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Beautiful island villa, Private pool, Sea views

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Courtyard dining
Pool terrace
Pool

Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Villa
Cavern House Helios is a unique property set in one of Santorini’s most peaceful, unspoilt and traditional villages; Exo Gonia. Accommodating 6 guests with indoor and outdoor facilities it is a perfect blend of location, comfort and convenience for your stay in Santorini. Carved from volcanic rock, the original house dates back to 1840 has been lovingly restored in the traditional style and updated to an immaculate standard to ensure a comfortable and carefree stay for all guests. Indoors this traditional Santorinian home comprises 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and a lounge. Furnished with care and attention to detail with pieces chosen to compliment unique architectural style, the property features a fully equipped kitchen including all appliances, cutlery, crockery. Laundry f...Cavern House Helios is a unique property set in one of Santorini’s most peaceful, unspoilt and traditional villages; Exo Gonia. Accommodating 6 guests with indoor and outdoor facilities it is a perfect blend of location, comfort and convenience for your stay in Santorini. Carved from volcanic rock, the original house dates back to 1840 has been lovingly restored in the traditional style and updated to an immaculate standard to ensure a comfortable and carefree stay for all guests. Indoors this traditional Santorinian home comprises 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and a lounge. Furnished with care and attention to detail with pieces chosen to compliment unique architectural style, the property features a fully equipped kitchen including all appliances, cutlery, crockery. Laundry facilities, linen and beach towels are provided. The lounge area features a flat screen tv, Netflix and a DVD player with a broad selection of films for those stay indoors nights. The lounge area opens directly to the courtyard and adjoining sun terrace with overflowing bougainvillea and a herb garden where guests can enjoy shaded and sun filled areas including a barbecue and dining area accommodating 6 people on the courtyard as well as sun lounges and additional outdoor sofas along with a plunge pool on the sun terrace. It is sure to impress and allow you to slip effortlessly into island time while enjoying the panoramic views of the vine terraces of Profitis Ilias and the endless views across the Aegean to the island of Anafi and beyond as well as the amazing caldera sunset views just a few minutes away by car. Airport transfers are available for a small fee Vehicle Hire Supporting local business owners, our vehicle hire service is extremely competitive and reliable. Whether you’re looking for a car, a scooter, ATV/Quad Bike, or a bicycle, just ask and we can have to delivered directly to your villa. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1167K123K0928401
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlySmoking allowed
smoking allowed in outside areas only. check in and check out times can be flexible depending on other reservations we have
Bedrooms
3 Doubles
Bathrooms
2 Full baths

Meet the host
Sarah W
Hosting since May 2008
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsBefore you arrive, i am available to answer any questions you may have. Once you arrive, my villa manager will be available to advise of things to do, make restaurant reservations, arrange boat trips or any other activities you may want to do. He is also very knowledgeable of the island, so will be able to answer any questions you may have. He will also be contactable by telephone during your stay, in case you experience any problems, either at the villa or while you are out

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G S
G S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic stay in Santorini cave villa
We stayed in the Helios cave house in October which was just lovely as it was past the peak of summer with lovely days and nights. We liked this part of the island a lot as it is a little quieter but not isolated. We enjoyed the drive and views each day travelling around the island. The house was fantastic and our kids loved the cave style. Petros the manager was always available if a question needed answering and organised a boat tour for us which was great. Very close to the house is a few great restaurants, metaximas being an absolute standout.
Visited October 2023
Written 9 February 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kevin M
Kevin M
London, United Kingdom10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely house in a stunning location
Just returned from a week staying in the Cavern House Helios in Exo Gonia. The property has been beautifully renovated and has great facilities (the views from the roof terrace are stunning!). Exo Gonia is a charming village and is ideal if you are looking for peace and tranquility as there is not much else there, apart from a brilliant Taverna which has a reputation for being one of the best on the island, so reservations are essential. The village is also in a good position for exploring Santorini although a car is essential. The owner, Sarah, is extremely helpful and will offer good recommendations to enhance your stay. Finally i must also mention Petros, the villa manager, who looked after us so well and was always on hand to assist, along with Panos, who provided the best airport transfer we have ever had, they make a great team.
Visited May 2023
Written 15 May 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

