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Beautiful villa for 10, large private garden & pool, tranquil & secure setting

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Beautiful villa for 10, large private garden & pool, tranquil & secure setting

A beautiful villa in a large walled private garden in a tranquil location just 25 minutes from Marrakesh. The villa provides comfortable accommodation for 10 people over 5 double en-suite bedrooms with a swimming pool. The villa comes with a maid and an optional private chef and driver.

Souk it up..

A peaceful retreat with large garden and swimming pool, this beautiful villa, sleeping 10, is ideal for friends, family and children. Located just 25 minutes from the heaving souks of Marrakech, the villa has 5 double en-suite bedrooms and comes with our maid Kaltoum, and optional private chef.

Surrounded by olive groves and gardens with views of the Atlas Mountain, Villa 9 is built in a typical Moroccan style, designed by internationally renowned architect Charles Boccara. This traditional sand-coloured villa, is set discretely amongst neighbours in a small tranquil estate with 24 hour security. Families and groups of friends will enjoy the comfortable interior, which includes 5 spacious en-suite double bedrooms, a sitting room with working fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, TV room, dining room, breakfast terrace and a large private walled garden with swimming pool (which can be gated off for those travelling with young children). Guests also have shared use of the communal areas, which offer a refreshingly large pool, beautiful gardens, hammam and spa, clay tennis court and pétanque ring.

The villa comes with our housekeeper who will live on the premises during your stay to provide that extra dash of luxury, and leave you with time to laze around and enjoy the year-round sunshine having enjoyed breakfast prepared by her. Come lunch or evening, allow the chef (who can be booked through your housekeeper) to cook up a delicious multi-course Moroccan feast, or if you prefer a more Western-inspired menu, and dine on the romantic terrace or under the stars in the garden.

A driver or private car rental can easily be arranged to explore the friendly and exotic city of Marrakech, which is just 25 minutes away. From the lively and colourful souks, hidden riads, magical gardens and theatrical squares, to the refined and sophisticated shops and restaurants of the new town, Marrakech has a wealth of places to explore. While for those looking for adventures slightly further afield, there are the stunning views and enchanting Berber villages of the High Atlas, dramatic desert landscapes, crumbling Kasbahs and lush river valleys all available as day trips.

Should you prefer something more tranquil, there are several outstanding golf courses and spas nearby and for those travelling with children, there is a range of activities including water parks, camel rides and quad biking.

Whether it's a pampering adults-only long weekend, or extended family school holiday week, Villa 9 is the ideal backdrop from which to both relax and explore this incredible country which offers year-round sun and is a mere 3-4 hour flight from northern Europe.

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Christopher Hicks
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Christopher Hicks

I've been working in finance most of my life and am now setting up my own business. My wife is a magazine journalist and editor who gets her kicks writing about design and uncovering the best a city has to offer. We purchased a seaside cottage (The Victory) in Kingsdown, Deal, Kent in 2011 and share a villa in Marrakesh (Villa 9) with some close friends.

Christopher Hicks purchased this villa in 2005

Why Christopher Hicks chose Marrakech

Villa 9 offers the best of both worlds - total tranquility in a luxurious environment for large groups or 2/3 families yet just 20mins from all that Marrakech has to offer.

What makes this villa unique

Whether it's a pampering adults-only long weekend, or extended family school holiday week, Villa 9 is the ideal backdrop from which to both relax and explore this incredible country which offers year-round sun and is a mere 3-4 hour flight from northern Europe.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Marrakech in Al Haouz

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


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Beautiful villa for 10, large private garden & pool, tranquil & secure setting
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Millbrook/New York City

Very comfortable house, delightful garden and pool with wonderful housekeeper/cook and driver.

  • 5 of 5

Villa 9 was perfect for our family of 5 adults and 3 children ages 5-10. The setting is delightful, with a lovely garden and pool, though the water during our stay (Feb 16-21) was too cold for swimming -- there is a big choice of heated hotel pools instead. Our grandchildren spent a lot of time playing with the resident cats with no ill effect. Breakfasts and dinners by Touria were delicious, and we took full advantage of transportation by Abdul, who could not have been more helpful about Marrakech and surroundings. Thanks also, Chris, for the excellent information you provided. The stop at Carrefour on the way from the airport for water etc. was critical though I would add soap to the list. All around, an excellent spot for a family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property, in lovely setting

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property in a private setting. Well run by the staff, delicious food. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Utterly stunning villa - as nice as we have ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

Villa 9 was the perfect location for us. As a family of six, having 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms was a luxury but one we appreciated. We fell in love with the place on the basis of the website and the promise of a chef and maid - in fact the website doesn't begin to do justice to the actual house, and the chef costing less than £20 per day including a recommended tip was a god-send. Lovely person. Great cook. She is a fabulous chef and also maid Kaltoum's sister - and the pair of them looked after us so well. We ate brilliantly, with lots of delicious salads, typical Morroccon tagines, always generous portions, and I think our food and drink bill for the holiday was literally about £500 for six of us, including 4 adult-sized drinkers.

With a clay tennis court and hammam and big pool on site as part of this small exclusive resort's facilities - and with a lovely big garden and our own private pool, there was loads to do at the villa itself. There's only 10 or 12 villas on the Domaine, which is generously sized and beautifully laid out. We had a couple of lazy days just at the villa, a great full day climbing in the Atlas mountains and immersing in Berber culture, a couple of trips into the souks in Marrakesh, and some golf. All of this was facilitated by Abdul, the recommended driver for the villa - a lovely guy and very reasonable for his services...

Chris was helpful and easy to deal with before the holiday and handled the enquiry and booking really nicely. Be aware there is a cultural sensitivity to asking locals to buy alcohol for you, that there is nowhere in terms of a shop where you can buy a bottle of wine or a few beers after 8pm - you might want to bring some duty free if you don't want a dry first night!

The villa is quite isolated in its location, although only 20 minutes from Marrakesh in a taxi.

All in all a completely fabulous holiday. Six days out of seven were sunny. We loved the country, the people, and the villa. We couldn't recommend this place more highly.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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VILLA9 is beautiful ..

  • 5 of 5

Designed in a traditional style and has been decorated stylishly by the owners. It has its own large fenced in pool (great for the kids) with its own private walled garden. The maid Kaltoum looked after us brilliantly making our short stay relaxing and the food was honestly amongst the best we've had in Marrakesh. With our entourage of three children under 3, my husband, my parents and two nannies, it wasn’t easy to find a place which offered good value for money and could accommodate us all comfortably - however VILLA9 did just this. The garden is a haven of tranquility with different areas to escape which allowed us to chat and read while the girls played safely all day, thanks to the swimming pool fence. The villa itself is particularly stylish mixing antique Moroccan furniture with a more modern, minimalist design. It is also spacious enough to give everyone a sense of privacy (each bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom), but equally has enticing common areas, including a TV room for a well-deserved afternoon siesta and a cosy fireplace in the living room which we sat around after sun-down.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Marrakech, Morocco

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Q2 & Q3
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £100
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

50% of booking is refundable if a cancellation is made 30 days prior reservation.
Afterwhich the booking is non refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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