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A Stunning New 5 Bedroom 5 Bathroom Villa On The West Bank Of The Nile

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

Overview

About the property

Situated right on the river bank directly opposite the Winter Palace Hotel

From the garden gate, steps lead up to a wide veranda with a sunny seating area. As you enter through the front door, there is a new but traditional kitchen to the left and a reception/dining area to the right. A spacious hallway leads to two bedrooms, one double and one twin, each with their own bath/shower rooms. Both have Nile views. Another door opens onto the garden.

A marble staircase leads to the first floor with a magnificent long domed sitting room extending the entire width of the house with windows opening onto the Nile; and two more bedrooms, one double, one twin, both with their own bath/shower rooms, and with views of the Nile.

The top floor contains the fifth bedroom and separate bath/shower room. The roof terrace includes a sheltered domed eating area with views of the mountains behind and the river in front.

More Details

Owner
Christopher and Pamela Morgan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2017

About Christopher and Pamela Morgan

It was in December 2003 that we had a chance meeting with Khyry on the corniche by the Nile. He had just returned from military service in the north of Egypt to his West Bank village, where his family have a sugar plantation and a small farm. Within a short time a bond of friendship and trust was formed between us and when an opportunity arose, we were able to purchase some land in a wonderful position by the Nile.

This was the foundation of a collaboration to build our two beautiful large villas, employing only local labour and craftsmanship. We had together studied some of the designs of Hassan Fahty, the Egyptian architect famed for his domed buildings and we were able to engage the son of one of his team, who had learned the craft from his father. We also visited a number of older local buildings for inspiration on internal floor patterns and other features. Most of the brickwork, all the ornamental ironwork and the woodwork, including doors and furniture were made locally.

Khyry has a wealth of local knowledge and contacts, and this joint enterprise could never have been achieved without him. The association between us has extended to members of our families and this has been an interesting and very rewarding meeting of cultures. Together, we now have a team which excels in providing an individualised and memorable holiday experience.

Delicious and healthy breakfasts and other meals can be provided by an excellent cook.

Christopher and Pamela Morgan purchased this villa in 2013

Why Christopher and Pamela Morgan chose Egypt

Riverbank House, completed in 2013, is a beautiful and distinctive property, situated on a quiet stretch of the West Bank, directly opposite the Old Winter Palace hotel. The villa has unparalleled views of the Nile, both from its large roof terrace and from the magnificent long room overlooking the river on its first floor. The Nile can also be glimpsed from the bedrooms.

In addition to the small gated garden surrounding the villa, there is privately our owned land leading right to the water's edge.

From Summer 2017, there will be a private swimming pool in a new walled garden at the back of the villa.

What makes this villa unique

Khyry will be there to meet you at the airport and he and his team will ensure that you are looked after throughout your stay. They will offer you a full Egyptian breakfast your first morning, during which you can discuss how you might want to spend your time. The choices are wide: there is so much to see in this unique World Heritage Site, said to be the greatest open-air museum in the World.

As well as the Valleys of the Kings, Queens and Nobles, (all easily reached by road from your villa) our motor launch can take you to the East Bank to the stupendous temple at Karnak, with an English, French or German speaking guide if you wish, perhaps stopping off on the way back at the exquisite Luxor Museum or Luxor Temple.

You will also have opportunities to visit local villages (by donkey, camel, car or on foot) and see something of life unchanged for centuries and to experience sunsets from the desert or from a felucca on the Nile; visit the house of Howard Carter, who discovered the tomb of Tutenkamun, as well as other monuments off the beaten track, where discoveries are still being made today.

After an active day there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a meal at a number of local restaurants. You may, of course, just want to relax in the sunshine and gaze at the views from the roof terrace, and perhaps end the day with a barbecue under the stars. You can even spend part of your holiday in the luxurious two-masted Dahabya, Queen Ti, ranging from an overnight stay at its mooring on the West Bank to a five-day sail along the Nile.

Whatever you decide, we promise you an unforgettable time free from the constraints of a package tour.

