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Escape the cold this winter with the Baron Experience

Posted on 04 November 2021

Baron Holiday Homes

It’s been a hard couple of years with the Covid-19 pandemic bringing uncertainty and worry. But now, as travel restrictions are easing many people will be thinking of getting away for a well-deserved winter break to recharge and relax.

If you’d like to enjoy rather than endure the coming winter then why not consider staying at one of our winter ready properties?

Several of our self-catering rental properties on Gozo including the Hamlet Holiday Homes feature underfloor heating, and many apartments at our Hillock Residences at Marsalforn have full heating and air conditioning included in the price.    Some of our villas and restored farmhouse properties also feature open fireplaces which can really make a difference in the cooler winter months. What’s more, some of our unique Baron Holiday Homes also offer indoor heated pools and jacuzzis.

In addition, a few of these properties are clustered near to each other so we can offer the perfect winter getaway on Gozo for larger groups of family and friends. You can see all our properties which can be rented together on our groups page. 

This blog post looks at some Baron Holiday Homes properties and how our in-house services can help you make the most of a cosy winter stay on Gozo. 


Djar Ta Menzja Holiday Homes

Baron Holiday Homes has three private villas located in the village of Sannat near the southern coast of Gozo. Called Djar Ta Menzja 1, Djar Ta Menzja 2, and Djar Ta Menzja 3, these purpose designed and built villas are perfect for group bookings and offer plenty of amenities.

Djar Ta Menzja 1 is the biggest of the three properties and can sleep up to 8 people. While Ta Menzja 2, and Djar Ta Menzja 3 both sleep up to 6 people. The cluster of self-catering properties can easily accommodate groups of up to 20 people.  

All three Baron Holiday Homes have a private 6-seater jacuzzi as well as an outdoor pool. In winter months the AC units can be used for heating and all three properties feature a cosy fireplace in the living rooms. In addition, the Djar Ta Menzja villas all have access to a nearby communal gym and sauna.


The indoor heated jacuzzi at Djar ta' Menzja 1. Photo: Baron Holiday Homes

If you want to venture out to explore the local area there are good walks to be had locally. Sannat is very close to the stunning cliffs at Ta Cenc with their breathtaking views across the Mediterranean. You can also go mountain biking or take a Segway tour and we can arrange a series of activities for you. Other places of interest nearby include The Watch Tower of Mgarr ix-Xini, and the Lace House, which the Queen (then Princess Elizabeth) visited in 1951.

Here are a couple of reviews satisfied guests left for the Djar Ta Menzja properties:

We had a great 4-day stay, the jacuzzi, gym and sauna were perfect for our everyday workouts and the outdoor pool and surrounding area was perfect for relaxing during the day while sitting by the fireplace just enhanced the night. Definitely highly recommended.

Toby Farrugia, 17 November 2020.

“Very nice villa with a spacious bbq/ pool area, jacuzzi one of the best we have ever used, will be back.”

Weslsey Kelly, 15 April 2020.



Hamlet Holiday Homes   

Across the other side of Gozo on the north western coast near the village of Ghasri, Baron Holiday Homes offers another cluster of superb rental properties for group and family getaways.

Hamlet 1 sleeps up to 6 in three bedrooms and offers underfloor heating and a pool.  Hamlet 2 and Hamlet 3 both sleep up to 8 in four bedrooms and both feature underfloor heating as well as indoor and outdoor pools. The indoor pools are heated from mid-October to the end of May. In addition Hamlet 2 has a private jacuzzi. 

Close by is our superb 7-bedroom Dream by Hamlet Holiday Home. This large corner property can sleep up to 14 and offers spectacular views of the sea and Gozo’s picturesque countryside. Like Hamlet 2 & 3, Dream by Hamlet has underfloor heating, outdoor and indoor pools as well as a jacuzzi. It also has a built-in fireplace for cosy gatherings.


