Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
This newly refurbished semi detached property is situated in possibly one of the best locations in St. Paul's bay known as XEMXIJA which means SUNNY PLACE. Its location makes it an ideal holiday destination at any time of the year ideally located just out of the noisy and hectic centres but within just a few minutes from so many activities.
This property is equipped with all the necessities to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Sleeps up to 7 in 3 bedrooms (bunkbed being the 7th bed), Airconditoned Living Area, TV, DVD, WIFI,
A perfect property for that great FAMILY holiday being so close to the seaside and just 5 minutes drive to the best sandy beaches in Malta. Xemxija is just a short drive away from the Mediterraneo marine park, Splash and Fun Water park or Popeye's Village. It is also very close to the Gozo Ferry service or Comino Day Trips.
This property is also ideal for COUPLES and friends wishing to relax and unwind from their hectic routines, being in a peaceful location but only a few minutes drive from the entertainment areas. Explore the beautiful island by day and dine AL FRESCO by night enjoying the lovely terraces and the beautiful unobstructed sea views.
For those looking for a more activity packed holiday, the apartment is ideally situated for SCUBA DIVING holidays in the crystal clear blue seas or trying out Jet-skiing, water skiing, sailing or just enjoy a horse-riding session in nearby stables.
Malta has a superb climate in WINTER with an average daily temperature of 15 degrees and the sun shines almost all year round so the property will make a lovely and perfect Winter Holiday destination.
Being a semi-detached property, this apartment is well-lit with natural light and boasts a lovely outside area. By day you can lounge on the sun-beds and laze about under the clear blue sky whilst going for a dip into the beautiful Mediterranean sea or after a long day out sightseeing or enjoying the wonderful beaches around the island, just relax under the stars and dine AL FRESCO whilst enjoying a unique picturesque view of the bay.
We try to leave no stones unturned in our efforts to make your holiday a memorable one and we will be available 24/7 for any assistance that you may need. On arrival you will be greeted by a welcome pack and we can also organize your pick-up and drop off at the airport so as to avoid any time loss.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Xemxija Bay 10 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malta International Airport 25 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||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
-New modern Furniture
-Fully equipped kitchen
-Fans in all bedroom
-7th bed is a top bunk bed
-Optional Airconditioning - quoted prices are without use of the airconditioner as many people do not like airconditioning - this can
be arranged for an additonal Euro7.00 per day.
|Further details outdoors|
-Sunbathing back terrace with 2 sunbeds
-Front patio for relaxation with seafront views
-Ample parking available in the roads around the area.
-Smoking strictly outdoors only
-No pets allowed
The Island of Malta region
A Holiday in Malta is like stepping back in time, there are several world heritage sights that are the oldest known human structures in the world. It is not only the people and the history but also the architecture which gives Malta its appeal. Malta has a superb climate, the sun shines almost all year round, with temperatures reaching above 30 degrees in summer and hardly ever falling below 15 degrees in winter!
Beautiful scenery and a stunning contrast of colours – azure blue seas, honey coloured limestone farmhouses and clear skies. The clarity of the sea also makes Malta one of the world’s most popular diving locations. Plenty of wrecks to explore and some varied marine life.
Malta offers a range of beautiful beaches to suit all tastes... Whether you are in the mood for a relaxing sunbathing session or in a more sporty, active mood, there is a suitable beach for you! Choose from golden sand, red sand, rocks, blue lagoons and even inland seas...
There are plenty of easily accessible beaches for families, rocky inlets ideal for snorkellers and beach sunsets for twilight swimmers. Most beaches are easily reached by bus and a short walk. Some beaches and rocky shores are slightly harder to reach, but worth seeking out for their seclusion and unspoilt surroundings!
Cafes, fruit stalls or snack bars are abundant on larger beaches during the summer season. With Malta’s climate, beach life lasts well into October. Enjoy water sports and activities like windsurfing, jet and water skiing, para-kiting and fun rides. You can hire equipment from beach cafes or shops nearby.
Here's a list of some of the beautiful beaches around the islands:
> Anchor Bay
> Ghajn Tuffieha
> Golden Bay
> Ghadira, Mellieha
> Paradise Bay
> St Paul's Bay
> Mistra Bay
Temples that pre-date Stonehenge. A wealth of cultural and historical treats. An interesting history as a result of various invasions throughout the centuries from colonisers. Glorious limestone architecture and beautiful churches.
