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.
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
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.