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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
11 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Condo/Apartment
Recently acquired, 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 to 6 persons). Sands boasts a 46' LCD TV, DVD, 5+1 music system, and wifi internet connection, surrounded by furniture that exudes comfort, elegance and style. To compliment this property, a back garden, measuring 85sqm has been recently refurbished and now houses a 10' diameter splash pool for kids and adults alike, portable barbeque, garden furniture, hammock, and play area for...Recently acquired, 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 to 6 persons). Sands boasts a 46' LCD TV, DVD, 5+1 music system, and wifi internet connection, surrounded by furniture that exudes comfort, elegance and style. To compliment this property, a back garden, measuring 85sqm has been recently refurbished and now houses a 10' diameter splash pool for kids and adults alike, portable barbeque, garden furniture, hammock, and play area for children. Located away from the crowded scene but close enough to everything, Sands is tucked away in a quiet niche for great family entertainment. A true gem, definitely a place to fall in love with.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
- Drugs are prohibited - Use of garden area is allowed until 23:00 - Music cannot be played between 23:00 and 09:00 - Sands would be rented to you and to you alone and you are not allowed to let other people sleep in the apartment during your stay. - You are not allowed to remove sofas and beds from their rooms. - Please do not leave apartment in a derelict state on your departure. - The entertainment area is just 3 minutes away and so the apartment should only be used to live in.
Bedrooms
2 Doubles4 Sofas2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Josanne/Paul C
Hosting since June 2008
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Rate: 92%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe prefer a direct approach towards our guests and so ALL of these are greeted by us. On arrival we explain how everything works, and if the information is too much to handle, the information booklet supplied in the apartment, practically details all this. We also prefer to exchange telephone numbers and also provide our guests with tips on what to do and where to visit.

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Reviews (17)
GerryBerkshire
GerryBerkshire
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent large apartment in great location
We had a fantastic week in this very large two bedroom apartment. It is on the doorstep of the Paceville entertainment zone but was amazingly quiet. It is also close walking distance to the beach and to the outstanding St Julian’s Bay promenade. The apartment is very well equipped with great sea views and the added benefit of a parking space. There are cafes, restaurants, bars, casinos, shops, supermarkets and plenty more to entertain you all within a couple of minutes walk. Highly recommended.
Visited October 2017
Written October 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Maxime
Maxime
Lyon, France3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Super endroit
Nous avons séjourné dans cet appartement idéalement situé pour faire la fête (a 100m des bars, mais bien isolé du bruit. L'appartement est grand et assez confortable. Proche d'un commerce. Barbecue parfait. Jacuzzi peu testé car long à chauffer. Je recommande cet endroit pour des amis souhaitant faire la fête.
Visited April 2017
Written April 13, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Crb22462
Crb22462
114 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
good spot for exploring
We booked the sand based on the reviews and the photos on the site But unfortunately have to say overall were left a little disappointed with the apartment. The main failings were the large construction project going on outside the apartment :( blocking the view of the beach completely twin this with the noise form the site a 7:00 on weekdays Secondly the front curtains are very sheer and all the people who walk by in the evening can see straight into the living area which I found too intrusive The en suite and shower doors are cracked and the shower tiles are showing signs of ware The bedding in the master room is a little tired and could do with replacing Unfortunately the rear space is overlooked from the flat above making it feel less private and losing its allure and the jacuzzi was a little problematic as we couldn't get it to warm up fully but this shouldn't be an issue in summer The entrance to the apartment is through a dim lit Car park and the surrounding street couldd be a little seedy for some people's taste On a positive the kitchen is well stocked with all the utensils you'll need for your stay and the TV is a great bonus and the apartment was presented in a clean state and Paul the landlord is a genuinely really very nice man and will help in any way he can during your stay starting with the free lift from the airport and if you looking for a fun loving area with great bars and entertaining on the door step this is the best spot to be and the supermarket 50 yds away is a fantastic help allowing daily provisions daily up till 22:00 Overall it's a good apartment if you need a base to explore Malta or use the lively areas entertaining to its potential
Visited March 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written April 13, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tina C
Tina C
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place for all groups
Though my friends and I arrived as a bunch of young gentlemen, the owner was very trusting of us to treat the apartment and surroundings with respect in which we did. The landlord was very friendly and helpful with any issues. The location was perfect for us as the main nightlife was just a stones throw away and the beach was just as close! The apartment itself was spotless, comfortable and exactly what we were looking for! Overall the location was perfect, the apartment was spacious and this made the holiday all fall into place! I truly recommend!
