If you are planning to stay in Oia, we highly recommend to stay at Rose's Cave. This traditional cave is located in the center of Oia, but due to the fact that you need to take a few steps (...really, just a few!) to get to the main street, the apartment is completely silent - a fact that makes it quite special!
The apartment was very clean and everything worked fine; it looked exactly the same like it was presented in the ad. The bathroom was small, but also very clean; it definitely serves the purpose!
Rose was the best host we've ever had on our journeys - you can't find a better one! We really enjoyed having lively conversations with him while having a nice breakfast on the terrace. Rose was very helpful with all our activities (boat trip, rental car, restaurants & wine tasting places etc.) and gave us some really good recommendations. He also organised someone to help us with our luggage on our arrival and on our departure.
And last but not least: The view from the (lovely painted) terrace is simply stunning and the whole scenery is astoundingly beautiful (you can find some pictures below). It is also possible to sit outside the whole day, because there is an awning and a sun shade - and there are almost no other tourists crossing your place!
Don't expect a posh and luxury place (there are other "luxury" places in Oia where you can pay hundreds of EUR)! But if you are looking for an authentic, nice and clean place on a fantastic island with a fantastic host and a fantastic view, Rose's Cave is your place to be!
Thank you, Rose! We really enjoyed your hospitality and our time at your place!
Best regards from Munich,
Anja & Timo
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Rose's Cave is a wonderful place to stay for couples and travelers looking to find the last of 'hidden' Santorini, in the heart of Oia! Rose is an amazing host, whose hospitality is one of the best parts of staying at the cave. The location and view cannot be beat. You are in the heart of Oia, but staying on the cliff is such a peaceful and beautiful experience. We slept so well in the cave house bedroom, took advantage of its kitchen amenities, and spent every morning breakfasting on the beautiful patio. Our time in Oia was greatly enhanced by Rose's recommendations and help in finding the best restaurants or activities. This was a memorable experience and lovely place to stay.
When we arrived, we couldn't stop looking at the view. It’s stunning. The cave is nice, it’s cool which is nice because it can be hot outside. The terrace has sunny colors and there is a mix of sun and shadow, so you can sit wherever you want.
The center of Oia is a busy place but roses cave is at the end of the stairs so there are no people walking in front of the cave which gives you a lot of privacy and you can enjoy the peaceful view.
Rose is a great host and gave a good service. He helped us with our lost suitcase and gave great advice about Santorini beaches, restaurants and things to do!
Thanks! Tessa and Kasper
Rose's traditionally cave house is the perfect starting point to enjoy Oias famous sundown. Despite the house is very close to the restaurants, shops and supermarkets you can enjoy the sea view on a totally calm and nicely furnitured terrasse. We enjoyed as well the esthetic interior very much. Additionally to that the owner is a very very friendly host and helps with tips and recommendations.
We have had a great time spending our honeymoon in the cavehouse. The view is stunning..the house is nicely decorated with the most beautiful colours. Rose managed to keep it authentic and still everything you need is there. Rose was willing to help us with advice of activities and restaurants. I think we tried all restaurants he recommended and this was very tastful (and we are picky when it comes to food ;)). It's not only the house, it's the service, the location and the view, which makes this a real reccomendation.. You will enjoy!! Erik & Natasja