The Hydra Windmill

Unusual holiday accommodation to let weekly for up to 4 people from May - October. With swimming pool and stunning, elevated panoramic views.

 

Converted WINDMILL on Hydra Island in Greece with a swimming pool and large garden. Wrap around terrace with panoramic views of sea, harbour, valleys and mountains. Spectacular sunsets. This home offers total privacy. Not suitable for elderly, very young children or unfit persons.

 

Sleeps 4 in 2 ensuite bedrooms (1 with double bed & shower, 1 with bunk beds & shower)

 

 

I find it difficult not to be overly lyrical about the Hydra Windmill. It really is a stunning and unique holiday rental that can't fail to delight. I have known Maria, the owner of the mill, since 2000 and each year she seems to have added little touches somehow making perfection even more perfect. As a honeymoon retreat it is utterly romantic. If you like walking in the cooler parts of the season/day you will find the mill convenient for lots of rural hikes. If you are animal lover, you will delight in feeding Maria's pet donkeys who adore carrots. If you're an artist or photographer, the changing light, stunning colours and breathtaking vistas will keep you so busy that you really won't want to leave such inspiration behind.

 

 

If possible, it is even more stunning than the photos portray and from the moment you arrive to Maria's wonderfully warm welcome you realise you have indeed arrived in paradise. The mill is simply and stunningly decorated, spotlessly clean and well equipped. There are numerous places to relax outside, both shady and sunny, the swimming pool is gorgeous, the views incredible and there is complete privacy. Yes, the climb from the town takes about 15 minutes, but it is worth every step. Maria arranges for your luggage to be transported by mule on arrival and departure and your weekly shopping becomes an adventure rather than a chore because the supermarket delivers your shopping on mules too!

 

 

Ground Floor Living Space

 

The ground floor of the windmill provides the main living space with a dining table to seat up to 6 people (for times when you might have guests) and a simply but well equipped kitchen. In addition to a microwave oven, electric hob and fridge/freezer, Maria also provides a coffee maker, kettle and plenty of cooking utensils and tableware. For your entertainment, you will find books, games, cards and a DVD, CD and radio in addition to there being satelitte TV and excellent WiFi interent. There is also a telephone for you to use for incoming calls or to make local calls to reserve a table at a restaurant.

 

The Second Floor Bunk Room

 

A spiral, stone staircase takes you up to the second floor where you will find the Bunk Bedroom with an ensuite shower room. The beds are strong, full-sized single beds that are as comfortable for adults as they are for children.

 

 

Third Floor Double Room

 

The spiral stone staircase continues up to the top floor which is the second bedroom with en-suite shower and a queen-size double bed.

 

 

Naturally Cool

 

Originally built about 300 years ago, the mill has stone walls that are nearly a meter deep with small windows, stone floors and ceilings made of traditional beam & reed that are half a meter deep. This traditional construction along with the gentle sea breezes, ensure that the interior summer temperatures are at least 10 degrees lower than outside. And for those who want to reduce the temperature further there are also fans.

 

The deep set windows on each floor provide picture postcard views from every angle, even from the kitchen window!

 

 

Garden, Views & Swimming Pool

 

The garden of the mill is a delightful mix of trees, native shrubs, colourful plants and herb bushes that provide cooling shade and beautifully scented air.

 

There are terraces where you can sunbathe as well as comfortable seating in the shade where you can siesta or read a book out of the glaring sun.

 

 

Prices & Conditions 2017 & 2018

 

€1890 per week in May & Oct (minimum 1 week).

€2100 per week in Jun & Sep (minimum 1 week).

€2200 / week in Jul & Aug (minimum stay of 2 weeks in Jul and Aug).

 

Check In: 16.00 - Check Out: 10.00

Saturday changeovers only.

 

Maximum 4 guests.

 

No smoking inside.

Sorry no pets.

Not suitable for very young children, disabled or infirm guests.

 

Payment Terms:

20% deposit at time of booking and 80% balance 2 months prior to arrival. Bank wire only.

 

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Published 26th June 2017

 

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