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Fully equipped, sunny apartment with sea views from front balcony

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Qawra Apartment Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, central Qawra, very near the sea

This bright and warm corner apartment is on the third floor of a tidy block situated in a quite part of Qawra, several metres away from the sea-shore and central amenities. Facing south-east, it enjoys all-day sunshine and open sea views from the large main bedroom with ensuite, and from the living room which adjoins a separate and fully equipped kitchen with dining area. Both the main bedroom and the living room have direct access to a large open-air front balcony along the whole facade. The second bedroom also comes with a balcony with side sea views. An entrance hall, a main bathroom and a third bedroom complete a spacious yet very cosy layout. The apartment is served with a lock-up garage, private lift, intercom, air-conditioning, card phone, internet access, blackout curtains, emergency lighting and fire protection equipment. It is licensed under the Malta Tourism Authority.

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Joseph Portelli
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2016
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About Joseph Portelli

With many years experience in the business and hospitality activity, me and my wife Caroline dedicate much of our time to renting our nice holiday apartment, practically attending to all the needs and work involved ourselves, thus keeping a hands-on contact with things.

Joseph Portelli purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Joseph Portelli chose Island of Malta

Tranquil place where me and my friends used to go for a swim when we were kids - when Qawra was just an open stretch of land and sea.

What makes this apartment unique

More than the tranquil location and the facilities the apartment offers, it is our dedication and care that guaranteess our guests a tranquil holiday. Yet, watching sunrise over the deep blue sea from the comfort of the main bedroom or the living room is a wonderful experience that must be mentioned.


based on 20 traveler reviews

Fully equipped, sunny apartment with sea views from front balcony
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Wouldn't book anywhere else!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 6 stayed here in September 2016 for 10 days. I honestly cannot recommend this apartment highly enough. Joseph and his wife are so lovely and helpful and nothing is too much trouble for them!

The apartment itself is very well situated - close enough to everything you need but still quiet with lovely views over the water - and has the most amazing sunrise from the balcony every morning!

All 3 double bedrooms are very spacious with lots of storage. There is air conditioning throughout the apartment with the exception of one bedroom - however there is a very big upright fan that can be directed from the hall right into the bedroom and when the air conditioning is on this circulates the cool air. To be honest when we were there and even though it was really hot during the day we didn't feel the need to have the air conditioning on all the time because it's every effective and gets too cold!

There is everything you need in the apartment - books, dvd's, cots for wee ones if they are required, lots of clean linen and towels - even spare beach towels if you need them! The storage cupboard even stocks items like washing powder and washing up liquid. The apartment is also very well maintained and very clean.

There are lots of amenities nearby - plenty of little convenience shops for essentials, restaurants that are open from breakfast time - you are actually spoilt for choice. But you don't see or hear any of this the way the apartment is situated as the main balcony is overlooking the water.

I did a lot of research when looking for a property for our holiday and this was one that was one of four that I had shortlisted. Although the other apartments looked just as good I went with my instinct and chose this one - as I am so glad I did. It really is a proper home from home and very good value for money - and quite honestly I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else! We love Malta and intend to visit often - and this apartment will always be my first choice!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amazingly friendly people, but we really do our best to make our guests comfortable and we are very serious about it!
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Spacious, clean and well-presented apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is modern, spacious, clean and generally well-presented. The kitchen is equipped with all you need for a short stay and the lounge is comfortable and has great sea views from which you can watch the sunrise. Joseph, the owner, was helpful and efficient. Cots and highchairs were provided for our twins and the apartment was fairly child safe. Joseph also provided some basic groceries as a welcome upon our arrival. Though the apartment is situated on Tourist Street the apartment is not plagued by noisy bars in comparison to some parts of Bugibba and Qawra.I would recommend this apartment to anyone wishing to stay in this part of Malta.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a great additional reward for us to know that such a family with twins have enjoyed their stay in a comfortable way. A big thank you.
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Most wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

When I go back to Malta, I would like to stay there again! The apartment is so sweet, vast and beautiful! There were 7 of us and we had our great time while living together! We had our moments alone with ourselves, then we had funny moments around the kitchen table and it all happened in the same apartment. I recommend it to everyone! Thank you, Joseph! You are a really kind person! And your neighbours are kind people :) Hope to see you this year again!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fantastic 2 week stay at Belvedere Court. We booked the apartment after reading the justified reviews. It has a comfort class rating ,but it is far superior to the one we rented last year.Which was advertised as luxury. (it was not).This one however has by far surpassed our expectations. It had all you would need and more. We had one minor problem which was dealt with very quickly by Joseph the owner,who is just a phone call away.Close to all amenities. Bus terminus is only a few minutes walk away. All day multi journey go anywhere ticket only 2 euro 60.

