No better place to stay in Malta
I cannot recommend Casa Giarda highly enough. If you are visiting Malta with 8 to 14 people, then there is no better place to stay. Located in the center of everything, yet secluded on its own very large plot of land with beautiful landscaped gardens, the villa is truly one of a kind. During our 2 week stay in May with 5 adults and 3 kids, not a single person could fault it.
The pool was huge, clear and lovely. Water was perfect even in May. The barbeque area was spacious, clean, had lots of shady areas and comfortable seating for 20 or more people! Everyone could do exactly what they wanted. Relax and read in the sun. Sleep in the shade. Play cards or enjoy a drink under the covered verandah. Or swim! The grounds and views were stunning. You can see for 6 or more miles in almost every direction. There is not an ‘ugly’ side to the 360 degree vista. In summer, you will be able to see fireworks from all over the island. The kids had a blast exploring every part of the yard. Did I mention it’s huge? You just don’t find this in Malta!
The house itself is large, comfortable and has every amenity you need. It is beautifully decorated, and the owners have spared no expense and paid attention to every detail to make your stay extremely enjoyable in a luxurious setting that embraces its farmhouse character. The owners could not have been more courteous or helpful. They even met us at the house and stayed on the phone with us to make sure we found the house ‘ok’.
Although the villa is located very close to 2 great supermarkets, many good restaurants, and shopping, you truly feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. It is quiet, you don’t have to worry about finding a parking spot, don’t have to mess with neighbors (the villa is surrounded by 48 acres of farmland as we discovered when we talked to a local farmer), and I don’t think any of us have ever slept so soundly on a vacation. The house is at the very end of a scenic alley that sees no traffic night or day. As a base to explore Malta itself, L’Iklin could not be more central. You can be at Busy Bee’s in Msida (only place to get ricotta cannoli) in 5 minutes. St. Julians, Sliema, Paceville or Valletta are all just a quick 10 minute (or shorter) drive. Mellieha Bay (our favorite beach), and Paradise Bay can be reached in just 20 minutes.
Whenever we visit Malta in the future, this is definitely where we will be staying! Thanks again Damian and Monique!
Stephen and Shelley, USA
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 9/10
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