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Charming Old House For 2 w/ Modern Interiors, Different Level Rooms MTA Licensed

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Overview

About the property

House in Vittoriosa, Malta, Malta-Gozo - In The Centre, Very Close To The Vittoriosa Waterfront & A Rocky Beach

Situated near Victory Square with views of it from all rooms having its main door in a narrow old street. Main door leads onto a staircase leading to the first floor and above, having 4 floors in all. These include a kitchen/dining at first floor with an adjacent old room known as a 'birth room', which is one of the features of the house. This is now used as a lounge area, which can also sleep another 2 persons or children. Kitchen enjoys a lovely balcony as well as the living room, which is situated at second floor with an adjacent shower. The main bedroom is reached through a spiral staircase at third floor, air-conditioned & has an en-suite & closet. Property enjoys a small utility room at roof level adjacent to a lovely sun terrace with splendid views of Victory Square, the Three Cities, Grand Harbour & Valletta. Non-smoking house (smoking allowed only in balconies & sun terrace). No pets. Close to museums, churches, bars, restaurants, waterfront & the local market every Tuesday.

It is only seconds from Valletta by means of the ferry.

More Details

Owner
Sardinella52
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Sardinella52

My husband and I are both very excited in welcoming you in our property. We have renovated this old townhouse to the best of our capabilities and we are sure that you will enjoy your stay with us. I am an Architect and have dedicated a lot of time and effort into this restoration venture. Ramon my husband works in insurance and has physically worked hard in the house.

We love travelling and meeting new people.

We will be pleased to always help you and recommend any places of interest, restaurants, etc.. and can offer our help in booking rental cars, transfers or tours.

Sardinella52 purchased this house in 2007

Why Sardinella52 chose Birgu

As it is in the centre of this lovely historical city, with breath taking views and seconds from the waterfront and Valletta.

What makes this house unique

Close to all amenities, places of interest and several bars and restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent three glorious weeks in this very interesting old property, in fact we enjoyed it so much we booked to return next year before we left. It is ideally situated, close to the friendly shops, Birgu square, and overlooking the Marina and Senglea from the roof terrace. The interior of the house is nicely furnished, and every need was catered for. The 3 Cities we found most interesting, packed with history if so desired. We found it fascinating. There are several good restaurants, a few small bars, regular public transport to other nice areas, and good walking, Valletta is only a 10 minute ferry ride away which in our opinion makes this holiday ideal, quiet and peaceful on one hand, or a hop across to the busy Capital.
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Location

Coast/Beach:

2 minute walk to the Vittoriosa Waterfront/Yacht Marina/Water Taxis.

5 minute walk to a rocky beach known as 'It-Toqba'.

20 minute walk or 5 minute drive to a sandy beach in Kalkara.

10 minute drive to Ramla Beach in M'Scala.

15 minute drive to the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk with a daily tourist market and various restaurants specialising in sea food and fresh fish.

20 minute drive to Pretty Bay in Birzebbugia.

45 minute drive to Ghadira Bay.

55 minute drive to Gozo Ferry.

Travel:

Malta International Airport is a 15 minute drive away with pick-up from airport included in the price.

The Gozo Ferry is available at Cirkewwa which is a 55 minute drive away.

Both locations can be reached by bus although a car is recommended to discover most places comfortably in Malta.

5 minute water taxi to Valletta from the waterfront located 2 minutes away. Lift at Valletta taking you up to Upper Barrakka Gardens.

Distances:

10 minute drive to M'Scala providing entertainment in evenings.

15 minute drive to the picturesque fishing village of Marsaxlokk with a daily tourist market & various restaurants specialising in fresh fish.

15 minute drive to Tarxien/Paola where one can find the Tarxien Neolithic Temples & the Hypogeum.

15 minute drive to Valletta unless one opts for the water taxi.

25 minute drive to the Blue Grotto in Zurrieq, Hagar Qim & Mnajdra Temples.

35 minute drive to Mdina & Rabat.

Further Details:

Vittoriosa is one of the Three Cities with various places of interest and historical places to visit including the Inquisitor's Palace, the Malta Maritime Museum, Couvre de Port, Auberge de France and several churches.

Plenty of activities are held during the year including the famous Feast of the Patron St. Lawrence held every year on the 10th August with the spectacular Notte di San Lorenzo on the eve of the Feast (fireworks from sea). The feast of St. Domenic is also held around the same period. The Birgu Fest is also very famous and held every October where one of the nights is Birgu by Candlelight, which is a magical night not to be missed.

Plenty of other activities during the year include concerts, shows, exhibitions, folk and cultural activities in the Square and along the waterfront. Processions and exhibitions are held during the Christmas, Lent and Easter period.

Both local banks and main Police Station may be found in Cospicua which is the neighbouring city. General stores, pharmacy, doctors' clinic, dentist, etc... may be found in the centre of the city. There is also a local taxi service centrally located.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Birgu in Malta

