Waterside House

Paxos, Greece

Part of theSimpson Hotels collection

United by warm welcomes, excellent service and attention to detail, our handpicked Simpson Hotels include our unique Adult Only Collection and, for families, comfortable, versatile accommodation in locations well suited to guests of all ages.
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  • Stunning new Adult Only Simpson Hotel
  • Waterfront location
  • 5 en-suite rooms
  • Access to the sea 1-minute walk
  • Tavernas/shops/cafés 4-minute walk

Paxos is one of our guests' favourite destinations, making it the natural choice for a new Simpson Hotel. We are delighted to have found Waterside House, a charming seafront property in the harbour village of Lakka to complement Purple Apricot, our first Paxos hotel which opened in 2013.

In a place where views are routinely sublime and the sea is never far away, stunning Waterside House still manages to impress, with its prime location overlooking the quieter end of Lakka harbour. The property was updated to its current, 5-suite magnificence by its English owner, providing generously-sized accommodation for couples just 3-4 minutes’ stroll from Lakka’s tavernas, cafés and shops. For May, June, September and October, when Paxos is at its most appealing, Waterside House will be run as an adult only hotel, an exclusive younger sister to our enormously popular Purple Apricot.

The five guest suites are located in two separate villas, with a spacious living area in each and a private terrace or verandah for each individual suite. The view feels almost hypnotic, as boats of all sizes navigate the horse-shoe shaped protection of Lakka bay. The suites are bright and airy in tasteful island style, blending exposed stonework, reclaimed timber and cool tiled floors to create comfortable spaces to relax. The living areas add a real home-from-home dimension, with an honesty bar for pre-dinner drinks, while outside there’s a small massage room for treatments which can be booked locally. Best of all, Waterside House has direct access to the sea below the house.

The hotel is run by the wonderful Dora, an English-speaking Paxiot lady who will serve breakfast and in the best tradition of true Greek hospitality, she will also ensure the informal, friendly atmosphere that is the hallmark of all Simpson Hotels.

Please note:

For the 2018 season arrival and departure days will be on a Monday for this hotel. As this property cannot be booked on-line, please call one of our travel specialists to book or for further information.


Accommodation

Layout

  • 5 double/twin suites (sleeps 2)

Lower villa

  • At pool level and reached by 10 steps from the driveway
  • Shared open-plan living room with honesty bar in kitchen 
  • Neptune – ground floor double bedroom (160cm x 200cm bed, can be configured into twin beds on request) with en-suite wet room, doors to a private terrace
  • Poseidon – lower ground floor double bedroom (200cm x 200cm bed) with en-suite bathroom with shower, doors to a private terrace

Upper villa

  • Reached by 34 steps from the pool level
  • Shared open-plan living room with honesty bar in kitchen 
  • Galatea – ground floor double bedroom (160cm x 200cm bed) with en-suite shower room, doors to a private terrace
  • Capheira – first floor double bedroom (160cm x 200cm bed) with en-suite shower room and private balcony
  • Aphrodite – first floor twin bedroom (90cm x 200cm beds, can be configured into a double on request) with en-suite shower room and private balcony

General

  • Adult Only (18 years or older)
  • Concierge service
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Breakfast included daily and served by swimming pool
  • Please note the Jacuzzi in gallery image 3 is not in use
  • All bedrooms are air-conditioned with Bluetooth speaker, safe, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-fridge, iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool towels
  • Complimentary Korres bathroom products, bath robes and slippers
  • Laundry service available (payable locally)
  • Cleaning three times per week with a light daily clean
  • Linen changed twice weekly (changeover and then once during the week)
  • Pool towels will be changed on request
  • Small massage room (treatments booked and paid for locally)
  • Complimentary sea kayak and paddleboards available
  • Shared swimming pool 8m x 5m (depth 0.8m – 1.7m) reached by 9 steps from the drive
  • Weekly barbecue or Greek themed evening (booked and paid for locally – minimum 6 guests)
  • Due to the number of steps up to the pool and the steep driveway, Waterside House is unsuitable for guests with reduced mobility
  • The village gates are locked between 7pm-7am when vehicle access to the hotel is not possible
  • Taxis and the local bus can be taken from the main car parking area for the hotel (4min walk)

