The Prickly Pear House

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Sleeps: 6 - 9 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space Romantic

A striking emerald-green house. Comfortably sleeping eight guests across three well-appointed bedrooms, The Prickly Pear House makes the perfect base for guests to explore the beautiful island of Gozo.

Access to this house-of-character is through an alley on the left-hand side off the main San Lawrenz road. The Prickly Pear House has been beautifully renovated to provide all modern amenities, yet retaining the character and style of the original house.  Upon entrance a wide-open plan area invites you gently to discover this holiday home. A fully-equipped kitchen and dining area with a large six-seater dining table and emerald-green apertures along with two green sofa-beds complement perfectly the honey-coloured limestone and the authentic yellowish tiles. A TV with limitless world-wide channels, live streaming and video-on-demands and a log fire place ensures time well-spent with family and friends while cooking exquisite dinners.
Venture up the beautifully traditional limestone stairs to find three well-appointed bedrooms, each with their own private en-suite bathrooms for maximum comfort. The first bedroom has a wonderful king-sized bed with a window overlooking the alley and an en-suite equipped with a combined bath and overhead shower. The next bedroom has two comfortable single beds and a shower en-suite. Finally, the last bedroom has a beautiful king-sized bed and a shower en-suite. It is fair to say, a stay at The Prickly Pear House promises some of the best nights sleep after an adventure filled day.

Climb the spiral limestone staircase to discover an amazing roof terrace, with charcoal grill, an outdoor 6-seater table, sink, toilet and a mini fridge and the highlight of this property being the V-shaped private pool with Jacuzzi Jets and Fountain where spectacular country views can be enjoyed.

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What you should know…

  • Malta International Airport – short ferry crossing to reach the pretty island of Gozo
  • To make sure you see all the sights, a car is recommended
  • To reach the roof terrace, climb up the limestone, spiral staircase

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite TV Working Fireplace Ceiling Fans Parking Space

Ground Floor Level
- Open plan with 6-seater dining table
- Two 3-seater sofa-beds
- Fully-equipped kitchen with gas oven, stove, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee-maker, kettle, crockery, 19 litre water-keg dispenser, 55” TV
- Log Fire Place
- Toilet
                                      
First Floor level
- Bedroom No.1 with king-sized bed and en-suite equipped with a combined bath/shower, toilet and sink, window overlooking the alley
- Bedroom No.2 with two single beds and en-suite equipped with shower, toilet and sink
- Bedroom No.3 with king-sized bed and en-suite equipped with shower, toilet and sink
- Spiral staircase
 
Roof terrace
- 4 sun loungers
- 6-seater outdoor table
- Charcoal Grill with all necessary utilities
- Toilet
- Mini Fridge
- Washing machine
- Pool with Jacuzzi Jets and Fountain
 
Comfort
- Private Pool with Jacuzzi jets
- Sun loungers
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free worldwide TV channels, live streaming and Video-on-Demand
- Fully Air-Conditioned/Heated with a meter Pay-Per-Use system
- Designated smoking area
- Standing Fans
- Off-street free parking nearby
- Free grocery delivery service to your doorstep

Location

About the surrounding area of The Prickly Pear House
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant Historical Sites
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Located next to The Lavender House, The Ramla Red House and The Marigold House. The Prickly Pear House is nestled in a distinctive charming alleyway that reminisce past Gozitan life. Whilst guests may relax and feel disconnected, The Prickly Pear House is situated just off the main road to one of the most sought-after areas on the island; the UNESCO World Heritage Site of ‘Dwejra’.

The Prickly Pear House is situated in the western part of Gozo, in the charming traditional village of San Lawrenz. This picturesque village has succeeded in retaining its traditional, rural lifestyle, making it the perfect place to stay in Gozo. San Lawrenz has an array of shops and restaurants serving delicious Gozitan food and wine. From the village square in San Lawrenz, visitors can take the road down to Dwejra Bay where history lovers will enjoy discovering old chapels and learn about the well-preserved watch tower which dates all the way back to 1652. Dwejra also boasts of several natural wonders, foremost of which is ‘Fungus Rock’, the ‘Azure Window’ and the ‘Inland Sea’.  

