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300 year old farmhouse fully converted to the highest standards in Gharb Gozo

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 7,534 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool

Overview

About the property

4 bedroomed farmhouse sleeps 11, with unique lagoon type pool and large BBQ area

Penmon is a charming 300 year old farmhouse located in the tranquil village of Gharb on the west side of the island of Gozo.

The house was renovated with family in mind serving as a getaway from the hectic city life for its current owners. The Pool is a uniquely designed rock formation lagoon type pool with waterfall surrounded by a beautifully landscaped garden.

Penmon has been immaculately converted and beautifully furnished with Indian Hardwood furniture and leather sofas.

The swimming pool, located at the back of the house is a large 33 feet x 22 feet south facing haven, with a spacious charcoal barbecue and sunbathing area, sun loungers plus outside shower facility. And for that complete Mediterranean feeling, an open gazebo overlooks the pool for outside catering.

A Landscaped garden enhances the pool surroundings.

Our Farmhouse

Our farmhouse offers traditional elegance with a contemporary finish, class and comfort that you would hardly expect in a Gozitan farmhouse.

With our unique design, modern en suite facilities in all of our bedrooms, two living areas and a conservatory, you're sure to enjoy your stay with us whether you're here on business or for some fun. Even more, all of our bedrooms include cooling and heating Air conditioning so you can ensure that you'll sleep comfortably during the hot summer nights or the cold winter nights.

Penmon consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 of which are double beds whilst the 4th and largest bedroom consists of 3 single beds and a bunkbed. A TV is also available in this bedroom.

There are 2 living rooms including Digital TV’s with cable channel connections, open plan Conservatory, newly fitted Kitchen with many facilities and Dining room.

Modern ensuite facilities are found in each bedroom.

For outdoor living, we have large sun terraces and al fresco dining by the pool.

Wi-Fi is free with the latest Fibre Optic connection with an incredible download speed of 75Mbs and an upload speed of 10Mbs. A telephone is also available and is free of charge. All calls to landline phones are possible and are all Free of charge.

Our Pool Area

With a unique large lagoon type pool and Al fresco shaded and waterproofed outside dining area including a large charcoal BBQ, you are sure to find our external facilities more than welcome.

If relaxing is more your style, then this is the place to be, spending most of your day unwinding and relaxing in pure bliss.

More Details

Owner
Mark A. Formosa
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian, Maltese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Mark A. Formosa

We're sticklers for ensuring your stay is the best it can be. That's why we've been awarded high ratings for our hospitality over the years. We have recently upgraded our house to even higher standards for your stay to be a pleasurable one and we sincerely hope it will also be a most memorable one.

Mark A. Formosa purchased this farmhouse in 2002

Why Mark A. Formosa chose Island of Gozo

Simply Unique.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Lagoon type Pool normally found only in exclusive resorts and hotels.

FREE Wi-Fi with the latest Fibre Optic connection with an incredible download speed of 75Mbs and an upload speed of 10Mbs.

A telephone is also available and is free of charge. All calls to landline phones are possible and are all Free of charge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Mark!



We had a very nice stay at Penmon and Gozo! The place is perfect for families like us who like to be active with walks, bathing in the sea and enjoy good food! Gozo was a very friendly island with very nice people and neighbours!



We liked Penmon. I checked with everybody, and asked if they could recommend something to improve service. It wasn’t any special but the one thing was to have a dish machine!



Thanks for the rent! We recommend Gozo for others as well!



Bjornar
Apr 2011
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Amenities

Gharb Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 7534 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En Suite
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower , Outer shower by the pool
  • Bathrooms: Fully fitted latest design bathroom facilities with large shower enclosures, large wash basin with fitted cabinets and fitted mirrors, standard toilet facilities with double push flushing, stainless steel Grohe shower mixers stainless steel accessories such as waste bins soap holders and toilet holder roll. All four bedrooms have ensuite facilites
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Bedroom
    Family Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Large Bedroom includes 3 single beds, one bunkbed.
  • Bedrooms: There are 3 double bedrooms consisting of a double bed, two door wardrobes with drawers, bedside tables and dressing table. The other family bedroom consists of 3 single beds, bunk beds,two door wardrobe, bedside table and dressing table. Modern en-suite facilities are included with all bedrooms. All bedrooms are fitted with cooling and heating Air conditioning units. FREE Wi-Fi with the latest Fibre Optic connection with an incredible download speed of 75Mbs and an upload speed of 10Mbs. A telephone is also available and is free of charge. All calls to landline phones are possible and are all Free of charge.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

