About this listing
Our newly furbished 1950's space is brought back to life with a lively flair of up-cycled authentic features. Sleep and rise to the sound of the sea below your bedroom, and experience Malta's most stunning beaches and countryside just a walk away.
A light and fresh touch to uplift your spirit at the start of ever day. Simply crawl onto the terrace and awake to the morning light sparkling across the water!
Our newly refurbished family apartment has been revamped, reworked and up-cycled whilst preserving all the features of this authentic 1950's seaside home to bring you more than just a sleep-over but a unique and uplifting experience!
Sleep and rise to the sound of the sea teasing the shore below your bedroom. Roll out of bed every morning onto our surreal balcony and let its magic work wonders on you any time of the day!
Our main bedroom offers a king-size double bed, with a second bedroom having a large double bed and one single, extendable into a third double!
With new retro-styled features including a bright orange fully equipped kitchen, low lying black leather sofa, and elegant white sheers and curtains to flow with the fresh sea breeze, prepare to lay back and be swung into the awesome 60`s
As the original pale yellow floors conjure the salty tang of many summers past, be tempted for an early morning dip in the sea through our internal boathouse or make use of our little boat to discover hidden coves and open water around the bay.
Our residence is perfectly hidden from the main road bringing perfect silence and tranquillity only to be disturbed by the sound of the sea.
Connect your own music device to our surround system and chill out after a day at the beach.
Time your stay with a mid-summer full moon, and watch it rise in orange from the western horizon and transform into a bright white ball glittering on the water and casting reflections through our low lit rooms.
Take advantage of the cooler autumn, winter and spring and set out on some of Malta's most breath-taking walks which will stimulate your senses at every step!
... then rest well with a cup of warm tea on our balcony where time stops for no one except for you!
With our personalised touch and service we go that extra step to bring a smile at all times for both adults and kids!
Access will be given to you personally on your arrival to the residence by your host or a family member to ensure your comfort and ease.
The residence is directly accessible by car and is on the first and top floor with just one short flight of stairs.
As with every town or village on the Maltese islands, access is possible only by road transport. Public busses work directly from the airport, however, we advise a taxi service to save time and which can be very affordable. We can make these arrangements on your behalf closer to your arrival.
Access to the sea through our internal boathouse is available to guests at their disposal.
In addition, we invite you to make use of our 12ft fiberglass boat (can accommodate between 4 and 6 persons with a 9.9Hp engine.) at a charge of 45 Eur per each day of use.
On special request and according to availability we can also accommodate you with fishing, bicycles, windsurfing and sailing equipment. Please do contact us in advance should you require further information.
Interaction with Guests
We stand ready to accommodate you at any hour of the day or week by both phone and email. A family member will always be ready to assist and accommodate you.
Brought up in St Paul's Bay I can say without any doubt of mind that there is certainly no place like home! Malta being one of the most densely populated islands on the planet, St Paul`s Bay lies a stretch away from the other hectic towns and villages situated in the more central part of the island.
Enjoy fresh air and beautiful walks in some of Malta's last remaining expanses of untainted Mediterranean countryside.
As a seaside town, St Paul's Bay and the neighboring towns of Mellieha and Mgarr offer you a vast selection of dining experiences brining you fresh fish and some of the best traditional rabbit dishes on the island.
Situated ideally within 5km of some of Malta's most pristine beaches and coastal stretches, close to the ferry service to Comino and Gozo, and with a drive of around 35 minutes to Valletta and the bustling villages of St Julian's and Paciville, there are few other towns that can offer you such a perfect balance of tranquility and excitement.
Without exception, St Paul's Bay also brings you its annual village feast (festa) towards the end of July (28th July in 2014) making the village a stunning backdrop as endless fireworks reflect over the sea.
Public transport is within 300 to 400 meters walking distance.
Several country walks and coastline spots (Fekruna Bay for a quiet private swim and some jumping at only 100 meters away, Mistra at 1km, and other spots further up the coastline) are accessible on foot.
Use of bicycles in the cooler seasons of autumn, winter and spring offer a perfect way to explore the nearby villages and hills.
Fresh fruit and vegetables are available all the year round from Tony's traditional van store just 400 meters down the road. There is also a small grocery store with all basic general provisions and daily newspapers just 200 meters away.
Other Things to Note
A Personal Touch ...
- Clean fresh linen and bath towels are provided together with basic cooking ingredients!
- Used as an all-year residence for over 60 years, the residence is kept cool by the natural sea breeze entering through the surrounding windows in each room, and the cool garden at the back of the property. All doors are netted and fans are provided for additional comfort.
