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Stunning sea views of Valletta’s historic Grand Harbour

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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.

Morten Russell Wedén
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

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 Senglea

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, and a new modern kitchen with 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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Senglea Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • New built modern bathroom with wc, shower and handbasin.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • 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
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 4.4 based on 34 reviews

Incredible! Want to come back!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic! Great views, nice apartment, wonderful neighborhood - a real Malta experience that you couldn't get in a hotel. We got to know the shopowners and neighborhood folks during our stay. One tiny quibble: a bit more storage space for guests would be nice. But overall this is one of the best vacations I've had in my life and I would recommend it to anybody. Really, really terrific.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am truly happy you liked Senglea and the apartment. It really is a very friendly place. And when you have the sun and the nice climate, you don´t really need much stuff, although one always brings too much. But note taken about storage...
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The Real Malta

  • 4 of 5

We loved this flat for the amazing view and position. Senglea itself was delightful with lots of little local shops so there was no need to find a supermarket. Valletta just across the water with a five minute ferry ride or local dghajsa . Many restaurant to enjoy too.

Our stay was for a month so it was important to be comfortable. The kitchen and bathroom are newly renovated and the spacious flat has a lovely atmosphere as it has quite a traditional décor. The views of the harbour are outstanding and we spent many hours watching the yachts and cruise ships.

The only thing that let the place down were the bedrooms which were short of storage especially if staying more than a week. More large towels needed too. I understand that the bedrooms may be next on list to be updated by owner.

Nevertheless we all had a fantastic holiday here and would return. Keep fit though as from the harbour to flat door there are 119 steps-We all came back fitter!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous views

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous views and a great part of Malta to stay in. Flat is spacious and has character - would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: September 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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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Airport transfer both ways possible for € 20 extra! Help to get settled in is included.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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