Visited March 2016
Written March 27, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

PipouDev
PipouDev
Brussels, Belgium29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome
Très bon accueille du propriétaire avec un appartement en très bon état. L'emplacement est parfaitement situé tant pour la fête que pour la plage et les excursions. Le rapport qualité-prix est plus que correcte, nous conseillons cette location à tout groupe d'amis cherchant à faire la fête !
Visited September 2014 Travelled with friends
Written August 12, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Adam S
Adam S
Greater London, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic Location, Fantastic People, Fantastic Apartment(s)
We stayed in both the 'Sands' and the 'Red' apartment in St Julians. Both apartments were spacious, well supplied and very convenient for all the local attractions. Both were fantastic and our 4 y/o boy had plenty of space to 'roam'. Views over the bay from the Red apartment are amazing. The hosts (Paul and Josanne) are 2 of the most accommodating and friendly people you could meet. This was our first trip to Malta but will not be our last.
Visited April 2015
Written May 12, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

niamhck
niamhck
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic Birthday weekend, great location, and hot tub fantastic
A group of friends and I stayed for a long weekend in mid Jan 2015 celebrating 3 birthdays, the apartment is in a great location and the hot tub was fantastic to sit in with a glass of wine after a days (or nights) exploring! Paul and Josanne and Nathaniel were great and very fast to respond to queries. They were also so kind as to leave a bottle of fizz for us to celebrate which was much appreciated as well as some additional credit for the electric meter. Thanks to all for a great stay.
Visited January 2015 Travelled with friends
Written January 22, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paul & Josanne Camilleri - Malta
Paul & Josanne Camilleri - Malta
It was a pleasure having you in our Sands apartment, and despite the weather, glad to know you made good use of the spa. As it's only lately that the weather has turned cold, it was interesting for us to know what our guests in winter really thought of the spa. We always try our best in putting our guests' needs on the priority list, and so another big thank you for appreciating our efforts. Sands is currently undergoing another facelift, and so tiles and parquet flooring that seemed us to be below the standards that this apartment offers, are being replaced at this time. The outside large aluminium doors, that lead to the pathway to the nightlife and beach are also being replaced - although the property was always considered to be quite (notwithstanding the proximity of the clubs and bars), we are now investing in double glazing and other sound proofing technology to make sure that our guests are treated exclusively in Sands. We would also like to extend our invitation to these guests to visit us again in the future and to thank them for their lovely review. With warm regards from all of us, Paul, Josanne & Nathaniel
Written February 2, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Claire B
Claire B
Bedford, United Kingdom4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great apartment - but in need of some TLC
We recently returned from a week’s stay at Sands. Paul and Josanne were really helpful hosts, arranging our airport transfers and explaining lots about the local area and the apartment set-up when we arrived. They were also quick to respond to our emails and calls when we had any questions. There was a really fast free wifi connection available. The apartment was very large, with lots of outdoor space (although this is generally quite shaded due to the trees and buildings nearby, so those wanting to sunbathe will need the beach which is just a 2 minute walk). It is located very near a large well-stocked supermarket and the main bars and clubs of Paceville. Some previous reviews had stated that you can’t hear the noise from the clubs, however you can hear some music if you’re sleeping in the living room. We stayed in a particularly hot and sticky September and found that we needed more than the amount of electricity the meter was pre-loaded with due to needing the air con. As soon as we let Paul know this, within 30mins he sent over a new card for us to top it up. The air-con unit in the second bedroom did seem a lot weaker than the other two. There is a large hot-tub in the garden, however this had no heat source installed during our stay, so it was essentially a cold tub! For us, a cold dip was actually quite welcome, however in the months after September a heated tub would be better, so we’d advise checking that the heat source has been set up. One issue we found inside the apartment involved the fact that both the door to the main bedroom and that bedroom’s en-suite door had been broken and not replaced. The bedroom had a door-frame and no glass, the en-suite didn’t have a door at all. For some groups, this probably wouldn’t matter greatly, however for our group of four women who prefer a bit of privacy, this made things a little difficult. We were advised that these might be getting replaced during our stay, however this did not happen. The towel rail in the en-suite had also been broken by the previous visitors and not replaced. We did feel that the towels provided had suffered from a few too many washes and were quite a way past their best; we’d recommend packing your own bath towels. Unfortunately there was no shower curtain or glass panel to stop water going everywhere when using the shower over the bath, so we were using spare towels on the floor. Overall we think it’s a good apartment in an excellent location, it just needs some care and updating to be as fantastic as it looks in its website pictures. We do appreciate that our stay came towards the end of the peak season and that some wear and tear had occurred over the previous months, however we feel that it would benefit so much if the broken items could be repaired and things such as towels, bed linen and sun loungers were given a much needed refresh, in order to restore the apartment to the fantastic state it must have been when first available.
