Joanna's House

Paxos, Greece

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  • Delightful house for two
  • In traditional hamlet
  • Stunning sea views
  • Adults only
  • Taverna 15-minute walk
  • Beach/shops 8-minute 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 Travel 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 (170cm x 190cm bed) with en-suite shower room
  • Shower room


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Safe
  • Washing machine
  • 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
  • Joanna's House is unsuitable for wheelchair users


  • 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


  • Corfu airport to Corfu port is either by taxi, minibus or bus 10min
  • Waiting time at Corfu port is usually between 1hr to 2hrs at the port café where there is an area to store luggage
  • Corfu port to Paxos port is by hydrofoil, sea taxi or ferry and depending on the mode of transport and the departure port, the journey will take between 1hr 10mins to 2hrs 15mins


  • Tavernas in Fontana, Bogdanatika and Magazia all within 15min walk
  • Beach 8min drive
  • Loggos 8min drive
  • Gaios 8min drive
  • Port 8min 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 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

Returning for the second time to Paxos which is such a beautiful island with so much to see and do with lots of exploring as well as relaxing by the water’s edge or pool. Everyone so friendly and Simpson certainly did us proud.
Sally & Andrew Livingstone – September 2019

Our first visit to Paxos. What a gem. We have never been to such a peaceful and private place before. The views are stunning – the hills steep. We took the all day trip around the island in a boat from Loggos. Thoroughly recommend it – the views, caves and sheer fun of it was great. The villa met all our expectations and more – the charm, the cleanliness and the facilities – thank you. Credit to the poolman – he was so helpful and the cleaner too. A truly lovely holiday in great accommodation.
Mandy & Stu – August 2019

Our stay at Joanna’s House on the island of Paxos was one of the best holidays we have had. The house was a little gem. The facilities, the cleanliness and the views were excellent. We had such privacy and luxury we will definitely be using Simpson Travel again. Their recommendation of a boat trip round the island was also spot on. Such a lovely visit.
Mandy & Stuart Fox – August 2019

Paxos our first visit back to Greece for 40 years! Joanna’s House does exactly what it says on the tin! Firstly, you won’t get a better view and the sunsets were amazing. Secondly, the amenities, albeit basic, are all you need, not that you’ll spend much time indoors. Thirdly, it’s so peaceful (except for the cicadas!) – you sleep for hours on the sun loungers! Fourthly, the pool is all you could wish for and much time will be spent just resting on the edge staring at the view. Fifthly – we could go on… Greece has never been known for its culinary expertise and to that end, having tried many, we would recommend the local tavernas as much as the pricey restaurants. It’s been a great relaxing two weeks.
Peter & Jane – August 2019

Two weeks of absolute bliss – our honeymoon. The villa and island are just magical, providing us with exactly what we were looking for – lovely villa, mesmerising views, the sanctuary of a pool, peace, time to recharge the batteries. Thanks to Julie and Frances who were extremely helpful, providing great advice to find hidden tracks and routes to some amazing views from different parts of the island.
Gary & Nichola – August 2019

Joanna’s House was very cute and perfect for two people. Not a large property, but bedroom and outside space was excellent. Views to die for and extremely private. Ease of access to all villages easily within 10 minutes and walkable to Magazia where the tavernas are really pulling out the stops to entice you away from the coastal restaurants. We were never disappointed with any meal there, really authentic. Paxos is a joy, our most favourite small Greek island. Simpson has a quality choice to suit most tastes. Thank you, another fab holiday.
Sue & Ray – June 2019

We had an amazing week in Paxos and we were looked after extremely well by Frances. We will definitely be returning.
Mr Lister – June 2019

Our first visit to Paxos and it certainly won’t be our last! We are really glad we chose Joanna’s House. It was heavenly! Fabulous location and views, but just a few minutes’ drive to so many nice places – Loggos, Lakka, Gaios and Erimitis. We were grateful for the welcome pack and enjoyed a delicious simple pasta dish on our arrival. In Loggos we particularly liked ‘Roxi’ – friendly bar for coffee or drinks. Go through to the back and sit by the sea, or in front for the evening sun. Lots of restaurants to choose from. Lakka is slightly bigger – we liked the beach restaurant at Harami Beach, a short walk from the port, sunbeds provided. Gaios is lively and. Best of all – Erimitis Sunset Bar and restaurant – 7-minute drive but fabulous for drinks or dinner (book early) if you want a table at the edge. It’s very popular for watching the sunset. Thank you, Simpson Travel – you have been excellent.
Hugh & Terry – September 2018

From start to finish we had a wonderful holiday at Joanna’s House in Paxos and could not fault anything. The Simpson Travel team were so accommodating and their kindness and knowledge was much appreciated. We were the only people on the ferry transfer for whom it was the first visit, and we look forward to returning next year! Thank you all.
Andrew & Sally Livingstone – September 2018

Having visited Paxos on an excursion from Corfu 35 years ago, we finally decided to stay for a week. During our stay we visited several beaches, our favourite being Avlaki beach. Avlaki is a small, sheltered cove, really great for snorkelling. We spent one day on a small 30hp boat hired from Water Escapes in Gaios. We travelled easily all the way around Anti Paxos and found several quiet coves to drop anchor to snorkel and swim ashore. We spent two evenings at Kareklas Taverna which is a 15-minute walk from Joanna’s House. We also dined at Carnayo in Gaios, 5-minute walk from the busy Saturday night waterfront. We had seamless organisation from all staff at Simpson Travel on our first travel experience with them. We found Joanna’s House to be as just as we expected – perfect in every way.
Barry & Lynda – August 2018

So why do we come back to Paxos time after time – for the peace and friendliness of the people and the kindness of the Simpson Travel staff – nothing is too much trouble. Our favourite eatery is in Fontana – they greet us like old friends and we cannot wait to return. The most important thing we felt is the silence – stop and listen to it, where else in the world can you hear it? Admittedly, there were some very noisy days due to thunder storms which were spectacular but Joanna’s House is well placed to observe and marvel at the spectacular lightning. We are coming again soon in September – can’t wait.
Marian & Keith – June 2018



Our third holiday on Paxos – previously stayed at Purple Apricot and The Windmill – both equally as wonderful as our stay here has been. The views on the terrace are outstanding – and we particularly enjoy the tranquillity on this part of the island, we've enjoyed many a walk down into Gaios and back – and through Ozias, a 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 Erimitis 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 barbecue. 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 Travel 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 three 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 & 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 two-week holiday in Joanna's House on Paxos. Simpson Travel 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 first gear, but the moment you get through the gates and have your breath taken away by the stupendous view across to Corfu and the mainland, you realise it's 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 Travel 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 two 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 Travel holiday: wonderful accommodation in a peaceful and relaxed 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 wi-fi 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 Travel.
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

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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.

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