About the home
This comfortable detached bungalow has the living area and 3 bedrooms on the ground floor. A further bedroom and living area is situated down a flight of stairs.
The bungalow's elevated position affords beautiful scenic views over the Santa Maria estate and out to sea.
Upper level: A spacious hall leading to the left to the sleeping quarters area and to the right leading to the dining and sitting rooms, the kitchen with its combined living room. The three doors in the hall, the dining room and the living room lead to the spacious sun kissed deck of the pool area. The combined living room is equipped with a 28inch TV, a DVD, satellite reception and cable TV service. Broadband wireless Internet access is also available in most areas..
The living room and the 3 bedrooms at the ground floor are all equipped with air condition units. The use of the air condition service is available by means of a pay-per-use card activated meter.
Bedrooms: 1 X Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (small bath/shower) and doors to terrace.
1 X Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (small bath/shower).
1 X Twin bedroom with separate bathroom.
1 X Small Double bedroom (Downstairs)
2 Extra beds can be provided
Lower level (more simply furnished): 1 double bedroom with separate shower room, small kitchenette and separate dining room
Large Rectangular Pool measuring 10 m by 5 m with Jacuzzi bubble maker at shallow end.
Large Pool Patio with sunbeds, poolside furniture and shower with toilet. An ideal place to relax, enjoy the sun, the ambience and forget the worries of the world for a while.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Mellieha Bay, 2km|
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom, 2 en suites and 2 shower rooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 8|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
There are two ensuite bathrooms/shower rooms with the two main bedrooms.
There are another two common family bathroom/shower room - one upstairs.and one downstairs.
There is a further small shower room on the pool deck area.
The Island of Malta region
Laying 90 km to the south of Sicily and 290 km to the north of the African mainland, 1830 km to the east of Gibraltar and 1500 km to the west of Alexandria, Malta and its islands might be said to occupy a position in the centre of the Mediterranean. The group is composed of the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino all of which are inhabited, and the smaller uninhabited islands of Cominotto, Filfla and St.Paul islands.
The total area of the archipelago is 320 km/sq. The longest distance in Malta in a south-east/north-west axis is about 27 km and the widest distance is14 km. The corresponding figures for Gozo are 14 km and 7 km. Comino, the smallest of the inhabited islands being 2.6 km/sq. The length of the shoreline around Malta is 136 km and that of Gozo is 43 km. The indentations around the coast form bays, sandy beaches and rocky coves and, more importantly, deep natural harbours. With a population of around 350,000 crowding an area of 320 km/sq the Maltese Islands can claim to be the most densely populated country in Europe.
There are very few countries with Malta's size that are so rich in history, spreading from the prehistoric era right up to the present day. It is this history of a succession of civilizations and cultures, of struggle and war, of achievement in the face of adversity, of continuous improvement which makes Malta the proud and prosperous nation of today and a popular tourist attraction worldwide.
Malta owes most of this fame to her strategic location being right in the middle of the Mediterranean.
The first settlers arrived in Malta and Gozo around 5000 BC from Sicily. The megalithic temple building phase started around 4000 BC. The earliest temples, such as the one at Ggantija in Gozo, were built by piling up to 50 tons of rocks on top of each other, which even nowadays with modern tools and machines would be a difficult task. The earliest civilization flourished in the 3rd millennium BC, erecting and carving astonishing temples but then mysteriously disappeared around 2000 BC and the Bronze Age moved in. The Phoenicians, who used Malta's harbour as a centre for their trading activities, arrived in the 8th century BC. The entry of the Carthaginians increased the island's strategic importance and attracted the attention of Rome. In 218 BC, following an invasion led by the Roman Consul Titus Sempronius, Malta fell under Roman rule that lasted more than 700 years.
St. Paul, the Apostle, was an important visitor for the Maltese people. He was shipwrecked on Malta in 60 AD on his way to Rome and he introduced Christianity to the natives of the islands, making the Maltese one of the oldest Christian people in the world. To commemorate this event a small island in the North bears the name St.Paul's Island.
In 1530 Charles V of Aragon handed over the Maltese islands to the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem who had been expelled from Rhodes by the Ottoman Turks. For the next 250 years Malta was a bulwark against Turkish ambitions in Europe. The best-known event in Maltese history, The Great Siege of Malta, occurred in 1565 when the Knights together with the Maltese heroically defended Malta from a major Ottoman invasion.
