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Most popular location in Xlendi. Reliable and established rental for over 15 yrs
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 and a travel cot with mattress can be provided. Twin bedroom with wrought iron beds, large chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. Foldaway single bed can sleep a 3rd person.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Travel cot and mattress supplied. One levelTravel cot and mattress supplied. One level
Max guests: 5
Minimum two-day vacancy between guests’ stays
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
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 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.
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
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.
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.
'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 stacks and only 10 minutes from the red sandy bay of Ramla and the prehistoric temples of Ggantija.
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.
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About Elaine Meli
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.
Elaine Meli purchased this apartment in 2003
Why Elaine Meli chose Xlendi
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.
What makes this apartment unique
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.