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Eco Certified 17 century farmhouse with a large private pool and garden

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,679 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 large bedrooms, 3 ensuite, main bathroom that can sleep 9 persons comfortably

An early 17th century Eco Certified and fully renovated farmhouse equipped with all modern amenities in the medieval village of Xewkija has much to offer to the discerning holiday-maker. You enter through a beautiful patterned hallway leading to an open courtyard that opens up into a large patio covered with natural flagstones, a bubbling water fountain and a very large private swimming pool......

Property Manager
Ted Mizzi
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian, Maltese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Ted Mizzi

Ted M.Mizzi spent his childhood happily trekking down the valley of Mgarr ix-Xini and playing in the shadow of the rising Rotunda church. His book The Rotunda - A Testament To Faith, Courage, And Love has been received to rave reviews. Ted lived and worked for 14 years in NYC and is a graduate of Malta University. Ted looks forward to welcome you and your esteemed family to Il-Marhab farmhouse.

Ted Mizzi purchased this farmhouse in 1994

Why Ted Mizzi chose Ix-Xewkija

This is an early 17th century farmhouse, one of the oldest in the village of Xewkija. It is within walking distance to the pebbly beach of Mgarr ix-Xini where Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt shot their movie By The Sea. The farmhouse itself is airy and spacious having four large double bedrooms, three of which are ensuite and have LG A/C. The swimming pool is one of largest on the island. Mini-markets are all within a few minutes walking distance including a restaurant/pizzeria. Car/jeep hire is recommended but the bus stop is just 100m away.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Boasting one of the largest private swimming pools on the island of Gozo, plus a huge sundeck area (over 100m) and a south facing garden with citrus trees is sure to please the discerning tourist. All basic amenities are within walking distance and Victoria/Rabat, the capital is under 30 minutes by foot.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Ix-Xewkija in Malta

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1679 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 4 Bathrooms - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Outdoor Shower , Ideal Standard sanitaryware and fittings
  • Large bath tub with shower mixer, sink, toilet and bidet.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • four double bedrooms - 4 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 3 Large Double Bed , 4 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Ground floor bedroom has an ensuite and walk-in-closet
    4 large double bedrooms - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    4 bedrooms - 4 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 5 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • In total there four double bedrooms. The three bedrooms on the first floor have LG A/C . The bedroom on the ground floor has a Chinese ceiling fan.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The island of Gozo is ideal for snorkelling and water sports during the summer season. Alternatively it is also splendid for long walks in the verdant countryside after the first rain of the season.


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Car: recommended

Xewkija is famous for its contemporary parish church to St. John the Baptist. I have written a book about it The Rotunda - A Testament To Faith, Courage, And Love. It is available from amazon. Not only does it dominate the village, it dominates the entire island. The village with its population of 3,000 has an eccentrically suburban air for an agricultural community. Men on ancient lilac-colored vespas roar noisily through the narrow, winding streets wearing soup-bowl helmets and shot guns slung across their backs; young boys goad a donkey through the main square; 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-size church.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Ix-Xewkija, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£1,604 **
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£1,247 **
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£892 **
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
£892 **

Additional pricing information

euro 0.50 cents Eco Tax £ 0.45 per person per night
Stay tax £0.45 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

As of 1st June 2016 travellers (adults 18+) staying in Malta + Gozo are now required to pay euro 0.50 cents Environmental Contribution for each night of their stay. This is the lowest Eco tax in Europe and is not included in the prices listed on this website.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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