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Air Conditioned 1, 2 &; 3 bedroom Villa Apartments Swimming Pool , Wifi - Villa Desiderata 3 bedrooms sleeps 6 - 8

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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Santa Maria Estate - Villa Desiderata

3 A/C bedrooms , large swimming pool / Jacuzzi , open plan terrace , Wi-Fi

3 renovated Villa Apartments in the exclusive Santa Maria Estate. The villa apartments occupy a very large and spacious deck and sunbathing area with a large shared swimming pool ( Garden and pool furniture is provided for every villa apartment.

Villa Desiderata Major offers 3 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a separate walk in shower room and toilet. (Space for an extra bed in each bedroom.

Villa Desiderata Midi offers 2 double bedrooms ,1 bathroom and spare toilet with shower. Sleeps 6 ( with space for extra bed and 2 sofa beds )

Villa Desiderata Minor offers a 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom and a separate walk-in shower room and toilet. space for an extra bed and a sofa bed .

All apartments offer a sitting room, a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable dining area.

All apartments have their own laundry facilities, TV, Wifi-internet, air conditioning in all bedrooms and are fully equipped with bath and bed linen. The village of Mellieha is 10 minutes walk with its many shops, bars and restaurants who cater for everyone's styles , tastes and budgets.

Upon request, the apartments may be booked to cater for 12+ persons. Space for extra beds/cots too may be arranged

Mellieha. The destination of Excellence: Villa Desiderata is a private owned villa situated in one of the most prestigious residential areas of Malta known as the Santa Maria Estate which forms part from ' il-Wied ta' Ghajn Zejtuna' in Mellieha. It is situated just 700 meters away from the main street where you will find a selection of chute shops, bars, restaurants and cafes who cater with pride in this living community..

A regular bus service operates to various destinations in either the northern direction towards the beaches of Mellieha Bay and Paradise Bay as well as to the Gozo ferry & southbound direction leads you to various places as Golden Bay, Mosta,The Crafts Village, Mdina, Rabat, Dingli Cliffs, Hagar Qim Temples , Blue Grotto Marsaxlokk, and The Capital city of Valletta.

Water taxis operate regularly during the tourist season from various points to the Comino's famous Blue Lagoon and its surrounding caves .The village boasts numerous hotels and other tourist related services for the travelers needs. A regular bus service operates to various parts of the island and a bus stop is located in the vicinity of the villa.

Villa Desiderata Combined,Compact & Comfortable: The Villa Desiderata is the ideal accommodation base whether you are spending your annual family holiday or just a quick break from your daily routine. The villa is composed of 3 villa apartments of a 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments located at an elevated ground floor over the road overlooking the swimming pool and the garden. Each Villa apartment have its own entrance and are fully equipped for self catering with a fully fitted oak kitchen with built in stainless steel appliances over the granite tops which include a microwave, toaster and an electric kettle. All pots and pans are provided with all the crockery and cutlery. Each apartment is serviced with its own washing machine, board and iron and clothes drier.

The open plan sitting room is furnished with a setee and coffee table with reading lights and a TV with international stations.

The wireless broadband internet service is connected and is easily accessible from the pool deck area for alfresco

browsing and chatting!.

Villa Desiderata From Home to Home: Whether you are staying for a weekend break or a long winter sun holiday for several weeks you are always feel that its like home. The owners will welcome you to settle down quickly with a short village tour to set your bearings,showing you where you can get your basic daily shopping needs and other commodities such as banks, post office, stationaries, pharmacists and chemists, bakeries, butchers, fishmonger, supermarkets and fruit and veg shops.

