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Stylish Waterfront Kalkara Townhouse, with Grand Harbour View

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Breakfast on the roof with views over the Creek and Valletta beyond


Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Senglea house description

“This newly renovated yet rustic 4 bedroom 18th Century town house is located in the picturesque village of Kalkara Creek, overlooking the Grand Harbour of Valetta in Malta.
The three story living space includes a comfortable living room with Cable TV, DVD plus internet WIFI and a breezy waterfront balcony.
The dining room leads onto a well-equipped pine wood kitchen with it’s own private enclosed courtyard and breakfast table, peppered with climbing Bougainvillea, perfect for cool shaded breakfasts and alfresco dining.
The 1st en-suite double bedroom is found on the ground floor with its own mediterranean courtyard shower room. Two further bedrooms are located on the second floor, one with an elegant four poster oak bed with a waterfront balcony, the second is a twin room with 2 single beds; both share the well sized en-suite glass enclosed shower room.
The 4th bedroom is also a double room located on the 3rd and top floor with it's own en-suite full bath/shower room with a small sunny balcony to dry towels and clothes etc; it also leads onto the rooftop sun terrace overlooking the stunning views of The Grand Harbour of Valetta.
The roof terrace has relaxed garden furniture and parasol - a perfect spot for early mornings with a quiet cup of tea and or sunset cocktails on warm Mediterranean evenings!
Kalkara Creek itself enjoys a delightful village vibe with a village square, church and café for a morning coffee, afternoon beer/lunch and or relaxed alfresco dining. There are plenty of nearby amenity stores, to stock up on those essentials: a daily village fresh fruit and veg Grocery Cart, Bakery, Butcher, Chemist & Doctor, Video Store and Police Station.
Within relaxed strolling distance there is the historical Village of Birgu and Vitorriosa Waterfront and Marina to enjoy. Across the water is the Grand Harbour of Valetta, packed full of activities and night life and only a water taxi ride away or simply jump on a bus.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome:

                We offer a full standing cot for babies and very young children....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                We do have a lovely courtyard outside the kitchen which is suitable for smoking. However there is a strong NO SMOKING request inside our home....moreless

              • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 5-8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Ground floor double room with open courtyard shower room...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Elegant four poster bedroom with waterfront balcony...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                Twin room with shared en-suite glass enclosed shower room ...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

                Top floor double bedroom with en-suite bathroom w/balcony...moreless

              • There are 4 bedrooms, 3 of which are double and 1 is a twin room with large single beds. There are 2 pillows per bed. We provide feather pillows and alergy freindly pillows. For the cooler/winter months there are 13 tog goose down feather duvets when required. plus extra blankets and hot water bottles too. All bedrooms have a fan for the summer time and air-con units in 2 double rooms. The first double bedroom is on the ground floor away from the hustle and bustle of the household with its own private shower room and toilet. The 2nd double and Twin bedrooms are located on the second floor, perfect for a family with children as both rooms share an en-suite shower-room. The 4th bedroom is a large double and has the privacy of the whole top floor with it's own en- suite full bath/shower room that opens onto a small sunny balcony, great for drying clothes and towels etc. Along the landing is the roof terrace with views of the waterfront....moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                The ground floor shower room has it's own open courtyard...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Shared en-suite w/ glassed wall shower enclosure. ...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Large ceramic bath with shower facility and sunny balcony....moreless

              • W/C with basin : toilet

                A handy first floor W/C next to the kitchen....moreless

              • Hot water is supplied throughout by 'Solar Water Heating' with electric backup support. There is a switch to turn on the Electric backup. The ground floor and second floor en-suite bathrooms are fully equipped with showers, wash basin and toilets. The top floor bathroom has a full length deep bath including a stand up shower facility, toilet and wash basin. There is a separate WC/toilet with basin for easy convenience on the first floor near the dining room and kitchen....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Children of all ages are welcome, however please be aware Templars Rest is a tall 3 story town house with a long drop stairwell. Fans are in all the rooms, and air-conditiones are in some rooms. Fresh bed linen and towels are provided for one week stays (7 nights) linen change is provided for longer stays and can be changed once weekly. 1 large bathroom towel and a hand towel plus a face cloth are provided per person, per week. There are mosquito nets on the main windows that are often kept open for the breeze, mosquito plugs are proved in the kitchen drawer if needed but please bring personal repellent if you should need it. The house is equipped with a basic supply of toilet paper to start you off, plus a starter supply of washing up liquid. A welcome pack of locally baked Maltese bread, butter, tea, instant coffee and fresh milk will be provided for your first day arrival. For your enjoyment fresh ground coffee is hard to find locally, you might like to bring some........moreless


                  • DVD Player
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Video Library:

                    We have a few DVD's at the hosue and we have a vidow shop a few doors down from the house with all the latest movies to rent....moreless

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo:

                    We provide an ipod docking system for your enjoy. Bring your music on your ipod. great speakers great sound....moreless

                  • Books:

                    There are a handful of books and guidebooks...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Essex Manopoly, Rumicub, 2 packs of cards and chess...moreless


                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Historic


                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Ruins

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Outlet Shopping

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Village
                  • Waterfront

