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Charming village house of character with private pool & lovely garden

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Space 300 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Well maintained, private pool (not shared), 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite),

Originally a typical farmhouse, Dar Bajda has been tastefully converted into a terraced village house of great character & charm. Conveniently located in the heart of the quaint hilltop village of Naxxar, a stroll away from local shops, bars & food outlets & from the pretty village square with its magnificent church. It is not part of a tourist development.

Dar Bajda has a superb landscaped garden which includes a secure gated pool with spacious deck areas & terraces for sunbathing surrounded by bougainvillea, oleander & eucalyptus trees. The pool area is gated so good if you have young kids.

Hall - cloakroom - large fully equipped modern kitchen - adjoining breakfast room -arched ante room - charming arched lounge - spacious dining and sitting area with French doors to garden & pool - master bedroom suite with its own sun terrace - en suite dressing room & bathroom with shower - 3 further bedrooms - family bathroom - outdoor shower - all bedrooms have ceiling fans & air-con.

Why Dar Bajda is better: Dar Bajda is privately owned and run. It is not part of a resort so you will not be bothered by other noisy or drunken holidaymakers. Unlike many rental properties on the market, Dar Bajda is well maintained by its owners who buy for the property what they would buy for themselves. Properties owned by travel companies often skimp on items or supply the cheapest of everything. Dar Bajda is redecorated annually during the winter.

The property has the type of amenities you will expect but may forget to ask for; a dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, wifi. The owners take care to ensure that the other facilities are appropriate (e.g. there are enough plates and glasses, adequate cooking facilities of a reasonable quality). The outdoor tables and pool loungers are quality teak, not cheap plastic.

The house is non-smoking. Accommodation restricted to the number of persons booked and confirmed and should never exceed 8 adults. Sorry but pets are not allowed in the house.

Useful local contacts/Car hire/Airport transfers: CAR RENTAL and AIRPORT TRANSFERS: It is best and cheaper to pre book Car Rental or Airport transfers directly. For competitive rates use the car rental feature on the Air Malta website which trawls for the cheapest rates. USEFUL CONTACTS: Housekeeper - Rose - Tel 21436994 - lives close by in the village; prepares the house for your arrival and provides linen/towels for the number of persons booked; also provides weekly cleaning/ linen change for bookings of over 7 days. Additional cleaning/maid service and baby sitting can be provided by private arrangement with her. Gardener/Handyman - Paul (contact through Rose) - has access to water the garden twice weekly. Pool attendant Robert (contact through Rose) needs to maintain the pool at least once weekly. Always follow his instructions and those of the Housekeeper regarding pool chemicals he or she may use. The pool room is strictly out of bounds. Emergency/plumber Etienne (through Rose)

Arriving and departing: Please let us know details of your incoming and outgoing flight arrangements in order to hand over keys to the house. Arriving guests may enter after 3pm. Departing guests are requested to vacate the house by 10am. This way we have 5 hours to clean and prepare the house after previous guests have departed but you are welcome to leave luggage if you arrive earlier.

More Details

Owner
DB Estates
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, french, spanish, italian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About DB Estates

The farmhouse has been in our family since the mid 1980's when my late father bought and converted it. It's come a long way since then. There used to be onions growing in what is now the master bedroom. I let and manage the house now for my mother and stay there in August with my wife and 4 young children.

DB Estates purchased this house in 1985

Why DB Estates chose Naxxar

The property is an old fashioned house of character beautifully converted with modern amenities including fully kitted kitchen, dishwasher and washing machine. The house is set in the middle of a village so it is tranquil but not isolated. Families are most welcome and the garden and pool has been designed to be family friendly with gates which can be closed to keep children safe although care should be exercised and children should never be allowed to roam in the garden.

What makes this house unique

Over the years the owners have made improvements aimed at allowing our guests a lovely and peaceful holiday. Guests seem to love holidaying at the house as the guestbook testifies. The owners spend their summer holidays there themselves.

