ACCOMMODATION IN A TRADITIONAL MALTESE HOUSE OF CHARACTER - LICENSED BY THE MTA

Ms Josephine Magro

Speaks italian, english, Maltese
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Ms Josephine Magro

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ACCOMMODATION IN A TRADITIONAL MALTESE HOUSE OF CHARACTER - LICENSED BY THE MTA

St Paul's Bay House Rental Photos and Description

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 souless 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 snorkellers, as an all-year-round centre! The minimun 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
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
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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Ms Josephine Magro

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks italian, english, Maltese
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.6
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Accommodation in a Traditional Maltese House of Character - Licensed by the MTA
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews
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St Paul's Bay Island of Malta
Spain
5

A WONDERFUL HOUSE OF CHARACTER INDEED

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed a lovely 9-day stay in this charming house of character. It is exactly what it promised to be. Location is excellent, well-communicated and with a view to the bay from the beautiful master bed-room- which is really a queensize bedroom- a place not only to sleep but to enjoy and just be. The backyard garden, even in winter, was charming and welcoming.
We definitely and highly recommend this property to visitors of Malta- who will also feel welcomed and supported in all their needs by Carmen-the owner of this property.
We will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is heartening to have such wonderful reviews for my holiday house. Remarks such as this always encourage me to keep up the high standards I have been striving for, in order to enable my guests to have a good, restful holiday. Carmen
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5

RELAXING TRADITIONAL 'HOME FROM HOME'

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!
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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+356 21573273
St Paul's Bay Island of Malta
4

LOVELY PROPERTY IN A GREAT LOCATION

  • 4 of 5
This is a genuinely traditional house in an town that has modernised to cater for the tourist industry. Situated in a quieter area and really close to a bay with excellent swimming, snorkelling and diving facilities, the house exudes charm.

The nearby beach is flat rocks which is comfortable and has the added bonus of not allowing sand to be brought back into the house. There are several restaurants and bars within walking distance plus convenience stores in the same road.

The outside area is private and shaded, and we spent most of our time relaxing there every morning and evening when not out and about. We were lucky enough to stay in the main bedroom which was huge and had a view of the bay.

The electricity card lasted four of us the whole nine nights of our stay without worrying about how much power we used.

Gozo is nearby, which is a must, as is Comino for the Blue Lagoon.

Josephine is a lovely lady and takes care of everything from booking the house to cabs there and back from the airport.

I would recommend this house to anyone.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the lovely review. We value our guests and we do our best to make sure that they have a perfect restful holiday without any problems. Such reviews continue to encourage us to do our best for our guests.
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St Paul's Bay Island of Malta
Sheffield
4

EXACTLY AS DESCRIBED

  • 4 of 5
This is an ideal house to stay for anyone who prefers somewhere a bit different from some of the soulless modern buildings that predominate in a lot of places. The house may seem a bit old-fashioned but it's nice to feel you're in a genuine Maltese house rather than an anonymous apartment. Josephine is a lovely lady and organised a taxi to collect us from the airport, welcoming us when we arrived. She provided us with a basket of essentials to tide us over until we could go and do some food shopping. The location of the house is good, quite quiet and close to the sea, with plenty of shops within a short walking distance and bus stops enabling travel all over the island nearby. We particularly enjoyed sitting in the garden for breakfast watching lizards playing in the sun.

The electricity is on a meter but a 10 euro card is included in the rental price and lasted our family of 4 all week despite the high cost of electricity on Malta, with most of it going on heating the water for showers. However, if you also wanted to watch a lot of television, leave all the lights on or have the electric heaters on for prolonged periods you'd have to purchase further cards. We didn't use the heaters very much although we might have benefitted if we had because the weather had been cold and wet prior to our arrival and the house did feel slightly damp when we arrived. When you have central heating at home you tend to forget that's what happens without it!

What made the stay for us was that it was a nice period house to be in, located in a relatively unspoiled area compared to some of the over-developed areas elsewhere on Malta (some of which are very easily accessible from the house if that's what lights your candle). Josephine was delightful and only lives across the road so is always available in the event of any problems.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the lovely review about our holiday house and that our guests have found the time to review our property. It is our pleasure to know that our guests had a great stay and a good holiday as we do our best to make them comfortable.
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St Paul's Bay Island of Malta
5

DECEMBER HOLIDAY IN ST PAUL'S BAY

December holiday in St Paul's Bay
  • 5 of 5
We arrived after 1 o’clock in the morning because of flight times and driving from the airport. Josephine and Mary still waited up for us to arrive and had prepared a basket of provisions so we could make our own supper. They had also made up spare beds in the back room of the house as well as the bed in the main front bedroom in case the noise of the wind kept us awake – what thoughtful gestures.
The house is just as shown in the photographs and is in the heart of St Paul’s Bay, ideal for our needs. We felt welcomed and looked after and would recommend this house to anyone wanting to experience living in a traditional Maltese house while on holiday.
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review.

It is our pleasure to see that our guests have all they need in order to enjoy a good restful holiday.

And this gives us great satisfaction that our efforts are successful in making our guests' stay a happy one.
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5

A GEM OF A FIND!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Josephine and Carmen for allowing us to stay in your wonderful house. It was perfect, full of character, spotless and really comfortable. The garden is relaxing and the lemon tree provided us with lemon slices for our drinks. Perfect!
Everything we needed was there and the location quiet but only 10 minutes away from the bustle of the bars and restaurants.
Hopefully we will be back!
  • Submitted: May 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to know that your stay in our house was so much to your satisfaction.
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Gudja Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Cirkewwa
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
St Paul's Bay
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
St Pauls Bay
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Marsa
Nearest Restaurant
20 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.

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Availability & Rates

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St Paul's Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per person
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jul 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
€23
€322
 
 
Mid-Season
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€21
€294
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
€18
€252
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 17 2014
3 night minimum stay
€14
€196
 
 
Christmas Time
Dec 18 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
€16
€224
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
€14
€196
 

Additional information about rental rates

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.
Notes THE RATES quoted are for 2 ADULTS PER WEEK
For rates of stays longer than 1 week and for groups of 3 or more persons kindly contact the owner.
The rate includes water and cooking gas consumption. Electricity is paid by card according to use. The first 10 EUR card is included in the rate. There are no additional fees.
Persons booked are the sole occupants during their stay in the house.
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Amenities

St Paul's Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 76 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking On Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 1 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
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. A baby's push chair / buggy is also provided free of charge. SMOKING IS ONLY ALLOWED IN THE GARDEN OR BALCONY.
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