Freddy's is a drop-dead gorgeous house for gracious living on Hydra Island Greece. It's the perfect Hydra holiday house for extended families to share as there's plenty of space for everyone to spread out and not get on top of each other. Should you need even more space,please ask about the possibility of also renting the charming two bedroom house next door.
We offer a hotel standard of hospitality, professionalism, and friendly service. We want to reassure you that we will be on hand, and be available to help and guide you even before you arrive, so if you have any questions about what to expect, how to get here or other questions about the house or Hydra, please don't hesitate to ask. We live on the island and are available throughout your stay. What you see on our pages, and in our reviews, indicates the level of service and standard of accommodation we strive for. What you see is what we ensure you get.
Elegantly restored and modernised, this 200-year-old villa overlooks the sea, with wrap-around views of the village of Kamini and the countryside. The house sleeps 8-10 guests in spacious comfort on 3 floors (4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms), for a minimum of 7 nights.
Freddy's is a real home - Home to Dino and Trina Bradlee and their children. It contains many belongings that they have collected over the years and reflects their tastes. Dino meticulously ensures that everything is in perfect working order on the 'technical front' so the air-conditioning, plumbing, Wifi, etc, is always perfect. Trina has turned this house into a true home over the years, and as both are keen cooks, the kitchen is equipped to please even a 5-star chef. You'll find that rare combination of modern amenities and old world charm making Freddy's the perfect Hydra vacation house.
The house is furnished with antiques, original art, Italian beds and sofas for comfort and style. As the Bradlees know, some people want complete privacy to unwind and recharge their batteries and others welcome getting to know their hosts socially. Whatever your preference, your hosts are hospitable and helpful.
Welcome to Freddy's House!
Your holiday fun on Hydra will start as soon as you arrive in Hydra Port. Your hosts will be there to meet you, and will have arranged mules to transfer your cases to the house. Then you can either walk with them along the coast road, or if you've had a long journey, you may prefer a quick sea taxi ride to the picturesque Kamini Harbour.
From Kamini harbour, Freddy's House is a shady stroll under the pine trees, zig-zagging up the little lanes between the pretty village houses to reach your home-away-from-home. It's about 400 meter to Freddy's House from Kamini Harbour with approximately 100 gentle steps. The average person takes about 10 minutes to walk up. And when you want to head into Hydra Town, it will take the average person 10 minutes to walk through the winding streets to Hydra.
The Courtyard Garden
From the street you cross a small stone bridge into the courtyard garden. The courtyard is enclosed by a high wall for complete privacy. There are plenty of shady trees and a number of sitting areas for you to enjoy at different times of the day.
For cooking and dining out-of-doors under the moonlight and stars, there's an excellent wood-burning pizza oven and grill. To cool off during the heat of the day if you are sunbathing there is a screened off shower area in the corner.
The garden bedroom, which opens directly to the courtyard, is independent from the rest of the house. It is comfortably furnished with a queen-size double bed. It's a naturally cool room because of the meter thick walls and stone flooring with surrounding shady trees but there is a fan if necessary. The windows have wooden shutters and screens.
The Garden Bedroom's en-suite WC also doubles as the laundry room and you are welcome to use the washing machine and dryer during your stay.
A well equipped kitchen with everything in excellent order is essential when you rent a holiday home especially when it's a large house like Freddy's. Part of the fun of your Hydra holiday is shopping at the quaint grocers, bakers and butchers, then cooking at home for that perfect 'living the Hydra dream' experience. Freddy's kitchen will not disappoint.
You enter the main part of the house from the courtyard into the kitchen. To the side of the entrance there is an excellent place to hose off boots and walking shoes if you are staying on Hydra for a walking/trekking/hiking winter holiday. You will find plenty of coat hooks too for drying summer beach towels, or winter coats.
In the kitchen there is: a double marble sink, full size fridge/freezer, plus an under counter fridge, electric oven and stove, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, food-processor, coffee press and absolutely everything you need to create and serve a full dinner party.
