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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

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

Bedrooms:

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.

Bathrooms:

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

Owner
Christos Kavathas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

Amenities

Idra House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming salt-white house, stunning sea and sunset views. 30 meters from the sea
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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5

Unforgettable late summer experience in an amazing setting

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Christos´ Villa Francesca was a truly magic experience for our group of friends coming together from all over the world to spend a week in each others company, in this beautiful house. We couldn´t feel more welcome and Christos made sure that everything was being taken care of and looked after.

Wonderfully arranged with a local Hydra touch, the villa is tastefully furnished. Also, several terraces and windows face the amazing sea view. Every breakfast and sunset drink at the terrace was really spectacular.

All in all, we all parted with an unforgettable experience and wish to return as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise, litterally!

  • 5 of 5

Christos welcomed us himself at the port and took us for a walk to the house while explaining everything we needed to know and showing us around.

The house was perfect. Multiple rooms with multiple bathrooms so everyone can have his privacy. Great common spaces to share meals, sunsets, a drink, etc. All modern commodities available (A/C, netflix, modern bathrooms, oven, cuisine, coffee machine, etc) and great extras : diving flippers and goggles, high chair and crib for our toddler, plenty of bottled water already in the house. Christos was also so kind to ask if we wanted some groceries and got them for us, which was really appreciated.

Temperature there is always hot and sunny, so no need to look at the forecast!

Great restaurants around, within 5-10 minutes walk, and the port is approximately 15 min walk, Kamini literrally 5 min walk.

Christos was super helpful to arrange for our transfer from airport to piraeus port and always available.

We will consider going back to spend a whole week and enjoy /explore more the island, a well-kept gem!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

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: June 2017
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5

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: December 2016
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4

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: August 2016
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5

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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