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Malta International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Palazzo Parisio or Ta Stringi
Car: recommended

Dar Bajda is located in centre of the ancient hill top village of Naxxar. It is within walking distance of the main square abounding with village shops including old fashioned grocery shops, the best butcher shop in Malta, a supermarket, pharmacies, local bars and restaurants all about 6 minute walk. Also in the village square is the magnificent Palazzo Parisio - the local 19th Century manor house which is open to the public, has a restaurant & is well worth a visit. Also worth a visit is Mosta Town - hardly 3kms down the road and renowned for its church with the third largest dome in the world where a WW2 bomb fell but did not explode. The coast road is 15 minutes drive giving access to many resorts with good bathing facilities like Bugibba, St Pauls Bay, Salina, Bahar ic Caghaq & St Julians. Rural but superbly located for quick excursions to Valletta (8km - historical lots to see), Sliema-St Julians (4kms- smart -lots of cafes, restaurants & night spots), Gozo island - lovely day trip (17kms to car ferry crossing at Cirkewwa).

The airport is 10km away, about 20 minutes drive.

Other Activities: Sites of archaeologic and historic interest close by including the Hypogeum (you must book well ahead) and Hagar Qim.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in San Pawl tat-Tarġa, Malta

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Large bathroom newly refurbished
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Washbasin
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Pool area
    Room 5 -
    Room 6 -
  • Bathroom 1 is en suite to Master Bedroom - newly refurbished with ceiling fans, heated towel rail, Dimplex heating and washing machine. Bathroom 2 is a family bathroom - newly refurbished with heated towel rail and heating. Cloakroom - newly refurbished - is on ground floor. Outdoor pool shower is in the garden area.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom Master - 2 single bed , With wash basin
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , With wash basin
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , With wash basin
  • The master Bedroom has a dedicated wash basin and an adjoining dressing room and en suite bathroom. The bedroom has its own terrace overlooking the garden and pool. There are ceiling fans in both bedroom and bathroom. Bedroom 2 with ceiling fan; Bedroom 3 with ceiling fan and wash basin; Bedroom 4 with ceiling fan and wash basin; air-conditioning(for cooling or heating) in all bedrooms and in Kitchen is available on a request basis at an EXTRA CHARGE payable locally to the housekeeper. During the period 01 November to 15 April one electric radiator per occupied bed room and a further two radiators will be provided.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
MAID/LINEN is provided once weekly. We provide towels for bathroom use ONLY and may not be used by the pool. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BEACH/POOL TOWELS. OPTIONAL EXTRAS payable locally by arrangement with the Housekeeper: Basic FOOD PACK on arrival £25.00: Extra maid service and babysitting: ATING during period 01 November -15 March: 1 electric radiator per occupied bedroom: 2 extra radiators. CAR RENTAL is recommended.

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Charming village house of character with private pool & lovely garden
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews
5

Gorgeous villa!

  • 5 of 5

We love the villa!! It was a wonderful experience at Malta.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear that. Thanks for the review and come back soon!
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Lovely!

  • 4 of 5

We (extended family; 6 adults, 1 child) had a lovely week in Dar Bajda. The pictures does not do the property justice! The kitchen was extremely spacious and there were several spaces to sit and lounge/hang out throughout the house. Good to have an extra large fridge for drinks and food. The pool was large and cool which was a blessing in the very hot weather. My son spent most of the week under water!!

Very close to shops and the 'high street'. Must recommend Victoria Butchers that had one of the best T-bone steaks I have ever had.

A few small minuses.

Firstly, there was a rat in the garden. Luckily this was on our last day. Rose told us that this was due to building works being done up the road and that the excavation disturbed the rats that lives under ground; she was setting out traps as we were departing. Still, this was a little upsetting.

Secondly, the pool could have done with a mid-week cleanup – it was quite sandy as the beginning of the week was windy.

Thirdly, the extra charge was high. €190 for a week - with electricity about €150 + wifi €20 + tourist tax €20. I guess that air conditions are expensive to run, however a simple heads up about these extra costs just so you know what to expect would have made it less painful.

