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Stunning seafront villa with heated pool South of Agadir

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Enjoy a unique seafront villa in an unspoilt location - safe and quiet.

Villa 'seahouse' sits on a cliff with views north and south along our unspolit beach beach and for 50km along the coast.

Groups of 1-10 always have sole use of this villa built in two halves offering a 3-bed or 5-bed rental - you will never share the villa with anyone else!

‘Seahouse’ is a unique villa with stunning interior - engaging with space, light and sea.

The architect also designed the MACRO Art Museum in Rome.

Villa 'seahouse' has many different spaces and offers great privacy. Overall there is 300sq.m of bright interior space with a bridge through our triple-height ding/salon area. You also have access to a large installed hammock!

Superb kitchen - dishwasher, catering oven, fridge/freezer, etc.

All 5 bedrooms have integral bathrooms + stunning sea views and access to a terrace or balcony. The 5th bedroom is also our TV room with 2 banquettes - great for kids.

Outside is a further 300sq.m of terraces and balconies with sun loungers, settees and BBQ.

There is wi-fi throughout the villa.

The villa sits on a cliff giving 180 degree sea views. Our heated pool (16m) and terraces are not over-looked offering complete privacy.

The terraces have sun loungers and comfortable seating + tables for dining outside.

The villa is in a quiet residential area - it's not touristic and the villa is a world of it's own when you are inside.

Just 10 minutes along the beach are the restaurants and bars in Sidi Ifni... It's a luxurious hide-a-way!

More Details

Owner
Peter Duffin
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
4 October, 2017

About Peter Duffin

Hello, I'm Peter and I moved from London to south Morocco for all-year sun. Sidi Ifni is a magical place built in the Spanish art-deco style right on the edge of the Sahara. It's easy to spend a lot of time birdwatching, fishing and walking... It's called "the great escape!"

Peter Duffin purchased this villa in 2008

Why Peter Duffin chose Sidi Ifni

I designed and built the house with help from an architect friend. It's a special site which allows for uninterrupted coastal views. The design plays with space, sea and light. The heated pool is 16m and the terraces are not over-looked. I chose Sidi Ifni because the town is safe and friendly while the region remains unspoilt - we're on the edge of wilderness. If you prefer something 'different' come and stay!

What makes this villa unique

This part of Morocco is unspoilt and the noise of the ocean is the only interruption. Our terraces are not over-looked which offers a rare privacy. Plus we're right by the beach - surfing or fishing anyone? The design offers an unusual triple-height interior with amazing space and light. It's a place removed from the rest of the world - perfect for unwinding from a high-pressured job.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We didn't leave the house - for a whole week we lay in the sun - bliss."



"Peter - your place is amazing. Everyone looked after us all so well and Nomad restaurant is one of the best ever."



"We hate being back in London - when can we escape again? We'll let you know - everything was perfect."
May 2010
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Location

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
AGADIR
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Air Bhamraan
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nomad
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
SIDI IFNI
Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

The villa sits above an unspoilt beach - great for swimming, surfing and fishing. Be on the beach in two minutes - fishing rods in the garage!

Just 10 minutes along the beach to the restaurants and bars in Sidi Ifni - enjoy the shrimp and grilled sardines at the Bamraan Bar.

Both north and south along the Costa Del Souss you will find secluded beaches. The area remains undeveloped so come and enjoy the wild beauty!

Travel:

Catch a flight to Agadir airport - our driver will meet you. Then enjoy a scenic 2-hour drive south. Sidi Ifni is a small, friendly town and you can walk everywhere - to the shops, restaurants and bars. For those who prefer driving all the main car hire firms are at Agadir airport.

