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SEAFRONT just 100metres, SEA views, SUNNY Terrace 4mx2m, VALLEY views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Air-conditioned, Sunny and spacious, free Wifi, Perfect location to unwind !

Fifth floor entire apartment with elevator.

Front terrace with country views of Mellieha valley clearly topped by blue skies and Mellieha Parish Church on the horizon. Gets the sun and is ideal for getting a suntan. The apartment enjoys some seaviews form two of its back bedrooms and is just a 5 minute walk (300m) from Mellieha's main sandy beach.

Our apartment location is central with Shops, Bus Terminal, cafes, restaurants, pools, beaches all within a few minutes walking distance.

This is a good size airconditioned apartment (hot & cold aircon) with three independant bedrooms and two bathrooms. Our apartment offers comfort, free wifi, privacy and freedom to organise your activities at a fraction of hotel prices. We put in time and effort to get the apartment ready for our guests, because we want them to have a really great holiday! We provide the apartment. You provide the joy :)

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Sheila Zammit
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, italian
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January 13, 2018

About Sheila Zammit

The year of purchase was a magical one, we had just paid off the loan on our home and we went recklessly headlong into another mortgage ..... so it was back to bread and cheese with no time for cake in between. But it was a purchase I do not regret because the family has built so many happy memories here......and now I hope that the apartment will go some way in helping you too to enjoy our beautiful island and build warm memories of a happy Mediterranean holiday.

Sheila Zammit purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Sheila Zammit chose Għadira

I purchased this property because the area offers all year entertainment.

In summer our children loved the freedom of the safe, sandy beach. There are no under-currents here and its a short walk to the beach ..... generally just long enough for them to eat their ice cream on the way back.

And there are several cafes and restaurants which are children friendly and reasonably priced in the area so eating out was a welcome treat for tired parents. The Riu Seabank hotel has a free play area, the Danish Village do a great luncheon buffet, Ta Peter has good food and our all time favourite is the cafe behind Mellieha Church with its stunning views and public playground.

On the beach, there are deck chairs and umbrellas for rent or you can just throw down a towel and let the children get on with playing in the sand and splashing in the sea.

In winter the area is a quiet one. Its ideal for tranquil pursuits such as a picnic on the beach, or painting the ever changing scenery or walking to the Bird Sanctuary located on the main road about 800metres from the apartment. Our children still love the beach in winter even now they're in their teens; they fly kites or kick a ball about. Theres nothing quite so magical as a bit of warm sand underfoot in January...

And the coastal walks are a great pleasure. We often walked all the way to the Riviera hotel on a Sunday, had a buffet lunch there ( the views are amazing, the staff is friendly and we like the entertainment). Its a 2km walk so the walk back aids the digestion :)

We love the small Marian Sanctuary in Mellieha and will generally tackle the uphill climb to the village by only takes 20minutes but it certainly keeps you fit! Once there a quick visit to the Sanctuary then its off to check out the shops or to the cafe behind the Church for tea or a quick snack.

What makes this apartment unique

Its central and close to the beach and the sea views from the back are a great bonus. Sea views are very hard to come by and its lovely to look out at the azure blue sea as you're getting dressed in the morning.

I love the large sunny balcony that comes with this property; its large enough for eating out and it has pleasant valley views that make it very agreeable. A bonus is the excellent view of fireworks during Mellieha's fiesta season.

Its just literally, down the road to reach the beach and it does not suffer from the uphill climbs that so many properties are prone to in this location. It would really spoil my day if I had to huff and puff my way back to some uphill apartment after a hot day at the beach. This apartment is lucky in that regard.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Sheila,

