A great accommodation in Zebbug. Very good pricing, wonderful sea and country views in a quiet area. Big terrace enjoying a breath taking view of the
Come and spend a relaxing holiday in Gozo in a great accommodation in Zebbug. Very good pricing, wonderful sea and country views in a quiet area. Our accommodations are furnished with kitchen, living, sitting room, 2 bathrooms, 3 very spacious bedrooms, big terrace enjoying a breath taking view of the Mediterranean sea equipped with jacuzzi.
At our self catering accommodations, we offer the best of services and are always there to help. Our properties are all of a high standard and equipped with all amenities.
Location of object
Zebbug is Maltese for olives or olive trees, olea europeaea, in Arabic Zejtun. It is a very long-living tree that grows up to five metres high. In Arabic, Zebbug means wild olives, olea silvestris, that differs from the cultivated variety mainly in the spiny lower branches and small leaves and drupes. Some wild olive trees must have been growing beneath the south-east ridge of the village and not on its top, where the north-westerly winds are strong enough to uproot them. It was from these zebbug that eventually the hill got its name. The name of the village is first recorded as zebugi in a document related to the foundation of a religious chantry on 1 September 1492.
Notwithstanding its altitude, Zebbug also had a share in the ravaging and looting of the Turks. Inside the parish church, on the left hand side of the high altar as already referred to, there is a chapel with a beautiful old painting of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin. Folk refer to the image as tal-Virtut, of the miracles. Several folk can swear to this day, that they see the radiant face of the Virgin turning yellowish and pale before an impending natural catastrophe. The miraculous image was also invoked by the people to save them from the threat of invasions.
It is said that one day some corsairs dared to devastate the countryside as far as iz-Zebbug. All of sudden, when they were very close to the village, a lady that resembled the image in the altarpiece appeared on the spot hurling stones to repel the foe. Confused and routed the corsairs returned to their galleys and sailed away. They spread the story among fellow corsairs and since then no one dared to approach iz-Zebbug again.
We really liked this property. The interior is very spacious, and we enjoyed the minimalist decoration. The location is spectacular - on top of the hill looking down toward the sea - there are no building between the house and the sea - just fields. We spent a lot of time just looking at the view either from the terraces or inside. There are some interesting walks straight from the house. The owners live very close so it is easy to get anything fixed. It was easy to book - we booked it about 24 hours before arriving and everything worked smoothly.
Maria Margo from MOSTA
Stayed Feb 2012
Very good value for money and amazing views. The owners were also very helpful and provided for any extra thing that was needed immediately.
Kiki from Heteren
The property for an appartment was very spacious. the property was very well kept and clean. The owner is very kind and is allways there for you when you need something. Good service.
Rachel from Brixton, London
This property ABSOLUTELY exceeded my expectations. The pictures shown, although beautiful, really dont reflect how breathtaking the views are. We watched the sunset in the evening over the sea and watched it rise in the morning, again over the sea. The local beach (Xweni) is visible from the balcony and the roof terrace, we walked to it in roughly 15 mins and were able to follow the road along to Marsalforn, a popular beach town with many restaurants and bars.
Gozo has everything you need a short bus or taxi ride away. We dont drive and although Zebbug is quiet and only has one small but well stocked shop it really didnt matter as there are 2 main supermarkets in the main town of Victoria. The most we paid for a taxi was 15 euros and that took us from one side of the island to the other.
I cant tell you enough how stunning this property is and the owner was very accommodating. I would highly recommend this property and will return again hopefully soon.