Enjoy the slower pace of life and soak up the Gozitan sun. Just a short distance away you will find Xlendi Beach. The crystal clear waters overlooked by cliffs makes the perfect setting. Spend the days swimming, snorkelling or even diving. In fact, Gozo is known as a popular diving spot, great for first timers and experienced divers too. Swim with schools of colourful fish through the networks of undersea caves and sunken WWII bombers! Rambla Bay is another must visit, featuring long stretches of striking red sand, young children will enjoy playing on the beach and splashing in the water under the watchful eyes of lifeguards. Options for water sports here are never ending… paddleboarding, kayaking, tubing, wakeboarding or water-skiing!

There are some great hikes on Gozo that let you see the peaceful countryside, peppered with remarkable geological features begging to be explored. Enjoy the hike from Xaghra to Rambla Bay or challenge yourselves and hike up to the Sanap Cliffs. Each hike is bound to reward you with captivating views. Afterwards, find a spot to eat some delicious, fresh Gozitan food. The locals are well known for their incredible hospitality, encouraging visitors to come back time and time again.
With natural wonders, ancient ruins and delicious food, there is something for every guest – it truly is the perfect holiday destination.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Malta International Airport

(44.4 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Gozo Ferry Terminal

(10.3 km )

Nearest Town/City Victoria

(4.2 km )

Nearest Restaurant Tatitas

(350 meters)

Nearest Supermarket Simpatia Crai Central Market

(350 meters)

Nearest Beach Xlendi Beach

(6.6 km )

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Gozo is the ideal destination for a family holiday. With the island being small, everywhere in Gozo is just a stone’s throw away, making car journeys quick and easy.

The Prickly Pear House is perfect for families! Spend the day on the amazing roof terrace. Soak up the sun on one of the loungers, admire the spectacular country views and watch the children splash around your very own private pool. The children will love the Jacuzzi jets and the fountain feature! Open the mini fridge to find your cooling drink of choice. Cook up a feast on the charcoal grill and enjoy lunches around the outdoor six-seated table. There is also a toilet and sink on the top level so no need to worry about climbing back down that spiral staircase! In the cooler winter evenings, kids can enjoy cuddling up on the sofas in front of the roaring fire, watching a film. Upstairs, there is a lovely bedroom with two single beds and an ensuite - perfect for children to share.

Nearby, Xlendi Bay is a firm family favourite amongst many for it’s a perfect option for young children with its shallow and still waters. For the more adventurous, snorkelling or diving are also popular activities at Xlendi Bay!

Experience the thrill of an action-packed holiday and go mountain biking, kayaking, clifftop hiking and even horse riding! Alternatively, embrace the history, culture and stories that entertain young and adults alike. Visit the megalithic temples at Ġgantija, and the recently restored Il-Kastell fortress towering above the capital of Gozo, Victoria!

For a more laid-back adventure, take a boat ride and tour the coast. You can get to dive and swim at many idyllic spots or you can opt to sail out to Comino, the island that captures the imagination of many. If you’re interested in exploring the island we suggest that you plan a day and return to Gozo at sunset.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Historical Sites

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €300, Credit card details may be requested as guarantee by the owner
Arrival time Check-in 4.00 p.m.
Departure time Check-out 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels are included in the rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Tax Eco Tax in force from 1st June 2016 to be paid by all tourists over the age of 18 as follows: €0.50 per guest per night, capped at a maximum of 10 nights per stay (i.e. Eur 5.00 per guest). The tax contribution will be collected upon arrival by the property owner.
Other Ts and Cs Air Condition/Heating consumption: guests will have to buy Electricity cards of 20 euro each. These are available on their arrival and during their stay by sending us a message. AC meters are set at 38cents (inclusive of VAT) per electricity unit.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 9th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £1,170
Jul 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £1,377
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 £1,170
Nov 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2024 £1,033
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £1,170
Jul 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £1,377
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £1,170
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 10th 2024 £1,033

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 9th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €1,280
Jul 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €1,505
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 €1,280
Nov 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2024 €1,129
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €1,280
Jul 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €1,505
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €1,280
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 10th 2024 €1,129

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 9th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $1,380
Jul 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $1,623
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 $1,380
Nov 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2024 $1,218
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $1,380
Jul 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $1,623
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $1,380
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 10th 2024 $1,218

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Amazing

    on 17/08/2022

    Very beautiful house with a big pool, friendly and quick answering host and the bus stop is about 20 meters away. My friends and I really recommend this house.

  • Very good

    on 20/08/2021

    Lovely and spacious house. Very clean and exactly as expected. Kevin was a great host and we will probably visit again.

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