OLD WINE INN - ISLAND OF GOZO
OLD WINE INN - ISLAND OF GOZO
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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We share our family heirloom with travellers who want to experience Gozo at its heart and soul. It's rurally village setting, quaint sunny garden, and antique original furnishings will transport you back to the humble, earthly times of centuries gone.

The space

On her wedding day 16-year-old Katerina looked out of her bedroom window and saw the French fleet on the horizon, as they approached Malta. It was the day Napoleon Bonaparte conquered the islands from the Knights of St. John, the 19th of May 1798. Katerina was our foremother, who lived in the house for many years with her husband Karmenu. They produced their own wine, bred their own livestock and ran a wine bar downstairs. The house was handed over through generations, and so were all the stories lived between the walls.
Every single corner of the house ouzes character, charm, and that feeling of depth only brought about by years of historical events, celebrations and lives lived under that same roof.

Guest access

Ground floor - Large sitting room / scrittoio, kitchen/dining/living room with wood-burning stove, utility room, shower room, mature garden with jacuzzi, pump room, sundeck and spacious outside dining / bbq area area.
first floor - sitting room opening onto verandah, main bedroom also opens onto verandah and the small balcony, wrought iron double bed. 2nd bedroom with lace-decorated fourposter wrought iron bed, shower room.
spiral stairs leading to terraced roof with panoramic views - you can see Sicily on a clear day!

Interaction with guests

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you have any queries or requests. Our next door neighbour, Maria, and her mother in law, Salvina (who produced her own cheese from her goat, at the age of 90+ ) are always there to help you around and teach you 'the gozitan way'

Other things to note

Jacuzzi can be used during the warm months of May till October.

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you have any queries or requests.


Amenities
Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
Internet
Family/kid friendly

Prices
Extra people ₹1972 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee ₹2761
Security Deposit ₹7887
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price ₹5679 / night
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House Rules
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

Please take care of the house and its contents. We love our holiday sanctuary and wouldn't want to see it ruined - kindly refrain from smoking indoors and respect the neighbours, who are very friendly and always ready to help should you need anything. - so keep it a notch down at nighttime.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

90 Reviews

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Juliane User Profile
November 2017
The farmhouse is very beautiful and we love it! We will never forget it! Lil and Joe are very considerate hosts and they tired hard! It was great service!

Karen User Profile
November 2017
This farmhouse is just perfect. It's really nicely done, well equipped and absolutely spotless. We loved the location - 10 mins drive from the ferry and a short walk to the piazza. We went to a lovely place that did amazing food and had jaw dropping views called Xerri il Bukkett. We really appreciated Lillian and Joe coming to meet us at the airport. They had all sorts of helpful tips and directions. I heartily recommend this beautiful farmhouse.

Jutta User Profile
October 2017
It was our second stay in this loveley house, which is a real home from home. Lil and Joe are very considerate hosts and their house is truely amazing! We will love to come back!

Suzie User Profile
October 2017
We loved the house! Would want to go back anytime to stay longer and enjoy it more! We got a great welcome at the airport with the keys and good instructions. At the home there was a welcoming bottle of wine, letter, restaurant tips etc. The hosts make sure you feel really welcome!

Scott User Profile
September 2017
What a gem Lillian and Joe have in the Old Wine Inn, and how lucky we are that we get to experience it, too! Our stay in Gozo was all the better because of this lovely, very comfortable home. How often do we get to stay in something resembling a little castle with a lush outdoor retreat area, after all? Most of our time on the island was very hot and humid, but inside the stone home it was cool, especially with the fans in use. There was a bottle of local wine and several oranges left for us when we arrived, and the pool was were we headed at the end of long afternoon excursions, and we were grateful for it. The entire outdoor area felt so luxurious we created reasons to utilize it. Lillian and Joe were easy to communicate with, and they always responded quickly. They also suggested Frankie and Mary Grace of Eagle Garage as reliable taxi transportation. They and their son Michael were wonderful in helping us get to and from the ferry dock, and we could have utilized their services more fully had we a need. We highly recommend them. Indeed, the entire village of Qala holds many tiny secrets and exceptional experiences. Please eat at D-Bar and Ta Vestru in the town square. There are several grocery stores, as well. DON'T WALK to Hondoq Bay (it's an incredibly steep road at the end and farther than it seems, especially in hot weather), but do find a way to get there and back. It's worth hiring Frankie/Mary Grace/Michael for the round trip. We also enjoyed The Cittadella in Victoria, and it would be a shame to visit Gozo without seeing Ggantija Temples in Zaghra, one of the most important archaeological sites in the Maltese Islands consisting of two temples dating back to 3600BC. The bus will pick you up just a few blocks away and will take you pretty much any where you want to go. You will surely enjoy your time here, especially if you're looking for a quiet place to be while you explore Gozo. We feel great memories were made in Old Wine Inn, and we will cherish them.

Colin User Profile
September 2017
This is a lovely property with absolutely fantastic hosts - very welcoming and helpful. The property oozes character throughout and the garden is a delight to relax in. Lovely to cool off in the plunge pool / Jacuzzi - larger than the photos indicate. No air conditioning but effective fans in the bedrooms. Windows open allow for through breezes to cool you off. Set in a quiet part of the village of Qala, about 10 minutes walk to the village centre (down hill going but uphill coming back) . 5 minutes level walk to the bus stop with regular services to Mgaar and Victoria. Welcoming local people always greeting with a smile and a hello. A number of small grocers in the village together with a bread bakery (wonderful warm bread and rolls). Several restaurants and bars in the village. In the mornings bread and grocery vans pass by. About 30 minute walk to two local beaches or bus takes you to San Blas beach in about 10 minutes. An absolutely lovely stay - perfect for us. Peace and quiet in a historic building.

Jennifer User Profile
August 2017
This is an amazing AirBnb! We felt like we were staying in a mini castle! They place is very spacious, easy walking to amazing family owned restaurants, and Lilian was such a wonderful host to communicate with! They are able to set up transfer for you from Malta to their place which was wonderful considering our flight got in at almost midnight! We have traveled a lot, and I would totally recommend this to anyone! The bottle of wine they left us was also much appreciated! :D

MaltaJoined in April 2015
Lilian And Joe User Profile

My husband and I love traveling and getting to know people from all over the world. Our passion is sailing, and what better place to do it from than from the shores of Malta? which, after years of traveling on business, is now, once again, our permanent base. We love the Maltese islands for their history, their hidden sights, their laid back feeling, and because they bring us back to our roots.

Languages: English, Italiano, Ελληνικά
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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