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Wonderful island villa, Private pool, Sea views

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Villa
Cavern House Anthea 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 large lounge with two built in sofas and a large dining area seating six people comfortably. Furnished with care and attention to detail with pieces chosen to compliment unique architectural style, the property fea...Cavern House Anthea 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 large lounge with two built in sofas and a large dining area seating six people comfortably. 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 and dining area opens directly to the courtyard and includes a barbecue with dining area accommodating 6 people as well as a built in outdoor sofa. The garden features various flowering plants, well maintained flower beds and a herb garden. Relax in the sun terrace above with a plunge pool, sun lounges and shaded area with a large L-shaped sofa which is perfect for snoozing any time of day. 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
1 Full bath1 Shower

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
A wonderful cute villa in the hills
Can’t recommend this very unique cave house enough on the hill side of Santorini, overlooking Kamari beach and the island beyond. There were 6 in our group and we absolutely loved it. The house guide explained a lot and Sarah and Petros were very helpful. BBQ in the courtyard got a lot of use as did the local restaurants and the pool. It was nice to come back to a slightly less hectic location after being out for the day. Definitely worth a visit if your looking for a very unique experience on Santorini.
Visited September 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.

Lorraine A
Lorraine A
Perth, Australia47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome Experience
We had a lovely time here. The cavern was spacious & well equipped for our party of 4 adults. Washing machine/full sized fridge/freezer a bonus. The owner had arranged for essential groceries for our first night which was very much appreciated. It would have been useful to have had a small supply of laundry detergent available. The knee deep splash pool on the upper terrace was lovely after a day out with spectacular views from here. Airconditioning worked well & kept the bedrooms & cavern cool 24/7. However, you must remember to empty the water overflow pipes from each unit regularly to avoid overflowing as these have not been plumbed in. Petros the caretaker was fabulous and responded to our queries quickly. He provided us with information and went over & above to ensure we had a good time. The beds in all bedrooms were doubles. The bed in the master room fitted with head & foot boards. This made it difficult for us as we are tall. Unfortunately, we had to use all three beds as the beds were too small for us. The fitted sheets were too small for the beds and slipped off during the night. It would have been beneficial to have had a change of sheets once during our 8 day stay. There were plenty of towels & beach towels. It would have been great to have some small beach chairs & umbrellas. The 2 minor bedrooms were compact. The master bedroom was large but in our opinion lacked sufficient hanging space. The ensuite bathroom was spacious but lacked hanging space & somewhere to place toiletries. A shelf or floor standing cabinet would bebefit. The second bathroom with shower was well appointed. A car is an absolute must for getting around. Especially when purchasing groceries as there isn’t anywhere within walking distance to purchase essentials. The local restaurant - Metaxi Mas is superb & within walking distance. In addition to the beds being too small for our group, unfortunately the water pump supplying the cavern is located directly above the master bedroom. This turns on/off frequently throughout the night and disturbed our sleep. This was remedied after bringing it to the attention of the owner who arranged for the caretaker to switch it off at midnight and back on at 8am every day. The taps to the basin in the ensuite bathroom were loose upon arrival. This was also reported to the owner/caretaker but this could not be repaired during our stay.
Visited August 2023
Written 11 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ammo3009
Ammo3009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Cavern House
We have just returned from a fantastic week staying at Cavern House Anthea. The house is beautiful. Sarah the owner has thought of everything. Air con in all three bedrooms, firm comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchen, lots of white fluffy towels and also cotton sun-bed sheets. Because the house is in a cave it stays really cool. The plunge pool was bigger than what we expected and the terrace is lovely also to sit in the evening with a glass of wine. There’s two good local restaurants a short walk from the house and a really good supermarket 5-10 minutes drive away. The village of Pyrgos is a must see with a great little bakery for fresh bread and small pastries.
Visited July 2022
Written 25 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dean B
Dean B
Coulsdon, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful Stay at Cavern House Anthea on beautiful Santorini
We all had a fantastic family holiday at Easter on our first visit to Santorini. Our stay at the Cavern House Anthea was lovely. It is beautifully renovated, well equipped and has lots of character. The central location is great, away from the more commercial busy tourist hot spots. The views from the upper pool terrace are amazing. There are two villages and a choice of great tavernas within walking distance. Our host, Sarah, was terrific. Very helpful and couldn’t have done more to make our stay a memorable and enjoyable holiday. Thank you!
Visited April 2022
Written 12 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Barbara B
Barbara B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect break from it all
Our stay at Cavern House Anthea was just perfect and Sarah the owner was very helpful. The property is really well finished with a courtyard with overflowing bougainvillea, white walls and painted shutters, it was like a little movie set! Inside was very nice and we really appreciated the cool temparature inside due to the natural rock setting. The location is really good in ExoGonia as its close to everything and looks down over the land towards the beach, it was easy to walk to Pyrgos also in about 10 minutes for some fantastic views of the caldera at sunset and restaurants.
Visited August 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.

