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)
We enjoyed every part of the house, the terraces, the view, the sea, the small beach below, the fantastic sunsets. We were also impressed with the beauty of Trevor's location and the care he takes with every detail. The setting is just perfect. Grazie Trevor, it was a true pleasure to meet you!
ELISA S. (GENOVA, ITALY)
Photos and descriptions of holiday rentals can be misleading, disappointing and sometimes downright untruthful, but our two week stay at Hydra Vista Coral exceeded all of our expectations.
The villa is situated in a truly stunning location, with plenty of outside space and comfortable seating from which you can make the most of the views. The villa itself is stylish, spotlessly clean and well laid out. The bed was super comfy - we slept like babies, the shower was great and the kitchen provided us with everything we needed. And the cherry on the top was a well considered and generous welcome pack.
A special mention has to go to Trevor, the owner of the villa. Throughout the booking process he was extremely helpful and always answered my emails very promptly. He was waiting for us at the port when we arrived on Hydra, and then helped us to unwind over a drink at one of the many lovely bars overlooking the port before arranging a water taxi to take us to the villa.
We have fallen in love with Hydra, and doubt there is anywhere better than Hydra Vista to enjoy this beautiful island from. Will we be back? Without a doubt!
CHARLIE J. (DORSET UK)
Trevor gave us a very warm and friendly welcome in the harbour café, accompanied by many recommendations and assistance for a smooth and delightful two week stay in his unique house in Plakes. It sleeps like a 'princess on the pea' (wonderful beds), in a bright and clear interior design – a great achievement considering that everything was transported by mules. In January/February long and beautiful hikes lead us thru' parts of the island which were green, with flourishing almond trees and many spring flowers. The islanders gave us true joy by their open smiles. We have saved precious feelings of happiness and superb souvenirs from Hydra.
ULRICH & BARBARA R. (SWITZERLAND)
The location is very beautiful and quiet, the villa itself is comfortable - even in January - and very tastefully decorated. Wherever you turn your eyes you'll find aesthetically pleasing details - that by the way is the case for most of the island. The beds are excellent and the kitchen and bathroom functional. Trevor is a very friendly and helpful host, who at our arrival introduced us to the practicalities of island life.
EEVA-KAARINA V. (DENMARK)