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Beautiful 5 bedroom domed villa, Nile view, perfectly situated for antiquities

Overview

Property

Updated: 22-Nov-2016
5 large air-conditioned bedrooms all with own bath and/ shower, on three floors

The villa is entered via a small courtyard with fountain. The ground floor contains: a large well-equipped kitchen and dining area; two bedrooms, one double-bedded and one with twin beds; two bathrooms, one with bath and one with shower. A marble staircase leads to the first floor, with a large domed sitting room and dining room, two double bedrooms and two bathrooms with showers. On the second floor is a roof terrace with splendid views in different directions to the Nile, the Winter Palace, Luxor temple and to the mountains behind. Here there is a double bedroom with domed ceiling and bathroom with bath. Natural air-conditioning throughout is provided by the high central dome which cools the house in the traditional way, but electric air conditioning is also provided outside the winter months. The villa is well equipped for self-catering, but a delicious and nutritious breakfast is served either on the roof terrace or in the sunny kitchen garden, and other meals can be provided if required.

Our knowledgeable manager is always available to offer advice and ensure that you are well looked after.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in South West London but have been involved with the Luxor West Bank for the last 10 years, working with our local partner and manager, Khyry.

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Speaks English, French, German, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We loved the house and especially the El Gezirah, the village where it is located on West Bank. We appreciated being able to walk around un-hassled, to buy food or sit in a cafe and get to know some of the locals who we walked past several times a day. Everybody without exception was friendly and welcoming. Khyry was incredibly helpful, from the minute he picked us up at the airport throughout the week. Madi (housekeeper) and Said (guard) also added tremendously to the overall success of our week. Our three children (17,16,12) thought it was one of the best holidays ever!

We woke early and saw the sun rising over the skyline of felucca masts, minarets and palm trees. One night the children slept under the stars on the roof terrace - great fun apart from the mosquitos! The roof terrace was our main sitting room early and late in the day, and we enjoyed breakfast up there. We took up Madi's offer of breakfast on the roof terrace most mornings. Often saw hot air balloons drifting overhead.

The Festival of Eid, four-day holiday, occured during our week, but did not affect us at all.

The house was more than comfortable. Beautifully and thoughtfully designed (mainly by Khyry!), we loved all the domes, the views, and the coolest place to sit was in the courtyard.

We used both the El Gezirah and Nile hotel swimming pools for dipping in and cooling off. The food in both hotels was fine. Also loved the restaurant Memnon, where Khyry took us.

Would recommend the villa whole-heartedly. Khyry made the holiday the success it was, and Christopher's notes before we went helped us make the most of the week. We would all love to go back one day soon!"
Oct 2012
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11 Reviews

5
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

I had had the pleasure of staying in Villa Rosamund on two occasions before, but it is not of course until you are back there once more beneath the domes and turrets that you remember quite what a truly special place it is. The total antidote to the modern day package tour where hordes of people arrive like cattle on a plane only to enjoy the sunshine version of what they had left behind back in Blighty, my two week stay in Villa Rosamund offered a complete and much needed contrast to the stresses and strains of life back in London.

Built recently and extremely sympathetically in the Moorish style, it overlooks a banana plantation with stunning views from most angles which can barely have changed for centures . Close enough to the banks of the Nile to be able to walk with ease (not much more than 5 minutes), yet far enough away that you avoid the hustle and bustle and mosquito colonies that enjoy to assemble after sundown- you get the perfect feeling that you are of Luxor, but not necessarily in it. The beautifully designed thick walls and well connected air conditioning meaning that bedrooms are always seductively cool- even when temperatures outside are pushing 100 degrees.

Space is another major plus point here. This well proportioned villa is large enough to accommodate up to ten people comfortably whilst still allowing enough space and nooks and crannies to escape from one another! The roof terrace is a particularly delightful feature- allowing views across the banana plantation and over to the Nile on the one side and to the mountains and the Valleys of the Kings and Queens to the rear. The free standing kitchen on the ground floor is similarly tastefully done (in the French country style) and offers a pleasant environment with a large enough table on which to eat, should you so wish to have a day or night in.

One of the great hidden advantages of booking Villa Rosamund comes in human form- in the form of local celebrity Khyry. With a solid relationship with the owners going back many years, Khyry is the man in the know who can make things happen. Always with his ears to the ground, Khyry makes your every need is catered for- from cheerfully picking you up at the airport (helpfully included in the cost of the rental) to arranging cooks for breakfast and lunch should you so choose, to arranging whatever excursion your own heart desires. Egypt, as they say, is the land of possibilities. I only hope I shall return soon...

