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Stunning farmhouse B&B - Holiday accommodation - Maltese Village

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bed and breakfast - Very different and stunning accommodation!

This charming 400 year old house of character has been sympathetically renovated with all modern conveniences. It is a 5 minute drive from the airport and very close to all the popular tourist attractions. Casa Sonette is a unique experience that will be totally different from staying at a crowded and commercial hotel. I pride myself on my love and knowledge of Malta and enjoy sharing this with my visitors. I provide personalized and interesting tours of the Island which I feel are more detailed and interesting than the commercial options as well as competitively priced. I can also recommend restaurants which are great value and sights which we have personally explored, and does not feature on regular tours. I will take all the stress out of your holiday by planning very interesting and relaxing day trips at your leisure.

Property Manager
Sonette Aboud
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Afrikaans
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About Sonette Aboud

I am from the UK, originally from South Africa, and now living the dream on the beautiful island of Malta.

I am living in a 450 year old House of Character and decided to share this beautiful property with special house guests! Casa Sonette is unique in every sense of the word. Fabulous courtyard to relax in, very interesting and rare artefacts and home décor all going hand-in-hand with great hospitality!

I will do my best to make your holiday a memorable one. We offer various interesting day trips as well as Jeep safari's and amazing boat trips.

My second venture: an amazing typical Maltese Town house for rent in Cospicua, one of the Three Cities Ref: G863. This house sleeps 8 people, has amazing views over the Grand Harbour and will be your home from home while you are staying in Malta. Suitable for a group of friends or family.

Recently I have also acquired a very modern, stunning 2 bedroom apartment on the beach. The name is Harbour View Place and also features on this website.

Any of the above holiday accommodation will guarantee to make your visit a very special one.

Sonette Aboud purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Sonette Aboud chose Malta

I love living among Maltese people in a typical Maltese village, quiet but very close to Valletta and Sliema where it all happen! I am also very close to beautiful beaches and interesting archaeological sites.

My home is a 400 year old House of Character, fully renovated. It has a magnificent courtyard where my guests can have their breakfasts and just enjoy the ambience of this charming house.

It also has 2 roof terraces, one with a large build in BBQ and seating for 10 people. The other terrace has sun loungers and umbrellas where the guests can soak up the sun during the summer months.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Casa Sonette is very close (10 minutes) from Valletta by car. It is served by a regular bus service to most of the main tourist attractions. It is also serviced by the hop on-hop-off tourist bus.

I am also 10 minutes away from beautiful beaches and charming Fishing Villages with daily markets and fabulous restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Incredible experience”

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015

Casa Sonette is truly unlike anywhere else you will ever stay in. The house itself is steeped in history, with incredible Moroccan-themed interiors and a breathtaking courtyard area. As soon as you enter the house, you're hit with such a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere!

Sonette herself is a wonderful host, who is more than happy to share stories with you about the house and Malta itself. A wonderful conversationalist, we loved hearing her tales. We said more than once that she must one day write a book of all her anecdotes!

Hal Ghaxaq is a quiet and picturesque village - the perfect base for exploring all Malta has to offer. It was so nice to come home to a quiet and serene atmosphere after a busy day's sightseeing!

In terms of things to do, Sonette is more than happy to provide guests with a range of day trip options and activity recommendations. Exploring the nearby villages and towns Marsaxlokk, Mdina and Valetta was a great experience, but our favourite day had to be a day trip to Gozo with the amazing Alfred - what a tour guide!

Everything from Sonette's lovely breakfasts using locally sourced ingredients, to her lovely little dog Tiffy, makes a stay at Casa Sonette truly unique and unforgettable! I would recommend anyone thinking of a visit to Malta to book this property!

Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
Apr 2015
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Ħal Għaxaq Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The double bathroom is shared by the two bedrooms. There is a separate toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Two large double bedrooms, sharing one bathroom with separate entrances to the large BBQ terrace. The bedrooms are situated up some ancient stairs and is completely private from the rest of the house. The unit also have its own kitchenette.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: There are two very attractive and large bedrooms which share a modern bathroom. Both bedrooms lead on to a terrace with large BBQ area and one of the bedrooms has a Juliet balcony overlooking the central courtyard. Both rooms have the use of the entire house. There are free Coffee and Tea facilities. All linen, bath towels, hair-dryer, iron and beach towels are supplied for the duration of your stay. Linen is pure white Egyptian cotton and towels are large white 100% cotton. All linen gets changed every 3 days or on request. Rooms get cleaned every day. Towels and linen provided. Packed lunches or picnic baskets are available on request as well as a good selection of wine and champagne are on offer to enjoy in the courtyard. A complimentary bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival. Outside: Large central courtyard with fully furnished breakfast and sitting area, fountain and well kept trees and scrubs. Formal dining room leading out on the courtyard, with fully stocked bar. Two additional higher level terraces, fabulous for relaxing or outside dining. One roof terrace is a private BBQ area with wooden table and 10 chairs. A small kitchenette is located on this terrace. A second roof terrace with sun loungers are situated on the opposite side where guests can relax and enjoy a drink in summer. All areas are completely private and not overlooked by any high buildings or neighbours.


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Stunning farmhouse B&B - Holiday accommodation - Maltese Village
average rating of 4.923077 based on 31 reviews

Top rate accommodations run by a lovely and gracious host!

