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Get a taste of the real Maltese life!!! Live among the locals HPI/5981

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Brand New Apartment in Central Island, HPI/5981

This brand new apartment is well presented through out and furnished to a high standard with quality Italian made fitted kitchen and bedroom furniture. Ideally situated in the largest village on the island, allowing easy access to all areas with it being centrally located near all the main tourist attractions such as MostaDome, Mdina,Hypoguem, Sliema and Paceville for night life, Mediterraneo dolphin park, Splash and Fun water park, all being only 10 min drive away and Valletta -the capital city is a mere 5 min drive away and the beaches to the north at Mellieha and Golden sands approx 15/20 min drive away. The whole island is fairly compact and everywhere is reasonably reached within 20 min drive! Alternatively you could use the fantastic buses that Malta offers and the bus station is 100 m walk away. The village of Birkirkara offers plenty of shops to meet your needs with butchers, newsagents, general stores and there is also a large GS Supermarket 800 m away.

The village of Birkirkara: Birkirkara, situated in the central region of Malta, is the largest population centre on the Islands and has been so since the middle Ages. Birkirkara was listed as one of the original 12 medieval parishes in 1436. It continued to flourish until it splintered into separate parishes. Today, the parish church is still known as `Matrici' which means it is the mother of the other neighbouring parishes. Another interesting church is the old parish church dedicated to The Assumption. Most of present-day Birkirkara is modern, though the town retains a traditional core characterised by alleyways, narrow streets and houses typical of small villages. The larger town houses tend to be used as headquarters for band clubs or political parties. A tiny garden separates the town's older area from the new quarters. Here you can see one of the old railway stations on the commuter line that ran from Rabat to Valletta. Apart from the churches, the oldest buildings in the town are the windmills.

One is a private residence, the other, at the heart of the town, is an art gallery. Known locally as `Ta' Ganu' it hosts exhibitions by local and foreign artists. There are about six churches. One of them is St Helena Basilica. It has got the largest church bell in Malta. The main feast in B'Kara is celebrated on the 18th August. B'Kara's feast is special because the procession takes place in the morning rather then in the evening. At the outskirts of B'Kara near Mriehel area one can find the Aqueducts, which were constructed by Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt to provide water for the new city - Valletta. Up to 1931 Malta had its own railway lines that ran from Valletta to Mdina. In B'Kara one can find a railway station, which was used by those times. Although now it is changed to a garden, it's a good idea to go and visit the Old Railway Station. Another mark of the old times in B'Kara is the windmill. Windmills were used extensively but now they are only something of the past.'

Market Days in Birkirkara on Wednesday & Friday mornings, near St.Helen's Church, just 10 minutes walk away from the apartment.

Shopping in TOWN: Triq il- Wied is the main road where may shops selling clothes and other accerories are found.

Gardens: The public gardens of San Anton, open to the public since 1882, are laid out in a formal manner, with graceful walkways, sculptures, ornamental ponds, families of ducks and swans, and a small aviary. They contain a large variety of trees and flowers from around the world, including a variety of palm trees, cypress, jacarandas, araucarias and other exotic plants, some of them over three centuries old. For many years it has been customary for visiting Heads of State to plant a tree in memory of their stay in Malta. The gardens also contain an orangerie, and it was once the practice of incumbent Governors to give baskets of oranges grown in the palace gardens as gifts at Christmas time.San Anton Gardens is a nice 20 minute walk away.

More Details

Owner
Mariella
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian, Maltese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Mariella

With many years experience in the hospitality industry, my husband and I dedicate our time to renting our holiday apartments. We personally attend to all the needs and work involved on full time basis thus we keep a hands on contact with everything making sure that our guests are happy and always comfortable. Making your holiday a memorable one is our priority!

Mariella purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Mariella chose Island of Malta

This house is where I grew up as a child.....so I personally have lovely memories. 30 years ago when i was a teenager, my parents never drove us around and I remember hoping on a bus and going anywhere I wanted to go.....30 years later, though I rarely get on a bus, this area still proves to be one of the most central areas on the island, no wonder Bkara is the most populated village in Malta.

