Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Quiet and peacful yet only minutes away from the entertainment hub of Paceville and the more popular St. Julians Bay with its many restaurants and great bars. Property also enjoys the use of a large (solar heated for off season months of April, May, September and October) swimming pool (41 sq. m), sunbeds, deckchairs, hammock for a couple, 3 seater hammock swing, rocking bench, 3 large umbrellas, gazebo seating for 8, barbecue area with its own fridge and kitchen facilities, shower and wc facilities by pool area. Access to pool area is via wooden bridge over large cascading koy fish pond. The dedicated solar heating system for the pool allows use of the pool from April to October. A further gazebo with vine tree is adjacent to a smaller water turtle pond. Very romantic setting in this hilltop area with extensive views of Malta, where the tropical garden and the cascading waters from the fish ponds continue to add to the serenity that the whole place seems to create.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St. George's 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Luqa 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The main bedroom is equipped with an air conditioner whereas the spare bedroom, lounge area and kitchen/dining room all have large ceiling fans.
The apartment also has its own private telephone line, together with a desk area for one's own personal internet use.
This is also equipped with a TV with digital channels for both TV and radio.
The apartment can accommodate up to 5 persons however an extra bed can also be arranged for in the lounge area, if required, at Euro 5 daily.
|Further details outdoors|
Our garden, although small, is very mature and extremely well kept, providing a tranquil atmosphere, also helped by the sound of the cascading waters in the background. Our own pets, (cats and dogs), other than the koy fish and turtles already mentioned, also have their own separate dens, and are well kept, pampered and cared for.
While water, gas and electricity are included in the price, the main bedroom is provided with both a free standing fan and an air conditioner. The air conditioner however has its own card meter and its electrical consumption is the only utility not included in the price; the first card is provided for you, however further cards may be purchased directly from us.
The Island of Malta region
The warmth of the Mediterranean sun, the clarity of the Mediterranean sea and the welcoming smiles of the Maltese people have won the hearts of visitors for years, but this tiny island also offers a host of diverse attractions and activities for those seeking a short break from the winter blues.
From balmy beaches and trendy nightclubs, to magnificent ancient monuments and a stunning legacy of centuries' old art and culture, Malta has something for everyone to enjoy.
Life is good on the Mediterranean island of Malta: warm sunshine, starry nights and lots to do, see, taste, feel and remember. Whether you're just visiting for a few days or spending a long lazy month on the island, you'll find Malta is alive with people, parties and events whatever the season. From summer jazz festivals and lunchtime concerts to thrilling theatre, music and arts events that pack the island's cultural calendar all year round.
Malta's strategic position midway between Europe and Africa made it a key possession for the many different conquering nations that ruled it throughout its 7000 years of history: from Neolithic man to the Ancient Romans, the Byzantines, the Moors, the Normans, the Knights of St John, the French and the British, all of whom have left a wealth of architectural and cultural treasures.
From the Baroque city of Valletta, a churches, galleries, shops, open air markets and boasting the remarkable St John's Co-Cathedral, home to Caravaggio's masterpiece the Beheading of St John, to the old capital, Mdina, the so-called 'Silent City, that quietly evokes a bygone era with its elegant stone palaces and hushed cobbled streets, to the St Paul's Catacombs in Rabat, Ggantija Neolithic Temples in Gozo, the World War II shelters and the Forts of St Elmo and St Angelo. In summer, get ready to enjoy firework fuelled village feasts in honour of village saints.
For those seeking adventure and an adrenaline rush, an early morning dive in the crystal clear waters of the Med checking out old war ships might be the thing to set your pulse racing, or test your endurance rock climbing high above the deep blue sea on the majestic Dingli Cliffs or head to the airport and enjoy the view from above with a skydiving jump. Wind down afterwards with a leisurely round of golf and afternoon tea on the lawns. The stunning historical settings of Valletta, Mdina or St Julians make the perfect backdrop to relaxation, sightseeing, concerts or sports.
