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Grand 18th Century Country House set in large gardens with pool.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
chateau / country house
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
7
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Ħal Għaxaq Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

Casa San Rocco is a spacious grand old house with a separate tower at the bottom of a large, lush and verdant garden. This outstanding property consists of a welcoming entrance hall leading to a number of large reception rooms, all accessible through a central courtyard bringing light to every room. Around the courtyard you will find a sitting room with fireplace, study, dining room, drawing room with fireplace, kitchen and breakfast room. On the first floor there are four bedrooms all with bathrooms and terraces. The stunning massive garden is stocked with mature trees and beautiful greenery and has a pond, a large swimming pool and deck. Overlooking the swimming pool is a separate annex in the form of an old tower, consisting of an open plan living/dining room with fireplace, kitchen and two double bedrooms both with bathrooms. Complementing this amazing property is a separate one bedroom annex. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Alex duPuis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian, Maltese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2016

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Grand 18th Century Country House set in large gardens with pool.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Not a holiday house, - a holiday block!

  • 5 of 5

This is not just a house it is a whole block! The entrance to the house is quite anonymous from outside. It is seemingly just another door in the small village street. But once you open it you have a whole world of luxury all to yourself! It really makes you feel like royalty. Alle the rooms are nice and big and there are enough balconies for almost everyone in the party to have their own. The big common area in the backyard is beautifully kept with trees and flowers and the barbeque area is the ideal place for long evenings relaxing with your friends and family. The kitchen is not very big but very well equipped. Staying at the tower suite makes you feel like Rapunsel and the view from the tower rooftop is magnificent. We had a problem with one of the airconditioners one day and the property manager came over and fixed it right away. This is a place I could definetely recommend and would love to come back to. Its privacy, beauty and magnificent garden/yard I believe would be ideal for small intimate wedding parties. As it is a big stone building covering almost an entire block the wifi only reaches part of the house, so bring a repeater if you need to be online by the pool. It is literrally only 5 minutes away from the airport, but we never heard any noise from air traffic. Just outside the doorstep is a small convenience store and a butcher. A large supermarket is only minutes away. There are many nice roads you can go for a walk. One of the highlights of the week was running down to St Peters Pool and jumping in before running back.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Superb Holiday Experience

  • 5 of 5

Mr Dupuis, a polite and courteous gentleman, met us on the first day and showed us around the villa. The property is in the classical style built in original stone and is much bigger than expected. The main features are as follows: a large dining room, a huge lounge, a fully equipment kitchen, 7 en-suite rooms, a laundry room, a large courtyard surrounded by trees and a swimming pool with comfortable sun loungers. It is located on a quiet street in a small town which has plenty of shops and bus links to Valletta, the airport and other resorts. I was in a party of 9 people and felt totally relaxed throughout my visit. The place was very clean and spacious and the facilities were first class.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, England
5

What a wonderful 3 generation holiday

  • 5 of 5

The pleasant door to this amazing house gives no hint as to what is within - lots of clean well furnished rooms, a large kitchen, a courtyard, garden with outdoor eating area, roof terraces galore, a swimming pool, comfortable bedrooms, all very private. It was the perfect house for our 3 generation family, providing plenty of space to either be together or spread out, with the added bonus that the two younger generations fit very nicely into the 4 bedrooms in the main house, while grandparents were able to sleep in peace and quiet in the tower. Would we recommend it to friends? Yes. Would we go there again? Definitely!

When you step out of the door you are in the middle of a Maltese town, so you are able to get some feeling for what life is like in Malta. There is a small grocer across the street. Everyone we met was very friendly and helpful.

This especially applies to the owner, Alex, who couldn't have been more helpful.

For families with small children - Pretty Beach at Birzebbuga is ideal. It doesn't entirely live up to its name, as it is close to the cranes of the Freeport, but it is clean, has white sand leading into a shallow sea, and the 2 to 7 year old younger members of our family made many sandcastles there. A short drive takes you to Marsaxlokk, with its many restaurants along the beach.

Malta is an excellent holiday destination - so much to see and do, and yet it is so small that you can get anywhere in a short time.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Brilliant.

  • 5 of 5

Every bit as good as the brochure makes it look. Every one of our party of 12 aged 6 to 73 agreed Casa San Rocco was stunning and quite the best family holiday accommodation we have had in our 16 years of holidaying together and at a price well below what we have paid on the south coast of England. The introductory tour took 45 minutes - there was so much to see. The whole place was spotless.

