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This 19th century patrician house, mostly lived in by the owner’s family, is full of old world charm. Three double air conditioned bedrooms. Stunning views of mountains and sea. Close to the port, romantic garden. The house is approached by a short flight of steps, passing through antique iron gates that feature winged sphinxes. The garden is to the right of the house and is abundantly stocked with flowering and scented shrubs, trees and climbing plants. The garden is paved and to the far end there is a large marble table, ample seating and barbecue, making it a perfect area for entertaining with the fountain gently murmuring in the background. Coming back from the beach it is a pleasure to wash off sand and salt under the refreshing garden shower. The entrance hall - passing through the double front door, one is struck by the cool, serene atmosphere that pervades throughout the house. The lofty ceilings, dark red floor tiles, arches and white walls really exemplifies the taste of the owners, who preserve the house in very much the same style as intended in the 19th century, The dining room & kitchen feature many of the original 19th century facilities including the original bread oven, shallow marble sinks and tiling. There are, of course, the modern day conveniences of a full sized electric oven and hob as well as a large fridge/freezer. The dining table, comfortably seats 8 and there is a sideboard for serving. Glass doors, from the kitchen, allow access to a small terrace, which is ideal for drying clothes and there is storage space for suitcases in the 'apothiki' and a large box for storing beach and swimming gear. The main bathroom is a large room with marble surfaces and grey unpolished marble floor tiles. There is a double sized shower unit, two hand-basins and a huge mirror that's quaintly mottled with age. There is a second shower room off the upstairs double bedroom. The house has two independent toilets. The master bedroom, off the entrance hall, is subtly decorated in white with touches of blue in the soft furnishings. The round table and two comfortable armchairs below the front facing window, offer an excellent place for an intimate breakfast for two. The large wrought iron, four-posted bed is hung with voile that creates a romantic atmosphere. The loggia A flight of worn old marble stairs lead from the entrance hall to the loggia. This is the real heart of the house, a magnificent wide space, open on two sides, where the fresh summer breeze sweeps gently through. The red tiled floor and the high, age old wooden ceiling in combination with comfortable furniture make this the ideal place for reading, listening to music or receiving friends for drinks in the afternoon after a long day at the sea. The views from the loggia towards the mountains and the sea are quite spectacular. At various times of the year, Hydra island in common with many of the Greek islands is host to migratory birds. Apart from the owners family and guests, Xelidonia is also the seasonal home to a family of swallows (Xelidonia in Greek) from which the house takes its name, who have built their nest in a corner below the ceiling of the loggia. The owners tell wonderful stories of the pleasant times they spend, watching the parent birds refurbishing their nest and bringing up their young. The winter sitting room is cosy and ideal for off season mornings and evenings when you can relax in front of the wood burning, traditional fireplace. There are plenty of books, board games and cards that you are welcome to use during your stay. The second bedroom is minimalistic in white, with a large, comfortable double bed. The room opens onto a very private terrace overgrown with Bougainvillia, which makes it ideal for a couple who want a bit of time together on their own. There is a shower off the terrace for this bedroom. The third bedroom with its high ancient wodden ceiling has two beautiful, traditional cast iron single beds plus some spare mattresses in case of temporary need and to make sleeping arrangements more flexible. The house is equipped with WiFi. EOT license 0262K92000293301
tel (Tracy): +30 22980 53936 | mob (Alex): +30 6934 713538 | mob (Tracy): +30 6979 394163 | email: info@hydrahomes.com

Holiday Home to Rent - Xelidonia House, Hydra Town

€ 2,800.00 per week (high season)

200 m2 :: 3 Bedrooms :: Download PDF information sheet

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This 19th century patrician house, mostly lived in by the owner’s family, is full of old world charm.

Three double air conditioned bedrooms.

Stunning views of mountains and sea.

Close to the port, romantic garden.

The house is approached by a short flight of steps, passing through antique iron gates that feature winged sphinxes. The garden is to the right of the house and is abundantly stocked with flowering and scented shrubs, trees and climbing plants. The garden is paved and to the far end there is a large marble table, ample seating and barbecue, making it a perfect area for entertaining with the fountain gently murmuring in the background. Coming back from the beach it is a pleasure to wash off sand and salt under the refreshing garden shower.

The entrance hall - passing through the double front door, one is struck by the cool, serene atmosphere that pervades throughout the house. The lofty ceilings, dark red floor tiles, arches and white walls really exemplifies the taste of the owners, who preserve the house in very much the same style as intended in the 19th century,

The dining room & kitchen feature many of the original 19th century facilities including the original bread oven, shallow marble sinks and tiling. There are, of course, the modern day conveniences of a full sized electric oven and hob as well as a large fridge/freezer. The dining table, comfortably seats 8 and there is a sideboard for serving. Glass doors, from the kitchen, allow access to a small terrace, which is ideal for drying clothes and there is storage space for suitcases in the 'apothiki' and a large box for storing beach and swimming gear.

The main bathroom is a large room with marble surfaces and grey unpolished marble floor tiles. There is a double sized shower unit, two hand-basins and a huge mirror that's quaintly mottled with age.
There is a second shower room off the upstairs double bedroom.
The house has two independent toilets.

The master bedroom, off the entrance hall, is subtly decorated in white with touches of blue in the soft furnishings. The round table and two comfortable armchairs below the front facing window, offer an excellent place for an intimate breakfast for two. The large wrought iron, four-posted bed is hung with voile that creates a romantic atmosphere.

The loggia
A flight of worn old marble stairs lead from the entrance hall to the loggia. This is the real heart of the house, a magnificent wide space, open on two sides, where the fresh summer breeze sweeps gently through. The red tiled floor and the high, age old wooden ceiling in combination with comfortable furniture make this the ideal place for reading, listening to music or receiving friends for drinks in the afternoon after a long day at the sea. The views from the loggia towards the mountains and the sea are quite spectacular.

At various times of the year, Hydra island in common with many of the Greek islands is host to migratory birds. Apart from the owners family and guests, Xelidonia is also the seasonal home to a family of swallows (Xelidonia in Greek) from which the house takes its name, who have built their nest in a corner below the ceiling of the loggia. The owners tell wonderful stories of the pleasant times they spend, watching the parent birds refurbishing their nest and bringing up their young.
The winter sitting room is cosy and ideal for off season mornings and evenings when you can relax in front of the wood burning, traditional fireplace. There are plenty of books, board games and cards that you are welcome to use during your stay.

The second bedroom is minimalistic in white, with a large, comfortable double bed. The room opens onto a very private terrace overgrown with Bougainvillia, which makes it ideal for a couple who want a bit of time together on their own. There is a shower off the terrace for this bedroom.

The third bedroom with its high ancient wodden ceiling has two beautiful, traditional cast iron single beds plus some spare mattresses in case of temporary need and to make sleeping arrangements more flexible.

The house is equipped with WiFi.

EOT license 0262K92000293301

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