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David Caruana

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Italian

Carville Villa Apartment with private pool, sleeps maximum of 15 persons

33 Reviews
People15
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Marsaskala - Carville Villa Apartment

Modern 4 bedroom villa apartment, 3 bathrooms, games room, play area

Modernly finished Villa Apartment located in a quiet residential area just minutes walk from the beach. Private pool, games room,. Ideal for family relaxation with kids, great opportunity for holiday makers looking for a sun holiday destination.

Carville offers guests a unique Maltese experience, a modern and warm layout with an open plan kitchen a combined living room and dining area, as well as a charming surrounding terrace with a private pool, outdoor dining facilities and BBQ area, perfect for entertaining. Property is equipped with Air-conditioners in all rooms, WiFi and Cable TV.

This property sleeps up to 15 persons.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
David Caruana (Property Manager)
Speaks English, French, German, Italian

Guestbook comments from the manager

for our family of four this was a great property. The property (a self-contained apartment with its own pool) was well equipped and very clean. The owners, David and his wife Jane, live nearby and were excellent hosts. We experienced no problems with deposits as one guest has commented. The property is near a popular local beach and is about a 15 minute walk into the centre of town. Local buses pass at the end of the road to take you into Valetta. A great family holiday, especially out of peak season when rent is lower.
Aug 2011
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Reviews

4.3
based on 33 holidaymaker reviews

Carville Villa Apartment with private pool, sleeps maximum of 15 persons
average rating of 4.2727275 based on 35 reviews
Portoroz, Slovenia
5

A stay in Marsascala

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. The owners are very responsible, they gave us what they promise and even more! The property is cleean and well equiped. I would absolutly recommended to my friends! If possible I'll be there next year again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My family and I were very much glad about your stay. You were very nice people .we hope to see you again next year. thanks again.
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Good size villa but poorly managed and maintained

  • 2 of 5

The villa is a very good size and accommodated 8 adults and a child nicely with a good size pool, however, we would not stay here again as we found the villa grubby and poorly maintained, this is some of our feedback

• the bedding was dirty when we arrived and one bed had short black hair (looked like pet hair) under the pillow and duvet. The bedding was changed when we informed Jane, but shows that the bedding hadn't been changed between guest stays

• The sofas are very old and the leather is tearing

• one of the bathrooms had faeces in the toilet when we arrived (not a nice smell to arrive to)

• the kitchen table was sticky when we arrived and we had to clean all the table and all the kitchen counters

• there are not enough pots and pans and plates to cook with, for the number of people the villa accommodates. In addition, the pots and pans were dirty or so old the non stick was peeling away. Jane did replace the frying pan, but someone should have picked up on the condition of the pans.

• the games room is more of a gimmick. There is a pool table in there, but the room is so narrow you can't play properly as the pool cue hits the walls.

• the pool is surrounded by close and high walls which blocks all sun except between 1-4pm which sadly means the water is always very cold

• while we were not expecting to find any food, it would have been good service to have left a bottle of water (knowing the water isn't drinkable) or a couple extra toilet rolls.

We were not impressed with customer service and there was no apology for the dirty villa or bedding when we reported it after a couple days (just got told off for not reporting earlier!).

Malta is lovely, but the stay at the villa and the service received put a bit of a downer on the holiday. Would not recommend staying here at all. I think the villa could have nice potential if it was updated and cleaned properly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carville is described informatively and advertised as Carville villa apartment accomodating comfortably 10 people to a maximum of 15. It offers a good sized pool, surrounded with outdoor furniture and BBQ equipment and enjoys days full of sunlight throughout the whole day. No walls are that high as described. There is a difference between a high wall and a wall divider to other properties. The property is ultimately private and we are also owners of nearby properties. Regarding issues that were mentioned during the stay, i was called for a bedding that claimed was not changed. It was not a problem if guest was uncomfortable to it. The bedding was changed and a frying pan was also changed there and then. Sadly enough another issue was brought just after 4 days of the stay including nasty smell in the bathroom and the cleaning. I believe that the guest has exagerrated here and it seems very obvious that it was ridiculous about bringing up another complaint after 4 days when i have been earlier to resolve things beforehand. Moreover to this, if guests happen to find anything that is disatisfying and annoying, i would have come on the day or if the next and offer a solution. This has never happen or at least called us upfront and i am disappointed to hear such issues because it would have been solved instantly. Our satisfaction is to keep our clients happy. carville is a lovely place to stay, in a relaxed location close to rocky and sandy beaches. Future guests may rest assured that they will enjoy their stay at Carville.
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Not As Advertised

  • 1 of 5

The only reason I'm even giving one star is because it was big enough for our extended family to stay, but you can be sure we'll never stay there again. So many unexpected nasty surprises.