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining:

                        There is an inside dining room for romantic evenings and a lovely outside kitchen courtyard table for breakfast and evening alfresco dining. ...moreless

                      • Dining Room
                      • Seating for 6 people


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Mosquito Magnet
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Telephone
                      • Heating
                      • Parking:

                        There is free parking outside the house on the street....moreless

                      • Living Room:

                        The sitting/living room offers a full sofa and 2 chairs, with TV, DVD and wifi connection, plus music ipod station. There are a small but good selection of games and cards too....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Towels Provided:

                        We provide 1 bath towel, hand towel and face cloth per person. plus there are an assortment of 5-6 beach towles....moreless


                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Grill
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Full basic set...moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        Basic black tea and instant coffee plus sugar is supplied. Along with a welcome gift of a liter of fresh Milk, a loaf of fresh Maltese Bread and butter to start you off....moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Fully equipped for 8-10 people...moreless

                      • Kitchen:

                        Fully equipped with all the essentials with an adjoining kitchen courtyard for alfresco dining...moreless

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Coffee plunger...moreless


                      • Patio
                      • Terrace
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Balcony:

                        There are 2 maltese enclosed balconies on the First and second floor front rooms are overlooking the waterfront with beautiful old style widows that open to let the fresh breeze through....moreless

                      property descriptor

                          • Terraced


                          Write a review 4.8
                          from 22 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High Season
                          Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay

                          Mid Season
                          Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                          3 night min stay

                          Festive Season
                          Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                          3 night min stay

                          Low Season
                          Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay

                          Mid Season
                          Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay


                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit €200
                          • Taxes Not included


                          Our minimum stay for all seasons is 3 nights:

                          A reservation deposit of Euro200 for each week booked (or part of a week) is required to secure your booking with the balance due 1 month before your arrival date.

                          We ask for a fully refundable 'security' deposit of Euro200 returned within a max of two weeks from the end of your holiday (subject to no loss, damages or breakages).


                          An initial deposit of Euro200 is required to secure your booking and dates for confirmation. Full remaining payment is then asked 1 month prior to arrival. Payment is made via a bank transfer.

                          The confirmation deposit is used as the security deposit during your holiday and refunded via bank transfer after, once all is complete and checked for damages and loss etc.

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                          Last updated: 07/23/2014
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                          8 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Malta International
                          5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Rinella Bay
                          200 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          SupaNova, cafe/ bar within 2 mins strole
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Marsa Sports Club/Royal Malta Golf Club
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Vittoriosa Waterfront

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Templars Rest is located on the outskirts of the ancient and popular Three Cities, nearest to the city of Birgu; it offers a perfect setting for exploring Malta’s tapestry of rich culture and history, stunning architecture, local Museums, Forts, Chapels and Art Galleries.

                          Nestled in the sleepy fishing village of Kalkara Creek, it’s easy to feel relaxed enjoying the friendly local vibe, if staying close to home for the day there is plenty to do with Rinella Beach and Pier only a stroll away for a refreshing swim, play a game of tennis, visit Fort Rinella with it's historic 100 ton gun built by the British in 1878; it's a wonderful live museum restored by the Malta Heritage Trust (Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna.) Or simply relax with a cold beer/cappuccino with a book in the village square cafe, 'SuerNova Heights' soaking up the atmosphere.

                          Vittoriosa Waterfront is a 15 minutes walk around Kalkara Creek, and is lovely for exploring the elegant yacht marina, the street café’s, shops, alfresco dining, wine bars and there is even a casino with the backdrop of the super yachts moored up looking splendid.

                          Plus a Maritime Museum to enjoy.

                          Meandering through the charming back streets of Birgu, you will find the fortified ancient city is steeped in history from the Knights of St John dating back to the Siege of Malta in 1530's. You can also visit the well known Inquisitors Palace, a favourite place of interest for visitors in Malta.

                          Just across the water is The Grand Harbour City of Valetta. Take a traditional Maltese boat which serves as a water taxi across the harbour, directly to Valetta for around 5 Euros, enjoying the grandeur of Fort Angelo and Birgu from the sea.

                          Valletta is packed full of activities, sight seeing tours, restaurants, café’s, shops, and the well known St John’s Cathedral and Co-Cathedral museum.

                          There are also plenty of opportunities to head out further afield by hired car in search for Malta’s more secluded and hidden beaches, Or explore the cobbled streets of Mdina, one of the prettiest walled cities of the region, enjoying the medieval and Baroque architecture of Malta’s old Capital with panoramic and mesmerizing views of the Island.

                          Taking a days trip to the well known and bustling Marsaskala Seaside Village and Sunday Market is a great day out to buy local speciality cheeses, olives, rustic breads and of course local crafts and gifts to take home.

                          So much is within easy reach from Kalkara by foot, water taxi and local bus, while hiring a car is recommended for day excursions and further afield adventures of the island.

                          Helpful hints for getting around:

                          There are frequent buses that stop within 200m either side of the house, that go to and from Valletta, there is also a great taxi service available right in the village square from the local garage. We can provide details of a local family car rental service where a small simple car can be hired for around 20 Euros with A/C, or 16 Euros without A/C. Details provided on request.


