Hector Cave house (Oia, Santorini)
Hosted by Giannis
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5 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
2 baths
5 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
2 baths
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Hector Cave House, carved into the unique caldera cliff for more than 250 years, was originally used as a wine cellar.Then It became a family owned house, which then opened its doors to share its unique character to travelers from around the world.
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Since 2016 two additional cave houses have been renovated on top of the Hector Cave house.

The Hector Luxury Cave :
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12428795

and the Hector Caldera Nest studio : https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12440208

The space

House details

The Hector Cave House, carved into the unique caldera cliff for more than 250 years, was originally used as a wine cellar (“the canava”). The traditional “canava” became a family owned summer house, which then opened its doors to share its unique character to travellers from around the world.

Indoor

Hector Cave house (60 square meters) can host 2-5 people, ideal for one couple or a company of 2-5 friends. The house includes one bedroom, two bathrooms and a living room area. The bedroom has one built-in King size bed LOCATED ON THE LOFT and one single sofa bed 200 cm x 80 cm. In the living room area there are two built in single sofa beds. The kitchen is equipped with all the facilities for self catering holidays, including microwave, refrigerator, electric hot plates, toaster, electric kettle and an espresso machine.

Outdoor

The private veranda offers a private space for relaxing, dinning, or even sunbathing, having as a background the most breathtaking views of Santorini: the Volcano, the caldera cliff and Thirassia Island.
Outdoor NON heated Jacuzzi for two is also available from APRIL 1-NOVEMBER 1

Amenities

-24 Hour Check in service depending on the check out time of the previous guest!
- Outdoor non heated Jacuzzi for two
- A/C
- WI-FI internet
- Weekly cleaning service
-Iron
- Hair dryer
- Linen and towels

Guest access

The closest spot to the house, where you can park or instruct a taxi/cab to drop you off is the POST OFFICE parking lot, next to the community hall of OIA Village. Not more than 5 minutes walking distance away from the Hector Cave House.

Of course Transfer Service is provided upon request!

Interaction with guests

24/7 mobile phone, e-mail

Other things to note

Outdoor Jacuzzi: NON HEATED FOR 2 PERSONS available from APRIL 1-NOVEMBER 1

Suitability:Wheelchair accessible - NO
Pet friendly - ASK
Suitable for Children - ASK
Accommodation Type: SELF CATERING

Since 2016 two more cave houses have been renovated on top of the Hector Cave house.

The Hector Luxury Cave :
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12428795

and the Hector Caldera Nest room : https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12440208


Amenities
Internet
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly

Prices
Extra people $77 CAD / night after 2 guests
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

Feel at home away from home meaning that :
You respect your neighbors and keep things quiet after dark please!
You respect the house as It would be yours!

Since 2016 two more cave houses have been renovated on top of the Hector Cave house.

The Hector Luxury Cave :
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12428795

and the Hector Caldera Nest room : https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12440208


Cancellations

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Chrys User Profile
September 2017
Giannis, his place and his team , Dana and Dimitris were all amazing. The hospitality and service were excellent and more than we expected. The place was spotless and cozy and felt like home. Giannis is a great host and Dana and Dimitris are extremely helpful and mindful of our needs. Thank you to all !

Monica User Profile
August 2017
Absolutely amazing! Literally in the heart of Oia, and the hospitality is incredible! Very clean and very spacious! Definitely recommend staying here if you wish to visit Santorini!

Andrea User Profile
September 2015
The apartment is spacious, clean and is as shown. Great views from the apartment. Amenities such as s small fridge and espresso machine were appreciated. Gianni's is available 24/7 and he was very helpful in arranging transfers and someone to help us with our luggage. His recommendations for restaurants and other activities were all excellent. Overall, great place to stay.

Steve User Profile
June 2015
Hector cave house is every bit as beautiful as it appears in the photos, and then some. The view from each of the two balconies just couldn't be any better. The walk to the popular sunset viewpoint on the fortress ruins takes less than three minutes, and all of Oia is within a short walk. Giannis was an incredible host, even though I never met him. He arranged transfer from the ferry, and to the airport (for a very early flight), and was available by phone 24/7. A local couple, Nikos and his wife, look after the place for him. When I called Giannis Sunday evening about a problem with the water pressure in the shower, Nikos and a plumber were at the apartment by 9:00 Monday (it was a 10 minute repair). In short, a fantastic place, and a responsive, caring host!

Wendy User Profile
June 2014
The picture says it all. Oia was our last stop on our European vacation and the view, the charm of the cave house, the directions and contact by Giannis on our arrival was fabulous. Giannis was away on our arrival but made perfect arrangements for us to be met by a friend and show us to the location. I would recommend OIA and this location to anyone traveling to Santorini. If you want to relax and stay away from the hustle and bustle of Thira and the hundreds that arrive there by cruiseliners, OIA is the place for you. Treat yourself to this location. Thank you Giannis...we hope to return someday.

Jody User Profile
June 2014
Beautiful location, the view is supreme from the 2 balconies. Right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Oia. We stayed here for 3 nights. We really enjoyed staying in the cave house, it is clean and cozy.

Jennifer User Profile
May 2014
Thank you thank you so much Giannis for a wonderful and excellent stay!! Our best b and b experience so far, the location was excellent and even better than what was shown in the pictures. The coffee machine was very handy with good coffee and everything we needed was already there. The bed was also very comfortable and the pillows provided us with a great sleep every night. Giannis was an awesome host and booked all of our transportation, helped us with our tours, and was always there when we called him with any questions. This is a wonderful b and b with 2 balconies and a breathtaking view and we are so happy we came here as part of our honeymoon. Thank you again Giannis! :)

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Athens, GreeceJoined in April 2012
Giannis User ProfileGiannis is a superhost.

Hi there,

I am Giannis, I grew up in Athens and after studying and working abroad (UK and Switzerland) for 5 years,I decided to come back in Greece and work for a family business.

In 1998 my parents visited Santorini Island and they fell in love with Oia village where they bought those picturesque cave houses…
Since then all about my summer vacations is to lay back at that terrace and admire the spectacular view.

Traveling is to share…
There is no better way of doing this, other than sharing the experience with other travelers.

Of course I will not lose any chance to discover unique destinations like Santorini around the world…

Languages: English, Français, Ελληνικά
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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