Visited September 2014 Travelled with friends
Written October 6, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Paul & Josanne Camilleri - Malta
Paul & Josanne Camilleri - Malta
We wish to thank these guests for having stayed with us in September. Admittedly, we did have a few major issues with the weeks' previous guests, which unfortunately has still left us reeling from the damages sustained. The breaking of the two 10mm thick glass doors to the shower and the main bedroom still leaves us baffled, and although we tried tirelessly to get these replaced in the shortest time possible, we had no control over their production and installation. We would like to assure these guests that other repairs were also required to the apartment after the above incidents but it is never easy to fix, replace or repair damages in what is literally a 145 square metre apartment which the previous guests treated with indifference, to say the least. It is true that these lost their damage deposit, but quite honestly this barely scratches the surface of the damages sustained - and yet, despite the letdown, we still do not shy away from greeting new guests with open arms and a warm heart. We have taken note of the items mentioned in the review and assure our guests that these are being attended to imminently. We also wished to thank the guests for having noted that we acted immediately on any issue that was brought to our attention during their stay, something which we pride ourselves of to help guarantee our guests' satisfaction. September is perhaps the 'stickiest' month, with humidity scoring high during this particular month; in some cases, guests may feel that they require additional air conditioning. Sands is supplied with 3 air conditioners (one large one in the open plan lounge/kitchen/dining, and another 2 smaller ones in each of the 2 bedrooms). We are now pleased to inform our guests that the heating system for the Jacuzzi spa has been put in place; earlier we had not seen the urgency to have this installed during the summer however this is now up and running, and for which the last guests (mid-October) informed us that they made good use of. The gazebo has now also fitted with 'xmas' lights, making the spa an even more enticing leisure to enjoy, not just during the day. Once again, we wish to thank these guests for having taken the time to write their review and invite them again to visit Malta.
Written October 8, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Robin38440
Robin38440
Balazuc, France1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect hollidays
We were 8 friends from France, and we enjoyed all the week in the appartment. Good localisation, nice & clean house. Josanne & Paul were very cool with us and we will probably have a new week in this appartment later.
Visited August 2014 Travelled with friends
Written September 21, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chris B
Chris B
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Adequate for our needs
After being in this area 32 years before we thought we would visit again to see how it compared. It can be easy to mix a holiday review with that of an accommodation review but maybe I should separSt the two. The Island has become very busy. Seemingly traffic everywhere with more than the roads can cope with in some places. Roads not wide enough for what is trying to get down them causing chaos at times. Lots of building going on so more apartments will be making this island even busier. Landscape very uninteresting and the dusty climate is evident as construction on the coast road to Buggibba coats the traffic in dust. However if you want it warm and dry then this is only to be expected in Malta. The apartment is in a good location overlooking St Georges Bay. The block is separated by a lockable gate from a small car park just near to Party Town at Paceville. Just far enough to escape from the noise but near enough for joining it if you wanted. No shortage of clubs . bars and fast food outlets and a few good restaurants if you look in the side streets. The door into our block was also lockable but didn't always shut and lock or was left unlocked by others as it seemed to be in need of some attention. The apartment itself was open plan with a large lounge plenty of leather seating though this could feel a little sticky when you only had shorts on and the temp was over 30c. The air conditioning was most welcome but being on metered electric you didn't want to use it too much as you would be unsure as to how quickly you would use the electric up so we only put it on mid evening to drop the temp down for a little after evening meal comfort. Well equipped would describe this apartment with tv, video, wifi, Jacuzzi out back with gas bbq outdoor seating however you were always a little conscious of overlooking windows and an open gate from behind another apartment. The electric hob and oven was easy to use but as we ate out a lot we really only used it once or twice. Maybe a decent set of kitchen knives would be a good addition to what was in there but what was in there should be adequate for most peoples needs. No shortage of towels for the two bathrooms and the "his and hers" sinks in the en-suite, a nice inclusion. Generally a great apartment but in need of a little tlc here and there. Some damp in the skirting board areas in particular the corner the far