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Michaela Residence - Villa on hilltop with amazing views, infinity pool & playful character

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3.0 Bathrooms, 8 Sleeps

Commanding awesome views of the volcano and caldera from its majestic hilltop location, Michaela Residence is a peaceful 5-bedroom villa ideal for up to three couples or a family. The centerpiece of the villa is a private courtyard, which looks out to sea, and out at the back youll find an intimate alfresco dining area overlooking the old Castle of Akrotiri.

Clustered around the central courtyard are the main living areas. As you step through the front door, the villas playful character reveals itself. Bright paintings, intriguing pieces of art and elegant furnishings are all offset by harmonious views. On the ground floor, youll find an inviting living/dining room stocked with digital home comforts and a fully-equipped country kitchen with walls painted by a famous Greek artist.

Five individually styled bedrooms wait to usher you into dreamland each night. The Ladys bedroom, with its romantic setting, dressing area and adjoining red bathroom can be found on the ground floor. Upstairs, the elegant master bedroom boasts a dressing area, HDTV, a home theater, DVD player and relaxing sea views. It shares a blue bathroom with the double bedroom/mezzanine next door, which enjoys direct access to the terrace. The basement apartment receives natural light from the courtyard and benefits from a kitchen and living area. Bedroom five is also on the lower level, next to the spa room with Jacuzzi.

Although the inner rooms are extremely comfortable and a sanctuary to retreat to when the sun gets too hot, youll probably spend most of your time outdoors. The softly illuminated infinity pool extends a cool invitation any time of the day or night and there are various resting places from which to soak up the sunshine and beautiful views. An elegant lounge area, shaded by a pergola with fluttering white drapes, is a particularly atmospheric place to gather and chat by candlelight in the evenings. Stairs lead to another large terrace, the perfect spot to absorb unrivalled sea views. And if you love the tang of wood smoke, fire up the wood oven for a delicious family barbecue.

Do not worry about finding the Michaela Residence, as transfers will be arranged to and from the airport. If you choose to explore the area on foot, your villa is within 15 minutes walk of the beach and 10 minutes from Akrotiri town. The airport is a 20 minute drive.

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Bedroom / Bathroom Description

Bedroom 1 Ladys Bedroom Double bed, Shared bathroom with shower, Dressing area

Bedroom 2 - Master King size bed, Shared bathroom , Dressing area, HDTV, Home theatre, DVD player

Bedroom 3 - Mezanine Double bed, Shared bathroom with shower, Flat screen TV, DVD player, Mezzanine with double bed, Access to terrace

Bedroom 4 - ApartmentDouble bed, Private bathroom with shower, Living area, Fully equipped kitchen, Washer/dryer, Accessible from courtyard, treadmill

Bedroom 5- Second bedroom lower levelDouble bed, Shared bathroom with shower, Dressing area

Features Amenities


Satellite TV

Home theatre

DVD player

Hi-Fi music system

Lap top computer

Wi-Fi access


Fitness room

Fully equipped kitchen


Outdoor Features

Infinity pool

Outdoor furniture

Alfresco dining

BBQ grill

Wood oven


Staff Services


Greeting upon arrival

Daily maid service

At Extra Cost advance notice may be required:

Villa pre-stocking

Activities and excursions

Villa Policies

Maximum10 guests

Children welcome

Non-smoking villa

Pets not permitted


5 minute walk to church

10 minute walk to:


Grocery store

Town of Akrotiri

15 minute walk to beach

15 minute drive to tennis court

20 minute drive to:



Fitness facility

Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay

More Details

Property Manager
Luxury Retreats
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Arabic
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Akrotiri in Municipality of Thira

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - This is a full bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - This is a full bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - This is a full bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveller reviews)

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Michaela Residence - Villa on hilltop with amazing views, infinity pool & playful character
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Most Fabulous Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 stayed at Villa Michaela for 2 weeks in September. To say that the Villa was "perfect" and the hospitality "amazing" is an understatement. From the moment we arrived everything was explained to us in detail and we quickly adjusted to our life in Greece. Our day trips (a private boat trip with Theo) was an experience we will remember the rest of our lives, the long walk from Thira to Oia, the shopping in Oia and the amazing food everywhere we went was over the top. Villa Michaela was absolutely perfect in every way. It is well suited to a party of 8 and has every convenience you could think of. The views of the Island were stunning and we enjoyed hours of relaxation both by the pool, in the outdoor sitting area and in the living room. Finally, the owner, Nikos. We cannot say enough. What an amazing host. Easily accessible to help answer questions, and taking care of our every need. We consider him our new friend!!! An experience of a lifetime for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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We LOVED every minute of our stay and were treated like royalty!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have anticipated a better more lovable host for the villa. Niko was AMAZING - going far beyond our expectations for taking care of us during our stay. Such genuine concern for our comfort and such dedication and kindness to all. If we had a question, all we had to do pick up the phone, he was right there. He went the extra mile to help us secure rental cars, private boat tour around the island which was the highlight of our trip, he even showed us around town, took us to the local grocers to help us shop for food (and read labels). With his help we were able to get into one of the most premiere restaurants on the island to watch a mind-blowing sunset over a 5 star dinner. The accommodations at the villa we impeccable. The beds were fresh, soft and everything was spotless and inviting. The pool overlooking the ocean (and one of the most sought after views along the coast) was absolutely breathtaking. We LOVED every moment of our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Superb Villa - Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

This villa has probably one of the best views in Santorini, if you don’t want to drive there is a small shop within walking distance for all your needs. I have never arrived at a property so clean and well presented, the owner “Nikos” is a fantastic guy who simply could not do enough for you but equally left you in peace and totally respected your space and time was important.

Do not hesitate to book, we will be back again and again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Fabulous Villa - Fabulous Experience

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival the owner, Niko, did absolutely everything to help us settle in and feel welcomed. He even baked for us (best baklava ever!) and left us a cell phone with his number on the speed dial in case we needed anything. The villa is gorgeous, private, and extremely well maintained. Photos don’t do it justice. The rooms are spacious, the beds comfortable, with plenty of closet and storage space. The air conditioning and all appliances functioned perfectly. We used the hot tub, the pool, and spent hours laying around on the patio lounge chairs and shaded couches. We felt a world away from work – which was beyond what we expected. Niko made numerous recommendations for us for sightseeing, private charters, restaurants. Should our travels find us in Santorini again, we would absolutely stay at this villa again. We can’t express our gratitude enough … Thank you, thank you, thank you! Absolutely outstanding experience!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful villa in the most spectacular location. The Santorini heat is? by the constant warm breeze

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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