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Seafront apartment at yacht marina with stunning historic harbour views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Modern seafront apartment at Cottonera Marina, directly on seafront

Take a dip into the lovely Mediterranean sea before breakfast!

This is a water's edge, spacious, stylishly furnished apartment commanding magnificent views of the historical Malta Grand Harbour. Accommodation consists of a spacious living room (equipped with TV, DVD, stereo and wireless internet connection) and adjoining dining area. Large doors from the living room and dining area open onto the balcony, offering splendid 180 degree views of the Malta Grand Harbour. The open-plan luxury kitchen is equipped with all necessary appliances. Sleeping accommodation consists of a master bedroom (double bed) with bathroom en suite, a second bedroom with 2 single beds and a third bedroom with one single bed. The apartment is child-friendly, with various necessities for a baby such as cot, baby changer and baby chair. A car parking space is also available.

Vittoriosa (also known as 'Birgu') forms part of the 'three cities' offering quality restaurants, wine bars, museums and an authentic Maltese environment, all within walking distance of the apartment.

Transportation: If you intend to rent a car, a parking space is available in the garage underlying the apartment.

Alternatively, buses leave regularly from Vittoriosa to Valletta from where buses leave to all over the island.

More Details

Connie and Ralph
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Italian, Dutch, Maltese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Birgu in Malta

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Ample bathroom towels are provided.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Room fully renovated Dec 2017. Washing machine available
  • Ample bathroom towels are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Bathroom en suite
  • Baby bed and high chair available. The master bedroom (bedroom 1) is very spacious. Bed linnen is provided.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Internet access available. Swimming is possible immediately outside the apartment. Parking space included in price. If you shall be collecting your car at the airport, we can meet you there such that you can drive behind us and locate the apartment easily. On arrival we provide information on local amenities (location of supermarket etc) and if desired, information on attractions not to be missed. Maid available on request. Babysitting can be arranged (lady who babysits for our kids).


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Seafront apartment at yacht marina with stunning historic harbour views
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 42 reviews

Fantastic apartment - divine location

  • 5 of 5

We chose the apartment to spend our family Christmas as the reviews were all so amazing.

Everything that has been said it so true. Our family of five (all adults) had a wonderful time. The apartment is spacious and well arranged to ensure privacy when required, with good communal spaces for socialising and dining and a lovely balcony to enjoy the spectacular views.

Connie's father Francis met us as arranged and explained everything fully. The location is perfect - easy to access the ferry to Valletta, good eating/drinking spots in Birgu. It is so very quiet and relaxing in this old and very beautiful part of Malta - I would highly recommend a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review. I am very glad you enjoyed your stay and had a nice Christmas with your family. The location of the apartment is indeed unique! We hope to welcome you again in the future.
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A beautiful view and a comfortable home from home.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the apartment and found it a good base to explore the island.

We were met at the airport by Francis who led the way to the apartment, we followed in our hire car. I was so glad of this service because I don't think we would have found it on our own. Once you learn the way it"s much easier.

The apartment is clean, well looked after and well equipped. The only thing missing was a pair of scissors in the kitchen drawer and some towel rails in the bathrooms.

There is a beautiful view over the bay and the area is quiet. The only disturbance was caused by a very noisy water pump which could be heard in the bedrooms late at night and early in the morning.

There are a few small shops nearby and this is explained on a note behind the front door. I would add two things to this note.

There is an excellent baker at the end of the bay just past the church as you look out of the balcony to your right. Don't be fooled by the mini market look. They bake daily on the premises and it's worth the walk.

The other thing I would add is that there is a huge weekly market on tuesday mornings, on Triq Santa Liberata, a short distance from the apartment. This is the largest market on the island and well worth a visit.

The catamaran service into Valletta is good and it's much easier to walk round the town than using the car. The traffic around Valletta is usually heavy, avoid rush hour if you can.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous place

  • 4 of 5

Lovely large apartment with fabulous views,which are ever changing & especially. Magic when the cruise ships come in & out.

Very well stocked in all areas.

When the apartment has had the shower replaced,which I read is happening soon, it will be better as at the moment although the shower is fine the outer appearance is not good.

