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Bright And Spacious Apartment In Sought After location! 10% discount for 2017

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Frequent Repeat Guests And High Trip Advisor Reviews For Many Years

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

Xlendi is undeniably very pretty with the village being centred around the horseshoe shaped bay that is superb for snorkelling, swimming and diving with its own natural reef. The beach is ideal for children as it gently slopes down to the water with several restaurants that overlook it, meaning you can relax while the children play. The bay is especially suited for those wishing to try diving as you can swim out from the edge and there is plenty to see even up to the 10 metre trial dive limit. There are plentiful restaurants including Ta'Karolina, voted 2nd best restaurant in Gozo, within a few minutes walk as well as a superb gelateria while a very friendly fruit and vegetable man and van visits every week day. There is also small supermarket open daily from 7am-7pm. With tastefully decorated bedrooms, large open plan living area with balcony overlooking the village and a kitchen equipped with fridge freezer, halogen hob, coffee maker etc together with numerous guide books and local information, our apartment offers you a peaceful retreat whatever time of year you choose to visit.

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

As my husbands family still live in Malta, we have been regular visitors to the islands since I lured him away from the sunshine to live in the UK many years ago. He claims he is still waiting for summer to arrive! Needing a bolthole from the hecticness that comes with being part of a large and noisy Mediterranean family, we bought our first property in Xlendi in 2003. It's only when various friends asked if they could stay that we thought maybe renting was the way to go. The overwhelming interest took us by surprise, so we felt more confident in buying our second property in 2007, this time with a pool, because us Brits do love to swim in a pool rather than the sea! Desperately not wanting to fall into the pot of cliches, but both places truly are magical, charming and sooo relaxing.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

My partner and I stayed at this apartment for a week from mid-September and were overall very happy. The apartment would even suit 4 people comfortably, having 2 bedrooms and spacious living area and a balcony. The WiFi also worked flawlessly, which is important these days. The owner Elaine gave us detailed yet easy to understand instructions on how to get to the apartment. Xlendi Bay itself is a stunning area. We compared it to the other villages we visited in Gozo and we were extremely glad we chose to stay at Xlendi. There is a great selection of restaurants close by, favourites being The Boat House and Ta Karolina both of which are closest to the apartment. If using public transport then note that there is just one bus that runs every hour to Victoria, where you will have to transfer onto another bus to go anywhere. Journeys can take a while but that was not too much of an issue for us as we were on holiday and taking it slow. We also walked a lot and took taxis occasionally. We had a fantastic holiday and would definitely recommend this apartment to others.
Sep 2015
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3 Reviews

4.3
based on 3 holidaymaker reviews

4

Great location and bright, clean apartment

  • 4 of 5

We were a little disappointed that the apartment didn't have any views of the harbour (our fault, should have looked at the description more carefully) but the sun drenched balcony and quiet position, set back just a few metres from the seafront, soon made up for this.

Good public transport links and plenty of places to visit with some tasty restaurants right on the seafront. Recommend Moby Dick's for delicious food and excellent service!

Apartment was very clean, spacious and welcoming (especially with the much appreciated welcome pack!). No air-conditioning so relied on fans to keep cool.

Not suitable for less physically able as on third floor and there is no lift. Great exercise on a daily basis but not good for trying to heave suitcases up and down.

Would be nice to have a microwave as there is only a hob with no grill or oven, so eating in was rather limited.

Really enjoyed our stay, owner very helpful with transport organisation, lovely to sit out on balcony and listen to the peacocks!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response and glowing praise. We do state on the website that it is on the third floor with no lift, so apologiesif this was a surprise to you. The microwave was being repaired during your stay as unfortunately it was broken during a previous stay but I'm happy to say it is now working again. We do hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Elaine
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5

"Long Stay Over Christmas and New Year"

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for 5 weeks over the Christmas and New Year period and it was like a home from home. The apartment is lovely, bright and spacious. It is especially lovely in the morning when the sun is shining over the balcony and you can sit outside, looking at the view and eating your breakfast. Just a minutes walk from the waterfront and restaurants, it is an ideal place to stay. Xlendi itself is a fantastic town and having been all over Gozo now, Xlendi is in my view, the best place to stay and we would definitely stay in this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a glowing review. The way you have described our apartment as home from home is exactly the ambience we were trying to recreate. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Linlithgow, Scotland
4

Lovely apartment in great location

  • 4 of 5

Had a relaxing week in this clean, bright and well equipped apartment. It was very humid and we were grateful for the 2 fans, especially at night. Air conditioning would be a real bonus. We arrived at night and it was really dark in the street, making it difficult to see to access key safe. A outside light would help. Perfect location for access to bars and restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your compliments and feedback, which are always useful and taken into consideration. We will investigate an outside light near to the key safe as this is a recent addition following feedback from a previous guest. We hope to see you again. Elaine
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Location

From the Owner

I used to live in Malta and Xlendi was the first place I visited in Gozo. I just love the location and the friendly villagey feel to it, even in the height of summer. The shopkeepers have always got a smile and time to chat. It's a great place for a morning swim then you can chill out while having your post workout cappucino on the waterfront or equally a great place to sit in the evening with a drink while the harbour lights sparkle on the water. There is a great choice of restaurants that defy the size of the village and the best gelateria by far on the island. If I sound like a walking gastronomic advert, well it can't be helped really and you will see what I mean once you have been there. It's a pretty well connected village by Gozitan standards with a regular bus service.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malta International at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Xlendi waterfront at 300 Metres Nearest Ferry : Cirkewwa at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ta Karolina at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Xlendi Bay at 300 Metres

Special interest holidays:

Walking - Gozo 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 Climbing - For the adrenalin junkies, the Maltese Islands offer a varied and scenic playground for rock climbers of all levels. Whether you are looking forsome short and sweet challenges or want to push your limits, 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 plus climbs.

