About this listing
Tucked away in medieval Birgu, this pied-à-terre is the ultimate pad for getting away from it all, while only a few minutes boat-ride from Valletta.
Experience authentic village life outside your doorstep while living in a pad where attention to detail is clearly the architect-owners' agenda.
Petite one-bedroom house, set in medieval Birgu, in the heart of its 'Collacchio' - the Knights' neighborhood, renovated in 2015
Located in one of the most idyllic pedestrian streets of this medieval and historic town, this holiday home offers the blissful respite of village life, while being only a few metres away from a number of wine bars, restaurants, a yacht marina and even a casino. A bus terminus and ferry to Valletta are also a 12-minute walk away.
The understated interior was designed and finished by the owner-architect - with particular detailing in the kitchen and bathroom areas - together with an interesting mix of retro and vintage furnishings. Accommodation includes sitting area, kitchen and bathroom on ground floor; and bedroom on first floor. The bedroom and living room are fully air-conditioned, while the bathroom is equipped with underfloor heating. Malta can get quite chilly in the winter months!
We can arrange airport pick-up, a small breakfast shopping or perhaps even some special surprise for your and your partner...the architect-owner's parents live across road and they are very helpful!
The street is fully pedestrian & paved with 500 year old hardstone, so apart from the balcony guests often take chairs to sit outside like most of the locals do in the summer months.
Interaction with Guests
Owners parents' live 15 metres away, and are very accessible & always happy to help & give tips. Landlords live 20 minutes away.
This is the most up and coming neighborhood on the Grand Harbour.
With Valletta's south side in direct view and easy boat ride away, the harbour is the most romantic way to get out of town.
There are 20 or so restaurants & bars, spread on the marina and also hidden along the medieval streets, so you can just walk leisurely to have supper in picturesque surroundings, everyday.
The recent "Dock No.1" landscape embellishment project is unique: historical docklands & warehouses framed with trees and even a generous patch of turf to stroll around; while the restoration of the historic Fort St.Angelo is nearing completion.
All in all - a part of Malta which is still relatively unspoiled by developers and tourism: a true hideout where guests feel & are treated as locals.
Ferry & traditional-boat rides to Valletta from early morning ... Recently extended until midnight.. For only €1.50 per ride.
Birgu life is very easy going, and we don't believe that you need rules when you come on holiday! Keep the noise levels down after midnight, and if there is ever need for help, our parents are always at home and live across the street.
About the Host, Chris & Anna
Hey there! I am a Maltese architect who loves art and design, music and travelling.
My partner Anna and I greatly enjoy meeting and working with people from different nationalities and backgrounds.
I was brought up in medieval Birgu, Anna is from Minsk, and today we just love living and working in Valletta, Malta's busy capital by day which calms down and becomes truly enchanting by night.
We believe that the best and most authentic travel experiences are about meeting the locals, spending some time with them, and living in their homes and by their ways. This is why we love AIRBNB; both as hosts and as guests... Well done for such a great idea, AIRBNB, and look forward to hosting you on our beautiful island or meeting you in your home!