Joanna's House

Paxos, Greece

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  • Delightful house for two
  • In traditional hamlet
  • Stunning sea views
  • Adults only
  • Taverna 15min walk
  • Beach/shops 8min drive

Houses for couples are always hard to find so Joanna's House set in the tiny hamlet of Arvanitakeika is a welcome addition to our Paxos collection.

Comfortable and light, the outside dining terrace and generously sized private pool belie its cosy interiors whilst the stunning views across the sea to Greece's mainland in one direction and the classic Paxos sunset in the other, make this house a rather special spot in a traditional environment.

Joanna’s House, along with The Windmill and Thodoris House, is one of three Simpson properties nestled on a hillside in the tiny hamlet.



  • 1 bedroom house (sleeps 2)
  • Adult only (18 years or older)
  • Compact open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with small sofa; TV (with Greek channels only), DVD player
  • Kitchen includes oven, electric hob, grill, microwave, fridge-freezer, mini-dishwasher
  • Double air-conditioned bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Shower room


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Safe
  • Outside dining balcony from kitchen with barbecue
  • Private swimming pool 7.7m x 3.8m (depth 1.1m – 1.6m)
  • 12 steps up to front door


  • 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): 0829K91000403701


  • Tavernas in Fontana, Bogdanatika and Magazia all within 15min walk
  • Beach 8min drive
  • Loggos 8min drive
  • Gaios 8min drive
  • Port 8min drive
  • Transfer Corfu airport to Paxos by hydrofoil, sea taxi or ferry (depending on the mode of transport and the departure port, the journey will take between 1hr 10mins to 2hrs 15mins)

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 guests – 1 Group B, Fiat Punto 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 B – 1.2-1.3 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

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

Group C, Grande Punto or similar*, 1.3-1.4 litre engine, 3 medium suitcases*

Group D, Dacia Sandero Step Way or similar*, 1.4 litre engine, 3 medium suitcases*

Group I – Suzuki Grand Vitara 7 seater or similar, 2.8 litre engine, 2 medium suitcases*

Group G – Cabrio Fiat 500 or similar, 1.2 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

Group J – Automatic car or similar, 1.2-1.3 litre engine, 3 medium suitcases*.

Group K – Fiat Doblo A/C 7 seater or similar, 1.5-2.0 litre engine, 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

Our third holiday on Paxos - previously stayed at the "Purple Apricot" & "The Windmill" both equally as wonderful as our stay here has been. The views on the terrace are outstanding - and we particularly enjoy the tranquility on this part of the island, we've enjoyed many a walk down into Gaios and back - and through 'Ozias' little village - really lovely. There's always been a little cove/beach that we have almost or sometimes had it totally to ourselves. Would recommend a walk down to Emeritus beach - wonderful! Joanna's house itself is terrific - plenty of outside space and a decent sized swimming pool with a beautiful view, peace and quiet and a great space for a BBQ. Paxos just has to be explored and enjoyed- it has to be one of the most beautiful Greek islands. Thank you again to all at Simpson for you expertise and seamless arrangements - we've had a fantastic two weeks.
Jo & Jon – September 2017

At every stage, from initial inquiries to departure at the airport as we returned home, we found Simpson travel to be excellent: efficient, helpful and extremely professional. No query was too much trouble and the different stages of our journey were seamless due to the organisation and communication of reps and other staff. The villa was wonderful and we had a great time. I would highly recommend Simpson travel to anyone.
Mrs Kendall – September 2017

Joanna's house is such a lovely place. We have stayed in it 3 times now and will come again. The peace and the view is just fascinating and we keep an eye on the ships passing up and down, look them up on the internet and wonder at the way they cram so many people into them. Joanna's house is what we need in a busy life away from the crowds with just a beautiful pool and a few books.
Marian and Keith Thomas – July 2017

Joanna's house is perfect for a couple and the view must be the best on the island. This was our second visit and we hope to return in the not too distant future.
Mr Ellis – August 2016

The Simpson Travel experience was second to none, from easy booking to the pre journey paperwork and then the travel arrangements themselves were excellent. Finally the standard of the Villa we stayed at in Paxos was brilliant and exceeded our expectations!
Mr Marjoram – August 2015

We have just returned from another wonderful 2-week holiday in Joanna's House on Paxos. Simpson always seem to get things so right. The new BA flights and hydrofoil transfers went so smoothly that they were enjoyed as part of the holiday. Our local representative, Julie, could not do enough for us and it was most re-assuring to see Graham Simpson himself out there, not only checking on the current situation and how it could affect his clients, but making sure that the Simpson properties continue to come up to his demanding standards.
Mrs O'Connor – June 2015


Joanna 's House on Paxos is absolutely lovely, so quiet you stop to listen to the silence, and the views are to die for. The natural beauty of the olive trees all around give a misty light and what is most enjoyable is the friendliness of the local people and the desire to please. We definitely want to go back there. We just hope that in their desire to increase the number of tourists, the effort to do so may destroy the charm that already exists.
Mr Thomas – June 2015

The journey to get to Joanna's House in Paxos may be long from the UK, culminating with an exciting drive up an unmade road through the olive grove in 1st gear, but the moment you get through the gates and have your breath taken by the stupendous view across to Corfu and the mainland, you realise its been worthwhile. A simply beautiful setting and a sweet little villa for two with a surprisingly big private pool to enjoy.
Mr Stephens – September 2014

The island of Paxos offers peace, tranquillity, simplicity and beauty. Add to this the professional selection of outstanding properties all with unique styles , from smart minimalist to traditional Greek, and the unobtrusive support of a skilled, tireless representative and you have a Simpson Holiday never to forget....indeed one is compelled to return and return again. And we have and will. Thank you!
Mrs Reynolds – August 2014

Our 2 weeks at Joanna's House were simply great. We loved everything about Paxos and it's definitely become our favourite island. We have always operated a never go back philosophy (no matter how much we've enjoyed our hols) but this is now under serious pressure!
Mr Crowther – July 2014

We have completed eight holidays with Simpson Travel and each and every one has been a memorable experience. Our most recent trip to Paxos was exactly what we have come to expect from a Simpson holiday : wonderful accommodation in a peaceful and relaxing setting and a first class service from Simpson staff.
Mrs Bolton – June 2014

We have just returned from a wonderful two weeks staying at Joanna's House our holiday giving us everything we wanted. Peace, privacy, wonderful views and pretty areas for eating and sitting outdoors and a good WiFi connection. We had barbecues regularly and found driving around the island easy. Even though it was October and the weather was variable there was still plenty of sun and warmth to enjoy the sea and the pool. Our last meal at the taverna on the beach was memorable. Clear blue sky, gentle lapping waves, Greek music and homemade food. Thank you to all at Simpson.
Mrs Steward – September 2013

We loved Joanna's House, the location, the views, the sunsets and the tranquillity. Paxos is a magical island for us.
Mr Field – June 2013

Our choice of Greek properties is as diverse as the islands themselves, ranging from simple seaside charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal. To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

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There are few better ways of relaxing than on a luxury holiday in Paxos, where days fill up beautifully with sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and dining in style, the sea just metres from your table. Amble through ancient olive groves and you’ll catch glimpses of startlingly turquoise bays, the dramatic west-coast cliffs or the Epiros Mountains. In spring, there’s also a haze of purple honesty, wild irises and lilies and a sky that’s alive with birdlife, from hawks to skylarks.

Complete the picture with a stay in one of our handpicked luxury villas, apartments or our unique Adult Only Simpson Hotels and make the most of this peaceful island.

Read more on our Paxos region page

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