Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Away from all the hustle and bustle, this PRIVATE VILLA is fully detached with surrounding terrace and gardens of over 800m2 and a full-sized private pool with small children’s pool. The villa is situated in the quietest part of the exclusive Santa Maria Estate villa area and has lovely valley and distant sea views. It is an ideal private retreat for a couple or family with close access (0.7km) to the historic village of Mellieha and the Island’s northern sandy beaches and greener areas (2km) and Gozo (2.5km).
Nearby (0.5km) shops include several quality restaurants, a pharmacy and medium-size supermarkets, which will deliver free of charge to your door. Public transport access to Valletta, Sliema and the rest of Malta is available at short distance from the villa area (0.5km) with major minicab firms at hand. Although a hired car is not necessary, it is recommended if you intend to see the sights besides relaxing around the pool or taking to local walking routes.
The main villa offers 3 large bedrooms that comfortably accommodate up to 6 persons, together with an underlying flatlet with 2 further bedrooms that is available at no extra cost if needed (this flatlet is not let separately, meaning that complete privacy is maintained at all times). Normally, maximum parties of 6 people are accepted to ensure a completely tranquil stay.
There are 2 full bathrooms with 3 WCs and an en-suite shower in the main bedroom. All bedrooms and the lounge/kitchen are provided with reliable stand fans or electric heaters (depending on season), with the lounge and main bedroom also having air conditioners.
There is a formal dining room for 8 persons and an attractive outside BBQ area for al fresco dining. The lounge has TV, upright piano and lovely fireplace, with most rooms having direct access to the outside pool terraces.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mellieha 1.1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malta International Airport 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors||
There is one new 32" HD TV in the main living room with cable TV channels subscription including news channels, cartoon channels, etc. WiFi Internet access is also available. Fresh linen and bathroom towels provided every 7 days.
A welcome food and drink pack will be provided on arrival. For reviews on most local restaurants, please see the following link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g230152-Mellieha_Island_of_Malta.html
The Island of Malta region
Megaliths, medieval dungeons and Calypso’s Cave – The Maltese Islands are positively mythic. The narrow meandering streets of their towns and villages are crowded with Renaissance cathedrals and Baroque palaces. As the countryside is dotted with the oldest known human structures in the world, the Islands have rightly been described as an open-air museum.
The Maltese archipelago lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean, with Malta 93km south of Sicily and 288km north of Africa. The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino with a total population of 400,000 inhabitants over an area of 316sq km and a coastline of 196.8km (not including 56.01 km for the island of Gozo).
Malta is the largest island and its UNESCO world heritage capital city of Valletta is the commercial and administrative centre. Gozo is the second largest island and is more rural, characterised by fishing, tourism, crafts and agriculture, while Comino is largely uninhabited.
With superb sunny weather, expansive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do. With a little help from any guidebook, captivating places of interest are immediately identified – the world famous Hypogeum selected as a place of World Heritage by UNESCO, prehistoric temples and grand palaces are but a few.
The long relationship between the Islanders and the various nationalities that occupied Malta over the centuries has created a marriage of styles and traditions, giving the Islands a fascinating eclectic culture.
Malta’s climate is strongly influenced by the sea and is typical of the Mediterranean. The Islands have a very sunny climate with a daily average of five to six hours sunshine in mid-winter to around 12 hours in summer.
Winters are mild, with only the occasional short chilly period brought about by the north and north-easterly winds from central Europe. Summers are hot, dry and very sunny. Day-time temperatures in summer are often mitigated by cooling sea breezes, particularly in elevated parts like Mellieha.
Annual rainfall is low, averaging 568mm a year, and the length of the dry season in summer is longer than in neighbouring Italy. Sea bathing is quite possible well in to the ‘winter’ months, and the peak beach season can last until mid- to late October.
Mellieha is one of Malta’s oldest and most picturesque towns, with a majestic baroque church overlooking the largest sandy beach on the island. Situated atop a hill, it commands good panoramas of the fertile valleys and countryside over the northern part of Malta and northwards towards Comino and Gozo (this villa has one of the best views in the area) and is ideal for walking or cycling holidays in winter and sea-side holidays in summer. Mellieha’s people are renowned for their good sense of humour, friendliness and hospitality and their visitors feel at home and often return. The village ‘festa’ on September 8th is a magnificent occasion, although the neighbouring villages’ fireworks and band clubs compete in earnest throughout the year.
Mellieha is popular with the Maltese and visitors alike. Besides having the best air quality in Malta, it also has some of the finest restaurants, hotels, traditional shops and boutiques on the island. There is also close access to all the major sandy beaches in Malta (Mellieha Bay, Golden Sands, Ghajn Tuffieha and Gnejna) and the regular ferries to the sister islands of Gozo and Comino (Blue Lagoon) are only 5 minutes away.
Located on the outskirts of the village of Mellieha, Santa Maria Estate is the only exclusive villa and bungalow area in Malta with average plot sizes of over 1 tumolo (1000m2). Benefiting from protected planning status, building is restricted to less than 30% of the land, distinguishing this part of the island from the rest of Malta as a whole.