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- Uniquely turreted castle villa
- Beautiful sea views
- Secluded gardens
- Simpson family extras available
- Agios Stephanos and all amenities 5min drive
Corfu’s north eastern coastline is one of the most enduringly lovely in the whole of Greece, little changed since Gerald Durrell first wrote about his family holidays. Gleaming, white-pebble coves shelter sleek super-yachts, discreetly opulent villas dot the hillsides and steep, olive-clad slopes plunge into a sea so blue that it defines all others. Our favourite place here is Agios Stephanos, without question one of the most sought-after villages in Corfu, and an idyllic place to rediscover the simple pleasures in life. Days can be whiled away here and at nearby beautiful Kerasia Beach, or better still, puttering along the coast in a small motor boat discovering tiny deserted bays for a delightful private picnic or swim.
Standing sentry-like on the hillside, barely five minutes’ drive from Agios Stephanos, is Emily's House. The architects plainly had fun with this building, creating a castle-like structure complete with crenulated tower. Hidden in the tower is the master bedroom, with its own sunbathing terrace and magnificent, 360 degree views. Lofty, beamed ceilings, wrought iron beds and a grand sweep of a staircase echo the castle style. Outside there is a large infinity pool surrounded by secluded gardens; your own private fiefdom in a truly privileged position.
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- 3-bedroom house (sleeps 2-6)
- Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with fireplace, TV, DVD/CD players
- Kitchen includes electric hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
- Twin bedroom (90cm x 200cm beds) with en-suite shower room
- Twin bedroom (90cm x 200cm beds)
- Shower room
- Double bedroom (160cm x 200cm bed) with en-suite shower room, leads to private balcony
- Complimentary WiFi
- Air-conditioned bedrooms
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
- Simpson Travel pool towels
- Washing machine
- Infinity swimming pool 5m x 9m (depth 0.9m – 2.1m)
- Pre-booked boat hire available (3 days or more)
- Complimentary infant pack (includes cot/travel cot, bed guard, highchair, baby-gate, bottle steriliser, baby bath, non-slip bath mat, potty)
- Car seats and booster seats can be provided at a supplement, subject to availability
- To pre-book any of our family extras please call 020 8392 5747
- 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.
Local Boat Hire – in partnership with San Stefano Boats
- There is no better way to explore the coastline’s clear waters and discover some deserted bays than in a boat. Small boats, speedboats and cruisers can be pre-booked with our UK office prior to departure and we recommend early reservations, especially for July and August, as availability can be limited.
National tourist licence (EOT): 0829K10TK7337000
- Agios Stephanos 5min drive
- Avlaki 5min drive
- Kerasia beach 10min drive
- Corfu town and airport 45min drive
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, Ford Fiesta or similar*
- 4 guests – 1 Group D, Opel Astra or similar*
- 5 guests – 1 Group L, Ford Focus or similar*
- 6 guests – 2 Group C, Ford Fiesta 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.
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 E1 – Automatic Citroën C3 or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*
Group E2 – Automatic Hyundai Matrix or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*
Group F1 – Minibus Fiat Doblo 7 seater or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 medium suitcases*
Group F2 – Minibus Fiat Scudo 9 seater or similar, 1.5-2.0 litre engine, 2 small suitcases*
Group M – Fiat Tipo Station Wagon or similar, 1.2 litre engine, 3 large and 2 medium 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 just returned from another fabulous holiday arranged with Simpson Travel. Our hill-top hideaway at Emily's House was a dream location overlooking the bay near San Stefanos on the North East Coast, with Albania in the distance. On arrival and departure we were greeted by Simpson's reassuring staff. Jackie, our representative, was helpful in arranging boat hire and on call if we had any questions. We had no issues with the lovely villa, which was in a quiet location, a lovely pool, and only five minutes to San Stefanos. We will use Simpson Travel again!
David & Louise – via TrustPilot – July 2021
What can I say? Great villa, great location, clean, fully equipped, ideal for any family. Jackie was very helpful, always on hand if needed.
Ann & Dale – September 2019
Wonderful holiday – the view is everything! Thank you Simpson Travel.
G&R, B&J, S&R – September 2019
Emily’s House was much more peaceful than I expected – less road noise perhaps. Corfu’s bounteous fruits were at their best – grapes, figs, nectarines. I enjoyed the tiny geckos and the green and bronze grasshoppers, as well as the huge number of tiny lizards. We had Corfu’s normal gamut of hot sun, torrential rain and spectacular thunderstorms, but only once did we decide it was better to eat at the villa than visit a taverna because of the rain. Another enjoyable holiday in Corfu, made easy by Simpson Travel.
Russell & Georgi – September 2019
A very relaxing week at Emily’s House. Very well equipped villa and convenient for meals out/supermarket at Stan Stephanos. Recommend Sakis at Kalami for water skiing, water taxi to Agni Taverna, Gallini, Kochili, Eucalyptus. Hiring a boat to travel up and down the beautiful coastline. Homemade ice cream from Pignata plus delicious cakes. Minor issues sorted by Jackie – thank you.
The Rose family – September 2019
We’ve spend the last 10 years visiting Corsica (with Simpson) and came here to Corfu for a change. We’ve had a fabulous week doing not very much – the villa is sensational, pool wonderful. We tried all the restaurants and all the locals are lovely and friendly. Jacki was worth a big gold medal.
Simpson Traveller – August 2019
We loved our stay at Emily’ House. The house is beautiful with the lovely turret and the pool is stunning. There are so many lovely beaches and the water is crystal clear! We loved seeing the church from The Durrells. We also loved the shops in Corfu Town.
