Carob Hills - Villa Gaia

Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Size
600 m²
Elevator
No
City
Mellieha

Full property description

Set among the sprawling hills of Santa Maria Estate in the exclusive location of Mellieha, this four-bedroom, brand new, contemporary villa is the latest addition to Shortletsmalta’s ever-growing repertoire. Always keen on broadening their horizons and breaking all boundaries of limitation, the directors of Shortletsmalta Ltd embarked on an ambitious project – a goal to create a luxury property in one of Malta’s most opulent neighbourhoods. The goal has been achieved, and Shortletsmalta now proudly present.

This villa features cutting-edge design, including a mixture of clean, crisp lines, minimalist décor, and prestigious materials, which combine to produce a natural flow between the outdoor and indoor areas of the property. The majestic, flexuous staircase leads to the main door of the property, located on the ground floor. Here the ground floor was transformed into a space fit for repose, a true relaxation haven. Large glass doors blur the lines between outside and inside, inviting those indoors to the breath-taking pool deck. The pool itself beckons you to take a dip, boasting a Zen-like water feature and awe-inducing infinity edges, making you feel like you are truly on top of the world. Tranquillity reigns once you dip in the pool and the spectacular view tops that up; the entire valley opens up beneath you, and the twinkling Mediterranean can be seen undulating in the distance. The sun-drenched deck offers al fresco dining facilities, as well as sun loungers which enable you to fully relax with the impressive view of the valley and the sea as your back drop.

The ground floor itself is made up of a large open plan kitchen, dining and living area. These areas combine harmoniously to provide a peaceful ambience; natural colours mimic the agrarian surroundings of the valley, while also providing a calm setting for the eyes. The dining and living areas lead to the state of the art kitchen, which is equipped with all cutlery and crockery. Also a full family bathroom is located on this floor complete with shower cubicle. Moreover, 2 back doors lead to the harmonious spa area complemented with jacuzzi, heated pool and sauna, together with a billiard table for those who are a relaxing game.

The lower floors house the three bedroom and adjoining bathrooms, set apart from the rest of the Villa to provide the tranquillity needed for a good night’s rest. One of the double bedrooms comes with an en-suite bathrooms with shower. The other 2 bedrooms consist of 3 single beds per room with another family bathroom on the same floor. Both double bedrooms enjoy a terrace of their own, equipped with outdoor furniture overflowing over the evergreen lawn. These create a personal oasis of serenity, where one can enjoy the fresh air of the morning, or the still, quiet air of the Maltese night. All bedrooms are fully air-conditioned, and free Wifi is offered throughout the property.

This Villa encompasses all necessary factors to ensure a serene and restful escape for anyone residing in it. Set apart from the hustle and bustle of city life, nestled in the midst of the Mellieha countryside, this property truly feels like an oasis of calmness amidst the hectic lifestyle of today. If you are looking for a relaxing escape - complete with infinity pool, indoor pool, Jacuzzi and state of the art décor – then look no further. Villa A ticks off all of these qualities, and more.

Area description

Mellieha is the Northern-most town in Malta, a former farmer’s village, still abundant in spectacular greenery and undeveloped areas. Unlike other Maltese towns and villages which are joined to their neighbouring localities, Mellieha is still a stand-alone location, divided from its neighbours by acres of open countryside and rocky stretches. This once small village has now grown into a fairly large town, quite popular with tourists, yet not as swarmed as Sliema or Bugibba. One can still find souvenir shops, tour agents and vehicle hire companies in Mellieha, however these touristic additions blend well with the humble surroundings of an intrinsically Maltese village.

