Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A brand new (available with effect from 29 May 2014 onwards) ground floor, two-bedroom apartment which is luxuriously finished by a professional interior designer, fully furnished to high standards and enjoying a private large sunny terrace and garden. Located in Fort Chambray - one of the most exclusive areas of the island of Gozo. The apartment enjoys open views over the Fort Chambray main pool and over the spectacular Malta-Gozo-Comino channel.
The fort was originally built by the Knights of the Order of St John and enjoys panoramic views over the Malta-Gozo-Comino channel. Fort Chambray combines an eclectic and exciting history and has been recently converted to a top quality, traffic free residential area with extensive landscaping. The complex includes 2 large communal swimming pools, each with children's pool and shower facilities.
The apartment is 10 minutes walking distance from the ferry terminal in Mgarr, Gozo and there are also a number of bars and restaurants within walking distance from the Fort. The Gozitan capital of Victoria (or Rabat, the name by which it is known among the locals) is just 10 minutes away by bus and there one can find a number of shopping centres and outlets.
Don't let Gozo's tranquillity fool you – the island is also bubbling with plenty for night lovers too and the Mediterranean's traditionally passionate approach is on hand and appropriate. Nightlife here can be energetic and busy, with a choice of several clubs and bars catering for various tastes. Unique hotspots can be found all over the island but many are concentrated in the Xlendi, Victoria and Marsalforn areas.
This property is fully equipped with all the necessary amenities and modern day luxuries. It consists of two spacious double bedrooms, one large main bathroom with both flexible and fixed shower head, a kitchen with all appliances, a dining area with an extendable glass top dining table and a comfortable living area with a leather sofa and LCD TV. All rooms enjoy a large and very nice surrounding terrace, ideal for enjoying outdoor relaxation and dining as it is equipped with sun loungers and a gas-fired BBQ.
Included in the price is also a secure 1 car space located in the underground car park close to the apartment.
The property will be cleaned and prepared prior to each arrival, where fresh bed linen and towels are provided. We do not charge any cleaning fees however we expect that you clean the property and take care of it, just as if it were your own home.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mgarr 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Island of Gozo region
The Maltese archipelago consists of the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino and is a relatively small group of islands in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea with a rich history accumulated over the centuries, thus offering the prospective visitor many varied places of interest and things to discover. Just over 90km south of Sicily and 288km north of Africa, these islands have had various conquerors throughout the years, leaving behind them a mark in history.
Having a total population of around 400,000 people, Malta is the largest island. Gozo is the second largest and is 'greener' because it is more rural than Malta, where more crafts and traditions are still practiced among the inhabitants. Comino is mostly known for its Blue Lagoon, a crystal clear rocky beach and its other bays, one of which has of a nice four star hotel.
Enjoying sunny weather for the major part of the year, Gozo has a wide selection of different beaches and a laid back way of life. There are plenty of restaurants offering an exquisite and varied cuisine. With over 7,000 years of history, there is a great deal to see and do during your holiday in Gozo.
These islands have their own language – Maltese - which is based on Arabic but with various Italian and English loan words. English is also an official language and over 90% of the population talk and understand English very well. Italian is also spoken and understood widely. Malta joined the European Union as a full member in 2004 and adopted the Euro as its national currency in 2008.
Unique activities not to miss are the weekly village feasts in summer, the daily open market of Victoria held all throughout the year, the Carnival of Nadur in February and the Good Friday procession in a number of villages throughout Gozo.
One can find a large number of beautiful sandy and rocky beaches all over the island of Gozo with a number of locations ideal for scuba diving and water sports. The Azure window, the Inland Sea, the Fungus Rock and the Dwejra watchtower, all located in Dwejra - a UNESCO World Heritage site -are all a must-see. Gozo has a very rich cultural heritage, which includes the 5000 year old Ggantija neolithic temples in Xaghra as well as the Victoria Citadel.
Gozo's cultural calendar is ongoing with exciting activities scheduled through the year. Theatre enthusiasts will be enthralled by the island's two theatres, the Aurora Opera House and the Astra Theatre, which have become synonymous with the various classical operas held there on a regular basis.
Meanwhile a blossoming art world is also emerging and several new galleries were inaugurated lately. Shopping lovers will feel at home in Gozo's main shopping street - Triq it-Tigrija, or Racecourse Street - in the capital, Victoria, or exploring the eclectic markets that take place in spots throughout the island.
Gozo is replete with scenic routes and vistas and is the ideal place to explore on foot or bicycle, where one can enjoy panoramic views over hills, valleys, the rugged coastline, cliffs and other places of natural beauty.
As in the rest of the Mediterranean region, good food is important to the Gozitans. The traditional diet is one of fresh produce, fish and olive oil, and today this is blended within an array of restaurants all over the island.
Popular food hotspots include Marsalforn, Xlendi and Victoria where there is a wide variety of eateries to suit every palette. Top class international cuisine, including Italian, French, Chinese and Indian food, is also on offer.
Don't let Gozo's tranquillity fool you – the island is also bubbling with plenty for night lovers too. The nightlife can be energetic and busy, especially on weekends and during summer, with several clubs and bars on hand whether you fancy something classic or buzzing. Unique hotspots can be found all over the island but many are concentrated in the Xlendi and Victoria areas.
Gozo's cultural calendar also ensures that there are many lively nights and the sprightly village feasts (complete with elaborate fireworks displays) dominate the summer months. Band music is also popular and each town or village has at least one band club which play during these 'festi' creating a vibrant aura of celebration and merriment through the streets.