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Wind House in Villa Ariadni, Oia

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Wind House is a traditional Santorinian Yposkafo, meaning that is built inside the rock of the island, curved by craftsman of the old times. This year complete renovation has been done to the house, adding modern amenities but living the architecture and the style intact. Wind House is located right next of the castle of Oia, the house itself comprises of a large open area where both the bedroom and the living room are, a fully equipped kitchen for preparation of meals and a large bathroom. Outside, hanging from the cliff, there is a dining table and comfortable large chairs for relaxing gazing the views. Both have great views and atmosphere and are totally private.

The comforts of home away from home, the charm of a traditional Santorinian house and the endless beauty of the volcanic landscape create the perfect setting for relaxation and tranquillity. From each private veranda, the magnificent volcano views and awe-inspiring sunsets feel as if they exist only for you.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2012
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Wind House in Villa Ariadni, Oia
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Portland, Oregon, USA

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here. Marios was very helpful in arranging transport and giving recommendations.

The only drawbacks to the apartment are the small kitchen - OK for a breakfast but not much more - and the shower, which is minuscule.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful room with a stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

Yiannis was very helpful from the very beginning. He answered all of my questions and was very friendly. He also helped to arrange transfers to and from the airport - I don't think it's possible to find the room/suite from the taxi drop off point without his help.

The room was exactly as show in the photos. The location is away from the centre of Oia, in a quieter area, which was fantastic. The view from the porch is of the byzantine castle. Even though one does not see the classic blue domed church-view that one sees on postcards, the view is still stunning, and the view is stunning from every window in the suite, including the bathroom and kitchenette. There is a canvas covering the deck providing additional privacy, and some shade.

The suite was well equipped with an excellent kitchenette which suited out needs perfectly. The room and deck was kept spotlessly clean.

We were extremely happy with our choice and would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Experience

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the quintessential Santorini experience, I highly recommend staying here!

The house has a view like no other and the location is perfect for exploring Oia and Fira - you can walk or take a bus to any location.

The house itself is spacious, clean and well-kept and was very comfortable. We did not use the kitchen,but it was well-stocked so it would be easy to prepare meals, snacks etc. Very good variety of restaurants in close/walking proximity.

I think the highlight (or one of them) was watching the sunsets from the terrace - truly bucket list material!

We have rented several times with VRBO, but this was our first international rental and I was initially a little uncertain. However, Yiannis immediately alleviated those concerns - very responsive and easy to communicate with via email. He also provided airport transport service and made several recommendations for our time we had. I only wish we had been able to spend more time at this beautiful place.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fremont, C

Spectacular Stay in Oia

  • 5 of 5

Oia is the place to stay while in Santorini and the Wind House is where you want to be.. We had originally planned on staying in Fira or Firostefani but are so happy that we didn't. Yiannis is easy to work with, quick with his communication and available to help with anything you may need or want to do during your stay. He can assist with ground transport, sightseeing reservations, car rentals, etc. Yiannis happened to be near the airport when we arrived and stopped to pick us up! He was so kind and we were very thankful.

The house is just as shown in the photos. The views, at all times of the day, are unbelievable. You almost have to pinch yourself to make sure you are not dreaming. It is spotlessly clean, with modern decor that is in keeping with a cave house. A maid comes in daily and does all the cleaning, including the dishes! It is a 5 minute walk from the nearest car park but Yiannis has a porter that brings the luggage down and back up from the house.

We loved exploring Oia and everything was close by. We never cooked at the house but the basic equipment is available if one wished to do so. We did eat breakfast on the deck, each morning, so we could soak in the view. There are many good and reasonably priced restaurants within a few minutes walk. The shopping is great with items for all budgets and tastes. Oia was busy each morning with cruise ship passengers but they would all leave around lunch and then the place was all ours. Mind you, we visited in late October.

Yiannis informed us not to drink the tap water while in Oia but he provides several large bottles of water and the rest we purchased from the local grocery, along with Greek yogurt, honey and good local wine.

A car is not necessary because there is inexpensive but reliable bus transit all over the island. The buses can accommodate luggage. The Oia bus goes to the main bus station in Fira. From here, you can catch buses to different parts of the island, including the airport and Akrotiri. There is a man that sells tickets on each bus and prices ranged from 1.20-1.80 Euros.

We will never forget our stay at the Wind House. Oia is a magical place unlike anything else I have ever experienced. You will not be disappointed if you stay here.

Ευχαριστώ, Yiannis!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the Fira,

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
End Season
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter Season
1 Dec 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £17.98

Manager'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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