My husband, 3 children (16, 13, 12) and myself stayed in this apartment for two weeks. This spacious flat has 3 large and comfortable bedrooms, sleeping five in total. Large wardrobes in every bedroom. Open plan living area with kitchen. Dishwasher and washing machine, oven top with four "hobs", oven, toaster, kettle, microwave. Lots of glasses, plates, cutlery and pots and pans. But only a very basic selection of cooking utensils. Soap, detergents and dishwashing tablets provided. AC units in all rooms (remember to book usage before you arrive). TV. WIFI stable and good. The apartment is nicely decorated and in a beautiful location: Ground floor with the sea 1 m away. Easy access to the sea from the cliffs or by use of the 3 ladders provided. The swimming area is "fenced in" and a popular spot with both tourists and locals alike. The small terrace in front gets the morning sun, but luckily the sun passes to the other side of the house at approx 2 pm. The outside furnishing is slightly battered, and as we visited during a heat wave, I missed a parasol for my al-fresco breakfasts. No dining table outside. The view is truly stunning, and one that I will miss.10 min walk to the bus stop in Vittorosia / Birgu square, 10-15 min walk to Valletta ferry, 20 min walk to a well stocked convinience shop. The owner responds promptly to messages, and he helped us book airport transfers. Bread, butter, jam, water, tea and coffee welcome pack. Deposit returned after 10 days. This is probably the best rental apartment we have stayed in. Clean apartment, excellent location for a combination of city and beach holiday, and good information from the owner. You can find somewhere cheaper. But not with this level of comfort and location.
This apartment is a fantastic short walk up to the centr of beautiful Birgu, the middle of the three cities. The view is quite spectacular from our little terrace at the front right on the water. Close to buses and ferries to go to the capital of Valetta and all over the island. We have been travelling for many years and we were both so smacked by the sheer beauty of where we were. The apartment was modern very well furnished and very comfortable.
If you are visiting nearby Kalkara and Birgu you cannot beat this location! The apartment patio has breathtaking views where you can enjoy a nice glass of wine or cup of coffee.
The view from the patio was wonderful & tranquil. The location was also very good. The flat was clean & comfortable. It would have been nice to have some hand soap & maybe a bottle of water available upon arrival. Otherwise, I would recommend this property as a good place to stay while exploring Birgu.
Stephen's flat is in a marvelous location, and it is an ideal place to spend a holiday. The terrace is absolutely lovely, with morning sun, spectacular views of the Grand Harbor, and a priceless view of Kalkara. We loved being able to walk into Kalkara to David's Bakery for fresh bread (hobs malti) every day.
The flat is very spacious and clean, and the appliances are modern, which is very nice. You have everything you need to cook (or warm takeaway), and David, who manages the unit, is very accessible, responding promptly to any questions. The security staff at the complex are friendly and helpful, and one always feels safe and comfortable on the property.
If I were returning to Birgu/Vittoriosa, I would definitely stay at Stephen's place again, and I will dream of the terrace until I can return. Stephen and David deserve extra praise and attention for also being extremely accommodating of a guest with a disability. My mother needed the use of a wheelchair during our holiday, and they arranged to have one at the flat for us to use. Such an accommodation was extremely generous, and making sure we also had a key for the lift, we were able to move in and out of the building with no trouble at all. Whether traveling with young children or elderly grandparents, Stephen's flat is welcoming and accommodating.
Thank you, Stephen, for such a lovely stay. We hope to visit again!
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