An apartment at Fort- Chambray, Gozo, Malta
The charm of living in a historic fort, in the comfort of a modern apartment!
Ideal for a couple or one person looking for peace and quiet in a sunny climate. And that, no further away than a 2-3 hour flight (if not shorter) from the major cities of Europe!
Note that we lease our place for a minimum of 10 days, and preferably longer (for a month or plus, a discount of 10% would apply!)
Designed by Tanti Interiors and furnished by OnePercent, both located in Malta, this contemporary styled apartment has one enclosed bedroom with a comfortable queen size bed and mattress by Flou, a combined living room/dining room, a separate study with two Poliform independent working stations, and a fully equipped kitchen (Electrolux Rex fridge/freezer; gas stove/electrical oven, dishwasher… and of course the cooking and eating utensils).
The marble bathroom has a glass enclosed shower, as well as a "Candy" washer/dryer machine. Altogether about 90 sq. meters with plenty of storage space.
The living room opens on a large terrace (80 sq. meters) that gives onto one of the two swimming pools in the compound.
Non-smoking (ashtrays provided are to be used for smoking on the terrace only!)
Cable or wireless internet access is available (router in apartment).
A local resident provides cleaning services (to be arranged by leasers with the service provider, at their discretion).
More practical details (e.g. equipment operating instructions) are available in a “vade mecum”, available to leasers once reservations have been confirmed.
Fort-Chambray is an 18th century fortress, the walls of which have been restored and reinforced. It is built on a promontory, with fantastic views on the Mediterranean and nearby villages, and near the port of Mgarr, where one boards the ferry (20 minutes) that takes you to the main island of Malta. It now houses a modern condo development (see its website at http://www.fortchambray.com)
Fort-Chambray is located on the island of Gozo, the second island in size of three (the third one, Comino, is very small, almost uninhabited, and located between the two others) that constitute the essential of the country, Malta, part of the European Community (since 2004) and the Euro Zone (since 2008).
Gozo is a quiet place (relatively, as compared to the island of Malta), very rural, with a population of some 31,000 people. It has nonetheless a principal city (Victoria, with about 6,400 people, in the center of the island) that offers all modern shopping and service (banking, telecoms, etc.) amenities. Victoria is about a 10 minute drive from Fort-Chambray. Necessities are also available at walking distance in nearby villages of Ghajnsielem and Mgarr. There are several other villages dispersed around the island (see various websites on Malta and Gozo for further information – tourist attractions; weather; etc…).
About the language…
The Maltese and Gozitans have of course their own language, Malti, but English is universally spoken on both islands (Malta was a British colony for some 150 years, since the end of the Napoleonic Wars up to the time of accessing independence in 1964).
About the climate…
Malta is renowned as having the best climate in the world, sunny and dry. Gozo can also be windy; in the winter, it is much warmer than in the Northern countries of Europe. For the weather, see www.weathergozo.com.
What to see or to do…
There are must-sees, as you will discover, such as the “Azur window” at Dwejra, the megalithic Ggentija Temples at Xaghra, the beach at Ramla Bay, the Citadelle in Victoria (Rabat), the (humungous) domed-church of St-John the Baptist at Xewkija, lunch on the pier at Xlendi, and sunbathing at the Blue Lagoon on Comino. Any good guidebook (e.g. Lonely Planet) will give you more detail, or check the NET.
- Air conditioning
- Free parking
- Washing machine
Availability calendar and prices
- Cleanliness 5.0 stars
- Facilities 4.0 stars
- Location 5.0 stars
- Value for money 5.0 stars
- Accuracy of description 5.0 stars
Nadine 5.0 stars 09/14/2015
Beautiful apartment in a beautiful setting. We had a wonderful time.
claude 4.0 stars 09/29/2013
Fidel a la description, chambres, cuisine terrasse, petit détail équipement de cuisine faible surtout pour un français, mais aidé par Christian, des amis Maltais nous ont secouru.
Monika 5.0 stars 05/11/2013
Clean, modern, stylish apartment (watch the photos!). All feels kind of brand new. Only things currently missing are deckchairs and a sunshade on the terrace. But that that's very minor and as far as we know both has been already been ordered and probably will already be there very soon. The rest of the flat with the pool close to the terrace is superb!!!
The location of the flat is amazing. Its right in Fort-Chambray, an atmospheric area very close to the port of Gozo (this is where the ferry goes from Malta to Gozo and back). The fort is right on top of a hill with a beautiful view to the sea (you can see Malta from there!). The port has some good restaurants and the boats to Comino also go from there. There is a bus station close to the flat that brings you to Victoria and elsewhere on the island. In short, the location is very handy even if you don't have a rental car (we were travelling by bus only). A supermarket and a pharmacy can also be reached by a 10 minutes walk.
Nadine 5.0 stars 09/14/2015
From the detailed information beforehand to the whole organization of our stay, Christian was a perfect host. Though we have never met, it felt like we were staying at a friend's place who just happened to be gone while we were there.
claude 5.0 stars 09/29/2013
Un hôte tout à fait charmant, répondant immédiatement aux questions. Sur place les gens qu’ils nous à conseillés de contacter, étaient tous réactif et compétents.
Monika 5.0 stars 05/11/2013
Christian was very responsive whenever we had to email him with a question before as well as during our stay. We always quickly got replies with detailed instructions and/or solutions. Actually, mailing with Christian felt more like talking to a friend. He's very friendly and always seeks for a great holiday experience for his guests. At least for us it was exactly like that.