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Christiane Morris

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Seafront apartment in historic Three Cities with great views over Grand Harbour

14 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Birgu Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom spacious ground floor apartment, sleeps 6, 15 metres from sea

The apartment not only has stunning views of Grand Harbout but is also just a short stroll away from the 12th century Fort St Angelo and the Grand Harbour Marina with its ocean-going superyachts, restaurants, wine bars and Maritime Museum. Birgu was the home city of the Knights of St John from 1530.

As a fully equipped, three bedroom home, the apartment offers a high standard of contemporary, stylish accommodation for holidaymakers seeking a quiet, relaxing holiday on the doorstep of one of Malta’s oldest, most beautiful and historic cities.

There is a large, open plan kitchen, dining area and sitting room that opens out onto a sea-facing stone balcony with table and chairs.

The large master bedroom with 6ft bed has an en suite shower room. The second bedroom has a king size bed and shares a large family bathroom with the third bedroom which has twin beds and a door to the internal courtyard. All bedrooms have air-conditioning.

More info about the apartment and cleaning: The apartment is fully furnished as a family home rather than a holiday let. Its contemporary style with design classics such as a Le Corbusier chaise longue and Noguchi coffee table is complemented with an eclectic mix of colourful pictures and rugs to provide a vibrant yet relaxing environment.

If you would like our cleaner to clean the apartment during your stay, you can request her to do this and pay her directly.

Airport pick up and key collection: Unless you wish to make your own way from the airport, we will arrange for you to be picked up from the airport (6km from apartment) by our preferred taxi company.

If you wish to hire a car, you can park it in a secure parking space in the outdoor car park adjacent to St Angelo Mansions.

In the apartment, you will find an information pack containing further details about the apartment, Vittoriosa, Maltese tourist attractions, maps and bus timetables.

Fancy a two centre holiday?: If you are a cyclist or walker you may wish to consider a 'two centre' holiday in Malta. Our other property in Qrendi - 800366 - is in a perfect location for both activities being off the beaten track with lots of rural lanes, gnarly hills and coastal promenades. If you could like to split your time between our seafront apartment and traditional 19th century house in Qrendi, please check availability and drop us an email.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Christiane Morris (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Christiane Morris

I lived in Malta until I was 11 - a most wonderful, 'golden' childhood spending most of my time either in or by the sea. I have always retained a very strong emotional tie to this quirky island and we bought our apartment in 2007 with a view to retiring here. We started renting it out in 2009 and were so successful that we increasingly found that we had nowhere to say when we came out for a visit. So we bought a further holiday rental in 2010 in Qrendi.

Christiane Morris purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Christiane Morris chose Malta

The location is just superb - as soon as I arrive, throw open the front doors and go onto the balcony, I can forget everything else. There is always something to watch in Grand Harbour - from superyachts and super-sized cruise ships to rowing boats and the local luzzu. Even a dolphin or two if you are lucky!

What makes this apartment unique

The view - and the access to such a wide variety of places to eat and drink just on the doorstep. In the summer, we also love swimming in the sea just outside the apartment or crossing the creek and making our way round to the sandy bay at Rinella.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us stay in your very comfortable and homely apartment.



It was nice in the morning waking up and having a cup of tea watching the ships going in and out.



We visited lots of places the scenery was beautiful. It was very relaxing holiday.

We found a new restaurant called Tas-Serena which only opened 2 weeks ago over the bridge, walk along the water front it is near the end. The food was excellent and the price was very reasonable.



I'm sure some more of your visitors would enjoy eating there.



I would recommend your apartment to any one going to Malta.
May 2016
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Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

Seafront apartment in historic Three Cities with great views over Grand Harbour
average rating of 4.928571 based on 34 reviews
5

A balcony with a view

  • 5 of 5

If you want to discover Malta, then this is the apartment which offers the perfect location. It must have one of the best views on the island. It's also really comfortable and roomy accommodation whether you are on your own, a couple, a family or a bunch of friends. Best of all, of an evening sit on the balcony with a glass of wine and take in the view, the atmosphere, the history and all the sights and sounds of the Grand Habour. Absolute bliss.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Julia Clark

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is lovely and comfortable, nice and clean.the owners are very helpful and reply quickly to any thing we asked.They booked the taxis from the airport which if you have a late flight is very useful.The view from the balcony is lovely.There are lots of things to do around this area. Along the harbour

and across the bridge walk along the waterfront to near the end the restaurant Tas-Serena has great food.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - so glad you enjoyed your visit to Malta. We'll definitely try out the new restaurant when we come out again in July.
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5

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is perfect for exploring Malta. Beautiful waterfront location, with wonderful views. Comfortable facilities, as described in the listing. Very helpful owner - we certainly appreciated having the airport pickup arranged. One of our party has difficulty walking, but the lift opposite the front door straight down to the carpark made it very easy. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Malta and our apartment. Even after nine years, we never tire of that view from our balcony!
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it was lovely.

  • 5 of 5

e amil communication was great, organsies a rental car thorugh owner, parking was initially complicated but then we got the hang of it, apartment as described, essentials and more provided ( rare for Malta), wifi great, air conditioning great but it doesnt get too hot anyway even in september given north east facing! swimming 15 feet away a boon. im moveing in next week;)

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time and I look forward to hearing from you when decide to move in!
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5

A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This apartment lives up to the excellent reviews it gets here. It really is a home away from home with everything you could need. We especially liked that you can swim pretty much outside the front door.

