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Pretty 3 bedroom house in Hydra town close to the port, no steps, pvt courtyard

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Sleeps 8

The Courtyard House is an 18th-century stone house in a peaceful but central part of Hydra town. It has the rare advantage of being only a 3 min walk (without steps) from the lovely harbour where all the cafes and shops are.

The house has a large secluded courtyard with a lemon tree. This pretty courtyard is surrounded by wisteria and jasmine, an ideal place for a tranquil breakfast.

With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (1 with a bath tub, 2 with showers), the house comfortably sleeps eight. However, there is also a sofa bed in one of the sitting rooms for 2 extra guests. Travel cot also available.

Decorated in a traditional style, the house has kept its original character, while at the same time has all the comforts of clean, modern living. The kitchen and bathrooms have been renovated in 2010. There are 2 living rooms, a large kitchen, a master bedroom and bathroom and 2 guest bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. All the rooms have lovely high wooden ceilings and wooden floorboards.

More about the house: On the first floor, the master bedroom has a double bed and a single bed and use of the main bathroom with bath tub. The master bedroom opens out onto a pretty secluded terrace where one can have quiet cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine surrounded by the smell of jasmine.

The other large bedroom on this level has a double bed and its own balcony. It also has its own en suite bathroom.

The third bedroom is on the ground floor. It has a double bed and a single bed and it also has an en suite bathroom.

The kitchen is large with a family breakfast table and is fully equipped with a toaster, kettle, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, cutlery and crockery, etc.

Some of the comforts of the Courtyard House include: a DVD player, a fully-equipped kitchen, a dishwasher, a washing machine, air-conditioning, proximity to the harbour and weekly maid service.

And finally : Hydra is a treasured getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Courtyard House is a safe haven for little ones, as is Hydra itself. It is a very easy picturesque walk to the harbour without any steps and the lack of cars and mopeds make Hydra an ideal destination.

Visitors to the house will be met at the port and shown to the house. Although you will have complete privacy during your stay, assistance or advice will only be a phone call away.

We stock the house with an initial supply of bottled water, juice, milk, coffee and tea upon arrival. We also provide a weekly maid service as part of the rental fee. More frequent service can be organised for an additional fee.

More Details

Carl Wantenaar
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017


Idra House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 210 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The bathrooms have all been renovated in 2010 in a classic style.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 has a double bed and a low single bed. It opens on to a terrace with a small table and chairs. It has a bathroom with a large bath tub. Bedroom 2 has a double bed (or 2 singles) and an en suite bathroom with shower. It has a balcony. Bedroom 3 is on the ground floor. It has a double bed and a single bed and an en suite bathroom with shower. It opens on to the courtyard. There is a travel cot available.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Please bring your own beach towels.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Pretty 3 bedroom house in Hydra town close to the port, no steps, pvt courtyard
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were all delighted to stay in this lovely house. No surprises when you arrive. The house is exactly as shown in the pictures. Beyond perfect if traveling as we were with a young child - tons of toys and books to entertain including crib & high chair. The rooms are spacious, bathrooms & kitchen are modern, makings us feel right at home immediately. We look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope you can visit Hydra again too!
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Perfect and magic place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this wonderful House for three weeks in august and we couldnt have Made a better choice! Totally recommended, beautiful property, very close to the Portland in a very nice area of hydra town. The owner is just amazing, very responsive and kind. The House is exactly as it looks in The pictures: amazing! Dont miss it!

Thank you Carl (sorry if it took a while to write this)


  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words! We hope we see you again in Greece!
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Perfect choice

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Courtyard House which was perfect in every respect. Very conveniently located - close but still far enough from the buzz of the port. Although located within a densely built village it still felt

secluded and private. Equipped with everything that we needed for a comfortable stay - the children loved the game & DVD selection and enjoyed playing in the private courtyard. There is a very nice collection of books available to the visitors, including maps, hiking trails and information on the history and architecture of the island which was wonderful to browse in the warm afternoons out in the courtyard, where the only thing breaking the silence was the sound of swallows. The house was immaculately clean and thoughtfully decorated with respect to the local interior design. The bedrooms had access to private terraces and allowed the fresh air and the first warm April sun rays to light up the space and our hearts! We could not have asked for more. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven in Hydra

  • 5 of 5

Hydra is a very special place and we loved The Courtyard House. Spacious, tastefully decorated, very well equipped, just perfect in every detail. And the charming courtyard provided peace and privacy.

Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it!
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  • 5 of 5

Everything about this rental experience was perfect! Communication with the owner prior to arrival, being met at the ferry and then the short walk to this wonderful and ultra charming house. It was not easy to leave after our 4 night stay. We should have stayed longer

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked it! We hope to see you again!
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san francisco, ca

A fantastic place on a wonderful island

  • 5 of 5

This courtyard house has everything you could want for your stay in Hydra. Convenient location, comfortable and spacious, all amenities you need. We had a fantastic time and look forward to a return trip. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Idra House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Low
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer High
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Low
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Low 2
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 1
Feb 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Apr 5 2018 - Apr 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring 2
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer Low
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer High
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Low
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer Low
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $375

Your booking can only be confirmed and guaranteed once the 15% deposit has been received.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
Pirate Bar, Waterline, Papagalos
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Kai Kremidi, The Olive tree, Paradosiakos
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Hydra is one of Greece's most beautiful and unspoilt islands. There are no cars, motorbikes or bicycles, donkeys and boats are the only modes of transport. The island is a typical Greek island but is different in that strict preservation laws have ensured that all the old buildings have been beautifully preserved. There are no modern buildings. Just beautiful views, pretty cobbled streets, traditional whitewashed houses with colourful doors, a pretty harbour with tasteful, cosmopolitan shops, cafes and tavernas, pebble beaches, museums and friendly people. One can take pine-scented seaside walks from Hydra town to the nearby village of Kamini. Visitors can also take a day trip to the nearby islands of Aegina, Poros and Spetses. It is close to Athens and therefore easy to get to.

Hydra is popular with artists, writers and wealthy Athenians, but it also preserves a traditional way of life that is becoming increasingly hard to find on other Greek islands.


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