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Eclectic Bohemian Small House- sleeps 5

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
6 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Idra - ECLECTIC BOHEMIAN SMALL HOUSE

A little house on top of the hill, filled with unique heritage objects

At the top of Hydra town (350 steps to be exact), this is a unique, bohemian, one floor level, little stone house, built originally in 1970, by a local building master, to serve as his own residence.

-Its front, a vine covered open terrace, looks onto the sea to the Peloponnese and opposite Kamini hill with view of the Koundouriotis historic residence across.

-Its spacious, comfortable living room contains a myriad of small Greek antiquities, European antique furniture and traditional 18th century folklore objects- and many, many books. The large fireplace gives warmth in the colder months. Three fans are there for the really hot days.

-The large, equipped yet simple kitchen has hosted many happy dinners and sits 6-8 persons at its oriental wooden table. The tableware contains pottery from Persia and Greece and heirloom silver cutlery.

-There is a main bedroom with a large double bed. A fold able 2m bed can be put there of an extra child

A smaller more compact bedroom with mezzanine upper bed surface about 6 m2 (with 2 single mattresses 1.50 m long). Below it, is a double bed 1.70 m long just below it which can fit 2 persons, yet preferably one. There is small Italian hand-carved 18th century hanging cupboard to hold individual items. To sum up, this mezzanine room can sleep up to 3 persons max- but ideally 2 will be most comfortable.

-The elegant bathroom with shower, equipped with chandelier and gold carved mirror, has a unique shower design. It has 3 doors and when wants to 'go' then all 3 need closing!

-A small, enclosed back terrace looks onto the mountain and a wild garden containing 2 citrus trees, orange and pomegranate tree and Jasmine. Perfect for afternoon coffee. An outside shower for after sea and marble water basin.

-It’s a 7 min walk down to '4 Corners' supermarket for fresh bread and 12 min walk down hill to Hydra town or Kamini across.

- The house is 90 m2. with 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 4 persons comfortably (6 persons is maximum)-. Includes mosquito nets (and hooks) for all beds, blankets, and linen. Children’s’ toys. Maid service available once a week at extra cost upon request. All our linen are second-hand but clean and ironed.

-Please note that because we live there very often on weekends, our cupboards have little hanging space and storage space for our guests' things.

INTERNET

Wireless Internet is available in most cafes and restaurants on the island

Our house does not have internet. We recommend the purchase of an Internet on-the-go mobile modem stick. These can be picked up from local Greek Cosmote or Germanos shops or the the Germanos shop at Athens airport. We are happy to facilitate on this depending on the length of your stay.

If after all our honest details, you still feel you would like to give our house a try, we promise you a unique and positive experience!

USEFULL INFORMATION

OUR SUPERMARKET DONKEY DELIVERS TO THE DOOR

You can have the supermarket deliver your goods (any value above 40euro) to the house, free of charge, by donkey – remember to order water too or you will be carrying it up hill! They know the house, and usually leave things on the patio for us. You need to tell them that it is going to Matina Kassimatis’s house, next to the' Leriou house' – check the person at the till understands the address well and leave a mobile number in case there is a problem. The supermarket we use is (Rambas) is a little in from the port, just past the Ostria restaurant and before the large square with the cannons and lemon trees. There is a mini-market half way up to the house (called 4 Corners) for your extras (they do not deliver)

WATER IS SCARCE

Most water in Hydra is transported by ship from the Peloponnese – so take care not to squander it.

IF YOU USE DRINKING WATER FROM OUR KITCHEN BOTTLE SUPPLY, PLEASE REPLACE IT FOR THE NEXT GUESTS. PLEASE REMEMBER THIS AS IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE ALWAYS HAVE DRINKING WATER RESERVES!

WASHING MACHINE USE – Use the machine between 9pm – 10am or 4pm- 6pm in order to avoid low water pressure (due to people watering in the area).

WATER HEATING BOILERS

There are two boilers – one for the kitchen and one for the bathroom. The switches are marked on a panel behind a picture in the sitting room, to the right of the fireplace. Up is on – down is off. The boilers need only about 10-15 minutes to heat the water. Please remember to switch off after use.

KITCHEN

All crockery, cutlery and utensils in kitchen may be used unless marked ‘Private’.

OVEN /STOVE – PLEASE BE CAREFULL! ! !

TWO BURNERS DO NOT HAVE A THEROSTAT AND THEREFORE YOU SHOULD OBSERVE THE FOOD COOKING AND NEVER LEAVE THE FOOD COOKING UNATTENDED.

BATHROOM -IMPORTANT

Water in Hydra is very precious. Please check after each flush that the toilet water container is running normally and that the floater is in place. How? Read the instructions near the toilet.

TOWELS AND SHEETS

Linen can be found in drawers located in the main bedroom and sitting room.

There are brown cupboards for each sizes (marked ‘Double’ and ‘Single’)

Towels are under the bathroom sink and in antique drawers in the sitting room.

(The brown drawer marked private sheets, is not to be used by guests).

ELECTICAL HEATERS - Electrical heaters are available over cupboard in main bedroom.

BEACHES

There is an old and very pleasant back path to Vlichos beach. If you go down the steps through the small alley just below the house and turn left, you will see some stone arches in the background. Continuing straight along for about 2 km will take you to Vlichos. Closer by is Kamini (baby beach) at Castello, which is very child friendly. Boats can take you to other sea sides for swimming.

GENERAL

Remember to lock the house whenever you leave. The door from the small bedroom to the garden needs to be slightly lifted in order to lock.

Marked on inside door of right kitchen cupboard, if needed, the island doctor number is noted on the same cupboard door and there is a small hospital near the port. Garbage should be placed in closed plastic bags and left at collection points around the island – the closest is at the start of the route to Vlichos.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Tina A.
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2016

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Location

Hydra is one of the mos graphic islands in Greece, known for its artist community and international VIP tourists.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Idra, Saronic Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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6 night minimum stay
£904
for 6 nights
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£142
£678
£1,892
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Idra in Europe

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • village
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has 3 entrances!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Toys
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming

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