Seahouse - 5 Bedrooms
Ground floor has 350sq.m. internal + external spaces, arranged around a 16m lengths pool.
The salon, dining room and kitchen are open plan with double and triple height space.
Kitchen has double oven and 5-ring hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, blender, juicer, toaster etc.
The pool bedroom has 2 single beds with en suite double douche/bath. Jump out of bed straight into the pool.
The TV room has satellite + antique writing desk
There is a utility room on the terrace with washing machine.
On 1st floor - this is the master suite (75 sq.m.) with queen bed, dining terrace, en suite bathroom, internal viewing terrace and integral hammock - stunning sea views from 8 tall windows.
The owner's suite (45 sq.m.) with double bed, chaise longue, ensuite shower, kitchenette, balcony with stairs to private terrace and coastal views. stretching 50km
2nd floor has the terrace bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom - lie in bed and gaze over the sea.
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!
Top Traveller Review
Special villa in a special place
About the Owner
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 Atlantic Coast Morocco
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.
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
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
(3 traveller reviews)
Special villa in a special place
We rented the villa for a family group - 8 in all including the grandparents! The villa lends itself to a great family chill out - there are lots of private spaces dotted around with a very spacious central living area to come together. Terraces everywhere with comfortable seats and choices to lie in the sun or avoid it. It was such a help having a daily maid - she is wonderful and cooked for us several times. Youssef the manager is so helpful - he came as soon as we called and sorted out reservations for trips and restuarants. The villa is bigger than you expect from the photos and it's true what other guests have said - you can sit and watch the sea for hours. Plus we had people fishing and surfing below the villa at times and that was fun to watch. Ifni itself has a neglected charm - it's not a developed tourist resort. We found it very relaxing and friendly. No one bothered us and everyone everyone was helpful if we needed anything. Peter the owner is very easy to communicate with and sorted out several issues before we arrived - including some shopping! I couldn't recommend this place highly enough - it's really a one-off, special place with lovely artworks, amazing spaces and always the sound of the sea!
ONE OFF VILLA
We had a 2-week trip to Morocco – this villa being the highlight. It’s everything you expect – architect designed for space and great views; it really is a one-off. So the listing is accurate and everything is as described; it’s also clean and well-maintained. Sidi Ifni is a lovely town – we stayed here last autumn in another villa and came back to spoil ourselves with some friends; very gentle and peaceful – we felt safe and at home and no one bothered us. We enjoyed walking and lying in the sun of course. The owner, Peter, arranged for people to come and cook several evenings – that’s a great bonus. [Our first week was at Aglou and while the villa there was good it’s in a development with building work still ongoing plus it wasn’t close to anywhere so although cheaper it wasn’t good value.] This villa is very special so it’s worth paying extra. The views are breathtaking especially walking outside first thing in the morning. The staff are helpful without getting in the way. We enjoyed the Nomad restaurant which is within walking distance plus it’s easy to buy alcohol in Sidi Ifni – not true other places. Highly recommended.
Although it’s several months since we stayed in ‘seahouse’ I can’t forget the interior. I read reviews about the house before we visited which said it was better than the photos – it’s true. The space and light has real wow factor. We had great weather and really didn’t want to do much except lie by the pool and read. It was perfect. We also slept a lot and ate a lot – chefs came to cook for us two evenings which was a real treat. The fish market was another hit – incredibly fresh lobster and sole. Can’t recommend it all highly enough.
From the Owner
“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!”
Activity and Interests
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!
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.
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
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.
From the Owner
“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.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Music Library ...
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool ...
- Private Chef
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome ...
- pets considered
- smoking allowed
- wheelchair accessible ...
- near the sea
- Ocean View
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- mountain biking
- pier fishing
- bay fishing
- surf fishing
- 280 m²
- 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
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 4
- 5th BEDROOM: The TV room acts as 5th bedroom - there are 2 banquettes and direct access to the pool - perfect for teenagers!
- Bicycles ...
- Garden ...
- Tennis ...
- Water Sports Gear ...
- 2 bicycles
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- 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.