A lovely apartment in Tas-Sellum Residence in Mellieha Bay, Mellieha.
- english, french, Maltese
Worked overseas most of my life. Now retired living in France.
Joe purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Joe chose Santa Maria Estate
Welcome into the charming community of the residence itself, as well as the charming village of Mellieha. As a European Destination of Excellence, Mellieha has been recognised as one of the most enticing parts of Malta. Located in the picturesque north, with its stunning sea views and open countryside, the town is known for its top restaurants and attractions. The area boasts some of the most popular beaches in Malta, and provides plenty of scope for those who want to make the most of the island’s incredible climate by swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling or water sport. We love the water and enjoy taking a morning swim in the pool and in the afternoon we either walk over to the sandy beach or rocky beach to swim and snorkel. We have spent many a wonderful holiday with our kids and grand children and now as we are retired in France. However, to retain the flexibility of being able to return on a regular basis but not leave the apartment empty while we are in France.
What makes this Apartment unique
Tas-Sellum il-Mellieha is a quiet place, good facilities, 10 minutes walk to Malta's largest sandy beach Ghadira Bay and one can have gorgeous walks in the countryside especially during Autumn and Spring.
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perfect Holidays like last year
Thanks Joe for all, your apartment was perfekt .
We was 2 weeks there and we like it a lot
it is as described
If you have any questions to joe he helps you everywere
Lovely apartment and location
We were very happy with our stay, everything was explained on arrival, Lorna was very helpful she even located a doctor for us to see that vey day for our son who was suffering with his ear. The apartment was exactly as described and in a beautiful location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Perfect home from home!
We had a very enjoyable holiday staying in this beautiful, spacious apartment. It is exactly as shown in the publicity photos. The kitchen is very well stocked with pots, pans and any utensils you could possibly need. We had no problems at all in cooking meals most evenings. The apartment was very clean and we felt the high quality furniture definitely made it feel more like a home away from home.
We arrived late in the evening, so took advantage of the airport transfer suggested by Joe (the driver, Gino, was amazing!) and also the recommended car hire company who delivered the car to the apartment the next morning. Both of these services ran very smoothly. Lorna, the apartment manager, also came to greet us the following morning and was always available if we had any problems.
We used the underground garage, which was very handy and also meant that we could take the lift directly to our apartment. Security at the complex is very good, so no worries there.
We mainly used the balcony accessed from the kitchen and was sunny from early morning until mid afternoon. Breakfast on the balcony, looking out over Mellieha Bay, was our normal routine.
If I could make one suggestion, it would be to maybe provide some smaller sun loungers/folding picnic chairs for use around the swimming pool. As a party of 3 ladies (1 in her early 80s) we did struggle with the very generously sized loungers when taking these down to and returning from the pool each day. (It is a great idea though that no loungers etc can be left around the pool overnight. This ensures that the pool area is kept tidy!) Other than this, the apartment was perfect and we would have no reservations whatsoever in recommending this as a base for your trip to Malta.
World Class accommodation
This apartment in Mellieha, Malta at Tas Sellum is first world luxury in a second world country. The kitchen is the most complete and best appointed of anywhere I have ever stayed. The three balconeys are a real plus as is the private underground parking. I do not recommend driving on this island as the roads are often ill marked, very narrow, and the locals drive with abandon, on the wrong side of the road. Plus, an automatic transmission is almost unavailable. Be prepared to walk a great deal as the restaurants and services are about 1 kilometer away. The furnishings and bedding is upscale and a modern washer/dryer is included. The property (Tas Sellum) is known by all the public transport systems, but a coach cannot get to the property and a nearly 1 mile walk is required to get to the coach pick-up points for tours. There are some very good restaurants like Blu Beach and Norra within walking distance. A starter breakfast is included for late arrivals. The local landlord contact (Lorna and Theresa) were available and gave prompt attention to any issues. I would highly recommend staying at this property, but our mid May stay was cold and wet and the pool and decks could not be used and we had to bundle up wherever we went.
Thank you for taking the time to write up a review, we really appreciate it as we use the feedback to continue to improve our services.
I would like to clarify some points.
1. Malta is a small island and the roads do not compare to the highways that are found in the United States or Europe. However, it is part of the charm of the island, given that the traffic does get frustrating even for us Maltese.
2. Ref. Car automatic transmissions, I can assure you that a lot of Maltese drive around in cars with automatic transmissions nowadays. We offer car rental assistance at no extra charge with a company that can provide cars fitted with automatic transmissions.
3. Lorna informed me that some roadworks was in progress during your stay, so this may have altered the rendezvous location for the coach. Otherwise, the walk to the main road is only 500m. The Luna Hotel is normally a rendezvous point for tour coach pickups.
Thank you again for the kind remarks regarding my apartment and the service that both Lorna and Theresa provided. We aim to provide high quality service. However, I am still working on the weather.
We would love to host you and your lovely group again should you decide to visit Malta again in the future. At least now you are somewhat acquainted with the friendly and charming Maltese Islands and its people.
Beautiful quiet position with spectacular views
We were very comfortable in this modern lovely furnished roomy apartment. The views and amenities were wonderful.
We really enjoyed hosting you and your family. Thank you for the excellent communications and we look forward to hosting you again in the future.
Joe & Lorna.
A wonderful place
It was my first trip to Malta (2 adults). The apartment is beautiful with stunning views and great balconies. Everything is close by and easy to get to. We hired a car and took the advise of Joe not to rent from the airport. A separate car rental was arranged by Lorna that was extremely good value for money and the car was dropped off to the apartment and picked up on departure and we couldn’t have asked for better.
The apartment had all and even more than what one needed. Beautiful traditional furniture, top of the range kitchen goods and easy access from the garage to the apartment. It was apparent that this place is tended to with care.
Lorna is the property manager and made all the necessary arrangements and everything was perfect.
I hope we will be able to stay again in the future!
Thank you Joe and Lorna for making this trip memorable.
It was real pleasure hosting you Dilip and are delighted that this trip was a memorable one for you.
We pride ourselves in being proactive in anticipating any issues that our guests may encounter upon arrival. In order to get the holiday of to a good start, we recommend the use of our reliable car transfer services so as to avoid any frustrations with traffic or finding the apartment.
We appreciate your kind review as it helps us to maintain our HomeAway Preferred Partner Status. It also provides confidence to future guests looking at my apartment. It will be a real pleasure in hosting you again in the future. Thank you
Just a few must-dos whilst in Mellieha, Malta. You are only 300mtrs from Mellieha bay's sandy beach, then the Red Tower, Popeye Village, 10minutes to Golden Sands and the Cirkewwa Ferry which sails you to Malta's sister island Gozo and the cute boat trips which sail you to Comino islands where you will definitely visit Santa Maria Bay and the unique crystal blue water of the Blue Lagoon. You must make time to visit Valletta, our capital city with it's historic Grand Harbour, Valletta Waterfront, it's heritage museums and the grand St. John's Cathedral. You should not miss a visit to Mdina, the silent city which is a must-go-to. Also a trip to Sliema's seafront promenade with all it's cute boutiques and shopping malls. So much to do and so little time. Malta offers a world of new adventures to any holiday maker seeking beauty, heritage and a laid back relaxed atmosphere.