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Seafront apartment in historic Three Cities with great views over Grand Harbour

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom spacious ground floor apartment, sleeps 6, 15 metres from sea

The apartment is licensed by the Malta Tourism Authority (Licence No HPI/6655) in the HFP Comfort 1-2 category.

Not only does the apartment have stunning views of Grand Harbour but is also just a short stroll away from the 12th century Fort St Angelo and the Grand Harbour Marina with its ocean-going superyachts, restaurants, wine bars and Maritime Museum.

As a fully equipped three bedroom family home, the apartment offers a high standard of contemporary, stylish accommodation for holidaymakers seeking a quiet, relaxing holiday on the doorstep of one of Malta’s oldest, most beautiful and historic cities, Birgu.

There is a large, open plan kitchen, dining area and sitting room that opens out onto a sea-facing stone balcony with table and chairs.

The large master bedroom has a superking-size bed and an en suite shower room. The second bedroom has a king size bed and shares a large family bathroom with the third bedroom which has twin beds and a door to the internal courtyard. All bedrooms have air-conditioning.

More info about the apartment and cleaning: The apartment is fully furnished as a family home rather than a holiday let. Its contemporary style with design classics such as a Le Corbusier chaise longue and Noguchi coffee table is complemented with an eclectic mix of colourful pictures and rugs to provide a vibrant yet relaxing environment.

If you would like our cleaner to clean the apartment during your stay, you can request her to do this and pay her directly.

Airport pick up and key collection: Unless you wish to make your own way from the airport, we can arrange for you to be picked up from the airport (6km from apartment) by our preferred taxi company.

If you wish to hire a car, you can park it in a secure parking space in the outdoor car park adjacent to St Angelo Mansions.

In the apartment, you will find an information pack containing further details about the apartment, Birgu, Maltese tourist attractions, maps and bus timetables.

More Details

Owner
Christiane Morris
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Christiane Morris

I lived in Malta until I was 11 - a most wonderful, 'golden' childhood spending most of my time either in or by the sea. I have always retained a very strong emotional tie to this quirky island and we bought our apartment in 2007 with a view to retiring here.

Christiane Morris purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Christiane Morris chose Malta Island

The location is just superb - as soon as I arrive, throw open the front doors and go onto the balcony, I can forget everything else. There is always something to watch in Grand Harbour - from superyachts and super-sized cruise ships to rowing boats and the local luzzu. Even a dolphin or two if you are lucky!

What makes this apartment unique

The view - and the access to such a wide variety of places to eat and drink just on the doorstep. In the summer, we also love swimming in the sea just outside the apartment or crossing the creek and making our way round to the sandy bay at Rinella.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fastastic apartment, location, views etc. The apartment has everything you need. Highly recommend Cargo restaurant on the Marina Waterfront for good value meals.
Aug 2017
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Amenities

Birgu Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Wash basin
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , If required
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All three bedrooms are tastefully furnished with a wardrobe, bed side tables, mirrors, side chairs and programmable air-conditioning units to cool the rooms in summer and heat them in winter. They are decorated with colourful artworks, cosy rugs over the tile floors and the beds have pocket sprung mattresses and good quality bedding for all seasons.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
As the apartment is also a second home for the owners, it is fully equipped with everything a holidaymaker could need - including a Brennan music system, blue ray DVD player, juicer, champagne and shot glasses, a wide selection of books, DVDs, music, magazines, herbs and spices, beach towels, outdoor sunbathing cushions, binoculars, beach umbrella and a picnic cooler bag.

Reviews

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Seafront apartment in historic Three Cities with great views over Grand Harbour
average rating of 4.95 based on 47 reviews
5

Malta is paradise and the unit was perfect for us !

  • 5 of 5

The location of the unit is our favorite - right on the Mediterranean and steps from the Grand Harbour and the village/town of Birgu. Lots of room - living room very cosy with lots of books and dvds to enjoy. We never once turned on the tv. It was a cold spring so we would have meals indoors but drinks on the patio every evening - that is when we were at home. Well equipped kitchen, bedding and towels. We were very happy there and the owner was terrific to deal with.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had such a great time and that the apartment worked well for you. We look forward to hosting you again!
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5

What a view!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this wonderful apartment with my sister and a friend for a week. It has a huge living space and is well equipped. The views from the balcony are stunning and I have so many photos from this viewpoint. The beds were comfortable and there was enough hot water for 3 people showering daily. The balcony has sun until around 11.30am so we made the most of that and let the light flood into the apartment - it can be quite dark and cold (heaters provided). The apartment is close to the water taxis to Vallarta (2€ at this time of year) and several places to eat. The square behind St Lawrence's church has a couple of tiny shops but supermarkets are a distance away. The buses also stop here.