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2009

                          About the owner: Welcome! Our names are Marc and Katherine. I bought our house, Templars Rest, 3 yrs ago to live in while I finished a work project in Malta. I instantly fell in love with the beauty and charm of the Creek, and wanted to be a part of it. The very first time I saw Kalkara Creek was when I sailed into the harbor on an adventurous voyage from Hong Kong to London back in 1997 on an old traditional Chinese Sailing Junk, it was a time of rest and recharge. I love to be near or beside the sea, and Templars Rest offers just that and more, with cool sea breezes, stunning views, salty sea air and sounds associated with the sea at my doorstep.

                          Why the Owner Chose Senglea:
                          For us this waterfront home holds such charm, we love looking out over the Creek with the bright coloured boats bobbing on the sparkling water, it's mesmerizing and simply soothes and inspires us. A practical and also fun feature that tempted us to this property and the Creek was that we are only a hop skip and a jump away from Birgu and Vitorriosa Waterfront, which we love to stroll to and soak up the beauty, atmosphere and culture, while enjoying either a meander through the back streets, or sitting out in the old city/village square with a latte and a great breakfast, or enjoy a cold pint of Guinness on tap in the shade chatting to the friendly folk there. Plus of course, with a love of boats, there is the modern marina with stunning yachts to admire, bars and restaurants to enjoy, with the back drop of the old city for alfresco dining, so lots of cultural contrasts at our fingertips, we love that!!! And yet we still enjoy the treat of stepping back away from it all in a relaxed village locale, looking over the harbour.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          The house exudes the flavor of the local history in archetecture and design, with beautiful wooden, white painted shuttered window features throughout the house that help keep it delightfully cool inside. It was originally two boat-houses on the ground floor, where local fishing boats would have been hauled up and inside directly from the bayside. The home offers the soft gentleness of the local village vibe, balanced perfectly with easy and trouble-free access to the hustle and bustle of all that the ancient capital city has to offer. In the mornings, on holiday, there is nothing better for me than relaxing in the cool shade with a fresh coffee, leisurely casting an eye over the harbor creek and local environment as the morning sun warms the village to life! Then in the evenings, after a days activities, chilling on the rooftop to enjoy the spectacular sunset over Valetta!. I also love long peaceful lazy breakfasts, reading a book in the totally secluded kitchen courtyard, in the cool morning shade. Another thing we love to do is to stroll through the village to Rinella Bay beach for a late afternoon swim, relishing in that daily cool down and exercise fix, diving off the pier is a delight, often followed by a refreshing cocktail on our rooftop. The pace and locality of this routine adds to a very comfortable and homely stay for us.

                          Contact us

                          Speaks: french, german, english

                          Guestbook comments from the owner

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                          • Breakfast on the roof with views over the Creek and Valletta beyond

                            Breakfast on the roof with views over the Creek and Valletta beyond

                          • Templars Rest (Burgendy windows)

                            Templars Rest (Burgendy windows)

                          • Templars Rest entrance hallway

                            Templars Rest entrance hallway

                          • Breakfast Courtyard, seats 6

                            Breakfast Courtyard, seats 6

                          • Living Room with Cable TV, DVD and balcony Creek view

                            Living Room with Cable TV, DVD and balcony Creek view

                          • Ground floor double bedroom with en-suite courtyard shower room

                            Ground floor double bedroom with en-suite courtyard shower room

                          • Second floor twin bedroom with en-suite shared glass enclosed shower room

                            Second floor twin bedroom with en-suite shared glass enclosed shower room

                          • Top floor double bedroom with en-suite bathroom

                            Top floor double bedroom with en-suite bathroom

                          • Roof Top Terrace with views of Valletta

                            Roof Top Terrace with views of Valletta

                          • View of Birgu City Walls from Templars Rest.

                            View of Birgu City Walls from Templars Rest.

                          • Kalkara village

                            Kalkara village

                          • Kalkara Creek Marina

                            Kalkara Creek Marina

                          • Templars Rest  (Burgundy windows)

                            Templars Rest (Burgundy windows)

                          • Kitchen looking out to open alfresco dining courtyard

                            Kitchen looking out to open alfresco dining courtyard

                          • Dining Room for dinner

                            Dining Room for dinner

                          • View from the living room balcony window

                            View from the living room balcony window

                          • Second floor four poster bedroom with waterfront balcony

                            Second floor four poster bedroom with waterfront balcony

                          • Stairs to top floor bedroom and roof terrace

                            Stairs to top floor bedroom and roof terrace

                          • Top floor en-suite bathroom

                            Top floor en-suite bathroom

                          • Kalkara Creek strolling to Birgu by foot

                            Kalkara Creek strolling to Birgu by foot

                          • Vittoriosa/Birgu back streets

                            Vittoriosa/Birgu back streets

                          • A day out exploring Birgu and it's many Chapels

                            A day out exploring Birgu and it's many Chapels

                          • Vittoriosa Waterfront and Yacht Marina

                            Vittoriosa Waterfront and Yacht Marina

                          €71 - €107 per night (EUR)

                          4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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