The word “Villa” conjures up panoramic vistas of the Mediterranean with a large house overlooking azure waters, terraces with trees and a pool. Villas are always classic, elegant homes that are impressive and aspirational. Although some may be of some age, the majority are modern and minimalistic with some unrenovated gems to be found in-between and in Gozo the views can be truly stunning! Villas usually consist of two or more floors and some date back to the sixties and seventies and all are usually found located away from towns and cities, assuring a peaceful and relaxed life for its occupants and owners.
Villas provide the perfect home for large or extended families. When it comes to accommodation, villas usually have a minimum of three and up to eight bedrooms with private balconies leading off most of the rooms to entertainment decks and converted rooftops. They often come with more than just a bit of extra land and some have expansive gardens, pools and parking for several cars. Rooms are generous in size and will often include large reception areas, a formal and informal dining room, while some of the older classic beauties may even. Modern villas on Gozo are sought-after and prestigious properties and often located in exclusive, private estates or upmarket neighbourhoods. Villas have gained immense popularity on Gozo for several reasons: not only has the property scene boomed in the country, there are countless wealthy individuals who can now afford to buy these more expensive and large homes and they are also the ones who prefer to live in homes that are located away from urban centres.
Villas also offer the perfect solution for those who want to start up businesses in the tourism industry, as villas are often bought and converted into upmarket boutique hotels, spas, wedding venues and more. The fact that villas almost always have additional surrounding land is perfect for creating additional guest parking spots, should you use a villa for business. Because villas are also located some distance away from their neighbours, it makes them ideal property types where some noise may be expected during daily operations.
Typical “villa neighbourhoods” are usually discreet and quiet, oozing sophistication, class and tranquillity and as stated are located away from urban centres. Some villas are purpose-built in remote locations upon the request of owners who want to escape from it all. If you are after exclusivity, views and space, villas can be found all over Gozo but make sure to brief your estate agent about exactly what you are after.