|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Self-catering rental of house very close to Fins beach. Large garden with barbecue. House sleeps 6. 3 bedrooms: Double; triple and single Year round holidays, ideal for a long romantic weekend, with beautiful beaches and the stunning Eastern Hajar Mountain range behind the house. A wonderful centre for touring and sightseeing the historical coast of Oman. See Qalhat where Ibn Battuta visited or visit the world's second largest cave on top of the mountains. Forts, ancient heritage and stunning geographical features. Situated between the coastal towns of Sur and Quriyat famous for their forts and fishing industry.
Relax: All rooms are air conditioned. Dining for 6. Sleeping for 5. One double bedroom. One twin bedroom and one single bedroom. Single beds all 120 cm for excellent comfort. All bedrooms have tv. Internet connection available for your laptop, but speed is slow and sometimes intermittent. Please ask in advance. Garden with barbecue. Beach is ten minutes walk. Fine swimming. Good year round temperatures.
Centre for touring: Fins is in the centre of a historic and geologically interesting area. Quriyat fort, Sur town, Bimmah sinkhole, Wadi Shab with year round flowing water and swimming, Turtle viewing, Gazelle, Camels, fantastic birdlife, stars galore and quietness! Mountain walks in Eastern Hajar mountain range up to 2000m.
You are half a km from the village of Fins. You will be staying in one of the most unchanged landscapes in the world. It is like going back many years in time.
We are an Omani / English family and have always enjoyed the ability to move around the world staying in homes rather than hotels. Our house here is the first of its type in Oman. It will probably remain the only one too because building regulations do not permit building in this old style any longer. You will be staying in part of the history of Oman. Originally goats would have lived on the property, but now you will see them wander past the house looking in enviously as they go to graze!
Mrs Al Busaidi purchased this house in 2005
Houses do not come up for sale in Oman often. Normally famillies live in them for many generations passing them down to their children. We wanted a house with space where we could entertain our family and yet have privacy with our own children, hence the beach house outside the old village. This is what we wanted to pass on to our guests from all around the world. Hopefully we will be able to find more properties like this in the future to share. This is an old house we renovated whilst trying to keep the blend between old and new.
You are staying in history! There is probably no other old style house for rent in the Middle East. See the picture of the sitting room with no glass in the windows to appreciate this!
Superb geographic location for natural features such as the Bimmah sink-hole, freshwater swimming in the cave of Wadi Shab, the 'Devil's Hall', the world's second largest cave if you can abseil 187m! Coastal towns of Quriyat and Sur with their souks and ancient castles. The ship building yards of Sur. See Vultures, Eagles, Camels and the rare Arabian Gazelle nearby the house. Visit Ras Al Hadd, the breeding ground of turtles. Stunning beaches and opportunities for off road driving walking and exploration. Muscat, with shopping centres and gift shops is under a two hour drive.
Other Activities: Bird watching from house, Kayakking (2)
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Nov 1 2014 - Apr 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
A 50% deposit is required on making the reservation and the balance is due five weeks prior to arrival date.
Charges are subject to change. Discounts available if early booking.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.