Located in Kiafa, Eclectic Enchanting House is a rental villa providing self-catering holiday accommodation for vacations on Hydra Island Greece.
A small house on top of the hill, filled with unique heritage objects. At the top of Hydra town, this is a unique, stone house on one floor level. It was built in 1970 but in the traditional way, by a local building master to serve as his own residence.
Its front, a vine covered open terrace, looks across the sea to the Peloponnese. It also faces Kamini hill with view of the historic Koundouriotis mansion.
Its spacious, comfortable living room contains a myriad of small Greek antiquities, European antique furniture and traditional 18th century folklore objects – and many books in several languages. The large fireplace gives warmth in the colder months, while fans are available for the really hot days.
The large, equipped yet simple kitchen has hosted many happy dinners and sits 8 persons at its oriental wooden table. The tableware contains fine china from Persia and Greece and heirloom silver cutlery.
There is a main bedroom with a large double bed. A foldable 2m bed can be added for an extra child, if necessary.
A smaller more compact bedroom with mezzanine upper bed surface about 6 m2 (with 2 single mattresses 1.60 m long. Below, is a double bed 1.70 m long that can accommodate 2 small persons or one larger one. There is a small Italian hand-carved 18th century cabinet.
The elegant bathroom with shower, equipped with chandelier and gold carved mirror, has a unique shower design. It has 3 doors and when one wants to ‘go’ then all 3 need closing!
A small, enclosed back terrace (perfect for small children) looks onto the mountain and a wild permaculture garden containing 3 citrus trees, pomegranate and jasmine. Perfect for afternoon coffee. An outside shower for after-sea and marble water basin.
A note for SUMMER season, about showers and water in general – the whole region experiences a low pressure of water during peak demand in summer around 6.30-9.00 pm. It’s a very short walk to the nearest grocery store and about 12 min walk downhill to the town centre of Hydra or Kamini.
House – 1000 with 2 bedrooms. Sleeps 6 max persons. Includes mosquito nets for all beds, blankets, linen. Children’s’ toys. Maid service available 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 limited hanging 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 a telephone but it is very easy and inexpensive to get internet by purchasing an “internet on-the-go mobile modem stick” (these can be picked up from local Greek telephone shops or at Athens airport).
If, after all our honest details, you would like to give our house a try, we promise you a unique and positive experience!
- Washer & Dryer
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 the hill! The supermarket that knows the house is called Rambas and is very close to the port before the large square with the cannons and lemon trees – you need to tell them that it is going to Matina Kassimatis’s house, next to the’ Leriou house’ – check the person at the counter understands and leave a mobile number in case there is a problem.
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Registration Number: 00000146946