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Fairytale garden setting, solar heated pool, barbecue, ponds, outside jacuzzi - Colours

People16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Colours

Combination 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. Property also enjoys the use of a large swimming pool, 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.


About the property

Colours - a fairytale setting

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

Owner
Paul
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 September, 2017

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.

Available Rentals

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Notes

While water, gas and electricity are included in price, the main bedrooms are provided with both fans and air conditioners. The air conditioners however have their own card meter and their electrical consumption is the only utility not included in the price; cards may be purchased directly from us.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Coloursin Ħal Għargħur, Malta

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Besides the 4 bathrooms in the 3 apartments there is an additional bathroom in the pool area. This has a toilet, shower and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Studio apartment with double bed and bunkbed for 2 (total 4)
  • fitted in the lounge area. Apartment Orange is defined as a studio apartment, however it does have a double bed and in another area a bunk-bed for 2. Apartments Sky Blue and Orange are also inter-connected via 2 separation doors (these are locked and sound-proofed when apartments are rented out separately to ensure the privacy of both apartments) when a large group of 6 to 8 people requires such accommodation arrangements. The Yellow apartment is actually a 2-bedroom apartment, accommodating 4 people, however 2 extra beds can be fitted into the lounge area if ever required.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Smokers can enjoy a cigarette outside of the apartment in the garden areas.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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Colours
average rating of 4.571429 based on 21 reviews
4

Well suitable for larger groups, kids loved it

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of three families, six adults and five children aged from 6 to 10.

For us it was ideal deal to rent all three apartments of the villa. It was great to hang out and dine together at the pool area, but it was also convenient to be able to cook and rest in the privacy of the separate apartments every now and then. The pool area had many cozy lounge areas here and there, but it could have felt a bit too crowded had there been some other peace and privacy loving guests instead of friends and family.

The pool itself was fantastic according to the children. Us adults enjoyed it very much as well although the water was a bit chilly since the weather was not that hot in October anymore. Also the water was in need of a little cleaning. In the evening the illuminated pool area was very pretty.

The apartments had reasonably well equipped kitchens and washing machines which was convenient with the children. The bathroom of the sky blue apartment was roomy, but the ones in the yellow and orange apartments were on the small side. The orange apartment is probably more suitable for a couple than a family of four. It would have been possible to unite the blue and orange apartments by opening a communicating door. The air inside the apartments got a little stuffy at times probably due to the moist weather and the fact that the apartments were on the ground/basement level.

The surrounding area in Madliena was very peaceful and had lots of beautiful houses and gardens. The restaurants and grocery stores were a bit further away down the hill, but many stores and restaurants offer free home delivery. We also made many trips to the stores by foot and carried our food and water bottles in our backpacks up the hill for a fun and very effective exercise.

The hosts, Paul and Josanne, were very helpful and flexible in adjusting to our timetable (our flight arrived very early but we were allowed to check in whilst some of the apartments were still being cleaned). We got great tips for day trips and help in organizing a minibus to take us around the islands. The hosts were very discreet and we hardly even noticed they were there but help was always quickly available when needed. Paul and Josanne were also very patient and friendly although the kids got quite lively at times.

We think that the description of the Colours apartments by the owners is realistic and our expectations were met or even exceeded. We would recommend the apartments especially for larger groups.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Most wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

The property and gardens were lovely. Apartments were clean and well equipped. We were a large group and Paul and Josanne were very accomodating. We were very sad to leave but would love to go back in the near future as the children are still raving about it! Absolutely wonderful stay

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Customer Service at it's best!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say?

Our stay at the sky blue apartment was amazing. The accomodation was clean and well presented with a pool area that really is an oasis. The place looks just as good in reality as does in the pictures.

Paul and Josanne are two of the most friendly and accomodating people you could wish to meet. They are very welcoming and attentive yet they are never imposing and your privacy is always respected. Nothing is too much trouble and they will always go out of their way to make sure your stay is as comfortable and stress free as possible.

I have visited Malta many times and I can safely say we will definitely be staying here again, you really do get the personal touch.

Kristian & Megan

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

This place is perfect for a large group looking .

  • 5 of 5

The pool area is a little paradise away from the towns and busy areas. Car hire is recommended but the bus stop is only a short walk from the apartment and taxis can be ordered from the owners or online.

The owners are a delightful couple and were very helpful during our stay. The rooms are clean with plenty of space. We were a group of 9 and didn't even use all the beds and extra beds can be provided.

Everyone was very happy with the apartments and would definitely stay here again if returning to Malta.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

delightful

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this villa was well beyond what was expected. A truly lovely place to to stay. All we needed was there, and the rest. Any queries we had were quickly answered by the lovely couple who own the villa. Even when one of our group had a bad injury they drove her to A&E and waited for her. Accomadation was great, and a charming area to swim, BBQ, party and relax in. I would definetly go back here again! An overall 10/10 stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

wonderful and well kept, it made the holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Paul and josanne were the upmost wonderful hosts, they put up with a group of 10 Scottish friends, they must be super hosts.

the villa itself was homely and well maintained. the outside area where we spent most of our time as it was the most beautiful garden and pool area, was well maintained, clean and full of fun structures. we dined outside using there stone bbq and sat in the gazebo with a lovely view of the pool and waterfall which leads to a hidden cove Jacuzzi bath. they were the pleasant couple who even put up with us for a meal which was cooked by us so they are brave to have even ate it. it was honestly one of the best vacations I have been on, and it had a huge amount to do with paul and josanne. I cant wait to get back to malta and play again in the sun and the pool and maybe have another trip to best ice cream shop ever with the two of them. huge thanks to the two of them.

Cheryl.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

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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