About this listing
Our house is over 300 years old and found in the oldest area of Victoria. It is full of character and retains many original features. It has 2 stone balconies and an outside terrace to enjoy views of the Citadel and St George's Basilica.
It's central location makes the house an excellent starting point for walking, exploring, sight-seeing, cycling, shopping and cafes. The sea is accessible in 10- 15 mins.
We welcome all people from all backgrounds and hope you enjoy our house as much as we do.
The house is situated on a corner between two narrow streets tucked in the heart of Gozo's capital, Victoria (ir-Rabat). The layout is on 3 levels connected by a large stone staircase. There are two entrances from the street to choose from.
Fully equiped kitchen : Smeg dishwasher, large fridge, Smeg cooker/oven and reverse osmosis filtered water.
Lounge : Large flatscreen TV, DVD player and superfast broadband/wifi. 2 sofas, gas heater.
Atrium: Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.
Dining area : with extendable table for 8 people. Bookcase with a selection of books on Malta and Gozo, as well as some novels...dig in!
Master bedroom : Superking bed with memory foam mattress, an ensuite shower room, fan and large chest with 6 spacious drawers.
Main bathroom : with an iron bath and shower attachment, toilet and sink.
Bedroom 2 : Trundle bed (which can be arranged as one single, 2 singles or a double), fan and a stone balcony. A travel cot is available. An Ikea 'Gulliver' sturdy cot is available if required for longer stays.
Bedroom 3 : Double bed and airconditioning.
Bedroom 4 : Double Balinese bed, air conditioning and a stone balcony with views of the Citadel and St George's Basilica
Outside Terrace : Wooden table and chairs to enjoy views of St George's Basilica.
Fresh white cotton bedlinen and towels are provided. We ask that you kindly do not remove these from the house please. We provide special beach towels to be used at the beach.
Guests will have the entire place to themselves.
Interaction with guests
Our delightful manager Leah will be available to answer all your needs and show you around the house on arrival. She will also arrange a pick up from the airport/ferry and provide a hamper of food essentials should you require.
Other things to note
The house has quite a few stairs, but they are wide and easy to manage. There's a handrail throughout and no large gaps. We lived here with our young children.
You can hear the bells of St George's Basilica very early and at time to time throughout the day. They gently call people to church, with single chimes...somewhat adding to the atmosphere!
During the festa weeks of San Gorg (mid-July) and Santa Marija (mid-August) the area is extremely loud! There are fireworks at all times of the day and processions which go past the house. You can sit on the balcony and watch giant statues of saints being carried through our street. If you are looking for peace and quiet, these weeks should definitely be avoided but they are lots of fun if you want a true Gozo experience!
The house is very old, and the walls are made of thick limestone which can be a bit crumbly and salty. We maintain the walls regularly and have painted some of them, and left some of the old paint on some walls because we liked the colours and seeing the history of the walls! On some walls, the new white paint tends to flake off easily when touched because of the nature of the limestone. It's very normal in this style of house, but we thought we had better mention it.
Our neighbourhood is mostly very quiet in the evenings, so we would appreciate it if guests did not play loud music after 10pm.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
Hello, we're Annabel and Michael. We are British/Australian and have 3 children, aged 8, 12 and 15. We've been coming to Gozo for many years (Annabel since she was a baby!) and live here on and off. Michael travels with work and Annabel spends most of her time between the UK and Gozo. We've travelled the world and lived in many countries, but we are always drawn back to the magical island of Gozo. We love the way it changes during in the seasons, from the green fields full of wild flowers in the spring and winter, perfect for long walks and exploring, to the long lazy days swimming in turquoise waters in the hot summer and autumn (though we swim all year round!). Gozo is one of the friendliest places you'll ever visit, and echoes of a glorious history dating back to the Knights of St John, the Ottoman Empire, and mysterious prehistoric cultures, still resonate.
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