DETACHED LUXURY VILLA WITH POOL AND GARDEN AT APPLE GARDENS RESORT

Tim and Karen McLeman

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
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DETACHED LUXURY VILLA WITH POOL AND GARDEN AT APPLE GARDENS RESORT

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3 bedroom 3 bathroom luxury detached villa with private pool and private garden

Luxury detached villa which sleeps 6 people in comfort in 3 en-suite bedrooms (1 double and 2 twin) with air-con and heating. There are also two sofa beds in the lounge area. The villa was built in 2009 and has a floor area of approximately 140 square metres. The villa is set in a large, private garden on the boutique Apple Gardens Resort, complete with private pool and rooftop terrace with stunning view of the Atlas Mountains. A beautifully peaceful setting, ideal to relax after visiting the sights of Marrakech. Apple Gardens is a traffic free resort - covered parking is available at the entrance to the development; it only takes one minute or less to walk to our villa. Only 15-20 minutes drive from Marrakech centre, the resort includes 2 tennis courts, a small par 3 golf course, a children's play area, a small football pitch and a 1.8km jogging route through the beautiful lush gardens.

The villa is built to European standards with all modern conveniences and is based on traditional Moroccan designs.

Situation: The villa is situated around 15-20 minutes to the west of Marrakech. There are some small local shops a few minutes walk from the villa for everyday essentials and a greater choice at the local village just a few minutes drive away, where there are cafes, a bakery and many local fruit sellers. A large local traditional market is held at a nearby local village every Saturday. A large supermarket which is open every day is situated 10 minutes drive from the villa. A few minutes drive or short walk from the villa is a lovely restaurant and riad (called Weedan) with open air pools.

Things to do: Marrakech is a vibrant and charming city at the foot of the majestic Atlas Mountains and based around an ancient oasis. With 333 days of sunshine per year and very easy access from northern Europe, it offers something for everyone. The year round sunshine, amazing culture, golf, mountains, gardens, restaurants and night-life also make the city too good to miss.

No visit to Marrakech would be complete without a visit to the Jemaa el-Fna square. This UNESCO World Heritage site holds a large market in the morning, selling freshly squeezed fruit, nuts, plants, etc. After sunset, the air fills with smoke from the grilling meat and the aroma of spices, and you can watch musicians, storytellers, dancers, snake charmers and fortune-tellers.

Other must-see sights include the souks (markets), the Koutoubia Mosque, the Menara, Majorelle and Aguedal Gardens and the Palais Bahia.

The Oasiria Water Park provides a fun day out - situated on the outskirts of Marrakech this water park has something for everyone - heated quiet pool, 3 water slides plus the Kamikaze slide, a pirate ship, the lazy river and 5 restaurants, all set in lush gardens.

The Ourkira valley, 42 miles south east of Marrakech in the Atlas mountain foothills, is a popular day trip, with cafes, shops and small hotels clinging to the hillside. It is possible to walk up the valley to view 7 waterfalls.

The villa is built to European standards and is based on traditional Moroccan designs. This concept is continued inside the villa where modern appliances and equipment blend with traditional Moroccan brasswear, fabrics, mosaics and furniture.

Internet access can be obtained at various places on the Apple Gardens Resort, including from the reception building less than a minutes walk from our villa.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
My family and I have just returned from an amazing week at Apple Gardens. The villa was everything we were looking for. We enjoyed sitting on the pool terrace under the canopy, the gardens were beautiful. We visited the city several times during the week and enjoyed coming back to the villa to relax , sunbathe and swim. Kids enjoyed the childrens play area. Thanks very much, Matthew
Jun 2013
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Tim and Karen McLeman

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks french, english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Detached luxury villa with pool and garden at Apple Gardens Resort
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
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Detached luxury villa with pool and garden at Apple Gardens Resort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p861449
+44 01423540861
Ourika Valley Marrakech & High Atlas Mountains
5

AMAZING STAY

  • 5 of 5
Hi, just a quick note to let you know what an amazing stay we had at your lovely villa. We found the standard of furnishing to be much higher than we have experienced in other similar villas. The location was perfect being close to the vibrant centre of Marrakech but sited in a much quieter neighbourhood with some local shops and restaurants nearby. It was so nice to return to the lovely pool after a day out visiting the many attractions this area has to offer. One of the days we visited the waterpark which was just superb. We will definitely return for another amazing holiday soon! Peter and family.
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Karen
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Detached luxury villa with pool and garden at Apple Gardens Resort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p861449
+44 01423540861
Ourika Valley Marrakech & High Atlas Mountains
5

WE WILL BE BACK!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you. We had a fab week, we loved the villa, marakech and the people. It was 30 degrees all week. We had a great time and didnt want later, jamie
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jamie
Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your holiday, and hope you enjoy your next stay in summer 2014.
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Detached luxury villa with pool and garden at Apple Gardens Resort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p861449
+44 01423540861
Ourika Valley Marrakech & High Atlas Mountains
3

