Emily's House

Corfu , Greece

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  • Uniquely turreted castle villa
  • Beautiful sea views
  • Secluded gardens
  • Simpson family extras available
  • Agios Stephanos and all amenities 5min drive

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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)

Ground floor

  • 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

First floor

  • Double bedroom (160cm x 200cm bed) with en-suite shower room, leads to private balcony


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Safe
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel pool towels
  • Washing machine
  • Barbecue
  • Infinity swimming pool 5m x 9m (depth 0.9m – 2.1m)
  • Pre-booked boat hire available (3 days or more)

Simpson family extras

  • 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

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 had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Emily's House - a perfect location for 2 couples in their 60s. We loved waking up to the amazing views and having breakfast on the terrace - which sometimes went on for 2 hours. Jackie arranged for George and his water taxi to take us to Corfu Town one day, plus she recommended and booked several meals out for us. There are several circuit walks to do and it only takes 30 minutes to walk into Agios Stephanos or down to Avlaki Beach.

Mrs Jane Mans, September 2023

Beautiful location and fabulous outside space. Jackie was amazing and her local knowledge was excellent.

Laura Marsh, August 2023

Beautiful location and fabulous outside space. Jackie was amazing and her local knowledge was excellent.

Mrs Laura Marsh, August 2023

Lovely relaxing week at Emily’s House as a multi-generational group aged from 2-85 years. Kalamaki beach is perfect for a toddler – lovely sand, shallow warm water with easy parking and plenty of sunbeds. We enjoyed Corfu Town and the local supermarket is very well stocked. Thanks, Jackie, for all your help.

The Sinclair and Angeloglou families, July 2023

Emily's villa is very peaceful in an elevated position with wonderful views of the sea and Albania. The villa was spacious and comfortable and the garden very pretty with lovely shrubs, flowers and even a lawn. It worked really well for our multi-generational group with lots of shade for babies and comfortable garden seats for elderly gentlemen. We have stayed in many Simpson villas over the years,all have been good but Emily's villa is definitely one of our favourites.

Beverley Polkinghorn, June 2023

Another absolute gem of a property from Simpson Travel. Having previously stayed at the Rou Estate, we weren't sure how Emily's would compare. We were certainly NOT disappointed. Such a stunning villa in an equally stunning location. Wonderful day trips to Paleokastritsa, Kassiopi and Corfu Town. Thank you Jackie for all your help and advice.

Sarah, David and family, October 2022

Enjoyed our 2 week stay at Emily's House. The villa has everything you need, so well equipped. Would certainly recommend Simpsons, so well organised.

Anne & Stewart, September 2022

Emily's House is in a glorious location, the views from the pool area and roof terrace are fantastic. The house is spacious and airy with everything needed for a relaxing stay. A short drive takes you to San Stefano which hosts several lovely tavernas. Hiring a speed boat for trips up and down the coast certainly added to the adventure. Special thanks to Jackie who was always available to answer question and make recommendations.

Kerri Turner, August 2022

Our first time in Corfu after several years with Simpsons to Paxos. Beautiful island, lovely villa, excellent pool and terrace. Thank you Jackie for a great holiday.

Louise, Rob & family, July 2022

We stayed at Villa Emily and simply had the most wonderful time. Super villa with the most beautiful pools with an outstanding view of the sea, very comfortable pools chairs and recliners, and great barbecue. The perfect setting to set out from to explore the north-east corner of corfu, the wonderful Taverners, great sea swimming, boating and walking. We enjoyed every minute of our holiday. This was our fifth Simpsons holiday and we will be returning again and again. Thank you to all at Simpsons.

Jonathan Lucas, June 2022

A lovely stay with Simpson Travel again – returning to an area we know and love. Jackie and the Simpson team were extremely supportive and assisted where needed. The villa allowed us the freedom to come and go, enjoying the pool and facilities without feeling claustrophobic. Fantastic meals at local tavernas with gins and tonic watching the boats come and go. Thank you and we will return.

Eammon & Kelly, October 2021

Our third stay at Emily’s House. Another relaxing and delightful holiday. Tried all the local restaurants and favourite is Kochili.

Steve & Julia Ollier, September 2021

Fantastic villa for our family holiday to celebrate milestone birthdays – a real WOW factor! Plenty of seating options and amazing pool to entertain the teenagers. Location is ideal to explore the local area, but we didn’t want to venture too far, but worth a visit is Old Perithia, Corfu Town, and hiring a boat. Yannis Deli, at the top of the road, is very well stocked with local produce and we especially enjoyed the natural yoghurt, honey, hummus and wine! Pagnita next door is a brilliant option for evening takeout meals plus morning croissants. Jackie was excellent in responding to our trivial questions by text and e-mail – thank you. Thoroughly enjoyed, worth every effort with PCRs/PLFs, etc.

The Diolch & Jones families, September 2021

Super week at Emily’s House! Action packed week (thanks to Jackie’s recommendations) included a visit to Old Perithia, boat hire (caves and cliff jumping), evening Corfu Town visit, outstanding mountain bike tour, Aqualand (couldn’t avoid it, but more pleasant than expected!). And we loved the house. Jackie immediately sorted initial issues.

Kaz, Toby and children, August 2021

A holiday worth battling with layer upon layer of testing and PLFs and more testing at home! Beautiful pool, amazing views, glorious weather. We didn’t do much exploring as we have been to this lovely corner of Corfu before, plus is was just too hot, but a very relaxing time was had by all and some very nice meals at Cavo Barbero (Avlaki), Eucalyptus (San Stefanos) and Agni Taverna by boat. Don’t miss the delicious croissants, pains au raisin and coffee at Pignata Patisserie at the top of the road. Their ice cream is delicious too.

The Blair family, August 2021

Such a relaxing and peaceful spot, gorgeous pool and views. Boat hire for the week was a bonus and visiting all the delicious restaurants a treat. Thank you – a much-needed break!

The Hunter-Smith family, August 2021

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

We are so very glad that we ran the gauntlet of amber countries and came back to Corfu! Fabulous two weeks here at Emily’s House. Total privacy, a lovely pool and amazing views. Highlights included hiring a motorboat and finding beautiful bays to snorkel and swim in, plus a trip to Perithia and meals out in Avlaki. Everything you need is at the supermarket. Thank you Simpson (and Jackie) for a lovely time.

Sara & David, 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

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

Wonderful holiday – the view is everything! Thank you Simpson Travel.

G&R, B&J, S&R, September 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 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

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

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

Good position with plenty of beaches and restaurants nearby.

David Slann, September 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

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. 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

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

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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