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Accommodation in a Traditional Maltese House of Character - Licensed by the MTA

Bedrooms 4
Space 76 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

A self catering holiday home with unobstructed sea views and garden.

We welcome you to a holiday experience in our self catering traditional Maltese House of Character in St. Paul's Bay, Malta. A rare find in this day and age of modern developments. It is licensed and approved by the Malta Tourism Authority and is available for short term rent throughout the year. It is a comfortable residence boasting traditional patterned floors, wooden beams, high ceilings and many other rustic features. It offers all the mod cons necessary to comfortable living today. The house has stunning sea views of the bay. It consists of entrance hall, sitting/ dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, four bedrooms, bathroom, shower & toilet downstairs, garden, patio with barbeque area which is ideal for relaxing on a hot summer's day. Although it is situated in the village core it enjoys stunning sea views and is in a quiet area, yet it is well located within walking distance of the sea, sandy beaches, bus stops, shops, restaurants, banks and the popular resort of Qawra.

The following is a review from clients who have spent a holiday in the house, and it gives a more detailed description of the house :

' This was our 1st time booking accom online so had certain qualms - but they proved to be totally unfounded. The house was exactly as stated on website infact if anything information didn't do it justice. This house is special as is Carmen who is a mine of information I really don't think there's anything she doesn't know - a truly lovely lady. The house was lovely and clean and has absolutely everything you could need even down to books and jigsaws and even more amazing kitchen knives that were lovely and sharp! It is situated about 2mins away from the seafront and the local beach which we found a real bonus after a day of being out and about to come home park up then walk down for an evening swim. A few doors up from the house is what Carmen calls a minute market (rather than mini market) it has all the basics and a few surpises too. Up the top of the road are the main shops (5/10 Mins walk) with some really wonderful fresh fish shops and everything else you could need (fresh bread from the bakers - a definite must) all with the added bonus that it's downhill on the return journey. This house is a true haven - such a refreshing change from soul less apartments, etc with character oozing out of it. It is extremely spacious so if a large group were there there is plently of living space as well as bedrooms. The main bedroom (sea facing) is huge and has a wonderful sea view - extremely tranquil in the evening watching the sun set. Carmen's beautifully tended garden is a real treasure - where we did most of our living. It is shaded, plenty of tables and chairs and very private. The plants are so well tended, colourful and pretty a real tribute to Carmen's careful nurturing any garden lover will recognise a kindred spirit. One last thing - the staircase - strange thing I know but it is so elegant and sweeping - holiday clothes didn't do it justice!~ This property is more than a house it really is a little part of Malta. Congratulations Carmen with your house and your welcome you will never be without bookings. Definitely going to return again and again' (Stuart and Judy, Co.Cork,Ireland)

Scuba Diving: The Maltese Islands are a real paradise for divers and snorklers, as an all-year-round centre! The minimum sea temperature never drops below 14 degrees celcius. The climate and duration of sunshine during the winter months are similar to an average North European summer. The islands offer excellent infrastructure for divers representing a very high standard offering services to the most sophisticated demands. Malta. Gozo and Comino boast a vast range of diving both from shore or by boat. The excellent under water visibility, the unique topographic structure of its underwater landscape, and the healthy flora and fauna, qualify the islands as the ideal place for this wonderful sport. One can also find an abundance of caves, holes, grottos and crevices. The islands also boast a vast variety of wrecks, ranging from the First World War to specifically scuttled wrecks.

Featured Reviews - From Owner's Guest Book: *July 2009: We would like to say a big thank you for the lovely house and food you left for us. It was so nice to have our beds set and everything ready for us on our first day. We had a great holiday. Thanks for arranging the taxis and being there to help us when we needed help. Andrea England

* dicembre ,2009: Gentile Signora Carmen, La Ringrazziamo per la gentilezza e disponibilita. Abbiamo trascorso dei bei giorni nella sua bellissima casa molto caratteristica ed originale. Ci auguriamo di poterla rivedere in un prossimo futuro. Grazie ancora ,Graziella ,Mauro.Italia

* December 2009: Spendid home and appointments, cosy and comfortable - Full of treaures and UNIQUE in its charms. Thank you- Ken. U.S.A.

* 6 January 2010 - I have been very happy at your house and I'm hoping to return very soon. Margarita

We had a wonderful and relaxing holiday in this lovely house - and charming Island. We WILL be back! Thanks for making things so easy and comfortable. Diane -Spain

Photos: If you wish to have more photos of the house, all you have to do is contact me and they will be forwarded to you via email.

More Details

Ms Josephine Magro
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, italian, Maltese
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Fantastic holidays!"

Date of Stay 17th May - 1st June 2012

We stayed in the house for two weeks and it was a fantastic holiday indeed! The house and the garden are really beautiful and you have everything you need. We were even a bit surprised because of the very comfortable mattresses, you usually don't find them in hotels or holiday homes. Carmen and Josephine are very welcoming and helpful with anything one could need. Everything is nearby: the beach, a minimarket, a bigger supermarket, restaurants, pubs, the busstation etc.

The transfer from and back to the airport worked perfectly.

The house is located at a perfect spot. Near the sea but nice and quiet. And it's only a 10 minutes walk to Buggiba, were most of the restaurants and bars are. When you walk to Buggiba along the sea, look left and up. There ist a little restaurant up the hill in the bend after the Gillieru hotel. It is calles Don Vito and is definetely worth a visit. They have the best stuffed bread we found on the island! And you have breathtaking view over the little harbour.

