The Stone House is a lovingly-restored 18th-century archondikon (aristocratic residence) set atop a steep hillside overlooking the breathtaking Hydra harbor. The hand-hewn stone wall surrounding the property encloses the main house, a guesthouse, and a series of courtyards and terraces. With three bedrooms and two and a half baths, the Stone House comfortably sleeps seven. Decorated with original artwork and carefully furnished with antiques and cozy chairs, the home is perfect for a couple's romantic getaway or a family's summer vacation.
The main house contains a living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and bath, and guest bedroom and bath. The house is equipped with all the implements for entertaining - and both the indoor and outdoor dining tables seat 8-10. The grand master bedroom boasts exquisite views in all directions: open sea, the cascade of island homes, and the majestic peaks of the mountains surrounding Hydra town.
About Hydra: This sweeping room of fabulous high-ceiling proportions also contains a writing desk, reading chairs, and a completely renovated ensuite bathroom, including a bathtub. A private balcony hangs in the sky, perfect for sipping an evening glass of wine.
The charming guesthouse contains a gem of a room. Dive into the queen-sized brass bed, and if it happens to be chilly during your stay, light a fire in the beautiful corner fireplace. This free-standing suite has a 1/2 bath just steps away. The Stone House boasts spectacular one-of-a-kind views that span the sea, the port, and the inland mountains.
Hydra cradles a bustling harbor packed with shops, restaurants, and quayside cafes perfect for sipping a leisurely cappuccino and people-watching. Tiny cobblestone lanes and winding limestone staircases crisscross the island's villages - there are no cars or scooters! With the exception of a few micro utility vehicles, donkeys and carts provide the island's only land transportation.
More About the Stone House: Long known as a haven for a rich blend of jet-setters, artists, and writers, Hydra also preserves a traditional, quaint way of life that has become increasingly hard to find in Greece's more heavily-touristed islands. The entire island has been preserved as a national monument and great reverence is paid to Hydra's role in the Greek War of Independence.
The Stone House boasts spectacular one-of-a-kind views that span the sea, the port, and the inland mountains. The house is wonderfully central to many of Hydra's delights. A short walk down one set of the island's many cobblestone staircases places you in the heart of the port. Likewise, a gentle meander through a pine grove brings you to the town's swimming rocks. Some of the comforts of the Stone House include: wireless internet access, Bose iPod speaker dock, a furnished kitchen, washer and dryer, three fireplaces, and weekly maid service.
Guest Services: The Stone House is owned and tended by a family who has been spending time on Hydra for the past four decades. Visitors to the Stone House will enjoy the special privilege of being received at the port by Alexis, our on-island concierge and Hydra resident. She will introduce you to the house and share with you her knowledge of the sights and secrets of Hydra. Although you will have complete privacy during your stay, assistance or advice will only be a phone call away. Our aim is to make you as comfortable as we can, while also granting you access to real Greek island life.
The small island of Hydra is found in the Saronic Gulf, 61km southwest of Piraeus (Athens' main port) and 7km from the Peloponnesus. The inhabited islands of Spetses, Poros, and Aegina are nearby, and can be seen in a daytrip, as can some of the towns of the Peloponnesus. Small, uninhabited islets lie within view off the coast and to the south. Visitors can reach Hydra by sea (90 minutes by hydrofoil). During the high season (June to September), temperatures range from the mid 20s C (80s F) to the mid-to-high 30s C (90s F) in July and August.
Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Diving
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