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Charming salt-white house, stunning sea and sunset views. 30 meters from the sea

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Four bedroom, 3 bathroom traditional house.

Stunning direct views over the sea and nearby islands. Only 30 meters from beach. Very suitable for families, walkers, sailors. Located in a very quiet neighborhood on the beach front road from Hydra to Kamini. Hydra town center ten minutes walk. Close to sandy beaches in Kamini and Vlichos and only 50 steps to a beautiful flat stone beach. Within easy reach of mountain walking.

200 square meter house that can accommodate 8 to 10 people. 320 square meter plot with several mature citrus trees, huge bougainvillea and small vegetable garden.

Accommodation description


Bedroom 1: 20 sq meters with queen size bed, six windows and sea views, 32” TV, ceiling fan and AC.

Bedroom 2: 14 sq meters with queen size bed and sea views, ceiling fan and AC. Opens to a private wisteria covered terrace. Hammock.

Bedroom 3/sleeping alcove: with one or two single beds and sea views, fan.

Bedroom 4: 20 sq meter with a king size bed plus a sleeping foldout sofa. Sea and garden view, AC and TV.

Living Room: 40 square meters with two sleeping couches 110 by 250 mm and a traditional Hydra couch 90 by 190 mm; 4 windows also with sea view, AC, ceiling fans and fireplace. It can accommodate 3 people. 53” TV, HiFi, WiFi, DVD, movie library. Opens to a very private terrace with uninterrupted views.


Bathroom 1: with shower, wc.

Bathroom 2: with shower, wc.

Bathroom 3: with shower, wc.

Two outdoor showers

Kitchen: 40 square meters, 3 windows with sea view. Modern electric kitchen, dish washer, washing machine, fridge, utility room. Fully stocked with local products. Dinning table, sleeping couch and fireplace.

Opens to a large outdoor bougainvillea shaded terrace. Dining area for 12. Outdoor wood-burning oven.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

Towels and linen changed twice a week. Daily maid service. Additional maid/babysitting service available at extra cost upon request

Accessibility: 20 steps to the house from main road. Not suitable for people with serious mobility problems.

Additional: A 2.5m canoe is provided for free and a 5.5m boat, capacity 10 people (ZAR 53 Formenti) can also be rented for 250 euro per day plus gas, to a licensed person. (boat captain included)

More Details

Christos Kavathas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017


Idra House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 child bed , This small sleeping alcove overlooking the living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Charming salt-white house, stunning sea and sunset views. 30 meters from the sea
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

This home and the entire island of Hydra are truly magical!

  • 5 of 5

Hard to put into words how special this home is! Every room is decorated perfectly and all the furniture including the beds are so comfortable. It's like staying in a postcard, the view from every window is a dream. The kindness and hospitality extended from the owner Christos and the caretaker Nopi was so kind we felt like locals by the time we left. The most delicious taverna and perfect place to swim both 10 steps from the front door. All the food on the island was so fresh and delicious. The only decision to make is to walk 10 mins to the port or go by water taxi both extemely enchanting! Thank you Christos & Nopi!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Very beautiful original island house. Very warm character. very cosy.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views, sunny terasses even in winter. Chimney in the kitchen. Comfortable rooms and beds. Very helpful and warm harter host and service by Nopi.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Charming house on Hydra , lovely location close to the sea

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at this lovely old house on Hydra , it is a charming property , simply furnished , nice linens on beds , beautiful outside terraces , three to choose from and well located a ten minute walk from the harbour near Kamini . Christos was a pleasure to deal with from the start and very helpful with everything , Nopi the housekeeper looked after us well and greeted us from the boat with donkeys to take our luggage to the house . We ate many times at To Pefkaki which is 2 minutes walk from the house and for us the nicest place to eat on Hydra . We swam off the rocks just across the path from the house and really enjoyed the views to the sea from every window and eating under the bougainvillea on the terrace . My only criticism would be that it would be nice if more cupboard space was made available for guests and also that the owners personal items were cleared from the bathrooms , but other than this I would highly recommend this property , we had a wonderful time staying there , thank you Christos !

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Amazing views, perfect setting and totally private!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, the views were sublime, the setting idyllic and the interior cool and inviting. Christos could not have been a more attentive host, making useful suggestions and offering insider tips about all aspects of our stay. The house itself was an oasis of calm; rustic but sophisticated and furnished with everything we could possible have needed. Having the boat was fantastic and allowed us to explore every inch of this beautiful island without getting over-heated and footsore and helped us find some wilderness corners to escape to. We'll certainly be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay in a wonderful oasis

  • 5 of 5

We stayed two weeks in this property and appreciated the overall experience immensely. Starting with the first contact, the owner, Christos, was very helpful in describing and explaining the property, how to get to Hydra, suggesting good addresses for going out to eat, etc.

When we arrived we were not at all disappointed with anything - the photos on the site are beautiful but you must see it in person to appreciate how nice it is with the beautiful view and lots of peace and quiet. The house is charming with lots of different spaces indoors and outdoors. But it also has the modern conveniences of air conditioning in the sleeping rooms, good internet connection and satellite TV. The weather was sunny and warm during our entire visit so we spent most of our free time on the covered terrace next to the kitchen - we think about the view all the time!

The bedrooms and bathrooms were fine - lots of linens and very comfortable. We spent some time in the living room as well when it was too hot outside - big sofas, nice TV, air conditioning. One of the bathrooms is in the garden which was practical for rinsing off after a visit to the beach.

The house is a short walk to the center of Hydra town - we appreciated being a little out of the center since it was much quieter than in town and that was what we were looking for. The closest swimming spot is just below the house, about 1-2 minute walk. But there are many places to jump in the sea all along the coast near Kamini and on the way into Hydra town. The best place we found to eat was actually the closest: To Pefkaki, on the path to Kamini port - only 2 minutes from the house. Great food and very nice hosts.

One thing to note is that there are stairs up to the house and inside the house and between the terraces so it is not for people with mobility issues. But this is typical of every aspect of Hydra so I would say the entire island is not really for people with mobility issues.

We highly recommend this property and thank Christos once again for a wonderful and memorable vacation on Hydra!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Très jolie maison dans une situation exceptionnelle avec vue panoramique sur la baie d'Hydra, avec plusieurs terrasses. L'intérieur bien aménagé et bien équpé est agréable à vivre.

Les chambres sont indépendantes, pourvues chacune d.une salle de bain. Le seul bémol, c'est le nombre de marches à monter pour y accéder.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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