Fava Residence - Unique Villa
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 11
An unforgettable experience. Our goal is to make you feel that Fava is your own home and Santorini, your island.
Fava Residence, which opened in 2013, is a splendid and unique captain house of the mid 19th century, located at the highest point of the traditional village of Finikia. The architects and owners of the property, Thomas, Dora and Antonis Gavalas, started the rebuilt in the 1980's with love and care and they transformed it into a spacious and modern, though with respect to the original traditional form, summer house. Today, the building offers its hospitality in a fully furnished self-catering Villa of 174 sq. meters with a sense of 19th century history combined and harmonized with modern amenities and services, located in the heart of the most picturesque and virgin from the tourist development village of the island. Fava is just a stone's throw from the magnificent Oia and away from the crowds and noise.
You will be able to enjoy from your 200 sq. meters private wonderful garden terrace overlooking the village, the famous sunset of the island and the Aegean Sea with the close Ios, Sikinos and Folegandros islands on the horizon.
The house consists of 3 individual spaces (2 ground floor canavas and one on 1st floor) that can be rented either unified as one or as three totally separated apartment, Junior Suite, Master Suite ans Aeolos. All have specially insulated double wooden doors and with each compartment having its own bathroom with large showers and fully equipped Kitchens. The property offers spacious areas for living, dining and sleeping and 2 spacious outdoor sitting areas under the vineyard and white grape leaves. The apartment is furnished with antiques, according to the traditional naval history of the first owners. The internal temperature varies from 21 to 24 Degrees Celsius throughout the summer period due to the bioclimatic vernacular construction of the residence. In the house you will also find 24-7 Wi-Fi access, iron and ironing board, TV, hair dryer, CD player with Classical Music CD's and multilingual Books. You are given the opportunity to live in Santorini like you own your private mansion.
A bottle of the finest Santorini white wine or a traditional homemade quince sweet will welcome you on your house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Baxedes 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||800 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Santorini Airport 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 13, Lounge seats for 13|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Aegean Islands region
A place blessed by God and nature and yet so troubled by fate. Magnificent and wild, Santorini is unique throughout the world for its stunning natural beauty, result of the volcanic eruption of the 16th century BC. A place like a chest of rock on which the whitewashed villages hang like acrobats on the edge of the cliffs and on the other side lay beautiful black volcanic beaches and crystal clear deep waters. Apart from its incomparable beauty, the island offers relaxing moments in authentic Cycladic environment, exceptional gastronomic choices, rich nightlife and a unique study the ancient culture that has a history of over 3,500 years.
During the 18th and 19th century, the village of Oia experienced the prosperity of the naval merchandise. In Finikia lived the farmers who worked in the valley and vineyards, but also the captains of Oia had their summer homes and canavas. In the early 20th century there were over 150 canavas that were left off after the war and the devastating earthquake of 1956 brought the village to abandon. Since the mid 1970's slowly and with patience, new residents began to return and to reconstruct the old houses on permanent or holiday homes. Today, Finikia is a small, well-preserved traditional village now united with Oia with just 10 minutes walking distance. You can stay and experience the feeling of tranquility and authenticity, visiting the beautiful beaches and vineyards in the vicinity of the village.
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1 Sep 2014
"Beautiful Villa, close to Oia village in gorgeous Santorini"
This Villa is in Finikia village, right next to Oia, Santorini. Finikia is a beautiful village set on a little hill ....cobbled pathways and steps through the village lead to the villa. The villa has … More
2 Jul 2014
"Lovely house with a lovely setting"
We thoroughly enjoyed the Fava Residence and the host was most cordial and helpful. Our arrival time was delayed a couple of times, but the host was most accommodating and met us when we arrived. Ther… More
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