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VILLA SAHARA - AN EGYPTIAN VILLA HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

Maria Hindley

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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VILLA SAHARA - AN EGYPTIAN VILLA HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Alexandria - Villa Sahara

A luxury four bedroomed private villa with heated swimming pool

We have reduced our rates for this coming season - only £500 per week! This luxury four bedroomed villa, with its heated swimming pool is suitable to rent all year round. Situated 30 minutes outside Alexandria in a delightful village called King Mariout where you will see donkey and carts and traditionally dressed bedouins. This superb location enables you to not only see the sites of Egypt but also experience the local life. The Pyramids are only 2 hours drive away and you can also visit the Greco Roman sites of Alexandria, the war memorials of El Alamein, the colourful souks, the beautiful beaches along the North Coast, and you can even sand board down dunes. It is a holiday suitable for everyone.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Maria Hindley (Owner)
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About Maria Hindley

We built and designed both Villa Sahara and Villa Oasis. Villa Sahara being the first one and Villa Oasis 3 years later. We are moving back to the UK this summer as our son Jake needs to start his A level couses here, and we will have Asrar our housekeeper looking after you ensuring everything runs smoothly. We will also have smart televisions so that you can skype us should the need arrive. We have a strong team behind us - not only Asrar, but also Sayeed our Boab (doorman/gardener), and hassan who manages the maintenance of the villa's for us. Zed manages the transport.

Maria Hindley purchased this villa in 2005

Why Maria Hindley chose Alexandria

The properties are luxurious and fully equipped. We pride ourselves in them being well maintained and also giving you a fully personal service to ensure that your holiday runs smoothly. Having lived in Egypt for 12 years, with our children growing up here we have grown to love everything about Egypt and it's people.

What makes this villa unique

The Villa's are situated in a village that enable you to feel that you are really living in Egypt and not some sterile hotel, though you have the benefit of shutting the gate and being in your own peaceful enclave when the hustle and bustle of Egyptian life gets too much!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great villa. Outside and inside was clean and tidy. It was a very relaxing couple of days.
Sep 2013
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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Villa Sahara - An Egyptian Villa Holiday Experience
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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Villa Sahara - An Egyptian Villa Holiday Experience
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p89404
+44 07542545712
Alexandria Egyptian Mediterranean Coast
5

Great Place

  • 5 out of 5
The villa is well equipped and everything was sorted out nicely. The maid and the guardman are very nice and cvery cooperative too. There pool is quit big and very clean, and not overseen. There were plent of DVDs and Music CDs for entertainment. We have spent two very lovely days my wife, the kids and I have enjoyed it so much. I am recommending to anyone who wants to relax and spend sometime nice time in a place with a private pool.
  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ramy for your lovely feedback. It means a lot to us to know that our guests have been happy.
business
Villa Sahara - An Egyptian Villa Holiday Experience
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p89404
+44 07542545712
Alexandria Egyptian Mediterranean Coast
5

Relaxing, convenient and all your needs are there.

  • 5 out of 5
It was very relaxing overall. And we enjoyed the pool a lot. Every single detail you may need during your stay .. you will easily find it at your finger tips.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. It means a lot to us.
Maria.
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Villa Sahara - An Egyptian Villa Holiday Experience
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p89404
+44 07542545712
Alexandria Egyptian Mediterranean Coast
United Kingdom
5

A real find......

  • 5 out of 5
I went with my family last year to Villa Sahara.......fantastic holiday.
We arrived at Cairo airport where a driver was waiting for us, we headed straight to the villa, it took a few hours though - traffic around Cairo is mad! But it was a comfortable air conditioned journey & interesting.
We stopped on the way for refreshments.
On arrival at the villa, (down a dusty dirt track,) Sayeed & his son were there to meet us & let us in.
The villa is very clean, spacious. Everything you can think of having is there, a beautiful pool & shady areas too.
We were given a local mobile to call Ahmed our driver , Asrar the house keeper, or Maria who is there to oversee your holiday, she came to visit us & is very helpful & knowledgeable about the area.
Asrar is lovely, & cooks beautiful meals. She came each morning, & kept the villa beautifully clean, we got quite attached to her!
Ahmed was superb, we had several days out with him, which he made so enjoyable, we felt very safe, my mother was with us & he took particular care of her. We went to El Alamein, very interesting, then Ahmed took us to a beautiful Hotel nearby, where we had lunch on the beach, white sands & a turquoise sea.
That's the only drawback, the villa is not very close to the sea, but it didn't worry us at all.
We visited a market, where Ahmed kept a very close eye on us!
Alexandria is a busy city, quite cosmopolitan, we went a couple of times for shopping, however, One journey there took 3 hours as a fruit lorry had over turned on the duel carriage way, & it was mayhem!!
We had to cross over the central reservation to get out of it & the car got stuck on a bolder & 6 men arrived to lift the car off it, with my mother and young daughter still in the car!!! We still laugh about it now.
We ordered a takeaway from the local hotel, which was excellent, and arrived in china dishes, complete with all crockery, which they came & collected the next day!
King Mariot `village', is very Egyptian, a bag of lovely tomatoes cost 7p!
If you don't mind seeing animals being prepared outside the local butchers, then it's worth a wander 5 mins from the village, but not for the faint hearted!
Cairo, is amazing, but expect hassle, well worth a trip.
An exceptional villa with exceptionally friendly people to make your stay nothing short of wonderful.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It means a lot to us to know that you had an enjoyable and memorable holiday. I do hope we see you back again.
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Villa Sahara - An Egyptian Villa Holiday Experience
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p89404
+44 07542545712
Alexandria Egyptian Mediterranean Coast
5