What makes this apartment unique

Birkirkara is not a touristic area...it is where the locals live, myself included so one will be able to see the true maltese life, live among locals and discover this beautiful island with ease!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Bella casa, ampia e tanquilla: dotata di tutti i confort: La proprietaria è estremamente disponibile e gentile.L'abitazione è vicina e collegata a qualsiasi punto dell'isola: complessivamente abbiamo trascorso un'ottima vacanza. Fidatevi, è un buon affare"
Dec 2009
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Amenities

Birkirkara Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • The shower is an ensuite room. The bathroom with bath, is accesabile from the corridor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Sofabed
  • This apartment has 3 double beds, ideal for couples. It sleeps a max of 8 persons using the 2 sofabeds in the living area.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Notes:
Smoking is permitted in the two yards. A back yard and an internal yard. Equipped with a washig machine and the back yard is ideal for hanging the washing.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Get a taste of the real Maltese life!!! Live among the locals HPI/5981
average rating of 4.428571 based on 30 reviews
5

Everything ok

  • 5 of 5

The house was good, clean and well mantained. The owner was very helpful, five stars. I recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

excellent

  • 5 of 5

Excellent emplacement pour visiter l'île de Malte et Gozo. Différentes lignes de bus passent à proximité de l'appartement. Une mini superette est ouverte à proximité pour les courses. Nous avons découvert une dame qui faisait du pain à deux pas de l'appartement. L'appartement est grand, fonctionnel , calme. Accueil très sympathique de Mariella, qui nous a rendu bien des services ( réservation du taxi pour le retour, impression de nos billets d'avion ect....).tout est parfait

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Super! Merci beaucoup! tres gentil vous aussi!! ce fut un plaisir de faire votre consonance!
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5

All perfect

  • 5 of 5

The flat is modern and confortable. Mariella is a lovely host and makes everything easy!!!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah !! thank you :)
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wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The owner is the best.. very helpful..

The property is huge/clean and very nice. It's in a good location, close to the bus,

stores/food/etc.

travelled alone and felt very safe. I would definately stay here again..

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you :) thanks for your lovely comments and best of luck :) safe travels!!
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Una proprietaria cordiale e disponibile!

  • 4 of 5

Se volete trascorrere una vacanza tra amici o in famiglia, la casa della signora Mariella è quella che fa per voi. Molto pulita, dotata di tutti i comfort, spaziosa e non distante da supermarket e fermate dei bus. Da Birkirkara, cittadina in cui è situata la casa, infatti, si possono raggiungere comodamente, in circa 30 minuti, tutte le zone di interesse dell'isola. La signora Mariella vi darà inoltre le più svariate informazioni circa le spiagge, i luoghi per trascorrere le serate e altro ancora e sarà sempre disponibile a risolvere qualunque vostro problema o dubbio e a rispondere a qualunque domanda.

L'unico aspetto parzialmente negativo è quello dei trasporti pubblici. Sebbene il prezzo dell'abbonamento settimanale sia molto basso, ci è spesso capitato di dover aspettare anche mezzora alla fermata perché il bus non rispetta gli orari previsti. Il servizio di autobus notturno, inoltre, per esperienza personale, è risultato poco efficiente se non per la tratta che conduce a Paceville.

Eccezione fatta, abbiamo trascorso una vacanza molto divertente all'insegna del mare, delle spiagge e della vita notturna!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie infinite! Davero gentilissimi! Mi dispiace per l inconvenienza causata dal autobus, ma speriamo che con il nuovo adminestrarore del servizio pubblico tutto si sistemerà , stano lavorando su questo in questo momento! Per me e stato un piacere ospitarvi ! Grazie ancora! Seite sempre benvenuti!! xx
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Malta estate 2013 ( gruppo di giovani )

