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Sardinella52

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, italian

Charming Old House For 2 w/ Modern Interiors, Different Level Rooms MTA Licensed

30 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Birgu holiday house

House in Vittoriosa, Malta, Malta-Gozo - In The Centre, Very Close To The Vittoriosa Waterfront & A Rocky Beach

Situated near Victory Square with views of it from all rooms having its main door in a narrow old street. Main door leads onto a staircase leading to the first floor and above, having 4 floors in all. These include a kitchen/dining at first floor with an adjacent old room known as a 'birth room', which is one of the features of the house. This is now used as a lounge area, which can also sleep another 2 persons or children. Kitchen enjoys a lovely balcony as well as the living room, which is situated at second floor with an adjacent shower. The main bedroom is reached through a spiral staircase at third floor, air-conditioned & has an en-suite & closet. Property enjoys a small utility room at roof level adjacent to a lovely sun terrace with splendid views of Victory Square, the Three Cities, Grand Harbour & Valletta. Non-smoking house (smoking allowed only in balconies & sun terrace). No pets. Close to museums, churches, bars, restaurants, waterfront & the local market every Tuesday.

It is only seconds from Valletta by means of the ferry.

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Sardinella52 (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, italian

About Sardinella52

My husband and I are both very excited in welcoming you in our property. We have renovated this old townhouse to the best of our capabilities and we are sure that you will enjoy your stay with us. I am an Architect and have dedicated a lot of time and effort into this restoration venture. Ramon my husband works in insurance and has physically worked hard in the house.

We love travelling and meeting new people.

We will be pleased to always help you and recommend any places of interest, restaurants, etc.. and can offer our help in booking rental cars, transfers or tours.

Sardinella52 purchased this house in 2007

Why Sardinella52 chose Malta

As it is in the centre of this lovely historical city, with breath taking views and seconds from the waterfront and Valletta.

What makes this house unique

Close to all amenities, places of interest and several bars and restaurants.

Reviews

4.9
based on 30 traveller reviews

Charming Old House For 2 w/ Modern Interiors, Different Level Rooms MTA Licensed
average rating of 4.866667 based on 30 reviews
5

Real Malta

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a month in this beautiful Maltese house. It's interior has been modernised to a fantastic standard but it still retains its true character. The owners Ramon and Karys could not be more helpful, the house was spotless and well maintained. The area is a typical Maltese village, everyone friendly and helpful. I cannot speak more highly of this property and recommend it to anyone that wants a true Maltese experience.

Michael & Cora. Nottingham UK.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Maltese house

  • 5 of 5

The house is lovely, just of the square of Ccospicua, one of the "3 cities" around the harbor. Access to shops (one next door) for supplies, and as an alternative you have the market every Tuesday.

The house is clearly loved by it's owners, and is to a very high standard, in fact we were so pleased with the house that we booked for next year before we left with Ramon.

It's a prefect Maltese style house which by using the ferry on harbor side (10 euros for 7 days unlimited trips) you get be at the bus terminal in Valletta in 15 mins

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Drive you round the twist but sad to say bye bye!

  • 4 of 5

If you want to get a proper view of Malta..live like the locals. This house is just off Victory Square seconds from the bus stop, cafes, shop etc. It is far from tourist Malta so you get to enjoy a proper insight into life.-yet a few mins across the water and you are in the heart of it all. The locals take to you rather quickly and after a few days it feels like you have always lived here. Hard for a 6 foot man to deal with the circular stairs but apart from that I loved village life and hope to head back there in the new year. The small room off the kitchen could do with a little tlc but bring your slippers and potter around just like home. No AC!! Extra on arrival...but I am not a lover of same so it really didn't matter. Any more relaxed after a holiday in Malta and I would be asleep. I loved every second of life in number 52 and in Malta

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superb holiday

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our holiday. From being picked up by Ramon on Tuesday afternoon, to arriving at our apartment/townhouse we were immediately entranced by Malta.

The accommodation was superb, being comfortable and spacious. We were also central in Vittoriosa which was having it's annual festival. People were really friendly and our whole stay was so very welcoming.

I cannot recommend this apartment and Ramon highly enough, and hopefully we will return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous house fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We had tried to book this house on two previous occasions and on both occasions it has been fully booked. On arrival it's easy to see why it was booked. Fantastic house set over three floors and to top it off is the balcony area with stunning views over both the harbour and numerous church domes which are illuminated during the night. Situated in the heart of a local community and only a five minute walk to the ferry which runs over to the capital Valleta every 20 minutes until midnight during peak season. Situated just off the main square where you will find a selection of restaurants, shops and a couple of local bars. Ramon is very very helpful is happy for you to contact him should you enquire assistance and the house has everything you would need. Fabulous holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Me and my partner stayed here 5 nights from 16-21.05. We could not have picked a more delightful setting in Birgu. You can get here by bus nr 2 that cost just 1.5 EUR and stops 1min walk from the house. Location is perfect. Birgu is lovely and just across the harbour from Valletta (10min water taxi) and from there, you have endless possibilities what to do and where to go.

