INTRODUCING REBEKAH - by Jules
“Rebekah is one of a suite of four Gozo holiday villas, all set in a peaceful, secluded spot in the village of Ghasri.
Light and space are the first impressions when stepping through the entrance door – and it’s a feeling that stays with you whichever room you’re in. Close behind on first impression stakes is the stone staircase with its wrought-iron balustrade. Its majestic sweep makes walking upstairs feel like an event.
Limestone archways cleverly define the open space between the lounge and kitchen. A lovely open-plan space with light streaming in from 2 sets of double terrace doors further enhances the living space. Sitting in the comfortable lounge is akin to sitting next to miles of stretching panoramic countryside views of Gozo. The painted cream wood finish of the kitchen and dining table gives both an unmistakable Mediterranean feel.
A good size private pool and terrace provide plenty of scope for lazy days and al fresco dining using the inbuilt stone BBQ. Rebeka's roof terrace is an indulgence of idyllic views of the island.
Continuing Rebeka's central theme, all four bedrooms are generous with space, and a modern finish.
This villa on Gozo is a terrific home base for exploring the riches of Gozo – discover it for yourself.” Jules
Sophia’s reception hall is all about space and presence. There’s a leather sofa in here, but chances are your attention will be drawn to the sweeping stone staircase.
Arriving through the front door into the living area which combines the kitchen, dining table, and lounge. The painted cream finish of kitchen and dining furniture add a Mediterranean feel that’s further enhanced by the Mediterranean light from the patio terrace doors.
The lounge has a couple of 2-seater settees – perfect for relaxation and escaping a hot sun.
Rebeka has 2 bedrooms on the ground floor.
Bedroom 1 has twin beds and an ensuite. Bedroom Two also has a double bed with an en-suite shower room. There is also a family bathroom on this floor.
Climbing the feature stone staircase of this Gozo holiday home takes you to a generous first-floor landing with a chaise longue. Leading from the landing are bedrooms 3 and 4, and terrace doors that take you out onto a fabulous roof terrace.
There is a twin room, a double room with en suite and Juliet balcony, Here you will also find a large shower room. The bedrooms could easily accommodate a foldaway bed and/or a cot if required.
All bedrooms are particularly spacious and could accommodate additional sleeping arrangements for children. For more information, just ask.
Rebekkah is accessed via steps up from the road into a secluded complex of just four properties, which can all be booked together for a large wedding or event.
The house has fans plus air conditioning in the bedrooms, for both cold air and heat. The air conditioning units are operated using one and two euro coins.
To the rear is the lovely pool with sun loungers, a built-in stone bbq with a preparation area, a dining table, and chairs to seat 8 guests.
Here you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the lovely countryside views that complement and stretch along the full rear of the holiday home.
If you take the Victoria-Gharb road to the Aqueduct and fork right you will find the smallest village on the island nestled between the hills of iz-Zebbug and Ghammar.
The village of Ghasri sits amongst the fields and valleys of rural Gozo near to Victoria’s commanding Citadel and close to one of the best swimming spots on the island. Worthy of a stop is Tal Gordan a flat-topped hill with an iconic lighthouse. At 180 metres above sea level the Lighthouse towers over the village and stands proudly on top of Gurdan Hill. Inaugurated in 1853 the Lighthouse’ beam could be seen as far as 50 kilometres away so affords a fantastic 360 degree view when you get there. It’s a must for ramblers.
From Ghasri village square a road leads to the fabulous valley of Wied l-Ghasri 2.3km away from your Gozo holiday farmhouse. The Wied l-Ghasri area is a marvelous place for country walks or rewarding cycle rides especially in winter and spring. The valley ends at the sea wedged between high cliffs where a secluded inlet makes an ideal spot for swimming snorkeling and together with the sea surrounding it a very popular spot for diving.
On the way be sure to stop at the charming old chapel dedicated to the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The two shallow bays of Xwejni and Qbajjar are both 4.1 Km away. Next to each other, they have small pebbly beaches and rocky stretches that lead to clear blue water. Excellent for swimming they are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike and are popular with divers, especially beginners. You’ll also find a few fishing boats here and a couple of bars and restaurants on the sea front.
The feast of Ghasri is celebrated on the first or second Sunday in June and is dedicated to Corpus Christi. Victoria has two big feasts one in the third week of July and the other on 15 August.
The closest beach is just 5 km away and there is also a supermarket, The Lighthouse, 900 meters from the property. The closest Restaurants are Ta Salvina and Grazie Mille 2.6 km walk in the village of Gharb. A little further, 3.2km, you will find the Kempinski Hotel, one of the island's 5* hotels and restaurant, Tatitas, in the village square.
The capital, Victoria is 3.5 km away with a bus stop 100 metres from the property.
The 308 bus will bring you to the centre of Victoria where you will find a wide range of shops cafes bars and restaurants - and a wealth of history.