Distances:

Sidi Ifni - 'art deco gem of the Sahara' - 10 minute walk

Legzira 5km - stunning sea arch, great fish restaurants

Mirleft 15km- beaches, restaurants and shops

Gulmim, 60km - Saturday camel market

Fort Bou Jerif 70km - old French Legion fort in the desert

Oasis of Termight, 70km - walk among the date palm groves

Bajal Pony Trekking 40km

Further Details:

Enjoy swimming, surfing and fishing all year round in Sidi Ifni. Hill walking is easy on the paths in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas. Coastal treks can be arranged. Day-trip options include the many superb beaches along the coast and getting out into the desert. There are shops, bars and restaurants in Ifni along with daily food and fish markets - eat out or cook at the villa.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sidi Ifni in Tiznit Province

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • We ask for guest names before arrival at the request of local tourist police. ONLY these guests may use the villa.
  • Moroccan couples or a tourist staying with a Moroccan partner must be married and have a copy of their certificate in accordance with local law.
  • The main house rule - ENJOY YOUR STAY!
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 5th BEDROOM: The TV room acts as 5th bedroom - there are 2 banquettes and direct access to the pool - perfect for teenagers!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Electric heating is provided but seldom required as there is a temperate climate - almost daily sun and avg daily temp of 23 degrees. An air conditioning unit is also provided but seldom required. Outside: The terraces are well equipped with seats and sun-loungers. The pool is completely private - not shared. There is a BBQ - perfect for sardines at lunchtime. There is a charming garden surrounding the property- you can pick your own roses and vegetables! A path takes you to the beach in 2 minutes. A chauffeur, chef and child minder available - extra charges apply.

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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I throughly recommend it

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Peter Duffin, and his team - Aicha the cleaner, Youssef the Property Manager and Massaud the driver - all did everything in their power to ensure we had a wonderful stay. They were all absolutely charming.

Sidi Ifni itself is a quiet backwater - 'quiet' also means untouristy - very different to Marrakesh which we visited when we were last in Morocco. We greatly enjoyed the contrast Ifni made to the pace of life in London and rapidly became fond of it. The locals were very pleasant and friendly, but never pushy. We (family with two boys) took the 11:00AM bus up the coast to Legzira beach one day. It eventually set off at 11:25 - Youssef explained that 'in Europe you have watches but in Sidi we have time!'

Shopping for fish, oranges (best we've ever tasted), fresh veg and bread in the town's market is great fun - the choice and quality are amazing. If you have a little French you'll find it a great help. When you don't fancy cooking or barbecuing back at the Sea House there are some restaurants of a good standard - a few of them licensed. Be sure to try the camel kebab!

We made an excursion to the huge livestock (including camels), fruit & veg market at Guelmim 'gateway to the Sahara' and another day-long safari in a 4 x 4 to a desert oasis, fort and sand dunes. Both trips are highly recommended.

Saving the best till last - it is the Sea House itself that really made the holiday. It's beautifully designed, spacious and airy. We spent a lot of time there just hanging out, playing cards, scrabble, reading, swimming in the pool - doing what you should on holiday...

It's a pleasure to recommend this place - you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

First rate - delighted to recommend it

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Peter Duffin, and his team - Aicha the cleaner, Youssef the Property Manager and Massaud the driver - all did everything in their power to ensure we had a wonderful stay. They were all absolutely charming.

Sidi Ifni itself is a quiet backwater - 'quiet' also means untouristy - very different to Marrakesh which we visited when we were last in Morocco. We greatly enjoyed the contrast Ifni made to the pace of life in London and rapidly became fond of it. The locals were very pleasant and friendly, but never pushy. We (family with two boys) took the 11:00AM bus up the coast to Legzira beach one day. It eventually set off at 11:25 - Youssef explained that 'in Europe you have watches but in Sidi we have time!'

Shopping for fish, oranges (best we've ever tasted), fresh veg and bread in the town's market is great fun - the choice and quality are amazing. If you have a little French you'll find it a great help. When you don't fancy cooking or barbecuing back at the Sea House there are some restaurants of a good standard - a few of them licensed. Be sure to try the camel kebab!

We made an excursion to the huge livestock (including camels), fruit & veg market at Guelmim 'gateway to the Sahara' and another day-long safari in a 4 x 4 to a desert oasis, fort and sand dunes. Both trips are highly recommended.

Saving the best till last - it is the Sea House itself that really made the holiday. It's beautifully designed, spacious and airy. We spent a lot of time there just hanging out, playing cards, scrabble, reading, swimming in the pool - doing what you should on holiday...

