BEAUTIFUL 5 BEDROOM DOMED VILLA, NILE VIEW, PERFECTLY SITUATED FOR ANTIQUITIES

Christopher and Pamela Morgan

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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BEAUTIFUL 5 BEDROOM DOMED VILLA, NILE VIEW, PERFECTLY SITUATED FOR ANTIQUITIES

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5 large air-conditioned bedrooms all with own bath and/ shower, on three floors

The villa is entered via a small courtyard with fountain. The ground floor contains: a large well-equipped kitchen and dining area; two bedrooms, one double-bedded and one with twin beds; two bathrooms, one with bath and one with shower. A marble staircase leads to the first floor, with a large domed sitting room and dining room, two double bedrooms and two bathrooms with showers. On the second floor is a roof terrace with splendid views in different directions to the Nile, the Winter Palace, Luxor temple and to the mountains behind. Here there is a double bedroom with domed ceiling and bathroom with bath. Natural air-conditioning throughout is provided by the high central dome which cools the house in the traditional way, but electric air conditioning is also provided outside the winter months.The villa is well equipped for self-catering but breakfast (and other meals) can be provided if required. Our knowledgeable manager is always available to ensure that you are well looked after.

Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
"We loved the house and especially the El Gezirah, the village where it is located on West Bank. We appreciated being able to walk around un-hassled, to buy food or sit in a cafe and get to know some of the locals who we walked past several times a day. Everybody without exception was friendly and welcoming. Khyry was incredibly helpful, from the minute he picked us up at the airport throughout the week. Madi (housekeeper) and Said (guard) also added tremendously to the overall success of our week. Our three children (17,16,12) thought it was one of the best holidays ever!

We woke early and saw the sun rising over the skyline of felucca masts, minarets and palm trees. One night the children slept under the stars on the roof terrace - great fun apart from the mosquitos! The roof terrace was our main sitting room early and late in the day, and we enjoyed breakfast up there. We took up Madi's offer of breakfast on the roof terrace most mornings. Often saw hot air balloons drifting overhead.

The Festival of Eid, four-day holiday, occured during our week, but did not affect us at all.

The house was more than comfortable. Beautifully and thoughtfully designed (mainly by Khyry!), we loved all the domes, the views, and the coolest place to sit was in the courtyard.

We used both the El Gezirah and Nile hotel swimming pools for dipping in and cooling off. The food in both hotels was fine. Also loved the restaurant Memnon, where Khyry took us.

Would recommend the villa whole-heartedly. Khyry made the holiday the success it was, and Christopher's notes before we went helped us make the most of the week. We would all love to go back one day soon!"
Oct 2012
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Christopher and Pamela Morgan

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We live in South West London but have been involved with the Luxor West Bank for the last 10 years, working with our local partner and manager, Khyry.

Christopher and Pamela Morgan purchased this villa in 2009

For independent travellers, we believe we offer a wonderfully unique experience of the Luxor area and provide a great deal more than any packaged holiday for a very reasonable price.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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5
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Beautiful 5 bedroom domed villa, Nile view, perfectly situated for antiquities
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Beautiful 5 bedroom domed villa, Nile view, perfectly situated for antiquities
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444366
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Luxor Nile area
5

BEAUTIFUL, COMFORTABLE AND SIMPLY WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
My brother and I travelled from Asswan to Cairo, and naturally we stopped in Luxor for a few days. However, our stay was far too short. Villa Rosmund is a beautiful house in a calm area on the west bank and an excellent place to relax. The view from the rooftop where Maadi prepared breakfast for us was great – over a banana plantation and the Nile, and on the other side the hills with the valleys of the kings and queens. And breakfast was very fitting to the setting – fresh coffee, juice, fruit salad, good bread, falafel etc and delicious pancakes upon request. The rooms are all spacious, beautifully decorated and equipped with very comfortable beds and interesting animal or plant shapes created out of towels. The house remained very cool despite the heat outside and we did not even have to use the air-conditioning. Thanks to Khayry, our stay was funny and extremely comfortable as he took us around the village and the sights on the west bank, explained a lot about the attractions, suggested activities such as quad biking, recommended restaurants in the area for dinner, and organised everything else as well.

For people like me who don’t know much about Ancient Egypt, there were plenty of books to read about Luxor and the individual sights and hieroglyphs and their meanings. The sights on the west bank are relatively close to the house, and for the sights on the east bank we took a boat. Karnak temple is truly amazing, but it might be useful to have a good guide who shows the entire temple – as holds true for all temples and tombs – as well as to take enough water. Unfortunate for the local economy but fortunate for us, there were not as many tourists as usual, so we could actually enjoy the sights and did not have to fight or wait anywhere.

