Preparing to spend summer in the sun – renting options in Malta

  • 09.May 2013
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Sunny MaltaHere in the Mediterranean, it usually can’t get any sunnier than sunny Malta. With an average sunshine lasting five to six hours a day in winter and more than 12 hours a day in summer, the island boasts highly enviable seasons which are ideal for those who hanker after the sun’s warming rays of light after spending most of their year in gruelling winter weather.

Spending some quality summer time in a Holiday Apartment in Malta  allows you to unwind, de-stress and enjoy typical Mediterranean living.  But to do so first-hand means you need to find the option to rent a holiday in Malta that suits you perfectly. Let’s start seeing what can be found available on the local property letting scene…

  •  Self-catering apartments can be found practically all over the island. The higher priced apartments are usually the ones located at the water’s edge around the coastline, deep in the rural regions, or enjoying a grand view somewhere historic. For amazing old properties converted into just as amazing apartments, check out historic locations like Mdina, the Three Cities and Valletta. Something newer can be viewed along the Sliema and St Julian’s seafront or in one of the lifestyle developments in Malta.  The latest trend of tourists coming to Malta renting holiday apartment in Sliema and St. Julian’s with communal pool facility as opposed to renting a villa with pool. Less costly Holiday apartments in Malta varieties come without a view and further inland. However, once one has a rented car available or can relax and take the buses around the island, an apartment without a view needn’t be a problem. You can always drive or be driven to the views.
  • Up one notch are designer penthouses, which come very often equipped with open-air terraces where you can lap up the sunshine. Penthouses are generally very stylish affairs and there are usually one to four bedroom varieties on the market. Those with a pool and a roof garden are the most prized of all.
  • Really typical tradition can be experienced in a rented farmhouse. Most farmhouses for rent in Malta  are centuries-old buildings which have been expertly and carefully renovated to keep blending in with their rustic country ambience. Yet once inside, you may find yourself plunged into something pretty amazing, a cross between Italian/Spanish/French country life, yet with commodities such as jacuzzi baths, swimming pools, WI-Fi comfort and designer furnishings.
  • Somewhere in between come the town houses. Immersed in the old town and village hubs, probably close to the square, these town houses can be any size – from a one bedroomed ground-floor condo to a large four-bedroomed set-up that is akin to a palazzino rather than a house. The bigger you go, the grander it becomes.

Whatever options suit your taste and budget, check with your local real estate agency in Malta and read previous visitors’ reviews to see what the owners are like. Ask questions and check with your real estate agent in Malta for their own advice and recommendations. Ultimately, whatever your choice will be, remember that wherever you stay, Malta is all there waiting to be discovered.

This article was written by Marika Azzopardi, a freelance writer and journalist. A frequent contributor to national English language papers and magazines, she writes about a bevy of topics including art, people and life in general. She is also the author of children’s books and short stories, delving into adult fiction from time to time.

 

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