side of the tv. The odd door or two that doesn't quite shut as well as it should. One or two bulbs out if you want to pick faults but there are that many lights and switches to choose from it wasn't a problem. The sliding doors at the front proved difficult to open, maybe the catches or locks need checking, so we didn't bother but might have taken advantage if they had moved and unlocked more easily. The view over the bay is slightly shielded by the plants across the walkway as this s a ground floor apartment but otherwise a great view across the bay. The bed was comfortable enough and plenty of storage space to get your things put away and hung up. Booking was easy and courteous replies made you feel confident of your booking. Even a change to our collection from the airport was advised well and caused no problems, nor our return on departure. Overall good service and a good apartment perhaps in need of some minor maintenance. Decent value for money in an area for maybe the younger crowd. As for Malta, well its maybe losing some of its charm and the construction we saw means it isn't likely to improve any time soon
Visited June 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written June 22, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Playground
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private yard
  • Swingset
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Parking
  • Parking available

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About the neighbourhood
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. The coastline from here to neighbouring St Julian's all the way to Sliema constitutes Malta's main coastal resort. The promenade, which runs for several kilometres from Gzira just south of Sliema to St Julian's, is ideal for walking, jogging or just relaxation. There are plenty of seats along the promenade, which is also dotted with little bistros, restaurants, cafes, ice-cream parlours and the like. On summer evenings the seafront becomes a sociable meeting place for locals and tourists alike. The coastline has two tower fortifications: a watch tower built in the 17th century; the other was built by the British in the 1880's.
Getting around
Sands is located in the centre of the tourist industry and so buses are frequent and serve various locations. A bus terminus is also located approximately 400m away from the apartment. At the same time the open top tourist buses stop just 150m away from Sands and so getting around the island is easy. Tours and excursions can also be organized for pick-up from the same location. A tourist office is also located at this site (Oasis).
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Following the introduction of low budget airlines to Malta from many European countries, other than their national airlines, flying to the island has never been easier and cheaper. Getting to your maisonette apartment is not particularly difficult but one does tend to get lost on our roads, especially if this is your first time to the island. For this reason, we will always make it a point to meet you at Malta’s international airport located at Luqa. The drive is approximately 20 minutes away, just past Paceville, the island’s entertainment hub, but in a quiet area yet just a stone's throw away from the sandy beach in this most popular of places. We also engage our own car hire agent to ensure that reliable and cheaper rates are obtained should you prefer to explore the island behind a wheel.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
While water, gas and electricity are included in the price, all power supply to the apartment is provided and operated by card meters. We do however provide you with an equivalent of 4 or 7 euros per day (depending on the number of people in your party), which is twice your daily requirement. This allowance however does not cover the use of the air conditioners; for this reason, additional cards would need to be purchased from us at 5 or 20 euros each. This is being done to promote awareness against hot water and electricity wastage as prices for electricity on the island have recently escalated immensely. A final cleaning charge of 50 euros for every rental period is to be added to the rental rate. Kindly enquire for discount on extended long stay rentals (from 30 October to 31 March only). A 300 euro guarantee deposit is to be paid with the above against any damages - this money is refunded to you at the end of your stay following a satisfactory inspection of the premises. Linen and towels, internet wifi, TV cable satellite channels, complimentary food pack, pick up from the airport on your arrival and weekly fresh bed linen and towel changes are provided free of charge. Early Arrivals Check-in time is 14:00 hrs, although if apartment has been vacant for at least the previous day, then this would also be available at an earlier time. Late Departures Although we will normally allow guests to stay in the apartment right up to their departure time, there may be instances when we will have to ask guests to vacate apartment earlier (10:00 hrs) to allow for cleaning works, mainly due to same day arrivals. In such circumstance, we can still keep your luggage for you until your departure (an so that you would not need to carry these around with you until you leave for the airport.

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