ΕΣΛ/MHTE Licence Number: 0262K92000287201
Welcome to Cactus Villa one of the prettiest traditional houses to rent in Kamini Village. This comfortable holiday cottage is very private and perfect as a base for a couple to spend a peaceful and relaxing time unwinding. It's a truly romantic place for newlyweds but can also accommodate a third person if necessary.
From the attractive, large, quiet walled courtyard, the house is entered on the ground floor into the kitchen. Here you will find a full-sized oven/hob and a larder fridge/freezer. There are plenty of cooking utensils and more than enough crockery. You have the option to take your breakfast indoors in the kitchen arch or under the dining arch in the courtyard.
The top of the stairs from the kitchen open to a spacious, light and airy sitting room.
To the other end, there is a single sofa bed with a curtain to draw across for privacy if a third person wants to stay in the house. This also makes sleeping arrangements more flexible for a couple of friends.
The sitting room is fitted with air-conditioning as well as ceiling fans.
Cactus Villa has open, inland views of the surrounding village stretching all the way up the mountains so you can see the amphitheatre at the back of Hydra town and down towards the Vlychos Valley.
The shower room which is full of light is between the sitting room and the Master Bedroom. And as you will see from the photo above, there is also a courtyard shower room so you can cool off without returning indoors.
The Master Bedroom is fitted with a good quality comfortable queen-size double bed and has plenty of wardrobe & drawer space to unpack easily. As with the sitting room, the bedroom has both air-conditioning and a ceiling fan.
The windows (which have built-in fly screens, for all windows in the house) overlook the courtyard and a door opens to the top of the external stairs down into the very private, large courtyard. This is helpful when you don't want to disturb anyone in the sitting room.
Cactus Villa is named for the variety of succulent planting in the courtyard which is a delightful space to enjoy during the day or night. Even though enclosed by walls, so very quiet & private, the views across the quaint rooftops of Kamini, up to the pine-clad mountains under the wide blue sky are marvellous. And looking West over the wall down the valley to Vlychos, it's a perfect place to enjoy the light changing colours of Hydra's sunsets.
Inspite of having been rebuilt in 2004, the house has a vintage and authentic feel because most of the original and unusual features were retained. So you will enjoy the coolness of the arched alcoves that open to the courtyard for siestas or quiet time reading a book and of course for dining al fresco. One arch is incorporated in the kitchen as a breakfast/dining area. And another alcove, under the external stairs, has been converted into a WC/shower room.
Cactus Villa in Kamini Village will give you a real experience of what it is like to live on Hydra. This part of Kamini is an inland residential area and the surrounding houses are mainly lived in by local Hydriots with some part & full-time ex-pats.
There are two nearby supermarkets for provisions so you don't have to carry shopping up from Hydra Town.
And if you don't want the bright lights of Hydra Town, there are five excellent places to dine out just a little further along the road towards Kamini Harbour. (Pirofani Restaurant, Kodylenia Taverna, Christina's Taverna, Pefkaki Taverna and the Castello Restaurant on Kamini beach.
Cactus Villa is almost equidistant between Kamini & Hydra harbours, but probably (in terms of steps) closer to Kamini Harbour. The closest swimming can be found off the bathing rocks below the coast road from Kamini Beach. It takes an averagely fit person 10 to 15 minutes to walk from Hydra Port and 10 minutes or less from Kamini Port.
When you arrive:
As with all private holiday house rentals, you will need to be met when you first arrive on Hydra so you can be shown to your accommodation. Cactus Villa will have arranged for someone to meet you and will have organised a mule to carry your luggage. So it is vital that you inform the owner of the time you will arrive to ensure you are properly greeted.
Please note that the cost of a mule is not included in the rental price. A mule carries up to 4 pieces of luggage (2 suitcases & 2 pieces of hand luggage, 1 mule, 1 way €15) and the muleteer is paid in cash when loaded.
We strongly advise that you book and make your travel arrangements well in advance. Please see Travel Options for more information or www.hellenicseaways.gr where you can book your dolphin/cat tickets online.
Price per night for 2 persons:
Western & Orthodox Easters:
6 -20 APL: €165 per night (€1155/week)
21 APL - 14 MAY: €140 per night (€980/week)
15 - 31 MAY: €150 per night (€1050/week)
JUNE: €165 per night (€1155/week)
JULY & AUGUST: €175 per night (€1225/week)
SEPT: €165 per night (€1155/week)
OCT: €140 per night (€980/week)
€20 for a third person per night
Maximum 3 guests
Minimum 7 nights (Mar - Jun & Sep - Oct)
Minimum 10 nights (Negotiable according to last-minute availability) (July & August)
Check out by 10:00 – check-in after 17:00. (Negotiable)
20% deposit required to secure booking with 80% balance of payment due no later than 8 weeks prior to arrival.
1 Double bedroom
1 single sofa bed in the living room
1 WC/shower room
1 outside guest WC/shower
Open air shower
Air-conditioning throughout first floor
Fans to all rooms
Mosquito/fly screens to all windows
WiFi internet connection
TV / CD player / DVD player
Bed linen & towels
Iron & board
Strictly no smoking inside
Sorry no pets
Not suitable for children under the age of 12
Rented on a self-catering basis.
Cost of mule luggage transport not included (€15 -€20 per mule)
Cost of sea taxi to Kamini Harbour (€15)
Guests need to be aware that Hydra has many steps, so an average level of fitness is required as you will be required to walk up and down street steps to reach the town or Kamini Harbour.
Published 1st December 2017