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

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights



Villa Desiderata 1 bedroom

Villa-apartment Desiderata Minor is newly renovated with a large shared swimming pool/jacuzzi. Air-conditioned double bedroom (sleeps 2), full bathroom with separate walk-in shower. Fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room and comfortable sitting room with cable TV, player, Wi-Fi internet access. There is ample space for an extra bed as well as sofa bed in the lounge.

About the property

Villa Desiderata 2 bedrooms.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
David Bonanno
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Maltese
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About David Bonanno

I am David 49 years , married to Patricia in year 2000 with 2 daughters Faustina (13) and Davida (12). 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 Santa Maria Estate

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 manager

Dear David,

Just a note to thank you for all your kind hospitality.

We really enjoyed our first visit to Malta and our stay at Villa Desiderata and you helped make our trip so comfortable and relaxing.

Best regards,

Sue and Martin
Apr 2014
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(Check In: 1400 - Check Out by: 10:00). guests will be able to check in and out at any other time subject to availability at the owner's/manager's discretion.
The Prices are all inclusive of VAT and Local Taxes.

The management reserves the right to terminate the rental due to improper behaviour.

Strictly residents only; unless by prior permission.

The bedrooms are air conditioned and the usage is optional ( payable on consumption basis or pre paid fee )
The remaining balance to be paid in cash . any credit card payments carry a 3.5% administrative charges. Strictly residents only.

Monthly rates exclude utility bills.

Swimming pool is closed as from November till Easter.


Santa Maria Estate Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom is air-conditioned with bedside tables and lamps and a large wardrobe. Fresh bed linen provided weekly.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 3 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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It was fantastic !

  • 5 of 5

We spent very good holidays in villa desiderata. The swimming pool is very nice and David, the owner is really very friendly. Thank you again!

Lisa and Claire.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your time to post an excellent review as we look forward to welcome you again in the future! Regards
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Nothing to say, all perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful villa in Santa Maria Estate, a nice quite place. David the owner was very kind and always available even if we booked our apartment a month before the departure. We used the minor one and it was very clean and equipped with everything: the toaster, the iron, 2 sunbeds, the dishwasher...

We used the pool and we enjoyed the landscape from the villa.

So we would thank David for the kindness.

Francesca e Mattia from Italy

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Welcome return to our little piece of relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Well yet another fantastic stay at Villa Desiderata 1. It took no decision at all after our stay last year but to book again for this year. This is very well maintained property with a very helpful and friendly manager in David. I can't fault in any way this villa or the area, it suits the needs of myself and my husband perfectly. You will see I left a detailed review last year, my description and review is no different this time and will just say we are already booked for next year. I feel this speaks for its self.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your stay with us as it have been highly appreciated to submit the 2 reviews towards your holiday experience with us we look forward to welcome you again in 2017!
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Spacious, well equipped and spotless.

  • 5 of 5

David met us at the airport and took us to the property. It was spacious. spotless and well equipped. We were delighted by the fact that he had bothered to get us some groceries so we didn't need to worry that night.

In the morning he took us shopping which was a great help.

David was always a pleasant host and went out of his way to be helpful throughout our stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 star home from home with a tremendous view.

  • 3 of 5

If I could award more than 5 stars for thes villa I would.

We stayed in the 1 bedroom villa and were astonished by the amount of room we had. Forget anywhere you've stayed before this is very spacious to say the least ! Large bedroom with more wardrobe and storage space than any one could need, fitted kitchen with so many cupboards and utensils, large dining room and comfortable lounge, TV, free wifi. Its got everything you need for a great holiday.

The sun deck is huge more than enougy chairs tables and sunbeds Fantastic pool and jakuzi and all with views of Comino and Gozo. David himself was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble for him.I would (and have) recomend this villa to any one who is thinking of a Malta holiday. Without a doubt I will return

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

Well where do I begin......My husband and I were celebrating our 10th Wedding Anniversary and thought we would have a change of pace and treat ourselves this holiday. We were so pleased we chose this Villa!

When we arrived we were greeted by David (the owner) who showed us around, advising us of the things we needed to know about the villa etc.... we were just so surprised at the size of the Villa even though it only slept 2 (which is all we needed) we had a lovely sized living room, great dining area, very spacious kitchen, well equipped bathroom along with a very good size double bedroom, the best feature being the patio doors that opened up on to an excellently sized patio leading onto a wonderful pool and jacuzzi and then the breathtaking view!

We had holidayed in Mellieha before but had never stayed in the Santa Maria Estate but what a lovely quiet estate and perfectly placed to reach all the local amenities. I don't drive abroad and my husband doesn't drive at all and we only had to walk about 10mins up to the main road to catch a bus to Valleta, Sliema or Buggiba.

We would have no problem in recommending this place to anyone, but really we don't want to tell anyone as we want to keep it all for ourselves.

Thanks for a wonderful holiday, see you next year

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank you for your time to post this excellent review towards our villa as we highly appreciate your valued comments for the benefit of our future clientele. We look forward to welcome you in again next September. Regards from all our family for staying with us.
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Gozo Ferry
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Marsa Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
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