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200 year old Farmhouse with Private Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

Farmhouse in Fontana, Gozo, Malta - 5 min walk from the Capital Victoria, and Nearest Beach, Close to all Amenities

Theodore is situated in a typical stone arched alley in the heart of Fontana, Fontana is at the start of the Verdant Valley that leads to Xlendi Bay - the ruggedly beautiful creek. Entrance to this farmhouse is from a humble, unassuming facade, which however opens onto an amazing open space consisting of a large living dining and kitchen area measuring 28 by 28ft in size overlooking the pool area which has a glass mosaic pool measuring 20 by 15ft. Also downstairs there is an internal courtyard and a large shower room. A stone staircase leads upstairs to 3 bedrooms, a wooden staircase leads further up to a 4th bedroom a bathroom with laundry facilities, and a large terrace enjoying views of the nearby villages, countryside and distant sea. It has been recently restored using original methods, materials and displays typical and original features, which benefits it's location in this old village. Very conveniently located, close to amenities, yet enjoying the luxury of tranquility.

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
November 1, 2016

About The Owner

I am a Maltese living in Gozo with my wife who is a Gozitan, and 2 children, Francesca and Gabrielle. We are into the watch and clock business and we own a shop in Vitoria. we sell, repair and restore time pieces. I am also a trombone player in a local brass band.

The Owner purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why The Owner chose Island of Gozo

The main reason we bought this house is mainly it's location and character. It's back yard is adjacent to our back yard and when we were building our own house we contacted the owners in Australia to make a deal, but nothing came out of it. We waited 10 years and decided to give it a go and this time we managed to buy it. The house was almost in ruins as it was uninhabited since 1952. The owners left to Australia and never returned thus resulting in many damages due to water leakages from the roof. It was such a mess but nobody saw it's potential when restored except us. First and foremost the house is tucked away in an alley and enjoys nice country views, while still being close to the main road of Fontana and close to the city centre which is very convenient for tourist.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Theodora enjoys an excellent comfortable layout and it is set on 150 metres 2 of land. This house was not built for commercial use but after considering the huge expenses needed to restore it, we put it on the market. We were very keen to the original layout and stone work and therefore kept as much as we could of the original features. Theodora, unlike most of the farmhouses on Gozo does not form a part of a cluster but it is set on it's own in a very tranquil location, enjoying the convenience of local stores a few metres away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Its the location of this house that makes it unique. The house is very well done to the max of details. could not have choosen a better place to spent my holiday in tranquility and so close to everything.' C.Mason, UK.
Jan 2009
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(1 traveler reviews)

200 year old Farmhouse with Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Everything we had hoped for and a little bit more

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I had not done this type of booking before and was a little nervous but Celestine (the owner) was extremely helpful.

The villa is absolutely wonderful. Cool, quiet (apart from one cockerel who I hope is now in a pie) beautifully decorated and restored. The pool is clean, the bathrooms are fantastic, the bedrooms are cool. The local amenities are perfect for a quiet holiday (grocery, bakery, pharmacy etc) and all within walking distance. Our daughter got chicken pox whilst we were there and we had to stay longer. Luckily we had flown out midweek and the villa was not booked until the Sunday so we were able to stay. Again, Celestina was wonderful and so helpful. We are hoping to go back next year. As long as you are not booking the week we want - go - you will not regret it.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much clare for your excellent review! I do the best i can to provide a pleasant stay after all it is how i want to be treated.
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The nearest beach can be reached by car in 5 min. Xlendi bay offers great restaurants, cafeteria, and pleasure cruises. Since gozo is a very small island every beach is reached in little time and the furthest beach from Fontana is Ramla Bay which is a very large sandy beach - reached in a 15 minutes drive.


The nearest airport is Luqa in Malta, and for one to arrive at Fontana it is recommended that pre booked transfer is made to reach the ferry port in Cirkewwa. To reach Gozo one must use the ferry boat and it takes only 30 min to arrive at Mgarr harbour - a further 10 minutes drive will bring you to Fontana.

Further Details:

Fontana is close to the city centre and therefore one can catch a bus from there to all places of interest around the island, but to explore more remote places a hire car is recommended.


Rates & Availability

Fontana Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Rate 2
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per night in euros for up to 4 persons, for not less than 5 nights and each extra person pays 10 euro per night. for 4 nights or less, longer periods than 15 days, long lets, carnival and Easter holidays, other prices apply, please contact owner for details. In order to validate a booking a deposit of 30% of the total rental quoted is required to be paid within 7 days from the date of confirmation. we also offer airport transfers and car hire at very competitive prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Fontana Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
  • Shower room 1 with wc and basin on ground floor. Bathroom 2 on the first floor with bath wc and basin. Shower room 3, en-suite with bedroom 3 - shower wc and basin. Bathroom 4 with shower wc and basin, automatic washing machine, leads to terrace.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with 3 single beds. bedroom 4 with double bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Property consists of a large living area measuring 28sq.ft, overlooking a glass mosaic pool and pool area. large bedrooms measuring 14ft by 14ft. a very sunny terace measuring 28ft by 14 ft. it is very well restored and many original features were kept. it is very comfortable because of it's layout and size. ideal for families who wish to spend a holiday in a quite area but yet very close to the city. Outside: Outside is a private large pool measuring 20ft by 15ft and is cleaned weekly. The outside area has sundecks, tables and chairs and an open fire barbecue. On the terrace there is also deck chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided and are changed weekly. Maid service is also provided weekly.

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