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Josanne

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian, Arabic

Modern and large 2 bedroom ground floor maisonette with bayviews and back garden

18 Reviews
People9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Malta - Sands

A stone's throw away from sandy beach, sleeps 2 to 9 in this unique holiday home

Sands is a stunning ground floor maisonette which offers abundant space and light, a modern finish throughout with parquet flooring in every room (measuring an astounding 140sqm); open-plan kitchen/sitting/dining, modern bathroom and additional en-suite, 2 large bedrooms sleep 5 (2 sofabeds in lounge and another 2 in conservatory area which overlooks the front walkways and beach, sleep another 4 persons). Sands boasts a 46' LCD TV, DVD, 5+1 music system, and wifi internet connection and free fixed line telephony (Malta only), surrounded by furniture that exudes comfort, elegance and style. To compliment this property, a back garden, measuring 85sqm houses a 10' diameter splash pool for kids and adults alike, portable gas barbeque, garden furniture, hammock, and both sunbathing and shaded area. Located away from the crowded scene but close enough just the same, Sands is tucked away in a quite niche for great family entertainment. A true gem, definitely a place to fall in love with

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Josanne (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Italian, Arabic

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

Modern and large 2 bedroom ground floor maisonette with bayviews and back garden
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews
5

Excellent Host

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Malta and had no idea where to stay so we trolled through the many sites till we came across Home -Away .we narrowed our choice down to a few apartments that would suite us .We contacted Paul about 804890 but was informed it was booked ,he did suggest another apartment in Spinola Bay that may suite our needs better as we are both seniors and did not want to end up in a rowdy area he sent us details of a Luxury 2 bed called Silver in a modern complex on the 5th floor overlooking the bay and was assured it would fit our needs .We had a bad experience last year on a holiday booking and where very cautious in making sure it was right for us ,all through the process Paul kept in touch assuring us of his credentials and sent us many photos of the place offered .In the end we sent off our deposit and during this time we received reassuring emails .We where met at the airport by Paul's driver and taken the 30 min drive to the apartment as we approached the place it was close to midnight our apprehension grew as it was not what we though it would be like old buildings surrounding us but our fears where soon unfounded when we where meet by Paul's son outside and showed us into this modern marble clad block up to the 5th floor we entered this fabulous apartment with all mod cons and a spectacular view from the balcony looking into the bay .We where given a tour of the place and shown where everything was and when we where completely satisfied we where given a welcome pack of provisions and nice touch was a bottle of bubbly .All the contact details where left in case we needed any help during our stay thankfully we didn't need them .The location was very good 5 minutes from the local bus stop with buses going to all parts of the island on our door stop and all for 6.50Euro for a weekly ticket including the return to the airport excellent value .The place was 2 minutes from the luxury Portomaso complex and the Hilton Hotel .Take a trip up the tower to the 22 floor for a spectacular view of the island .

On the check out day Paul came around at a agreed time and inspected the place and handed us back our security deposit with no fuss .He was a real gentleman to deal with and would use his services if and when we return to Malta .Book with confidence with this company Brian &Elsie

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

I am writing this review to say that the owner of this property, Paul, is an excellent host. You should rent from him whenever possible. He picked me up at the airport and left me with fresh water, milk, and some snacks. He was always available via email for my (many) questions and concerns. Paul was always polite and did everything he could to make my stay as comfortable as possible. Thank you Paul!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Me and five friends of mine stayed for about a week in october there. We arrived at the airport and the host was late but he immediately called and informed us about it so we hadn't got to worry. The ride to our apartment was a bit too fast but we arrived there safe and sound. As we entered it we couldn't believe our eyes; a big living room with lots of sofas and a large TV, two bathrooms, a big perch outside with a jacuzzi and a nice halfopen kitchen in the middle of the appartment. There are more than enough furniture and it's all very modern. The hosts thought of all the details, like adapters and so on. By the way the hosts are very friendly and if you have a problem with something there or a question, they'll always help you. We had some little peoblems with insects but we managed to fight them and I think in every southern country you'll have such problems. They always get the way into your apartment if they want to...The location of the apartment was perfect. You reach the beach, the supermarket and all the good party clubs in just three to five minutes footwalk. Also the busstop isn't far away. We were the first visitors who could try the jacuzzi with the heater. It wasn't working very well but I think they will quickly solve the problem for the next guests.