liz1969dave
liz1969dave
Leicester, United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Santorini
Couldn't of got a better villa and Sarah was so helpful with everything especially getting us a taxi driver for the week. Would recommend highly and would come back.
Visited July 2022
Written 18 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Martin C
Martin C
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location with sea views
Everything was as expected with our stay here. Sarah was very helpful. The food and drink stocks left for us were much appreciated and well thought out. The house is very clean. The beds were comfortable and everything worked well. Very quiet and peaceful. Good nearby restaurant that we went to most days. Parking nearby was safe and easy. loved the local cats. Thank you Sarah
Visited October 2021
Written 19 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jennifer D
Jennifer D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect location overlooking the sea and mountains
Amazing little place in Exo Gonia which is on the east facing side of Santorini so the sunrises are amazing and the views to the other islands are stunning. The house is perfect with a courtyard dining, and the inside is carved from old caves so very cooling and peaceful. It is decorated in a very nice way and was just really nice and relaxing. Tip: if you go try the food at metaximas restaurant it’s the best in santorini and just a few minutes walk. There is a lovely rooftop terrace also with plunge pool and seating. Would highly recommend.
Visited July 2020
Written 15 June 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jasperfinton
Jasperfinton
Hyde, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Quaint “Mama Mia” setting house.
We’ve just returned from Cavern House after a lovely weeks stay. The area Exo Gonia is nice and quiet and sort of in the middle of the island on a hillside, close to Pyrgos. A car is recommended but there are a couple of very nice restaurants within walking distance from the house. The house is very pretty, clean and well equipped with good views and the owner is friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. I would definitely stay here again if we return to beautiful Santorini.
Visited September 2020
Written 17 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Andy L
Andy L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning house great location
Never been to Santorini before so wasn't sure what to expect. We read previous reviews and took a chance. What a wonderful place to stay. The house was very comfortable all amenities and 3 double bedrooms. You definitely need a car if you want to see the whole island and it is well worth driving around. Absolutely beautiful location would recommend to anyone. Sarah was so helpful too, couldn't do enough for us. Be happy to stay there again.
Visited August 2020
Written 29 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JamesJHiggins63
JamesJHiggins63
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning villa and view, a really amazing place to enjoy Santorini
We stayed at this lovely unique villa as a last minute change to our holiday plans (we stayed extra days, and was lucky enough to find this gem to accommodate us) Mark welcomed us and was really helpful and kind. We could not fault the villa, super clean, equipped with everything we needed and the most amazing views over the neighbouring islands. The sun terrace was the perfect place to relax with the chill out pool, which was nice and private and the shaded garden was a blessing in the midday sun. Would definitely recommend and we plan to return next year. A big thank you to Sarah and Mark
Visited August 2019
Written 11 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cait Whalley
Cait Whalley
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing
We booked here as a family for a week, was a bit skeptical at first as pictures didn’t give much away but this is such a hidden gem. Absolutely stunning place to stay. So quiet and relaxing (apart from our rowdy annoying next door neighbours) and away from all the hustle and bustle but really not too far away. It’s about 10 minutes from the main towns so perfect distance. We hired a car as there aren’t any paths to walk on and there are a lot of steep winding roads. The house is lovely and had everything we needed and Mark was an absolute diamond. We had fresh bread and fruit, water and wine when we got here which was perfect and Mark booked us in for a meal in the local restaurant (1 minute walk from house) on our first night. Food was gorgeous. We can’t praise Mark enough for all the recommendations and the hard work he put into making sure the garden was tidy and the pool was clean everyday. Was extremely gutted to be leaving but will definitely be back and will be staying here again. Thank you Sarah and Mark for such a wonderful time.
Visited July 2019
Written 29 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pat M
Pat M
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Unique house in a beautiful area
The cave house was a great choice for us. The location is very central to everything on the island and there are some fabulous places to eat within walking distance. We were met by Mark and given a very good overview of the house and the local attractions. He even got us a short notice reservation for dinner because were starving after a flight delay. The house had everything we needed and it was very clean. Mark also came around daily to water and clean to pool. We were there as 3 couples, but it would work well for a family too.
Visited June 2019
Written 9 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television

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Map
Getting there
Santorini Airport
1.7 mi

Naxos Airport
49.5 mi
Restaurants
Aroma Avlis Food & Wine
8 min

Rymidi restaurant
11 min

Agaze Bistro Restaurant Bottega
13 min

Franco's Cafe
8 min
Attractions
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
14 minSpeciality Museums

Cultural Village
9 minSpeciality Museums

Castelli of Pyrgos
9 minCastles

Art Space
4 minArt Galleries
About the neighbourhood
Cavern House Helios is ideally located in the heart of the traditional village of Exo Gonia, a picturesque setting of cobbled lanes and blue domed churches nestled within the vine covered hills. The property is located at the top of the village, just a minutes’ walk from the carpark and is the perfect base for all your activities on Santorini with the beaches of Kamari and the island’s capital Fira both within just 15 minutes’ drive, the award-winning tavernas Metaximas and Anemoloos just minutes’ walk from the door and the neighbouring village of Pyrgos offering an assortment of shops and amenities. The properties location ensures easy access to the best that the island has to offer whilst also providing a relaxing and peaceful getaway w
Getting around
A car is recommended as the village is not on a main bus route. Taxis are available but can be difficult to find in the summer. You are also welcome to make your own arrangements directly with our driver.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport transfers can be arranged for you if you wish. Our driver can meet you at the airport for a small fee. Alternatively, if you would like to make your own way to the villa GPS details and directions will be provided. Car and bike hire can be arranged on your behalf and delivered to the airport or villa.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableHorse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
rates listed are for the entire villa which can accommodate up to 6 people. all taxes and charges are included, wifi and air con are also included in the price i will be flexible with check in and check out times if i can. if you arrive earlier than our check in time we will meet you at the airport and take you luggage, then meet you again once the house is ready for you. We will also store your luggage and deliver it to the airport/port if you have a later departure time

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