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Villa / Farmhouse with Private Pool and Stunning Sea & Country Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in San Lawrenz, Island of Gozo (Malta) - Peaceful, Private Pool, Views

Situated in the small tranquil village of San Lawrenz, on the Island of Gozo, this marvelous villa/ farmhouse is truly one of a kind. The property, acquired in 2004, was converted from its derelict state, to a villa / farmhouse of the highest standard, keeping the property’s original and traditional charm whilst responding to modern needs. The intention was and will always be, to offer those travelers looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday on the magical Island of Gozo, a home away from home.

Tal-Bjar villa / farmhouse consists of 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8+), all enjoying an en-suite bathroom/ shower room . All 4 bedrooms come equipped with air-conditioners that function on a pay- per- use card system. All rooms are flooded with natural light and are very airy.

The villa / farmhouse boasts stunning sea and country views, right from the pool deck, kitchen and 3 of its 4 bedrooms. Furthermore, the early and late summer months offer spectacular sunsets right opposite these viewpoints. The fully equipped spacious kitchen with island and living room conveniently overlook the private pool, outdoor dining and BBQ area. The indoor dining area, suitably just off the kitchen, comfortably sits 8 people. For further practicality, there is a spare toilet both inside and next to pool. The outdoors consists of a good sized private overflow pool with an open Jacuzzi, BBQ, a large teak outdoor dining table and teak loungers, adequate shading and pool shower.

Moreover, the villa/ farmhouse is located just a short walk/ drive away from Gozo’s most popular attraction, the Azure Window at Dwejra bay. The property is handily also within walking distance from minimarkets and restaurants.

Great emphasis is placed on the property’s cleanliness when handed over and that the guests are also attended to appropriately during their stay. The owners choose to personally welcome guests themselves and show them around the house on arrival.

The property undergoes thorough maintenance during the lesser busy periods, and improvements are made on a yearly basis in order to continue to raise the quality of the time that guests choose to spend at Tal-Bjar.

Tal-Bjar Villa/ Farmhouse is accredited by the Malta Tourism Authority.

Feel free to check out what guests have had to say about Tal-Bjar Villa/Farmhouse in the ‘reviews’ section.

Joe and Mary Schembri would love to have the opportunity to welcome you at Tal-Bjar.

Check-in: from 17.00

Check-out: not later than 11.00

More Details

Property Manager
Joe Schembri
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

Why Joe Schembri chose San Lawrenz

Location, Location, Location!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Property charm


Number of bedrooms and size

SizeOpen sea and country views

Stunning sunsets

Vicinity to major tourist attraction sites and amenities

Caring owners with a mission - to provide high quality holiday time

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hello Joe, Many thanks for the use of your wonderful house.Hope to meet you again as this villa will be first choice next time we go to Gozo. Graeme Lindsay Scotland.

We found your house beautiful and can only highly recommend it to others. We go from Gozo with a very positive impression, and will recommend the island and your house to our friends. Family Anderson Denmark

Thank you for renting your villa to us. We had a great holiday. Pool area is magnificent. The sixth time on Gozo, and your house is by far the best. Will come back. Wendy Anderson UK.

Many thanks for all the arrangements you made for us on our visit to Gozo. The house was fantastic, beautifully restored and everything we needed. A great holiday Gary Cox UK

We had an idyllic holiday in Gozo staying in this beautiful villa.Although there were eight of us (four adults and four children) the villa is spacious with en-suite in every bedroom.There is an attractive pool area with views to the sea.Charles/Evelyn UK.
Apr 2006
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San Lawrenz Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , and wash hand basin
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , and wash hand basin
    Shower room 3 - toilet , shower , and wash hand basin
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , and wash hand basin
  • Bedroom 1: bathroom en suite. Bedroom 2: shower-room en suite. Bedroom 3: shower-room en suite. Bedroom 4: shower-room en suite. Separate wc near kitchen/living room. Separate wc near pool
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds 42 inches wide each
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds 42 inches wide each
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 extra lg double bed or 2 single beds 42 inches wide each
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , air-condition on pay-per-use system
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) All bedrooms have air-conditioners Bedroom 1 on ground floor with either 2 single beds 42 inches wide each, or can be adjusted to 1 double bed (84 inches wide), and shower room en-suite. Bedroom 2 on first floor with 2 single beds 42 inches wide each and shower room en-suite. Bedroom 3 on first floor with either 2 single beds, or can be adjusted to 1 double bed (84 inches wide), and shower room en-suite. Bedroom 4 on first floor with double bed and bathroom en-suite. All shower rooms have new walk in showers with high pressure shower heads
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: The property includes safety equipment and emergency lights. All bathrooms/shower rooms have high pressure hot/cold shower head. Air-conditioners are on pay-per-use card system. It can also be used for heating bedrooms in winter. Water, electricity, gas and cleaning are included in price (except usage of A/C). Baby cot, playpen and highchair are available free of charge. Internet wifi is free of charge, and is available in all bedrooms, living area and near pool. Property is accredited by Malta Tourist Authority. Outside: Over-flow pool with jacuzzi. Size of pool, excluding jacuzzi, is 30 ft x 13 ft approx. Large deck area, with large table and 8 chairs, sun beds, and 2 large umbrellas, all made of teak wood. Size of umbrellas 12ft and 10ft. 2 bedrooms have balconies over-looking pool area and views. Sun-set from deck area in August, September and October Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Cleaner service: Towels, linen and beach towels are provided and changed weekly. Property is cleaned weekly.


