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Close to Agadir, Pool, extensive garden, calmness, international guided tours

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,659 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 8 pers., 35 km from the Atlantic, calmness, very attractive!

Villa “Riad”: totally new, much charm, Berber architecture, over 300 days of sun, warm, no smog, overflow pool with tile mosaics, calmness, breath-taking panoramic view towards Atlas, internet/TV

Enormous garden (4.000 sq) with fruits, palms, banana plants, orange and lemon trees, bougainvillas, cacti, olive trees, cypresses, flowers, herbs.

Environmental-friendly (solar installation), walls of loam soil (fresh in the summer), excellent water from own fountain, art.

Different activities: collective storage, presentation of Arabic folklore and Berber traditions including dinner in Caïdat tents (on Mondays and Wednesdays), people, landscapes, authentic objects from the Atlas, Anti-Atlas and the Souss Region, houses of pisé (walls of loam soil), visits of the orange plantation and an organic medicinal herbs production (mint, sage, geranium etc.), round trip on the back of a donkey in the freshness of the palm grove, natural pool in the Atlas mountains.

Day trips: Taroudant, Taliouine (saffron), “Tiznit”, Tizourgane.

- Moroccan cook possible: 150 € or 175 CHF per week + meals + transportation

- or only meals (price for meals and transportation)

- Final cleaning at the end included

- 25 % discount on car rentals


More Details

Jean-Luc Vautravers
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Jean-Luc Vautravers

Journalist and member of the board of directors

Jean-Luc Vautravers purchased this villa in 2011

Why Jean-Luc Vautravers chose Taroudant

Passion for Morocco and the Berber population!

What makes this villa unique


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Taroudant in Inzegane-Ait Melloul

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3659 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom of suite “Tiznit” - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , A lot of charm
    Bathroom of suite “Marrakesh“ - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Charm, very huge
    Toilet near the entrance - Toilet , Charm
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom “Agadir” - 2 Double Bed , 2 Beds
    Bedroom Taroudant - 1 Large Double Bed , Folding bed
    Suite “Tiznit” - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 mattresses
    Suite Marrakech - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 mattresses
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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Close to Agadir, Pool, extensive garden, calmness, international guided tours
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful place to stay in a truly amazing country.

  • 5 of 5

We have had the most amazing time on our holiday.

Such a beautiful, private property to spend time in.

It is fairly remote but, with the owners dogs guarding the property you feel completely safe and at ease.

It's very spacious but warm and welcoming at the same time, with an open fire to use on a chilly evening.

A generous amount of towels and bedding to use and a well equipped kitchen, complete with washing machine and dishwasher made our lives so much easier, especially with small children in tow

The pool isn't heated so is fairly cold in the milder season but our children braved it a few times.

The outside area (pool and garden) is outstanding we found tortoises and lizards amongst other things and the oranges you can pick fresh from the trees are not to be missed.

It is appropriately named the 'garden of stars' we have never witnessed a more spectacular night sky, cuddled up, with blankets on loungers was just wonder under the Brightest stars we had ever seen.

Its in an area that isn't full of sun worshiping tourists. You actually get to see a genuine part of Morocco which we have loved and has been an amazing experience for us and our children too.

So many places close by to visit for adults and children.

We are already planning our next trip to do the things we didnt have time for.

Jean-Luc (the owner) couldn't have been anymore helpful with suggestions on places to visit, we would have missed out on some experiences if it wasn't for his help.

letting us know the temperatures so we knew what to pack was so helpful too.

The steward of the property, Hafid is on hand for anything you may need, a very lovely man who doesn't invade your privacy in the slightest.

He was even kind enough to escorts us to the local souk.

We can't thank them enough for how welcome we felt and how much of the area we got to see.

I can't see anyone being disappointed, we certainly weren't.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mrs Femmie. It was a pleasure to have your family in my house.
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  • 4 of 5

Just like the pictures! Stunning Villa in VERY rural but beautiful location. Exactly what we wanted.

The owner was extremely helpful, organising everything for us including car hire and a meal on arrival.

The caretaker was also lovely, as was the wonderful cook who we highly recommend you book! She came back and cooked for our last night.

40 minute drive to Agadir - which is well worth the trip.

Some lovely restaurants etc, and the harbour is definitely worth a visit

Highly recommended and should we come back to the area, would definitely book again

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mrs M. Our hosts from UK are welcome !
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Want to be marroccan 72 hours ?

  • 5 of 5

I had a realy nice hollyday there, a Moroccan immersion, a great house in a quiet place with a beautiful garden full of fresh fruit miammm i want to be there again !! I recommend

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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À recommander ...dans tous les cas

  • 5 of 5

Un coin de paradis. ..agrémenté par la gentillesse et la connaissance du pays des propriétaires et suivi du professionnalisme et des prestations chaleureuses des personnes en charge de la bonne marche du domaine. À recommander sans modération. ......

