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)
Ein wundervoller Ort um in kürzester Zeit dem Alltag entfliehen zu können. Mit dem ersten Schritt von der Fähre auf die Insel hat sich ein sehr entspanntes Urlaubsgefühl eingestellt. Dies ist zu einem Großteil der Gastfreundschaft von Trevor, dem Eigentümer der Villen, zu verdanken. Er hat uns von der ersten Kontaktaufnahme an unaufdringlich mit essentiellen Informationen zu den Villen der Insel bzw. zur An- und Abreise versorgt, uns auch am Hafen abholt und nach einer Einladung in einem der Lokale am Hafen mit einem Wasser-Taxi zum Haus gebracht. Die Villa selbst, in unserem Fall Pearl, ist hochwertig ausgestattet und bis ins letzte Detail höchst geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Am Abend ist es mit Blick auf's Meer, einem Glas Wein, der hinter dem Peloponnes untergehenden Sonne in der Sitzgruppe vor dem Haus so gemütlich, dass es einem schwerfällt aufzustehen um in einem der Lokale im Ort oder in der Stadt Essen zu gehen. Alles in Allem ein Urlaub, der unsere nicht geringen Erwartungen an die Insel, die Villa und die Gastfreundschaft in allen Punkten übertroffen hat.
WALTRAUD H. (AUSTRIA)
Hydra Vista ist ein wundervoller Ort, um - umgeben von Himmel und Meer - die Seele baumeln zu lassen. Alles, was unser Herz begehrt, war im Überfluss vorhanden: Ruhe, wunderbare kleine Strände mit kristallklarem Wasser, gutes Essen in den nahen Tavernen und natürlich die liebevoll gestaltete Villa mit den herrlichen Plätzen draussen. Allein schon die Lage von Hydra Vista ist ein Luxus! Trevor Stokes ist ein sehr sympathischer und zuvorkommender Gastgeber, bei dem man sich schnell wie zuhause fühlt. Wir freuen uns auf unsere nächsten Ferien in Hydra Vista!
BARBARA W. (SWITZERLAND)