Let's start with the games room. It was unusable. Overpowering smell of mold and chlorine. Wasn't even part of the house, had to go down very slippery, wet stairs to get there - very dangerous.

Not informed that had to pay for wifi, stay fee, water, air-conditioning and electricity. It was ridiculous. And what was even MORE ridiculous was the number of signs EVERYWHERE telling us what not to do. "Signs, signs, everywhere are signs, blocking up my scenery, breaking my mind, do this, don't do that, can't you read the signs".

And everything was as cheap as possible, and we even had to buy our own toilet paper. Not cool for the high price we paid to stay there.

I would never, in my wildest nightmares, recommend this place. Don't ever stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carville villa apartment is fully detached property built on 400 square metres with own private pool and entrance. The property is spacious enough to accomodate comfortably 10 to a maximum of 15 persons. Located in a quiet residential area close by to the sea and local amenities which are within easy reach on foot. This property to start with is advertised informatively on all uk sites in detail, describing the spaciousness, the interior rooms and exterior outdoor surroundings including the games area, BBQ and the outdoor pool. Also described in the description are the optional extras including wifi and air-conditioning at an extra cost per day ,. No more, no less. The games room area is not so detached as described but leads from outdoors from near the outdoor pool. As the property is located in a quiet residential area, including more of our properties in the neighbourhood it is of utmost important not to be disturbed or disturb others by loud noises. Signs are useful for everyone in general to follow which are part of the rules there are in the house. Regarding to toiletries, we provide starters to our properties including toiletries in every bathroom, basic detergents in kitchens and other useful additional items left in the pantries. From then on it is self catering to the guest. I do not believe that one has to pick all this ridiculous thoughts and put them down as issues. We were always around to come by a have a talk. But this never happened and no one contacted us. There was nothing at all to worry about and make it obvious to dangerous. From our recent positive reviews guests had a wonderful and a great stay at Carville, feeling at home! And we are happy that every guest comes out with a smile!
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Perpect place to visit Malta

  • 4 of 5

From here you can easily visit the whole island and also make a nice walk along the sea to the centre of the town. Close to the airport, local shops and bus stop and in a quiet neigbourhood. We had space enough with our group of 8, slept all nights very well and loved to eat outside. The mailcontact with David and Jane was very pleasant and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay everything as described

  • 4 of 5

We all had a great time at the villa. Everything was as described on the site and the villa is really close to the local shop and bus stop. It's a lovely walk into the middle of town. The outdoor space was really lovely and good for sitting around in.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very good

  • 5 of 5

This is very nice place where to stay if you are big company and want to stay away from crowd and noise. Very good costumer service, Jane and Daivid are super hosty and friendly. Pool was perfect for that kind of weather, specially kids loved that. This propperty would recomend for everyone,

Martins (Latvia)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Airport Malta just 20 minutes
Nearest Beach
0.1 Metres
St.Thomas Bay 5 minutes drive
Car: necessary

A popular family resort, Marsascala is a traditional fishing village with a picturesque coastline of rocky coves and a small sandy beach at St.Thomas Bay. You'll find an array of water sports on offer, including diving, windsurfing, surfboarding and water skiing and a selection of waterfront eateries and beach bars. The small harbour and port lined with a fine choice of restaurants serving local and international cuisine, is full with multi-coloured fishing vessels. In the resort centre, you'll find a good choice of cafes, bars and night-life alongside shops and supermarkets.

Other Activities: Beach relaxation, cycling, good night-life, golf within 30 minutes drive, Fishing. Great for walking holidays, rural/countryside, retreats.

Located in Marsascala just few metres away from the beach, on the outskirts of a town often referred to the fishing village. Quiet and peaceful, yet just five minutes drive to all amenities, you will be in close proximity to rocky and sandy beaches in St Thomas Bay, shops, markets, restaurants, internet cafes, gym, churches, wine bars, the St Thomas Fortress and the spectacular seafront scenery and beautifully-lit promenade.

This pretty resort has some fantastic places to explore including the harbour promenade and is a great place for hiking and cycling. There is plenty on offer here for sports enthusiasts including an 18-hole golf course at the Royal Malta Golf Club in Marsa. This same club also offers miniature golf, swimming, tennis and squash. The beach at St Thomas Bay is just a ten minute walk away and is suitable for sunbathing and swimming, while wind surfing is also very popular here.. Various other watersports can be tried in Malta including sailing, water skiing, paragliding, wake boarding, jet biking and kayaking. Visitors will find a few places to dine in and around the resort especially along the harbour with its restaurants, bars and cafes. There are a few shops in the area for self catering holidaymakers to purchase food and drink from as well as souvenirs. A bigger variety of shopping can be found in the capital Valletta.

Marsaskala has numerous interesting old buildings well worth visiting including the Parish Church of St Anne. The Mamo Tower is on the road to Zejtun and a fine example of a fortified farmhouse built in a shape of the cross of St Andrew. The whole family can enjoy a theme park here featuring an animal park and children’s play area.

A trip to the Maltese capital city Valetta is well worthwhile as there are many historic buildings, palaces, churches, museums and galleries here. Visitors may also like to take a trip to the fishing village St Julian’s Bay on the main island, where there is lots of nightlife and entertainment. Victoria is the main town on the island of Gozo and offers many interesting places to visit as well as good shops and restaurants.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Marsaskala, Island of Malta

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
October 16 Special offer
1 Oct 2016 - 13 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£259
for 2 nights
From
£130
£1,032
 
 
Oct 16 Special offer
29 Oct 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£324
for 3 nights
From
£108
£1,032
 
 
Nov/Dec 16
6 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£259
for 3 nights
From
£86
 
 
Xmas 16
18 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£864
for 4 nights
From
£216
£864
 
 
New Year 17
28 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,295
for 4 nights
From
£324
£1,295
 
 
Jan/Mar 17
6 Jan 2017 - 23 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£259
for 3 nights
From
£86
 
 
Mar/Apr 17 up to 10 pers
24 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£648
for 3 nights
From
£216
£946
 
 
May 17 up to 10 pers
1 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£713
for 3 nights
From
£238
£993
 
 
May/June 17 up to 10 pers
26 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,365
for 4 nights
From
£341
£1,382
 
 
July/Aug 17 up to 12 pers
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£999
for 3 nights
£2,332
 
 
Sep 17 up to 10 pers
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£553
for 3 nights
£1,291
 
 
Oct 17 up to 10 pers
1 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£479
for 3 nights
£1,118
 
 
Oct Holidays 17 up to 12 pers
27 Oct 2017 - 6 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£572
for 3 nights
£1,334
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

>Weekly prices are up to certain people in the box on the left hand side on the prices section.
>Government Eco Contribution Tax of €0.50c per person per night over 18 years up to max of 10 nights is to be paid on arrival in Euro cash
>Air Conditioner Hot/Cold work with card meter at E25.00 per day.
>Wifi At Euro 5 per day
>! time fee of Euro 50.00 for maintanence.
> We request a refundable security deposit of €300 in euro cash upon arrival, refunded online by IBAN Transfer or Paypal (subject to satisfactory of property inspection).
>On reservation of booking client is required to pay a non-refundable 35% deposit to secure booking . The remaining balance is to be paid 8 weeks prior arrival.
>We accept payment by IBAN Bank Transfers, credit cards +3% surcharges or Pay Pal + 5% charges.
>Extra persons are at extra cost if the number is more than stated on booking contract.
>Following payment of the reservation, you will receive an E-mail confirming the booking details including electricity and water usage and enquiring upon the time of arrival.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Marsaskala, Malta

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 420 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , full bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite
  • Bath Towels are provided for each person. Swimming towels are provided at €4 per person. Towels are not to be used as floor mats. Heavily stained towels are charged at an extra cost.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Main Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Main double bedroom with ensuite
    Main bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Double bedroom
    Triple bedroom - 3 Single Bed , Triple bedroom with ensuite
    Triple bedroom - 3 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Triple bedroom
    Cot - 1 Cot , Large comfy sofa bed,sleeps 2
  • The property accommodates comfortably sleeps 10 up to 15 persons Washing machine is available at the property. All bedrooms are supplied with linen and towels for every person. Cleaning is done once weekly including changing of linen and towels.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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