About the property
- Chateau / Country House6458 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Casa San Rocco is a spacious grand old house with a separate tower at the bottom of a large, lush and verdant garden. This outstanding property consists of a welcoming entrance hall leading to a number of large reception rooms, all accessible through a central courtyard bringing light to every room. Around the courtyard you will find a sitting room with fireplace, study, dining room, drawing room with fireplace, kitchen and breakfast room. On the first floor there are four bedrooms all with bathrooms and terraces. The stunning massive garden is stocked with mature trees and beautiful greenery and has a pond, a large swimming pool and deck. Overlooking the swimming pool is a separate annex in the form of an old tower, consisting of an open plan living/dining room with fireplace, kitchen and two double bedrooms both with bathrooms. Complementing this amazing property is a separate one bedroom annex. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned.
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- English, Italian, Maltese
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Fantastic villa for up to 14 adults
This is an amazing property. 7 Large bedrooms with well appointed bathrooms, greta outdoor areas, pool, terraces, 3 car garage, very helpful local property manager (Connie) who meets you and is 'on-call' if any assistance is needed, also thanks to Rachel, who handles the online bookings and queries. The local town is great, a few local bars (Band clubs) are very welcoming, even got us playing on a full size snooker table!!. We used a local chef (Matt Attard)to prepare a 60th birthday dinner for 12 of us.. he is fantastic and the local Maltese menu he prepared was memorable.. There were 11 of us, in our 60's, and we're all glowing of our experience.. this is a fantastic place for a large group, you can find break out spaces to spend quiet times, each bedroom has its own 'private' area on a balcony etc.. all amenities work well, the place is immaculately presented, pool is amazing, we had 2 meals on the charcoal BBQ outside, great tastes.. cant ask for anything more. Any downsides?.. you have to leave eventually!!
Amazing holiday in an amazing villa
I booked this holiday to celebrate my 70th birthday with family and friends. Casa san Rocco looked wonderful from the photos on the website, but when we arrived it exceeded all expectations! Everything about it was superb - the house is extraordinary, an oasis! Once inside it feels miles from anywhere, not surrounded by a busy village! The gardens are lovely, the pool wonderful, and all the bedrooms are beautifully furnished and comfortable. There were so many places to get together for an early evening drink - different terraces around the house and tower and around the pool - and eating at the long table in the garden was magical in the evenings with all the well placed outdoor lighting! The village is great for local shops - excellent pharmacy, convenience store a short walk away - we even found a shop to print out a boarding pass! The owner and his PA, and Connie the housekeeper, were all very helpful throughout the booking process and while we were there. Definitely 5 star all round!
Not a holiday house, - a holiday block!
This is not just a house it is a whole block! The entrance to the house is quite anonymous from outside. It is seemingly just another door in the small village street. But once you open it you have a whole world of luxury all to yourself! It really makes you feel like royalty. Alle the rooms are nice and big and there are enough balconies for almost everyone in the party to have their own. The big common area in the backyard is beautifully kept with trees and flowers and the barbeque area is the ideal place for long evenings relaxing with your friends and family. The kitchen is not very big but very well equipped. Staying at the tower suite makes you feel like Rapunsel and the view from the tower rooftop is magnificent. We had a problem with one of the airconditioners one day and the property manager came over and fixed it right away. This is a place I could definetely recommend and would love to come back to. Its privacy, beauty and magnificent garden/yard I believe would be ideal for small intimate wedding parties. As it is a big stone building covering almost an entire block the wifi only reaches part of the house, so bring a repeater if you need to be online by the pool. It is literrally only 5 minutes away from the airport, but we never heard any noise from air traffic. Just outside the doorstep is a small convenience store and a butcher. A large supermarket is only minutes away. There are many nice roads you can go for a walk. One of the highlights of the week was running down to St Peters Pool and jumping in before running back.
A Superb Holiday Experience
Mr Dupuis, a polite and courteous gentleman, met us on the first day and showed us around the villa. The property is in the classical style built in original stone and is much bigger than expected. The main features are as follows: a large dining room, a huge lounge, a fully equipment kitchen, 7 en-suite rooms, a laundry room, a large courtyard surrounded by trees and a swimming pool with comfortable sun loungers. It is located on a quiet street in a small town which has plenty of shops and bus links to Valletta, the airport and other resorts. I was in a party of 9 people and felt totally relaxed throughout my visit. The place was very clean and spacious and the facilities were first class.
What a wonderful 3 generation holiday
The pleasant door to this amazing house gives no hint as to what is within - lots of clean well furnished rooms, a large kitchen, a courtyard, garden with outdoor eating area, roof terraces galore, a swimming pool, comfortable bedrooms, all very private. It was the perfect house for our 3 generation family, providing plenty of space to either be together or spread out, with the added bonus that the two younger generations fit very nicely into the 4 bedrooms in the main house, while grandparents were able to sleep in peace and quiet in the tower. Would we recommend it to friends? Yes. Would we go there again? Definitely!
