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Beautifully Restored Traditional Village House 'Alba Lily'

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Private Courtyard with Plunge Pool

A lovingly restored traditional village house with modern facilities. The property comprises of 1 double and 1 twin bedroom, 2 bathrooms, two lounges, a kitchen with all appliances, a private courtyard with plunge pool and dining area, a large roof terrace with seating and loungers, air conditioning, wifi, TV with DVD player.

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Owner
Christine
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house on Megalochori on Municipality of Thira

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Car and bike rental can be arranged if required. Check in time 2pm. check out time 10am. This may be flexible depending on availability.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(49 traveller reviews)

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Beautifully Restored Traditional Village House 'Alba Lily'
average rating of 4.979592 based on 49 reviews
Lodi, CA
5

Beautiful property, wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at many VRBO/Homeaway/Airbnb places over the years but Christine and Mark's home was by far the best in many ways! First of all the communication prior to our stay was outstanding, not only did they pick us up from the airport (and drop us off on our last day), Christine arranged a rental car for us during our stay. Mark was waiting for us at the airport and provided us with a delightful drive and information about the island on our way to the house. Christine welcomed us to the property which they had stocked with wine, food, milk, juice, butter, bottled water and a freshly baked loaf of bread from the local bakery! The house is beautiful, well represented on the website and spotlessly clean and inviting. We so enjoyed coming back in the afternoons for a cooling plunge in the pool (which Mark discreetly cleaned once during our stay while we were exploring the island). And the village was magical, good food, great local shopping and fishermen selling their catch in the morning hours from the back of a pick up truck! I can't recommend this house and the hosts enough. I would and have recommended them to anyone interested in exploring Santorini! Thank you so much Christine and Mark for making our stay a wonderful experience!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It means a lot to us to know our guests have enjoyed their time here in Santorini
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5

Amazing house in beautiful location in a perfect Greek village

  • 5 of 5

Thanks you Mark and Christine for a wonderful stay. Alba Lily was perfect for our stay - my wife and I plus our two grown up daughters. The layout was really well thought out with the master bedroom one side and the other bedroom with it's own sitting space. The house is immaculate and a perfect oasis in the village. We used the roof terrace a lot with great view over the church and village. The pool was also well used after days out. The whole island is absolutely stunning with so many spectacular views.

Among the many things we enjoyed:

- dinners at Feggera, Mousiko Kouti and Raki in the village

- cocktails at Tranquillo on the beach in Perissa

- lunch at Ntomatini in Perissa

- sunset at Vinetsanos Winery

- walk through the vineyards to Pyrgos and lunch at Brusco

- coffee and pastries at the bakery in the village

We used the buses to get around and they worked pretty well but watch out for express only buses coming back from Perissa around 5-6pm

All in all an amazing time. We would thoroughly recommend Alba Lily.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kinds words. It was a pleasure having you all staying at our house, we hope to see again one day. All the very best Christine & Mark
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5

Beautiful unique villa

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this beautiful villa for 10 nights and had such a wonderful time. We were picked up on arrival at the airport and taken back on departure, which was so great.

The villa itself was immaculate and Mark and Christine had left a welcome pack for us containing milk, bread, ham, cheese, beer, wine etc. etc. This was greatly oappreciated as it meant we could just relax after our journey and not have to make a trip out for supplies.

The outside courtyard and pool were fantastic and I spent a large majority of my time in the water, cooling off as the temperature rose quite rapidly over the 10 days.

We would highly recommend staying in this villa - if you have half as good a time as we had, you'll have a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent quiet retreat in Megalochori with good local restaurants and bus connections

  • 5 of 5

The photographs sell the property and what you see is definitely what you get and first impression is the cleanliness and presentation of the property.

This tradition cave house has been very tastefully restored to a very high standard by the owners Mark and Christine, who live locally and are always available should the need arise, which was certainly not necessary for us.

Mark met my wife and I at the airport after a late arrival from Manchester and it was dark when we arrived at Alba Lily.

The arrangement of the interior bathrooms and bedrooms are a work of art and the foresight of Mark and Christine to see the final picture is beautifully stunning.

The village is very pretty with its churches and typical bell towers, and the village square with its restaurants and Bougainvillaea is a special to enjoy a meal or just a coffee.

The village has a local family bakery which is just a few minutes walk from Alba Lily and you can buy your fresh bread and pastries and other refrigerated items as well.

