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Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Il Gabbiano Holiday Villa

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Pool Deck

Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 15

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Il Gabbiano is only few metres away from one of the quietest beaches in Marsascala. It is located in a quiet residential area and has magnificent and breathtaking unobstructed sea views. Marsaskala is a sea-side village in Malta that has grown up around the small harbour at the head of Marsaskala Bay.

Villa Il Gabbiano is only 5 minutes drive to all amenities, including rocky and sandy beaches in St.Thomas Bay, groceries, shops, markets, restaurants, internet cafes, cinema, gym, churches, wine bars, the St. Thomas fortress and spectacular scenery of the sea and the promenade all lit by night.

Il Gabbiano has a welcoming living area with a spacious open plan layout of a bright airy kitchen overlooking pool area, sunloungers and BBQ.

There are 3 bedrooms, a double with ensuite, another double bedroom and triple bedroom with access to terrace. From the terrace, a beautiful panoramic seaviews can be enjoyed.

Size Sleeps up to 15, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Marsaskala Bay 200 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Luqa Airport 9.1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 3 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1)
Other High chair
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Parking

About this location

The Island of Malta region

Megaliths, medieval dungeons and Calypso's Cave – The Maltese Islands are positively mythic. The narrow meandering streets of their towns and villages lead to the main square, which is invariably dominated by the huge baroque church. As the countryside is dotted with medieval towers, wayside chapels and the oldest known human structures in the world, the Islands have rightly been described as an open-air museum.

The Maltese archipelago lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean, 93 km south of Sicily and 288 km north of Africa. The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino with a total population of over 400,000 inhabitants occupying an area of 316 square kilometers.

Malta is the largest island and the cultural, commercial and administrative centre. Gozo is the second largest island and is more rural, characterised by fishing, tourism, crafts and agriculture. Comino, the smallest of the trio, has one hotel and is largely uninhabited.

With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do.


Marsaskala (a.k.a. Wied il-Ghajn) has developed only in recent years from a small fishing village into the popular southern resort it is today.

The harbour is still used by a few fishermen, their colourful Luzzu sharing the moorings with pleasure craft. Life here is centred on the long harbour promenade with its many open-air cafes and restaurants. For much of its past the village was a tranquil backwater, though it has seen its share of the Islands' main historical events. Marsaskala Bay made easy landing for Barbary Corsairs and Ottoman Turks who raided the Islands from the Middle Ages to the late 17th century.

After a large Ottoman fleet landed here in 1614, the Knights set about improving the bay's defences, building the imposing Fort St. Thomas in nearby St. Thomas' Bay. Locals built their own domestic versions. The Mamo Tower on the road to Zejtun, now fully restored, is a fine example of a fortified farmhouse. It was built in a unique shape - the cross of St. Andrew. It is open to the public from Thursday to Sunday from 9am till noon.

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Review 1-9 of 9

10 Nov 2014


"fantastic holiday"

We stayed in this villa from 30th September until 9th October 2014. It is situated in a quiet residential area of the lovely village of Marsaskala, just south of Valetta. Bus stops, chemist, hairdress… More

29 Oct 2014


"Did the job..."

We stayed in this villa in order that we could attend a family wedding in Sliema.
There was plenty of space for the 6 of us. The accommodation had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We were able to park our hire car outside on the street.
We were expecting the villa to be away from other properties but it is on a quiet street with an apartment above it.
The area looked run down but there were some nice bars and restaurants and we felt safe walking out at night.
Malta is so small we were able to spend our days sightseeing knowing that we could retreat to the coolness of our own pool at the end of the day.
All in all this villa did the job.

27 Oct 2014


"Superb views, had everything we wished."

Lovely peaceful villa with super sea views, which was well equipped. Very handy for local shops and for the frequent buses into Valletta. Owners extremely helpful with ideas of places and restaurants to visit, when we asked. Loved the TV in each bedroom.

1 May 2014


"You could not ask for a better location - nor a warmer welcome."

Although advertised as able to accommodate 15, we 7 filled the house comfortably -1 double en-suite, 1 double, and one triple for the children.The location is superb - down the cliff path to crystal-c… More

26 Jan 2014



Welcoming villa.....i highly recommend this villa. We found everything we needed and had a massive weekend break. The owners are so friendly and helpful. If you ever wish to stay at a lovely place wit… More

19 Oct 2013


"Very Relaxing"

Stayed at the villa last week of Sep and have nothing but praise for the actual villa itself, the area around it is a little run down prob due to the closure some years ago of a large hotel not far aw… More

9 Jul 2013


"Great location fantasic villa"

I stayed at il gabbiano villa with my husband and two year old. Its location is fantastic with lots to do for young children. The villa owners were very freindly and helpfull genuine people. we were happy with the villa being clean and spacious. I will return again and recommend to all.

13 May 2013


"Location, Location, Location"

Our extended family (ages 9 months – 60 years) have just returned from the most delightful stay at Il Gabbiano.The villa is situated in a very quiet residential area just a few metres from the roc… More

12 Jan 2013


"one of the best views in Malta."

The villa had everything that we needed for our holiday. The thing we liked the most about it was that it had a very homely feel about it, not like other villas that are more like show homes,which sometimes make you too scared to touch anything!!. The villa was situated in a very good location in Marsascala. There are local shops nearby and even a chemist !. St Thomas bay, one of our favourite beaches, is very close too!. There is a great choice of restaurants and bars a short drive away if you fancy a meal out, if not the villa is a lovely place to spend the evening, enjoying a meal on the terrace or even going for an evening swim!. The views from the villa are outstanding, our favourite was waking up to the sunrise over the sea.The worst thing about our holiday was leaving at the end of a thoroughly relaxing week. The owner was very welcoming and helpful.

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    • 2 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:14 Feb 2015

    Based in Malta

    Languages spoken
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