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“Quintessential Oia Rental”
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Ilivatos stunning view
Ilivatos
Topfloor bedroom
The entrance of Ilivatos.
Ilivatos view from above
Ilivatos dining room
Main Kitchen
Ilivatos sitting room
Main bedroom
Ilivatos View from the Church
Oia
Terrace
Lawer double bedroom
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dinner facing Thirasia
Thirasia
Stairs to the bedroom loft
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Coming down from the terrace to the balcony
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The balcony ... Topfloor guest room
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Afternoon at the top of Ilivatos
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Top  bedroom bathroom
Open plan Kitchen
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Oia, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean

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Mimi G
Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quintessential Oia Rental”
Reviewed 12 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Stunning. The pictures don't do it justice. Ilivatos is the perfect way to visit Oia. In fact, if you google image Oia, most images include shots of Ilivatos. Our group of 6 -- 4 adults and 2 teenagers -- rented the entire villa for 5 nights in early July. Situated on the caldera side of the island, there are three oversized decks from which you can enjoy the unbelievable views. Units A & B share the largest, main deck, but there are also stairs up to side deck (this is also the entrance to upper guest unit) and then more stairs up to a rooftop deck. The accommodations were very comfortable; all units have AC (which we rarely used because the weather was heavenly), units A & B have full kitchens and B has a laundry machine. Our fantastic host, Raymond, met us upon arrival and brought us a delicious breakfast every morning. He would also put the deck awnings up in the morning and take them down in the evening so we could enjoy the outdoor spaces all day long. He was a tremendous help with organizing outings and airport transportation. Such a nice guy too!

The central location is also a big plus -- just steps away from Oia Castle (where everyone flocks to catch the sunset), and countless shops and restaurants. We tried different restaurants for every meal and they were all excellent. We particularly loved walking down the steps to Amoudi Bay for a dip in the Aegean followed by the most amazing food at Sunset Ammoudi Taverna.

Highly recommend Ilivatos for anyone considering a trip to Oia.

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Management Response
15 Jul 2017
thank you so much for your amazing review, we would love to see you sometime soon again in Ilivatos. Many thanks for choosing our holiday house for your vacation.
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VGiannis
Chicago, IL
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Iliavatos House is the most magical place to stay in Oia!”
Reviewed 25 May 2017 for a stay in July 2016
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Our party of 8 - 4 adults, 4 children aged 8 - 15 - stayed at Iliavatos House for 6 days in July 2016. While the house can be split into three units and accommodate 12, we chose to rent the entire home. It was fabulous! There are no better views than those from the three (!) balconies/patios! The house comes with breakfast each morning, brought by the most wonderful man. The location is absolutely perfect - located right in the village and walking distance to *everything*! If I could go back tomorrow, I would. You should definitely consider this house for your stay in Oia.

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Management Response
27 May 2017
Dear Giannis thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are looking forward to see you soon again in Ilivatos!
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ERZM
1 review
“Absolutely Stunning!”
Reviewed 4 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

I stayed with two friends at Ilivatos in the beginning of April and could not have imagined a better place to call home for four days. The location is perfect. Just off the main walkway with easy access to shopping and restaurants, but still quiet and serene. We had the entire place which made it so that in the morning we could have private breakfasts while overlooking the magnificent sea below. AND THAT VIEW! Every morning was like Christmas where I opened the door giddily to see possibly the most spectacular view of my travels. The beds were comfortable and we had plenty of space to store our belongings. Each room and bathroom had its own character and charm - I loved it all!

If Santorini were closer to home I can imagine coming here on a yearly basis. Truly, this was a fabulous place on an unbelievable island.

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Management Response
6 May 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are looking forward to accommodate you some time in the future soon.
Until then keep well.
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susanandr...
Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Unforgettable”
Reviewed 22 November 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We rented the whole property(all 3 houses)for our party of eight, the youngest in or party was 5 and the oldest 74 and I can promise you that it was a highlight for every single person in our family.
When you arrive, you will enter the property through a private locked door that will take you to the first balcony over the caldera. There are 3 separate properties in this private little complex, the first house has a loft sleeping area with two sofas in the living area that double as beds at night(My sister in law with her husband and two kids stayed in this and they said it was just perfect)It also has a kitchen.
The next little house has 2 bedroom ,2 bathrooms and it's own little kitchen, we had Grandma in the main floor room and two of us in the downstairs room with a private bathroom(the steps to this room are very steep) This house was very comfortable with everything you need. The first two houses share a glorious balcony overlooking the caldera.
The last one is the guest room and it is the top most room on the property with a few crazy steep stairs. It's very cute and very private with once in a lifetime type private deck over the caldera, it has two single beds, a private bathroom, a mini fridge and kettle. We thought the beds in this room were too hard but pretty perfect aside from that. There is a roof deck just above the top most guest room as well.
Raymont took such excellent care of us while we were there, He made us a delicious breakfast every morning after he set up all the sun shades and helped us do everything we needed to do from where to buy tickets to arranging transport to Akrotiri, the airport and the port for us.
Staying at Ilivatos was truly the experience of a lifetime.

