'HIDDEN GEM' VOTED 'BEST FOR ROMANCE'

Frances Susan

Advertiser since 2007
Speaks english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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'HIDDEN GEM' VOTED 'BEST FOR ROMANCE'

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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Kercem Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering & only a few minutes away from the historic Citadel of Victoria

This is a delightful, 18 century, self-catering, small terraced holiday house. It was charmingly and affectionately converted to meet modern holiday needs with an en-suite shower room and air-conditioning in each bedroom without spoiling the unique local ambience. It is aimed exclusively for the adult couple who want to spend good quality time with one another in what was voted ' BEST FOR ROMANCE ' in Woman's Own, August 2011. It is quaint and private, unique and comfortable and excellent value for money. It is on the periphery of the village of Kercem with great walks and amazing views. Our holiday home is only a few minutes walk to the historic capital city of Rabat and the great Citadel. One finds oneself in an amazing array of legendary buildings and sitings with numerous restaurants and cafes to wonder, ponder and marvel over a cup of cappuccino.

Walk in through the red front door and you enter a small outdoor courtyard with solid limestone balustrades stairs leading to the bedrooms. On your left, an extremely old loggia with a small but well equipped bespoke kitchen. Straight through is a cool lounge, with sofa, arm-chairs & dining table; TV, CD & free WIFI Internet. Downstairs is served with a shower room, w.c. and basin for ease and comfort. There is also a washing machine for own personal use. Upstairs there are two en suite bedrooms with shower-rooms and air conditioning for that special extra comfort. One bedroom has a king-size double bed, the smaller bedroom, two single beds. A gate leads to a typical maltese flat roof, our own private 'terrazin' with amazing views of the Citadel, various parish churches and the amazing Lunzjata valley. Here you will find a small room with chairs and cushions for your personal use. Relax & sunbath with a glass of wine and a good book. Or just peruse over the Lunzjata valley and watch the locals farm their land and others walking to the chapel for the 5 o'clock mass. Feel part of the history watching it all unfold in front of you.

But don’t forget that the island of Gozo boasts of fantastic secluded beaches, historic buildings & many many restaurants and cafes.

OUR QUAINT BUT TYPICAL GOZO FARMHOUSE: Our Holiday house is set on the edge of the village of Ta Kercem terraced between two other farmhouses. It is only 350 metres away from the nearest bus stop. It has two floors and access to a private roof, with reclining sunbathing-chairs and parasol. You enter through the front door into an open air courtyard. This courtyard leads to a spacious living room with a dining area, a separate kitchen and a downstairs wash room. An Easy-Line telephone is also available, offering very cheap rate phone calls both locally and to family and friends abroad. Upstairs on the first floor is a very comfortable, air-conditioned bedroom, with en-suite facilities. A second room has the same facilities but with two separate beds and the room is very small. A staircase leads to the terraced roof where you can see as many as 7 churches, the famous and historic Citadel and the beautiful Lunzjata valley. A small 'flintstone' room on the roof has a parasol and cushions for the sun-beds. Watch the villagers farm their fields to the east below and the locals going to church at 17h00. To the front, you can see the street with some other rented farmhouses, local houses and villas. To the south the street becomes a lane which goes down to the famous natural spring at Fontana and further down numerous fields leading to Xlendi Bay. Watch the local festa procession wind its way past our street from the comfort of our roof. Kercem's traditional procession made its way from the Cathedral to the old church of Saint Gregory. Gozitan men promised that they would take their brides to be to this procession every year. The capital city Victoria can be seen from here and it takes only a few minutes to get there if you so decide. Plan your holiday from our roof, the perfect place to relax, watch the sunset and enjoy a good bottle of wine. Bed linen and towels, electricity, water, gas & free internet access are all included in our price. On your arrival, our house-keeper will leave you our complimentary welcome pack, with bread, milk, ham, cheese, coffee, eggs, water and a bottle of local wine to see you through the first day.