No language barriers – English and Italian are widely spoken throughout the island.
Low crime rate - One important factor about Malta is that the island is a very safe place to be, its crime rate is one of the lowest in Europe. Flying to Malta is also easy and safe to do.
Enchanting and intimate. - Malta is the largest of the 3 islands – Malta – Gozo – Comino, that constitute the archipelago, it is 122 sq miles, and is an independent country yet because of its size, it remains enchanting and intimate. The best way to get round the island is definitely by car, although the local bus rides are just as good and cheap.
Choosing Malta for your holiday will really leave you with the taste for more, the way of life is very Mediterranean and you will find yourself caught up in its seductive grip. With a wide variety of tours you will be able to get a good insight into the history.
The ease of daily life is reflected in the expressive faces and relaxed nature of the locals. They are friendly and hospitable and hold a certain charm about them.
Saint Paul's Bay
Malta’s small size is an advantage as most sites are within a relatively small distance. Xemxija is to the north of the island and perfectly placed to reach almost all attractions within a maximum of 60 minutes. Different things apply to different people, tastes and lifestyles so not all of the things listed might apply to everyone. Nonetheless, try and enrich your malta holiday by pursuing some of the items on the list! There are alot of things to do in Malta. Enjoy your holiday in Malta!
Splash & Fun Park at Bahar ic-Caghaq
This is very popular with families with kids and most kids can’t seem to ever get enough of it. There’s water-slides, playgrounds, sun lounges, restaurant, etc and should be a fun day for the whole family. The complex also has the largest wave pool in Europe.
For more info, visit their website at http://www.splashandfun.com.mt
Mediterraneo Marine Park at Bahar ic-Caghaq
Adjacent to the Splash & Fun Park is the Mediterraneo Marine Park where they have dolphin, sea-lions shows, etc. You can get a combined ticket to go to both parks. You can also swim with dolphins here (under supervision). Minimum age for a dolphin swim is 8 years old.
For more info, log on to their website at http://www.mediterraneo.com.mt
Sweethaven (also known as Popeye Village) at Anchor Bay
This is a family targeted attraction, with animation shows, puppets, small fun park and play pool.
It was originally the set for the musical Popeye, starring Robin Williams. Adults may find this place a bit too cheesy but usually kids enjoy it. Have a look at their website at http://www.popeyemalta.com and then decide whether your kids will enjoy it here.
Malta Experience at Valletta
This is an audiovisual show (45 minutes long) that kids usually enjoy. It’s actually recommended that you start out your holiday with this show, because it serves as a good introduction to Malta. This show has had very good reviews from adults and kids alike.
For more info on the Malta Experience, log on to their website at http://www.themaltaexperience.com
Mdina Dungeons at Mdina
The dungeons re-create various acts of torture that occurred in Malta over the ages. Strangely enough, a lot of kids usually enjoy their visit to the Mdina Dungeons. This is not however the ideal museum if your kids are too easily frightened.
More info on their website http://www.dungeonsmalta.com
Blue Grotto Boat Trip at Wied iz-Zurrieq
The trips (15 minutes long) go to the seven caves and the colour of the sea within the caves is breathtaking to say the least. This is a very popular site so the constant boat-traffic ruins the atmosphere a bit. To get to the location where the boat trips are, take Bus #38 or #138 from Valletta. Trips are done daily from 9.00am to 5.00pm and cost Euro 7.00.
Boat trips from Sliema
At the Ferries in Sliema, where most of the cruises depart from, you can find many operators that offer two hour cruises (or longer) to Marsamxett and the Grand Harbour.
These safaris explore the more remote parts of Malta and Gozo and are something that most kids enjoy.
Horse-riding at Golden Bay
Golden Bay Horse Riding offer one or two hour rides on fields overlooking the beaches. Rides start from 8.00am till 8.0pm (Telephone No: 2157 3360). Booking in advance is preferred.
Day trip to Gozo
Gozo is such a beautiful island that it would be a pity if you left Malta without visiting. The ferry boat ride in itself is an “adventure” to most kids. Gozo island has a distinct character and is much quieter than Malta. It has many charming attractions, not to mention some fantastic beaches. A definite must see during your Malta vacations!