Amenities

Luxor Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathrooms for Bedrooms 1 and 3 are en- suite
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large dressing room area, ample storage space. Nile view.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Ample storage space. Nile view.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Large dressing room. Ample storage. Nile view. 2 balconies.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Ample storage. Nile view. Nile views and balcony.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Ample storage space. Magnificent river views.
  • All bedrooms have their own bath/shower rooms. Bedrooms 1 and 3 ensuite.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Whilst the house is fully equipped for self catering, breakfast can be provided daily at very reasonable cost. Other meals can also be provided by arrangement.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

A Stunning New 5 Bedroom 5 Bathroom Villa On The West Bank Of The Nile
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

A memorable and outstanding holiday

  • 5 of 5

Forget cruising on the Nile - if you really want to see Egypt in all its many facets, stay at Riverbank House. It's a most beautiful home, light and airy, with a simplicity and faithfulness to its Egyptian design and detail, with fantastic views across the Nile to the Temple at Luxor and the Winter Palace to the front, and the mountain at the back. It is so peaceful, and with Mahdi and Sayid preparing wonderful meals, and Khyry organising all our excursions, wherever we wanted to go, nothing could be more relaxing. Partly because he accompanied us, and also because the local people are so warm and welcoming, we felt entirely safe.

We adored the trip up the Nile in the dahabiya, and the richness of the bird life in the shallow waters of the banks is a joy for anyone interested in ornithology. Visiting the temple at Esna was a bonus - it was fascinating to see how the Greeks and Romans adapted their own religion to incorporate Egyptian gods and goddesses.

More locally, there is plenty to do. We enjoyed swimming in the hotel outdoor pool, set in pleasant gardens, just a short walk away, and it was interesting walking through the village and along the paths by the banks of the Nile, seeing how the local people make use of the fertile soil to grow crops and feed cattle, a little glimpse into true Egyptian life.

Of course, if you want to visit Egyptian tombs and the Valley of the Kings, these are right on your doorstep.

Altogether, I cannot think of a more lovely place to stay, looked after by such attentive people, and with such varied and interesting things to do and see: a perfect and memorable holiday.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the trouble to record your experiences of staying in Riverbank House. We are very glad that your holiday was so enjoyable.
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Chatham, il
5

Wonderful stay for family

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay at the Riverbank House in Luxor. The house is modern, clean and secure. The staff were warm and caring and catered to all our needs. They made our stay especially memorable by making arrangements to celebrate my wife's birthday. I wholeheartedly recommend this homestay to families and large groups who want to have a memorable time in Luxor.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A jewel by the Nile

  • 5 of 5

This house in Luxor is absolutely amazing and we have enjoyed every moment of being around the house, in the surrounding village, and popping to the main city over the Nile!

The staff looked after us so well, with good humour and care; such nice people. We asked for daily meals, and what a treat they were; better could not be found outside - this is a must and quite inexpensive.

The local manager knows everyone and everything that is going on; from politics to pharaohs and was able to produce an academic, a tailor, a boat, some camels and everything we needed - we settled in and got to know the area within hours, making friends and being made to feel just so welcome.

And to be in that location, with the village behind and fields next door..gazing over to the Old Winter Palace hotel on the banks of the Nile....wow.

Naturally we did the usual things from a tomb and temple point of view, and of course these are wonders to behold - but I really think that just mixing with the locals and taking a stroll along the tracks, nipping to the shop, taking a donkey ride and motorcycle ride (we managed to borrow these for a couple of hours) was a high point for us all.

We will certainly want to go back, hopefully often. The kids were in great form and had one of the best trips ever. Not a moment of boredom for them. We plan to return with friends and family as soon as possible.

