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Stunning farmhouse B&B - Holiday accommodation - Maltese Village



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
Bed and breakfast - Very different and stunning accommodation!

This charming 400 year old house of character has been sympathetically renovated with all modern conveniences. It is a 5 minute drive from the airport and very close to all the popular tourist attractions. Casa Sonette is a unique experience that will be totally different from staying at a crowded and commercial hotel. I pride myself on my love and knowledge of Malta and enjoy sharing this with my visitors. I provide personalized and interesting tours of the Island which I feel are more detailed and interesting than the commercial options as well as competitively priced. I can also recommend restaurants which are great value and sights which we have personally explored, and does not feature on regular tours. I will take all the stress out of your holiday by planning very interesting and relaxing day trips at your leisure.

Details for holiday farmhouse Casa Sonette, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Luxury 2 bedroom unit in a House of Character in Ghaxaq, Malta. This is an exceptionally beautiful house featured in magazines and also a TV sitcom . Casa Sonette can also be hired for private functions and dinner parties. Guests have the full use of the house including of the lounge, Moroccan reading room and formal dining room and bar.

I have more options for accommodation, please inquire. The prices specified is for the complete unit, per night.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am from the UK, originally from South Africa, and now living the dream on the beautiful island of Malta.

I am living in a 400 year old House of Character and decided to share this beautiful property with special house guests! Casa Sonette is unique in every sense of the word. Fabulous courtyard to relax in, very interesting and rare artefacts and home décor all going hand-in-hand with great hospitality!

My second venture: an amazing typical Maltese Town house for rent in Cospicua, one of the Three Cities Ref: G863. This house sleeps 8 people, has amazing views over the Grand Harbour and will be your home from home while you are staying in Malta. Suitable for a group of friends or family.

Recently I have also acquired a very modern, stunning 2 bedroom apartment on the beach. The name is Harbour View Place and also features on this website.

Any of the above holiday accommodation will guarantee to make your visit a very special one.

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Speaks English, Afrikaans

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Incredible experience”

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015

Casa Sonette is truly unlike anywhere else you will ever stay in. The house itself is steeped in history, with incredible Moroccan-themed interiors and a breathtaking courtyard area. As soon as you enter the house, you're hit with such a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere!

Sonette herself is a wonderful host, who is more than happy to share stories with you about the house and Malta itself. A wonderful conversationalist, we loved hearing her tales. We said more than once that she must one day write a book of all her anecdotes!

Hal Ghaxaq is a quiet and picturesque village - the perfect base for exploring all Malta has to offer. It was so nice to come home to a quiet and serene atmosphere after a busy day's sightseeing!

In terms of things to do, Sonette is more than happy to provide guests with a range of day trip options and activity recommendations. Exploring the nearby villages and towns Marsaxlokk, Mdina and Valetta was a great experience, but our favourite day had to be a day trip to Gozo with the amazing Alfred - what a tour guide!

Everything from Sonette's lovely breakfasts using locally sourced ingredients, to her lovely little dog Tiffy, makes a stay at Casa Sonette truly unique and unforgettable! I would recommend anyone thinking of a visit to Malta to book this property!

Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
Apr 2015
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22 Reviews

based on 22 holidaymaker reviews


Stunning and luxurious apartment!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is absolutely amazing with very high quality accommodation. It is a stone throw away from a lovely beach club and there are plenty of good restaurants in walking distance.

We will book this accommodation again for next year!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very positive review. I must just add that this was a review for Harbour view place and not Casa Sonette! The guests were transferred to my new apartment and stayed there for a week. Many thanks for taking the time to submit my first review for this lovely apartment. Hope to welcome you back to Malta very soon.
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A little jewel in Malta

