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solar heated pool, barbecue,garden, ponds, outside jacuzzi - Apartment 2 - Yellow



Updated: 15-Oct-2016
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.

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Details for holiday apartment Apartment 2 - Yellow, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

This is the largest of our apartments having two bedrooms sleeping 4 to 5 people. The main bedroom is also equipped with an air conditioning unit. The spare bedroom, lounge area and kitchen/dining all have ceiling fans. The apartment also has two bathrooms (shower, toilet and sink facilities). A desk is also located in the short corridor area. Entrance to this apartment is down the short stairway alongside the koi fish pond, and opposite the vine tree gazebo.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Un lieu de séjour enchanteur

  • 4 of 5

Une propriété située sur les hauteurs de Malte dans un quartier résidentiel très calme. Les extérieurs sont enchanteurs et agencés avec bon goût. Le pourtour de la piscine est magnifique de jour comme de nuit. Quel plaisir de s'y baigner ou bien d'y déjeuner ou diner. Le lieu de vie et de couchage est fonctionnel mais manque de lumière naturelle par manque d'ouverture. Les propriétaires sont accueillants, gentils et serviables. Endroit à recommander en famille.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Poor Quality Accommodation

  • 1 of 5

We were booked in for two weeks this month - October 2015. Prior to booking Paul was superbly helpful and as a result we really had very high expectations of the accommodation. We were really quite horrified at what we found. The apartment is in fact in the basement with one tiny window. The inside was very musty, one of our party, an asthmatic, felt her chest tightening due to the presence of mould spores in the air, the living area was cramped with poor quality seating and the cooker was rusty. That was the bit that most offended me. Why insult visitors with a cooker that has been badly painted to hide the rust? The top of it was also dirty with bits of food stuck on it which I was picking off with my nails. The flat entrance is below the level of the fish and turtle ponds. The smell that came down into the doorway - the only way in or out - was just horrid. Paul was thoroughly decent and offered us an Immediate and full refund which we accepted and also allowed us to use his internet at no cost to find alternative accommodation. We cannot fault Paul in how he dealt with us but a bit of me is quite angry that we almost flew home on the day we arrived because of the poor and unacceptable standard of accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at the Colours villa, Madliena, late September / early October 2014, when we got married at the nearby Torre Paulina. In total there were 11 of us sharing, 4 couples and 3 individuals.

It was nothing short of superb! The apartments provided us with all that we needed. The pool, gardens, jacuzzi and other outdoor facilities were exquisite, especially with us having exclusive use. Being able to crawl out of bed and jump into our own pool was sheer luxury! The weather was glorious.

The villa is situated in a complex with other villas and is secluded, with no outside interference. You’ll need a hire car or taxis to get about, though, as the villa is located at the top of a big hill!

We cannot thank the hosts, Paul and Josanne, enough! Their local knowledge, assistance and willingness to go the extra mile proved invaluable and made our stay both relaxing and very memorable; they even put out the red carpet when we got back from our wedding!

Their family dog, Hank, also kept us amused.

We would have no hesitation in recommending the villa.

Julie, Steve and family.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A surprisingly wonderful little oasis

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at these fabulous apartments. Paul and Josanne are just the best! From the moment we booked our stay, communication was brilliant - all questions answered with a very friendly manner. As I already knew they island, I was particularly interested in staying in Madliena as it is wonderfully peaceful and away from the real hustle and bustle. Nathaniel (Paul and Josanne's son) picked us up at the airport (exactly where I was told he would be - amazing!) and drove us to the apartment, happily taking a small detour so I could show my daughter my old flat! As it was evening, he also took us to the supermarket so we could stock up on essentials.

When we arrived at the apartments, we were blown away by how pretty the garden area is - all lit up at night it has a fairytale feel to it. My daughter (who is 7) was completely overawed and desperate to get into the pool (which has an illuminated 'cave' - their own Blue Grotto!). The apartment was bigger than expected. Paul had put on the fire ready for us so it was all cosy. Having two bathrooms was definitely useful, especially as my daughter was in and out of the pool every day (in November!)

