Kercem Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
4 double/twin bedrooms each with en-suite bath, shower or wet room, sleeping 8
Our home is a 100-year-old Gozitan building in stone and wood converted into a simple and visually breathtaking house, respecting the initial dimensions and intentions of life in a quieter century, and yet with all modern comforts : fitted kitchen (with microwave, dishwasher etc), ceiling fans, television, and courtyard with swimming pool. There are extraordinary views from the two terraces in addition to a 360° panoramic view over the whole of Gozo, the sea and the straits to Malta from the pergola and BBQ on the roof garden (which extends over the complete house). This view from the roof is absolutely world-class, and you will never tire of it. On a clear day you can see as far as the Dingli Observatory on Malta (35 km), and with binoculars follow bird movements. Little light pollution means the stars are a wonder at night - the roof makes a perfect place from which to gaze.
Our Maltese home is warm and welcoming, and you will find it difficult to leave when your stay is over!
Quiet and Relaxing: Do not come to Gozo seeking night life and discos! These can be found if you look, but the beauty of the island is its major attraction. In winter, savour the sun in sheltered corners, and admire the play of light on the stone. In autumn and spring, go for unforgettable walks in the strong, stark landscape (which in spring is covered in a profusion of yellow and red wild flowers); and swim all the way through to the beginning of November. In summer, the extraordinary heat is tempered by breezes from the sea, and you have the high stone-walled rooms, the cool pool, the sandy beach or the rocky coves to take refuge. Make yourselves a barbecue on the new built-in barbecue and eat it on the roof garden terrace (romantic lights provided!) or in the courtyard at night-time in the quietest environment imaginable, under the twinkling stars, and you truly have a holiday which will last not a week or two, but all through the following winter in your memories.
Courtesy and Friendliness in Another Century: Living or staying in Gozo is like stepping back into another century. All the advantages of modern life are there, but the essence of the island is peace, quiet and relaxation. Life is cheap and simple. We recommend you buy Maltese produce as much as possible - Maltese wine and (Cisk) beer are excellent, and cost a fraction of imported equivalents.The Gozitans (and the Maltese in general) are extremely welcoming and friendly. They (nearly all) speak English, so you will be able to get to know the local people much more easily than on most other Mediterranean islands. Road signs, public notices, restaurant menus etc are all written as a matter of course in English; there are Maltese English-language newspapers and magazines, and you can buy English newspapers on the same day as in England, including Sunday papers. If you don't wish to cook for yourselves, the island has a large number of superb restaurants to fit all pockets.
Why not Venice ?: Our family also has a property in Venice . Why not look at this too? Our Venice property is number 9359 ON THIS WEBSITE.
We hope you will like it!
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm