacular construction of the residence. In the house you will also find 24-7 Wi-Fi access, plasma sat TV, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, CD player with Classical Music CD's and multilingual Books. Our concierge will be your private guide, whatever you might want to ask or need assistance to do. A traditional handmade sweet will welcome you on your own Santorini house. Seize the day. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1167K91000992901More
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Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Corporate Bookings
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
House Swap
Fireplace
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay in the Gaia Suite! The room and patio are even more beautiful than the photos. Located in a quiet, traditional village of Fanikia, it is a short walk to Oia. It was great being so close to Oia, which is...More

Thank evdelarosa
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Our 5-night stay at Fava Eco Residence - Santorini was so homey; no hassle, no worries all was just sublime. Thx to our host Antonis who followed-up on our itinerary from the time we booked throughout our stay ensuring a comfortable, and pleasant stay. Not...More

Thank Smokey6023
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Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time while on holiday. The staff are fantastic and are constantly there if and when you need anything. The accommodation was very welcoming and the views of the sunset are absolutely fabulous. Relevantly close to amenities, bus service very good although...More

Thank Sharon A
Antonis G, VR Owner at Fava Eco Residences - Gaia Suite, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2016

Dear Mrs Sharon, thank you so muc for your amazing review! I know in first hand how the bus conductors can be rude to anyone. If as a country we had a bit of efficent organization and the correct mentality on our public sector, i...More

Reviewed September 18, 2015

The team at Fava are accommodating, welcoming, and full of great tips and advice for travelers. The room itself is beautiful and spacious - we had four adults and didn't have any problems. The place is quiet and peaceful with a great view, but it's...More

Thank Lauren P
Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

The path in the village is a little completed for me. But host is very nice. And the house is quite comfortable.

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About the Owner
Antonis G
Languages spoken:German, English, Italian, Spanish
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
Availability
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About the neighbourhood
During the 18th and 19th century, the village of Oia experienced the prosperity of the naval merchandise. In Finikia lived the farmers who worked in the valley and vineyards, but also the captains of Oia had their summer homes and canavas. In the early 20th century there were over 150 canavas that were left off after the war and the devastating earthquake of 1956 brought the village to abandon. Since the mid 1970's slowly and with patience, new residents began to return and to reconstruct the old houses on permanent or holiday homes. Today, Finikia is a small, well-preserved traditional village now united with Oia with just 10 minutes walking distance. You can stay and experience the feeling of tranquility and authenticity, visiting the beautiful beaches and vineyards in the vicinity of th...
How to get there
Our staff will provide you with all the necessary information before your arrival in order to organize your trip in the most efficient and easy way, concerning getting to the island, renting a car, visiting museums and sightseeing and leisure activities. Additionally we can provide you with mini bus or Taxi transfer from the Airport and the Port to the house with an additional charge according to number of persons, provided you let us know few days in advance and in case you just want us to guide you from the village parking to the house, there is member of our house staff that will assist you with the luggage. We have 24/7 concierge staff on demand for anything a guest might ask. At the same time we absolutely respect and maintain the privacy of the visitor, wanting to make them feel like home.
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