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Stunning sea views of Valletta’s historic Grand Harbour

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Historic Seafront, Magnificent Views of Grand Harbour, Valletta

This flat with balcony and huge roof terrace is «hanging» high above water edge at the seafront of the north side of Senglea Point and has absolutely stunning views of Valletta, Fort St. Angelo, Vittoriosa, the Yacht Marina and the majestic approach to The Grand Harbour with all its sailboats, fishing boats, super yachts and cruise-ships. Senglea is one of The Three Cities built by the Knights of St.John from 1524 onwards. Picturesque Senglea has charming narrow streets and lots of steps. The seafront has nice restaurants and cafés and you find local shops for all your needs. A small walk or a water-taxi (dasha) take you across the creek from Senglea (Isla) to historic Vittoriosa (Birgu) with its fine museums, elegant bars and restaurants etc.. Or you can take the frequent ferry on a short trip across the Grand Harbour to Valletta, the historic capital of Malta. An exciting ride with a modern lift is included in the fare, and brings you swiftly from the sea shore to the top of Upper Barracca Gardens, from where you can enjoy an exceptional view of the whole of the Grand Harbour and the Three Cities. From Senglea the local bus take you directly to Marsa Sports club for golf or tennis or into the capital Valletta for a bit of shopping, or you can take the bus to south of the Island to a beach or walk a few metres to Senglea point which is favoured by local swimmers. The apartment is equipped with WI-FI.


Owner
Morten Russell Wedén
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Morten Russell Wedén

I was born 1947, and trained as graphic designer in London, worked as designer, writer and film critic in Norway. Stayed with my family in Italy and South Africa for some years and then took early retirement. I am now enjoying traveling and working with book projects and real estate development.

Morten Russell Wedén purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Morten Russell Wedén chose Malta

The apartment sits high above the water overlooking the lovely Grand Harbor and historic Valletta plus old fortresses and castles and churches all around. I knew the area for some years, and was tipped by friends when it was for sale. I bought directly from owner and has not regretted it one second. The apartment has been upgraded with a new, modern bathroom, fridge/freezer, washing machine etc., and it has now everything you would want from a holiday home. When I first saw the apartment, I immediately connected to it. I felt it was my 'home from home'. It is always like that with homes; it’s either love at first sight or there is no connection at all. This apartment is a perfect shelter, a place where you can relax completely. You can lose yourself completely by just watching the view from the balcony. No need for TV here.

What makes this apartment unique

I have mentioned the almost overwhelming view, but the little town of Senglea in itself is like and old fashioned fairytale with its narrow streets and tiny shops. The locals are extremely friendly, and since Senglea apparently is a weel kept secret, there are hardly any tourists here at all. This is a remnant of old-time Malta. Let us hope it will last...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Morten we are home again. I have tried to post a report for you, positive of course, but it's too hard with logins etc so please accept this as our comment. We had a lovely holiday in Malta staying in your apartment. It was perfect for us. The cafés down on the waterfront were damn good with the ilL Hajjne , I think, being superb by any standard.
Apr 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Luqa (Malta International Airport)
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Conquest Bar or Regatta Club
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Valletta ferry every 30 mins. Or gondola 79686252
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Marina Restaurant, Nenja Pasta & Pizza Grill
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Senglea Point
Car: not necessary

Historical Senglea seafront with stunning views of Valletta, Vittoriosa and the Grand Harbour, with its Super Yachts Marina, Cruise Liners, Many Good Restaurants and Casino. GO Swimming, Diving, Fishing and Excursions. Meet very friendly local people. All this will make your stay memorable. Shop all your daily needs locally. Enjoy the nice and quiet while there is only a short taxi ride to swinging bars and nightclubs or to the international airport, golf course or race course. Or just chill out and enjoy the golden sun on the balcony or the grand roof terrace at the seafront. And have a romantic evening on the balcony taking in the views of floodlit Fort St. Angelo and Valletta...

Other Activities: Historic sightseeing, snorkelling, sun bathing, wining and dining

Amenities

Senglea Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • New built modern bathroom with wc, shower and handbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Room 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Large master bedroom with balcony out to quiet pedestrian street has large double bed and one single bed. Second bedroom has one single bed and one expandable double bed (or two singles if you like), window out to same quiet pedestrian street.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The main attraction of the flat is where it is situated, which is quite unique. We guarantee long hours on the seafront balcony overlooking the Grand Harbour day and night. The flat itself has an ordinary, good standard – nothing too fancy – apart from its location. Cosy sitting/dining room with seafront balcony, master bedroom with balcony out on quiet pedestrian street and second bedroom with window to the same. The flat is on first floor (on one side) in a three levels house, but built on old fortress foundations, so that on the seafront the flat appears to be on the 7th floor. There is a very large common roof terrace with an olive tree, plants and flowers where one can take the sun all day long. There is also clothes lines for hanging the washing, either under roof (on rainy days) or on the other side towards the pedestrian street in the sun. Telephone: Free incoming calls – use Easy line phone cards to save money! Free WiFi.

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Stunning sea views of Valletta’s historic Grand Harbour
average rating of 4.4074073 based on 31 reviews
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The accommodation was good and in a great location with tremendous views over Grand Harbour. Great new bathroom and kitchen.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modest property with stunning views of the harbour

  • 4 of 5

Clean and tidy property but needs some updating. Always plenty of hot water. Need to be ok with steps. Very helpful agent. Friendly locals Very relaxing holiday. Beautiful view of harbour and very easy to get to Valletta via the traditional boats

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While the price - which have been the same for 6 years - reflects that this is nor a luxury flat, a general update is planned for this autumn, and a fresh, modern bathroom is already installed. But the view is impossible to improve on - it is already fantastic!
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We are very happy with our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was comfortable and the view was spectacular! Our contact who is extremely freindly, picked is up at the airport and gave is a tour of the neighborhood, showing us where all the local stores and restaurants are located. He gave us recommendations of places to visit and things to do which we found to be helpful. It was a great experience! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: He is indeed very friendly and helpful indeed! And so are everybody in Senglea!
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Fantastic location

  • 3 of 5

We had a lovely holiday, enjoying discovering Malta. Senglea is a great base and the buses are the best way of getting round the Island.

The views from the flat are stunning and always changing. The location is amongst Maltese shopping at local corner stores. Good restaurants on the waterfront - 5 minutes walk away.

The flat itself could do with some TLC, this said it had everything we needed. The roof terrace didn't match the picture.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stunning views you couldn't find a better location for exploring Malta

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, comfortable and homely .... Decor is Shabby/Chic" ....amusing and witty. Lovely new bathroom though bedrooms are a little tired - more shabby than chic. Kitchen could be better organised and better equipped- a cafetière/ coffee jug ?

Sitting/dining room is pleasant though The lighting is in adequate for reading in the evening

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: An upgrade is in the works, and will sort these issues.
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Great location away from most tourists, a chance to mix with the locals.

  • 4 of 5

Had our 5th visit to the island, so it was good to be in an area we hadn`t stayed before.

The last day of our holiday was "Regatta Day", on the waterfront which we could view from the roof terrace.

The apartment is rustic, but has all you need . In an area with a lot of steps, but them that is Malta.

Local shops & eateries all within a few hundred yds.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Airport transfer both ways possible for € 20 extra! Help to get settled in is included.

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