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JEBEL SIFAH, THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN OMAN

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment

Overview

About the property

Unique experience.

Tucked away along the beautiful shore line of the Indian Ocean lies the idyllic seaside residence of Jebel Sifah. This two bedroomed, two bathroomed, ground floor apartment lies metres from the palm trees and beaches of this paradise. The apartment is superbly furnished with fully equipped kitchen, including dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave and coffee machine. There are airconditioners throughout and a TV and wifi. The apartment is nestled in a quiet area of the Sifah Marina and offers peace and tranquillity along with a private beach. There are 4 restaurants within a 2 minute walk from the apartment as is the Sifawy Hotel, which has a pool and gym which may be utilized by guests. Fishing and dolphin viewing trips are available and there is a water taxi which shall ferry guests to the city of Muscat where you can indulge in a shopping experience at the traditional Muttrah Souq or the wonderful newer malls of City Centre and Grand Mall. Visiting of the world renowned Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, the Palace, and Museums should be on the itinerary of all first time visitors. For a peaceful rest or a fun filled vacation in the sun, Sifah is the place which shall offer you all of this and more.


Owner
BARBARA CHADWICK
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

What makes this apartment unique

Beauty, tranquillity, style, comfort, water sports, golfing, and dining amenities in close proximity.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in As Sifah in Oman

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • resort
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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JEBEL SIFAH, THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN OMAN
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Torrejevia
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The earlier reviewer who said that this is a rare find - is 100 percent correct. It is superb. The apartment is just as in the photos.., only larger. It is modern, tastefully decorated, fresh and clean. The kitchen is fully equipped, TV channels galore, and beds are very comfortable. As we (2 adults and 2 primary school aged boys) were there in December it was lovely not to run the aircon but to let the breeze from the sea drift in through the netted windows, combined with the quiet made for restful and tranquil evenings.

The hosts are wonderful - truly kind and warm people. They made us feel very welcome and were only to ready to aid with any queries or provide assistance - yet were not intrusive. We cannot say enough kind words about them - so will leave it that!

The location was great for us. A couple of kilometres up the road are unspoilt and largely empty sandy beaches, bliss. For those who do not want to explore so far there are 2 pools at the modern resort setting (where again there were not too many people at all) . We highly recommend the Bank Bar - the infinity pool which looks out directly along the coast is to die for. Our children were very happy there.

For those that want to venture further there is a boat that runs to Muscat a few days a week. If you ask the boat operator it may return later than the morning programme - as we found.

The drive to Al Sifah is mountainous and windy and takes around 45 mins to drive (if arriving late you may consider taking a taxi or driving in morning) so the boat option is very good (plus scenic and reasonably priced,) if you just want to make a visit to Muscat e.g. to buy groceries (as there are no supermarkets/food stores at Al Sifah beyond a small shop selling a few mainly dry staples).

In sum, we loved staying there and highly recommend it to those who will appreciate and take care of the apartment ahead of our next return!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Chris and Barbara were wonderful hosts, going out of their way to assist us with our particular inte

  • 5 of 5

Chris and Barbara were wonderful hosts going out of their way to assist us with our particular interests. The accommodation exceeded our expectations. It was clean, spacious and aesthetic with everything we needed. The location is set amongst spectacular mountains and sand beaches. The nearby resort facilities are freely available. It is a very safe and secure location, although there is really no need to be concerned about safety in Oman. We used the apartment as a base to explore the surrounding area. Very highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andree. It was wonderful having you and your lovely family visit us in Sifa. We hope that you will return soon.
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Beamsville, Ontario
5

It is the best kept secret !

  • 5 of 5

In this day and age it is rare to find a true hidden gem and this property in Jebel Sifah truly is a hidden gem.

We just spent a week there ( November 16 -21, 2017 ) and quite honestly we wish we had spent at least another week at this place. Here are the highlights:

The property is clean and very new & modern.

The owners are FANTASTIC and very helpful. I will not give details other than to say they treated us like family.

The overall complex is very well run. Great pool area, good selection of restaurants and places to get a beer or two. The golf course is great. Overall the staff everywhere were great.

It is an easy and very scenic drive from the airport in Muscat to Jebel Sifah. ( One hour and a bit. )

The water taxi into Muscat that runs Thursday to Sunday is a must do. Great views on the trip. It is a 5 Rial cab fare from where the water taxi docks into the Old Souq in Muttrah. From there you can either walk or cab into Old Muscat and it is then a 5 minute cab back to water taxi dock.

Happy hour drinks at The Sky Lounge is a must.

We did a lot of day trips out of JS and all the drives were pretty easy and well marked. You must take some of the back roads, scenery cannot be described !

The beach at the north end of Sifah town is amazing !

Long storey short, we will return both to Oman in general and specifically to this property in Jebel Sifah.

Andrew & Darlene Holland,

Beamsville, Canada

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Darlene and Andrew. It was wonderful having you and hope we shall see you again.
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5

Lovely 2 week holiday

  • 5 of 5

At first we were a bit hesitant to book a vacation to Oman. To what extend did we need to adapt to local culture and customs? On the other hand it intrigued as it's not (yet!) a well travelled destination. After a comforting message from Barbara decided to go for it. We rented a car at the airport which was quite easy, as were the roads and driving ethics. No loud horns or road rage. People let you be and with a little help of a TomTom were able to go around very easily on the well maintained roads. Made a number of day trips to Muscat, Nizwa and Wahiba Sands. In addition spend several days at Jebel Sifah for some diving, golfing and relaxing. Around 4 restaurants allowed sufficient variation and after 6pm able to order a beer or wine as well. The Omani people are very welcoming and always showed interest or made time for a chat (most people speak English). The apartment itself had great fast internet and plenty of space for the 2 of us. All very clean and well maintained. The hosts were always approachable and willing to provide guidance and advice. Thanks a lot for a wonderful time in Oman! We are sure that in a few years the amount of tourists will rapidly grow considering the safe and easy to navigate country with so much beauty to discover.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Super Ferienwohnung

  • 5 of 5

Es war die beste Ferienwohnung, die wir je hatten. Sehr freundliche Vermieter.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Casa bellissima dotata di ogni confort . Proprietari gentilissimi e disponibili. Siamo stati bene

  • 5 of 5

casa sul mare

Ottima posizione

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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