Overall, it was an amazing stay and I would definitely and wholeheartedly recommend Villa Rosmund without a second thought! It made the trip fantastic and was a nice spot away from the noise and mass tourism. My brother and I very much hope to return in the future!
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Beautiful 5 bedroom domed villa, Nile view, perfectly situated for antiquities
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444366
+44 20 8878 4620
Luxor Nile area
5

BEAUTIFUL, COMFORTABLE AND SIMPLY WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
My brother and I travelled from Asswan to Cairo, and naturally we stopped in Luxor for a few days. However, our stay was far too short. Villa Rosmund is a beautiful house in a calm area on the west bank and an excellent place to relax. The view from the rooftop where Maadi prepared breakfast for us was great – over a banana plantation and the Nile, and on the other side the hills with the valleys of the kings and queens. And breakfast was very fitting to the setting – fresh coffee, juice, fruit salad, good bread, falafel etc and delicious pancakes upon request. The rooms are all spacious, beautifully decorated and equipped with very comfortable beds and interesting animal or plant shapes created out of towels. The house remained very cool despite the heat outside and we did not even have to use the air-conditioning. Thanks to Khayry, our stay was funny and extremely comfortable as he took us around the village and the sights on the west bank, explained a lot about the attractions, suggested activities such as quad biking, recommended restaurants in the area for dinner, and organised everything else as well.

For people like me who don’t know much about Ancient Egypt, there were plenty of books to read about Luxor and the individual sights and hieroglyphs and their meanings. The sights on the west bank are relatively close to the house, and for the sights on the east bank we took a boat. Karnak temple is truly amazing, but it might be useful to have a good guide who shows the entire temple – as holds true for all temples and tombs – as well as to take enough water. Unfortunate for the local economy but fortunate for us, there were not as many tourists as usual, so we could actually enjoy the sights and did not have to fight or wait anywhere.

Overall, it was an amazing stay and I would definitely and wholeheartedly recommend Villa Rosmund without a second thought! It made the trip fantastic and was a nice spot away from the noise and mass tourism. My brother and I very much hope to return in the future!
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Beautiful 5 bedroom domed villa, Nile view, perfectly situated for antiquities
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444366
+44 20 8878 4620
Luxor Nile area
Tavistock, Devon
5

HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME!!

  • 5 of 5
If you want to visit Luxor, stay here! Location, accomodation, service, ambience - all perfect. Its sooooo much more peaceful on the West Bank but so easy to get to the other side for LUXOR TEMPLE etc... a matter of minutes.
Easy stroll to local restaurants and shops. Everyone in the village is friendly and helpful. We loved everthing about it.
The weather was lovely, the villa truly beautiful. The views from the roof alone would have had made the whole trip worthwhile.
Khyry will, if you wish, remove all the pain and stress from everything you could possibly want to do. He is funny, reliable, informative and has a wonderful CAN DO attitude.
Villa Rosamund provides a truly authentic Egyptian experience. I thoroughly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Beautiful 5 bedroom domed villa, Nile view, perfectly situated for antiquities
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444366
+44 20 8878 4620
Luxor Nile area
5

VILLA ROSOMUND

  • 5 of 5
Excellent place, felt like we had arrived in a Palace. All the rooms were of a good quality with either bathrooms en suite or next door. Christopher is generous and understanding and couldn't be a better owner to deal with. His caretaker kyhry was excellent and was friendly and funny. We had a really good time and would always recommend this house to anyone who wanted to rent. Very hot in August but it is a dry heat so manageable especially with the hotel nearby to lie in the shade and swim during the hottest hours. If you are going to Luxor don't hesitate this is a great place to rent.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Beautiful 5 bedroom domed villa, Nile view, perfectly situated for antiquities
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444366
+44 20 8878 4620
Luxor Nile area
5

HOLIDAY IN LUXOR

  • 5 of 5
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Villa Rosamund, Luxor this Easter. We did not know quite what to expect and treated the experience as a bit of a stab in the dark. Despite having two young children (4 and 7) and the weather being rather hot we managed to see a great deal of fascinating Egyptian sites including the Valley of Kings, Mortuary temple of Hapshepsut, Karnak etc. This was all made possible with Khyry's help, which transformed the holiday into a truly memorable experience. I could not recommend it enough.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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Beautiful 5 bedroom domed villa, Nile view, perfectly situated for antiquities
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p444366
+44 20 8878 4620
Luxor Nile area
Antwerp, Belgium
5