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to main bedroom with wc, basin & large pebble shower with jets. Bathroom at second floor to living room with wc, basin & small shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 at third floor with double bed, bed-side tables with light, chest of drawers, TV, desk & bench with en-suite & closet. Large window onto street with A/C. Fan/heater available. Lounge room with a double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Cot available on request. Although children are welcome parents have to keep in mind that every room is located on a different level with old staircases and spiral staircases and hence could be dangerous if toddlers or young kids are present. No safety gates or features are installed so bringing children is at your own risk. We're afraid that the house is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for the elderly if they have problems getting up and down stairs. No pets allowed and no smoking in the house is allowed. Wi-fi available throughout. Outside: Sun terrace on roof has splendid views of the harbour, the 3 Cities and Valletta with full views of the Square especially during feasts and many other cultural celebrations and on-going activities. Terrace is equipped with a teak dining table and 4 chairs, a BBQ and a retractable canopy. Utility Room: This includes a basin and washing machine with hanging lines to dry clothes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & linen are available & included in price. Cleaning & change of linen takes place after 7 nights if min. stay of 14 nights. This can be changed according to the duration of the stay. Cleaning can be made more often on request at an extra charge. Other: Lounge is an old feature room known as the birth room as it was originally connected to the ground floor & reached by a ladder. The room is only 6 courses high which makes it a cosy space to unwind or read a book. There is also a double bed in the room

Reviews

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Would stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was perfect, mainly because we stayed at Sardinellla52. The house was very clean and well equipped. The location of the home was convenient. It was steps from the bus stop, a very short walk to the water taxi, not too far to the ferry to Valletta. We bought weekly bus and ferry tickets, which proved to be wise. From Sardinella52 you can get anywhere you want to go using public transportation. We even took a day trip to Gozo. We got the bus from Birgu and took it to the ferry terminal, then we rented a car to sightsee on Gozo, since we had just one day. We would suggest doing the same. We also suggest purchasing a Hertiage Malta Pass, which will get you into all the major attractions on Malta and Gozo. It was well worth it.

On Tuesdays and Saturdays, there is an open air market in Birgu, where you can buy fresh vegetables, cheese, olives, etc. We highly recommend taking advantage of this. Tommy's Self Service is right underneath the property, and that was convenient for other things. The restaurant Ta' Petut was a great experience. We suggest making reservations. It's a short walk from the house.

Ramon was very helpful in making our stay successful. He picked us up from the airport and also bought some almond milk, since I am gluten, dairy free, which was very thoughtful. On the way from the airport, he gave us a tour of Birgu, and showed us where to get the bus, ferry, etc. He arranged for a taxi for our return to the airport at the end of our stay, and was available by text for any questions we had.

It was convenient to have a washing machine and WiFi in the house. The views from the rooftop were stunning. If you have looked at the pictures, you know there are two sets of spiral stairs, which are narrow, so take that into consideration when booking. We didn't have an issue with the stairs. They added to the charm of the home. The only suggestions I would make are the following: put a mirror in the walk in closet in the master bedroom, and add an electric drip coffee maker to the utility room on the top floor, along with mugs, because we would have liked to have our morning coffee on the roof top, but carrying mugs of hot coffee up the spiral stairs was a trick.

Neither of these things impacted our stay at all. We would stay here again if we come back to Malta. The cleanliness, charm, and convenience of location made Sardinalla52 a lovely place to stay. We highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic location in a charming property

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. It had so much character and the roof top views were great. It's well equipped and modernised whilst retaining its charm. The location is superb-1 min from town square and 3 mins from the waterfront. Bus comes right into town square and some lovely local restaurants. 10 mins across the water to Valletta. We had weekly bus tickets and went all over the place and hard the ferry a lot. This is a lovely town and quiet will a very local feel which is exactly what we wanted. We are seriously thinking of returning

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Extraordinary!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice residence downtown and Ramon is a great host! We will surely return here!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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5

Perfectly located, beautiful Maltese house

  • 5 of 5

This little house is ideally located to explore Valetta and beyond. No car necessary as you can get everywhere by ferry, boat or bus - and have some fun at the same time. The house is well equipped and near the harbour with many bars and restaurants. Ramon was the perfect host and made us feel really welcome. As others have mentioned, you do need to be able to cope with lots of stairs!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Perfect located, beautiful Maltese house

  • 5 of 5

This little house is ideally located to explore Valetta and beyond. No car necessary as you can get everywhere by ferry, boat or bus - and have some fun at the same time. The house is well equipped and near the harbour with many bars and restaurants. Ramon was the perfect host and made us feel really welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Perfect location to explore Valetta and beyond!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, restored traditional house with all mod cons. This little gem is in the perfect location to get the best out of your stay in Malta - easy access to Valetta by bus or short ferry ride (10euros for unlimited trips for a week) and from Valetta you can get anywhere in Malta. Nothing is too much trouble for Ramon who made our stay so stress free and easy. Highly recommended. One note of caution - the number of steps and spiral staircase would be difficult if you have limited mobility.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Birgu, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 5
14 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£158
for 3 nights
From
£53
£351
 
 
Rate 2
3 Jan 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
£203
for 4 nights
From
£51
£316
 
 
Rate 1
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£263
for 4 nights
From
£66
£416
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £131.49
Stay tax £0.44 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.

Booking Notes:
In order to guarantee your booking we would need a 25% deposit payable through PayPal. An invoice would be sent to you once confirmed. Full payment is to be paid on arrival in cash. If you are not familiar with PayPal contact us & we will accept a bank transfer or any other form. Our bank details will be given on request.

A security deposit of Euro150 in cash will be required on arrival. This will be refunded in full if no damages are found before departing.

Changeover Day:
Check in: 16:00
Check out: 11:00
In the case that we do not require the house you would be free to check out after this time. Check in depends on guests departing in the morning, if no guests depart at 11.00 then check in can be made in the morning.



Prices quoted are for 2 people. Extra person Euro20 per person per night.

Monthly rates available on request.

A/C in bedroom at an extra cost of Euro 10/night.
Washing machine at an extra cost of Euro 5/ week.

Starter pack at a one time charge of Euro20.

Children under 12 years of age - complimentary.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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