Known for its thriving beach of the same name (known as Ghadira to us Maltese), Mellieha is much more than a beach town. Mellieha Bay is indeed the largest beach in Malta, and its long stretches of golden sand make for an ideal choice of beach especially for families with children. On this beach you can find loads of activities to do – from kid-friendly water sports on the bay, to more adventurous activities for adults – and there are sun beds and umbrellas which can be rented out for the day. There are also several restaurants down by the bay area, as well as multiple hotels which make the most of their location. The beach is located down a rather steep hill from the main village; however there is a bus from the beach to the town square for those who’d rather save their energy! The views from the town square are unrivalled; there are unobstructed views of the neighbouring islands of Comino and Gozo, while the sparkling Mediterranean provides an iridescent backdrop. The area is dominated by the Sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady of Mellieha, which dates back to the 17th Century. There is a cave which forms part of the Sanctuary, and one can see votive offerings throughout the Sanctuary’s walls. This village was very popular with pilgrims in medieval times, as they would come as a pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady. Nowadays the square around the Sanctuary is one of the best viewpoints in Mellieha, commanding amazing views.

There are buses departing from this square which travel throughout Malta, however it is best to keep in mind that while Malta is considered small by foreign standards, this locality is still quite distant from the central part of the island. Bus trips to Valletta and Sliema may take a bit longer due to the distance; however buses are frequent and operate until around 11pm during the summer months. There are also many restaurants and bars to choose from in the town square, as well as grocery and convenience shops for daily needs.

Amenities

  • Parking - private
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Pool table
  • High-speed Internet
  • WiFi
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Fan / extractor
  • Toaster
  • Water kettle
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Highchair
  • Balcony
  • Patio/deck/Terrace
  • Private Garden
  • Air-conditioning
  • BBQ Grill
  • Sauna - private
  • Hot Tub - private
  • Pool - private
  • Spa
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Children
  • Smoking allowed outside
  • Water view

Activities

  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Fitness center/gym
  • Yoga
  • Tennis
  • Water sports
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Biking
  • Fishing

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Booking Policies

Minimum booking is four nights, prices will be quoted pro-rata according to the season. Deposit of 40% is required on confirmation. Preferred deposit payment methods are by bank transfer or by Pay-Pal. While the remaining balance is to be settled ideally 4 weeks prior arrival.

A refundable breakage deposit of 700euro is to be paid on check in either to be settled by visa or cash. The security deposit will be refunded via credit card if paid as such after a maximum of 30 days. Or via bank transfer - if paid in cash - with bank charges incurred to the beneficiary bank account [should s/he not be in SEPA country] after a maximum of 15 days. Thus the beneficiary bank details will be required to refund the deposit.

The apartment includes basic water and electricity (300kWh) supply for the whole stay which in most cases would be more than enough, however, in the rare cases when this amount is exceeded, electricity will be charged extra at a rate of 0.35 euros per unit (1kwh). Please do note that to utilize the heating system of the indoor pool an extra 450euro will be required.

Due to cleaning necessities the check-in time for the apartments is generally 2.00pm and the check-out is at 10.00am however if there are no arrivals on the same day the apartment can be kept for longer.

We do supply a set of linen per each bed and a couple of towels per person. It is then up to one's discrepancy to wash them as much often as desired. Each apartment is adorned with a washing machine and it can be used as often as desired. Please note that the rental price does not include the Environmental Contribution tax, introduced on June 2016 amounting to €0.50c per night up to a maximum of €5 for each continuous stay in the Maltese Islands. This applies for 18-year-old and older.

House Rules

Damage Deposit :

A security deposit has to be paid on check in via credit - preauthorization. It can be settled in cash as well but it will be refunded via bank transfer after a maximum of 15 working days. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully released provided the following provisions are met.
• No damage is done to unit or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.
• No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.
• All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in waste collection points/dumpster, and soiled dishes are cleaned. Please note that rubbish timetable collection will be sent to you prior your arrival and it is found in our property as well.
• On checkout, the set of keys should left on the kitchen table.
• All charges accrued during the stay - if any - are to be paid prior departure.
• No linens, towels etc are lost or damaged.
• Early check-in or late checkout are permitted only upon request and upon availability
• The renter is not evicted by the owner (or representative of the owner), the local law enforcement, or the security company employed by the host.
• The burning of candles on the premises is strictly not allowed.
• The electricity and water usage does not exceed the limits set-out hereunder:

