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Nicaela's-Quintessential Hydra

4.8/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationAvláki8 min walk
    Popular LocationHistoric House of Lazaros Kountouriotis8 min walk
    Popular LocationEcclesiastic and Byzantine Museum12 min walk

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

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About this area


Located in Hydra, this vacation home is by the ocean. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Vlychos Plakes and Avláki, while Ecclesiastic and Byzantine Museum and Hydra Museum Historical Archives are cultural highlights. Scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Avláki - 8 min walk
  • Historic House of Lazaros Kountouriotis - 8 min walk
  • Hydra Town Harbour - 10 min walk
  • Hydra Merchant Marine Academy - 12 min walk
  • Ecclesiastic and Byzantine Museum - 12 min walk


  • Techne restaurant & social — 7 min walk
  • Veranda Restaurant — 10 min walk
  • Ostria Restaurant — 10 min walk
  • Hydronetta — 10 min walk
  • Sunset Restaurant — 10 min walk
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About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Nicaela's-Quintessential Hydra

Vacation home with patio, near Hydra Town Harbour
Nicaela's House is a stunningly renovated traditional Hydra island home to rent for 2 couples or a family of 4 to share. Nicaela's overlooks Kamini Harbour and is a short stroll to the nearest beach at Castello or to the local restaurants & tavernas. Impeccably finished and furnished, the house offers comfortable accommodation with two double bedrooms, both with queen-size beds, two shower rooms, downstairs living room, upstairs sitting room, two very large outside dining terraces, well equipped kitchen, air-conditioning in every room, as well as strong WiFi. A comfortable adult size inflatable air bed, and a port-a-crib are available, upon request. The views are stunning and everything is easy to get to.

Should you be interested in renting another larger house, in addition to, or instead of Nicaela’s, please check out the other house we own on Hydra. Freddy’s is a beautiful 4 bedroom villa that is a five minute walk from Nicaela’s. See HA #3527786.

For those who choose Nicaela’s, we offer a hotel standard of hospitality, professionalism and friendly service. We want to reassure you that we will be on hand and available to help and guide you even before you arrive. So if you have any questions about what to expect, how to get here or you have any other questions about the house or Hydra, please don't hesitate to ask. We live on the island and are available thoughout your stay. What you see on our pages and in our reviews indicates the level of service and standard of accommodation we strive for. What you see is what we ensure you get.

Well built paths and steps wind between the pretty houses of lower Kamini to reach Nicaela's and it's an easy stroll up to the house from Kamini Harbour. The house is a true 'country retreat' with it's unique position creating the illusion that you could be miles from anywhere. Of course you aren't because the nearest beach is just a few hundred meters at Castello over the brow of the hill to one side and the wonderful tavernas of Kamini a similar distance the other way. But the illusion is maintained by the peace and quiet at Nicaela's because it stands removed from the rest of the village houses. You just hear the gentle buzz of cicades, the occassional distant bray of a mule and perhaps the throb of a sea taxi leaving Kamini Harbour below.

From the carefully managed 'rural' atmosphere of the outside, you walk into Nicaela's house from the terrace into a different world of casual comfort! The transition is gorgeous: cool white and muted grey decoration, comfortable seating, ingenious tables, every appliance and furnishing kept in excellent working condition to make sure that you will feel pampered and 'at home'.


Downstairs there is an open plan living space with a double bedroom to one side and the kitchen and first shower room to the other.

The kitchen is equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher, electric oven & stove, a fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee maker as well as a plenty of utensils, saucepans, crockery, cutlery, glasses and serving dishes. The kitchen has everything that a good cook would need.

