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Stunning sea views of Valletta’s historic Grand Harbour

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Historic Seafront, Magnificent Views of Grand Harbour, Valletta

This flat with balcony and huge roof terrace is «hanging» high above water edge at the seafront of the north side of Senglea Point and has absolutely stunning views of Valletta, Fort St. Angelo, Vittoriosa, the Yacht Marina and the majestic approach to The Grand Harbour with all its sailboats, fishing boats, super yachts and cruise-ships. Senglea is one of The Three Cities built by the Knights of St.John from 1524 onwards. Picturesque Senglea has charming narrow streets and lots of steps. The seafront has nice restaurants and cafés and you find local shops for all your needs. A small walk or a water-taxi (dasha) take you across the creek from Senglea (Isla) to historic Vittoriosa (Birgu) with its fine museums, elegant bars and restaurants etc.. Or you can take the frequent ferry on a short trip across the Grand Harbour to Valletta, the historic capital of Malta. An exciting ride with a modern lift is included in the fare, and brings you swiftly from the sea shore to the top of Upper Barracca Gardens, from where you can enjoy an exceptional view of the whole of the Grand Harbour and the Three Cities. From Senglea the local bus take you directly to Marsa Sports club for golf or tennis or into the capital Valletta for a bit of shopping, or you can take the bus to south of the Island to a beach or walk a few metres to Senglea point which is favoured by local swimmers. The apartment is equipped with WI-FI.


Owner
Morten Russell Wedén
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Morten Russell Wedén

I was born 1947, and trained as graphic designer in London, worked as designer, writer and film critic in Norway. Stayed with my family in Italy and South Africa for some years and then took early retirement. I am now enjoying traveling and working with book projects and real estate development.

Morten Russell Wedén purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Morten Russell Wedén chose Senglea

The apartment sits high above the water overlooking the lovely Grand Harbor and historic Valletta plus old fortresses and castles and churches all around. I knew the area for some years, and was tipped by friends when it was for sale. I bought directly from owner and has not regretted it one second. The apartment has been upgraded with a new, modern bathroom, and a new modern kitchen with fridge/freezer, washing machine etc., and it has now everything you would want from a holiday home. When I first saw the apartment, I immediately connected to it. I felt it was my 'home from home'. It is always like that with homes; it’s either love at first sight or there is no connection at all. This apartment is a perfect shelter, a place where you can relax completely. You can lose yourself completely by just watching the view from the balcony. No need for TV here.

What makes this apartment unique

I have mentioned the almost overwhelming view, but the little town of Senglea in itself is like and old fashioned fairytale with its narrow streets and tiny shops. The locals are extremely friendly, and since Senglea apparently is a weel kept secret, there are hardly any tourists here at all. This is a remnant of old-time Malta. Let us hope it will last...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Morten we are home again. I have tried to post a report for you, positive of course, but it's too hard with logins etc so please accept this as our comment. We had a lovely holiday in Malta staying in your apartment. It was perfect for us. The cafés down on the waterfront were damn good with the ilL Hajjne , I think, being superb by any standard.
Apr 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Senglea in Malta

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • New built modern bathroom with wc, shower and handbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Room 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Large master bedroom with balcony out to quiet pedestrian street has large double bed and one single bed. Second bedroom has one single bed and one expandable double bed (or two singles if you like), window out to same quiet pedestrian street.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The main attraction of the flat is where it is situated, which is quite unique. We guarantee long hours on the seafront balcony overlooking the Grand Harbour day and night. The flat itself has an ordinary, good standard – nothing too fancy – apart from its location. Cosy sitting/dining room with seafront balcony, master bedroom with balcony out on quiet pedestrian street and second bedroom with window to the same. The flat is on first floor (on one side) in a three levels house, but built on old fortress foundations, so that on the seafront the flat appears to be on the 7th floor. There is a very large common roof terrace with an olive tree, plants and flowers where one can take the sun all day long. There is also clothes lines for hanging the washing, either under roof (on rainy days) or on the other side towards the pedestrian street in the sun. Telephone: Free incoming calls – use Easy line phone cards to save money! Free WiFi.

Reviews

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Stunning sea views of Valletta’s historic Grand Harbour
average rating of 4.4 based on 39 reviews
St. Augustine, FL
5

Gorgeous setting

  • 5 of 5

The flat is not luxurious, but it is charming, functional, and perfectly located for visiting the historical sites of Malta. Recent updates to the kitchen and bathroom made staying here very comfortable. Access to neighborhood food stores, local restaurants, and the ferry to Valletta help round out the experience; the property manager, Sunny, is a wealth of information and assistance, always available to enhance your visit. We even engaged him to drive us around Malta one day, which was most enjoyable. But the best feature of all is the balcony: it is magical, with its views of Valletta across the Grand Harbor, Fort San Angelo across Galley Creek., and the never-ending parade of ships, yachts and boats moving across the water. My wife dubbed me the Harbormaster for my critiques of the berthing of the yachts across the creek...

