COSY HOLIDAY COTTAGE - A FEW MINUTES AWAY FROM BEACH & WORLD HERITAGE TEMPLES

Julia Farrugia

Speaks french, italian, english, Maltese
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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COSY HOLIDAY COTTAGE - A FEW MINUTES AWAY FROM BEACH & WORLD HERITAGE TEMPLES

Qrendi Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Historical cottage enjoying many features

This historical cottage is a true gem. Tucked in an alley, the cosy property is an ideal retreat for those who love nature. Built more than 110 years ago it once formed part of a mill house. An astounding arched living room highlights the beautiful restoration of this place.

It is just two roads away from the historical Guarena Palace where Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt spent almost a month in June 2011 during the filming of World War Z.

The cottage offers a tranquil setting with country views. A short 2 min walk will get you right in the heart of the pristine countryside which stretches up to one of the most beautiful spots on the island: Blue Grotto nestled in the sought after fishing village of Wied iz-Zurrieq. Just after 5 minutes on foot you will get the first glimpse of the blue sea with the panoramic view of the small island of Filfla (protected nature reserve). A 2 minute drive will take you to the UNESCO world heritage temples of Hagar Qim.

The sunny courtyard of this house is a favorite spot. Our herb corner, BBQ, wooden extendable table with 8 chairs, umbrella and deck chair await you...

An excellent place to start your day, enjoying breakfast to the sound of birds. Also a lovely spot to dine alfresco in the evenings. It’s the place to be during the village festa: chill out with a glass of wine whilst the colourful fireworks light the skies.

The village of Qrendi has a population of 2,627. The cottage is a few metres away from the 'Maqluba', an enormous depression, which fell from the cliff during a storm in 1343. According to legend nuns living in a nearby monastery had warned 'bad' people in the area, that God will soon punish those who do not change their lifestyle ...

There are seven chapels in the village some of which date back to the 15th century.

Don't miss the Megalithic temples of Imnajdra and Hagar Qim described by the World Heritage Sites committee as 'unique architectural masterpieces.' In 1992 UNESCO recognized Hagar Qim and four other Maltese megalithic structures as World Heritage Sites.

Enjoy a walk close to the cliffs surrounding the temples and take snapshots of Filfla Island and the historical Hamrija tower, a fortification that the the Knights of Malta built on the island of Malta. This watchtower is one of 13 such towers that Grand Master Martin de Redin built. Constructed in 1569 it was the 12th tower in the series of de Redin towers and the last on Malta´s South Western Coast. Adjacent to this tower is the Sir William Congreve Memorial. This former Governor was so much in love with the village of Qrendi that he chose to be buried in the sea between the temples of Imnajdra and Filfla.

A few winding streets away from the cottage, right in the heart of the village, you will find Tal-Kaptan Tower. Privately owned, this tower was built in the late Medieval period. It is unique in Malta and renowned for its octagonal plan. Close to this tower, one can enjoy a private insect exhibition.

A 5 minute drive takes you to the nearby village of Siggiewi offering various attractions: Ghar Lapsi beach and the Limestone Heritage Park & Gardens – a celebration of Malta’s vibrant history and its unique stone resource.

Leisure activities: country walks, jogging, cycling, swimming, scenic drives, site seeing.

If you're a keen golfer why don't you try the Royal Malta Golf Club in Marsa - 15 minute drive.

In Qrendi, there are two annual village fiestas. The feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrated on the 23rd June, while the festa of Santa Maria is celebrated on the 15th August. Both feasts are coupled with brass band marches, fireworks, and beautifully decorated streets.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
John and I so enjoyed living the Qrendi village life and meeting you, your mother and your lovely baby. The house is so comfortable and so different from England.

Truly a holiday to remember.

Best wishes to you all
May 2013
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Julia Farrugia

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks french, italian, english, Maltese
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

4.9
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Cosy holiday cottage - a few minutes away from beach & world heritage temples
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
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Cosy holiday cottage - a few minutes away from beach & world heritage temples
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Qrendi Island of Malta
5

EXCELLENT COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
What a lovely cottage. Excellent location.

Cottage is so clean and offers an outstanding base for a great holiday in Malta.

The owner is such a lovely person with outstanding manners and an eye for detail.

Truly a lovely place to stay. Will definitely recommend.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susanne,

It was a pleasure hosting you and your family. We look forward to meeting you again.

