Villa Desiderata 3 AC bedrooms WiFi Pool 8 person Peaceful Location
Villa Desiderata 2 bedrooms.
- english, Maltese
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.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:18
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
First holiday in Malta
Furniture not the one in listing the one there was old and ripped . Shower was useless. Hot water keep going cold . TV didn't work at first . No kettle on arrival.none off the lights around the pool were on at night. It generally needs updating looks better in pictures then when your there . bit of tlc it could be lovely place .David was a nice chap tho
Thank you for your time to submit your review. Although we strive to make our guests an enjoyable stay we feel disappointed we have not reached your expectations. `Furniture ( the sofa ) come and go as this is not the exact one as in the pictures. Hot water issue could have been until the boiler is reheated ( usually after a longish period usage ). Thank you once again for your comments as we appriciate feedback but would have appreciated this whilst still here rather than 3/4 hour flight away. Regards
David was very helpful throughout the whole process, through booking, to arranging transfers. A great host! Always on hand to answer any questions.Took us to the village for our shopping on the first day , which he took back for us, whilst we went for a meal.3 bedded Villa was very spacious and well equipped, the wifi was a hit with our 3 boys, and UK sky channels were welcome for when they wanted to escape from the heat. Bathrooms ( 2) were clean albeit a bit dated. Nice pool and large terrace. Good base if you want to see all Malta has to offer, with good bus links, although we were more than happy to spend most of our time relaxing round the pool. Quiet , peaceful ,residential location, a 10 minute walk to the supermarket and a few restaurants ( up hill though, so may want to consider a car if travelling with young children or people with mobility challenges) . Melleiha Bay resort is a bus ride away, although a pleasant walk if you are not in a hurry. David kindly let us stay around the pool after check out as we had a late flight, and even gave us a room with a toilet and shower to freshen up before our journey home. Would definitely recommend. Thanks for a great week.
Excellent quiet location
We stayed here for two weeks in the one bedroomed apartment. David, the owner, had bought some basics for the apartment at our request as we were arriving late on a Sunday. David was there to meet us and gave us a guided tour of the apartment. This apartment was much more spacious than we had expected and suited our needs. The mattress was a bit hard but we got used to it. The closest facilities are a long walk away which we didnt undertake as it was too hot for us. We hired a car for the two weeks and went to locations such as Valetta, Mdina, Mosta, Gozo and the Blue Lagoon. We were very lucky as during our two weeks we only had neighbours temporarily. The weather was gorgeous and we enjoyed our relaxing two week holiday.
A great place to stay
We have just spent 6 days in this lovely Villa. The apartment was very clean and there is everything you could ever want here, which makes it a very “homely” place to stay. We were two family with two kids and there's plenty of space in the apartment. The property is very well maintained inside and out with a lovely pool area.
The Villa is in a residential area, so it is very quiet and peaceful. David was very helpful and available meeting all our needs. He made some grocery for us such as tea, coffee, milk and water and that was very useful as we arrived very late in the night.
A special thanks to David for his kindness. I will be recommending your villa to our family and friends and we hope to go back in the future.
Thank you for your time to thank us for your enjoyable stay with us . It's our mission to make you feel welcome and offer you a memorable holiday experience with us. We look forward to welcome you again in the future.
We have returned to quite a sunny Edinburgh for a change and would like to thank you for letting us enjoy your beautiful villa, we all had a great time and thank you for your kindness. The apartment was very well presented and had everything that we needed especially with a 1 year old.
Grateful for your help
Andrea Brunton & Family
Het appartement is nét zoals op de foto
Wij verbleven met 6 volwassenen in het 3 slaapkamerappartement. Het was ruim en de keuken goed ingericht. Een heerlijk zwembad met ruime ligbedden en voldoende handdoeken. Het leek wel een privé zwembad voor ons alleen. Mooi uitzicht en de behulpzame eigenaar was bereid vervoer te regelen voor alles wat je wilde doen. Bijv. transfers etc. Of hij bracht ons zelf naar de bestemming. Billy's car rental heeft een minivan, wat fijn is met 6 personen. Goede service en vriendelijke mensen.
Thank you for your time to submit your holiday experience at our villa as we look forward to welcome you again in the future. regards
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