Dolphin House is a private Hydra house that is available as a holiday rental with 3 bedrooms (2 double ensuite bedrooms and a third, twin bedroom off the master suite with single beds). This house to rent is a gentle walk through the town from Hydra harbour with a relatively short flight of easy steps to climb to the house from the main approach street. It is an architecturally unique building on Hydra and has a nice swimming pool and spectacular views. The owners have timed the walk as ten minutes from the house to the disembarkation area of the port.
The theme of multiple levels that flow from one to another with steps is seen outside as well as inside. The house was deliberately designed as such to afford as many different views from the house as possible. Every seating area or window frames a picture. The interior layout is playful like the dolphin the house is named for. It's a large space that offers a choice of sitting areas depending on the time of day and what you want to do. In addition to the double-height of the lofty living space, the positioning of the windows takes advantage of the light summer breezes, which combined with the thick stone walls, keep the interior temperatures down so you don't need to use the air-conditioning if you prefer not to.
Maximum 6 guests (maximum 2 children)
Minimum 7 nights
No pets, no smoking inside, no parties.
The number of stairs & low walls within the house makes it unsuitable for wheelchairs or those with walking disabilities. Similarly, it is unsuitable for children less than 12 years of age.
Dolphin House is very much a family home which is owned by a French couple who have an art gallery in Paris. Over the years, the family have adorned the house with an eclectic collection of ornaments, painting and furniture which you will enjoy but obviously, you are asked to take care of.
As a home, rather than a purpose made holiday rental, you will enjoy all the comforts of this well-appointed house so you will instantly feel 'at home' in it. With plenty of outside cushions and tableware so you can really immerse yourselves in summer living on the beautiful island of Hydra.
The master bedroom suite is on the ground floor and comprises a large double bedroom, a twin room with a single bed (please note that a 2nd single bed is available) and a bathroom. Both the bedroom and twin room have private access to a south-west facing terrace with pretty views of the zig-zag path up to the Ag. Fotini Monastery (a good walking destination). The master bedroom offers terrific views from all windows. This is a great suite for a family with up to two children to share with their parents.
The 3rd bedroom is completely separate from the rest of the building and so is very private. This makes Dolphin House ideal for two couples to share. The entrance is right next to the street door. There's plenty of space with a desk with coffee making facilities. There is a large ensuite shower room.
Out of doors, you will enjoy spending time on the roof terrace off the upper floor. The day and evening views overlooking the town will take your breath away!
Obviously having a swimming pool is a big plus! It is next to the large entrance terrace which is very private and is gently shaded from the mid-day sun by a huge bougainvillea. Please note that the pool has no shallow end so parents are asked to take particular care of children. There are lights in the pool and steps to get in and out.
Dolphin House is available for up to a maximum of 6 guests of which only 2 can be children over the age of 12, for a minimum of 7 nights or more.
AMA Reference Number: 00000613753
Please note that a cash deposit of €500 will be required upon arrival. The deposit will be held until the end of your stay when the cost of any damages will be deducted and then the remaining cash refunded to you.
A weekly maid service is also included in the rental rate. More frequent service can be organized for an additional fee.
Please bear in mind that visitors to Hydra are required to climb stairs, so Dolphin House is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues. Safety of children (especially around the pool) is solely the responsibility of parents or guardians and we accept no liability in case of emergency.
A 50 percent deposit will secure the booking with the balance of payment due no later than four weeks prior to arrival. Minimum booking is seven days with a maximum of 5 guests. Sorry, no children under age 12. No pets. No smoking inside.
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