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'The Cool Cat' charming apartment on the beautiful beach of Perivolos - Apartment

Vincent Lagauche

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, French
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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'The Cool Cat' charming apartment on the beautiful beach of Perivolos - Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Perivolas - The Cool Cat

Romantic apartment or studio to sleep 2 for relaxing holidays at the beachside

My wife and I will be more than happy to welcome you in our place close to the splendid beach of Perivolos, in your apartment constructed in the perfect cycladic architecture and style. The cosy mezzanine with a double bed will make you feel like on honeymoon again, and the private terrace with direct view on the sea will have you take your breakfast contemplating the sky or the hills, or the boats in the distance.

The kitchen is fully equipped, from the fridge to the plates, passing by the microwave, the forks and knifes, casseroles, and of course the most important: the bottle opener to try the best wines from our local wineries! The flower garden with tables and benches will be at your disposal for a chat or any meal at the shadow of our palm trees, and the shower in the garden is for when you come back from a swim in the Aegean sea just a few seconds away...also for scuba-diving!

We can't wait to welcome you in our little paradise, Vincent and Françoise.

scuba diving: The island of Santorini presents a unique geologic formation: a partially flooded Caldera! This is actually the result of a giant volcanic crater formed thousands of years ago, and submerged by the surrounding sea. This specificity makes it one of the most impressive landscape to sight when walking on it, but also when diving it! The underwater views are absolutely stunning thanks to the crystal-clear waters allowing us to see it all in panoramic screen!!!

We have wall dives, wrecks, caves, deep dives, volcano dives, slopes, and plenty more...

Greatly recommended if you like nature, adventure and beauty.

We organise accommodation-and-diving packages with the local dive club, so if you are interested, don't hesitate to ask, or to visit our website.

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Details for holiday apartment Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

This very romantic apartment will welcome you in the typical cycladic style architecture, and the warm atmosphere brings a sympathetic touch to the place. The double bed is in a cosy mezzanine, as comfortable and downy as a bird nest. The kitchen is equipped with all you need to feel like home-sweet-home; the lounge with its canapé and couch will provide the space you want to lay down and read or take a nap, which is a very common activity here on holidays! As for the private balcony, its direct view on the sea and the hills will open a wide screen for your breakfast sight, or any meal you will take on it. You can also of course delight any corner of the decorated and flowering garden, either for sipping some local wine, or to have a chat on a bench surrounded by colors, flowers, or sculptures. If you want more pictures of the place, don't hesitate to enquire!
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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

An amazing week

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week staying in one of the apartments at the Cool Cat in late June this year. While we were a little cautious about booking just off a website, we soon realised we had nothing to worry about as our host Vincent was ready and waiting to greet us when we arrived. The location was perfect – just fifty meters from the sea and in strolling distance from lots of good restaurants and a couple of bars. One particular restaurant that is definitely worth a visit is God’s Garden – which is tucked just off the front and quite easy to find. Vincent, the owner of Cool Cat, was charming and an invaluable source of pragmatic local knowledge. He spoke near perfect English, and stressed to us that he was on call 24/7 should we need him. The accommodation is just how the pictures show it, and we found that eating out was easier and not too expensive, especially when on holiday! We recommend renting a quadbike, as we found it a great way to explore the whole island – Fira and Oia are beautiful and definitely worth a look in, and you can also find some lovely beaches that are unlikely to be found any other way. All in all the Cool Cat was a real hidden gem which we would happily return to in years to come. Thank you Vincent for your amazing hospitality! Freddie and Lucy x

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our job makes perfect sense when people like Freddie and Lucy leave our place so happy of their stay! It makes it all worthwhile. Yes indeed we would also love to see you again in our little garden, and I will be pleased to advice you on so many other great (or small) beautiful things to see on this island... Hope to have you again with us in the future, Love from "The Cool Cat", Vincent
Manchester, United Kingdom

Liz & Fez's honey moon at The Cool Cool Cat

  • 5 of 5

From the moment that we first emailed Vincent to enquire about an apartment we were pleasantly surprised by his warm welcome and helpful responses. We arrived on Santorini to find him waiting at the airport to take us to his lovely apartment.

