057 Sliema House
- 240 m²
Full property description
Built in the early 1900s, Zahrija House is a charming part of Sliema's history, restored to its original glory forming part of Sliema UCA. The muted gray facade, the grandiose traditional Maltese door adorned with the iconic, fish-shaped knockers found in traditional Maltese abodes – all indicate the quiet elegance waiting to greet you inside. The entrance hall is adorned with unique Maltese tile flooring, with furniture in gray and soft monochrome, featuring quaint little characteristics such as door knobs in the form of sea-snails. As soon as you step inside, you realise that Zahrija House is one of a kind, a quirky rebel amid a sea of conformity. The entrance hall leads you into the first bedroom, a triple room with an adjoining ensuite bathroom, as well as a charming balcony overlooking the courtyard downstairs.
Up on the second floor, reachable by a flight of traditional Maltese stairs, one finds a further two bedrooms – a double bedroom embellished with blue undertones, featuring a wooden Maltese balcony equipped with table and chairs, creating an intimate space where one can enjoy a morning beverage. An exquisite ensuite bathroom is also connected to this room, for added comfort and privacy. Along the other side of the hallway one finds another double bedroom, this time beautifully adorned with light blue and creamy tones. Subtle hints of artistic design shine through; from the peculiar cactus-shaped knobs enhancing the drawers, to the artful combination of unexpected colours. An ensuite bathroom with bath-tub can be found adjoining this room, as well as another open-air balcony, mimicking the one below, overlooking the courtyard. Up on the third and final level, one finds the grand master bedroom, an impressive room encompassed by a large, low, double bed. This bedroom is also equipped with its own ensuite bathroom, as well as the ubiquitous balcony which adds to the overall charm of the room. All the bedrooms are equipped with AC, ideal for the notorious Maltese summer.
On the third floor, on the other side of the hallway from the master bedroom, one finds a spacious roof-terrace, complete with hot tub and sun beds, perfect for the sweltering Maltese summers. Above the hot tub one finds a breezy canopy, gracefully deflecting the sun's rays through its criss-crossing fabric.
The first floor is reachable by a flight of stairs just off of the entrance hall. Bold colours punctuate this space – from the blunt gray walls of the open plan living, dining and kitchen, to the striking strokes of mustard of the armchair and cushions, to the bold and beautiful blue kitchen. Air-conditioned for added comfort, this space is inundated in natural light coming from the courtyard. The inviting six seater sofa sits in front of a flat-screen cable TV. The dining area is stately and smart, seating up to eight persons comfortably. A family bathroom is also found on this level, for additional comfort. The blue hued kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher and all the other appliances required for preparing scrumptious home cooked meals. Subtle hints give away the truly innovative soul of this house – a mustard-coloured plaque tying the kitchen area in with the living area, a futuristic looking floor lamp – these are all quiet expressions of individuality which shine through in this home. The courtyard enjoys copious amounts of sunlight everyday, and is ideal for enjoying meals al fresco. An artistic mural depicting traditional Maltese tiles further embellishes the already beautiful area. A washing machine can be found in a laundry cupboard in the courtyard.
Zahrija House is an ideal home away from home for anyone who appreciates elegance, art and contemporary design. It marries the past and the present beautifully into a unique abode. While best suited for young couples, or families with older children, this house would make a wonderful home to anyone who truly appreciates its historic and aesthetic value.
Sliema is a major tourism spot on the northeastern coast of the beautiful island of Malta. Visitors here will find an abundance of relaxing holiday activities available, as well as restaurants, shopping and nightlife. In recent years the town has experienced significant growth, with modern villas and apartments abounding as well as one of Malta’s best hotels.
Visitors can therefore enjoy fine shopping and dining as part of their stay here. There is also plentiful opportunity for relaxing beach activities such as an idyllic cruse, or water sports such as snorkeling and diving.
