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BABOUCHE, romantic artist's farmhouse with pool!

L-Għarb, Malta
Entire house hosted by Fox Daniels
6 guests3 bedrooms0 beds3.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Clean and tidy
5 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Pool
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.
"ABODE ON THE ROCK" FESTIVAL BOOKINGS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. My home is a high end 17th century farmhouse located in the heart of the picturesque historic village of Gharb. You’ll love my home because of the unique artistic conversion and attention to detail. I provide high quality linens and tableware to ensure your experience of a boutique farmhouse. You will enjoy a taste of an active historical village life with it’s enchanting traditions and customs. Here, holiday memories are made & never fade

The space
No extra hidden costs except for electricity.
Fully licensed by the Maltese Tourist Authority number HPI/G/0174.
“Babouche” is a traditional Bedouin slipper evoking slow paced days and contemplative candlelight evenings. As an artist my homes are practical, yet very theatrical.

At the house I will provided you with a guide to explain in detail all the local amenities, attractions, restaurants and activities.

Every room will play with your imagination. Whimsical surroundings are what makes a home feel young, playful and so much more alive. When you meander from room to room, the changing colours and light will make you smile. Babouche is a home where art and tradition are combined to offer an atmosphere of Mediterranean lifestyle and inspiration. This is a home where holiday memories are made … and never fade.

On the practical side I also believe in privacy and luxury, especially when travelling :)

The entrance brings you into a bright south facing centre courtyard with a cascading swimming pool, comfortable deck chairs, a bench, a BBQ and exotic plants. The courtyard, which is overlooked only by the balconies of the three upstairs bedrooms, leads you to the living room and a further entrance into the kitchen. The swimming pool is equipped with a salt filtration system which is ecological and far healthier than the standard chlorine systems.

The kitchen has been fitted in what was traditionally the stable. Five large arches and carved stonework have been carefully restored. Meters thick stone walls keep this room cool during summer afternoons and you will see hand stencilled Mediterranean tile work throughout. It has a large Panasonic fridge freezer, a Smeg cooker, a Panasonic 7kg washing machine, a dishwasher, microwave, toaster and electric water kettle. The crockery and cutlery are all Italian and no less colourful. A rustic oval table sits 6 comfortably.

The kitchen leads via two archways into the huge living room which was the mill room, with several impressive arches and details dating from the 17th century. The living room faces the swimming pool via an arched windowed doorway. It is furnished with comfortable sofas, club chairs, an upright piano, a fireplace and a desk. Here, too, the floor has been hand stenciled and repeats the colours of the courtyard

Upstairs the stonework is more delicate, windows are large, the colours are more subdued and the ceilings are very high. On the landing I have created a library, which has a large range of books and dvd’s, a flat screen TV and DVD player. A skylight floods this space with light.

The landing gives access to three large airconditioned, ensuite bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own individual balcony overlooking the pool and courtyard.

The width of the three double beds varies: King 160cm, Super King 180cm and Emperor 200cm. The beds are all two meters long and have been custom made by local craftsmen. Thick spring mattresses provide the ultimate comfort. Luxurious fine Egyptian cotton bedding, and designer bath towels complement the experience of luxury.

The master suite has a shower and a free-standing claw-feet slipper bath. This suite also has the largest balcony and is provided with two comfortable sun deck chairs.

During the warm months of the year the local people (and I) walk barefoot around their homes and gardens. Babouche will entice you to do the same. During the cooler season, and thanks to a Southwest facing position of the farmhouse, Babouche is naturally warm and cosy. A working fireplace sits in the centre of the living room.

We don’t believe in installing coin systems or a card top up system for our guests to use the air-conditioning and electricity in general. We simply sign you in and take note, together upon your arrival, of the electric meter reading. At the end of your stay we will also take note together of the final electric meter reading and charge our guests 50 Euro Cents per kilowatt unit used.

There is Wifi throughout the house, which is free.

A stone's throw from Babouche I live with my husband and a cat. My art studio is also there, so if you need help or you want to visit an artist's studio you will know where to find me.

If you have more questions before deciding to holiday at Babouche just send me a message.

Lastly: No pets and no extra guests allowed, sorry. No smoking inside the house either please.
I highly recommend you opt for the airport transfer, which will take care of your luggage and finding your way onto the ferry and take you all the way to the house without a hassle. I can organize this for you. Just let me know upon your booking. Local transport is entirely personal. You can either rent a car or make use of public transport, which is convenient and has been highly rated by tourists.

I hope to welcome you to our beautiful home, in the village we love most, on the island we love best.

Upon request : daily cleaning, a private chef and babysitting can be provided.

I am a gay friendly LGTB friendly host :)

IN CASE BABOUCHE IS BOOKED PLEASE CHECK OUT MY SECOND AND EQUALLY STUNNING HOLIDAY HOME "DIAGON ALLEY" LOCATED IN THE NEIGHBOURING VILLAGE OF SAN LAWRENZ : www.airbnb.com.mt/rooms/21482503

Guest access
Entire farmhouse.

Other things to note
Hiking and biking trails start at the end of the street, to the most stunning scenery on the island of Gozo have . Wied-il-Mielah cliffs with "the second window", the lighthouse valley, San Dimitri chapel valley and the more famous Dweijra are all easy walking distance away.

Upon request : daily cleaning, a private chef and babysitting can be provided.

I am a gay friendly LGTB friendly host :)
"ABODE ON THE ROCK" FESTIVAL BOOKINGS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. My home is a high end 17th century farmhouse located in the heart of the picturesque historic village of Gharb. You’ll love my home because of the unique…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed

Amenities

Indoor fireplace
Pool
Kitchen
Wifi
Air conditioning
Laptop-friendly workspace
Heating
Cable TV
Hair dryer
Hangers

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L-Għarb, Malta

Babouche is one of the oldest farmhouses located in the heart of the historical village of Gharb. Gharb is the oldest, most traditional and scenic village on Gozo. The villagers' lives evolve around family, farming, fishing, church activities and tourism. There are 5 restaurants in the immediate vicinity. We have two handy convenience stores in the centre by the church square, a small supermarket and a pharmacy at the village entrance. A holistic centre is just around the corner of the house. There is a bus stop, also by the church square. Every day different trucks will pass by in the street, sounding the horn to call for attention. One sells fresh fish, the other freshly baked bread and pastries and another is a convenience store truck with fresh fruit and vegetables as well as eggs, tinned food and dry goods. From Babouche you can walk or take a short drive to famous Dwejra, or walk around the hiking trails of the most stunning country and seasides of Gozo.
Babouche is one of the oldest farmhouses located in the heart of the historical village of Gharb. Gharb is the oldest, most traditional and scenic village on Gozo. The villagers' lives evolve around family, fa…

Hosted by Fox Daniels

Joined in October 2016
  • 23 Reviews
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I am a visual artist. I love colour and people. My studio is always open for guests who like to see me at work. I live only a few houses away with my husband and our cat. I speak French, German, Dutch, English and Cantonese. Creativity is the essence of my life. I am a gay friendly LGTB friendly host :) Welcome to my very theatrical homes Babouche and Diagon Alley. Homes of joy, romance, relaxation, comfort and whimsy to guarantee you a holiday to remember ! Fox
I am a visual artist. I love colour and people. My studio is always open for guests who like to see me at work. I live only a few houses away with my husband and our cat. I speak F…
During your stay
I can speak French, German, English, Dutch and Cantonese. A stones throw away from Babouche I live with my husband and a cat, so if you need help or you want to visit an artist studio you will know where to find me.
  • Languages: Nederlands, English, Français, Deutsch
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events