Thank you so much, we really enjoyed our holiday and will recommend your apartment to all our friends! Your apartment is fully equipped and very convenient for big families.
Aug 2013
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Għadira Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom, bath with shower attachment. Ensuite shower room with walk in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Air-conditioned bedroom and enjoys sea views
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Airconditioned bedroom with a wide & sturdy single sofa bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Air-conditioned bedroom enjoys sea views & en-suite shower
  • Air conditioned Bedrooms of which two enjoy a sea view. Three bedrooms with a total of sleeping space for 7 persons. One bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Parasol
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The apartment is ideally located and provides a range of services and activities to suit most budgets. Great sandy beach and coastal area makes it ideal for low budget outings. Mini markets, bakery and greengrocers all within 1km. For youngsters, there is Popeye village, swings 'n' roundabouts , water park, bowling alley, banana boat rides all within 1km. Several restaurants can b found in the vicinity from low to mid cost to high.If you're looking to be pampered, 2 spas offer a relaxing range of services within a 1-3km journey. For teenagers there is horse riding (reservation required), scuba diving (padi certified schools), water ski-ing, night cruise, excursions to Gozo or Commino, Hop On Hop Off tours to all parts of the island. Let me know where your interests lie and I will be happy to send you an information package.


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SEAFRONT just 100metres, SEA views, SUNNY Terrace 4mx2m, VALLEY views
average rating of 4.976744 based on 45 reviews

Excellent, close to beach, restaurants etc

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving Sheila was very helpful and showed us around and gave a some helpful tips around the area. The apartment was well and truly equipped with everything our family needed. Very close to the beach which is a bonus for us and the kids, and a little supermarket which is close by. Thank you for giving our holiday a great and memorable start. We will not hesitate to stay here again in future!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5 dagen in Malta

  • 5 of 5

We bezochten dit appartement 5 dagen. Het appartement is ruim en van alle gemakken voorzien. De sleuteloverdracht verliep soepel ondanks onze aankomst rond middernacht. Vlakbij het appartement zijn voldoende eetgelegenheden en één kleine supermarkt is binnen handbereik. Buslijn stoppen voor de deur en vanaf daar ben je zo in Gozo. Met één huurauto hebben wel het eiland verkend. We hebben één leuke vakantie gehad.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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a geat place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Sheila!

Our family (2 adults and 2 children age 17 and 16) stayed 2 weeks in that clean, nice well equiped apartement which ist situated 100 m away from the next good frequented busstop. So you can reach Valletta or Gozo f. eg. very easily. A rental car is not really needed.

It´s only a 5 min walk to the beach. On the way there are restaurants and you also pass 2 small supermarkets.

We were welcomed by Sheila and her husband very friendly. She also was in contact to us wether everything was o. k. or if something would had been needed.

But everything was organized perfectly. The apartement was very spacious for us 4. The view on the village from the livingroom/balcony and from the sleeping rooms to the sea was great.

So we really enjoyed our stay and we would had been there longer but unfortunaletly our holidays ended. But we would like to come again.

So we say: thank you Sheila,

see you again.....

Jürgen and Judith

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you :) It is always a pleasure to know our apartment lived up to expectations and it would indeed be a true pleasure to see your family back in Malta :)
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Super manager and all the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

Sheila showed the utmost concern for our comfort and enjoyment during our month in the apartment. She offered suggestions about activities and transportation, as well as previous guests' experiences at local businesses. We explored Malta using the public bus system which was fun and convenient. The location of Melleiha at the north part of the island was not inconvient, but rather provided a less crowded and more relaxed area to return to at the end of days spent in the hustle/bustle of Valletta. Even the walk into town was good exercise and pleasant when we did not use the bus.

The apartment was very well supplied with more than just the basics, was spotlessly clean, and spacious. Appliances worked well and it was great to be able to do our laundry in the apartment. Each bedroom had A/C to warm them nicely, and space heaters in the great room worked fine. We enjoyed the view from the lanai, looking up at the cathedral in town as well as the view of the Bay from the rear windows. We felt the security in the building and in the apartment was excellent, but this residential neighborhood should make anyone feel safe. We think that the calculations and charges for utilities was very fair and accurate. There were no unexpected or surprise expenses at all. We would surely stay here again if returning to Malta.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write. It was a pleasure to meet you both. I do hope you might return, you will always have a warm welcome from us :)
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Beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

My parents and I stayed here for a week.

Sheila could not have been more friendly, kind or helpful!

Beautiful apartment, perfectly situated close to beach, restaurants and cafe bars. Very spacious, spotlessly clean and wonderfully equipped! Lovely view of the church from the balcony, where we enjoyed many evenings. Fabulous sea views from the bedrooms too!

