This very charming apartment has been completely refurbished in 2013 and has a new bathroom and kitchen and brand new designer furniture. The apartment is airy and full of light and has a wonderful terrace complete with outdoor furniture with fantastic sea views.
The location is ideal, because although it is close to the hub of the best tourist area in Malta, it is still in a very quiet location.
The closest restaurant "Porto Del Sol" is just two minutes away from foot, whereas a large variety of continental and Chinese Restaurants are available within less than ten minutes walking distance.
A bus terminus is right below the apartment - navigating from Xemxija to all of Malta - and a utility store is just across the road, making it ideal for that evening home, watching the sunset with some home cooking and a chilled can of beer or glass of wine.
The best beaches in Malta are all situated in the northern part of the Island - and a fifteen minutes bus ride from the apartment will take you to the idyllic Golden Sands Beach or Mellieha Bay. For those who like the raw beauty of fantastic rocky beaches, a five minute walk from the apartment will take you to the Azure wonders of Fekruna Bay.
The most redeeming feature of this apartment - is that it is comfortable, and has wonderful views of St Paul's Bay and a great outdoor terrace with sunbathing facilities. Close to all that is interesting for a tourist, and yet having the full comforts of a home
Cet appartement est très propre et design. La terrasse est fantastique avec la superbe vue sur la baie de st Paul.
L'arrêt de bus est proche est à 50 m pour visiter toute l'île ainsi que Gozo.
Un mini market et un camion de fruits et légumes tout proches.
Un bon restaurant en bas et un super italien en face...
Merci aussi à Mariella d'avoir organisé notre transfert à l'aéroport et l'accueil par son beau frère adorable.
En résumé tout était parfait et nous avons passé un super séjour !
Corinne et Nathalie.
We had a really great holiday. We stayed for a week from 15-22 February with our two kids of 5 and 3 years old. The visit was very well prepared by Pat and her husband Mark. He waited for us at the apartment and give proper instructions on all appliances. They even did some free groceries for us! The apartment is indeed as new and more than complete. You can wash, iron, dry your hair, it's all there. Besides it is very tastefully designed. The place is also great, near the water with a great view on St. Paul's Bay. You can eat and relax on the big balkony, which is also a very unique feature of this great apartment. Lovely to eat with the view on the bay!We had not a single drop of rain for a whole week and temperatures came above 20 degrees Celcius.
Parking is easy and free and there is an outdoor pool round the corner and an indoor spa at the hotel on the other side of the street (paid).
Doing groceries round the corner is very well possible, but not cheap. You really need to find out first where to go for that (for example the island has some Lidl supermarkets).
The apartment has very stable wifi with high speed. We took our appletv media player and connected it to the tv, which also has a DVD player connected. Great to enjoy the kids;)
Beds are great too.
Bottom line: we really really recommend this place for anyone. It is very complete, clean and the folks are helpful and very kind.
This was a really fab apartment in a really great location. Mariella was away but we were met by the lovely Pat, who was so king to even pick us up from our hotel we stayed at before. She also arranged a transfer for us to the airport on departure day. The apartment has everything you need and is very nice, clean and modern. I recommend it highly and will certainly stay next time I am in Malta.
Beautiful holiday apartment in calm but lovely Xemxija (St. Paul´s Bay). Spacious apartment is newly refurbished as shown in photos. It is also very clean and has lots of very usefull amenities. Sea view from the balcony is amazing! The owner was really helpful and kind. Close to the bus station (good connections with the airport and other cities on Malta) and a small grocery store.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone. It´s a home away from home!
The apartment was perfect, lots of space and a gorgeous view of the bay. Really clean and modern. There's a hotel pool right beside the apartment which you can use for a small fee. Highly recommend it!
Me and my boyfriend spent a week in Mariella's apartment in mid-September and we really enjoyed our stay. The place is great - spacious, very well equipped, modern and arranged with taste, exactly as it is described and shown on the pictures. Also, it has a big terrace overlooking the bay, with garden table and chairs – perfect place to chill out in the evenings.
The location is perfect for anybody who wants to have easy access to sandy beaches – it's just 10 minutes ride with 223 bus to our favourite beach - Ghajn Tuffieha (than just short walk from Golden Bay bus stop). There is also a direct bus to Valleta and Sliema (45 minutes ride) and a multitude of buses to Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal.
Mariella's brother-in-law, Mark, picked us up from the airport, showed us around and gave us some insight into Malta before getting to the apartment. He was very kind and helpful. (Thanks Mark! :) )
I would definitely recommend Mariella's apartment as a great vacation spot to everybody who is after sightseeing and sunbathing (nightlife isn't a strongest side of Xemxija, but you can still have a nice meal or a drink at restaurants nearby)!
The place looked great when we arrived. Someone that was not Mariella let us in and gave us keys.
As soon as he left it all went down hill.
Went to sit on the couch - it fell apart.
No A/C, that's ok we'll open the window - screen door is broken.
Ok how are the mattresses - I don't think you can legally call these mattresses.
Fine let's just have a glass of wine - Wine opener is broken.
The shower is good, the stove is nice, the TV is big, the refrigerator looks homemade.
For the price we paid, it definitely was not worth it. I would not stay here again.
The apartment is clearly indicated that it has no aironditioning on the website. The couch was NOT damaged prior to the arrival of these guests. The mattress was subsequently thrown in the floor by the guests and trampled over with shoes on. The curtains were found ripped off the curtain tracks. Guests left blood stained sheets, lights on, a broken couch, ripped curtains, cigarette buts all over the place, when house rules strictly prohibit and finally made way with a box full of washing tablets ???? Certainly cost more to fix the place after them than what the these guests paid and likewise would never like to have them again. We pride ourselves in maintenance as is obvious from previous reviews and do not appreciate malicious guests
There were 4 of us staying at the apartment ( ages 25- 30 ) and we had a really good holiday!!
Sooo the apartment - it looks exactly like it does in the pictures and it's got a lovely view from the balcony ( that's where we spent most of our time) and it is pretty central in terms of location.
Getting to the 2 main beaches was a 10min bus ride ..
However .. getting to the night life at paceville by the bus takes a little longer...
We were hosted by mariella , her sister and her brother-in-law.. and they really nice and very welcoming .. they showed us where everything was, organized a taxi from and to the airport, showed us where the super market was etc ..
Would definitely recomend it !!
La estancia ha sido genial, el piso tal y como se muestra en las fotografías: nuevo, limpio, espacioso y completamente equipado.
Lo único que echamos de menos fue aire acondicionado, pero Mark y Mariella nos ayudaron trayendo un ventilador extra al piso (ya había uno en la habitación principal a nuestra llegada).
La ubicación es ideal, un barrio tranquilo, con muy buenas vistas desde el salón y la terraza a la bahía... ideal para una familia o grupo de amigos que no quieren estar en un lugar masificado.
Mark un anfitrión de 10! en todo momento disponible para cualquier tipo de dudas.
Sin duda repetiríamos, muy recomendable!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.