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VILLA SAHARA - AN EGYPTIAN VILLA HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

Maria Hindley

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Maria Hindley

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Calendar last updated:
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VILLA SAHARA - AN EGYPTIAN VILLA HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Alexandria Villa Rental Photos and Description

A luxury four bedroomed private villa with heated swimming pool

We have reduced our rates for this coming season - only £500 per week! This luxury four bedroomed villa, with its heated swimming pool is suitable to rent all year round. Situated 30 minutes outside Alexandria in a delightful village called King Mariout where you will see donkey and carts and traditionally dressed bedouins. This superb location enables you to not only see the sites of Egypt but also experience the local life. The Pyramids are only 2 hours drive away and you can also visit the Greco Roman sites of Alexandria, the war memorials of El Alamein, the colourful souks, the beautiful beaches along the North Coast, and you can even sand board down dunes. It is a holiday suitable for everyone.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Maria Hindley (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2014

About Maria Hindley

We built and designed both Villa Sahara and Villa Oasis. Villa Sahara being the first one and Villa Oasis 3 years later. We are moving back to the UK this summer as our son Jake needs to start his A level couses here, and we will have Asrar our housekeeper looking after you ensuring everything runs smoothly. We will also have smart televisions so that you can skype us should the need arrive. We have a strong team behind us - not only Asrar, but also Sayeed our Boab (doorman/gardener), and hassan who manages the maintenance of the villa's for us. Zed manages the transport.

Maria Hindley purchased this villa in 2005

Why Maria Hindley chose Alexandria

The properties are luxurious and fully equipped. We pride ourselves in them being well maintained and also giving you a fully personal service to ensure that your holiday runs smoothly. Having lived in Egypt for 12 years, with our children growing up here we have grown to love everything about Egypt and it's people.

What makes this villa unique

The Villa's are situated in a village that enable you to feel that you are really living in Egypt and not some sterile hotel, though you have the benefit of shutting the gate and being in your own peaceful enclave when the hustle and bustle of Egyptian life gets too much!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great villa. Outside and inside was clean and tidy. It was a very relaxing couple of days.
Sep 2013
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Villa Sahara - An Egyptian Villa Holiday Experience
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews
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Villa Sahara - An Egyptian Villa Holiday Experience
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p89404
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Alexandria Mediterranean Coast
5

Inviting and well maintained

  • 5 of 5
I would like to start out by saying this was a wonderful property!!! Well maintained and a breath of fresh air from the gray and dirty of living in Cairo City. We had 2 couples and 4 kids, more than enough room for us all. This villa is well equipped with games and toys for the kids and movies in case the swimming and family time requires some down time. It is up to US and European standards for those expats who are looking for some home comforts. The pool is very clean and our children enjoyed swimming all day long. There is even a small tortuous roaming the yard. We found out that there used to be more but a previous tenant put them in the chlorinated pool so they ended up passing away a few days later....that was sad to hear. So if you are planning on staying here enjoy the tortuous and the pool....just don't combine the two please :-)

We had the privilege of meeting the owners and they are a delightful couple. I highly recommend this villa not only for how truly wonderful it is but for how pleasant it was to work with Maria. We are definitely coming back here when we have the opportunity.

On another note, the locals are very friendly and it feels like a very safe place to vacation. One day on our way through the neighborhood, My father and I were invited for lemonade and later over for a meal. It was a fantastic time and through broken Arabic and broken English we were able to communicate just fine. ;-)

Final thoughts, if you are looking for a get-a-way near Alexandria, this is a must!
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Sahara - An Egyptian Villa Holiday Experience
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p89404
-+44 07542545712
Alexandria Mediterranean Coast
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
I spent a week in the Villa in October 2014. Absolutely superb!!! Sayeed was great coming each day to clean the yard and of an evening to turn on the outdoor lights and generally to just check everything is ok. Very private and quiet so perfect for me! the area is quite local and a little away from Alexandria itself but the driver is a good price and very easy to arrange. The villa had everything I needed inclunding WIFI, Satelite TV, Air conditioning, Washing machine and a full kitchen. Unfortunately the rooftop patio access was broken so was unable to access this area of the villa however everything else was brilliant! I will definitely be returning and recommend this to anyone.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. it is so important to us. Thanks also for the note about the roof access - I shall get that fixed!
I do hope that we will see you again.

Maria.
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Villa Sahara - An Egyptian Villa Holiday Experience
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p89404
-+44 07542545712
Alexandria Mediterranean Coast
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5
The villa is well equipped and everything was sorted out nicely. The maid and the guardman are very nice and cvery cooperative too. There pool is quit big and very clean, and not overseen. There were plent of DVDs and Music CDs for entertainment. We have spent two very lovely days my wife, the kids and I have enjoyed it so much. I am recommending to anyone who wants to relax and spend sometime nice time in a place with a private pool.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Ramy for your lovely feedback. It means a lot to us to know that our guests have been happy.
business
Villa Sahara - An Egyptian Villa Holiday Experience
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p89404
-+44 07542545712
Alexandria Mediterranean Coast
5

Relaxing, convenient and all your needs are there.