On the way there he told us lots about the island, the best places to visit etc. We arrived to find a lovely apartment on the 1st floor with mezzanine level for sleeping.The kitchen was well kitted out with everything we would have wanted for our 2 week stay, there was plenty of room for two and the place was clean and well presented.

nothing was too much trouble and Vincent made himself available every morning and was happy to stop and chat, tell us about anything that we wanted to know about the island and as it was our honeymoon he even brought us a lovely bottle of local wine and a gift each.

We had been to Santorini before and love the Island, the views are breath taking and the place is just perfect to relax, shop or enjoy the night life. We were worried that things might be expensive this time as the economy is in trouble, we needn't have worried, prices were extremely reasonable and we wanted for nothing.

A wonderful holiday, and Vincent's hospitality made it so much more, on our last day he presented us with another gift of a photo album as we love photography, definitely worth a visit, we hope to go back again some day,

Thank you Vincent, Liz & Karen :-) xx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz and Karen: you are very welcome! It was my pleasure to welcome the both of you here for your honeymoon, and for such a special occasion, it was normal to offer you a special gift. As far as kindness goes, you raise the bar pretty high, so the pleasure was all mine to have those chats with you. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay here, and hope to see you another summer with us. Love from Santorini to the both of you, Vincent.

We Loved it at The Cool Cat!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks (July 2012) in an apartment at The Cool Cat, and we absolutely loved it!

Vincent and his wife, the owners, were just fantastic. If you want help or advice or to invite them to join you for a beer, or whatever – then they are available and so friendly and helpful. Or if you want to be completely independent and you choose not to consult with them so much – then that’s fine too, they are more than happy to keep out of the way. They do not live on the site of the accommodation, but they come often to work in the office in the mornings, which is round the side of the Cool Cat property.

We had lots of nice chats with Vincent and his wife, and we were very grateful for their friendliness and the local knowledge. Very nice people and very genuine. We invited Vincent a couple of times for a drink when we saw him around, and this was very enjoyable.

The accommodation is more than sufficient for a great stay. All the facilities you need are provided. And the supermarket is very close. Get the large fridge stocked up, and make yourself a wonderful Greek salad to enjoy on your balcony. Or in the lovely garden! The garden is beautiful and interesting.

The location is perfect! Just yards from the beach! And just yards from your local taverna, called ‘Charlina’. This place is perfectly located for you, and can give you a very warm welcome for your entire stay. At the Charlina you can get breakfast, lunch and dinner if you want it! The food is great and the beer is nice and cold. Very friendly and a great place to hang out.

Take a walk either left or right down the beach road and you’ll find lots of other great places too.

But the brilliant thing about this little spot, and about The Cool Cat, is that it is 5 minutes walk away from the noisier / busier places – which makes it just perfect for a wonderful and relaxing holiday. Not noisy, just very relaxing – but you can walk down the road and see more action if you like.

We will be back, without any doubt. And we’ll definitely be staying at The Cool Cat – brilliant place!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don't know what to say after such a kind review...Just that indeed the time we spent with James and his lovely wife Kat was very enjoyable. We remember relaxing at the table of the Charlina restaurant, staring at the beach and being in good company: these are valuable memories, especially when shared with nice people! We dearly hope to se them again here with...their baby that is supposed to see the light of day pretty soon, so a big congratulations to them!!! Plenty of kisses from Françoise and myself, Cheers, Vincent "The Cool Cat" Lagauche

Accueil chaleureux et convivial!

  • 5 of 5

Je suis partie avec ma soeur pour passer 2 semaines sur cette ile magique qui est Santorin!

The Cool Cat est un endroit parfait pour se détendre et connaitre les endroits à ne pas manquer grâce aux proriétaires Vincent et Françoise qui nous donnent les petites astuces pour se ballader dans l'île loin des regroupements de touristes!

De plus, l'endroit est merveilleusement bien situé à quelques mètres de la plage juste derrière le très bon restaurant "Charlina" (que je vous recommande également)!