Will we go back to this apartment ? Absolutely. Is it worth a 5* review ? Without a doubt.

Many thanks Joseph and Caroline. See you next year.

Linda & Co Ayrshire Scotland

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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qawra apartment

  • 5 of 5

My Family and I have just spent 10 days in this property, when you book "blind" you dont know what to expect, photo's can be deceiving. In this case they were not, the standard and quality of this apartment is excellent, yes, we had a couple of hiccups but these were speedily solved with the help of the owner. We were transported to and from the airport by Joseph and his Son Stephen, there was a very generous welcome pack and the accomodation was very clean, well equipped and beautifully furnished. We will definately be using this again.

Thank you Joseph, Caroline and Stephen for making us so welcome.

As for Malta if you have never visited you dont know what you are missing, Wonderful place full of interest, history, sun sea, and lovely friendly people, oh yes, the food is good too.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do care to see our guests satisfied.
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superb apartment .

  • 5 of 5

thank you joseph and caroline for a super two week holiday at qawra in your lovely apartment , never again will we stay in a hotel , it was so relaxing and everything about the apartment was 1st class .it was lovely to meet you both and we are hoping to return next year , fondest wishes margaret and brian x

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just love to see our guests happy.
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Malta International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Cirkewwa (for sister islands Gozo & Comino)
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary

A sea-side resort in the north of Malta, Qawra is very popular with visitors as it offers the right combination of tranquility and entertainment, the ideal elements for a perfect holiday in all seasons. Its coastline promenade offers spectacular views of the historical St. Paul's Islands and renders Qawra within walking distance from St Paul's Bay, itself a traditional fishing village, Salina Bay, with its famous salt pans, and Bugibba, a modern leisure and entertainment centre. Numerous shops, restaurants, bars and a good variety of services, including medical, private pool, car rental, beauty therapy and other, are within walking distance, as are the newly opened National Aquarium and the bus terminus. Buses work on a regular schedule directly to and from various towns and villages, including the Gozo ferry at Cirkewwa, the shopping centres at Sliema, the historical cities of Imdina and Valletta, and the popular sandy beaches of Mellieha and Ghajn Tuffiegha.

Other Activities: marine aquarium, discotheques, gymnasium, water polo, beauty therapy, boating, village festas, historical sites, cinemas, casinos.


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Qawra Apartment Rental Rates

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Jan 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices are inclusive of a welcome pack, internet access, extra linen, water and electricity, and 7% VAT.
Discounts may be allowed..
Airport transfer can be provided on request.
Payment in full is on arrival, in Euros or British Pounds.
No security or breakage deposit is required.

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Qawra Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 115 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1: Large main bathroom with full size bath tub with hand shower, hand wash basin with vanity mirror, magnifying shaving mirror, first aid box, sanitary bin, bathroom mats, extra towels, separate hot and cold water system, and false ceiling with fitted ceiling lights. Bathroom 2: Ensuite with main bedroom, with shower cubicle, hand wash basin with wall mirror, sanitary bin, bathroom mats, separate hot and cold water system, false ceiling with fitted ceiling lights.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 1: Very spacious and comfortable, with front sea-views and morning sunshine, served with an ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, and large front balcony. Comes with a large double bed, ample wardrobe and drawer space, a full length mirror, wall mirror, hair dryer, two sets of bed linen, extra pillows and black-out curtains. Also available is a child's playpan/cot. Bedroom 2: Spacious, nice and cosy, with afternoon sunshine, a balcony with side sea views and air-conditioning, standard sized double bed, ample wardrobe and drawer space, vanity table with wall mirror, hair dryer, two sets of bed linen, extra pillows and black-out curtains. Bedroom 3: Spacious nice and cosy, with afternoon sunshine, large window, electric fan and heater, standard sized double bed, ample wardrobe and drawer space, wall mirror, hair dryer, two sets of bed linen, extra pillows and black-out curtains.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The kitchen is also fitted with ample cupboard and drawer space with granite walls and surfaces all round, a dinner table for six persons, also with granite surface, a full dinner set and an ample stock of china, crockery, utensils, glass ware, table cloths, and detergents, anti-fire equipment, small vacuum cleaner, iron table with iron, and clothes hangers. The living room is supplied with a small selection of videos, CD's and books, and a terrace table which can be put on the large front balcony with unobstructed sea-views. Private swimming pools are available in any nearby hotel complex which are within walking distance, at very reasonable prices.

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