The Artist's House

Paxos, Greece

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  • Romantic stone house
  • Ideally positioned overlooking the sea
  • Bright and comfortable
  • Beach and taverna 5min walk
  • Gaios 5min drive

One-bedroom properties with a private swimming pool are a rarity. Set just above the small coastal road between Gaios and Mongonissi, this stone-built house, with the doors of the living room and bedroom opening out onto the terrace and infinity pool, has everything one could wish for. The view is superb: the monastery of Panagia island, the cliffs of southern Corfu and the mountains of the mainland and between them a vista of sea, which changes with the day. Inside is full of light, and the comfortable, pale furnishings highlight a few of the artist owner's bright paintings. The shops and restaurants of Gaios and the taverna and sandy beach at Mongonissi are both within walking distance whilst the amenities of the Paxos Beach Hotel, which include a tennis court, are just a few minutes' walk away, and may be used by guests staying here.

Whilst maintaining its own independence and privacy, The Artist's House can be rented along with The Stone House and Villa Flora to provide a spacious venue for an extended family gathering or a group of friends.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 1-bedroom house (sleeps 2)
  • Due to the number of steps, The Artist’s House is unsuitable for guests with reduced mobility

Single storey

  • Sitting room with TV (DVD use only), DVD/CD players
  • Double air-conditioned bedroom (150cm x 190cm bed)
  • Shower room

Separate annexe

  • Small kitchen/dining area with full cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer

General

  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel pool towels 
  • Safe
  • Private infinity swimming pool 4.5m x 10.5m (depth 0.9m – 2m)
  • The Artist's House does not offer WiFi due to the inability to install a telephone line at this property
  • Shared driveway to this villa is on a steep incline and requires a reasonably confident driver
  • Use of Paxos Beach Hotel (facilities payable locally)

National tourist licence (EOT): 0829K91000403601

Transfers

  • 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 the journey will take between 1hr 10mins to 2hrs 15mins

Location

  • Paxos Beach Hotel and beach 5min walk
  • Gaios (tavernas, shops) 5min drive/25min walk

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

We booked with Simpson for a second time and yet again they strived to exceed expectations. Our rep, Stuart, was knowledgeable, friendly and understanding re your needs from him as a rep. He was available if needed and always had a friendly word if he saw you out in resort. Our accommodation was superb in a wonderful location for a non-car user. Simpson were very accurate and delivered re product knowledge and customer requirements on booking. A wonderful holiday again – cannot wait for next year so will be looking again.
Stephen Henry – September 2019

Our eighth visit to The Artist’s House. Always perfect. We go out less and less because we love being at the villa so much. We have already booked for the next two years – would not want to go anywhere else.
Lou & Graham – July 2019

Second time here in this lovely villa. Stuart has been extremely helpful and nothing is too much trouble and quickly sorted.
Pat & John – June 2019

It was everything and more.
Fiona & Steve Rawson – June 2019

We will miss our stunning view plus the peace and quiet that is The Artist’s House.
Tom & Carolyn – June 2019

The Artist’s House is the best villa we have ever stayed in. Wonderful pool and a fantastic view from the terrace. We had booked two weeks, but we could have done three.
Barrie Hammond – August 2018

The Artist’s House is a lovely villa with great views! We explored the island and loved Mongonissi beach. We hired a RIB for three days and explored Anti Paxos – it is so lovely and so worth doing with its crystal blue waters and white sand. The Erimitis restaurant is a must – a wonderful location and great sunset views! Thank you, Simpson Travel, once again.
Team Bence – June 2018

What a great villa and what a great view – there was always something happening out there! We had mixed weather with no two days the same! The highlight was watching a thunderstorm and seeing lightning over Corfu. There are lots of good places to eat and everyone was friendly and helpful! We hope that all visitors will enjoy spending time there as much as we did.
Pat & John Lake – June 2018

 

 

 

Although not our first trip to Paxos, it has been the first time we’ve stayed a week. The first thing to assimilate is although it’s small, the island packs a big punch. Following Ian Bleasdale’s walking map is a delight if you’re into that sort of thing, but it took us a day or so to get used to the short distances and to begin with, we missed a lot. Everything we have done, has worked. We walked into Gaios every morning for a spot of shopping, coffee and people watching. We had trips to Mongonissi (walked it one day), Erimitis at lunchtime and Monodendri beach. If you want a boat trip, we would recommend sorting this out early if you’re only staying a week. The great thing about The Artist’s House is the views, but also that you get morning, day and evening sunshine. You can’t help but enjoy this place. We’ll be back.
J & L Coutts – May 2018

The villa was just perfect. We didn't want to leave! We had the most amazing time in Paxos! We took a boat from Paxos and went across to Anti Paxos and up to the caves. There are two main beaches in Anti-Paxos – choose the second one if coming from Paxos. Both Lakka and Loggos are worth visiting if you have time. We tried to balance our time at our gorgeous villa and pool while continuing to explore the island. Simpson Travel were fantastic – thank you David!
Jamal & Harriet – July 2017

Wow, wow, wow! What an amazing villa and pool in such a stunning location. We have absolutely loved our time in Paxos and taken home some wonderful memories. Thank you Simpson Travel and David.
The Harrisons – July 2017

Our first time in Paxos and we think it's wonderful. The villa, the view and the pool are all wonderful and we have had a great time relaxing, sunbathing, swimming, reading and eating. People were friendly everywhere and the Simpson Travel staff were very helpful – thanks David for all your advice. As always one week has gone way too quickly – I'm sure we'll be back!
Sue & Any – June 2017

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.

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