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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: 11/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Munxar farmhouse 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!

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
              Low season/basse saison
              Nov 1 - May 31, 2015
              3 night min stay
              €120 €120
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              €750
              Mid season/moyenne saison
              Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              €130
              €875
              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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              Calendar

              Last updated: 11/16/2014
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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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              Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch

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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

              €120 - €155 per night (EUR)
              6

              4 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

              View calendar: Updated 11/16/14
              Minimum stay: 3 nights
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              Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
              • Calendar last updated: 11/16/2014
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