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Old World Tranquility to Suit Aspiring Pashas

  • 5 of 5

I had had the pleasure of staying in Villa Rosamund on two occasions before, but it is not of course until you are back there beneath the domes and turrets that you remember quite what a truly special place it is. The total antidote to the modern day package tour where hordes of people arrive like cattle on a plane only to enjoy the sunshine version of what they had left behind back in Blighty, my two week stay in Villa Rosamund offered a complete and much needed contrast to the stresses and strains of life back in London.

Built recently and extremely sympathetically in the Moorish style, it overlooks a banana plantation with stunning views from most angles which can barely have changed for centures . Close enough to the banks of the Nile to be able to walk with ease (not much more than 5 minutes), yet far enough away that you avoid the hustle and bustle and mosquito colonies that enjoy to assemble after sundown- you get the perfect feeling that you are of Luxor, but not necessarily in it. The beautifully designed thick walls and well connected air conditioning meaning that bedrooms are always seductively cool- even when temperatures outside are pushing 100 degrees.

Space is another major plus point here. This well proportioned villa is large enough to accommodate up to ten people comfortably whilst still allowing enough space and nooks and crannies to escape from one another! The roof terrace is a particularly delightful feature- allowing views across the banana plantation and over to the Nile on the one side and to the mountains and the Valleys of the Kings and Queens to the rear. The free standing kitchen on the ground floor is similarly tastefully done (in the French country style) and offers a pleasant environment with a large enough table on which to eat, should you so wish to have a day or night in.

One of the great hidden advantages of booking Villa Rosamund comes in human form- in the form of local celebrity Khyry. With a solid relationship with the owners going back many years, Khyry is the man in the know who can make things happen. Always with his ears to the ground, Khyry makes your every need is catered for- from cheerfully picking you up at the airport (helpfully included in the cost of the rental) to arranging cooks for breakfast and lunch should you so choose, to arranging whatever excursion your own heart desires. Egypt, as they say, is the land of possibilities. I only hope I shall return soon...

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, comfortable and simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I travelled from Asswan to Cairo, and naturally we stopped in Luxor for a few days. However, our stay was far too short. Villa Rosmund is a beautiful house in a calm area on the west bank and an excellent place to relax. The view from the rooftop where Maadi prepared breakfast for us was great – over a banana plantation and the Nile, and on the other side the hills with the valleys of the kings and queens. And breakfast was very fitting to the setting – fresh coffee, juice, fruit salad, good bread, falafel etc and delicious pancakes upon request. The rooms are all spacious, beautifully decorated and equipped with very comfortable beds and interesting animal or plant shapes created out of towels. The house remained very cool despite the heat outside and we did not even have to use the air-conditioning. Thanks to Khayry, our stay was funny and extremely comfortable as he took us around the village and the sights on the west bank, explained a lot about the attractions, suggested activities such as quad biking, recommended restaurants in the area for dinner, and organised everything else as well.

For people like me who don’t know much about Ancient Egypt, there were plenty of books to read about Luxor and the individual sights and hieroglyphs and their meanings. The sights on the west bank are relatively close to the house, and for the sights on the east bank we took a boat. Karnak temple is truly amazing, but it might be useful to have a good guide who shows the entire temple – as holds true for all temples and tombs – as well as to take enough water. Unfortunate for the local economy but fortunate for us, there were not as many tourists as usual, so we could actually enjoy the sights and did not have to fight or wait anywhere.

Overall, it was an amazing stay and I would definitely and wholeheartedly recommend Villa Rosmund without a second thought! It made the trip fantastic and was a nice spot away from the noise and mass tourism. My brother and I very much hope to return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, comfortable and simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I travelled from Asswan to Cairo, and naturally we stopped in Luxor for a few days. However, our stay was far too short. Villa Rosmund is a beautiful house in a calm area on the west bank and an excellent place to relax. The view from the rooftop where Maadi prepared breakfast for us was great – over a banana plantation and the Nile, and on the other side the hills with the valleys of the kings and queens. And breakfast was very fitting to the setting – fresh coffee, juice, fruit salad, good bread, falafel etc and delicious pancakes upon request. The rooms are all spacious, beautifully decorated and equipped with very comfortable beds and interesting animal or plant shapes created out of towels. The house remained very cool despite the heat outside and we did not even have to use the air-conditioning. Thanks to Khayry, our stay was funny and extremely comfortable as he took us around the village and the sights on the west bank, explained a lot about the attractions, suggested activities such as quad biking, recommended restaurants in the area for dinner, and organised everything else as well.

For people like me who don’t know much about Ancient Egypt, there were plenty of books to read about Luxor and the individual sights and hieroglyphs and their meanings. The sights on the west bank are relatively close to the house, and for the sights on the east bank we took a boat. Karnak temple is truly amazing, but it might be useful to have a good guide who shows the entire temple – as holds true for all temples and tombs – as well as to take enough water. Unfortunate for the local economy but fortunate for us, there were not as many tourists as usual, so we could actually enjoy the sights and did not have to fight or wait anywhere.

