The Harbour House

Paxos, Greece

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  • Delightful harbour house suite
  • Gaios waterfront
  • Roof terrace with harbour views
  • Shops and restaurants on your doorstep

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For many, Paxos represents the epitome of relaxed island life, a place to linger over lunch, exchange a friendly kalimera with the locals and idle away happy hours. The Harbour House suite, located in the heart of Gaios, is just the place for anyone wishing to immerse themselves in village life. There’s always plenty to see here, from fishermen landing their daily catch to flotilla boats arriving for dinner at one of the many waterfront tavernas. There is a small delightful courtyard garden to the rear and a raised roof terrace that is perfect for your morning coffee with perhaps a croissant from the village bakery that is literally footsteps from the front door.

One of the greatest pleasures of Paxos is hiring a small boat, and The Harbour House is particularly well placed for this as you can moor very close to your suite. From here you can potter along the east coast of Paxos, where many of the beaches are virtually deserted during the spring and autumn months and pull up for a picnic at one of the secluded coves. If you prefer to let someone else take the helm, Gaios is the main (though nonetheless small!) harbour on the island, so you can easily catch the local ferry across to the pristine white beaches of Anti Paxos for lunch in just 20 minutes.

The suite occupies the upper floor of the building, made up of a spacious, open-plan bedroom/living area and a separate kitchen, though with tavernas close by and a coffee bar just next door, you may find you don’t use the kitchen for anything more than your morning cuppa or ice for your G&T. However you choose to spend your days, The Harbour House suite is a comfortable and convenient base to return to, though those looking for an early night might prefer somewhere away from the lively buzz of boating chat on warm summer evenings, especially during July and August.

To explore the rest of this magical island there is a regular bus service, car hire or even take one of the six island taxis.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 1-bedroom first floor suite 58m2 (sleeps 2)

First floor

  • Open-plan living/bedroom area
  • Kitchen leads to steps up to courtyard garden and roof terrace
  • Kitchen includes electric hob, oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • Double bedroom (160cm x 200cm bed)
  • Shower room with small top-loading washing machine
  • Courtyard garden with barbecue

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • TV, DVD and CD players
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel beach towels 
  • Washing machine

WiFi

  • 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): 1045210

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

  • Gaios harbour front
  • Town beaches 10min walk
  • Loggos 15min drive
  • Lakka 20min drive

     

     

Customer feedback

We fell in love with Harbour House on sight and booked for next year within 10 minutes of being here! Thank you for the peace and tranquillity.
The Dales – October 2019

Great week at The Harbour House – plenty to watch from the fabulous roof terrace and all you could need was provided. Our second time to Paxos and recommend all the usual things – trip to Anti Paxos, bus to Loggos and Lakka. Lots of walking to do – easy flat road walk to Mogonissi, great lunch at Carnayo Gold and then a cooling swim. This wonderful place really does have the best waterfront views in Gaios – you won’t be disappointed.
Liz & Wilf – September 2019

So lovely to be back at The Harbour House – it never disappoints. It’s like coming back home. We just love it here – so welcoming and comfortable. The best view in Gaios and wonderful choices of restaurants and shops. It really could not be a better location for a week’s holiday. Always lovely having a good old catch-up with Marilla – she is great. Paxos holds a very special place in our hearts and I know we will return year after year!
Mathew & Claire – September 2019

Harbour House enjoys an amazing position on the harbour front in Gaios. The best location with amazing views from the fabulous roof terrace. Perfect place to stay.
Liz Benson – September 2019

Our first time in Paxos but not our last! Enjoy this wonderful island and its people. The Harbour House is an ideal location for exploring the town and the surrounding area.
Mark & Mari – July 2019

 

 

The week has been peaceful but there is much to watch – yachts, gin palaces, day boats, people, cats and a few dogs as well. Marula is a great help.
Tony & Dorothy – June 2019

Back again – it’s called the ‘Paxos Bug’ and it really grabs you! We hope to visit this lovely island again.
Lorna & Allan – June 2019

From Harbour House with its hustle and bustle in Gaios to this Secret Garden was a move to absolute silence. From people watching to lizard watching. From the sound of yachts coming and going to the buzzing of bees along the borders. How do they build those walls? This is a place for complete refreshment and David and Steph were helpful in many ways.
Tony & Dorothy – June 2019

The Harbour House is a real find. Comfortable, tastefully decorated, and with everything you could need, we loved it. To have breakfast on the terrace overlooking the harbour was a real treat. The garden with its lime tree and barbecue was a delight. Marula, the owner, was a charming host, helpful but not intrusive. Thank you, Simpson Travel, for another great holiday.
Maureen & Richard Field – September 2018

It was a privilege to be the first guests to stay at Harbour House, a lovely apartment right on the waterfront in Gaios. There is a great roof terrace and courtyard garden. You should expect some noise from the boats and bars, but enjoy being in the heart of things. Another great holiday with Simpson Travel.
Nigel & Lizzie Hilton – May 2018

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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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