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Hydra Optima

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
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This traditional house has been in our family since before 1860. Ideally situated at the centre of the island, yet within walking distance from the port, the property offers exceptional views of the sea, as well as of the town. Recently renovated with respect for the island’s traditional architecture, the house has served, over the decades, both as a permanent residence and a cherished vacation home. The stone steps to the main entrance lead into the entry room (a room that the local inhabitants used to call the “entrée”) with a piano, venetian-style furniture, and the house’s old cistern where precious rainwater was (and still is) collected. The ground floor: Once past the entrée, the ground floor has: - a large and fully-equipped kitchen that comfortably seats 6-8 persons; - a separate d...This traditional house has been in our family since before 1860. Ideally situated at the centre of the island, yet within walking distance from the port, the property offers exceptional views of the sea, as well as of the town. Recently renovated with respect for the island’s traditional architecture, the house has served, over the decades, both as a permanent residence and a cherished vacation home. The stone steps to the main entrance lead into the entry room (a room that the local inhabitants used to call the “entrée”) with a piano, venetian-style furniture, and the house’s old cistern where precious rainwater was (and still is) collected. The ground floor: Once past the entrée, the ground floor has: - a large and fully-equipped kitchen that comfortably seats 6-8 persons; - a separate dining room with traditional local furniture and family antiques; - a spacious double bedroom with its own bathroom and cast iron double bed; - a lovely stone-laid terrace//patio, an ideal place to enjoy your breakfast or evening meal, while taking in the views; Interestingly, each room offers a different view of the town. The first thing you’ll see on the first floor is the rooftop terrace, onto which all of the rooms open, with breathtaking views of the port and panoramic views of the town. The first floor: Apart from the terrace, the first floor has: - An airy living-room, with two large windows. When the curtains are drawn, the views are nothing short of painterly; - a quiet cozy double bedroom, with a view of the hills above town; - a large twin bedroom with its own bathroom and, again, lovely views. Both bedrooms have been tastefully decorated with ornate iron-cast beds, traditional furniture, including vintage rocking chairs, and wooden flooring. The spacious rooftop terrace with its large wooden table, built-in bench//sofa and simple garden furniture, is obviously the centerpiece of the house in the warmer months, where one can relax and enjoy the breeze, privacy and unobstructed views. The house’s colour palette consists mostly of ochre yellows and pale grey-blues. The wooden floors and ceilings have been redone in the local style. All of the traditional furniture has been chosen with comfort in mind. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 00000093224More
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DIMITRIS C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2016
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Housekeeping Included
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Iron
Stereo System
TV
Microwave
Balcony
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Linens Provided
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Terrace
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