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“Unique Traditional Cave House with Stunning Views!”
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Pool and terrace
Pool and sun terrace
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Terrace with pergola
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Local taverna 'Metaximas'
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean

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Kate M
1 review
“Unique Traditional Cave House with Stunning Views!”
Reviewed 12 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Beautiful traditional cave house offering a very unique experience. It has all the facilities you need and is very well maintained. The rooftop terrace was amazing, with fantastic views across the village and down to the sea, perfect for a dip in the plunge pool and even for my morning yoga session! We would highly recommend the local taverna: Metaxi-mas for delicious Greek food, plus the Mexican restaurant: Senor Zorba with very friendly staff and huge portions, not to mention the fantastic sunset.
Santorini has so many places to visit and enjoy.
A truly amazing holiday, and we always find the Greek people are super friendly!
The only downside was that the path that leads up to the villa can be quite steep in places, so just need to be aware if you have walking difficulties.

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Sue B
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4 reviews
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“Fantastic cavern House”
Reviewed 13 March 2017 for a stay in September 2016

I stayed at the Cavern House with three friends who had flown over from Melbourne, Australia for a European Tour in September 2016.
Sarah was very helpful in arranging a car hire and collection to and from the airport for us. Her manager met us at the house and was very helpful in arranging trips and general advice . An additional treat was the bowl of fruit, something for lunch, water and cold beers in the fridge. Everything you could want was in the house, the decoration was very well thought out and it was spotlessly clean. There was also a BBQ in the small outside patio area. We only discovered the DVD's and CD's the day before we left.
There was a short walk up hill along the outside track to the plunge pool but it had glorious views. The house next door had their own access from the patio up some steps.
Happily on arrival we were driven up the narrow road to the house, otherwise the car park was at the bottom of the hill by the red roof church and the walk up hill in the heat is not for the faint hearted. We decided to sit outside and have salads and a drink or two of wine in the glorious evenings after a hard day site seeing in the sun but we tried the nearest restaurant and it was very good, but busy.
Don't expect many traffic directions in Santorini, and the words don't drink and drive does not seem to appear in their language judging from the amount of wine drunk at the tasting sessions at the local winery. All in all a very happy holiday. Thanks Sarah.

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Robert K
1 review
“Great holiday!”
Reviewed 11 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We booked to stay at Villa House Anthea for our holiday in Santorini and absolutely loved it. Sarah (the owner) and Iro (villa manager) were so helpful in making our holiday stress free and definitely one to remember. We visited Santorini for a wedding and the bride used to villa to get ready in and for her pre-ceremony photos. The location/accommodation was stunning!

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dadio77
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful views and property!”
Reviewed 9 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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Just returned from a week in stunning Santorini and really enjoyed our time at the cavern! Don't think I could live in one permanently but it felt so much more authentic than the hotels we considered. For a house built into the cliff it was very modern and had pretty much everything we needed.

It was Iro's first week as manager but she looked after us really well, arranging a number of things for us whilst we were there, very happy with her service, and Sarah's help before we arrived.

Parking was at the church down the hill, which was great for walking off the many fantastic meals we enjoyed, though harder work with bags, shopping etc. The path is also steep in places, but then so is the whole island so this shouldn't put you off.

Wifi was excellent, we were able to stream the football (as there is no channels, just a tv with DVDs). Bins are a decent walk away and the cleaner comes once, though Iro deferred to arrange more visits if needed.

The location is perfect, Kamari (10 mins), Perissa (15), Fira (20) and Oia (30) all accessible via the essential hire car. The view is also amazing, especially from the terrace. The pool is more of a plunger than a swimmer, but the beach isn't too far and the water is great (esp. Perissa onwards).

Highly recommend Anemeloos, Metaxi Mas, Pyrgos restaurants, Santo Winery and Mylopetra bakery which are all nearby.

All in all, we were really happy we chose Anthea as our base for one of the most scenic places on earth!