It's a pleasure to recommend this place - you won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased you enjoyed the villa so much. It's a great design offering many spaces to relax in. Ifni isn't a developed resort so it's a great place for those who want to 'get away from it all'. It's quiet, safe and friendly which is what you've found. At the same time we have all 'mod cons' so you can be comfortable and with help on hand guests are also well looked after. Thanks for giving future guests an idea of what to expect and by the way...we always have great guests!
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5

Nothing but positives to say about the place and the people (owner and locals)

  • 5 of 5

Peter the owner is extremely helpful, and Massaud the driver, Aicha the cleaner and Joussef the Property Manager are all lovely.

If you arrive at night you drive through the town and down this bumpy little residential street and then go through this unremarkable little white entrance door in the side of the building. But then suddenly you're inside and there's all this space and big windows everywhere and then you open up some of them and you can immediately hear the waves crashing in at the bottom of the cliffs. When you wake up in the morning you see that from the all the terraces you have a glorious view of the beach (perfect for evening G&Ts), and also a very long swimming pool.

Shops and the town are within easy walking distance and have all that you'll need. We alternated eating out for lunch or dinner with snacking at home for the other main meal of the day. The picks of the bunch we found to be Nomad (great host, decent value for quality on offer, we'd say keep with the simpler dishes as maybe some things on the menu were a little bit too clever for their own good) and Gran Canaria in town. Aicha also cooks great homemade Moroccan food - you pay a bit more than you would to eat out, but we thought it was worth it.

The beach at Sidi Ifni is long and perfectly adequate, but we found the beaches up the road at Legzirha and down the road at Ouarzeg to be prettier. Legzirha is like a holiday resort for Moroccans and can get quite busy - but it is an interesting slice of life watching them bring their tagines down and setting up to cook. Cafe Arnou was great for lunch. Ouarzeg was very quiet (we went twice, max 50 people on the kilometer of beach close to the steps - no-one at all beyond that). The guys from the cafe picked us up in the morning and took us home at night (arranged by Joussef) and gave us more great food than we could ever eat - for around £15 a head. The day-long safari in a 4 x 4 to the fort and then onto Plage Blanche is also unmissable.

There is very little tourist development here (more up the coast in Mirleft and beyond), we only saw maybe a dozen other Europeans in the fortnight we were here. If you're considering this place for your holiday then you're clearly up for a bit of an adventure - and here you're right in the middle of local life. It can be a bit ragged round the edges (town not villa), but it is 100% genuine.

Embrace it and you'll enjoy it as much as we did (family group aged 10-82).

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to write such a detailed review which gives a great overview of Sidi Ifni and the area. While we are 'off the beaten track' we also have all modcons like dishwasher and Wi-Fi. As you say, it's a great place to unwind and as our reviews show visitors are well looked after and of course many return. It's a luxurious hideaway!
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5

Beautiful villa!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late at night and received a friendly welcome from the house manager, Youssef. Youssef was extremely helpful, constantly on hand advising on the best places to visit in and around Sidi Ifni and beyond.

The villa is spread over three floors and beautifully furnished. There are ample books for reading, and a hammock for relaxation. The swimming pool is large and just beyond the pool you can see a beautiful view of Sidi Ifni beach. We spent many afternoons on the deck chairs in glorious sunshine, listening to the sound of the waves during the day and night. The bedrooms are spacious and overlook beautiful views of the beach.

Sidi Ifni represents the authentic, unspoilt Morocco; the people are warm, friendly and helpful, and the area isn't as crowded with hustle and bustle as are other bigger Moroccan cities.

Only a fifteen minute walk is the Hamman - a truly memorable experience where we were scrubbed down as never before and left feeling truly invigorated!

The people we met made our stay truly memorable.

Aicha, the cook, was very friendly, coming every day to the property.

Masud, the driver, was equally friendly, taking us beyond Sidi Ifni, and we enjoyed a pleasant afternoon in Tiznit where Masud kindly offered to take us to the shops for souvenir shopping.

Khalid, the desert tour guide, led us through a truly spectacular day trip through the desert, where we encountered camels, breathtaking views of the desert and much more!