  • 5 of 5

La casa rispetta in tutto la descrizione e le foto sono reali il luogo in cui si trova l'appartamento è al centro dell'isola pertanto con i mezzi di trasporto pubblici è stato molto semplice muoversi e raggiungere diverse zone dell'isola. a Malta non manca nulla mare cultura e divertimento sono a 10 min di bus da questo fantastico appartamento i preziosissimi consigli la cordialità e la disponibilità della proprietaria di casa Mariella Ci hanno permesso di trascorrere una piacevolissima settimana Malta. Ne approfitto per salutare Mariella e spero di poter ritornare presto su questa favolosa isola.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Una bellisima esperienza anche per me! E stato piacere incontrare questi giovanni, bravi e tanto rispettosi!!! Grazie daverro dal cuore e per me sara sicuramente un gran piacere ospitarvi di nouvo!! Buona fortuna a tutti xxxx GRAZIE MILLE!!!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
8.9 Kilometres
Malta Intenational Airport (MIA)
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Kilometres
Four Seasons Bar, 31 bar , etc
Nearest Ferry
3.9 Kilometres
Valletta Harbour ( catamaran terminal)
Nearest Golf
3.7 Kilometres
Royal Malta Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.1 Kilometres
B'kara Bus Terminus
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Cirkewwa ferry to Gozo
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
The Wine Theatre
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
St.Julian's Bay
Car: not necessary

The village of Birkirkara offers plenty of shops to meet your needs with butchers, newsagents, general stores and there is also a large Supermarket 800 m away and a public garden just 100 m away. Also located within the village are a number of small bars, cafes, restaurants & Mac Donalds. The apartment gives you a fantastic location to explore and discover the beautiful island of Malta and neighbouring Gozo, the apartment provides you with ample space to accommodate all your needs and is especially designed for larger groups, providing 2 main full size bathrooms, three double bedrooms & two sofa beds. Also being on ground floor, it is perfect for people with mobility problems. Malta is ideal for diving holidays as the water is clear blue and the islands are also ideal for walking as well with rugged terrain to explore to your hearts content.

Golf: More on Birkirkara or B'Kara (Italian: Birchircara) is a city of 25,775 inhabitants (as of November 2010) in central Malta. It is the largest and most populous localities on the island and consists of four autonomous parishes: St Helen, St Joseph, Our Lady of the Carmel and St Mary. It also houses one of the most famous colleges in Malta, St Aloysius' College. Birkirkara is the home town of Ex-President Edward Fenech Adami and former Opposition Leader Alfred Sant and also the first president of Malta Anthony Mamo.

Golf: About Malta Golf Club Location & contact details: By Phone: Administration: +00356 21223704 Reservations: +00356 21227019, +00356 21239302 By Fax: +00356 21227020 By Post: The Royal Malta Golf Club, Aldo Moro Street, Marsa, Malta Online: sales@royalmaltagolfclub.com.

Ski: Sorry no skiing!!!

Maltese traditions Galore:

http://findallvideo.com/antifona-sant-elena-birkirkara/id/1504970008

Places to Visit in Birkirkara:

* Churches & Chapels

* Ta' Ganu Windmill

* Old Railway Station

* Tal-Herba Sanctuary

Activities & Entertainment:

Pubs and bars.

Shopping:

Almost all type of shopping is available in Birkirkara

Beaches in Birkirkara:

There are no beaches in Birkirkara, nearest beach is in Sliema

Nearby Towns and Villages:

Iklin, Balzan, Lija, Santa Venera, Msida, Naxxar

Why Stay in Birkirkara?

A very central, busy town, with an old village core - of historical interest.

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Rates & Availability

Birkirkara Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Easter
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$54
 
 
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$59
$378
$810
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $13 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$702
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Super Season
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Summer
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$486
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $9 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $162

OUR RATES ARE BASED PER PERSON PER WEEK. please write to us for any offers available-FAMILY RATES on request.
Please note that altough our rate is based per person,however, during high season we have a minimal fee of 850euro per week.
During other periods a minimum rate of 45€ per night is applicable as we don' t rent to just one person.

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