|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This 3 bedroom villa is one of five houses located in a rural position of Gozo at the base of one of the islands landmark hills. Constructed in beautiful local limestone the villa blends in perfectly with the surrounding area.
On entering the villa you will find the living area with fireplace, flat screen TV and cable channels, DVD player, Play station and wireless internet connection. The area is beautifully furnished and opens up on to the patio and swimming pool area.
The fully equipped kitchen area features a cooker, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine. The adjacent dining area offers seating for up to 6 guests.
There is a separate WC on this floor.
A traditional spiral stone staircase leads up to the first floor which is where you will find the 3 bedrooms of the villa. These consist of a double bedroom with en suite shower room, a flat screen TV with cable channels, and 2 twin bedrooms with en suite shower rooms.
All of the bedrooms are elegantly furnished in neutral colours and with understated lighting which are designed to complement the peaceful and laid back ambiance of the surrounding countryside.
The villa offers the luxury of air conditioning throughout and for the cooler months under floor heating is available.
Baby cot and highchair are available on request.
Moving to the outside area is where you will find the furnished patio, private 7m x 3m swimming pool, sunbeds, and barbecue area allowing you to experience the joy of al fresco dining under the Maltese sun.
The villa also offers the luxury of a communal gym, and sauna area.
This is a lovely property without doubt, but there are issues to consider. Firstly, there were a few maintenance issues: lounge furniture grubby and worn, hot water temperature inadequate on arrival, fixed within 2 days, but reoccurred for final 3 days; iron broken and iron board cover worn through (both very quickly replaced). Secondly, the communal gym is below the ground floor of this property and you are likely to hear the thumping of gym equipment in use and shouts/grunts or music of users. We experienced loud music coming through the walls from next door; this was turned down once they finally heard our knocking on their front door! The property 2 along was occupied by a group of college-age people who played music, shouted, sang and were generally inconsiderate to others in neighbouring properties; fortunately they left after about 3 days. So, if you are looking for a quiet, relaxed stay at this property you may not get it.
The pool was very clean and well maintained and the water was still warm enough in final 2 weeks of September to enjoy more than just a quick plunge.
There were several good restaurants within a few minutes’ drive, or you could walk if you prefer. The location is very convenient to anywhere on the island, nowhere is very far away.
The villa is located 4 kilometres to Dwejra (a rocky beach), and 5.5 kilometres to Marsalforn (a sandy beach).
Gozo is the second largest island of the Maltese archipelago that, together with the smaller island of Comino and the main island of Malta, forms the Republic of Malta.
The Maltese islands are located in the centre of the Mediterranean – 93 km south of Italy and 290 km north of North Africa.
Gozo is one of the Mediterranean's most serene, striking and unique islands with plenty of world-famous sites to visit during your holiday. It's little wonder that it is often referred to as an island paradise.
Steeped in myth and brimming with cultural character you'll never be bored. Time may have stood still but Gozo has something for everyone. Its rugged landscape begs exploration, it's rocky inlets make it the perfect spot to snorkel and history lovers will be spoilt for choice. From beaches and churches, to museums and world-heritage sites, you'll be glad you chose to explore this tiny island.
The Island of Gozo has often been referred to as the island of sunshine and history and with good reason. With a history boasting 6,000 years of civilization, every square inch of its land, its temples and monuments bear witness to these past civilizations. For those of you with an appetite for culture, Gozo is strewn with fascinating historical and archaeological sites, some of which date back earlier than the Pyramids!
Museum lovers will find a variety of treasures to discover on Gozo. Each museum houses fabulous artefacts from various fields and eras be it art, archaeology, natural history, wartime, the temples or our celebrated maritime history. And more treasures can be found in one of the 55 churches built on the island of Gozo!
And for those who wish to take it easier on Gozo, simply stroll around our charming towns and villages and enjoy the uniqueness and tranquility that is so very typical of the Island of Gozo.
Gozo is tranquil, and treasures its peace. For some, the silence can be overwhelming, but not to those for whom it spells a blessed a blessed respite from the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Gozo is not for those who like wild clubbing, bur for those who treasure their peace of body and soul and a slow rhythm of life, although a couple of excellent night spots are a hive of activity among the locals during the summer months.
Village bars open early in order to cater for the early risers who attend the first mass of the day and close fairly late at night, catering to the socialising needs of locals and visitors alike. These watering-holes, with their wooden chairs, marble counters, and large metal trays containing this local delicacy, pastizzi, are a cultural icon. They have stayed unchanged for decades, the only sign of time passing by being the food and drink displayed for sale on the solid shelves and in the Edwardian glass cases.
The island is well served by restaurants, where the eating is good and varied. The visitor is spoilt for choice. Apart from restaurants and cafes offering local dishes as well as continental menus, one can also enjoy theme restaurants such as Chinese and Indian.