Villa in San Lawrenz, Island of Gozo (Malta) - Peaceful, Private Pool, Views
Situated in the small tranquil village of San Lawrenz, on the Island of Gozo, this marvelous villa/ farmhouse is truly one of a kind. The property, acquired in 2004, was converted from its derelict state, to a villa / farmhouse of the highest standard, keeping the property’s original and traditional charm whilst responding to modern needs. The intention was and will always be, to offer those travelers looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday on the magical Island of Gozo, a home away from home.
Tal-Bjar villa / farmhouse consists of 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8+), all enjoying an en-suite bathroom/ shower room . All 4 bedrooms come equipped with air-conditioners that function on a pay- per- use card system. All rooms are flooded with natural light and are very airy.
The villa / farmhouse boasts stunning sea and country views, right from the pool deck, kitchen and 3 of its 4 bedrooms. Furthermore, the early and late summer months offer spectacular sunsets right opposite these viewpoints. The fully equipped spacious kitchen with island and living room conveniently overlook the private pool, outdoor dining and BBQ area. The indoor dining area, suitably just off the kitchen, comfortably sits 8 people. For further practicality, there is a spare toilet both inside and next to pool. The outdoors consists of a good sized private overflow pool with an open Jacuzzi, BBQ, a large teak outdoor dining table and teak loungers, adequate shading and pool shower.
Moreover, the villa/ farmhouse is located just a short walk/ drive away from Gozo’s most popular attraction, the Azure Window at Dwejra bay. The property is handily also within walking distance from minimarkets and restaurants.
Great emphasis is placed on the property’s cleanliness when handed over and that the guests are also attended to appropriately during their stay. The owners choose to personally welcome guests themselves and show them around the house on arrival.
The property undergoes thorough maintenance during the lesser busy periods, and improvements are made on a yearly basis in order to continue to raise the quality of the time that guests choose to spend at Tal-Bjar.
Tal-Bjar Villa/ Farmhouse is accredited by the Malta Tourism Authority.
Feel free to check out what guests have had to say about Tal-Bjar Villa/Farmhouse in the ‘reviews’ section.
Joe and Mary Schembri would love to have the opportunity to welcome you at Tal-Bjar.
Top Traveller Review
wonderful place to stay
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hello Joe, Many thanks for the use of your wonderful house.Hope to meet you again as this villa will be first choice next time we go to Gozo. Graeme Lindsay Scotland.
We found your house beautiful and can only highly recommend it to others. We go from Gozo with a very positive impression, and will recommend the island and your house to our friends. Family Anderson Denmark
Thank you for renting your villa to us. We had a great holiday. Pool area is magnificent. The sixth time on Gozo, and your house is by far the best. Will come back. Wendy Anderson UK.
Many thanks for all the arrangements you made for us on our visit to Gozo. The house was fantastic, beautifully restored and everything we needed. A great holiday Gary Cox UK
We had an idyllic holiday in Gozo staying in this beautiful villa.Although there were eight of us (four adults and four children) the villa is spacious with en-suite in every bedroom.There is an attractive pool area with views to the sea.Charles/Evelyn UK.
5 based on 30 holidaymaker reviews
wonderful place to stay
We had a wonderful stay - the farmhouse was lovely and exceeded our expectations. The place was very spacious, big enough for our family of 5 plus partners, very clean and very homely with all you would need. The pool area was lovely, on the evening we sat out and ate, enjoying the view of the sunset over the ocean. The BBQ outside was very useful. There is also very well equipt kitchen and inside dining facilities. There are useful amenities in the surrounding area, a local shop a few minutes away to get essentials and further shopping about 5-10 minutes drive. There is a local resturant a few minutes walk away which was good, we enjoyed staying at the farmhouse so much so though that we wanted to stay in and eat most nights. We didn't have need to use the air conditioning but I understand this is additional cost if you do need to use. Joe was incredibly helpful and responded to all our queries very promptly. He genuinely wanted to make sure we had a good trip and was available if any problems would have arisen and for extra advice regarding the area. The airport transfers went very smoothly and I would recommend this to save hassle. Gozo is a lovely island and we managed to do many activities including hire of speed boat, wine tasting, kayaking in the sea, visiting the neolithic temples, visting the many coves and beaches and scuba diving. I would recommend car hire for ease of getting around island - Joe arranged all this for us. However there is a bus service which we used on one occasion which was very easy to use and good connections around island. Woud like to thank Joe for such a lovely stay, this is a place we would be happy to return to. I wish we could have stayed for longer and had more time relaxing by the pool!
Beautiful villa overlooking the sea
This was our first visit to Gozo and we had a very enjoyable stay. Communication with the owner, Joe, was excellent and he was very helpful and responded to queries promptly. The house is well appointed and both the house and the pool area were spotlessly clean. We spent much our time in the pool area which is beautiful with lovely views out to sea. The sunsets were spectacular and we even saw a tornado out at sea. We would thoroughly recommend this villa.