The downstairs shower room has a W.C., hand basin with a vanity unit with mirror, excellent lighting (so you can do you make up ladies) and there is a hair-dryer provided so you don't have to bring one with you. There are plenty of fluffy bathroom towels (but please use the beach towels that are provided for house so you don't have to be worried about looking crumpled when you go out! The downstairs Double Bedroom has plenty of drawer space, and clothes hanging space so you can unpack. Both bedrooms have very comfortable, and new, queen-sized bed. This room has attractive sea facing views to the front and a window that looks west. Both windows have internal wooden shutters so you can close out the heat of the afternoon sun if you prefer not to use the air-conditioning. Upstairs The upper floor of the house very much like a private suite. At the top of the stairs from the lower floor you walk into a sitting room. On one side of the sitting room is the upstairs bathroom, with shower, sink and toilet. On the other side of the sitting room is a second bedroom, with a double bed, and beautiful light and views. The feeling of spaciousness is enhanced by the hand-crafted wooden ceilings, as is the traditional style of Hydra homes. As with the downstairs bedroom, you will find plenty of hanging and drawer space so you can unpack. The en-suite bathroom is also supplied with toiletries and a hair-dryer. Outside Living Nicaela's features three separate terraces, each with stunning views of the sea, and the village of Kamini. The middle terrace functions as an extension of the living room and kitchen area, and features a custom made teak dining table for six, an outdoor cooking area, and two elegant sun umbrellas. The lower terrace is huge and has plenty of new comfortable deck chairs for lounging around and taking in the views. It also has a really cool outdoor shower area disguised by the cypress tree on the lower terrace, and a custom made antique marble sink. There's even a thoughtfully placed set of hooks to hang your towels on to dry when you come back from the beach! Hospitality Your Hosts, Dino and Trina Bradlee, keep the house to a very high standard and leave all the information you might need in the house folder so you can find your way around not only the house but where the local restaurants are, how to call a sea taxi, getting to the beach and emergency information etc. We are aware of the fact that our guests are particularly charmed by the privacy, so once you are settled in, we will leave it up to you to contact us if you need help. We are very sociable though, so if you'd like to be introduced to the many and various delights of Hydra, it will be out pleasure! We also own another house on Hydra that we rent, which is a short distance from Nicaela's. If you should need a larger house, or require an additional house besides Nicaela's, please see the listing for "Freddy's", Homeaway #3527786. Together, the two houses total 6 large, beautiful private bedrooms, (for a total accomodation of 12 guests between the two houses), all with magnificent ocean views.
Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate dining areas. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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Property amenities


  • Beach towels


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car not required

Food and drink

  • Freezer


  • 2 bedrooms


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bathtub or shower

Living spaces

  • Dining room
  • Living room

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Terrace

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Swimming nearby


  • Sleeps 4



Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in at Nicaela's-Quintessential Hydra?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Nicaela's-Quintessential Hydra?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Nicaela's-Quintessential Hydra located?
Situated by the ocean, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Avláki and Hydra Town Harbour. Historic House of Lazaros Kountouriotis and Hydra Cathedral are also within 15 minutes.
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Spectacular Views is correct!
A stay at Nicaela's is well worth the trek around the lanes of Hydra. 'She' (the lovely named house) is situated in the rocky countryside of this majestic island, and majestically stands proud with views across to the Peloponnese that are unrivalled. I suggest getting your supplies and staying well tucked up here - you have everything in the house - and staying with your loved one, or indeed, yourself, in this gorgeously inspiring location. Perfect for a honeymoon destination, but even as a 'get away from it all' for a solo person who needs to re-group, or needs to work uninterrupted; an author, painter, poet. The location is inspiring enough and the house's vibe inspires this.

5/5 Excellent

A delightful Greek house on the beautiful island of Hydra
This a simple, but delightful, two-story Greek house situated above Kamini harbour. Plentiful terraces, outstanding views and close to great swimming spots, it is free-standing and therefore quieter and more private than houses around the main harbour. Dino and Trina are friendly hosts and always helpful.

4/5 Good

Stunning house on top of the hill
Now I should start out by pointing out that "top of the hill" at Hydra can be brutal. But not here, being slightly above the other houses in Kamini makes the walk easy and the reward huge. There are a few immediate things that comes to mind thinking about our wonderful 2 week stay at Niceaelas House - The wonderful view, the spotless finish of the carefully newly renovated building, obviously done by someone with a great eye for design and details and the fact that there was always a perfect breeze blowing cooling down the heat. Also Dino and Trina were the perfect hosts, always giving it their best to make our stay perfect. This is our second stay in "the suburbs" of Kamini and we love it here. Its just like a very small Greek village where it only takes a day to become best friend with Dimitra running the small local food store. And there are a perfect mix of small local restaurants at an arm lengths distance. A few steps away is the Castello beach with great food and price worthy sun beds. When you want the feel "the puls" you take the short 10 minutes walk in to the port, or just call for a taxi boat. The house was perfect for us, a family of four. It was very well equipped with all we needed, including kitchen tools, dishwasher and washing machine. And not to forget a brand new AC in each of the room. Almost the feel of an hotel - with towels, soaps and endless supply of bottled water. All in one word - Wonderful. Next time we go back to Hydra we will no doubt contact Dino and Trina again. Thanks from Björn, Pia, Alma & Zack.

5/5 Excellent

Wunderbares Haus
Tolles Haus. Sauber, schön renoviert. Wunderbare Aussicht und Ruhe.

5/5 Excellent

We loved it, great House and fantastic people. The Island is a must.

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