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Luxury Imerovigli villa in breathtaking setting

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Sumptuous mansion with private garden, pool and extensive terraces, sleeping 6

This luxury villa has been meticulously refurbished by its architect owner to create a minimalist and contemporary home whilst maintaining the elements and spirit of its original architecture. The house is characterized by the soft Aegean light pouring in through its numerous French doors and large bay windows allowing sea views from almost all rooms. The materials, furnishings and appliances of the house have been carefully chosen and designed. The core of the villa is composed by the spacious and stylish living and dining room area. The living room with its imposing cross-vaulted ceiling has been furnished in a sleek and modern manner in order to create absolute comfort whereas the focus of the dining room is the unique and seemingly endless oak table equally suited to dining, leisure and work. The modern kitchen combines clean lines with maximum functionality. It has views both to the garden and the sea and is connected to the airy breakfast lounge with access to the courtyard.

The garden: The south facing garden is an oasis in its own right with olive and bougainvillea trees encircling the inviting swimming pool. This space provides ample opportunities for both relaxing by the pool and entertaining by the generous and sun-sheltered garden table.

The terraces: From the garden, stone steps lead to the mansion’s roof terraces offering unparalleled 360 degree views of the island and the surrounding Cycladic archipelago. At sunset, the terrace lounge area provides an ideal setting for the aperitivo hour - before hitting the local night scene.

More Details

Info at Villas of Santorini
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, German, Swedish, Greek, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa on Imerovigli on Ia

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom
  • To the en-suite double bedroom on the upper floor leads a sculptural wooden staircase. This bedroom has a private balcony with stunning views of the Aegean Sea connecting the suite with the outdoor terraces. On the ground floor there is a second double bedroom also with sea view and separate bathroom. The twin bedroom is located in the wing of the house and also has its own bathroom. The bathrooms display linear forms and purity of material incorporating exclusive fittings and fixtures.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Amenities include plasma screen satellite TV, DVD, CD player, high-speed internet access, al fresco dining, washing machine, ironing facilities, linen and beach towels and air conditioning. Malteza House sleeps 6 people and the minimum stay is 5 nights. Accommodation details: Living room and formal dining room. Well equipped kitchen and informal dining area. Two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom. Three bathrooms. Ample wardrobe facilities. Swimming pool with jacuzzi, garden and roof terraces. Staff/services: Midweek maid service with linen change and welcoming hamper included. Car rental and airport/port transfer on request. Concierge services. Distances: Fira 2 kms (breathtaking walk along the Caldera in 20 minutes). Oia 12 kms. Caldera 20 metres. Shops 50 metres.


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Luxury Imerovigli villa in breathtaking setting
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. Villa and location perfect

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at Johan's villa and I agree with everything the 5 star reviews have eloquently described. I would like to add that Johan, from the beginning, was extremely responsive. We didn't need to contact him with any problems, but he was great with organising our transfers to the airport and with our requests for an early check in which he was able to accommodate. We had to check out at 11 as there were other guests arriving that day but he kindly arranged for us to leave our suitcases at the villa as we had a late flight out. It was

a pleasure dealing with him.

Other guests have described the serene and private nature of the villa, and I will remember watching both the sunrise and the sunset from the roof terrace. Amenities were great - top of the line appliances and spacious, pleasant living space.We knew before arriving that the 3rd bathroom was remote from the bedroom, so it was not a problem for us. Although "elderly" we managed the steps in the middle of the night just fine.

The location is great - away from the cruise ship crowds but Fira can be reached by foot on the caldera path.

I heartily recommend Villa Maltese and the town of Imerovigli

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing villa in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

This is the best villa we could stay in Santorini! Perfectly clean, decoration is simple and amazing, easy access to everything. Villa's location is perfect, close to a market, pharmacy, coffe store everything you might need is in 3-5 minutes walking distance. Unlikely to other villas and houses in Santorini this place has privacy which is an important issue. Pool is smaller than the pictures but bigger than any pools we saw in Santorini. Check in and check out is not very flexible:) Johan is very helpful and kind. We were 4 girls and stayed 4 nights and if we ever go to Santorini again we would definitly stay here!

Thank you very much Johan!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Elif and thank you for your review. With regards to check-in/check-out we try to be as flexible as possible but when we have c/i and c/o on the very same day we need unfortunately to be quite strict./Johan
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We loved the house! Perfect location. Great for our kids 9, 11 and 13. Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property! We had a fabulous time and even stayed an extra day.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glorious Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed at this GORGEOUS villa for 5 nights. Upon walking in, it is absolutely breathtaking. Past reviewers have done a great job describing the magnificent architecture of this home. My husband and I stayed in the master upstairs. The a/c worked beautifully and the doors open to a balcony that lead up to the roof deck which was awesome with its own lounge chairs. My daughter had the first floor bedroom off of the living room which was lovely and cool with a/c. My son slept in the room downstairs off of the kitchen. There was no a/c but fans cooled it just fine. There are two twins in that room. All of the beds and furniture were very comfy. We ate our breakfasts outside on the patio at the pool area and it was lovely. The pool was the perfect temp to enjoy after being out all day in the warm weather. The house also has a washing machine which we used. Imerovigli is a lovely little spot with good restaurants and in a more quiet area of Santorini between Oia and Fira. The bus stop is about a 30 second walk. We took taxi's into Fira for 10 Euros but the buses are also a great way to see the island and run frequently. It was nice to get away from all the tourists and cruise ships of Fira back to this magnificent villa each night. We would absolutely stay again if ever to return to Santorini. Johan was a pleasure to deal with and upon request, had extra towels brought to us as soon as I emailed him. We also had a midweek cleaning of the villa which was a nice addition. There is a grocery store a minute walk away so easy to stock up on foods. If you want to stay in a safe gorgeous area of Santorini away from the crowds in a 5 star villa, this is for you. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your gorgeous home.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an outstanding vacation staying at the Maltese house! Everything was clean and Johan was always very attentive to our needs and questions! Can not wait to be back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Some deficiencies

  • 3 of 5

A nice house and location, but the bathrooms were a big problem. First floor bathroom was the size of about two telephone booths with the smallest sink we ever saw. The third bedroom in the basement was problematic because you had to come up stairs and across the house to get to the bathroom.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Santorini (JTR)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

On the very highest spot of the Caldera rim, on Malteza square in Imerovigli, stands this patrician mansion from the mid 19th century. The village of Imerovigli, perched more than 300 metres above the Aegean Sea, is widely recognised as the most exclusive location on Santorini and a favourite among seasoned travellers. Sheltered from the bustling crowds elsewhere on the island, Imerovigli captures the essence of what Santorini is all about – serenity, tranquillity and a surreal panorama.

Imerovigli is situated some 2 kilometres north of Fira which can be reached via a breathtaking walk along the Caldera. Imerovigli is further some 10 kilometres from the airport and 12 kilometres from the main port.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 13.0%

A 25% non-refundable deposit is required in order to confirm the booking. Albeit non-refundable, a paid deposit may be used as a credit towards a future stay in case of a cancellation.

In case of cancellations less than 4 weeks before arrival or no-show, the full rental amount becomes due.

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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