300 year old farmhouse fully converted to the highest standards in Gharb Gozo
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 51 reviews
Portland, Oregon
5

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Penmon Farmhouse for three weeks in November/December. This is a very special property, historic and charming, yet fully updated to the highest standards. It is situated on a quiet street in the lovely village of Gharb, just steps away from the open countryside with miles of walks through terraced fields with vistas to the sea. The property is beautifully decorated and extremely clean and well maintained. The pool area is quite special. Mark, the owner, was very helpful in making sure we were settled and well taken care of during our stay. The housekeeper, Nancy, was great. She could answer all our questions and direct us to everything we needed. We loved the village, and found a grocery nearby, the post office and two very good restaurants: Grazie Mille and Salvina, which was only around the corner. We thank Mark and Nancy for a truly wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brilliant!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 11 people and stayed for a 4 nights. First of all, Mark is very helpful and friendly and will assist you where necessary.

The farmhouse is very well equipped and in excellent condition. All the rooms have modern en-suite bathrooms, as well as a great kitchen and pool/bbq area. It is also located in a very quiet area in Gharb.

Would defenately reccomend this Farmhouse to anyone, including families with small children. Will probably be booking again for next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Impressive farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay in this lovely farmhouse. The accommodation was spacious and the kitchen was extremely well equipped. Fun was had by all in the spacious pool. The village of Gharb was very pleasant with a well stocked shop although the Lighthouse supermarket in San Lawrence was excellent. For a meal with a view the rooftop terrace of the Rangers Bar and Restaurant Gharb is to be recommended.

Our dealings with Mark and his daughter who met us at the airport were pleasurable and straightforward.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful villa in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

There were 10 people in our group, varying in age from 10 upwards. The villa provided us all with everything we needed. The space was enough that we did not feel crowded. All of the bedrooms were lovely and spacious. The air conditioning was very effective and inexpensive .

We ate out several times in the village. As always the people of Gozo were very warm and friendly.

Mark was also very helpful throughout the entire booking process, Our needs were met.

I would strongly recommend Penmon farmhouse to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charlotte for your wonderful comments, we sincerely hope we can offer you our house once again in the not too distant future.
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5

high quality family accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great holiday. The accommodation was good quality and the pool was great. The kitchen was well equipped and outdoor entertaining area was fantastic. The only flaw was that next door was a building site with noise from large machinery most days which spoilt any peace and quiet. Not the owners fault but not restful.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the farmhouse to celebrate our golden wedding anniversary with our family for one week (17/05/2916 to 23/05/2016) I must say that it was perfect we all had a good time. We all celebrated our anniversary with a meal at Silvana restaurant which was only about three minutes walk from the farmhouse we would recommend this restaurant, food and staff were all fantastic. JAne from Swindon Wiltshire.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Luqa
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Gharb Rangers Bar
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Mgarr
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Marsa, Malta
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Kilometres
Salvina's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Dwejra Beach & Inlet Sea
Car: recommended

L-Għarb is a particularly attractive and interesting village and one of Gozo’s oldest. Archaeological excavations have revealed the remains of Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements (not visible today). The Phoenicians were here followed by the Romans and Byzantines. The name L-Għarb, though, is Arabic, suggesting the establishment of an organised community here during Arab domination between 870 and 1090 AD.

L-Għarb is a traditional village. Its character is distinctly rural and until very recently it was populated almost exclusively by people who worked the surrounding fields in this fertile area of Gozo. They retained an old Maltese dialect, with a rich vocabulary of old words and pronunciations long since discarded by the rest of the population. The people of l-Għarb are also renowned craftsmen mostly famous for the manufacture of the unique “l-Għarb blade”, a tradiitonal sharp knife popularly known as the “Sikkina ta’ l-Għarb”. Even today, L-Għarb is home to blacksmiths, locksmiths, cotton weavers and lace makers, carpenters and masters in cane-work. Gharb is also known for producing able fishermen, while Għarb shepherds produce the best Gozo Cheese on the Island.

