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A beautiful 5 bedroom home that sleeps 10 people in comfort. Stunning Pool!
The upper floor bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning. Each bedroom is equipped with a hairdryer.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No pets - We may allow a small well behaved dog.We may allow a small well behaved dog.
No events - No party's or events are to be held in our home.No party's or events are to be held in our home.
No smoking - Smoking allowed outside in courtyards and terracesSmoking allowed outside in courtyards and terraces
Max guests: 12 (sleeps up to 12 adults) - 5 bedrooms fixed beds for 10 + 2 folding beds. 5 bedrooms fixed beds for 10 + 2 folding beds.
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - Please contact to discuss if required.Please contact to discuss if required.
- Strictly no party's/events to be held in our home. We expect our guests to be considerate to our neighbors, our home and the fixtures and fittings.
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
Cleaned with disinfectant
About Craig & Andrea
We are a married couple who both come from Manchester, but now live and work in Cheshire in the UK. We have two sons, one in his late teens and one in his mid 20's.
Craig & Andrea purchased this villa in 2015
Why Craig & Andrea chose Xaghra
We fell in love with Gozo on our first visit to the island in 2013 and decided to return again in the following summer of 2014. We had no real intention of buying a house, but circumstances and fate led us to meet a local estate agent (Nick P). Nick listened to what we liked and what we didnt like when it comes to houses and after seeing almost every house on the island that possibly fitted the bill, we resigned ourselves to the fact that what we wanted didnt really exist. We then recieved a call from Nick asking us to meet him in Xaghra and to have an open mind...... We were led down a small cul de sac, described as an alley by the Gozitans to a dramatic shell of a building. The house had last been lived in around 40 years ago and had originally been built around 300 years ago. The original property had been divided in two and then both properties had undergone a huge transformation by building a large, but seamless and sympathetic extension onto the rear of both. Nick introduced us to the builder and owner, Charlie A, the islands master Stonemason and we then took the grand tour of the property and Charlie described the work that had been carried out and also his vision of how the house would look when finally completed. We were hooked! Hands were shaken and a price agreed for both the shell, but more importantly for Charlie to complete the work and deliver our dream home. The paperwork and finances were in place by the winter of 2014 and in early 2015 Gozo's finest craftsmen were on the job. The guys all worked like trojans and delivered to us our beautiful and unique Gozitan home.
What makes this villa unique
The house really is quite a grand affair and comes with bags of history. Its last owner occupier was Nina and the house had been within her family for many generations and was at one time the home and workplace of the gentleman who brought the first Carrozin (horse drawn cabs) to the island of Gozo. (research ongoing) Nina lived in the house alone as an old lady and is remembered fondly by the locals who were children at the time. The house had no running water and Nina had to draw water from the well next to the front door (no mean feat when you look at the depth!) She also cooked on an open fire and the soot blackened stone is still in place between the huge stone arches. The house is now transformed and yet still retains many of it's orginal features. It's thick and imposing stone walls and high ceilings and arches, along with the central atrium lounge and galleried staircase give the whole property the feeling of a grand baronial hall. The garden now has a unique swimming pool. The pool is fed by the recirculating waterfall and then cascades over the lowered edge giving a wonderful, relaxing sound of flowing water. The roof terrace at the rear of the house has distant views over the channel and onwards to Malta, whilst the front terrace has distant views towards Victoria and the Citadel and also the hills of Zebugg. A wonderful place to spend a relaxing evening with family and friends.