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Linda Jones

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Beautifully Renovated Stone Villa With Pool in Superb Location in Xaghra, Gozo

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Xagħra holiday villa

A 3 Bed, 3 Bath House of Character with modern amenities in a superb location

We fell in love with Gozo many years ago, and have been returning ever since to holiday. When the opportunity came to purchase a stone villa so close to the centre of our favourite village, Xaghra, we couldn't turn it down. Ta Marlin has been superbly restored to retain all it's original features including tiled floors throughout, stone arches, wooden beams and original staircase and balcony. But it also has every modern amenity with a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, and en-suite to both main bedrooms and a third beautifully decorated children's bedroom. We have also installed a technology centre including tv/dvd, cable and free, unlimited internet access. We know you will enjoy staying in Ta Marlin, with it's great location close to Xaghra village centre, so we invite you to sit back and soak up the lovely atmosphere and tranquility of Gozo. Perhaps you could enjoy a glass of locally produced Gozitan wine, your only decision whether to sit by the pool, relax on the terrace or enjoy the heritage of Ta Marlin Villa itself.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Linda Jones (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks english

About Linda Jones

We have been together over 20 years now and 10 years ago were lucky enough to have our daughter Lucy. We have always enjoyed travelling, and we realised that as parents, the best quality self catering accommodation was for us better than a stay in a hotel. Over the years we have found the best and worst experiences of staying in owners properties and we have drawn on all this history to ensure everyone who stays with us has the best holiday possible.

Linda Jones purchased this villa in 2015

Why Linda Jones chose Island of Gozo

We love Gozo with it's laid back feel and charm, and of course its wonderful Mediterranean climate. In particular we chose Ta Marlin because of it's fabulous location just a short walk from Xaghra village centre with its lovely restaurants. Over the past 10 years we have stayed in most of the Island's villages and Xaghra was always our favourite, we were delighted when we recently had the opportunity to purchase the right property in such a great location. There are many attractions very close to Ta Marlin, which are all walkable, and include Ggantija Temples, Ta Kola Windmill, Pomzkizillious Museum and Xerri's Grotto as well as a superb beach at Ramla Bay.

What makes this villa unique

Ta Marlin is a beautifully restored House of Character which retains all of it's original features. We love the original tiled floors, the majestic staircase, the Maltese Balcony, the arches and the beams. The south facing pool is just perfect on a hot day, and we end a perfect summers evening with a chilled glass of wine on the terrace.


based on 9 traveller reviews

Beautifully Renovated Stone Villa With Pool in Superb Location in Xaghra, Gozo
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Stunning house in Xaghra

  • 5 of 5

Stunning 3 bedroom house in Xaghra with a pool and space for all the family. This amazing house has beatiful tiled floors, stone walls, and is an authentic and stunning base for a trip to Gozo. The house is close to shops and restaurants (all within walking distance), and only a few miles from some fabulous beaches. Linda was extremely helpful and answered all my questions before I arrived, and I would recommend this property without reservation to all.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, would defines truly stay there again. Close to the village. Very comfortable. Loved the welcome basket. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Ta Marlin to celebrate your daughter's special birthday. We hope that we can welcome you back soon. Mark, Linda and Lucy
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A gorgeous house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this lovely house and highly recommend it. From the minute we stepped into the farmhouse, we felt at home. It is a beautiful old house, large and full of character and charm, with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The pool and outdoor space is perfect for relaxing,taking a dip and eating alfresco, there is a good sized terrace upstairs which is a gorgeous sun trap and perfect for a spot of afternoon sunbathing! The setting is lovely, close to the village square,where there are some very nice restaurants and a couple of bars, a very friendly and relaxing place to be. It's also very convenient for exploring the rest of the island and Gozo is a delight to explore, lots to see and do and easy to drive around. The owner, Linda, has been extremely helpful and made everything easy for us. We appreciated a welcome pack of food as we arrived on Sunday and the shops were closed. We had a fabulous week and highly recommend, we wanted to stay longer!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Ta Marlin so much. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. Mark, Linda and Lucy
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A superb break in stunning Gozo

