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IL-KIOSTRO, LUXURY 300 YEAR OLD HOUSE OF CHARACTER, A HOLIDAY GEM.

Raymond Barbara

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, italian, Maltese
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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IL-KIOSTRO, LUXURY 300 YEAR OLD HOUSE OF CHARACTER, A HOLIDAY GEM.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Zurrieq Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 6 to 7 people

This property is a historic 300 year old expertly converted Maltese farmhouse, retaining all its original features and charm. This home is impeccably furnished to high standard. The feeling is exciting, romantic and tranquil and will surely appreciate the efforts done by the owner who converted this house with all this heart. Located in the village of Zurrieq. Within walking distance off the village square, one will find all amenities.

Zurrieq is located 1.5 km away from the sea.

PROPERTY IS FULLY LICENCED: The property is fully Licenced with the MALTA TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Raymond Barbara (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, italian, Maltese

Why Raymond Barbara chose Zurrieq

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Wied I?-?urrieq - Virtual Tour - Il-Qrendi

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What makes this farmhouse unique

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Wied I?-?urrieq - Virtual Tour - Il-Qrendi

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The Wied i?-?urrieq hamlet and small fishing port has long been the source of a dispute between the Qrendi and ?urrieq population over its ownership, a dispute that goes back to the other century. Although named Wied i?-?urrieq, the valley itself...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Raymond,



We are now from yesterday evening in our house in Vieille-Eglise en Yvelines.

Every thing works well from your house to our.

We would like, my brother, my sister-in law, my wife and I, to tell you how we were lucky to rent your house.

It was exactly the house what we expect to have.

The location in Zurriecq, the volume of the rooms, theirs design, and the fact that the bedrooms in the house are isolated each one from each others, It’s give to the house around the swimming poo,l a strong impression of lot of space.

Thank you fot the “design magazin”.

We also enjoy your kindness, your affordability and availabilty, which really help us to have a better and a true understanding of every thing about Malta.



Once again, Raymond, Thank you



jean-paul Guibert
Mar 2013
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Il-KIOSTRO, luxury 300 year old house of character, a holiday gem.
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 21 reviews
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Il-KIOSTRO, luxury 300 year old house of character, a holiday gem.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65959
+356 -(0)795 92059
Zurrieq Island of Malta
5

Superb

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed for just under a week at this beautiful property. We were greeted at the airport by Raymond, the owner, who took the trouble to wait whilst we got our hire car and then "led us" to his property.

The villa is spacious, very well equipped and charming; if anything, the photographs on this site do not do it justice.

It is in an excellent, quiet location close to the Blue Grotto but within a 10-15 minute drive of key places such as Valetta, Mdina and St Juliens for a night out.

Raymond gave us a very warm, friendly welcome, provided us tips and advice and left us alone for the rest of the stay which was just right. There are numerous reviews in his visitors book, all of which are very positive demonstrating this was not just a one off.

Overall, we had a lovely, relaxing break and we would strongly recommend this villa to anyone.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Il-KIOSTRO, luxury 300 year old house of character, a holiday gem.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65959
+356 -(0)795 92059
Zurrieq Island of Malta
5

For a taste of the real Malta stay in Il Kiostro.

  • 5 of 5
Hi Raymond,
My apologies for not writing sooner but we have been so busy since arriving home.
We all had a great holiday in Malta and loved staying in your beautiful Farmhouse with it’s lovely courtyard garden (the web pictures don’t do it justice!). We are so pleased we stayed there as it gave us a real taste of Malta and it’s very friendly people, everyone was so helpful in the town and we highly recommend your local bakery and ‘Pie shop’. Thank you also for your hospitality and advice and arranging for my parents to stay an extra night.
As you know we have a Gite business in France so have very high standards when booking accommodation, your Farmhouse surpassed our expectations and we would (and will) recommend it to our friends and family.
Thank you again.
With warmest regards,
Erika, Rob, Christian, Mathis and Neo,
We are a family of five, with a 3, 5 and 13 year old and also with Grandparents, plenty of room.
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Il-KIOSTRO, luxury 300 year old house of character, a holiday gem.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65959
+356 -(0)795 92059
Zurrieq Island of Malta
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5

Beautiful historic farmhouse

  • 5 of 5
Il-Kiostro was everything we expected of a traditional old farmhouse in Malta - stone-built, charming and unexpected in layout, and tastefully furnished. The owner met us on our arrival and gave us all the information we needed to have a peaceful and enjoyable stay. What a pleasure it was to return on a hot day from visiting historic sites in Malta and to throw ourselves into the delightful pool, or to sit on one of the numerous terraces or cool and comfortable sitting rooms. All the shops we might need were close by and all the equipment necessary to prepare meals was there in the well-stocked kitchen. We were only two, but the farmhouse has ample space for six adults without crowding. We will definitely plan to return - perhaps next time with friends.
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests,
I am happy that you found everything you needed and had a great time at IL-KIOSTRO.
Hope to see you again,
Raymond , ( owner )
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Il-KIOSTRO, luxury 300 year old house of character, a holiday gem.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65959
+356 -(0)795 92059
Zurrieq Island of Malta
5