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci de ce témoignage. On peut trouver toutes sortes d'informations sur la région sur notre site : - 10 adresses pour vos achats :!achats/c22oc - 14 découvertes authentiques :!decouvertes/c1iwu - 9 super découvertes :!trois-etoiles/crsq - 17 activités sportives :!sports/c6hu - 18 restaurants et 5 adresses pour sortir le soir :!restaurants-sortir/cyec De quoi ne pas vous ennuyer entre Taroudant, Agadir et le Jardin aux Etoiles !
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Petit coin de paradis

  • 5 of 5

Riad entouré de verdure, endroit idéal pour le repos. Si vous aimez le calme dans un lieu typique Marocain je ne peux que vous recommander le jardin aux étoiles. La maison est décorée avec goût, la cuisine typique délicieuse. L'accueil des propriétaires et de son personnel chaleureux. Tout de suite on se sent chez nous. Idéal pour famille la propriété est grande et sa piscine magnifique. Idéalement située près de l'aéroport, le propriétaire vous donnera les adresses de succulents restaurants et les excursions à ne pas manquer. Vivement l'année prochaine que je puisse y retourner.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your testimonial. We are actually at your disposal to advise you authentic discoveries nearby.
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  • 5 of 5

Bonjour à tous.

Nous avons passé une semaine de rêve dans le riad le jardin aux étoiles. Accueilli par Moulay hafid un homme d'exception discret mais au petit soin vis à vis de ces hôtes il nous a fait la visite de la maison et du jardin très bien entretenu (on n'a l'impression d'être dans les tropics) avec les bananiers et les palmiers et pleins d'autres arbres. Les rosiers sont magnifiques, une piscine propre ideal pour les enfants et les adultes. En ce qui concerne la cuisinière lala Arkia, charmante souriante d une gentillesse rare elle nous a concocté des plats succulents un réel plaisir à chaque repas du petit déjeuner à l apero au déjeuner et dîner. La maison est encore mieux que sur les photos les chambres sont agréablement bien agencé avec deux chambres dun côté et une autre de l'autre ideal pour l'intimité des couples si vous voyagé à plusieurs . Très bien décoré avec ces tableaux.ces livres, ces tapis. Plusieurs petites terrasses pour chaque chambre j'ai vraiment aimé. En ce qui concerne le village enlui même les habitants sont sociables et très g entils. Nous avons pu profiter de cette belle maison de cette Belle ville où on sent très bien qu'il fait bon vivre. Le soir un spectacle magnifique nous attendais: un ciel rempli d'étoiles illuminés nos soirées. Je recommande vivement à tous de passer un moment de votre vie dans cette maison. 😉

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci à cette cliente du Sud de la France de son témoignage. Thank you to this person in southern France for his testimony.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Agadir Al Massira (expressway)
Nearest Barpub
35 Kilometres
Agadir (Expressway)
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Agadir (Inezgane - Expressway)
Nearest Train
250 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Highway exit Agadir direction Marrakesh
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Ain Sadak
Nearest Ski
180 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Beach of Tifnit (expressway)
Car: recommended

The riad is an ideal location: in the heart of a region renowned for the orchard of Morocco (orange and other citric groves, also cultivation of fruits and vegetables). The argan, the protected mythical tree used to produce the argan oil for culinary and cosmetic purposes grows here as well.

The villa and terraces offer wonderful panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains and the agriculture fields. The recently built building is located in a very quiet place famous for its wild birds that feel very attracted by the water of the pool and their chirping is especially appreciated by guests.

In the nearest town of Ouled Teima (6 km) you can find a typical Souk where the locals do almost all their shopping. It is worthwhile to stroll through the fruit, vegetable, meat and fish stands where also clothing, shoes and other articles are offered. In front of the Souk you will find the walls of a big riad dating from the era of the French domination which ended in the year 1956 with the independence of Morocco.

30 min. from the villa are the old collective stores (agadirs) which represent the millenary Berber culture with strong influence on the region of Souss-Massa-Drâa. The riad architecture, colours, symbols and interior decoration are strong evidence of this culture.

Within a few minutes´ drive you will reach another must see: a presentation which combines Arabic folklore and berber tradition accompanied by a luxurious dinner served in Caïdat tents. Mondays and Wednesdays are reserved for individuals (

Leaving the riad it is very easy to meet people, landscapes and authentic objects of the Atlas, Anti-Atlas and the Souss-Region. The houses built of pisé (walls of loam soil) remain the best method of building houses as it was in the last centuries.

We recommend the following activities in the Souss Region: visits of the orange plantation and an organic medicinal herbs production (mint, sage, geranium etc.), round trip on the back of a donkey in the freshness of the palm grove, natural pool in the Atlas mountains (1.250 m asl), in the surroundings the cave of Wim Tindouine (direction Immouzer).

In Agadir (35 km): former fortified Kasbah, Valley of the Birds (zoo), Museum of the Town, handicraft village of Kasbah Souss, Medina of Coco Polizzi, Souk El Had (Morocco´s hugest), National Parc of Souss-Massa (last Glatzenibis on Earth, Addax antelopes, gazelles and wild ostrichs), shopping centers, restaurants (Moroccan, French and international dishes), dancing halls with and without entertainment.

Sports: Fine sandy beach on the shore of Agadir (10 km long with a luxuriously equipped beach promenade), many wild beaches (Beach of Tifnit), world-renowned surf and kiteboarding spot, Waterpark of Imourane, 4 golf courses (with a total of 99 holes) open all year round, fishing and underwater fishing on the seaside in the North and South of Agadir, horse riding, tennis and bike riding.

Day trips:

- Taroudant (45 km by highway express): a town much older than Marrakesh with high, ocherous walls all around

- Taliouine: cooperative which produces the world´s best saffron, Kasbah (ancient palace)

- “Tiznit”: Berber town surrounded by walls, famous for its silver jewellery

- Tizourgane: former small town on a rocky peak, Moroccan lunch


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Taroudant, Morocco

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Eté 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.5

Köchin pro Woche : 175 €
Wagen mit uns : - 25 %

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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