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Picturesque and Stunningly Restored 300 y.o. Palazzo in Mdina's Centre

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The facade of the Palazzo - the only detached private home in Mdina, dominating Bastion Square.
The internal courtyard of the Palazzo, with our hybrid cold-water pond/pool and garden.
A slight negative: you may have to wait for people to pose for photos in front of the house...
1 of 34The facade of the Palazzo - the only detached private home in Mdina, dominating Bastion Square.
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5 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
12 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The palazzo, named Casa Del Tesoriere, is a stunningly beautiful 500 year old Palazzo that has been lovingly converted and restored by my family. It is located in the heart of the ancient walled city of Mdina: home to many palaces that housed the wealthiest and most influential families of Maltese nobility. The only detached property in Mdina with unobstructed views over Mdina’s Bastion Square, it is widely popular with tourists and one of the most picturesque properties in Malta. It has been lavishly furnished to be offered on the short-term lets market. Given size, layout and ability to host a large number of guests, it is ideal for team building/work retreats! Perfect for 10 people, though we can host 12 guests with a series of folding single beds in 2 bedrooms. Mdina is a Medieva...The palazzo, named Casa Del Tesoriere, is a stunningly beautiful 500 year old Palazzo that has been lovingly converted and restored by my family. It is located in the heart of the ancient walled city of Mdina: home to many palaces that housed the wealthiest and most influential families of Maltese nobility. The only detached property in Mdina with unobstructed views over Mdina’s Bastion Square, it is widely popular with tourists and one of the most picturesque properties in Malta. It has been lavishly furnished to be offered on the short-term lets market. Given size, layout and ability to host a large number of guests, it is ideal for team building/work retreats! Perfect for 10 people, though we can host 12 guests with a series of folding single beds in 2 bedrooms. Mdina is a Medieval City of around 300 inhabitants. It is one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled city and is extraordinary in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture. It is home to many palaces, and used to host Malta's wealthiest and most influential families. You now have the opportunity to reside in one of these palaces. Living in Mdina is comparable to residing in an open air museum. It is a perfect location for those who enjoy culture and for those who would truly like to experience residing in this magnificent city steeped in history where everything is within walking distance. Its location cannot be emphasised enough - it is situated WITHIN the walled city of Mdina (not in other towns such as Rabat, Bahrija, Mtarfa or Mosta nor in the outer-limits of Mdina). This is quite a rarity as there are very few opportunities for tourists to live and reside within Mdina. Our location in the 'Silent City' of Mdina is unrivalled compared to many other available properties that advertise themselves as located in Mdina, when in fact they are outside the city gates of Mdina. Furthermore, Casa Del Tesoriere is the only detached property in Mdina, that sits isolated in the middle of Mdina's Bastion Square - a tourist hotspot in the heart of Mdina. Typical of these beautiful historic buildings, the ground floors date back as far as the 14th centuries and their slightly older first floors built in the 16th and 17th centuries. Casa Tel Tesoriere has undergone significant renovations in the past three years, in order to ensure a property capable of comfortably hosting guests. For guests' convenience, here is a general description of the layout of the house. This property comprises of an entrance hallway, with an art-nouveau inspired dining room on one side, and a fully furnished kitchen (with all modern appliances including a toaster, hobs/burner/fridge-freezer and kettle) on the other side. Additional rooms on the ground floor include an ensuite (with shower, sink and W.C.) double bedroom, and a hybrid conservatory-style dining room both with direct access to our sunny and pleasant garden. The large and colourful garden is centred around our hybrid pond/pool. This shallow-depth, jet-powered pond/pool with only COLD water is designed to refresh our guests during the hot summer months. Also located on the ground floor is a small W.C. Halfway up the majestic staircase leading to the first floor is a bedroom, with 2 single beds (an additional single folding bed can be added). This characterful room has a large bronze background, along with a large mirror creating a very unique ambiance. The first floor consists of another two double bedrooms. The first double bedroom, enjoys an ensuite (shower, sink and W.C.) and has access to a separate balcony overlooking the garden. The other double bedroom is styled in an art-nouveau manner. Exactly adjacent to this bedroom (though not ensuite) is a family-style bathroom (with a shower, a bath, and a W.C.). An additional single folding bed can be added here. There is also another balcony, accessible from the first floor hallway, that overlooks the garden. Another excellent spot for a quick lunch in the sun. Arguably the pièce de résistance of the entire property (though one may claim that the garden is the highlight of this palazzo) is the similarly imposing and impressive drawing room/Sala Nobile (serving as a living, dining and study area) that overlooks Mdina’s Bastion Square. With chandeliers, an indoor fire place (for DECORATION purposes only), imposing bookshelves, and a large table that serves as an ideal workstation. The Sala also enjoys a quaint balcony overlooking the square - perfect to breathe in the morning air whilst enjoying your coffee! The upper levels of the property consist of a separate shower-room, and a final double bedroom which is on the top floor of the property. Access to the roof is NOT permitted. We cannot stress the unique nature of this Palazzo. We will do our utmost to ensure that you will enjoy your stay in Mdina. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The 'pool' is a repurposed pond - of shallow length and quite small. A security camera will be installed over the main door to ensure number of guests corresponds to booked guests. Smoking is not allowed inside. If you rent a vehicle - on the first day, you must park outside Mdina. Mdina is referred to as the 'Silent City'. For such reasons loud music is not allowed at night or early in the morning.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuite), 2 Half baths
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About the Owner
Andrea D
Languages spoken:English, French, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2014
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Reviewed 22 March 2020 via mobile

