Apartment close to the Beach, village’s pubs, restaurants and amenities
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About Joseph Curmi
We are a family of four - my wife, our two daughters and I. We all have a common great interest in travelling and experiencing diverse cultures and traditions. When we book a holiday our main concern is to find a self catering - apartment which is close to places of interests and cater to our family needs. As soon as we step inside an apartment we can tell whether we made the right choice or not. With this in mind we try to offer our guest a welcoming atmosphere in our apartment. We strive hard to make them feel like home and meet their needs. Our motto is “Treat others as you want to be treated”!
Joseph Curmi purchased this Apartment in 2015
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Modern apartment in a charming corner of real Malta
We have just spent 10 days in August at this apartment and really enjoyed our stay. It is more spacious than the photos look with high ceilings. The ceiling fans and a/c were essential for our stay in August, although not having a/c in the 3rd bedroom was a very minor negative (the ceiling fan and portable fan did well enough but some nights our daughter moved her mattress in with her brothers to benefit from their a/c!).
The apartment is clean and modern and is generally well equipped with TV, wifi, large fridge/freezer, coffee machine etc. We cooked meals there some nights which was fine. The en suite off the master bedroom is a good plus, although that is the only walk-in shower (other than the shower attachment on the bath in the main bathroom). The balcony at the front was a nice option in the evening, especially when there was a breeze.
The street was very quiet and seemed safe. We hired a car in Marsascala for 30 euros/day (Joe's car hire); parking availability was a bit hit and miss depending on what time we returned. Gozo ferry was an hour's drive.
There is an excellent convenience store within 50 metres of the apartment which was very useful; accepting card payments. Probably the size of a Tesco Express in the UK so had all the things we needed (including a lot of British goods (marmite, Branston pickle etc) and good fresh bread and delicatessen . It may have been a bit more expensive than some of the Lidl's we saw round the island.
There is great swimming less than 10 minutes walk from the apartment on the north side of St Thomas' Bay off a rocky beach which we snorkelled in most days and another 5 minutes beyond was another stretch of rocky beach with toilets and a cafe.
We found the buses were great for getting around especially with their a/c which meant we could travel easily in the middle of the day (Valetta took 30 minutes and the bus stop was within 200 metres of the apartment). However, Marsascala was a nice place to enjoy in the evenings round the picturesque harbour with a good playground and range of restaurants and bars.
If you're looking for a quiet, clean, modern apartment away from the main tourist areas in a town that gives you a bit more of 'real Malta' and that has good transport options we would definitely recommend it. Joseph and Censina were really welcoming and helpful and checked there were no problems during the week on Whatsapp.
Lovely property and amazing owners
Came across this property online as was looking for an appartment to stay in for a week as attending a wedding. The owners was more than accommodating and couldn't do more for us then expected. They helped pick us up from airport and took us back and if we needed anything just a simple WhatsApp to them. Shops location and walking distance. Had a really good time, would stay again as was affordable and good price for the week!!
Property is large and spacious pictures do not do it justice.
Most friends stayed in silema and st Julians so travelled by bus which is about 40 mins to valletta then 20 mins to other towns €2 per journey so not far. Average €23 by taxi direct
The beach/bay st Thomas is walking distance and pleasant not too over crowded not the best on a windy day as you get dust blowing everywhere.
This was a spacious, comfortable property and very well equipped. It was beautifully maintained and well located for the harbour and shops. Joseph and Censona were very helpful and checked every couple of days to see if we were ok or if we needed anything. We would definitely visit again.
The property was even better than the pictures on the site which was a delightful surprise.
Took us a day or two to get our bearings as we had never been to Malta before, but soon realised that the holiday flat was very near, not only to the beach, but the harbour also. The property was very big and airy and immaculately clean with all the facilities you would need and more. The Wi-Fi never let us down and more than enough sockets to accommodate a ladies holiday ::)). There were lovely restaurants nearby for which you always received a very warm welcome from the Maltese people but equally the cooking facilities at the flat were so good that we did eat in one night and enjoyed sitting in the front balcony and relaxing. Overall would have no hesitation in recommending this flat in Marsaskala. Thank you Joseph for such a welcoming stay and knowing you would be available if anything did happen was a comforting thought.
March in malta
Joesph,s apartment is absolutely supurb.
Every thing you need for your stay is supplied ie. towels, cooking utensils and we were left a lovely welcoming hamper.
We were picked up and dropped off at the airport and nothing is to much trouble for Joseph.
Marsaskala is a lovely harbour town with plenty places to eat, but if you want to travel farther afield the bus stop is not far away and only €4.5 for 3 people to travel.
I would highly recommend this property but if you struggle walking it is on the top of a hill.
Large apartment with friendly owners
This large apartment was suitable for our group of 4. The owners met us at the property in the late evening and had saved a parking space for our car which was helpful. They provided us with lots of information about what to see on the island and had a food welcome basket there for our breakfast which was a nice way to start our day. If you have a car, be prepared to drive awhile to find a space because the streets are very full and parking was hard to find, even in March before the tourist season begins.