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Management Response
10 Jul 2016
Hi Nathan,
Thank you for your review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed our house and although it was Iro's first week i am glad you felt she looked after you "really well". The parking is a short walk away but guests are able to load and unload their cars approx 20 meters from the house.
Hope to see you again
Kind regards
Sarah
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Rich P
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Excellent, traditional property in great location.”
Reviewed 8 July 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We enjoyed a great Easter break at Cavern House Anthea that was intended as 7 days but got extended to 10 due to Greek industrial action. This extended break enabled us to enjoy more of what Santorini has to offer. :-)

The property is very well equipped and a traditional cavern house in a very nice traditional village. The views are stunning and there is plenty to do in the location and further afield. We especially enjoyed sitting out on the top terrace in the warm sunshine, relaxing with a nice glass of the excellent Santorini wine.

The house is a short 10 minute uphill walk to the traditional village of Pyrgos where there are a number of tavernas and a couple of small supermarkets. Down from the property are a another number of tavernas. Our top recommendations are Cava Alta (Pyrgos) and Anemoloos (Meze, in Exagonia). The later one is only open a few days a week but was the best meal by far all the time we stayed in Santorini.

The house is located near to some great wineries - Estate Argyros was our personal favorite at the bottom of the hill. Very friendly people and fabulous wine. The Donkey Brewery is also in the same location and well worth visiting to pick up some supplies.

There are plenty of places to visit and nothing too far away as Santorini is compact island. The location of the property is outside the traffic hot spots and centrally located, so very convenient for trips out.

Finally, the service and help provided by Sarah and Kimberley really made for a great relaxing trip. Nothing was too much trouble, especially when we got delayed for a number of days and had to extend our stay.

Many thanks for all your help and recommendations in making this a very memorable holiday. We will certainly return and recommend to others.

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Liked best: Traditional property and location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Louise O
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Wish we didn't have to leave!”
Reviewed 3 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

What a wonderful holiday we have just had. Sarah was quick to respond to my enquiry giving me lots of advice and Kimberley met us at the airport and showed us the way to the villa and had booked a table for us at the local tavern - which was delicious.

The villa was clean and tidy and provisions had been provided for us on arrival as our flight was quite late in to Thira. So having milk and bread etc for the following day was a lovely gesture.

Hire car essential and good walking shoes. You can't park at the villa and there is a short uphill walk to it. It got easier as the week went on!

The villa had a good selection of reading books and a fantastic selection of DVD's. The internet was a bit hit and miss but most places we went to had internet and at the end of the day we were on holiday so not having the internet was quite good at times!

October a little chilly for the spa pool at the villa although we did brave it. The sea was warmer. However, the terrace round the pool has fantastic seating and an amazing view. It was a suntrap and nice to sit there early evening with a book and a glass of something cold.

We were a family of five, Nick(56), Loo (49), Stephanie (15), Rosie (14) and William (12). We all had an amazing time and thank you to Sarah and Kimberley for helping make it such a great week.

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Liked best: Too numerous to choose!
Liked least: Intermittent Wifi but this wasn't really that bad
Travelling group: Other
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Recommended for:
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Management Response
9 Nov 2015
Many thanks for your kind comments about the villa and hospitality we provided, I am sorry to hear you experienced issues with the internet. Kimberley informs me that you did not inform her of this, if she had been aware she would have been able to resolve this for you. I would also like to point out that the walls in the cavern house are very thick so the signal does not travel well to all parts of the property, it does however work well in the main living area (where the router is located) and the courtyard, perhaps this is why you found it to be ?hit and miss?
Once again thank you for your review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your holiday at our villa.
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Kris I
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A gem!”
Reviewed 21 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We were very lucky to find Anthea - Kimberly was an amazing host and we loved being in the beautiful village of Exo Gonia, away from the more touristy parts of the island. It is in a lovely location with a stunning view and the villa itself is charming and spacious. It is also a short drive to the best and most stunning beach on the island - Red Beach - highly recommended! We also fell in love with the three cats who live nearby - they were so gentle and affectionate, they were the icing on the cake to a perfect stay.

Travelling group: Friends
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