Using the adjective "luxury" is ambitious in describing this apartment. While the view is breathtaking, breath is what needs to be taken after climbing the incredibly steep stairs to the tiny portico at the front door.
The "cave" is the size of a smallish studio, so the dollar to square metre ratio for the rental is quite high. What however, does one get for this?
Certainly the aforementioned view: tremendous! However, there is a lack of privacy both from neighbours and the streams of tourists thronging along the pathway, who want to take pictures of you enjoying your 6m2 of balcony at the top of those steps. The spa pool (capacity 2) allows excellent views over the Caldera and it's hard to work up the motivation to get out and visit anything else, so great if you want an absolutely do nothing break. It's close to the popular sunset view, but don't be so foolish as to try to leave for the first hour after sunset, when the pathways resemble the Mecca pilgrimmage. There are no laundry facilities, not even a line on which to hang hand washed clothes and evidently no laundry in Oia, we were told.
Having come from a week in Positano, at a marvellous apartment in the heart of the village, I expected more than was offered at "Hector luxury cave", especially for a considerably higher rental.
The air conditioner was noisy (think small truck) and the emergency exit light was intrusive at night (we suggested the owner install a blind in the bedroom to address this). There are rudimentary facilities (sandwich maker and microwave) to prepare food.
The husband and wife housekeeping team are fantastic, lovely people for whom nothing is too much trouble.
While it was good, I did have reservations but this might have been more about the crowds and less about minor irritations with the apartment.
I recommend this vacation rental to everybody! It's heaven on earth! Best view of the world! It was the best gift I be ever done to myself!!!
Best place ever!Center of oia,beautiful sunset,really kind and helpful host,gave very good advice.Relly recommend this place for your holidays!
Amazing location, one of a kind view. Indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi just kicked up a notch our stay with my girlfriend. There are plenty of activities close by and Ioannis can propose some great cruises to join!