RENTING LUXURY PROPERTY IN MALTA
At Oyster Christie’s International Real Estate, we open doors to the finest luxury rental homes, villas and commercial properties in the most desirable locations in Malta. We deliver a complete and fully personalised service to each of our clients in Malta and from around the world. Whatever your situation is, whether you are relocating your business, searching for a vacation home or moving to the island, you can rely on our expert advice, curated portfolio and local knowledge to find your perfect luxury rental property.
WHY CHOOSE A LUXURY RENTAL IN MALTA?
Malta is the jewel of the Mediterranean. An island bursting with personality and charm, almost year-round sunshine, vibrant cuisine, English language, bustling city centres and laid-back coastal towns. It is the smallest member of the European Union, with one of the highest expat populations. The proximity to the rest of Europe is a major asset to residents, with short flight times and frequent schedules from Malta Airport. Frequented year-round by the international jet-set, Malta offers the very best of island life, making it a highly desirable location for luxury rental properties.
Malta and Gozo offer a variety of luxury rental properties including seafront apartments, traditional townhouses, modern offices, charming farmhouses, sleek penthouses and resort-like villas.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PROPERTY
Every prospective tenant has different priorities when it comes to finding the ideal rental home. It is important to make a checklist to determine what you require out of your luxury property, this will make the search process much easier, and help your agent find the right property as quickly as possible.
Questions to consider are:
- Size of the property? How many bedrooms do you require? Do you need a spare -bedroom for guests or quarters for a live-in nanny or housekeeper?
- Budget? An important part is to determine a budget, from there the agent can prepare a shortlist of what type of properties to propose.
- Location? – try to narrow down your search to a few key areas. If you are new to the island, it would be good to ask your agent which area would best suit your lifestyle needs.
- Property type? – to narrow down your search, it would be a good idea to understand what type of property suits your lifestyle – modern apartment, historical home, sleek penthouse, countryside villa or traditional townhouse. If you are considering relocating your company to Malta, we offer a variety of commercial listings to suit any type of business.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION…
The letting market in Malta is very fast-paced, properties do not stay on the market for long, an indication of the high demand for luxury rental homes.
Sliema – A densely populated hub of activity. Many offices, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants are dotted around the town as well as many high-rise buildings and luxury apartment blocks which line the coastal promenade. Rental property in Sliema is extremely sought-after by both locals and foreigners, considered to be one of the most desirable places to live on the island. Sliema’s promenade is a well-known landmark in Malta, regularly visited by people from all over the island for a leisurely stroll or for a dip in the sea.
St. Julian’s – Described as a sub-capital, St. Julian’s offers hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and bars along the coastline. Spinola Bay is one Malta’s most picturesque corners with several outdoor dining restaurants, cafes and shops. Rental properties in St. Julian’s vary from apartments, penthouses and townhouses to unique houses of character, which were the first properties built in the area.
Madliena – Considered to be one of the most upmarket residential areas on the island. It borders the town of Gharghur and many of the rental properties have far reaching country views and also sea views. Madliena is a luxury villa and bungalow property area, and more recently, some luxury developments offering apartments. Madliena is home to the elite and a very desirable area to live in due to its proximity to St. Julian’s and scenic views.
Valletta – The capital city Valletta offers a glimpse into the past, with grand baroque architecture and narrow streets. Built by the Knights of St. John, Valletta has been under UNESCO protection since 1980. As the smallest city in the EU, the city packs a big cultural punch, with an abundance of history and culture, one would almost consider it a living history open air museum. Rental properties in Valletta are rare and highly sought-after.
Special Designated Areas (SDAs) are high profile, prominent developments in Malta and Gozo, offering the luxury of convenient living with surrounding facilities and amenities including supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, gyms, spas and underground parking facilities. Rental properties in SDA’s are modern apartments with amenities on site for convenience. SDA’s are very popular with both locals and international buyers, forming mixed communities of expats and Maltese locals.
Popular SDA developments:
Portomaso, St. Julian’s : Located in the bustling neighbourhood of St. Julian’s, Portomaso is a sprawling haven for those who seek luxurious, comfortable and convenient living. The development is based around the 5-star Hilton hotel, offering residents all the amenities one could need within walking distance, includes restaurants, shops, a supermarket, gym facilities, pools, beaches, underground parking and a beautiful marina view. Portomaso rental properties are very high in-demand, with limited supply.
Tigné Point, Sliema – A popular destination in Malta, with one of the best retail hubs on the island ‘The Point’ shopping mall. Offering leisure activities, retail outlets, bars, cafés and restaurants as well extensive open public spaces, a series of landscaped walkways and beach access. The Tigné Point rental apartments and townhouses offer residents dramatic views and a calm, pedestrian friendly environment with promenades and private courtyards.
The Shoreline Residence, Kalkara – The Shoreline is situated in a seafront location in the heart of Smart Ciy, Kalkara. This exciting new complex enjoys a blend of luxury living, breath-taking coastal views and easy access to all amenities. Besides offering residential, office, and retail spaces, residents also benefit from access to a large pool, gym, spa and private underground car park.
Pendergardens, St. Julian’s – Within this 18,000 square metre car-free community, the variety of residences are surrounded by carefully-landscaped public gardens, water features and a stunning piazza in the centre. The underground parking facility provides convenience and 24-hour security ensures a safe location for its residents.
CHRISTIE’S REAL ESTATE MALTA
Renting a property in a foreign country can be difficult to navigate. At Oyster Christie’s International Real Estate, we offer our clients a tailored service to meet their specific needs, our real estate specialists embrace the core values of passionate expertise, discretion and exceptional service, whilst ensuring the rental process is swift and stress-free as possible. Navigating the competitive market through our knowledge of the island, the local market and what properties are currently available.
If you are already a tenant in Malta and looking to rent somewhere new or seeking a rental residence on the island for the first time, we are here to answer any questions you may have regarding renting property.