STAY AWAY

  • 3 of 5
the pool was not clean and asked the agent in Marrakesh and contacted the villa owner but it was not cleaned at all during all the stay that's why we had to book an hotel to have a rest, there is bad animals odors in the area and its hard to locate, will never book again.
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  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our villa in Marrakech has been on HomeAway for 2 years, had 45 bookings and 44 happy clients. We have always had positive feedback. The circumstances leading to this review were unusual: The customer booked online without any communication, but emailed to cancel one week prior to arrival. However, one day before his original arrival date he told us he was coming after all. The villa was prepared but the process of pool cleaning takes 3 to 4 days – we were not told the pool was not ready. When the client complained, we advised our agent, but the pool process could not be speeded up. We have apologised to the guest and explained the situation. We have discussed the matter with our agent who has agreed that he should have communicated the full picture with us and he will ensure the pool is always prepared for guests. Apple Gardens has a team of gardeners and a pool maintenance company employed by all the villas on a permanent basis. The pool should have been clean anyway, a matter we have taken up with the maintenance company. Be assured, this will not occur again.
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Detached luxury villa with pool and garden at Apple Gardens Resort
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p861449
+44 01423540861
Ourika Valley Marrakech & High Atlas Mountains
5

MAGNIFIQUE VILLA

  • 5 of 5
Je vous conseil vivement la location de cette villa, nous y sommes allé entre amies au mois de mai , nous avons passé un incroyable séjour.
La villa allie modernité et touche orientale, les chambres sont propres et spacieuses, salles de bain nickel, on a profité de la terrasse extérieure qui donne directement sur la piscine arboré d'un super jardin fleuri , la villa est au calme et sécurisée, vraiment merci Karen pour cette prestation nous avons passé un très bon moment on nous comptons revenir bientôt.
Cordialement, Hanane
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chère Hanane
Merci beaucoup pour cette revue. Je suis heureuse que vous avez passé une bonne semaine dans notre villa à Marrakech et nous esperons vous revoir dans l'avenir.
Cordialement
Karen
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK)
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Marrakech
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
Casablanca - Marrakech
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
Essouria
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Weedan Restaurant
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Oukaimeden
Nearest Golf
200 Metres
Apple Gardens
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Weedan Restaurant
Car: recommended

Our villa is a short drive from the centre of Marrakech just off the road to Fez (N8). The villa is part of the Apple Gardens Resort development, which was designed by one of Morocco's top architects. The development was completed in January 2010 and consists of 51 villas, a 6 hole par 3 golf course, 2 clay tennis courts, a children's play area and a small football pitch.

The centre of Marrakech is a 20 minute drive away, where you can visit the famous sites such as the Djemaa El Fna square, the souks, the Koutoubia mosque and the botanical gardens.

The Atlas mountains are approximately one hour's drive away and can be seen from the villa.

There are many famous golf clubs around Marrakech, including the Royal Golf Club, the Amelkis Golf Club and the Palmerie Golf Club.

Marrakech Menara airport is situated 4 miles from Marrakech and is a 30 minute drive from the villa.

As well as the delights of Marrakech city there are many other things to see and do around the area from family water parks, desert adventures, camel rides or cycling.

Golf: It is the combination of the excellent weather and water from the Atlas Mountains that makes Marrakech such a fantastic location for golf. Despite its proximity to one of the largest deserts in the world, the water table is high and Marrakech is surprisingly verdant, something that can surprise new visitors who often expect a dusty and dirty city.

There are currently 5 golf courses in Marrakech with a further 7 having been granted licences. 3 of the courses have been around for a while. Firstly, the Royal Golf Club was built in the 1920s and was a favourite of the late King Hassan II. The Amelkis Golf Club is the next oldest course you should play when visiting Marrakech. It has 36 holes, both par 72 and around 6,500m and is located directly opposite the Royal Golf Club.

The third well established course is the Palmeraie Golf Club (18 holes, par 72, 6,214m). It is based in the Palmeraie Oasis and, like all other courses here, is stunning and beautifully maintained.

Ski: Marrakech also offers the chance of excellent skiing on the High Atlas mountain range, at the Oukaimeden ski resort, just over 40 miles or an hour's drive from the city. Oukaimeden is usually visited as a day-trip from Marrakech and offers all sorts of services and lots of fun. Oukaïmeden was first opened as a ski resort in 1936 by the Marrakech French Alpine Club. It is located at 10,738 feet above sea level (3,273 meters) and is the highest ski resort in Africa and the best equipped in Morocco, as well as one of the most popular in the continent. The snow season is quite variable and lasts a yearly average of 120 days, from mid-December to mid-March, although snow is quite reliable from January until late March or early April. The Oukaïmeden ski resort has a relatively modest skiing area, of around 300 hectares, but very interesting, including 3 black, 8 red, 4 blue and 3 green trails.

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Ourika Valley Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
£170
£994
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£170
£994
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £200
Notes The security deposit will be refunded within 7 days of departure from the property, less any deduction for damage/additional cleaning to the property.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Ourika Valley Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Towels are provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Cot available
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are two sofa beds in the lounge.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski lift privileges
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Apple Gardens is a traffic free resort. Covered parking is available just inside the grounds less than a minutes' walk away from our villa. The villa has its own private pool and ground floor terrace accessed directly from the large patio doors in the lounge and kitchen. The ground floor terrace has a large traditional mosaic table for outside dining and seats 6 to 8. The villa is set in a large private landscaped gardens with lawns, palm trees, lemon and olive trees and bougainvillea. There is an canvas awning over the ground floor terrace. This is retractable. Very useful in midsummer as the garden faces south. Internet access is available at various points on the Apple Gardens Resort.
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