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Il-Marhab farmhouse


Excellent 5/5 Score from 2 reviews

superb private swimming pool

Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Il-Marhab farmhouse is a typical early 17th century farmhouse in the medieval village of Xewkija, the oldest village in Gozo.It comes with a superb swimming pool (14 x 8.5m, one of the largest private pools on the island), huge sundeck area (over 100m), built-in-barbecue, pool shower and beautiful garden with mature citrus trees facing due south for maximum sunshine.

There are four (4) double bedrooms, (3 ensuite) and a main bathroom with bidet. It can accommodate 9 persons comfortably. Three (3) of the bedrooms on the first floor have an LG air condtion/heating system on a pay per use basis, besides the ceiling fans. The other double bedroom on the groundfloor has a large walk-in-closet and an ensuite shower room.

The fully equipped kitchen comes with a Smeg cooker with hob & oven, Ariston refrigerator, LG automatic washing machine (7 kilos), cable TV and free WiFi.

The spacious flagstone patio which overlooks the beautiful swimming pool is ideal for al fresco dining next to a bubbling water fountain. There is a large teak table, 10 garden chairs and 6 sun loungers for you to relax and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of this private farmhouse.

Car/Jeep hire available. A vehicle will be ready for your use on arrival. Airport transfer can be arranged, regardless of your arrival time. There are three (3) minimarkets within five (5) minutes walking distance. Two (2) mountain bikes are available for your use, at a modest price.

Size Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Mgarr ix-Xini 2 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 150 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malta International Airport 34 km
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 Log fire, Internet access, Boat available
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The Island of Gozo region

Like most peaceful islands Gozo is dimunitive -- 14 km by 6.5 km at best, 67 square kiloetres in all -- with a population of around 30,000. The bathing and diving are excellent, and the walks are splendid; as Edward Lear said in 1866, 'Gozo's coast scenery may truly be called pomskizillious and grophibberous, being as no words can describe its magnificence'.

Gozo's magic stems from being outside the world it has hitherto so successfully avoided becoming a part of. See it soon.


Xewkija is famous for its contemporary parish church to St.John the Baptist, known simply as 'the Rotunda'. Not only does it dominate the village, it dominates the entire island. The village with its population fewer than 3,000 has an eccentrically suburban air for an agricultural community. Men on ancient lilac-colored vespas roar noisily through the twisting, medieval streets wearing soup-bowl helmets and shot guns slung across their backs; young boys goad a donkey and cart through the main square; a handful of people too old to work the fields sit beside their bamboo-slatted front doors awaiting the cool of the day, while tourists gawp at their cathedral-sized church.

The pebbly beach at Mgarr ix-Xini (meaning 'the galley's landing place' is about 2km away. The road is not for the drunk or fainthearted. The swimming in the small fjord at the bottom of the steep single track is clean and suitable for children, offering good diving and snorkelling.

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27 Oct 2014



To whom it may concern:We, that is three adults and five children, stayed at il-marhab and had a wonderful time enjoying the well-kept house and a gorgeous swimming pool in a lovely area. Furthermore,… More

23 Aug 2013



I've planned this vacation since 1 year ago with my extended family, a party of 6 adults and two young boys of 9 and 12.
the farm house is great, a big bedroom for each couple, 3 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a wondeful garden with pool.
we had very much fun during the sunny afternoons and enjoyed fabulous dinner on the outside terrace.
the owner was very kind with us and helpful for every need. in the house you could find a little island guide that provides information about shops, beaches, restaurants and other leisure.
Gozo is a tiny and stunning island, very simple to explore, with little villages, spectacular churches and breathtaking lanscapes.
I suggest this experience to everyone who loves sun, peace and relax.

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Calendar last updated:14 Nov 2014

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