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First class detached villa with private swimming pool and beautiful garden

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,637 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa Xini is a delightful first class villa in a traditional Gozitan style in the tranquil village of Xewkija, just a short walk from the pebbly beach of Mgarr ix-Xini and the dramatic cliffs of Ta' Cenc. The villa has a spacious open-plan lounge/diner, beautifully furnished with a rattan sofa and chairs and a superb oak kitchen with verde granite worktops. The huge veranda, which opens off the dining area, has a great view over the private south facing swimming pool (10 x 5.5m) and beyond to the surrounding fields with their almond, carob, pomegranate, cypress, olive and fig trees, fennel and prickly pears. There are two large bedrooms on the ground floor, one has a double bed and ensuite shower room and the other has three single beds. There is also a separate bathroom with bidet. The traditional stone staircase leads from the living room to an airy landing with a double bed and opens onto the large roof terrace with a great vista of the island. It can sleep 7 persons comfortably.

Airport transfer/car/jeep/bicycle hire: Airport transfer can be easily arranged. Please email your flight schedule (flight number + arrival time) and we will meet you on arrival and transfer you to Villa Xini. Car/jeep/bicycle hire will be ready for your use on arrival at the Villa.

More Details

Ted Mizzi
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017


Car: recommended

A short walk from Villa Xini leads down the valley of Mgarr ix-Xini (meaning 'the galley's landing place'). The swimming in the small fjord at the bottom of the steep single track is clean and suitable for children. The waters are dark, deep and clear against the sheer cliff face, offering excellent diving and snorkelling.

Xewkija is famous for its parish church to St. John the Baptist, known simply as 'the Rotunda'. Not only does it dominate the village, it dominates the entire island. The village has an eccentrically suburban air for an agricultural community. Men on ancient lilac-colored vespas roar nosily through the narrow twisting medieval streets wearing soup-bowl helmets and shot guns slung across their backs; a handful of people too old to work the fields sit beside their bamboo-slatted front doors awaiting the cool of the day, while tourists gawp at their cathedral-sized church. The single-most impressive feature is the dome, a 45,000 -ton structure set on eight columns.

Other Activities: squash, basketball, volleyball, bowling


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Victoria, Malta

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2637 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 -
  • The main bathroom is comfortable and spacious as well as the ensuite shower room. They are bright and sunny as they both have large windows with frosted glass. The sanitary ware and fittings are supplied by Ideal Standard.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom - 3 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms are very spacious and have high ceilings. One has a huge walk-in-closet while the other bedroom has a big antique wardrobe. There are white Chinese ceilings fans in all the bedrooms as well as on the landing area on the first floor. These are equipped with speed control.
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Villa Xini is suitable for elderly or infirm and is also wheelchair accessible. It is within walking distance to most basic amenities including mini-markets, the local baker/buther shop, bank, church, pharmacy and hardware store. Moreover, the capital, Victoria, is less than 25 minutes walk.


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First class detached villa with private swimming pool and beautiful garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

Just a quick note to thank you for your hospitality; we had a wonderful holiday and we love this villa. This was our second time there and we can hardly wait go there again… Many thanks for all your arrangements particularly the transfer and car hire, which was a great help to us.

Gozo is so amazingly beautiful. You can’t get enough of it. The four of us had an incredible time staying here. It exceeded our expectations and could not have been better.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2009
  • Date of Stay: February 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely romantic Gozo, Malta

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful classic 'farmhouse' on Gozo, the second-largest island of Malta, which is free from the hordes of tourists that crowd the main island and capital, Valetta. Gozo is beautiful, with an intense light-blue sea and pretty little bays, with splendid churches and narrow streets. It allows for surprisingly interesting, adventurous and aesthetic holidays. In mid-October, we had an entire week of > 25 degrees Celsius bliss. The house is great, it is very private and spacious, it has pomegranate trees and bougainvillea in the garden, a large, deep swimming pool, nicely designed. Inside, it has a warm, romantic atmosphere and a big, open kitchen - our three young children felt at home immediately. We received a warm welcome from the owners of the house, with groceries in the fridge and ample information on what to see and where to eat on Gozo. We can highly recommend Villa Xini for an autumn or a spring break.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Charm in the town

  • 5 of 5

This villa was outstanding and left us wanting more – we will definitely be coming back next year for another two weeks. The garden is quite large with several olive trees and what look like pomegranates. The swimming pool is deep and just perfect with its spacious sundeck area and outside shower. This was a first trip to Gozo and we have truly fallen in love with its laid back, rustic charm.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay in a perfect villa on aperfect island

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in the villa the first two weeks of may in 2013 (2 adults and 2 childeren (12 and 9) and had a perfect time ! The villa was perfect; more than enough space in-and outsite, a nice and big garden, a fantastic pool and enough place to sit in the sun or shadow. The house is even better than the photo's on the website. Ted was very helpful before and during our holliday and gave us lots of tips.

The weather was great, the islands Gozo, Comino and Malta have a lot to see and to do for all of us. We have seen every inch of Gozo and can recommend you the sunset at Azur Window and the nice orange Ramla beach. Our favorite spot was Hondoq Bay with a perfect view and a nice little kiosk with perfect food and nice people ! Visit Comino in the early morning and go and swim with the dolphins in Malta. We have had a great time in Gozo and in this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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41 0

Toller Urlaub mit viel Erholung

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine sehr entspannte Woche in einem sehr gepflegtem tollen Haus. Die Anreise war gut organisiert, so dass wir in den Straßen nicht verloren gegangen sind. Die Vill aist genauso , wie die Abbildungen sie zeigen und liegt sehr ruhig. Alles war sauber und gut in Schuß. Wir werden hier sicher wieder Urlaub machen

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: October 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Hier fühlt man sich wohl

  • 5 of 5

Hinter dem unscheinbaren Eingang verbirgt sich ein Juwel. Die Villa Xini hat alles zum Ausspannen und Wohlfühlen: einen schönen Pool, eine grosse Terrasse (auch mit Schattenplätzen) und viel, viel Platz. Ideal für Familien. In unmittelbarer Nähe ist ein Supermarkt und eine Pizzeria. Der Vermieter ist sehr nett und kümmert sich um alles.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Victoria, Malta

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Water, gas and electricity are included in the price. Linen and towels are provided at no extra charge. Please bring your own beach towels and some books/magazines to read.
As of 1st June 2016 travellers (adults 18+) staying in Malta + Gozo are required to pay euro 0.50 cents Environmental Contribution for each night of their stay. This Eco tax is the lowest in Europe and is not included in the prices listed on this website.

Price is for 4 persons. Please add euro 15 per person, extra, per day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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