The House of the Shooting Star
This exceptional property sits high above Hydra town and is styled in the most wonderful way. Lavish and chic the house offers an incredibly high level of accommodation for eight guests and benefits from fabulous views, an unusually large garden for Hydra and a private swimming pool on this wonderful Greek island.
Aristocratic Neo-Classical style house with wonderful pool and garden, and fabulous views over the bay
The House of the Shooting Star is a feast for connoisseurs of fine living. Domes and arches open onto lofty spaces with a cooling expanse of intricately decorated marble floors; Elegant white and cream shades are juxtaposed with dashing touches of contemporary art – all beautifully balanced with the very best comforts in mind.
The property is on three levels. A marble staircase leads to the first floor hallway. On the first floor there is an elegant Reading Room with fireplace and doors leading out onto the main veranda. Another door leads off the hallway into the main kitchen of the property which is very well equipped and with antique tiled floor. Through the arch in the hallway is a very spacious living room, elegantly and comfortably furnished with a formal dining area with chandelier and antique table and chairs for 10 guests. Doors lead out onto the main veranda with its huge, elegant arches and intricately patterned marble floor. The verandah has many areas for dining al fresco and with comfortable day beds and sofas for relaxing.
From the main hallway, a marble staircase continues up to the 2nd level where there are 2 fabulous bedrooms: The main master bedroom suite has double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and WC. This bathroom also has the most fabulous, marble bathtub raised on a dais with spectacular views over the Bay of Hydra which can be enjoyed to the full whilst bathing. The master bedroom suite has doors leading out onto the large upper terrace shared with the 2nd double bedroom. The 2nd bedroom has a queen sized, antique brass bed with en-suite bathroom. Doors lead from this bedroom to the upper level veranda which runs the length of the house.
On the ground floor of the property is a very spacious and comfortable guest wing which is fully accessible from the main part of the house via the marble staircase but which is totally self-contained with its own kitchen, living room and dining facilities.
Hewn from the granite of Hydra's mountains, the guest wing’s living room is a cool oasis providing comfortable couches in the sitting area with an abundance of cushions making this an excellent spot for a siesta or for curling up with a good book. There is also a breakfast serving bar and dining area with traditional stone oven and a very well equipped kitchen. Off the living room is a well appointed guest bathroom with shower. An inner hallway has access to a bathroom with bath and shower as well as 2 spacious double/twin bedrooms. The guest wing is beautifully furnished throughout with stylishly chosen antique furniture, paintings, objets d’art and a large library of books.
The property is surrounded by an unusually large and beautifully planted garden on the lower terrace offering shade and respite from the mid-summer sun with plenty of places to relax with the private pool close by for a refreshing dip. The views over the amphitheatre of Hydra and across the bay to the island of Dokos are truly memorable.
Hydra harbour with its array of waterfront tavernas, cafes and shops is about a 15 minute walk away. The sparkling bays and coves of Hydra are one of the few places where you will see dolphin and porpoise regularly. The nearest beaches to the property are about a 15 min walk away. There are some wonderful sandy beaches on Dokos Island opposite, on the far side of Hydra and on the Peloponnese coast opposite - all easily accessible by water taxi from Hydra harbour.
House of the Shooting Star offers guests the possibility to enjoy Mediterranean island life at its best in elegant, comfortable and stylish surroundings. In all months other than July and August, it is possible for smaller parties to rent the lower part of the house only - The Small Shooting Star
In either case, exclusive use of the swimming pool is included in the price.
Prices below are based on 8 guests sharing.
Walkable to beach
Walkable to taverna
Car Not Needed
40%May & October
€ 3200/weekJune & September
BookedChange over day - flexible
Minimum rental 7 nights
Göran Sjöberg arrived 04/06/2016
I sent this yesterday to Marie-Louise on your info-address and I pass the info further to you now:
It has been a great week! We are very glad we decided to return and it wouldn t surprise me if we decide to go back again!
Thanks for all your help! That is one part that makes this such a nice week!
Sam Jones arrived 19/06/2016
Thanks for your email. Our stay was great. The villa was lovely - as described if not better. Zhaneta the housekeeper was very friendly and helpful when we arrived. I don't think any of us had any complaints.
The only minor quibble I can think of was that the two downstairs bedrooms only had thin curtains and so were flooded with light first thing in the morning (the shutters in those rooms were solid rather than slatted, so closing them made the room too warm).
But I don't think anyone minded much.
Anna Loder arrived 13/09/2015
Thank you Marie-Louise. We will do that. It has been a fantastic week, the villa is gorgeous.
Thank you for all your input into making this a great trip. I will certainly be using Pretty Greek Villas again.
Goran Sjoberg arrived 24/05/2014
Just want to thank you for all the help we have got from you! The week at the house of the shooting star has been totally marvelous. Our little group use to spend one week in May together in extraordinary houses every second year but we have never done so in Greece before, most of the time being in France, Italy or Spain. But wow, we said to ourselves that nothing can beat this so why look for something else now when we have found the paradise!
And although I've sometimes used agencies when finding and booking the right house I must say that you at Pretty Greek Villas
are the far most helpful, supportive and professional one I've ever come across. So a big thank you to you and your colleagues for significant contribution to our fabulous week!
As for the refund of the deposit I am awaiting your instructions!
Goran and the gang
Nadia Sadigianis arrived 04/09/2013
Thank you! Yes we had a lovely week on the island and at the beautiful villa - hopefully we can come back one day!
Gail Thompson arrived 30/06/2013
Only just got my messages today as have not switched on my iPad once!
Everything is perfect thank you. The villas is beautiful and Janet has been so helpful. Everyone is enjoying themselves. Hydra is wonderful and we are all soaking up the atmosphere and the sun and the food
However ........ we can't seem to get the microwave to work. If Janet could show us we would appreciate it. It might be broken we don't know, but when we try to use it nothing happens.
Many thanks for checking up on us. I probably won't be checking my emails for another week now.
Robin Rowland arrived 25/08/2012
Hi Marie-Louise & Anna
Thanks for booking this house on Hydra, we have had a fantastic time and are reluctantly returning home tomorrow.
The owners of Shooting Star left a note asking for feedback for future guests could you drop me a contact e-mail?
The house is beautiful and has a lot of great furniture / ornaments that would not be suitable for a young family - fear of breakage etc.
Practical arrangements worked fine, on arrival at Athens airport we took X96 Airport Express bus - took just an hour and direct to flying cat jetty, on arrival at Hydra there was a donkey man waiting but instead of 1 (for 2 bags we were carrying as requested) turned up with 3. The caretaker Janet was welcoming.
One question - what do we do with the house keys on departure? be leaving at 6.45am
Thanks again for recommending the Shooting Star on Hydra we will be passing your company details onto others!
Robin & Fiona Rowland