Santorini Villas Rental Greece - Santorini Holiday Villa for Rent, Stone House Private Villa in Santorini (Megalochori)
The Stone House can only be described as a 'small treasure'. Tucked away in the heart of the village, it is a gentle 150 meter stroll up a foot path from the village square, to the charming villa. The name is derived from the exterior of the house which is clad in local volcanic stone. This newly renovated villa, originally a 'canava', was once used to produce the sweet nectar-like dessert wine, 'Vinsanto', which is unique to the island of Santorini. Two cylindrical troughs, once used for distilling the wine have been preserved to make unusual interior light features. The enclosed cobbled courtyard has a private plunge pool which doubles as a Jacuzzi with four massage jets to one side of the pool. The 'canava' has one open-plan room which serves as a sitting room and bedroom, with a small kitchenette to the front of the villa. The spacious Moroccan style bathroom boasts with hand-crafted brass fittings and has a stone banquette and large shower. The Stone House is perfect for a couple that are looking for a small, traditional and uniquely Santorinian home on the island.
Literally translated into "Big Village", which is a mere euphemism, this island settlement is known to have been populated since the middle of the 17th century. Host to the mansions of some of the most powerful families who inhabited the island, it is also famous for its sweet wine "Vinsanto", which is still exported all over the world. The architecture that resulted from the riches of its inhabitants truly stands out from every vantage point of the village.
Megalochori has withstood the gradual erosion of village life through rural depopulation as some of the island's largest vineyards situated here and thus continue to provide a livelihood to its inhabitants. Its lively community of permanent residents adds local flavour and charm to the village's narrow roads which in turn beg to be explored.
Peace and tranquility best describe one of the few traditional settlements on the island. Situated 9.5 kilometers from Fira, Megalochori is within easy reach of Akrotiri and many other beaches on the island. Megalochori presents a multitude of interesting faces, many of whom, you may well get to know during your stay.
Open-plan room which serves as a sitting room and bedroom.
- 1 Bedroom - accommodation up to 2 guests
- Open-plan room which serves as a sitting room and bedroom
- Main Bedroom: Large en-suite with shower & stone banquet
Kitchen equipped with kettle, toaster, cutlery, crockery, 2 plate stove, pots & pans
- Pool size: Width 2.7 meters, Length 4.2 meters, Depth 1.3 meters, with 4 massage jets to the one side of the pool
- 2 pool loungers and umbrella in the courtyard
- Alfresco dining with table & two chairs in the courtyard
- Transfers to and from the port or airportPorter to assist with luggage
- Porter to assist with luggage
- Daily refresh housekeeping service of 2 hours
- Welcome hamper
- Satellite television / DVD player
- Free standing Ventilators / Freestanding Heaters