If ever there were a Moroccan palace straight out of your dreams, this Marrakesh rental villa is it. Luxuries like a steam bath, hot tub, and an enormous pool with a bridge express the scale, but not the quality of this Marrakesh villa: covered walkways, a courtyard with a fountain, chairs, lamps, and doorways all reflect that distinctive, traditional Moroccan style. And of course this Morocco villa is also just outside of the city itself, which means you get to enjoy the wonders of both this amazing city and the seclusion of your own princely estate.
This luxurious property is located just outside the ancient imperial city of Marrakech, a walled garden city of tall graceful palms set beneath the snow-capped Atlas Mountain range. About ten minutes from the medina, you will find the Palmeraie, a grove of over 150,000 towering palm trees. During your stay it is possible to organise some exciting cultural excursions or tours. Your experience can include exploring the ancient Berber civilization in the Atlas and guided tours of historic Marrakech all based from the exotic surroundings of your private oasis. Itineraries include A guided shopping tour of the souk in the Medina - ceramics, pottery, rugs, metalwork, fabrics, etc. And someone there to translate and negotiate for you! You can also enjoy the vast Djemnaa El Fna Square with the snake charmers, magicians, acrobats and rows and rows of mouthwatering food stalls. A day trek, rated easy, in the Atlas mountains- you can visit the villages of the Berber people and have lunch at a lovely lunch at a French Auberge. Camel-riding in the Palmeraie. A tour of the major Historical attractions of Marrakech including the famous Koutoubia Minaret, the Bahia Palace, the Saadians tombs and the Dar Si Said Museum. Relaxation time at the villa to enjoy the Hammam Turkish steam bath, indoor gym, tennis court, hot tub, swimming pool, or a massage or spa treatment in our Hammans chambre privee. Mint Teatime with Moroccan pastries and local musicians. Cooking lessons on demand either from the internal demonstration kitchen or at the Polynesian style bar and exterior cuisine. You can learn some of the recipes of the many healthy Moroccan salads all made with organic produce, Lamb Tajine with prunes, Chachouka pepper salad with paprika and cumin, Chick pea soup with parsley, Pilpil Shrimp with pimentos and garlic, Couscous aux sept legumes seven vegetable, a variety of briouts and more.
A short distance from the main house (Dar Moha) sits the truly remarkable owner's villa (Dar Jana)with each of the 5 bedrooms opening to a large traditional central courtyard, shaded by orange trees with a cascading waterfall fountain, and a private hot tub located across from the Hammam. The sumptuous three-room Master-suite features a private dome-covered bath and the four additional bedrooms contain individual fireplaces and luxurious ensuite bathrooms. The villas rooftop terrace with a brick oven cooking area and alcove seating, sets the stage for unforgettable lunches and dinners beneath the sparkling Moroccan sky. The seclusion of the private pond-shaped pool, surrounded by flowers and palms, provides the perfect refuge on a hot summer day. The owner's villa is built around an interior courtyard decorated in Moroccan blue with cascading fountain. The upper floor contains the owners suite, which has a large dome-covered bathroom with fireplace. The private salon leads to a double terrace with domed seating facing both the Atlas and Jebl Ette Mountains. The ground floor has four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and fireplaces, the main salon/TV room, kitchen and dining room all overlooking the courtyard. The garden contains an ornamental pond-shaped pool and shares the facilities of hot tub, hamman and tennis court with the main villa. There is central heating and air conditioning in all rooms, with thermostatic controls in each room so guests can adjust to their individual needs.