1 bed. apartment with spa tub, close to the piazza and beach
- english, Maltese
Both myself and my wife have been involved in the tourism sector for many many years and we just love meeting new people and making them happy. We have a son who is still studying at the moment.
Chris purchased this Apartment in 1990
Why Chris chose Birżebbuġa
It is located in a quiet area on the edge of the town, yet only 400 metres from the piazza (centre) and 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.
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.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
But is allowed on the terrace
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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.
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.
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.
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.