This makes it a very appropriate place for the l-Għarb Folklore Museum, which occupies an historic house in the heart of the village. The 28 rooms contain all sorts of curiosities linked with traditional trades, crafts and daily life. The building that houses the museum was once home to Frenc Mercieca (1892-1967), popularly known as Frenc ta’ l-L-Għarb, a saintly ‘wise man’ who cured many people with a mix of medicinal herbs and prayer to Our Lady. He left doctors perplexed by his successes and his reputation spread rapidly throughout the Maltese Islands and even abroad.

Also open to visitors is the former home of another saintly resident, Karmni Grima, the woman who heard the voice of Our Lady at Ta’ Pinu and began the devotions that have turned it into Malta’s most important shrine. Ta’Pinu , today a large and important church, lies on the edge of Għarb and is well worth a visit. So too is the hill opposite which has a steep but pleasant path leading to the top, adorned with white marble statues of the stations of the cross.

Also close to Gharb is the Ta’ Dbiegi Crafts Village, where various handicrafts are made and sold. Visitors can watch craftspeople creating mouth-blown glass, Gozo lace, pottery and filigree, and of course purchase the results.

Historically, Gharb played an importrant role in safeguarding Malta. Gharb’s coastal lookouts were, for example, the first to signal the arrival from Sicily of reinforcements for the beleaguered Maltese under the Knights of St. John in the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. During that time of constant threat from the Ottoman Turks and marauding Berbers, the L-Għarb lookouts were crucial, sending smoke signals to Malta to warn of approaching peril.

L-Għarb is the second oldest village parish in Gozo, established in 1679. The old church, known today as “Taż-Żejt”, served as the parish church for fifty years. It is called ‘Taz-Zejt’ (zejt meaning oil) because of a legend that says that an old woman found oil oozing from the side of the church, spread it over her body and was cured of her ills.

Today’s impressive Parish Church and Collegiate Basilica that dominates the pretty square at the heart of the village, was built in 1699 and consecrated in 1729. It is dedicated to the Visit of Our Lady to her cousin St. Elizabeth, popularly known as the Feast of the Visitation. The feast day is on the 31st May each year and the festa is held on the first weekend of July.

A short and pleasant walk out of the village towards the coastal cliffs is the tiny chapel of St.Demetrius. Legend has it that Turkish raiders once stole the young son of a local lady called Sgugina. After the poor mother wept her distress in front of the sacred altar painting of St Demetrius in the chapel, the story goest that the saint was seen riding his horse out of the painting, charging the Turks and returning Żgugina’s son safely to his mother.

The area around Gharb and St Demetrius’ Chapel is delightful for walking and enjoying the countryside. If you follow the little road along the Wied il-Mielaħ (valley) you will have a lovely meander through fertile Gozitan countryside before reaching the sea and a dramatic natural rock ‘window’ very much less visited than the iconic Azure Window at Dwejra.

Alternatively, you could just sit peacefully in Gharb’s picturesque village square, admiring the view of the church and the unique hand-carved stone balconies that adorn the village’s oldest homes, and watching the Gozitan world go by.

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Rates & Availability

Gharb Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
MAY - JUNE 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
$278
From
$300
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,945
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
 
JUNE - SEPTEMBER 2017
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$381
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2017
Sep 14 2017 - Oct 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$256
From
$278
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,792
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
 
OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2017
Oct 17 2017 - Dec 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
$202
From
$217
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,411
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
CHRISTMAS - NEW YEAR 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 7 2018
6 night minimum stay
$311
$2,174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
January - March 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$120
From
$131
Fri,Sat,Sun
$839
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
April - April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
$191
From
$207
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,335
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
May - June 2018
May 1 2018 - Jun 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
$289
From
$311
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,021
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
 
June - September 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
$389
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
September - October 2018
Sep 14 2018 - Oct 18 2018
4 night minimum stay
$278
From
$294
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,945
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
October - December 2018
Oct 19 2018 - Dec 20 2018
4 night minimum stay
$202
From
$212
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,411
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas - New Year 2019
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 3 2019
4 night minimum stay
$311
$2,174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $76.26
Refundable damage deposit $272.37
Pet Fee $10.89
Stay tax $0.54 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Normal prices are for up to six (6) guests, whereas Special prices are for up to 2 guests.
WI-FI Internet is available for the entire house and is completely FREE

ARRIVALS, DEPARTURES AND CONDUCT

Time in: @ 4:00 pm (16:00)
Time out: @ 11:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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