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Bright, spacious apartment in stunning Xlendi Bay Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Bright, spacious apartment in stunning Xlendi Bay

Excellent 4.5/5 Excellent – based on 19 reviews

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

I don't know which came first - falling in love with Gozo or my Maltese husband!

After spending ten years working around the world and living out of a suitcase, I admit to being less than excited about being sent to Malta. With visions of crumbling buildings, endless churches and a slow pace of life, I was unprepared for the vibrancy and beauty of these islands. Infact, I actually loved them so much that I ended up moving there and marrying one of the locals.

Now, several years later, we are lucky enough to own two beautiful apartments, one in the idyllic seafront village of Xlendi and the other in the tranquil country village of Gharb, both of which we have furnished with considerable thought and effort to reflect the peace and character of these islands.

We have succeeded by creating a haven of peace and relaxation; a place to generally kick back and unwind. We have named our properties 'Azure and Scenic Escapes' as they really are an escape from the rest of the

I don't know which came first - falling in love with Gozo or my Maltese husband!

After spending ten years working around the world and living out of a suitcase, I admit to being less than excited about being sent to Malta. With visions of crumbling buildings, endless churches and a slow pace of life, I was unprepared for the vibrancy and beauty of these islands. Infact, I actually loved them so much that I ended up moving there and marrying one of the locals.

Now, several years later, we are lucky enough to own two beautiful apartments, one in the idyllic seafront village of Xlendi and the other in the tranquil country village of Gharb, both of which we have furnished with considerable thought and effort to reflect the peace and character of these islands.

We have succeeded by creating a haven of peace and relaxation; a place to generally kick back and unwind. We have named our properties 'Azure and Scenic Escapes' as they really are an escape from the rest of the world. As one of our guests summed up, 'It was always a pleasure to return there at the end of each day'.

PS. I was right about the churches though!

PPS. Don't just take my word for it, check out our excellent reviews on Trip Advisor.

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/VacationRentalReview-g230155-d2109846-Azure_Escapes_Xlendi_Gozo-Xlendi_Island_of_Gozo.html

PPS. Check out this wonderful video made by a couple who stayed with us - it's informative but entertaining all at once.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/-yScozkUoiM?rel=0

Further details

The apartment is on the third floor and as there is no lift, it is not suitable for those with walking difficulties.

Further details indoors

The apartment is beautifully finished to make your stay as comfortable as possible.The master bedroom has a locally crafted wrought iron double bed with a comfortable handmade mattress, Egyptian cotton sheets, large wardrobe with plenty of hangers and a dressing table with mirror and hairdryer. The twin bedroom also has wrought iron beds, a large chest of drawers and a travel cot with mattress, which can be put up wherever is most suitable for you.There is a large tiled bathroom with ceramic bath and overhead shower. Lots of storage space, plenty of towels, bright lighting with illuminated mirrors, heater, shaver point and candles. There is also a washing machine available for guests use.The locally crafted kitchen is kitted out with everything you need for a comfortable holiday. Halogen hob, microwave with oven and grill, fridge/freezer, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, oils and spices and plenty of tea and coffee! An iron and board are provided.The spacious open plan living area has a separate dining alcove and private balcony with table and chairs. The lounge is furnished with chunky bamboo furniture imported from Bali, an Xbox with large selection of films and games, traditional Maltese Ganutel floral pictures and even the Meli family coat of arms! There is also a flat screen TV with local channels, stereo and CD's, selection of board games, books and magazines to suit all tastes. Broadband WIFI is also available and included in the rental rate.We provide a travel cot and mattress which you are welcome to us but we do ask that you provide your own cot bedding. Cooling: Portable fans are provided plus the sliding patio doors have insect screens to provide day long fresh air circulation. Heating: Each bedroom has a portable heater and thick fleecy blankets and extra pillows to ensure a cosy home atmosphere for those cooler months - not that there are many! As we do not have to rely on solar power, there is always plenty of hot water for relaxing baths or showersWe have compiled a comprehensive information pack with leaflets on the islands' attractions, maps, restaurant, walking and rock climbing guides. There is a small bird sanctuary with around a dozen birds outside so ear plugs could be worth packing, although they can only be heard when all the windows are open.

Further details outdoors

We are in a quiet residential cul-de-sac and there is often parking directly outside the apartment. On the occasions when this is not possible, there are half a dozen spaces just around the corner or the free public car park in the village has plenty of spaces and is only a couple of minutes walk.We are literally a one minute stroll from the small shingle beach and village amenities and there are some lovely restaurants within a couple of minutes walk.Activities and attractions nearby or in the vicinity up to 30 minutes drive or less:- Scuba Diving - Paddleboat rentals - Wind Surfing - Surfing Water Skiing - Snorkelling - Swimming - Boating rentals Fishing - Sailing - Yachting - Jet Skiing Horse riding - Hiking - Cycling - Bike Rentals Tennis - Parasailing - Paragliding - Deep Sea Fishing Please note that some attractions are only available in the summertimeThere are several diving centres within the village plus a cashpoint and a tourist information centre. A fruit and vegetable van comes at 1pm each (not always at the weekend). There is also a small local supermarket open daily from 7am-7pm. There is an hourly bus service running from early in the morning until late at night and the nearest bus stop is a 2 minute walk from the apartment.