Ramon himself is a very nice an experienced, helpful and very accessible host, nothing is a problem ( hope to meet Karys and the babies next time). House is just stunning. Karys and Ramon -the owners used to lived here. You can feel and see love, care, time and effort they put into this house. It's even better then on the pictures provided. There is absolutely nothing you can complain about. House is stunning, rooms big and spotless, really nice bathrooms and balconies. There is everything you might need, and I mean EVERYTHING! Just open cupboards and draws and you will find things you would never thing about but there is a big chance you will need them. The best place in whole house is a roof terrace with a stunning views where we spent a lot of time, you can sunbath or have your meals there. Order some food from restaurants around and I guarantee you will have the best spot in the town. There is nothing else to say, if you already spent hours looking for a perfect holiday place - stop looking - you just found it!

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Map

Coast/Beach:

2 minute walk to the Vittoriosa Waterfront/Yacht Marina/Water Taxis.

5 minute walk to a rocky beach known as 'It-Toqba'.

20 minute walk or 5 minute drive to a sandy beach in Kalkara.

10 minute drive to Ramla Beach in M'Scala.

15 minute drive to the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk with a daily tourist market and various restaurants specialising in sea food and fresh fish.

20 minute drive to Pretty Bay in Birzebbugia.

45 minute drive to Ghadira Bay.

55 minute drive to Gozo Ferry.

Travel:

Malta International Airport is a 15 minute drive away with pick-up from airport included in the price.

The Gozo Ferry is available at Cirkewwa which is a 55 minute drive away.

Both locations can be reached by bus although a car is recommended to discover most places comfortably in Malta.

5 minute water taxi to Valletta from the waterfront located 2 minutes away. Lift at Valletta taking you up to Upper Barrakka Gardens.

Distances:

10 minute drive to M'Scala providing entertainment in evenings.

15 minute drive to the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk with a daily tourist market & various restaurants specialising in fresh fish.

15 minute drive to Tarxien/Paola where one can find the Tarxien Neolithic Temples & the Hypogeum.

15 minute drive to Valletta unless one opts for the water taxi.

25 minute drive to the Blue Grotto in Zurrieq, Hagar Qim & Mnajdra Temples.

35 minute drive to Mdina & Rabat.

Further Details:

Vittoriosa is one of the Three Cities with various places of interest and historical places to visit including the Inquisitor's Palace, the Malta Maritime Museum, Couvre de Port, Auberge de France and several churches.

Plenty of activities are held during the year including the famous Feast of the Patron St. Lawrence held every year on the 10th August with the spectacular Notte di San Lorenzo on the eve of the Feast (fireworks from sea). The feast of St. Domenic is also held around the same period. The Birgu Fest is also very famous and held every October where one of the nights is Birgu by Candlelight, which is a magical night not to be missed.

Plenty of other activities during the year include concerts, shows, exhibitions, folk and cultural activities in the Square and along the waterfront. Processions and exhibitions are held during the Christmas, Lent and Easter period.

Both local banks and main Police Station may be found in Cospicua which is the neighbouring city. General stores, pharmacy, doctors' clinic, dentist, etc... may be found in the centre of the city. There is also a local taxi service centrally located.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Birgu, Malta

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 4
1 Nov 2016 - 13 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$79
A$489
 
 
Rate 5
14 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$86
A$575
 
 
Rate 2
3 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$79
A$489
 
 
Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$99
A$633
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
In order to guarantee your booking we would need a 25% deposit payable through PayPal. An invoice would be sent to you once confirmed. Full payment is to be paid on arrival in cash. If you are not familiar with PayPal contact us & we will accept a bank transfer or any other form. Our bank details will be given on request.

A security deposit of Euro150 in cash will be required on arrival. This will be refunded in full if no damages are found before departing.

Changeover Day:
Check in: 16:00
Check out: 11:00
In the case that we do not require the house you would be free to check out after this time. Check in depends on guests departing in the morning, if no guests depart at 11.00 then check in can be made in the morning.



Prices quoted are for 2 people. Extra person Euro20 per person per night.

Monthly rates available on request.

A/C in bedroom at an extra cost of Euro 10/night.
Washing machine at an extra cost of Euro 5/ week.

Starter pack at a one time charge of Euro20.

Children under 12 years of age - complimentary.

25% deposit to be paid upon confirmation by PayPal and the rest to be paid in cash upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Birgu

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 at third floor with double bed, bed-side tables with light, chest of drawers, TV, desk & bench with en-suite & closet. Large window onto street with A/C (at an extra cost). Fan/heater available. Lounge room with a double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Cot available on request. Although children are welcome parents have to keep in mind that every room is located on a different level with old staircases and spiral staircases and hence could be dangerous if toddlers or young kids are present. No safety gates or features are installed so bringing children is at your own risk. We're afraid that the house is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for the elderly if they have problems getting up and down stairs. Washing machine is available at an extra cost as well as the A/C in the bedroom. No pets allowed and no smoking in the house is allowed. Wi-fi available throughout. Outside: Sun terrace on roof has splendid views of the harbour, the 3 Cities and Valletta with full views of the Square especially during feasts and many other cultural celebrations and on-going activities. Terrace is equipped with a teak dining table and 4 chairs, a BBQ and a retractable canopy. Utility Room: This includes a basin and washing machine with hanging lines to dry clothes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & linen are available & included in price. Cleaning & change of linen takes place after 7 nights if min. stay of 14 nights. This can be changed according to the duration of the stay. Cleaning can be made more often on request at an extra charge. Other: Lounge is an old feature room known as the birth room as it was originally connected to the ground floor & reached by a ladder. The room is only 6 courses high which makes it a cosy space to unwind or read a book. There is also a double bed in the room