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FREDDY'S- ONE OF THE GREAT HYDRA HOUSES...PERFECT LOCATION IN LOWER KAMINIA

Dino

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english, french, italian, greek
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Dino

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2014
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FREDDY'S- ONE OF THE GREAT HYDRA HOUSES...PERFECT LOCATION IN LOWER KAMINIA

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Hydra Island Villa Rental Photos and Description

4 Br, 3 Ba, Restored Mansion In Prime Location, Incredible Views (Sleeps 10)

Freddy's is a very spacious and elegantly restored 200 year-old stone villa, located in lower Kaminia, Hydra's nicest residential area. The house has been specifically configured and equipped to accommodate large groups of up to ten people with ease. Freddy's features magnificent views of the sea and the surrounding village, and is but a three minute walk to the best swimming areas and Tavernas on the island. Unlike so many houses on the island, it is located close to the sea, so it is easy to come and go as often as you like during the hot days and nights of summer.

The owner has meticulously renovated and upgraded the house over the last ten years. New for 2014, air conditioning has been installed in every bedroom, because AC is critical for guest comfort and well being during the months of July and August. We also know that internet access is vital to our all our guests. That is why Freddy's features a very robust, hard-wired high speed internet Wi-Fi system that works smoothly and quickly in every room of the house, and all of the outdoor areas.

You will find that Freddy's has that rare combination of modern amenities and old school expat charm that makes for the perfect Hydra vacation house. The house is furnished with antiques, original art, and recently purchased Italian beds and sofas for comfort and style. The house is overstocked with comfortable, new linens, pillows and towels for a full house of guests. All the appliances and mechanical systems are new and in perfect working condition, rare for an Hydra house!

Freddy's has spectacular panoramic views of the sea and surrounding village, from each of its three huge master bedrooms, and two outdoor terraces. The high ceilings and large windows (with new insect screens) in each bedroom create a wonderful light and airy feeling that is rare and delightful to experience. The forth bedroom, with a private 1/2 bath, opens onto the large private garden/courtyard planted with beautiful, mature shade trees.

For cooking enthusiasts like ourselves, Freddy's features both a very well equipped indoor kitchen, and a superb, traditional outdoor cooking area with a custom made grill and a wood-fired pizza oven. Many of our guests particularly enjoy having outdoor pizza parties around the pizza oven. Freddy's features a very large covered terrace on the second floor that is perfect as an outdoor dining area or for relaxing in deck chairs while taking in the sea view. There is also an incredible open air terrace on the top floor, with full views of the sea and the surrounding village that you will never forget. It is fantastic for sunbathing during the day, or evening cocktail parties at night.

In order to make getting to Hydra and enjoying our house as easy as possible, we are happy to coordinate private transportation from Athens Airport to the front door of our house. Our licensed taxi driver and trusted friend can pick you up as you step out of the terminal and deliver you to a boat taxi for the last short leg of your journey to Hydra. Whether you arrive by high speed ferry or boat taxi, we will personally meet you upon arrival and arrange donkey transportation of your luggage to the house. There we will familiarize you with the house, and answer any initial questions you might have. Once you are established at the house, we are available help you customize your vacation experience on Hydra any way you like. We will be happy to advise you on all the good restaurants, the best places for swimming, boat chartering, walking trails, museums, and other cultural events. If your computers should need repair while you are on the island we will hook you up with the local computer technician. If medical issues arise for anyone in your party we will help you arrange prompt and proper care.

As we maintain Freddy's to a very high standard, we include maid service once per week as part of the rental price. We can arrange for additional maid service if desired. In order to make your arrival as carefree as possible we stock the refrigerator with basics such as bottled water, milk, beer, wine, coffee, tea and cereal. After you arrive we will arrange for you to have your groceries delivered by donkey from any of the three local markets nearby.

As we are boating enthusiasts, we offer a free afternoon boat excursion on our boat to everyone who books our house. We think seeing the island from the water is essential to complete the Hydra experience, and we enjoy the opportunity to spend time with our interesting, international guests.

We hope you will come to Hydra and be our guests soon. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions that you might have about Hydra or our house. We know the time you spend at Freddy's will be a much cherished memory for you and your family.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dino (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, italian, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2014

About Dino

Freddy's has been lovingly owned and maintained by the same American family since 1964.

My wife and I, and our twin boys, own and occupy several other houses on the island, and are always available to answer any questions and fix any problems immediately. We are happy to share our knowledge of the island, and show you our favorite swimming spots, tavernas, and cafes, as well as make introductions to make your stay on Hydra more enjoyable.

After being here for 35+ years, we know just about everybody on the island- locals, as well as summer 'regulars'. We find that we really enjoy working with our guests to help them enjoy Hydra to the fullest, and enjoy helping our guests find the things they enjoy doing..whether it is boating, hiking, or dining. It gives us a lot of satisfaction to help our guests get the most out of their stay.

Our eleven year old twin boys enjoy playing with the children of our guests, and showing them their favorite places to swim and play on the island.

Dino purchased this villa in 1964

Why Dino chose Hydra Island

My Uncle Freddy bought our house in 1964 because of it's exceptional beauty, privacy and location. Freddy's is up high enough to have spectacular views of the sea, as well as the 'peaks' of Hydra, yet still low enough to walk to and from the beach and the main port of Hydra with ease. Kaminia is considered by locals to be the nicest part of the island; it is quiet, and never overrun with tourists--even during high season, yet some of the better restaurants on Hydra are located within a few minutes walk from the house.

