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New!!! All inclusive 4-day weekends available on request!!!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs2
Space 10,225 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and picturesque views of the Atlas Mountains

A luxurious villa set in a magnificent garden with fantastic views of the Atlas Mountains. The house has 5 large bedrooms, comfortably accommodating up to 10 people. The villa is only 15 minutes from the historic city centre (on call transportation provided if needed, see below).

Beautiful open terraces and patios surround all the bedrooms and sitting rooms. The lush green garden reverberates with history and is set in a hundred year old olive grove filled with rose, citrus and fruit trees, creating the perfect setting for enjoying the wonderful Marrakech climate year-round.

Available for your enjoyment are a large outdoor pool, a small heated indoor pool and an oriental hammam. The villa is equipped with fibre-optic broad band, televisions, and a sound system. The villa has a large, modern, state-of-the-art kitchen, with air conditioning and central heating throughout the house.

Enjoy dining al-fresco under the stars on one of the many beautiful patios. In winter you will love lounging by one of the 4 fireplaces, including the open fireplace in the living room.

A gazebo has recently been added near the pool at the end of the garden to rest and snooze in the summer time. There is also a ping pong table, board games, and bicycles to occupy kids and grown ups alike!

A full team of housekeepers, gardeners, a superb cook and pastry chef ensure a truly delightful and memorable stay. Other optional amenities and services include massage, yoga, manicure pedicure and other beauty services (see below).

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You can enhance your stay by choosing any of the following options:

1 – Full-board: breakfast, lunch, dinner (40 euros per person per day)* OR

2 –Half-board: breakfast & lunch or breakfast & dinner (26 Euros per person, per day)*

3 – Daily car service including airport transportation**

4 – In-home masseuse for the family**

5 – In-home Yoga class for the family**

6 – In-home manicure, pedicure and other beauty services**

* Shopping and preparation by live-in chef. Prices do not include alcoholic beverages, which can be provided at an additional charge.

** Reasonable prices available upon request, services provided by reliable professionals who have provided services for our family for many years.

More Details

Villa Shiraz
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Villa Shiraz

I built this villa with a team of architects from Europe and Marrakesh to give it the delightful mix of West and East. All the modern amenities of a luxury home in the West are provided while keeping the wonderful and mystical touches of Morocco. I was seeking much needed rest and relaxation and the quiet of the countryside but with the possibility of being near a bustling city. Villa Shiraz has provided me with exactly the right combination. I arrive exhausted from Geneva, London or New York to the oasis that is Villa Shiraz. I am met by my wonderful staff who pamper me with a hot mint tea . This is followed by a fantastic relaxing massage and I feel like a million dollars and ready to go to town or not, depending on my mood.

Many friends visit me and its wonderful to see how de-stressed they become after a day of pampering and good food!

My two kids also say they have the best time coming for a visit but also that their friends after staying with us, say that it's the best holiday they have had in years.

My staff are wonderful, kind and considerate and caring. They take care of not only myself and my family but also friends and guests who visit. I get rave reviews about them especially my chef who is not only a superior cook both in terms of cooking European and Moroccan food but also she is an incredible gourmet pastry chef. It is truly a blessing having such wonderful people working with me.

Villa Shiraz purchased this villa in 2007

Why Villa Shiraz chose Marrakech

I chose this property for its location. it is 2-3 hours flight from most major European cities. You land in a different world, a different continent and totally different culture and geography. I like that idea very much. More then that unlike most of Europe, the sun shines nearly every single day and the light is amazing.

The property is set in a rural area but is only 15 minutes from centre of town. This also appealed to me as I can have the best of both worlds, city and rural life. While I live in an oasis of greenery and roses , away from the noise of the city I still have the possibility to be in one of the most lively and exciting cities in the world. Marrakesh has become the in destination with lots of restaurants bars and boutiques. But there are also quiet gardens and delightful villages and mountain hikes nearby.

What makes this villa unique

"People who have stayed at Villa Shiraz talk of its "Zen" quality, "and its romantic setting". The villa is built on a 100 year old olive grove. The pool is magical and excellent for swimmers as it is 25 meters long. Swimming in the blue crystal clear waters of the pool with the over hanging olive trees creating a shade from the the summer heat. .The views from the upstairs bedrooms of the Atlas mountains are spectacular and living in the house one feels the warmth and comfort of Moroccan living. The architecture is an amazing mix of the West and the East with secret corners and enormous terraces with views in every direction, be it the Atlas mountains or the enormous olive gardens nearby.


