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Il-KIOSTRO, luxury 300 year old house of character, a holiday gem.

Raymond Barbara

Member since: 2006
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Speaks English, Italian, Maltese
People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Il-KIOSTRO, luxury 300 year old house of character, a holiday gem.

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday farmhouse in Zurrieq - IL- KIOSTRO

3 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 6 to 7 people

This property is a historic 300 year old expertly converted Maltese farmhouse, retaining all its original features and charm. This home is impeccably furnished to high standard. The feeling is exciting, romantic and tranquil and will surely appreciate the efforts done by the owner who converted this house with all this heart. Located in the village of Zurrieq. Within walking distance off the village square, one will find all amenities.

Zurrieq is located 1.5 km away from the sea.

PROPERTY IS FULLY LICENCED: The property is fully Licenced with the MALTA TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Raymond Barbara (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks English, Italian, Maltese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2015

Why Raymond Barbara chose Zurrieq

Raymond Barbara via maltain360.com

Wied I?-?urrieq - Virtual Tour - Il-Qrendi

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What makes this farmhouse unique

Raymond Barbara via maltain360.com

Wied I?-?urrieq - Virtual Tour - Il-Qrendi

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The Wied i?-?urrieq hamlet and small fishing port has long been the source of a dispute between the Qrendi and ?urrieq population over its ownership, a dispute that goes back to the other century. Although named Wied i?-?urrieq, the valley itself...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Raymond,



We are now from yesterday evening in our house in Vieille-Eglise en Yvelines.

Every thing works well from your house to our.

We would like, my brother, my sister-in law, my wife and I, to tell you how we were lucky to rent your house.

It was exactly the house what we expect to have.

The location in Zurriecq, the volume of the rooms, theirs design, and the fact that the bedrooms in the house are isolated each one from each others, It’s give to the house around the swimming poo,l a strong impression of lot of space.

Thank you fot the “design magazin”.

We also enjoy your kindness, your affordability and availabilty, which really help us to have a better and a true understanding of every thing about Malta.



Once again, Raymond, Thank you



jean-paul Guibert
Mar 2013
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Bedrooms 3
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Separate WC's1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

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Il-KIOSTRO, luxury 300 year old house of character, a holiday gem.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 22 reviews
5

Superb

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for just under a week at this beautiful property. We were greeted at the airport by Raymond, the owner, who took the trouble to wait whilst we got our hire car and then "led us" to his property.

The villa is spacious, very well equipped and charming; if anything, the photographs on this site do not do it justice.

It is in an excellent, quiet location close to the Blue Grotto but within a 10-15 minute drive of key places such as Valetta, Mdina and St Juliens for a night out.

Raymond gave us a very warm, friendly welcome, provided us tips and advice and left us alone for the rest of the stay which was just right. There are numerous reviews in his visitors book, all of which are very positive demonstrating this was not just a one off.

Overall, we had a lovely, relaxing break and we would strongly recommend this villa to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Unique property, lovely holiday

  • 4 of 5

The villa is beautifully presented with very good facilities. Quirky layout and beautiful courtyard garden by the pool. Lots of character and the most unique villa we've stayed in. Each room had en-suite which was great. We went with young children who loved the secret balconies and places to hide. It's essential to have a car as there are no restaurants on your doorstep, we discovered lots of lovely places though and the Blue Grotto is very close with quite a lot of choice. We also splashed out on a private caterer one evening - Matthew was wonderful and an excellent cook. It felt like a real luxury. Nothing was too much trouble for Raymond, it was nice touch to meet us at the airport, and he even gave our girls a little Easter gift.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Its always great news to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at IL-KIOSTRO and this made your holiday even more enjoyable and so special. Hope to see you all again in the near furute. Your host . Raymond.
5

For a taste of the real Malta stay in Il Kiostro.

  • 5 of 5

Hi Raymond,

My apologies for not writing sooner but we have been so busy since arriving home.

We all had a great holiday in Malta and loved staying in your beautiful Farmhouse with it’s lovely courtyard garden (the web pictures don’t do it justice!). We are so pleased we stayed there as it gave us a real taste of Malta and it’s very friendly people, everyone was so helpful in the town and we highly recommend your local bakery and ‘Pie shop’. Thank you also for your hospitality and advice and arranging for my parents to stay an extra night.

As you know we have a Gite business in France so have very high standards when booking accommodation, your Farmhouse surpassed our expectations and we would (and will) recommend it to our friends and family.

Thank you again.