What makes this villa unique

We give our guests a level of personal attention that no absentee owner could provide. We can help coordinate travel to and from Athens Airport to our front door. We meet our guests upon arrival to the island, arrange for donkey transportation of guests luggage to the house, and personally familiarize our guests with our home, and the island. We will show you our favorite restaurants and shops, and love to take our guests out on our personal boat for boat picnics. We speak English, French, and Italian, as well as Greek. Our trustworthy housekeeper Peppa has been taking care of our home for over 15 years, and is available as often as you like. We will advise you on expert medical care should the need arise.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

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Freddy's- One of the great Hydra houses...Perfect Location in Lower Kaminia
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Absolute Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Everything about Freddy's House was perfect from the moment I stepped through the gate door; the property, its location, and its hosts. Spotlessly clean, impeccably furnished and incredibly warm, Freddy's House was an oasis of calm for the three weeks I was on Hydra. For an island with so much to do outside, I will confess I often didn't want to leave the house! Beyond being Architectural Digest-ready with its effortlessly chic styling and incredible history, the house itself is chock full of up-to-date amenities one longs for on a trip far away from home; a dishwasher, washer/dryer, great showers, air conditioning, refrigerators with ample storage, and most importantly, fast wi-fi in every room and great cell reception throughout. Dino and Trina were wonderful hosts, always available with any questions I had about the house, its history, or the island itself. (Their recommendations on where to eat were especially welcome, and always spot on.) I had a once-in-a-lifetime stay at Freddy's, and know any other traveler who stays here will too. A tip: if Dino offers you a tour of the island, take it without hesitation!
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Freddy's- One of the great Hydra houses...Perfect Location in Lower Kaminia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3527786
+1 -302298053417
Hydra Island Saronic Islands
Hydra, Greece
5

Magnificent!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had easily the best vacation of our lives at Freddy's house. We stayed there last July with one other couple and their two teenage kids. Where to begin? Dino and Trina kindly met us in port as we arrived and escorted us to the house. The second we entered the courtyard we knew we had scored the perfect vacation house. It's huge - it's three stories tall and like a small castle. We were pinching ourselves when we saw the three large and super-comfortable master bedrooms, each with full-on views of the ocean. The bathrooms were recently re-done and are also very large and sunny. There were also a lot of little touches we liked, such as high-quality, apparently new linens and towels, original artwork and antiques, and perfect WiFi throughout the house. We enjoyed the super-comfy Italian couches and beds too. Freddy's really has a classic expat style that made us feel at home.The garden is also superb. During the day we spent a lot of time lounging around under the big lemon and olive trees. In the evenings we went up to third floor terrace for cocktails to watch the sunset. We called it Magic Hour. The view was a religious experience. I would recommend Freddy's to anyone!
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Freddy's- One of the great Hydra houses...Perfect Location in Lower Kaminia
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3527786
+1 -302298053417
Hydra Island Saronic Islands
5

Wonderful Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5
My Family and I had a Lovely stay at this beautiful home! It was a wonderful retreat for us. The house is Great! With lots of recent updates, and all modern conveniences. It is very clean, and has charming antiques mixed with updates, such as Wifi, and flat screen TV. The linens seemed new, beds were very comfortable. It is located in a lovely spot, not too far from "Pirofani", one of the great "Expat" restaurants in Kaminia. There are also a couple of other great restaurants nearby, "Christina's", which is well known for excellent traditional Greek cuisine, and "Kodylenia's", with good taverna fare has gorgeous views! There is a good pebble beach, with service from the bar/restaurant, "Castello". The house has beautiful views from All three large, beautiful bedrooms!
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Athens
Nearest Ferry
1000 Metres
Hydra Port
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Pirofani
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Castello
Car: not necessary

Freddy's is located in the nicest part of Kaminia,which is the most beautiful residential area on Hydra. The beaches and restaurants near our house are some of the best on the island.

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Rates & Availability

From €2,800 Per week

Hydra Island Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015
Apr 1 2015 - May 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,800
 
 
Early Summer 2015
May 16 2015 - Jun 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,200
 
 
High Season 2015
Jun 17 2015 - Sep 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
€3,500
 
 
Autumn 2015
Sep 16 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,800
 

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Hydra Island Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Verani - toilet , shower
    2nd Floor Master - toilet , tub , shower , This is a huge, beautiful bathroom.
    Ground floor - toilet , shower
  • All three bathrooms are recently renovated and in perfect working condition.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Green Room - 1 queen
    Yellow Room - 1 queen
    Overflow - 1 king , Located on the first floor. Huge bed , nice garden view
    Verani - 1 queen
  • The Master bedroom has a new, super comfortable, King bed. It is a very large room with Air conditioning, and a ceiling fan. The room has beautiful light and views from windows in three different directions. We recently replaced the traditional 10 foot high, wood ceilings, installed new wall-sconce bed-side lights, and refinished the traditional wooden floors. The Yellow room has a recently purchased queen sized bed, a ceiling fan, and giant windows with screens. One set of windows faces the Ocean and the other set faces the Garden. The top floor bedroom (Verani), has a recently purchased Queen sized bed, and two very large traditional antique daybeds, (with new cushions). This room can accommodate 4 adults, or 5-6 children, easily. It has beautiful light, phenomenal views, a ceiling fan, and window screens. Garden room with new comfortable, pull-out sofa, (Overflow), is easy to access, and has it's own 1/2 bath. All linens, pillows and towels are high quality and new.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
In addition to the two indoor showers, and one large bathtub, there is also an outdoor shower.

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