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Josanne

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, italian, arabic

solar heated pool, barbecue,garden, ponds, outside jacuzzi - Apartment 3 Orange

13 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Swieqi Apartment Rental Photos and Description

An escape to a serene and peacful hamlet but minutes away from entertainment hub

A choice of 3 tranquil villa apartments with all amenities in this exclusive part of Malta. Quiet and peaceful yet only minutes away from the entertainment hub of Paceville and the more popular St. Julians Bay with its many restaurants and great bars. Properties also enjoys the use of a large swimming pool (41 sq m), sunbeds, deckchairs, hammock for a couple, 3 seater hammock swing, rocking bench, large umbrellas, gazebo seating for 8, barbecue area with its own fridge and kitchen facilities, shower and WC facilities by pool area. The dedicated solar heating system for the pool allows use of the pool from April to October. Access to pool area is via wooden bridge over large cascading koy fish pond. 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.

Our pets: 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 dog), other than the koy fish and turtles already mentioned, also have their own separate dens, and are well kept, pampered and cared for.

For those who want more out of their holiday: 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).

What we stand for.: 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.

More Details

Details for Apartment 3 Orange 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

This is a studio apartment which, although its compact size, still entails all the amenities required for one's comfort. It is considered as budget accommodation mainly because of its compact size, although it must also be mentioned that besides the two single beds (which can be put together to form a large double bed) in this open plan apartment, it also has another area where a bunk bed is located. Entrance to this apartment is down the short stairway alongside the koy fish pond, and opposite the vine tree gazebo.

This apartment is also connected to apartment 1 via two communal doors (to ensure the privacy of both apartments if these are rented out separately). Should this apartment be rented out as an independent unit, then our recommendation is only for a couple or maximum a party of 3; however, if this apartment is rented out in conjunction with apartment 1, then the full 4 beds can be utilized as guests will still be able to use the dining area in the larger apartment 1.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Josanne (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, italian, arabic

What makes this apartment unique

The swimming pool is equipped with a dedicated solar heating system, almost guaranteeing the use of the swimming pool even for the summer shoulder-months, such as best part of April and October.

We are now also pleased to inform all our guests that the new jacuzzi installation is complete and running. The idea behind this was to replace our 4 seater open Jacuzzi with one that actually holds 9 people; this walk-in construction also takes the shape of a cave rather than having to leave the pool to get to the Jacuzzi bringing a whole new meaning to luxury. The pictures were taken during the night to add to the affect of the new lighting fixtures in the harem chill-out seating area. There is also a water rainfall to the entrance of the jacuzzi to add to the tropical ambiance and feel of this vibrant place.

In essence, the pool has been installed with a new liner; we have also replaced the lights in the pool with LED lighting, which also gives us the facility of altering the colour from blue, orange, red, green, purple, amber, and also a random selection of colours, making swimming at night a whole new experience altogether.

The inside of the jacuzzi is constantly painted in a soft blue light, which is accentuated by the silver coloured tiling inside as this reflects off it during the night, perfectly complimenting eachother.

The seating above the jacuzzi has been a real surprise as it turned out to be even better than what we had ever imagined it to be. Here we have placed garden furniture blending in perfectly to the setting. The frame to this area is fabricated out of wood with sack covering on top, giving it that harem feeling as you climb up the stairs and lounge in what is already a favourite area of many of our guests.

At the same time, we have also replaced our chlorination system to one that is more green, as this not only eliminates the taste of chlorine but makes the water that much clearer, making it even more enticingly exciting.

Reviews

4.5
based on 13 traveler reviews

Apartment 3 Orange
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 13 reviews
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Apartment in Malta

  • 2 of 5

The apartments are on top of a hill in a quiet (apart from the builders next door) residential part of St. Andrew’s. It’s a 15 minute walk (downhill) to the main road, where there are regular buses services south to Valletta and the ferries at Sliema and north to the beaches and the ferry to Gozo. There are a few shops in Swieqi – a Tardis like supermarket ‘Greens’ and the ‘Brewmaster’ pizza restaurant – which is cheap and the pizzas are excellent.

We stayed in the last week of October. Apart from one heavy shower, it was sunny through the week and warm enough to swim in the Med (the nearest beach at St. Georges is a bit manky – its formed from gravel and strewn with rubbish including sanitary towels, so go to the excellent beach at the bay north of Mellieha - Ghadira).

I would recommend getting the weekly bus pass (its e12 for an adult for 7 days travel).

Now onto the apartment. The outdoor area is cleaned every day and there are terrapins and a fishpond (the water pipe supplying the fish stays on all night, so best get used the sound of gushing water). The description of the property states that the pool is heated by a solar heating system so it’s usable until October. While sunny throughout the week, the water remained frigid while we were there. There’s a friendly dog and a cat. Unfortunately the cat attracts feral cats and these had fleas – two of us were bitten.