There is also a roof terrace with the house to enjoy the views over the village where there is a very comfortable to sit and sun beds should you want to lie in the sun.

We were in Santorini early May 2018 and we had temperatures up to 34 degrees Centigrade and the constant temperature of the house meant that you could get out of the heat and also it is comfortable to sleep.

We did not hire a car and went to all parts of Santorini by bus from either side of the road by the Bakery.

All buses goto and come from, the main centre of Fira bus station and generally leave the bus station on time. A short taxi journey will cost 20 to 25 euros and the bus fare's seemed to be always 1.8 euros, so worth getting organised with.

A big thanks to Mark and Christine for renting out this property to us.

Best Regards from John and Alison in Anglesey UK

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John & Alison, for that fantastic review, it is always refreshing to know that we have done things right. It was a pleasure having you stay, and hope one day you will return. All the best. Christine & Mark
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Alba Lilly is truly beautiful, a real Home from Home with all the extras.

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful time at Alba Lilly. The house is stunning, really spacious and has everything you need and more. Mark and Christine were lovely, picking me up and taking me back to the airport. I also had a daily visit from Lilly, Christine and Mark’s cat who joined me for breakfast everyday, sweet little chatterbox.

Megalochori is a tiny, quaint and traditional little village with a handful of bars/restaurants serving traditional Greek dishes and a nice little bakery at the top of the hill for fresh breads and pastries. The locals are extremely welcoming and friendly. There are a few nice little shops selling handmade leather goods, jewellery and linens, not the usual touristy type shops.

The only downside for me was the two large properties to the rear and side of the house were undergoing extensive renovation work throughout my stay. The drilling, hammering and mechanical sanding started around 8.30 and went on until 3 in the afternoon, which made a leisurely breakfast around the pool or sunbathing on the terrace a very noisy affair plus all the dust and grit it generated....such a shame but it spoilt my stay really.

That aside, thank you for sharing Alba Lilly with me, it truly is a beautiful little haven.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jayne Thank you for you kind words and comments about our house. We were really sorry to hear that your holiday was spoilt by the noise created by the restoration of the church and house located near the house. Thankfully, the noisy work is complete and peace is slowly returning to the rest of the village as well. We would hope it would not put you off returning to our wonderful village. Kind regards Christine
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5

GREAT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved it! it is a great place to stay, it has old world charm and is very relaxing and beautifully kept house. I would definitely stay there again, Thank you Mark & Christine for the warm hospitality, we appreciated all that you did to make our stay wonderful!

Sincerely, Teresa Caldera

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Santorini Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Athinios Port
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Raki
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Vlychada
Car: recommended

Megalochori is one of the most peaceful and traditional villages on the island of Santorini. The property is a short walk to the village square where there are three excellent restaurants offering Greek and international food. You can't fail to notice the large number of wine tasting places here and indeed this village is at the heart of the island's wine making industry. Many of the bigger facilities, like Boutari, are on the village's outskirts among the vineyards.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Megalochori, Cyclades

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nightly Rate
15 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,160
for 4 nights
From
£290
 
 
High Season
21 Jul 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,030
for 7 nights
From
£290
 
 
Nightly Rate
11 Aug 2018 - 15 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,450
for 5 nights
From
£290
 
 
High Season
16 Aug 2018 - 21 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,030
for 7 nights
From
£290
 
 
Nightly Rate
22 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,160
for 4 nights
From
£290
 
 
High Season
27 Aug 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,030
for 7 nights
From
£290
 
 
Mid Season
16 Sep 2018 - 17 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 4 nights
From
£250
 
 
Nightly Rate
18 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
From
£250
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Nov 2018 - 14 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,330
for 7 nights
From
£190
 
 
Low Season
15 Nov 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£760
for 4 nights
From
£190
 
 
Nightly Rate
16 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,330
for 7 nights
From
£190
 
 
Nightly Rate
1 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
£760
for 4 nights
From
£190
 
 
Mid Season
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 4 nights
From
£250
 
 
High Season
1 Jul 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,030
for 7 nights
From
£290
 
 
Mid Season
16 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
4 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 4 nights
From
£250
 
 
Low Season
1 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
4 night minimum stay
£760
for 4 nights
From
£190
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Earliest checking time 2pm. Check out time 10.00am. This may be flexible depending on availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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