Freddy's is a drop-dead gorgeous example of a house for gracious living on Hydra Island Greece. It's the perfect Hydra holiday house for extended families to share as there's plenty of space for everyone to spread out and not get on top of each other.
Elegantly restored and modernised, this 200-year-old country villa overlooks the sea with wraparound views of the village of Kamini and the countryside. The accommodation sleeps 4-8 guests in spacious comfort on 3 floors (4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms), for a minimum of 4 - 7 nights depending on the season.
For those of you with larger groups, we can arrange for you to rent the charming 2 bedroom house (Alexander's) immediately next door. If you prefer a second house nearby but not next door, please consider our other house in Kamini, Nicaela's House. Many of our guests find it is more convenient to rent multiple houses through a single owner which makes holiday arrangements much easier.
Your holiday fun on Hydra will start as soon as you arrive in Hydra Port. Your hosts will be there to meet you and will have arranged mules to transfer your cases to the house. Then you can either walk with them along the coast road, or if you've had a long journey, you may prefer a quick sea taxi ride to the picturesque Kamini Harbour.
From Kamini harbour, Freddy's House is a shady stroll under the pine trees, zig-zagging up the little lanes between the pretty village houses to reach your home-from-home. It's about 400 meter to Freddy's House from Kamini Harbour with approximately 100 gentle steps. The average person takes about 10 minutes to walk up. And when you want to head into Hydra Town, it will take the average person 10 minutes to walk the 500m from Kamini Harbour along the level coast road.
From the street you cross a small stone bridge into the courtyard garden. The courtyard is enclosed by a high wall so it's very private. There are plenty of shady trees and a number of sitting areas for you to enjoy at different times of the day.
For cooking and dining out-of-doors under the moonlight and stars, there's an excellent wood-burning pizza oven and grill. And you are more than welcome to rearrange the tables and chairs to be comfortable. To cool off during the heat of the day if you are sunbathing there is a screened off shower area in the corner.
The garden bedroom, which opens directly to the courtyard, is completely independent from the rest of the house. It is comfortably furnished with a queen-size double bed. It's a naturally cool room because of the meter thick walls and stone flooring with surrounding shady trees but there is a fan if necessary. The windows have wooden shutters and fly-screens.
The Garden Bedroom's en-suite WC also doubles as the laundry room and you are welcome to use the washing machine and dryer throughout your stay.
A well equipped kitchen with everything in excellent order is essential when you rent a holiday home especially when it's a large house like Freddy's. Part of the fun of your Hydra holiday is shopping at the quaint grocers, bakers and butchers, then cooking at home for that perfect 'living the Hydra dream' experience. Freddy's kitchen will not disappoint.
You enter the main part of the house from the courtyard into the kitchen. To the side of the entrance there is an excellent place to hose off boots and walking shoes if you are staying on Hydra for a walking/trekking/hiking winter holiday. You will find plenty of coat hooks too for drying summer beach towels or winter coats.
In the kitchen there is: double marble sink, under counter fridge and a larder fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, food-processor, coffee press and absolutely everything you need to create and serve a full dinner party.
The sitting room has a large L-shaped sofa, a wall-mounted, WiFi enabled wide-screen TV, Air conditioning, and also serves as an interior winter dining area.
Narrow, closed in stairs lead to the first floor landing.
Upstairs, the ceilings are painted wood and very high, combined with large windows, the first floor is exceptionally light and airy. All the flooring is of traditional painted wood and there are ample wall lights, which can be used to create atmosphere. Every bedroom on the first floor has excellent air-conditioning.
From the first floor landing, three doors lead to the two bedrooms on this floor and to the spacious family bathroom.
There is an extra long bath and a separate shower cubicle which is double the usual space! Marble topped vanity unit with hand basin, mirror and toilet.
The Green Bedroom
The green bedroom has a new, super comfortable, king-size double bed. It is a very large room with air conditioning, a ceiling fan, internal wooden shutters and fly screens to all windows. The room has beautiful light and views from windows in three different directions.
The Yellow Bedroom has a queen-size double bed, a ceiling fan, and giant windows with screens and of course air-conditioning. One set of windows faces the sea and the other set overlooks the garden.
Both the Green bedroom and first floor landing have glazed, double doors onto the East facing, covered balcony terrace. There are outside steps between this terrace and the courtyard so it is possible for people to come and go without disturbing anyone downstairs.
The covered terrace is a perfect spot for breakfast and to watch the rising sun.
Stairs from the first floor landing lead to the, completely open, top floor.
The Verani Bedroom
This room at the top of the house has beautiful light, phenomenal views, a ceiling fan and window screens as well as air-conditioning. This huge top floor bedroom, has a queen-sized bed and two very large, traditional antique daybeds (very comfortable for even the most discerning adult to sleep on comfortably. This room can accommodate 4 people. For flexibility, there are also a couple of fold-out single beds if children want to share the room.
The Verani En-suite shower room with toilet, hand basin (with mirror) & shower.
The Verani Roof Terrace with stunning, incredible views and totally private as it's not overlooked. The sunsets from this terrace are glorious so make sure you bring your cameras. Sun-worshippers who prefer not to be on the beach, will love this terrace.
For parents travelling with teenagers: the Verani Bedroom on the top floor is a firm favourite. Young adults and mature children will adore making the 'top of the house' their own! It can either be treated like their exclusive 'pad' or almost as a 'dormitory' for a week long sleep over.
Even the most demanding teenagers who can't be separated from their computers will be impressed with the very robust, hard-wired high speed internet Wi-Fi system that works smoothly and quickly in every room of the house, and all of the outdoor areas. And of course they will be able to play their music (not too loudly during siesta time please) without imposing on everyone else in the house.
Please be aware of the fact that the walls around the roof terrace are very low, young children should be supervised at all times to avoid nasty accidents. (For children under the age of 12, we are happy to put single beds in the other bedrooms as necessary.)
As Freddy's House on Hydra Island, is maintained to a very high standard, maid service is included once per week as part of the rental price. We can arrange for additional maid service if desired. In order to make your arrival as carefree as possible we stock the refrigerator with basics such as bottled water, milk, beer, wine, coffee, tea and cereal. After you arrive we will arrange for you to have your groceries delivered by donkey from any of the three local markets nearby.
We are boating enthusiasts - we offer a free afternoon boat excursion on our boat to everyone who books our house. We think seeing the island from the water is essential to complete the Hydra experience, and we enjoy the opportunity to spend time with our interesting, international guests.
We hope you will come to Hydra and be our guests soon. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions that you might have about Hydra or our house. We know the time you spend at Freddy's will be a much cherished memory for you and your family.
Rate Per Night for the whole house to accommodate a maximum of 8 guests on a self-catering basis:
2020 prices per night
November 1 - December 31, €250
2021 - prices per night
Minimum nights: 6.
Please note that we include the cost of luggage transfer by mule and you will be met by us and the mule(s) when you disembark.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Contact: Dino Bradlee (and Trina Bradlee)
If you have any questions about our house or booking arrangements feel free to contact me (Dino) anytime on my mobile number on Hydra +(30) 698-277-8705. (Within Greek Working Hours please: 08:00 - 19:00.)
Advert expires 01/02/18