An escape to a serene and peacful hamlet but minutes away from entertainment hub
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Having worked for some of the most prestigious travel and holiday companies in our teen years, helps us better understand what tourists are looking for; we have now been in the business of renting properties to tourists for a number of years, delivering a friendly service and a knowledgeable based background to anything local.
Paul purchased this Apartment in 1996
Why Paul chose Swieqi
We built the property ourselves and so put everything into it, not only for our guests, but also made the upstairs area our own living quarters. We are an easy-going family of 3, and unless you need our attention, assistance or advise, you will probably never see us. The pool area has always been impressive and had guests endlessly falling in love with it; this has furthered our determination to make it even better, year in year out, but now we've gone a bit too far, actually over the top. The pool area will soon receive its retractable cover which will enclose not only the pool area but also most of the deck area as well, meaning that in autumn and winter this place and the pool water are heated, making it in an oasis within itself. We believe the pool area will be unmatched and even if the investment has been extraordinary, we feel it's been worth it as this place will be transformed into a haven. Come rain or shine, any time of year, our guests will still be able to enjoy not only a swim or leisure time in the grotto jacuzzi, but also partaking in the peaceful atmosphere this area will continue to convey and exude whether it's just relaxing on a deckchair or the garden settees, or reading a book, with only the lapping of the soft water to disturb the quiet in this tropical environment. As of Autumn, the pool and most of the deck area will be covered by a retractable cover; pool will also have heat pump to ensure that this can be used all year round, whatever the weather conditions.
What makes this Apartment unique
As of Autumn, the pool and most of the deck area will be covered by a retractable cover; pool will also have heat pump to ensure that this can be used all year round, whatever the weather conditions. 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. 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 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.
Check-in: 1:30 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great place to relax
Property was clean and well maintained with a very relaxing common area & good internet. Location was generally good although the walk to the coast was a bit indirect due to breaks in the local footpaths but this was only a minor point as we like to walk rather than take taxis (which were also quick and reasonably priced)
Customer Service at it's best!
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
A very nice stay
We spent a lovely holiday at the SkyBlue One appartment. The photos displayed on the website are very accurate and all the accomodations of the descriptive were available.
Our hosts, Paul and Josanne, were very friendly and always concerned by the well-being of their guests. The garden was extremely beautiful and spacious enough to allow us to have some privacy if needed.
The neighborhood was convenient with various shops, a supermarket close by. Comes night time, the St Julian’s Bay area was lively with a lot of restaurants, bars and nice scenary.
Thanks again for all.
Sophie and Florian
Ideal Winter Break
We had previously visited Malta on three occasions and wanted to return for a long Winter break over the Christmas period and after much searching we chose the Sky Blue apartment. For a long break it was important that everything was as we wanted it and we were certainly not disappointed with this lovely self contained apartment with every facility.
The holiday was for almost five weeks and we feel privileged to have been able to stay at this lovely apartment as part of Paul and Josanne's wonderful home, it was everything we had wished for and truly memorable. It was nice to be completely private but have the owners around for advice if needed and we miss our chats with Josanne!
The facilities are excellent and although at a high point on the island, a 10 minute walk down the hill gets you to a supermarket who will deliver for free if required and the main bus routes to Valetta and to the North are also located at this point. True, it would be nice to have a car but certainly not necessary.
We feel we have gained friends including Hank the dog! We will certainly be returning to Malta in the near future and will be contacting Paul and Josanne to this end.
Thank you for such a lovely review. It was our pleasure to have you staying with us and to be our neighbours and not just our guests for this period. The feeling is mutual, we too gained friends, as we do with most of the people staying with us, particularly at this location as we get to see them more often than we do others in our apartments at Sliema, St. Julians or St. Paul's Bay.
We have been lucky to also follow up on these guests' stay with guests who also stayed with us for yet another month, who were also very sweet so we have kept the cordiality going; we're thinking of adopting you all and making you our permanent neighbours.
Hank is now also joining in in greeting our guests, always happy and playful with a few extra tricks up his sleeve (sorry, furry paw), participating in everything we do - a real show-off.
It will be a real treat to hear from you again, and should you again visit Malta we'd certainly want to see you. Drinks are on us!!!
Our best wishes to the both of you for a healthy and peaceful retirement.
Paul & Josanne
A real gem of a holiday
We stayed in the Blue Apartment earlier this year with our two children. What can I say? The apartment was big, clean and had all the facilities you could wish for. The outside space was superb. the pool was clean and warm and the seating areas were ideal. You could relax in the sun or the shade. My two children spent whole days by the pool, jumping in from the bridge, and lounging around with the cats. What really made out holiday though was the owners Josanne and Paul and of course their pets. They were really welcoming and lovely hosts. A typical Maltese family - warm, friendly and honest. They were kind and caring towards the children and assigned them jobs to feed the animals - which they loved. The children really felt as if they were at home in this beautiful and tranquil home in a lovely part of Malta. I would come back again - that's for certain.
Zentrale Ausgangsbasis für Inselerkundung
Wir verbrachten 12 Tage bei Josanne und Paul im Sky Blue Appartement . Anfang Juni 2011 gab es perfekte Temperaturen, wo man es ohne AC bzw. Heizung sehr gut aushalten konnte. Das Appartement ist ausreichend groß für 2 Personen, es ist alles da, was man braucht um sich selbst zu verpflegen. Wir haben trotzdem draußen unser Abendessen genossen.
Das Willkommenspaket mit Toastbrot, verschiedenen Belägen, Wein, Chips, Milch, Zucker, Kaffee.... war super!
2 Katzen, einen tollen Hunde, Schildkröten und viele Kois findet man auf dem wunderschönen Grundstück mit vielen Liegemöglichkeiten um einem Pool.
Da die Wohnung im Kellergeschoß ist, hat man im Bad und im Schlafzimmer nur kleine Fenster . Daher ist es etwas dunkel in den Räumen und man macht tagsüber auch Licht an.
Da das Haus ca. 1km entfernt von der nächsten Bushaltestelle liegt, ist ein Mietwagen zu empfehlen.
Josanne und Paul sind außerordentlich nette und hilfsbereite Gastgeber, und wir haben viele Tipps bekommen über Land und Leute und wir haben die informativen Gespräche mit den Beiden sehr genossen.. Alles in allem eine empfehlenswerte Unterkunft, die sehr gut geeignet war, um die ganze Insel Tag für Tag ein wenig mehr zu erkunden.
Es war eine sehr gute Entscheidung dieses Haus zu wählen.
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.