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Beautifully renovated villa with pool in superb location in Xaghra Gozo

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

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 Xagħra

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 villa with pool in superb location in Xaghra Gozo
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews

We love Gozo

  • 5 of 5

Before we even arrived in Gozo the owner of the property couldn't have been more helpful.

Giving us invaluable information and instructions for our arrival. We were welcomed by Jeanette who again couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating. The Welcome Pack was great and had everything we needed for the first couple of days.

I would definitely recommend this lovely house. It's prefect for the location as it's within a short walking distance to the square where we enjoyed a drink in the evening.

We would recommend tal furner which is just seconds away from the house. It looks nothing from outside but the food was absolutely amazing. You have to book or you will never get in.

The house itself is spacious and has all the comforts you would expect and more. We stayed with our two teenage boys who loved the space to have your own privacy.

We also enjoyed having our own pool, not having to fight for a place.

We would absolutely without hesitation recommend staying in this lovely house and Gozo itself is so relaxing.

Plenty of bays if you like to snorkel in the clear blue sea. Plenty of restaurants to eat out with excellent good quality good which doesn't cost a fortune.

Thank you again to the owners. We had an amazing time. We will be returning.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed the many delights of Gozo. Tal Furnar is excellent, we are lucky to have such a good local restaurant close by. Thank you so much for your kind comments about Jeanette who works so hard looking after our guests. We hope you will return to Gozo with your family soon to further explore this beautiful island. Mark, Linda and Lucy
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A Lovely Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a family of four from 2-18 August 2017.

The house is in a fantastic location fairly central to the town of Xahgra. A short walk up the hill gets you into the square and some excellent restaurants and the pizza takeaway is just next door.

The space is fantastic and we loved the secret balcony as the sun went down!

The facilities are excellent and everything you need is at hand.

Thank you for the welcome pack and the wine went down well.

We shall definitely return at some point in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay in Ta Marlin and Gozo so much. We are glad you enjoyed the villa's terrace where you can enjoy the last rays of sunshine after a lovely day by the pool. We are very lucky to have Tal Furnar, which has the last remaining traditional stone oven in Malta, just a short walk away. Their take away pizzas and bread are delicious. We will be very pleased to welcome you and your family back to Gozo in the future. Mark, Linda and Lucy
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Charming place, very peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival, we were greeted by Jeanette who was very friendly and helpful. The farmhouse itself is located in a quiet area in Xaghra. The place was spotless and well supplied, however, we did notice that some of the lightbulbs didn't work, although, this didn't bother us much. We were also given a welcome pack upon arrival which was a very kind gesture from the owners! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone wishing to unwind from the usual daily routine.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Linda and Marks house is a lovely place to stay. Home from home. This is our 2nd time their house, we were able to visit all the places we didn't get to see the last time we were there. Mgarr ix-xini beach is a great place to visit. Comino also a must but must get there early. Linda ensures that your stay is very enjoyable and answers and queries you may have. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: June 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: July 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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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