The mastery of the Knights ended in 1798, when Napoleon came to Malta. The French took over for two years but the Maltese were not happy with their occupation. With the help of the British the Maltese organized a successful revolution against the French. British rule lasted 180 years till 1964 when the Maltese islands gained their independence within the Commonwealth. Malta's political status under the British reign underwent a series of changes in which many laws and principals were successfully granted and revoked accordingly. The Maltese economy became a business for Malta's military facilities, and that is how the Dockyard developed into the economic stronghold of the islands.
During World War I, Malta provided shelter to many naval seamen and served as a military hospital. In 1921, Malta became self-governing although this power was shared with Britain. In 1936, Malta became once again a colonial regime. During World War II, Malta was exposed to severe aerial attacks from Italian and German bombers. In 1942, George the VI awarded the George Cross to the islands; this was the first time in history that a medal was awarded to any part of the Commonwealth. Since then the Maltese flag has carried the George Cross on it.
Malta became independent on September 21, 1964 and later on became a Republic in 1974. In 2003 the Maltese voted to join the European Union as from May 1, 2004.
Both Maltese and English are the official languages. The native language of Malta called 'Malti' is the Maltese word for 'Maltese'. Maltese is of Semitic origin. It is the only Semitic language written in the Latin script. The language is a mixture of Arabic grammar and construction, combined with Sicilian, Italian, Spanish, French and English loan words. Italian is also widely spoken in Malta.
The Mellieha area
Mellieha is a rural village and tourist resort in the Northwestern part of Malta and derives its name from the Semitic root 'm-l-h' which in Arabic means salt. The name was probably derived from the ancient Punic and Roman salt-terns; historians indicated as lying adjacent to the large sandy bay at the foot of the village.
Mellieha has been inhabited since early Neolithic times (3000 B.C). Several megalithic remains and tombs of this era and other primitive tools and fragments of pottery were found in various localities around this area, primarily at "il-Latnija" - a natural cavity used by several stone-age peoples - and at l-Gholja tax-Xemxija.
During the Roman and Byzantine occupations (213B.C- 870A.D.), Mellieha's valleys were inhabited by troglodytes, who irrigated the land, adopted natural caves as their dwelling places and buried their beloved ones in Punic style burial chambers. Following the Arab conquest and during the medieval period (870-1530A.D.), the area was deserted, primarily due to the continuous raids of the Muslim corsairs.
Notwithstanding the hardship experienced by the Maltese during the Reign of the Order of St. John (1530-1798A.D.), Mellieha's medieval chapel, dedicated to the Holy Virgin Mary, was one of the most venerated places on the island. Several distinguished persons, such as grandmaster's, kings and bishops visited the shrine and pilgrimages to the sanctuary from all over the island were held frequently.
In the late 17th century, the Knights built several fortifications along the coast, so as to protect the inhabitants. This venture brought about the gradual repopulating of the area, mainly by those who wanted to exploit the fertile valleys and the new enterprise of tunny net fishing. Under the British, in 1844, Mellieha was established again as a parish and since then it grew up into a modern town, of circa 6,500 people.
Today, Mellieha is one of Malta's most picturesque tourist destinations. The town centre boasts of its splendid hotels, fine restaurants and traditional cute shops. It has a unique primary school, a majestic baroque church (built in late 19th century) and various cultural organizations, including band clubs, sports clubs, an orchestra, various religious societies, a parish community centre and an environmental pressure group. Since 1993, local affairs are being run by the Mellieha Local Council, an institution made up of seven councilors, elected every three years by the people.
Mellieha's main festive season occurs in the first two weeks of September and reaches its climax on the 8th September. During these days various cultural manifestations are held, such as musical concerts, fireworks, folk singing, art exhibitions and the traditional religious procession. The town's people, ''Il-Mellehin'', are renowned for their laborious nature, their ironic sense of humour, and their friendliness and hospitality. Those who visit us, no matter where they hail from, do not merely enjoy themselves but feel at home.
As long as Mellieha preserves its great archaeological and historic heritage, its unique natural environment, and its traditions and costumes, its people,.
How to get there
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Flying to Malta from the UK
Low cost Carrier Flights
Easyjet.co.uk , Ryanair.com from Luton airport
British Jet from Gatwick, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle
Scheduled flights are operated by: Airmalta, British Airways,
By AIr: From any Country in Europe flying to Malta on average would take no longer then 3 hours. There are direct flights from all major European cities to and from Malta everyday.