OUR LOVELY VILLAGE: Our Village Kercem also known as Ta' Kercem has a population of around 1627. It is only 3 to 5 minutes away from the city of Victoria, spread between the picturesque Lunzjata Valley, the green hills of 'tal-Mixta, Ghar Ilma', 'ta' Dbiegi', and stretching up to the Pond of San Rafflu and Xlendi cliffs. Our village has the most beautiful landscapes on the Island of Gozo and Malta. The area is one of Gozo's best for country walks and hill cycling and could connect to the villages of Santa Lucia and San Lawrence or directly to Dwejra Bay where numerous films were shot for the picturesque views. Our village boasts of having some of the best bakeries on the island. Nearby, in Victoria, are numerous restaurants and cafes, markets, and plenty of shops to choose from. Numerous supermarkets, excellent wine and spirit shops, ground coffee shop with many spices and herbs, a butcher, and many other shops in and around our village. For those who prefer an easy life, vegetables, bread, fish, soft drinks and many other mobile shop-sellers, actually drive through the streets selling their products right outside our door. Alternatively order at the supermarkets by telephone and have your shopping delivered to your home.

OUR BEAUTIFUL ISLAND: The beautiful island of Gozo has a coastline of 43 km, 14 kms long & 7 kms wide. A tiny area of 67 square kms. The Maltese call Gozo Ghawdex ( pronounced Awdesh ). This is a derivation of other older names such as Gaulos. Gozo is popularly called The Island of Calypso, which originates from the Greek mythological location of Ogygia referred to in Homer's Odyssey. In this epic poem, the fabled island was controlled by the nymph Calypso, who had detained the Greek hero Odysseus for seven long years as prisoner of love. Romantics love this island not just for its beauty & hospitality of its people, but also because of its remoteness and tranquility. One can go to various places and find oneself totally mystified by the seclusion and quietness. Being a small island, it is not difficult to explore the whole island in just a few days. It is one of those very few places on earth where existence itself is pure indulgence and enjoyment! May you have a wonderful holiday in Gozo!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Frances Susan (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2007
Speaks english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 39 traveler reviews

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'Hidden Gem' voted 'Best for Romance'
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews
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'Hidden Gem' voted 'Best for Romance'
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Kercem Island of Gozo
Ireland
5

Super farmhouse in great location

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Ta’ Cikka from the 12 – dec – 09. To the 26 – dec – 09.
We had the best two weeks of our holiday in Ta’ Cikka.
We also had the best Christmas day ever. Cooking our Christmas dinner in the very well equipped Kitchen We loved this little farmhouse full of charm and style, the farmhouse was clean and very well equipped. The fire stove worked well and kept the sitting room very warm and cozy. Which meant that we hadn’t to use the electric heaters provided

The people of Gozo were so friendly and polite. The pace of Life in Gozo is very slow and relaxing, the farmhouse is only a short walk from “Victoria” or “Rabat” as some locals like to call it. Up in the old Square the are a number of cafés and Restraunts. The one we used a lot was the Café Jubilee, Great food and Great value for money and speaking of value for money Ta’ Cikka is the best value for money that we have found anywhere.

We could go on forever taking about Ta’ Cikka and Gozo. To sum up Ta’ Cikka proved to be a great escape from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We would most definitely stay in this farmhouse again and would recommend it to others.
Thank you very much Mario and Frances for providing your home for us to stay in.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Kercem Island of Gozo
4

Lovely small house.

  • 4 of 5
We had a lovely calm vacation in a beautifull house at Gozo.
We stayed 2 weeks and enjoyed the silence off the island. In the morning we visit a lot of small villages , in the afternoon we stayed at some beautifull sandbeaches, San Blas was our favourit, We hired a car and visit Malta two times. Valetta has stolen our heart and the Dingly cliffs you need to see, they were amazing.
We can recommend this house, esspecialy for couples. Mario gives you all the information you need and offers a great service. When you stay in Gozo Eileen will help and will advise you at any time.
Go and see it by yourself, it's worth it !!!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to give our guests an amazing experience of comfortable living and wonderful holiday opportunities. We do hope that you visit our holiday house and islands again not too distant in the future.
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Kercem Island of Gozo
5