  • 5 of 5
It was very relaxing overall. And we enjoyed the pool a lot. Every single detail you may need during your stay .. you will easily find it at your finger tips.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. It means a lot to us.
Maria.
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Villa Sahara - An Egyptian Villa Holiday Experience
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p89404
-+44 07542545712
Alexandria Mediterranean Coast
United Kingdom
5

A real find......

  • 5 of 5
I went with my family last year to Villa Sahara.......fantastic holiday.
We arrived at Cairo airport where a driver was waiting for us, we headed straight to the villa, it took a few hours though - traffic around Cairo is mad! But it was a comfortable air conditioned journey & interesting.
We stopped on the way for refreshments.
On arrival at the villa, (down a dusty dirt track,) Sayeed & his son were there to meet us & let us in.
The villa is very clean, spacious. Everything you can think of having is there, a beautiful pool & shady areas too.
We were given a local mobile to call Ahmed our driver , Asrar the house keeper, or Maria who is there to oversee your holiday, she came to visit us & is very helpful & knowledgeable about the area.
Asrar is lovely, & cooks beautiful meals. She came each morning, & kept the villa beautifully clean, we got quite attached to her!
Ahmed was superb, we had several days out with him, which he made so enjoyable, we felt very safe, my mother was with us & he took particular care of her. We went to El Alamein, very interesting, then Ahmed took us to a beautiful Hotel nearby, where we had lunch on the beach, white sands & a turquoise sea.
That's the only drawback, the villa is not very close to the sea, but it didn't worry us at all.
We visited a market, where Ahmed kept a very close eye on us!
Alexandria is a busy city, quite cosmopolitan, we went a couple of times for shopping, however, One journey there took 3 hours as a fruit lorry had over turned on the duel carriage way, & it was mayhem!!
We had to cross over the central reservation to get out of it & the car got stuck on a bolder & 6 men arrived to lift the car off it, with my mother and young daughter still in the car!!! We still laugh about it now.
We ordered a takeaway from the local hotel, which was excellent, and arrived in china dishes, complete with all crockery, which they came & collected the next day!
King Mariot `village', is very Egyptian, a bag of lovely tomatoes cost 7p!
If you don't mind seeing animals being prepared outside the local butchers, then it's worth a wander 5 mins from the village, but not for the faint hearted!
Cairo, is amazing, but expect hassle, well worth a trip.
An exceptional villa with exceptionally friendly people to make your stay nothing short of wonderful.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It means a lot to us to know that you had an enjoyable and memorable holiday. I do hope we see you back again.
business
Villa Sahara - An Egyptian Villa Holiday Experience
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p89404
-+44 07542545712
Alexandria Mediterranean Coast
5

Fantastic time, would come back again!!!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time here. We are a family of 6 (kids ages 10 and we were looking for a place to relax. We live in Egypt and were already familiar with the tourist attractions; we were more interested in a secluded, comfortable, spacious place to have a break that would work with kids. The place was easy to find, the house was clean, tidy and exactly as advertised. We were able to contact the manager easily during our stay when we had a question. We spent most of our days in the pool and enjoying the BBQ, playing with the kids. The large DVD and toy collection was a real bonus. Shopping locally was a fascinating experience and everyone was very helpful. The only downside was a mosque very close by; on our first evening (a Friday) we were subjected to a 2 hour loud 'sermon'. The regular calls to prayer can be annoying, too, if you're a light sleeper. This 'cultural' aspect was the only downside. We were looking for a week away from it all without being gawked at by local Egyptians. We had a fantastic time, would come back again definitely, and recommend it to others
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Borg El Arab
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary

King Mariout itself has many food stalls where you can buy all basic food supplies. There is a large Carrefore Hypermarket 20 minutes away where you can buy everything. There are quite a few restaurants in the King Mariout location and a wide choice if you go a little further a field. Visit the many Greco Roman sites in Alexandria; the catacombs, pompeii's pillar, Roman theatre and the villa of the birds, Fort Quaitbey, the Alexandrian Museums, the library, the beautiful gardens and Palace of Montaza. It's only 2 hours from the villa to the Pyramids. Take a trip to the Western Desert for the day or visit the war memorials of El Alamein. Don't worry about having to find all these places or driving in Egypt, we can organise for you, a car and driver at a very reasonable rate. When you feel the need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy Egyptian streets, relax by the heated pool in total seclusion, overlooking the tropical garden.

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Rates & Availability

From £100 Per night

Alexandria Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
£700
 
 
Winter
Jan 8 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£100
£600
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£100
£650
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
£100
£650
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£100
£500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Transport and airport transfers can be arranged for an additional charge. We include in the price daily cleaning if you book for more than three nights, and a welcome pack for week bookings or more. If you book for two weeks or more we include the airport transfer in the price.
We require £100 per week deposit when the booking is confirmed.
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Amenities

Alexandria Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , ensuite with bedroom 1
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , ensuite with bedroom 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , can be used as tv room
  • Bedrom 1 and 3 have access to a large balcony. Bedroom 4 is situated downstairs and has access onto the terrace. Bedroom 4 can be arranged as a TV room or a bedroom as required. Bedroom 1 and 2 have ensuite shower rooms.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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