4 OF GOZO’S MOST BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY HOMES NEAR ICONIC SITES

ABOUT THE SISTER ISLE

The second-largest island in the Maltese archipelago, Gozo, is renowned for its serene beaches, verdant hills, and historical and otherworldly wonders. The island is referred to as “The Island of Calypso” because of its resemblance to the mythical island of Ogygia, which served as Calypso’s residence in Homer’s Old Greek Odyssey. The peaceful and picturesque island is a haven for legends, history, and tradition. Both visitors and locals enjoy the island’s laid-back atmosphere and gorgeous beaches.

The island is less developed than Malta’s mainland, and a large portion of its productive land is used to produce tomatoes, grapes, figs, and oranges. Lace, pottery, cane work, and palm weaving are examples of local handicrafts. Gozo is dotted with churches, and church bells chime daily all over the island. Visit the charming Basilica of the Blessed Virgin of Ta’ Pinu, which looks out from the cliffs on the north of the island.

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WHERE TO STAY IN GOZO

Malta is full of breathtaking views that will leave you speechless. So why not live in one of GoZo’s beautiful self-catering holiday homes while visiting this lovely island? Every day of your vacation, waking up to a stunning view will lift your spirits instantly and provide a beautiful backdrop for your morning coffee or evening drinks. Check out the five most picturesque homes listed below that you can rent for your upcoming trip to Malta!

HYGGE HOLIDAY HOME

Hygge Holiday Home with a Large Communal Pool and a Private Hot Tub offers accommodations in Il-Pergla with free WiFi and pool views. It also has a fitness center and a garden. This patio-equipped apartment offers air-conditioned lodging. Ramla Beach is 2 km from the accommodation, while Cittadella is 4.8 km away.

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This apartment has four bedrooms, a kitchen with a microwave, a flat-screen TV, a sitting area, and four bathrooms with showers. A barbecue is available at the apartment. The Hygge Holiday Home with a Large Communal Pool and Private Hot Tub offers both a car rental service and bicycle rentals, and nearby cycling can be enjoyed.

SIKU HOLIDAY HOME

A beautiful and spacious ground-floor apartment with a modern twist. Includes a sizable kitchen, dining, and living area, as well as 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and. This vacation home is enhanced by a sizable private pool with plenty of deck space, a hot tub, an outdoor dining area, and an olive tree garden. The house is fully furnished and close to all amenities as well as wonderful locations like the renowned Calypso Cave with views of Ramla Bay’s red sand beach.

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The luxurious and modern “SiKu Holiday Home” is a Gozitan vacation rental that is ideal for unwinding and relaxing by the pool or taking in the seclusion of a spacious exterior terrace that offers sunbathing areas, shaded seating areas, an outdoor dining area equipped with a charcoal grill, and an olive-tree garden.

Once inside, the sophisticated greyish decor welcomes you to a sizable open-concept living and dining space that is complemented by a fully furnished and contemporary kitchen. Three bedrooms and three bathrooms are included in this ground-floor apartment. Each of the two bedrooms has a king-sized bed, and one of them also has a private bathroom with a shower, a toilet, and a sink. Two single beds and another bathroom with a shower, a toilet, and a sink are in the single bedroom. This vacation rental is the ideal base for your trip to Gozo because it has a shared full bathroom with a bath/shower combination, a toilet, and a sink, as well as 2 additional folding beds.

GEE9TEEN HOLIDAY HOME

Located in Mġarr, within 1.3 km of Ramla taz-Zewwieqa Beach and 1.3 km of Gorgun Beach, Gee9Teen at Fort Chambray offers accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, an outdoor swimming pool, and barbecue facilities. Guests can go for a swim in the private pool.

The vacation rental includes a dining area, a fully functional kitchen, a patio with pool views, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linens, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and all necessary amenities. Towels and bed linen are available from the property for an additional fee for your convenience.

The vacation house has a sun terrace. Gee9Teen at Fort Chambray offers both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service, and nearby cycling can be enjoyed.

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The front patio of this contemporary maisonette is private and has patio furniture and a charcoal grill. Upon entering, a spacious living area with satellite TV, live streaming, video-on-demand, a cosy sofa bed, a fully functional kitchen with a dining table, and a full bathroom with a shower is waiting for you. The upper floor bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and a balcony overlooking an incredible view of Mgarr Harbour, and the other with two single beds, are reached via a spiral staircase made of wood. The second full shower room is located between the two bedrooms. This apartment is situated in a safe, opulent setting with two sizable communal pools and breathtaking views of the Maltese archipelago.

WINTER ESCAPE IN GOZO

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WINTER ESCAPE IN GOZO: GOOD FOR YOUR MIND, BODY, AND SOUL

Gozo is a wonderful vacation spot all year long. Malta and Gozo continue to have plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures during the cooler months of the year when the winters in Northern Europe become gloomy and dark.

You can expect to find more peace and quiet away from the crowds during Malta and Gozo’s low season in the winter. In addition, you will save money by using off-season rates for services like lodging and travel. By spending time in nearby villages and touring the island at your own pace, you have more chances to interact with locals and learn about the Gozitan way of life.

IN OUR RENTAL PROPERTIES, WE CAN HELP YOU UNWIND.

At Gozo Self-Catering Holiday Home, we strive to help our guests make the most of their priceless vacation time. We don’t just arrange rental properties on Gozo. And one way we do this is by providing a variety of in-house extras.

One of the best ways to completely unwind is to schedule a massage by the pool. You can also hire a private chef. Additionally, we can set up yoga sessions on the island.

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A fEW IDEAS FOR THINGS TO DO IN GOZO DURING THE WINTER 

HIKING

Walking around the island during the winter is a great idea because of the mild sun and generally pleasant weather. After the autumn rains, the countryside is lush and green, with lovely sunrises and sunsets and a slower, quieter, more intimate pace of life. Photographers love the winter’s soft lighting because it makes for perfect conditions.

Check the weather the day before if you intend to go hiking because some of the rocks can become very slippery when it rains. There are numerous nature hikes in Gozo, all of the varying difficulty. There are numerous thorough route maps and descriptions available.

FESTIVALS

Christmas and Carnival are the two main winter festivals. Christmas preparations are best experienced in December during the Advent season, whereas Carnival is usually observed in February or March, just before Ash Wednesday, which ushers in Lent.

CHRISTMAS

A hillside in the Gozo village of Ghajnsielem is transformed into a representation of Bethlehem during the Advent season, complete with market stalls, a barn housing live animals, and even a manager housing the infant Jesus. A young local family acts out the nativity scene. The Adoration of the Magi then concludes the month-long celebration of the feast of the Epiphany, which is observed on the first Sunday following New Year’s Day. The three wise men ride their horses from Malta to Bethlehem, coming from a different place every year.

Additionally, Gozo hosts a variety of tiny neighborhood fairs, Christmas art markets, carol services, and church concerts during the Advent and Christmas seasons.

On Gozo, Christmas offers a chance to enjoy a less commercialized and more genuine holiday away from the crowds.

CARNIVAL

Traditionally, the Carnival season begins right after the Epiphany holiday. However, the Carnival celebrations typically begin in many villages in Malta and Gozo the week before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. The most well-known Carnival festivities in Gozo take place in the village of Nadur, where there are both unplanned street costume parties and a planned carnival with floats and parades.

SIGHTSEEING

The churches and museums of Gozo are best explored in the winter when it’s more peaceful and you can learn more about the island’s culture and history.

TA PINU
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The Basilica of Ta Pinu is a national shrine that was constructed between 1920 and 1931 on the site of an old chapel dedicated to Our Lady, where a local woman is reputed to have received messages from the Virgin Mary in the 1880s.

The Basilica is a masterpiece of architecture, but you shouldn’t miss the 20 mysteries of the rosary mosaics in the parvis of the shrine, which commemorate the events in Jesus’ and his Mother Mary’s lives. There are 14 stations of the Way of the Cross on the Ta Ghammar hill in front of the basilica, which you can also explore.

