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Overview of Superb 19C stone house with yard, 3 mins walk - no steps - to Hydra port

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Sun loungers, beach towels
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Entire home

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 6

4.5/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue Grill
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationEcclesiastic and Byzantine Museum3 min walk
    Popular LocationHydra Cathedral4 min walk
    Popular LocationHistoric House of Lazaros Kountouriotis5 min walk

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Bathroom 1
Shower
Bathroom 2
Shower
Outside
Shower

About this property

Entire place

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

Superb 19C stone house with yard, 3 mins walk - no steps - to Hydra port

Historic villa in Hydra
Blissful relaxation in the residential heart of Hydra town. Enjoy casual, understated luxury and ecological design that reflects the pride and tradition of generations of islanders: everyday heroes, artists and celebrities alike. Lounge, dine, socialize with special friends and family or just gaze at the stars from your yard. Follow the island's natural rhythms with a healthy, social and outdoor lifestyle. Easy no stairs three minutes’ walk on cobbled paths to all Hydra port has to offer.

The 200 years-old house was passed from generation to generation of working sponge divers and fishermen. The pride of its owners is reflected in the austere architectural volumes and their sculptural beauty - typical of Hydra island – both humbly preserved in the recent renovation.

You will enjoy casual, all-natural materials, and minimalist décor that brings out the beautifully raw qualities of the stone structure. All furniture, sinks and even wall lights are hand-made by Greek craftsmen, and original art by Greek artists adorns the walls.

The villa consists of two buildings - the old 2-floor stone house, and the (more recent) guest house, around a beautiful 65m2 outside private yard/patio on three levels, all enclosed within the private villa area complex.

Access to the villa from Hydra port does not require climbing stairs. The ground floor areas of the villa including the guest house (with double bed and en-suite), main bathroom and main yard are easily accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Note there are no cars, motorcycles or bicycles anywhere on Hydra Island. Primary transport is by walking, assisted by donkeys and water taxis.

The indoor layout is open plan with no internal doors, walls or partitions allowing abundant natural light and ventilation, even at the expense of some privacy. Full-length white curtains substitute for internal doors, providing a delicate balance between spaciousness and privacy.

The kitchen is professionally equipped, particularly for healthy cooking and eating – you choose whether to cook indoor or outdoor or a bit of both.

The yard is perfect for warm gatherings of friends, families and special guests, under the stars or under the morning shade. Please respect quiet hours.

It is an easy two minutes’ walk along charming cobbled paths to all amenities, shops, eating, arts and entertainment options available around Hydra port. There are no steps to climb to or from the villa.

The nearest supermarket is within a minute walk, as is the main town square with eating and cafe options.

Beach boats and water taxis can be found straight ahead when you reach the quay. The nearest swimming point, Spilia, is a further five minutes’ walk along the sea-side path.

Continue on the paths either side of the picture-perfect port for stunning sea-side walks and jogs, longer for scenic and rewarding hikes to untouched parts of the island.

The villa is designed and equipped for active, healthy living, and incorporates a number of ecological features. Traditional wooden windows are fitted with double glazing and retractable screens for worry-free use. Energy-efficient air-conditioning/heating and appliances, low wattage LED dimmable lights are fitted throughout the villa.

A restored, fully-functioning cistern provides an authentic rainwater outdoor shower experience after a hot morning at the beach, a jogging session or your hikin this quiet, charming residential neighborhood in Hydra town, in touch with the daily natural rhythms of this very special island and its people.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this villa offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer refrigerators, stovetops, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include safes and coffee/tea makers.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Harinos

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Beach

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels

Internet

  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car not required

Kitchen

  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Paper towels
  • Electric kettle
  • Spices
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee grinder
  • Toaster

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room

Entertainment

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Video library
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Barbecue grill
  • Outdoor furniture

Laundry

  • Washing machine

Comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Suitability/Accessibility

  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Safe
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • In the city center
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Boating on site
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Hiking nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock

General

  • Sleeps 6

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 6

Check-out

Check-out before 12:00 PM

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

Pets

Pets not allowed

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
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock

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

Superb 19C Stone House Yard 3 Mins Walk no Steps Villa
Superb 19C Stone House Yard 3 Mins Walk no Steps Hydra Port
Superb 19C Stone House Yard 3 Mins Walk no Steps
Superb 19C Stone House Yard 3 Mins Walk no Steps Villa
Superb 19C Stone House Yard 3 Mins Walk no Steps Hydra Port
Superb 19C Stone House Yard 3 Mins Walk no Steps Villa
Superb 19C Stone House Yard 3 Mins Walk no Steps Hydra Port
Superb 19C Stone House Yard 3 Mins Walk no Steps

About this area

Hydra

Located in Hydra, this villa is in the city center and 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. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain climbing and hiking nearby. Guests appreciate the property's central location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ecclesiastic and Byzantine Museum - 3 min walk
  • Hydra Town Harbour - 4 min walk
  • Hydra Cathedral - 4 min walk
  • Historic House of Lazaros Kountouriotis - 5 min walk
  • Manor of George Kountouriotis - 6 min walk

Restaurants

  • Gatto Nero — 4 min walk
  • Ostria Restaurant — 4 min walk
  • Psinesai Grill House — 4 min walk
  • Skipper — 4 min walk
  • Piato — 4 min walk
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Staff & service

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Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Charming stay in Hydra
The property is well presented and it did accommodate 8 people (2 families of 4). Although we had to spend some time to figure out how best to allocate bedding because it’s not all conveniently located. Essentially, all living space was taken up by bedding, so there was no area we could use to relax internally during the day. The owner Dimitri has said they will market the property as a 6 person property going forward. We liked the outdoor seating area but I think it could do with a covered area to shelter from sun and rain. The flimsy outdoor umbrella really takes away from the property’s charm. We really liked the large fully equipped kitchen which we used to make cooked breakfasts every morning. The location was very convenient, which doesn’t require any assistance for luggage transportation. Privacy is a bit of an issue when wanting to use the bathroom facilities... I think installing a door to the toilet and shower rather than a curtain would be appropriate. Dimitri has taken on this feedback and will be making changes to make the facilities more private. There is also a large area for laundry facilities. I think with a few extra touches this could be a great property for 5 to 6 people.

5/5 Excellent

Beautifully restored home that was close to town! Wonderful hosts that answered questions promptly!
Harinos has created an incredible home on Hydra. The property was immaculate and very thoughtfully designed to reflect a remarkable degree of environmental and historical consciousness. The property lies approximately four city blocks above the central harbor and promenade and is a wonderful location for your stay in Hydra. We enjoyed dining at Isalose for both breakfast and dinner ( many places were closed during low season) and there was a supermarket within about a block of the home. The silence at night without motorized vehicles was a welcome relief after several evenings in both Athens and Nafplio. We enjoyed long walks along the shoreline paths and although high winds delayed our departure, we managed to use the local ferry to Metochi which was a minimal 25-30 minute voyage. The home and Courtyard were marvelous for relaxing at night and we enjoyed a lovely evening outside beside the fireplace once the winds had subsided. Thank you kindly for the use of you home and if you ever choose to visit the Caribbean, please give me a call and you are welcome to stay in our island home in the Dominican Republic.

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