- On special request we can accommodate boat usage and use of other sports equipment including windsurfing, sailing on a classic 1070's Mirror 10 wooden hull boat, fishing and cycling.
- Our residence is furnished with the artworks of renown international Maltese artist Ruth Bianco. All art works can be purchased. We invite you to visit wwwRuthBiancoCom
- We manage our residence in partnership with Dance Project Studios, a family run professional dance studio and can facilitate participation in a variety of dance classes, yoga and other wellbeing classes. We invite you to visit wwwDanceProjectComMt
- We can facilitate personal diving tuition and diving trips.
- Several secret star gazing spots to go with a glass of wine.
- A family member will welcome you and always be ready to accommodate you.
- We will welcome you with a surprise selection of Maltese delicacies.
- On your arrival we will be happy to let out many more of our secret offerings to bring you the best possible unrivalled experience.
All we ask is to limit smoking to the outside and to respect our neighbors at all times!
Other than that, we kindly only ask to take care of all house toys as though they are your very own!
Andrews far møtte oss m nøkkel i leiligheten. Adressen er åpenbart lite kjent, selv av taxisjåfører, men vi ringte og da var vår sjåfør veldig fornøyd. Han var veldig trivelig, forklarte på perfekt engelsk, og tok oss med til fiskemarked da vi sa oss interresert i det. Verten var bare helt super.
We LOVED the flat! It was wonderful! We arrived late and Nigel was there to meet us and was even nice enough to fill the frig with some basics that were very much appreciated. I would highly recommend and would love to come back to Malta and stay much longer. Andrew's recommendation for dinner (Tarragon) was wonderful. The food, the view and the service were the best. Thank you for a sharing a little bit of Heaven with us!
Our stay in Malta and at Andrew's apartment was simply stunning. Andrew and his father Nigel are one of the best hosts I've ever met. They are helpful and very kind. The apartment has an artistic touch due to many artworks and decorations. It has a beautiful view from terrace that allows you to watch stars and the sea even at night. Their house is located in Xemxija and there is in a close distance a bus station with routes to almost every part of Malta, that makes the location very good. Highly recommended at all!
We stayed in the apartment in May 2015. We had a very nice stay at this apartment. The flat is big and there is lots of space. The apartment is just like the photos, clean, comfortable, amazing views. Location was superb! you can find it easily. The house is very close to the sea and to the bus stop. The contact with Adrew was brilliant and the welcome from Nigel was great.
Thanks a lot, we will keep very good memories of our stay on Malta. If you are looking for a convenient and friendly place to stay we highly recommend staying here. We marked this location for future return!
Very nice appartment with a lot of space and light, accurately furnished. Nigel, who welcomed us was very kind and left water and basic food in the fridge. The heated covers on the bed were top and helped us to get through these rather cold days! Unfortunately we happened to be in Malta during the only week of the year that it rained non-stop and water came in through the windows (the island generally is not very well prepared for rain, restaurants and roads all have the same kind of problem, but, as I said, it seems it never rains there as much as it unfortunately did when we were there).
Things that we didn't expect: some-one had left a bag of garbage on the top of the stairs to the appartment, the rubber mat in the bathtub could be renewed and the entire bathtub, too. Of the four flames of the old stove we managed to work only one, which, however was enough for us as we didn't cook.
Good: The description of how to get to the house was perfect! The view over the bay is stunning, the house generally well-organised and tidy. There are plenty of warm covers, the huge sofa is really nice.
Over all: For 60 Euros/night very good price/quality!
I am very pleased to say our first AirBnB experience was a terrific one. We couldn't have been made to feel more welcome. The unit is beautifully decorated and the view is both stunning and calming. We were here in the off season so maybe the vibe will be more lively in the summer but this place offered exactly what we needed for a short winter getaway. Would happily recommend and stay again.
The apartment was exactly as described in the listing. I was with a group of 6 friends and we thoroughly enjoyed our time at the apartment as everything we needed was provided for. Even some food essentials like bread, eggs, water, cheese etc. It was also easy to move around Malta as the bus stop is nearby the apartment.
Nigel was also a very accommodating host. My friend accidentally left her coat in the house as we leave for the airport and Nigel was quick to respond when we told him about it and said he would mail the coat over to my friend in Dublin.
Our only concern was that the bathroom door was almost visible from the outside. It gets pretty uncomfortable to shower when you know someone could just be looking through the door. I would suggest putting proper blinds behind the door.
Otherwise everything else was great and we only wish to be back there if we are ever in Malta again!