It is quite impossible to list down all the details about every tourist spot and every activity to do in Malta. Malta may be a smaller country of Europe, but it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. From the language, to archaeological and historical paces, there are lots of places to visit which are thousands of years old. Malta is a stunning place of natural beauty and also one of the most agreeable climates in the Mediterranean. The climate in Malta is hot and dry in summer, with adequate rainfall, warm autumns, and cool winters (without frost or snow).
For those who want to get away from the busy life in the city to get lazy on the warm sand all day long without doing anything but relaxing, Malta is one recommended tourist attraction. You can laze in the sun on the sandy beaches in the morning and go out at night at a bar or disco until the wee hours in morning. You can go visit historical places and learn about the culture of the Maltese people. This one little island may be small in size, but it’s full of many artistic treasures.
- Washing machine
- Ironing board
- Bed linen provided
- Cable/Satellite TV
- High-speed Internet
- Coffee maker
- Fan / extractor
- Water kettle
- Kitchen utensils provided
- Roofed Patio/deck/Terrace
- Private Garden
- BBQ Grill
- Hot Tub - private
- Towels provided
- Hair dryer
- Separate WC
- Smoking allowed outside
- Sea view
- City view
- Cinemas/movie theaters
- Health/beauty spa
- Fitness center/gym
- Horseback riding
Minimum booking is four nights, prices will be quoted pro-rata according to the season.
Deposit of 40% is required on confirmation. Preferred deposit payment methods are by bank transfer or by Pay-Pal. While the remaining balance is to be settled ideally 4 weeks prior arrival. A refundable breakage deposit of 300euro is to be paid on check in either to be settled by visa or cash. The security deposit will be refunded via credit card if paid as such after a maximum of 30 days. Or via bank transfer - if paid in cash - with bank charges incurred to the beneficiary bank account [should s/he not be in SEPA country] after a maximum of 15 days. Thus the beneficiary bank details will be required to refund the deposit. The apartment includes basic water and electricity (200kWh) supply for the whole stay which in most cases would be more than enough, however, in the rare cases when this amount is exceeded, electricity will be charged extra at a rate of 0.35 euros per unit (1kwh). Due to cleaning necessities the check-in time for the apartments is generally 2.00pm and the check-out is at 10.00am however if there are no arrivals on the same day the apartment can be kept for longer. We do supply a set of linen per each bed and a couple of towels per person. It is then up to one's discrepancy to wash them as much often as desired. Each apartment is adorned with a washing machine and it can be used as often as desired. Please note that the rental price does not include the Environmental Contribution tax, introduced on June 2016 amounting to €0.50c per night up to a maximum of €5 for each continuous stay in the Maltese Islands. This applies for 18-year-old and older.
Minimum booking is four nights, prices will be quoted pro-rata according to the season. Deposit of 40% is required on confirmation. Preferred deposit payment methods are by bank transfer or by Pay-Pal. While the remaining balance is to be settled ideally 4 weeks prior arrival.
A refundable breakage deposit of 300euro is to be paid on check in either to be settled by visa or cash. The security deposit will be refunded via credit card if paid as such after a maximum of 30 days. Or via bank transfer - if paid in cash - with bank charges incurred to the beneficiary bank account [should s/he not be in SEPA country] after a maximum of 15 days. Thus the beneficiary bank details will be required to refund the deposit.
The apartment includes basic water and electricity (200kWh) supply for the whole stay which in most cases would be more than enough, however, in the rare cases when this amount is exceeded, electricity will be charged extra at a rate of 0.35 euros per unit (1kwh).
Due to cleaning necessities the check-in time for the apartments is generally 2.00pm and the check-out is at 10.00am however if there are no arrivals on the same day the apartment can be kept for longer.
We do supply a set of linen per each bed and a couple of towels per person. It is then up to one's discrepancy to wash them as much often as desired. Each apartment is adorned with a washing machine and it can be used as often as desired. Please note that the rental price does not include the Environmental Contribution tax, introduced on June 2016 amounting to €0.50c per night up to a maximum of €5 for each continuous stay in the Maltese Islands. This applies for 18-year-old and older.