Tip if you stay here:

For just €2.80 return you can get the public ferry from Cospicua dockyard creek over to Valetta. It's a nice scenic short cruise in the Grand Harbour, the price even includes the elevator up to the city gates when you reach the Valletta side.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and for highlighting the excellent public ferry service. This is really popular with our guests - particularly for those who don't want to hire a car as it enables them to get across to Valletta very easily. And from there they can use the public bus service to all parts of the island.
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4

A small haven of peace with splendid views.

  • 4 of 5

That apartment deserves a good 4 and a half star easily; unfortunately, the option is not available.

It is perfectly located, in Vittoriosa, which in my opinion is much more beautiful and preserved than Valletta, easily reachable in a 5 minutes taxi boat trip. There is a very helpful security staff, and even though the apartment doesnt have an underground parking lot, it s easy to park nearby, under the security camera. Within ten minutes walk, you have access to all basic commodities. There is a market every tuesday morning where we found local honey, seafood and vegetables.

The flat is facing east, so you can have sunny breakfasts on the balcony, with great views over Valletta and Kalkara Creek. The location is very quiet. It's a small haven of peace.

I ve already pointed out how close the apartment is to Valletta by boat, it s about as close to Marsaskala by car, which is a fine seaside resort and not much further to Marsaxlokk, a traditional fishing village. Both serve fresh fishes.

It's also very close to the Hypogeum and the Tarxien Temples.

It's less than 20 minutes away from the airport.

Now for the not that good parts, besides the livingroom, no room has a sight ; most windows go into the tiny yard surrounded by the five stories of the building. People tend to ditch their spoiled waters there which was really a problem, particularly if you want to dry cloth there.

The dishwasher was not working well ; we always had to finish to clean the dishes by hand (some dishes had been stored dirty when we arrived).

Last minor issue, were the swimming masks, that were all broken.

All in all, I would highly recommend to rent this apartment and I am personnally eager to go back

NB :Not related to our stay in the flat, I recommend being very cautious if you plan on renting a car to the greenmotion company. Indeed, despite a displayed 120€ charge for the week, I ended up paying close to 400€ : I paid a separate insurance, since the company didn't have one displayed on the website ; then at the airport they told me that insurance was not valid, and asked me either to deposit 1500€ or pay 11€ more per day ; then they told me that I had to pay for the oil, since it was a return empty policy (it was indeed written in very small characters, that, for trips over 3 days, it was a take half full, return empty policy _ I still had to pay a full charge of oil and not half full), which is close to impossible to do considering the small distances on the islands

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry about the swimming masks - they were in good condition at the end of last summer but I have to confess that I have not looked at them since October! Thank you for alerting me to the 'ditching of water' into the yard as we thought that this had been resolved once and for all but will now get back on to our Block Administrators as the problem is from a leaking pipe on an upper floor rather than anyone throwing water out of windows. I'm glad that you had a good time though.
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Luqa Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Tate
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Valletta
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Marsa Sports Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Don Berto
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Rinella Bay
Car: recommended

Vittoriosa (originally known as Birgu) is one of The Three Cities, the collective description of the three historic fortified cities of Vittoriosa, Cospicua,and Senglea built by the Knights of St John who settled in Malta in 1530 after they were thrown out of their stronghold on Rhodes. They have a unique charm and character that distinguish them from all other towns in Malta.

Vittoriosa is full of 400 year old heritage buildings including the Inquisitor’s Palace and several Auberges of the Knights of St John. Other attractions include the Maritime Museum, the Malta at War Museum and the 1,750 year old beautiful church of St Lawrence.

Unesco World Heritage Site, Valletta is just a ten minute water taxi ride across Grand Harbour - or 20 minutes on the local buses. The capital of Malta is one of the rare urban inhabited sites that has preserved in near entirety its original features. It is inextricably linked to the history of the military and charitable Order of St John of Jerusalem. It was ruled successively by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and the Order of the Knights of St John. The city has undergone no important modifications since 1798, the date when it was abandoned by the Knights of St John.

Grand Harbour Marina is a very popular destination with many good restaurants and wine bars and is just 100 metres from the apartment. With its superyachts and boats, it's also a perfect spot for sailing enthusiasts.

Other Activities: Historical sightseeing, buggy rides, segue scooters

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Rates & Availability

Birgu Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$843
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid season
Oct 4 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
$759
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
5 night minimum stay
$646
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$759
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$674
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid season
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$787
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$871
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak season
Jul 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$955
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$871
 
 
Mid season
Oct 2 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$787
 
 
Low season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$674
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
$787
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $225

Two-centre holiday available - have a look at 800366 for details of 19thC stone house in Qrendi.

The price is for up to six people. The cost for a seventh person is EU10 per night.
Discounted rates for stays of more than three weeks available on request.
Payment in euros only by BACS to HSBC Malta account.
A 25% non-refundable deposit is payable on booking with the balance due eight weeks before arrival.
Fully refundable security deposit of €200 to cover damage or breakages also required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Birgu Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Wash basin
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , If required
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All three bedrooms are tastefully furnished with a wardrobe, bed side tables, mirrors, side chairs and programmable air-conditioning units to cool the rooms in summer and heat them in winter. They are decorated with colourful artworks, cosy rugs over the tile floors and the beds have pocket sprung mattresses and good quality bedding for all seasons.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
As the apartment is also a second home for the owners, it is fully equipped with everything a holidaymaker could need - including a Brennan music system, blue ray DVD player, juicer, champagne and shot glasses, a wide selection of books, DVDs, music, magazines, herbs and spices, beach towels, outdoor sunbathing cushions, binoculars, beach umbrella and a picnic cooler bag. If you would like a two-centre holiday in Malta, please have a look at our other property, 800366. This is a traditional 19thC stone house in Qrendi, a tranquil small village on the south of the island on the doorstep of the Blue Grotto and the Megalithic temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra.

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