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Unique villa with stunning sea views, Mediterranean garden and squash court

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedrooom/6 bathrooms, 4 living rooms, squash ct, pond - all set in a garden

The Dome House is simply one of the best located properties on this island. Set in a 3000 sq. m Mediterranean garden complete with swimming pool, squash court, terraces galore, a pond ; it has unobstructed stunning views of the volcano and islands beyond. The property is accessed through a discreet electric gate and private driveway.

The property is situated on the edge of the working village of Megalochori and within walking distance of its shops and restaurants. The location affords privacy but also provides easy access to the island's facilities when desired. It is one of the few properties on the volcanic rim where you can drive right up to the front door.

Uniquely for homes on the Caldera where space is inevitably limited, this house boasts a 3,000 sq meter garden full of Mediterranean herbs, bushes, trees and a pond where you can see water lilies buzzed by dragonflies. Tranquil and discreet and not visible from the main road, the Villa has shaded balconies and a serene setting awaits those seeking rest & re-charge; whilst a squash court, the only one on the island, awaits the active.

The house is different from others by design: it was consciously built to induce calm in busy minds by a pared down decorative design in terms of a small colour palette. Much of the furniture, from beds to chairs and stools is custom made either locally or in Athens and is based on ancient greek designs from over 2,500 years ago; yet other is from modern flat pack assembly; its a question of what works together. Walls are adorned with artwork depicting pre classical Minoan frescoes from 1500 BC discovered in the nearby buried city of Akrotiri. The domed and barrel shaped roof structures echo the ancient designs of Cycladic architecture, indigenous cave dwellings as well as the many Orthodox churches that dot the island.

The villa gives you the best ringside seat for the famed Santorini sunsets- choose from one of the many terraces and see the glistening lights of Fira, Oia and Akrotiri from your cliff edge perch. At night, the clear sky leads you to behold star clusters and galaxies and the meteor showers that occur in July/August. Some of our friends think that the house is a destination in itself.

The house creates most of its own electricity and hot water thanks to abundant sunlight. Rainwater is also harvested from the November and February rains. Grey water harvesting is also being installed. A modern heating system and three log fires are there for those staying over winter.

2 of the bedrooms are located on the upper level and the other 4 are on the lower level. All have direct sunlight. The house is surrounded by vineyards on 2 sides and there are only 2 adjacent properties both of which are set back from the house. Pool maintenance and mid week house cleaning is included. A local lady from the village can be booked to cook traditional Greek meals in the kitchen utilizing herbs that grow in the garden.

This place is for you if you want pleasant surprises and something different from the 'Western' norm. It is for you if you like stone walls sprouting wild herbs and for nature to enter the realm of your senses whilst you commune with your near and dear ones in a stunning setting on the rim of a volcano.

Please note that this is a real home and that weddings and related events cannot be hosted here.

More Details

Owner
Nathalie
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French, Greek, Hindi, Urdu
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Nathalie

French national transported to other side of the Mediterranean

Why Nathalie chose Fira

We fell in love with this piece of Earth as it gives unobstructed views of sea and lands beyond and it feels like the still point in a turning world.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Fira around the Municipality of Thira

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All bathrooms have walk in showers with glass screens; toilets and wash basins and towel rails. Towels provided along with soap,shampoo, shower gels.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 4 bedrooms are en suite whilst the other two have bathrooms immediately next door to them
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Unique villa with stunning sea views, Mediterranean garden and squash court
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Whittier, CA
5

Extraordinary

  • 5 of 5

Our group of family and friends enjoyed the Dome Houses for a solid week and all agreed we wanted more. We loved: the location, the views, the appointments, the squash court (!!!), the restaurant next door (!!!). Absolutely everything. I want to buy this house and move there!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous house, fabulous location,

  • 5 of 5

My family, 11 in total including 2 small grandchildren had a glorious week in Nathalie's house on Santorini.

The house was absolutely beautiful, fully equiped and spacious.

Nothing was a trouble. The location was perfect as it was lovely and quiet but walking distance to the village of Megalarchori.

We spent many eveni gs watching the beautiful Santorine sunsets from the pool terrace.

We totally recommend this house to all. It was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie and her family were wonderful guests and we would welcome them back again.
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Camas, WA
5

Perfect house, perfect location!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house in the perfect location in Santorini! The view from the pool and outdoor areas is absolutely stunning!!! The location outside of the busy area of Fira was ideal, we loved exploring the nearby villages and restaurants of Megalochori, Prygos, and Akrotiri. We rented ATVs from Markos rentals and they were delivered right to the house. We also really enjoyed a private catamaran tour of the caldera with Sail Away. I think honestly coming back in the hot afternoons to play in the pool and watch the sunset with that incredible view was everyone’s favorite thing. We had only six in our group, but the house is well-suited for a larger group, with all six bedrooms offering their own bathroom and plenty of privacy and room to spread out. When we return to Santorini in the future we would be thrilled to stay again at The Dome House!!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy and her group were wonderful people for us to host and they are welcome back any time.
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5

Stunning and I would highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with 4 other couples stayed at the Dome house for five nights - June 17-22, 2018. The house and property were perfect for our group of friends. Everything represented on the HomeAway site and in the reviews proved to be accurate. We are so appreciative that Avtar and Nathalie shared their beautiful home with us. Prior to our trip, they shared with us a thorough information booklet that provided us with a ton of useful information. Both were very response to questions. It was so nice to be able to communicate directly with both of them and to have such timely response. Thank you Avtar and Nathalie.

They help us arrange an awesome meal with the local Greek lady (I can't recall her name). Beldi their caretaker was very helpful.

The views and sunsets were unbelievable. The pool was a perfect way to relax and cool off mid afternoon. We rented ATVs from Moto Inn and used to explore the outer reaches of the island. We also did a day catamaran trip with Santorini Sailing.

Bottom line, an awesome trip. Santorini is a beautiful island and the Dome House is a perfect place to stay if you are traveling with a group.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host Mike and his group and that they enjoyed their time was entirely due to Mike's meticulous advance planning and constant keeping in touch before arrival so that everything went smoothly thereafter. Mike and his group are welcome back anytime.
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5

Exceptional Stay in Santorini!!

  • 5 of 5

The property, the house, and the view of the Caldera were all exceptional! The house was well kept, modern, and had enough space for all guests to have their privacy. The squash court added a unique element to the property and some added fun to the stay. Blendi was always helpful and accommodating. Definitely recommend having Ireni come and prepare a traditional Greek dinner one night. The outdoor space and views were breathtaking. Recommend renting a car to explore the island. Will definitely return and highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Francine and her family were excellent guests and are welcome back any time.
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Domed House

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular home and views- we wanted for nothing as the owners provided incredible information and details to make this stay comfortable and relaxing- would highly recommend this property to anyone thinking of vacationing on Santorini

  • Review Submitted: 05-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
Santorini
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Athinios
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
many - in the village
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Caldera
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

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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