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LUXURIOUS Grand 18th C. Country House set in large gardens with pool

Bedrooms 7
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14 - Now accepting bookings for Summer 2019

Casa San Rocco is a spacious grand luxurious 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.

Alex duPuis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian, Maltese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018


Ħal Għaxaq Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We only accept bookings for a minimum of 1 week strictly from Saturday to Saturday. If flexibility required please enquire.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , 2 Basins
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
  • Traditional 1930s style bathrooms with cast-iron ball and claw baths.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
  • The bedrooms are all furnished very comfortably in neutral colours. Spacious cupboards are provided in all the rooms as well as various antique chest-of-drawers. Each bedroom is provided with its own marble-floored bathroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 9 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Reservations are for a minimum of one week with a check-in check-out on Saturday. Please arrive no earlier than 4pm on day of arrival and vacate by latest 10am on day of departure. A refundable deposit of £500 against damages is required when making this final payment. Price includes; Gas. water. electricity (capped at 80 units per day), utensils and bed linen. Weekly change of linen. A private chef is available throughout your stay at Casa San Rocco 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: Tel: 00356 9986 9866


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average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

A very well-appointed and exceptional property!

  • 5 of 5

Casa San Rocco exceed all our expectations.

In all honesty, I cannot begin this review without mentioning the chef, Matthew Attard. During our time in Malta, we never felt the need to venture out to restaurants -- I'm sure their meals were wonderful, but we were completely satisfied with Matthew's creation. What impressed us further was the fact that Matthew was able make thoughtful meals that could be enjoyed by a vegan member of our group. Both Matthew and Connie were amazing!

We enjoyed the multiple terraces and quiet sitting areas. The courtyard in the center of the main house is spectacular as is the courtyard leading to the pool. And, yes -- that pool -- is as tranquil as it is magnificent. The property is verdant and alive with all sorts of colors. We loved the location of the property and especially its proximity to the airport -- don't worry, we were never bothered by aircraft noise.

On our last day, one of our companions had trouble getting transportation to the airport. The taxi company couldn't locate her on their GPS. Connie was there, and came to her aid after realizing that she was having trouble. She sprung into action by speaking with the driver, and then she drove out to the location where the taxi was waiting and escorted the driver to Casa San Rocco! She saved the day!

Everything about Casa San Rocco was well-thgought out. I recommend Casa San Rocco without reservations.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a very nice time at Casa San Rocco

  • 5 of 5

About 2 weeks ago I went with 11 of my friends to Casa San Rocco. In the time till our holiday I had a good contact with the people of Casa San Rocco, I get a very fast reply on my questions.

Casa San Rocco is a nice place with a big pool, beautiful garden and great rooms. Every room has an own bathroom. At the big tower you have a beautiful view over Malta. Every evening we see fireworks everywhere!

Ghaxaq is a quiet place but the people are very kind.

I recommend everyone a holiday at Casa San Rocco.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adelaide - South Australia

Fantastic villa for up to 14 adults

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing holiday in an amazing villa

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Not a holiday house, - a holiday block!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Superb Holiday Experience

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700.2
ECO TAX $ 0.58 per person per night
Stay tax $0.58 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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