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Beautifully Renovated Stone Villa With Pool in Superb Location in Xaghra, Gozo

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

A 3 Bed, 3 Bath House of Character with modern amenities in a superb location

We fell in love with Gozo many years ago, and have been returning ever since to holiday. When the opportunity came to purchase a stone villa so close to the centre of our favourite village, Xaghra, we couldn't turn it down. Ta Marlin has been superbly restored to retain all it's original features including tiled floors throughout, stone arches, wooden beams and original staircase and balcony. But it also has every modern amenity with a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, and en-suite to both main bedrooms and a third beautifully decorated children's bedroom. We have also installed a technology centre including tv/dvd, cable and free, unlimited internet access. We know you will enjoy staying in Ta Marlin, with it's great location close to Xaghra village centre, so we invite you to sit back and soak up the lovely atmosphere and tranquility of Gozo. Perhaps you could enjoy a glass of locally produced Gozitan wine, your only decision whether to sit by the pool, relax on the terrace or enjoy the heritage of Ta Marlin Villa itself.

Linda Jones
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Linda Jones

We have been together over 20 years now and 10 years ago were lucky enough to have our daughter Lucy. We have always enjoyed travelling, and we realised that as parents, the best quality self catering accommodation was for us better than a stay in a hotel. Over the years we have found the best and worst experiences of staying in owners properties and we have drawn on all this history to ensure everyone who stays with us has the best holiday possible.

Linda Jones purchased this villa in 2015

Why Linda Jones chose Island of Gozo

We love Gozo with it's laid back feel and charm, and of course its wonderful Mediterranean climate. In particular we chose Ta Marlin because of it's fabulous location just a short walk from Xaghra village centre with its lovely restaurants. Over the past 10 years we have stayed in most of the Island's villages and Xaghra was always our favourite, we were delighted when we recently had the opportunity to purchase the right property in such a great location. There are many attractions very close to Ta Marlin, which are all walkable, and include Ggantija Temples, Ta Kola Windmill, Pomzkizillious Museum and Xerri's Grotto as well as a superb beach at Ramla Bay.

What makes this villa unique

Ta Marlin is a beautifully restored House of Character which retains all of it's original features. We love the original tiled floors, the majestic staircase, the Maltese Balcony, the arches and the beams. The south facing pool is just perfect on a hot day, and we end a perfect summers evening with a chilled glass of wine on the terrace.


Xagħra Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ensuite to Bedroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Ensuite to Bedroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Family Bathroom with corner bath and over bath shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Large Ensuite Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Super King Size Bed with Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 child bed , Lovely Children's Bedroom accessed by Spiral Staircase
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Beautifully Renovated Stone Villa With Pool in Superb Location in Xaghra, Gozo
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews

Fantastic property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and typical Gozitan villa with lovely pool which is a welcome relief from the sun! Great location for exploring the island. Even though Gozo is small there is plenty to see and do. The island is unspoilt and therefore makes for a relaxing holiday destination. The house has everything you need. There are 3 bathrooms so as a couple we have one each!!!! Everything you need is at the house; BBQ, kitchen utensils, linen, wifi ( yes some of us still check emails!!) and tv. Restaurants are within walking distance so you don't need to drive out if you don't want to. Apart from having to leave this lovely house thee is nothing negative to say we are returning for our third consecutive year

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Villa near to eveything

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week at this beautiful villa, on arrival we were greeted by Lawrence who couldn't do enough for us, the welcome pack was great as well :) the villa is about 5 minutes walk from Xaghra square and there is a bus stop right outside the villa which was really handy. We didn't use the 3rd bedroom as the stairs up to it weren't great but other than that I would recommend this villa, and if we do go back to Xaghra we would definitely stay there again :)

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. The third floor bedroom is accessed by a spiral staircase, which most people love. Many properties in Gozo have similar staircases. We'll pass on your appreciation to Lawrence, he and his wife Jeanette work really hard to make everyone's stay special. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Ta Marlin again in the future.
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Spacious-easily holds 6

  • 5 of 5

Gozo is beautiful, including it's beaches, food and people. It certainly wasn't overcrowded when we went (1st week of April). Ta Marlin is a great property although it could do with more lighting in the kitchen area. Lovely pool area which is great for a barbeque or relaxing in the sun. Could possibly do with two front door keys if occupants go their separate ways (although this didn't prove a great problem to us). Greeted very well with explanations of the utilities and some of the places to visit. We didn't need to make use of her services as we enjoyed exploring the area. Could possibly do with more info. on opening and closing times of local facilities (restaurants,bakery, mini-market etc.). Overall though a great place to stay and explore the island, and great value for money.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nothing wrong with the villa

  • 3 of 5

Could do with extra heating in colder months pool wasn't running properly shower head was broken it just needs little things but it will not stop me from booking for next year it's a lovely island Gozo and another key would help

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your constructive comments, and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Ta Marlin and the beautiful island of Gozo this year
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Beautiful house with lots of unique characteristic

  • 5 of 5

All information regarding the holiday was helpful and the transfer with the ferry was easy. The house is beautiful and I lived all the qwirkyness of it. It's only a short walk from a supermarket and the square where there are some lovely restaurants. Enjoyed Rubbles mostly. Lovely beaches to visit. Victoria us a must to visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A world away.

  • 4 of 5

This traditional Villa is just about perfect for a short-mid sized break. Internally is very clean and the rooms are large. the bedrooms are fully equipped and so is the kitchen. A very quaffable bottle of wine was waiting upon our arrival. We enjoyed that!. Xaghra is a lovely little town. There is a lot of scope for walking and some amazing coast. A little square serves a number of cuisines to suite taste and budget, and the beach at Ramla bay is to die for. Highly recommended if you are after a slow paced relaxing break. Would not recommend if you require nightlife and malls and lots of souviner shops.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Malta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cafe Reale
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Tal Furnar
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Ramla Bay
Car: recommended

Ggantja Temples are a must see as they are the oldest man made structures in the World, older than the Pyramids. Ta Kola Windmill is a restored windmill now a museum. Xaghra church wonderful baroque village church. Xaghra village square has excellent restaurants, bars and shops.


Rates & Availability

Xagħra Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2018 - Apr 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Apr 29 2018 - May 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
High Season
May 27 2018 - Jun 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include meet and greet by our lovely local agent, linen and complimentary welcome pack

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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