XEWKIJA ROTUNDA

The third-highest unsupported dome in all of Europe can be found on the church of St. John the Baptist in the Gozo village of Xewkija. It is situated on top of a smaller, earlier church that was built on the foundations of pagan temples.

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GGANTIJA

The Megalithic temple complex Ggantija in the village of Xaghra is older than the Egyptian pyramids and, after Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, is the second-oldest man-made religious building in the world.

CITTADELLA

A fortress in the middle of the island called the citadel in Victoria was constructed over earlier fortifications during the medieval era. Because it had been rebuilt and rebuilt repeatedly after that, it has many different layers of history. The people of Gozo where required by law to remain within its walls from dusk to dawn up until 1653.

The Citadel is a fascinating place to visit and now houses churches, museums, and historic buildings.

ESCAPE THE COLD THIS WINTER WITH THE GOZO SELF-CATERING HOLIDAY HOME EXPERIENCE

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A Fantastic Wintertime Escape From The Cold.

Many individuals will be considering taking a well-earned winter break to recharge and unwind. Why not think about staying at one of our winter-ready properties if you’d prefer to enjoy the upcoming winter rather than endure it?

Several of our self-catering holiday homes in Gozo include the feature of being fully air-conditioned and heated with a Pay-Per-Use euro coin system. What’s more, some of our unique holiday homes also offer indoor heated pools and jacuzzis.

Additionally, a few of these properties are grouped together close to one another, allowing us to provide larger families and groups of friends with the ideal winter getaway on Gozo. On our group page, you can view all of our rental properties that can be rented together.

Here are some Gozo Self-Catering Holiday Homes properties and how our in-house services can help you make the most of a cozy winter stay on Gozo

Villeleynah Holiday Home

Villeleynah is a distinctive home that takes pride in its contemporary design and fantastic outdoor space. located on a cliff’s edge with a view of the Xlendi valley. The interior comprises 4 bedrooms en suite, a living room, a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, a spare shower room, a cozy room with a 6-seater hot tub, and a sunny internal courtyard. Also, 2 car drive-in, a large terrace with a charcoal grill, a swimming pool, and a mature garden.

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All 4 bedrooms are air-conditioned/heated with a pay-per-use coin meter system. The kitchen and dining area are also equipped with a stove to keep you cozy during the colder months.


Hygge Holiday Home

Excellent quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that fosters a feeling of contentment and well-being is best described by the Scandinavian term. Well, this vacation home is the perfect place to feel and practice “hygge.”

Private 5-seater Hot Tub; Private outdoor Terrace with bbq and dining facilities; Free Wifi, 3 TV sets, large communal pool, communal mini-gym; all within a luxurious ambiance. The apartment is located on the ground floor and comes with 4 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a fully equipped kitchen.

 

SiKu Holiday Home

Near the famous view of Calypso Cave that looks out over Ramla beach, the SiKu Holiday Home is situated on the outskirts of Xaghra village. This contemporary ground-floor apartment has three bedrooms and three bathrooms and boasts a large 285 m2 deck with a private pool, Jacuzzi Hot Tub, outdoor dining area, barbecue area, and an olive tree garden.

Gee9Teen Holiday Home

A large, contemporary maisonette with a welcoming, open-concept living and dining area and a fully functional kitchen. 1 complete bathroom and 2 bedrooms. This vacation rental at Fort Chambray enjoys the luxury of a spacious back terrace for barbecue facilities, outdoor furniture, and a 3-seater Hot tub/Jacuzzi. It is also conveniently located just a few meters from the two large pools.

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The holiday home offers a sun terrace. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Gee9Teen at Fort Chambray, while cycling can be enjoyed nearby.

GetawayNpetto Holiday Home

Located directly above Mgarr Harbour, this location offers beautiful views of the Gozo-Comino-Malta channel. This exclusive vacation home features a private entrance, a front patio and garden, an open-concept living area with satellite TV, a contemporary kitchen and dining area, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an incredible roof terrace ideal for private sunbathing and bbq parties. Then what? Two enormous communal pools are available to Fort Chambray’s tenants only.