Isla Ross (aged 10) – August 2019
Another wonderful Simpson holiday! Emily’s House has been perfect for our family. Beautiful views and enjoying relaxing by the pool. We have fallen in love with Corfu and hope to be back next year.
Sophie, Tim & family – August 2019
We've had an amazing half term holiday. Fantastic villa, perfectly equipped and maintained throughout the week; excellent location and view and extremely private but perfectly located for day trips and activities. We will definitely be back.
Andrea, Marcie, Water & Sam – May 2019
Good position with plenty of beaches and restaurants nearby.
David Slann – September 2018
This was our fourth visit to the island. Emily’s House is a lovely villa, well stocked and with a great terrace and pool. Jackie, the Simpson Travel representative, was so helpful with restaurant bookings, boating reservations and best of all, water taxis to Agni. The villa has a good layout and great barbecue and we recommend a glass of rosé on the turret at sunset. Gorgeous.
Sally, Richard, Harriet, Aiden & Olly – September 2018
I really enjoyed my stay at Emily’s House. The views were fantastic and I made some art out of it. Corfu is really green and San Stefanos, Kassiopi and the waterpark were great. They have lovely food here and the waiters and waitresses were very nice. We went out on a boat for three days and there were some beautiful snorkelling places and lots of caves. I would definitely come back here!
Dillon (aged 12) – August 2018
I had a truly fantastic fortnight. Emily’s House is perfect for family fun in the sun. The water taxi to Corfu town is worth taking. Biking down the mountain was an experience we’ll not forget. The views were stunning and the church at the top beautifully ornate. The local tavernas are excellent and we ate very well indeed. A wonderfully relaxing holiday.
Sophie Dunkin – August 2018
My stay at Emily’s House has been quite exquisite and it is quite frankly one of the best villas I have laid my eyes on. Despite it being magnificent, you should spend most of your time outside as there are many glorious areas to visit. For starters, Agios Stefanos is right around the corner with many restaurants that will sensate your taste buds with Greek cuisine. For thrills and exploration, I advise you to go to Aqua Park and get a bike tour in the mountains.
Joshua (aged 15) – August 2018
We really had a wonderful sunny rest for two weeks. Emily’s House was the perfect base for us. I was interested in the variety of flora and fauna and enjoyed reading ‘The Corfu Trail’. Snorkelling in the lovely warm sea was brilliant – a late in life discovery for me and I loved it!
Penelope Dunkin – August 2018
I really enjoyed my stay at Emily’s House. We had lots of fun on our boat that we hired from San Stefano. We dived off the front of the boat a few times and then we went snorkelling. There are loads of lovely restaurants nearby. I have very high hopes that everyone in my family would love to come here again.
Kitty (aged 11) – August 2018
A huge thank you to Jackie who was a superb representative for Simpson Travel. Having never had the pleasure until this year, we strongly recommend the company. Attention to detail, excellent service all with true professional touches. Our daughter celebrated her 21st on this beautiful island and the family had a brilliant time at Emily’s House. Well equipped, superb pool and within easy reach of San Stephano, which was lovely for morning coffee whilst watching the boats in the little harbour. The water taxi to Corfu Town was worth booking – the architecture and atmosphere was an experience. Simpson Travel and Jackie delivered something special and we had the pleasure to enjoy all this, as well as this beautiful part of Corfu.
The Tagg Family – July 2018
Another relaxing stay at Emily’s House and another lovely holiday. Friendly tavernas and lovely food at San Stephanos. Corfu Old Town is worth seeing – nice shops and architecture to photograph. We love Corfu, the people are delightful and it is such a beautiful island.
Paul & Jenny – June 2018
We had a wonderful week at Emily’s House with the hottest weather and most magical of days on the water. Jackie, the Simpson Travel representative, was exceptionally attentive and diligent arranging paddle boards, and dining experiences with water taxis. Everywhere gave us amazing sea food and delicious wines. We loved being so centrally located and really enjoyed San Stefano. We loved eating outside and found the kitchen and barbecue area extremely well equipped.
The Hutchinson Family – May 2018
What a wonderful week! Our first visit to Corfu was brilliant. It started with meeting Jackie, our Simpson Travel representative, at the airport and her guiding us in the dark to Emily’s House. It is just as gorgeous at night as the beautiful sunny views on waking in the morning. We spent so many lovely hours beside the pool. All the recommendations on where to eat were great – we didn’t know how delicious Greek food could be. Our highlight was a day on a boat with a great skipper – it was amazing to jump out of the boat into pristine waters along the coast when we stopped. We couldn’t have enjoyed out week more.
P Lam – May 2018
This is our second visit to this amazing villa, very well-equipped with all that you need, a very appreciated welcome basket of goodies to start us off! So the rest by the pool was well received, stunning views from the villa and pool and we were lucky enough to catch a couple of stunning sunsets over Albania. The pool and villa were looked after very well also. A very enjoyable stay here, perfect.
Pete & Deborah – October 2017
Perfect villa for a family. Well maintained and cared for with great views. Super location and well looked after by Jackie – thank you for the taverna reservations!
The Simpson Family – August 2017
Beautiful villa and pool, comfortable beds and perfect views. We have had a fabulous week here in Corfu at Emily's House which is well-laid out and immaculately clean. Thank you – we look forward to returning to the Emerald Isle next summer!
The Woodbridge Family – July 2017
Another beautiful week spent at Emily's House – it is the perfect place to retreat. This has been our second visit and has been as peaceful and enjoyable as our first stay here.
The O'Sullivan Family – June 2017
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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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