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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights



Desiderata Midi 2 Bedroom

A comfortable and spacious 2 bedroom apartment within the Villa Desiderata with a large and open terrace overlooking the sea and valley views up to our sister islands of Gozo and Comino with spectacular sunset images for a peaceful and tranquil al fresco chilling!

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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 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

Hi David,

Just got back home.

Had an excellent holiday in Malta. Thank you to you and your family for making our stay so enjoyable.

We had another good night and were treated to a local parade and street fair.

Sep 2013
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Rates include all local taxes.
Check in at apartment is after 14.00 on arrival date and check out at 10.00. Other times are subject to availability .
Rates are for 4 persons sharing. Remaining balances to be paid in cash on arrival. Credit card payments carry a 3.5% administration charge. Damages and breakages to be replaced or paid for . Strictly residents only.
Extra bed is at EUR 10 - 15 per day
Use of air condition is payable on consumption through meter reading.
Baby cot / high chair available on request.

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:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Walk in
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , The living room is furnished with 2 sofa beds/ futon
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Desiderata Midi 2 Bedroom
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 20 reviews

Wonderful time with the family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Villa. The apartment is perfectly

equipped for a family. (In our case, a 2-year old, a 4-year old & us


The apartments are clean, spacious, and practical. It all looks and

feels as described on the web page. Bathroom, living room, WiFi -

everything worked, and the kitchen is equipped even for larger meals.

The patio offers lots of space for meals, playing, and the pool is

great, again especially for kids.

Bus stops are quite close-by. (The closest one a 5-minute walk.)

Mellieha offers - for us - the right mixture of tranquility,

restaurants, beach access (we recommend taking the 101 bus to Golden

Bay), and public transport to other places on the island. If you're

up for some cross-country running, the edge of town is only two

streets away.

David Bonnano is a gracious host, with just the right mixture of

helpfulness and non-intrusiveness. Whenever we needed help, we

received it promptly.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive and fair comments about your stay with us. It was really nice to welcome you at our villa and thank you for the description which other potential guests' will definitely benefit from your excellent review.
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Pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

Hi David,

We just arrived back home, after a good flight.

Its a pitty that we didnt had the possebility to say goodbye to you.

Yesterday after checking things out with my husband, we didnt see you anymore.

We had a very plesant stay at your villa and we all enjoyed it very much.

Also your service with taxi, wine, water etcetera we appriciate.

Thats what i wanted to say to you personally, but now i do it by this way then....

Much greetzzz from all of us

Anja Goutier

Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPad

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank you fr your stay with us as we look forward to welcome you again in the future.
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Wonderful, relaxing environment!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely stay at the Desiderata Villas. The apartments are very well maintained and provide the perfect setting for a restful holiday. Local amenities; beach, boats trips etc are all available within walking distance and the local transport is handy for sightseeing around the island. Prior to our visit we had to rearrange our stay and the owner was particularly organised (and patient) with email and telephone correspondence. This continued into the holiday, where David was readily available to help; assisting us with shopping, planning day trips and ordering taxis. We look forward to future holidays here!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi ! We would like to thank you for your positive comments regarding your stay with us at our villa and we take this opportunity to look forward to welcome you again in the future.
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Belle maison dans quartier calme et belle vue

  • 5 of 5

Très belle maison avec piscine dans un quartier calme et résidentiel. Appartement propre, grand et bien équipé même de l'eau fraîche au frigo. Belle piscine et jacuzzi avec grande terrasse. David le propriétaire nous a reçu comme des amis. A notre arrivée nous a fait visiter la ville en nous montrant les commerces et commodités. Accueil chaleureux. A recommander.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup; au voir!
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With a bit of TLC could be a great holiday venue

  • 3 of 5

We stayed in the villa for one week. The owner David was helpful and friendly and provided us with a welcome beer on arrival. The villa is in a good residential location and a short drive to the main centre with plenty of restaurant choices. The villa complex is lovely and was well equipped but both the villa decoration and the contents can best be described as tired and in need of updating. To put things in perspective, none of the issues spoilt our holiday and because we were there only a week, we didn't bother to highlight them to the owner, however they were enough for us not to strongly recommend the accommodation unless some money is spent.

The sort of issues included window blind not working unless physically pulled down, poles to rotate to close / open blinds missing, plastic patio table with a big chunk missing from leg,bathroom sink waste missing and grotty plug with missing chain a poor replacement, as mentioned in other review quite a few tiles missing from pool etc..As I said in isolation fairly minor points but added together not the standard we were expecting from the description and other reviews.

With a bit of TLC and money spent, this could be a great spot.

As recommended, we hired a car from Billys for the week, I was told by a taxi driver this company is in the same family ownership. David kindly took us to the office to collect the car but there wasn't one ready for us. We were then driven to another 'Billys' garage and given a car and told to use that until ours was delivered the next day. This car was quite high mileage, fairly marked body work and pulled to the left. We didn't get a replacement the next day and were told we could continue to use the one we had been given, I declined due to the steering issue and went to the office again to be informed there wasn't a replacement for us but one would be delivered the next day, which it was. The replacement car was again high mileage, tatty and with an engine warning light constantly illuminated. At no time during my stay did anyone ask to see my driving licence. I feel the very laid back attitude of the car hire experience is perhaps indicative of the villa rental.

Having said all that, I would use this accommodation again if it had a bit of effort spent to improve it.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeds all expectations.

  • 5 of 5

David, his wife and two lovely daughters are charming, hospitable hosts.

The apartment is more than adequately equipped and as close to home away from home as you could expect to find.

The swimming pool is lovely with a large surrounding deck. Parking is easy on the premises or just outside.

Mellieha is a wonderful place for a holiday with Malta's largest sandy beach, a wide choice of restaurants and excellent food shops close by.

Highly recommended. We will return. Thank you David

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay with us as we do our utmost to fulfil our guests expectations as we look forward to welcome you in the future.
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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


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