Being slightly security aware, particularly in that general region, I have to say that I felt completely at ease everywhere.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

perfection

  • 5 of 5

I can only echo the remarks in the previous reviews. Khyry is a huge asset, ably assisted by Madhi & Hadjadi. You have the chance to visit at leisure places not on a "group" agenda to cross the Nile in your own boat, or dangle your fingers in the water while sailing in a felucca. I cannot rate a stay at Riverbank more highly.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beyond imagination

  • 5 of 5

It was a great privilege to stay in

Riverbank House, to revel in the Nile flowing past every window and to be introduced to Khyry and his team. He showed me his country from the “inside”, which is rarely given to a visitor to experience, and Mahdi, Ahmed and Sayed cooked, cleaned and provided security with great competence and courtesy. Mahdi's food and artistic towel arrangements would be quite at home in the Winter Palace Hotel.

It was all beyond imagination - the place itself and the people are equal in my memory to the great antiquities and the beautiful river. The House provided the most comfortable and atmospheric base from which to explore the wonders on its doorstep and Khyry's advice was invaluable. He is the "go to" man for information and can provide

a solution to almost everything, from how to get to your chosen destination and what to eat when you get there.

It was the most memorable of holidays and I have already signalled a strong wish to return!

Fiona, Chichester

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A Jewel on the Banks of the Nile

  • 5 of 5

I was invited to Luxor for a week and was lucky enough to stay in Riverbank House. This house is newly built in traditional style, immaculately clean and stylishly furnished with views from all the rooms. Riverbank House is on the West Bank of the Nile, opposite the Luxor Temple, Karnak and the famed Winter Palace on the East Bank. The bedrooms are comfortable with ceiling fans and large wardrobes and the sitting areas are large, cool and comfortable. The rooftop area is a perfect place for breakfast, overlooking the Nile on one side and the Valley of the Kings on the other. The efficient staff treated us like royalty - (Mahdi's omelettes and pancakes were legendary!).

We spent many fascinating hours visiting nearby museums and tombs, and sunset in the desert is an unmissable experience. 
Another highlights of our stay was a trip down the Nile on a felucca. There are small, pleasant restaurants nearby, with fresh food and wonderful service, some of them prepared to cook to order. We also enjoyed an evening of entertainment at the nearby Al Gezira Hotel Restaurant with a Whirling Dervish! The local people couldn't have been more friendly and we were welcomed with open arms by all the Egyptian people we met, including the children, who spoke to us in English!

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  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Luxor International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearby hotel has pool-side bar
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Public Ferry 10 mins; private launch 3 mins
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf course on East bank
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
2 km if crossing river by launch, otherwise 12 km
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Aswan - Abydos and Cairo highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Many good restaurants nearby on West bank
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
Red Sea 3 hrs (new road 2 hr) Swimming pool 5 min
Car: not necessary

Luxor (ancient Thebes) is a World Heritage Site and is unrivalled in its wealth of monuments from ancient Egypt. Amongst the most famous are undoubtedly the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the stupendous Temple at Karnak, but the variety of wonders easily reached within 15 minutes from our villa includes so much more.

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Rates & Availability

Luxor Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid
Apr 11 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$513
$1,027
 
 
Low
May 16 2017 - Sep 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
$963
$2,760
 
 
Mid
Sep 12 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$193
$1,155
 
 
High
Oct 10 2017 - Dec 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$244
$1,476
 
 
Peak
Dec 12 2017 - Jan 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
$257
$1,540
 
 
High
Jan 16 2018 - Apr 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
$244
$1,476
 
 
mid
Apr 9 2018 - Apr 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
$193
$1,155
 
 
Low
Apr 30 2018 - Sep 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
$160
$963
$3,209
 
 
Mid
Sep 17 2018 - Oct 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$193
$1,155
 
 
High
Oct 8 2018 - Dec 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$257
$1,540
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$128
$770
$1,926
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $128.37

Payment accepted in Euros or US dollars
Transport from/to Luxor airport included for up to 7 people. For larger parties there may be a charge. Full Egyptian breakfasts provided.
Note: Guests should have normal travel and sickness insurance at the time of booking. (The UK Government has now relaxed its travel advice for this part of Egypt and there should be no problem in obtaining such insurance.)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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