CHARMING COTTAGE ON ISLAND WITH NO CARS ONLY DONKEYS

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Speaks french, greek, english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 14 nights

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CHARMING COTTAGE ON ISLAND WITH NO CARS ONLY DONKEYS

Hydra Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3

Cassandra cottage is full of Bohemiam charm. The cottage has a maze like feel as the rooms are in unexpected places adding to the eccentricity and appeal of this delicious cottage. The courtyard is arranged for four to dine with glimpses of the sea whilst remaining private with a traditional well in the center of the courtyard where water can be drawn to water the plants and clean off sandy feet. Through one door off the courtyard you will reach the sitting room and bedroom with two single beds. The sitting room's double windows open to a wonderful sea view and stunning sunsets and there are plenty of books in a variety of languages to add to your relaxation. The bedroom with two single beds lays through a separate door and with an interesting and unexpected window! Through another door from the courtyard there is the kitchen with a dining table for four. Up a spiral staircase, you reach the cool inviting master bedroom with a double bed & two balconies with breath taking sea views.

Hydra: Hydra town is laid out like an amphitheatre around the harbour. There are smaller harbours either side. One has a fish taverna and water sports and can be reach either by a flat walk around the coast or by one of the many water taxi that service the locals. The small harbour on the west side of the town is closer to you and can also be reached by a short coastal walk or water taxi from Hydra harbour. Here there is a good taverna with magnificent views and small fishing boats harbour. Further along from this is what is know as The Baby Beach. The water here slowly deepens and is ideal for all. Much further around the coast is a small gathering of houses and this can also be reach by a path along the hillside. Over the top of Hydra island through the pine forest and down the other side there are secluded bays which can also be reach by water taxi, foot or donkey. Don't forget to book your return!

A Day Out: From Hydra you can take a day trip to the islands of Spetses, Poros, Dokos, Aegina and/or Agistri. If you wish to travel further hire a car from Poros (across the narrow sea channel at Poros is the small town of Galatas where you will probably get a better deal on your car hire or at least be on the mainland.) From here you can reach Epidavros with it's famous ancient amphitheatre within half an hour and a further hour will take you to Ancient Mycene and Agamennons 'Beehive' tomb. The colossal walls of Tirins are along this journey as is the first capital of Greece, Nafplion, although it still has it's ancient mosques and old town squares it also now has a very chic cosmopolitan feel and is an excellent destination for a day out with it's castle up 999 steps towering over the town and the island fort in the bay which can be reach by local water bus.

Privacy: The people of Hydra have a sense of privacy and discretion. The building regulations state that no window can over look someone Else's property and those that do because they are so old have been tightly shuttered closed.

This sense of privacy has made Hydra into a place that people come to take a relaxing holiday with assurance of discretion. Leonard Cohen, Joan Collins and Richard Branson are some of the well known people that have holiday homes here.

MHTE: 0262K92000282001

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Property Manager (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2006
Speaks french, greek, english

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed in Cassandra Cottage for six weeks in September-October 2010 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cottage has lots of character. We loved it from the moment we climbed the steps to the welcoming blue doors to the courtyard. We particularly loved the large upstairs bedroom with two double doors, two windows and two balconies, all looking out on fantastic sea and mountain views. The downstairs sitting room was perfect for relaxing and reading, with lots of books on the shelves. We enjoyed meals outside in the private courtyard in the warmer weeks of September. There are four small general stores within short walking distance, all with helpful staff and donkeys to deliver whatever we needed.



- Peter and Heather, Australia
Sep 2010
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 14 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Charming cottage on Island with no cars only donkeys
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Peace and quiet on Hydra

  • 3 of 5
We stayed here for two weeks and had a lovely relaxing time on this beautiful car free island. The accommodation is rather basic for the price. However, Hydra is one of the most expensive islands in Greece. The owner has updated one of the bedrooms and installed air-conditioning. The Sitting Room has a lovely outlook and is a relaxing place to sit and unwind. The kitchen and shower room could do with some urgent updating though, as could the rather uncomfortable bedding.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Athens
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Piraeus
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Piraeus
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
beach

When you imagine a perfect Greek island Hydra is it. Narrow cobbled lanes to get lost in. Unexpected chic shops round corners. Quality locally served tavernas. Busy and quiet bars. Sea front cafes. Swimming in crystal clear waters. Goat tracks. Coastal walks. Deserted hills. Pine forests. Deserted bays. Hidden water sports facilities. Friendly locals. Day trips to other islands: Spetses, Poros, Dokos, Aegina, Agistri. Sunshine, shade and old windmills. But what gives Hydra it's unique feel is the strict building regulations which keeps everything in traditional harmony and the fact that the only mode of transport is donkey. There are no roads and no cars or bikes. Everywhere is a short walk or, if you like, a donkey ride away. The traditional way of building and lack of motorised transport keep the pace of life in Hydra as it was 100 years ago, delightfully steady and gentle. There is time to talk, time to smile, time to relax. On Hydra the world is still a beautiful place.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Hydra Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter/Spring
Nov 1 2014 - May 31 2015
14 night minimum stay
€80
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
14 night minimum stay
€95
 
 
August
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
14 night minimum stay
€115
 
 
September
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
14 night minimum stay
€95
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes A 20% deposit will be required to book. We ask you for the balance a month before your arrival. Credit card payments accepted through Pay-pal for the deposit. The balance to be payed by bank transfer. (Please note that that you may pay the balance through Pay-pal but as their charges are high we regret we will need to pass on this additional cost to you.)
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Amenities

Amenities

Hydra Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Budget
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Please note that the double bedroom has two balconies one of which has no railing. We would like to bring this to your attention if you have children. The door to this balcony can be bolted but caution needs to be exercised. The house is suitable for 3 people.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
Although children are welcome please be aware that the double bedroom up the spiral staircase has two balconies one of which has no railing. The door to this balcony can be bolted but caution needs to be exercised. Please also note that one of the qualities that lend Hydra it's unique charm is the absence of motor vehicles. This, however does make Hydra not so suitable for those who have difficulty in walking unless they are happy to travel everywhere by donkey. There are also many shallow steps and the streets can be wonderfully narrow so the elderly need to feel confident with steps.
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