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Gorgeous Apartment with Shared Pool, garden, balcony & WIFI in peaceful village

21 reviews
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
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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 creati...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'. We named our property “Scenic Escapes” for its picturesque country location because it is somewhere you can unwind and escape everyday life for a while. Our apartment building “Ta'Gaglione” was designed by a renowned local architect and is built from the Gozitan creamy limestone to create a small exclusive development of just 8 apartments. We offer good quality self catering accommodation in an ideal location, being on the edge of this peaceful traditional village, yet only a five minute walk to the village centre. Gharb is a historic local village with the community centred around the picturesque church square, which frequently plays host to local events involving music, dancing and plenty of food where all are made to feel welcome. Nearby is the celebrated Ta'Pinu cathedral, while the Blue Hole diving site is just 3km away and the quaint capital Victoria can be reached in 5 minutes by car or bus. There are several restaurants within a few minutes walk and some friendly local bars in addition to a well stocked supermarket for those nights when you want to eat in. With a tastefully decorated bedroom and bathroom, cosy living area (please note sofa bed sleeps 1 adult or 2 younger children)with balcony and swimming pool with sunny deck area overlooking open countryside together with numerous guide books and local information, our apartment offers you a peaceful retreat whatever time of year you choose to visit. More
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About the Owner
Elaine M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:November 2004
Interaction with guests
Although we live in the UK, I am available via WhatsApp from the point you book, up to and during your stay. I also have a cleaner who lives in a nearby village who can be contacted if you have any queries with the apartment. The keys are left in a secure lockbox and the code will be sent with your final reservation. There is welcome information in the apartment as well as numerous guidebooks on walking, climbing and restaurants.
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This little apartment was perfect - it had everything I needed for making my own meals and more. The space was very clean on arrival and there were no surprises, it is as described. The balcony is a nice luxury and the Ta' Pinu church,...More

Date of stay: March 2017
1  Thank LaurenS4535
Management response:Responded 24 April 2017

Wow, thank you so much for such a glowing review Lauren. We are so happy that you found everything to be as described and you had such a great stay. We do invest time and care into our two properties so a positive review like...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016

First day of arrival we went to go for a swim, the pool was disgusting full of flies & a dead Gecko. No pool net a fishing net we got some out but decided not to swim as the ph balance could be wrong. The...More

Date of stay: October 2016
5  Thank Heidi276
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

Peaceful harbor on the island of Gozo! Good access, close to the local bus stop. It is located in a quiet location, 5-10 minutes walk to the village center. Suitable place for beautiful walks! Apartment very clean, equipped with everything you need. Spacious and comfortable...More

Date of stay: December 2015
1  Thank baibaveide
elaine_meli, VR Owner at Gorgeous Apartment with Shared Pool, garden, balcony & WIFI in peaceful village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2016

Thank you very much for your positive thoughtful review. Thank you for your suggestion of a small coffee table too. We hope to see you again some day.

Reviewed 23 January 2016

This flat is very well equipped, with all mod cons and an extremely comfortable bed, with high grade linen. It was very clean, easy to find, and in an appartment block with permanent residents, who were very hospitable. It is on a quiet road down...More

Date of stay: January 2016
Thank AMSMW67
Reviewed 1 December 2015

We stayed at Scenic Escapes for the second year running, from 13 to 23 November. We were away during the Uk hurricanes enjoying temperatures over 20 in daytime and not lower than 17 at night! The apartment is perfect for couples, a real home from...More

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank jeaniemyers
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Dryer
Towels Provided
Freezer
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Iron
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Shared Garden
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Telephone
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About the neighbourhood
GHARB VILLAGE Our apartment is located on the edge of this peaceful inland village but within a short walk of local restaurants, grocery shops and bars. We are a 10 minute walk to the shrine of Ta'Pinu, a church that is so revered that to this day, all weddings in Gozo culminate with the bride leaving her bouquet on the altar of the church as it is considered to bring long life and prosperity to the couple. Gharb is also home to a folklore museum and a glass blowing shop selling plenty of samples of the local art, the beauty of which will rival those found in Venice at half the price! Gharb is a place of intense natural beauty, especially in the area around the ancient chapel of the bishop-martyr San Dimitri. The legend says that an old woman beseeched the saint to save her only son...
Getting around
The nearest bus stop is a 5-6 minute walk from the apartment that will take you to most villages on the island, although they will most likely route through the capital Victoria. We are in a great walking location with some lovely gentle rambles to more strenuous longer hikes. You can reach the islet of Comino via foot ferry from Mgarr Harbour or take the larger car and passenger ferry from Gozo across to Malta quite easily. Driving is easy on Gozo with road signs in English and they drive on the left hand side of the road. Parking in Victoria can be difficult so allow some time.
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