Extra plus for BBQ, extra fridge/freezer, comfortable beds and a big thank you to Rose who is very nice and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and comments. We are glad you had a good time and that you think the photos don't do the property justice (we need to update the photos as we have made many improvements!). Sorry if the extra charges came as a surprise. We do mention them in the website description and in the reservation pack. Charging for them at cost seems to be the fairest way of ensuring that guests pay for the aircon fairly according to what they use. We do not do this to make money. I will suggest to Rose that she might explain it better as not all the guests will necessarily have read all the information. Thanks for taking the time to review.
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Lovely house in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying in Dar Bajda. The pool is a wonderful added bonus. Spent a lot of time in the pool as the weather was really hot. Rose the house-keeper met us upon arrival and went through everything with us. What a lovely lady. Carmen came and watered the garden during the week. She is a lovely lady also. The village of Naxxar is a great place to stay. We found the supermarkets well stocked. Lot's of places to eat so we didn't need to cook!! All in all we had a wonderful stay. Many thanks Charles for a lovely house to stay in.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time and hope you noticed the improvements from last year when you stayed.
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5

Great property

  • 5 of 5

Can't complain much about this property. It was big, had a gorgeous outside area, 5 minutes on foot to the nearest supermarket/cafes/restaurants, big working kitchen (we made dinner at home a lot), and Rose were very helpful the few times we did call her (she helped one party member book and visit the doctor).

Depending on your style, you might want to rent a car, as there's not an abundance of things to do near the property. The bus system was easy to navigate using Google Maps, but they arrived more than an hour late a couple of times (due to traffic accidents, we were told). Mostly they arrived on time though.

I'll give it 5 stars for all of that, but I do have one complaint. They have installed a "smart electricity meter", which will cut off the power if you consume too much of it. Traveling with children, including a toddler, we needed to use the air condition during day time (the toddler needed sleep, and it was 37 degrees celsius some days). We did our best, but still lost power one of the 14 days we were there. It kept everyone awake until we built up the courage to call Rose (it was past midnight), but luckily she was happy to turn it on again.

I understand the need to control power consumption (so people don't leave on 4 air conditions for 24 hours etc), but there should be some system to let you know that you are on track to lose power so it doesn't happen at random. For all we knew, we were within 50% of the limit when we lost it, we had no idea.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helge, thank you for your thoughtful review. I agree with you about the electricity except please be assured we did not install the smart meter, the electricity company did. They are compulsory. We are trying to sort this problem out though and meanwhile will leave some advice on how to avoid it. Basically the problem arises because of the power consumed by the aircon, oven, hob and hot water cylinders. If they are all on at once then it used too much power and trips. It is rare to happen at night time. The usual time is early evening when people are often showering and others cooking. We find that by not having the aircon on at the same time the problem doesn't arise. But hopefully we will have resolved it shortly as we are trying to upgrade our supply to commercial. Glad the rest of the holiday was good.
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5

Fantastic house, incredible pool/garden, and great host.

  • 5 of 5

We (extended family of 7 adults and a baby)had a great stay at Dar Bajda. The house is a fantastic old farmhouse within a 5 minute walk of all amenities. The location worked great for us - loved being away from the major cities and tourist traps, but not stuck having to drive for dinner/milk/bread/etc.

The house is comfortable and well furnished. The garden and pool area is amazing. Rose, the housekeeper, was very very good to us. Communication with her and the owner was easy and professional.

We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So kind of you to take the time to review our holiday home and very glad you enjoyed it. Yes, Rose is a rock; she has been expertly tending to our holidaymakers' needs for over 30 years now. Do get in touch if you want to return. We have another holiday cottage in UK www.scragoak.com. Do check it out.
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5

wonderful place, charming village close to all you want

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house, so big and so quiet...it was so relaxing , thanks you Rose for the warm welcome

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday and thanks for taking the time to review the house.
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in San Pawl tat-Tarġa, Malta

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
October 17 half term
15 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$330
A$2,203
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$401
A$2,832
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$673.38
Stay tax A$0.84 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.
Tax Rate 7.0%

Electricity is payable in addition, locally at 35c per unit consumed. Typically this amounts to EUR60 - 120 per week in the summer.
Can accommodate 8 plus infant.
Payments available in GBP sterling or in EURO € . Please send to the correct account specified in the Reservation Letter
Rates shown are for 4 Adults.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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