Have a lovely summer.
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Cosy holiday cottage - a few minutes away from beach & world heritage temples
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Qrendi Island of Malta
Champlin, MN USA
5

WONDERFUL ACCOMODATIONS, EXCELLENT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
Our family recently stayed for a week at this lovely home in Qrendi and had a most enjoyable time. The cottage is lovely and well appointed with all of the ammenities you could ask for. We loved the fact that it was a traditional home so we could experience real living in Malta and the countryside. The outdoor patio was superb, offering privacy and beautiful views. The neighbors were so friendly and helpful, we felt very welcomed. Qrendi is a beautiful little town; the church is lovely and the town is well situated for site seeing. The Blue Grotto and Hagar Qim temples are very close and if you're up for a good walk, I would recommend doing so. We loved Mdina and the crafts village and the Dingli cliffs were amazing! Valleta is beautiful and bustling. We didn't have time to stop in Sliema but were told it is also a great place to visit. Gozo is a must see, we really loved Gozo. We toured the Azure window and fungus rock. If you're in to wineries then we highly suggest Tal-Massar. We were able to book a last minute private tour and had a wonderful experience. The owners are fantastic and have amazing knowledge of the science, art and history of wine making.
The cottage was a great base for us for all of our touring. We rented a car from Billy's Car hire and had a great experience; Nick was so helpful and friendly and even led us to our meeting place! I would recommend them if you're interested in renting a car.
We couldn't have asked for a better home to spend our vacation and celebrate the New Year at. Thank you Julia!!
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So kind of you! Thanks a lot for your lovely words.

Lovely to hear that you visited so many places during your stay in Malta.

Is-sena t-tajba (Happy new year) and thanks again for choosing our cottage.
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Cosy holiday cottage - a few minutes away from beach & world heritage temples
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Qrendi Island of Malta
5

A LOVELY PLACE IN A LOVELY VILLAGE

  • 5 of 5
We did not regret that we have chosen this cottage: Qrendi is a very clean and quiet village and the location was a good starting point for many sight-seeings. The cottage is well-maintained, clean and decorated with a lot of nice things. The customer service is brilliant: Starting with the E-Mail contact before our holidays, a warm welcome and the attentiveness in general: There was food/drinks for the first days and other equipment (like dish liquid, beach towels, pressing iron etc.) which was very helpful. We loved to relax on the terrace when returning from our excursions, there are a lot of plants, a huge parasol protected us from the sun and we always had a light wind. The beaches are not nearby, but by rental car reachable within 30-45 min. (we preferred Golden Bay and Ghajn Tuhhieha Bay). A visit of Mdina and sitting in one of the restaurants with a view is a must. Valletta is really a beautiful city (there is a car park so that you do not have to worry about a parking place), Marsaxlokk has a nice harbour with colourful fishing boats, a lot of restaurants along the promenade and a great market on Sundays. The temples, especially Hagar Qim, are impressing. Gozo is worthwhile a visit as well, a trip with the ferry lasts about 30 min. We enjoyed our holidays in Malta - thank you, Julia, for making this possible!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a million for your feedback.

It was a true honour and pleasure to host you and your son... and super happy to hear that you had a fantastic time in Malta and Gozo.

Until we meet again - tschüs

Julia
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Cosy holiday cottage - a few minutes away from beach & world heritage temples
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1011098
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Qrendi Island of Malta
5

PRETTIG VERBIJF IN EEN ERG NETJES EN COMPLEET HUIS

  • 5 of 5
Zeer compleet vakantiehuis in een heel vriendelijk dorp.
Alle bezienswaardigheden en stranden prima met de bus vanuit het dorp te bereiken.
Erg prettig was het welkomstpakket met boodschappen.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bedankt voor uw feedback.

Het was inderdaad ons een genoegen u hosting. Wat een leuke familie!Thanks for your kind feedback.

It was indeed our pleasure hosting you. What a lovely family!

Thanks so much.
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Cosy holiday cottage - a few minutes away from beach & world heritage temples
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1011098
+356 79936690
Qrendi Island of Malta
5

CHARMING

  • 5 of 5
This is a very charming cottage, with very easy access to the bus and all your general needs. Julia is very kind and helpful; she was always available anytime I had any questions or concerns.

I moved to Malta and needed a place to stay while I made long term arrangements; this cottage was perfect for me while I did this !

I would highly recommend this cottage for anyone traveling to Malta, Qrendi is a lovely little village with so much history and interesting sites, and as mentioned above it is close to bus should you wish to visit other places.

Thank you Julia for all your help and allowing us (and the cats !) the use of your cottage.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Stephanie,

Thanks so much for your kind feedback.

I am really happy that you enjoyed the time you spent in our cottage and village.

It was truly our pleasure to be part of this important milestone in your life, hosting you and your two beautiful cats.

