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Roof top terrace in Traditional Fishing Village



Updated: 07-Aug-2016
Flat in Marsaxlokk, Southern Harbour, Malta - Warm Holiday is Waiting in Marsaxlokk

We are certain that you will enjoy a leisurely drink on the roof top terrace each evening and will feel refreshed by the sea air and sounds. Literally less than two blocks off the waterfront, you are quickly at the heart of village life on foot. This much photographed village is a favorite of both Maltese and tourists alike. Its colorful traditional boats or luzzu come in all shapes and sizes and are moored along the harbor front. Don't be surprised to find fishermen mending their nets or ladies selling the days catch. The daily market along the water offers local craft and wares. Sunday brings the special market day where almost anything can be found from live octopus to clothing? The harbor front is lined with excellent fish restaurants, Mediterranean cuisine and even Chinese fare. Close to the famous ruins of Hagar Qim, the Tarxien Temples and the cave of Ghar Dalam, this property is well situated for a true Maltese experience.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

The Grechs retired to Malta after many decades of residing and raising their own family in Canada. As many Maltese do, they returned to their 'roots' and have once again made Malta their home. They are pleased to offer this flat to you and trust that your holiday will be fully enjoyed. Only a phone call and 15 minutes away, they are only too willing to help you with any problems you may have during your stay.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

A great base to tour the islands but away from the congestion of Valletta. At day's end you can park the car & you're a few minutes walk away from maybe the best fresh seafood restaurants anywhere.Then there's Malta's largest fishing harbour with a great Sunday market. Your hosts offer a wonderful mix of Maltese warmth & Canadian practicality & their airport pick-up is well worth it. The bottle of wine & fresh flowers were nice touches, too. Our hosts gave us unstinting help when the "ash" came. No hesitation, a great place to holiday! Xanadu (Vancouver,BC,Canada)

We loved our stay in Malta and loved staying in your apartment. My daughter said it was the most comfortable bed she has slept in during her stay in Europe. Diane and Jon, USA

Very comfortable and close to everything in Marsaxlokk which is definitely the quietest place on Malta. Will definitely stay there, probably for longer, when we go back to Malta. PCUT, USA
Feb 2011
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews

North Yorkshire

Spacious and very clean

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was as lot bigger than expected, the photos here are spot on but don't do the size justice! The owner collected us and returned us to the airport for a small reasonable fee and was very friendly. The only downside being very noisy neighbours!! Good job we wanted to be up early each morning!!

The town itself is very pretty....but do look on Google earth for a good idea of surrounding area.

The fish market is extremely good value worth a visit fore your supplies of fish and veg!! Local wine sold in an old vodka bottle for €1.50 was wonderful!!!

I took ill unfortunately but a visit to the pharmacy and a GP appointment sorted things for me! Very friendly, keep away from the restaurants on the main strip and try sunrise cafe, terrone restaurant and one out towards the other end of town that do very cheap and lovely ftiras!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the visit and found the flat as presented. As for the noise - yes - Mediterranean folks are up early with the birds!! Its our nature.
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Lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were really helpful and welcoming. The apartment was considerably larger than we anticipated and spotlessly clean. The location is quiet and the locals friendly. Evenings eating the freshest seafood on the pretty harbour front two minutes away were a perfect way to unwind and the view from the roof terrace is lovely. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it. We often take advantage of the restaurants ourselves and are spoiled for choice.
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From the Owner

We were always attracted to the "fishing village" atmosphere and the sea side walks. Going to the Sunday market was a wonderful habit and the colors and smells of the fresh fruits and vegetable never became old. Access to the capital from Marsaxlokk was easy and there are a number of historic sites within close proximity. In reality, nothing is far in Malta!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malta Luqa at 4 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : walking distance at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : walking distance at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Birzabugia at 2 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Malta is a historical treasure with numerous churches, museums, art galleries, palazzos, prehistoric sites and sea walks to be had. Marsaxlokk is known for its fishing ambiance and the famous Sunday Market. Don't hesitate to ask us for information about what is available; we are happy to be of service to you.


The nearest beach on foot (Pretty Bay) would be a 35 minute walk for average walkers - a nice walk along the coastline.


The Malta International Airport is 10 minutes from the flat; we are happy to arrange airport transfer for you. The Maltese bus system is inexpensive and links you to all of the main points of interest on the island. Most tourists find that the busing is more than adequate but if you prefer renting a car, you will find all the major car companies represented at the airport for your use.


No place is far in Malta and you will find the bus system will take you to all points of interest.

Further Details:

This village is well serviced by restaurants all along the waterfront and small pubs. You will find numerous small shops for food needs and a bank with ATM machine a block away. Wifi service is also available for free at many of the cafes close by.

Authorized by Malta Tourism Authority


Rental rates

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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Clean fee £21

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by e-mail or by phone. To secure your dates we require a 30% deposit payable through PayPal.

Changeover Day:
Check in - 3pm and Check out - 11am. However, we are flexible and willing to accommodate your flights when we are able.

Notes on prices:
The rates include the utilities. Price indicated is based on double occupancy (50Euros per night). A 20 Euro extra charge will be paid for each additional person. Children under 12 years of age 12.50 Euros Rates for long term rent upon request. Minimum 4 day booking.

Holiday makers pay deposit via PayPal and balance in full upon arrival.

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Updated: 07-Aug-2016
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From the Owner

This location was ideal for us as it was quiet, traditional and near to the International airport. An "English Breakfast" is always close at hand and a cappuccino always tastes better by the sea! Picturesque in nature; it is a painter's or photographer's delight. Marsaxlokk is authentic, traditional and on the sea - what else is there?

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Besides the master en-suite there is a full bathroom with bathtub just off the living area. It is fully tiled and modern.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The master bedroom is large with full wardrobe and King size bed. En-suite with shower services this room.


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: There is street parking available for those who rent a car - the bus stop is just across the boulevard. Telephone uses top up cards purchased locally. Second floor flat with stairs. Normal flights of stairs but not suitable for those with mobility problems. Outside: The rooftop terrace is private and has a lovely view of the water. It has canopy coverage during the summer for shade. You will have garden furniture available to you for use. A great place for an evening meal and glass of wine. Utility Room: The washroom on the roof has an automatic washer for your personal use and lines outside for drying. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linens and towels are provided. There is a 25 Euro one time cleaning fee for all bookings. Airport transfer can be arranged as well. No maid service. Other: An extra room is available and can be arranged if there is a need for increased sleeping capacity. Extra persons - 25 Euros per night

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