The sitting room has a large L-shaped sofa, a wall-mounted, WiFi enabled wide-screen TV, Air conditioning, and also serves as an interior winter dining area.
Interior stairs lead to the first floor landing.
Upstairs, the very high, traditional painted wood ceilings combined with large windows create an exceptionally light and airy feeling. All the flooring is of traditional painted wood and there is ample wall lighting. Every bedroom in the house has excellent air-conditioning.
From the first floor landing, three doors lead to the two bedrooms on this floor and to the spacious family bathroom.
There is an extra long bath and a separate shower cubicle which is double the usual space! Marble topped vanity unit with hand basin, mirror, and toilet.
The Green Bedroom
The green bedroom has a new, super comfortable, king-sized bed. It is a very large room with air conditioning, a ceiling fan, internal wooden shutters and screens on all windows. The room has beautiful light and views from windows in three different directions.
The Yellow Bedroom has a queen-size bed, a ceiling fan, and giant windows with screens, and air-conditioning. One set of windows faces the sea and the other set overlooks the garden.
First Floor Covered Terrace
Both the Green bedroom and first floor landing have glazed, double doors onto the East facing, covered balcony terrace. There are outside steps between this terrace and the courtyard, so it is possible for people to come and go without disturbing anyone downstairs.
The covered terrace is a perfect spot for breakfast, to watch the rising sun, or to take in the beautiful views of the Saronic Gulf and the Peloponnese.
Stairs from the first floor landing lead to the, top floor Verani Bedroom.
The Verani Bedroom
This room, at the top of the house, has beautiful light, phenomenal views, a ceiling fan, and window screens, as well as air-conditioning. This huge top floor bedroom has a queen-sized bed and two very large, traditional antique daybeds. This room can accommodate 4 people. For flexibility, there are also a couple of fold-out single beds if children want to share the room.
The Verani En-suite shower room with toilet, hand basin, (with mirror) & shower.
The Verani Roof Terrace has incredible views and is totally private as it's not overlooked. The sunsets from this terrace are glorious so make sure you bring your cameras. Sun-worshippers who prefer not to be on the beach, will love this terrace.
For parents travelling with teenagers: the Verani Bedroom on the top floor is a firm favourite. Young adults and mature children will adore making the 'top of the house' their own! It can either be treated like their exclusive 'pad' or almost as a 'dormitory' for a week long sleep over.
Even the most demanding teenagers who can't be separated from their computers will be impressed with the very robust, hard-wired high speed internet Wi-Fi system that works smoothly and quickly in every room of the house, and all of the outdoor areas. And of course they will be able to play their music (not too loudly during siesta time please) without imposing on everyone else in the house.
Please be aware of the fact that the walls around the roof terrace are very low, young children should be supervised at all times to avoid any accidents. The door leading to the terrace has a lock, for the security of young children.
Of course, if there are couples holidaying together, the Verani will be equally popular as each couple will have their own space and privacy.
You might also like to know that we also own, and rent, another house on Hydra besides Freddy's. Nicaela's, Homeaway listing 4226665, is a truly beautiful 2 bedroom house very nearby Freddy's. If you are looking for a smaller house than Freddy's, Nicaela's would be ideal. If you are part of a larger party, in need of six private bedrooms, you might consider renting both Freddy's and Nicaelas together.
As Freddy's House is maintained to a very high standard, maid service is included once per week as part of the rental price. We can also arrange for additional maid service and babysitting if desired. In order to make your arrival as carefree as possible we stock the refrigerator with basics such as bottled water, milk, beer, wine, coffee, tea and cereal. After you arrive we will arrange for you to have your groceries delivered by donkey from any of the three local nearby markets.
We are boating enthusiasts - we offer a free afternoon boat excursion on our boat to everyone who books our house. We think seeing the island from the water is essential to complete the Hydra experience, and we enjoy getting to know our guests.