La Parenthèse is a beautiful 3-storeys Maltese house of character of 300 years old, located in a typical small street in the historic heart of Birkirkara.
La Parenthèse is a lovely house of character, located in the heart of the old Birkirkara. This house has been carefully furnished in a traditional Maltese way, while bringing a modern touch. (For more details, read the rest of the description, the rules of procedure, and below the description of the neighborhood and transportation).
All the rooms on the ground floor are surrounding a sunny private courtyard with full privacy and furnished with table, chairs, bench, umbrella and BBQ. You enter through a large hall, leading to a great fully equipped kitchen with all necessary appliances (microwave, toaster, electric kettle, coffee maker), a cozy dining room, a pretty living room with flat screen TV and a Wi-Fi. There is also a guest toilet.
An internal stone staircase is leading to the upper floors, where there are 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 9 people (3 double beds and 3 single beds). Each room has its particular character, allowing you to choose the mood you prefer.
Each floor, first and second, is equipped with a full bathroom. The bathroom of the 2nd floor is ensuite to one of the two rooms.
You can access to a dressing from a room of the first floor, where you can find a cot and a baby stroller, available to travelers.
A washing machine is located on the 2nd level, just below the rooftop, which is currently available : you can dry your laundry or borrow the sun loungers situated in the small room before the roof and enjoy the coolest hours to relax and admire the view.
All bedding and towels are provided. Hair dryer and iron are also available.
The house is well protected against the summer heat waves with its shutters, blinds, curtains, fan and air conditionning, which can be found in each bedroom and in the dining room.
The house is entrusted to a very welcoming friend because I don't reside in Malta permanently. But we will keep in touch by email, upstream and downstream of your stay.
La Parenthèse is an ideal stay for visitors looking for a quiet and restful vacation. It is also located close to the University for adult students and the Mater Dei Hospital for people wishing to reside nearby. It is available to professionals for short and medium term rentals.
*Check-in after 3 pm. Check-out before 12 am (noon).
*If you are arriving or leaving before this time, please contact us.
*The check-in after 8 pm. and check-out before 8 am. will be charged of 20 euros.
*You must leave the rental expires. No extension may be granted, except prior agreement with the owner.
*We can offer to book a taxi in advance, who will meet you at the airport upon arrival. The rate is different depending on the number of travelers (and therefore of the vehicle used: car, minibus ...). You have just to tell me you want to take advantage of this offer.
You will receive two set of keys (or two, if you are many people). In case of loss or theft, you will be charged in addition to the number of keys and the lock change.
TV and WIFI
* You have access to cable TV, with pre-tuned channels. No refund of rents shall be given for outages, content, lack of content, or personal preferences with regard to TV service.
* High speed wireless internet is provided as a convenience only and is not integral to the booking. No refund of rents shall be given for outages, content, lack of content, speed, access problems, lack of knowledge of use, or personal preferences with regard to internet service.
*Bed linen and towels are provided. For stays beyond one week, we provide an additional set of towels and beddings, so that you can wash your bedding and towels. You have at disposition a washing machine on the 2nd floor, a space to extend your laundry on the roof and a dryer in the bathroom of the first floor. It is not allowed to use the towels for the beach.
*The consumptions of water and electricity (with expenses of air condionning) are included in the rental price with a flat rate of 10 euros a day. Water and electricity meters are read at the beginning and end of stay. If you consume more, you have to pay the supplement in cash when leaving on the last day.
*The price of housework included in the rental relates to the cleaning done at the end of the rental. Cleaning every day remains at your expense.
DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products have been flushed and clog the drainage system, you could be charged damages of up to two hundred Euro (Eur 200).
*This house is in a residential area. Loud music is not permitted at night. You are requested to keep low volume after 10pm respecting neighbors.
*This is a non smoking property. Smoking is only allowed in the courtyard and on the roof.
*Pets are not permitted in rental units under any conditions.
*We took care to decorate the house, by placing objects around, to give it more charm and character. Thank you to keep places in the condition in which you found them. An inventory is done before and after each rental of any object or furniture disposed in the house. If you or your guests cause damages to the house, furniture or decorative items, the cost of repairs incurred would be deducted from the deposit. If it exceeds the amount of the deposit, you would be charged extra.
The maximum number of Tenant's guests is limited to six (6) persons.
*You shall use the house for legal purposes only and other use, such as but not limited to, illegal drug use, abuse of any person, shall cause termination of the booking with no refund of rents or deposits.
*The property has a fire extinguisher installed in the entrance, which was fully loaded at last inspection. You agree to use it only for true emergencies.
*Your belongings are your responsibility. The owner is not responsible for any stolen items while you stay in places. It is your responsibility to lock the door when you go out.
*If you have forgotten valuables in the house, all reasonable efforts will be made to contact you to arrange their dispatch. If the items are not claimed for more than 3 months, they become the property of the owner.
* Any tenants making a booking under false pretense will not be permitted to check in.
I am a french great traveler and I share my time between Switzerland, Malta and the rest of the world. The most important for me is the quality of human relationships, sharing, openness to other cultures, other lifestyles.
Grand voyageur, je suis français et partage mon temps entre la Suisse, Malte et le reste du monde. Le plus important pour moi sont les relations humaines, le partage, découvrir d'autres cultures, d'autres modes de vie.