About this listing
Our holiday home in Hydra is a 100 sqm house in the outskirts of the main town of Hydra. Beautiful 360 degree views to the mountains and the village. Peaceful surroundings. Terrace and balcony. Modern house, fully equipped kitchen, sleeps 6, wifi.
Our house is on the edge of town, near the mountains, in peaceful surroundings, with 360 degree great views
Apartments for rent in idyllic, beautiful, car-free Greek Island of Hydra. The house has totally 4 apartments and this one is 100 sqm. A modern holiday home with TV, dvd and vhs video, playstation 2 and toys for kids. Airconditioning, washing machine, dishwashing machine, fully furnished kitchen, free wifi. A small but wonderful balcony with terrific mountain views and view to our fruit orchard in front of the house. Also an outside terrace next to the house with BBQ and garden furniture. Mountain view, quiet and family friendly. Prices vary according to season starting from 70 euro per day. House is in peaceful surroundings in the outskirts of town, up the mountain, which means approx. 10-15 minutes walk from the harbour upwards, and 5-10 minutes downwards. The island is car-free and entirely preserved by the Greek state. Lively harbour front with many cafés, bars, tavernas and shops. Small fishing villages with lovely tavernas. Good quality of food and authentic Greek cuisine, due to the high number of Greek visitors. Lovely, small beaches, some nearby, some by fishing boat "taxi". Nearest swimming place is 5 minutes from the harbour front. Good diving, hiking to Mountains and monasteries. Total stress-free relaxation and special adventures in an original Greek environment, where a taxi is either a boat or a mule !
Please note that we also rent out a 50 sqm Apartment at competitive pricing in the same house - also available on (website hidden).
Guests have access to all amenities in the house, including kids toys, dishwashing machine, washing machine, TV, DVD, wifi.
Interaction with Guests
We are available 24/7 by sms/text, email and telephone, if guests need us. If we are not present in Hydra ourselves, our Greek family looks after the house in case guests need help.
Our neighborhood is very peaceful. We love the view to the mountains and the sound of the bell from the mountain goats. We have a small terrace and a fruit orchard and kids can play safely outside - although they have to get used to the rocks.
There is no public transportation in Hydra, since it is a car-free island. A taxi is either a boat or a mule. But not to worry - it works very well ! But you should be able to walk to get around.
Other Things to Note
The house of 100 sqm is the top floor in a building with totally 4 apartments. We also rent out a 50 sqm studio in the same building, sleeping 4 persons, also available on airbnb.
Apartment to be left in same condition as found. Damages to be compensated. No smoking inside the house.
VillaHydra - 100 sqm apartment is all the top floor, 360 degree views. In the background - view to Peloponnes
Mette's place was beautiful, comfortable, and the situation was homely and well organized. I definitely recommend it!
We stayed for 4 nights and had a wonderful Stay. Mette was very helpful, replied to my text and email questions promptly. The place description was accurate. The sights and sounds of country side was incredible with roosters, cats, donkeys horses and cicadas. The uphill walk from town was quite strenuous in hot weather but we didn't mind the exercise. Getting rides with Christos and his mules for our suitcases was handy. Local people were reserved but very friendly when greeted. We hiked, swam, visited museums, and dined out. Our teens loved diving into the turquoise ocean from the "cave" spot. My husband and I love wandering around the mazes of streets taking in beautiful sights at every turn. As a result, we fell in love with Hydra. Thanks Mette!
It was a privilege to stay at Mette's holiday home. The views from every window are superb, and the sights and sounds of the countryside a delight. The home has every luxury needed..a comfortable, lovely place.
Mette was able to communicate with us very well, she was not there in person, and make sure we settled in. Christos and his mule carried the bags up to the house...an experience not to be missed! Hydra is a great island for swimming, walking and lots of history and traditional life...a really cool place!
We were very pleased with the house and the service provided. There was some small confution with the house but was immediately fixed. There was instruction for house and surrounding area of the island. The walk up the hill wasn't expected to be so steep but we got used to it. Mette was a great host and villa hydra a beautiful place to spend our days.
Our stay in Hydra was lovely. The house was spacious enough for 4 adults and one toddler, very bright, lots of natural light and we had everything we needed. The walk from the port to the house was a challenge to begin with but after doing it a few times we got used to it and even began to enjoy the exercise.
Mette was wonderful, although we didn't meet her she was kind enough to keep in contact and check up on us throughout our stay to make sure everything was going well. she was very helpful in every way from arranging a mule for our luggage if we needed it from the port to providing specific directions to the house to make sure we didn't get lost.
The one thing I would say was slightly scary was walking to and from the house in SandIes. I highly recommend wearing trainers or walking shoes as the stones can be quite slippery and you don't want to worry about falling over when pushing a buggy or holding a baby.
All in all it was a wonderful 4 days on the island and I would love to go back in the future.
Our family (2 adults, 2 children, 14 and 11) spend a two weeks holiday in Mettes beautiful apartment on Hydra. The apartment was by far big enogh for us and had everything we needed. When we arrivend, the apartment was clean, and everything worked fine.
We liked very much the big living room and the tiny balcony. When we arrived on the island Christos was already waiting for us with his two mules. We were happy not to have to transport the luggage by ourselves, but besides of that the way up to the house was never a problem for us.
We spent our most relaxing holidays with swimming in Kamini (not too far by feet), enjoing wonderful greek food and hiking up and down the hills of Hydra. Thank you for letting us your beautiful apartment, Mette! We would like to come back soon.
I enjoyed my stay in Hydra. Mette was a good host and I appreciated that she was very communicative before and during my visit. Before I arrived, she offered to connect me to a mule driver service to bring my bags up, which I took advantage of.
The home was as described. It is very nice with lots of windows. It is clean and well taken care of and all of the necessary amenities. There is also a washing machine. However, the only caveat is that the house is quite far from the city center. The 800m walk would be very easy, but it is all uphill and it is one of the highest homes in the area (this also makes for nice views). It takes about 18 minutes to walk up without bags and 13 minutes to walk down to the harbor.
Overall, my wife and I had a nice stay, and we have stronger legs as a result.
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About the Host, Mette
Married to a Greek Hydriot, our second home is in the island of Hydra, Greece. I have known Hydra since 1987. Our house has both a 50 sqm studio and a 100 sqm Apartment/entire home. My husband and I have 3 children, age 6, 14 and 16. We want our guests to feel at home, to find a house in same condition as we would expect, and to enjoy the special relaxing environment of car-free Hydra as well as great food experiences with the genuine Greek country kitchen. My husband is a primary school teacher and I am a business consultant working with business development and funding. We are based in Denmark and go to Hydra as often as possible. In our absence, my sweet Greek sister in law looks after the house for us. We are always available by text, email or phone. I fell in love not only with a man but with an Island. Hydra is a truly special place where one can really relax and throw away the stress of busy working days !