|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Casa Aragosta is a traditional Maltese town house that lies in the stairs of the charming side streets of Senglea. The house is comprised of 4 floors and a roof terrance and has recently been renovated, with all new interiors. The front door opens onto a hallway, with washroom at the end and the main stairway that leads you to the open plan kitchen/dinning and reception room with box balcony on the first floor. Two bedrooms are located on the floor above, the first of which has a balcony which opens out onto the street below. The top floor contains the third bedroom and stairs to the roof terrace. Bathrooms are situated in the stairwell, with two walk-in showers and two loos.
What a lovely house in the heart of picturesque L'Isla!
Shops for all daily needs as well as the bus stop are just around one or two corners, so we did not miss a rental car at all. The rooms are nicely renovated and the kitchen is well equipped. But on quite windy-cold winter days, it is a bit difficult to get the rooms warm and we could not use the nice "Gallarija" at all. Especially taking a shower was... hmmm... challenging, because the bath rooms could not be heated at all and the 15 degrees celsius were only endurable due to the shower's wonderful hot water :-)
What a lovely, well maintained town house in Senglea!
This is a spacious property with stunning original features and up to date plumbing! We especially loved the tiled floors and the traditional balconies. The house is beautifully looked after by the welcoming Sylvana, who met us in front of the house when we arrived from the airport and showed us round the house. Sitting on the roof terrace is a perfect way to unwind as you soak up the atmosphere of the honeyed stone medieval Three Cities. The house is a stones throw from the waterfront which in my opinion gives Venice a run for its money and is great for yacht "window shopping". The house is well positioned for the local bus, tourists can purchase a weekly pass, and is a short walk away from the water taxi services that run regularly across the Grand Harbour, to the most delightful capital city of Valletta, from which the whole of Malta is accessible. Birgu is a short walk away and besides the charming narrow streets which are a pleasure to wander through, has some excellent museums. We particularly enjoyed the underground maze of shelters in The War Museum. A great stay, thank you so much.
We had a fabulous time and can't thank you enough for making our holiday perfect.
Sylvana met us on arrival and was brilliant, friendly & helpful.
This is a beautiful authentic Maltese house, in an idyilic part of the island, and we were delighted we could stay there. The photographs speak for themselves, but it is even better than described. Well equipped, spotlessly clean and comfortable, there is plenty of room across four floors. The roof terrace, with its amazing views across the Marina, is perfect for an alfresco breakfast, taking in the sun and chilling in the evening. The location is perfect for exploring, with the water taxis & ferry to Valletta. Other towns & beaches are a couple of miles away; perfect for a leisurely stroll!
Local restaurants and food are excellent and we were lucky enough to be there for one of the festivals, which was amazing.
Can't wait to visit again next year.
A very big thank you for a wonderful experience of Malta.
I have already recommended this property to friends and relatives!
After only a short taxi ride from the airport, we were met by Sylvana who was extremely friendly and helpful. The apartment was spacious and well equipped. There were 6 of us staying so it was nice to feel we had our own space. The roof terrace was awesome! Lovely to sit during the evening with a glass of wine. The restaurants nearby were good and affordable - and the locals were welcoming. A great location for exploring Malta with the ferry leaving only a short walk away. We're looking forward to visiting again next year!
You arrive in the narrow main street of Senglea and drag your cases a few yards down to the front of the Lobster House. Below, only a few steps away, brightly coloured Maltese skiffs bob in the harbour. The house is tall and thin with nicely renovated sandstone walls on the stairs and modern and immaculate shower rooms. The bedrooms are basic, tidy and pretty comfortable. My wife and I slept in the top bedroom with the skylight to the roof thrown open to the night. Our 17 year old and friend spread themselves across the two bedrooms below . The roof top view of the harbour and Marina is to die for. At about 6pm the heat starts to abate and it's perfect for wine and pre dinner chat. The house has no air con but plenty of fans. It was hot outside but we didn't suffer. The open plan living area has a box window area and all the windows can be lifted for air.
There are small supermarkets and greengrocers a few seconds away and a pharmacy. We moved backwards and forwards between here and Valetta by Ferry shuttle with a spectacular lift into the Barraka Gardens and the main centre of Valetta when you disembark . The Ferry is a stroll round the harbour, cheap, every half an hour and takes less than ten minutes. (Wish I knew there were water taxis for even less and nearer, but whatthehell it's fun!). Aside from the cafe the owner recommends, you can also stroll round the harbour to Vittoriosa and more restaurants. We were there for the festival of San Lawrenz (be prepared for fireworks and endless explosions) but the street procession, bands and atmosphere were marvellous. All the harbour is lit up and countless banners and pennents flap in the breeze during the day. Perfect, inexpensive, atmospheric and clean little house to use as a base for getting into the fascinating history of the Knights and Malta. Oh and Guze Bistro in Valetta is superb!
A well maintained traditional Maltese house. The interior is light, modern, comfortably furnished and well equipped for self-catering. The standard of cleanliness is excellent. All photographs and details are accurate.
This quiet and tranquil location, with only a short walk to a modern Marina surrounded by a variety of good restaurants with local shops just around the corner, is perfect.
Valletta is only 10 minutes by ferry from the quay side and the Island bus tours that are hop-on hop-off at various locations are an excellent way of seeing the Island.
A most enjoyable holiday – weather perfect!
We highly recommend this house and location.
Rita and Pat
The beautiful old town of Isla (Senglea) sits on a peninsula in the Maltese Grand Harbour, with stunning views of the capital Valletta, which faces it across the harbour. The other members of the three old cities of Malta: Bormla and Birgu are connected by footbridge just across the water by the super yacht marinas. There are a number of restaurants and bars along the seafont in Isla with very friendly local people and cuisine and all groceries can be found locally. Nightclubs, sports and the airport are a taxi ride away or just relax in the sunshine on the roof taking in the view of the marina.
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May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$246|
Booking more than a month in advance requires a deposit of 30% to secure the booking, with the balance to be paid 30 days prior to rental commencing. If booking less than a month before rental commences, full payment is required at the time of booking.