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Charming salt-white house, stunning sea and sunset views. 30 meters from the sea

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Four bedroom, 3 bathroom traditional house.

Stunning direct views over the sea and nearby islands. Only 30 meters from beach. Very suitable for families, walkers, sailors. Located in a very quiet neighborhood on the beach front road from Hydra to Kamini. Hydra town center ten minutes walk. Close to sandy beaches in Kamini and Vlichos and only 50 steps to a beautiful flat stone beach. Within easy reach of mountain walking.

200 square meter house that can accommodate 8 people. 320 square meter plot with several mature citrus trees, huge bougainvillea and small vegetable garden.

Accommodation description


Bedroom 1: 20 sq meters with queen size bed, six windows and sea views, 32” TV, ceiling fan and AC.

Bedroom 2: 14 sq meters with queen size bed and sea views, ceiling fan and AC. Opens to a private wisteria covered terrace. Hammock.

Bedroom 3/sleeping alcove: with one or two single beds and sea views, fan.

Bedroom 4: 20 sq meter with a king size bed plus a sleeping foldout sofa. Sea and garden view, AC and TV.

Living Room: 40 square meters with two sleeping couches 110 by 250 mm and a traditional Hydra couch 90 by 190 mm; 4 windows also with sea view, AC, ceiling fans and fireplace. It can accommodate 3 people. 53” TV, HiFi, WiFi, DVD, movie library. Opens to a very private terrace with uninterrupted views.


Bathroom 1: with shower, wc.

Bathroom 2: with shower, wc.

Bathroom 3: with shower, wc.

Two outdoor showers

Kitchen: 40 square meters, 3 windows with sea view. Modern electric kitchen, dish washer, washing machine, fridge, utility room. Fully stocked with local products. Dinning table, sleeping couch and fireplace.

Opens to a large outdoor bougainvillea shaded terrace. Dining area for 12. Outdoor wood-burning oven.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

Towels and linen changed twice a week. Daily maid service. Additional maid/babysitting service available at extra cost upon request

Accessibility: 20 steps to the house from main road. Not suitable for people with serious mobility problems.

Additional: A 5.5m boat, capacity 10 people (ZAR 53 Formenti) can also be rented for 250 euro per day plus gas, to a licensed person. (boat captain included)

More Details

Christos Kavathas
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Idra in Nisi

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed , This small sleeping alcove overlooking the living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Charming salt-white house, stunning sea and sunset views. 30 meters from the sea
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An absolute dream!

  • 5 of 5

What an absolute dream experience it was to stay at this beautiful property! So much so in fact that we are already planning our next stay in this very house and couldn't imagine staying anywhere else on the island. Christos is a magnificent host and the property is so well maintained, full of charm, and exudes beauty around every corner. We loved the proximity of the home to both the port and to Kamini. The walk to and from port was peaceful and often involved stopping for a swim at the many swimming spots right by the home. We felt at home from the moment we stepped off the boat and loaded our bags onto donkeys. The sunsets from the outdoor patio are magnificent. There is magic to this house and it will bring joy to whoever has the lucky opportunity to stay under its roof. Thank you Christos and Nopi for making this stay a memorable one. Staying in this house is what it means to experience life on Hydra: fresh food from the garden, terrific sea air and views, charming history within every room that unfolds. We will return many times in the future! <3

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unforgettable late summer experience in an amazing setting

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Christos´ Villa Francesca was a truly magic experience for our group of friends coming together from all over the world to spend a week in each others company, in this beautiful house. We couldn´t feel more welcome and Christos made sure that everything was being taken care of and looked after.

Wonderfully arranged with a local Hydra touch, the villa is tastefully furnished. Also, several terraces and windows face the amazing sea view. Every breakfast and sunset drink at the terrace was really spectacular.

All in all, we all parted with an unforgettable experience and wish to return as soon as possible!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise, litterally!

  • 5 of 5

Christos welcomed us himself at the port and took us for a walk to the house while explaining everything we needed to know and showing us around.

The house was perfect. Multiple rooms with multiple bathrooms so everyone can have his privacy. Great common spaces to share meals, sunsets, a drink, etc. All modern commodities available (A/C, netflix, modern bathrooms, oven, cuisine, coffee machine, etc) and great extras : diving flippers and goggles, high chair and crib for our toddler, plenty of bottled water already in the house. Christos was also so kind to ask if we wanted some groceries and got them for us, which was really appreciated.

Temperature there is always hot and sunny, so no need to look at the forecast!

Great restaurants around, within 5-10 minutes walk, and the port is approximately 15 min walk, Kamini literrally 5 min walk.

Christos was super helpful to arrange for our transfer from airport to piraeus port and always available.

We will consider going back to spend a whole week and enjoy /explore more the island, a well-kept gem!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This home and the entire island of Hydra are truly magical!

  • 5 of 5

Hard to put into words how special this home is! Every room is decorated perfectly and all the furniture including the beds are so comfortable. It's like staying in a postcard, the view from every window is a dream. The kindness and hospitality extended from the owner Christos and the caretaker Nopi was so kind we felt like locals by the time we left. The most delicious taverna and perfect place to swim both 10 steps from the front door. All the food on the island was so fresh and delicious. The only decision to make is to walk 10 mins to the port or go by water taxi both extemely enchanting! Thank you Christos & Nopi!!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very beautiful original island house. Very warm character. very cosy.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views, sunny terasses even in winter. Chimney in the kitchen. Comfortable rooms and beds. Very helpful and warm harter host and service by Nopi.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming house on Hydra , lovely location close to the sea

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed at this lovely old house on Hydra , it is a charming property , simply furnished , nice linens on beds , beautiful outside terraces , three to choose from and well located a ten minute walk from the harbour near Kamini . Christos was a pleasure to deal with from the start and very helpful with everything , Nopi the housekeeper looked after us well and greeted us from the boat with donkeys to take our luggage to the house . We ate many times at To Pefkaki which is 2 minutes walk from the house and for us the nicest place to eat on Hydra . We swam off the rocks just across the path from the house and really enjoyed the views to the sea from every window and eating under the bougainvillea on the terrace . My only criticism would be that it would be nice if more cupboard space was made available for guests and also that the owners personal items were cleared from the bathrooms , but other than this I would highly recommend this property , we had a wonderful time staying there , thank you Christos !

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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