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Details for holiday villa Villa Desiderata 3 bedrooms sleeps 6 - 8, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 2 Bathrooms

Villa-apartment Desiderata Major is beautifully renovated 3 bedroom villa apartment with a large shared pool and jacuzzi. There is a large patio table for 6 persons to wine and dine outside while enjoying the view. A gas charcoal B-B-Q is available. Three double bedrooms (sleeps 6) are air-conditioned. Full bathroom and a separate shower room with second toilet. Fully equipped kitchen with dining area. Comfortable sitting room with cable TV, and WiFi. Laundry facilities, bed and bath linen provided weekly.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

David Bonanno
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Maltese
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About David Bonanno

I am David 49 years , married to Patricia in year 2000 with 2 daughters Faustina (12) and Davida (11). Born , brought up and fed! in this village of Mellieha and been involved in tourism since exploring stage of tourism in Mellieha in our family run business in car rental, taxi service and entertainment outlet since. Lived on this exclusive estate for over 40 years and currently reading a Masters degree in International Hospitality management at Edinburgh Napier University. Committed to offer a customer satisfaction with unparralleled level of committment to our guests.

David Bonanno purchased this villa in 2009

Why David Bonanno chose Mellieha

Santa Maria Estate was a specially designated area out for development for the economical and social elite under the British rule of the 1960's as this unique spot to be like a special place to attract ex servise personnel and invite investors to live in this area offered from the Maltese Church and Authorities to attract investment and employment to the local community. However this area was available for the Maltese public not until the early 1970's and still is regarded as a NO rif raf place of Malta. Our villa is uniquly positioned in a quite cul de sac overlooking the sea and valley views up to the islands of Gozo with spectacular sun set sky views.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Desiderata enjoys a unique layout of a symetrical 'W' shape. Guests are always surprised with the tranquility of the area. As we live on the top floor this offers an extra comfort of peace of mind as we are always available for anything one might require during one's stay at any time as we are always a phone or a knock away ( or as close!). The swimming pool and terrace are large and faces the sun from morning till sunset and this is complimented with sun loungers and other garden furniture as tables, chairs and a large parasol for some shade! A gas- charcoal Bar- B- Q is also on site for an outdoor cook and eat experience! The surrunding garden is planted with Maltese endemic trees to add all the colour and privacy of our property.

The units all face the swimming pool deck and are very accessabile as there is no steps around and makes this very comfortable for the infirm and with some form of disability.

For extra comfort specially during our hot season all bedrooms are air conditioned and Wifi is standard.

Guestbook comments from the owner

David, thanks for all. It was a good place. See you in a few years.
Aug 2011
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Villa Desiderata 3 bedrooms sleeps 6 - 8
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 38 reviews
North Staffordshire, England

Our favourite holiday home in Mellieha

  • 4 of 5

We have now had three separate holidays at this property - 14 weeks in total in 2010 and 8 weeks this year and will be holidaying there again later in the year. The apartment is very comfortable and well equipped, leading out to a spacious terrace and swimming pool. The location of the villa is second to none, it is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac with lovely views of the valley leading to the bay. The owner is Maltese and he is very helpful and can advise on places of interest to visit on the Island. Should you not want to hire a car you can easily access places of interest on Malta by catching the local buses which are inexpensive. There are some very good restaurants in Mellieha for an enjoyable night out. Our family and friends have also been on holiday at this property and have had a lovely holiday and we would have no hesitation in recommending the apartment for your holiday home during any season of the year.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2011
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Villa Desiderata: you won't be disappointed.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Villa Desiderata in Malta. We had a warm welcome from the owner David who had bought some food for breakfast the next morning as we arrived late in the evening. The villa was well equipped with all the necessary electric appliances. The swimming pool was lovely and kept clean at all times. David answered our requests promptly and was always helpful with recommendations on places to go and visit. We went to Malta with 2 teenager boys and they loved it. The island is rich in history, there are plenty of lovely bays/beaches and the snorkelling is worth the trip since the water is so clear. Although the place is in a built up area, it is surprisingly quiet. We would highly recommend booking this accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Great Time

  • 5 of 5

Dear David

We have returned to quite a sunny Edinburgh for a change and would like to thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful villa, we all had a great time and thank you for your kindness. The apartment was very well presented and had everything that we needed especially with a 1 year old.

