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Waterfront stone villa, large terrace, amazing ocean view, easy access no steps

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

By the sea, self-catering, independent, large exclusive terrace, easy access

The house is located on the seaside road, on a quiet pebble bay-beach. It consists of the first floor of a two floor villa, it is completely independent, its entrance being at a different road than the second floor. It does not share any space and has exclusive access to the terrace.

It is traditional hydreotic, built in the 19th century and renovated recently. It is located at one of the most privileged areas of the island at the least crowded part of town, offering seclusion, yet proximity to the port and facilities. Its advantageous location offers the beauty of living next to the sea, as well as an easy 10 minute walk from the port, by the main seaside road, without any stairs at all.

Its view at the windmills on the rocky hill, that rises through the ocean, has often been selected by artists as a favorite landscape to capture on canvas, as has been the house itself. Even more, the amazing sunset view is a reason to stay at home in the afternoon.

The house is recently refurbished and decorated by its owners in an antique and island style that matches the affluent character of old Hydra. The house offers a full assortment of facilities, as it has been designed for permanent residence.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018


Idra House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Two single beds - 2 twin/ single
    Linving room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1st sofa becomes double size bed, 2nd sofa with comfy matres
  • The master bedroom has view to the ocean from a large window. It is also equipped with a TV set. The living room sofa is equipped with a new mattress to make for a comfortable bed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large wooden table with 6 comfortable garden chairs and a sunbed are available for the terrace. The house is naturally and healthy cool in the summer months due to its location under shade and the very thick stone walls. New high power but quite fans are also available if needed.


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront stone villa, large terrace, amazing ocean view, easy access no steps
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect location with gorgeous sea views

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on Hydra at this charming stone house with expansive sea views and gorgeous sunsets. Our host was responsive, organized and extremely helpful, offering restaurant suggestions and other advice about the island. The home is clean, filled with beautiful antiques, and has modern amenities. Location is away from the bustle and noise of the port but an easy walk there for dining and transport. Highly recommend. We will surely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely spot

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect house: comfortable and well located with everything you could want to make your stay delightful, including a wonderful collection of music! Having been on Hydra many times at different seasons, I can't imagine a more ideal spot to stay, especially when the tourist influx is not at its late July/early August apex (which means on other seasons there is less boat traffic and a lot more quietude. . .) Even at the apex, we had a great time, especially when we moved our breakfast table to the upper terrace, which affords a little more privacy and uninterrupted, gorgeous views of the sea. We also appreciated the clear and considerate communication we received from our hosts. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, lovely old home

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. The location, terrace, and furnishings are all perfect. The bed is comfortable, the light and view are amazing, and a wonderful, low-key beach is just down the side of the cliff via steps. Wine at the terrace table at sunset is every bit as perfect a vacation cliche as you could imagine. The kitchen is fairly modern, with lots of appliances and a full complement of pots, dishes, glasses, and cutlery, so if you want to make dinners (and even BBQ outside), it's easy. The town is about a 10-minute walk away -- just far enough to be quiet and just close enough to be accessible. Techne, the excellent restaurant next door, is a huge plus, because they serve 3 meals a day and play quiet music (you can't hear it at all). Because this is a 100+-year-old, family-owned home, it's not quite as polished as some vacation rentals, but the many positives I've noted more than make up for that. Also, Michalis is an excellent communicator and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house

  • 5 of 5

We liked Hydra very much and the house was fantastic.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Two perfect weeks

  • 5 of 5

I thought twice about reviewing this house because I didn't want to let the secret out! There is absolutely no better location on Hydra. An easy 10 minute seaside walk from the main harbor takes you to this delightful Hydriot home in a quiet neighborhood. The owners are very eager to please their guests and accommodate them in every way possible. The house is clean and comfortable and nicely furnished. It has just about everything you could possibly need (except AC) including wifi which was installed at my request!

Best of all are the views and proximity to swimming in the crystal clear water just steps below the house. I have been back from Hydra for two weeks and already I am ready to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great views

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and a nice house

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 3


Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
El. Venizelos
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Hydra town harbour
Nearest Ferry
800 Metres
Hydra town harbour
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
You are on it
Car: not necessary

Hydra is the ideal setting for those in search for relaxing holiday in a cosmopolitan setting. It is unique in its history, architectural beauty and natural landscapes. The island settlement has been preserved to the traditional affluent architectural status it had risen to 200 years ago. Cars and motorbikes are not allowed, there are only pedestrian stone roads and all transportation is by donkeys, sea taxis and on foot.

A walk around the harbour, the narrow streets and the beautiful Mediterranean landscape is a rewarding experience by itself, that travels you centuries back in time. There are so many for the traveller to discover among 300 old churches and monasteries, museums and magnificent old mansions.

Beaches are to be found near the settlement at walking distance or you can take a 'sea bus' for a short trip to a beach completely away from civilization. Night life is vivid and usually after hours, with plenty of bars, cafes, very good restaurants and night clubs.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees


Bank transfer only. 50% advance required for booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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