7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14 - Now accepting bookings for Summer 2019
- english, italian, Maltese
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 14
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Old Malta at its best!
Stunning romanesque style property in generous and secluded grounds with every possible amenity. Twelve of us had a wonderful week exploring historic Malta and enjoying the delights of the Casa San Rocco. Only yards from a corner shop and 100yds from a well stocked supermarket (Maypole). 100yds from a main bus route, but we made great use of local taxis (Ecabs - get their App) which were inexpensive and very reliable. The local chef, Matt, was both charming and talented, so much so that he cooked for us 3 times! Everything highly recommended.
The sheer beauty of the property was not sufficiently emphasised in the brochure
A pleasant stay in a stunning villa
The nine of us really enjoyed ourselves here - it was a stunning villa. We came during the week of Santa Marija so there were amazing fireworks every evening of which we had a great view from the top of the tower. But lots of confusion over availability of a chef - the advertised chef turned out to be working in Corfu all summer, and the next choice never responded. It would save a lot of irritation if the property manager made arrangements directly with the chef!!
Thank you for your review and kind words about Casa San Rocco and I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the Santa Marija fireworks which are so spectacular. The Tower offers a real bird's eye view of the village and is an ideal spot to view the pyrotechnic display. Meanwhile I am very sorry to hear that the recommended chef Matthew Attard disappointed you and his replacement let you down too. Thank you for pointing this out and please accept my apologies on their behalf. We list the chef's details on the website only by way of recommendation and don't get involved in any of the arrangements . I shall be taking up this issue ASAP and will consider replacing him.
A wonderful oasis
Our family spent a delightful week at Casa San Rocco the first week of July to celebrate a significant anniversary. We were 8 adults and 6 children (from 20 months to 16 years). This property easily accommodated our group with lots of areas to gather, as well as plenty of secluded nooks for a quiet read.
The house is very large and beautifully furnished with several outside terraces and a lovely pool. The grounds are so comfortable that it was tempting to just stay at the villa to enjoy the day.
But our group found Malta so interesting that we were all off in different directions every day to explore something new, coming back late in the afternoon to enjoy the pool and dinner prepared by Chef Matthew Attard. We had originally booked Matthew for 3 nights but after tasting his food on our first night, booked him for any remaining nights he had free. Matthew is a gifted chef and added a lot to our enjoyment of Casa San Rocco.
The house is located in Hal Ghaxaq, a village which is centrally located in the southern part of the island. Our group had rented 1 large van and we also used Nick’s Chauffeur Services. Nick’s drivers are excellent and also a font of knowledge about Malta – sites to visit, history, politics, etc. We highly recommend them.
One of the highlights of our week was an all day excursion on the catamaran Maxim with skipper Ada Cuciuc. This was an adventure that will long be remembered. Thanks Ada!
And, I must also say thanks to Connie, the housekeeper, who helped to make our stay so comfortable.
We had a great week at this beautiful property.
Our extended family spent a week in this beautiful house in June. We were a party of 10 adults and were easily accommodated in this large property.
The house is beautifully furnished and has plenty of outside terraces for dining and relaxing. The housekeeper Connie was very helpful and assisted us when we had any issues or requests. We used the services of the Chef and really enjoyed the meal he prepared for us on our first night. The house is located in the small spread out village of Hal Ghaxaq and about 8 kilometres from Valetta. Our group hired 2 cars but used taxis to commute in and out of Valetta which was easier than trying to find parking and the roads are quite busy in Malta . You do need a car to travel to beaches, the best of which are in the north of the island. In terms of distance, everything is quite close but traffic makes travelling quite slow. All in all we had a great holiday in this beautiful old house.
Ghaxaq is a charming village situated in the South of the Island. It is mainly residential, although large areas are still used for agriculture. Ghaxaq is popularly renowned for its two feasts, those of St. Mary and St. Joseph. Held on the first Sunday in June, and the 15th of August, the villagers of Ghaxaq celebrate in style. The entire village is decorated with numerous statues, coloured lights and banners, with celebrations culminating in a fireworks display and performances from the two rival band clubs.
The Capital City of Valletta is only 6km away, with the breath-taking St. John's Cathedral, the delightful Barrakka Gardens and The Grand Harbour which the gardens overlook, all being 'must-see' sights on your list. Valletta is also home to The Fine Arts Museum, The Lascaris War Rooms and The Malta Experience.
Just 2km from Ghaxaq you will find the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Still very much in use by fisherman today, providing lampuki, swordfish and tuna for the whole island. There are a number of fantastic fish restaurants to choose from, and be sure to visit the very busy market which takes place ever Sunday.
If spending your day relaxing on the beach is how you like to spend your time, there are plenty of easily accessible sandy beaches to choose from in Malta.For those a bit more adventurous there is 'St. Peter's Pool' close to Marsaxslokk. Away from all amenities, so usually fairly quiet and is considered one of the most beautiful natural swimming pools in Malta. The North part of the island holds the majority of the sandy beaches, and this is where most water-sports and diving activity takes place.