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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian

Breathtaking Views, Large Gardens And Terraces, Spotless clean.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Idra Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms: 1 double bed & 2 single beds, two bathrooms.

All around breathtaking panoramic views of ocean, village and mountains, in a renovated 19th century captain’s mansion, above the Hydra harbor, surrounded by seagulls, wrapped around by own terraces and gardens. The Seagulls’ Nest is completely independent with two main entrances and exclusive access to its own gardens and three terraces. It is very private and quiet, yet in close proximity to the port and all facilities. Fully furnished, modern and functional with an artistic touch and high aesthetics. Lying on the West side of the harbor and facing the East, it is a privileged building protected from the notoriously burning summer afternoon sun at Hydra town. After noon all terraces and gardens are in fresh shadow. Large umbrellas offer shadow in the morning.

All beds are equipped with high quality relaxing mattresses. A baby cot for a child up to 15 kg is available.

Not suitable for very young children, if not well attended, or unfit persons because of stone stairs. Free Wifi connection. As it is not advisable to drink the public network water in Hydra, limitless quantity of flat, mineral, mountain water is available for free to the guests.

At arrival guests are welcomed with a basket of fruits, local delicacies and wine.

PLEASE NOTE!

Minimum stay: 7 NIGHTS

Preferred Arrival / Departure day: SATURDAY

Check in time: 4 PM / Check out time: 10 AM

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Manager (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian

About Manager

We are a couple of intellectuals, we studied and lived in several European countries and often travell around. We have no family links with the island of Hydra, but we fall in love with it at first sight.

The natural beauty, the sympathetic affinity among rocks, sea, pines and the deep traces of histories and myths of gods, pirates and heroes are the elixir of this lasting love affair.

Why Manager chose Greece

We bought this outstanding, 200 years old, very large and beautiful historical mansion six years ago, when it was a ruin, inhabited only by the many seagulls fishing in the ocean spaces below it.

We fully renovated it to its initial condition with the approval of the Greek Archeological Service and enhanced it with all the contemporary amenities bringing it to high functional and aesthetic standards, obtaining so the approval of the Greek Tourism Organization.

Now, we are happy to live long periods in it and host nice people from around the world in the privileged, fully independent guesthouse of this unique landmark of Hydra.

The seagulls are always here to carry like "drones" the glances of the soul to pirouettes in the limpid light of Hydra.

What makes this apartment unique

Unique, close views of the port, the town and the ocean from any point.

Comfortable, all facilities, high aesthetics...

Reviews

Breathtaking Views, Large Gardens And Terraces, Spotless clean.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Wonderful apartment with stunning view

  • 5 of 5

The listing and pictures did not do the property justice, Its a wonderful combination of a tradition historic building sympathetically restored with all modern facilities. It has stunning views over the harbour, town and Saronic Gulf.

The owners provided more than we expected ,including beach towels, bottled water, toiletries, plus a generous starter pack of tea, coffee, sugar etc. Too many other extras to mention.

Very effective aircon, hot water and showers, not always found in Greece! The apartment was spotless.The beds were very comfortable and the terraces,and gardens were much enjoyed.

The owner met us at the port with mules to carry our bags up to the property and was very friendly and helpful with information and advise en route. There are a number of ways to reach the Seagulls Nest,some longer but easier others shorter but much harder. You will be much fitter when you leave but the views and the property are worth every step. There is interest at every turn and the labyrinth of alleyways distracts you from the effort of the climb.

The four corners supermarket is a reasonably level 5 mims walk, passing Leonard Cohen's house on the way.

We can't recommend this property highly enough.

We are counting the days till we can return

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I fully agree with this traveler's review.
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Athens
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Hydra port
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Kilometres
Hydra port
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Athens
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Ermioni
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Hydra port
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
All arround
Car: not necessary

Long counryside walks and exploring the unique and preserved architecture village enloying variety of views, breathing the absolutely clean air of this no-cars and no-mopeds island.

Wild herbs in winter and India figs (prickly pears) in summer harvesting in the private gardens and in the surrounding fields,

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Rates & Availability

Idra Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$256
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$223
 

Additional information about rental rates

20% deposit on Booking by bank transfer, and the balance payment of 80% by bank transfer, one calendar month before arrival. Ask the Seagulls' Nest manager for the bank account where to transfer the above amounts.

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Amenities

Idra Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
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 ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom North - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom South - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Each bedroom has TV set, exclusive access to its corresponding bathroom and access to different own gardens.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom South - 2 twin/ single , Autonomous access to own terraces and gardens and road.
    Bedroom North - 1 king , Autonomous access to own terraces/gardens and road.
  • One bedroom with double bed, One bedroom with two single beds. One extra single bed can be provided. A baby cot for a child up to 15 kg is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Town network water is not drinkable in Hydra. Mineral drinkable water is provided with no limit to the guests in the Seagulls' Nest. This is an old mansion, built in 18th century. For two centuries it was the house of a family of pirates and then sea captains, heroes of the 1821 Independence War and shipowners until 1985. There are no 'Ghosts' around, but there are a lot of memories and character. It was built at a strategic position high on the rock with strong stone walls as a defensive castle. Relics found by the present owner are carefully gathered in a private collection. A large rain water collector, once the only sauce of water, still provides water taps in the gardens and the large terrace for 'primitive', very pleasant showers. The owner and manager of the property, an academic, is always available and willing to ensure very good and friendly hospitality in more European languages. The place is offered to the guests in excellent condition and absolutely spotless.

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