Day trip to Comino island
This is a very popular trip. The Blue Lagoon is simply magical and the island offers an enjoyable day for all.
Other things you could do:
> Go and visit the Hypogeum
> Go golfing at 'The Royal Malta Golf Club'
> Spend a day wandering around the capital city Valletta
> Explore the Maltese islands' New Stone Age temples
> Go to St. John’s Cathedral in Valletta where a famous Caravaggio painting is located
> Visit the Upper Barrakka Gardens. These gardens are just the perfect spot to rest and also take in spectacular views of the Grand Harbour
> Try out Maltese food
> Visit the ancient Cart Ruts
> Explore Buskett Gardens, the only extensive woodland on the island
> Go birdwatching
> Take a leisurely stroll in Mdina – the old capital city and also dubbed as the “Silent City”
> Take a dip in the awesome Malta beaches
> Sample the Maltese nightlife in Paceville and Bugibba
> Go diving
> Go rock climbing
> Go sailing
> Go to a traditional Maltese village festa - A MUST DO. There is always a village festa every week-end from
June through to October.
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24 Aug 2014
"Very good apartment"
We stayed in this apartment for 7 days. This was a very good experience, the landlord Jonathan is so kind and answer to all our questions, also when we had a problem with the wifi, he had resolved it … More
26 Jun 2014
"Good Value For The Money"
We stayed at apartment 3 in Villa Lugano for 10 days in June 2014. The apartment was clean, comfortable and nicely presented with everything you could need to ensure a pleasant stay. The welcome pack … More
2 Jun 2014
"Lovely, peaceful, clean and pleasent place to stay"
A really warm welcome, Jonathan did all he could to make our stay a pleasant one and was at the end of the phone if we needed him. Really good to have a TV for the children when they are worn out from… More
5 Aug 2012
We spent a fantastic holiday with a friend group there in Malta. The location of this apartment is excellent - peaceful, beautiful and near to a shop, restaurants and clubs.
The condition is perfect too, everything is new and clean and the apartment is spacious and very very cosy. The terrace is comfy and sea views adorable.
We would like to thank friendly and helpful Jonathan so much for renting this apartment to us. It is completely optimal for spending a wonderful holiday! A better one is hard to find.
Reetta from Finland
30 Oct 2011
"Comfortable,spacious,quiet with great views of St.Pauls Bay."
Used the "pick up" service provided, from the airport to Villa Lugano as the public transport is a nightmare since Arriva took over. Try not to rely on the bus services, unless you feel very brave and patient.... it took us 1 1/2 hours to get to Valetta !
Villa Lugano was a lovely bright, spacious apartment, spotlessly clean with great decor. Loads of storage space. Out side it had 3 patios with a b-b-q .... so you can follow the sun/shade. Comfy beds and quiet at night.
You can swim just outside the apartment or round the corner at the rocky bay or at the tiny beach near the Lido. Clear, clean sea. Great views of St.Pauls Bay from the apartment. Small shop and a good fruit and veg. van in the village and "Scotts" supermarket on the road to Mostar. Had a good meal at the "Fortress", try the Malta and Gozo platters.
Great walks from Xemxija, especially the Heritage Trail. If you walk across the island, watch out for hunters with guns and hounds !
Best to hire a car, even for just a few days, so you can visit the sights without the hassle of waiting for public transport (which may not always stop for you !!). Plenty of parking outside the apartment.
We spent a pleasant, relaxing week at Villa Lugano. If you like peace and quiet, you'll like it here. Friendly, helpful owner..... Thanks Johnathan .....
1 Oct 2011
"Stunning location, accomodation below average"
stunning location right on the sea front, however the accomodation was not clean even we were the first rental for the season. We were told cleaners had been in but this could not have been true, the fridge was an health hazard and the toilet and washbasin which is attached to the double bedroom was disgusting. Towels and bed linen full of someone elses hair.
I apologise to the tenants if they were unsatisfed with the level. This is the first time in over 100 visits that we have had a complaint as normally we receive very positive feedback and many return customers. I do not doubt our clients sincerity and have taken appropriate steps to rectify the situation and have changed our cleaning contractors.
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