|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
Our villa is conveniently placed just outside Marrakech, Apple Gardens is a fully contained luxury resort.
The project has been designed by one of the country's top architects and consists of 51 villas with 140 sq m living area with additional terraces, private pool and roof views. The development includes a 6 hole golf course, putting green and clay tennis courts.
Our detached villa was completed in January 2010 and includes 3 double bedrooms with en suite shower/bath, lounge, Satellite TV area, dining area and European kitchen. Outside patio and large gardens.
Cars are not allowed to drive through the development which makes it a quiet and safe environment but park close.
The villa has been furnished with some traditional Moroccan features and benefits from cultural design influences but also features stylish, contemporary interiors of latest modern design
This was a last minute holiday (technically our honeymoon but with 2 teenagers!)...Arranging the rental was extremely easy and the owner sent us a comprehensive information pack with suggested activities and other useful items (this came in very handy with teenagers!). The owner arranged the airport transfer (Hassan the friendly taxi driver was there waiting for us) and after an entertaining drive through early evening Marrakech traffic we arrived at the villa. We were greeted by the maid and the manager who made us very welcome (the villa was filled with fresh flowers for my wife as a gift from the manager which was a very nice gesture! I wish I could have taken credit for that!!).
This particular villa is probably the best located on the entire complex...It is very private / secluded (open views to the rear, has car parking space near to it and gets the sun in the right places at the right time! Basically that means the pool area / patio eating area can be used all day and in the evenings you can sit out on the roof terrace (very romantic) and watch the sunset over the Atlas mountains.
If you are renting this villa we recommend you hire the maid (not expensive) as she personally looked after us like her own family (massive breakfasts with homemade pancakes, crumpets, eggs, local bread, honey, mint tea, more crumpets, more pancakes, every morning which got bigger and bigger until we realized that we need to leave a little bit of food on the plate!). The maid also prepared the evening meals (she has a little Moroccan cook book which you just point out the meal you want...wonderful chicken / lamb tagines, salads and BBQ's). The maid also does the usual stuff like cleaning, washing clothes (the villa has a washing machine) which made our stay very relaxed (no housework for week!).
My 2 teenage children made 'full' use of the pool and local amenities / shop.
The villa itself is very spacious, well equipped / comfortable with modern / traditional furniture. It has a large tv, satellite, ipod player, etc. (we rarely used these as spent most time outside). Each bedroom is large, well furnished and has a separate bathroom, the lounge and dining area are comfortable (didn't use this much as outside mostly!). The outdoor dining area was well used however!
Unsere Erwartungen waren groß und wurden total übertroffen. Das Haus ist ruhig gelegen und gut ausgestattet. Es ist mit Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet. Mann merkt sofort, dass die Besitzer hier selbst Urlaub machen. Der Pool wurde jeden Tag gereinigt & hatte für unsere Jungs (5&6) die richtige Größe. Besonders hat uns Leila den Urlaub verschönert. Sie ist das Hausmädchen ( auf Wunsch buchbar). Ihre Gerichte ( landestypische Küche) haben selbst unsere doppelköpfige anti Gemüse Fraktion zum Essen gebracht. Der couscous war ein Traum... Uns hat der Urlaub sehr gefallen & wir werden sicher wieder kommen... Top !
We stayed for 4 nights at this lovely villa and we all loved it. It has a wonderful rooftop terrace with 360 deg views. The bedrooms are all en-suite and are furnished to a high standard, as are the main areas of the villa. We decided to take up the optional services of a maid who cooked and cleaned for us at a very reasonable cost. The resort also has a brilliant english speaking resort manager, Soufiane, who we found to be very polite & helpful with any advice we asked him for. All in all we had a really wonderful time at this property and we genuinely would like to return sometime in the near future.
We decided to visit Marrakech for our family holiday, firstly as it is somewhere very different to the convenient Mediterranean options, yet only a 3 ½ hour flight at the most. Our stay at 18 Apple Gardens was so enjoyable, we thoroughly enjoyed the 10 day holiday and returned tanned and relaxed even having taken 2 very young children!
Marrakech as a holiday destination was so interesting, just driving down the road opens your eyes to a city buzzing with life against a stunning backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. If you enjoy shopping the Medina is an absolute must!
The Villa was outstanding and exceeded all our expectations. It was beautifully furnished, fresh, modern and spacious with a touch of the Moroccan charm. The children loved playing in the pool and garden. The 40 + degree heat that could put some people off, was bearable as the pool and air conditioning was our saving grace.
An added bonus was our lovely maid who for a small additional fee, was on hand to tidy up the villa and cook unbelievable traditional Moroccan cuisine. In my opinion the maid was the X Factor that made our stay so special!
I have to mention that the Moroccan culture is extremely family orientated, our children were embraced by the locals and I felt comfortable in their company. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and went out their way to ensure were happy. I know we will be going back again some time soon.
Just to paint one final picture… Kids tucked up in bed, we’re sat on the patio in a now cool 28 degrees with a perfect view of the sunset. Sipping decent cheap red wine and the Tagine is simmering away!!! I couldn’t think of a better holiday?
This is one of the best appointed Villa's we've stayed in. The owner has obviously furnished this property for themselves. The property and pool is well maintained, and there is good service and advice from the local agent. It is well located for the Marrakech Medina and the Atlas Mountains. I would recommend this property to people who want a quiet and quality location.
I was one of the first residents at this gorgeous villa. I've visited twice - first time in March 2010, and then again in July 2010, after completely falling in love with the wonderful, mysterious Marrakech.
Let me start with the property itself. New build to a very high specification with all the modern comforts you'd expect from a luxury villa - no expense spared by the owners. This is very unusual for rental property especially in Africa. The rooms are beautifully appointed with high quality furnishings in modern contemporary style with distinct Moroccan influences. The combined dining / living room has a fantastic atmosphere, especially in the evenings. The open fireplace is a nice touch. It is clear that owners have put a lot of thought and effort into it and it has really paid off. The patio and poolside areas are great for relaxation and a dip in the pool to cool off! The rooftop terrace is yet another place to relax and on clear days, admire the stunning views of the Atlas mountains.
The location is just outside of Marrakech. This seems to be a common theme for rental property in Marrakech. We didn’t mind this at all.
The owner's attention to detail made a real difference and on both stays, I was pleasantly surprised with fresh flowers on arrival. The pool was cleaned daily, despite the fact that it did not get dirty! The second time around we were offered a maid who came over once a day and cleaned and cooked. We were hesitant at first, but decided to give it a go and were delighted with the cooking. It was a fantastic way to sample home cooked Moroccan quinine.
In summary, I highly recommend the Apple Gardens villa. It is a lot of villa for the money and a great base to explore Marrakech. The staff employed by the owners play an important role in the experience.
The villa is situated 20 minutes from the centre of Marrakech on the road to Fez. It is one of 51 villas at the Apple Gardens Resort and Spa which includes a 6 hole par 3 golf course. Marrakech is famous for the Djemaa El Fna, souks or markets. The Koutoubia mosque is to Marrakech what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris.
The villa has views of the Atlas mountains where skiing is available. 3 Internationally acclaimed golf courses are close by.
Other Activities: Quad Bilkes, Hot air balloon
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 8 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.