Paul and Josanne were so helpful. We rented a car - not just because the apartment is up a hill (and I am lazy!) but because the best bits of the island are off the beaten track. Josanne put me in touch with a rental company who were also really accommodating, even letting me change drop off times and places at the last minute. Fab car as well!

When the weather turned slightly cold, Paul and Josanne brought us duvets just in case. So kind!

Rosie, my daughter, says: "This is the best place I have EVER stayed. The pool was great and I went swimming all the time. Hank, the dog, is brilliant. He is really friendly and likes towels! I thought he might bark but he didn't. The turtles are cool too. I liked my bedroom because the bed was really comfy and I really liked the kitchen because I could watch TV after I had been swimming and mum made scrambled eggs. I want to go back again next year and every year!"

I would definitely recommend staying at these apartments (we stayed in Yellow). However, if you are after an easy walk to bars, restaurants etc then you may wish to look elsewhere (but ask Paul, he can help you!).

Paul and Josanne are kind, accommodating, so friendly and amusing and definitely concerned that their guests are happy. They certainly helped make our holiday wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would first of all like to thank these guests for having stayed with us and also for their lovely review. It is always our prerogative to make sure that our guests not only feel at home but also feel that they are getting the best for their money's worth. It is often the case that on arrival we make sure to send a driver to collect our guests, thus giving these the peace of mind of reaching the apartment without getting lost along the way or to having to pay for these fringe services immediately upon arrival. A quick tour of the surrounding area, especially at the Colours apartments in Madliena, helps our guests better understand where the shops, bus stops, restaurants, etc. are located (it only takes us a few extra minutes, but goes miles in our initial relationship with our new guests). Admittedly, our apartments at Colours are not 5-star, and although these still offer all the amenities that one would expect while on holiday, it is what our gardens and pool area offer that really makes this place quite unique. We will certainly have to use your description of a fairytale setting because of all the different coloured lights, our own 'blue grotto', the setting, etc. something we never really thought of, but it is very true, and we thank you for this eye-opener. We believe in renovation and change, and despite the fact that the gardens are already something out of the ordinary, we are already working on further developments for next year (where we hope that our guests will also be able to use the pool year-round .... under a retractable cover). Rosie and our other guests at the time of your stay certainly made good use of the pool, and with the weather being kind to us, the dedicated pool solar heating system did the rest to make sure that this could still be used, even at this late stage of the year (we are still trying to come to terms with how some of our guests could swim at night in late October, although we must admit, the pool is always quite inviting when lit up at night). We often have return guests staying with us, and it would be our pleasure to have these same guests returning back to Malta again in the future. Once again, a big thank you and hugs from the three of us. Paul, Josanne & Nathaniel xxx
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Lot's of sunshine, great outdoors

  • 5 of 5

That was our first holiday in Malta, but I hope not last :) Arrived late and tired in Malta airport. Josanne (villa owner) send me instructions how to get to villa. We still manage to get lost, so she send her son to meet us. That was helpful. Villa is in a quiet area and car is essential to get to places. Nearest food shop 15 min away doh. Facilities exactly what expected. We rented yellow apartments, enough space for four adults and my 8 year old son. Two showers came very handy too. Swimming pool was bit too cold for me, but my friends had a dip on a sunny days. Garden absolutely great, a shame never had barbecue - not enough time. Oh well maybe next time :) Every time of our stay Josanne was very helpful, but not too much in your face..:) Villa is great for family or group of friends. Good for value. For couples I would look for something more luxury..

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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too far out from any main bar or restaurant

  • 3 of 5

This had a lovley garden space however too cold to use due to exceptionally wet weather.

We hired a car, this area is in my opinion 'a bit out of the way' if you want to be able to walk to a bar or restaurant.

Toby the dog was a lovely presence and we became foster parents to one of the cats all week which we enjoyed

The appartment I feel is expensive for the quality and kettle was broke but no one checked to see if everything was ok - but we managed to boil with a pan of water....

Owners were very helpful in arranging lifts and being flexible with our arrival date although did not appreciate being told to hurry up and 'get straight to the appartment' when we wanted to stop for lunch on the way on the first day of our holiday

I would reccommend staying here in a group in nice weather to enjoy the garden area and pool but having visted Malta many times now would not stay in this area again. It felt very private which here and possible you will have an enjoyable stay here - thank you to Josanne for your help with our booking etc.....

