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Today we saw 8-10 places in Mellieha. 2 or 3 of them were penthouses, but we didn’t fall for any of them.
We liked one mansionette that had bathroom and 3 bedrooms on one floor and the living-kitchen on top floor. It had a nice big terrace with view over Ghadira Bay. But. Just across the view is a white wire that really bothers me!
This little cute puppy was in another mansionette we saw. Unfortunately he wasn’t included in the price.
The last property we saw was a 3 floor house-of-character in central Mellieha. Recently refurbished and with furniture included (that’s good, so we won’t have to buy everything). But the windows are small and few in number, so floor 1 and 2 were very dark. And there is now view to talk about.
Today we’ve been looking at a flat in Għaxaq, in the southern part of Malta. Only small balcony outside the living room, but up on the roof there was a great space that could be used instead of terrace. The laundry-room was big and could easily be used as a summer kitchen insteadof laundry-room. The main bathroom in the flat was big and the washing machine could be place in there instead. The view was OK… but nothing special. The good thing with the flat was that the owner had spent some money on making the floor sound proof and put some isolation into the roof.
Kalle saw an ad online earlier today and made an appointment with the estate agent. We thought we were gonna see a penthouse with unobstructed sea-view, that’s what the ad said. But it turned out to be a regular flat. Well, it had sea-view, but with a bunch of power lines just outside the balcony. So it was a waste of time to see that place. But the agent asked if we wanted to see some other objects she had, in Marsascala. We’ve heard that Marsascala isn’t the best place to invest in, but we thought we could take a look anyway.
She had several objects that were really interesting! i really fell in love with a penthouse with view over Marsascala bay and we could see all the big cargo ships passing by at the horizon. And the penthouse had the biggest terrace I’ve ever seen! WOW! But the flat itself were just a little bit too small. There were no good place for a washing machine for instance…
The estate agent wanted us to look at the other apartments in the building in Baħrija where we’ve been looking at the penthouse. It is bigger and cheaper. But there is only a small balcony on the front and the view is no longer unobstructed. There are power lines or telephone lines just above the horizon. Those lines would drive me crazy every day when I look at the view…
Chelle and Isak were with us so they also saw the flat in Baħrija. They thought we should go for the penthouse.
We drove by the penthouse in Baħrija again today. The building was all open so we went inside to have another look.
We’ve seen a few more flats and penthouses today and we finally found something that could work.
We want a “breathtaking, unobstructed view”, large terrace with evening sun, peace and quiet and it must be a good area for walking Gizmo.
So, this penthouse shell we saw today is situated in Baħrija, a small village far away from stress, people, noise. I felt very relaxed out here and the there is a large open space just outside the house where we can let Gizmo run free. The view are really nice and I would probably have my pentax ready at all times, to capture the beauty.
The penthouse has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (main + en-suite), combined kitchen/dining/living with a large terrace. From the terrace the view over Comino and Gozo is fantastic. There is also a small area that could be a good spot for a washing machine. On the back there is a smaller balcony/terrace with sun all day long.
We saw another 2 flats in Mellieha. One of them had a balcony or terrace for every room! Cool.. but a waste of space in my opinion. The living space was small and since there were 3 (!) big terraces already, the balconies would probably not ever be used.
In the 3rd flat the kitchen and bathrooms were already finished. They are usually not included when the sell new flats.
The hunt for the most fabulous penthouse ever continued today when we went to Mellieha. The first one was nice. Big terrace with niiiice view all the way to Gozo.
När vi landat på Malta letade vi reda på veterinären som vi tidigare informerat om att vi skulle ha Gizmo med oss till Malta. Han tittade på Gizmos papper och sa att vi kunde hämta våra väskor först, så kunde vi komma och hämta Gizmo sen.
Sagt och gjort, vi gick till bagagebandet och väntade på våra väskor. Och vad fick vi se där om inte Gizmos bur bland alla väskor… Folk pekade, lade huvudet på sned och tittade medlidsamt på buren och Gizmo som gnällde och skakade…
När han kom närmare på bandet så såg vi att buren var trasig också. Ovansidan var spräckt…
Tänk vad mitt hjärta bultade innan jag fick ut Gizmo och såg att han var okej!
Var jätterädd att han blivit skadad, men jag kunde inte se nåt blod och han verkade inte ha ont nånstans. Han var bara rädd…
Förmodligen har nån tung väska ramlat ner på buren nån gång under resan. Tur ändå att inte buren gått sönder helt!!
I buren var det alldeles blött och vattenkoppen som jag satt fast på dörren låg uppochned längst bak i buren.
När jag sedan kollade på tillsyns-lappen, så var det ingen mer än jag som skrivit nåt på den. Han hade alltså inte fått vatten på 9 timmar. Han var sååå törstig.