Grateful for your help

Andrea Brunton & Family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Het appartement is nét zoals op de foto

  • 4 of 5

Wij verbleven met 6 volwassenen in het 3 slaapkamerappartement. Het was ruim en de keuken goed ingericht. Een heerlijk zwembad met ruime ligbedden en voldoende handdoeken. Het leek wel een privé zwembad voor ons alleen. Mooi uitzicht en de behulpzame eigenaar was bereid vervoer te regelen voor alles wat je wilde doen. Bijv. transfers etc. Of hij bracht ons zelf naar de bestemming. Billy's car rental heeft een minivan, wat fijn is met 6 personen. Goede service en vriendelijke mensen.

Bedankt David.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your time to submit your holiday experience at our villa as we look forward to welcome you again in the future. regards
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Totally Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Having visited Malta previously this was by far the best holiday we have had. The apartment/villa is located at the bottom of an extremely quiet cul-de-sac but is still only a short walk to the nearby shops and bus routes. All my expectations were met and even surpassed in most cases. A truly fantastic holiday was had by my family in what was a superb location.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for submitting an excellent review towards our villa . We are pleased your family had an enjoyable and a relaxing stay with us and we were able to meet your expectations. We look forward to welcome you again in the future.
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Everything you could want

  • 5 of 5

We hired all 3 apartments for the week. A minibus was arranged by David to collect half the party from the airport as we were on different flights. David was at the apartment when they arrived and gave 2 members of the group a lift to the shops to get some basics till the second group arrived with the hire car. The apartments were clean and tidy along with the patio and pool. David was often seen in the morning cleaning the pool and checking everything was OK. We would often talk to him and his wife and both very friendly and helpful. Our expectations were completely met with the apartments and we will be back. No more hotels for us. We had some friends (locals) over for a party and David was more than happy for us to do this. The apartment has very spacious rooms and has everything needed for your stay, the views are stunning looking over Mellieha heights and down to the bay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your effort for submitting an excellent review towards our Villa Desiderata. We are so pleased having met your expectations as we look forward to welcome you again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Billy's 'Musiclub'
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Gozo Ferry
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Marsa Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
il-Mithna Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Mellieha Bay
Car: not necessary

The village of MELLIEHA awarded as a destination of Excellence in the year 2009 by the European Union. The village is geographically located on the northern tip of the island of Malta. It is surrounded by numerous beaches and the village community is scattered around the picturesque environment of the high ridges and valleys which lead to the shoreline. An 8000 strong and proud patriotic residents vary from young families to retired ex patriots from former colonial times.

An active local council and numerous NGOs strive to maintain high standards in this living community for locals ans visitors alike. Apart from the numerous and most popular beaches found within 5 kms other historical sites are worth a visit as The Selmun Castle, St Agatha's Tower, The Mellieha Parish Church &The Sanctuary , World War II Shelters, The Tunnara Museum, Popeye's village and The Nature Reserve at Ghadira. The village celebrates the village fiesta on the 8th September with a variety of cultural activities.

Other Activities: Diving,Water Sports, Fishing, Horse Riding, Walking, Golf, Night Clubbing


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Santa Maria Estate, Island of Malta

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
September 2016
21 Oct 2016 - 24 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
October 2016
25 Oct 2016 - 1 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
2 Nov 2016 - 19 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Spring Season
20 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
May / June 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season 2017
16 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Village Festa
4 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 7.0%
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Airport transfer direct to the villa is recommended .
Cars/ Minivans are available on request
Extra beds / Baby cot available
Rates are subject to change without notice.
Swimming pool is closed between November and March.
The management have the right to terminate the rental for improper behaviour.
Strictly residents only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Santa Maria Estate in Island of Malta

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Fresh bath linen is provided weekly. Washing machine is located in the bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , on request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms are equipped with a fan and are air-conditioned , have bedside tables with lamps, dressing table with mirror and large wardrobes. Fresh linen is provided each week
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Car and minivan rental can be arranged through Billy's Car Hire; kindly contact by e-mail to : info@billyscarhire.com Taxi and minibus service can be arranged at any time with us.

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