Mariners Retreat


The Mariner's Retreat has recently been refurbished to provide comfortable and spacious accommodation. Right next to the sea, this lovely holiday villa provides a unique setting on the Greek island of Hydra.

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With steps directly into the sea from the veranda, this unique property offers a totally romantic get-away.

Lulled by the glistening waves, the Mariner’s Retreat is in the most magnificent position situated right over the sea. With its large veranda curving around the property with the sea on three sides, it is as if you are aboard a romantic boat far away from land.

The house has been refurbished to provide comfortable accommodation.  The house has one double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, one twin-bedded room with separate bathroom, a cosy living room with open fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen with dining area. The property is very well equipped and includes fast internet connection. One or two children can be accommodated upon request in the living room on two pull-out beds.

Surrounding the property is a large stone-paved veranda with various areas set out with loungers and dining area to take in the views. For a refreshing dip, there is a ladder directly from the veranda into the sea. In the evenings, since the property faces directly West, there are spectacular sunsets to enjoy as the sun sinks behind Dokos Island opposite.

A pretty little white-washed chapel forgotten by time sits beside the house and further along the seashore is a sandy beach with lounge chairs set out shaded by coconut palm umbrellas. Above the beach are two tavernas. The main town of Hydra is 2kms’ walk along the coastal road or 3 mins by water taxi.

Prices below are based on 4 guests sharing. 



Walkable to beach
DVD player
Baby cot
High chair
Suitable for honeymoons
Sea view
iPod friendly
Walkable to taverna
Car Not Needed
Boat Hire


Sleeps 4
Deposit 40%
1 Jan - 30 Apr € 1750/week
1 - 12 May € 2050/week
13 - 31 May € 2345/week
1 - 30 June € 3010/week
1 - 31 July € 3445/week
1 - 16 Aug € 3795/week
17 - 31 Aug € 3625/week
1 - 20 Sept € 3010/week
21 Sept - 4 Oct € 2345/week
5 - 31 Oct € 1985/week
1 Nov - 31 Dec € 1750/week


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Booked Arrival
Booked Departure
Minimum 7 nights


Kate W. arrived 20th June 2024
We loved Mariner’s Retreat! One of the best places we’ve stayed with such spectacular sea views, a lovely cooling breeze and a choice (depending on the waves!) of rock, beach or harbour swimming within a stone’s throw.

Marie-Louise was helpful when we couldn’t find a food shop within 15 minutes walk in Kamini, as mentioned in the description, (the nearest is almost double that distance) but it wasn’t a major inconvenience. Certainly handy to be able to buy extra water and crisps from the kiosk across the road.

Thanks to Vasillis and Manos who were welcoming, helpful and reliable with their land and sea taxi services.

The Marina Taverna was lovely at sunset and the staff warm. Nice to have Vlychos beach taverna nearby, too, and the great Four Seasons 10 mins walk away. Good to be able to walk into wonderful Hydra port and get a sea taxi back.

........many thanks again, we loved our holiday and look forward to finding our next PGV.

Valerie M. arrived 26th July 2023
In the meantime, we have safely arrived at Mariner's Retreat. Everything worked seamlessly and very well, and we really enjoy the villa and the beautiful views! We consider ourselves very lucky to be able to spend our summer vacation here - thank you very much to you and your team, as well as the owners, for making this beautiful place available!  Thank you also very much for the nice and hospitable touches, in particular the stocked fridge upon our arrival, which was very much appreciated

Carolyn R. arrived 18th September 2022 

We had a great time at the Mariner’s Retreat. The villa is wonderful.

Deirdre G. arrived 10th September 2022 

It was our second visit to Mariners Retreat, and therefore we already knew about it and the location is absolutely beautiful and second to none, and excellent local restaurants are easy to access.  Swimming and snorkelling in the sea directly from the villa was a highlight for us yet again.  It is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the views.

Suna S. arrived 28th August 2022 

We really had an exceptional time at Mariner’s Retreat, what a very special place.  The outside terraces and the view were really beautiful, the place was clean and very relaxed and easy to use. Your communication has been brilliant, it was an added bonus to realise there are two lovely tavernas and a pretty beach just 5 seconds away and getting to Hydra by boat or walking was so easy too.

Martin N. arrived 4th August 2022 

With regards our experience with PGV then apart from the small hiccup with one of the payments that I made, everything else was fine. All the information, booking/pre-travel,  that was provided was clear, concise and useful. As for our stay in Hydra at Mariner’s Retreat, we had a wonderful time. The location of the villa was as we had expected, with fantastics views out over the sea.