  • 5 of 5

Discovering Casa Sonette was a stroke of luck. The house is fabulous and delivered on all fronts, set in the middle of a very traditional village, the house has been decorated with lots of flair and artefacts Sonette has gathered over her years of travelling. Sonette picked us up from the airport and within 1 hour we had organised a trip with the fantastic Alfred the great ! Sonette has a great personality and makes you feel very welcome. I would say whilst we did not always picked the best restaurant we were always guaranteed one delicious meal a day which was Sonette breakfast.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve for your lovely review. It was such a pleasure to host you and your family at Casa Sonette. Please return to explore this magic island further!
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Charming and beautifully furnished.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the airport in the early hours of the morning where Sonette met us and straight away made us feel welcome and at ease. Casa Sonette is without doubt one of the best places that we have stayed anywhere. Breakfasts were filling and varied, delicious and served in the court yard in the sunshine. The rooms were clean and tidy with towels and linen changed regularly. Sonette's love of this wonderful island is so infectious and her knowledge is so useful when planning days out that you find yourself in fantastic places that every day tourists will never see. Our stay was for 10 days.

We are definitely looking at returning to Malta as soon as we can, we now have friends living there!

Phil, Chris, Sarah and Rachel

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to have Phil, Chris, Sarah and Rachel as my house guests! They are a lovely family and I am so happy that Casa Sonette contributed to their great holiday in Malta. Hope to see you all back again guys, sooner than later!
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Lovely (too short) weekend

  • 5 of 5

Sorry Sonnette for the late review :)

We spend an entire week end at Sonnette amazing b&b. This is a charming maltese house full of colors and flowers. A real quiet atmosphere that allows to rest and enjoy the week end. The host, Sonnette, is a lovely person that will help you to plan many visits across the island and also Gozo. We only stayed a week end, which is really short to fully enjoy the place and the visits.

Thank you for everything, Sonnette.

Antoine & Svetlana

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to Antoine and the lovely Svetlana for the very flattering review. I am so glad that you both have fond memories of Casa Sonette. Please return and this time for a longer period!
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An attraction of Malta!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Sonette è un paradiso. E vale la pena soggiornarvi perché è davvero un'attrazione di Malta! Il villaggio tipico in cui è incastonata è magnificamente popolare e "vero". La casa è una villa stupenda che raccoglie oggetti e architettura maltesi e arabi. Lo spazio che Sonette lascia agli ospiti è immenso, intimo e privilegiato. E Sonette è gentilissima, accogliente, simpatica e disponibile. Le colazioni che lei stessa prepara con attenzione sono sorprendenti e le giornate cominciavano sempre nel migliore dei modi!

Sono restata quattro giorni con la mia famiglia e le mie due figlie sono rimaste incantate perché ogni volta che aprivamo la porta ci sentivamo re e regine. Quando tornerò a Malta sarà anche per tornare a Casa Sonette.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to Alice and her wonderful family for the lovely review. I am so happy that I could make their holiday enjoyable. I hope to welcome them back to Magic Malta again soon!
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Casa Superba!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely, lovely guest house Sonette has created. My husband and I are just back from a week on Malta and Gozo to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary and we stayed at Casa Sonette for 2 nights at the beginning and 1 at the end. Sonette is an exceptional host who really does her all to welcome her guests and make sure they enjoy their stay. We felt thoroughly welcome from the moment we were picked up at the airport and we loved the house. It was so relaxing to come back to at the end of a day's sightseeing - we were very impressed with how much there is to do so close at hand from spectacular scenery to ancient temples, pretty coves to great restaurants. The courtyard is very pretty and a special place to have breakfast. Our room was clean, airy, spacious and the flowery terrace was yet another place to relax. Sonette was very helpful with tips on places to go and lively information about the island she loves. I chose Casa Sonette because it looked so attractive in the photos and had such good reviews - our stay more than lived up to these. I have already recommended Casa Sonette to friends!

