Remarkable and Lovely 3 Bedroom House of Character in the heart of Mdina – Home 5441929 Townhouse
- 3 bedrooms
- 8 sleeps
- 3 nights min stay
Remarkable and Lovely 3 Bedroom House of Character in the heart of Mdina – Home 5441929
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 8
- 3 nights min stay
Townhouse / 3 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 8
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 9 km
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- Ask about pets
- Private garden
Description from owner
Agatina's - a stunning 3 bedroom townhouse in the ancient walled city of Mdina. The property has been recently renovated to the highest standards yet its characteristic charm has been retained. Agatina's is a traditional house brimming with old character and charm yet complimented by modern furnishings.
Living in Mdina is comparable to residing in an open air museum. It is a perfect location for those who enjoy culture and for those who would truly like to experience residing in this small but magnificent city steeped in history where everything is within walking distance.
It is important to stress that we are actually situated WITHIN the city of Mdina (not outside Mdina, nor the outer limits of Mdina, or other towns/cities such as Rabat, Mtarfa, Bahrija etc.). Our location in the 'Silent City' of Mdina is unrivalled compared to many other available properties that advertise themselves as being in Mdina whilst being located outside of the city walls.
I shall proceed with a brief description of the house for the benefit of our potential future guests. The House is spread over 3 floors that are connected through an imposing and traditional Maltese staircase.
Agatina's is suitable for a variety of guests as it can comfortably host 7 people in its 3 large bedrooms. This makes the property suitable for friends, families, couples etc. A cot is available should you require one. Although there are 3 double bedrooms, we can accommodate 8 people by placing a single bed (folding bed) or two single bed (folding bed) in one of the bedrooms.
The ground floor/1st floor opens to a living room. Inside this room one can find 2 facing leather sofas with a large coffee table. There is also a chest of drawers where we provide numerous maps, books and other pieces of information that any tourist or guest may require. The property then leads to a small study area in the shape of a cosy desk that lies underneath the staircase.
One can then proceed to a separate dining room where one finds a large rectangular dining table and seating for Agatina's occupants. The dining room leads to a courtyard which is large enough to dine in and/or host a barbecue. A kitchen is also found on the ground/1st floor. The kitchen is furnished with a microwave, a washing machine, separate hobs and oven, toaster, fridge, kettle etc. Also situated on the ground/1st floor is a separate WC and a separate shower.
The 2nd floor - on the right side there is a bedroom with 2 single and comfortable beds. A large window overlooks onto the quiet alley that leads to the house. On the left hand side of the second floor there is a second bedroom with 2 single and comfortable beds. This second bedroom also enjoys an ensuite shower-room and an ensuite bathroom (allowing 2 people to wash at the same time - as it has 2 ensuite washing rooms) with a WC and 2 opposing 'his' and 'her' sinks. There is also a small balcony which can be accessed from this bedroom where one can sit and enjoy the tranquility that Mdina provides.
The 3rd and final floor consists of a large double ensuite bedroom which commands lovely views of Mdina's skyline. We like to refer to this room as the 'honeymoon suite'. This room enjoys an adjoining and recently renovated shower-room with a large shower, WC and sink. This bedroom also enjoys a small and pleasantly designed functioning kitchenette.
The 3rd and final floor also consists of a roof terrace where one can pleasantly enjoy a drink whilst enjoying stunning views of the Mdina Cathedral and Mdina's skyline.
Should any guest require anything in particular - please let us know. We live close-by and will do our best to help. Myself or a member of my family will be available to welcome the guests to the property. We can meet you in Mdina and show you the way to the house and give you a short tour of the house and Mdina should you desire. We consider ourselves accommodating and will do our best to ensure that your stay is comfortable. For any issue that emerges - please feel encouraged to contact us. We are also similarly available should you need any information regarding what to see and do on our beautiful island.
Apart from being a lovely house, its situation within the actual city of Mdina is unrivalled. Mdina is truly a gem which my description cannot do it justice. Mdina is one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled city and is extraordinary in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture. The history of Mdina traces back more than 4000 years old and is one of Malta's earlier inhabited places. Lamp lit by night and referred to as "the silent city", Mdina is fascinating to visit for its timeless atmosphere as well as its cultural and religious treasures. Impressive palaces inhabited by Maltese nobility line its narrow, shady streets. The town was the old capital of Malta, and with its narrow streets, few inhabitants and beautiful views over the Island it is truly a magical town.