The holiday home offers a barbecue. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at GetawayNpetto at Fort Chambray, while cycling can be enjoyed nearby.

THE 2022 CHRISTMAS ON GOZO

You can anticipate a wholly exceptional experience if you plan to travel to Gozo over the holiday season. On Gozo, Christmas is a special occasion that is lavishly observed. Presepju, or nativity scenes, can be found all over the island in stores, houses, and places of business. And Christmas lights will twinkle on the streets of Gozo’s capital city and its numerous villages.

We are happy to arrange for our visitors’ special activities, tours of Gozo, and car rentals. Simply get in touch with us, and we’ll provide you with all the information you require about local walks, events taking place in nearby villages, and other relevant details.

Best Self-Catering Holiday Homes In Gozo, Malta

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WHY CHOOSE GOZO SELF-CATERING HOLIDAY HOME

Gozo Selfcatering Holiday Homes is one of Gozo’s top holiday rental enterprises, providing some of the greatest Gozo accommodations. These villas, farmhouses, and flats have a unique charm and character that is difficult to find elsewhere.

Because we are situated in Gozo, we can assist you in planning your vacation from beginning to end. All of the rental accommodations we provide are of extremely high quality, and we check in on our clients on a frequent basis to ensure that expectations are met and surpassed. Gozo Selfcatering Holiday Homes also offer connected services to supplement your stay in Gozo. Malta Airport transfers, Gozo Car Hire, and a variety of additional activities are available. 

OUR TRANSPORT SERVICE

Your Gozitan adventure begins the moment you step off the plane at Malta’s International Airport. Throughout your stay, our pre-booked taxi service may drive you anywhere, at any time.

AIRPORT TRANSPORT

Just as you’ve coordinated your flights with the availability of your holiday property, one typical but critical question remains.

What is the most cost-effective mode of transportation to my vacation home?

As the person in charge of your family and/or friends, you will need a reliable answer to this question. Our priority coincides with yours. Step outside the airport gate and the hassle will be gone.

PREMIUM DIRECT AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Our driver will meet and greet you at the airport and accompany you all the way to your Gozo accommodation, including on the ferry. This is highly recommended because there will be no luggage handling and because our skilled driver will select the best route for a quick and safe journey.

Car Hire

We chose to work with a Gozo-based car rental firm that is both local and trustworthy. Because all of our holiday homes are located on Malta’s sister island, we do not recommend picking up your car rental at the airport.

Taxi Services

Gozo Self Catering Holiday Homes can bring you to your destination any day and any time you desire, whether you need taxi service or escorted transportation.

BUDGET SPLIT FERRY TRANSFERS

Our vehicle will meet you at the airport and drop you off at the Cirkewwa Malta ferry terminal, where you will board as foot passengers with luggage. Once the ferry arrives on Gozo, another driver will accompany you to your hotel.

OUR RANGE OF IN-HOUSE SERVICES 

Our holiday villas and farmhouses in Gozo are hand-picked and exclusively managed by our team of devoted island workers. We will take care of your every need from the minute you book to ensure that you have an amazing vacation on our island. Whether you select a luxury villa with a pool or a typical Gozo farmhouse where you can step back in time, you will receive first-rate service, from clean residences to help people who will attend to every request.

CHILD CARE

When traveling with young children, it is critical that the location in which you will stay is safe and family-friendly.

We are happy to cover all of your needs ahead of time so you don’t have to worry about cribs and high-chairs when packing for your holiday. We will gladly listen to any additional criteria you may have at no additional cost.

EXTRA CLEANING SERVICES

Gozo Self-Catering Holiday Homes provides additional cleaning services to ensure that your property is as comfortable as possible throughout your holiday.

You can pre-book a cleaning service to keep the same look and feel when you arrive. Allow us to worry about cleaning your holiday home while you rest and treat yourself with one of our exclusive services.