The main thing that you should know about the Orange apartment is that it’s a basement flat – there are some small windows for ventilation, but no view. You are effectively underground. The 2nd bedroom (bunks), the main bedroom (a double) and the kitchen are separated by a curtain (the room has been rearranged since the photos were taken). The combined toilet/shower is in the smallest possible space – I’m 6’ 2” and I had to open the shower door in order to sit on the toilet otherwise I couldn’t fit.

The fittings are all a bit tired with chipped surfaces. The washing machine is rusty and we never figured out how to light the oven. The small freezer compartment managed to defrost everything we put in there. In our opinion it could do with refurbishment.

Unfortunately the accommodation marred an otherwise enjoyable holiday. It was the first time we had been to Malta and it offered everything – beaches, history, rural areas, bustling urban areas and M&S.

And for various reasons we could not recommend the property if you have a child with a learning disability.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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England
5

Apartment Orange

  • 5 of 5

Having just returned from a week staying in Apartment 3 Orange, I only have good things to say about it! Not only was the apartment beautiful, comfortable and set in the most gorgeous gardens but I was made to feel very welcome straight away! Being met with a lovely welcome hamper was definitely a bonus!

The pool is stunning and very private with access to a great bbq and the resident pets are adorable and very calm - especially Toby the dog!! The apartments are kept beautifully and it really did feel like a home away from home.

Despite not having a car, we found the location perfect as there is a bus stop at the bottom of the hill with a regular service that allowed us to sight see all over the Island. Also, a nearby supermarket meant that there was no trouble getting shopping in either with a steady walk back to the apartment.

I would definitely return to this accommodation and 100% recommend it to other holiday makers whether its a relaxing holiday by the pool, sight seeing around the island or nights out in Paceville that you're after.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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United Kingdom
5

Summer 2010 Malta :)

  • 5 of 5

I have just returned from a week long stay in the Orange apartment with my friend (in the month of September - we are both 18) The accommodation was absolutely perfect and was exactly as described if not better. On arrival the owner made sure we had the necessities we needed (as we arrived late) and provided traditional Maltese food for us to eat which was lovely! Throughout our stay the apartment was kept clean/very well maintained, and if we ever did need anything, the owner was always willing to help. Everything you could need to cook is provided (oven/gas hobs/microwave) and the outside BBQ is perfect too. The location was also perfect for us since despite the walk to the bus stop (only around 10/15 minutes) we found it was really nice to walk in the sun or on the way back from a day out. The bus stop provides all the transport links you could need with buses to the main cities and to the Valletta terminus where you can then get any bus to anywhere from (the buses are also very cheap - only 47 cents) To anyone thinking of going to Malta, I would definitely recommend almost all the activities we did! We went to Mdina (the old capital) which was absolutely beautiful and went to the Fontanella Tea Gardens which overlooks the coast. Visiting Valletta is a must - the architecture is absolutely stunning and going to St Johns Cathedral is breathtaking...there are also plenty of lovely restaurants/bars for both the day and evening - one that I would highly recommend is the jazz bar called Malata Bar and Restaurant - It was some of the nicest food I have ever had and we managed to go on a night with live jazz provided - Make sure you check out which nights this is on and make sure you book as it gets very busy. We also booked on to a boat cruise with Captain Morgan cruises leaving from Silema which took us around Gozo and Comino (including the beautiful blue lagoon) and included a lovely buffet lunch and wine, and provided many opportunities to swim in the sea. We both also went jet skiing at Silemma in one of the lidos on the coast which if you enjoy adrenaline pumping activities I would definitely recommend - the coast is perfect for it and you are also able to do it with an instructor if you want that extra safety (for a slight extra charge but it is worth it!) Overall, my stay on Malta is the best holiday I have ever had and would recommend this accommodation to anyone thinking of visiting - it was absolutely perfect and only added to an amazing week! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palermo (Sicilia)
5

Walter e Sandra (luglio 2010)

  • 5 of 5

Cari Paul e Josanne, con affetto e simpatia scrivo queste righe. Molti sono i luoghi che giro in vacanza con la mia famiglia, spesso tutto va bene ma accade anche il contrario. Certo non posso che comunicare il mio "disappunto" per coloro (leggo dai report), che venendo a godere del vostro servizio dicano d'essersi trovati male (sic!). Noi a casa vostra siamo stati BENISSIMO. Ma a dir ciò non siamo solo noi, attenti ed oculati genitori per i nostri figli, quanto loro stessi...Giorgio (10 anni) e Bruna (12 anni) che ancora sentono vivido il ricordo dei giorni passati con le vostre splendide 10 tartarughe, 20 pesci d'acqua dolce, 2 possenti cani (amorevoli e quanto mai docili e giocherelloni)... Insomma, aver visto la gioia e l'allegria dei nostri figli tra un tuffo e l'altro nella vostra piscina, ci ha permesso di ritenerere casa vostra anche NOSTRA. Pur piccola ha perfettamente ed esaustivamente risposto alle nostre "migliori" aspettative di vacanza.