  • 4 of 5

It was a delight to find such a lovely old Maltese property situated in the heart of the village of Xghara. The house itself is finished in beautiful tiles and wood and wrought iron details and was airy and cool despite the incredibly hot temperatures outside. With a great pool to immerse yourself in just outside in the walled, private garden, it was, on several occasions too much trouble to wrench ourselves away to go exploring and was just as fulfilling to stay at 'home' and relax. Isn't that what holidays are supposed to be about? The two main bedrooms were well appointed both with en-suite shower rooms and a large family bathroom as well meant there were never any queues. We were shown to the house by Joseph who came and met us in the main square in the village where we had stopped for lunch at Café Real( the orange café) as we soon coined it! Joseph told us all the house keeping details and showed us where to park.- we had rented a car from a local company recommended by Linda. The man from the car hire firm met us at the airport and was also very helpful. He was another Josef- a popular name in Malta ! There was a very welcome 'starter' pack of groceries for us and Joseph even rang to arrange to come and clean the pool half-way the our break.The sights and beaches around Gozo were too numerous to visit and we soon decided that the only answer vis that we will have to return to continue our discoveries at a later date. The five of us, myself and my husband, our son who is 12 and our grown-up daughter and her boy friend, who had never been abroad -(what a lovely introduction to holidaying overseas), all enjoyed ouselves immensely. We have no trouble in thoroughly recommending Ta Malin to any one who wants a comfortable, relaxing break with an option for doing lots at the same time. Thank-you, Mary,Ed,India, Billy and Eden.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to further explore the fascinating island of Gozo. Mark, Linda and Lucy
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Beautifully and tastefully renovated, well equipped and spacious Gozitan gem of a property

  • 5 of 5

For those of you familiar with Dr Who's 'Tardis' - this is it!

Situated on a quiet street less than 1/2 mile from the main square in Xaghra, you step through the door in the unassuming front facade and immediately see this is far bigger than you would think from the outside.

The main living room is equipped with television and a dvd player with lots of dvds should you be so inclined! Free WiFi means us smartphone addicted people can stay in touch. In fairness you probably won't spend too much time in the living room, (though we went in July, so it may be used more in the winter months), and we found ourselves lounging round (or in) the pool at every opportunity.

The large kitchen has all you'll need, and we did indeed cook on a couple of nights, because we like to do that occasionally!

There is a large downstairs bathroom with WC.

Up the impressive stone staircase to the two main en-suite bedrooms, both with double beds. Actually, the main bedroom had a simply enormous bed, more like a triple bed!

There is also a spiral staircase to a further bedroom with two single beds, and looks like it's main purpose is for children.

The furniture is of high quality and there is more storage space than you could ever use. Also more towels than we could possibly use too!

The floors are beautifully tiled and this no doubt added up to it being a lovely refuge from the heat of the day, though sleeping at night is still a hot affair as there is no A/C. There are Singapore fans in all rooms though, and thoughtfully provided floor fans - much appreciated!

The property was immaculately presented, and very well maintained. There was even a very welcome food basket provided for us on arrival, and we were met in Mgarr (the ferry terminal on Gozo) by Joseph's dad (sorry, forgot your name - i'm getting old!).

Dealing with the owner Linda was a pleasure.

We had a fantastic time there and we whole heartedly recommend Ta Marlin.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and we hope to welcome you back to the beautiful island of Gozo soon. Mark, Linda and Lucy
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Superb villa

  • 5 of 5

We don't really want to tell anyone in case they all come to Gozo!!!! Surprised I've never holidayed here before it's so pretty and the people on the island are very friendly. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to welcoming you back to Ta Marlin and the beautiful island of Gozo. Mark, Linda and Lucy
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Malta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cafe Reale
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Tal Furnar
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Ramla Bay
Car: recommended

Ggantja Temples are a must see as they are the oldest man made structures in the World, older than the Pyramids. Ta Kola Windmill is a restored windmill now a museum. Xaghra church wonderful baroque village church. Xaghra village square has excellent restaurants, bars and shops.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Xagħra, Malta

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
18 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
1 Nov 2016 - 29 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
30 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
28 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
Peak Season
2 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
1 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
29 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
7 Jan 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include meet and greet by our lovely local agent, linen and complimentary welcome pack

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Xagħra, Malta

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Ensuite to Bedroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Ensuite to Bedroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Family Bathroom with corner bath and over bath shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , Large Ensuite Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Super King Size Bed with Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 child bed , Lovely Children's Bedroom accessed by Spiral Staircase
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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