Beautiful villa, spacious and well equipped
We have stayed in a villa in Gozo before which was lovely but Joes villa is even better. The pictures on the web are good but it was even better when we actually saw it. Good size bedrooms, lovely bathrooms, the living area had everything we needed. The pool and outside area was stunning with beautiful views, and a wonderful place to watch the sun set each evening. Location was good, easy to get to all parts of the island. Thoroughly recommend the restaurant in the village, not cheap but definitely worth the money. We also loved the round island boat trip with Xlendi Watersports. Joe was very helpful in helping us to arrange this. Would absolutely recommend this villa to friends and family.
Ideal location and very well maintained
This is our third stay Tal-Bjar. We keep coming back because the Villa is large, spotlessly clean and well maintained, as it the pool. We also prefer the west side of Gozo, so the San Lawrenz is ideal for us. Overall, this is a great place to stay in a lovely location.
We stayed here as a group of 8 friends for a week and had a brilliant time. The property is clean, spacious and modern and it was a particular bonus that all the rooms are en suite. The pool and outside area absolutely makes it; we spent hours playing in the pool and sunbathing and enjoyed lovely BBQs in the evening watching the sunset. The village of St Lawrence was charming and with a hire car it was very easy to get around the island. The famous Azure window is only a 5 minute drive away and we enjoyed lots of swimming there.
Joe was very welcoming and friendly and easy to arrange everything with. Would thoroughly recommend a stay here!
Si vous chercher un endroit calme vous êtesouhaitez au bon endroit. La maison est fantastique, elle est mieux que sur le photos du site internet. La mer est juste à côté avec d' incroyables spot. Le propriétaire vous accueillera avec plein de gentillesse, et reste disponible en cas de besoin.
From the Owner
“Location, Location, Location!”
Activity and Interests
Dwejra (Inland Sea) is just down the road. Various beaches, sandy and rocky, can be reached within 10 to 15 minutes drive.
We can arrange car hire collected from airport or delivered to house, bicycle hire, and airport transfers.
We can also arrange boat trips around Gozo and Comino, self driven boats, fishing trips, and private boat charters. You can also book through us for Malta/Gozo sightseeing tours on open-top buses.
Distance to nearest village, less than 1 mile.
Distance to Victoria, capital city, about 4 miles.
Distance to M'Forn or Xlendi, where one can find various hotels and restaurants, about 6 miles.
A grocery shop and a discount supermarket are both within walking distance. The supermarket is open even on Sunday morning. A couple of restaurants are also within walking distance. Others within a few minutes drive.
- Booking Notes:
33% deposit. Balance can be paid either in cash on arrival, or 33% 8 weeks before arrival, and remaining balance on arrival. Deposit and second payment can be paid by bank transfer or credit card. Early booking is recommended. if booking is cancelled, the deposit is unrefundable.
Changeover day is flexible. Check-out at 11.00 am and check-in at 17.00. When bookings are back-to-back, we need 5 to 6 hours to clean, as our policy is to give a very clean house to all our clients. So please, do not ask to check-in earlier.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Property charm Layout Number of bedrooms and size SizeOpen sea and country views Stunning sunsets Vicinity to major tourist attraction sites and amenities Caring owners with a mission - to provide high quality holiday time”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning ...
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Room
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- Car Available
- Private Chef
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, and wash hand basin
- Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, and wash hand basin
- Shower room 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, and wash hand basin
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, and wash hand basin
- Bedroom 1: bathroom en suite. Bedroom 2: shower-room en suite. Bedroom 3: shower-room en suite. Bedroom 4: shower-room en suite. Separate wc near kitchen/living room. Separate wc near pool
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 2 single beds 42 inches wide each
- Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, 2 single beds 42 inches wide each
- Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, 1 extra lg double bed or 2 single beds 42 inches wide each
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, air-condition on pay-per-use system
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) All bedrooms have air-conditioners Bedroom 1 on ground floor with either 2 single beds 42 inches wide each, or can be adjusted to 1 double bed (84 inches wide), and shower room en-suite. Bedroom 2 on first floor with 2 single beds 42 inches wide each and shower room en-suite. Bedroom 3 on first floor with either 2 single beds, or can be adjusted to 1 double bed (84 inches wide), and shower room en-suite. Bedroom 4 on first floor with double bed and bathroom en-suite. All shower rooms have new walk in showers with high pressure shower heads
- Balcony ...
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: The property includes safety equipment and emergency lights. All bathrooms/shower rooms have high pressure hot/cold shower head. Air-conditioners are on pay-per-use card system. It can also be used for heating bedrooms in winter. Water, electricity, gas and cleaning are included in price (except usage of A/C). Baby cot, playpen and highchair are available free of charge. Internet wifi is free of charge, and is available in all bedrooms, living area and near pool. Property is accredited by Malta Tourist Authority. Outside: Over-flow pool with jacuzzi. Size of pool, excluding jacuzzi, is 30 ft x 13 ft approx. Large deck area, with large table and 8 chairs, sun beds, and 2 large umbrellas, all made of teak wood. Size of umbrellas 12ft and 10ft. 2 bedrooms have balconies over-looking pool area and views. Sun-set from deck area in August, September and October Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Cleaner service: Towels and linen are provided and changed weekly. Property is cleaned weekly. Beach towels also available.