Booking.com – Malta & Gozo
A highly refinable search engine for self-catering holiday homes, with over 1,200 properties in Malta and 350 on Gozo. Choose from villas, holiday houses and apartments. Great for general searches, but also fantastic to use if you want to visit specific locations, towns, tourist sites, beaches ...
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Select from hundreds of villas and holiday homes to rent in Malta and Gozo. Use the given search as your start point, then drill down by area and by using the filters offered; whether you want a beach-side villa or a house in the interior, a rental with a pool or family-size villa.
James Villas Featured Site
Villa holidays in Malta and Gozo, offering a selection of holiday homes of all shapes and sizes, James Villas is particularly good for properties in Gozo where destinations include: Ghasri, San Lawrenz, Santa Lucija, Victoria, Marsalforn, Xaghra and more. In Malta James Villas have properties in: Bidnija, Mellieha and Zurrieq.
Guide to holiday accommodation in Malta and its neighbouring islands of Gozo and Comino. Offering a full range from budget apartments, to luxury villas or 5-star hotels. Also information on flights, car hire, destinations and buying property in Malta.
based: Mellieha, Northern Malta
self-catering | sleeps: 2/4/6 | bedrooms: 1/2/3
Choose from one of three villa apartments occupying a spacious deck and sunbathing area with a large shared pool. These air conditioned villas have either 3, 2 or 1 double bedrooms. All have a sitting room, kitchen and dining area, laundry facilities, TV, Wifi, and come equipped with all linen.
located: St. Julian's, Malta
self-catering | sleeps:2/4 | bedrooms:1/2
A block of 17 self-catering apartments in the fashionable Sliema/St. Julian's area within walking distance of a number of quiet and beautiful bays, shopping centres, restaurants, public transport and entertainment.
located: Bugibba St. Paul's Bay, Malta
self-catering | sleeps:2/4 | bedrooms: S/2
Centrally located holiday apartments offering cheap and basic holiday self-catering accommodation with communal swimming pool, Wi-Fi and free parking. Rent two bedroom and studio apartments in the centre of Bugibba.
Climate and weather
Malta and Gozo have a typically Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers, a warm spring and autumn, and a short, cool, but wetter, winter. The heat in summer can be intense, so if you're planning a visit in high summer look for a property rental with air conditioning! But in practice spring and autumn are generally the prime times for everyone except dedicated sun worshipers to visit. Winters can be pleasant too with their cooler temperatures and lower self-catering rental prices. For the current weather check out Malta Weather» where there's also more detailed information on the climate in general.
Best/quietest time to stay
The period April to June is good time to stay as tourist numbers are lower while accommodation rates are still cheaper.
Much of the tap water in Malta and Gozo is desalinated sea water, it's OK for brushing teeth and washing and it will not make you ill if you drink it, but it's slightly salty so you may prefer bottled drinking water. However, if you're self-catering, this slightly salty water can be perfect for cooking pasta and vegetables!
If you're arriving at your Maltese self-catering villa on a Sunday (or on public holidays) bring a few essential supplies as shops generally don't open. Or look for a property that offers a 'welcome pack' that will tide you over until the shops open.
Malta or Gozo?
There are less self-catering properties in Malta than in Gozo and those book up quickly, so early booking is essential in high season. Gozo holiday villas and farmhouses tend to be a little cheaper than those in Malta.
Villa holiday search tips
An article discussing how to make the best of searching and booking villas and self-catering holiday accommodation anywhere. Looking at making the best use of Advanced Search facilities, how to compare options, best rates and paying, assessing accommodation reviews, checking the inventory and going beyond just self-catering. MORE»