About the property
- Villa10225 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and picturesque views of the Atlas Mountains
A luxurious villa set in a magnificent garden with fantastic views of the Atlas Mountains. The house has 5 large bedrooms, comfortably accommodating up to 10 people. The villa is only 15 minutes from the historic city centre (on call transportation provided if needed, see below).
Beautiful open terraces and patios surround all the bedrooms and sitting rooms. The lush green garden reverberates with history and is set in a hundred year old olive grove filled with rose, citrus and fruit trees, creating the perfect setting for enjoying the wonderful Marrakech climate year-round.
Available for your enjoyment are a large outdoor pool, a small heated indoor pool and an oriental hammam. The villa is equipped with fibre-optic broad band, televisions, and a sound system. The villa has a large, modern, state-of-the-art kitchen, with air conditioning and central heating throughout the house.
Enjoy dining al-fresco under the stars on one of the many beautiful patios. In winter you will love lounging by one of the 4 fireplaces, including the open fireplace in the living room.
A gazebo has recently been added near the pool at the end of the garden to rest and snooze in the summer time. There is also a ping pong table, board games, and bicycles to occupy kids and grown ups alike!
A full team of housekeepers, gardeners, a superb cook and pastry chef ensure a truly delightful and memorable stay. Other optional amenities and services include massage, yoga, manicure pedicure and other beauty services (see below).
See a video of the villa here: http://www.youtube.com/embed/pBsDK7G7r84?rel=0
You can enhance your stay by choosing any of the following options:
1 – Full-board: breakfast, lunch, dinner (40 euros per person per day)* OR
2 –Half-board: breakfast & lunch or breakfast & dinner (26 Euros per person, per day)*
3 – Daily car service including airport transportation**
4 – In-home masseuse for the family**
5 – In-home Yoga class for the family**
6 – In-home manicure, pedicure and other beauty services**
* Shopping and preparation by live-in chef. Prices do not include alcoholic beverages, which can be provided at an additional charge.
** Reasonable prices available upon request, services provided by reliable professionals who have provided services for our family for many years.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Villa Shiraz
I built this villa with a team of architects from Europe and Marrakesh to give it the delightful mix of West and East. All the modern amenities of a luxury home in the West are provided while keeping the wonderful and mystical touches of Morocco. I was seeking much needed rest and relaxation and the quiet of the countryside but with the possibility of being near a bustling city. Villa Shiraz has provided me with exactly the right combination. I arrive exhausted from Geneva, London or New York to the oasis that is Villa Shiraz. I am met by my wonderful staff who pamper me with a hot mint tea . This is followed by a fantastic relaxing massage and I feel like a million dollars and ready to go to town or not, depending on my mood. Many friends visit me and its wonderful to see how de-stressed they become after a day of pampering and good food! My two kids also say they have the best time coming for a visit but also that their friends after staying with us, say that it's the best holiday they have had in years. My staff are wonderful, kind and considerate and caring. They take care of not only myself and my family but also friends and guests who visit. I get rave reviews about them especially my chef who is not only a superior cook both in terms of cooking European and Moroccan food but also she is an incredible gourmet pastry chef. It is truly a blessing having such wonderful people working with me.
Villa Shiraz purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Villa Shiraz chose Marrakech
I chose this property for its location. it is 2-3 hours flight from most major European cities. You land in a different world, a different continent and totally different culture and geography. I like that idea very much. More then that unlike most of Europe, the sun shines nearly every single day and the light is amazing. The property is set in a rural area but is only 15 minutes from centre of town. This also appealed to me as I can have the best of both worlds, city and rural life. While I live in an oasis of greenery and roses , away from the noise of the city I still have the possibility to be in one of the most lively and exciting cities in the world. Marrakesh has become the in destination with lots of restaurants bars and boutiques. But there are also quiet gardens and delightful villages and mountain hikes nearby.
What makes this Villa unique
"People who have stayed at Villa Shiraz talk of its "Zen" quality, "and its romantic setting". The villa is built on a 100 year old olive grove. The pool is magical and excellent for swimmers as it is 25 meters long. Swimming in the blue crystal clear waters of the pool with the over hanging olive trees creating a shade from the the summer heat. .The views from the upstairs bedrooms of the Atlas mountains are spectacular and living in the house one feels the warmth and comfort of Moroccan living. The architecture is an amazing mix of the West and the East with secret corners and enormous terraces with views in every direction, be it the Atlas mountains or the enormous olive gardens nearby.
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
luxurious exotic holiday
Our Christmas vacation couldn't have been more special. The villa is fabulous and well appointed with each ensuite huge and private. Upon arrival we were welcomed by Mery Em a wonderful chef and her staff, the villa was candle lit and a scrumptious dinner was waiting for us. Zohreh was amazing and helped us with every step of our sightseeing. This was really concierge service. Mornings were leisurely, reading books in the garden with breakfast set before we woke up. Each afternoon Zohreh had arranged a driver, which I highly recommend as the villa is about 25 mins from town. A highlight for us was our hike in the Atlas mountains where we did some great shopping as well. We also visited the new Yves St Laurent Museum and gardens. After a long day we mostly came home to a delicious dinner with all the fireplaces lit. One night we had a dinner party for 15 people Mery Em and her staff made the night perfect, it was seamless, delicious and clean up done efficiently. .We would go back in a heartbeat, I highly recommend staying at this Villa. Thank you Zohreh for making this family Christmas so special
It was indeed a pleasure to host you and your family and to work with you to make your stay a truly memorable one.. . The villa is our family home and we consider our guests as family. That is why we put ourselves in our guests shoes and think, what they would enjoy in visiting the wonderful city of Marrakesh with all the great things it has to offer..