With warmest regards,

Erika, Rob, Christian, Mathis and Neo,

We are a family of five, with a 3, 5 and 13 year old and also with Grandparents, plenty of room.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Lucerne, Switzerland
5

Beautiful historic farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Il-Kiostro was everything we expected of a traditional old farmhouse in Malta - stone-built, charming and unexpected in layout, and tastefully furnished. The owner met us on our arrival and gave us all the information we needed to have a peaceful and enjoyable stay. What a pleasure it was to return on a hot day from visiting historic sites in Malta and to throw ourselves into the delightful pool, or to sit on one of the numerous terraces or cool and comfortable sitting rooms. All the shops we might need were close by and all the equipment necessary to prepare meals was there in the well-stocked kitchen. We were only two, but the farmhouse has ample space for six adults without crowding. We will definitely plan to return - perhaps next time with friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, I am happy that you found everything you needed and had a great time at IL-KIOSTRO. Hope to see you again, Raymond , ( owner )
5

Beautiful villa - full of rustic charm

  • 5 of 5

Il Kiostro is a beautiful villa, full of authentic Maltese charm. The villa is bigger than we imagined with lots of lovely 'hidden' spaces from the spiral staircase to the balconies and terraces. We were a family of 5 and never felt on top of each other; there was always somewhere to escape to read or relax!

The villa is in the centre of Zurrieq, a typical Maltese town which maintains its strong traditions and makes you feel that you are part of the 'real' Malta. A car is important if you want to explore further afield, however the bus service was excellent too. Our daughter has coeliac disease and has to eat a strict gluten free diet; we were over the moon to discover the huge range of gluten free products available in the supermarket 'Pavi' a short drive away), more than we have ever seen here in the UK! Restaurants and bars can be found a short drive away in the Blue Grotto and Valatta as well as all the other tourist destinations in Malta. We didn't eat out often as the BBQ next to pool was perfect for al fresco dining and the villa was so charming we didn't feel the need to venture out night after night.

Raymond, the owner was on hand if we ever needed him and always happy to help - when one of our party needed a doctor he arranged it all straight away. He also met us at the airport which was a great start to our holiday.

We stayed during the festival season, where the Maltese celebrate their Saints with a feast. This meant that there was a real celebratory atmosphere - the Maltese love their fireworks!

We would definitely go back to Il Kiostro and would recommend it to anyone who wants a true taste of Malta.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting your comments, i am happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to meet you all again in the near future. Your host, Raymond.
5

great holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week, all was great. Raymond helped us with everything including to get a cheap rental car.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comment, i am happy that you enjoyed your stay in Malta and specialy in my Property like all my past guests.. I hope to see you all again in the near furure. Raymond.

Location

Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Gudia airport
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Valletta port
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The property is located about 200mt. off the main village square. Zurrieq village is 1 kilometer away from the famous blue grotto ( sea side ).A typical old maltese village full of character.

?urrieq is the largest village in the southern area, and one of the original medieval parishes. Much of the village survives from the time before the arrival of the Knights and provides an insight into pre-baroque Malta. The village is near some spectacular coastline - the picturesque, tiny harbour of Wied i?-?urrieq at the end of a rugged valley. From the harbour, you can take a short boat trip to the Blue Grotto, a series of natural, sea-level caves, and a local beauty spot. ?urrieq and the surrounding area are rich in archaeological and historic sites, including several ancient chapels, a Roman tower, Punic tombs and a strange, free-standing room with an Egyptian cornice - possibly part of a temple of Melqart mentioned by Ptolemy, the 2nd century Greek geographer and astronomer.

Other Activities: the island itself is full of Historic places dating back to prehistoric ages.

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Prices & Availability

From €1,011 Weekly

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Zurrieq, Island of Malta

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
May
1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,295
for 7 nights
€1,295
 
 
June
1 Jun 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,648
for 7 nights
€1,648
 
 
July 2015
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,872
for 7 nights
€1,872
 
 
August
1 Aug 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
€2,022
for 7 nights
€2,022
 
 
September
1 Sep 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,648
for 7 nights
€1,648
 
 
October
1 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,498
for 7 nights
€1,498
 
 
November
1 Nov 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,386
for 7 nights
€1,386
 
 
LOW SEASON DEC.
1 Dec 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,011
for 7 nights
From
€71
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,011
 
 
CHRISTMAS-NEW YEAR
20 Dec 2015 - 8 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,648
for 7 nights
€1,648
 
 
January low season
9 Jan 2016 - 31 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
€1,011
for 7 nights
€1,011
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes For further details please contact us, we will answer back within 24 hours. Your host - Raymond Barbara.
CHANGE OVER DAYS ARE PREFERABLY ON SATURDAYS.( other dates considered)

Low Season rates are for 2 persons.

airconditions are at 5 euro a day extra
Unrefunded 33 % on confirmation of booking by bank transfer and the balance 6 to 4 weeks before arrival.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Zurrieq in Island of Malta

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • ensuites - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • All ensuite have showers, sink and WC, all newly done to high standard.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Main - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Main bedroom on ground floor with sitting room and fire place, with entrance to pool area, (has small toilet and sink, shower is available 10mts away). Double bedroom on first floor en suite with shower and WC, enjoying nice big terrace overlooking the court-yard. Twin bedroom on first floor with en suite shower and WC, with terrace overlooking the pool. Put up bed is available. Baby cot is available.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A private chef is available throughout your stay at IL-KIOSTRO by appointment. Matthew Attard offers a comprehensive service that includes shopping, preparing, serving and clearing. He is willing to discuss your personal requirements in advance either by email or telephone. Email: skittz31@hotmail.com Tel: 00356 9986 9866. Swimming pool area with jacuzzi surrounded with plants. BBQ is available.

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