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): 0829K91000568601


Location

  • Located just above Lakka harbour
  • Access to the sea 1min walk
  • Tavernas, shops and cafés 3-4min walk
  • Harami beach with taverna (high season) 12min walk
  • Gaios 20min drive
  • Loggos 10min 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 10min to 2hr 15min)
  • Shared minibus transfer from Paxos port

Car hire

  • Not included as all amenities are within walking distance
  • Hire cars can be booked and paid for locally (subject to availability)
  • Limited parking at the hotel so cars may need to be parked in the local car park (4min walk)

Customer feedback

Waterside House really is a unique place to rest, recharge your batteries and simply enjoy being in a wonderful location. Everyone, Andonis the Simpson Travel representative, Sharon the gardener and Tony the owner combined to make this another memorable Simpson Travel holiday. We have already booked for next year! I particularly enjoyed chatting to Dora and Tony over a cup of mountain tea following my very early morning jog. Dora is a completely delightful person who takes great pride in her role. Her aim is to ensure that every guest enjoys the best possible stay and she manages to do just that! Her special evening with all the other guests was a real highlight of the week.
Sharon & Simon Harcourt – September 2018

Simply wonderful! Waterside House is excellent in all aspects, and in particular the incredible staff – Dora the manager, Maria who cleaned our room, and Andonis, the Simpson Travel representative. It’s so good that guests were rebooking for next year before finishing this year’s holiday. Awesome all round.
Steve Hope – Capheira – September 2018

 

Staying for a week at Waterside House was a magical experience. We were totally looked after by Dora, who was delightful and could not have been more welcoming and helpful – and she cooked the most delicious breakfasts. My sister and I stayed at Waterside for total relaxation and to get away from it all, and we were not disappointed by our experience. Our week in Lakka and Paxos was quiet, friendly and totally unspoilt. If you are looking at getting away from it all, I would certainly recommend Waterside House.
Pippa Mills – Aphrodite – May 2018

A fantastic location and a fabulous property which could not be faulted. We shall definitely be returning.
Mrs Sandra Potter – Aphrodite – May 2018

This was our third Simpson Travel holiday, but our first visit to Paxos and what a lovely island it is. We stayed at Waterside House which is a new feather in the cap for Simpson Travel. As always the whole holiday from landing to take-off was made as relaxing as possible by the Simpson staff who handled us with kind, friendly and hugely efficient kid gloves. The accommodation is of the highest standard imaginable, the location and view perfect. For the standard and type of holiday that Simpson provides, I cannot conceive of anyone else doing a better job or even coming close.
Mr & Mrs Johnson – Neptune – 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.

Read more on our Paxos region page



Aphrodite

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

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Aphrodite

  • Upper villa
  • First floor twin bedroom (90cm x 200cm beds, can be configured into a double on request)
  • En-suite shower room
  • Private balcony

Capheira

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

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Capheira

  • Upper villa
  • First floor double bedroom (150cm x 200cm bed)
  • En-suite shower room
  • Private balcony

Galatea

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

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Galatea

  • Upper villa
  • Ground floor double bedroom (150cm x 200cm bed)
  • En-suite shower room
  • Doors to a private terrace

Neptune

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

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Neptune

  • Lower villa
  • Ground floor double bedroom (180cm x 200cm bed, can be configured into twin beds on request)
  • En-suite wet room
  • Doors to a private terrace

Poseidon

  • 2
  • 1
  • 1

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Poseidon

  • Lower villa
  • Lower ground floor double bedroom (190cm x 200cm bed)
  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Doors to a private terrace

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