Christiane is really helpful and communication is excellent. She was available to resolve a minor issue. I wouldn't hesitate in booking this apartment again and I loom forward to returning to Malta in the future.

Many thanks for the use if your wonderful apartment Christiane.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and so glad that you enjoyed the apartment and our wonderful views. I never tire of them after 10 years!
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5

Wonderful location in 3 Cities neighborhood of Malta. Big, roomy apartment. Splendid views.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location in 3 Cities neighborhood of Malta. Big, roomy apartment. Splendid views. Very convenient location. Walk to the local village square for a coffee or a beer. Good restaurants close by. Convenient to Valletta ferry and all that great location provides.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you had a good holiday in Malta and enjoyed our wonderful location!
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5

Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in Malta and this apartment is a perfect base to explore the islands. The owner (Christiane) is very professional, accommodating, helpful and very responsive. The apartment is sleek, quiet (well, you only hear the water splashing against the waterfront wall), very clean and super comfy. The view is even more amazing, especially at night!! It's right next to Fort San Angelo and a few steps from the water.The neighborhood is quiet, very safe and quaint. There are a few restaurants and bars around, but, we only managed to have dinner at the Sicilian restaurant (forgot the name) by the waterfront - not so good. Water taxis (2 euros one way and very short fun ride) to Valletta is less than 5 minute walk from the apartment and drops you off close to the lift that takes you to the Upper Barrakka Gardens (lots of high hills here). The only downside is there is no one-stop grocery shopping - it is a bit out of the way. But, that wasn't a big deal, there are smaller mom and pop stores selling basic goods, produce, dairy and meat. Buses (2 euros one way) and taxis (15 - 20 euros, depending at time of the day sometimes) are also options to get to Valletta, but, the water taxis are the quickest and have great views. We also bused to Mdina, Rabat and Marsaxlokk (again 2 euros one way). I've raved about this apartment to friends and family. Now, they want to go to Malta. Thanks very much for a wonderful experience. We will be back. CHEERS!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time!
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Julia Clark

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is lovely and comfortable, nice and clean.the owners are very helpful and reply quickly to any thing we asked.They booked the taxis from the airport which if you have a late flight is very useful.The view from the balcony is lovely.There are lots of things to do around this area. Along the harbour

and across the bridge walk along the waterfront to near the end the restaurant Tas-Serena has great food.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - so glad you enjoyed your visit to Malta. We'll definitely try out the new restaurant when we come out again in July.
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5

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is perfect for exploring Malta. Beautiful waterfront location, with wonderful views. Comfortable facilities, as described in the listing. Very helpful owner - we certainly appreciated having the airport pickup arranged. One of our party has difficulty walking, but the lift opposite the front door straight down to the carpark made it very easy. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Malta and our apartment. Even after nine years, we never tire of that view from our balcony!
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Luqa Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Tate
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Valletta
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Marsa Sports Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Don Berto
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Rinella Bay
Car: recommended

Vittoriosa (originally known as Birgu) is one of The Three Cities, the collective description of the three historic fortified cities of Vittoriosa, Cospicua,and Senglea built by the Knights of St John who settled in Malta in 1530 after they were thrown out of their stronghold on Rhodes. They have a unique charm and character that distinguish them from all other towns in Malta.

Vittoriosa is full of 400 year old heritage buildings including the Inquisitor’s Palace and several Auberges of the Knights of St John. Other attractions include the Maritime Museum, the Malta at War Museum and the 1,750 year old beautiful church of St Lawrence.

Unesco World Heritage Site, Valletta is just a ten minute water taxi ride across Grand Harbour - or 20 minutes on the local buses. The capital of Malta is one of the rare urban inhabited sites that has preserved in near entirety its original features. It is inextricably linked to the history of the military and charitable Order of St John of Jerusalem. It was ruled successively by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John. The city has undergone no important modifications since 1798, the date when it was abandoned by the Knights of St John.

Grand Harbour Marina is a very popular destination with many good restaurants and wine bars and is just 100 metres from the apartment. With its superyachts and boats, it's also a perfect spot for sailing enthusiasts.

Other Activities: Historical sightseeing, buggy rides, segue scooters

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $11.96 per person per night
Damage Deposit $239.12

Two-centre holiday available - have a look at 800366 for details of 19thC stone house in Qrendi.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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