The Petra Villa is a lovingly-restored 18th-century aristocratic mansion set atop a hillside immediately overlooking the breathtaking, historic Hydra harbour. A hand-hewn stone wall encloses the main house, a guest cottage, and a series of private gardens and terraces, all with fabulous views to the sea, village and mountains.
Decorated with original artwork and carefully furnished with antiques and cozy chairs, this private compound is perfect for a couple’s romantic getaway or a family’s summer vacation.
The main residence comprises a living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and bathroom, and guest bedroom and bathroom. The house is equipped with all the implements for entertaining – and both the indoor and two outdoor marble dining tables seat 6 to 8 each.
With three bedrooms and two and a half baths, the property comfortably sleeps seven (in 3 double beds and a twin), or eight if you request our baby crib. The sweeping master suite of fabulous high-ceiling proportions contains a writing desk, reading chairs, and a completely renovated ensuite bathroom, including a bathtub. A private balcony hangs in the sky, perfect for sipping an evening glass of wine. They offer exquisite views in all directions, as do the courtyard, gardens and terrace. The guest cottage has a charming brass bed and beautiful corner fireplace. A half-bath lies just steps away.
The hand-hewn stone wall surrounding the property encloses the main house, the guest cottage, and a series of terraces and gardens. The internal courtyard and upper terrace (on top of the guest cottage) each have marble dining tables and spectacular one-of-a-kind views that span the sea, the port, and the inland mountains.There’s also an outdoor shower under a scarlet bougainvillea.
A short walk down one set of the island’s many cobblestone staircases places you in the heart of the port. A path through a pine grove brings you to swimming areas and coastal walking paths.
The Petra Villa is owned and tended by a family who has been spending time on Hydra for the past four decades. Visitors will be received at the port by our wonderful on-island concierge. Although you will have complete privacy during your stay, assistance or advice will only be a phone call away.
We are happy to organize any additional provisions you may need; those requests and fee quotes are handled at the time of booking.
We provide weekly maid service as part of the rental. Daily service can be organized for an additional fee, and we can also recommend a local chef or babysitter for you to hire should you need one.
Typically, Petra arranges for donkeys to transport visitors’ luggage from the port to the property – a truly unique experience! Donkeys can also be hired to transport groceries and supplies from the village to the house. Payment for donkey services is the responsibility of the guest.
The hillside where the property is located is incredibly peaceful, and the compound is very private, but within minutes you can be shopping or clubbing in the village, or swimming in the nearby azure swimming coves.