All in all, this was a wonderful vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! You listed all the arguments for me buying the flat 12 years ago! Just to sit on the balcony and watch , you can do it forever - total bliss and totally fascinating ! And Sunny of course - a true representative for the ever friendly Sengleans!
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Rooms and What a View

  • 4 of 5

Singles is a different experience of Malta, quiet and largely off the tourist beat. The apartment is currently a mix of new and traditional as the owner is in the process of renewing areas of the apartment.

The photograph actually does not do justice to the view across Senglea Creek and Grand Harbour. Senglea itself has a wealth of restaurants and bars on the waterfront whilst there are even more across in Bormla and Birgu.

From Birgu you are a short and scenic ferry ride across Grand Harbour to the vastly improved Valletta.

Sunny, who looks after the apartment is a great guy who a now rank as a friend.

Close by are good local shops to meet most of your needs.

The apartment is cosy enough for a couple and big enough for a family or a group of friends.

Local buses are good and can get you all over the island(s).

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Clean with everything required in amazing location

  • 4 of 5

Would only suggest new towels and bed linen required

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just arrived today after 6 months absence, so shall attend to towels and bedclothes!
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4

Very nice!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location of the flat, and the fantastic view of the Grand Harbour and Valletta, and Fort St. Michael. It was so easy to get to Valletta and Sliema via the ferry- the best way to travel in Malta! We also had easy access to buses and the Hop on Hop off buses.

In the flat kitchen and bathroom are nicely renovated but a coffeemaker would have been nice. The bedrooms need some renovation. The living/ dining is quaint, perhaps a new couch is needed. A TV would have been nice, but not necessary.

Otherwise, we were fairly comfortable except for uncharacteristic cool weather, and the need for heating at night.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The unusual cold weather this February is something that I will take up with the Weather Gods. There are espresso kettle and cappuccino creamer in the kitchen, but point taken - a filter coffe option will be added. The bedrooms are next on the upgrade programme...
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The Real Malta

  • 4 of 5

We loved this flat for the amazing view and position. Senglea itself was delightful with lots of little local shops so there was no need to find a supermarket. Valletta just across the water with a five minute ferry ride or local dghajsa . Many restaurant to enjoy too.

Our stay was for a month so it was important to be comfortable. The kitchen and bathroom are newly renovated and the spacious flat has a lovely atmosphere as it has quite a traditional décor. The views of the harbour are outstanding and we spent many hours watching the yachts and cruise ships.

The only thing that let the place down were the bedrooms which were short of storage especially if staying more than a week. More large towels needed too. I understand that the bedrooms may be next on list to be updated by owner.

Nevertheless we all had a fantastic holiday here and would return. Keep fit though as from the harbour to flat door there are 119 steps-We all came back fitter!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Fabulous views

  • 4 of 5

Fabulous views and a great part of Malta to stay in. Flat is spacious and has character - would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Luqa (Malta International Airport)
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Conquest Bar or Regatta Club
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Valletta ferry every 30 mins. Or gondola 79686252
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Marina Restaurant, Nenja Pasta & Pizza Grill
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Senglea Point
Car: not necessary

Historical Senglea seafront with stunning views of Valletta, Vittoriosa and the Grand Harbour, with its Super Yachts Marina, Cruise Liners, Many Good Restaurants and Casino. GO Swimming, Diving, Fishing and Excursions. Meet very friendly local people. All this will make your stay memorable. Shop all your daily needs locally. Enjoy the nice and quiet while there is only a short taxi ride to swinging bars and nightclubs or to the international airport, golf course or race course. Or just chill out and enjoy the golden sun on the balcony or the grand roof terrace at the seafront. And have a romantic evening on the balcony taking in the views of floodlit Fort St. Angelo and Valletta...

Other Activities: Historic sightseeing, snorkelling, sun bathing, wining and dining

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Senglea, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£614
for 7 nights
£614
£2,191
 
 
Autumn 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£526
for 7 nights
£526
£1,665
 
 
Christmas 2018
19 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£614
for 7 nights
£614
 
 
Winter 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
£438
for 7 nights
£438
 
 
Spring 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
£526
for 7 nights
£526
 
 
Summer 2019
1 May 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
£657
for 7 nights
£657
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£614
for 7 nights
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£88
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Airport transfer both ways possible for € 20 extra! Help to get settled in is included.

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