Gozo Self Catering Guide: Advice and Tips on the Best Vacation Rentals in Gozo!

Looking for advice and tips on Gozo Self Catering accommodation? Want to know which are the best and most affordable Gozo farmhouses and vacation rentals? You've come to the right place!

Gozo has long been a favourite for weekend getaways and short holiday breaks.

Malta's sister island is in fact one of the top favourite destinations for Maltese people to head to, when there's a long weekend, during Easter time and of course in summer.


gozo house of character

Gozo farmhouses and houses of character vacation rentals are all the rage right now ... because let's face it, it's not everyday that you get to stay in a charming old house which is often more than a hundred years old! Plus, you'll never guess from the outside, but these types of houses are often equipped with a pool and sun deck area - what more could you want?!!


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Gozo Island is also very popular with tourists, since it is totally different to Malta and has its own distinctive character … it's more traditional, much quieter and much greener than Malta.

With plenty of vacation rentals in Gozo to choose from, the decision on which type of self catering option to go for, may seem overwhelming.

This is why we've compiled this Gozo Self Catering guide.

In this section, we've listed some of the best and most popular Gozo farmhouses, villas and also apartments.


gozo farmhouse

A typical charming Gozitan house of character with sun shutter. You'll often see these types of shutters (or blinds) in Gozo. Known as a "hasira" in Maltese, these blinds protect the front door from the scorching summer sun and thus reducing the need for regular maintenance.


Just in case you're wondering, Gozo holiday farmhouses and villas are usually cheaper than holiday villas in Malta. And you can't beat Gozo, if you're looking for secluded locations!

A Gozitan farmhouse is a square-set farm building which has been converted for holiday accommodation or permanent residency. Some of these farmhouses can be up to 400 years old and many still retain original features such as wooden beams and flagstone floors. They really make for a great rustic holiday home!

This is especially true if you're visiting Gozo during off-peak months.

Even during high season, you can still get some bargain deals.

So don't immediately disregard a Gozo villa holiday!


How to use this Gozo Self Catering Guide

Simple. Just click on the blue accommodation links below, and read reviews from other travelers who have stayed in that particular holiday rental and also get the best deals for your Gozo self catering options.


Gharb Self Catering Accommodation Gozo

Gharb is perhaps one of the most traditional villages in Gozo. It really seems as though time stood still here.

The village is located in the northwest of Gozo and is home to Malta's national shrine to the Virgin Mary, the Basilica of Ta' Pinu.


Vacation Rentals in Gozo: Ghasri

Ghasri is a small traditional Gozitan village. The village although small is not short on places of interest.

Worthy of a mention here are the Gordan Lighthouse and the stunning Ghasri Valley. The valley is one of the most photogenic spots you'll find in Gozo.


Marsalforn Self Catering Gozo

Marsalforn is the largest seaside resort in Gozo.

As you can imagine, it gets quite busy in summer.

However, it's never as hectic as major resorts in Malta.

Marsalforn offers a large selection of self catering options as well as other forms of cheap accommodation such as guesthouses and hostels.

If you're planning to visit Marsalforn on popular long weekends such as Easter weekend or in August during the feast of St. Mary week (the feast day is on the 15th of August), then we strongly recommend that you book your accommodation way in advance.


Sannat Accommodation Gozo

Once famous for its lace making, Sannat is close to some of the most stunning scenery you'll come across in Gozo.

Most famous are the breathtakingly beautiful Ta' Cenc cliffs and Mgarr ix-Xini. In the old days, Mgarr ix-Xini was used by the Knights of Malta as their main harbour in Gozo.


San Lawrenz Self Catering Gozo

San Lawrenz is a tiny traditional Gozitan village close to Gharb. The famous novelist Nicholas Monsarrat lived here for four years. His love for the Maltese islands is reflected in his novel "The Kappillan of Malta".


Victoria Gozo Holiday Rentals

Victoria is the capital of Gozo. Localy, it's also known as Rabat. The main attraction here is the beautiful and picture-perfect Citadel.

In the Citadel you will find a host of interesting museums and a beautiful cathedral which was built between 1697 and 1711.


Xaghra Vacations Rentals Gozo

Xaghra is a charming village located east of Victoria. It is most famous for the beautiful Ramla Bay and the magnificent Neolithic temples of Ggantija. These temples are the oldest free standing structures in the world!



gozo self catering apartments

Xlendi has a multitude of inexpensive seaside apartments and some hotels too ... perfect if you'd like to enjoy fantastic sea views throughout your Gozo holiday!


Xlendi Self Catering Gozo

Xlendi was once just a tiny traditional fishing village.

Today, it's one of the most popular seaside resorts in Gozo.

Although much busier than in the old days, the village still retains its traditional charm.

If you're keen on sampling the nightlife, then in Xlendi you'll be just a stone's throw away to Gozo's largest nightclub "Il-Grotta".


Munxar Gozo Self Catering Farmhouses

Munxar is a small village in the south of Gozo. It lies between the valley of Xlendi and the village of Sannat. Popular Xlendi Bay is very close to this village.




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