Terraced Houses for Rent in Malta

About Malta’s Terraced Houses


Terraced Houses are plentiful in Malta and very sought-after by larger family units. Most are built in the traditional, sturdy style with Maltese limestone and these properties have thick walls, high ceilings and extra-large rooms and adjoin the neighbouring Terraced Houses side by side. Floors are covered with anything from traditional reconstituted tiles to polished marble. Terraced Houses can have up to seven bedrooms, ideal for extended families.

Interiors are generous, with entrance halls featuring impressive staircases leading to the upper floors, arriving at spacious landings which lead off to the bedrooms. Handcrafted woodwork can be found everywhere, keeping traditional Maltese craftsmanship alive and well. Openings and entrances to living and dining rooms on the lower levels often feature traditional Roman arches, welcoming visitors to its spacious, airy rooms. Kitchens are large, open spaces where the whole family can gather for many a celebration. Many have back gardens and yards accessed from the ground floor rooms and the space is often big enough to accommodate a small pool or outdoor entertainment area.

Ascending upstairs, there will usually be the centerpiece of the home: the staircase with its elaborate balustrades and exquisitely detailed railings. Bedrooms are extra-large and airy and some will have en-suite bathrooms. The staircase will lead all the way to the roof and this may only be reached after climbing past several floors, all of the latter leading off to more bedrooms. Rooftops traditionally have wash rooms and a place to dry clothes, but many of these have been converted to include outdoor living spaces with decks, patios and some may even have rooftop plunge pools and Jacuzzis installed.  The roof space for Terraced Houses in Malta usually comes with full ownership and it is the ideal place to watch the sunset on warm summer evenings.

Popular areas among buyers for Terraced Houses in Malta are Sliema, Naxxar, St. Julians, Melieha, Mosta and Zebbug. Due to the fact that they usually include some type of off-street parking and even garages interconnected to the house itself, Terraced Houses are also high on the list for families who are looking to rent. The demand for fully renovated Terraced Houses in cosmopolitan areas like Sliema have seen a sharp rise and they are extremely desirable for those wanting a big home in the best of central locations, one with space and prestige.