- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Night life
- Sports & activity
- Cot / Highchair
- DVD player
- Internet Access
- Linen provided
- Log Fire
- Maid Service
- Washing Machine
- Beach within 30km
- Beach within walking distance
- Child Friendly
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Sea View
- Other rental properties on site
The Stone House is a lovingly-restored 18th-century aristocratic mansion set atop a hillside immediately overlooking the breathtaking, historic Hydra harbor. A hand-hewn stone wall encloses the main house, a guest cottage, and a series of private gardens and terraces, all with fabulous views to the sea, village and mountains.
Decorated with original artwork and carefully furnished with antiques and cozy chairs, this private compound is perfect for a couple's romantic getaway or a family's summer vacation. With three bedrooms and two and a half baths, the property comfortably sleeps seven, or eight if you request our baby crib. The grand master bedroom and its private balcony boast exquisite views in all directions, as do the courtyard, gardens and terrace. The historic mansion was built with thick, stone walls and high, breezy windows and ceilings. Long known as a haven for a rich blend of jetsetters, artists, and writers, Hydra also preserves a traditional, quaint way of life – a chance to see the real Greece, in luxury.
Hydra cradles a bustling harbor packed with shops, restaurants, and quayside cafes perfect for sipping a leisurely cappuccino and people-watching. Tiny cobblestone lanes and winding limestone staircases crisscross the island's villages - there are no cars or scooters! Donkeys and carts provide the island's only land transportation; boats zip out to the beaches.
The Stone House compound is very central: a short walk down one set of the island's many cobblestone staircases places you in the heart of the port. A path through a pine grove brings you to swimming coves. The hillside where the property is located is incredibly peaceful, and the compound is very private, but within minutes you can be shopping or clubbing in the village, or swimming in the nearby azure swimming coves. The entire island has been preserved as a national monument, and offers unspoilt swimming, walking trails and serenity.
Nearby islands include Spetses and Poros, easily visited by day trip, and the pastoral Peloponnese with its wonderful ancient sites (Epidavros, Mycenae and Mystras) and quaint Venetian seaside town, Nafplio.
The small island of Hydra lies in the Saronic Gulf, 61km southwest of Piraeus (Athens' main port) and 7km from the Peloponnese. There are no cars on the island.
Visitors reach Hydra by ferry from Piraeus (90 minutes by hydrofoil, two hours by catamaran). Or, they can drive to Metohi on the Peloponnese (3 hours from Athens) and take a small taxi boat across to Hydra (15 minutes).
Athens 90 mins by Hydrofoil
Hydra to Athens (90 minutes)
5-10 minute walk
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5-10 minute walk
5-10 minute walk
The main residence comprises a living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and bathroom, and guest bedroom and bathroom. The sweeping master suite of fabulous high-ceiling proportions contains a writing desk, reading chairs, and a completely renovated ensuite bathroom, including a bathtub. A private balcony hangs in the sky, perfect for sipping an evening glass of wine. The house is equipped with all the implements for entertaining – and both the indoor and two outdoor marble dining tables seat 6 to 8 each. There is an internal courtyard and a terrace above the guest cottage. The guest cottage has a charming brass bed and beautiful corner fireplace. A half-bath lies just steps away. On its roof, its wonderful terrace is outfitted with a marble dining table, and has excellent views as well. There’s also an outdoor shower under a scarlet bougainvillea. Some of the Stone House amenities include: wireless internet access, iPod speaker dock, washer and dryer, and three fireplaces.
The hand-hewn stone wall surrounding the property encloses the main house, a guesthouse, and a series of terraces and gardens. The master bedroom has a private balcony, and the internal courtyard and upper terrace each have marble dining tables. The Stone House boasts spectacular one-of-a-kind views that span the sea, the port, and the inland mountains. It is wonderfully central while remaining extraordinarily private.
The Stone House is owned by a family who has been spending time on Hydra for the past four decades. Visitors are hosted by our on-island concierge who will introduce you to the house and share her knowledge of the sights and secrets of Hydra. Although you will have complete privacy during your stay, assistance or advice will only be a phone call away. Once weekly maid service is included.
Conditions of Rental
Minimum seven night stay. Discounted 15% for bookings of three weeks or longer. These prices include utilities (water and electricity) and weekly maid service. Upon request, we are happy to furnish our guests with grocery items, or arrange for more frequent housekeeping, for a fee. Half of the rental fee is due on booking as a deposit. The second installment of rent is due 60 days prior to your arrival at the property. Adherence to this payment schedule guarantees your reservation in full. Ten percent of the total rental fee is non-refundable. In the event of a cancellation, your deposit (less the 10 percent) will be refunded if we are notified 60 days in advance. A refundable security deposit of 500 euros is due with your second installment of rent. Stone House is certified by the Greek National Tourism Organization: EOT # 0262K92000286501.