Villa Della Vita, Hydra
VILLA DELLA VITA, HYDRA
Villa della Vita stands in a commanding position overlooking the harbor of Hydra. The spacious white house with its green gardens cascading down the hillside enjoys great privacy while also being in the center of town life. No expense was spared to make it one of the most outstanding properties on the island. Great care was taken to blend the house with its environment - its style harmonizes with the traditional architecture of Hydra and all materials used in its construction were of the highest quality. Hand-built stone walls connect the natural outcrops of rock in the elaborately laid-out gardens of 2,829 m2 which include a private water well. The villa includes living space of 617 m2 and is designed to take full advantage of the mild Mediterranean climate. Several terraces provide for different times of the day: the breakfast terrace off the master bedroom; the pool terrace where one may spend a lazy morning sunbathing and listening to the splash of the waterfall, the shady vine-covered luncheon terrace to cool off and refresh at midday, the sunset terrace for an evening drink above the harbor, the extensive garden terraces for large-scale entertaining, and the open-air dining pavilion where one can watch the setting sun and the rising moon in the most romantic of settings. The delightful interior of the villa is offered fully furnished with an outstanding collection of furniture and artworks. The salon is elegant but also carefully arranged to be a comfortable room in which to live. The master bedroom is a self-contained suite providing total privacy and comfort. It includes a sitting area with a fireplace, as well as a marble breakfast terrace. The huge master bathroom has a jacuzzi, a massage bed, and a high-pressure shower with four heads. There are three guest bedrooms, each with a full bathroom. The main kitchen is fully equipped with appliances, glassware and dishes, and there is a unique underground wine cellar. A special feature of the house is the outdoor dining pavilion made of limestone handcut in the local tradition. Large groups of guests can be seated and served in comfort in this pavilion and on its terrace while enjoying breathtaking views over Hydra Town and across the sea to the Peloponnese. Adjacent to the pavilion is a second large fully-equipped kitchen. The swimming pool measures fifty square meters and is over two meters deep. It is supplied with fresh water by a cascade emerging from the rocky hillside. Beside it is a shaded bar area and a siesta room with a shower. All the essentials for comfortable living have been thought of and provided here in the glorious Villa della Vita. It is ready for immediate occupation and enjoyment.