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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Oia, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean

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Lesli S
Rugby, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Brilliant service and amazing house”
Reviewed October 25, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed her with teenagers and extended family and had an amazing time. The service and emails we received beforehand from the owner and his repressentative in Oia were really helpful and made arriving on the island very straighforward. The house itself is in a perfect location and we spent most of the time on the balcony enjoying the views. There are a number of stairs to get to and from the cavehouse but we managed, even though one of our members had a recent knee injury.
The island is not a cheap holiday as eating out/shopping is quite expensive and a number of places pressurised us to pay in cash rather than credit card.
We would recommendLydia's House as making a great holiday even more special.

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: The views and the jacuzzi
Liked least: Nowhere to do any clothes washing in Oia
Traveling group: Extended Family
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jared l
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Stunningly Beautiful. The perfect holiday retreat.”
Reviewed September 14, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

When we booked Lydia's Cavehouse, we instantly fell in love with the photographs. We were all a little nervous that it wouldn't live up to expectations. I am pleased to say that it surpassed our expectations completely.
The Village of Oia is gorgeous........definitely the prettiest on the Island. The views from the Cavehouse are amazing and it's location is really good.
Inside the Cavehouse is fantastic! It's been beautifully designed and well thought out. The heat on the Island was so intense on some days, the Cavehouse was the perfect place to chill out and cool down for a few hours.
We arrived pretty late and were pleased to find that they had provided some basic provisions including WINE (yay!), tea, coffee, milk, water, cereal and condiments etc.
Cleaning was done on a daily basis and Eleni couldn't do enough to help.
I would HIGHLY recommend this.
We took a 17 year old boy, a 14 year old girl and a 10 year old boy and they were all blows away.
The only downside was that there was not a lot of privacy in the villa.

Date of stay: September 2015
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Traveling group: Teenagers
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Kat S
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Awesome stay in Santorini”
Reviewed February 22, 2015 for a stay in September 2014
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Due to it's location - the bellboy who carried the luggage met us at the post office and lead us to the house. Oia itself takes a little getting used to as there are so many little stairways and multiple paths to get to the same location but it is fun! We met the owner at the house and handed over the rest of the payment and with a few instructions/tour we were settled in and ready for our 6 night stay. As per usual it was not long enough and one day hope to be back as the city is breathtaking!!
The beds were comfortable, water pressure was good and the toilets cleaned daily (taking out the paper bin as you cannot flush the paper down the toilets). Kitchen had all we required but it is for 1 person to use at a time - we used it for pretty much every meal due to having food allergies and not being able to eat out.
Check out - we had to leave at 5am (thanks to a flight change grr) and the bellboy was punctual and helped carry the luggage again to the post office where we waited for our ride to the airport.

Only issue with the place was the smell of the indoor pool - the chlorine could get a little much/little humid at times but with the sea breeze it was not an issue during the day. At night when we had to close the doors due to insects it could annoy some visitors but I myself would happily rent this place again.

Date of stay: September 2014
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Liked best: The View
Liked least: Smell of the indoor pool
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tuxed0Cat
Los Alamos NM
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful place to stay.”
Reviewed September 21, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

The cave house was lovely, the walls softly curved, the lighting gentle, everything was elegant and perfect. It was always cool inside, nice to step in from the heat of the Santorini sun. The view from the roof and porch was wonderful, caldera and blue sea by day, twinkling lights of the distant towns and the moonlit sea at night. We visited Lydia's house on a family holiday, with our two adult sons, and there was space and privacy for everyone. Having the kitchen was nice for us, and it came stocked with some essentials: a nice bottle of wine, coffee, milk, juice, olive oil (of course!) jam and honey... and my husband and I found we particularly loved walking each morning to the wonderful little bakery in the town square, and stopping by the grocery, and coming 'home" with breakfast. Eleni looked after us and the property, and was charming and thoughtful, and helped us figure out our stay and made it easy. We were drawn each day of our stay to the far side of the island, near Akrotiri, for swimming beaches, sea kyacking, fish taverns on the beaches, and an amazing musical evening performance at La Ponta, but because the Island isn't too big that wasn't really a problem, and Oia was a lovely place to stay. We added a picture at night taken from the roof of Lydia's house -- seems like there are lots of day time pictures the area, but it was also really pretty in the evening.

Date of stay: September 2014
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Liked best: the grace of the architecture
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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RvA65
Pretoria, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Heaven on earth”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Lydia's house is a gem in Oia. We stayed 3 nights during June 2014 with our 2 teenage daughters and could not ask for a better place to stay. From the moment we made the booking until we left Oia the service and assistance during our stay was excellent. We enjoyed the beautiful cave house with the jacuzzi and the breathtaking views from the terrace. The location of the cave house is excellent. Thank you to all the staff who made our stay in Oia memorable.

Date of stay: June 2014
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misopiso8...
Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
3,370 reviews
147 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3,748 helpful votes
“Paradise!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 for a stay in September 2013

I have been to Oia Santorini several times and have always dreamed of staying in a cave house with a view of the caldera. Lydia House was truly a dream come true! Manos, the owner, was gracious and the there were always people to help with every question. The cave house it spectacularly appointed, with every detail thought through so carefully. It was big enough for our whole family (7 of us) to stay comfortably. The view is amazing!!! We didn't want to leave!!! Thank you Manos for making our stay unforgettable!!!

Date of stay: September 2013
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Liked best: The view, the cave house itself!
Liked least: Having to leave :)
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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iantgagno...
Toledo, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“PERFECT”
Reviewed January 14, 2013 for a stay in September 2012
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It has been a few months since my wife and I stayed in the Lydia house in Oia, and needed to let others know it was a perfect stay. My wife and I enjoyed our time here and had no complaints. Maria was fantastic in helping us get settled in and wish we had more time to spend with her. Stay here with significant other, family, it doesn't matter, its perfect. get hit with the sunrise in morning and take a two minute walk to see the perfect sunset right around the corner. When my wife and I go back, i hope to stay here again.

Date of stay: September 2012
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Liked best: location
Liked least: kitchen was limited.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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