Overall, I would highly recommend the villa to anyone considering to come to Sidi Ifni. The beautiful villa, combined with the friendly warmth of the people we met everyday who made our holiday more memorable, made this one of the most unique and special holidays we have experienced.

We really hope to return at some point in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect villa!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a holiday that is a bit out of the ordinary and slightly different to the usual package then you are looking in the right place.

When you book Peter's villa you are not only booking the most amazing villa you will probably stay in but you are booking with peace of mind and the knowledge that you will be looked after from start to finish.

From enquiry to departure, Peter was always quick to respond to any question. We chose to to be picked up at the airport by taxi (£45 each way). It took about 2 1/2 hrs and an experience in itself! We are a family of 5 with 3 children (17,15,8). We were met by Yousef ( speaks great English) who was on hand daily to give tours and help organise anything we needed- days out, taxis etc. Aicha, the housekeeper was lovely and kept out of the way unless you wanted a chat in French or to arrange a wonderful home cooked Moroccan meal- highly recommended.

The villa is luxurious. We arrived late to a more than ample welcome basket (with wine!). By the way wine can be bought easily from the nearby hotel and get a beer while you choose!

Wifi kept the teenagers happy and the polis wonderful.the hammock, which all the children slept in at some point was as they said 'awesome'. Don't fill your case with books as there is a library of all sorts to suit all needs!

If you can drag yourself away from the villa then explore he town. To be honest it takes some getting used to as a woman and I did dress modestly but everyone we talked to was polite and happy to chat and not at all pushy.

We arranged a day out to the Sahara which a memory we will have forever- picnic included!

The beach is a few minutes walk away and good for surfing/ body boarding.

we used the ATMs to change our money which was probably the easiest way.

We have returned home with many memories, feeling relaxed and a longing to return one day.

If you book, you will not regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing such a detailed review. This helps guests to know what they will enjoy in the villa and our small town. It's a great place to unwind in the sun from a busy life - the town is small, safe and friendly and the villa itself has lots of spaces to enjoy. I'm pleased that you all felt well looked after. Many of our guests return and I hope we will welcome you back soon!
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BEST VILLA ON THE COAST

  • 5 of 5

First thing to say is that I love this coast. Once you get away from Agadir to the south you find unspoilt beaches and friendly people. I know Morocco well as I was based in Casa for some years. This part of Morocco is my favourite. The second thing is – hire this villa if you get the chance; it’s probably the best one on the coast. It’s a one-off design, it’s not in a tourist development, there are stunning views, a very spacious interior and it’s not overlooked. We’ve stayed in several villas and for us and our kids this is our favourite. Sidi Ifni itself is quite special – an old Spanish town that’s not really a tourist resort. It feels gentle and safe if a bit left behind the times. The villa is in a new residential area so you have Moroccan families living nearby and you become part of the community. A lot of coastal villas are in tourist developments not near a town – so you need a car and can feel cut off. This villa is within 10 minutes walk of everything you need. Ifni has great fresh food markets – the fish is incredibly fresh – and restaurants. Another plus about the villa is that the staff really help make your holiday easy without getting in the way. The villa is cleaned daily, the maid will help cook and it’s also possible to have food delivered or to have a chef come in. For kids it’s a plus that the beach is in view of the terrace, so they can run wild and still be called when lunch is ready. But they also spend a lot of time in the pool! On price it compares well with villas that are a bit standard to be honest. For my money it’s worth paying extra to enjoy all this space… We will certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sidi Ifni, Morocco

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
MID
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£510
for 2 nights
From
£230
 
 
HIGH
16 Dec 2017 - 20 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£550
for 2 nights
From
£250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£550
for 2 nights
From
£250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

CLEANING £50

Booking Notes:
Full villa details sent with demand for final payment.
Additional charges for airport transfers, optional catering, etc. payable on arrival.
Key/security deposit is £200 returned by bank transfer within 3 days of departure

Changeover Day:
Flexible change-over

Notes on prices:
Rates for 4-bed rental cover 6 guests.
Rates for 3-bed rental cover 4 guests
Rates will vary with group size - ask for quotation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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