What a gem of a place

  • 5 of 5
We arrived at the farmhouse late on a Thursday night to find lights left on for us and a nice welcome pack .
This was much appreciated as we did not fancy going shopping this time of night this little holiday farmhouse was a little gem,
It was well equipped and very clean and we'll looked after
The information and instructions from Mario were exelent
The location is ideal for exploring the island of gozo
And after aday exploring gozo it was nice to come back to relax
To the quiet and peaceful farmhouse
Thank you mario and Frances for the use of your little gem
As for the island of gozo it was beautyfull the restaurants and the food were exelent
It has many nice beaches for the water and sun worshiper a
The only negative of or holiday was that we only spent a week on gozo
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind words and wonderful review. We are really glad that you had a great time and a marvelous holiday. We try to spend as much as we can ourselves in this little gem. We will be only too happy to have you returning again.
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Kercem Island of Gozo
5

Lovely spotless farmhouse in a great location.

  • 5 of 5
A great base to explore Gozo , just a few minutes from the centre of Victoria which has some wonderful restaurants and pavement cafes.
The bus station which is also only a few minutes walk away links you to the rest of the island which has some fantastic walks and lots of interesting places to visit .
The house itself is pristine and has everything you might need to cook meals in or just relax and read a book on the roof terrace.The village has several supermarkets and a butchers to buy provisions or you could just stand by the front door in the morning and wait for the street vendors to turn up which sell most things.
Everyone we met were very helpful and friendly and we had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay . The owners ( Mario and Frances ) are extremely helpful and attentive with loads of advice and suggestions and the housekeeper Eileen is a gem !
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our aim is to please and give our guests a very memorable holiday indeed and to blend in with the Gozitan way of life. Greetings, salutations and felicitations to all our clients.
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'Hidden Gem' voted 'Best for Romance'
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Kercem Island of Gozo
5

Would stay again

  • 5 of 5
We spent a fantastic week at this little house, and Mario could not have been more helpful! I would not hesitate to recommend this house to anyone wishing to stay in a cozy little village, with a wonderful view from the rooftop! Swimming at Xlendi is a must, and a lovely walk (though a bit steep) about a half an hour. Also possible to walk into Victoria in about 15 minutes, though mind the traffic! Wish we had seen the patio umbrella sooner (in the bedroom), we spent lots of time on the fantastic rooftop terrace. Kitchen had everything we needed to make our own meals. We would definitely stay here again. Our favorite beach on the island was San Blas Bay for it's beauty and peacefulness. Lots of books at the farmhouse for when you finish the ones you brought. Thank you so much to Mario and Frances for the wonderful holiday in Malta!
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always aim to please all our clients and treat them as family & friends. We are thoroughly delighted to know that you had a wonderful time in Gozo.
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Kercem Island of Gozo
5

Perfect holiday!

  • 5 of 5
We both wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time in Gozo and Malta. Your farmhouse is fantastic, perfect location. We spent most evenings in Victoria, sampling some of the restaurants, we left some of the cards of the restaurants we particularly enjoyed. We also had some great days out at Xlendi, Ramla Bay and Dwerja,

Your welcome pack was most appreciated after the long journey. Similarly, we also appreciated the organisation of our connections. Both taxi services were ready and waiting for us on all journeys and everything ran to plan.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: "Best for Romance". Woman's own August 2001
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Malta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Kercem Band Club & Kercem Ajax
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Mgarr Harbour, Vapur
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Marsa, Malta
Nearest Train
250 Metres
Nearest Bus Stop
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
St Gregory Band Club, Kercem
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Xlendi Bay
Car: not necessary

Romance, partnership, love and happiness

Romantic holiday

Holiday for honeymoon couple

Many happily returned customers

Farmhouse in Gozo

Excellent value for money

Adults Only

Exclusively for Adults

Small 2 bedroom self-catering house in Gozo

Wonderful and unforgettable holiday in the Med

'Read, drink and be merry! That says it all for me!'

'What an amazing holiday!'

'Wonderful holiday.'

Cheap holiday

Excellent value for money

Very competitive prices

Self Catering

Cottage

Romantic holiday on this romantic island of Calypso in Gozo

This is what our guests have said about our property.

