3 bedrooms with luxury private pool, situated in a peaceful and relaxing area
- english, italian, Maltese
I am Paul, a warm and caring person that appreciates old homes that are traditional to the Maltese islands.I enjoy living in the village centre of Zejtun for its people who are also warm and caring, with a friendly heart.
Sandra purchased this Villa in 1994
Why Sandra chose Ħal Bisbut
The home is 250 years old, which has been extensively revamped with modern fixtures, it enjoys very private and peaceful surroundings. It now has Wi-Fi included. All the bedrooms are spacious and all are fitted with air-conditioning. The large yard has been transformed into a delightful and relaxing pool and sun deck area. A modern, gas type barbecue and a 8 seater outdoor dinning table complements the area.From the roof top, which is also accessible, on can see the surrounding village and distant views of the island. Malta offers a varied mix of such properties, ranging from traditional ones dating to the 17th and 18th century, to new ones being built reflecting today’s trends. Malta also offers its good dose of farmhouses, and its case houses of character, particularly in the smaller villages, such as Naxxar, Zurrieq, Zejtun, Qrendi, Mosta and the surrounding areas. This property is situated around the village core or elsewhere on the outskirts of the villages, farmhouses and houses of character offer unparalleled tranquillity, secluded from urban areas, yet within easy reach of all amenities. heir innate beauty, and most importantly uniqueness makes such residences a very sought after property option, particularly as an investment. The limited supply and growing demand ensures that the price of the property not only holds, but offers steady capital appreciation. This House of Character is a unique piece of art, a living contribution to Malta’s chequered history and diverse heritage,
What makes this Villa unique
The Locality Żejtun (also called Iż-Żejtun) is a medium sized town in the south of Malta. Żejtun holds the title of Città Beland, which was bestowed by Ferdinand von Hompesch zu Bolheim, Grandmaster of Knights of Malta in 1797, Beland being his mother’s surname. Żejtun takes its name from the Sicilian Arabic for "olive"- zaytun (comparable to the Spanish and Portuguese, "aceituna" and "azeituna" respectively), which was one of the main productive industries in Malta. Żejtun, lying in the south-eastern part of Malta, covers the top of a hill that dominates the bays of Marsaxlokk, St. Thomas Bay and Marsaskala, popular ports of call for all Mediterranean sailor since Phoenician times. They also provided convenient landing beaches for invaders. The origins of Żejtun go back to Phoenician and Roman times. Orginally Żejtun, known as Terra Santa Catarina, covered the whole south eastern part of the island extending to the outskirts of the walls protecting Cottonera and included Żabbar, Marsaskala, Marsaxlokk and St. George's Bay. The inhabitants of Żejtun proper till 1680 formed two separate communities huddled in residences protected by narrow streets (which of themselves provided protection) known as Bisqallin referred to till today as the Lower Village (Ir-Raħal t’Isfel) and Ħal Ġwann and Ħal Bisbut, known today as the Upper Village (Ir-Raħal ta’ Fuq). Development during the eighteenth century and the construction of the new parish church in between the two communities formed the present centre and linked the two to form one community. In the old days, the residents were sentinels against invasions which landed in the southern bays of the island. Because of this and the fact that they were furthest from Medina, the old capital, they developed an independent self-reliant spirit, often lauded in in their impromptu folk singing (għana), still prevalent today. The separate communities in the lower village and the upper village.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
An enjoyable stay in beautiful country. Great pool!
Character house stay for my brothers wedding in Malta with my family
Good communication from Sandra throughout from booking to arrival, including arranging collection from the airport, so helpful! A lovely welcome basket with the essentials you need when you first arrive abroad. The house is as described, full of character features and offers a home from home experience.
Sandra made the stay even more special by arranging a birthday cake for my dads birthday, a really lovely touch.
To finish our stay in the best possible way, Sandra allowed us to remain at the house after checkout time until the cab collected us to go to the airport, a stress free ending to to great stay at a lovely house in Zejtun, Malta.
We were welcomed by a driver at the airport who took us to the beautiful villa where we met Sandra who was very friendly and kindly had bread, milk, fresh fruit and wine waiting for us. After showing us around she left to let us enjoy our holiday but was easily available should we need any assistance, for example after an impressive thunder storm which caused a power cut, Sandra’s husband came to switch it back on withon 15 minutes.
The house is beautiful, lovely and clean, had everything which we needed, and has a lovely feeling to it, friendly locals, butcher, baker and supermarket nearby. There is an open market on a Wednesday which was lovely with fresh fish, veg, cakes, clothes, and snails!! Our girls who are 7 and 4 loved the pool! We all felt really at home there, my parents, my husband, out 2 children and myself.
The bus stop is nearby and we used the ecab app to book taxis which were reliable.
Can not thank Sandra enough for our stay. Thank you...we may be back one day!
An interesting little village
We were six friends staying at this lovely house, very comfortable,and as it was a heatwave,the air-con in the bedrooms were a god-send, without it we couldn’t have coped. Our hostess Sandra was delightful and very helpful.The locals were lovely and friendly too. A car is a must if you want to see as much as possible. The local supermarket was a very nice experience, more than helpful! All in all , a most enjoyable holiday
An absolute treat in rural Malta
Id-Dwejra Character house was an absolute treat. Being born in Malta I travelled back with friends to show off the Island and this location, the premises were perfect. The house is equipped with the best of appliances and furniture. The location is perfect, minutes away from the seaside towns and great restaurants. The bonus is the bus station which is the fastest way and economical way to get around Malta .... no parking hassles! + 'E' Cab for after hours. Sandra and her husband are great hosts! Book it and enjoy it..we did!
Place exceptionally clean staggered by the amount of space
And well equipped
Sandra & husband very welcoming and nice
Lovely place to stay very traditional
Easy access to all of Malta via bus 🚌�
Will definatly stay again lovely ❤️
Dear Charles,and Sandra
Thank you for the review.
Hope I see you again in the future.And thank you again
Sandra and Paul
The origins of zejtun go back to Phoenician and Romans times originally,Zejtun ( Terra Santa Caterina) covered the whole south east part of the Island extending to the out skirts the wall protecting Cottonera and inclued Zabbar.M'scala,and M'xlokk.The inhabilants of Zejtun proper till 1680 formed 2 seperate communities huddled residences protected by narrow streets( which of themselves provided protection) known as Bisqallin referred to till today as the lower village( Rahal t'isfel) and Hal Gwann/ bisbut the upper village( Rahal to fuq) Delovopent during the eighteenth century.Towards the end of the eighteen century,Villages in Malta vied for township status.Thrilled with the presence of the Grand Master Ferdinnand Hompesch for the feast of St'Catherine in November 1797'Zejtun Villag elders requested from him this symbolic tribute.His Eminence convinced by the engaging argumements of the loyal subjects,granted their request He gave Zejtun the title f citta bylandt(coll,beland),after his mother!s surname having already bestowed his surname Hompesch on Zabbar and his Christian name Ferdinand on Siggiewi