We then come up with suggestions and offer our guests different optional programs based on the people in their group, their numbers , ages and interests .
I believe this is the main reason for the great experience our guests have, we cater to their interests and organise their visit for them free from stress and totally enjoyable.
Thank you for staying with us and we hope you will come back again soon.
Perfection! fantastic villa, great food and wonderful service!
The photos do not do the property justice,, it is beautiful ,well spaced and well decorated for comfort and elegance. The people who work at the villa are extremely professional and very nice. The cook is 5 stars cooking everything from Moroccan to European and lots of organic produce. Will definitely plan another trip soon.
Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come again. The cook has many other menus including delightful deserts that you will surely enjoy. Hope to see you again soon!
Heavenly Villa. Pure luxury and relaxation.
What a truly fantastic place this is! It was our first visit to Morocco and we had no idea what to expect. There is always an element of the unknown when you book a holiday online and I can genuinely say that this property surpassed our expectations by a mile!
We were collected from the airport on our arrival as arranged by the owner. The people who collected us were very friendly and welcoming and put us entirely at ease. We didn't really want to hire a car during our stay so this was a real bonus. On arrival at the house we were presented with a fabulous three course meal and extremely nice Moroccan wine, this set the tone for what was to come. The chef at the villa is just amazing! With four kids and a hungry husband to cook for I was more than ready for a break from cooking and cleaning up and what a break it was. Every day Meryam the chef would present a fantastic selection of meals with something for everyone. Delicious home made soups, colourful tagines, grilled chicken and barbequed fish. Not to mention the pastries and desserts. Just wonderful.
The house itself is huge, very clean and very comfortable. despite being largely unaware of the presence of any staff, beds were made and bathrooms cleaned as if by magic. As soon as we ventured towards the pool, towels would appear along with a tray of cold drinks.
During our stay we took advantage of the concierge service which the owner recommended to us. This enabled us to take two day trips, one into the high Atlas mountains and one into the centre of Marrakech. These were very good and included our transport and lunch. The guides were very knowledgable and we felt that these day trips enabled us to see and understand a side of Morocco which we would otherwise have been ignorant to.
During our trip to the medina we visited the Hammam. This was a fantastic experience which I would definitely recommend along with visiting the gardens at Majorelle.
Overall, a wonderful holiday experience. Really good communication from the owner who is genuinely concerned that for those who stay in the villa every need is catered for. Frequent emails and a wealth of information meant that we were confident that we could expect a warm welcome and any problems or questions would be dealt with.
I would recommend this villa to anyone. Whether you want to explore Morocco or just stay put and enjoy the luxurious surroundings, this is like paradise.
Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Shiraz. We believe that our guests should have an opportunity to relax and enjoy their stay in Marrakesh without worrying about what to do and what to eat. Total relaxation and enjoyment is our aim and we try to do this by providing an excellent and non intrusive service throughout the stay of our guests .
we are really delighted that you enjoyed Meryam's cooking. She has been out chef for over 8 years now and her cooking has been enjoyed and commented upon by most of our guests. She has a diploma from the best cooking school and loves to take care of our guests and cook delicious food that is healthy and to the extent possible organic.
We have added the new concierge service for our guests as we believe it can be a little overwhelming when one arrives for a holiday in a place that one has not visited before and may not have acquaintances to advise one on what to do or what to visit. The idea of our concierge service is that you have a team with whom you can discuss your needs and what you would like to do and they offer you advice and options to make your visit comfortable and memorable at the same time.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to make your visit an enjoyable one and we do hope you will visit us again soon.
The villa is very large, set in a beautiful garden with a pool which is wonderful for proper swimmers. The whole property is maintained to the highest standard, immaculate in every respect. The staff are very capable and provide a complete service, cooking, cleaning and gardening.
Location is a few miles from central Marrakech but not a problem unless you want to go to Marrakech every day.
All the arrangements were made for us and everything worked perfectly.
A really well-run property, which will not disappoint.
we are pleased that you enjoyed our wonderful garden . Our gardner is not only skilled but passionate about keeping it lush but also immaculate.
As for our staff they are happy to serve the guests and proud of their work.our cookies highly regarded for her cooking and hee pastries!
Hope you will visit us again soon!
There was not a single aspect of our week in this property that wasn't a 5* experience. The staff are friendly and welcoming, the food is fantastic and as for the property itself, the pictures simply do not do it justice.
Taking the above into account, it was a highly relaxing, highly enjoyable week which we would recommend to anyone.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Shiraz. We hope you will come for a visit again one day soon.
Thank you for your comments concerning the beauty of the villa.You are right that the existing photos do not do the villa justice and we will try and organise a professional photo shoot.soon.
Thank you again for staying with us.
The villa Shiraz team
Everything was perfect. Easily the finest place I have ever stayed and I have stayed in some nice places. Courteous friendly staff, gorgeous, gorgeous villa. I could have stayed forever with my family and enjoyed the good life. Special thanks to Zohreh who made our arrival and exit as easy and welcoming as possible. If you can, take some time out here - we all loved it.
The property is set in a rural setting but with quick access to the centre of the town of Marrakesh and all its attractions. For those who do not want to drive, there are convenient and reasonably priced car services. There are many many golf courses nearby as well as riding stables, go-carting parks and camel rides..
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