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kerry, Thank you for staying with us and we are sorry that the weather was exceptionally wet during your stay with us (we remember you also wished to swim). These apartments are infact advertized as being 'out of the way' (an escape to a serene and peaceful hamlet) and that a car is recommended, thus our perhaps ridiculously cheap price during the winter months, especially for the Orange apartment (we are forbidden to quote prices but one can still look at the website to view our tariffs). Notwithstanding this, we still supply our guests with a full complimentary food pack, and at the end of the day, there is really not much profit left, but we do this out of love and the passion that comes along with welcoming new guests staying with us. We are sorry that we had not realized that the kettle was broken - unless we are told about certain things we may not be able to know. With living above the apartment, we were not far away and we would have been glad to oblige and immediately replace it with a working one. We do like to leave our guests enjoy their privacy and so we prefer not to intrude on their holiday unless of course we are requested to do so to assist them. On the day of your arrival, which had been understandably postponed a couple of times, we also had another arrival later that afternoon. As we realized that your flight had arrived late morning, we expected that at maximum you would be at the apartment around 13:00 hrs. We infact had made other plans for the afternoon (an arrival in another apartment) and so we were restricted for time. Unfortunately had we been advised earlier of your intention to go for lunch before visiting us, we would have tried to make alternative arrangements, and it was only after we called your mobile that we realized what your plans were. Thank you for loving Toby, he is a wonderful dog, but our cat must have become over-accustomed to being fostered because we found a whole school of them (presumably its friends) in the apartment, having gone through the garbage, and making a mess on the beds, for which we have also had to throw away the mattresses, and to strip down the place completely - apparently the door must have been left open when you left the apartment on your departure. Should you visit Malta again and wish to use us for your holiday, we can then recommend more central areas for our other apartments located in St. Julians, Sliema and St. Paul's Bay. Regards Josanne
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Activity and Interests

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


Rental rates

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2 Nov 2016 - 13 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Winter Eve
14 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
21 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
4 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Winter Close
1 Mar 2017 - 26 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Spring Eve
27 Mar 2017 - 11 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
12 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Early Spring
24 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Spring Bank Holiday
1 May 2017 - 7 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
8 May 2017 - 20 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
21 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Peak Summer 1
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
Peak Summer 2
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Peak Summer 3
15 Jul 2017 - 27 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Peak Summer 4
28 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Summer Close
4 Sep 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
Autumn Eve
25 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £31

Check-in time is after 14:00, although we will still allow you to stay by the pool and garden areas should you arrive earlier.
Check-out time is 10:00; for late departures, we will normally provide you with a room where you can rest, shower and have something to eat.

- Water
- Electricity - only electricity consumption for the air conditioners in the main bedrooms is not included – this is operated by card meters (however all rooms have either wall, ceiling or free standing fans for the free use by our guests).
- Gas
- Linen and towels
- TV cable satellite channels
- Internet wifi
- Complimentary food pack
- Transport from the airport on arrival

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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 66 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The main bedroom is equipped with both a free standing fan and an air conditioner. This also has ample wardrobe space, bedside tables, and a dressing table, plus clothes hangers fitted to the walls. The spare bedroom is equipped with a large ceiling fan. Arrangements can be made for either (a) two single beds, or (b) bunkbed and single bed, or (c) a double bed, depending on one's pre-arranged wishes.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs


  • Self-catering


  • Both the kitchen/dining and lounge areas are each equipped with large ceiling fans. There are various garden fixtures and furniture where one can lounge and rest. The gazebo overlooking the pool has seating for at least 8 people, a rocking bench for 3, a 3 seater hammock swing, a rope hammock for a couple, deckchairs, breakfast area by the pool with seating for at least 5, and other sundry miscellaneous items. The pool area also has its own toilet/shower facilities. The barbeque is also equipped with its own fridge thus one can easily find his cool drinks without having to go the apartment every time. In addition, the barbecue area is also equipped with a kitchenette. The smaller vine tree gazebo, with the turtle pond to the back and adjacent to the fish pond, also provides seating for another 4 persons. Close to this is another wrought iron table with seating for 4.

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