We hope to be able to come back soon and wish everyone a fantastic summer!
May 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Saint Paul's Bay, Malta

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 76 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Premises are to be left in the same clean and orderly state as found. No overnight guests and subletting are allowed unless authorised.
  • If your flight arrives at night, your accommodation will be ready for you and that night will count as one of your holiday night.
  • No loud music or situations which disturb the neighbours are allowed. The Management reserves the right to inspect the house at any time as required
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • thermos flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The bathroom is on the first floor and is equipped with wash hand basin, heater, hot and cold running water, hairdryer, shaving points. The shower room is situated downstairs and is equipped with wash hand basin, hot and cold running water and heater. Towels, toilet paper, bath mat, cleaning material are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 single bed
  • All bedrooms have a wardrobe, dressing table, bedside tables with bedside lamps and are equipped with fans, heaters, bedlinen, duvets and blankets. All bedrooms are separate. The double bedroom has a balcony which overlooks the bay. The other bedrooms have windows which overlook the garden. The baby's cot (if needed) will be put in the big double bedroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • video player
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen is well equipped with cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery and serving dishes. NO PARTIES ARE ALLOWED. Bath, beach and hand towels are provided for each person staying in the house. Linen and towel change is also provided once a week and is included in the price. SMOKING IS ONLY ALLOWED IN THE GARDEN OR BALCONY.


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Accommodation in a Traditional Maltese House of Character - Licensed by the MTA
average rating of 4.6857142 based on 45 reviews

Wonderful house full of character

  • 5 of 5

This house is full of character! A traditional house, plenty of room and everything you could need, at a great price!

Josephine is a wonderful host, who came to meet us at gone midnight, and even left us a fridge of supplies to set up our first day.

The bus stop is a 2 minute walk and you can buy a bus pass at the shop on the corner of the street (just ask in there)

We’d definitely stay here again if we visit Malta.

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I do appreciate your wonderful review. I always try to welcome and meet my guests to ensure that they have a good start to their holiday. Since I value my guests I also try to be as helpful as possible without infringing their privacy. You are always welcome to stay in the house if you visit Malta again.
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Lovely Maltese property

  • 5 of 5

The property has lots of character and the owner is very helpful. Everything was supplied and we really enjoyed our stay there

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It is really appreciated and it is good to hear that you and your family enjoyed your holiday. I make every effort to make sure that my guests feel at home and to enjoy their much deserved break.
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Accommodation 'fitted the bill' exactly

  • 4 of 5

We were 6 people who needed 4 bedroom; 2 bathroom/shower accommodation. No 40 Church Street, St Paul's fitted the bill exactly/ Well situated just 50 metres from the sea and with restaurants and grocery shops nearby - the closest just 3 doors away and had everything we needed on a daily 'top-up' basis. The bus route is again nearby (100 metres) with a large selection of buses for any destination,

Preparations for our stay were assisted beyond expectations by Josephine Magro who could not have been more helpful with our many requests.

The house is 'traditional' old Maltese so do not expect a modern uptodate state of decor or furniture BUT it is more than adequate and has everything that is needed for a relaxed holiday. There are plenty of heaters for winter and fans for summer. If there is anything you need you just ask Josephine Magro who is happy to help and lives just across the road.

We had a wonderful early spring holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. It is very much appreciated. I am very happy that you had a wonderful holiday in Malta and I hope that if you do return you will pay me a visit as it will be good to see you again.
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It was like stepping back in time.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in St Paul's bay. The house was charming, full of character and had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 18/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review for my Maltese House of Character. Yes you are right. Your review is an echo of the majority of my guests who express their delight in choosing my house as their holiday home. The patterned and coloured floor tiles, the wooden beams, the high ceiling, the stone staircase all contribute to a unique experience. I am often told by my guests that by living in the house they know they are in Malta and not in a flat which could be anywhere in the world. As all flats look alike.!! I hope to host you again.
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A great base with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place, full of character with a well supplied kitchen and a beautiful garden. Would thoroughly recommend !

  • Review Submitted: 14/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you dear friends for your wonderful review. It was lovely to have the opportunity to get to know you and to be your host. I look forward to seeing you again with all your family.
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Dejligt autentisk hus med charme.

  • 5 of 5

Huset er gammelt, men velholdt og hyggeligt. En dejlig gårdhave med skygge. Tæt på stranden og med alle indkøbsmuligheder lige rundt om hjørnet.

Josephine og Mary, som ejer huset, er søde og meget imødekommende. Vi kan kun anbefale et ophold her.

  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear friends, Thank you for your wonderful review. It is an honour accommodating guests like you. Mary and I wish you all the best.
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Gudja Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
St Pauls Bay
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
St Paul's Bay
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
St Paul's Bay
Car: not necessary

St Paul's Bay is a traditional quiet fishing village situated to the north west of the island of Malta. It is made up of some particularly beautiful, natural geological features. The locality enjoys beautiful scenery, made up of large expanses of plateau, high ridge areas overlooking steep-sided valleys, beautiful beaches and rocky promenades. It is situated 16 km away from Valletta, the capital city. It is very close to the popular summer resorts of Bugibba and Qawra where you can find numerous bars, restaurants and other entertainment venues. The best sandy beaches in Malta are only twenty minutes away, although the swimming is excellent just down the road from the house from the rocky beach. There is a good bus service to almost all localities in Malta including the main historical sites like the Hypogeum. It is also 30minutes away from the ferry that takes you to the island of Gozo.

It is situated very close to the Language Schools in St Paul's Bay.

Golf: The Golf course is situated at Marsa which is about 30 minutes by car away from St Paul's Bay.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Saint Paul's Bay, Malta

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$35 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$38 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$35 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
1 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$29 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$80.11
Stay tax AU$0.80 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

THE MINIMUM RATE is for 1 / 2 adult persons for 3 nights
The WEEKLY RATE quoted is for 1 / 2 adult persons for 1 week.
The MONTHLY RATE quoted is for 1 / 2 adult persons for 1 month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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