About the property
- Villa1506 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 Double bedroom all with en suite, large private garden and pool. Sleeps 8 max
Our villa is conveniently placed just outside Marrakech centre. Apple Gardens is a fully contained luxury resort with a 5 star hotel, large pool, spa, fitness gym, golf and tennis facilities.
The resort 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.
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 upgraded 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 parking is 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
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- english, french, russian, any by email
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
About Natasha Fox
Natasha and I bought the villa for our own use in retirement. As such the furnishings are not typical of rented properties.
Natasha Fox purchased this Villa in 2010
Why Natasha Fox chose Marrakech
Marrakesh has always been a place where we wanted to visit and after the first trip we bought the villa. This villa is located in the prime spot on the resort with splendid views.
What makes this Villa unique
The unique benefit in the villa is the ability to have a holiday with the addition of your own maid, cook and driver,
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Wonderful holiday, villa a haven from glorious noisy fantastic Marrakesh
Villa is a Fantastic holiday for family of three generations, so quiet and peaceful. Plenty of space with large garden, big pool and roof terrace for sunset drinks, such pleasant helpful staff, Soufiane (manager) Hussan (driver) and Layla (Hussans wife) who will come in and quietly prepare a breakfast while everybody else just lazes! She makes an awesome tagine! Marrakesh is wonderful, noisy, busy, dusty and really friendly, bartering in the soux is a must, such fun. We did have our own car with a good driver , the traffic is crazy but it works! The train station and airport are buildings to be seen,such a contrast! And then to come home to such a beautiful quiet villa, lounging areas inside, outside, upstairs on the roof or round the pool was a joy. Our ages are 15 to 84 and we all agree must go again. Thanks also to Chris for his help and look forward to our return, Pat.
Villa in Marrakesh
We enjoyed our stay. Beautiful swimming pool and garden.
The villa was quite away from the main town and the taxi was expensive. However, we enjoyed the peace of the villa after the hectic bustle of the medina and souks.
Would recommend to anyone heading off to Marrakesh. The owners were very helpful and there is a cook and daily cleaner if you wish.
Thank you Chris.
Regards The Simpson
Not as advertised!
The Villa itself was nice enough but there was no heat until we complained. The temperature dropped to 6 Celsius and we froze, the caretaker provided small room heaters that broke after ten days and we were told we had to go without until they could be repaired! We complained to VRBO and in the third week of our stay the owner had an engineer fix the system, should have been done the first day. The advertised access to the fitness center was very misleading, first of all it would cost us an additional 200 euros and even then it was only the exercise room, the sauna and hot tub were not available. The knives were chipped, bent and so dull as to be useless. The utensils, pots and pans were broken, cracked and cheap to begin with. You can do much better elsewhere in Marrakech, keep looking.
This review is headed not as advertised and is a total exaggeration by this client and a very unfair rating bearing in mind our last 10 reviews were 5*.
To claim 6 degrees inside a villa in Marrakech does match the reality as indicated by weather charts. It was unfortunate that the heating system required attention which was sorted by our manager. The client chose not to use the log fire so we supplied additional temporary heaters.
We do not advertise inclusive access to the fitness centre in the 5 star resort hotel. It can be used by clients but 200 euro?, in Morocco all prices are negotiable. We do not control the prices the hotel set but bear in mind the guests required 1 month membership for 2 persons.
Natasha and I visit regularly and check all chipped plates and damaged items have been replaced by our manager and/or full time maid/cook.
The villa was better than I thought it would be. Big clean and well laid out. Lovely pool with a lush garden. Nice roof terrace where we had evening drinks. The BBQ provided was a great addition. Layla the maid cooked breakfast and did the cleaning. Hassan the driver was helpful in showing us around the city. If you fancy staying somewhere quiet but not far from the centre then I would highly recommend number 18. We liked it so much we are already planning our next trip.
a piece of calm and luxury
The property is in a well-maintained estate; the houses and the gardens are carefully maintained and a 24/7 security service is also provided.
The house has the best location on the estate (very close to the main entrance) and a plot with far reaching views. The sunsets are achingly beautiful and they can be enjoyed either from the patio or from the spacious roof terrace. About the house: this is a spacious, comfortable house that has been converted into a luxurious retreat: the furniture and the furnishing are superb. The garden is well looked after and it is a delight so see so much variety of shrubs, roses, trees. The pool was a pleasant addition (again, well-maintained) and inside the house you can even put a log fire on. In the house we enjoyed the set up: each bedroom had its own bathroom and we could always gather in the lounge or on the patio. The kitchen is well equipped, so one can cook, but I loved the meals offered by the housekeeper (she offers breakfast and evening meals as well). She prepared local dishes which were very tasty.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed the tranquillity and the luxury of the place and would recommend it to become their base-point for exploring Marrakesh, the Red City or the mountains. Perfect for a family gathering, chill-out or a private party…
Look forward to seeing you again.
A great stay at 18 Apple Gardens
We'd planned a late getaway to Marrakesh, hopefully for some sun and culture and to stay in a private villa, and we were certainly not disappointed on any count. We had a week 14-21 November, during which the sun shone and we had fantastic trips out into the mountains and into Marrakech, and just lazing in the sunshine in the quiet of this wonderful villa.
Our stay in Villa 18 was efficiently handled throughout, by the UK-based owners, and on arrival by the local manager (who speaks very good English), and throughout by the lovely maid/cook and a trusted driver. Layla prepared scrumptious Moroccan breakfasts for us on most mornings, and prepared several local-themed meals for us to have later at dinner. Hassan our private driver met us at the airport as scheduled, paused at a supermarket enroute to Apple Gardens so we could pick up some drinks and snacks, and on two days that week took us on interesting trips into the Atlas mountains and into Marrakech Medina - he drove safely and never made us feel uncomfortable.
The villa itself is a joy, exactly as expected from the description and photographs - it is clean, spacious and well equipped with a roof seating area and private pool that was maintained daily, set in a spacious well-maintained garden. There is also a fine boutique hotel on the resort, serving a very nice array of lunch and dinner menus, which made for a special location on an occasion whilst we were there. The whole Apple Gardens resort is secured and we felt very safe there (actually we felt very safe all over Marrakech - sellers in the Souks can be a bit pushy of course but haggling is expected - it's all pretty light hearted). So, walking in the grounds between the villa and the hotel was fine, even on a dark evening.
All in all we enjoyed a great week and highly recommend this villa and the services of the staff that are associated with it ...
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
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There is an option to include our maid/cook service.