|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Sunflower apartment is a cosy two bedroom apartment situated in the beautiful village of Marsascala. Facing South it enjoys long sunny periods all day long. It is fully air-conditioned and equipped with all the necessary equipment for a pleasant stay. Situated on the ground floor it has easy access to wheelchair bound persons. It is situated close to shops, restaurants, cinema, and the beach, has a beautiful terrace and a small garden. It has a Main bedroom, and another bedroom that can be set as double or twin a full bathroom, an equipped kitchen with oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dish washer, washing machine, cable TV and a corner five seater lounge.
About Marsascala. Malta.: In the year 1905 The population of Marsascala was 53. The population today is in the region of 3,800. The Maltese name for this area is 'Wied il-Ghajn'. This area had been forgotten by the Maltese, but not by the foreigners. The reason or theory of why this was so, was that the area was so accessible by sea, that successive conquering armies came ashore here and set about taking the land, and slaves. Marsascala was once a Roman Port. Roman remains lie scattered at 'tar-Rumi', where pre-Roman cart ruts have been noticed. Though the area is partly ringed by tall white cliffs, the smooth inlets offered easy access to 16th and 17th century invaders.
The defences of the area was late in coming and Vendome Battery dates from about 1715. Vendome was a French Knight. Some of the residents built their own towers, and fortified farmhouses are quite frequent. Even after the area was finally fortified residents still remained few and Sicilian fishermen were more familiar with the area.
We chose Sunflower Cottage as a base for exploring Malta and Gozo as it appeared to be ideally placed for our needs as we only intended to and did use it as a 'b&b'. There was safe bathing a ten minute walk away and a variety of restaurants anything from a five to twenty minute walk from the apartment. Also it was well away from the main holiday areas of the island. The apartment was clean and had all the amenities we needed for our stay and were grateful for the pre -arranged lift from the airport. Also knowing that the owners could be contacted if needed was an advantage.
For us, the only problem was the parking which was fine during the day but after about 4pm, as the apartment was in a well populated residential area, a parking space was almost impossible to find and we did manage a parking ticket timed at 08.05! Being a residential area we were also aware of the constant traffic noise during the evening and early morning. However we very much enjoyed our stay in Malta and will visit again.
We are very happy of being on Malta! The apartment is situated in calm area and is close to most important places in Marsaskala. The hosts Mary Rose and Adrian are very kind and helpfull. They gave us lot of usefull tips:) Less tourist, more local citizens and thanks to it You can feel real Maltese atmosphere:)
What is more, the weather was perfect. You do not have to plan your days because of the weather:) Perfect holidays with perfect hosts. Thank You Mary Rose and Adrian:)
A very understanding and helpful couple who helped us when we left unsuitable accommodation. They couldn't have done more to help and we have had a great time here. They are very approachable and willing to help. The appartment is very clean, comfortable and we felt very safe here. Would definately come back!!
Expected a holiday apartment and landed in the middle of a working residential area on a road with wasteland opposite and a large rubbish bin which was noisily emptied every day at 8.00. The apartment had been artfully photographed and sometime ago. Over the terrace was a worn out bamboo covering which did nothing to keep out the morning sun but from 3.00 there was no sun at all.. The phone was placed so high you needed stepladders to use it and there were no small pans for eggs, soup etc and you wouldn't have wanted to use the oven. A welcome pack was useful and the neighbours were friendly.
We can't understand the comments of the other guests finding it so wonderful!!
We liked Marsascala just not where we were. Some good restaurants within walking distance and we used the buses all the time.
The arranged driver did not turn up and fortunately we managed to contact the owner. On the return journey we took the bus to the airport as we felt that was much more reliable.
Will not rely on other peoples view for any future holiday booking.
Great apartment everything and more very clean and cosy but spacious as well.
Private and safe as I was visiting family and on my own I felt very comfortable and safe I had the most wonderful four days and highly recommend this as a perfect place to stay. The owners are very helpful and attentive.
Flat had everything as described and most of the time we used the small terrace which gave a view up the local street and local life in progress. Several shops within 100 yards and a large supermarket at the end of the road into town less than10 minutes walk away.In the centre up past the childrens playpark is a pharmacy and cash point on the other side of the road.Everything you could need. We found it a good location for exploring the island in our hire care and even the top end is only about 30 minutes away. Roads vary tremendously from new carriageways to farm tracks so potholed it must be a great place for testing car suspensions. However, if you can bear it these are often the shortest way there and Marsascala to Marsaxlokk is less than 10 minutes but somewhat longer on the good roads. Lots to see and do on the island with endless places to swim in the sea including Golden sands if you go that far. Visit the waterpark at Bahar on the way back which is very quiet at this time of year and closes early October. Having been in Malta with the navy I was interested to visit my old haunts but Halfar airfield is now an industrial estate and the runway a racetrack. The old mess building was still standing but all boarded up and neglected. That is 54 years of progress. The bay where we used to swim is now the Freeport and it is good to see the island progressing commercially. A visit to Valetta is a must as it is bustling capital with endless side streets and loads of places to visit. At the entrance turn first right and you are in the upper gardens and then it is downhill to the other places of interest. We made the mistake of walking down to the far end and round by the grand harbour and have never seen so many steps on the way back! We would definitely come back to the island and the flat in Marsacala.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Stay tax||€0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.|