Mdina is situated in the north west of the island of Malta. Particular highlights within Mdina include the Natural History Museum, the Carmelite Church, Palazzo Falzon, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Cathedral Museum, the Mdina Experience, Mdina Dungeons and the Banca Giuratale amongst other attractions. A variety of cafes, wine bars, restaurants and museums are within walking distance from the property.
Mdina is also extremely close to the delightful town of Rabat which can also boast of its own attractions. St.Paul's Church, the Roman Villa, St. Paul's Catacombs and grotto are not to be missed! According to local tradition, this grotto is the place where St Paul resided after he was shipwrecked on the island of Malta.
Mdina is close to many sandy beaches. Gnejna bay, Golden Bay, Riviera can be reached within 10 minutes. For those seeking the rural, quiet and calm Malta, Mdina and Rabat can be used as the starting point for some of the most interesting walks in the country-side on the island. One can visit nearby Dingli, Bahrija, Bingemma, Imtahleb, Kuncizzjoni, Lunzjata, Chadwick Lakes and Verdala Castle. These spots will surely offer a glimpse of rural Malta, far-removed from the urban life.
Agatina's can be used as base to visit most sites in Malta such as Valletta, the 3 Cities, Marsaxlokk, Sliema, St. Julian's, Rabat, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples amongst other attractions given the regular bus services that pass by Mdina.
Should you be travelled with children, we can guarantee that the trip will be enjoyable for them. Just outside Mdina is a playground and a large garden right underneath the city bastions. One can also opt for a traditional horse carriage ride (Karrozin) or a ride on the trackless 'train' that will take you around the Windy roads of Rabat and Mtarfa (adjacent towns to Mdina). An audio visual display of the Mdina Experience or a visit to the Mdina dungeons can also offer a unique cultural experience.
Mdina and the surrounding areas also host some traditional Feasts and Festivals. These include:
The Feast of St. Joseph celebrated in March, Rabat.
Medieval Mdina celebrated in April, Mdina where The Silent City comes to life with a Medieval theme. Entrance fees for all museums and attractions in Mdina are reduced.
Easter Week: there is a Good Friday pageant celebrated in Rabat where Christ's passion and crucifixion are depicted by statues born aloft through the streets of Rabat.
The Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul celebrated on the 29th June in Mdina.
The Feast of St. Paul is also celebrated in July in Rabat.
With regards to parking - there is ample public parking right outside Mdina. You should park here, as it is illegal to park inside Mdina's city walls without a permit. We may be able to get you a permit, thus enabling you to park inside Mdina and will do our best to do so, if you provide us with the information about your rental vehicle. In the unlikely possibility that we are still unable to get a local parking permit, you would have to park just outside Mdina, a mere 2 minutes walk from Agatina's.
Overall Malta is a stunning country to visit with a little bit of everything to offer. You won't regret your stay here and we guarantee your time spent in the Medieval gem that is Mdina will be a pleasurable one. Mdina is a remarkable city that deserves to be visited at the very least. The opportunity to base yourself here during your stay is one that should be grasped.
Environmental Contribution Payment - The Government of Malta has recently introduced a charge that is liable on all guests staying at all types of accommodation. All revenue generated from this initiative will be directed solely and exclusively to upgrade and embellish the local infrastructure in touristic areas around the Maltese Islands. The contribution is payable by all tourists/guests who are 18 years or older on the day of arrival. It amounts to €0.50c per person for each night spent at our accommodation. The contribution is capped at a maximum of €5 for each continuous stay. We are obliged to collect this contribution and then pass it onto the Government. An official and government-issued ‘Notice to Guests’ will be available at the property that further explains the environmental contribution and the reason for this charge.The exact sum due will be determined during your stay, and I once again apologise for the inconvenience.
- Great for children of all ages
- Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
- Cot available
Bed & bathroom
- Beds in other rooms: Single Bed
- 3 En suites, 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: (£68.21) €75.00
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.
Please be reasonable in your usage of electricity and hot water.
A security camera will be installed over the main door to ensure number of guests corresponds to booked guests.
If you rent a vehicle - on the first day, you must park outside Mdina.
