Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Enjoy the typical local lifestyles of the south. Experience the real Malta! - Ground Floor Terrace

Bedrooms 1
Space 462 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights



Ground Floor Terrace

This one double bedroom ground floor unit consists of an open plan layout which includes a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a sofa.

A nice feature of this holiday home is the rear terrace, a very pleasant area to relax with a drink, enjoy the bubble spa or take a nap on the comfortable all-round sofa bed… Even though the rear terrace is on the ground floor and surrounded by other properties, it does enjoy a lot of natural light and direct sunshine in the late afternoon.

This property has been designed for comfort, providing a homely ambience. The dining, sitting and bedroom have ceiling fans. Also included is internet (cable or Wifi), TV with cable. A DVD movie, book and games library are available from the common area.

More Details

About the property

Townhouse Apartments

If you are seeking an alternative to large commercial resorts, these townhouse apartments provide the ideal opportunity to experience local lifestyles in a charming southern coastal town!

We offer a choice of three seperate units, all of which have a unique layout and are very nicely furnished. All units have private bathroom facilites, a fully equipped kitchen, dining/living room area and varied sleeping options. Each unit has a TV with good cable options and internet service.

The property is located on the edge of the village, in a typical quiet residential area. The area is serviced by a variety of shops which are within a few minutes walk. The piazza (centre of town) and seafront are 300 - 400 metres away and there are numerous small local bars and restaurants scattered around the town and along the seafront.

We guarantee that this property is fully licensed by the Malta Tourism Authority to be used as holiday home accommodation. Details are available on request.

More about Birzebbuga: The town has a population of 10’000 people. There are 8 churches/chapels and the main church is St. Peters. On the first Sunday in August the feast of St. Peter is celebrated. The feast includes local activities, processions, village band, street decorations spectacular fireworks.The name Birzebbugia means “well of olives” which was one of the main productive industries in the area many years ago. There is an open air market which is held along the main street leading to the church every Thursday from 6am until 1pm. There are several traditional bakeries still using the traditional stone ovens. The local delicacy known as 'Bigilla' which is made out of broad beans is still delivered by street vendor, as is fresh fish and other local produce.

More historical facts about Birzebbuga: Birzebbuga history dates back 7400 years ago at Ghar Dalam (Dark Cave). It was here that the earliest evidence of human settlement on Malta. It is a huge cavern which is 144 metres deep with evidence of the earliest settlers. More recent history dating to the Bronze age (3000BC), include the Borg In Nadur ancient settlement site, however this site is currently closed to the public and its preservation are in hand at Heritage Malta in Valletta. During the 16th century the Knights of St. John constructed a number of small forts along the southern coast. This was to further defend the coastline after the Great Seige of 1565 against the Ottomon Turks whom invaded Malta from Birzebbuga and nearby Marsaxlokk. On December 3rd, 1989 US President Bush and USSR leader Mikhail Gorbachev met on board the Soviet ship SS Maxim Gorkiy just of the coast of Birzebbuga. During this important meeting the leaders ended the Cold War. You can see the monument dedicated to this event on the coast.

Getting around from Birzebbuga: From the comfort of your holiday home you can plan your daily schedule. There are abundance of sites to visit in the south including most of the prehistoric temples sites such as Hypogeum Temple, Tarxien, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra. The historical citiy of Birgu (Vittoriosa) and the Grand Harbour are a short drive away. Other popular places to visit in the south include the Blue Grotto and the fishing village of Marsaxlokk is under 3km away.. A regular bus service to Valletta and other towns are frequent and cheap, you can then link to other places of interest such as Mdina, Rabat and the north of the island. Car hire is also a good option and provides even more freedom to explore, especially if you intend touring non stop…! We can also arrange day tours, cruises and day trips to Sicily for you, including pick-up from Birzebbuga.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Maltese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2017

About Chris

Both myself and my wife (Joan) have been involved in the tourism sector for many many years we just love meeting new people and making them happy. We have a son who is still studying at the moment. Joan is a tour guide and I have an incoming tour agency..

Why Chris chose Island of Malta

It is located in a quiet area on the edge of the town, yet only 400 metres from the piazza (centre) and beach...all the shops are in walking distance.

This property has a special place in our hearts, the land the property is built on, was given to my wife by her father.

The holiday apartments that we are offering are actually the result of an extensive conversion from what was our own enormous house, having a floor area of 350sqm, into these three spacious and beautiful independent units..this total conversion happened between mid 2009 and mid 2010.

We now live in a much smaller house and closer to our place of work.

We are confident you will have some fond memories of the property and the location just like we have...we do look forwarding to welcoming you to our home.

What makes this apartment unique

As the property is close to all the shops it is very convenient. In additional it is located at the edge of the village, therefore there is hardly any vehicles passing.

