Leading hospitality brand in the private home and villa rental market, onefinestay, expands its portfolio of the world’s finest exclusive-use rentals with its launch in Santorini this April and expansion of its existing Mykonos collection. Over 30 stunning new villas, each unique in their own way and capturing the essence of the Greek islands, are now available for guests to book. With Greece on track to welcome foreign tourists from May, onefinestay’s new selection of villas will provide the perfect refuge for a summer getaway, offering ultimate seclusion and privacy on these idyllic islands.
True to onefinestay’s uncompromised level of service, each stay will be professionally managed to ensure guests receive round-the-clock support from the initial booking enquiry to post-stay. Going beyond the home-needs, all guests have access to complimentary concierge services when they book through onefinestay. In advance of the trip, the dedicated concierge, with in-depth knowledge of the destination, is on-hand to personally tailor their guest’s experience to ensure they have an effortless, high quality stay and get the best out of the islands from the moment they arrive. They will help with anything from as simple as arranging VIP transfers to securing the most in-demand private chefs to curate a local gastronomic feast, to arranging a boat charter to the most secluded beaches or curating a bespoke wellness programme to follow during the stay.
“Over the past 10 years Mykonos and Santorini have gained notoriety as the ‘go to’ islands for European summer holidays, and after a year of travellers having to put their plans on hold, we are excited to see increased demand for our private villa experiences and broaden our footprint to some of the most desirable islands in the Mediterranean.” said Amanda Dyjecinski, onefinestay’s Chief Brand and Marketing Officer. “We’ve handpicked the new collection of homes, choosing them for their style, design, comfort and above all their location, providing uninterrupted ocean views. Our aim was to add a variety of homes that are ideal to host groups of families and friends; from traditional Greek style villas, to super luxe modern homes as well as dazzling sea-facing retreats. We have taken great care in inspecting and carefully selecting homes that match our guests’ tastes and needs, whilst delivering the same ubiquitous and exceptional quality service that we at onefinestay have become known for.”
Characterised by their picturesque white stone villages, silky soft beaches and balmy Mediterranean clime, there are endless reasons why a fully customised villa experience in the Cyclades should feature at the top of a traveller’s summer holiday list. Below, onefinestay selects its finest new villas on these idyllic islands.
Villa Tan, Santorini
Perched high on the edge of steep cliffs in Imerovigli, with dramatic views over the shimmering sea and nearby volcano, Villa Tan is a traditional Cycladic cave house with a contemporary beach-chic spin. Inside the charming hideaway, cavernous rooms flow through narrow archways to create an intimate feel. The three-bedroom villa, which sleeps 6 guests, consists of an upper and lower cave house, each of which has its own well-equipped kitchen and terrace. The outside space has a large terrace with a plunge pool, and pergola-shaded and sun-drenched balconies. Villa Tan’s set-up as two separate cave houses is perfect for couples or two small families travelling together.
Prices from £4,070 per week.
Villa Carnelian, Santorini
Lovingly converted from two old pottery kilns, Villa Carnelian is a unique abode with plenty of character located on the eastern part of the island in Pyrgos. The two-bedroom retreat which sleeps 4 guests, was built using eco-friendly materials and with respect to traditional Cycladic architecture. Inside, minimalist interiors and a crisp white colour scheme with splashes of blue, red and orange give each room a fresh and contemporary feel, strikingly contrasting the historic exterior. Outside, there is an infinity pool and a bubbling jacuzzi from where guests can enjoy views of the azure Aegean Sea and the dramatic caldera. This one-of-a-kind villa is perfect for those always searching for something a little different on their travels.
Prices from £2,930 per week.
Villa Carmine is an elegant five-bedroom retreat, sleeping up to 10 guests and located in the serene surroundings of Akrotiri. Tucked away from the crowds and tourist hotspots, this sleepy village on the south of the island is the ideal destination for those who enjoy a quieter pace of life while away on holiday. Authentically Greek and traditional in style, a soft white and pastel colour palette gives the interiors an air of romance. Adding to this atmosphere are the dainty chandeliers that hang from the ceiling and flowing chiffon curtains that envelop the plush king bed in the master room. There is also a soothing indoor spa room complete with a heated jacuzzi, from where guests can access the spacious pool area with magnificent sea views.
Prices from £8,130 per week.
Villa Diaz, Mykonos
Villa Diaz is a magnificent peaceful haven nestled within the rocky landscape of Psarou. This stunning home features traditional Greek architecture that has been carefully carved into the rock, using natural materials to create an authentic design. The villa sleeps up to 12 guests and is spread across three levels, each with minimalistic sophisticated interiors. With privacy and nature in mind, private terraces open up to the natural rock formations, revealing the breath-taking views of the crystalline seawaters.
Prices from £16,240 per week.
Villa Nicholson, Mykonos
An exceptional retreat for an unforgettable stay, Villa Nicholson is ideally located close to the pristine sands of Mersini Beach. Brimming with traditional Cycladic charm and boasting incredible sea views, the villa is made up of eight spacious bedrooms and can accommodate up to 20 guests. Split across three individual units including the main house, this family-friendly home offers plenty of privacy for all guests.
Prices from £14,410 per week.
Villa Phoenix, Mykonos
Villa Phoenix is a contemporary five-bedroom retreat nestled on the rocks of Tourlos. Guests can enjoy the serenity that the quieter corners of Mykonos offer while still being within easy reach of its bustling towns and beaches. The house is a beautiful example of minimalistic and contemporary architecture, and it is easily one of the most exceptional villas on the island. Inside, floor-to-ceiling glass doors allow the sunshine to drench every room, while also allowing guests to soak up far-reaching views of the glittering Aegean Sea.
Prices from £22,780 per week.