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Donald Said

Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english, italian

Ponderosa

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Birbuba Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Bedrooms 4, Bathrooms 3, Sleeps 8

Converted to a high standard, it still retains rare features of when the property was a working farmhouse including its own arched millroom, now a beautifully furbished living space.

A separate kitchen and dining area also retains the ambiance of times gone by when it was the heart and centre of rural family life.The old back garden has been turned into a spacious sun lounge and sizable pool, with a build in Bbq area to one side, ideal for a summer evening meal.

The property sleeps 8, in four rustically furnished bedrooms (one ensuite) on the first floor, all of which retain old original features, some with arches spanning the room and others with stone roof side supports, quite rare to find in present day Gozo. The bedrooms are accessible through a wide airy corridor overlooking the pool area, again an old feature which takes you back centuries and gives the place a serene and cool ambiance. This floor is also service with two separate shower rooms.

Facilities include a well equipped kitchen, flat TV, DVD and free Wifi, while the bedrooms enjoy Air-condition units which are available to use at an extra cost with an automatic coin box system that it is installed in property.

Gharb is one of the oldest villages situated in the west of the island of Gozo. L-Gharb is surrounded by two villages, that of San Lawrenz and Ghasri, and the sea. The closest beach Dwejra is just 2.5 km away and there is also a food store just 1.6 km from property. Ta' Salvina Restaurant and a snack bar can be found in the main village square which is only 1.6km away from property.

The city of Victoria is 3.5 km from property and here you can enjoy the rich history from the knights time while unwinding yourself in one of the coffee shops you can find here.Nearest bus stop is 200metres away from property. Bus No. 312"

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Donald Said (Property Manager)
Call Manager
Speaks: english, italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our first impression on entering this property was "wow" - although the property looked beautiful on the website, it was even better than we expected. It is HUGE! It has a very interesting lay-out, lots of lovely, historic features and a large, sunny pool and garden. The booking with the Baron Group was fast and seamless with a great welcome - with strict instructions to call the rep. at any time should we require anything at all, day or night - and lots of tips on how best to enjoy our stay on Gozo. I would definitely use this company again and can't recommend them, or the property, highly enough. Thank you for everything.
Jun 2012
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Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)
Ponderosa
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
5

Fantastic villa with everything

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing,clean and cool. The outside sun area was everything the photos promised with a lovely sized pool.the beds where a little hard but over all our time there was brilliant. We couldn't have asked for more

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, We are glad you have enjoyed your stay with us at Baron Holiday Homes and we look forward to welcome you. Best wishes, Donald on behalf of the team at Baron Holiday Homes
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4

Impressive property

  • 4 of 5

We had a family holiday in the Ponderosa for a week in May. On arrival the property had that wow factor. There were seven adults and a child in our party and this property was big enough that we were not in each others pockets. The area is very quite, except when the honkers come in the mornings!! I would advise that you hire a car as Victoria is a 15 minute drive away. There is a couple of local shops which you can walk to however they are 15 minutes away.

On arrival we went for a "big shop" which we did in the new Lidl's. They have everything you would need. Your basics, bread and milk you can get in the local shop. We ate out twice while in Gozo. They were in Marsalforn. The first was called Arzella, which had a lovely spot in the bay, the food was very good and worth a visit. The other was called smugglers Cave. The food was again very good and the owner Vincent was very nice and made sure we all enjoyed. He also gave me a bottle of wine on leaving as it was my birthday. Both were very reasonable on prices.

I would recommend this property and area for families. We all had a lovely holiday.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen and family, Thank you for taking the time to write us back and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcome you in the near future. Best wishes, Donald f/ Baron Holiday Homes
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5

A very nice Farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Larger than portrayed in the description; well fitted out; plenty of outdoor space, the pool needed maintenance during the week it was green by the end of the week! A shame that the downstairs bedroom was so far away from the cloakroom; would be helpful if there was clearer information of the layout of rooms; info said sofa bed in fact it was a proper bed; upstairs one room was shown having 3 single beds only had two. When sharing with other families this information is important. Excellent having fly screens on the windows and some doors. Clean throughout; we would definitely go again. Some good restaurants in the area; don't recommend the one in the village,good food in Marsalforn and nearby Xlendi. Good local shops didn't have to go to Victoria.

The farmhouse was in a very quiet location and not overlooked.Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Other Activities:

ramla

Gharb village lies in the West of the Island. It started life as a small hamlet centuries ago. The decorated and sculpted stone balconies found in the village square witness its ancient roots. Approximately 1266 people live in the village. Gharb village is surrounded by two small villages namely San Lawrenz and Ghasri. The baroque church is found in the village square. Countryside walks are ideal for visitors to explore during spring and autumn. Places of interest in the village are the folklore museum, Crafts village, San Dimitri chapel, Taz-Zejt Chapel, Ta' Pinu Shrine, and the window 'Tal-Mielah'.

Should you fancy a day at the beach Ramla Bay with its unique honey-red sand is the largest and most popular beach on the island and can be reached by car in 10 minutes.

The village feast is celebrated on the first week of the month of July and is dedicated to the Visitation of Our Lady to St Elizabeth. At this time of year one will see the village decorated and see spectacular firework displays, where the village succumbs to a wonderful vibrancy.

Amenities in Gharb, range from;

• Bus Services

• Supermarket

• Restaurant/Pizza Bar

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Notes

  • Included in price:

    Utilities (Electricity, water, gas,)
    Wi-Fi
    Towels x 2 per person
    Bed Linen
    Pool Maintenance
    Final cleaning
    24 hour assistance number
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Amenities

Birbuba Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Floor Area:
  • 0 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathrooms are equipped with hand towels,carpet and hand soap
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms are equipped with bed linen. Maid Service in our properties is available as per below: For clients staying 7 Nights - Semi service after 3 nights For clients staying 8 to 11 Nights - Full service in mid-week according to nights (eg. 8 or 9 nights – Full Service after 4 nights, 10 or 11 nights Full Service after 5 nights) For clients staying 12 to 14 Nights - Semi service after 3 nights, Full service after 7 nights and Semi service again after 10 nights Semi Service includes: 1. Changing of towels 2. Cleaning of all bathrooms 3. Redo beds Full Service includes: 1. Cleaning house completely 2. Change of all towels and bed linen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
During your stay with us we can provide a wide range of services at the comfort of your property. These include: * Chef Services - breakfast, lunch and dinner * Massage by our masseuse and/or masseur * Photo sessions * Baby Sitting * Hairdressing * Yoga sessions For more information contact our rentals representative as booking in advance will avoid disappointment, especially during the high and mid-season. You can discover the beauty of the unspoiled island of Gozo by choosing one or more of our exterior services. Our aim is to help you experience the Gozitan way of life, including traditional tours away from the busy tourist places at peak times, to ensure maximum independence and hectic free experiences. These include: * Wine Walking Tours * Nature Walking Tours * Gozo Highlights Tour * Boat Trips around Gozo & the Blue Lagoon * Fishing Trips * Try diving (accompanied/unaccompanied dives and certified Diving Courses) * Private Tours to Malta (mainland)

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