check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand

Carl Wantenaar

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, greek

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

12 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Greece House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carl Wantenaar (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, greek

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

Pretty 3 bedroom house in Hydra town close to the port, no steps, pvt courtyard
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

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)

Marzia

  • 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!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

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!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

WOW!!

  • 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!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
san francisco, ca
5

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
Did you find this review helpful?
9 1
London, UK
5

A magical place

  • 5 of 5

Shutting the courtyard door as you enter from the small street outside feels like entering another world – the peace and quiet, the scent of jasmine and wisteria, all contributed towards a deeply relaxing week here.

The house is immaculately decorated throughout, but also comfortable and practical. The island of Hydra itself was perfect – without cars and slow paced ,yet chic and great for people watching at the same time.

My wife and I enjoyed some lovely costal walks, and some great meals in the restaurants around the harbour, but a highlight was cooking locally bought food in the well equipped kitchen and eating in the courtyard in the evening. Would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gald you enjoyed it, hope to see you again!
Did you find this review helpful?
8 0

Map

Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
Pirate Bar, Waterline, Papagalos
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Hydra
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Kai Kremidi, The Olive tree, Paradosiakos
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Hydra
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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Hydra Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer High
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$305
 
 
Summer low
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Summer Low 2
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Autumn 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$166
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

We require 15% booking deposit to secure the booking. The balance is required 1 month before arrival. Payment by bank transfer or Paypal.

Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Greece House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 210 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Please bring your own beach towels.

Partner Offers

Travelers who viewed this property, also viewed...