The indoor jacuzzi at our Dream by Hamlet Holiday Home. Photo: Baron Holiday Homes

There are lots of things to do and see around Ghasri, including the Ta’ Gurdan lighthouse. A walk to the lighthouse will be rewarded with fabulous 360 degree views of Gozo. And you can also walk from the village to the beautiful secluded valley of Weid il-Għasri – one of the hidden gems of Gozo’s wonderful coastline

Some reviews left by guests staying in our Hamlet properties:

“The house is beautiful with all amenities. Having the heated jacuzzi indoors, fireplace and underfloor heating made the whole place so cosy and warm which was perfect for a weekend at the end of January. The surrounding green area make it also a peaceful stay. I don't think you could find another farmhouse in Gozo offering all this house has.” 

Paula Lucia, 9 March 2020.


“Great farm house with all facilities you need. Indoor pool fantastic for winter.”

Henry Mizzi, 13 November 2018 


Other Baron Holiday Homes with jacuzzis 

We have two other lovely rental properties on Gozo that might be of interest to guests looking to escape the northern European winter.

The first is our Ta Kristoff Holiday Home in Qala – on Gozo’s south eastern coast. This semi-detached property sleeps 8 and has a cosy jacuzzi in the basement.


Inside Ta' Kristoff Holiday Home. Photo: Baron Holiday Homes

The views around Qala are amazing – you can see across to Gozo’s sister island Comino. And there are plenty of secluded inlets to explore as well as the popular beach at Hondoq Ir-Rummien.

Sample guest review:

“What a lovely house with plenty of space for quiet reading times and a great big table to come together to eat and play games. The views are wonderful to the sea and we loved the pool and the jacuzzi. We used the buses to get around the island but sometimes these are full so also found having a moped handy for nipping to the shops. The bus stop is a 10 minute walk. Qala has a pretty square with nice restaurants and bars surrounding it.”

Melanie Lee, 6 November 2018

The other property with a jacuzzi is our Tan-Nanna Holiday Home. Full of traditional character, this rental property near Xaghra is a great choice for a gathering of friends or family. It can sleep up to 12 people in five bedrooms – two of which have their own private terraces. Tan-Nanna features wooden beams and a lovely built-in fireplace. And, of course, one of its main attractions is a 6-seater Jacuzzi.


The jacuzzi inside Tan-Nanna Holiday Home. Photo: Baron Holiday Homes

Xaghra’s village square is only a 20 minute walk away and has quite a few tempting restaurants and cafés. And if you’re interested in Gozo’s fascinating past then you’ll want to visit the Ggantija Temples – a UNESCO World Heritage site near Xaghra.

Sample guest review:

“We had a lovely stay at Tan-Nanna Holiday Home. It's fully equipped with all necessities and the house was nice and clean. We stayed in January and the house was surprisingly warm and cosy. I'm sure its perfect during the summer season as well as it has a nice pool. I would definitely recommend this home and Baron Holiday Homes for their sterling service. Ann is lovely and gave us a nice welcome!”

Pamela Muscat, 6 January 2020.


The Baron Experience

Part of pampering yourself and your friends and family is being looked after – and that’s what we try to do with our range of in-house services – what we call the Baron Experience.

We can organise extra services such as a private chef to come and cook in your Gozo rental property while you’re staying with us. Other services range from organising wine tours to a masseuse and facial treatments. More details can be found in our previous blog post Make The Most Of your Gozo Holiday With Our Extra Services.


Christmas on Gozo 2021

If you’re thinking of visiting Gozo over the Christmas period then you can look forward to a truly unique experience. Christmas is a special time of year on Gozo and is celebrated in style. You’ll see many beautifully lit nativity scenes (presepju) all over the island – in shops, homes and businesses. And the streets of Gozo’s capital and its many villages will sparkle with Christmas lights. And there will also be a return to hosting some special Christmas-themed events this year, such as:

Christmas in the Square, Xewkija -10, 11 & 12 December 2021

Milied fl-Ghejjun, Fontana – 17 December 2021

Both events will include live entertainment, stalls selling Christmas foods, and lots of other festive activities.


Ask us for help

Baron Holiday Homes is happy to organise car hire, tours of Gozo, and special activities for our guests. Just get in touch and we'll tell you all you need to know about walks near to your rental property, special events in villages nearby, and other local information.

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