I absolutely recommend this apartment especially for young people: it's a real fair price, perfect location, party next door, beach five minutes away, nice view and you have always help if you need some :)! In addition there weren't any problems with the neighbours.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Luxurious Apartment in a Prime location

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my boyfriend stayed in the Sands for a week. Neither of us had been to Malta and so we were looking to stay somewhere central to the beach and night life and restaurants. We picked the perfect place. The apartment is modern and spacious and it was lovely to have our own space to relax. We were in walking distance of the bay so we had a wide choice of restaurants to chose from (our favourites were Barracuda, Padre Piccolo, 1927 and Meet.) The bars and night clubs of Paceville were just behind the complex. Although this is a lively and trendy spot you could not hear any noise from the apartment as it was nestled in off the road way.

Josanna could not have been nicer. On arrival her driver picked us up at the airport and we met her at the apartment. She gave us all the information of the apartment and the area and left us to it. We didnt have to contact her for our stay as we found our way around fine. On the day of departure she allowed us the use of a room in her villa to rest and change before our flight. Her driver then dropped us straight to the airport.

Overall it was the best holiday I have had. Malta is such a lovely island with so much to see and do and the weather was just perfect in October. The Sands apartment definitely enhanced our stay and I have no doubt we will be back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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group holiday in Malta

  • 5 of 5

We recently visited Malta on holiday for the first time on a group holiday as a group of 18 year olds. We had high expectations of the appartment and they we more than exceeded. It was more than we could ask for. We were a group of 8 people that there was more than enough space for us all. The location of the appartment really helps the great atmosphere as it is situated right in the Centre of paceville. The security was no issue on the holiday as there was a security gate and Door on the outside of the appartment. There was a fully functional gas barbecue outside by the tabe. This ment we could have barbecue on each night we wanted to. The splash pool was great fun on holiday as after a hot day on the beech we could chill out in the evening in the pool. The owners were extremely helpful by making sure that our every need is met, from transport on arrival to giving us taxi numbers. So if you are looking for a good holiday in Malta around paceville then you should strongly consider this appartmert for both excellent service and value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Sands review

I could say Paul and Josanne are the perfect hosts but that wouldn’t do them justice. They really went the extra mile in making our holiday wonderful.

They’d arranged for a driver to be waiting for us when we arrived, which made what could be a stressful part of the journey effortless and welcoming.

When we arrived at the apartment it’s exactly as it looks in the photos, and every bit as impressive! It’s got everything you need to make your holiday comfortable and the welcome food pack was very welcome indeed!

The apartment has every mod con you could wish for, from the Wi-fi to the washing machine, but my personal favourite was the swing seat in the garden, I spent many happy hours gently swinging with a glass of wine.

St Julians has a lot of young people but this shouldn’t put off those that are young at heart, everyone we met was friendly and accommodating.

Everything is on your doorstep from this location. The bars restaurants and clubs of Paceville are just a minute’s walk away, but when you curl up on the sofa for the evening they could be a million miles away.

The beach is also just on your doorstep and has a beautiful restaurant overlooking St Georges bay, I can heartily recommend starting your holiday here with a nice bottle of bubbly and the squid pasta – exquisite!

You can also find pretty much everything you need at the Bay street shopping centre, the Marks and Spencer being a very welcome piece of home.

Also in the bay street shopping centre is a hotel that has a lovely rooftop pool, for only 5 Euros you can spend the whole day lounging by it and you get the 5 Euros back to spend at the bar!

There is a Cinema at the eden complex, and across the road there’s pool, bowling alleys and video games.

It’s also a great base to explore from, on the road next to the beach you will find several helpful people where you can book excursions all over Malta and Gozo.

The beach bar at midnight is a must, and if you’ve had a few too many the night before the bar at the far end of the beach does a great Full English breakfast.

On our departure we had a late flight but Paul and Josanne let us spend the day at their beautiful home and made us feel like part of the family. I was touched by their hospitality.