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

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 10225 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • No additional overnight guests permitted unless agreed with the owner in advance.
  • If you wish to host a private party at the house, this can be arranged by prior agreement with the owner.
  • This is a private home, therefore no bachelor/bachelorette parties, stag or hen parties please.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bidet
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
  • Super large modern bathrooms with powerful state-of-the-art showers, heated tower racks, and tall windows some of which also lead onto the outside terraces. Bathroom amenities are provided.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms are large and benefit from en-suite bathrooms and floor to ceiling windows that lead to terraces or balconies. Bedrooms have air conditioning and central heating. The master bedroom on the ground floor has a fireplace, a very large en-suite bathroom and walk-in dressing room. On the same floor is a second bedroom with two single beds. Both rooms have Large glass doors leading onto the garden. There is also a large bathroom and hammam next to the second bedroom. Upstairs are two bedrooms with a separate sitting room, fireplace and magnificent views of the mountains. This floors is accessible from inside the villa as well as through a private entrance from the garden. Finally there is a very large bedroom suite with a king size bed and 2 sofas downstairs in the lower-ground floor, with a private entrance and sliding glass doors of floor-to-ceiling height, therefore very light. This room is perfect for a couple with children, as the sofas can be used as beds.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
There are many opportunities for luxury services provided at home upon request. These include dinner parties with gourmet cuisine enjoyed in beautiful settings, al-fresco under the stars, in the gorgeous garden or one of the many terraces. On-site services that can be booked on request include massage, manicure-pedicure, yoga and exercise classes, as well as massage. A chauffeur driven car can be arranged at reasonable prices, a well as guided trips to the souk for shopping or to the Atlas mountains. Special honeymoon arrangements can be made to make your stay truly memorable. We can organise overnight trips including treks to the Atlas mountains, Essouira for surfing and Agadir or Oualidia for swimming in the sea. Trips to the desert as well as donkey or camel rides, and horseback riding on the beach can all be organised, and concierge services are available.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

luxurious exotic holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our Christmas vacation couldn't have been more special. The villa is fabulous and well appointed with each ensuite huge and private. Upon arrival we were welcomed by Mery Em a wonderful chef and her staff, the villa was candle lit and a scrumptious dinner was waiting for us. Zohreh was amazing and helped us with every step of our sightseeing. This was really concierge service. Mornings were leisurely, reading books in the garden with breakfast set before we woke up. Each afternoon Zohreh had arranged a driver, which I highly recommend as the villa is about 25 mins from town. A highlight for us was our hike in the Atlas mountains where we did some great shopping as well. We also visited the new Yves St Laurent Museum and gardens. After a long day we mostly came home to a delicious dinner with all the fireplaces lit. One night we had a dinner party for 15 people Mery Em and her staff made the night perfect, it was seamless, delicious and clean up done efficiently. .We would go back in a heartbeat, I highly recommend staying at this Villa. Thank you Zohreh for making this family Christmas so special

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was indeed a pleasure to host you and your family and to work with you to make your stay a truly memorable one.. . The villa is our family home and we consider our guests as family. That is why we put ourselves in our guests shoes and think, what they would enjoy in visiting the wonderful city of Marrakesh with all the great things it has to offer.. We then come up with suggestions and offer our guests different optional programs based on the people in their group, their numbers , ages and interests . I believe this is the main reason for the great experience our guests have, we cater to their interests and organise their visit for them free from stress and totally enjoyable. Thank you for staying with us and we hope you will come back again soon. Warm regards, Zohreh
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Perfection! fantastic villa, great food and wonderful service!

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do the property justice,, it is beautiful ,well spaced and well decorated for comfort and elegance. The people who work at the villa are extremely professional and very nice. The cook is 5 stars cooking everything from Moroccan to European and lots of organic produce. Will definitely plan another trip soon.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come again. The cook has many other menus including delightful deserts that you will surely enjoy. Hope to see you again soon!
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Heavenly Villa. Pure luxury and relaxation.

  • 5 of 5

What a truly fantastic place this is! It was our first visit to Morocco and we had no idea what to expect. There is always an element of the unknown when you book a holiday online and I can genuinely say that this property surpassed our expectations by a mile!

