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Il-KIOSTRO, luxury 300 year old house of character, a holiday gem.

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Raymond Barbara
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian, Maltese
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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Wied I?-?urrieq - Virtual Tour - Il-Qrendi

What makes this farmhouse unique

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

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


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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Il-KIOSTRO, luxury 300 year old house of character, a holiday gem.
average rating of 4.6296296 based on 31 reviews


  • 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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  • 5 of 5

The property was excellent! A 300 year old house adapted and modernised to make a very comfortable stay. Raymond could not be more helpful from the time he met us at the airport to the day we left. I cannot praise him enough. He met us at the airport and waited while we got our hire car and then we followed him to the house. Raymond was contactable at any time if we needed him, but otherwise left us alone. The house definitely had the *wow* factor when we went through the front door and the pool and jacuzzi were most welcome as it was hot and sunny most days we were there. A most enjoyable holiday!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, historic deceptively-large house

  • 5 of 5

A great feel to the place, with original features, stone walls, large spaces for relaxing. Love the many different terraces and little courtyards which provided the kids with lots to explore. Pool also welcome after a hot day. Facilities excellent - bbq and kitchen particularly. Incredibly clean! Very quiet.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests, Thank you for choosing IL - KIOSTRO for your stay and I am so pleased that I made your holiday special and enjoyable . Your host, Raymond .b
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A wonderful house made for sharing

  • 5 of 5

The house has the wow factor as soon as you walk through the front door , as a party of adults we liked that the 3 bedrooms were in different areas of the house each with their own terrace, but all within earshot of each other so as private or public as you choose . The kitchen has all you need and with numerous areas to lounge in its easy to switch off and relax with a fresh made coffee or something cool. The pool and tub are the icing on the cake and when lit up at night you can't help but wish you could stay for longer. The town of Zurrieq has everything you will need within a few minutes , a morning exploring the streets will be beneficial as there are butchers, fishmongers , green grocers and mini markets scattered all round IL-Kiostro but if you don't want to cook there are restaurants locally , our favourite being the Step in down at the Blue Grotto

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing IL-KIOSTRO for your stay and I am pleased that you found all that you expected and more. Your host , Raymond.
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Lovely building in a friendly town. Great for families

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at Il-Kiostro, as there was plenty of space and lots of little garden areas for my son to explore (he is 3).

We had a lady who was 85 on the trip, so the ground floor bedroom (with en suite) was ideal. As we were there in the Winter the building was cold when we arrived, but Raymond immediately purchased additional blankets when I requested a few more. The heaters also worked well.

Zurrieq is full of friendly, helpful people, and you can find most groceries within 5 minutes walk of the house, as well as a Lidl 5 minutes drive away. The house is in a great spot for touring around Malta and getting to and from the airport (and thanks to Raymond for meeting us there and waiting patiently when we arrived!).

I would recommend this house to families or large groups, there is plenty of space and living area if you want some prace and quiet!

Next time we might try the Summer months so we can use the pool :)

Thanks Raymond!

Lindsey, Murdo, Brian, Nancy & Ella (Edinburgh).

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely and very special house in a small village

  • 3 of 5

We had a great stay in this property at our stay end of October. The house is very special with stairs and bedrooms in different part of the building. One of the bedrooms can only be reached from outside the yard. Our two Girls (8 years) loved to play hide-and-seak in the house. If you have very small Children, be ware of all the stairs.

The yard with the pool was lovely and we had breakfast outside every morning. The pool is not heated so only very quick dive in the pool was possible.

Furniture in the house is a little bit old, but nothing to complain about. Everything worked fine.

The owner, Mr Raymond Barbara, was very polite and met us at the Airport and guided us to the house, as we arrived very late in the evening. Thank you very much for that!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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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.


Rates & Availability

Zurrieq Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
January low season
Jan 8 2017 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $51 per night, per additional guest
February low season
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $51 per night, per additional guest
March 2016
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
April 2106
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 7.0%

For further details please contact us, we will answer back within 24 hours. Your host - Raymond Barbara.

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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Zurrieq Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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,
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • 2 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • 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
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: Tel: 00356 9986 9866. Swimming pool area with jacuzzi surrounded with plants. BBQ is available.

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