Fantastic time, would come back again!!!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great time here. We are a family of 6 (kids ages 10 and we were looking for a place to relax. We live in Egypt and were already familiar with the tourist attractions; we were more interested in a secluded, comfortable, spacious place to have a break that would work with kids. The place was easy to find, the house was clean, tidy and exactly as advertised. We were able to contact the manager easily during our stay when we had a question. We spent most of our days in the pool and enjoying the BBQ, playing with the kids. The large DVD and toy collection was a real bonus. Shopping locally was a fascinating experience and everyone was very helpful. The only downside was a mosque very close by; on our first evening (a Friday) we were subjected to a 2 hour loud 'sermon'. The regular calls to prayer can be annoying, too, if you're a light sleeper. This 'cultural' aspect was the only downside. We were looking for a week away from it all without being gawked at by local Egyptians. We had a fantastic time, would come back again definitely, and recommend it to others
  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Sahara - An Egyptian Villa Holiday Experience
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Alexandria Egyptian Mediterranean Coast
Cairo
5

our stay at Villa Sahara

  • 5 out of 5
The Facility is really cool, cozy and privacy is just amazing.. spacious , clean everything is at hand and the owners let me say are always at your service whenever needed they are very welcoming and of total support! Thank you Marie for that quality time spent at you villa..
i would just point out that the pool needed more attention and cleaning.. other than that everything was super duper. We sure will make our way over there again.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Alexandria Egyptian Mediterranean Coast
London, UK
5

Villa Sahara (Aug 2010)

  • 5 out of 5
We are a family of 6 (4 kids - 8, 10, 13 & 15).

Arrived at Cairo and picked up quickly and taken to the villa.

Sayeed let us in and popped in to make sure we were OK and was always on hand to help.

Maha came and helped plan our trips in and around Alexandria as well as 3 trips to Cario. Thanks to her we had our whole holiday organised by 1pm on day 1. Brilliant.

The whole time the kids were by the pool, playing table tennis, exploring the garden, watching TV, looking through DVDs and books... you get the picture

We arranged for Ahmed to come the first day and from the moment he arrived we were in the safe hands of a real gentleman for whom nothing was a problem.
There is no doubt that Ahmed is a start attraction of Villa Sahara. His driving, patience, assistance and local knowledge were outstanding, only surpassed by his clear care for us to ensure we were always safe and having as good a time as possible. From local trips to Carrefour or the beach through to 3 separate day trips to Cairo, night outs in local markets during Ramadan, helping us barter and introducing us to foul (beans) & falafel take away. He was absolutely brilliant and faultless.

The other star is Asrar and her superb cooking. We don’t eat beef and there is no pork in Egypt (that we could find), but that was no problem to her. We enjoyed 1 veggie meal, 1 lamb and 1 rabbit dish and a whole variety of different delicious chicken meals which Asrar prepared with local culinary flavours and techniques which we enjoyed every single night. To miss her cooking would be to miss a part of Egypt. As well as cooking, her readiness to come every day and her help planning the days and with translations were invaluable.

With Asrar cooking and Ahmed driving, my wife and I sat back and relaxed... and boy did we relax. The kids loved the whole trip and were never bored, but the pool was probably the best part.

The villa is great with a modern kitchen, TV, wireless internet, 4 air con bedrooms and the pool. It was great to get back each day and just kick back and relax.

Guy and Maria were also on hand to help and it is clear that you enjoying the holiday is as important to them as your payment. The staff and that invaluable mobile phone is a clear demonstration of this.

Top Tips - speedboat trip in Montazah Water Sports, go to the markets with Ahmed, only pay 150EP/person (or less) for camel rides, keep Ahmed & Asrar.

And just enjoy
  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Borg El Arab
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
beach
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

King Mariout itself has many food stalls where you can buy all basic food supplies. There is a large Carrefore Hypermarket 20 minutes away where you can buy everything. There are quite a few restaurants in the King Mariout location and a wide choice if you go a little further a field. Visit the many Greco Roman sites in Alexandria; the catacombs, pompeii's pillar, Roman theatre and the villa of the birds, Fort Quaitbey, the Alexandrian Museums, the library, the beautiful gardens and Palace of Montaza. It's only 2 hours from the villa to the Pyramids. Take a trip to the Western Desert for the day or visit the war memorials of El Alamein. Don't worry about having to find all these places or driving in Egypt, we can organise for you, a car and driver at a very reasonable rate. When you feel the need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy Egyptian streets, relax by the heated pool in total seclusion, overlooking the tropical garden.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Alexandria, Egyptian Mediterranean Coast

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Transport and airport transfers can be arranged for an additional charge. We include in the price daily cleaning if you book for more than three nights, and a welcome pack for week bookings or more. If you book for two weeks or more we include the airport transfer in the price.
We require £100 per week deposit when the booking is confirmed.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Alexandria in Egyptian Mediterranean Coast

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite with bedroom 1
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , ensuite with bedroom 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , can be used as tv room
  • Bedrom 1 and 3 have access to a large balcony. Bedroom 4 is situated downstairs and has access onto the terrace. Bedroom 4 can be arranged as a TV room or a bedroom as required. Bedroom 1 and 2 have ensuite shower rooms.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • equestrian events
  • bay fishing
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