Overall, it was an amazing stay and I would definitely and wholeheartedly recommend Villa Rosmund without a second thought! It made the trip fantastic and was a nice spot away from the noise and mass tourism. My brother and I very much hope to return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Holiday of a lifetime!!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to visit Luxor, stay here! Location, accomodation, service, ambience - all perfect. Its sooooo much more peaceful on the West Bank but so easy to get to the other side for LUXOR TEMPLE etc... a matter of minutes.

Easy stroll to local restaurants and shops. Everyone in the village is friendly and helpful. We loved everthing about it.

The weather was lovely, the villa truly beautiful. The views from the roof alone would have had made the whole trip worthwhile.

Khyry will, if you wish, remove all the pain and stress from everything you could possibly want to do. He is funny, reliable, informative and has a wonderful CAN DO attitude.

Villa Rosamund provides a truly authentic Egyptian experience. I thoroughly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Villa Rosomund

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place, felt like we had arrived in a Palace. All the rooms were of a good quality with either bathrooms en suite or next door. Christopher is generous and understanding and couldn't be a better owner to deal with. His caretaker kyhry was excellent and was friendly and funny. We had a really good time and would always recommend this house to anyone who wanted to rent. Very hot in August but it is a dry heat so manageable especially with the hotel nearby to lie in the shade and swim during the hottest hours. If you are going to Luxor don't hesitate this is a great place to rent.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

For independent travellers, we believe we offer a wonderfully unique experience of the Luxor area and provide a great deal more than any packaged holiday for a very reasonable price.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Luxor at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Across the Nile to the East Bank at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : at 15 Kilometres Nearest Train : Luxor station by road bridge (2 km with ferry) at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Several within a few minutes walk. at 200 Metres Car: not necessary

This palatial privately-owned five-bedroom villa is situated on a quiet corner of the village of El Gezira and ideally placed to visit all the antiquities of Luxor and ancient Thebes, including the Valley of the Kings and nearby temples. This self-contained villa with its domes, arches, screens and beautiful tiled floors, has Arabian and Islamic features throughout. Each air-conditioned bedroom has its own bath/ shower room. Above the ground-floor kitchen/ dining area is a beautiful sitting room. From the roof terrace high above, you will look out across banana plantations to the Nile Valley. You can cross the Nile by motor launch in 5 minutes to visit Luxor Temple and the Old Winter Palace on the East bank.

We can take you in our motor launch down-stream to the stupendous temple of Karnak and up-stream by launch or fluke sailing boat to small islands with wonderful bird life.

Our guests can use an 11 X 5 metre swimming pool at a nearby hotels2 minutes away for a small charge. There are some excellent restaurants on the West bank, as well as some small shops. This location also provides an insight into local village life and, with the help of our wonderful local manager, offers rich experiences not available on a cruise or package tour.

Wi-Fi and Satellite TV.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High
10 Oct 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£720
£1,800
 
 
Peak
12 Dec 2016 - 15 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£432
for 3 nights
From
£144
£864
 
 
High
16 Jan 2017 - 10 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£720
£1,800
 
 
Mid
11 Apr 2017 - 15 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£600
£1,500
 
 
Low
16 May 2017 - 11 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£480
£960
 
 
Mid
12 Sep 2017 - 9 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£600
£1,500
 
 
High
10 Oct 2017 - 11 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£720
£1,800
 
 
Peak
12 Dec 2017 - 15 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£576
for 4 nights
From
£144
£864
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£480
£960
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Equivalent payment in Euros or US dollars accepted. The above rates may be reduced for 5 or fewer people.
Guests will be met at the airport and taken back there at the end of the stay. For larger numbers there may be a small charge if an additional vehicle is required.
A complimentary Egyptian breakfast is served on the roof terrace your first morning and this service can be continued if desired

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 225 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • All bathroom suites are modern Ideal Standard

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Own bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Own bathroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, Own bathroom
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, Own bathroom
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed, Own bathroom
  • All bedrooms have ample cupboard space, bedside lighting, ceiling fans and own bathroom with bath and/or shower and washbasin and WC.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Activities available: Road and river transport to all the historic sites, including Karnak and Luxor museum; Motor launch and Felucca trips on the Nile; Visits to local villages and temples and a Coptic monastry by donkey or camel; Walks over the nearby mountains; horse rides into the nearby desert; Hot-air ballon trips at modest cost; Longer excursions to Oases in the Western Desert, Aswan and the Red Sea. Fine restaurants on the west bank.

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