Thanks for choosing Malta.

We will be an email or sms away should you ever need any further assistance in settling in our island.

Grazzi (thank you).

Julia
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Cosy holiday cottage - a few minutes away from beach & world heritage temples
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p1011098
+356 79936690
Qrendi Island of Malta
5

WISHED WE COULD HAVE STAYED LONGER!

  • 5 of 5
We stopped off in Qrendi on our way to a wedding and week-long holiday in Gozo. Only staying a short while in Malta, we were fortunate enough to find this lovely home. The cottage is a short drive from the airport and was quite easy to find. It is a very quiet and private retreat where you can relax after your day traveling about. The proximity to the sea and the nearby temples is fantastic. Most remarkable is the character of this cute little home, full of history and nestled into the structure of the surrounding homes. This cottage has been lovingly restored. We felt as if we were staying in the home of a close friend. We highly recommend this cottage and hope to return ourselves one day!
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a true pleasure reading this lovely comment. We are honoured to have been part of your holiday and family wedding celebrations. Looking forward to catching up again. Grazzi hafna (thank you so much)
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Malta International Airport, Luqa
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Wied iz-Zurrieq, Blue Grotto
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Qrendi Football Club and Lourdes Band Club
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Royal Malta Golf Club in Marsa
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Hagar Qim Bar & Restaurant, Step In, Blue Cave
Car: recommended

The cottage is just a 2 minute drive away from the major attractions in this area: Hagar Qim temple which is a UNESCO world heritage and the megalithic temples of Imnajdra, Blue Grotto, Wied iz-Zurrieq, Maqluba ruins and Ghar Lapsi bay. You may wish to take the scenery route on foot. You'll reach these attractions in 20 minutes.

The house is a few meters away from The Guarena Palace, which in April/May hosted star actor Tom Hanks. The 55-year-old actor is in Malta for 14 weeks to shoot a feature film recounting the true story of a US sea captain’s encounter with Somali pirates in 2009.

The Guarena Palace in Qrendi was also chosen by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in June 2011 during the filming of World War Z.

The silent medieval city Mdina is only a 15 min drive away.

Qrendi is well connected with the capital city Valletta. Public Transport runs regularly between the village and Valletta (30 minute journey). The Qrendi bus terminal is in the square, a 3 minute walk from the cottage.

Local services & businesses: Pick your fresh vegetables directly from our farmer friend who lives a street up our place. Groceries, butcher and stationer are all within walking distance. Banks and ATM reachable within a 4-minute drive.

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Availability & Rates

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Qrendi Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Oct 15 2014
4 night minimum stay
€85
€595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season 1
Oct 16 2014 - Dec 16 2014
4 night minimum stay
€65
€455
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 17 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
€85
€595
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 3
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
€65
€455
 
 
Spring
Mar 21 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
€75
€525
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Oct 15 2015
4 night minimum stay
€85
€595
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €0.00
If you would like to place a reservation you are kindly requested to effect full payment.

Customers can transfer money to our account through a bank transfer.
Notes Payment in Euro only through Bank Sepa Payment - Kindly contact us for our IBAN code.

Fully refundable security deposit of EUR200 to cover damage or breakages is required upon arrival. Your stay is important to us. We are offering a FREE food starter pack which includes: milk, cereal, yoghurt, bread and other goodies.
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Amenities

Qrendi Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 133 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Backpack
  • Wireless Internet
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Telescope
  • Shampoo
  • Bottled Water
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Main bathroom has a bath & hand held shower. Spare bathroom has a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Cosy, overlooking courtyard. Dresser drawers. A/C
  • Upstairs one can enjoy 2 bedrooms. The large high ceiling main bedroom with antique wooden beams is a true relaxing area. Room includes large wrought iron bed, large wardrobe, linen storage alcove and air conditioner. Room overlooks courtyard and offers natural light. If you wish to have a sleep over, you can create an artificial night by shutting off the antique wooden window. A cosy corner in the main bedroom is our library in an attic. We offer a good selection of fiction and non-fiction books which also includes a children's selection. Main bedroom has an en suite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
Free wi-fi. 2 binoculars available for bird spotting and hiking. Living room: with TV and a small film/dvd collection. Main bedroom is also equipped with a TV. Travel light: you can leave your hairdryer at home. A professional hairdryer is available on site. House is equipped with anti-fire equipment and first aid box. Baby bed & 2 high-chairs will be prepared upon request prior to your arrival. Baby linen also provided. A large Christmas tree with decorations is mounted up during the festive period of December. The cottage is fully licenced and approved by the Malta Tourism Authority.
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