Cari Paul e Josanne,Vi facciamo i nostri migliori Auguri e complimenti per come siete stati capaci d'esser gentili e servizievoli verso un'isola (Malta) che dovrebbe esserVi grata per come accogliete i suoi turisti.

A presto! (perchè torneremo!!!!!)

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing holiday. Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

I had an amazing holiday at this lovely apartment. We were made to feel welcome the moment we arrived and were very well cared for throughout our time.

The whole property was amazing with a lovely swimming pool, beautiful outside areas including a barbeque, loads of seating and both sunny and shady spots.

The villa itself was very clean and maintained and perfect for sitting in after a hard day in the sun!

I would recommend staying at this villa to anyone who wanted to visit Malta.

The area is lovely and peaceful with the villa about a 15 minute walk to the bus stop and a 5 minute bus ride into Saint Julien. Making it peaceful in the day, but easy for you to get to the shops and restaurants nearby. The beach is also a bus ride away.

The best part of the holiday was how nice and welcoming Paul and Josanne were, making us feel comfortable thoroughout our time and anything we would have needed they would be happy to help.

The pets at the house were also lovely! cats, dogs, coy fish and turtles!

We were there at the beginning of June. The weather was lovely throughout with blue skies all day and warm evenings. the weather in the day was very hot but the pool was perfect for cooling down in.

Thankyou for a lovely lovely holiday, we will definitely be trying to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Buc, Yvelines, France
5

orange apartment

  • 5 of 5

I spent 6 days in the orange flat whit my boyfriend, we really enjoyed the stay. The place was clean, well conceived and well equiped. We had access to the owners' garden and it was so beautiful, we were able to take advantage of the swimming pool, the jaccuzzi, the barbecue, the deckchairs and the garden's furnitures. The pool is heated by solar panels so the temperature is really pleasant at any time of the day. The owners are lovely, they arranged for us the car hire, but they also picked up at the airport and brought us back at the end of our stay. The property is in a very quiet and great district, on the top of the hill, the bus station is down the hill so it's better to have a car to visit easily the island. I recommend this place to anyone who wants to be in a beautiful place and have ideal holidays.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Luqa
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Sliema / Valletta
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Coast Road
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
St. George's Bay
Car: recommended

Madliena's pristine location between two valleys provides a perfect opportunity for countryside walks. This hamlet is located on one of the highest points on the island thus helping to 'cool' down the hot summer nights with its gentle breeze off the nearby coastal areas. From here one can see right across the island, all the way from Marsaxlokk, to Mdina, Valletta, and the north 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, by 1900 built a series of forts with intervening walls and gun emplacements along the 12km of the ridge. Because of its vantage point, Madliena was mostly used for military reasons with the most important site being the Madliena Tower. Within close vicinity, one can also find the Meditteraneo Water Park, Malta’s only marine park. This is a popular place with its many water rides, attraction pools and marine part where one can also swim with dolphins.

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Rates & Availability

Swieqi Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Early Autumn - 3 person rate
Oct 8 2016 - Oct 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
$56
$360
 
 
Autumn - 3 person rate
Nov 3 2016 - Nov 13 2016
3 night minimum stay
From
$11
Sat,Sun
$219
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn Close
Nov 14 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
From
$11
Sat,Sun
$180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas - 3 person rate
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
From
$17
Sat,Sun
$303
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter - 3 person rate
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$191
$669
 
 
Winter Close - 3 person rate
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
From
$11
Sat,Sun
$191
$753
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Eve - 3 person rate
Mar 27 2017 - Apr 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
From
$11
Sat,Sun
$303
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter - 3 person rate
Apr 12 2017 - Apr 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$444
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring - 3 person rate
Apr 24 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
From
$11
Sat,Sun
$388
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Bank Holiday - 3 person rate
Apr 30 2017 - May 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$472
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring - 3 person rate
May 8 2017 - Jun 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
From
$11
Sat,Sun
$444
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Eve - 3 person rate
Jun 21 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
From
$11
Sat,Sun
$472
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer - 3 person rate
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$612
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer Deal - 3 persons
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$753
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer - 3 person rate
Jul 16 2017 - Aug 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$865
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Set - 3 person rate
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
From
$11
Sat,Sun
$612
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Close - 3 person rate
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
From
$11
Sat,Sun
$506
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn Eve - 3 person rate
Sep 25 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
From
$11
Sat,Sun
$360
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $34

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 meter and its electrical consumption is the only utility not included in the price (to be paid separately as per local rates).

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Amenities

Swieqi Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 25 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Two single beds are actually a bunkbed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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