VILLA ROASMUND - EASTER 2011

  • 5 of 5
Together with a friend and her daughter and our daughter we stayed in Villa Rosamund in El Gezira on the West bank of Luxor from 13 to 22 April 2011. It was a successful stay and an unforgettable holiday in every way. First of all let us say that we felt we felt perfectly safe at all times. There is a total misperception in Europe about the current situation in Egypt. Especially in Luxor people are most friendly and running there business as usual (though the number of visitors has decreased substantially). We walked and biked around on our own in the village and neighboring countryside and in the city without any problem, we took taxis, boats and caleches, made a camel ride to a Coptic monastery..: we moved freely around visiting many of the wonderful sites in and around Luxor.
Of course our comfort was also for a large part due to the Villa. It is a marvellous house. As we walked around in the village we were invited – in the Egyptian hospital tradition – to have a look in other villas that can be rented and to drink coffee. Villa Rosamund has probably the most tasteful interior in the village ! The sober interpretation of the traditional way of building creates a wonderful atmosphere in the house, and spending the evening on the rooftop under the clear sky and in the quietness of the village is unbeatable. Or maybe to take a late ferry boat from Luxor to cross the Nile and walking through the village and the fields around the housing cluster of the villa comes close to that experience… .
Our feeling of comfort was also largely due to the good care of Khyry. He was the perfect guide and host. Small problems in the house were solved quickly, the breakfast was perfect and Khyry’s company was a pleasant experience. So we recommend to have a holiday in the Villa Rosamund to our best friends even and hope to go back ourselves once…

Miek and Dirk - Antwerp
  • Submitted: May 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Luxor
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Across the Nile to the East Bank
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Luxor station by road bridge (2 km with ferry)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Several within 7 minutes walk.
Car: not necessary

This lovely privately-owned five-bedroom villa is situated on a quiet corner of the village of El Gezira and ideally placed to visit the antiquities of Luxor and ancient Thebes, including the Valley of the Kings and nearby temples. This self-contained villa with its domes, arches, screens and tiled floors, has Arabian and Islamic features throughout. Each air-conditioned bedroom has its own bath/ shower room. Above the ground-floor kitchen/ dining area is a beautiful sitting room. From the roof terrace high above, you will look out across banana plantations to the Nile and to Luxor Temple and the Winter palace on the East bank. Our guests can use swimming pools at nearby hotels for a small charge. There are some excellent restaurants on the West bank, as well as some small shops. This location also provides an insight into local village life and, with the help of our wonderful local manager, offers rich experiences not available on a cruise or package tour.

Wi-Fi and Satellite TV.

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Luxor Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low
May 20 2014 - Sep 10 2014
3 night minimum stay
£100
£600
 
 
Mid
Sep 11 2014 - Oct 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
£125
£750
 
 
High
Oct 2 2014 - Dec 16 2014
4 night minimum stay
£150
£900
 
 
Peak
Dec 17 2014 - Jan 13 2015
4 night minimum stay
£180
£1,080
 

Additional information about rental rates

Booking is accepted on payment of 50% of the agreed rental. The balance is payable on arrival at the villa for the start of the holiday.
Note: your deposit will be fully refunded in the event that political developments were to result in your government's advice not to visit this area of Egypt. However, Luxor has remained very peaceful and calm throughout all recent political changes.
Notes Equivalent payment in Euros or US dollars accepted. The above rates may be reduced for 5 or fewer people.
Guests will be met at the airport and taken back there at the end of the stay. For larger numbers there may be a small charge if an additional vehicle is required.
A complimentary Egyptian breakfast is served on the roof terrace your first morning and this service can be continued if desired
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Amenities

Luxor Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 225 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathroom suites are modern Ideal Standard
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Own bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Own bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Own bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Own bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Own bathroom
  • All bedrooms have ample cupboard space, bedside lighting, ceiling fans and own bathroom with bath and/or shower and washbasin and WC.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Boat
  • Motorboat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
Notes:
Activities available: Road and river transport to all the historic sites, including Karnak and Luxor museum; Motor launch and Felucca trips on the Nile; Visits to local villages and temples and a Coptic monastry by donkey or camel; Walks over the nearby mountains; horse rides into the nearby desert; Hot-air ballon trips at modest cost; Longer excursions to Oases in the Western Desert, Aswan and the Red Sea. Fine restaurants on the west bank.
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