We were collected from the airport on our arrival as arranged by the owner. The people who collected us were very friendly and welcoming and put us entirely at ease. We didn't really want to hire a car during our stay so this was a real bonus. On arrival at the house we were presented with a fabulous three course meal and extremely nice Moroccan wine, this set the tone for what was to come. The chef at the villa is just amazing! With four kids and a hungry husband to cook for I was more than ready for a break from cooking and cleaning up and what a break it was. Every day Meryam the chef would present a fantastic selection of meals with something for everyone. Delicious home made soups, colourful tagines, grilled chicken and barbequed fish. Not to mention the pastries and desserts. Just wonderful.

The house itself is huge, very clean and very comfortable. despite being largely unaware of the presence of any staff, beds were made and bathrooms cleaned as if by magic. As soon as we ventured towards the pool, towels would appear along with a tray of cold drinks.

During our stay we took advantage of the concierge service which the owner recommended to us. This enabled us to take two day trips, one into the high Atlas mountains and one into the centre of Marrakech. These were very good and included our transport and lunch. The guides were very knowledgable and we felt that these day trips enabled us to see and understand a side of Morocco which we would otherwise have been ignorant to.

During our trip to the medina we visited the Hammam. This was a fantastic experience which I would definitely recommend along with visiting the gardens at Majorelle.

Overall, a wonderful holiday experience. Really good communication from the owner who is genuinely concerned that for those who stay in the villa every need is catered for. Frequent emails and a wealth of information meant that we were confident that we could expect a warm welcome and any problems or questions would be dealt with.

I would recommend this villa to anyone. Whether you want to explore Morocco or just stay put and enjoy the luxurious surroundings, this is like paradise.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Shiraz. We believe that our guests should have an opportunity to relax and enjoy their stay in Marrakesh without worrying about what to do and what to eat. Total relaxation and enjoyment is our aim and we try to do this by providing an excellent and non intrusive service throughout the stay of our guests . we are really delighted that you enjoyed Meryam's cooking. She has been out chef for over 8 years now and her cooking has been enjoyed and commented upon by most of our guests. She has a diploma from the best cooking school and loves to take care of our guests and cook delicious food that is healthy and to the extent possible organic. We have added the new concierge service for our guests as we believe it can be a little overwhelming when one arrives for a holiday in a place that one has not visited before and may not have acquaintances to advise one on what to do or what to visit. The idea of our concierge service is that you have a team with whom you can discuss your needs and what you would like to do and they offer you advice and options to make your visit comfortable and memorable at the same time. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to make your visit an enjoyable one and we do hope you will visit us again soon.
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Lovely Villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is very large, set in a beautiful garden with a pool which is wonderful for proper swimmers. The whole property is maintained to the highest standard, immaculate in every respect. The staff are very capable and provide a complete service, cooking, cleaning and gardening.

Location is a few miles from central Marrakech but not a problem unless you want to go to Marrakech every day.

All the arrangements were made for us and everything worked perfectly.

A really well-run property, which will not disappoint.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: we are pleased that you enjoyed our wonderful garden . Our gardner is not only skilled but passionate about keeping it lush but also immaculate. As for our staff they are happy to serve the guests and proud of their work.our cookies highly regarded for her cooking and hee pastries! Hope you will visit us again soon!
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Phenomenal Experience

  • 5 of 5

There was not a single aspect of our week in this property that wasn't a 5* experience. The staff are friendly and welcoming, the food is fantastic and as for the property itself, the pictures simply do not do it justice.

Taking the above into account, it was a highly relaxing, highly enjoyable week which we would recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Shiraz. We hope you will come for a visit again one day soon. Thank you for your comments concerning the beauty of the villa.You are right that the existing photos do not do the villa justice and we will try and organise a professional photo shoot.soon. Thank you again for staying with us. The villa Shiraz team
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. Easily the finest place I have ever stayed and I have stayed in some nice places. Courteous friendly staff, gorgeous, gorgeous villa. I could have stayed forever with my family and enjoyed the good life. Special thanks to Zohreh who made our arrival and exit as easy and welcoming as possible. If you can, take some time out here - we all loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Marrakech’s Menara International Airport.
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Royal Golf
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Marrakech Railway Station
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The property is set in a rural setting but with quick access to the centre of the town of Marrakesh and all its attractions. For those who do not want to drive, there are convenient and reasonably priced car services.

There are many many golf courses nearby as well as riding stables, go-carting parks and camel rides..


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £441.58

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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