Smoking is not allowed in the premises.
About the owner
- Average reply time:
- 3 hours 27 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 23 Aug 2019
- Years listed:
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French, Italian
This Townhouse has 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Nov 2014. Located in Island of Malta, it has 53 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £657.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Aug 2019.
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– based on 53 reviews
- Very Good
We have been to Malta several times before, and found this house on a previous visit. We have just returned from a week with a group of friends, none of whom had been to Malta before. We had the most fabulous week, and all plan to return. Booking with Andrea was so straightforward, and Joanna and Joe could not have been more helpful while we were there, with advice on everything we needed. The house was well equipped with everything we wanted, and to actually be staying in Mdina itself was so special.
“A wonderful property in an amazing city.”
We have just spent a fantastic holiday here in Mdina. Everything was excellent. The communication with Andrea and Joanna prior to arrival was brilliant so no pre holiday worries. They arranged a taxi from the airport and when we arrived there was a host of goodies waiting for us to eat and drink. Joanna made sure we had all we needed and was on hand whenever we requested anything. The house itself is even better than the photos suggest. Great rooms, amazing roof and views. The wifi was great for our kids and having no TV was great for all of us! As for Malta, we loved the variety it has to offer. There is something for everyone. Make sure you explore Rabat and the small streets. We used the little shops and public transport and would recomnend this rather than hiring a car. Overall, a memorable holiday. Thanks to Joanna and family for everything.
“Agatinas Is Simply Perfect”
My husband and I stayed at this charming property between 3 and 14 June and we loved it. First it was down to the charming hosts, Joseph and Joanna who are lovely people, and were so kind and nothing was too much trouble. The house is in a quiet street and is laid out stylishly on 3 levels, we opted for the bedroom and shower room on the top floor, where you could step out of your bedroom onto a lovely private patio which got the sun virtually all day. We also received a lovely welcome basket of food and wine which kept us going for a couple of days, and there were plenty of toiletries in the house so we did'nt need to buy those either. The house is very charming, and was spotless too. We really felt at home and were sad to leave.
We spent a fantastic holiday in this gorgeous house right in the heart of stunning Mdina. From booking it last year, the correspondence from Andrea was always promt and indepth and he gave us great confidence that we had picked the right property. The house itself was wonderfull, spotless, and the photos don't do it justice. The location is perfect and the views are to die for from the roof terrace. Joanna was so helpfull and welcoming from the moment we arrived, and right through our stay. There was a comprehensive welcome pack in the house so we had no need to rush out for provisions. We felt a part of a wonderfull family while we were there, and will without doubt return again and again. Joanna and Andrea, thank you very much.
“What a beautiful place!!”
I have always liked Mdina and now I LOVE it. Agatinas was just amazing and really gave us the feel for the real Mdina. The house was everything and more than we were expecting and the hosts, Joanne and Andrea were amazing and really couldn't have done more for us to ensure our stay was perfect. The house truly is in the heart of Mdina and so quiet and comfortable. There are a lot of places advertised as in Mdina but they are very near by and not within the walls of Mdina however this is slap bang in the centre. I absolutely will be staying here again, in fact i have already booked next year to ensure i don't lose out. I recommend this to anyone wishing to experience Malta at its absolute finest!!
“A cracking holiday home right in the heart of the medieval Mdina - book it!”
I booked Agatinas in Mdina for my husband's 60th birthday and we absolutely loved it. Our adult sons joined us and we loved the fact that there was so much space, divided onto different floors, and especially enjoyed the different balconies and terraces, so we didn't have to be on top of each other all the time and could have some down time occasionally. Agatinas is located at the heart of the maze of narrow medieval streets that make up the true centre of the Silent City, as Mdina is known. So many of the holiday properties which advertise themselves as being in Mdina are actually outside the city's ancient walls. If you want a really authentic Mdina stay, Agatinas is the place. You will receive a very warm welcome from the family and they are amazingly helpful. For example, they kindly arranged for a 'surprise' birthday cake and balloons to welcome us and also recommended and then booked a table at an excellent restaurant in Mdina to celebrate my husband's birthday. Mdina is ideally placed for exploring the whole of Malta as it's not very far from anywhere by car. If we return to Malta, there is no doubt that we'd choose to stay at Agatinas again.
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