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A perfect rural retreat and a base for exploring Marrakesh and the High Atlas.

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

A sleeps 8 (+ 2 children) villa to luxury European standards, fully staffed.

Four bedrooms (one upstairs) with en suite bathrooms plus children's room with bunks and shower room. Drawing room and dining area. Terraces for eating out and roof terrace for evenings. 2 hectares of lawns and olive grove, roses and flower beds. Swimming pool. Open fires. House manager, cook, maid and gardener together with back-up team in Marrakesh for organising trips and airport transfers (30 mins from house). Breakfast is included but other meals can be arranged by agreement with the cook.

Four bedrooms (one upstairs) with en suite bathrooms plus children's room with bunks and shower room. Drawing room and dining area. Terraces for eating out and roof terrace for evenings. 2 hectares of lawns and olive grove, roses and flower beds. Swimming pool. Open fires. House manager, cook, maid and gardener together with back-up team in Marrakesh for organising trips and airport transfers (30 mins from house). Breakfast is included but other meals can be arranged by agreement with the cook.

More Details

Owner
Margaret Allen
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About Margaret Allen

Margaret and her family live mostly in London with as much time as possible in Dar al-Laimuna.

Margaret Allen purchased this villa in 2015

Why Margaret Allen chose Marrakesh

Dar al-Laimuna offers the paradox of the colour and variety of Marrakesh and its Islamic culture and the peace and serenity of the mountains and Moroccan countryside - egrets drinking from the fountain and a Barbary falcon high overhead.

The local weekly market is used by the Berbers from the mountain villages and makes a colourful excursion. Nearby is a herb garden and perfumery selling natural cosmetics and scents.

What makes this villa unique

Unforgettable for its silence broken only by birdsong and for its long views of the High Atlas.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Marrakesh in Rehamna

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • rural
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • There are 4 double bed rooms and a fifth with double bunks for children.
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski

Reviews

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A perfect rural retreat and a base for exploring Marrakesh and the High Atlas.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Tthe best place we have found in Morocco, at last!

  • 5 of 5

Having spent years going to Morocco and exploring, we have finally found the perfect place nestled between the Marrakesh and the mountains, and finally our search is over, we will not be staying anywhere else, it's perfect. We both agreed that it would have been as perfect for us in our twenties as it will be in our 40's. Al-Limuna is the oasis we have been looking for, far from the madding crowd but close enough to nip in to the bustle of the souks, the bars and the entertainment. The house is surrounded by calm and the blanket of snow rests on the mountains providing a dramatic backdrop on which to gaze from the roof top, the bedroom balconies, the pool, the breakfast table, the garden, the verandah, the terrace, anywhere all day but especially when the colours change, either at sunset with a negroni or sunrise with fresh juices.

The staff are immaculate. One is barely conscious of them until just before you realise you need something. Latifa surprised us daily with exceptionally good fresh food, so that we felt thoroughly restored by the time we had to go. Sa'ed was a huge help for everything we needed and Zoubeida served us beautifullly, and always had a smile or a laugh for us. There are several different eating areas, three of which are out doors, and enough space for everyone to have privacy.

The interior has been very well laid out, the rooms are all stylish, spacious, airy with good hot water and walk-in showers. We enjoyed log fires in the evening when it was cooler, even after swimming in the pool in the sun that same morning, in January! The pool has some protection for small children, and camels were laid on for us to go for a ride. Getting around is easy and there is plenty to explore up in the Atlas Mountains as well as the city.

We and gone to switch off and read, but found there was so much to enjoy and explore, that we can't wait to go back again, to sit still and read.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed our villa so much. Please return.
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5

A week of pure heaven

  • 5 of 5

We were completely surprised at just how beautiful the house and huge garden were. Every detail had been thought through: the painted Moroccan tiles in the bathrooms, linen-draped four poster beds, home made olive oil, and breath taking views of the Atlas Mountains from every balcony and veranda.

We loved being able to sit in different places for breakfast, lunch, drinks, dinner.

Lunch was brought to us by the pool by the fabulous cook, and the house maid. Both the cook and maid were great with the children and made a big fuss of them (ages 3 to 7). It was sunny and t-shirt weather during the day, but too cold to swim. There is a pretty box hedge growing around the pool to prevent children getting unguarded access.

There are tennis racquets and balls at the villa (old ones, but they work).

Marrakech is only 30 mins by car. Nothing nicer than coming back to the cleanliness and tranquillity of the villa after the noisy, bustling souks. I have already booked my next holiday there, only this time I will do less shopping.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you kind review. I will tell the staff how much you enjoyed the villa. I should like to point out that the swimming pool can now be heated if necessary.
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Location

Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Marrakesh Menara
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Marrakesh
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Marrakesh
Nearest Restaurant
28 Kilometres
Marrakesh
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Oukaimeden
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Essaouira
Car: not necessary

Set at the foot of the High Atlas, Dar al-Laimuna makes a perfect place of retreat and also a base for exploring the medieval city of Marrakesh (30 mins), the countryside of the Ourika Valley and the mountains. Oukaimeden (35 kms) is a ski resort (equipment can be hired). Horses and camels can be hired locally. Our house manager can organise walking tours in the mountains.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Marrakesh, Morocco

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 3 nights
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£500
£3,500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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