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Rob Simcock

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English, French

Luxury Villa with Private Pool in quiet rural area

37 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Marrakech - Domaine Akhdar in Marrakech

Luxury villa in Marrakech, with private pool and 3 double bedrooms, sleeps 6

This 'view of paradise' is only 20 min away from the airport. These luxury villa in Marrakech benefit from an exceptional natural setting with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Atlas and all of the requirements that a demanding customer expects from a prestigious establishment. The Villa have 3 double bedrooms and can be rented exclusively for you complete with its luxury private pool and gardens. Villas in Marrakech have maids and chefs and that is true of these luxury Villas and they will welcome your family or friends all year round. Due to past guests requests you can now choose between half board and a all inclusive package which includes all meals & soft drinks so let the Domaine Akhdar staff prepare all your food while you relax by the pool or have a treatment at the luxury on-site spa.. Its private estate of 9 acres of olive groves, entirely guarded and fenced. These stunning rural style Marrakech villas which are close to all the golf courses and also has transport to and from Marrakech.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Rob Simcock (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had the pleasure of saying at this fabulous villa for a week in October and I we were most impressed. The villa is beautifully and is in a very peaceful location but close enough to the hustle and bustle of city should you wish to explore .



The pool was perfectly sized for our 2 kids aged 8 and 10 (I would recommend having it heated so you can enjoy it all day ) and we choose to be indulged by the wonderful cook Fatima who mustered up the most fabulous Moroccan food which was definitely better than anything that we ate in the ' guide book ' recommended eateries in town.



In short if you want a week of R & R in glorious sunshine and a five star setting this is the place for you, the local concierge was very helpful at organising taxi's and a driver to visit the Atlas Mountains and a trip to the zip wire course.



We will definitely return.



Thank you Rob and Philippe and Omar.
Oct 2011
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Reviews

4.8
based on 37 holidaymaker reviews

Luxury Villa with Private Pool in quiet rural area
average rating of 4.810811 based on 38 reviews
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5

A luxurious oasis of serenity.......

  • 5 of 5

For the discerning and experienced villa renter, Domaine Akdhar will tick all the boxes for a luxurious getaway break. The setting is half an hour from the airport and transfer is provided. On arrival at the villa, visitors are greeted by the extremely efficient Housekeeper, Karima who has ensured the villa is spotlessly clean for your arrival both inside and outside in the grounds by the swimming pool. (i.e correct number of sunbeds arranged with folded pool towels for each guest). This attention to detail is maintained throughout your stay and the villa is cleaned daily.

The villa is large, with a Riad style courtyard as well as a good size garden and beautiful swimming pool. The décor could be described as authentic and opulent with en-suite marble bathrooms and swathes of fabric draped at the bedroom windows. The provision of air conditioning units throughout the villa ensures comfort during the hottest times of the day. Our children, (boy aged 11 and twins aged 9) were delighted with the villa surroundings and the pool. They chose to utilise the clubhouse facilities in the morning and the villa pool in the afternoon. The clubhouse pool and grounds are also very well maintained with plenty of beds and seating.

We opted for full board at the villa and would rate the food and service as 5* - no food request was too much trouble for the wonderful chef and each meal was served at the times we requested. Every meal was freshly prepared and we preferred to opt for the authentic Moroccan cuisine each day. We dusted off our 'school standard' French and were easily able to converse with the staff. We have previously stayed in a villa in Sri Lanka which was staffed, therefore, we had an idea of how this system works. However, we cannot emphasise how discreet the staff at Domaine Akhdar are, they operate in such a way that you feel as if you are in the audience of a professional theatre production where everything goes on behind the scenes but you are not privy to the mechanics or effort that it all entails............

If you are looking for 5* hotel service with the luxurious privacy of a villa then this this ideal combination is thoroughly catered for in Domaine Akhdar.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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5

Fantastic long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this Villa! In the lead up to our weekend I had a lot of questions for Rob since I was planning the trip for a friend, and he always was super quick to respond and very helpful. On arrival, we were SO pleased with how beautiful and clean the villa was. Karima, the housekeeper, was just a dream. So accommodating and always kept the house to tip top condition. Our rooms were cleaned each day and the pool towels were replaced. The food was DELICIOUS – we had nothing but good things to say about every meal and we were able to choose our own times to eat. The taxi driver Siad was also great – even picking us up late and dealing with our singing on the way back from a night out in Marrakech  I would highly recommend this villa to anyone and would happily return for another great holiday.

Thanks Rob!!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Delightful

  • 4 of 5

We booked for 5 nights and all arrangements via emails with Rob were excellent. The team of staff here are wonderful and made our stay a stress free and happy one. The standard of cooking was excellent and as good as anything we eat in Marrakech restaurants. Thank you Karima and her sister! Rob gave us details of an excellent taxi driver who is tourist accredited - Saddick. The villa is 30 minutes from the Medina. He was so on time for every booking you could set your watch by him! He was very kind, cheerful and efficient and takes £ sterling as well as local currency (but be sure to clarify which currency you are asking him to quote in). The villa is well furnished inside and out and the garden areas are very pretty and well maintained. We asked for pool heating which was needed but it is noisy and on all day so if you are after total peace and quiet, then don't have it on! The temperature in the evenings dropped below 10 degrees C so the villa did get a bit chilly but we found the electric towel radiator in the bathroom and discovered that the air con units also emit heat - this wasn't clear as there isn't a villa "Welcome" file in situ and it's not in Rob's otherwise very comprehensive notes that you receive before you arrive. Other than that, everything was perfect. The villa is in a very quiet area so you can relax totally and the garden is completely enclosed so you have total privacy. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased you had a wonderful stay and the team do try hard to make sure everything is looked after for you.
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5