Read More: Why You Should Choose Gozo as Your Holiday Destination?

GASTRONOMY

We frequently find that customers choose a self-catered trip to commemorate special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, hens, and many more. If you are the organizer, you are aware that arranging such an event will take a significant amount of time, and that uncertainties will most likely stay in your mind.

Relax your mind… We are always eager to assist you in answering all of your questions.

However, our experience has taught us that hiring a chef for your special event is an excellent in-house service that is also stress-free. In fact, it is our most popular service, therefore making a reservation in advance is highly encouraged.

WELLNESS

Massage Therapy

We collaborate with a fully licensed mobile therapist to provide high-quality, low-cost wellness treatments to your vacation home. A delectable treat for any tourist, whether solitary, couple, family, or larger group.

  • Swedish massage
  • Back Massage: Swedish or Deep Tissue 
  • Reflexology 
  • Ayurveda Head, Swedish Back Massage and Reflexology
  • Deep Tissue Massage and Reflexology

Yoga Sessions

Stretch out, relax and restore with Yoga

Booking an exclusive Yoga session can make your holiday more memorable, whether your objective is to relax and de-stress, renew your nervous system, or become more energized and flexible.

We are continually updating our accommodation portfolio and sourcing some of the top holiday farmhouses and villas in Gozo. We stay up with the market and have an ear to the ground, so we know exactly what customers want in their vacation accommodations. We operate and manage some of the greatest accommodation options on the island. We hope you will consider Gozo and our holiday houses for your next vacation. Our commitment to you is to service you, provide excellent value for your money, and make your vacation memorable.

Gozo: An island of temples

Clearly, Gozo is a tiny island but extraordinarily rich in history. It’s just enough for you to go on high grounds from any point in Gozo and count all the church domes you can see!
Temples found in Gozo dates back to between 3600 and 3200 BC. The world-renowned Ġgantija Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site is considered as one of the oldest free-standing monuments in the world, preceding Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Some of the megaliths of the Ġgantija Temples exceed five metres in length and weigh over fifty tons. Giants were believed to have constructed these prehistoric temples and that is from where the name originates. Entrance to the Ġgantija Temples is from a newly constructed ‘Interpretation Centre’ that provides visitors with the opportunity to explore various aspects related to life in the Neolithic Period. The centre is also home to a selection of the most significant finds discovered at various prehistoric sites in Gozo. A must visit for all prehistoric aficionados, for all of you who are keen to learn more about our rich past and for families who wish to teach personal history lessons to their children in a more realistic and interactive way.
Moving forward to more recent history, whatever your religion or beliefs, the churches of Gozo, 46 in total, are an integral part of the island’s culture and well worth a visit. Some, also have an outstanding history. The churches vary enormously, from seventeenth-century baroque to twentieth-century neoclassical; from small and intimate to one of the largest dome in the world, the Rotunda of St. John the Baptist.
An iconic view of Gozo’s landscape is of course the Gozo Cathedral. A temple in itself. Designed by a renowned Maltese architect Lorenzo Gafà, the Cathedral of Gozo is built entirely from limestone. Constructed between 1697 and 1711, the Baroque style building stands in the form of a Latin cross. Inside, the ceiling cleverly shows a painted masterpiece dating back to 1739 and depicting the ceiling as a dome, confusing many a first-time visitor.
Another famous site, often described as the temple of miracles, is Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary. It attracts visitors worldwide and the story behind it is one that tells of a local lady from the nearby village of Għarb, who in 1883 heard the voice of ‘Our Lady’ depicted in the painting. Adorned with Maltese sculptures and the finest of Maltese stone masonry, the sanctuary that stands today was built between 1920 and 1931.

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Dramatic Sunsets

There is something about the last rays of the day that elicit such warm, romantic feelings and if you ask me, twilight and dusk are the most magical time of the day to admire such picture-perfect scenes. With your favourite glass of wine in hand, surrounded by family or friends; perhaps, it is that perfect but very short time, that instigate you to self-reflect on how lucky you are to be experiencing such moments.

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