The Boat House

Corfu , Greece

  • 6
  • 4
  • 3
  • Beachside house
  • Beautifully furnished
  • Steps to beach
  • Tavernas 2-minute walk

Kaminaki is a traditional Corfiot seaside village with steps and narrow lanes, cottages and balconies clustered almost on top of each other. A pretty and unspoiled pebble beach adds to its timeless charm. Tucked away at one end of this beach, The Boat House combines tradition and modern style to provide the perfect experience of beachside living, as well as a subtly luxurious and comfortable hideaway.

The position is unparalleled – this is a glorious stretch of coast – and it is hard to imagine anything more relaxing than sitting on the terrace with a glass of wine and nothing between you and the blue-green sea but a short flight of steps. To one side a tree-shaded rocky outcrop provides a cool spot to read or sleep the day away, to the other the beach curves towards the cottages and small tavernas of Kaminaki.

The English owners have furnished The Boat House imaginatively with a mixture of the best modern furnishings, paintings and photographs plus some antiques, against a colour scheme which takes from the palette of the sea. Through a glass porthole in the floor of the exceptionally well-equipped kitchen, an old fishing boat can be seen below – a visual reminder of the inspiration for this unique house.

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  • 4 bedrooms (sleeps up to 6 maximum)
  • Open plan living area, dining/TV room with DVD and CD players
  • Modern kitchen includes hob, fridge-freezer with ice/cold water dispenser, drinks fridge, dishwasher

First floor

  • 2 double bedrooms (1 with en-suite bathroom, 1 with en-suite shower room)

Lower ground floor

  • Double bedroom and twin bedroom, shower room


  • Complimentary wifi
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, bath and beach towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Telephone for incoming calls only
  • Safe
  • Gas barbecue
  • Steps onto beach in keeping with the character of this old village
  • One of the Boat House's terraces is partly overlooked by another house but this is not intrusive
  • No children under 5 years of age
  • Local shopping delivery service available
  • Private nanny service offering babysitting and full or half-day childcare packages. Please ask one of our Destination Specialists for details or visit Ionian Nannies.


  • All properties with wifi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails. We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.

National tourist licence (EOT): 0829K10000264201


  • Located on Kaminaki Beach
  • Tavernas on beach
  • Boat hire/watersports on beach
  • Bakery/supermarket (Nissaki) 5min drive
  • Tennis courts 15min walk
  • Corfu town and airport 45min drive

Car hire

Car options

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:

  • 2-3 guests – 1 Group C, Peugeot 208 or similar*
  • 4 guests – 1 Group D, Peugeot 301 or similar*
  • 5 guests – 1 Group L, Fiat Tipo or similar*
  • 6 guests – 2 Group C, Peugeot 208 or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres, wing mirrors and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specification

Group C – 1.25 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*

Group D – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 medium suitcase*

Group L – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group M – Fiat Tipo Station Wagon or similar, 1.2 litre engine, 3 large and 2 medium suitcases*

Group E1 – Automatic Citroën C3 or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*

Group E2 – Automatic Fiat Tipo or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*

Group J2 – Nissan Qashqai SUV or similar, 1.3 litre engine, 3 medium suitcases*

Group J3A – Automatic Ford Kuga SUV or similar, 1.5 litre engine, 3 medium suitcases*

Group F1 – Fiat Doblo 7 seater or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*

Group F2 – Fiat Talento 9 seater or similar, 1.5-2.0 litre engine, 3 large and 2 medium suitcases*

Group N – Mercedes Benz A160 or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

We have stayed in lots of holiday cottages/villas over the years but nothing compares with The Boat House for the ‘wow’ factor, the views and how well appointed it is. We had a very special evening at Agni Taverna (book the water taxi through the restaurant), tennis court at Atlantica Hotel in Nissaki and footy pitch just past Kassiopi for sporty teenagers. Anna was very helpful in booking things and we were very well looked after by Vicki. Thanks so much for a very special week.

The Morris family, August 2023

Wonderful as ever! Thank you.

David and Belinda, June 2023

What a lovely holiday! Beautiful house and gorgeous location. The water taxi to the restaurant at Agni was magical – we did it twice! – and both tavernas in Kaminaki were excellent. Thanks to Vicki too.

John, Susan, Tabby, Jane and Jayne, June 2023

Fantastic relaxing holiday.

