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

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool


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 28, 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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San Lawrenz Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Villa / Farmhouse with Private Pool and Stunning Sea & Country Views
average rating of 4.967742 based on 32 reviews

This house is way more idyllic than the photos..

  • 5 of 5

We picked this because of the lovely photos of the house with plenty of space for our family of 4 children aged 17 -11, also how convenient Joe could make our visit, as soon as we confirmed, he arranged transfers, car rental and kindly left us some supplies in the fridge on our very late arrival. We woke up the next morning to the idyllic garden, which as I said is so much better than the photos. The location is very convenient but definitely advisable to have a car. The house has absolutely everything you need, bbq amazing pool, plenty of seating and lying furniture and shade or sun. Inside is very well equipped too and the wood-burning stove came in very handy on the cool April evenings. Joe made it very clear that if we needed anything he was at the end of the phone and then left us to enjoy our stay, which was very relaxed. Just to note and maybe I didnt read description carefully, but the bedrooms are around a courtyard, which was excellent for my teenagers who felt they had a self contained flat, but my 11 year old was nervous we weren't under the same roof and she had to walk across an outside terrace to get to us. For the older children they loved this independence and it really wasn't a problem but she is nervous at night, so would just need to be noted if you have young children. We will definitely aim to get back to this house for a holiday and would highly recommend it. Thank you Joe, such a lovely gentleman.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you Siobhan for your excellent review. hope to welcome you again in the near future.
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wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay - the farmhouse was lovely and exceeded our expectations. The place was very spacious, big enough for our family of 5 plus partners, very clean and very homely with all you would need. The pool area was lovely, on the evening we sat out and ate, enjoying the view of the sunset over the ocean. The BBQ outside was very useful. There is also very well equipt kitchen and inside dining facilities. There are useful amenities in the surrounding area, a local shop a few minutes away to get essentials and further shopping about 5-10 minutes drive. There is a local resturant a few minutes walk away which was good, we enjoyed staying at the farmhouse so much so though that we wanted to stay in and eat most nights. We didn't have need to use the air conditioning but I understand this is additional cost if you do need to use. Joe was incredibly helpful and responded to all our queries very promptly. He genuinely wanted to make sure we had a good trip and was available if any problems would have arisen and for extra advice regarding the area. The airport transfers went very smoothly and I would recommend this to save hassle. Gozo is a lovely island and we managed to do many activities including hire of speed boat, wine tasting, kayaking in the sea, visiting the neolithic temples, visting the many coves and beaches and scuba diving. I would recommend car hire for ease of getting around island - Joe arranged all this for us. However there is a bus service which we used on one occasion which was very easy to use and good connections around island. Woud like to thank Joe for such a lovely stay, this is a place we would be happy to return to. I wish we could have stayed for longer and had more time relaxing by the pool!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carol and family, very nice review, glad you enjoyed your holiday in a fantastic way. Hope to welcome you again in the near future.
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Beautiful villa overlooking the sea

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Gozo and we had a very enjoyable stay. Communication with the owner, Joe, was excellent and he was very helpful and responded to queries promptly. The house is well appointed and both the house and the pool area were spotlessly clean. We spent much our time in the pool area which is beautiful with lovely views out to sea. The sunsets were spectacular and we even saw a tornado out at sea. We would thoroughly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lindsey for your nice review. Hope to welcome you again in the near future.
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Beautiful villa, spacious and well equipped

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed in a villa in Gozo before which was lovely but Joes villa is even better. The pictures on the web are good but it was even better when we actually saw it. Good size bedrooms, lovely bathrooms, the living area had everything we needed. The pool and outside area was stunning with beautiful views, and a wonderful place to watch the sun set each evening. Location was good, easy to get to all parts of the island. Thoroughly recommend the restaurant in the village, not cheap but definitely worth the money. We also loved the round island boat trip with Xlendi Watersports. Joe was very helpful in helping us to arrange this. Would absolutely recommend this villa to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal location and very well maintained

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay Tal-Bjar. We keep coming back because the Villa is large, spotlessly clean and well maintained, as it the pool. We also prefer the west side of Gozo, so the San Lawrenz is ideal for us. Overall, this is a great place to stay in a lovely location.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Tal-Bjar . Look forward to welcome you again.
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Fabulous property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as a group of 8 friends for a week and had a brilliant time. The property is clean, spacious and modern and it was a particular bonus that all the rooms are en suite. The pool and outside area absolutely makes it; we spent hours playing in the pool and sunbathing and enjoyed lovely BBQs in the evening watching the sunset. The village of St Lawrence was charming and with a hire car it was very easy to get around the island. The famous Azure window is only a 5 minute drive away and we enjoyed lots of swimming there.

Joe was very welcoming and friendly and easy to arrange everything with. Would thoroughly recommend a stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Susannah for your kind review, which me and my wife Mary very much appreciate.Before you left our villa, you told me you were very sad to leave the house and would like to come again next year, We recommend very early booking and hope to welcome you again in our villa. Joe and Mary.
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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.


Rates & Availability

San Lawrenz Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
End October
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
Oct 29 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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