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Villa / Farmhouse with Private Pool and Stunning Sea & Country Views
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A delightful experience from start to finish

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful relaxing week in Gozo. From the initial booking I received helpful information from Joe who directed me to car hire and airport transfer options. Upon arrival the house was extremely clean. The facilities were great (each bedroom being en-suite). The pool and outdoor area are spacious with plenty of chairs and loungers. I have no trouble in recommending this property to anyone thinking of having a holiday in Gozo.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Tal-Bjar in October, the farmhouse was lovely and the kids loved the pool. Joe and his wife were great hosts, even met us after a late 4am flight!

Gharb is a lovely quite area, restaurants and supermarket very close.

Would love to go again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Me and my wife do our best to give the house as perfect as possible. Have already said that we welcome all guests even when they arrive late at night and even in the early hours of the morning. Just a small correction, the house is situated in San Lawrence and not in Gharb.
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Tal Bjar on Gozo, a revelation!

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse Tal Bjar was even nicer, greater en nevertheless more intimate than the photos could show. And outside the swimming pool plus view on the see was really splendid. The description told us about possible nice sunsets: we were so lucky to see twice a perfect Green Flash Sunset (see Wikipedia)! What we -eldest 78 and youngest 4 years old- have done? Swimming in the private pool of Tal Bjar, walking on the rocky and steep footpath along the seeside with amazing views on the sea, making a tour with a speedboat (with wakeboard on board!) to Comino and around the Island of Gozo, diving -one of us even to 40 m deep with Jacob the owner of the diving school near the Inside Sea -, swimming in the nice bays, visiting the salt pans, admiring the many impressive churches, reading about the multicultural history of the Gozo inhabitants and naturally eating and drinking the Gozo food, whine and beer. We loved very much the restaurant Ta’ Cenc II Kantra on a rock near Mgarr ic-Xini with excellent food and a gorgeous view on the see and on Comino. And last but not least: we loved the warm welcome and goodbye of the sympathetic owners of Tal Bjar, Joe and Mary, who gave us all the Information we needed! We will come back!

Wilma and her family

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our farmhouse is nicer than the photos, this is what everybody tells us. We always welcome our guests, even when they have very late check-in.
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Très belle maison au calme avec tout le confort

  • 5 of 5

Maison de caractère typique de l’ile De Gozo. Nous avons passé un magnifique séjour. Le propriétaire est charmant et il ne manque vraiment rien dans la maison.

Belle terrasse avec piscine. Idéal pour une grande famille ou 2 familles. Encore merci pour l’accueil.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: our house is ideal for a large family or 2 families with children
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Very nice house!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house! Perfect for families with children! Thank you, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our house is perfect for families with children. Hope to welcome you again in the near future.
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A very lovely farm house stunning views out over the fields to the sea

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely farm house well maintained and with good facilities. It is situated on the edge of St. Lawernz but only a 5 minute walk back to the town square. The garden and pool as superb and have the sun all day. We will be coming back.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
46 Kilometres
Malta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
San Lawrenz square
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
San Lawrenz square
Nearest Beach
0.8 Kilometres
Dwejra (Azzure Window)
Car: recommended


Dwejra (Inland Sea) is just down the road. Various beaches, sandy and rocky, can be reached within 10 to 15 minutes drive.


We can arrange car hire collected from airport or delivered to house, bicycle hire, and airport transfers.

We can also arrange boat trips around Gozo and Comino, self driven boats, fishing trips, and private boat charters. You can also book through us for Malta/Gozo sightseeing tours on open-top buses.


Distance to nearest village, less than 1 mile.

Distance to Victoria, capital city, about 4 miles.

Distance to M'Forn or Xlendi, where one can find various hotels and restaurants, about 6 miles.

Further Details:

A grocery shop and a discount supermarket are both within walking distance. The supermarket is open even on Sunday morning. A couple of restaurants are also within walking distance. Others within a few minutes drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $0.59 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Early booking is recommended. if booking is cancelled, the deposit is unrefundable.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Check-out at 11.00 am and check-in at 17.00. When bookings are back-to-back, we need 5 to 6 hours to clean, as our policy is to give a very clean house to all our clients. So please, do not ask to check-in earlier.
Air conditioning is extra, on pay-per-use system.

There is a small charge of 0.50 cents per person per night, called 'environmental contribution', to be paid on arrival at the house please. The contribution is payable by all tourists who are 18 years or older on day of arrival. The contribution is capped at a maximum of €5 for each continuous stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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