The Pearl is a perfect vacation retreat, able to fulfill all needs. We rented it for one week. One of us just wanted to rest and unwind; the other preferred walking and swimming. It was perfect for both of our needs. The three-level split interior is ideal for a quality vacation, home away from home. There is a fine sitting area with TV, a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, and the most comfortable bed ever. Windows offer plenty of light and views of the sea, which is just a short walk away. The very comfortable outdoor sitting area offers astonishing views of the sea and spectacular sunsets. Water taxis offer regular service to the port and other points on the island. Or, you can walk. The total absence of cars and motorbikes makes Hydra unique and played a major role in our choice of the island and the Hydra Vista Pearl. There is an excellent restaurant, The Four Seasons, a short walk away, which also offers umbrellas and lounge beach chairs for swimmers who prefer an organized beach setting. The owner, Trevor, is the most accommodating host one can imagine. Knowledgeable about everything on the island, including its history and folklore. Always eager to help, providing every conceivable help. And he is simply a wonderful person to speak with. Very unintrusive, though, and respectful of guests' privacy. A perfect balance, the best vacation getaway in our own experience. And very reasonably priced. Stunning location! And Hydra is the best Greek island, hands down! We will stay at the Pearl again.
KONSTANTINOS & MADELINE S. (PORTLAND, MAINE, USA)
Eine stilsicher eingerichtete Wohnung mit Komfort, wunderschönen Außensitzplätzen und einem phantastischen Meerblick. Trotz der etwas abgelegenen Lage hat man eine sehr gute Anbindung mit Shuttlebooten zur Stadt (5 Min., 3,- Euro pro Fahrt). Trevor ist ein ungewöhnlich liebenswürdiger, aufmerksamer, hilfreicher und großzügiger Gastgeber mit vielen guten Tips. Wir haben uns rundum wohl gefühlt.
PETRA R. & ERDMANN W. (FLOETHE, GERMANY)
What a lovely get away! The villa is perfect with lovely white décor and lots of outdoor seating, a very comfortable bed and well appointed kitchen (not that you want to cook...as the restaurants are great and food spectacular). The outdoor patio areas overlooking the sweeping ocean views are stunning. The villa is a 4km walk into the town, or enjoy the local restaurants nearby. Water taxis or scheduled boat shuttles are easily available. Great swimming just steps from the villa. Trevor is the ultimate host - so friendly and helpful but not intrusive. He made any arrangements we requested and anticipated those we should have! This is the best host we have ever had!
RITA & ANDY T. (VANCOUVER, CANADA)
So a brief and entirely inadequate note to thank you for a stunning stay at your wonderful villas and for all your help and advice while we were on Hydra. We had a wonderful and varied time thanks to you, from a challenging minibus drive and an "interesting" water taxi ride across, to a wonderful, restful, week on the island and a more sedate seacat return to Piraeus. It was all great fun and our friends from NZ enjoyed it as much as we did.It was a week to remember and savour and I expect that we will be back.
MIKE S. (SUSSEX UK)
This place was paradise for us: well situated location, well furnished, clean and offering stunning sunsets every night. But above all that, Trevor is a friendly, responsive, helpful host. If you want to really feel away from the hustle and bustle of the world, this is the place to stay. While near enough to the necessary facilities (groceries, restaurants), it provides a calm and beautiful place to unwind.
MARY V. (CANADA)
Staying at HydraVista was such an AMAZING experience! It is the most beautiful, peaceful place you can only imagine, you can really escape the reality there waking up to sound of the waves.... The terrace outside the apartament is a fantastic place to drink a glass of vino in the evening and look at the sunset....... Trevor is very welcoming and helpful man full of fantastic stories. He recommended places to see, eat and told us loads of funny stories about Greek culture. We would definitely be back again!!!!
MAGDA & GLEN (UK)
Our host Trevor and his daughter offered the most wonderful hospitality upon arrival at Hydra Vista. The villa is gorgeous, beautifully decorated, air conditioned - and the views were just incredible. Morning coffee on the patio watching the fishing boats come and go over the Saronic was peaceful and relaxing. The local people so friendly and accommodating with a 5 star restaurant for lunch and dinner just a few minutes walk away. All of the restaurants in the area are quaint, offer extraordinary views and delicious food. I couldn't wish for anything more and booked for the following summer before leaving the island.
SUE D. (NEW YORK)
We were looking for something special for our honeymoon in Hydra and Hydra Vista is truly great. We spent 8 days there and was really fantastic, from de stylish house to the breathtaking patio with a great seaview and fantastic sunset. Also the 2 days we had big rain we could enjoy better the inside of the home. The house is in a great location with a lot of privacy; in front of it there is a little pebbles beach and near Plakes Beach, the Hydra Port is accessible in some minutes with taxi boat or walking for 30-40 minutes near the sea for a simple trail. Trevor was a wonderful host, he took us from the port and explain all of the house; also he leaved us a welcome basket that we enjoyed. It was a pleasure to meet him and i hope we will come back again.
LUCA D. (ITALY)
As time marches on there is a temptation not to return to places in the belief that the grass may be greener elsewhere. For us Hydra bucks this trend. The absence of motor vehicles (apart from the odd work truck), picturesque scenery, friendly people, nice restaurants and bars are all compelling reasons to make a return visit. If peace and tranquillity are also high on your list and self catering appeals, Hydra Vista should fit the bill perfectly. Returning one year later was a joy. Having a beer in Hydra harbour on arrival with genial host Trevor Stokes provided a great start . Moving seamlessly by water taxi to the property was also extremlely pleasant. Standards at the property remain extremely high (see our September 2014 review). It provides a perfect pied a terre to recharge your batteries from the stresses of the world. All in all a great place to stay in a great part of the world. We are confident we will be coming back!
PAUL & SUE R. (UK)
From the moment we booked, Trevor was a perfect host. He helped with recommendations to organize our travel to the island, gave us a little tour of the town when we arrived, helped us settle in, and made the trip very effortless. Beyond that, the location is beautiful, the house is a perfect get away, and the proximity of the beach is great too. Bring your beach shoes! I'd go back in a heartbeat.
DAVID G. (CHICAGO USA)