DESCRIPTION, HISTORY, AND BASIC INFORMATION
Overview Villa complex – Hydra, Molos Bay, 1 hour and 40 minutes sea stroll from Athens, 10 minutes with sea taxi from Hydra Main Port,
6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms + 1 bathroom in the veranda.
The complex accommodates totally 12 persons of which 8 persons in 4 double bed rooms and 4 persons in 2 single bed rooms (2 single beds on each of the 2 rooms), which can be converted in 2 doubles (1 double bed on each of the 2 bedrooms) if preferred.
The main house is built with grey marbles, as a summer residence of our family. It is one of the historic houses of Hydra, situated in a secluded Bay three miles from the main harbor of the cosmopolitan island, ten minutes by sea taxi.
During the fall of 1904, King George I of Greece was hosted here on a hunting excursion, as well as the Prime Minister El. Venizelos in 1917. The best-selling author and movie script writer Jack Higgins described the villa and its views in his novel “Solo” (1980) as the home-haven of rest of his protagonist pianist.
The building complex is atop a 40-meter (130 feet) rock lift directly above the sea, on a 4, 3 acres fenced private land. The view to the sea is undisturbed to all sea directions. The Southern side is situated in the pinewoods.
The tower shaped central house is built in 1891. The first floor includes the King Georges’ double Queen Size bedroom with its own bathroom in the corridor and 270-degrees view to the sea. The second room has two single beds (which may convert to one double King Size bed if requested), its own en - suite bathroom and a veranda with panoramic views of the sea.
The ground floor, one meter (3 feet) above the ground, provides a lounge with fireplace, an office room, two Queen Size double bedrooms, both with their own en - suite bathrooms.
All rooms and the lounge, have a unique view to the sea and the pine forest. Almost all materials are original. Restoration was done only when necessary with similar material and color.
Inside the fenced area: An ample, completely equipped kitchen and an extra bathroom with shower. A little higher in the private area, inside the pinewood forest is a traditional Greek island house with two rooms communicating between them with an interior door and a bathroom to share. The first room has a double King Size built bed. The second room has two single beds (convertible to one King Size Double) and the door to the common (en -suite for the second room) bathroom. The rooms also have separate exterior doors if residents would prefer privacy between rooms interior door. Fantastic views of the sea and forest through a super large window. It also includes a private veranda of its own, with superb sea and pine trees view.
At the edge of the Towers’ Western ground veranda, overlooking the sea is the "infinity" swimming pool, rather unique, due to its location.
Cars are forbidden on the island of Hydra. The beach rarely hosts other visitors. The distance to the beach is about 150 meters via our private house path which connects the complex with the shore and our small mooring, (capable for small boats upto to 8 meters LOA). The Bay hosts three other summer houses and a few smaller ones. Shopping, restaurants, cafeterias etc. are available on the cosmopolitan Hydra Main Port, 10 minutes stroll with a sea taxi.
The complex is rented for five days blocks minimum. Housekeeper and Manager have their own rooms inside the fenced area but out of the rented houses.
In the total rent amount we include the salary of the Manager and the Housekeeper. The Housekeeper will be daily setting the beds and cleaning the house. Twice a week will be changing linen. Housekeepers are not serving breakfast and meals unless on extra charge. The Manager will be supervising the house.
Some Managers or housekeepers are good cooks (although not Chefs) and can cook your lunch, dinner, and prepare breakfast on extra charge and two weeks’ notice.
An independent cook is also available at extra charge. A two weeks’ notice is needed.
Foods, drinks, beverages, delivery of the goods, transportations, etc. relative costs are not included on the rental price.
Transportation to and from El. Venizelos Athens airport to our Bay complex, and local transportations by sea taxi are not included in the rent. Both ways trip to Hydras main Port and back for maximum 8 person’s costs approximately 80 - 90 euros. The staff transportation costs for jobs assigned by the guest are not included.
Normally, no more than two extra guests can be accommodated (at the existing six rooms). Please inform us during the booking procedure.
Guests are kindly requested to have their passports or Identification cards.