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Authentic, Bold, Beautiful, Simple, with Extraordinary Views All Over Gozo

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Crossing to Gozo - your adventure begins

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Last updated: 08/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our home is a 100-year-old Gozitan building in stone and wood converted into a simple and visually breathtaking house, respecting the initial dimensions and intentions of life in a quieter century, and yet with all modern comforts : fitted kitchen (with microwave, dishwasher etc), ceiling fans, television, and courtyard with swimming pool. There are extraordinary views from the two terraces in addition to a 360° panoramic view over the whole of Gozo, the sea and the straits to Malta from the pergola and BBQ on the roof garden (which extends over the complete house). This view from the roof is absolutely world-class, and you will never tire of it. On a clear day you can see as far as the Dingli Observatory on Malta (35 km), and with binoculars follow bird movements. Little light pollution means the stars are a wonder at night - the roof makes a perfect place from which to gaze.
Our Maltese home is warm and welcoming, and you will find it difficult to leave when your stay is over!


Quiet and Relaxing: Do not come to Gozo seeking night life and discos! These can be found if you look, but the beauty of the island is its major attraction. In winter, savour the sun in sheltered corners, and admire the play of light on the stone. In autumn and spring, go for unforgettable walks in the strong, stark landscape (which in spring is covered in a profusion of yellow and red wild flowers); and swim all the way through to the beginning of November. In summer, the extraordinary heat is tempered by breezes from the sea, and you have the high stone-walled rooms, the cool pool, the sandy beach or the rocky coves to take refuge. Make yourselves a barbecue on the new built-in barbecue and eat it on the roof garden terrace (romantic lights provided!) or in the courtyard at night-time in the quietest environment imaginable, under the twinkling stars, and you truly have a holiday which will last not a week or two, but all through the following winter in your memories.

Courtesy and Friendliness in Another Century: Living or staying in Gozo is like stepping back into another century. All the advantages of modern life are there, but the essence of the island is peace, quiet and relaxation. Life is cheap and simple. We recommend you buy Maltese produce as much as possible - Maltese wine and (Cisk) beer are excellent, and cost a fraction of imported equivalents.The Gozitans (and the Maltese in general) are extremely welcoming and friendly. They (nearly all) speak English, so you will be able to get to know the local people much more easily than on most other Mediterranean islands. Road signs, public notices, restaurant menus etc are all written as a matter of course in English; there are Maltese English-language newspapers and magazines, and you can buy English newspapers on the same day as in England, including Sunday papers. If you don't wish to cook for yourselves, the island has a large number of superb restaurants to fit all pockets.

Why not Venice ?: Our family also has a property in Venice . Why not look at this too? Our Venice property is number 9359 ON THIS WEBSITE.
We hope you will like it!

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 280 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    huge room!...moreless

  • Library Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    library in gallery....moreless

  • Green Room: 1 queen

    terrace overlooking pool....moreless

  • Blue Room: 2 twin/ single

    easy access. No stairs!...moreless

  • In addition to the above, we have two extra children's beds which can be placed in any of the four bedrooms; we can also supply a cot - please ask!...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Washing m/c...moreless

  • Library Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Green Bathroom: toilet, shower

    new modern wet room...moreless

  • Blue Bathroom: toilet, shower

    on groundfloor - no stairs...moreless

  • Toilet: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Each bedroom has its own bathroom, wet room or classic shower room with toilet. There is also an additional separate downstairs toilet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our home has a courtyard with many plants, swimming pool & barbecue; there is also a roof garden with barbecue. Gozo is an ideal get-away-from-it-all destination: as life moves at a slower pace you will quickly unwind and you will be able to relax either by the pool or at Ramla beach (15 mins by car). You can also bathe from the rocks at local Xlendi Bay. As the house is in a quiet rural area, you will need a car - we can recommend an excellent car rental service from about €30 per day. We also know a diving school, so can put you in touch with them - they do a one day sampler course, and PADI open water/advanced open water courses can easily be fitted in to one week. Two of our Gozitan friends look after our house for us. They are our guardian angels and will quickly become yours too! Bring your own laptop and/or smartphone and connect via WIFI to the Internet totally FREE. AIR CONDITIONING is available if you want against a modest charge (€5/day).HEATING : €10/day....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    5€ / day...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Available in winter (10€ / day)...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Parking on street...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    New in 2013 !...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    New in 2013 !...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Roof garden with many flowers + courtyard with swimming pool...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High season/haute saison
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2015
3 night min stay
€155
€900
Mid season/moyenne saison
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
€130
€875
Low season/basse saison
Nov 1 - May 31, 2016
3 night min stay
€120
€750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The Rental rates above are for 1-6 people occupying the house. Occupancy by 7 or 8 people incurs an extra 20% on the advertised prices.

Bedlinen, towels and the final cleaning are included in these rates if you stay a minimum of one week. For shorter stays, add €35 for final cleaning. Baby-sitting and extra cleaning can be arranged at your own expense once you have arrived.

Special rates apply

Deposit = 1/3 of the total amount due.

The balance has to be paid 3 weeks before your first day.

ONE WEEK = SEVEN NIGHTS


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Location

40 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Malta International Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Mgarr
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Necessary

Kercem, a quiet rural village, is situated a few kilometres south west of Gozo's capital Victoria, and enjoys fantastic views on to the Citadel. It is 15 minutes away by car from the port of Mgarr, which in turn is reached in 25 minutes by ferry from Malta. Malta International Airport is 50 minutes from Cirkewwa, the port in Malta from which you embark for Gozo. Xlendi Bay is just below the cliffs at the end of our (no-through) road. There is a supermarket in the village within walking distance, and this opens very early each morning ensuring a daily supply of fresh milk and fabulous crusty Maltese bread. Further shops, restaurants, banks and the Post Office are all in Victoria.

Other Activities: Gozo is a sea paradise, renowned for its excellent diving

 

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Photos

  • Crossing to Gozo - your adventure begins

    Crossing to Gozo - your adventure begins

  • View from one of the terraces of the house

    View from one of the terraces of the house

  • Evening Meal served in the Roof Garden

    Evening Meal served in the Roof Garden

  • BBQ just to the side of the Roof Garden

    BBQ just to the side of the Roof Garden

  • Santa Marija - fireworks from our terrace

    Santa Marija - fireworks from our terrace

  • Corner of Dining Room

    Corner of Dining Room

  • Courtyard

    Courtyard

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Library Bedroom

    Library Bedroom

  • Green Bedroom

    Green Bedroom

  • Azure Window, 10 minutes from our house

    Azure Window, 10 minutes from our house

  • Xlendi the magnificent

    Xlendi the magnificent

  • Facade

    Facade

  • Roof garden

    Roof garden

  • Yours to enjoy... evening delights

    Yours to enjoy... evening delights

  • Xewkija Church from Roof Garden, evening

    Xewkija Church from Roof Garden, evening

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • St Michael stands guard

    St Michael stands guard

  • Courtyard and swimming pool

    Courtyard and swimming pool

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Library Bedroom

    Library Bedroom

  • Blue Bedroom

    Blue Bedroom

  • View onto Azure Window from near our house

    View onto Azure Window from near our house

  • Xlendi Bay by night

    Xlendi Bay by night

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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    4.5
  • Property type
    Farmhouse
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Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
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  • Calendar last updated 08/15/2015
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