Emily's House

Corfu, Greece

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  • Uniquely turreted castle villa
  • Beautiful sea views
  • Secluded gardens
  • Agios Stephanos and all amenities 5-minute 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.



  • 3 bedroom house (sleeps 2-6)

Ground floor

  • Open plan living/dining/kitchen area with fireplace, TV, DVD/CD players
  • Kitchen includes electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Twin bedroom
  • Shower room

First floor

  • Master suite with en-suite shower room
  • Separate sunbathing terrace


  • Complimentary wifi
  • Safe
  • All bedrooms air-conditioned
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Infinity swimming pool 9m x 5m (depth 0.90m - 2.1m)
  • Pre-booked boat hire available (3 days or more)


  • 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

  • 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 and all amenities 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, 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.

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 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.

Customer feedback

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

The villa has been amazing and the view, even more so! Great location, with stunning beaches nearby. To top it off, the staff were amazing and extremely helpful and proactive (Jackie). We loved our week so much, we will definitely return.
The Beswick Family – June 2017

A week of total switch-off. Everything so well organised without us feeling like we were being 'organised'. Great flight, representative pointing us to the easy to find car hire and a bottle of water, perfect directions to villa, even with a suggestion to stop for lunch as villa would not be ready, which we did (Vitamins in Nissaki – very good). Key easy to find on arrival – villa immaculate. Really excellent and very comprehensive and generous welcome pack including everything from bread to wine to tzatziki to tonic water to crisps and feta and the makings of a easy simple supper. Jackie was really helpful, available and sorted out everything we asked. Emily's House was perfect – great views and a gorgeous location for a few walks in the evening sun through olive groves dotted with lemon and fig trees. Perfect lay out and very easy for five of us to potter about, access the kitchen, pool and shaded areas and have barbecuses. San Stefano was a wonderfully easy place to eat at and hire boats from with well-stocked mini-supermarkets and small friendly waterside bars. Avlaki beach (equal distance the other way) offered te hCorfu Sailing Centre run by Jan with beautifully kept equipment, good tuition and fun extras like paddle boards all laid out near a taverna to have a relaxing drink at afterwards. Whole holiday couldn't have been easier – have come back extremely relaxed.
Mrs Bulley – August 2016

All in all Simpson Travel provides good support throughout the holiday and their concierge service makes everything just that bit easier and smoother when time is precious.
Mr Mudumbi – July 2016

Emily's House – what a stunning location, overlooking the Albanian mountains. The villa is lovely and has all that you need. We made good use of the pool, it has a stunning view and is perfectly situated. Agios Stephanos is perfect for a meal and a drink at any time of the day, very friendly people wherever we went. We will return hopefully soon with friends.
Mr Reeve – May 2016

I loved the house – it has a lovely feel to it. I also really enjoyed the pool at night. I loved it when it was all lit up.
Mr Miller – August 2015

We returned to Emily's House this year to repeat the excellent summer holiday we experienced last year. We were not disappointed! The views, the space, the beautiful pool and the long lazy afternoons and evenings looking at Albania over the Corfu channel were wonderful. A short drive away are two perfect beaches, a choice of tavernas and an excellent local shop.
Mr Burton – July 2015

Great two weeks in this lovely villa!
Mr Fry – September 2014

Lovely, quiet week with two of us enjoying this super villa – very spoilt.
Mrs Nutland – September 2014

Enjoyable week in a beautiful villa. Villa perfect for relaxing, swimming and enjoying the view. Jackie and Peter were very helpful and an excellent welcome pack from Simpson Travel.
Mrs Paszynska – August 2014

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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 to Corfu’s North East, near Agios Stephanos, or venture North West, to enjoy more sandy beaches and scenic coastal drives.

To help you make the most of your luxury holiday in Corfu, our collection includes luxury villas and a charming waterfront hotel on Avlaki beach. For 2019 we’re delighted to introduce Dolphins and Tribe, clubs and activities for 8 to 18 year olds during summer school holidays.

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