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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 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Bottled Water
  • 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.
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Accommodation in a Traditional Maltese House of Character - Licensed by the MTA
average rating of 4.64 based on 35 reviews

A wonderful house with sea view of St. Paul's Bay

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for my stay and very clean when I arrived. The host, Josephine, was very kind in showing me around the house and how to properly use the appliances and where things were located. I would highly recommend to anyone staying in St. Paul's Bay Area and would definitely stay at the location again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review. I value our guests and I firmly believe they deserve to have a good beginning to their holiday by giving them a warm welcome which makes them feel at home.
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Excellent House

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week in this lovely old house. The owner looked after us brilliantly, meeting us at the property, leaving supplies to get us started and even leaving us some home baked pasties which were fabulous. The house was extremely clean and the location is stunning with a great garden out the back with vines, figs and lemons. The view out of the front window and balcony is fantastic. The weather did change later in the week though and a cold northerly wind made the house a bit cool. However, the blankets on the bed and a heater in the bedroom before sleep time kept the icicles away.

We ate Christmas dinner at the Tarragon Restaurant over the road from the house and it was superb. Highly recommended as they provided a great meal for my partner who is Coeliac and needs a gluten free diet as wel as a great meal for me.

We would definitely book this house again on any future trips to Malta.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear friends, Thank you very much for the wonderful review which you so kindly wrote. It made me very happy to know that you had a wonderful holiday in Malta and that the house was up to your expectations. It is my pleasure to try and make all my guests feel welcome and comfortable during their stay. I wish you all the best for the New Year 2017.
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Perfectly located nice charming house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one month in Malta taking english classes with our three daughters and we had a wonderful time. We are very happy we rented this house, as it is located in the best part of St-Paul. Everything is accessible by bus. There is a nice grocery store two doord away where we went daily (in fact, more than daily!). Josephine is very nice and was always available for us (we were confused and arrived one day earlier and let us take the house and she sent us home the stuff we forgot in one drawer of the house). Of course, you see with the picture that it's not a modern house, but we liked that and found the house vintage and charming. We were there in april and it was a bit cold but there was heater we could use. The view from the master bedroom is really great. This house is definately a good value for the price and we fell we had an authentic experience. Thank you again Josephine for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review about your holiday in my Maltese House of Character. I am so very happy that you enjoyed your stay in my house. It is very satisfying for me to know that the extra help I offer my guests helps them to have a memorable stay in my house. I wish you all the very best for the future.
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Agréable Maison typique Maltaise

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une agréable semaine dans la maison de Josephine, nous avons apprécié le charme typique Maltais de cette maison ainsi que la gentillesse et l'accueil chaleureux de Josephine .

La maison est très bien placé , à proximité de tous les services, magasins , bords de mer. Le quartier est calme . Les logements sont adaptés pour 2 familles avec des enfants . Le service de nettoyage du logement, le lavage des draps et serviettes est un gros plus indéniable .

En bref, nous recommandons .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We do our best to make our guests' stay in the house as comfortable as possible. We are very happy that we got to know you and welcome you in our house.
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A wonderful house of character

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely ten night stay in this charming Maltese house, and I can only echo the already positive comments left by others. Josephine & Mary were lovely hosts and made us feel very welcome. Indeed, Josephine kindly awaited our late arrival (past midnight) to welcome & show us around-she was kind enough to leave a few basic provisions for us to tide us over. The house is spacious and comfortable, with lovely views from the balcony in the master bedroom. The garden was a perfect haven to relax after a busy day exploring this beautiful island. It is such a refreshing change to stay in such a property after staying in so many previous bland apartment's. We thoroughly recommend this property-perfect location in the quieter area of St Pauls bay, but in close proximity to all you will need in a holiday-local shops, bank ,restaurant's are close by. Busier Bugibba is a mere 5-10 minute walk away.

Thank you Josephine & Mary-it was a real pleasure staying at your lovely house-we will return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your wonderful review has left me speechless - I can only show my gratitude by saying THANK YOU VERY MUCH for it and for finding time to post it on HomeAway. It was a pleasure to get to know you and we hope to see you again in Malta in the near future.
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Relaxing Traditional 'Home from Home'

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I spent 6 days in this lovely property while our son was on a school trip. The sunshine and the local people made us feel so welcome! As did Josephine and Mary our lovely hosts. They organised a taxi for us each way to and from the airport which gave us one less thing to think about. And the house is a dream for those who want a real taste of Malta. As it was just the two of us we stayed in the Master with a view of the bay.

The house is a close walk Buggiba and all it's restaurants and bars. Also close to the bus station where we managed to figure out quite easily how to get around the island.

Valletta is lovely and bustling city. The 'Silent City' is also another sight worth seeing.

But mostly what we were after was a relaxing time. And thats what we had! The Maltese people are so nice and at all times even late evening we felt perfectly safe walking around.

We hope to come back to Malta one day, with our son and we would defiantly try to book this lovely home again!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review about our Maltese House of Character. It is very much appreciated. Being a traditional house and in the centre of the village, we have kept it in its original state to give our esteemed clients a taste of Maltese life away from the hustle and bustle of tourist resorts. We look forward to meeting up with you, your husband and your son when you next visit Malta..
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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$32 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$29 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$26 per night, per additional guest
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$19 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$31 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$72.87
Stay tax A$0.73 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,.

Children up to 11 years pay half the adult rate according to the Season. It will be appreciated if the dates of birth of any children in the group are given when submitting an inquiry.

Clients pay 25% of total amount on booking by a Bank to Bank transfer using the owner's IBAN details. Then they pay the rest on arrival at the house in cash(EURO).
Holidaymakers need to fill in a booking form which the owner will forward to them.
A copy of the Booking Confirmation Form will be emailed to the clients once the deposit and the filled in booking form are received by the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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