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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Oia, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean

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Girardot...
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfect for small group!”
Reviewed 19 October 2017 for a stay in May 2016

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.

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OmDalvi
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Simply stunning”
Reviewed 3 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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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 is barely 5 mins from sunset view and very close to really good restaurants. The caldera view from the house is amazing. The kitchen in the house is perfect for some home cooking. The first day Panayiota from the team welcomed us with all required information. All in all Lydia's house made the stay in santorini perfect !

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Alex R
Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing service”
Reviewed 25 July 2016 for a stay in July 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 went out of their way to make the stay as comfortable as possible. They made dinner reservations, organised a birthday cake and were even there to wave us goodbye at 5am. The birthday flowers were a great touch too. I've travelled quite a bit and have stayed in some great places but Lydia's House is up there with the best. Thanks for a memorable birthday.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ingle
Vancouver, Canada
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“In Oia's heart, and ours”
Reviewed 3 May 2016 for a stay in August 2014
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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 with 1-2 children. It is lovely, dry and cool inside. The bed is comfortable, and the compact kitchen (which seems quirky and too small at first, ends up being fully-stocked and just right) and bathrooms are well-equipped. The pool makes for a refreshing respite - just the right temperature - after the day's activities. About 30 steps down from the main pedestrian path, an oasis of nighttime quiet, and morning beauty. Cool all day long.

You will appreciate all the carefully thought out design features in the villa, eg, fantastic lighting and fixtures, and built-in, padded bench in the living area. We spent many hours lounging on this bench, reading our books, escaping from the mind-day sun.

Manos and Eleni were kind, gracious, responsive hosts, leaving us with a parting gift that we still have. Every email and text was answered promptly, both during the booking process and after arrival. Eleni arranged dinner reservations which garnered the best tables during this busy season. Our 6 days was just long enough to sample Santorini's best offerings.

Lydia's House was our treasured home base. Easy access to the whole labyrinthine town of Oia, the bus depot (for excursions to Akrotiri, beaches, and other towns and villages), the path down to the swimming holes on the waterfront (walk the path LEFT at the bottom for about 15 minutes to find the best spot!), and the path for the long trek to Fira (see my detailed review of that), and all the choices of sunset viewing spots.

Oia in August was literally overrun with tourists and cruise ship day trippers and I would not choose to visit Oia at that time again. However, whenever we go again, we will consider Lydia's Place, and its balm for our souls, our first choice.

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Liked best: location, coolness, view, pool
Liked least: the 30 steps up
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Lesli S
Rugby, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Brilliant service and amazing house”
Reviewed 25 October 2015 for a stay in October 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 perfect location and we spent most of the time on the balcony enjoying the views. There are a number of stairs to get to and from the cavehouse but we managed, even though one of our members had a recent knee injury.
The island is not a cheap holiday as eating out/shopping is quite expensive and a number of places pressurised us to pay in cash rather than credit card.
We would recommendLydia's House as making a great holiday even more special.

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Liked best: The views and the jacuzzi
Liked least: Nowhere to do any clothes washing in Oia
Travelling group: Extended Family
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