Marrakech luxury villa with tennis court and heated pool - formerly the country residence of a French colonel, Villa Damali is an elegant, fully staffed villa set in walled gardens with spectacular mountain views from the roof terrace.
This villa represents a very successful fusion of Moroccan and Mediterranean-style living. Traditional building and decoration techniques are used to great effect, with Tadelakt plasterwork and Zeliges tiling contributing to the luxurious atmosphere. The roof terrace is one of several particularly pleasant places to relax, furnished as it is in a traditional Moorish style, and ideal for convivial dining under the stars. The views from here towards the Atlas Mountains are wonderful.
Marrakech is known as " the Red City" or Al Hamra, and its focal point is the famous Jemaa al Fna square and Koutoubia minaret. It has a labyrinthine medina (old city) and colourful, exotic bazaars. The square really starts to come alive in the late afternoon and evening, when snake charmers, musicians, food tents and jugglers will keep you entertained and fascinated for hours.
This exceptional villa is available for groups of 12, 8, 6 or 4 people and comes fully staffed and fully catered: this includes continental or English breakfast, a two-course lunch or a picnic, tea with home-made biscuits, a three-course dinner (European or Moroccan cuisine) and all the soft drinks and water that you require. The discreet and helpful staff will respect your privacy and do their utmost to ensure that everyone in the party enjoys a relaxing holiday a this Marrakech luxury villa with tennis court and heated pool.
All rooms are on ground floor level (and suitable for wheelchair users)
Drawing room with doors to covered terrace.
Dining area with views over grounds.
Study/TV room/Library (satellite TV, DVD, PC & printer).
Kitchen (please note this is not for clients' general use)
Double/twin bedroom (1.8m or 2 x 0.9m), ensuite bathroom with WC; air conditioning, door to terrace and pool area.
Double bedroom (1.6m), ensuite shower room with WC; air conditioning.
Double bedroom (1.6m), fireplace, ensuite dressing room, ensuite shower room with separate WC; air conditioning, door to garden and pool area.
Double/twin bedroom (1.8m or 2 x 0.9m), fireplace, ensuite bathroom with separate WC; air conditioning.
Stairs from hall lead up to the roof terrace with two seating areas, dining for 8 and cushioned seating area for 20. We would advise that children only access the roof when accompanied by an Adult.
Double bedroom (1.6m) with air conditioning & view over garden.
Twin bedroom (2 x 0.9m) with air conditioning.
Separate shower room, WC.
Kitchenette (sink & fridge)
Changing room and twin bedroom (2 x 0.9m) with overhead fan - for an afternoon siesta!
(not the same standard as the main villa bedrooms).
Ensuite shower room, separate WC.
Table tennis table.
5 acres of totally enclosed grounds (walled) with lawns and mature shrubs and trees. Ample outdoor dining areas, including poolside. Private tennis court – full sized clay court suitable for professional and knock-about use. Large heated swimming pool 20m x 6m (depth 1.4m-2.2m) with beach entrance and steps. Table tennis. Fountain. Parking for 3 cars.
Please note - the staff live within the grounds at a discreet distance from the villa.
Marrakech centre and Menara airport 8 miles. Royal, Palmeraie & Amelkis golf courses 15 minutes. Quad biking and paragliding available locally. water sports at Lalla Takerkoust 30 minutes. Oasiria Water Park and Almazar shopping centre with Carrefour supermarket 10 mins from airport and 15 mins from Marrakesh centre. Attractions within daytrip driving distance: Dades Valley, Toubkal National Park (hiking & climbing), Dunes of Merzouga, High Atlas Mountains.
6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 shower rooms, 6 WCs
Main villa – sleeps 8
Pavilion – sleeps 4
LARGE HEATED 20M X 6M POOL WITH BEACH STYLE ENTRY & POOL HOUSE
FULLY STAFFED/CATERED VILLA
AIR CONDITIONED BEDROOMS
THE VILLA CAN ALSO BE RENTED FOR GROUPS OF 8, 6 OR 4 - PLEASE ASK FOR DETAILS
Included: fully staffed/catered villa (concierge/butler speaks English & French), full board (breakfast, lunch or picnic, tea, dinner, soft drinks - please enquire for full details), daily maid service (7 hours per day), ADSL internet, air conditioning in bedrooms, pool towels, laundry service, airport transfers, use of tennis racquets & balls.
Extras: pool heating £500 per week, car hire, Moroccan wines (from 70 dirham per bottle). Staff gratuities.
Reduced rates for smaller groups on request.
I loved this villa the moment I saw it! It offers the height of excellence for a family holiday; beautiful furnishings and a wonderful atmosphere. Latif and his team are great, nothing is ever too much trouble for them, and he speaks perfect English. Drinking the complimentary mint tea and eating delicious home-made biscuits under the covered terrace, overlooking the garden, was sublime! If you can draw yourselves away from the wonderful meals provided here, do take a trip into Marrakech to visit the sights and the souks, which are the best I have ever been to. You will find superb leathers, colourful fabrics and ceramics for sale here, as well as many other wonderful items.