  • 5 of 5

Sonette was extremely warm and hospitable - immensely helpful in ensuring that we experienced all the wonderful treasures Malta has to offer. Highly recommend Casa Sonette to anyone looking to enjoy a 5+ star holiday in the jewel of the Mediterranean.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter for taking the time to write this lovely review. I am so happy that I could help to make your holiday in Malta memorable! It was great meeting you all and we will definitely meet up again!
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Much needed R and R!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Sonette for sharing your beautiful home with us. One week is not enough to explore all on the island.

Definitely take the opportunity to explore Gozo with Alfred. That was an experience! What a charmer!

All the animals are cute and friendly!

I recommend that you act upon Sonettes recommendations for restaurants, Terrones in Marsaxlokk was exceptional.

If you are a light sleeper I suggest you take ear plugs! I have never heard church bells rung soooooo many times from early morning to late at night!!!

And fireworks at 8am??? Obviously a Maltese thing, but all part of the experience.

Thanks again Sonette, and I hope you enjoy your holiday too.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julie for the great review. So sorry about the bells....but it is what it is. Malta has 350 churches so you will never be far away from church bells. The St Joseph feast which is quite spectacular does go hand in hand with the fireworks, he he. Glad you enjoyed Alfred the Great! Hope to see you back one day. Enjoy the great weather in the UK.....! Greetings from us all at Casa Sonette
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Amazing Deco, a haven of peace away from touristy area

  • 5 of 5

Good value for money. Very hard to find so request a map ....but close to airport, taxi only 10 euros. Rooms and bathroom spotless but communal areas could have done with a clean and to avoid if a member of your group has cat/dog allergies. To be fair our hostess Sonette was opening her amazing Boutique Hotel in 3 Sisters area of Valletta....another even more upmarket Boutique Hotel with stunning Deco and roof pool . Woken by churchbells at 5h40 every morning but the charm and friendliness of villagers outweighed this inconvenience....I would highly recommend this for those seeking a traditional Maltese experience in beautiful surroundings ....similar feel to a Moroccan Riad close to southern coastal villages, easy access to buses, easy to get to Valletta and Sonette can organise daytrips to suit if required.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in a handy location

  • 5 of 5

We decided to stay at Sonette's house based on the pictures, reviews and location as we wanted to be based out of the main tourist area - Valletta gets at least one ocean liner a day but the record is 6 apparently.!

Ghaxaq is a quiet village between the airport and Valletta but very well serviced by the various bus routes. So easy to get around.

The pictures if anything dont do the place justice. Its lovely, and comfortable.

And the reviews are all on the money including the jeep trip to Gozo with Alfred - a must.

Sonette, you are a very good host - thank you.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning and luxurious apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is absolutely amazing with very high quality accommodation. It is a stone throw away from a lovely beach club and there are plenty of good restaurants in walking distance.

We will book this accommodation again for next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very positive review. I must just add that this was a review for Harbour view place and not Casa Sonette! The guests were transferred to my new apartment and stayed there for a week. Many thanks for taking the time to submit my first review for this lovely apartment. Hope to welcome you back to Malta very soon.
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A little jewel in Malta

  • 5 of 5

Discovering Casa Sonette was a stroke of luck. The house is fabulous and delivered on all fronts, set in the middle of a very traditional village, the house has been decorated with lots of flair and artefacts Sonette has gathered over her years of travelling. Sonette picked us up from the airport and within 1 hour we had organised a trip with the fantastic Alfred the great ! Sonette has a great personality and makes you feel very welcome. I would say whilst we did not always picked the best restaurant we were always guaranteed one delicious meal a day which was Sonette breakfast.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve for your lovely review. It was such a pleasure to host you and your family at Casa Sonette. Please return to explore this magic island further!
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Blue Grotto
Mdina Gate
Gozo Hop On and Off Bus Tours
Floriana malta
Hagar Qim Neolithic Temple
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We also have a beautiful Maltese style Sun boat, the Aquarius, for day trips around the island.

I also have a cabin cruiser for luxurious day trips around the island as well as sunset cruises.

Bookings can be done at Casa Sonette. You can book day trips, half-day trips as well as wine tasting and sunset cruises.

One can also spend a day at Scicily in Italy. To book your tickets kindly visit


We are very close to a special and private beach with rock pools, caves and great swimming areas. Approximately 10 minutes drive by car, 20 minutes by bus. There are several other lovely beaches in our area, not further than 10 minutes by car. These beaches are mostly flat rock beaches with closely situated restaurants and bars for enjoyment.


Airport is 5 minutes away. I offer free airport transfers. I also specialize in daily sightseeing trips tailored to suit each individual's requirements. This can be arranged on arrival. Driving in Malta is very stressful and by going on a private tour guests will be able to enjoy the sights without having to endure the Maltese drivers! Day trips are normally 7 hours and will cover the "gems" of Malta, the beaches where the "locals" go and any other interesting locations.


20 Minutes by Bus to the Capital City of Valletta

8 Minutes by car to Valletta

10 minutes by drive to the Three cities

10 minutes by bus to Ghar Dalam

10 minutes to Tarxien Temples

20 minutes by drive to Sliema the most popular shopping area. And great cafes. Ferry service to Gozo is about 40 minutes away.

Further Details:

We have local convenient stores located in the village. The property is also served by two larger supermarkets 5 minutes away. We have a 2 pharmacies, 4 butchers, 3 hairdressers, 3 beauty salons, newsagents, vet, clothing boutiques, all within walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.