The fact that the property is village core, our guests particularly find the neighbours, shop owners very friendly and courteous which quite normal for Malta.

I do believe that the real benefit staying here is that you have the opportunity to live and enjoy the local lifestyles. If you want large hotels, shopping malls, hectic nightlife etc.. don't bother coming because you will very very disappointed. On the other hand, if you enjoy slow paced, local bars and restaurants, meeting locals will love it.


Nearest Airport
5.8 Kilometres
Malta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Piazza/Town Centre
Nearest Ferry
12.5 Kilometres
Grand Harbour
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Marsa Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Sea Front
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Pretty Bay
Car: not necessary

Birzebbuga is a charming southern coastal town, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy northern resorts. This town is simple in character, providing an opportunity to experience local lifestyles. The piazza (centre of town), is just a few minutes from your accommodation and here you will find typical shops, traditional bakeries, an open air market and the friendly locals doing ordinary everyday activities, like shopping for their families, going to work, chatting in the streets..

The 3km sea front provides for a pleasant walk or swim at one of two bays. The charming St. Georges Bay is peppered with colourful fishing boats and has a small beach. The larger Pretty Bay beach with the imposing freeport in the distance makes an interesting but also relaxing spot to soak up the rays of the sun as the occasional ship delivers its wares to the islands. A sea route established thousands of years ago, evidence of the rich history this area has. See more about Birzebbuga below...

Available Rentals

Enter dates for accurate pricing


For rentals of less than 6 nights a short stay supplement may apply. This supplement varies according to the number of nights and also season. For long stays of 3 weeks or more during the winter months, discounts may apply. Contact us for more information.

A Government ECO Tax Contribution is paid at check in. Rate is 0.50c per person per night for up to maximum of €5 per person.


Birżebbuġa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 462 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath towels are provided for your arrival.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
  • The main bedroom is very spacious providing plenty of storage space. A hair-dryer, iron and board are also provided. Bedrooms are prepared with linen.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Ground Floor Terrace
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Exactly as shown and better than expected

  • 5 of 5

Chris picked us up at the Airport and gave us a quick tour of the local area pointing out various points of interest and giving advice re the particular things we wanted to do with out week. The local area is a perfect base for exploring the South of the island and really does feel like living with the locals. The shop just across the road has everything you might need for your stay and the owner very friendly and helpful. The next village Marsaxalok features in the open air bus tour so it is easy to hop on there and take the south tour which meets up with the North Tour in Valetta. So very easy to see the whole island that way. The local busses are very cheap and extremely frequent too.

The apartment has absolutely everything you could think of, is clean and comfortable too, a real home from home with the added bonus of the bubble tub on the terrace. Cant fault this place at all and thank you to Chris and his wife for sharing their former home.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the ground floor apartment with my boyfriend for 8 nights and was pleased to find the apartment was spotless and just as good as the pictures! The outdoor terrace with jacuzzi is great to relax in and the kitchen was well equipped with everything needed to cook meals in the evenings.

Birzebbuga is a great place to stay. The locals are friendly and helpful and the main bus stop has buses running to Valletta and the airport (the two main bus terminals,) so you can access any part of the island. The sandy beach is a 2minute walk away with crystal blue waters and there are local shops and eateries within a short distance.

Chris was great, responding to emails and queries quickly as well as giving as a short tour upon arrival to ensure we had our bearings. A great service overall, would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments :)
Did you find this review helpful?
13 0
Tallinn, Estonia

Ground floor apartment

  • 5 of 5

First of all apartment is very good, clean, modern, well furnished and equipped. Location is good as well, close to the beach, enough shops in the area. Close to bus stops with good connection to Valetta and airport. Recommend for families with children for quiet holiday, who is without will definetely find something to do.

Special thanks for property manager for excellent service.

Definetely will come back again

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
14 0
Paderborn Germany

Very nice flat, perfect renter, wonderful city

  • 5 of 5

He picked us up at the airport and introduce the city and a little bit of Malta. He is corteous and friendly.

The Flat was clean and nothing was missing.

The next trip to Malta we will try to get this again.

VERY THANK you Chris

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Landkreis Fürth

Absolut empfehlenswert!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren für 5 Tage auf Malta und haben die Wohnung sehr genossen. Alles da was man braucht, gute Ausstattung und der kleine Innenhof mit Sitzecke und Whirlpool ist einfach super. Auch der Pick-up Service am Flughafen ist toll.

Wir waren gerne hier.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, you are most welcome to return any time!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Landkreis Fürth

Absolut empfehlenswert!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren für 5 Tage auf Malta und haben die Wohnung sehr genossen. Alles da was man braucht, gute Ausstattung und der kleine Innenhof mit Sitzecke und Whirlpool ist einfach super. Auch der Pick-up Service am Flughafen ist toll.

Wir waren gerne hier.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


You might like these similar properties