Electricity & Water Usage
We operate a fair usage policy. The limited allowance is very generous and should more than suffice on normal usage. However, if lights and particularly air-conditioning are unnecessarily left on when not in the property or if the water is left running for no reason the allowance will be exceeded. Air-conditioning should NOT be left running if doors, windows or other apertures are left open as this will cause consumption to spike. Both electricity and water meters will be read on arrival and departure to calculate the usage. In the event that you have used more than the allowance for the property, the additional usage will be charged at current rates and deducted from your security bond [electricity will be charged extra at a rate of 0.35 Euros per unit (1kwh)]
Please note that for longer stays of 28 days or more the above does not apply. Water, electricity, gas has to be paid as much as consumed. This is subject to one's own consumption rate. Water comes at a flat rate of 35euro a month.

Maximum Occupancy
The maximum number of guests is strictly limited to the number people booked. Cot and highchair are also available upon request

Guests
NO other guests are allowed to stay in the property at ANY time. If additional, non-paying guests are found to be staying or utilising the facilities you will be charged one night per person accordingly.

Events and Parties
Events and parties are allowed on the condition of pre-approval and subject to additional costs and cleaning fees. Any event without pre-authorisation will be considered a breach of the rules and charged accordingly.

Inclusive Fees
Rates include a set of linen per bed & 2 towels per person. It is up to one's discrepancy to wash them as often as desired using the washing machine available for use on the property. Cleaning of the apartment is done prior the check in and after the checkout.

No Daily Housekeeping Service
While linen and bath towels are included in the rental rate, daily maid service is not. However, it is available at an additional rate, thus if needed kindly contact us. We do not permit bath towels or linens to be taken from the property. You can be charged up to 20euro per linen/towel should they be soiled or damaged.

Falsified Reservations
Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.

Written Exceptions
Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance .

Music & Noise
The sound limit should not exceed 60dB at ANY time. At this level you can enjoy the music without annoying the neighbours. No music should be played before 9:00 am or after 8:00 pm. We understand you are here to have fun and we will do our outmost to help. However excessive noise such as screaming, shouting or similar behaviour should be avoided.

Swimming
Swimming is at your own risk as no life guard is on duty. The pool depth is clearly marked and a life aid is available on site. STRICTLY NO DIVING OR JUMPING IN THE POOL!
With respect to the indoor heated pool, please note that the pool's temperature has to always be between 27ºC and 30ºC at all times. This is regulated by local Maltese Law found under pool legislations under L.N. 135 of 2008.

Parking
Parking on the road is permitted at no additional cost.

Drainage and Septic
These home is on a combination of normal drainage and septic systems. The septic system is very effective; however, it will clog up if improper material is flushed. DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. No feminine products should be flushed at anytime. If it is found that feminine products or any other materials other than toilet paper have been flushed and clog the septic system, you will be charged with damage fees of up to two hundred euros (EUR200).

Guest Access
Meeting point is at the apartment with one of our Reps. Details regarding your check in will be sent over to you a few days prior your arrival. Should there be any change or missing details please do inform us. Check-in is very flexible - normally at 14hrs to the latest 22hrs. Any earlier check in has to be upon request and confirmed via email. Later check in after 22hrs is also accepted provided that we are allowed to organise the transfer. Transfer fee varies depending on the number of people. Should one decide to opt for another mode of transportation after 22hrs, there will be a 35euro host fee payable on check in to the host.

Wifi
Fair Usage Policy - This is sufficient for all normal activities, e.g. web browsing and emailing, but may be exceeded if there is a significant amount of activities such as video streaming. If more download capacity is required then it may be possible to purchase additional GBs. Please note: any illegal internet activity, e.g. peer-to-peer file sharing, will result in the internet access being closed down for the duration of your stay .

Stay Dates

Check-in
Check-out

Number Of Guests

Adults
Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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