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Pretty 3 bedroom house in Hydra town close to the port, no steps, pvt courtyard

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 8

The Courtyard House is an 18th-century stone house in a peaceful but central part of Hydra town. It has the rare advantage of being only a 3 min walk (without steps) from the lovely harbour where all the cafes and shops are.

The house has a large secluded courtyard with a lemon tree. This pretty courtyard is surrounded by wisteria and jasmine, an ideal place for a tranquil breakfast.

With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (1 with a bath tub, 2 with showers), the house comfortably sleeps six. However, there is also a sofa bed in one of the sitting rooms for 2 extra guests. Travel cot also available.

Decorated in a traditional style, the house has kept its original character, while at the same time has all the comforts of clean, modern living. The kitchen and bathrooms have been renovated in 2010. There are 2 living rooms, a large kitchen, a master bedroom and bathroom and 2 guest bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. All the rooms have lovely high wooden ceilings and wooden floorboards.

More about the house: On the first floor, the master bedroom has a double bed and a single bed and use of the main bathroom with bath tub. The master bedroom opens out onto a pretty secluded terrace where one can have quiet cup of coffee or an evening glass of wine surrounded by the smell of jasmine.

The other large bedroom on this level has a double bed and its own balcony. It also has its own en suite bathroom.

The third bedroom is on the ground floor. It has a double bed and a single bed and it also has an en suite bathroom.

The kitchen is large with a family breakfast table and is fully equipped with a toaster, kettle, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, cutlery and crockery, etc.

Some of the comforts of the Courtyard House include: a DVD player, TV, a fully-equipped kitchen, a dishwasher, a washing machine, air-conditioning, proximity to the harbour and weekly maid service.

And finally : Hydra is a treasured getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Courtyard House is a safe haven for little ones, as is Hydra itself. It is a very easy picturesque walk to the harbour without any steps and the lack of cars and mopeds make Hydra an ideal destination.

Visitors to the house will be met at the port and shown to the house. Although you will have complete privacy during your stay, assistance or advice will only be a phone call away.

We stock the house with an initial supply of bottled water, juice, milk, coffee and tea upon arrival. We also provide a weekly maid service as part of the rental fee. More frequent service can be organised for an additional fee.

More Details

Carl Wantenaar
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Idra around the Nisi

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathrooms have all been renovated in 2010 in a classic style.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 has a double bed and a low single bed. It opens on to a terrace with a small table and chairs. It has a bathroom with a large bath tub. Bedroom 2 has a double bed (or 2 singles) and an en suite bathroom with shower. It has a balcony. Bedroom 3 is on the ground floor. It has a double bed and a single bed and an en suite bathroom with shower. It opens on to the courtyard. There is a travel cot available.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Please bring your own beach towels.


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Pretty 3 bedroom house in Hydra town close to the port, no steps, pvt courtyard
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Where The Living Is Easy

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful return visit for our family. We all had an amazing time in Hydra with The Courtyard house playing a central part. Convenient for grocery shopping or just strolling to town, the location allowed us easy access. Great environment for our 3 year old granddaughter & she loved all the toys provided in the house. Plenty of towels, linens & fully equipped kitchen - all to make your stay enjoyable. We love Hydra & hope to return soon! Thank you for always being attentive & easy to contact. Regards from us all for a wonderful vacation filled with great memories

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptionally Charming Courtyard House

  • 5 of 5

This year was my 3rd in a row at this most wonderful home in Hydra. The layout is brilliant. Close to the port and incredible tavernas the location is just so convenient. The interiors are both tasteful, super comfortable and the house has everything you need. The host is always available but never in your face which we also appreciate. We love it so much we are returning next year. Katrina

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful house with lots of room , a private courtyard, upstairs terrasse and nicely decorated and cared for. So nice to have Tracy meet us at the boat and show us the way. Perfect location and not difficult to access even with luggage. Would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great guests Melanie! Hope we see you again soon!
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Lynn valley north vancouver

Amazing place with great outdoor courtyard!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! We had a lovely stay. Located super close to everything!

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corona del Mar, California

Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in the Courtyard House. The home itself is lovely and spacious. It feels so private. Our three children especially enjoyed the sunny courtyard. The location is great, a very quick walk to the port, restaurants, and shops. The hosts were wonderful as well. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words Sara! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope you make it back to Greece soon.
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Hampton N.H. USA

Perfect for relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been happier with our choice of house to stay in on Hydra. We were there for 2 weeks in Sept. and only wish it had been longer! From our greeting at the airport to Tracy welcoming us as we got off the Ferry things could not have gone smoother.

We felt totally at home the minute we entered the Villa. Everything was as promised and house is just as pretty as the photos show it to be.

Especially appreciated all the little extras provided, cookies, pastries ,wine and bottled water.

We were very glad to have met Carl because I understand this doesn't always happen.

Have looked at the availability for next Sept.(for the heck of it of course haha) and see that some of the month is already gone, will keep my eye on it.

Thanks again for everything....Diane Roberts

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Diane it was a pleasure meeting you - you were great guests to have! Thanks for your kind words. I am so glad you had a good time. Hopefully we will see you again one day!
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Nearest Barpub
80 Metres
Pirate Bar, Waterline, Papagalos
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Kai Kremidi, The Olive tree, Paradosiakos
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Hydra is one of Greece's most beautiful and unspoilt islands. There are no cars, motorbikes or bicycles, donkeys and boats are the only modes of transport. The island is a typical Greek island but is different in that strict preservation laws have ensured that all the old buildings have been beautifully preserved. There are no modern buildings. Just beautiful views, pretty cobbled streets, traditional whitewashed houses with colourful doors, a pretty harbour with tasteful, cosmopolitan shops, cafes and tavernas, pebble beaches, museums and friendly people. One can take pine-scented seaside walks from Hydra town to the nearby village of Kamini. Visitors can also take a day trip to the nearby islands of Aegina, Poros and Spetses. It is close to Athens and therefore easy to get to.

Hydra is popular with artists, writers and wealthy Athenians, but it also preserves a traditional way of life that is becoming increasingly hard to find on other Greek islands.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Your booking can only be confirmed and guaranteed once the 15% deposit has been received.

Owner'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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