Evenings are fun filled and full of activity: start with a typical Mediterranean fish dinner under the stars and continue with a buzzing night in one of Malta's many sophisticated nightlife venues. There's lots of choice too... pick from one of the hundreds of restaurants and cafes serving a wide range of local and international cuisine, and enjoy the island's vibrant nightlife, with its myriad pubs, wine bars, jazz clubs, discos, nightclubs and casinos offering entertainment for all ages.
Madliena's pristine location between two valleys of Swieqi and Gharghur provides a perfect opportunity for countryside walks. This hamlet is located on one of the highest points on the island (130m) thus helping to 'cool' down the hot summer nights with its gentle breeze off the nearby coastal areas. From this vantage point one can see right across the island, all the way from Marsaxlokk, to Mdina, Valletta, and on a clear day, also the northern towns of the island.
An important feature in Madliena are the Victoria lines where a natural fault runs roughly east to west across the island. It was the British who, between 1870 and 1900 built a series of four forts with intervening walls, gun emplacements and redoubts along the 12km of the ridge (an outstanding example of Victorian military architecture). Because of its vantage point, Madliena was mostly used for military reasons with the most important site in this respect being the Madliena Tower (within short walking distance and available for public viewing and visits).
Within close vicinity, one can also find the Meditteraneo Water Park, Malta’s only marine park. This is a popular place for both Maltese and tourists alike with its many water rides, attraction pools, and marine park, where one can also swim with dolphins.
The pool and garden areas have proven to be a refreshing start or close to any day, particularly if this was a warm or even a blistering one. But Malta has much more to offer than just lazing about in the sun. For this reason we have teamed up with some of the most interesting tour, leisure and event operators on the island, providing day cruises around the Maltese archipelago on a Turkish gullet, an evening’s entertainment extravaganza live show on the 1565 Great Siege of Malta, a visit to the nearby water marine park, an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience swim with the dolphins, or how about exploring some of the most interesting dive sites in the Mediterranean,. In collaboration with our friends at Go Dive Malta, we are now also able to offer this experience to practically everyone, from beginners to dive masters. Transport arrangements have also been secured for all these events to pick our guests from our apartments (or very close by). We have been called ‘a home away from home’ by some of our past guests, a name which honours us completely, and while we continue to dispense recommendations on what to do and where to go during your stay to help you better discover these culture-packed islands, we will strive to live up to that name and better our product.
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20 Apr 2013
"Great holiday, loved sunshine :)"
Thanks to owners Jossane and Paul for great hospitality. We stayed in Yellow apartment with two bedrooms and two shower rooms, witch is always handy. It was four adults and my 8 year old son, plenty space for everyone. Lovely outdoors, swimming pool was bit too cold for me, but my friends had a dip on sunny days. Quiet, great location. If looking for parties, better stay in St. Julians. We rented a car to get around, nearest shop 15 min away if walking on foot, doh. Accommodation great for groups of friends or families.
10 Oct 2012
"In need of TLC"
We stayed at this apartment for a week in May with my husbands brother and his wife who were over from Canada for our daughters wedding in the UK in June.The apartment is in the basement (which was no… More
It is with regret to read about the dissatisfaction of these guests as our aim is always to ensure that all guests are well taken care of and that they have a wonderful time in Malta. Trying to think back to the day of these guests' departure, just as they were leaving, both ladies said that they had had a lovely stay and thanked me for the hospitality, also shaking hands, and so their review comes as a real surprise.
Being in this line of business one has to accept criticism where it's due but the above comments have only now come to light, 6 months after the har grave's stay with us. Had there been issues which needed to be addressed, these should have been presented to us during their stay, and not when our memory of their stay is somewhat foggy and faded.
As we live in the same complex as Yellow, the guests cannot say that we were never around that they couldn't come forward with their grievances. We manage a number of properties on the island and had we been made aware of the fact that the guests were not content, we would have offered something else, perhaps even an upgrade. If guests feel that the property is not what they had in mind, we would not hold it against them and probably cancel any pending balance that they may have towards the apartment. Infact, most guests, up to the time of their arrival, would have only paid a deposit of 30%, and not the full amount.
