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View from the courtyard.
View from the house's door.
The courtyard.
The main living room and kitchen.
Living room couches.
The king size bed.
View from the bedroom out.
An artistic take of the bedroom.
The famous twin church domes above the terrace.
The courtyard from above.
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Cave house -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Oia, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean

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AmyFourni...
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An experience of a lifetime”
Reviewed November 25, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Our stay in Rose's Cave was wonderful. Rose was extremely helpful with finding excursions and giving tips on the best places to go, and with information about the island. The property was kept extremely well and was the perfect size for two people. The location is perfect! You are literally steps away from the main strip with plenty of unique shops and restaurants. The view was stunning, and it was amazing to be able to experience it while relaxing at the house.
It was great to be able to cook a few meals in the kitchen when needed, and we loved that we were able to walk to many places from the Cave as well, such as the public pool, Amoudi Bay, cliff view restaurants, supermarkets, bus station and car rental services to travel to the rest of the island!
Rose couldn't have been more helpful to us during our stay, and I would definitely recommend this spot.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: slightly stiff mattress
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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sesnault
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect retreat in Oia! What a view!”
Reviewed October 3, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Visiting Greece & specifically the island of Santorini was always on my list of things to do! I had never thought of renting a house there, but a friend of mine suggested it as an alternative to booking a hotel room. Finding Rose's cave was a stroke of luck - and I loved every single minute of it.

Rose's cave was a dream come true - located down the cliff in Oia (pronounced EE-Ah), at the end of a narrow path (with 84 very uneven steps), it offers amazing views of the island, the caldera & Oia. The cave looks exactly as shown on the pictures, comfortable & cool on the inside. Because it is somewhat off the beaten path - though only a 2-minute climb from the main street, we could enjoy the sunrises & sunsets without having to worry about the tourists blocking our great views! Additionally, the house is located just below two of the most famous "blue dome" churches in Oia, so we got to look at them every day - from sunrise to sunset.

Rose was a great host, offering advice on local restaurants, attractions, things to do (and not do), etc... Rose also helped us get a porter to carry our suitcases to & from the house, so we did not have to worry about our luggage. He also helped us book our transportation from the ferry on our way in & to the airport on our way out. My friend and I had a great time talking to Rose & getting to know him & Greece better. We couldn't have asked for a better host.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing to complain about - the place was perfect
Traveling group: Friends
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Kolodong
The Beautiful Manning Valley NSW
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Yes, Yes, Yes!!!”
Reviewed September 19, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Yes, this ticked all the boxes for a great stay on Santorini! Yes, it was a great location. Yes, it was roomy and felt like home. Yes, the views are truly memorable. Simply put if this accommodation is available for your dates, do not hesitate. Say yes and book it. This was one of our more enjoyable travel experiences anywhere but mainly due to the kindness and generosity of Rose. Thanks care for your personalised attention from the time of booking until our reluctant departure. We appreciated your efforts with the 'special' breakfasts and tips on where to eat and visit. You brought a warmth and soul to our time on Santorini that will always be remembered. I am yet to experience better bread or greek yoghurt! :)

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Liked best: The personalised service given by Rose.
Liked least: Having to leave!
Traveling group: Other
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Bruno P
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Woaw!!! The place, the view, the host...”
Reviewed August 3, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We spent a week in Rose's cave and we really enjoyed our stay.
The title of this review tells all.
The place is an authentic troglodyte cave, quiet and fresh (remember we are in Greece and it is summer), the view is just amazing, 60 meters above the sea, the caldera of this ancient volcano all around you and at last but not at least, Rose, your host is there when you need him, suggesting, helpful and all the time friendly!

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Traveling group: Teenagers
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Sommer P
Cottonwood, California, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gracious Host and Amazing Location”
Reviewed July 17, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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When you arrive in Oia, Rose sends his porter to collect your bags and you follow him to the most amazing location. The cave house is away from the hustle of the main attractions, and hidden away in the side of the mountain overlooking the caldera. Yes, there are lots of steps, but the destination is worth it. Above the cave house it is teeming with cruise ship tourists, but in the cave you think you are alone on Santorini. When you arrive, Rose is there to meet you and make your stay as perfect as he can. He gave us excellent restaurant choices, day trip activities and all other sorts of wonderful suggestions. He made dinner reservations, taxi reservations and catamaran reservations for us. He even gave us a cell phone to use to contact him no matter where we were and what type of question we had. We spent an amazing five days in Rose's Cave house and would go back any time. Thank you, Rose, for an unforgettable stay in Oia.

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Liked best: The view and the customer service
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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SimonAdvi...
London
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Secluded with an unparalleled view”
Reviewed July 12, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Location is everything. The steps to the property would be challenging to the infirm but since it is close to a dead end, privacy is assured, and it is far from the bustle of the main street which can be very busy, especially at sunset time. The elevated view from the sunny terrace is extraordinary overlooking the caldera, the boats passing by and the activity of swimmers jumping in from a ledge on the island of Agios Nicolas (which will be familiar to fans of the films Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, Lara Croft: Cradle of Life and Santorini Blue). Our host, Triantafilllos/Rose, who lives above, was on hand for first rate advice, from where to eat, interesting sites over the whole island of Santorini including his favourite beach (a real winner but that's a secret!), hiring a quad bike for us, his take on the Greek crisis and how to judge the quality of fish and melons. Nothing was too much trouble and his charm matched the wonderful quality of a well-spent week.

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Liked best: The view
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Timo W
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic Island * Fantastic View * Fantastic Host * Fantastic Apartment”
Reviewed November 3, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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If you are planning to stay in Oia, we highly recommend to stay at Rose's Cave. This traditional cave is located in the center of Oia, but due to the fact that you need to take a few steps (...really, just a few!) to get to the main street, the apartment is completely silent - a fact that makes it quite special!

The apartment was very clean and everything worked fine; it looked exactly the same like it was presented in the ad. The bathroom was small, but also very clean; it definitely serves the purpose!

Rose was the best host we've ever had on our journeys - you can't find a better one! We really enjoyed having lively conversations with him while having a nice breakfast on the terrace. Rose was very helpful with all our activities (boat trip, rental car, restaurants & wine tasting places etc.) and gave us some really good recommendations. He also organised someone to help us with our luggage on our arrival and on our departure.

And last but not least: The view from the (lovely painted) terrace is simply stunning and the whole scenery is astoundingly beautiful (you can find some pictures below). It is also possible to sit outside the whole day, because there is an awning and a sun shade - and there are almost no other tourists crossing your place!

Don't expect a posh and luxury place (there are other "luxury" places in Oia where you can pay hundreds of EUR)! But if you are looking for an authentic, nice and clean place on a fantastic island with a fantastic host and a fantastic view, Rose's Cave is your place to be!

Thank you, Rose! We really enjoyed your hospitality and our time at your place!

Best regards from Munich,
Anja & Timo

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Liked best: Everything was really fine, but the view and Rose's hospitality were exceptional!
Liked least: Everything was really fine, there were no lowlights!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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