Paramythi

Hydra

Magical house taken straight out of a fairy-tale on the charming island of Hydra!

Villa Paramythi has an ethereal and magical feel with many beautiful and artistic touches. The evocative Greek word 'paramythi' meaning fairy-tale aptly describes this perfect holiday hideaway!

The house is surrounded by a thick, white stone wall out of which has been carved a delightful swimming pool which is fairly large by Hydra standards and is perfect for cooling off in the heat of the day or relaxing in the evenings with a glass of chilled wine. The built-in plaform seating with plenty of comfortable cushions near the pool is a wonderful place to relax. A little bridge links the pool area with an outside dining area decorated in blues and whites with a very pretty view over the rooftops of Hydra. The main access to the house is from this outside stone walled area.

On entering the hallway there is a beautiful double bedroom on the left. The main bathroom with shower and WC is also on this level. Further down the hallway, you enter the kitchen area which is interconnected to the living room.

The kitchen is well equipped and traditional in style. The stone sink reminds us of some nice touches from the past but the kitchen features all modern conveniences. It is a pleasant place to cook in a light and airy space where you can also entertain your guests in the adjoining living room.

The living room area is cleverly and comfortably appointed with stylish furnishings and an elegant dining table and chairs. The whole space appeals and feels very comfortable. French doors lead to a second little veranda which has a lovely view over the harbour and is a perfect spot for conversation after dinner, or coffee over breakfast.

Downstairs, the full beauty of the original features of the house is evident. You enter a fairy-like place where the old wooden beams gnarled and twisted have been painted a chalky white while the breeze that rushes down the stairs cools the lower level. Vertical wooden timbers show the way down the hallway which has a double bedroom at one end and a bathroom with shower and WC opposite. To the left is a raised area with a double mattress and plenty of cushions which is a great space for a teenager to sleep. Beyond this area is a single bedroom. At the far end of the hallway beyond the double bedroom is a utility room with a totally separate outside space perfect for hanging laundry.

The villa has a Samsung LCD HD 32 inches Smart TV, a multi-room SONOS sound system connected to a private music library of more than 100,000 tracks of a variety of music genres as well as WIFi, dishwasher and washing machine. The property does not need air-conditioning due to its thick stone walls and openings on both sides to allow the sea breeze to circulate. There are ceiling fans in both rooms on the upper level.

The houses of Hydra are located over four hills and all connected by stone steps and passageways. The location of the property is by no means as strenuous to reach as other properties on the island but guests should be aware that they need to be reasonably fit when visiting this island. The house is only about a 10 minute walk from the town, and the supermarket close by delivers groceries by donkey which adds to the charm of the location.

Please note that the property is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years due to the depth of the pool and some unprotected drops. We recommend the villa for up to 5 guests, but 6 guests can be considered.

Facilities

Private pool
Wifi
Ceiling Fans
Walkable to beach
Walkable to taverna
Car Not Needed
Sea View
Laundry
Dishwasher
TV
Hairdryer

Prices

Sleeps 5
Deposit 40%
21 - 30 June€ 2700/week
1 - 13 July€ 3250/week
14 July - 24 Aug€ 3650/week
25 - 31 August€ 3250/week
1 - 8 September€ 2650/week

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Available
Booked
Change over day - Saturday in July/August, otherwise flexible
Minimum 7 nights

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