Diving - Xlendi is also an enviable base for diving whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced diver. The islands offer over 50 shore and boat sites with depths from 5-45m in Gozo, Comino and northwest Malta; and sights from natural rock formations to sunken wrecks and reefs bursting with marine life. Contact us for more info

Segway/Quad Bikes:

Segway is now available in Gozo with a varied choice of tours ranging from the salt pans, to St Dimitri chapel or the dramatic cliffs of Munxar. Contact segwaygozo.com.

Fancy seeing Gozo from a different point of view but prefer four wheels to one, then why not try quad bikes. Half or full day tours available through gozoquadhire.com.

Horse riding

For beginners, families or even more experienced riders, this wonderful family run stable offers tailored rides around the unspoilt northern coast of Gozo. The horses are beautiful and well cared for and the owners couldn't be more patient or helpful. Just check out their reviews on trip advisor - gozostables.com

Coast/Beach:

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. Ramla Bay is a magnificent sweep of red sand on the north of the island, there are also several rocky coves for secluded swimming and several good sandy beaches on the north west of Malta. 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.

Travel:

Fly to Malta's International Airport from London Heathrow/Gatwick in just 3-3½ hours. Malta is also served by numerous other large European airports and is very well connected. Prices can start from as little as £50 plus tax per person.

Distances:

'Azure Escapes' apartment is situated at sea-level (a lot of rental properties are situated at the top of a very steep unlit hill approx 10 mins walk from the village) on the right hand side of Xlendi bay. We are approx 5 mins by car from the capital Victoria and 20 mins to Mgarr harbour and the ferry to Malta. 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.

Further Details:

Transfers to Gozo - There are several options as detailed: For a stress free start to your holiday, we can organise private transfers from Malta airport direct to our apartment. Please contact us for a quote. Alternatively there is a public bus service from €4.50 (£3.40) per person direct to Cirkewwa where you can catch the regular Gozo ferry. The ferry runs frequently (approx every 45 mins) and costs €4.75 (£3.60) per foot passenger. The crossing takes around 25 mins. The other option is to hire a car at Malta's airport. Car hire is amongst the cheapest in Europe, with prices starting from €18 (£14) per day. Please contact us for a quote. Whichever mode of transport you choose, it is a scenic journey along the coast road and the ferry has excellent facilities including a magazine kiosk and cafeteria. The total transfer time should not exceed an hour and a half. Xlendi has some excellent restaurants 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 approx 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. Gozo is home to some beautiful peaceful beaches, sleepy villages, prehistoric temples older than Stonehenge, the legend of the goddess Calypso and some of the most spectacular diving sites in the Mediterranean. Wander around the baroque modern day capital Valletta, peruse the delights of colourful Marsaxlokk and its famous Sunday market; amble through the medieval 'silent city' of Mdina for breathtaking views or unwind in one of the award winnings spas. Please email if you would like to see more pictures.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£142
for 5 nights
£199
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£379
for 7 nights
£379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£489
for 7 nights
£489
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A 25% non refundable deposit is required to confirm your booking. The balance is due 8 weeks before your departure plus a security deposit of £100. This will be returned in full, subject to any deductions, via cheque, bank account (UK customers) or Paypal (overseas customers) depending on the original method of payment.

Cancellation charges are:

From time of booking to 8 weeks before arrival – loss of 25% deposit
8 weeks to before arrival date – 100%




Changeover Day:
Please note that our changeover day is flexible so that you can take advantage of cheaper mid week flights.

Notes on prices:
All prices are in GB Pounds sterling and are payable in the UK.

Prices shown above are for 7 nights in UK pounds for 2 people. For each additional person add £35 per week. Under 2's are free.

A supplement of £50 per week is applicable for Christmas, New Year, Easter and Bank holidays.

Prices are inclusive of linen, towels (not beach), water, electricity and maid service. We offer a free welcome food pack including a bottle of local wine.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Our apartment is in a quiet residential cul-de-sac set back against the cliffs so there is no traffic passing in front of us or behind for that matter! It is a large apartment and being third floor it looks out over the rooftops of the village, rather than at a brick wall, so it is bright and airy too. It is within a minutes stroll of the waterfront and restaurants, yet it is quiet and peaceful; a winning combination.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • 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 a washing machine available for guests use.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with wrought iron double bed and handmade mattress, Egyptian cotton sheets, large wardrobe, dressing table with mirror and hairdryer. 3 drawer bedside table with lamps. Twin bedroom with wrought iron beds, large chest of drawers and cot.

Outside

  • Balcony ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We provide a selection of books, board games and cards, DVDs and Xbox games. Free broadband WIFI is available and a telephone that can be used with a phone card that can be bought locally. The apartment is non-smoking. 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 showers. Outside: As well as a table and chairs and pots of cactus, the balcony has a fully retractable washing line for drying towels and wet costumes. We also provide a clothes airer. The balcony has views over the village rooftops and valley and is a perfect spot for watching the local fireworks and festas which are almost a weekly occurrence in the summer months. 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 award-winning restaurants within a couple of minutes walk. There is a cashpoint in the village and a fruit and veg van comes at 1pm (not weekends) plus there is a Tourist Information office and a small supermarket open daily from 7-7. The regular bus services runs from a stop just a couple of minutes walk. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Indoor towels and bedlinen (except for the cot) are provided. Please bring your own beach towels. Apartment is cleaned on a weekly basis and the linen is also changed weekly. Other: We provide a travel cot and mattress which you are welcome to use but please provide your own linen. There is a bird sanctuary next door with a dozen or so birds.

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