Beautiful calming location, wonderful family break

  • 5 of 5

The villa is stunning. The garden is a lovely spot to have some quality family time. We had the pool heated which was warm enough for the kids (not so much for me but I'm a bit of a wimp!!). Karima the housekeeper and Hannah her sister and the chef are really wonderful. We are vegetarian and even then, everything tasted great and the variety was impressive. The airport transfers made it all really easy. It's about 20 mins from the medina/souks which is great when you've got kids of 6 and 8 - staying right in the middle of it would be too hectic I think! Rob the owner is good at getting back to you quickly with any queries. We'll definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Super Luxury Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed at the villa for almost a week and wished we had booked a longer break. The villa is beautifully furnished and very spacious with a well maintained garden with lemon and olive trees. The staff comprising of the lovely Karima and a chef were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. They did everything to make our stay relaxed and enjoyable. We had booked half board and the food was excellent and plentiful, great value and there was no need to eat outside except togo to the ice cream parlour. Breakfast served on the patio in the glorious morning sunshine was a great way to start the day. The staff also helped organise a couple of day trips for us into the mountains which we thoroughly enjoyed and also a driver for the day to take us around Marrakech. The rest of the time was spent lounging around the villa reading or watching DVD's in the TV room or swimming in the pool which we arranged to be heated. Although the villa is in a complex it felt very private within its walls and we could relax in complete privacy.

We came back feeling very relaxed and pampered. We usually don't visit the same place twice and it would have to be exceptional to pay a return visit but this is one place l would gladly return to

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments and we looking forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Luxury and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The original villa we enquired about was not available so we were recommended villa 15 on the same complex, We had a three day stay at this beautiful place, four large bedrooms, beautifully kept pool and gardens with outdoor and indoor tv area,excellent plentiful food (enough for 8 of us) and our own maid who kept things clean and tidy.There is a clubhouse which was a bit quiet but we all had excellent massages at the spa. There is also a free shuttle bus into Marrakech but would hire a car if i was staying for a longer period, staff there also arranged for taxis into town when we visited the Cafe de la poste restaurant.In all this was a lovely relaxing villa away from the bustle of Marrakech and we would book again to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Marrakech is a city in the grip of a delirious imagination. A feverish dream scape of honeycombed alleys and minarets quivering in the moonlight and haunted by the restless creatures of a visionary carnival that has lasted for a thousand years and shows no sign of stopping now. Marrakech is one of the worlds enchanted places where time becomes suspended and, through its open door, you catch a glimpse of the past so rich and so remote and yet so palpable.

The Marrakech Royal Golf Club is the oldest golf club in Morocco, it is constantly being renovated and improved and it also happens to be one of His Majesty King Hassan ll's favorite courses.

It is situated at the feet of the snow-covered Atlas mountains and is embellished by a profusion of cypress, eucalyptus, palm, olive, orange and apricot trees.

It is an 'English style' course with strategically placed bunkers protecting its greens and testing tall trees and palms.

Other Activities: Quad Bike On the Lake (2h) + Lunch

Golf: Riads in Marrakech : The Golf d’Amelkis is the third most important golf course in Marrakech, and is located on km. 12 on the Route de Ouarzazate. The course comprises 27 holes, with a 72 par and a total length of 6.657 meters. It was created by the landscape architect Cabell B. Robinson and is quite probably the most visually striking course in the city.

The round is rather technique, possibly the most technique among the three golf courses in Marrakech, and enjoys numerous bunkers and artificial lakes. There are very few trees along the course, just a few palm trees here and there, but it has a nice atmosphere that seduces and challenges golfers of all levels.

The course is stimulative challenging, quite hilly, dented, with multiple blind starts, pitfalls to be avoided at every hole and 7 lakes judiciously laid out, as well as picturesque bunkers made of crushed red bricks. There are three rounds with a total of 27 holes, although there is a project for an extension of 9 holes, which will result in a total of 36 holes. The Blue round is 3.156 meters long, the Red round 3.141 meters, and the Green round, 3.170 meters.

This course is only 10 minutes from the Villas in Marrakech on the Domaine Akhdar and can be booked directly from your villa and we can arrange private transport, caddy and lunch.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gueliz, Marrakech

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak season
16 Jul 2016 - 5 Sep 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,180
for 4 nights
From
£295
£1,950
 
 
Mid Season
6 Sep 2016 - 10 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
From
£195
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,250
 
 
Peak season
11 Oct 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£885
for 3 nights
From
£295
£1,950
 
 
Mid Season
6 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£150
From
£150
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,000
 
 
Christmas/ New Year
16 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,475
for 5 nights
From
£295
£1,975
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Airport Transfer £50 return for the whole family
50% reduction for children under 12 on meals
Half board £24 per person per day Breakfast and lunch or dinner without soft drinks
Fully inclusive £42 per person per day ,Breakfast and lunch and dinner with soft drinks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Marrakech in Marrakech & High Atlas Mountains

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 650 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Only one of the villas has 2 single beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Exclusive excursions, day-long buggy trips, paragliding, hot-air balloon trips, original strolls, body care, massages... Reservations for your Golf departures and discounts on your green-fees. We are at your disposal during your entire trip for information and to handle your restaurant and evening reservations...

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