By Sea. Ferries of the Grimaldi Group.operate from Salerno (Naples) direct to Malta (Approx 16 hours) and from Sicily on a high speed catamaran operated by Virtu Ferries (Approx 2-4 hours).
Other Scheduled flights are operated by: Airmalta, Lufthansa, British Airways, Alitalia, Tuninter, Egyptair, Balkan Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Emirates Airlines.
- Car hire available from http://www.budgetinternational.com/
- Local buses run regularly between the airport and the town TILL 9 .15 P.M
- There are always local taxis available - fare should be no more than €35.00
The journey from the airport to the property in Mellieha takes around 40 minutes. If you are familiar with Malta
or are of adventurous disposition you can collect the hire car at the airport and drive to Mellieha yourself. If it is your first visit and are unfamiliar with Malta then it is recommended that you take a taxi..
Activities near Mellieha
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
11 Nov 2012
We were met at the villa by the owner who showed us around. the Villa was very large and worked out to be ideal for our needs. there is a downstairs area with 1 bedroom and a living area with a couple of put up beds and a bathroom. this was great for my teenage boys who used this as a flat away from everyone to do their own thing when they wanted. on ground level there is 2 large bedrooms with on sweets and a twin room with a bathroom next to it.
the pool area and view is stunning.
the only criticism I have about the villa is it really could do with updating, but if it was updated then you would have to spend allot more money to hire it.
We would stay here again, its ideally positioned as well.
25 Sep 2012
We had a great holiday. The villa was spacious with a good size pool. The views around Meliha and of the sea were superb. The location of the villa was ideal, as we could walk to shops and restaurants. Seraphim was very helpful and courteous, and was always prepared to come over and sort out any issues. We would thoroughly recommend The Haven to other people.We hope to come back soon.
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11 Jun 2012
The owner was easily contactable before and during the holiday. It was very reassuring to know we had his number for any problems. I had cause to ring him once and he was promptly at the... more
Thank you for the positive review.
It is so satisfying to me and my wife when positive comments are made.
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|Prices for group size 4|
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|29 Apr 12||3 Jun 12||€ 890||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Jun 12||1 Jul 12||€ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jul 12||2 Sep 12||€ 1370||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Sep 12||30 Sep 12||€ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Sep 12||3 Nov 12||€ 800||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Apr 13||2 Jun 13||€ 890||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Jun 13||30 Jun 13||€ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||€ 1370||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||€ 1000||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Sep 13||3 Nov 13||€ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||3 Nov 13||15 Dec 13||€ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|29 Apr 12||3 Jun 12||€ 990||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Jun 12||1 Jul 12||€ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jul 12||2 Sep 12||€ 1470||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Sep 12||30 Sep 12||€ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Sep 12||3 Nov 12||€ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Apr 13||2 Jun 13||€ 990||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Jun 13||30 Jun 13||€ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||€ 1470||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||€ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Sep 13||3 Nov 13||€ 900||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||3 Nov 13||15 Dec 13||€ 700||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|29 Apr 12||3 Jun 12||€ 1190||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Jun 12||1 Jul 12||€ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jul 12||2 Sep 12||€ 1670||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Sep 12||30 Sep 12||€ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Sep 12||3 Nov 12||€ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|27 Apr 13||2 Jun 13||€ 1190||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Jun 13||30 Jun 13||€ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Jun 13||1 Sep 13||€ 1670||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||29 Sep 13||€ 1300||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Sep 13||3 Nov 13||€ 1100||-||-||1 Week|
|Autumn||3 Nov 13||15 Dec 13||€ 800||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
(i) Prices are inclusive of weekly rent of villa and weekly linen/towel change and pool maintenance
(ii) The preferred payment method is by bank transfer for the deposit with the balance to be paid in local currency.
(iii) A deposit of 25% is required to secure a booking.
(iv) The minimum booking period is one week (7 nights).
(v) To allow for the cleaning of the property clients are asked to checkout by 9:00 am and check in after 1400Hrs unless otherwise agreed.
(vi) Airconditioner in Living Room & Bedrooms available on pay per use basis.
(vii) Up to 10 persons can be accomodated in the property with the provision of an extra 2 beds at an additional payment of €100 per week per person.
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