'Would stay again.'

'Super farmhouse in great location'

'Perfect holiday!'

'Stylish Haven'

'The highlight of our honeymoon!'

'Super farmhouse in great location'

'Roof - Terrace with a view'

'Lovely Gozo Farmhouse'

'A sunny November holiday in Gozo'

'Home from Home.'

'Perfect!'

'A hidden treat'

'Charming farmhouse'

'Brilliant house on a wonderful Island.'

'What a fantastic retreat'

'Our honeymoon'

'Lovely little farmhouse in great location'

'Great time as always!'

'Honeymoon in Gozo'

'Spring in Gozo'

'We love Gozo'

'Relaxing week on Gozo'

'Winter Holiday'

'Exceptionally Brilliant!'

'November delight'

'September holiday'

'Relax in comfort in Kercem'

'Great place to stay on Gozo!'

'The best break I've had in years. Fantastic!'

'Gorgeous Gozo Retreat'

'Lovely Jubbly!'

'Hidden Jewel'

'Perfect Get away'

'Dream Holiday'

'Very good address'

'Very wonderful charming house'

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Up to 10% discount to all 'Family & Friends Holidays' from our advertised rates.

Other Activities: scuba-diving, water skiing, snorkling, motor boating, canoeing

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Availability & Rates

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Kercem Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn / Winter 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£57
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Very Special
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
£28
 
 
Winter Special 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 15 2014
7 night minimum stay
£42
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2014/15
Dec 16 2014 - Dec 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
£60
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season 2015
Jan 1 2015 - Mar 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
£50
 
 
SPRING 2015
Mar 16 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£57
 
 
SUMMER 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
£81
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes 5) Holidays due within the 8 weeks' period or SPECIAL holidays: the FULL 100% payment is required.
6) When the FULL payment is cleared by our bank, we will send you all the necessary details about the farmhouse, such as keys collection, deposit, etc.
7) We reserve the right to book other person/s who pay/s the FULL amount during the PROVISIONAL BOOKING PERIOD.
HOW MUCH DO I PAY TO SECURE A BOOKING?

1) You can pay your holiday (A) in FULL or (B) 50% DEPOSIT to secure your booking.
2) Your PROVISIONAL BOOKING PERIOD lasts a maximum of 5 working DAYS.
3) A FIRM BOOKING takes place once your payment is cleared by our bank.
4) Full payment to be finalised at least 8 weeks before the start of your holiday.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kercem Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (terraced)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • All our water is straight from the mains and therefore safe to drink. The three shower-rooms have shower facility, wc and wash-hand basin with 2 pin sockets for electric shavers. The downstairs shower-room includes a washing machine with easy-to-operate instructions and an open shower / wet room.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , shower en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , shower en-suite
  • Bed-linen and towels are provided. Each bedroom is equipped with cold or hot air-conditioning and with en-suite shower-room for your comfort. ALSO INCLUDED: WIFI Internet ( bring your own computer, iPad or lap-top ) Three Hair-dryers. Two Irons and ironing table. Clothes-line and clothes-pegs. Parasol & 2 sun-loungers Cafetierre and Coffee percolator
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our holiday house is EXCLUSIVELY for ADULTS. Kindly note that we do NOT have a swimming pool in our holiday house. We may be able to organize the following for you: 1) transfers to farmhouse from Malta International Airport and return. 2) car or bicycle hire. 3) maid service. Enjoy your stay at our farmhouse. FREE WIFI INTERNET Access. Please note that all switches & sockets in Gozo are based on the U.K. system. However, we do provide our non UK clients with 2 european adaptors in our farmhouse. We cater for the couple who want to venture into the Gozo countryside or to our numerous beaches which boasts of stunning beauty & clear Mediterranean waters. We have beautiful beaches in Gozo such as Xlendi, Ramla, Marsalforn, Ghajn Barrani, Mgarr ix-Xini, Hondoq, Dwejra, San Blass, Dahlet Qorot, and many others, all within a 15 minute drive from our farmhouse. For a small island there are some amazing historic places too.
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