The Elliott family, June 2023

As ever another Simpsons winner. We had a very enjoyable stay at The Boat House. Such a wonderful location too. The taverna Thalassa, a two minute walk from the house, was amazing!

Deborah Clark, September 2022

Love Simpson Travel every time we use them, brilliant customer service and wonderful properties. Also loved The Boat House in Corfu, our latest jaunt with Simpson. Debbie our local concierge was fantastic. The Boat House is just amazing and we're already looking to book again for next year!

Susan Moss, June 2022

What a lovely holiday! Beautiful house and gorgeous location. The boat taxi to the restaurant at Agni was magical - we did it twice! Thanks to Vicki, hope we'll be back.

John, Susan, Tabby, Jane and Jayne, May 2022

I (now) know that pandemics can throw travel plans into disarray. But you wouldn't have known it from the Simpson teams. From Belinda handling pre-departure issues (travel plans changing fast and furiously) to the team on the ground in Corfu, it was rather like watching swans glide by causing not a ripple. Jackie was the epitome of calm rustling up instantly WiFi solutions, re-scheduling missed home-bound PCR tests, getting all necessary documents to us at the airport with Bev's help so that we lost not one jot of that post-holiday wellbeing feeling. We were probably the nightmare client group and since we are heading out again for a fortnight's break it may well be that the entire home and away team has packed up and left! But if they haven't you will be guaranteed the best possible care with the minimum of fuss.

Susan Thompson – via TrustPilot, August 2021

The location of The Boat House was brilliant with excellent access to the beach and great for watching the ‘toing and froing’ of people and boats. The house is stylish, very well presented and is like a home rather than a holiday villa with a good kitchen which is very well equipped for cooking. The outside space is really good with different areas for relaxing, eating and chatting.

Mrs Cole, September 2018

The Boat House is magical – nestled on the edge of a stony beach it is perfectly situated for a dip in the sea, a speed boat rental, or dinner and wine in the taverna all just a few paces away. It is a beautifully spacious villa, comfortable and tastefully decorated. It has a terrace close by where we enjoyed breakfast and coffee, and a lower terrace which was perfect for barbecues and evening dinner with steps leading down to the beach. We had a super, special unique family holiday and I would definitely recommend The Boat House for a truly special holiday.

Pippa, September 2018

We loved your home and have had a fantastic week – we will be back!

The Paterson Family, August 2017

Your representative at the resort was excellent and deserves a special mention. She went beyond the call of duty.

Mr Kershaw, August 2017

Simpson Travel from top to toe are a caring bunch of people, knowledgeable, proactive and friendly. They are people who always go the extra mile, people who understand us. In brief: understated excellence in spades, rare these days. Thanks chaps.

Mr Davis, September 2016

Stayed at The Boat House, great property in a fantastic location, 21st-century property in a piece of old-fashioned Corfu, right on the beach, BA flights are great from Terminal 5 Heathrow, laid back car rental always makes us smile.

Mr Haggerty, August 2016

We are always amazed by the responsiveness of the staff, the friendliness of the whole operation and the efficiency. It makes for a very easy and pleasurable travel experience. Thank you particularly to Joy, our rep in Corfu, who is charming,helpful and always available should we need her.

Mrs Wardle, July 2016

I think I have already covered most of the things I need to say, but Simpson Travel really is very good at sourcing great properties in fantastic locations, with BA charter flights to Corfu from Heathrow adding ease and comfort to the whole holiday, it's easy to navigate on the website to find the exact holiday to suit your needs and pictures and descriptions are accurate too – 10 out of 10. Thanks again.

Mr Haggerty, June 2015

As I wrote in the Visitor's Book – "Beautiful location + excellent villa = perfect holiday!

Mr Williamson, September 2013

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A hundred stories unfold on lovely Corfu… Tales of gods and goddesses, Phoenicians and Venetians, vibrant towns and sleepy villages. There’s also a rich natural history of mountains, olive groves, fertile valleys and a coastline dotted with picturesque coves, sandy beaches and rocky inlets. Follow in the footsteps of Lawrence and Gerald Durrell with a luxurious retreat near Agios Stephanos, or venture North West, to enjoy more sandy beaches and scenic coastal drives.

To help you make the most of your holiday in Corfu, our collection includes a magical range of luxury villas and a charming beachfront hotel overlooking Avlaki Bay. Choose a romantic cottage by the water's edge for an idyllic couples' retreat or a contemporary family villa complemented by our private nanny service, for a relaxing holiday in the elegant North East of the island. 

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