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4Alia2016
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
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“"Pinch me again because I cant believe I am in heaven"”
Reviewed 19 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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My family of 10 people between the ages of 10 and 75 had the privilege of staying here for 5 nights. Irene was very helpful in making the booking and Raymont the caretaker was extremely polite and informative. Having him make us breakfast was a treat. When the gate to the property was open our jaws fell! I had watched the video of the property and looked at the many pictures online but the true beauty is something that no words can describe. The rooms were all quaint and clean and while not large each has a beautiful view and the 3 terraces more than compensated. Infact I think that's where we spent most of our time. The location is fantastic and close to everything. The Villa has all the amenities you would need like toiletries, iron, hairdryers and beach towels. Getting to and from the airport was arranged easily and timely. I had requested a cake to be in the villa on our arrival as it was my daughter's Birthday the day we arrived and Raymont made it happen. The cake was delicious!
It truly was an experience that none of us will forget and I only wish we had booked for longer. I highly recommend Ilivatos.
We had two people with leg injuries and one with vision problems so it can be hard to navigate the steep steps in Oia and also in the Villa.
Thankyou for a truly relaxing experience.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: nothing!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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theansell...
Shrewsbury, New Jersey
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2 reviews
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“Look at a Santorini Postcard & Dream of a perfect family vacation,Go and Make it a reality-”
Reviewed 1 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We all fell in love with Santorini and Ilivatos was a huge reason why. We traveled from NJ to Athens- a long layover there enabled us to see city highlights- then on to Agean Air to Santorini- we were on a vacation high which got higher when stepping through the blue villa doors onto a deck with welcome smiles from Raymont and his daughter. The terrace table was set with local treats (olives, hummus- we asked Irene in advance for these late night snacks...) and wine and we relaxed Greek style all night. We traveled with 2 couples and 5 teens who eagerly picked out their beds settled in. We did our homework and had must see spots, and then Raymont filled in the blanks in the mornings when our Greek breakfast was provided at a time we agreed on- (9:30 10) - providing a Greek breakfast experiences with views we will always remember- #triphighlight!
More Highlights- Waking up to the expansive Aegean Sea views - ouzo on rooftop before bed, strolling and gazing around at architecture, views, people, Listening to the different languages, accents, Smelling Mediterranean cuisine....
Amoudi Bay- jumping off the cliff-lounging on flat boulder areas, lunch at Katinas-freshest fish- amazing staff- and again, the views!
Yachting with Captain George on his wooden authentic Greek style boat (we decided against touristy catamarans) I am leaving an A+ review for him next!
Kissing Feet- we experienced a 10 min pedi there- cute and fun fish pedi.
The 9 of us were ages 14 -54 --- Although the island is simply stunning, it may be difficult for the less nimble- Many stairs and cobble stone streets (flip flops or wedges-no heels ladies) make for difficult maneuvering for many and the villa does not have a protective rail for inquisitive young children. For us though, it was a view, experience, vacation we will never forget - We LOVE Santorini and Ilivatos Villa in Oia- it is the place to BE! see pics- I did take hundreds but obviously this is from Ilivatos- cruise will be on Captain GeorgeSantorini Yachting.com -(competitors even took his name- added the word "Club") and others from the bay, cliff jumping, etc- imagine all amazing!

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Liked best: The Views!!! And seeing our villa in almost every postcard was amazing :)
Liked least: Bathroom Size but when you think about all those villas and homes built on the side of a mountain- it's impressive that they even exist!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Johnny Q
Hong Kong, China
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 1 December 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The view was spectacular and captured the charm of Santorini with the layered cliff top houses, the ocean in front and around the villa. The rooftop terrace was the ideal place for a sundowner and watching the famous Oia sunset. Rooms were very cosy and almost every room had a view. It wasn't huge but was perfect size for the 8 people who stayed there. Service was terrific: Ilivatos arranged our airport pickup, a friendly staff member helped with our luggage as well as all manner of bookings during our time there.

I booked Ilivatos as one of two villas for my wedding ceremony and it was by far the better of the two.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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