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Fantastic Detached Villa with A/C, BBQ, Private pool. Peacefull area. 1km to sea

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4/6 bedroom detached villa with private pool, sleeps up to 8-14 persons.

Spacious detached villa situated in a very exclusive and peaceful Valley known as Santa Maria Estate in Mellieha, a small village in the Northern part of the island. Malta's largest sandiest beach 'Mellieha Bay' is a 20 minute walk along coastal paths and there is also good sea bathing with a small beach barely 10 minutes walk away.

Villa 'Sunny Side' commands country views and has it's own adult and children's pool set in a private garden. It is fully furnished to high standard & offers a large family the opportunity of holidaying together whilst affording a large degree of privacy. The main floor of the villa is comprised of four air conditioned bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher, coffee percolator, toaster, electric kettle, microwave and all pots and pans, living area with cable TV and a dining area. On the lower ground one will also an additional two en-suite, air conditioned bedrooms (no internal access) ) for the larger families. The villa is surrounded by a terrace leading to the pool area which is equipped with sun loungers, BBQ and outdoor dining. Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

A car is not necessary but recommended. There is plenty of parking outside the villa.

The air conditioning/heating are operated by pre paid cards but we will give you 100 units credit per week.

Security deposit Euros 300.00.

Check in 3.00 pm. Check out: 10.00 am.

Airport transfers, car hire and personalised day tours can be booked at very competitive prices. A food pack can also be arranged. Kindly enquire for different options.

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Santa Maria Estate Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - shower
    Bathroom 5 - En-suite bahrooms to bedroom 5
    Bathroom 6 - En-suite bahrooms to bedroom 5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Situated on the lower ground floor
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Situated on the lower ground floor
  • Bedroom 1 has an en suite bathroom. There is no internal access from the property to bedroom 5 & 6.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Fantastic Detached Villa with A/C, BBQ, Private pool. Peacefull area. 1km to sea
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 12 reviews

lovely spacious , fantastic villa home from home

  • 5 of 5

Me and my extended family stayed at this villa in september , eight of us in total and there was plenty of room for us all and loads to spare, the lady that runs the place arranged a taxi the airport for us and right awwy as soon as we got.there she made us feel like we were long lost family or something ,offering to show us the local shops and making sure we had everything we needed for our week in the sun.

The villa is in a very nice quiet arra of mellieha but walking distance to the sea and shops, although to be honest it was hard to drag ourselves away from the place and just lounging by the large swimming pool and having barbecues and things took up most of our week.

Cleanliness was fantastic which was good because my sister in law is an absoloute cleanaholic and even she was impressed with the standards.

Overall the villa is situated very well for the fantastic mellieha beach and local tourist spots of bugibba and golden bay, not too far away from the ferry port for the other island of gozo and yet still lovely and quiet for an away from it all holiday with no hassles at all.

During our stay there was a village festa taking place and some of the friendly neighbours invited us to join them to celebrate as the area seems to be mainly residential and very very friendly, the maltese certainly know how to make their guests feel welcome and i will most certainly be talking my family into a repeat visit to the area and especially this villa

Thank you karen and her family for such a wonderful time

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice villa in a good location on the island

  • 5 of 5

Villa was as described and kept in a very good condition. The pools are both very well maintained. We were a group of 12 and the property did not feel small in any way. The kitchen is well equipped for those who like to self cater (we do). The bedrooms are all very nice all with air condition units.

The owners are lovely people (thank you John & Karen) who are only too happy to help you plan your stay.

The villa is appointed on a quiet residential street and just outside Mellieha. There are shops nearby for you to buy groceries. Try the local bakeries which serve up lovely breads and pastries.

In my opinion the villa is situated on the best part of the island - Gozo is closeby there are some lovely small beaches also nearby (there aren't many beaches on the Southern side of the island). The ancient capital of Mdina is closeby and well worth a visit. Valleta is definitely worth spending a day and I would suggest taking the local buses (they are frequent and clean) as parking in Valleta is very tricky.

