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

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
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:
September 25, 2017

Why Joe Schembri chose Island of Gozo

Location, Location, Location!

What makes this villa 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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Nearest Airport
46 Kilometres
Malta International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 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.


San Lawrenz Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • 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:
  • 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
average rating of 4.948718 based on 40 reviews

Relaxation away from the hustle and bustle

  • 4 of 5

A wonderful 14 nights has been spent in Gozo, in this delightful farmhouse. We were a party of 5 adults, which included our two children, well a 19 & 22 years, so adults really.

The description on the website is spot on, we found the villa to be clean, have everything we needed. The stunning views of the sea were wonderful, particularly watching the beautiful sunset.

The swimming pool came into its own with the hot temperatures. The location is perfect, Gozo has so much to offer. There is a restaurant within walking distance, a small supermarket too. Joe was very helpful throughout our arrival, stay & departure, nothing was too much trouble. We would recommend this Farmhouse. Many thanks Joe.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Pristine and Pretty Villa in a quiet Location

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect spot for our family holiday with 4 teenagers. The house is lovely; clean, comfortable and tastefully furnished and with every convenience. There was plenty of space for us all to spread out, including a generous patio area around the pool, and a big outdoor dining table - all a bonus if you are a group of adults. The pool itself was beautifully clean and deep enough that it remained refreshingly cool in the heat of the sun. The location is quiet, the views lovely (especially at sunset), and the villa is within walking distance of the small supermarket and bars / restaurants in San Lawrenz. Dwerja and the Inland Sea are a short drive away. Joe provided excellent customer service, even making the round trip from Malta just to replace the wifi router - it seemed that nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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+++Excellent house in a beautiful position+++

  • 5 of 5

Excellent house in a beautiful position. Joe & his wife were extremely helpful; and the whole holiday was a wonderful experience! Highly recommended:)

Best wishes


  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: me and my wife do our best so that all travelers who stay in our house would enjoy each and every minute of their stay
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Beautiful holiday retreat on Gozo

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa, well equipped and lots of space for the 5 of us, each of grown up kids having their own bedrooms and bathrooms was a real bonus. Joe and Mary fantastic about our late arrival, arranging airport transfers and car hire for the following morning, all of which was really efficient and reasonably priced. Plenty to do on Gozo in short trips, leaving the hot afternoons for repeated swims in the pool. A really relaxing break - thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we welcome travelers even on late arrival, normally with a food pack. we always offer a 'really relaxing break' as our guests said
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Wonderful time in San Lawrenz :-)

  • 5 of 5

We, 2 couples from Austria in the age of 52 till 55, spend our holiday in this wonderful house for 12 days. We were there the second times namely from the end of July till early of August 2017.

This house is fully equipped and you will find all necessary things you need. We found this house last year on the net and the description is equal of reality. Honestly, it’s just fantastic.

You have a gorgeous sea view from the lovely garden (pool area) and from the rooms in the first floor. The pool is fantastic . Joe rechecked the pool water quality when we arrived. It was perfect. We enjoyed the pool so much.

The rooms are so charming furnished. Perfect cleaned up and we felt so relaxed in there and we didn’t miss anything. We felt like to be on cloud.

Joe and Mary are the best hosts we’ve ever had. Friendly, very obliging and always helpful.

I am sure it was not our last holiday there. I am sure we come next year again.

A big thank you to Joe and Mary for their lovely hospitality.

Greetings from Vienna 


About San Lawrenz

San Lawrenz is a lovely, beautiful small village in the west of Gozo. We love this place so much. Approximately 5 minutes away from the house you are in the centre of San Lawrenz and you will find a small food store to buy fresh fruits, always local crusty fresh bread, local pastries, vegetables (local tomatoes are fantastic) and a lot of other things for the daily life. An excellent restaurant is situated opposite the store. They serve very tasty local and mediterranean food and you can enjoy the lovely place in the middle of San Lawrenz with the magnificent church. You should go in there.

Every village has a Festa during summer to commemorate its patron saint. The patron of San Lawrenz is San Lorenzo. It was gorgeous to participate. We’ve never seen before an impressive event like that. It is a village and family get-together, an annual celebration. Visitors are always made welcome. The locals are eager to share their love for and loyalty to their village.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the second visit for these travelers from Vienna in less than one and a half years, and they have already confirmed their third visit for next year. They have been coming to Gozo each year for the last 12 years, and they told us that finally they found the right place and will be booking our villa every year.
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Sun and Peaceful Tranquility in Gozo

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived in Gozo we were well looked after by Joe and his wife and made to feel welcome in their beautiful house. The outside courtyard and pool areas were adorned with flowers and the interior of the house was so tastefully furnished. The whole house was clean and comfortable and the kitchen well appointed. We spent most of our time enjoying the pool area, looking out to sea with the spectacular sunsets. Although the house is handily situated a couple of minutes walk from the lovely village of San Lawrenz, with a good shop for day to day provisions, we were pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was.

From the villa, we walked ( 20-25 mins downhill) to the Inland Sea area which was fascinating and had an enjoyable lunch in the Azure Restaurant before taking the bus back. Although a car is necessary if you want to explore the island and do bulkier shopping, we were easily able to book taxis for two nights out so didn't need to drive the whole time. The remaining nights we took advantage of the BBQ and enjoyed our dinner watching the sun go down with a glass of Maltese wine. Our entire party, young and older loved it and would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: these travelers enjoyed their stay from arrival in Gozo until their departure, this is what we offer to all
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $11.95 per person per night

Booking Notes:
33% deposit. Balance can be paid either in cash on arrival, or 33% 8 weeks before arrival, and remaining balance on arrival. Deposit and second payment can be paid by bank transfer or credit card. 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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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