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.
- Apartment861 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Historic Seafront, Magnificent Views of Grand Harbour, Valletta
Morten Russell Wedén
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- Jun 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...
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The flat is not luxurious, but it is charming, functional, and perfectly located for visiting the historical sites of Malta. Recent updates to the kitchen and bathroom made staying here very comfortable. Access to neighborhood food stores, local restaurants, and the ferry to Valletta help round out the experience; the property manager, Sunny, is a wealth of information and assistance, always available to enhance your visit. We even engaged him to drive us around Malta one day, which was most enjoyable. But the best feature of all is the balcony: it is magical, with its views of Valletta across the Grand Harbor, Fort San Angelo across Galley Creek., and the never-ending parade of ships, yachts and boats moving across the water. My wife dubbed me the Harbormaster for my critiques of the berthing of the yachts across the creek...
All in all, this was a wonderful vacation.
Thanks! You listed all the arguments for me buying the flat 12 years ago! Just to sit on the balcony and watch , you can do it forever - total bliss and totally fascinating ! And Sunny of course - a true representative for the ever friendly Sengleans!
Rooms and What a View
Singles is a different experience of Malta, quiet and largely off the tourist beat. The apartment is currently a mix of new and traditional as the owner is in the process of renewing areas of the apartment.
The photograph actually does not do justice to the view across Senglea Creek and Grand Harbour. Senglea itself has a wealth of restaurants and bars on the waterfront whilst there are even more across in Bormla and Birgu.
From Birgu you are a short and scenic ferry ride across Grand Harbour to the vastly improved Valletta.
Sunny, who looks after the apartment is a great guy who a now rank as a friend.
Close by are good local shops to meet most of your needs.
The apartment is cosy enough for a couple and big enough for a family or a group of friends.
Local buses are good and can get you all over the island(s).
Clean with everything required in amazing location
Would only suggest new towels and bed linen required
Just arrived today after 6 months absence, so shall attend to towels and bedclothes!
We loved the location of the flat, and the fantastic view of the Grand Harbour and Valletta, and Fort St. Michael. It was so easy to get to Valletta and Sliema via the ferry- the best way to travel in Malta! We also had easy access to buses and the Hop on Hop off buses.
In the flat kitchen and bathroom are nicely renovated but a coffeemaker would have been nice. The bedrooms need some renovation. The living/ dining is quaint, perhaps a new couch is needed. A TV would have been nice, but not necessary.
Otherwise, we were fairly comfortable except for uncharacteristic cool weather, and the need for heating at night.
The unusual cold weather this February is something that I will take up with the Weather Gods. There are espresso kettle and cappuccino creamer in the kitchen, but point taken - a filter coffe option will be added. The bedrooms are next on the upgrade programme...
The Real Malta
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!
Fabulous views and a great part of Malta to stay in. Flat is spacious and has character - would recommend it.
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
Additional information about rental rates
Airport transfer both ways possible for € 20 extra! Help to get settled in is included.