Primo F. arrived 11th July 2022 

Staying in Hydra/Vlychos is always a great holiday.

Ann H. arrived 3rd July 2022 

We had a super time on Hydra.  Mariners Retreat is an extraordinarily positioned property. To be honest the terraces alone are worth the money. Seriously, just never seen anything like it. Just wandered from one to the other, gawping. And the star gazing was gobsmacking.  Plus having not one but 2 decent restaurants within walking distance, as well as a little snack bar that sells bottles of water, ice and ice cream, metres away, made it absolutely fabulous for us. Oh and a lovely beach too! Communication with you was amazing. We had a very relaxing, wonderful time. We loved the beach and the house and would recommend it and Pretty Greek Villas in a heartbeat.  As always, you have such interesting and beautiful houses in your portfolio and we look forward to staying in one of them again.

Vivien M. arrived 28th May 2022 

We had the most wonderful holiday on Hydra and absolutely loved the villa - we will most definitely be booking it again! Can I also just say how brilliant Manos, the water taxi guy was - he was so kind to us during our stay, so reliable and helpful, we all thought he was fantastic - please pass on our thanks to him.

Emma M. arrived 20th May 2022 

Wonderful holiday, booking again in 2024

Pauline B. arrived 14th April 2022 

Thank you for your email. It is much appreciated. I have to say that we had a lovely stay in Hydra. Vickie has been so welcoming and full of nice attention. The house was perfectly well equipped, with an astonishing view on the sea. We will definitively recommend Pretty Greek Villas.

Katie B. arrived 26th June 2019 

We very much enjoyed our stay at Villa Bougainvillea. It is a comfortable villa with stylish touches and some very thoughtful details. Our previous week was spent at Mariners Retreat in Hydra which we absolutely loved and will definitely book again! A completely perfect property.

Morag N. arrived 4th June 2019 

Can't believe our wonderful hols is nearing an end. Hydra is a special place and Mariners Rest delightful. The location could not be beaten we have loved it!

Debra W. arrived 25th Aug 2018 

We very much like both villas this year. The Mariner s Retreat was quite magical. We 'd definitely return. Just lovely. The Old Mill was equally magical in a grander and greener way. The gardens are quite lovely with the old Carob tree being the perfect place to escape to in the shade. The off the rocks swimming just below was also wild & wonderful.

Tessa F. A. arrived 21th July 2018 

We really had a wonderful time at Mariners retreat and hope to return for sure! It was lovely meeting you and your family and I hope you had a great mini-weekend after we left.  Thanks so much for everything!

Jeremy E. arrived 15th July 2018 

All was fine with the house and we found the service from PGV very good.

Paul W. arrived 11th June 2018 

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Mariner’s Retreat. We loved the location, and really enjoyed a walk into the port most mornings for breakfast. We found both tavernas at Vlychos excellent. The villa has the most wonderful outside space, and we spent most of our time sitting in the covered areas enjoying the magnificent views and watching the boats coming and going.

Jean D. arrived 18th May 2018 

We really enjoyed the stay. Super villa and lovely hosts.

Sheila S. arrived 5th Oct 2017 

We love and enjoy our stay in the villa. We definitely will use Pretty Greek Villas again for the future.  Thank you for the kind assistance on preparing and during our stay.

Bren T. arrived 25th Sept 2017 

We did enjoy our holiday thank you. Mariner's Retreat is in a great location. I would like to take the opportunity to thank you and Marie- Louise and Ben for you efficient and professional care in all aspects of arranging our vacation.

Helen P. arrived 15th Sept 2017 

We had an absolutely adorable stay thank you!!!!! Amazing and up there with our best holidays! The situation of the villa was perfect for us and the island idyllic! Please pass on our grateful thanks to Manolis and Vasillis - I cannot stress enough how reliable these guys were. On time on the minute ! Fantastic service ......where as Stammatis ...mmmmmm a little moody and unreliable!!! The villa was fantastic and the care you gave as a company second to none! We will greatly advocate your holidays. We appreciated your help and advice throughout. We are looking to return next year with you but just need a family meeting first!! We have been grateful for everything ... loved the holiday and will definitely use you guys again in the near future.

Paddy F. arrived 20th Aug 2017 

We have had a fabulous time thanks. 

Brice A. arrived 23th July 2017 

It was again a formidable stay! We even met with the owners who were very welcoming. Thank you for organizing things.

