Airbnb Santorini: Your Guide to Cozy Retreats and Breathtaking Views

Santorini is home to some pretty incredible rentals. From renting a cave to a seaside oasis, you’ll find amazing options complete with private pools and luxury accommodations. Learn everything you need to know about Airbnb Santorini booking short-term rentals during your vacation.

Airbnb Santorini Considerations

Before booking an Airbnb for your vacation, consider these factors that will help you decide whether a hotel, guest house or short-term rental, such as Airbnb, is right for you.

  • There are no standard acceptable requirements for short-term rentals as far as safety and security
  • Check-in process might be unclear or come just hours before your scheduled rental
  • Some rentals require that you clean before leaving
  • Following specific rental-by-rental rules can be complex and lead to additional fees if you don’t watch closely
  • You might find yourself in an area with few people and security concerns
  • Once you add on the fees, a short-term rental might be costlier than a hotel or guest house but with fewer amenities
  • Most short-term rentals don’t offer the same amenities as hotels or guest houses, such as included breakfast, concierge, on-site bars, room service, etc.
  • You might have to share common spaces with other guests or your host so read the description carefully if you want greater privacy
  • Reaching your host is more complex than just going to the front desk or calling the main line. It might take several hours to get a response if they manage multiple properties or this is just a side hustle for them

The Leading Short-term Rental Options in Santorini

Short-term rentals give you access to unique experiences on the island of Santorini. Review this list of some of the leading options you can book on Airbnb.

Hector Cave House

Sleep in a cave that was carved from the caldera cliff. This desirable rental boasts one bedroom but four beds to accommodate up to 5 people. Enjoy a private veranda with plenty of room to relax and dine.

Given its location, it has views you can’t beat. Enjoy the plunge pool designed for up to 2 people at a time from April 1-November 30 but know that it is not heated so it might not be the most comfortable swim unless it is the heat of the summer.

Located Oia Village, you’ll have a premier location that is within walking distance of many attractions. 

During the season, this rental is upwards of $800 per night.

Sunset Cave House

Relax in Oia village as you hang from the Caldera cliff. This rental is just below the old castle and sits 150 meters above sea level. It includes a private plunge pool so you can take a splash on the open, private terrace. 

Enjoy the free Wi-Fi, full kitchen and the bathroom essentials you’ll need throughout your trip. The rental also includes daily maid service, which is rare to find in short-term rentals. During the tourist season, the hospitality team also delivers breakfast to your doorstep. 

Depending on when you book this rental, it can cost more than $1,000 per night.

Casa Sofia

A more affordable rental option in Oia, Casa Sofia offers stunning views of the sea. It is built into the rock face in a quiet neighborhood. 

The one-bedroom rental has 2 single beds, accommodating up to 4 guests. The veranda offers the freedom to enjoy the sea breeze in solitude. On the terrace, you’ll find a table and chairs as well as an umbrella for shade. The rental includes daily maid service and is within walking distance of many local attractions.

This home is more affordable, averaging $250 per night even during tourist season. 

Kamini Villa

If you have a large group of people you’ll be traveling with, Kamini Villa is for you. Able to accommodate up to 10 guests, this 5 bedroom, 5 bath house features 2.5 acres of private space to spread out and enjoy.

You get many great amenities with this rental, including:

  • Breakfast included
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Airport transfers
  • Pool
  • Hot tub

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It comes with a main house and 2 guest houses with ample space for everyone. Enjoy the included laundry service and concierge to make your stay more comfortable. As you might expect, the rental is costly per night at about $1,900.

Santorini Sky

This new rental is ideal for 2 guests. The views are breathtaking and allow you to enjoy the Aegean Sea. The heated pool is private and will allow you to relax even in the spring and fall.

Enjoy access to the Sky Lounge where you can get snacks, pantry items and concierge support during the day.

Even with introductory rates, the rental costs more than $700 per night. It is quickly becoming a popular place to stay in Santorini.

3-bedroom Villa with 2 Caldera View Jacuzzis

This rental has a 4.98 star rating and it isn’t hard to see why. It can welcome up to 6 guests. If you enjoy a jacuzzi, get ready for the ultimate relaxation because this rental comes with 2 Jacuzzis, both with stunning caldera views. It also comes with daily breakfast and maid service. You’ll be within walking distance of many outstanding restaurants as well as supermarkets for the ultimate convenience.

Enjoy a welcome drink upon arrival. Take advantage of the extra services available for an added charge. These include ironing, laundry and massage services as well as the opportunity to have food delivered to your villa from many great local places.

This rental is quite pricey at nearly $2,500 per night. It also fills quickly so book your rental early if you plan to stay here during tourist season.

Pina Caldera

Looking for a private pool with caldera views? This rental is for you. Up to 2 guests can enjoy this rental on the cliffs of Oia. The kitchen is fully equipped to make your stay enjoyable. The back terrace is extensive and provides a majestic view of the caldera. Relax in the private pool and hot tub as you enjoy this luxurious experience.

Depending on when you book, you can expect to pay more than $1,000 per night for your stay.

Affordable Accommodations with Outstanding Amenities

You don’t have to spend $1,000 per night to enjoy Santorini. Stay away from the crowds at The Fisherman’s House for approximately $100 per night. Enjoy rooms with views of the private pool. Some rooms also have private balconies where you can relax after a day of exploration. You can watch the sunset from many of the rooms and take in all Akrotiri’s beauty and quiet lifestyle. 

Book your stay now to secure the best rates and greatest availability. 

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Published June 5, 2024

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