Damage Deposit :
A security deposit has to be paid on check in via credit - preauthorization. It can be settled in cash as well but it will be refunded via bank transfer after a maximum of 15 working days. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully released provided the following provisions are met.
• No damage is done to unit or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.
• No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.
• All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in waste collection points/dumpster, and soiled dishes are cleaned. Please note that rubbish timetable collection will be sent to you prior your arrival and it is found in our property as well.
• On checkout, the set of keys should left on the kitchen table.
• All charges accrued during the stay - if any - are to be paid prior departure.
• No linens, towels etc are lost or damaged.
• Early check-in or late checkout are permitted only upon request and upon availability
• The renter is not evicted by the owner (or representative of the owner), the local law enforcement, or the security company employed by the host.
• The burning of candles on the premises is strictly not allowed.
• The electricity and water usage does not exceed the limits set-out hereunder:
Electricity & Water Usage
We operate a fair usage policy. The limited allowance is very generous and should more than suffice on normal usage. However, if lights and particularly air-conditioning are unnecessarily left on when not in the property or if the water is left running for no reason the allowance will be exceeded. Air-conditioning should NOT be left running if doors, windows or other apertures are left open as this will cause consumption to spike. Both electricity and water meters will be read on arrival and departure to calculate the usage. In the event that you have used more than the allowance for the property, the additional usage will be charged at current rates and deducted from your security bond [electricity will be charged extra at a rate of 0.35 Euros per unit (1kwh)]
Please note that for longer stays of 28 days or more the above does not apply. Water, electricity, gas has to be paid as much as consumed. This is subject to one's own consumption rate. Water comes at a flat rate of 35euro a month.
The maximum number of guests is strictly limited to the number people booked. Cot and highchair are also available upon request
NO other guests are allowed to stay in the property at ANY time. If additional, non-paying guests are found to be staying or utilising the facilities you will be charged one night per person accordingly.
Events and Parties
Events and parties are allowed on the condition of pre-approval and subject to additional costs and cleaning fees. Any event without pre-authorisation will be considered a breach of the rules and charged accordingly.
Rates include a set of linen per bed & 2 towels per person. It is up to one's discrepancy to wash them as often as desired using the washing machine available for use on the property. Cleaning of the apartment is done prior the check in and after the checkout.
No Daily Housekeeping Service
While linen and bath towels are included in the rental rate, daily maid service is not. However, it is available at an additional rate, thus if needed kindly contact us. We do not permit bath towels or linens to be taken from the property. You can be charged up to 20euro per linen/towel should they be soiled or damaged.
Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.
Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance .
Music & Noise
The sound limit should not exceed 60dB at ANY time. At this level you can enjoy the music without annoying the neighbours. No music should be played before 9:00 am or after 8:00 pm. We understand you are here to have fun and we will do our outmost to help. However excessive noise such as screaming, shouting or similar behaviour should be avoided.
Parking on the road is permitted at no additional cost.
Drainage and Septic
These home is on a combination of normal drainage and septic systems. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products or any other materials other than toilet paper have been flushed and clog the septic system, you will be charged with damage fees of up to two hundred euros (EUR200).
Meeting point is at the apartment with one of our Reps. Details regarding your check in will be sent over to you a few days prior your arrival. Should there be any change or missing details please do inform us. Check-in is very flexible - normally at 14hrs to the latest 22hrs. Any earlier check in has to be upon request and confirmed via email. Later check in after 22hrs is also accepted provided that we are allowed to organise the transfer. Transfer fee varies depending on the number of people. Should one decide to opt for another mode of transportation after 22hrs, there will be a 35euro host fee payable on check in to the host.
Fair Usage Policy - This is sufficient for all normal activities, e.g. web browsing and emailing, but may be exceeded if there is a significant amount of activities such as video streaming. If more download capacity is required then it may be possible to purchase additional GBs. Please note: any illegal internet activity, e.g. peer-to-peer file sharing, will result in the internet access being closed down for the duration of your stay .