While we had a nice time in Malta for four days, it's tough for us to write a good review of Mark's place because we had absolutely no running water for the latter half of our weekend. Mark made us aware that the water pressure would be low at times, but this came nowhere close to how bad it really was. We could only shower on our first day—after that, no water. At the end of our stay, we felt quite gross, after spending days at the beach or seeing Valletta.
If Mark can get the water situation sorted out then this place would be almost perfect. The location is great, the apartment spacious (two outdoor balconies, great living room), cute parakeets that sing in the morning, etc. Everyone should beware that the town of Sliema is almost overrun with construction, so expect lots of noises in the morning. Mark was nice enough to provide earplugs for us. We were so excited on arriving, only to be disappointed later in the weekend.
Mark as a host was great, communicating with us throughout the whole process and giving us great recommendations for our stay.
Overall, a great place with a great host that has one critical error. We hope Mark fixes this problem for the next people to stay here.