Stay at this villa is recommended. You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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superb villa

  • 5 of 5

the villa is spacious, well furnished and above all well air conditioned. combining this with an awesome outdoor pool, it is an guarantee for a great holiday. it was for us at least

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Great villa and helpful owners

  • 4 of 5

We booked this villa for my girlfriends birthday, as wanted a private pool and this was ideal.

The location is good as it is near the main high street but too close, so more quiet.

Karen met us at the villa and drove us round to show us the town amenities and the beach location.

We had an issue with the wifi not working and this was resolved quickly and it felt like any issue that could arise would be dealt with promptly.

Karen was kind enough to collect a birthday cake I ordered from a bakery in the town and when we got back from a day out, the cake was there waiting for a birthday surprise.

I would definately look to stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great FAMILY holiday in Villa Sunny Side

  • 5 of 5

Villa Sunny Side was a perfect place for our family of 10 (2 grandparents, 4 parents and 4 children 7,4,3,&1).

We arrived to be met by Karen's mom and shown around the very well equipped house. Everything was as we expected and listed on the Home Away Site. The double pool and surrounding area was terrific. Each day (11 days) we went off for sight-seeing, touring and adventures and we loved coming back for some time around the pool. Although it was early April, and the pools were cool .... the kids loved playing in the shallow water and we loved the recreation time letting them burn off some steam. Several, but not all, the adults were in t he large pool which was fairly warm by the end of our stay! But at this time, we mostly sat in the sun and read with a glass of wine while the kids played.

A couple of times, we had to contact Karen as we North Americans were unfamiliar with some of the technicalities, but her dad, John was over immediately and helped us out. Further, John often dropped by to clean the pool ...and drop off fresh strawberries from his garden and some fine home-made wine.

The grocery store at the top of the street had everything we needed; the fish-market further up the street was also terrific and the owner cleaned our fish and gave preparation suggestions. Also the two lemon trees on the property were a hit with the kids and they made lemonade several times.

All in all, Villa Sunny Side was a hit with everyone; we were comfortable (and lots of bathrooms) ...had space for both communal living and for privacy as well.

Thanks yo Karen and her family for a VERY enjoyable stay!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Sunnyside

  • 4 of 5

Villa de vacances très agréable, spacieuse et confortable. La grande terrasse est très agréable ainsi que la piscine et sa terrasse.

Située dans un quartier résidentiel, pas d'immeuble à l'horizon!

Un arrêt de bus à proximité, mais je conseillerais la location d'un véhicule qui , chose très appréciable vous est livrée à domicile.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
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Property Manager

Karen Sciberras
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed in this villa with family and friends and children aged 7 to 15. The villa is very spacious and well equipped. The Pool is fantastic and suitable for all age groups. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We all had a fantastic holiday in this villa and wouldn't hesitate to go back. Would advise to hire a car to explore the island, but the owners are more than willing to help you with this. The pictures on the website do not do it justice.
Jul 2012
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Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cross Keys Pub
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Gozo ferry
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Mellieha Bay
Car: recommended

This fantastic, spacious, 6 bedroom, air conditioned, detached villa is situated in a very exclusive and peaceful Valley known as Santa Maria Estate in Mellieha, a small village in the Northern part of the island. Malta's largest sandiest beach 'Mellieha Bay' is a 20 minute walk along coastal paths and there is also good sea bathing with a small beach 15 minutes walk away. Mellieha village is in the North of the Island. Its the last village before boarding the boat to Gozo. Mellieha boasts quite a few restaurants from pizzeria's to high class restaurants.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $371.98
Stay tax $0.62 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Rates include Electricty/water/gas, Private pool, Unlimted WI-FI, Towels and Linens, 100 units credit towards A/C per week.

Linens, bath towels and baby cots are provided free of charge.

Online booking fee does not apply if payments are made via bank transfer.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.