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.
Owners parents' live 15 metres away, and are very accessible & always happy to help & give tips. Landlords live 20 minutes away.
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.
1 Aralık 2017 - 28 Şubat 2018 aralığında minimum konaklama 2 gecedir.
VALLETTA VINTAGE is a collection of vintage and contemporary finds – properties & contents – curated by it’s owner-architect and his partner to offer an alternative to mainstream holiday accommodation. Their love with art & design, coupled with their belief that good architecture can bring inner peace and solace, have led to this aspiration become a reality.
Established in 2012 by Chris Briffa, the collection grew from one small apartment to five, each housed in buildings older than a hundred years and spread around the city of Valletta and its harbour. The architect renovated the spaces with his renowned, elegant approach; subtly integrating the traditional with the contemporary.
Together with his wife Hanna, Chris furnished their self-catering studios with a mix of designer, bespoke & vintage pieces: sourced from shops, workshops and markets. Very much like an extension of their own home, each unit is equipped with all modern commodities & comforts, clever details and a growing collection of local, contemporary artwork. Emily recently joined the project, and assists the couple in providing a warm welcome for each of their guests.
While each studio is different from the other, they are all conceived around a common concept: a commitment to provide a memorable and truly local experience.
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..