Our teenage girls loved their base in the tower and our grandson had his "ladpad" in the separate room above the garage. The large pool was superb and much used. It was cleaned twice a week. Air conditioning in all the bedrooms was very effective and we only slightly exceeded our allocated units. The free wifi at 12 Mb/s saw a lot of use and coped with 2 laptops, 5 smart phones and an ipad, with users occupying the study, dining room or strategically placed seats in either lounge.

A major convenience was the garage with its roller doors, which solved local parking problems and easily accommodated our two seven seater hire cars. We used the express bus to Valletta on two occasions, from the bus stop on the nearby main road, for the experience of a bus ride and to avoid parking problems. An all-day adult bus pass for 1.50 Euros was a bargain.

Also very handy were the corner shop and local butchers for fresh bread, vegetables and meat, with two big supermarkets (Lidls and Lascoes) within a mile.

We had problems with one of the toilets flushing but Alex had his plumber round and it was fixed in no time. He was also most helpful in speedily retrieving and forwarding a wallet that one of our party left behind. Thanks Alex.

Our first Sunday saw us at the nearby Marsaxlokk market and St Peter's Pool, both were very popular as were the trips to Valletta. The first week coincided with the local village feast - lots of fireworks and church bells - and with brass bands either marching past our house or on a stage in front of the nearby church each evening. There was a spectacular local firework display on the Thursday evening with grandstand views from the tower, not only of it but also several others we could see going on around the island. The main church procession on the Friday right went past our front door. On several evenings we walked up into the village to join the throngs and have a beer in Manoel's Bar. Everyone was so happy and friendly.

A wonderful two weeks, in no small part due the the excellent accommodation afforded by Casa San Rocco.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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London
5

Magical

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Casa San Rocco for a week in June, this was not long enough. The country house is magical, absolutely faultless, the rooms are charming and full of character and the place is very well equipt. We were met by a very helpful, friendly Alex upon arrival who showed around this amazing place and provided his contact details to use anytime we needed him. We had the chef Mathew come and cook us a 5 star breakfast everyday and dinner for 3 evenings, his food is amazing and great value, he left the kitchen spotless too, he too is lovely.

If anyone is thinking of hiring a villa in Malta, look no further, this is a must!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise on Earth

  • 5 of 5

There is no words I can express my feelings in this space.Everything is perfect. Kind welcome by Alex.This place is amazing. Every room has own soul, garden is beautifull, pool perfect. Whole property is clean and well-maitained. Alex is very helpfull. I had never been at this place before. Thanks Alex

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Luqa
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Marsa
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Marsa
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Marsaxlokk
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Marsaxlokk
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Ħal Għaxaq Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,304
 
 
Festive Season
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,066
 
 
Low Season
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,304
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,685
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,066
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,685
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,304
 
 
Festive Season
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,447
 
 
Low Season
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,304
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,685
 
 
High Season
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,447
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,685
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,304
 
 
Festive Season
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
$4,447
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $635
Stay tax £0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Reservations are for a minimum of one week with a check-in check-out on Saturday.

A 40% non-refundable deposit is required upon confirmation of booking, the remaining 60% to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. A refundable deposit of £500 against damages is required when making this final payment. Price includes; Gas. water. electricity (capped at 50 units per day), utensils and bed linen. Weekly change of linen.

Please arrive no earlier than 4pm on day of arrival and vacate by latest 10am on day of departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Ħal Għaxaq Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , 2 Basins
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
  • Traditional 1930s style bathrooms with cast-iron ball and claw baths.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
  • The bedrooms are all furnished very comfortably in neutral colours. Spacious cupboards are provided in all the rooms as well as various antique chest-of-drawers. Each bedroom is provided with its own marble-floored bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 9 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Reservations are for a minimum of one week with a check-in check-out on Saturday. Please arrive no earlier than 4pm on day of arrival and vacate by latest 10am on day of departure. A 40% non-refundable deposit is required upon confirmation of booking, the remaining 60% to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. A refundable deposit of £500 against damages is required when making this final payment. Price includes; Gas. water. electricity (capped at 50 units per day), utensils and bed linen. Weekly change of linen. A private chef is available throughout your stay at Casa San Rocco 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

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