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HYDRA BAY TOWER COMPLEX.

People12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Space 2,798 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 bedroom 6 bathroom historic villa complex with Sea and Mountain Views

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. 12 guests.

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 of 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 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. 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.

Housekeepers are not serving meals or breakfast. This service is available on extra charge and two weeks’ notice.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
PANOS PROTOPAPAS
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About PANOS PROTOPAPAS

I like reading, writing, movies and documentary TV. My business was shipping, sea tourism and Media. I graduated from Athens University’s Law School. Now I am working with our family home Company Groovy Vacations, named after our ex TV and Radio Station Geronimo Groovy which was No 1 up to 25 years and at the Top 10 of general ages from 1966 till 2005.

PANOS PROTOPAPAS purchased this villa in 1891

Why PANOS PROTOPAPAS chose Idra

Hydra Island is under the United Nations (UNESCO) protection rules for its unique beauty, architecture, history and ancient heritage. No cars allowed and no new buildings except if they replace an old one. Transportation to the house’s Bay in 10 minutes by sea Taxi. Tranquility and privacy at only 10 minutes distance from the cosmopolitan life of Hydra” s main Port .The villa complex is actually atop a 40 - meter (130 feet) rock lift directly above the sea, on the rocky sea front of the Bay and inside the unique Pine Tree forest of Hydra. Walking or jogging in the forest is as easy as fishing in the sea. Finally, I confess that I did not buy it, because it was built about 60 yeras before I was born. I inherited it from my grand parents ....!

What makes this villa unique

UNIQUE VIEW, HOUSE' S HISTORY, SECLUSION,HOUSE RENEWED 2018, NEW FURNITURE, UNIQUE SCENERY, SEA, PINE TREE FOREST, PRIVACY, ONLY 10 MINUTES BY SEA TAXI TO HYDRA MAIN PORT, RESTAURANTS, BARS MUSEUM ETC, PROMENADES TO THE FOREST, FISHING, CLEAN AIR, UNIQUE POOL VIEW, UNIQUE VACATIONS

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Idra in Nisi

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2798 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 18:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • Suitable for events under special economic agreement.
  • Additional guests up to two persons on existing rooms.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower, Sink, WC
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Ground floor room 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Room includes private bathroom. Sea view.
    Ground floor room 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Room includes private bathroom.
    Traditional Greek island house room 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 king or 2 singles. Traditional wood ceiling. Bathroom.
    Traditional Greek island house room 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Traditional wood ceiling. Sea view balcony.
    El.Venizelos bedroom (1st floor) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 king or 2 singles. Private bathroom. Sea view balcony.
    King George Master bedroom (1st floor) - 1 Large Double Bed , Panoramic sea view. Own bathroom in the corridor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming

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Location

Car: not necessary

Hydra Island is under the United Nations (UNESCO) protection rules for its unique beauty, architecture, history and ancient heritage. No cars allowed and no new buildings except if they replace an exactly the same old one. Transportation to the house’s Bay is done by sea Taxis in 10 minutes.

The villa complex is actually on the rocky sea front of the Bay and inside the unique Pine Tree forest of Hydra. Therefore walking or jogging in the forest is as easy as fishing in the sea.

The main Port of Hydra provides a big variety of restaurants – from Greek taverns to gourmet International cuisine - bars, clubs, pastry shops and visits to the old Prophet Elias Monastery with mules, the Hydra History Museum, and many other places with magnificent view to spend your time, day and night. And of course shopping all day long to the well-known Hydra shops. Swimming to the pool and the beach. Our stone 200 meters path leads you to the clear pebbly beach and our small dock). Ten to twenty minutes excursions to the island secluded or crowded beaches with sea taxis and 20 minutes to the magnificent sandy beach of Peloponnese, shopping in Hydra main Port, night life, bars, cafes, etc. in Hydra or Peloponnese beach.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £1,335.82

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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