|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
At the top of Hydra town (350 steps to be exact), this is a unique, bohemian, one floor level, little stone house, built originally in 1970, by a local building master, to serve as his own residence.
-Its front, a vine covered open terrace, looks onto the sea to the Peloponnese and opposite Kamini hill with view of the Koundouriotis historic residence across.
-Its spacious, comfortable living room contains a myriad of small Greek antiquities, European antique furniture and traditional 18th century folklore objects- and many, many books. The large fireplace gives warmth in the colder months. Three fans are there for the really hot days.
-The large, equipped yet simple kitchen has hosted many happy dinners and sits 6-8 persons at its oriental wooden table. The tableware contains pottery from Persia and Greece and heirloom silver cutlery.
-There is a main bedroom with a large double bed. A fold able 2m bed can be put there of an extra child
A smaller more compact bedroom with mezzanine upper bed surface about 6 m2 (with 2 single mattresses 1.50 m long). Below it, is a double bed 1.70 m long just below it which can fit 2 persons, yet preferably one. There is small Italian hand-carved 18th century hanging cupboard to hold individual items. To sum up, this mezzanine room can sleep up to 3 persons max- but ideally 2 will be most comfortable.
-The elegant bathroom with shower, equipped with chandelier and gold carved mirror, has a unique shower design. It has 3 doors and when wants to 'go' then all 3 need closing!
-A small, enclosed back terrace looks onto the mountain and a wild garden containing 2 citrus trees, orange and pomegranate tree and Jasmine. Perfect for afternoon coffee. An outside shower for after sea and marble water basin.
-It’s a 7 min walk down to '4 Corners' supermarket for fresh bread and 12 min walk down hill to Hydra town or Kamini across.
- The house is 90 m2. with 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 4 persons comfortably (6 persons is maximum)-. Includes mosquito nets (and hooks) for all beds, blankets, and linen. Children’s’ toys. Maid service available once a week at extra cost upon request. All our linen are second-hand but clean and ironed.
-Please note that because we live there very often on weekends, our cupboards have little hanging space and storage space for our guests' things.
Wireless Internet is available in most cafes and restaurants on the island
Our house does not have internet. We recommend the purchase of an Internet on-the-go mobile modem stick. These can be picked up from local Greek Cosmote or Germanos shops or the the Germanos shop at Athens airport. We are happy to facilitate on this depending on the length of your stay.
If after all our honest details, you still feel you would like to give our house a try, we promise you a unique and positive experience!
OUR SUPERMARKET DONKEY DELIVERS TO THE DOOR
You can have the supermarket deliver your goods (any value above 40euro) to the house, free of charge, by donkey – remember to order water too or you will be carrying it up hill! They know the house, and usually leave things on the patio for us. You need to tell them that it is going to Matina Kassimatis’s house, next to the' Leriou house' – check the person at the till understands the address well and leave a mobile number in case there is a problem. The supermarket we use is (Rambas) is a little in from the port, just past the Ostria restaurant and before the large square with the cannons and lemon trees. There is a mini-market half way up to the house (called 4 Corners) for your extras (they do not deliver)
WATER IS SCARCE
Most water in Hydra is transported by ship from the Peloponnese – so take care not to squander it.
IF YOU USE DRINKING WATER FROM OUR KITCHEN BOTTLE SUPPLY, PLEASE REPLACE IT FOR THE NEXT GUESTS. PLEASE REMEMBER THIS AS IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE ALWAYS HAVE DRINKING WATER RESERVES!
WASHING MACHINE USE – Use the machine between 9pm – 10am or 4pm- 6pm in order to avoid low water pressure (due to people watering in the area).
WATER HEATING BOILERS
There are two boilers – one for the kitchen and one for the bathroom. The switches are marked on a panel behind a picture in the sitting room, to the right of the fireplace. Up is on – down is off. The boilers need only about 10-15 minutes to heat the water. Please remember to switch off after use.
All crockery, cutlery and utensils in kitchen may be used unless marked ‘Private’.
OVEN /STOVE – PLEASE BE CAREFULL! ! !
TWO BURNERS DO NOT HAVE A THEROSTAT AND THEREFORE YOU SHOULD OBSERVE THE FOOD COOKING AND NEVER LEAVE THE FOOD COOKING UNATTENDED.
Water in Hydra is very precious. Please check after each flush that the toilet water container is running normally and that the floater is in place. How? Read the instructions near the toilet.
TOWELS AND SHEETS
Linen can be found in drawers located in the main bedroom and sitting room.
There are brown cupboards for each sizes (marked ‘Double’ and ‘Single’)
Towels are under the bathroom sink and in antique drawers in the sitting room.
(The brown drawer marked private sheets, is not to be used by guests).
ELECTICAL HEATERS - Electrical heaters are available over cupboard in main bedroom.
There is an old and very pleasant back path to Vlichos beach. If you go down the steps through the small alley just below the house and turn left, you will see some stone arches in the background. Continuing straight along for about 2 km will take you to Vlichos. Closer by is Kamini (baby beach) at Castello, which is very child friendly. Boats can take you to other sea sides for swimming.
Remember to lock the house whenever you leave. The door from the small bedroom to the garden needs to be slightly lifted in order to lock.
Marked on inside door of right kitchen cupboard, if needed, the island doctor number is noted on the same cupboard door and there is a small hospital near the port. Garbage should be placed in closed plastic bags and left at collection points around the island – the closest is at the start of the route to Vlichos.
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My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Hydra is one of the mos graphic islands in Greece, known for its artist community and international VIP tourists.