Local bus stop next to apartment, and sightseeing tours pick up from the Luna next door!

Wonderful stay, just waiting for the flight schedules to be announced before we book again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review. It is always of great satisfaction to know that a stay has been 100% successful and we very much look forward to hosting you and your family with us in the future :)
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Our stay in Malta

  • 5 of 5

After the transfer from the airport (arranged by Shiela) we were very warm welcomed by Sheila in her apartment.

We had a stay of one week in Malta to celebrate the wedding of a niece and found this appartment where we could stay with 5 people.

The apartment is very nice and near Melleiha Bay where we found a very nice sandy beach with crystalclear wather.

In the apartment we found everything we needed.

All together we can advice this place for everyone who want to stay with four to six people on the island.

Once again Sheila, thank you very much for a very nice stay in Melleiha.

Hans van Dun (The Netherlands)

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to host your wedding party. Your happiness was infectious and you lifted my spirits .... I was smiling all day :) Thank you for writing. We strive to give a clean and welcoming apartment. Its wonderful to have our efforts appreciated. I look ofrward to our next meeting :)
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Nearest Airport
24 Kilometres
Malta International Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Gozo Ferry
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Ghadira Bay
Car: recommended

Malta's largest sandy beach is just 400metres from our apartment. Free beach where you will find cafes and available for hire sun loungers and sun umbrellas.

Also on the beach, there is a Fun mixture of water sports available for children aged 6months to 90+years :)

In winter the area has a huge network of coastal paths ideal for country walks in bracing sea air and for picnics in sunny coves.

In summer Ghadira Bay is a free beach with lots of beach services.

For those who wish to try diving in our beautiful waters, there are two Padi certified snorkelling school 100 & 300metres.

Rural Mellieha village 800metres with a Catholic church and a stunning Sanctuary Cave Church. Constructed late in the 16th century, the Sanctuary is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and includes a beautiful Byzantine style fresco. If you see just one historical building during your stay, this should be it !

I do recommend Ta'Peters restaurant up in Mellieha for good food at reasonable prices.

For a breathtaking view, try the cafe behind the Church and for young children the cafe adjoins a public playground.

Popeye Village is an unforgettable adventure outing for younger children, situated some 1km from the apartment and easily reached by walk or public bus.

Bus service to Valletta is available 7am-10pm with bus stops just 100metres from the apartment.

Free street parking in front of the apartment.

Our winters are mild and most days are sunny which makes for great winter breaks.

English is a main language and the natives are friendly :)

Italian is also widely spoken and local TV includes all Italian stations.

Hop On / Hop Off tours give you easy access to Malta's

major tourist attractions and areas.

Local Foods

Pastizzi are pasties with a filling of mushy peas or local goats cheese. Outlets are found in every village, often along the main road of the village.

Imqaret are fried date cakes, very popular on special occasions. A seller of long standing can be found near the bus terminus, just before the main entrance to Valletta.

The majority of fruit and vegetables on offer in our shops are local produce. Try our figs, melons, watermelons and prickly pears. We actually export potatoes to Europe :)

Strawberries are also grown on a large scale in Malta and give rise to several April fruit festivals in the village of Mgarr, 9km from Mellieha.

Our grandparents also considered snails to be a part of their diet, but it is a delicacy that has not retained many supporters. Snails, cooked and seasoned, can generally be found in food fairs during the summer months but are difficult to find on restaurant menus.

Malta also produces its own range of fine wines. Price is a good indication of taste. The biggest producers are Marsovin Winery , Meridiana Wines and Delicata Wines. Two of the best wines are Isis, a white Chardonnay and Antonin Noir, a fruity well bodied red.

For a summer platter of hams and cheeses, try our locally produced goat's cheeslets which come in a choice of plain, peppered and seasoned. Or add some local olive oil to your summer salad ...... famous chef Jamie Oliver came to Gozo to have a sample of our olive oil just last year ( :) ..... why don't you ?

Licence number HPI 5934 COMFORT


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $244.38

Water & Electricity costs are not included in the above rates. We are happy to include in our quote, an estimate for usage based on occupancy and duration. Kindly provide a detailed enquiry to enable this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund