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DB Estates

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Charming village house of character with private pool & lovely garden

13 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

San Pawl tat-Tarġa House Rental Photos and Description

Well maintained, private pool (not shared), 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite),

Originally a typical farmhouse, Dar Bajda has been tastefully converted into a terraced village house of great character & charm. Conveniently located in the heart of the quaint hilltop village of Naxxar, a stroll away from local shops, bars & food outlets & from the pretty village square with its magnificent church. It is not part of a tourist development.

Dar Bajda has a superb landscaped garden which includes a secure gated pool with spacious deck areas & terraces for sunbathing surrounded by bougainvillea, oleander & eucalyptus trees. The pool area is gated so good if you have young kids.

Hall - cloakroom - large fully equipped modern kitchen - adjoining breakfast room -arched ante room - charming arched lounge - spacious dining and sitting area with French doors to garden & pool - master bedroom suite with its own sun terrace - en suite dressing room & bathroom with shower - 3 further bedrooms - family bathroom - outdoor shower - all bedrooms have ceiling fans & air-con.

Why Dar Bajda is better: Dar Bajda is privately owned and run. It is not part of a resort so you will not be bothered by other noisy or drunken holidaymakers. Unlike many rental properties on the market, Dar Bajda is well maintained by its owners who buy for the property what they would buy for themselves. Properties owned by travel companies often skimp on items or supply the cheapest of everything. Dar Bajda is redecorated annually during the winter.

The property has the type of amenities you will expect but may forget to ask for; a dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, wifi. The owners take care to ensure that the other facilities are appropriate (e.g. there are enough plates and glasses, adequate cooking facilities of a reasonable quality). The outdoor tables and pool loungers are quality teak, not cheap plastic.

The house is non-smoking. Accommodation restricted to the number of persons booked and confirmed and should never exceed 8 adults. Sorry but NO DOGS OR PETS are allowed in the house.

Useful local contacts/Car hire/Airport transfers: CAR RENTAL and AIRPORT TRANSFERS: It is best and cheaper to pre book Car Rental or Airport transfers directly. For competitive rates use the car rental feature on the Air Malta website which trawls for the cheapest rates. USEFUL CONTACTS: Housekeeper - Rose - Tel 21436994 - lives close by in the village; prepares the house for your arrival and provides linen/towels for the number of persons booked; also provides weekly cleaning/ linen change for bookings of over 7 days. Additional cleaning/maid service and baby sitting can be provided by private arrangement with her. Gardener/Handyman - Paul (contact through Rose) - has access to water the garden twice weekly. Pool attendant Robert (contact through Rose) needs to maintain the pool at least once weekly. Always follow his instructions and those of the Housekeeper regarding pool chemicals he or she may use. The pool room is strictly out of bounds. Emergency/plumber Etienne (through Rose)

Arriving and departing: We require full details of your incoming and outgoing flight arrangements in order to hand over keys to the house. Arriving guests may enter after 3pm. Departing guests are requested to vacate the house by 10am. This way we have 4 hours to clean and prepare the house after previous guests have departed.

Polite Notice: We expect you to inform the Housekeeper of any damages caused by you during your stay which we may not be aware of. This way we can repair or replace before the next guests arrive. Please also inform us if you notice any damages on entry (which we might not also have been aware of or noticed).

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
DB Estates (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

About DB Estates

The farmhouse has been in our family since the mid 1980's when my late father bought and converted it. It's come a long way since then. There used to be onions growing in what is now the master bedroom. I let and manage the house now for my mother and stay there in August with my wife and 4 young children.

DB Estates purchased this house in 1985

Why DB Estates chose Naxxar

The property is an old fashioned house of character beautifully converted with modern amenities including fully kitted kitchen, dishwasher and washing machine. The house is set in the middle of a village so it is tranquil but not isolated. Families are most welcome and the garden and pool has been designed to be family friendly with gates which can be closed to keep children safe although care should be exercised and children should never be allowed to roam in the garden.

What makes this house unique

Over the years the owners have made improvements aimed at allowing our guests a lovely and peaceful holiday. Guests seem to love holidaying at the house as the guestbook testifies. The owners spend their summer holidays there themselves.

Reviews

4.7
based on 13 traveler reviews

Charming village house of character with private pool & lovely garden
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of three young couples and stayed in Dar Bajda for one week in May 2009.

The kitchen was great and well equipped and we had no problem cooking our dinner in the house. The pool area was beautiful and the rest of the house was well-maintained. The area itself was lovely and the Parish Church of Our Lady and Palazzo Parisio are both worth visiting. It was easy to get around the island by bus or taxi (since we didn't have a car).

The housekeeper and the owner were always ready to help us with even the smallest problems. I would definitely recommend the place.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our family, six adults and four children. The Villa was beautiful, clean and charming. Rose, and the garden and pool help were very helpful, we enjoyed visiting with them.

We would recommend any one staying in Malta to consider staying at this Villa. Naxxar is a lovely place to stay, easily walkable to the bus stop and store. If you want to see the Maltese people instead of other tourists, this is the place to stay.

We had great food at "Old Charm Wine Bar',just down the road from the Villa, and also Caesars on Labour Avenue.

Be sure to visit Palzzo Parasio. , the grounds are beautiful..

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Idyllic house with beautiful garden and pool

  • 5 of 5

Dar Bajda is the perfect holiday house for families. It's ideally situated in the centre of Naxxar within easy walking distance of local shops, banks, restaurants etc. Naxxar is a very pretty, traditional Maltese town and although the house is in the centre of this busy town the garden and pool area couldn't be more tranquil, heaven for adults and children alike! The house is very well equipped. Couldn't recommend Dar Bajda enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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5

Wonderful stay at a wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Dar Bajda was wonderful. A nice house with the great pool was great for our children. Naxxar is nicely located for trips all around the island. Rose was a wonderful help and we had a very relaxing time. Lunch at the Palazzo and an excursion there is highly recommended. Furthermore enough shops and restaurants in the surrounding area for your convenience. In general a great quiet place where you can have soothing holiday.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a relaxing holiday and thanks for a great summary of the local village. Couldn't have put it better myself! The Palazzo and its mediterranean gardens are beautiful and being in the middle of the tiny island, Naxxar is a convenient base for sightseeing in the day and dining at the various local restaurants. Since you stayed we have upgraded some of the beds and some of the furniture so please come back.
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Rugby, Warwickshire, UK.
5

"And on our return to Dar Bajda ..."

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Dar Bajda a number of times in the early 2000 years and always loved it. This visit (June/July 2010) however, was our first following an absence of some years, during which we have principally used hotels.

Malta is a second home to us, simply because my wife and I both worked and met here on the Island in the early 60’s, so we return regularly.

On this most recent return, we noticed, during our 2 weeks stay, many excellent improvements, not least the new kitchen and upgraded bathrooms and the garden is as ever, a joy. The comfort and character of the house remains, and Naxxar, just as we like it, still ‘away from the madding crowds’!

Dar Bajda will certainly be our chosen holiday accommodation for all future visits to the Island.

My wife, a published poet, wrote the following poem which might appropriately serve, to conclude this review.

A MEDITERRANEAN DAY AT “DAR BAJDA”

Cockerels wake early, crowing out in the not-quite-light

Churches call the Faithful to early Mass and every day the dustman noisily takes away the

refuse, bagged up from the day before

A gentle cloak of warm air envelopes us as we step out into the day.

Then the sun rises higher and we move, shielded with wide brimmed hats and glasses against the glare, to shelter under striped umbrellas.

The garden blossoms in the heat, colours mixing in brilliant hues.

Geraniums, pink and scarlet, ramble among the regal mauve bougainvillea.

Azaleas, fuchsias and marigolds cluster round the soft gold stones matching their colours with

the hibiscus, stocks and oleanders.

The afternoon is silent. We retreat to the cool stillness of a shuttered room, sandaled feet

slapping across cool marble floors.

The light goes quickly leaving the air full of unfamiliar scents, blossoms, pasta, vegetables and

Mediterranean dishes.

At night, sunburned tourists, regretfully homeward bound, fly overhead glimpsing their last look below.

Among the tiny orange street lamps, the brilliant blue of illuminated pools shine out, like

handfuls of odd shaped sapphires thrown at random over the dark land beneath.

© 2010 - this reviewer.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
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Buckie, Scotland
5

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

Fulfilled all expectations and exactly as in the advertised photos!

Lovely welcome from Rose, the ever helpful housekeeper. Well equipped kitchen. Excellent internet link. Great well maintained pool and garden. One superb bedroom with the others satisfactory and enough bathrooms. Lots of room for our group ranging in age from 19 - 80 years with their differing needs.

Would not suit anyone with moblity problems as there are many steps and it could be a worry with very young children as there is no fence around the pool.