Peter W. arrived 5th Sept 2016 

We had a great stay thank you and will be rebooking with you as you are the kind of company we like and nothing is to much of a problem. It was total relaxing. See you next year.

Kate F. arrived 23th July 2016 

We had a lovely time meeting your family! I think the service went well. We are absolutely loving the villa..what a special place.

Charlie P. arrived 16th July 2016 

We had the best best time, its such an extraordinary place to stay. When should I book for next year already??? It really was the best holiday.

Nicola W. arrived 6th July 2016 

We had a wonderful time. It is the perfect place for total relaxation, pure bliss. We would very happily go again and will certainly be recommending it to our friends.

Inger-Lise S. arrived 24th May 2016 

We are back in Oslo after a very wonderful stay at Hydra. We enjoyed the villa and were very satisfied with the cleaning service and the friendliness showeded us. We are already considering a new stay next year.

Bridget A. arrived 23th Aug 2015 

We had a lovely stay at Mariners Retreat and were very happy with everything.

Ulla C. arrived 15th July 2015 

We had a lovely stay in Hydra and we really enjoyed the Mariners Retreat!

Benedetta B. arrived 7th July 2015 

We spent a marvelous week at Mariners Retreat, we hope to come back soon! Thank you and look foward to booking again with Pretty Greek Villas.

Maria F. arrived 25th April 2015 

We had a fantastic week in Hydra, the villa was perfect. I want go there with my family sometime.

Inger Lise S. arrived 21th Sept 2014 

We enjoyed our stay at Mariners Retreat as we did last year. It is such a breathtaking beautiful place. The villa is charming.  We would certainly like to be back in Mariners Retreat.

Brice A. arrived 30th Aug 2014 

It was really perfect. The setting was fantastic and the house very well equipped . Thank you for your help . We will of course let you know if we plan to either come back to Hydra or visit another greek island.

Thomas P. arrived 15th Aug 2014 

The holiday was great!

Bren T. arrived 31th May 2014 

We had an enjoyable time at Mariners Retreat thank you.

Carol G. arrived 30th Sept 2013 

Have settled down here a little and the place is very charming, it is actually well thought out with most things you would need, which I have found very helpful. Hydra port is beautiful, and have explored all the alleyways and museums. Stomatis has taken me in to Hydra daily and in all the extremes of weather !!

Richard M. arrived 04th Sept 2013 

I have just realised that we didnít write anything in the visitors book at the villa! I would have written that for us the villa was perfect. The location could not have been better and the weather was fantastic and for us it was an extremely relaxing holiday which is just what we needed and in fact I could have stayed longer.

Sophie B. arrived 27th July 2013 

We had a wonderful time at Mariners Retreat and hope to come back next time. We came with our two children (19 and 17) so the second room was appropriate.

William B. arrived 06th July 2013 

Many thanks and we had a lovely time. Both houses were great, not posh but traditional and beautifully located right on the sea. Just what we wanted!! I cant think of anything that didn't work well. perhaps we were lucky but everything went like clockwork - houses, boats, cars. We love Hydra and will definitely be back again soon.

Sonia D. arrived 21th Sept 2011 

The holiday was lovely - trouble is that it seems like such a long time ago now.

Catharine M. arrived 21th Aug 2011 

A belated but huge thank you for all that you and Kelly did to make our holiday such a perfect one. Special thanks for organising our final day in Athens, Vasillis was wonderful and we had a great few hours at the Acropolis. As I sit here in a wet cold UK it all seems a million miles away! Must start planning for next year. Do you have any other similar waterfront properties on your books? To be able to dip into the sea from both Sound of the Sea and Mariner's Retreat was just fabulous.

Caroline P. arrived 12th June 2011 

We had the BEST time! We cannot thank you and Marie-Louise enough for everything you did to make our honeymoon so special. We'd also like to pass on that the car hire company you recommended was wonderful, particularly Kimone. He even took the time to teach Adam how to drive a manual transmission! Vicki, at Mariner's Retreat, also went out of her way to make our stay something we'll always remember. Thank you and we definitely hope to go to Greece again in the future! We'll also recommend you to our family and friends.

Sue P. arrived 7th Sept 2009 

We had a very good holiday.  The villa was everything we had hoped it would be, it was just unfortunate for us that the weather meant we couldnít enjoy it fully.

Vasilis P. arrived 17th June 2009 

It was wonderful at the Villa. Please inform when there is availability again for the rest of the summer up until the end of September.