Location description from owner

The Island of Gozo region

With a population of just 25,000, consisting mainly of farmers and fisherman, Gozo and it's inhabitants have a personality quite distinct from big sister, Malta. The countryside is much greener with steep fertile valleys fringing spectacular rugged cliffs that plunge down to reveal alluring bays. Gozo is home to some beautiful peaceful beaches including Ramla Bay, a magnificent sweep of red sand on the north of the island, sleepy villages, prehistoric temples older than Stonehenge, the legend of the goddess Calypso and some of the most spectacular diving sites in the Mediterranean.The island of Malta has been dubbed “the Mediterranean's mini-Hollywood” by the London Times as it is becoming one of the world's most popular film and television locations. If you take the time to explore beyond the 'package holiday' Malta, there is plenty to see and do. Wander around the baroque modern day capital Valletta, peruse the delights of colourful Marsaxlokk and it's famous Sunday market; amble through the medieval 'silent city' of Mdina for breathtaking views or unwind in one of the award winning spas on the island.Many people don't realise how stunning the islands still are in the autumn and even the winter – yes, we do get the odd cold spell and rainy day but also a lot of days with brilliant blue skies and sunshine. Off season it makes this area all the more magical ... less tourists to compete with and a more leisurely pace to be taken.We are on the islands with the oldest freestanding Neolithic temples in the world; they make Stonehenge and the Pyramids look like new builds! Both Hagar Qim and Mnajdra are in the south of Malta but well worth the trip, plus you can also combine it with a trip to the famous Hypogeum, a vast underground burial chamber where over 7,000 human bones were discovered. The most intact temple is on Gozo itself; Ggantija (meaning Giant) was reputed to have been built by a local giantess. Walkers, cyclists and horse lovers can explore the breathtaking local scenery – most of it so unspoilt … There are the caves of Xaghra , the nature reserve at Ta Cenc, numerous country walks where you can explore the island's unique flora, folklore and maritime museums, the busy market towns of Xaghra and Victoria, windmills, the craft village at Gharb, and a positive plethora of baroque churches!We have a large online photo library which we are happy for you to view. Please let us know if you are interested in seeing further pictures. We also have great feedback on Trip Advisor and many repeat customers:http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/VacationRentalReview-g230155-d2109846-Azure_Escapes_Xlendi_Gozo-Xlendi_Island_of_Gozo.html

Xlendi

XLENDI VILLAGEOur apartment is located in the flat village area of Xlendi within a minutes walk to the local souvenir shops, cafes, bars and restaurants; many of them situated on the seafront. There are some excellent restaurants for a village of this size with a choice of Italian pizza and pasta, local cuisine and fish and seafood. Xlendi is also home to some superb family owned and run Mediterranean restaurants. During the summer months, there is a popular open-air venue called 'La Grotta', situated in an open cave approximately half a mile away on the hillside leading out of Xlendi. It is ideally positioned within walking distance but far enough away that you will not be disturbed by the music if you prefer a quieter evening.Talking of food, there are many local delicacies to try. Seafood and shellfish are in abundance. Fish soups, home-made pizzas, aromatic fruit and vegetables, exquisite pastries, award winning wines and let us not forget the ice-creams! Hungry?The warm, gentle waters of Xlendi Bay are ideal for families with children because of the protection from strong currents provided by the natural reef surrounding the bay. This reef also makes Xlendi particularly appealing for experienced and beginner divers alike due to the abundance of marine wildlife and superb visibility.The apartment is an excellent base for exploring the rest of the island with the capital Victoria and its' markets only 5 minutes by road. We are just 7 minutes from Dwerja and the Azure Window and only 10 minutes from the red sandy bay of Ramla and the prehistoric temples of Ggantija.Within the village, there are several diving centres and souvenir shops, a bank with cashpoint and a Tourist Information centre. A local fruit and vegetable van comes at 1pm each day (not always at weekends). There is also a regular hourly bus service and a stop a couple of minutes walk from the apartment.WALKINGGozo is wonderful walking country with plenty of well trodden tracks through the more famous of the islands landmarks such as Calypso's Cave or the Azure Window but also some hidden secrets such as the beauty and peace of the Lunzjata Valley and the tiny hamlet of Ghasri. ROCK CLIMBINGFor the adrenalin junkies, the Maltese Islands offer a varied and scenic playground for rock climbers of all levels. Whether you are looking to tick off some short and sweet challenges or setting out to push your limits on a multi-pitch adventure, there's a spot here to suit your style. There is a comprehensive guide in the apartment cataloguing 21 areas on all 3 islands with 1,200 + climbs.DIVINGXlendi is also an enviable base for diving and we work closely with one of the established diving schools who have been operating since 1989, and offer a wealth of experience and local knowledge, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced diver. They offer over 50 shore and boat sites with depths from 5m to 45m in Gozo, Comino and northwest Malta; and sights from natural rock formations to sunken wrecks and reefs bursting with marine life. First timers can have a go at a trial dive at the shallow end of a safe bay and experienced divers can join others of similar experience on accompanied dives. Unaccompanied diving is possible for those divers holding the local government dive permit. Trial dives in the calm clear waters of Xlendi Bay are a great place to start and from the tender age of eight, children can take the Padi Bubblemaker course to introduce them to the world of scuba diving in a pool in less than six feet of water. If your idea of a good holiday is tranquility, magnificent unspoiled scenery, the best diving in the Med, superb food and the most amazingly friendly people plus a typical Mediterranean climate, then Gozo is a good choice!

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:12:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Elaine M
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
31 Aug 2016
Years listed:
11
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Nov 2004. Located in Island of Gozo, it has 19 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £199 to £594.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 31 Aug 2016.

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“well situated,close to buses and restaurants”

Reviewed 24 Oct 2012

Very nice appartement, very clean, not too well equipped in kitchen but fine if you're eating out a lot. Unfortunately coqs, geese and peacocks nearby wake you up at dawn. Could do with a couple of deck chairs on the balcony.

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