We had a wonderful holiday and Paul and Josanne played a large part in that, thanks to you both for everything x

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Luqa
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Too many to mention
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Sliema
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Regional Road
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
same as bars, too many to mention
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
St. George's
Car: not necessary

St. George's Bay lies between St. Julians Bay and Malta's nightlife capital Paceville, within walking distance to either of them, but in a quieter niche with extended sea and bay views of this most popular place. Picturesque St. Julians, still used by fishermen, is lined with bougainvillea-clad cafes and restaurants; Paceville offers a vibrant nightlife to suite all tastes from nightclubs to quieter piano bars, together with some great bars and even greater eating places. A mix between a cosmopolitan town and a fishing village, St. Georges is an ideal place for fun and relaxation, and at the same time, a centre-point for easy commuting and touring of the island. A 16-cinema complex is only metres up the road, as is the tenpin bowling centre, together with shopping and leisure centres that are unique to this island. St. Georges offers all kinds of watersports and scuba-diving. A culmination of dazzling lights and dimly-lit streets in a safe environment for families and friends alike.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in St Julian's Bay and Paceville, Island of Malta

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Summer - 8 person rate
17 Jul 2016 - 27 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,362
for 7 nights
£2,362
 
 
Peak Close Rate - 4 persons
28 Aug 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
4 night minimum stay
£801
for 4 nights
From
£190
£1,308
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Close - 4 person rate
3 Sep 2016 - 24 Sep 2016
5 night minimum stay
£705
for 5 nights
£970
 
 
Autumn Eve - 4 person rate
25 Sep 2016 - 2 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£340
for 3 nights
£738
 
 
Autumn - 2 person rate
14 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£223
for 4 nights
From
£55
Sat,Sun
£359
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas - 4 person rate
20 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£464
for 5 nights
From
£97
Sat,Sun
£633
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year - 4 person rate
29 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£524
for 5 nights
From
£105
Sat,Sun
£717
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter - 2 person rate
6 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£169
for 3 nights
From
£55
Sat,Sun
£337
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Close - 2 person rate
1 Mar 2017 - 28 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£247
for 4 nights
From
£63
Sat,Sun
£401
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Eve - 2 person rate
29 Mar 2017 - 11 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£464
for 5 nights
From
£101
Sat,Sun
£633
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter & Spring- 4 person rate
12 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£539
for 5 nights
From
£110
Sat,Sun
£738
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Eve - 6 person rate
21 May 2017 - 20 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£404
for 3 nights
From
£135
Sat,Sun
£886
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer - 6 person rate
21 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£675
for 5 nights
From
£143
Sat,Sun
£928
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer Early Deal - 6 pax
2 Jul 2017 - 10 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,127
for 5 nights
From
£232
Sat,Sun
£1,561
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer - 8 person rate
11 Jul 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,151
for 7 nights
£2,151
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer Close
29 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£946
for 5 nights
From
£211
Sat,Sun
£1,308
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer Close - 4 person rate
5 Sep 2017 - 25 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£780
for 5 nights
From
£169
Sat,Sun
£1,076
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn Eve - 4 person rate
26 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£340
for 3 nights
From
£110
Sat,Sun
£738
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £253
Final cleaning £42

Extra guests (30/10-19/12 & 07/01-25/03)
For 3 persons - add 50 euros per week
For 4 persons - add 100 euros per week
For 5 persons - add 140 euros per week
For 6 persons - add 180 euros per week
For 7 persons - add 225 euros per week
For 8 persons - add 260 euros per week
For 9 persons - add 295 euros per week

We normally request approximately 30% deposit for confirmation of the booking. The remaining balance for rent, plus the damage guarantee deposit, would only need to be paid upon your arrival at the apartment, not before.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Malta in Europe

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 225 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , 2 single beds can be joined to form double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Sofa bed/Futon , 2 large sofabeds in lounge, 2 sofabeds in conservatory area
  • The main bedroom is also equipped with a very modern ensuite, having double sinks and large shower area. Space is also available for a cot in the main bedroom. The second bedroom contains 3 single beds, although 2 can be joined together to form a large bed. There are 2 large sofabeds in the lounge area, these can sleep 2 to 4 persons. Another 2 sofabeds, but somewhat smaller in size (6 feet), are located in the conservatory area which overlooks the front walkways and the bay beyond. These sleep a further 2 persons or children.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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