Ta’ Xbiex Villa
A magnificent, semi-detached seafront villa, situated in a prime location, enjoying breath-taking sea and marina views. Expertly converted and finished to the highest standards, this property enjoys 330sqm of internal living spaces. Upon entry, one is welcomed to a large hall, leading onto a gorgeous living/dining room area and separate designer finished kitchen with pantry, washroom and guest toilet. The upper floor features 3 double bedrooms, 2 of which having en-suite facilities, a main bathroom, and a study or fourth bedroom overlooking the pool area. External living spaces enjoy a heated swimming pool with a waterfall feature, having multiple entertainment areas surrounded by electric gazebos. A lovely roof terrace overlooking breath-taking views of Valletta, Manoel Island and the Sliema front. This fantastic home is completed with an elevator, under floor heating throughout, travertine and wooden floors, marble bathrooms, remote control awning, Fire alarm and CCTV, and photo voltaic system.
Ta’ Xbiex is located on a small headland inside Marsamxett Harbour, between Msida and Gzira. It is located just opposite the harbour’s entrance, facing east to where the sun rises over the horizon. Some say this geographical position facing the sunrise (Tbexbix) gives Ta’ Xbiex its name, while others attribute it to the fishing nets (Xbiek) prevalent in this former fishing village. The motto of Ta ‘Xbiex is ‘Unita tae Fortiori’ in Latin, which in Maltese roughly means, ‘In Unity is Strength.’
While fishing boats are still seen in the area, today the main connection that Ta’ Xbiex has with the sea is part of the Yacht Marina which lies on the Valletta side, with the Black Pearl galley, today a restaurant, dominating it. In addition Ta’ Xbiex has become home to a number of ship chandler service industries, boat supplies shops and also insurance and law firms, although it is most famous for the large number of foreign embassies housed in its magnificent buildings along the coast. Among others, one can find the Embassies of Egypt, Greece, Ireland, France, the Australian High Commission and the British High commission.