Six of us came from the US and rented the house. We had planned 10 days of sightseeing but were quarantined by corona virus after second day. If you have to be quarantined, Casa del Tesoriere is a good place! Comfortable. Love the sunny garden....More

Date of stay: March 2020
1  Thank Evelyn A
Reviewed 13 January 2020

It's hard to overstate how amazing this property is. The house was the former residence of the treasurer of St Paul's Cathedral and clearly that was a job worth having! My extended family and I stayed here earlier this month (10 adults, 2 young children...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank Ronan M
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Reviewed 25 June 2019

Perfect location and wonderful hosts! There is no better place to stay in Mdina and all the other tourists will be jealous. Each time we stepped out of this gorgeously maintained Palazzo, tourists were snapping photos of the house. We felt like celebrities! The palace...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank noellep318
Reviewed 28 May 2019

We made Casa del Tesoriere our base for Eurovision week and it could not have been more perfect. The location was wonderful with amazing views out across the valley just outside. We also had some great restaurants within walking distance and ventured to Valletta a...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank H3631IAandrewd
Reviewed 27 May 2019

Spent a week with friends in this gorgeous house. The property is in the heart of the Silent City and perfectly located for great restaurants and the sights of the city. The quality of the accommodation is outstanding and we felt privileged to be allowed...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank gbh1000
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Mdina is situated in the north west of the island of Malta. The property itself is situated in the historical treasure that is the Medieval city of Mdina. Particular highlights in Mdina include the Natural History Museum, the Carmelite Church, Palazzo Falzon, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Cathedral Museum, the Mdina Experience, Mdina Dungeons and the Banca Giuratale. A variety of cafes, wine bars, restaurants and museums are within walking distance from the property. Mdina is also extremely close to the delightful town of Rabat which can also boast of its own attractions. Our home can be used as base to visit most sites in Malta such as Valletta, the Three Cities, Marsaxlokk, Sliema, St. Julian's, Rabat, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples etc.
Getting around
Malta is a small country. Short distances need to be covered by the average tourist. All major sites in Malta are close by. All major sites in Mdina and the surrounding areas are in walking distance from each other. Given that Mdina is a tourist must-see, it is a major hub for the local bus system and most routes pass through Mdina. Mdina is also well linked through public transport with many other top sites and visiting other spots on the island will not be a problem.Taxis also congregate close to Mdina. There is free parking available outside the city gates (a 2-3 minute walk), and we can obtain a non-transferrable parking permit for ONE vehicle for our guests, after the first 24 hours of their arrival in our property.
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