Guests stay in our apartments on back-to-back basis, and so maintenance is constant while we also respond to our guests' requests on an immediate basis (one cannot deny that things may break), and so we find it quite disappointing that any disenchantments with the apartment were not delivered to us and so allow us the opportunity to rectify matters.
The apartment is, as the guests' indicated, a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment, located down a flight of stairs (as shown in the pictures to the advert - there is nothing misleading in the description), adjacent to one of the garden areas. The guests were also aware that the spare bedroom had 2 single beds – their request to replace the 2 single beds with a double bed could not be delivered, simply because we do not keep a stock of extra mattresses of that size (admittedly, when putting 2 single beds together takes up more room space than a king size bed). There is also no mention in our advert that the 2 bathrooms are en suites - they are, as the guests indicate, past the lounge area, a mere 5m walk.
The mentioned dehumidifier is used during the winter months as this helps to reduce the humidity in the air in each and every home in Malta. The recorded weather during the guests' stay averaged 75° (in the shade), hardly the type of weather to collect so much humidity (even if this were operated in the open, the dehumidifier itself is factory programmed for a limited amount of water collection per day and definitely not in the excessive amount described). This would have been like trying to work air conditioning to cool down a room with an open window and then complaining that this is not working well.
It is an absolute untruth that all the appliances are rusty; it comes to us as a very big surprise that the guests actually stayed in such a place if they saw so many shortcomings, also adversely commenting on ALL the furniture, beddings and sheets. It would be to our detriment to leave our apartments in such a state when summer bookings were just around the corner, when other reviews, both before and after these guests' stay mention a totally different and positive picture.
The grounds are kept in perfect condition all year round, irrespective of whether we have guests staying with us or not (remember, we also live in the same complex, so it does not do us good to allow areas to remain unclean). One correction however, the dog is NOT allowed by the pool area, as indicated in the review, and this area is even locked away by a gate which runs over the koy fish pond bridge, so we cannot see how this could have had any dog droppings.
The sincerity of the contents of this review are unfortunately put to the test in their description of the outside area which they label 'pleasant enough' (few other properties offer the unique features of our garden with cascading ponds, bridges, landscaped gardens, specific lighting, 2 gazebos, 2 barbeques, and much more). Others, on home away property 402723, have instead, amongst many reviews, described this 'garden is a little place from heaven', 'garden and pool area are fantastic', 'outside space was superb', 'garden is beautiful', 'garden and the swimming pool were excellent', 'magical gardens of the villa', 'the apartment, pool and grounds were immaculate', 'the property, grounds and pool are stunning' and many more.
At the same time, here are also some other comments, this time about the apartment itself:- 'descriptions and reviews promise a lot and you may wonder where the 'catch' is. Well, there isn't one', 'we are fussy about where we stay and loved the apartments', 'we couldn't recommend this highly enough', 'one of the best holiday experiences we have had', 'words fail me, as do the pictures on the webpage', 'the property well lived up to its description and more!', 'the pictures on my camera are ravishing and they do resemble those on the internet', 'most perfect place to stay on Malta', etc.
While we do take umbrage to unjust and unfair criticism, we will look into any complaints to help make our product better. As some of our guests so generously wrote in their reviews, 'the hosts not only opened their home but their hearts to us', whereas another declared 'overall the holiday was a 100% better than a faceless package tour'.
It is with regret that the situation with these guests has come to such a sad end as this is never our intention; a problem attacked at source has more of a chance of being resolved, practically defeating any advantages of such a late review. Still, it is the guests' prerogative to write what they feel (and seemingly when they feel).
In the meantime, we have also tried to contact the guests by phone to help iron out any differences in a diplomatic fashion but these seemingly were not in and never returned our call.
2 Jul 2012
"WONDERFUL TRIP MADE SPECIAL BY THE OWNERS"
We have just returned from a 4 night stay(21st-25th June,mother,daughter and son )in the yellow apartment.The place is wonderful, made extra special by the owners who could not do enough to make our t… More
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