The only other problem is the cooker which has been over enthustically cleaned so all the functions & settings have been removed which makes it impossible to use.

We ate out most of the time but managed to burn the breakfast croissants l think we might have had the shelf to high.

Really helpful advice when we arrived & prompt responses to queries during our visit.

A perfect place to stay in Malta.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pat, Thank you for your very positive review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and we certainly agree that the view is completely enchanting! I am glad you enjoyedthe advice about the surroundings upon your arrival. I am sorry we did not manage to renovate the en suite shower room before your arrival due to the inavailability of the workmen at that time. It is being renovated completely now 'as we speak' and I invite you to revisit the website to see the new pictures soon or perhaps come to see it in person in a next visit soon! Best regards, Connie
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Amazing beautiful Birgu

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location in Birgu with swimming outside the door, beautiful apartment, stunning views and all the comforts of home. Very charming hosts- so pleased to have found this gem! We will be coming back to visit again!

Thank you Connie and Ralph

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apartment in a superb position on Vittoriosa

  • 4 of 5

We stayed a week at this well appointed apartment with friends. Francis met us from the taxi and showed us around the apartment. Having arrived mid afternoon on Sunday in sunshine we were amazed to see rain on Monday morning. It continued to rain for 4 days which was such a shame. The view from the living/dining/kitchen area is amazing. We didn't make use of the swimming platform just below the apartment as the sea was just too rough but on a sunny hot day, it would be wonderful. Because the weather was so bad we spent most of the days sight seeing inside museums or churches. On the day that we had hoped to go on a boat trip to the Blue Grotto, the sea was too rough and we also didn't go to Comino and the blue lagoon for the same reason. Such a pity as I am sure if the weather had been better we would have loved swimming etc.

The apartment itself is very well equipped and in a peaceful area. As someone else has already said, it needs some refurbishment especially the en suite shower room but it was spotlessly clean. Local shops tend to close at midday until 4pm and are a little limited in provisions. It wasn't a problem for us as we ate out for most meals.

Would I recommend the apartment? Definitely. One day we hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Liz, Thank you for your nice review. It was a pleasure to have you! I am so sorry that you had the most rainy week of the year. This was quite unlucky as October is usually quite nice with beautiful blue skies. But perhaps this is a good excuse for you to return :) As for refurbishing, this in planned for the last months of 2017, when indeed we will be commencing with the refurbishment of the shower which is en suite with the master bedroom. Glad to hear that the apartment was spotless clean and that you recommend it. Best wishes, Connie
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Malta International Airport
Car: not necessary

The apartment is located immediately on the waterfront in Vittoriosa (Birgu). Vittoriosa forms part of the historical 'Three Cities'. It is the location of many historical buildings dating from the period of the Knights of St. John. The apartment is located practically next door to the famous Fortress St. Angelo situated on the promontery and next door to the magnificant Cottonera Marina lined with beautiful (super)yachts and many facilities such as quality restaurants and wine bars. Within the ancient streets of this town one can find all necessary amenities such as grocer, bakery, bank , pharmacy etc. At the water's edge within 200 metes from the apartment you can take a very pleasant boat trip in a traditional Maltese boat to the capital Valetta on the otherside of Grand Harbour or to Sliema. One can also agree with the ferryman to collect you at a fixed time! A water-bus to Valletta is also available a few meters further on. This location offers a mix of history, luxury and an authentic Maltese environment. Moreover one can enjoy a dip in the lovely Mediterranean immediately in front of the apartment. A parking space is reserved for you in the underlying garage.


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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £87.83
Damage Deposit £153.7

Security deposit: €175. This is returned within 2 weeks of leaving the apartment.
For cleaning after departure: €100.

Our preferred payment method is by bank transfer or by Pay-Pal. Alternatively, the reservation can be made via HomeAway family site/s. Please do note that once this option is selected there will be a 3% booking fee added to the quote due to site processing fees.

The security deposit will be refunded via bank transfer with bank charges incurred to the beneficiary bank account [should s/he not be in SEPA country]. Thus the beneficiary bank details will be required to refund the deposit.

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