"Grandma’s House in Oia", Santorini

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Cycladic house hosted by Rodanthe

7 guests, 3 bedrooms, 6 beds, 2 baths
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You’ll have the cycladic house (greece) to yourself.
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"Grandma's house" is a Venetian style Captain's Mansion. Large, spacious, it faces north to the open sea. We are a small family dedicated to the idea that house sharing is NOT only a matter of budget but mainly a matter of philosophy and travelling ought to be enjoyed by ALL regardless of budget. Thus we try to keep our fee as reasonable as possible.The house is fifty metres from the main square where a bakery, grocery shops, takeaways and the public and shuttle bus terminals are found.

The space
"Grandma’s House in Oia", is a Venetian style Καπετανόσπιτο (Captain’s Mansion) built in 1867, in a neoclassical style with Venetian and Renaissance influences. Large, spacious with a courtyard, faces north towards the open sea.
As grandma used to say, in those early days, “the lady of the house” had to constantly keep an eye on the open sea to spot, the long missing, home-coming ship, which brought her back, her beloved Captain.’
The house was fully renovated in 2012, retaining all the external and internal features of its typical architectural style. It is furnished with old, reconditioned antique furniture and some paintings related to seamanship.
The actual building is distinguished by its grand, tall design, which sweeps upwards with height and grace. As you enter there is a long corridor (with characteristic vaulted ceilings which spread evenly the weight of the roof). It is 150 squared metres and 4.8 metres high. The two doors in the middle of the corridor, one on the left and one on the right, lead to the master bedroom and Grandpa’s study (today a spare room for 1 person) with bathroom en suite. The left door leads to the salon or sala (now used as a second bedroom) with bathroom en suite followed by a third bedroom with a loft. In actual fact, with the corridor in the middle, the house is divided into two sleeping areas (each with its own bathroom facilities) which are entirely independent from each other.
The corridor ends in an airy and spacious dining area (the everyday sitting area of the past). The last door on the right leads to the kitchen.
Both front and back verandas are spacious and one faces the picturesque alley whilst the north( back) porch faces head onto the legendary sunset.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
2 single beds, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free street parking
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Oia, Greece

“Grandma’s house in Oia” is found in a quarter called Sideras, with large mansions, many of them quite ruined. As you walk in the narrow paved alleyways you can admire many of these houses. Strolling around this part of the village you can enjoy the morning breeze. I am quoting from the book, “Oia a journey in space and time” by K. Kolymvas: [....Sideras is a quiet quarter where you can still hear the voices of children playing in the alleyways and the brisk exchange of “good mornings” between the locals as they rush to catch the bus. Jasmine and honey suckle hang from the fences …the quarter is the quietest and most interesting neighbourhoods in Oia. Sideras is a lesson in aesthetics a constant reminder of beauty, for despite the destruction what remains is beauty....]

Hosted by Rodanthe

Joined in January 2015
  • 68 Reviews
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If I were asked to put only three words next to my name, they would be a “non-nation specific person”. I consider native soil the Balkans and the entire South-Eastern Mediterranean region. That is to say, wherever the sea can reach connecting local cultures is my own home too. Past tense: Our grandmother came from a family of seafarers who traded their wine, produced in their fields, with merchants in tsarist Russia. Her husband, our grandpa, was often away, travelling for more than eighteen months, sometimes two years; consequently, she had to run the household and vineyards by herself. Our grandma’s house was fully renovated in 2012, retaining all the external and internal features of its typical architectural style. Present tense: Nowadays, we are a small family dedicated to the idea that house renting is primarily a HOSPITALITY business NOT a rental business and travelling ought to be enjoyed by ALL regardless of budget. Thus we try to keep our charges as reasonable as possible. Ignoring the ongoing rebuilding process from the rubble that remained from the 1956 earthquake, we made an effort to remain faithful to the local architecture style of Oia. We believe we have created a welcoming, comfortable and inspiring home for our guests. On behalf of my family I extend a warm welcome to you. As for me: I HAVE TO STAY/LIVE IN ATHENS (so that Grandma's house is AVAILABLE). I like learning languages and I spend my time drawing and making my own jewelry.
If I were asked to put only three words next to my name, they would be a “non-nation specific person”. I consider native soil the Balkans and the entire South-Eastern Mediterranean…

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During your stay

As I live in Athens, I will not be able to welcome you in person but my host assistant will meet you meet you near the bus terminal and walk you to "Grandma's House". He will let you have the keysand show you around the house. However, I will be available AT ALL TIMES (even after hours) on my cell phone, Viber, email or sms to put you in touch with my host-assistant. Practically I am only a couple of clicks away.
As I live in Athens, I will not be able to welcome you in person but my host assistant will meet you meet you near the bus terminal and walk you to "Grandma's House". He will let…

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House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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No carbon monoxide alarm
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Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $356

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