When you step out of the door you are in the middle of a Maltese town, so you are able to get some feeling for what life is like in Malta. There is a small grocer across the street. Everyone we met was very friendly and helpful.
This especially applies to the owner, Alex, who couldn't have been more helpful.
For families with small children - Pretty Beach at Birzebbuga is ideal. It doesn't entirely live up to its name, as it is close to the cranes of the Freeport, but it is clean, has white sand leading into a shallow sea, and the 2 to 7 year old younger members of our family made many sandcastles there. A short drive takes you to Marsaxlokk, with its many restaurants along the beach.
Malta is an excellent holiday destination - so much to see and do, and yet it is so small that you can get anywhere in a short time.
Every bit as good as the brochure makes it look. Every one of our party of 12 aged 6 to 73 agreed Casa San Rocco was stunning and quite the best family holiday accommodation we have had in our 16 years of holidaying together and at a price well below what we have paid on the south coast of England. The introductory tour took 45 minutes - there was so much to see. The whole place was spotless.
Our teenage girls loved their base in the tower and our grandson had his "ladpad" in the separate room above the garage. The large pool was superb and much used. It was cleaned twice a week. Air conditioning in all the bedrooms was very effective and we only slightly exceeded our allocated units. The free wifi at 12 Mb/s saw a lot of use and coped with 2 laptops, 5 smart phones and an ipad, with users occupying the study, dining room or strategically placed seats in either lounge.
A major convenience was the garage with its roller doors, which solved local parking problems and easily accommodated our two seven seater hire cars. We used the express bus to Valletta on two occasions, from the bus stop on the nearby main road, for the experience of a bus ride and to avoid parking problems. An all-day adult bus pass for 1.50 Euros was a bargain.
Also very handy were the corner shop and local butchers for fresh bread, vegetables and meat, with two big supermarkets (Lidls and Lascoes) within a mile.
We had problems with one of the toilets flushing but Alex had his plumber round and it was fixed in no time. He was also most helpful in speedily retrieving and forwarding a wallet that one of our party left behind. Thanks Alex.
Our first Sunday saw us at the nearby Marsaxlokk market and St Peter's Pool, both were very popular as were the trips to Valletta. The first week coincided with the local village feast - lots of fireworks and church bells - and with brass bands either marching past our house or on a stage in front of the nearby church each evening. There was a spectacular local firework display on the Thursday evening with grandstand views from the tower, not only of it but also several others we could see going on around the island. The main church procession on the Friday right went past our front door. On several evenings we walked up into the village to join the throngs and have a beer in Manoel's Bar. Everyone was so happy and friendly.
A wonderful two weeks, in no small part due the the excellent accommodation afforded by Casa San Rocco.
Ghaxaq is a charming village situated in the South of the Island. It is mainly residential, although large areas are still used for agriculture. Ghaxaq is popularly renowned for its two feasts, those of St. Mary and St. Joseph. Held on the first Sunday in June, and the 15th of August, the villagers of Ghaxaq celebrate in style. The entire village is decorated with numerous statues, coloured lights and banners, with celebrations culminating in a fireworks display and performances from the two rival band clubs. The Capital City of Valletta is only 6km away, with the breath-taking St. John's Cathedral, the delightful Barrakka Gardens and The Grand Harbour which the gardens overlook, all being 'must-see' sights on your list. Valletta is also home to The Fine Arts Museum, The Lascaris War Rooms and The Malta Experience. Just 2km from Ghaxaq you will find the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk. Still very much in use by fisherman today, providing lampuki, swordfish and tuna for the whole island. There are a number of fantastic fish restaurants to choose from, and be sure to visit the very busy market which takes place ever Sunday. If spending your day relaxing on the beach is how you like to spend your time, there are plenty of easily accessible sandy beaches to choose from in Malta.For those a bit more adventurous there is 'St. Peter's Pool' close to Marsaxslokk. Away from all amenities, so usually fairly quiet and is considered one of the most beautiful natural swimming pools in Malta. The North part of the island holds the majority of the sandy beaches, and this is where most water-sports and diving activity takes place.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Reservations are for a minimum of one week with a check-in check-out on Saturday. A 40% non-refundable deposit is required upon confirmation of booking, the remaining 60% to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. A refundable deposit of £500 against damages is required when making this final payment. Price includes; Gas. water. electricity (capped at 50 units per day), utensils and bed linen. Weekly change of linen. Please arrive no earlier than 4pm on day of arrival and vacate by latest 10am on day of departure.