The Petra Villa

hydra, greek islands
3 bedroom - 2.5 bath
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Travel dates:
€245 - €460 per night (EUR)
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
3 full / double
1 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 baby crib

Perks for the Parents

The Stone Villa is a lovingly restored 18th century aristocratic mansion on a hillside overlooking the historic Hydra harbor. The grand master bedroom with ensuite bath and its private balcony has views in all directions. Weekly maid service is included. Along with the main 2-bedroom house, there is a guest cottage ideal for a nanny or grandparents.

Why Kids Love it

The owners provide a crib for a baby, and kids will delight in the basket of toys and seaside playthings just for them. The villa is steps from the town’s swimming rocks and the buzzing port, where little ones can watch the yachts sail by. Due to some safety issues, we recommend this property for babies and for children aged 6+, but not for toddlers.

Things to Know

The Stone Villa is indeed built of stone and there are hard surfaces all around. Due to staircases, terraces and balconies, younger children may require adult supervision. The guest cottage has a 3-foot wall that children should never crawl onto, as it is a sheer drop off the terrace. The island is car-free; water taxis are a typical way to get around. There is a couch in the kitchen which can be used for an additional guest at a pinch.

About the Location

The residence is set on a hilltop near the beautiful Hydra quay with all of its cafés, excursion boats, and amenities. Hydra is reached in under 2 hours by high speed ferry from Athens’ Piraeus port. Beaches on the island are pebbly or shingle; walking is a much-loved pasttime on the Hydra.

Accommodation Details

The main house has a living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and bath, and guest bedroom and bath. The guest cottage includes a bedroom with a queen size bed and has access to a half bath. Beyond the house there is a series of private gardens and terraces with wonderful sea, village and mountain views.

Style Notes

The historic villa was built with thick stone walls and high, breezy windows and ceilings. Decorated with original artwork and expertly furnished with antiques and cozy chairs throughout, it is luxurious and rooted in history.

Property perks

  • Concierge
    A concierge service is available for this property
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Alexis A.
Member since December 21, 2014
We built our homes, one a restored historic mansion, one a villa built from scratch, and one traditional mountain farmhouse, for our family, and the kids have grown up spending summers there. We also enjoy exploring the rest of the world. Another favorite place: Kauai!

Hydra, Greek Islands

Hideaway heaven

Under two hours from Athens by high speed hydrofoil, Hydra is at once rustic and glamorous. The jewel of the Saronic Gulf Islands, it is known for its stone walkways and whitewashed buildings overlooking pebbled coves. Older kids will enjoy climbing down the rock ladders into the ocean at Spilia, while younger children can toddle across pebbly Vlihos beach.