Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Xlendi Bay, Gozo - Azure Escapes
Frequent repeat guests and high reviews for many years. 1 min from sandy beach
We named our property “Azure Escapes” for a good reason as it really is a place to kick back, unwind and escape everyday life for a while. Originally a girls school, the building, built from the local creamy limestone, has been cleverly converted into bright and spacious apartments in the seafront village of Xlendi, while our road “Ta’Karolina” is named after a convent of nuns who used to bathe in the nearby bay.
We offer good quality self catering accommodation in an ideal location, being set back against the commanding cliffs that surround Xlendi Bay, in a quiet cul-de-sac, yet only a two minute walk to the beach and village. Xlendi is undeniably very pretty with the village being centred around the horseshoe shaped bay that is superb for snorkelling, swimming and diving with its own natural reef. The beach is ideal for children as it gently slopes down to the water with several restaurants that overlook it, meaning you can relax while the children play. The bay is especially suited for those wishing to try diving as you can swim out from the edge and there is plenty to see even up to the 10 metre trial dive limit. There are plentiful restaurants within a few minutes walk as well as a superb gelateria while a very friendly fruit and vegetable man and van visits every week day.
With tastefully decorated bedrooms, large open plan living area with balcony overlooking the village and a kitchen equipped with fridge freezer, halogen hob, coffee maker etc together with numerous guide books and local information, our apartment offers you a peaceful retreat whatever time of year you choose to visit.
Airport transfers and car rental can be arranged. All bookings include free WIFI, welcome grocery pack, linen and indoor towels, maid service and local assistance.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Elaine Meli
As my husbands family still live in Malta, we have been regular visitors to the islands since I lured him away from the sunshine to live in the UK many years ago. He claims he is still waiting for summer to arrive! Needing a bolthole from the hecticness that comes with being part of a large and noisy Mediterranean family, we bought our first property in Xlendi in 2003. It's only when several friends and colleagues began asking if they could visit that we thought maybe renting was the way to go. The overwhelming interest took us by surprise, so we felt more confident in buying our second property in 2007 this time with a pool because us Brits do love to swim in a pool rather than the sea! Desperately not wanting to fall into the pot of cliches, but both places truly are magical, charming and soooo relaxing.
Elaine Meli purchased this apartment in 2003
Why Elaine Meli chose Xlendi Bay, Gozo
I used to live in Malta and Xlendi was the first place I visited in Gozo. I just love the location and the friendly village feel to it, even in the height of summer. The shopkeepers have always got a smile and time to chat. It's a great place for a morning swim then you can relax while having your post workout cappucino on the waterfront or equally a great place to sit in the evening with a drink while the harbour lights sparkle on the water. There is a great choice of restaurants that defy the size of the village and the best gelateria by far on the island. If I sound like a walking gastronomic advert, well it can't be helped really and you will see what I mean once you have been there. It's a pretty well connected village by Gozitan standards with a regular bus service running from early morning until late at night, and the nearest bus stop is just a couple of minutes from the apartment.
What makes this apartment unique
Our apartment is in a quiet residential cul-de-sac set back against the cliffs so there is no traffic passing in front of us or behind for that matter! It is a large apartment and being third floor it looks out over the rooftops of the village, rather than at a brick wall, so it is bright and airy too. There are very few apartments in the flat village area of Xlendi, so our location is pretty special as you can enjoy the amenities yet still be in a quiet location. The apartment is very spacious and individually furnished, with beautiful views over the village. It makes me smile .... and I hope it does you too ...
Guestbook comments from the owner
Just a note to let you know we had a super week on Gozo. It was a lovely time of year, the temperature was just right. The transfers ran like clockwork - thank you for organising them. I'm so glad we spotted your apartment on the Farnham Ramblers website. The flat was ideal, it had everything we needed and was an excellent base. We loved Xlendi - it was always a pleasure to return there at the end of the day.
Sandra McGuire - May 2007
We had a super holiday and the flat, Xlendi, Gozo and the weather were perfect. We were most impressed with the transfer arrangements which allowed the holiday to pass without a hitch. Thank you for letting us share
your home for 2 weeks.
Nigel and Alison McKee - July 2007
We had a wonderful time in Gozo, despite the sun burn! The apartment was great, it couldn't have been much closer to the sea. The girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves, they spent most of their time snorkel ling. I am sure we will visit again.
Wendy Gilmour & family