Beautiful villa - full of rustic charm

  • 5 of 5
Il Kiostro is a beautiful villa, full of authentic Maltese charm. The villa is bigger than we imagined with lots of lovely 'hidden' spaces from the spiral staircase to the balconies and terraces. We were a family of 5 and never felt on top of each other; there was always somewhere to escape to read or relax!
The villa is in the centre of Zurrieq, a typical Maltese town which maintains its strong traditions and makes you feel that you are part of the 'real' Malta. A car is important if you want to explore further afield, however the bus service was excellent too. Our daughter has coeliac disease and has to eat a strict gluten free diet; we were over the moon to discover the huge range of gluten free products available in the supermarket 'Pavi' a short drive away), more than we have ever seen here in the UK! Restaurants and bars can be found a short drive away in the Blue Grotto and Valatta as well as all the other tourist destinations in Malta. We didn't eat out often as the BBQ next to pool was perfect for al fresco dining and the villa was so charming we didn't feel the need to venture out night after night.
Raymond, the owner was on hand if we ever needed him and always happy to help - when one of our party needed a doctor he arranged it all straight away. He also met us at the airport which was a great start to our holiday.
We stayed during the festival season, where the Maltese celebrate their Saints with a feast. This meant that there was a real celebratory atmosphere - the Maltese love their fireworks!
We would definitely go back to Il Kiostro and would recommend it to anyone who wants a true taste of Malta.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting your comments, i am happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to meet you all again in the near future.
Your host,
Raymond.
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Il-KIOSTRO, luxury 300 year old house of character, a holiday gem.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65959
+356 -(0)795 92059
Zurrieq Island of Malta
5

great holiday!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week, all was great. Raymond helped us with everything including to get a cheap rental car.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment, i am happy that you enjoyed your stay in Malta and specialy in my Property
like all my past guests..
I hope to see you all again in the near furure.
Raymond.
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Il-KIOSTRO, luxury 300 year old house of character, a holiday gem.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65959
+356 -(0)795 92059
Zurrieq Island of Malta
5

Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5
This is like living in your own little castle, with outside shady courtyards and stone steps outside leading up to the bedrooms. It has to be said the pool is tiny, but the water is clean and warm (July) and the jacuzzi was a great feature. A shady outside living room beside the pool was great for both day and evening, and useful for keeping babies out of the sun.

The kitchen was well equipped, and the bathrooms had good showers. The two upstairs bedrooms had ensuites. The third bedroom was actually a very large ground floor living room, it would have been a long walk through the hall and kitchen to the bathroom at night if this was used.. There was a very narrow, winding stone staircase between this bedroom and the one above, which could have been a hazard for children, but you didn't have to use it, you could close it off from above.

Parking is not available immediately outside the property, but you can stop briefly in the very narrow one way street outside to unload cases or shopping, and then park at the bottom of the street. The Maltese seem very patient about waiting a minute while you do this!

Air con is available for two of the bedrooms at 10 euros per bedroom per night. You will definitely need this in the hotter months.

Raymond is a very helpful owner, anxious that you should have a great time, and a great source of information. There is a Lidl supermarket locally he will show you, but the best one we found was one of the GS chain in Naxxar.

Be aware that the Maltese like their fireworks, which they will set off whenever they feel like celebrating, and 8.00am is not at all unusual, they seem to go for noise rather than spectacle!.

I would recommend this house thoroughly, you will love it. Perhaps not with young toddlers you cannot rely on, because of the unfenced pool and staircases, but for everyone else, don't hesitate!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Gudia airport
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Valletta port
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The property is located about 200mt. off the main village square. Zurrieq village is 1 kilometer away from the famous blue grotto ( sea side ).A typical old maltese village full of character.

?urrieq is the largest village in the southern area, and one of the original medieval parishes. Much of the village survives from the time before the arrival of the Knights and provides an insight into pre-baroque Malta. The village is near some spectacular coastline - the picturesque, tiny harbour of Wied i?-?urrieq at the end of a rugged valley. From the harbour, you can take a short boat trip to the Blue Grotto, a series of natural, sea-level caves, and a local beauty spot. ?urrieq and the surrounding area are rich in archaeological and historic sites, including several ancient chapels, a Roman tower, Punic tombs and a strange, free-standing room with an Egyptian cornice - possibly part of a temple of Melqart mentioned by Ptolemy, the 2nd century Greek geographer and astronomer.

Other Activities: the island itself is full of Historic places dating back to prehistoric ages.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From €945 Per week

Zurrieq Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
NOVEMBERl 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
From
€62
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,295
 
 
LOW SEASON DEC.
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
From
€67
Fri,Sat,Sun
€945
 
 
CHRISTMAS-NEW YEAR
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,766
 
 
January low season
Jan 11 2015 - Jan 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€945
 
 
February low season
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€945
 
 
March 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,295
 
 
April
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
 
 
May
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
 
 
June
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,540
 
 
July 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,750
 
 
August
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,890
 
 
September
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,540
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes For further details please contact us, we will answer back within 24 hours. Your host - Raymond Barbara.
CHANGE OVER DAYS ARE PREFERABLY ON SATURDAYS.( other dates considered)

Low Season rates are for 2 persons.

airconditions are at 5 euro a day extra
Unrefunded 33 % on confirmation of booking by bank transfer and the balance 6 to 4 weeks before arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Zurrieq Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • ensuites - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • All ensuite have showers, sink and WC, all newly done to high standard.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Main - 1 king , 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Main bedroom on ground floor with sitting room and fire place, with entrance to pool area, (has small toilet and sink, shower is available 10mts away). Double bedroom on first floor en suite with shower and WC, enjoying nice big terrace overlooking the court-yard. Twin bedroom on first floor with en suite shower and WC, with terrace overlooking the pool. Put up bed is available. Baby cot is available.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A private chef is available throughout your stay at IL-KIOSTRO by appointment. Matthew Attard offers a comprehensive service that includes shopping, preparing, serving and clearing. He is willing to discuss your personal requirements in advance either by email or telephone. Email: skittz31@hotmail.com Tel: 00356 9986 9866. Swimming pool area with jacuzzi surrounded with plants. BBQ is available.

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