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Blue Grotto
Mdina Gate
Gozo Hop On and Off Bus Tours
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Hagar Qim Neolithic Temple

From the Owner

I love living among Maltese people in a typical Maltese village, quiet but very close to Valletta and Sliema where it all happen! I am also very close to beautiful beaches and interesting archaeological sites. My home is a 400 year old House of Character, fully renovated. It has a magnificent courtyard where my guests can have their breakfasts and just enjoy the ambience of this charming house. It also has 2 roof terraces, one with a large build in BBQ and seating for 10 people. The other terrace has sun loungers and umbrellas where the guests can soak up the sun during the summer months.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 1 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : at 20 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 5 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

We also have a beautiful Maltese style Sun boat, the Aquarius, for day trips around the island. Bookings can be done at Casa Sonette. You can book day trips, half-day trips as well as wine tasting and sunset cruises.


One can also spend a day at Scicily in Italy. To book your tickets kindly visit http://www.virtuferries.com/.


We are very close to a special and private beach with rock pools, caves and great swimming areas. Approximately 10 minutes drive by car, 20 minutes by bus. There are several other lovely beaches in our area, not further than 10 minutes by car. These beaches are mostly flat rock beaches with closely situated restaurants and bars for enjoyment.


Airport is 5 minutes away. I offer free airport transfers. I also specialize in daily sightseeing trips tailored to suit each individual's requirements. This can be arranged on arrival. Driving in Malta is very stressful and by going on a private tour guests will be able to enjoy the sights without having to endure the Maltese drivers! Day trips are normally 7 hours and will cover the "gems" of Malta, the beaches where the "locals" go and any other interesting locations.


20 Minutes by Bus to the Capital City of Valletta

8 Minutes by car to Valletta

10 minutes by drive to the Three cities

10 minutes by bus to Ghar Dalam

10 minutes to Tarxien Temples

20 minutes by drive to Sliema the most popular shopping area. And great cafes. Ferry service to Gozo is about 40 minutes away.

Further Details:

We have local convenient stores located in the village. The property is also served by two larger supermarkets 5 minutes away. We have a 2 pharmacies, 4 butchers, 3 hairdressers, 3 beauty salons, newsagents, vet, clothing boutiques, all within walking distance.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 7.0%

Deposit of £200 when the booking is confirmed. Balance one week before arrival.

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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Casa Sonette is very close (10 minutes) from Valletta by car. It is served by a regular bus service to most of the main tourist attractions. It is also serviced by the hop on-hop-off tourist bus. I am also 10 minutes away from beautiful beaches and charming Fishing Villages with daily markets and fabulous restaurants. Casa Birmula is situated in the heart of Cospicua, part of the historical Three Cities. Ferry service to Valletta and regular hop-on-hop-off buses are on your doorstep. This house is ideal for a group of friends or a large family. Sitting on the roof terrace in the jacuzzi and enjoy the most amazing view over the Grand Harbour!

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The double bathroom is shared by the two bedrooms. There is a separate toilet.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Two large double bedrooms, sharing one bathroom with separate entrances to the large BBQ terrace. The bedrooms are situated up some ancient stairs and is completely private from the rest of the house. The unit also have its own kitchenette.


  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: There are two very attractive and large bedrooms which share a modern bathroom. Both bedrooms lead on to a terrace with large BBQ area and one of the bedrooms has a Juliet balcony overlooking the central courtyard. Both rooms have the use of the entire house. There are free Coffee and Tea facilities. All linen, bath towels, hair-dryer, iron and beach towels are supplied for the duration of your stay. Linen is pure white Egyptian cotton and towels are large white 100% cotton. All linen gets changed every 3 days or on request. Rooms get cleaned every day. Towels and linen provided. Packed lunches or picnic baskets are available on request as well as a good selection of wine and champagne are on offer to enjoy in the courtyard. A complimentary bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival. Outside: Large central courtyard with fully furnished breakfast and sitting area, fountain and well kept trees and scrubs. Formal dining room leading out on the courtyard, with fully stocked bar. Two additional higher level terraces, fabulous for relaxing or outside dining. One roof terrace is a private BBQ area with wooden table and 10 chairs. A small kitchenette is located on this terrace. A second roof terrace with sun loungers are situated on the opposite side where guests can relax and enjoy a drink in summer. All areas are completely private and not overlooked by any high buildings or neighbours.

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