Donc pour résumer si vous rechercher un endroit paisible avec un accueil chaleureux, ne manquer pas l'adresse du "Cool Cat"!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci à Laure et sa soeur d'avoir choisi de rester avec nous! Ce qui était surtout chaleureux (pour nous!) était de voir leurs sourires de contentement à chaque petit "coup de pouce" de notre part, et leur enchantement à chaque découverte d'un endroit différent de l'île. Il est toujours agréable de voir que nos efforts pour rendre le séjour de nos client plus intéressant sont appréciés, donc le plaisir a aussi été pour nous. On vous attend avec impatience l'été prochain, Amicalement de Santorin, Vincent et Françoise

Great choice

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in the beautiful appartment. It's the perfect size for two people and has everything you need to have a great holiday. Kitchen has all the standard things and there was a bottle of water waiting upon arrival, which was good because even mid season (we went mid september) it's hot.

Vincent arranged the car, transfer to/from the airport and after a detailled introduction was always available for any question we had. The garden is beautifully decorated and now we are back we should have spent more time there, but the appartment has it's own balcony facing towards the sunrise which we used a lot. The appartment stays fairly cool, we only used the AC towards the end.

The beach is about 2 minutes away and there were a lot of umbrellas to choose from (some free, some around 6-10 Euros - I would recommend them anyway because the sand is very hot and sitting directly on it is probably not very pleasent - but some people did that). The next supermarket is walking distance, but due to temperatures and shopping bags travel by car is probably recommended (I saw the supermarket has a pick-up service, but we didn't try that). Next to the supermarket is a great 24h bakery and a post office.

The island itself has lot's to offer. Oia was our favorite and the sunset is famous there. Sadly the ancient ruins in Acrotiri are still closed, but once they are open again we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alex and Veronika were always out to visit something, so I guess they might know the island even better that we do! We enjoyed them a lot, even if we didn't see them much: they were always out in a museum or an archeological site. Next time they come, these Santorini specialists will teach us all they know about Thira...
France, Paris

The very top cool cat

  • 5 of 5


I've been alone in this trip in Santorini to resource myself in a cool place, to have relax time, sport, diving and nice time in a such beautiful place as Santorini.

I looked for my dream and found the cool cat. It have been beyond my dreams :) I really want to thank Vincent and Françoise for their warm welcoming, their kindness and for the pleasure I had to spend one week in their beautiful cool cat.

My flat was just perfect, very traditional and cumfortable, the place just close to the beach, very peaceful but also close to restaurant, bars and everything to enjoy the Santorini's life.

Trust also Vincent to get introduced to greek people or for a dive in the beautiful spots of Santorini.

If you want to relax, have access to all good things you want to have for holidays but in a nice, traditional and welcoming place, don't look forward: just call Vincent and ask for a room, or a flat like mine.

I arrived tired and stress, I come back with a good shape, a big smile and totally relaxed.

I will definitely come back to the cool cat, I don't know when but not alone this time...

Thanks Vince, Françoise and the cool cat for this wonderful stay

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fab indeed arrived pretty much stressed out, but after a few scuba diving, hiking, swimming and relaxing on the beach, he and us became all relaxed and it was nearly like holidays for us too... Thanks for the good times to Fab, and hope to see you soon again, Vincent and Françoise


Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Thira airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
49 Metres
Nearest Beach
49 Metres
Perivolos beach
Car: recommended

Perivolos is a little seaside village where you will find plenty of restaurants (traditional or not), mini and super markets for your everyday buying, gift and souvenir shops, bars, water sports, and of course we work with the local scuba-diving club for your underwater experiences! You can reach the rest of the island by bus or taxi, even if we always recommend to rent a car with our local partner. Hiking trips on breathtaking landscapes are possible from here, so as the visit of the fabulous ancient Fira (also reachable by car). The main interest of course being the big sandy beach just a few steps from the garden, and the main activity being...the never surpassed 'farniente'!

Other Activities: Scuba-diving here is a must!!!


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Prices for this holiday apartment in Perivolas, Santorini

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early season
1 May - 31 May
7 nights
Mid season
1 Jun - 30 Jun
7 nights
High season
1 Jul - 31 Aug
7 nights
After season
1 Sep - 30 Sep
7 nights
Late season
1 Oct - 15 Oct
7 nights

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Perivolas in Santorini

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 42 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Balcony
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Massage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
With the local scuba-diving club, we organise accommodation-and-diving packages from one week to more, for the beginner who wants to pass his first levels, to the experienced diver willing to discover the underwater landscapes of the island, as impressive under the waterline as on top of it. Don't hesitate to ask for details.

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