White House (from €405/night)*Featured / +€400 / 3BR / 5+ bathrooms / Hydra Town / Sleeps 8
From €359/night Harbor and sea views from terraces, garden, courtyard; Wi-Fi, Sat TV, maid service
Perfectly located above Hydra Town, the house, a traditional, stone-built former sea captain’s home, is high enough above the port to offer amazing views but low enough that the walk is still easy and the town and harbor are reached in five to ten minutes.
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Lovingly renovated and cared for by the present owners over the past 25 years, the house is a delightful fusion of Eastern and traditional Greek elements, which combine to produce a pleasant and unique aesthetic.
The total property encompasses 295 m² (200 m² indoors). The main house is spread over several levels and sleeps up to 6 people. There is a lovely sunken courtyard, covered by jasmine, providing a cool area to relax in the heat of the day.
From here one can access the main living room and kitchen, passing by the “siesta” room, one of the various cozy sleeping areas.
The living room has three arched windows facing the port and a good-sized wood burning fire for cool days. The kitchen is well equipped and has new units and work surfaces. A hallway leads to the master bedroom and study.
There are two full bathrooms in the main house, one of which offers a large bathtub and trompe l’oeil artwork, as well as a light shaft to the garden and lovely, smooth molded cement work reminiscent of an Eastern hammam.
Upstairs is another large living area with lovely original exposed roof beams and another sleeping area with skylights.
Doors lead out onto the terrace, which offers the most amazing views of the port and the island in general. There is a shaded dining table for eight to ten people with expansive views, and there are many places to sit and relax on the terrace as well as in the garden.
Water is a constant feature of this house, and there are fountains in different places, using original stone vessels and/or tiles from the Middle East.
In addition to the main house is a separate self-contained guesthouse with living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. This has a double bed and room for an additional single bed.
The house has two to three bedrooms and can sleep eight people in proper beds. A phone is available for incoming and local calls only. Free wireless Internet is provided as is a TV with satellite programs and a DVD player.
The house is ideal for a larger family vacation or a retreat, with plenty of open space for yoga and relaxation. For families, especially with younger children, parents are responsible for their children’s safety, in particular on the main terrace, as the drop from the wall surrounding the terrace is quite steep.
The house is not suitable for people with mobility issues (because of the stairs to reach the house as well as those within the house) unless they’re used to walking.
A first day provision of fresh bread, jam, fruits, water, beer, and wine will be available and/or special requests can be made.
Winter or long-term rentals are available on request.
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- Alarm clock
- Hair cryer
- Iron & board
- Linens provided
- Telephone (local calls only)
- Toilet paper
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood-burning fireplace
- Air conditioning and heating
- Seating for 8 on terrace and for 10 in courtyard
- Food processor
- Cooking utensils
- Bathroom 1: shower and full bathtub
- Bathroom 2: shower
- Bathroom 3: shower
- 2 queen bedrooms (sleep 4)
- 2 queen sleeping areas (sleep 4)
- 1 sofa (sleeps one)
- CD player
- DVD player
- Children welcome
- Pets not allowed (exceptions possible if small and well house trained)
- Unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- Wheelchair inaccessible