Camper28271832447
Camper28271832447
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wish we could have stayed longer
While searching for our next vacation rental we kept coming back to this villa, and we are so glad that we ended up booking it. It was perfect for our needs and spotlessly clean. Inside the house was nice and cool with everything we needed, and the outside space with its sun terrace and the dip in pool was perfect for cooling off and sunbathing. We also had a lovely BBQ one night in the courtyard. The owner and property manager went above and beyond, organising for us car hire a boat trip and taverna reservations. We visited two tavernas in the village, and they were both easily the best meals we had while on the island. We loved that we were close enough to all the main attractions, but could retreat back to our quiet house in this laid back part of the island at the end of the day. We hope to return.
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.

294ciarana
294ciarana
Henley in Arden, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent Stay
Great accomodation in Santorini We had a lovely time away staying at this accommodation. It ticked the boxes for us and Mark, the host, was excellent!
Visited June 2019
Written 10 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

FellowTraveler402432
FellowTraveler402432
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Incredible
This villa was the perfect location for a group of us who wanted to see as much of Santorini as we could. We were an affordable distance away from the capital, and our car organised by Sarah got us to everywhere else we needed to be. The best holiday we have all ever been on.
Visited July 2019
Written 2 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Navigator734587
Navigator734587
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cool Cave House
Cave house Anthea is a total gem. It is spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you could possibly need. The decoration and ingenious use of space is amazing. It’s pool is very welcome in the heat of the day.The house is just a short walk away from an excellent restaurant. All in all this property has total WOW factor!
Visited June 2019
Written 16 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alessandro Doriguzzi Sartor
Alessandro Doriguzzi Sartor
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beyond our expectations
We are a family of six and had been dreaming about this travel for a long time, but the outcome definitely exceeded our expectations. The house is a traditional one: stunningly nice and comfortable and very spacious as well. Every room is equipped with A/C, which is sometimes life-saving as it tends to get humid at night. The housekeeper is super kind and helped us plan our activities for the whole week, always being at disposal for any need we might have had (plus he brings in fresh and tasty bread daily). The view from the balcony is beautiful and at sunset you basically get to see a postcard right before your eyes while chilling on the hammock or on the sofas. The property's position is strategic as it's located right in the middle of the island and every interesting spot can be easily reached by car, though you can even walk to the tourist centre through hiking paths that start 0.5 miles away from the villa (that will keep you in shape). The description perfectly matches with the equipment as nothing misses and the Wi-Fi works well around the house (except for the balcony). The pool has the perfect size for relaxing with a drink, but won't suit you if you are looking for one to actually swim inside. Also the owner is very helpful, providing the info you may need and answering all the questions you pose. All told, this is an absolutely recommendable and beautiful property and hopefully we will be soon back at it.
Visited October 2018
Written 17 December 2018. 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
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Nearby
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside

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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 Anthea 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 whe
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 3 pm Check out by 11 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 (check in is from 2pm and check out time is 10am). 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 you luggage and deliver it to the airport/port if you have a later departure time

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