Great location from which to explore the island and a good supermarket within walking distance. No private parking but we always found somewhere close by for our two cars.

Would be useful to have an information book in the house with emergency contact numbers, bus timetables etc.

The owner was very helpful in the lead-up to the rental answering many questions.

We had a fantastic holiday!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your positive review. I will try and add an information book - there used to be a folder containing such information but maybe it has gone missing. It probably needs updating anyway. You mention the pool and its suitability for toddlers. The pool deck is raised and only accessible from the rest of the garden by opening one of 2 gates which should be kept closed at all other times. This does keep the pool secure and separate from the house and rest of the garden. In fact we think it makes the house quite suitable for families with young children - as long as the gates are kept closed.
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Malta International Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Palazzo Parisio or Ta Stringi
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended

Dar Bajda is located in centre of the ancient hill top village of Naxxar. It is within walking distance of the main square abounding with village shops including old fashioned grocery shops, the best butcher shop in Malta, a supermarket, pharmacies, local bars and restaurants all about 6 minute walk. Also in the village square is the magnificent Palazzo Parisio - the local 19th Century manor house which is open to the public, has a restaurant & is well worth a visit. Also worth a visit is Mosta Town - hardly 3kms down the road and renowned for its church with the third largest dome in the world where a WW2 bomb fell but did not explode. The coast road is 15 minutes drive giving access to many resorts with good bathing facilities like Bugibba, St Pauls Bay, Salina, Bahar ic Caghaq & St Julians. Rural but superbly located for quick excursions to Valletta (8km - historical lots to see), Sliema-St Julians (4kms- smart -lots of cafes, restaurants & night spots), Gozo island - lovely day trip (17kms to car ferry crossing at Cirkewwa).

The airport is 10km away, about 20 minutes drive.

Other Activities: Sites of archaeologic and historic interest close by including the Hypogeum (you must book well ahead) and Hagar Qim.

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Rates & Availability

San Pawl tat-Tarġa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late summer 16
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
$224
$1,514
 
 
Autumn sun 16
Sep 25 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$206
$1,393
 
 
October half term 16
Oct 16 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
$230
$1,574
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$170
$1,150
 
 
Easter / Spring 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Jun 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$242
$1,635
 
 
Early summer
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
$254
$1,695
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,240
 
 
Late summer 17
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$230
$1,574
 
 
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$212
$1,393
 
 
October 17 half term
Oct 15 2017 - Oct 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$242
$1,635
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$145
$969
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $518
Tax Rate 7.0%

Electricity is payable in addition, locally at 35c per unit consumed. Typically this amounts to EUR60 - 120 per week in the summer.
Can accommodate 8 plus infant.
Payments available in GBP sterling or in EURO € . Please send to the correct account specified in the Reservation Letter
Rates shown are for 4 Adults.

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Amenities

San Pawl tat-Tarġa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large bathroom newly refurbished
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Washbasin
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Pool area
    Room 5 -
    Room 6 -
  • Bathroom 1 is en suite to Master Bedroom - newly refurbished with ceiling fans, heated towel rail, Dimplex heating and washing machine. Bathroom 2 is a family bathroom - newly refurbished with heated towel rail and heating. Cloakroom - newly refurbished - is on ground floor. Outdoor pool shower is in the garden area.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom Master - 2 twin/ single , With wash basin
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , With wash basin
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , With wash basin
  • The master Bedroom has a dedicated wash basin and an adjoining dressing room and en suite bathroom. The bedroom has its own terrace overlooking the garden and pool. There are ceiling fans in both bedroom and bathroom. Bedroom 2 with ceiling fan; Bedroom 3 with ceiling fan and wash basin; Bedroom 4 with ceiling fan and wash basin; air-conditioning(for cooling or heating) in all bedrooms and in Kitchen is available on a request basis at an EXTRA CHARGE payable locally to the housekeeper. During the period 01 November to 15 April one electric radiator per occupied bed room and a further two radiators will be provided.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
MAID/LINEN is provided once weekly. We provide towels for bathroom use ONLY and may not be used by the pool. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BEACH/POOL TOWELS. OPTIONAL EXTRAS payable locally by arrangement with the Housekeeper: Basic FOOD PACK on arrival £25.00: Extra maid service and babysitting: ATING during period 01 November -15 March: 1 electric radiator per occupied bedroom: 2 extra radiators. CAR RENTAL is recommended.

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