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The 300-year-old wood oven at the entrance of the converted bakery
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"Il-Forn" in Zebbug 5 min from sea

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Mary

"Il-Forn" in Zebbug 5 min from sea

8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
2 baths
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Free parking on premisesThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

Our restored bakery is found in the rural village of Zebbug on the unique island of Gozo. It is only five minutes drive away from the sea and the city Rabat/Victoria where all the shops are.

Important notes:


30% OFF on monthly bookings

GREAT SET WEEKLY PRICES BETWEEN NOVEMBER & APRIL

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Indoor fireplace
Kitchen
Wifi
Air conditioning

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

Availability

12 Reviews

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Elsje User Profile
Elsje
January 2017
This is a fantastic place to stay! The house has been renovated very well with a great interior but the roof patio was the best part. It has incredible views over the village and the sea. The house has 3 bedrooms, two with double beds and one with 2 singles. The two double rooms …
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Response from Mary:
Dearest Elsje thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was so nice hosting you and your lovely family at our restored bakery. You are great people and took great care of our house and would be very glad to host you some other time in the future. You will always be in our hearts! Mary & Andrew
January 2017
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Huarda
October 2016
Mary and Andrew were welcoming and warm hosts who made us feel at home straight away. They went out of their way to show us where things were on Gozo and recommended activities that we might like. Their house is a beautifully converted old bakery situated on a quiet street in Zeb…
Julia User Profile
Julia
September 2016
mary and andrews place is just so lovely. it is accurately represented in the photos. its really interesting and in a lovely wee village, lovely view from the roof over the local village and church to the sea. it's very quiet, beds are really beautifully comfortable,and it's well…
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Response from Mary:
Dearest Julia we cannot thank you enough for your outstanding reviews! We are so glad you enjoyed staying at our restored bakery and that you found yourselves very comfortable in the house. Yes we agree perfectly with you that even a week is not enough to visit Gozo - even though it is so small there is so much to do and see and there is something for everyone beaches, cultural activities, historical places, great walks along the coast and in nature....We would be very pleased to host you once again here in the little village of Zebbug:)) Wishing you all the best! Mary & Andrew
September 2016
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Stina
July 2016
Mary and Andrew were excellent hosts! They provided all information we needed (and more) The house was great and we enjoyed it very much. The views from the roof terrace is stunning! We used the public busses a lot, and the bus stop is a few meters from the doorstep to "Il forn" …
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Response from Mary:
Dear Stina so nice hearing that you had a great time at our restored bakery and that you found everything so close to you. We are eco-friendly people and thus we recommend our guests to be slightly more sensible about the consumption of electricity and water when it is so expensive and scarce on the island. So sad to hear that it might not have been relaxing to constantly think about it. You had a smart reader telling you how much you are consuming and there was nothing to worry about when you hardly used 70% of the units that were included in the price. Our prices do not include the use of AC but we still give our special guests enough extra units to make the house comfortable. Any extra electricity units used above those included in the price are to be paid at the local government rate. But from your positive recommendations we see that this was not a very big issue at all and we really look forward to hosting you all at our restored bakery "il-Forn". Take care! Mary & Andrew
July 2016
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Mary
December 2015
I have just returned from a wonderful holiday on Gozo, my family and I spent a week in Zebbug staying in "Il- Forn", hosted by Mary and Andrew. They are wonderful hosts, pull out all the stops to welcome us to this beautifully restored and really well equipped house in a village …
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Response from Mary:
Dearest all, we really cannot thank you enough for such an exceptional review! We are so happy that you had a wonderful stay and that all the members of your family enjoyed "il-Forn" and our unique destination - Gozo. Although Gozo is small in size, however it offers so much to our special visitors and there is so many things to see and visit that at times two weeks are not enough to explore all its hidden gems. It will be such a pleasure hosting you at our restored bakery another time so do take care of yourselves and hope to see you very soon! Wish you all a healthy, happy, peaceful future:)) Mary & Andrew
December 2015
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Lucie
October 2015
Il-Forn is a lovely unusual and interesting place to stay and Mary and Andrew were excellent hosts. It has been renovated to a very high standard and was very clean. We did decide to pay the extra for the spa and we were glad we did as it was a great place to relax after a day of…
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Response from Mary:
Dearst Lucie and Craig it was so nice hosting you both. You are a lovely couple and we really enjoyed talking to you when we had the time. A heartfelt thanks for your outstanding review - it is so very nice hearing that our guests look forward to being back in the house and enjoy the spa after a whole day out exploring our lovely island. Wish you both good luck and health in the days to come and it will be our greatest pleasure and honour to host you once again some other time in the near future at our restored bakery "il-Forn":))) Always in our hearts Mary & Andrew
October 2015
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Debbie And Michael
March 2015
Our hosts Mary and Andrew were the best. They were kind and accommodating - and even took us to our dentist's office and the pharmacy on the way home from the ferry! They also offered many tips on enjoying the island served up with pastry and coffee. They have done a stunning job…
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Response from Mary:
Dearest Michael and Debbie thank you so much for your outstanding reviews about our restored bakery and about us as being the best out of nearly 50 hosts you have had so far! Such an honour for us! As you rightly said our village offers exceptional views and Gozo should be a great destination during this time of year. One can do walks in the lush green valleys and hill tops and along the unlimited coastline which offers such varied geological landforms. Historical places are just a stone's throw away from our unique village of Zebbug. Zebbug is the traditional, laid back village, away from it all and there is only one grocery shop, a small one I must say, but as you rightly said the shops and restaurants are only 6 minutes bus drive away and so one can do all the shopping he needs and be back home in just an hour. But there are the vendors, not one bread vendor but two and more than one fruit and vegetable vendors, so if you like to laze in bed in the morning you will still be in time for the next one. Our special guests however opt for shopping their provisions on their way back home after a whole day out as wherever you go by bus in Gozo you always have to end up in the city Victoria. There are three pizzerias serving also grills in our village which serve hearty meals and wine at a relatively low cost of not more than 6 euro for a large pizza. We are a bit disappointed hearing that you felt cold in the house when we gave you enough electricity units for free even to heat up the hot tub if you wished to. You only had to organise yourselves a little bit and be slightly more sensible about the environment - qualities which nomads should have after all:)) At just a bargain of slightly more than 400 euro/week for a house full of character and equipped with towel warmers, airconditioners for heating in both bedrooms and even in the living area and a wood stove, we cannot unfortunately give unlimited electricity for heating. However all the guests we have had so far during the winter months (which were exceptionally wet and cold this year), observed our recommendations and were successful in warming up the house and heat even the spa at no extra costs and they enjoyed their stay giving us excellent reviews. In Malta and Gozo we do not have central heating, but the airconditioning which is used for heating, is the best and most effective (with the lowest costs) means of heating. Our AC's are newly installed and are the latest technology and cannot be more effective than that. Besides the house, being very old and with very thick walls helps to keep the warmth inside and thus is a great plus. We also provide our guests with wood ( at an extra cost ) to burn their wood stove so that, as they come in, the house feels warm and cosy. When guests exceed the allotted electricity units/KWh they are kindly asked to pay at the local rate which is not that expensive. However as I explained there should be no need for any extra payments if you are conscious and turn off appliances when one does not need them. Our islands are encouraging sustainable means of water and electricity consumption and thus our special guests have to be that tiny bit more responsible. But all in all it was a pleasure hosting you and we are glad you enjoyed staying in Gozo and will be back some other time:)) Take care! A big Thank You once again! Mary & Andrew
March 2015

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MaltaJoined in April 2014
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